Regardless of your business, it must be approached as just that… a business. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, John David Mann is back with us, and he’ll take that thought and apply it to the business of writing. That and more on today’s show.
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- A very important lesson from Michael Gerber, creator of the E-Myth books and programs: Having a successful business involves significantly more than just being good at the product or service aspect of it.
- Why my friend Carol Roth, in her book The Entrepreneur Equation, encourages readers to question whether or not entrepreneurship and doing the “business part of the business” is for them.
- The value of approaching every business, charity, or even a specific project with a business mindset.
Interview with John David Mann
- John’s experience in the book business and how it relates to entrepreneurship.
- Why every book is two things: the book itself, as well as a business.
- Why John considers most of his books to be successes as books, but failures as businesses.
- How getting 45 rejections from publishers led John into becoming a publisher.
- The story behind John’s new book (co-written with Chef Charles Carroll), The Recipe.
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- John’s Blog
- The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness by Chef Charles Carroll and John David Mann
- John’s previous appearance on Ep. 69 of The Go-Giver Podcast
- Follow John on Twitter
- Connect with John on Facebook
- Connect with John on LinkedIn
About the Book
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Joe learns that shifting his focus from getting to giving — constantly and consistently creating value for others — leads to exceptional returns.
Rapidly going from national bestseller to global phenomenon, The Go-Giver has gained a devoted following with over a million copies sold. It’s utilized as a resource in major corporations to small businesses, in schools and churches, in book clubs, and more. Nearly a decade since its original publication, this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.