Sat, 16 March 2013
When I first met Californian born Kent Healy, just over 4 years ago, I was pulled toward his positive energy, go-getter attitude, and wealth of wisdom, for such a young guy.
We were both on an entrepreneurial retreat in Costa Rica with a bunch of big picture thinking people. Our love of travel and insatiable appetite for learning united us from day one - plus he taught me how to surf.
His story involves starting his first skim board business as a teenager, while living in New Zealand, using a ton of iou's from his friends, and evolves into his journey as a published author (six books including one in the best selling Chicken Soup For The Soul series), speaker, blogger, investor and artist.
So when I got the chance to interview him for my podcast, I was so excited to be able to share all of his advice with you, especially since all of his blogs have have a common theme that is encapsulated here on the Suitcase Entrepreneur.
And Kent is a writing machine, which also speaks his to levels of productivity and time management, something we discuss his top tips for in this episode.
He blogs at The uncommon Life where he provides uncommonsense for an unconventional life with candid insights and observations for living a life on your terms.
On Maxims 4 Mavericks he gives concise insights for an uncommon life. In brief, convenient doses to help you learn the maxims original thinkers use to bend reality.
Uncommon Musings is random, but worthwhile insights for an uncommon life (and a more intimate look inside Kent's head and life).
Just because Kent's not got enough on, his latest work in progress is 25 to Life - a blog that shows you why life after 25 doesn’t have to be a prison sentence - but in fact a quest for lifestyle freedom.
So that's why there's lots of juicy content in this interview around productivity, living your best life AND getting your book written, so make sure you stick around until the end (especially around 15:50).
You'll start working on your half-finished project while you're listening.
Here's what you'll learn in this Suitcase Entrepreneur podcast:
Tools mentioned in this article:
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Mon, 4 March 2013
[TSE 42] The Art of Self Publishing and How to Become an Amazon Best Selling Author in Less than 8 Weeks
Did you know that while 90% of us want to write a book, the truth is that only a small percentage of us ever will.
Fortunately, that’s changing right before our very eyes. You see, it’s now easier than ever to write and publish your own book.
In this podcast episode, I decided to get personal with you, to show you why you no longer have to be beholden to the traditional publishing route to ensure your message gets shared with the world (or even just your friends and family).
I've also brought in a special guest, Pam Brossman, to show you how to become an Amazon best selling author in less than 8 weeks.
The New Breed of Amazon Best Selling Authors
There’s literally nothing stopping you from writing a best selling book, making more money and achieving more notoriety and success with self publishing and digital books, than those published authors who hit the NY Times Best Seller list.
I’ve done a LOT of research over the last 6-12 months on what it takes to write a book that will impact people's lives and be one that’s talked about for many years to come.
I’ve had several discussions with friends who’ve published their own books and those who received book contracts from major publishing houses (thanks Jenny Blake, Kent Healy, Seth Godin, David Siteman Garland, Chris Guillebeau, Marianne Cantwell and Jaime Tardy).
As Seth Godin states:
I’ve looked and dissected all the pros and cons, and my personal decision is that you can indeed publish a world-class book yourself, without the help of a traditional publishing path that is archaic and endangered.
What You’ll Learn in this Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast Episode
Books Mentioned in this Episode:
Tools to Use for Self Publishing:
Get Connected with Natalie, Sean, Danny and Pam
PS. I'd really love your support in the last 12 days of my Kickstarter to ensure my book gets published. Over 123 people have backed my project so far and it's 72% funded, so help me reach 100% with a pledge from just US$8!