Are you an Entrepreneur or Business Owner with a story?
Will your story Inspire, Educate & Inform Young/New Entrepreneurs?
If you fit this description then I want to talk to YOU!
Thank you so much for visiting this page and discovering The Successful Mistake. This page shares information about the Book, what sort of questions I’ll ask, and a few examples of what I’m after. BUT, if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email at [email protected]
Why I Want YOU:
You’re a busy person. You would love to be part of The Successful Mistake, but time is tight. Don’t worry, there are a few ways you can get involved:
- The Survey (for the person with only 60-seconds to spare)
- The Email Interview (for the person that needs flexibility)
- The Face-to-Face Chat (for the person who wants to meet me)
I want to hear about your biggest business mistake AND how you turned it around. This book isn’t doom & gloom, so don’t worry. It’s a book full of inspiring stories that will help the next generation of entrepreneur.
And with modern technology, sharing your story couldn’t be easier. Whether we meet face-to-face, over Skype, via email, converse over the phone, or connect through the easy online survey, discovering your story is easy. In fact, it will take you no more than 20 minutes. Interested yet?
Are You Perfect For This Book?
You probably are, even if you don’t think so. Every Entrepreneur, Business Owner and Executive I meet has at least one inspiring story to share. It may be a mistake they made when first starting out, or organising finance, or trusting a new client, or hiring their first employee, or…you get the point.
The key to this whole project is not the mistake itself, but the way YOU overcome it.
So, please, think back to your grandest mistake, what you did to overcome it, and how you learned a few lessons along the way. Like I say, I’m positive you have an inspiring story to share, but just in case you need some inspiration, here are some examples:
About The Successful Mistake
I shut down Skype and leant back in my chair. It was a sunny July afternoon and awesomeness was pulsing through my veins. I had spent the day speaking to innovative minds, asking them about their brand and products and how they were changing the world.
My mind was a beehive of creativity and ideas. Inspiration was my muse.
But then I stopped. I looked at a blank space and realised something. All those stories had a common theme. They were happy stories, don’t get me wrong, but they brimmed with self-doubt and failure. I realised that we all make mistakes.
I considered my own mistakes. I looked further back in time and thought about the stories from teachers, friends, and mentors. Everyone had a mistake to share, but most had happy endings.
We think mistakes are negative, but these stories were telling me different. They were the catalyst to greatness. People were fighting on the brink of failure and coming out on top.
They were crafting The Successful Mistake
And this is how my idea was born. I looked at mistakes in a new light and knew I NEEDED to write this book. There were great people out there, people like you, people with stories to share and inspiration to spread. I created my plan, and this is what I decided:
1: The Successful Mistake will discover the common mistakes everyone makes and how to avoid them
2: The Successful Mistake will reassure the reader that mistakes are fine, so long as you learn from them
3: The Successful Mistake will share inspiring & entertaining stories from the world’s greatest minds
It won’t focus on the doom & gloom, nor will it be a boring textbook. It’s going to be a fast flowing, exciting narrative built around YOUR stories. Interested yet?
What’s In It For You?
You’re a busy person with a business to run. But wait, I don’t only want to create a book that the reader loves, but a place that showcases the world’s best businesses and entrepreneurs. Therefore you’ll receive:
- A Tweet-like blurb in the book (140 characters long)
- A link to your website and Twitter Page from within the book
- A Personal Bio on The Successful Mistake website
- Complete with Business/Entrepreneur overview, links, and images
- Any video interviews uploaded to Youtube & the Website
- Potential mentions in the main section of the book
- You get to appear in a kick-ass book
My ideal outcome is to create a book that educates, inspires, and entertains the reader, AND introduces them to some amazing minds/brands/businesses from across the globe. I’ve come across some great people because of books, and it’s time to give back
The Turndog Foundation
I’m a firm believer in giving more than you take. Frankly, it makes the world a better place.
Therefore 10% of all profits from this project (forever) will be donated to The Turndog Foundation: my way of giving back to a community I believe in. The Turndog Foundation aims to help Young People with a Dream – not only those with a good idea, but the passion, dedication, and modern thinking to make it a reality.
It’s not always easy being a young person trying to make an impact in this world. I’m sure you can relate to this, and with your help we can help a few of them along the way.
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1: How will you publish this book?
The Successful Mistake will be self-published, but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be of poor quality. It will be professionally edited, have a sufficient launch plan, be properly marketed, and available in Ebook, Paperback, and Hardback.
2: Where will I be able to buy it?
Initially it will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Smashwords, as well as a variety of other online stores.
However, I will also sell the book via physical events, book signings, conferences, and talks.
3: Will you utilise crowdfunding?
I’m glad you ask, as I plan on using Kickstarter in the early part of 2013. This is to gauge interest, gather exposure, and inject certain funding in the lead up to the Big Launch.
4: Does it cost me any money?
I simply ask you questions and you answer them.
5: When will you launch The Successful Mistake?
I’m aiming for a Summer 2013 release, which means I need to start these interviews ASAP.
No set date is available yet, but those involved in the book will be the first to know.
6: What will you do with my data?
I take your personal information very seriously and have signed up to the Data Protection Act. All of this info, as well an interview disclosure, will be sent via email shortly after you register your interest. Before any of your information is used in the book or placed online, I will get your full consent.
If you have any further questions about this, please send me an email at [email protected]
7: Will you be recording the interview?
I will record interviews and upload them to The Successful Mistake website and Youtube whenever possible. However, in order to do this, I’ll first need your consent. So don’t worry, I will only share if you give me your permission.
**The FAQ Section will be added to as and when more questions occur**