Jon Gordon on How to Become a Professional Author and Speaker
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 24 books including 12 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus, which has sold over 2 million copies; The Carpenter, which was a top 5 business book of the year; Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, and The Garden. 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, Truist 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.
Today, Jon joins me to talk about his journey to becoming a professional author and speaker. He shares how his positive mindset has affected his life holistically and discusses what went into the decision to begin writing and speaking. He gives an insight into his writing process and shares the best question to ask yourself when deciding what to write. He notes the power of just getting out there, warns against trying to combine too much into one book, and shares many other tips for any aspiring writer or speaker.
“This is not about seeing the world through rose colored glasses. This is knowing that you have the power to overcome the thorns.”
– Jon Gordon
Key Takeaways this week on the L3 Leadership Podcast:
● Jon’s story
● The power of a positive mindset
● Why most authors are speakers as well
● What to ask yourself before writing a book
● The writing process
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