My guest is Paul Angone, who worked for 10 years to publish one book. When his wife asked him, “How much longer are you going to do this?” he was close to giving up. But one month later, his blog post 21 Secret for Your Twenties went viral on Pinterest, and a connection from a friend led to his first publishing deal. His book 101 Secrets for Your 20s has now sold over 100,000 copies.

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In the interview, Paul talks about what it feels like to achieve something after ten years of trying for it, how to work toward your dreams, and why Warrior remains the most underrated film of the last decade.

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We also put Miles Morales from Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse to the test.

P.S. I’m teaching a LIVE training this week only about how to come up with award-winning book ideas. You can sign up for free here.

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There’s also, as usual, a free prize, which you can get below.