How to tell apart passion and purpose: An Interview with Brian C. Dobbs

Brian C. Dobbs

Catch the Live interview with Brian HERE at 8PM CST 24th October 2019

Brian C. Dobbs encourages “cultural shift” in new personal development book – Uniquely Called

Dynamic speaker, minister and business coach releases his latest book, where he aims to help readers trigger life-changing emotions and actions

Brian C. Dobbs is known for his unique combination of faith, personal progression, and professional development to create tremendous growth toward powerful, substantial results. In a similar vein and in line with his goals of helping as many people as possible to discover their calling and reach their full potential, Brian just released a new book titled “Uniquely Called.”

The world is usually quick to celebrate the achievements of people who have excelled on different grounds. While some people know and appreciate the struggles of the successful ones, others are not particularly aware of their exploits. However, while millions of people can also achieve amazing feats by simply identifying their calling and sticking to it, many people do not have an idea of how to forge ahead. This is where Brian C. Dobbs seeks to inspire readers to take the right actions that will spur them to success.

“Uniquely Called” has been described as a “thrilling journey,” chronicling the challenges, obstacles, and peak-and-valley moments of people that have realized their calling and made the best of their time on earth. The book offers a captivating insight into the lives of different characters and how they were able to go against all odds to achieve their live goals.

The author of the book, Brian C. Dobbs, aims to touch the lives of readers while ultimately leading to a shift in culture to create a better place for others. Over the years, he has been featured on different industry platforms, using his wealth of experience and knowledge to motivate and inspire countless people to greatness. Brian is looking to continue his work of literally speaking greatness into individuals across the globe.

For more information about Uniquely Called and other work by Brian C. Dobbs, please visit – https://briancdobbs.com/. Brian is also available across several social media platforms, including Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Brian C. Dobbs

Brian C. Dobbs is a dynamic speaker, minister and business coach who is popular for speaking and coaching professionals, corporations, churches and organizations on the importance of reaching success through relationship building and identifying one’s personal brand. Through public speaking and business coaching, Brian guides teams and individuals on a journey where they first find their purpose and then determine how to utilize it to their fullest advantage.

1. How did you get into entrepreneurship? Please tell us more about your journey as an entrepreneur.

a. My earliest experience as an entrepreneur was when I was around 16 years old.  I got a job as a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons.  I started doing private lessons for individual and groups.

b. There has always been a yearning inside of me to create, build and make an impact.  My journey has had challenges, road blocks, obstacles and peak moments.  The joy that I get when I can create something that produces the results I want keeps me going.

2. Who are my role models?

Great question.  I have several people I follow and consider role models which include some greats as Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Billy Graham and Henry Ford.

3. Did you read any books that inspired or motivated you on your journey?

Yes, I read many books including Darren Hardy’s book, Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster and Carol Dweck’s book Mindset both had a huge impact.

4. Please tell us about your company.

I own a speaking and business coaching company where I work with individuals and groups on personal and professional development.

5. What is your most memorable experience as an entrepreneur?

My most memorable experience is when I hit rock bottom and had to make the decision to quit or pick my head up and move forward.  It was the time I was most vulnerable and at a loss sitting at my dining room table with a note pad and pen.  After having my pity-party and melt down I asked the Lord to help me put things back together.  At that moment I found strength, energy and creativity that propelled me forward to where I am today.  I have since published my book, Uniquely Called where I share the details of the story and process that got me back on my feet and moving in the right direction.

6. Are you using any online marketing strategies for your company? How are you using different social media channels to market your company?

Yes, I have created a comprehensive marketing strategy for my company and for my clients.  I utilize a system to disseminate a custom message over multiple platforms.

Plus, social media and technology changes so quickly I am constantly learning about new techniques and building the community of experts around me.

7. What’s your greatest fear as an entrepreneur?

My greatest fear is not taking more risks.  Fear is inevitable but not jumping out in faith will cause you to stifle growth.

8. Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you understood about entrepreneurship before you ever got started?

Looking back, I would say the greatest thing that I could have done would be to be more intentional about building my mentor and coaching circles first.

9. Would you like to share any success secrets that helped you in your journey?

Be a life-long learner, it was easy for me to mistake the passion that I have for knowledge.

Be coachable, now I can say that I would rather invest in a coach first before charging forward.

Excel at communication, I knew how to speak; however, when I became a student of communication it helped in every area.

10. What do you enjoy most about what you do?

I would say that I get the most enjoyment when I help others get that ah-ha moment they have been longing for.

11. What keeps you going when things get tough?

My faith, number one keeps me in the game.  I know that my life-purpose and that keeps me motivated.

12. How can people connect with you?

Visit my website: BrianCDobbs.com

Brian@BrianCDobbs.com

Book Review: Things Too Big To Name

Things Too Big To Name

Professor Margaret Torrens retired to a mountain cabin only to find her solitude disturbed first by a former student with an odd, mute girl in tow, and soon after by a man who laid claim to both woman and child.

Now Margaret is locked in a ward for the criminally insane, and a charge of murder is in the air. As a psychologist pries out her story, she is waylaid by her own secrets, borne by the ghost of her young husband, lost decades before. Things Too Big to Name traces the power of memory to heal and enable connection after long isolation.

Review:

A psychological thriller that I would personally want to be made into a movie! It reminds me of watching thriller movies that keeps you guessing until the end, keeps you hooked to the story from the beginning but also annoys you with the slow pace in between.

The story is being narrated by Margaret, who is a retired teacher. The story starts with Margaret’s car hitting a deer while driving to her remote cabin. At the spot the incident took place, she felt like she saw the spirit of her dead husband.

The story unfolds as she seeks a psychologist to uncover the truth, while getting confused further with the visit of her former student.

This story can get quite confusing as the narrator of the entire story is Margaret. Because of this very same reason, the character development of the other characters apart from Margaret is somehow not very extensive. Therefore, we only learn about the characters as much as Margaret would like us to know about them. However. this element is necessary to keep the suspense in the story going. One has to have a good focus when reading to pick up the interesting twists in the story.

A 4 star for this book!

About the Author:

Things Too Big To Name by Molly Best Tinsley
Molly Tinsley

In an episode of sanity, award winning author, Molly Tinsley resigned from the English faculty at the US Naval Academy and moved west to write full-time. .

She is the author of MY LIFE WITH DARWIN (Houghton Mifflin) and THROWING KNIVES (Ohio State University Press), she also co-authored SATAN’S CHAMBER (Fuze Publishing) and the textbook, THE CREATIVE PROCESS (St. Martin’s). Her more recent books are the memoir ENTERING THE BLUE STONE and another Victoria Pierce spy thriller, sequel to SATAN’S CHAMBER: BROKEN ANGELS.

Her fiction has earned two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sandstone Prize, and the Oregon Book Award. Her fiction has been widely published and her plays have been read and produced nationwide. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Website: https://fuzepublishing.com/authors/fiction/molly-best-tinsley/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/molly.b.tinsley
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbtinsley

Reblog: (More thoughts on) How to Develop Your Brand as a Book Author — deborahjay

Nicholas has always been one of the most prominent authors in the writing and WordPress world and his advices are so on point. Here’s one on one of our favourite topics: author branding

Nicholas Rossis published this post around a week ago, and I kept it on file, knowing I was about to write a post on the same topic, but with a different slant. SO, here is another take on author branding, to expand on the topic further: via How to Develop Your Brand as a Book […]

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Sunday Snippet: ‘Reincarnation in a Nutshell. Why reincarnation is Real’ by Else Byskov

We interviewed Else Byskov for the May Group author interview and it was an absolute pleasure to speak to her about various topics within spirituality and the Martinus theory. It was mind-blowing. Do catch up with her recent interview here.

Snippet: ‘Reincarnation in a Nutshell. Why reincarnation is Real’ by Else Byskov

The Power of Social Media For Authors

…”Read something small out loud and put it on YouTube. Alternatively you can use YouTube as a form of podcasting. If you’re good at video, trailers for your books will help.”

A Writer's Path

by Doug Lewars

There are four things involved with producing your masterpiece. You need to write, edit, research and market it. I’m including plot development within research. If you’re reading this, there’s a very good chance you have the research and writing under control, the editing more or less under control and the marketing … well maybe not so much. You realize it has to be done but you also realize it might be more pleasurable to poke yourself in the eye with a sharp stick. The real question you need to ask is how much are you prepared to give of yourself in order to obtain commercial success.

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How the Book Internet is influencing our reading {Book Blog Discussion}

I must agree that the internet has now paved a way for readers to pick up materials from new authors. I think the real challenge for any author would be how he or she finds the perfect tribe of readers in this noisy online space. And the decline in the sales of e-book is probably a good sign that people are still preferring hardcopies.

Read this interesting article here https://24hryabookblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/how-the-book-internet-is-influencing-our-reading-book-blog-discussion

August and September Author Splice Up Challenge Titles

August Titles
September titles

We’re a video enthusiast and our mission is to make you feel comfortable getting uncomfortable. And that means we’re encouraging you to embrace your fears to face the camera.

We came up with this fun-filled idea to splice-up short videos of authors answering questions briefly and posting it up on YouTube every week.

Author Video Splice Up Challenge Titles for August and September are as displayed in the images above. I’ll be joining in the fun too! ⠀

Record yourself answering this question within 10 seconds and send it to info@internationalbookpromotion.com with your name and website by the due date.⠀

Taking submissions from 12 authors only for each title. You can submit videos for every bi-weekly challenge, if you like.

Regards,

Jasveena, Founder of International Book Promotion