In our latest episode, I am joined by Tom Corson-Knowles, an entrepreneur, publisher, and author of 20 bestselling books. Listen in as we discuss his career, and as Tom drops some super valuable information on success as a writer.
Tom had a different dream than his classmates, and wanted to be successful for his quality of life and to make a change in the world...rather than working crazy hours at a Wall Street cubicle. He had a clear vision and set his sights on it.
Tom talks us through his start and how he became a bestselling author. Tom discusses how we should model our way to success and wants us to avoid a devastating mistake most people make when they publish their first book.
Wondering how to get people to buy your books? Tom goes deep into this question within the episode. You’ll also hear about “thinking time” and many other lessons that will help you become a more successful author and entrepreneur.
Key Links from The Show:
www.tckpublishing.com - Tom’s Publishing Company’s Site
www.ebookpublishingschool.com - a free Video tutorial on publishing
www.publishingprofitspodcast.com - Tom’s Podcast
- Tom’s 3 Keys of Authorship
- How to run a business and still have time to write
- Tom’s best lesson learned during his career
- To model success on those who you consider successful
- How and why to create a great team around you
On today’s episode, Ramon Ray and I discuss hosting a successful event. As someone who constantly wants to bring people together, Ramon has made a truly interesting career out of hosting events, that is if he isn’t speaking at an event or running Smart Hustle Magazine.
Starting from the ground up, Ramon grew the size of his events depending on what he saw was appropriate, and has made good on his decisions when planning for each event. He takes us through what he considers the “5 broad buckets” of planning to host an event, and what he thinks is a strong marketing plan.
We chat about the ups and downs Ramon has faced, and he explains that he even still goes through this process today, and what it is that he does to stay motivated and creative during those bad times. We are fortunate to hear an interesting and comprehensive insight into the world of events.
Listen in to hear why Ramon compares planning events to having a baby, and the best lessons he learned during his career.
Key Links from the show:
www.ramonray.com - Ramon’s Personal Site
www.smarthustle.com - Ramon’s magazine
- Ramon’s advice for breaking through
- Ramon’s tips for putting on an event on a shoestring budget
- How to get good speakers at your event
- Why planning and building in time to market is key
- Ramon’s inspirational quote