John Boyd

John Boyd

John Boyd is the author of The Illustrated Guide to Selling You. He’s a frequent speaker and coach on the subjects of life purpose, job search, goal achievement, positive psychology, well-being, communication, and healthy relationships.  His book is endorsed by Steven Covey, Brian Tracy, and Denis Waitley, and can be found at as well as in Barnes and Noble stores nationwide.”  Learn more about John at  He’d love to hear from you at

The Myth of Knowing What You Want to be When You Grow Up

Are you stressed out because you haven’t figured out what you’re going to do with your life? It’s an overwhelming and unfair question to ask ourselves. It’s the wrong question

The Job Search: 4 Keys to Help Find Your Next Job

Singer–and musicians in general–need jobs. Even when you aren’t busy with your usual gigs, you want work. I’ve coached hundreds of job seekers over the past decade, all non-singers, and

Disrupt Yourself

When’s the last time you left your comfort zone? If you want to achieve something great, do something extraordinary, or be a catalyst for good, we can’t sit back and

Roadblocks or Stepping Stones

Last weekend I was able to spend a few days in the High Uintahs with my son Mike. In addition to being able to enjoy beautiful scenery, we also were

Sometimes You Just Have to Show Up

Imagine this: it’s a beautiful day and the sun is out, there is a slight breeze, the birds are singing and the grass is soft and springy underfoot. It is

Are You Even Listening

Excuse me, did you say something? Oh sorry, I wasn’t listening.   If you have ever said those words, then it’s obvious that you weren’t being a very good listener.

How to Thoroughly Mess Up Your Marriage

Little girls are funny creatures. They can be attentive and analytical and then in a blink of an eye turn into a mess of silliness and giggles. Believe me, I

Move: Action is More Influential than Technique

In the movie, Band of Brothers, there is an intense battle scene where a Lieutenant is immobilized by indecision just as he begins a dangerous attack on a German stronghold.

The Art of Focus

This summer we all had the opportunity to watch the Summer Olympics in London. Every four years I look forward to watching athletes from all around the world test themselves

Confidence in Your Value

Others may try to decide for you what you should do and how you should do it. Whether innocently or intentionally, they may try to put you into a box

Increase Your Value

The only way to become attractive and consequently more valuable to the market is to have expert knowledge.   In 2008, the University of Utah football team was undefeated and

Value Gets Rewarded

My son once asked me how I persuade people when selling to them. He said he didn’t think he would be able to do that. I told him that when

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