Donna Kozik - Reinventing Business Cards

After growing up on a 200-acre dairy farm, Donna Kozik chose the big city. She now lives near freeways and beaches in San Diego teaching coaches, entrepreneurs and others how to become published authors the ‘fast and easy way.’

Using her previous experience as a former newspaper editor and senior communications specialist, Donna created a live, virtual system to achieve that goal, called “Write a Book in a Weekend” events, featuring her “fill-in-the-blanks” book template plus a weekend of live audio and recorded video messages that motivate and inspire soon-to-authors to complete their books in 2 days.  In addition to her virtual events, Donna also offers private coaching.

Donna is also a two-time award winning book author,  having written and co-authored several books, including, Write a Book in a Weekend, The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude, 29 Days to a Smooth Move, and The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude. She’s been featured in Woman’s Day and Women’s World magazines, The LA Times and The Baltimore Sun newspapers, NPR’s “Marketplace” news magazine and the NBC Nightly News.

She’s also been a paid national media spokesperson for Sprint PCS and has been featured in several other books including ones by Bob Bly and MarketingProfs, along with Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff–and It’s All Small Stuff Stories and The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life published by Harper Collins.

TUNE IN to this episode to hear Donna chat with Steve and Mary about how writing a book can establish your expertise and help you make more money and how to do it in a weekend!



In This Episode

1 – Serving The Seniors Lunch; One Turning Point In Your Life; Your Book Is Your Business Card; How To Create A Conversational Tone; Why You Need A Physical Book
2 – New Book Writing Formula Revealed; A Quote Book With Meat; How To Write A Book In A Weekend; People Want to Be Inspired; The Most Important Page In The Book
3 – The Magic Of Writing; The Costs Of Writing And Publishing A Book; Self-Publishing vs Having A Publisher; Different Book Formats; It’s All About The Opt-In

Best Line from Richard Otey

“Make ’em cry before they die.”

Resources Mentioned


Previously On Reinvention Radio

Reinventing Matchmaking – In this episode hear Marla Martenson talk with Steve and Mary about how she went from “Take this Job and Shove It” during the 2009 recession to having a highly successful boutique matchmaking service.