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Rajesh Setty

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Serial Entrepreneur, Author and Teacher, Rajesh Setty co-founded multiple startups, has published 15 books, and advocates bringing brilliant ideas to life.

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Rajesh Setty is a serial entrepreneur, author and speaker based in Silicon Valley. He has co-founded multiple technology and publishing firms the latest being Audvisor, a push-button  learning and communication platform for enterprises. Rajesh has written and published sixteen books with his first book published at the age of thirteen. He maintains a blog with over 1,950 blog posts. He is an award-winning teacher at the Founder Institute and a member of the Band of Angels. More about him at

“Rajesh is an engaging and thoughtful Mentor in the Founder Institute, and his talks are widely respected by founders around the world.” – Adeo Ressi, Founder of The Founders Institute

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Smart, But Stuck

When Being Brilliant is Just Not Enough

You already have the smarts to accomplish your goals. This book will teach you how to move beyond your natural intellect and remove roadblocks to allow your brilliance shine.

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“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” - Trina Paulus 

Being smart is what got you to where you are now. But now that you are here, being a smart person, you are not satisfied at simply getting by – you want to move beyond. You want to fully express your brilliance and have the positive impact on your world that you know you are capable of having. You want the success that should come with being smart. So, let’s use your smartness to get you unstuck and successful.

Smart, But Stuck is for those who know they can make a positive impact, but feel… somehow stuck in fulfilling what they want to accomplish. People get stuck for many reasons and you can claim that you have a unique “stuck” situation that nobody else in the world has, and I would agree. There is no other “you” so your situation HAS to be unique. However, there are patterns that repeat, over and over again.

In the book, Rajesh Setty will pursue these problem patterns, the underlying reasons why those patterns repeat, and then teach readers how to escape the traps. You didn’t get stuck suddenly; you got stuck gradually. The day you finally feel the frustration of being stuck is just a culmination of all the small acts from the previous days, months, or years. Gradually... then suddenly, is the phenomenon that will explain a lot of the mess you are in today.

Just as getting stuck is gradual, this book illustrates that success happens along a similar path. This book is not the “trendy”/quick fix answer to getting un-stuck, but then again trendy and quick fix generally don’t produce lasting change. The gradual way may be the road less traveled, but it will make the journey and the end results all the more rewarding.
What you will find in this book is field-tested advice on how to get unstuck. It was discovered by working with several smart and super smart individuals who at one time felt stuck – just like you. People who needed to move beyond their natural intellect, get their hands dirty, and remove or use the roadblocks to create a place where their brilliance is allowed to shine and make a positive impact on the world.

The following visual explains the focus of the book:


Part 1: Being Stuck

This section brings to the reader's attention that they didn't get stuck one fine day - it was the result of years of sub-optimal thinking and sub-optimal practices. I also highlight that there is no quick-fix so that we set the expectations right• Gradually... then suddenly• Seven Kinds of Getting Stuck (including one that’s good)• Smart special: The “Quick-Fix” Trap• The Impact Challenge

Part 2: Getting Unstuck

This part is organized in several sections where I have grouped together reasons smart people get stuck and how they can get unstuckBreakdowns with Perspective

This section is all about the attitude, perspective and mindsets that have pushed smart people to the "stuck" state. The section ends with a suggested exercise on practicing reflection.

  • 9 Reasons smart people may be going nowhere
  • Is this called Mid-life crisis?
  • Why many smart people fail to make the most of their biggest strengths
  • A FoolProof [Re]Starter Plan
  • The Impact Challenge #1: Harness The Power of Reflection

Breakdowns at Workplace

This section is about why people get stuck in the workplace and what they can do about it. The section ends with a challenge to the reader to revisit their relationship with time and money.

  • Why many smart people are not appreciated for their work.
  • Why many smart people are taken for granted (if you let them)
  • Why many smart people think they deserve a better position at the workplace
  • The Impact Challenge #2: Revisit Your Relationship with Time and Money

Breakdowns Due to Expectations of Others

This section deals with breakdowns that come with meeting the expectations of others and how they may get carried away. The section ends with a challenge to see how they can activate the "gifting" mindset (that in turn leads to building a reservoir of reciprocation to boost their future capacity)

  • Why many smart people don’t help enough.
  • Three things to consider before making requests for intros
  • Why many smart people don’t share enough.
  • Why many smart people are not very social.
  • The Impact Challenge #3: Activate the “Gifting” Mindset

Breakdowns with Communication

This section highlights how people can get stuck in various aspects of communication with others.  The challenge here is how to embrace grace - a move towards reducing stress

  • 7 Reasons why smart people criticize others
  • Unable to handle criticism?
  • 7 reasons why many smart people have trouble communicating well.
  • Why many smart people won’t get buy-in for their ideas
  • Why many smart people may not be getting ongoing support
  • The Impact Challenge #4: Embrace Grace

Breakdowns While Solving Problems

This section is all about ways people get stuck while solving problems. The section ends with a challenge to make people reserve time to "think" rather than "acting" all the time

  • Why many smart people are oblivious to their stupid actions
  • Why many smart people aggressively defend their actions
  • Why many smart people are NOT solving their REAL problems?
  • Why most smart people find it easier to solve others’ problems
  • The Impact Challenge #5: Make an Appointment to Think

Breakdowns with Change

Change is hard, especially for smart people who don't want to fail.  This section is all about what breakdowns smart people have while making change.

  • The Magic is at the Edges
  • Why many smart people won’t take action
  • Why smart people have trouble making change
  • Warning: It’s tempting to take a shortcut
  • The Impact Challenge #6: Revisit “One Hundred Percent”

Breakdowns while dealing with people

This section is about dealing with people and the breakdowns that can occur there. The section ends with a challenge to get people to be merchants of possibilities

  • Why some smart people give bad advice
  • Why many smart people may not make a good first impression
  • Why many smart people fail to lead
  • How can good bosses help smart people even smarter?
  • The Impact Challenge #7: Extend the Canvas

Breakdowns while pursuing opportunities 

This section highlights breakdowns when pursuing opportunities. The section ends with a challenge to gamify the process of making an impact.

  • Why many smart people miss seeing future opportunities
  • Why many smart people avoid taking risks
  • Why many smart people come across as selfish
  • Why many smart people won’t do anything with good advice
  • Why many smart people make bad decisions
  • The Impact Challenge #8: Harness the power of a simple challenge

Part 3: Beyond Getting Unstuck

This part is where I cover strategies, tools and techniques to amplify the reader's strengths to make a bigger impact

Get Ready

  • Harness the power of silence
  • (Re)Positioning is Yours; Perception is Theirs
  • You don’t have to go alone
  • Decode the Secret Advantage
  • The Impact Challenge #9: Make the Case to Make the Case

Unleash the Force (4CE)

  • Commit
  • Care
  • Connect
  • Communicate
  • Expand Capacity

Seize the Day!

  • You may not belong to the club, but...
  • The moment is here and now!
  • The Impact Challenge #10: Say “Yes” to Something New

Part 4: Closing Thoughts

A few closing thoughts to escape from blind spots that might derail their progress.

  • Know why smart people might fall hard from the top
  • Be aware of your potential blind spots 
  • Don’t overwork your network 
  • Create the Ultimate Lasting Impression
  • Celebrate!


There’s an interesting aspect to the feeling of being stuck. Many people who report that they’re feeling overwhelmed, confused or stuck in a rut are—in many cases—quite talented, intelligent and ambitious. In fact, various brilliant people found themselves stuck in life, ranging from Albert Einstein to Walt Disney. These prominent examples show us that people who are feeling stuck in life still have the potential to accomplish a great deal in life IF they are able to overcome what is holding them back.

A study done by Wrangler concluded that 81 percent of Americans feel they are creatures of habit, and 51 percent said their routine could use a shakeup. Another recent study found 69 percent of British people feel trapped in the same old routine and over 40 percent are unhappy with their lives. Commissioned by blu eCigs, the study revealed that despite 69 per cent saying they are stuck in a rut, the majority don't make changes to their lives as they struggle to know where to start.

As entrepreneurs who are responsible for our own work flow and process, it is important for us to be particularly resourceful when it comes to getting UNSTUCK, but sometimes it's just not that easy.

According to Kato, 15 percent of new business ideas are abandoned after four years and another 15 percent are successful four years after conception. That leaves 70 percent of entrepreneurs stuck in between, waiting for the pendulum to swing toward success, or failure.

There following segments of people will benefit most from the concepts outlined in Smart, But Stuck:

--Entrepreneurs | They can apply the principles to their product offerings to identify new possibilities (eg: product extensions, new market segments, competitive differentiation, etc.)

--Small Business Owners | Small business owners will benefit from learning to do more with limited resources.

--Business Leaders to Program Managers | These professionals will benefit from identifying new possibilities for projects they lead - in the process taking their own careers to the next level.

--Consultants | Consultants can use the practices to help their clients identify new possibilities. As a side effect, they can expand their own consulting engagements with those clients.

"When ever I feel like I’m stuck in a rut, I do two things. First, I think about all the things about my company that I’m grateful for: my team, the flexibility, the constant learning, the experiences I’ve had (and I have a note on my iPhone that I keep adding to in case I’m having a hard time thinking of things). Second, I ask myself what else I’d rather be doing. Even on my worst day at UniversityParent, there’s not another idea I’d rather be working on. Once I remember that, it’s easy to pull myself out of a rut."
 – Sarah Schupp, CEO & Founder of

"Whenever I’m in a rut, I change my work environment. I switch from my desktop computer to my laptop, and sometimes I take it to the park so I can get out of the house. I find the change to be refreshing and it usually gets me back on track."
 – Andrew Schrage, Co-Owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance

"They say that a change is as good as a rest, I have been a digital nomad since 2005, and when I am feeling stuck, I tend to seek out new impressions, this could be changing location, changing workspace, changing country… Whichever I feel is most beneficial at the time. If you stay stuck in one place physically, then maybe your mind is stuck in one place psychologically. Change your surrounding, look at something new, and your mind can follow with new thoughts."
 – Michelle Dale, CEO of Virtual Miss Friday


Rajesh is an international speaker and investor with an impressive network of influencers and corporate endorsers. Rajesh is also an award-winning teacher at the Founder Institute since 2010. Apart from maintaining his own popular blog at, You can also find him on Rajesh also writes on Medium and Huffington Post. You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Quora

Many of the ideas about getting stuck (and strategies to unstuck) have been shared via one or more of the following outlets:

  • blog (1,980 blog posts)
  • Huffington Post column
  • LinkedIn blog
  • Conferences (NASSCOM India, Toastmasters Regional Conference etc)
  • Founder Institute (where I have been teaching since 2010)
  • Speaking engagements (private)

The current draft of the book already incorporates feedback from a few hundred people who have been exposed to the concepts shared in the book.
"Rajesh has brought insights both playful and practical to the very real challenges we all face in the creating great work. His thoughts are clear and kind."  -Tom Chi, founding team member of Google X

"Being smart won't save you from the frustration of getting stuck , but this book will."  –Dan Waldschmidt is the best-selling author of EDGY Conversations: How Ordinary People Achieve Outrageous Success

“Setty is a serial entrepreneur and has keen observation. Read this book to gain deep insights into what is holding you back.”  –Srikumar Rao (web) is a TED speaker, Professor and author of “Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated and Successful – No Matter What"

Napkinsights as Illustrations "Think Book"

"Think Book" book will be sprinkled with relevant napkinsights throughout - bringing a bit of uniqueness to Rajesh's message. Since all the Napkinsights are created by Rajesh and have been tested on Facebook, they are ready to be used with zero restrictions. Vishen Lakhiani, Founder at Mindvalley will purchase and disburse 1,000 copies of this printed book for a collaborative event. Similar collaboration will be schedule for Smart, But Stuck book launch and marketing.

Anaik Alcasas, and esteemed designer and marketer will be illustrating the book. More information found at


1. The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky
2. Finish by Jon Acuff

"Smart, but Stuck" complements and differentiates these two books in three ways:
#1. The Premise and the scope

Both "The Messy Middle" and "Finish" are about making progress in your project, initiative and adventure. There is an overlap on the subject between the two books. "Smart, but Stuck" has some overlap here as well because when you know why you are stuck and successfully get out of that stage, you make progress as well. The scope for "Smart, but Stuck" goes a little broader than the above two. For example, one of the most popular topics in my book is the answer to the question - "Why don't most smart people NOT take action?" on things they know are important to them.

#2. The next level of "Why"

In both the books, there are brilliant suggestions on "what" to do to get out of a stuck stage. However, the treatment about "why" they got into the stuck state or the treatment about "why" the suggested solution actually works is light.

Case in point: One of the suggestions Jon has to get unstuck is talk to a friend because he or she may bring different perspective to the table that might in turn help solve the problem.
IN my book, I go into the mechanics of why that might work. Please see this blog post related to the topic here:

Why most smart people are better at solving other people's problems?

This step is important because I have observed from my work with a few thousand smart people (mostly entrepreneurs) they take solid action when they can rationalize the same with solid grounding.

#3. The Diversity of Topics

There are variety of reasons smart people get stuck - before, during and after the project. The following list shows the diversity of topics, which are also laid out in Part 2: Getting Unstuck of the outline section:

Breakdowns with Perspective

  • 9 Reasons smart people may be going nowhere
  • Is this called Mid-life crisis?
  • Why many smart people fail to make the most of their biggest strengths
  • A FoolProof [Re]Starter Plan
  • The Impact Challenge #1: Harness the Power of Reflection

Breakdowns at Workplace

  • Why many smart people are not appreciated for their work.
  • Why many smart people are taken for granted (if you let them)
  • Why many smart people think they deserve a better position at workplace
  • The Impact Challenge #2: Revisit Your Relationship with Time and Money

 Breakdowns Due to Expectations of Others

  • Why many smart people don't help enough
  • Three things to consider before making request for intros
  • Why many smart people don’t share enough
  • Why many smart people are not very social 
  • The Impact Challenge #3: Activate the “Gifting” Mindset

 Breakdowns with Communication

  • 7 reasons why smart people criticize others; unable to handle criticism
  • 7 reasons why many smart people have trouble communicating well.
  • Why many smart people won’t get buy-in for their ideas
  • Why many smart people may not be getting ongoing support
  • The Impact Challenge #4: Embrace Grace

 Breakdowns While Solving Problems

  • Why many smart people are oblivious to their stupid actions
  • Why many smart people aggressively defend their actions
  • Why many smart people are NOT solving their REAL problems?
  • Why most smart people find it easier to solve others’ problems
  • The Impact Challenge #5: Make an Appointment to Think

 Breakdowns with Change

  • The Magic is at the Edges
  • Why many smart people won’t take action
  • Why smart people have trouble making change
  • Warning: It’s tempting to take a shortcut
  • The Impact Challenge #6: Revisit “One Hundred Percent”

 Breakdowns while dealing with people

  • Why some smart people give bad advice
  • Why many smart people may not make a good first impression
  • Why many smart people fail to lead
  • How can good bosses help smart people even more smarter
  • The Impact Challenge #7: Extend the Canvas

Breakdowns while pursuing opportunities

  • Why many smart people miss seeing future opportunities
  • Why many smart people avoid taking risks
  • Why many smart people come across as selfish
  • Why many smart people won’t do anything with good advice
  • Why many smart people make bad decisions
  • The Impact Challenge #8: Harness the power of a simple challenge

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We empower authors to be marketed properly. We've produced award-winning authors and we believe in the power of #Collaboration Publishing is about shaping up happy authors for the next generation. We have partnered with award-winning hosts specifically for Christianity, Faith-based books; Fantasy, music, Young adult and romance; Sports, Business and Political books.

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Too many beautifully written books are rejected on a regular basis because the submitting author doesn’t have a strong enough author platform.

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eBooks2go, Inc., was founded in 2011 to provide the missing link for all your publishing needs. Our end-to-end solutions provide the guidance and support that enable publishers and independent authors to pursue their passions. To date, we have helped more than 750 authors and 100 publishers worldwide.

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Write, Publish & Market Your Book to Build Your Business & Brand. Author Joshua Evans, Went from a Salesman to a # 1 Bestselling Author & paid Speaker making $12,000 per speech. Become a Bestseller! Over 50 Authors have become #1 Bestsellers with Elite Online Publishing. Owners Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster are both 10x Bestselling authors and have published over 1700 books authored under their own imprint on Amazon. We are experts at MARKETING your story.

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Emerald Lake Books logo Emerald Lake Books

Emerald Lake Books is a hybrid publishing company that provides a unique blend of business coaching with publishing to help its authors succeed, whether it’s their first book or their fiftieth! Emerald Lake Books specializes in working with positive people who have an engaging, exciting or entertaining message to share with the world.

Using a unique, goal-oriented approach to publishing, we combine our business and publishing knowledge to help our authors set and attain goals for their readers, their brands and their books.

And many of those books have gone on to win international awards and recognition, thanks to Emerald Lake’s “Publish with Purpose” framework.

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Greenleaf Book Group is an independent publisher and distributor dedicated to empowering authors. We can partner with you on every aspect of developing and promoting your big idea, from expert branding to book creation, promotion, and retail distribution. We have the capabilities to take your book idea through full project development and production all the way to bookstore shelves. Our award-winning team works with you to create an exceptional book and design a custom-built strategy to ensure its success in the retail market.

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Greenleaf’s hybrid publishing model is uniquely positioned to offer the benefits of both traditional and self-publishing. We provide you with unmatched publishing and distribution services; you keep creative control, intellectual property, and most of the royalties.

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Through our imprints and series, we've published over 800 books. Happy About and Super Star Press are for traditional books, 42 Rules is comprised of 42 five hundred-word articles and THiNKaha is comprised of 140 bite-sized quotes and seven blog posts. Our goal with all of our imprints and series is to make the author happy and achieve their goals.

A book is an asset that should be used by the author to drive more business. Whether that's speaking, consulting or selling more product, a book is designed to make you the recognized expert in your help you be the thought leader.

Our job is to focus on the backend infrastructure and mechanics of publishing while you focus on marketing both your book and your brand. It's a partnership that we enjoy having with hundreds of authors and will share the best tools, techniques and processes we know to help you be successful. Part of publishing with us includes the creation of an AHAbook on AHAthat which is a great way to have your content amplified in social media.

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Leaders Press is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling press. We're your one-stop-shop to completely get the creation of your book outsourced. We'll interview you, create your manuscript, professionally package it and launch to #1 best-seller. We'll also create a lead generator for you so that you have a revenue generating front-end (book) and back-end (business).

If your manuscript is complete, we will evaluate your submission and upon acceptance, we'll publish and launch it to Amazon best-seller.

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Since 2002, Lulu has enabled more than 1 million authors in more than 225 countries and territories to self-publish nearly 2 million publications. Our industry-leading tools, worldwide print network and global community help authors hone their craft and publish printed books and eBooks for FREE. Offering the largest Indie bookstore at and distribution services, you can sell in online bookstores around the world. With Lulu, authors are in control, forever owning the rights to their works, setting their own price and keeping 80 percent of their book profits and 90 percent of eBook profits.

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We are a full service book publishing company that works closely with independent authors in every phase of writing/editorial, book production, book marketing, and book distribution. Our roster includes bestselling authors who have previously traditionally published, first time authors, and authors at various levels in between.

What separates Mascot is our hands-on approach to publishing. We work closely with each author in all phases of the publishing process. Mascot authors benefit from our industry experience, connections, and our commitment to keep up with the latest trends in the ever-evolving world of publishing.

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Morgan James Publishing has revolutionized book publishing—from the author’s standpoint.

Morgan James teaches authors strategies to leverage their books and grow their businesses—adding value while staying out of the way.

Regularly ranked by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest growing publishers in the nation, Morgan James is reported to be “the future of publishing.”

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At Motivational Press, we believe in making a difference in the lives of others and contributing in any way that we can to help our clients get their message to the world. Motivational Press is the top publisher today in providing marketing and promotion support to our authors. Our authors get favorable rates for purchasing their own books and higher than standard royalties.

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Prodigy Publishing Group was founded in 2009 and has been steadily publishing distinguishable trade paperback fiction since. Its flagship imprint Prodigy Gold Books is spearheading its journey with a fall 2017 line up that includes four novels by four authors sure to delight readers. Prodigy Gold Books is dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics and genres.

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Publish Your Purpose Press is a publisher of non-fiction books. Our authors write their stories to build their author platform, speaker career, and businesses.

What makes us unique in the publishing world is our holistic team approach, which cares for you the author, as we collaborate to publish your book. Our team will help you establish clarity right from the start.

Throughout the entire publishing process, our team of experienced professionals is with you each step of the way. From our hands-on editorial process to our success coaches to our marketing strategists, we’re right beside you, helping you stay focused on your mission and vision of impacting your community—one reader at a time.

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1106 Design, LLC logo 1106 Design, LLC

Dear Author,

Congratulations on writing your book!

Options abound in today's publishing world, and it can be difficult to tell the difference between traditional publishers, hybrid publishers, subsidy publishers, and self-publishing companies.

1106 Design offers independent publishing as it was initially intended, with you, the author, as the publisher. We don't publish your book, you do, and we'll show you how with our signature hand-holding at every step.

We offer publishing-house-quality manuscript editing, cover design, interior design and layout, proofreading, eBook formatting, author websites, and book marketing assistance, to help you produce a beautiful, market-ready book. Then we'll help you obtain printing and distribution in your name, so 100% of the proceeds are paid directly to you.

Work with us, and you'll retain complete control of the creative process, your design files, and your revenue stream, and your book will be available for sale in a matter of months.

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Atmosphere Press logo Atmosphere Press

Atmosphere Press is an independent full-service publisher for books in genres ranging from non-fiction to fiction to poetry to children's picturebooks, with a special emphasis on being an author-friendly approach to getting a book into the world. We're professional, honest, and kind.

Here’s what we stand for:

Honesty: because our mission is to be author-friendly, that means always giving honest advice about the ins and outs of the authorial life. We are dedicated to sticking by one of our founding precepts: “if I were the author, what would I want to know?”

Transparency: publishing is rife with dodgy behavior, from predatory vanity presses who promise the moon to traditional presses who make book changes without the author’s permission. We’re dedicated to letting you see the wizard behind the curtain, so you can rest easy that everything’s on the up and up.

Professionalism: with decades of combined years of writing, editing, designing, and publishing experience, our staff knows the ins and outs of the industry, and will be responsive and helpful. And of course, we will only publish books that truly contribute something wonderful to the world.

Kindness: as an author-friendly press, we take the word “friendly” seriously. A good publisher shouldn’t be just a business partner, but should be full of people you’d want to invite to dinner. Whether it be making a good joke or allaying your worries about being an author, kindness is our hallmark.

Making Your Book Awesome: we really can’t settle for anything less. We want our authors and their readers to be blown away when they first hold that book in their hands. It needs to look good inside and out, and feel good to the touch. And, of course, the words need to be top-notch, and our editors are devoted to making that the case.

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We've now worked with 250+ authors.

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Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bookmobile provides book printing, graphic design, and other resources to support book publishers in an ever-changing environment. Superior quality, excellent customer service, flexibility, and timely turnarounds have attracted nearly 1,000 satisfied clients to Bookmobile, including trade houses, university presses, independent publishers, museums, galleries, artists, and more.

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Crescendo Publishing logo Crescendo Publishing

Crescendo Publishing is a boutique-style, concierge VIP publishing company assisting entrepreneur authors with writing, publishing, and promoting their books for the purposes of lead-generation and achieving global platform growth, then monetizing it for even more income opportunities.

In addition, we also support authors of novels, memoirs, fantasy and other fiction genres in the production and promotion of their books, too.

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Happy Self Publishing logo Happy Self Publishing

We have helped 250+ authors to get their books self-published, hit the #1 position in the Amazon bestseller charts and also establish their author website & brand to grow their business. And the best thing is, we do all this without taking away your rights and royalties. Our publishing packages start at $699! Let's schedule a call to discuss the next steps in your book project:

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Bestsellers are great. Long-term sellers are even better. We'll help you do both.

Project Bestseller is about creating bestsellers. More importantly, it’s about building author platforms and long-term success. We’re building books that sell well over time, generate income for their authors, and create a lasting impact for their readers.

How? The surface answer to this question is:
- crafting each book for maximum appeal to readers
- editing, design, and production with quality to match or exceed traditional publishers
- building an author platform to build loyalty and reach
- optimizing marketing elements such as keywords, categories, and sales copy
- leveraging promotion and advertising to generate sales at a profit

A deeper answer is: with strategy, curiosity, and intense passion.

Why? We believe good books should sell. If you're like most of our clients, you have a big vision for your book. It represents you. It says something about who you are. Now you’re ready for it to start touching lives.

You can probably think of half a dozen books that have become part of the grain of your life, because they gave you exactly what you needed at the time—whether it was a feeling, an experience, a different perspective, or just the information you needed to unlock your next possibility.

Now it's your turn. We can help you impact your readers with your book. It's what we do.

We've been helping authors finish and publish their books since 2012. Services include: ghostwriting, editing, cover design, book design, formatting, publishing guidance, launch planning, marketing.

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Gradually...then suddenly.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining” - John F. Kennedy

In the book The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway paints a scenario where one of the key characters, Mike Campbell, is asked, "How did you go bankrupt?" His response is "Gradually ... then suddenly."  This scenario is applicable to probably all our lives—you don't fail suddenly; you fail gradually through a series of small failures everyday. The day you fail is just a culmination of all the small failures you have had.

"Gradually ... then suddenly" is the phenomenon that will explain a lot of mess we are in today. We are trying to find instant solutions to problems that we have created over years.

If you are a knowledge worker, there is a big dilemma today. Imagine you are engaged in a craft that can be “well-defined.” Chances are that sooner than later your job will be automated, packaged and/or outsourced. 

Hard work and commitment are good, but not good enough. 


Because technology really makes it easy for commodity skills to be leveraged from a remote location without a large overhead. An overseas worker may match you on your commodity skills, but you can't work for the same wages.

Having had the privilege of working with very smart people for close to three decades, I see this all the time. 

Smart people get stuck all the time. 

What about the “not so smart” people? 

[ Note:  First of all, there is no need to worry about this case, because you are not one of them ]

Don’t they also get stuck?  

Yes, of course. 

They do get stuck but they don’t see it that way. Most of them explain it as they being “victims of circumstances”. Yes, those circumstances that are beyond their control and hence they can’t do anything to change them. In other words, many are happily “choosing” to continue to be stuck.

Smart or not smart, continuing to be stuck is a real problem. 

And that is precisely what will stop them from being successful.

Next time when you get stuck, ask yourself these two questions:

  1. Where were you “going” when you got stuck? 

  2. Assuming that this was the best path among available options, if you did reach the goal, would your “capacity” to make meaningful contributions to the world significantly increase?

If you answered “Yes” to the second question, then you are getting stuck for a good reason. It is happening because you are navigating the edges of your comfort zone. 

Nobody is an expert at the edges of their comfort zone. 

On the other hand, if you are not “stuck” for the right reasons for a long time, you should be scared because clearly - you have been habituating at the dead center of your comfort zone - happily cruising along to mediocrity. 

As you can see, the people who are thinking they are never stuck are the ones who may be in the “Gradually.. then Suddenly” trap. 

In summary, getting stuck for the right reason is a good thing. It is your path to growth and ultimately to achieve success.  You grow by getting stuck for the right reasons, getting unstuck and move on to the next adventure until you are stuck again and repeat the cycle of growth

The opposite is also true. If you answered “No” to the second question above, that means even if you reached your goal, you would be running around in circles. Getting “stuck” there in pursuit of those goals is NOT a good thing. It will surely make you tired but it won’t get you to any kind of success.

Seven Kinds of Getting Stuck (Including one that’s good)

Let’s ask the question again - “getting stuck” a bad thing? 

Not always. 

In fact, it's good to be getting stuck in the right way. 

It is part of the growth.

Here are seven ways that you (or your employees) may get stuck. The first six kinds of getting stuck need to be fixed. The last kind of getting stuck is something that needs to be encouraged.

  1. Stuck outside the field 

You are stuck outside the playing field because something else (your own agenda) is holding you back. You are torn between your agenda and the agenda of the person who is paying you. When taken to an extreme, your "stuckness" is costing the company (if you are working for one) twice - first, because they are not getting the value for their money and second, it simply introduces an opportunity cost that can build up.

Example: Five years ago, you wanted to start a business. Your goal has not changed. You still want to start that new business. Ten years from now? Who knows - you may still be sticking to your goal without making any REAL progress. Meanwhile, your job performance at work is suffering because you are torn between the “present you have lost interest” and the “future to which you are not fully committed”

  1. Stuck at the door

You are at the door busy fiddling with the door. You know that the field is inside and you have to open the door to reach the field. In other words, you have starting trouble. You talk about getting in there and playing hard but you are making the required effort to start.

Example:  You hired a consultant who came and recommended a few changes to fine-tune the business. You had to do some homework before you embarked on the new journey. You are halfway through that homework and you get busy with other things. You don’t start that  new journey because your homework is not complete. You can’t complete the homework because you are busy doing what you were doing. You are basically stuck at the door.

3. Stuck at the center: You are somewhere at the center and you have been there quite some time. You think center is safe and comfortable. Leaving the center means taking risk and you don’t like that. While that is a safe bet in the short-term, it backfires in the long run simply because the entire landscape changes every few years and what is at the center today may be no longer on the map.

Example: Things are going very well in your business. The trends are not. If you change what you are doing now, there is a dip in the revenue but you would have averted a long-term threat. Plus, you don’t want to admit it - it’s a lot of hard work to change. You think about the change almost everyday and continue what you are doing. One day...

4. Stuck in a fight: For whatever reason, you think that for you to win, others have to lose - this means you have to get stuck in a bloody fight every now and then. This is a case where the company loses twice - your productivity and the productivity of the person that you engaged in a fight.

Example: You are writing a book and you decide to get post an excerpt from a chapter on your blog. You get a comment that you don’t like and you start engaging with the person who made the comment to prove that you are right. Soon you are focused on the fight and you have forgotten about the book.

  1. Stuck in the weeds: You are on the path to an edge but you got stuck in the weeds - those totally unrelated and unnecessary details. Sometimes it gets worse. You don’t even acknowledge that you are stuck in the weeds. 

Example: You start some research work on a new business opportunity. That leads to a survey and one of the questions in the survey is related to competition. That leads to further analysis and deep dive into all of your competitors and their business. You get fascinated and worried both at the same time. You start following up on everything and anything that your competitors do. In the process, you start running behind on your own business. That leads to your competition running even further ahead of you. This leads again working hard to find out what else they are doing. You know where we are going with this...

  1. Stuck at the Wrong Edges: Now you are away from the center and outside of your comfort zone. You are stuck because you are in the unfamiliar territory and you have to stretch yourself to get comfortable in the new territory. However, it's not of much use as you are stuck in the “wrong” edges. Even when you get out of your "stuck" state the company does not benefit much because you are in the wrong place.

Example: A wrong edge is just that - anything that you are doing new but is not leading you to a better place. It may be a wrong habit that you are acquiring or it may be a wrong networking group that you are getting introduced or it may simply be something you are super passionate about coming at the expense of risking what you are building already. The timing may just be off.

  1. Stuck at the Right Edges: This is golden. You are away from the center. You have taken the risk and you are willing to be uncomfortable. You probably know that you don't have much competence here but you are willing to do whatever it is to acquire that competence and skills AND grow. This is where growth happens. You go to the edge and stretch. You tumble and fall but when you get up and go again, you are better than before. 

Example: Your business is growing and your competitors are embracing social media in a big way. You are an introvert and you have trouble participating in social media of any kind. You are stuck.  You are not going to give up. You get a LOT of help from friends and experts and FINALLY after a few months you are comfortable using social media. Your business continues to thrive. More importantly, you have grown by leaps and bounds.

The point is every time you stuck and get unstuck in the right edges, your growth accelerates. 

But before you start your “getting unstuck” journey, you should ensure that you won’t fall into the “quick-fix” trap.

Smart special: The “Quick-Fix” Trap

I can safely assume that either you are “smart, but stuck” or someone close to you - a loved one, a friend or a co-worker is “smart, but stuck.”

Note that I didn’t say you were just stuck, I said you were “smart, but stuck.” The smart part is very important. Being smart and knowing the reason for “why you were stuck”, I would be surprised if you would not be tempted to get “unstuck” as quickly as possible. Like right now!!!

I would love to give  pep talk to encourage you to go and get unstuck right away. Unfortunately, I know that getting “unstuck” is not that simple. A problem that has been created over 10+ years cannot be solved in a few weeks or even a few months. Trying to get an “instant” solution is a recipe for disaster. 

The “Quick-Fix” trap is also a specialty for smart people. The “not so smart” people don’t think they can fix their problems quickly and they look for help and probably get those problems fixed. It is the smart people who are looking to slice and dice the problem instantly and probably get a solution right away.

I know that you are not one of those smart people who are looking at an instant solution. If you were, you would simply be looking for some “top ten” tips on a blog or a website rather than picking up the book.

Now that you have picked up the book, I urge you to go all the way. Take a few extra minutes to complete the Impact Challenges (explained in the next section) and make a real difference in your life or in the life of someone you care.

The Impact Challenge

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

- Calvin Coolidge

Todd Sattersten, who I am blessed to have as a friend and advisor said it brilliantly (in the Introduction of their book “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”) - “Business books can change you, if you let them.”

This book is no different. It took me a few years to research for the book and one more year to write, re-write and re-re-write and then another nine months to get it published. 

Everyone has a choice on how they spend their time. You have chosen to spend anywhere between 10-15 hours of your precious time with me as we go through the journey together. It means a lot to me. I am delighted. I am honored. I am humbled. I understand the enormous responsibility that is placed on me to deliver the goods. 

I knew that this was a challenge going into it. I took that seriously. And the result is in your hands. But, I know that the job is still incomplete. 

You still have to read the book, right?

Yes, that’s right but that’s just not it. There’s more. 

You can read this book like fiction but I know that you want more out of it than the satisfaction of checking off a book on your list. You want to make a difference in yourself and then you want to make a difference in this world. You will agree with me that this can’t happen within the context of simply reading the book. The rubber meets the road when you apply one or more of your learnings on the field.

Honestly, it is more fun to practice on the field than simply digging in the book. 

Think about it:

Do you prefer to stop at reading about swimming? Or, actually swim?

Do you prefer to stop at reading about sky diving? Or, actually sky dive?

Do you prefer to stop at reading about a movie? Or, actually see that movie?

It is clear that knowing has a value but using what you get to know has a far higher value. With that in mind, I have a few ‘Impact Challenges’ sprinkled all over the book. You will be tempted to skip them and move on because you are in the flow of the book. I am not suggesting that you stop everything and jump on the challenges. Make a note somewhere, dog-ear that challenge page or simply add a talk in your “To Do” list. Use whatever system you want - but make it a point to revisit the challenges and complete them - as many as you can.

If you want to go one step further, share your new experiences wherever you are comfortable sharing - may be on your blog or any social media outlet or if you are the introvert types, you can just record it in your personal diary. 

  • Baker Humadi
    on Aug. 2, 2018, 1:53 a.m.

    I really look forward to reading this book. I wish to get the copy sooner if possible

  • Christos Miliankos
    on Aug. 2, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

    Fantastic work Rajesh - loved the video - looking forward to the book

  • Ravishankar Gundlapalli
    on Aug. 2, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

    Rajesh - What an amazing contribution to tens of millions of Smart people who with gaining wisdom from your book can unleash and achieve their potential. Looking forward to reading the book, and also plan to give this as a gift to all my Mentees, globally.

  • dillon galynsky
    on Aug. 3, 2018, 2:48 a.m.

    Can’t wait to read the book, always quality content!

  • Bathu Krishnan
    on Aug. 3, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

    Rajesh, with full of excitement, I just ordered 25 copies of your book to share with my fellow friends. Keep going my friend!

  • Melissa Legovic
    on Aug. 4, 2018, 4:53 a.m.

    All of your work is soo insightful and world class. I can’t wait to receive my copy!

  • Kimberly Wiefling
    on Aug. 6, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

    Exciting to see this published, and looking forward to reading your insights Rajesh!

  • Navin Nagiah
    on Aug. 6, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

    Congratulations on yet another feather in your cap, Raj. Good Luck with this latest project.

  • Ajit Nawalkha
    on Aug. 8, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

    Looking forward to this book Rajesh! You are an inspiration and this book will help us entrepreneurs a ton!

  • Dwayne Melancon
    on Aug. 13, 2018, 2:42 a.m.

    Looking forward to this and I got a copy for my 25 year old son!

  • Satish Shenoy
    on Aug. 16, 2018, 4:04 a.m.

    Dear Rajesh, I recall listening to you passionately speak about "Smart, But Stuck" at one of your presentations across the Bay Area as you were developing this topic from years of your research. And I was looking forward to the release of this book! Excited to be among the first to get my hands on a copy and looking forward to reading it!!

  • Paul D'Souza
    on Aug. 17, 2018, 12:51 a.m.

    Congrats Rajesh. Love your work. Thanks for the guidance and your care. Blessings. Can't wait to read this next book of yours.

  • Avi Harsh
    on Aug. 19, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

    Rajesh, Loved your other books and can't wait to read this one. What a great mix of outlier attitude & pragmatic street smartness much needed in business and in personal life.

  • Vasudev Nayak
    on Aug. 20, 2018, 12:11 a.m.

    Hey Rajesh, Looking forward to reading your book. Best wishes, Vasu Nayak

  • Sridhar DP
    on Aug. 23, 2018, 7:20 a.m.

    Best wishes as always, Rajesh. You are an Inspiration for all of us.

  • Roy Coughlan
    on Aug. 24, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

    Best of luck with your new book and I look forward to reading it.

  • Joana Matos
    on Aug. 25, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

    Dear Rajesh I wish all the best success with all you projects and look forward to reading your book! Kind regards from Iceland, Joana

  • Kiruba Shankar
    on Aug. 26, 2018, 1:26 a.m.

    Congratulations on your latest book, Rajesh. Quite eager to read it.

  • Mary Sell
    on Aug. 26, 2018, 3:48 a.m.

    Looking forward to reading your book - "Smart, But Stuck"! Thank YOU! :-)

  • Sudheer CS
    on Aug. 26, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

    Congratulations. Wishing you huge Success

  • Dan Waldschmidt
    on Aug. 26, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

    This might be the most important book of the year...

  • Brad Roderick
    on Aug. 28, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

    Looking forward to this! The interview with Dan Waldschmidt was great.

  • Hector Villasenor
    on Aug. 28, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

    Your presentation style is very unique in the way you formulate stories and resonate with the audience. Looking forward to learning more from your book!

  • Justin MAYFIELD
    on Aug. 28, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

    Way to go, Rajesh. Super excited to read this masterpiece. If someone as brilliant as you can get unstuck, I might just have a chance as well! Haha! Best wishes on your continued success.

  • David Gardner
    on Aug. 30, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

    Brilliant title and terrific book! Congratulations, Rajesh!!

  • Dileepa Lawrence-Hewa
    on Sept. 29, 2018, 12:37 p.m.

    I'm sorry I was late Rajesh. Thank you for the help. Best Wishes & Regards Warm