CNLP 216: An Inside Look at A Book Launch Strategy, Pro Tips and a Q&A from the Launch Team

In this episode, Carey shares an overview of his team’s book launch strategy for his latest book, Didn’t See It Coming, which within hours of release became a multiple #1 Amazon best-seller in it’s categories.

He also takes questions from a half dozen podcast listeners about Didn’t See It Coming. Carey tackles how to tell your boss you’re feeling overwhelmed (and actually negotiate a changed schedule), how to help leaders (aka bosses) who don’t realize they need help, and how to replicate a healthy culture in a large (or small) church, plus much more.

Welcome to Episode 216 of the podcastListen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.

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Thank you for an incredible book launch week! Didn’t See It Coming is reaching so many and I appreciate all of your feedback. If you haven’t yet, could you leave a review? I’d love to know what you think.

Don’t have the book in hand yet? Head over to DidntSeeItComingBook.com to order your copy today. And don’t forget to take the quizzes on burnout and cynicism while you’re there.

CNLP 170: ESTHER FEDORKEVICH ON PRO TIPS ON GETTING YOUR MESSAGE OUT THERE, HOW ANYONE CAN GET PUBLISHED AND HOW TO STAND OUT IN A CROWDED MARKETPLACE

CNLP 209: BRADY SHEARER ON LEVERAGING THE BIGGEST COMMUNICATION REVOLUTION IN 500 YEARS, SPOTTING LOW HANGING FRUIT ONLINE, AND SCALING MASSIVE GROWTH

CNLP 211: ANN VOSKAMP DECONSTRUCTS CAREY NIEUWHOF’S APPROACH TO STRATEGIC THINKING, HOW HE CREATES HIS CONTENT AND COVERS THE 7 THINGS EVERY LEADER NEEDS TO OVERCOME TO THRIVE

CNLP 212: ERWIN MCMANUS ON HOW TO SPOT A NARCISSIST IN LEADERSHIP, OVERCOMING THE NEED FOR APPROVAL, AND WHAT HE EXPERIENCED AT THE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018

CNLP 213: LEVI AND JENNIE LUSKO ON LOSING THEIR DAUGHTER, AND HOW TO FIGHT THROUGH GRIEF TO KEEP LIVING AND LEADING

CNLP 214: Nancy Duarte on What All Great Speeches and Talks Have in Common, The Biggest Communication Mistakes Preachers and Speakers Make, and How Speaking is Changing

CNLP 215: You Never Thought You’d Be a Cynic, Did You? Free Audio Book Bonus. Chapter One of Didn’t See It Coming

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Questions Featured in this Episode

1. (12:41) How can we as ministry or business leaders help connect with people who are already in that place of cynicism or burnout without hurting ourselves or exposing ourselves to their toxic attitudes?

2. (17:30) Any pointers on specific questions to ask someone who needs help?

3. (19:45) How do you treat the symptoms of burnout when your ministry is in the middle of a high season?

4. (24:10) How do you communicate specifically to your team when you’re in experiencing symptoms of burnout?

5. (27:25) How would you advise a friend or coworker to read your book?

6. (31:15) What is your advice for leaders who feel isolated and alone?

7. (34:22) As you’re leading through change and you have people around you who are cynical, how do you keep from becoming cynical yourself?

8. (39:38) How do you navigate setting expectations for your staff, team or volunteers?

9. (47:34) How do you think grief plays a role in the issue of cynicism and how can we as a Christian culture do a better job of allowing people room for grief without pushing them towards cynicism?

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Didn’t See It Coming is Available Now!

If you want practical help overcoming some of the biggest challenges leaders face, my new book Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That Nobody Expects and Everyone Experiences tackles the seven core issues that take people out: cynicism, compromise, disconnectedness, irrelevance, pride, burnout, and the emptiness of success and provides strategies on how to combat each.

I wrote the book because no 18 year old sets out to be cynical, jaded and disconnected by age 35. Yet it happens all the time.

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here’s what top leaders are saying about Didn’t See It Coming:

“Seriously, this may be the most important book you read this year.” Jud Wilhite, Lead Pastor, Central Church

“Powerful, personal, and highly readable. ” Brian Houston, Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong

“Whatever challenge you’re facing, whatever obstacle you’re hoping to overcome, whatever future you dream or imagine, there is something powerful for you here.” Andy Stanley, Founder, North Point Ministries

“Uncommonly perceptive and generous…You have to read this book.” Ann Voskamp, NYT bestselling author

“Masterful.” Reggie Joiner, CEO Orange

“Deep biblical insight, straightforward truth, and practical wisdom to help you grow.” Craig Groeschel, Pastor and NYT bestselling author

“This book is sure to help you.” Daniel H. Pink, NYT bestselling author

Over the years, one of the things I’ve enjoyed most about being a public speaker is having opportunities to hang out with Carey…It’s not a matter of if you’ll run into these challenges; it’s a matter of when. Be prepared by spending a little time with a leader who has already been there.” Jon Acuff, NYT best-selling author

“Nieuwhof’s book provides expert guidance…with an accuracy that pierces the heart.” Nancy Duarte, CEO Duarte Inc.

“A refreshingly transparent guide for all leaders in a wide variety of industries.” Bryan Miles, Co-Founder and CEO, BELAY

You can learn more and get your copy of Didn’t See It Coming here.

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Next Episode: Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley outlines the argument he makes in his new book, Irresistible, and coaches leaders on how to have conversations with Christians who have walked away from their faith as well as atheists who have never believed. Andy also talks about how he had to overcome judgmentalism in his own faith journey, and talks openly and honestly about the impact his critics have had on him and how to respond when you get criticized as a leader.

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