Thank you! Sales of my new book, Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical, are going great! On Amazon the book hit #1 in the Casualty Insurance category, was in the top 10 in Insurance and cracked the top 50 in Sales & Selling! It’s so important to say “thank you” that I devoted a chapter to it in the book. I try to practice what I preach so I want to thank the many people who’ve been helpful in making the book a success.
First, I want to thank you…the person reading this. I know you’re inundated with information and only have so much time in the day. I’m thankful that you’ve chosen to give me a little of your time and attention. I hope what I share through this blog each week helps you professionally and personally.
I want to thank everyone who bought a copy of Influence PEOPLE and give advanced thanks to those who are planning to buy the book. I’ve told several people that holding the first copy of the book was a great feeling. It was finally real that I’d written a book. It wasn’t quite as amazing as holding Abigail when she was born but it was pretty darn nice.
I want to thank Barbara Grassey, The Book Boss. She’s my book coach. We met many years ago through Facebook and had the chance to meet in person once when I was in Florida. She has been amazing! She helped me through the self-publishing process, developed a marketing plan for the book and is helping with my business. Every week we’ve connected on Zoom so she could hold me accountable to do what needed to be done. If you’re thinking of writing a book hire Barbara! Thank you Barbara.
Do you like my website? Nick DeFrancisco, owner of NDesign, built it. Beyond his creativity, what I appreciate most about Nick is his responsiveness. It doesn’t matter what day or time I reach out with questions, he answers pronto. If you are looking at getting a website or redoing yours reach out to Nick. Thank you Nick.
I’ve had lots of compliments on the book cover. That’s the handy work of Michael Franzese, owner of Franzese Ink. Mike and I go way back to high school. He not only designed the book cover, he created the Influence PEOPLE logo. When I started 10+ years ago I thought I’d created a nice design…until Michael gave me honest feedback. I appreciate honesty! If you have creative design needs you should contact Michael. Thank you Michael.
Most of the photos on my website come from Jenny Kay Photography. Working with Jenny and Brent Mackey is fun! I appreciate how much they get into the whole process. When they take a great photo they get excited which gets you excited. I asked that they make me look like George Clooney and, while we didn’t quite get there, they made me look much better than I actually do. Thank you Jenny and Brent.
The video on my website was either shot, edited or shot and edited by the guys at Outsider Entertainment. The person you want to talk with if you need video is Andy Emery. He’s a really good dude. He’s laid back, easy to work with and loves the challenge of creating something that will make people say, “Wow!” Thank you Andy.
In the acknowledgement section of Influence PEOPLE I thank quite a few folks but I also want to publicly thank them here because each has been important to writing the book and my career. Thank you…
Jane Ahearn, Abigail Ahearn, Robert Cialdini, Bobette Gorden, Greg Neidert, Ph.D., Cara Tracy, Eily VanderMeer, John Petrucci, Nancy Edwards, Debbie Conkel, George Black, Mike Figliuolo, Frank Agin, Michael Franzese, Barbara Grassey, Todd Alles, Brian F. Ahearn (dad), Ann Strausburg (mom), Hoh Kim, Anthony McLean, Cathrine Moestue, Sean Patrick, Yago de Marta and Marco Germani.
To Do This Week
When you read Influence PEOPLE you’ll come across the chapter on The Importance of Saying “Thank You”. If Navy Seal Lieutenant Mike Murphy could find the time to say thanks only moments before he knew he’d probably die, then we can all find time to say thank you. Take a moment to thank someone today. You’ll feel good, you’ll probable make someone’s day a little brighter and you will be a positive influence in the world.
Brian Ahearn, CMCT®, is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE, LLC. An international speaker, coach, consultant, and author, he’s one of only 20 people in the world personally trained by Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., the most cited living social psychologist on the planet when it comes to the science of ethical influence.
Brian’s first book – Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical – went live on August 20 and has been one of the top 10 selling Amazon books in the insurance space and in the top 100 in the sales & selling category since launching.