Nearly 1,000 days ago, I ended my Skype call with my buddy, Arnold, and leaned back in my chair as an idea sparked to life. A rather simple idea which matured, evolved, and transformed into a world-changing project. This idea was, of course, THE SUCCESSFUL MISTAKE, and after nearly three years of interviewing the world’s most inspiring minds, I edge closer to sharing it with the world.
But before I do, I invite misfits like you to join the fun, and help transform this book from good-to-great. On Monday morning, The Successful Mistake Crowd-Publishing Campaign begins on Publishizer – an up-and-coming platform set to disrupt the publishing industry.
Today I’d like to share a preview of what awaits, and offer you a chance to grab advanced access to the campaign – a full 24 hours before the rest of the riffraff. First, let me share the opening story that appears on The Publishizer Page...
Over the past two-and-a-half years, I’ve interviewed 163 Successful Entrepreneurs about their biggest business mistake, and how they transformed it into their greatest idea yet. As a new entrepreneur myself, I sought the advice of every business owner I knew, because I had no idea what to do.
Everything scared me. I worried about failing, and setting the wrong prices, and saying the wrong thing. I had a to-do list as long as my arm, but feared each item on it. The thought of making a mistake crippled me. I brimmed with excitement, and knew I’d made the right decision, but this didn’t keep the terror at bay.
Maybe you’re going through this right now…
Maybe you remember it oh-so well…
Maybe you’ve overcome the initial struggle, but this fear rears its ugly head every now and again…
I sought the advice of others, because those who had been there and done it would know how I feel. They welcomed me with open arms, too, and shared stories and tips and advice. Only, they didn’t focus on their success stories, rather the times they failed, fell short, and made a mistake.
‘How odd,’ I thought. ‘Why would they share the bad times with me?’
Because they weren’t bad times at all, but important times. They were valuable lessons they needed to go through, and I realised mistakes are often the catalyst to amazing ideas. I thought about my past mistakes, and all those stories about failed inventions that lead to new products and breakthroughs.
The Successful Mistake was born out of curiosity, because I NEEDED to hear the stories from those I admire. A book, where I bring over 150 #GreatMistakes together, wouldn’t only help me, but countless other new entrepreneurs, too. It isn’t just about entertaining and inspiring stories from those who dominate their industries, or the tips and tricks and patterns I’ve unearthed along the way, or how they can help YOU avoid the most common mistakes.
Oh no, It’s about understanding mistakes happen, and that if you embrace them, fight them, and are conscious of them, you don’t only overcome them, but transform them into your greatest idea yet.
Of course, this only scratches the surface of a book like The Successful Mistake…
GRAB EXCLUSIVE ACCESS 24 HOURS BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE
On Sunday morning, I’ll send those on THIS LIST a link to the Crowd-Publishing Page a full 24 hours before launch. This means you get to grab the uber exclusive and value-ridden rewards before they sell out. It means you get to be part of this book’s beginnings from the very beginning. It means you’re a VIP, which lets face it, is always cool.
I hope you’ll be part of this Band of Merry Misfits, and if this sounds like fun:
I can’t wait to share this Crowd-Publishing Campaign with you, as this marks the next chapter in The Successful Mistake’s journey. Not only is this a book that’s changed my way of thinking, and introduced me to some of the finest people I know, but I sense it has a lot more awesomeness to come.
I’m nervous as hell though, and in the coming weeks I’ll share these nerves, worries, and fears. But I feel braver with a crowd of sweet-ass folk like yourself, so thanks for being part of this. And to say a quick thank you, let me share a few sneak peek screenshots from the PUBLISHER PAGE.
LET’S THUNDERCLAP THE F%&K OUT OF THIS
As well as Joining This Band of Merry Misfits & Receiving Advanced Access, I hope you’ll help kick everything off in style, and Share The Love via a super-sweet Thunderclap.
Click Here to Tweet & Share, or click the image below:
If you’re not sure what a Thunderclap is, it’s basically a crowdfunding campaign for social messages, meaning everyone who joins the campaign before the 2nd February sends their Tweet & FB Shares at the same time. In terms of bossing Facebook’s Timeline, this is HUGE.
It’s another cool platform, so I urge you to check it out, because maybe you can Thunderclap your next project, too. For now. I hope you’ll kick The Successful Mistake Crowd-Publishing Project in style, because seeing hundreds of people share the same Tweet & Share at the same time, all-at-once… my-oh-my, I love you for it!
THIS ISN’T MY BOOK – IT’S OURS!
I call The Successful Mistake a True Crowd-Published Book, because not only does it involve 150+ inspiring entrepreneurs (without whom, I’d have nothing to write about), but a crowd of fellow readers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists like yourself, ready to change the world and help transform this book from good-to-great.
I’m incapable of greatness on my own, but with you, and all those you know… we can do this. As such, this isn’t my book. It’s ours. It’s everyone who wishes to be part of This Band of Merry Misfits.
Here’s to Monday and the start of a new chapter in this grand adventure. I hope you’ll be part of it