In late 2012 I passed the ten year anniversary of being “self employed”.
In recognition of a decade of failures and successes I’ve written my latest book. It’s a short book (only 29 pages), but I think you’ll enjoy it. The title is self explanatory.
It’s only available for sale on Amazon. Use this link to order
What you get when you order:
When your purchase the book you also get access to the high quality audio I made reading the book with my new high powered microphone! It’s one hour of my BEST ideas that you can take with you and listen to anywhere.
Is this book for you? Let the feed back from others help you decide.
Below you’ll find some of the feedback that was sent to me by the earliest readers of this short book as well as comments left here on my blog. Please leave your comments here as well once you’ve checked it out!
I hope this note gets directly to you somehow.
This was a Great little book, so much information in so little space!
As always, a true pleasure to deal with someone as competent and
straightforward as you.
I have been personally getting back on track lately.
I lost my job on the 31st of Jan of this year and have been prioritizing our
families life ever since.
Not losing my goal of being and staying on course with our amazon, ebay and
other revenue streams.
We have moved 98% of our product to FBA and I find I have a LOT more time to
do the things you outline in your book here.
I am able to be home with the kids (4) and (6) little girls every day.
The revenue from our ventures is slowly building and like the great big
wheel turning, is picking up speed all the time.
You are a great teacher and have so many great ideas.
I have learned so much from you in just a few short months.
Loved, loved, loved your take on life lessons. I found them inspirational and succinct… Looking forward to reading it again and again – keep up the great work.
Just read “Ten Years, Ten Lessons” and I must say it was very compelling. I’m a bit older than you (49) and all but one of my three daughters is out on their own. I have always provided for my family and have been married to the love of my life for almost 25 years but…I have also been on the 40, 50, 60 hour a week JOB cycle the entire time. I felt myself reflecting on this after reading this and I do have regrets about not being around enough for my family. One business trip after another, weeks on the road etc have taking their toll over the years. I am going to send a copy of this to each of my girls (with your permission) in the hopes that they will gain some insight about what it means to really be successful. Thank you for being a truly authentic beaming light of hope Jim.
Read your new book. It’s fantastic! I love that it’s short and to the point with great insights from your experiences in business.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s uplifting and informative, I think you will do well with it on Amazon. I recently purchased your course ‘The Proven Amazon Course’. Hope to be following in your footsteps soon. I like and appreciate your philosophy in your business but more importantly how it seems to come across in your life. Thanks for sending your latest book.
As always, great info!
What I like about you is that you’re like a filter of great ideas. I receive a lot of emails from internet marketers and some send out emails like 2 or 3 times a week, I used to read a lot of them, but now days i just don’t have time, except when it’s from you, i always read them, you’re the only one I took the time to put in my safe email list, to make sure I get your email. Sometimes you might go a week without sending an email but when you do, it’s always valuable information and I make sure to read them.
I remember back in college in 2002, I had little money, when you had the silent sales machine book, I bought it and it was unique, and started reading your newsletter, I started making some money and saw how you grew, and then the mysilentteam.com came out, also with great info, and then the proven ebay course. So you only had products that you knew people were going to be successful and value, and that’s why whenever you have something new, I always bought it, because I knew it was going to work. And I’ve never seen that with anybody else. So it all boils down to trust. And I trust you, in everything you do and say.
(reply from Jim: Thanks Julian – it looks like we go WAAAAY back! We STILL have the “Silent Sales Machine” book! It’s been updated 7 times since then! Get it here for only $5
I have just read your Ten Years & Ten Lessons, having been sent your way by a friend. The timing was just so perfect, and it was such an interesting read, as I am making changes to my business to provide information, on a subject I was so cautious about sharing before.
I realized that I had created a job for myself, and actually admitted to family recently that I enjoyed making my product much like a factory worker on a conveyor belt. It was only after I said it out loud, that it became clear that I was completely restricting my life and income to that of a factory worker, and not the creative success I though I was. I am in the process of changing this, and with this change I know that my business can only grow bigger and make me a lot richer than I am now!
I am so glad I discovered your website today- it has most definitely inspired me!
Jim, I’m just starting and while I know a lot of what’s in here, there are still great insights re personal and business life.
The small successes one resonated b/c I got a huge fee from one client based on one article I wrote two years ago (before I started my business). Its allowing me to hire some contract assitants while I get started.
I also admire your attention to family. It’s too important to ignore yet and too easy to bypass.
The Amazon approach seems sound too. It seems best to get a handle on what to sell and have someone else(partner) do it. I already do the contract assistants rather than hire employees. (Can’t afford that anyway!)
And there is no advantage in a large building.
Also, I’m older and a little ornery so I find saying NO a lot easier than most people.
All good stuff.
Thank you! P.S. Re writing long pieces Vs short.
St. Blaise Pascal once apologized to a friend for writing him a long letter.
“I didn’t have time,” he said, “to write a short one.
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I read your “ten short lessons” and found it not just an interesting read, it quickly and succinctly gives “legs” to the concept that time is truly precious. You accurately and convincingly use examples to make your point. Organizing your limited time in such a way as to unburden it with low priority activity is key to unleashing one’s creative energy on the things that give meaning to life… and by example you offer hope to others that they too, with a little concentrated effort, can change their circumstances and make dreams come true.
You did a terrific job in just a few words-
I read your new book last night and what really stood out to me was the need to produce information products and share. more. information.
I tend to lean more towards the conservative side and I think that has been holding me back. Thanks for the gentle reminder that I need to give, give, give to receive.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Jim, just a note to say I really loved what you articulated in the enclosed book, the comments and lessons learned align extremely well with what I have found and am learning with my own business. I have circulated your book on all my social media and my website!
Dear Mr. Cockrum, Just a quick note to thank you for the report you sent me. That along with so much of what you do has been such a help and inspiration to me. I wish you the best, Janna V
Great advice and wisdom from someone who has done it and has the ability to
transfer his knowledge and experience to newcomers. You have always impressed
me as a straight shooter and a successful entrepreneur.
I’m just starting out, but it is clear to me that authenticity is THE big rock if you want to make it online. And, you are a master at demonstrating that authenticity is the name of the game.