March ‘21 Newsletter

March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 was Women’s Day.  According to, Women’s Day was originally organized in 1909 to commemorate and honor the women who took part in the 1908 International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Strike.  It has grown to a day of appreciation and respect for all the social and, economic accomplishments women have achieved, and is observed worldwide on March 8th.  It is often celebrated by giving gifts to the important women in a man’s life, such as a husband doing his wife’s chores, or bringing her flowers or chocolates.  It’s a perfect time to think about the value that women bring you, and to show your appreciation

Recently, I participated in a 3-day event around the theme of collaboration.  For anyone wanting to know more about how to form collaborations, let me know; I’d be happy to share what I learned during that event.  It’s a powerful idea:  when everyone helps others, everyone wins.  In these newsletters, I will be sharing the events and programs of my colleagues that I think you might be interested in.  If you have an upcoming event or program that you would like me to share, let me know.

One take-away from the event that struck me was the following:  being grateful is the fastest hack to success.  When you are grateful, you will feel like a successful person.  When you feel successful, you will think like a successful person.  When you think like a successful person, you will act like a successful person.  When you act like a successful person, you will be a successful person.  I am grateful for everyone in the SkillBites community and hope I have the opportunity to help you be more successful.


1. New Author

SkillBites has recently published Laura Miele’s first book, Psyche of the Injured Athlete:  the Unspoken Truths.  This book presents an intimate look at what happens to athletes who suffer a debilitating, sport career-ending injury. The athlete’s identity, the sports family, the daily discipline and work to become an elite athlete are all gone. The psyche of the athlete is damaged, and there is little in place to help them find healing and wholeness.

The author, Dr. Laura Miele, PhD, is an expert in fitness, sports and recreation with a PhD in Sports Psychology, and she brings her experience and understanding of athletic identity, sports injury rehabilitation, and career-ending injury to bear on the lack of mental health resources available to injured athletes and to those who care for them.

The book covers the role of sport in the identity of elite athletes, the loneliness and despair of an injured, depressed athlete, and finally Dr. Miele’s detailed solutions to help the injured athlete cope with and move beyond their injury, to transition out of sports and into a successful career and life. The insights from coaches and athletes sprinkled throughout the book corroborate and expand on the topics of athletics, injury, loss and recovery.  Dr. Miele notes that athletes have everything they need to heal and move on if they are given the appropriate support. They are disciplined, they know how to work hard, and they are team players. With the right mental health resources and guidance, they can integrate their love of their sport into their life and come back strong.


2. The SkillBites Show

Each month, we bring you an expert to help you get your book done, leverage your book, grow your business or improve your life.  The shows are recorded, so if you can’t listen to one live, you can listen to the recording by clicking here.

Our next SkillBites Show will be on March 17 at 1 pm ET.  My guest will be Steve Feld, business coach, author, professional speaker, and award-winning business management executive. Steve has over 30 years of extensive senior-level experience in highly competitive industries. He has created and owned six high-6 figure businesses, operated divisions for 3 brand name Fortune 500 companies, and has written 4 books about business.

Steve will present eight simple strategies that any business owner can implement in their business today without having to spend more money on marketing or advertising that will generate immediate cash flow while tripling the number of your leads, conducting more transactions, improving your conversion ratio, increasing your prices, and more than doubling your profits. Most business owners usually see an increase of $10,000 to over $100,000 in revenue in 90-days.

To listen to the live presentation, you can go to or call in, using a line local to you:

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Next month, on April 21 at 1 pm ET, our guest will be Jackie Bailey, founder and president of Emerald City Consulting and The Speak Feed Lead Public Speaking Studio in Redmond, Washington.  Jackie is also the founder and executive director of a nonprofit corporation called The Speak Feed Lead Project whose mission is to empower children, teens, and adults with public speaking skills.  Jackie is the author of SELF-Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional, and Exceptional. In 2015 Jackie was a semi-finalist in The World Championship of Public Speaking – placing her in the top 98 speakers of 33,000 competitors.  In this episode, Jackie will share how she used her voice to lead. She wants you to understand the value of your own voice and ways to develop and deliver your powerful message.

Last month, my guest was Juliet Clark, who discussed why a platform is necessary before you publish a book and how to build your platform.If you missed this presentation, you can listen to it by clicking here, or you can read a summary of the show on the SkillBites blog by clicking here.

Do you have expertise that you believe would benefit the SkillBites community of entrepreneurs and authors?  If you would like to be the guest on the monthly SkillBites Show, contact me at or 610-783-4519.


3. Learn How to Write Your Book

My colleague Cheri Merz is giving a FREE 3 day workshop on March 26 – 28 on how to write a book.  You’ll learn how to plan and write your book for maximum impact, how to publish a high-quality book in far less time than you’d imagine, and how to create an ongoing marketing plan to make your book a red-hot lead generator. Click here to register.


4. Tip of the Month: Book Preview

One of my clients, Deb Coviello, is mid-way through writing her book.  She recently offered to her network the opportunity to download a preview of her book.  This is a smart idea – it lets her network know that she is writing a book and starts to build engagement and buzz around it.  It also helps her build accountability, as she has now let so many people know about her book writing journey that she will need to complete her book.  She will also know who in her network is interested in her book by identifying who has clicked to download it.

Here is a portion of the text she used:

As many of you know, I’m writing my first book, The CEO’s Compass, which will be published later this year. Part inspiration, part strategy, this book is designed for CEO’s who are feeling lost in their own ambition and are ready to reclaim their path to success and lead others home.

My gift to you is a preview of what to expect in The CEO’s Compass, ….

You can download your preview here.

What smart ideas have you used to promote your book?  Send me your ideas so I can share them with other authors.  In exchange, I’ll help promote your book to my network.


5. Earn Commissions For Referrals

Do you know anyone who has been wanting to write a book but has been stalling?  Let them know that SkillBites offers a variety of services to make book writing and publishing easy, quick and convenient.  When you sign up to be a SkillBites affiliate, you can get a commission for each person who signs up to purchase SkillBites services through your unique referral link.  To obtain more information and to sign up for our referral program, click here.

Thanks for supporting SkillBites.  If there is anything you think we ought to be doing better or anything we should be doing that we’re not, please let us know.  We value your input.