You have the Big Idea, the drive and ambition.
You see the market, and you’ve identified the customers. You want to be wildly successful. You wonder, how certain entrepreneurs have achieved success without a fancy education or unlimited access to capital. Enter Bill Green, a serial entrepreneur. Using his own impressive business achievements (and his few fiascos), Green provides the reader with the practical tools needed to launch their Big Idea or improve their existing business.
In a unique, humorous, and impassioned style, Bill shares 101 key insights he has gleaned over a 40-year business career that began with a single flea market table. He shares the lessons he learned that allowed him to leverage his flea market business table into one of the largest industrial distribution companies in the country and how he subsequently successfully invested in or founded numerous companies across multiple end markets.
His message is universal and is the ideal road map for anyone who might wonder how the Bill Greens of the business world do what they do so well.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-45
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 83. This unfortunate event was the catalyst that inspired me to start documenting my 40-year business career in case I got Alzheimer’s at some point in my life. I wasn’t sure if this disease was hereditary. My second cousin also developed Alzheimer’s, which only strengthened my desire to leave something behind just in case it was also my destiny. My book started as a diary of my career, which represented a significant part of my life and personality. I wanted to create a keepsake for my children and grandchildren, but over time it morphed into a book.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
You already know what you want to do with your business, right? So look at the marketplace, look at your competition, and target some players in your business area that you aspire to be like. Is there someone in your network who’s doing what you want to be doing one day? If so, reach out to them.
So, look at the marketplace and target some players in your business area that you aspire to be like.
Is there someone in your network who’s doing what you want to be doing one day? If so, reach out to them. You don’t have to walk up and say, “Will you be my mentor?” Rather, just establish a relationship and ask for advice.
A mentor can be any person that has skills, experience, or expertise in an area that could help your career. Usually, they possess information you can’t learn in books or online, so it’s vital that you pick his or her brain to get that “intel.”
You’ll be surprised how responsive successful people can be. You’ll find many people are flattered that you are asking for their advice, so they will help you. And that’s what you need if you’re going to make it in the real world—help, from a lot of people.
Don’t just rely on one person, no matter how smart they are.
Have different mentors for different things. Find one for business, one for relationships, one for exercise, one for being a parent. Find a mentor for one side of your business, then another mentor for the other side of your business—see what I mean?
You’re already doing it. You found me, right? I’m mentoring you right now, within the pages of this blog and the upcoming release of All In, so keep seeking out guys like me.
As you get older, you’ll look back and realize that you’ve had mentors for certain stages of your life and then you moved on. And that’s okay. You will never forget the people who helped you. I certainly haven’t forgotten all the people who helped me. My life story has been full of mentors. They aren’t famous, but to me they’re legendary for the wisdom and encouragement they provided.
And when you make it big, don’t forget to thank those mentors who helped in ways big and small, to get you there.
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