I first picked up a pen and paper in February of 2010. I had just started a new job, after losing the previous one three months earlier.
I fell in love with the idea of creating an online business, making it rich as fast as I could, and relocating to an island paradise. I’m still not sure what made me think that could happen, but I thought that way for a while. Then a heart-to-heart conversation with my wife made me realize that was unrealistic.
Once I had that reality check, I started to write as often as I could – sometimes a few times a week, sometimes less. I really enjoyed writing about sales and leadership, and kept a few other business ideas in a “For Later” file. I was hesitant to launch a blog. Who the heck would care what I had to say? I was just a regular guy, with no expert status, no nothing. I kept writing, and in the interim starting to meet many fantastic people on the social media channels that I had joined (LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter).
Crush It was one of the first audio books I ever listened to. It’s truly inspiring for those trying to make a go of it in online business. Don’t be alarmed that this book was released in 2009. The basic principles are still relevant today.
Gary shows people how to take their interests and turn them in to real businesses. Technology has made this all possible, but he will continue to remind you that there is never a replacement for hard work and true commitment towards achieving your goals.
If you ever needed to “listen” to a book, this is the one! When I was driving in my car taking in all the great information, it truly felt like Gary was sitting in the passenger seat telling me like it is. He’s been there, done that, and I am continually amazed how his career and companies quickly evolve over the years.
Gary grew up in New Jersey, and is one of my favourite speakers. Wanna here him unedited at his best on stage? Just type his name in to YouTube and have some fun watching and listening.
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