In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I spoke with published author, professor, and former client Melinda Rangel. She is the author of Iron Sharpens Iron: Daily Proverbs for Today's Martial Artist. And she has so much wisdom and inspiration to share with you!


If you’ve ever felt like your life is too busy to commit the time to writing a book, or thought, “Who cares what I have to say?” then you want to listen to this episode!


We chatted about:

What inspired Melinda to return to writing and finish her book after a 14 year hiatus.
Where she found the confidence to use her own voice and overcome imposter syndrome.
How scheduling and accountability were two of her keys to success – allowing her to work full-time and get her PhD while she was finishing her book!

About Melinda:


Melinda Rangel is the author of Iron Sharpens Iron: Daily Proverbs for Today's Martial Artist. She has her PhD and is a professor at Tabor College, as well as director of their MBA program. Together with her husband Chris, Melinda has owned and operated Ultimate Martial Arts since 1994 when they started a school in the basement of their home. From one boy who needed to be rescued from bullying to hundreds who have learned Biblical truths in their martial arts training, Iron Sharpens Iron shares inspiring stories of their journey.

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