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Ep. 33 | Indie vs. Small Press Publishing

Posted in book publishing, Business on August 5, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

On this episode of the Pub Date podcast we talk about the difference between indie and small press publishing. The wonderful thing about becoming a published author is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to going from idea to final book. If you’re thinking about becoming an author, make sure you do your homework and that the math makes sense. At the end of the day, your book is another product that you deliver to your audience.

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Challenges That Law Firms Can Overcome with EOS

Posted in Business on July 29, 2022 by OC Talk Radio




On this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist talked with John Nachezel, an integrator of EOS for Mike Morse Law Firm, who has almost 14 years of experience implementing EOS practices. John was brought into the Mike Morse Law Firm all those years ago to help instill structure and cohesiveness to lay the foundation for scalability. Throughout the episode, Will and John discuss how to help law firms become the best they can be, how to get those law firms partners, and how to help them get what they want from their law firm. 



(0:49) Introduction to John Nachezel

(3:07) Challenges That Law Firms Can Overcome

(4:25) Reconciling Ownership with the EOS System

(7:00) Logistics of the Mike Morse Law Firm

(10:43) An Integrators Approach vs. A Lawyers

(14:20) John Living the EOS Life

(20:44) Employees Living the EOS Life

(22:55) Advice for Law Firms Wondering about EOS

(24:14) Closing Thoughts



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John Nachezel



“So, if you’re an owner, that’s fantastic and you can sit in the owner’s box and you can have your own meetings and talk about owner’s things, but make no mistake, when you are in the business and you are wearing that hat and sitting in that seat, that you’re not the owner, you’re an employee, and that is completely separate and distinct from the other.” – John Nachezel, (4:50)


“…the only way you will grow is chaotically and then you hit a ceiling. You’ll hit a cap, you’ll burn out…because the chaos can only take you so far. And it’s ‘I don’t have time to incorporate the principles that EOS teaches,’ but that’s the way you get time is by incorporating those principles.” – John Nachazel, (22:55)


“…it’s actually a very freeing thing. It’s not a stifling thing to have structure, and that structure and discipline is what allows you to unlock your creativity and allows you to be on offense delivering punches to the opposition…it frees you to be your best” – John Nachazel, (23:48)

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Ep. 32: How to Find and Work with a Literary Agent with guest Wendy Keller

Posted in book publishing, Business on July 16, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

On this episode of the Pub Date podcast the book broads are reunited with literary agent, book industry veteran, and all around book broad Wendy Keller. Listen in as we discuss the importance of having a solid platform, what authors should be doing before reaching out to an agent, and the things you should be mindful of as you grow your audience.

Wendy’s decades of experience has lead to her creating value beyond being an agent for her authors. She’s also the author of 30+ books including Entrepreneur Magazine’s Ultimate Guide to Platform Building, runs webinars to help you write a solid book proposal, and coaches authors to become well-paid speakers.

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Helping Every Employee Live the EOS Life with Eric Lindsley of Knight Watch

Posted in Business on July 15, 2022 by OC Talk Radio



In this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist is joined by Eric Lindsley, CEO of Knight Watch, a business that helps make buildings more secure, comfortable, and energy efficient. Eric and Knight Watch have been an EOS company for quite some time now, and he is known to his friends as an EOS Purist because of his commitment to living the EOS Life. Throughout the episode, Will and Eric discuss Knight Watch’s EOS journey, why every employee needs to live the EOS Life, trusting your team to make the right decisions, and much more!


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Show Notes

(0:50) Introducing Eric Lindsley and Knight Watch

(2:59) Knight Watch’s EOS Journey

(9:22) Why Everyone in the Company Needs the EOS Life

(16:58) Does the Great Resignation Affect EOS Companies?

(22:44) Creating Consistency

(24:36) The Decision Card

(27:48) Trusting Your Team

(30:48) Closing Thoughts



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Eric Lindsley

Knight Watch  



About a year and a half [into EOS], I was working about five days a week, maybe even four. But you know, a very easy to maintain schedule. The stress level in the company came way down. The happiness level was good—I look forward to going in, especially for my weekly EOS meeting…”  Eric Lindsley, (5:50)


This last quarter…[we did] more in book sales per quarter than we did the entire year of 2018.”  Eric Lindsley, (7:21)


It can’t just be myself or the leadership team, but throughout the company, there has to be space. And that’s the nice thing about EOS and the EOS Life is it gives you space.” Eric Lindsley, (11:42)


The nice thing that happens though, is when you lose people that don’t have your values, it opens up space for the right person to come in.” Eric Lindsley, (17:51)

The more I involve myself with things that are really not for me to be involved in, all I’m doing is communicating…[that] I don’t trust you to make that decision. If you have to get involved in every process, what you’re saying is, ‘I don’t trust you.’” Eric Lindsley, (28:53)

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Ep. 31: How to Promote Your Book on Twitter with Ray E. Boomhower

Posted in book publishing, Business on July 8, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

We are often asked about social media and which platform authors should be on. Lately, there have been a lot of questions about TikTok and our answer is usually along the lines of “it depends.” Is your ideal audience on TikTok, Twitter, or LinkedIn? Is there a conversation already happening about your topic on Twitter? Have you engaged with and provided value to that community?

On this episode of the Pub Date Podcast we have editor, writer, and author Ray E. Boomhower share how he found his niche in books and community on Twitter. Ray is a big believer in not wasting anything. If you start down a path and end up taking a detour, don’t trash that work. Instead, he says “cannibalize what you don’t use [for your book or content] and use it on Twitter to promote what you’re working on or have worked on.”

We ask him to share his thoughts on the following:

  • How do you engage with your readers on social media?
  • What are your favorite Twitter tips, best practices?
  • Who are some of your favorite authors to engage with on social?

About Our Guest

Ray E. Boomhower is senior editor at the Indiana Historical Society Press, where he serves as editor of the quarterly popular history magazine “Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History.” Boomhower has been with the Society since 1987, beginning work for the statewide, nonprofit organization as its public relations coordinator.

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EOS Turns Clients into Life-Long Friends

Posted in Business on July 1, 2022 by OC Talk Radio



On this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist sat down with Ed Callahan, one of the early adopters of EOS who has been with the program for more than thirteen years. Ed even helped Will himself become involved in EOS. Though he has now earned emeritus status, Ed’s life has been and continues to be impacted by his time helping others live their best EOS life. Throughout the episode, Will and Ed discussed life before EOS, clients and their unique stories, and advice to all implementers.


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Show Notes:

(0:39) Introduction

(1:15) Life before EOS

(11:10) Client Stories

(20:30) EOS Life

(39:48) Advice to All Implementers



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Ed Callahan




“I think that’s a message to anybody listening…The clients you work with will become friends for life.” Ed Callahan, (16:46)


“EOS and its tools got [my clients] through this really difficult time at the front end and they swear by it.” Ed Callahan, (20:07)


“…EOS life has really been extraordinarily beneficial to me. You know, I’m an empty nester for a long time. Now I’ve got five grandchildren. So traveling to see those kids, traveling with my wife—it’s what we love to do.” Ed Callahan, (25:32)


“…Then and now, people rarely blink once they understand the value when they hear your fee.” Ed Callahan, (29:11)

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Ep. 30: Leah Hernandez on Helping Young Authors Get Published

Posted in book publishing, Business on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Did you know that less than 7% of children’s books are written by Black, Latino, and Native authors combined?

Our guest on the Pub Date podcast is on a mission to change that. 

Leah Hernandez is the Founder and CEO of Young Authors Publishing. In 2021, Leah was named one of Publisher’s Weekly “Star Watch Nominees.” Leah sits on the board of Pub West, an association of small to mid sized publishers, as well as Portland State University’s Masters Publishing Program to create more opportunities for people of color to work in publishing. Leah aspires to continue to impact the lives of others by helping them share their stories

To learn more about Young Authors Publishing, visit their  website

Entrepreneur Roundtable

Posted in Business on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio


On this roundtable discussion episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist sat down with a panel of guests, from entrepreneurs to college students, to discuss important topics in the world of entrepreneurship. Varying from a few months to a few years, these guests used their personal experiences to discuss important topics such as delegation, conflicts, the future of entrepreneurship, and much more. 


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Show Notes:

(1:38) Introductions

(15:51) The Importance of Delegating

(29:11) Why Do Conflicts Arise?

(32:48) Everyone Has to Be on the Same Page

(38:53) Questions From the Students



Will Crist

Bob Doustdar

Farshid Mahdavipour

Slava Khristich

James Cliame




“…This grip that the business has on the leadership can often be the largest obstacle to growth.” Will Crist, (16:17)


“As soon as I start delegating, actually business at that point started to pick up” Slava Khristich, (20:40)


“I try to figure out the ‘why’ of all my customers, what’s driving them, and then try to figure out the best goals for them to reach their ‘why.’” James Cliame, (26:22)


“You don’t create a position for people, you create positions, then fill up with the people.” Slava Khristich, (34:08)

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Working Smarter, Not Harder with the EOS Life

Posted in Business on June 10, 2022 by OC Talk Radio




On this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist sat down with Jim Coyle, an expert EOS Implementer. Jim has hosted about 700 EOS sessions to earn his title and is genuinely passionate about the work that he does with businesses. Jim truly believes in working smarter instead of harder, and he personally embodies the EOS Life in order to inspire and help others to do the same. Throughout the episode, Will and Jim discussed what life is like as an EOS Implementer and the impact of the EOS Life on clients. 


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Show Notes:

(1:00) Experience Transitioning to EOS Life

(4:29) Vacation Time

(6:11) Delegating Helps Others Shine

(11:26) Life as an EOS Expert

(14:23) Taking EOS Life Seriously

(17:01) EOS Life for All

(18:34) Creating Context for the EOS Life

(25:11) Impact on Clients



Will Crist

Jim Coyle




I think one of the reasons I became a coach within the community is because…I didn’t want people to struggle at the same level I did. Maybe I could help them to have less of that…but as I got through that struggle, I started to see that, wow, I was really bringing some beauty into the world, making a big impact.” Jim Coyle, (2:35)


“…There was a whole system that we had to set up and so it took a little bit of work, but it was well worth it for sure.” Jim Coyle, (5:27)


“….I think that a lot of times we, as entrepreneurs, set up a culture [where] we are the center of the universe that is the business. And that ultimately can cause a lot of problems for the business because everything then has to go through you because that’s what you designed. I don’t think that entrepreneurs realize they designed it that way, and then they whine about it…I do see that they cause their own pain.” Jim Coyle, (5:39)


“When people bring their full self to a company, [that] is when you get the full value from the individual.” Jim Coyle, (22:55)

“…I think that when we are the same person in all aspects of our lives…that’s when we can really bring real value and love…to the world. I think that when we’re putting energy into creating other personas, that doesn’t work, and I do think the EOS Life helps with that.“ Jim Coyle, (23:07)

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How EOS Companies Deal With Supply Chain Logistics

Posted in Business on June 3, 2022 by OC Talk Radio




On this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist talked with Mike Ryan, a managing partner of The M. Ryan Group, which has 25 plus years of experience serving Fortune 500 middle market businesses by helping them create results through supply chain and operations optimization. Mike truly enjoys helping businesses figure out how to unfreeze their cash that is stuck in a proverbial “iceberg of inventory.” Throughout the episode, Will and Mike discuss how to crush the inventory iceberg, how to harvest cash from their inventory, and supply chain logistics.



(1:21) Introduction to Mike Ryan

(2:28) Lead Times in Supply Chain

(5:38) How EOS Companies Deal With Supply Chain Logistics

(10:13) EOS Mentality and Delegation

(14:01) Living the EOS Life

(20:14) Issues with Inventory

(22:14) Just in Time Movement

(28:49) Bringing Companies Back to the United States

(30:52) Closing Thoughts



Will Crist

Mike Ryan

The M. Ryan Group



“It’s figuring out how do we look a little bit further down the road to understand what we have and what we don’t have so we can proactively plan around it.” – Mike Ryan, (2:19)


“If a business is running on EOS, they’ve got a process, they’ve got people, and most importantly, their accountability is defined…the results are going to be not as favorable and not as sustainable as a business that has people, process, and technology running in a framework like EOS.” – Mike Ryan, (5:54)


“…what I find so exciting is when people get clear about what their ten-year target, three-year picture, or one-year plan is. When they get clear about that…they can begin to compartmentalize the journey that they have rather than trying to do it all at once or carrying all that imagination.” – Mike Ryan, (11:38)


“When the predictability and repeatability goes out of the supply chain, the ability to do ‘just in time’ goes away with it.” – Mike Ryan, (23:27)


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