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Developing a Consistent Reading Habit with Jeff Brown

Today’s guest, Jeff Brown, wears many hats, one of which is being the host of a podcast that has been a tremendous service to those of us who really desire to grow in our leadership. Fortunately for us, he has a new book coming out, Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career, which will be released on August 31, 2021.

Listen in as Jeff shares more about his book, his podcast, and leadership strategies, plus he offers many nuggets of information that you are sure to find useful!

For nearly 34 years, Jeff Brown has earned his living behind a microphone; first as an award-winning broadcaster and, more recently, as an award-nominated podcaster, consultant, and speaker.

In 2013, Jeff launched the ​Read to Lead Podcast​, a four-time ​Best Business Podcast​ nominee, featuring interviews with today's best business and non-fiction authors including actor and author Alan Alda, Stephen M. R. Covey, Seth Godin, John Maxwell, Liz Wiseman, Gary Vaynerchuk, Simon Sinek, Brian Tracy, Nancy Duarte, and over 300 more.

Jeff has leveraged his experience as a former on-air personality to not only forge a successful path for his ​own​ podcast, but also coach and mentor numerous other award-winning and nominated podcasters as well. Additionally, he has worked with several multi-million-dollar businesses on the launch of their podcasts, including two of the largest churches in the US, and has even consulted the US government.

In 2016, Jeff was tapped by the largest university in Tennessee to begin teaching their brand new podcasting course.

Jeff and his work have been featured in ​Inc.​, ​Entrepreneur​, and ​Hubspot​, the blogs of ​Seth Godin​, Chris Brogan​, ​Jeff Goins​, and ​Social Media Explorer​, as well as publications like ​The Nashville Business Journal,​ ​The Tennessean​, and hundreds of other blogs and podcasts.

Jeff currently lives outside Nashville, TN with his wife Annie and their three Dachshunds.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:

  • When Jeff became consistent about reading intentionally, he began to see his career trajectory skyrocket.
  • His upcoming book tackles, in part, how technology is impacting not only what we think, but how we think.
  • Quick Tip: Creating an index in the blank pages at the beginning of a book allows you to easily find pages that you want to refer to later.
  • Reading should be less about remembering the material, and more about how it impacts your thinking.
  • Jeff suggests ways to set up your reading environment for maximum effectiveness
  • What are some of the books that have been impactful to you that have changed the course of your life over the last few years? Please join our new Facebook group, Entrepreneurs Take Your Life Back!, and tell us about it!
  • Jeff details five of the most common habits among the successful authors and business leaders with whom he has connected.
  • How To Make Your Time Worth $10,000 an Hour: Download your Chart of $10,000 an Hour Activities!


Connect with Jeff!

Listen to his podcast by visiting his website, check out his LinkedIn, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

FREE E-BOOK! Download Jeff’s gift to you: D.R.E.A.M. Big: 5 Personal Habits That Will Supercharge Your Life

PRE-ORDER Jeff’s new book, Read to Lead, and save 40%!

Links and Resources:

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How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How to Hire the Best: The Rural Business Owner's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How To Hire The Best: The Contractor’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz

Who Moved My Cheese?  by Spencer Johnson

About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.