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Shadow Hill - Thomas Kies - Novelist, Small Business Advocate and Environmentalist

It's All About the Questions

Release Date: 08/22/2021

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It's All About the Questions

Worry, anxiety, fear, frustration, lethargy, exhaustion and stress. I could check off the boxes on one or more of these almost every day. How about you?

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Vodka, Hookers and the Russia Mafia - Joe Serio show art Vodka, Hookers and the Russia Mafia - Joe Serio

It's All About the Questions

Joe Serio doesn't look like he was deeply involved with organized crime yet he was - the side of protecting against and understanding the deep tentacles between the Russian government and their mafia and how that relationship impacts everything about the Russian culture mindset and outreach into the rest of the world. Joe discusses his book, Vodka, Hookers and the Russian Mafia: in a dizzying perspective shifting hour that left me rethinking everything I thought I knew about Russia.

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Worries and Buts - Control them and they don't control you - Rene Brent show art Worries and Buts - Control them and they don't control you - Rene Brent

It's All About the Questions

Do you find yourself getting angry more frequently? Crying more or sometimes feel like you have a rogue persona inside of you that takes control and sends you into worry tail spins or eating binges?

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It's All About the Questions

Amy Biddle is one of the top e-commerce strategists. On this episode she talks about and shares tips on the the different kinds of Facebook ads, the difference in marketing on social platforms, what a funnel means in the real world and one the trap of targeting to everyone is targeting to no one.

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It's All About the Questions

Founder of the Mentoress Collective and world renowned Copy Chief Marcella Allison has the data and experiential proof to show that women who are a part of women only mentoring and peer groups reach higher levels in business and in life.

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Opportunity Costs - Jay McBain show art Opportunity Costs - Jay McBain

It's All About the Questions

Jay McBain is back on the show to talk about opportunity costs and how at some point it becomes numeric and definable. But should you quantify it or leap and take the risk on the opportunity? We also talked about making decisions, not making decisions and staying static are actually all forms of making a decision. Top futurist Jay McBain and I also talk about the future of work, why it is important to map your customers journey for continued success beyond the first sale.

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It's All About the Questions

Forget finding your unique value proposition. Focus on making yourself chooseable. That's what my guest Belinda Weaver believes is more important to focus on.

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It's All About the Questions

On this episode we discuss John David Mann's latest project with Brandon Webb, Steel Fear. Their first fiction novel which has been optioned to TV as has a second book in the series was just released and it required a different way of writing and thinking as John explains on the show.

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It's All About the Questions

Becoming a Navy SEAL is hard enough but becoming a SEAL Sniper and SEAL Sniper instructor and being asked to revamp SEAL Sniper training is not the norm.

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It's All About the Questions

Covid has put health at the top of many minds this past year plus and my guests are no exception. Tracey Welson-Rossman and Dr. Marta Becker were watching what was happening with patients being diagnosed with long-haul covid and decided to do something to help patients and their doctors track symptoms and come up with a common language to work towards healing. The result is an app, Journal My Health, that is being used to track not only long Covid symptoms but also those with other chronic illnesses.

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Thomas Kies, or as I know him, Tom, just released his fourth novel in the Geneva Chase Mystery series. Books that you will want to devour from the first page until the last. I know from experience. 

Writing novels is a passion for this former journalist and life experiences have given him lots of stories to tell and complex characters to create. But that is not all he does. His day job is running a Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina and serving on numerous boards about the environment.

Listen as Tom shares how he juggles writing, advocating for small business owners and keeping the barrier island relevant and environmentally sound as it grows.

Author of the Geneva Chase Mystery Series, Thomas Kies lives and writes on a barrier island on the coast of North Carolina with his wife, Cindy.

He has a long career working for newspapers and magazines, primarily in New England and New York, and is currently working on his next novel.

When he’s not writing mysteries, Thomas Kies is the President of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. Contact Tom