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Ep 09: Becoming a Bestselling Author and Successful Speaker with Jon Gordon | Recap Episode

This episode serves as a recap of the wonderful recent conversation we had with bestselling author, Jon Gordon. If you haven’t yet listened to that full interview, do yourself a favor and go do that!

In this recap, AJ and Rory each highlight three points that stood out to them from Jon’s words. We cover getting yourself out there and promoting your work comprehensively, how to get booked for speaking gigs and why to possibly write a book before you have a deal!

From there we talk about staying committed to success, using all the tools to which you have access and alignment with a calling as the main fuel for your fire. For all this great stuff, listen in today!

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Key takeaways from this episode

  • Posting about speaking gigs online and on social media.
  • The two reasons you might get booked for speaking gigs.
  • Getting a book done before you have an agent and a marketing plan.
  • Practicing as you go and avoiding perfection hang-ups with your first book.
  • A commitment to success and doing whatever it takes to make it work.
  • Jon’s idea of consistency and utilizing every available tool.
  • Finding a unique calling and allowing that to drive your work and focus.

Tweetable Moments

“You need to figure it out the first time. You just need to get it done the first time.” — @amandajohnsswc [0:08:40]

“If you want to be a speaker, you need to get a book.” — @roryvaden [0:09:01]

About Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 20 books including 8 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive TeamThe Coffee Bean and his latest Stay Positive. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, Campbell’s Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, Miami Heat, The Los Angeles Rams, Snapchat, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, West Point Academy and more.
Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.

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