When I was working in the architecture industry, I remember feeling very secure with my job. I had the rest of my life planned out ahead of me until the crash of 2008 when I was told I was going to be let go.
It was devastating.
For Vinnie Tortorich, his life as a successful personal trainer also got flipped upside down when the crash came in 2008, but he was also dealing with the writer’s strike (since he trained celebrities) and a personal battle with leukemia.
For both of us, these tough times in our lives became the catalyst for creative thinking and starting an online business, and Vinnie is now a very successful, self-published author and podcast host. All of this, even though he claims he’s technologically challenged and types at a snail-like pace.
I’m happy to welcome Vinnie from VinnieTortorich.com and author of Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game to the SPI podcast to share his story with us.
He gives us a lot of great tips for self-publishing, getting things done and standing out of the crowd. The fitness industry, as most of us know, is completely saturated, but even so he’s been able to create a top-rated iTunes podcast and self-publish a popular book with nearly 600 5-star reviews on Amazon.
You should hear what traditional publishers told him to do, and why Vinnie is completely happy with his decision to forget them.
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