Today we interviewed Kelly Cole author of new book called "Conversations With Sharks". This new book is a must read for those entrepreneurs who want to get on Shark Tank TV show.
What inspired you to write "Conversations With Sharks" book?
The show inspired me, after viewing the first episode of season 1 I was hooked. I would get my note pad out and follow the show like I was in school. It got to a point when I filled up two note pads & my phone with notes that I decided it would make a great book.
How did you come up with the title?
Well in the middle of putting the book together, I got the idea that it would be cool to actually interview the sharks, so I reached out to them via email & social media. It was at that moment the title came to me "Conversations With Sharks".
What Sharks did you interview?
Barbara Corcoran's assistant responded almost instantly and we set a date for me to interview Barbara. Me and Barbara hit it off like we knew each other our whole lives, so I felt so good at the end that I asked her to help me get Daymond John, who is somebody I have admired pretty much my whole life. but to answer your question Barbara Corcoran & Daymond John.
Which Shark impressed you the most? And why?
I would have to say Barbara Corcoran, because she was so down the earth and answered every question I had so honestly and genuine, I promise it felt like I knew her all my life. It took Daymond awhile to warm up, but once he did he begin to pour his wisdom on me.
Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
The biggest message I want readers to grasp is something that I always felt, but the sharks confirmed it for me, is that "The #1 Key To Success Is Doing What You Love" what scares most people is the cost you have to pay to do what you love. Meaning you may go threw a period were you have to go without, in those times is were you will discover whether or not you love it or you just like. If you love it you will keep going, if you just like it you will drop it and do something else.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Yes, I learned that wealthy people, millionaires etc. are people just like you and me, they just took the necessary action to get what they wanted out of life.
Would you go on Shark Tank yourself?
Yes I would and actually almost made it on the show with my 4yr old daughter at the time. She is six now, but she has her own lip gloss line called Lovie Lip Gloss. Her name is Alove Cole. I share the whole story in the book, how we actually made it to the second round.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in writing this book?
The most challenging part was getting the Sharks to grant me an interview. Mark Cuban responded to every email I sent him just to tell me he didn't have the time. Same with Kevin Harrington. The great part about it is, when I do finally interview them, I can make a sequel.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Yes, there is nothing in this world you can't do. Decide you want it and go for it. Barbara said it best in our interview "You have the right to be there".
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Yes I began writing about 12 years ago, I began with poetry and then branched out into short stories. In 2009 I wrote my first book entitled "It's In You" - How To Use Your God Given Gift To Produce Income Online.
What are your other projects?
Currently I'm focused on promoting Conversations With Sharks via book signings and appearances, at the same time traveling the country speaking at conferences & business workshops.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
The best advice I can give other authors is a quote by a guy named Mike Litman "You Don't Have To Get It Wright, You Just Got To Get It Going"! In my first book at the end I put " I know this book has alot of mistakes in it but while other authors are waiting for their book to be perfect you're reading mine."
When and how your book will be published?
Conversations With Sharks will be released Friday June 15, 2012 on our website www.conversationswithsharks.com , For everyone that invests in the book on the release day we are throwing in 3 Free bonuses that value over $200! All they need to do is buy the book on June 15, and then head back to the website and click on bonuses, enter their receipt and the will receive the free gifts.
Kelly Cole is the CEO of Prime Time Marketing – Internet Marketing Expert, Speaker, Author & Product Consultant. He speaks and consults on internet marketing, starting a business, self-publishing your own book, social media & product creation. Kelly Cole has authored and published over 15+ paperback, audio and e-books.
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