Book whispering… “Inspiring people, one book at a time.”
What’s your story?
I’m a book whisperer that distills the wisdom of top entrepreneurs into bestsellers.
What excites you most about your industry?
That I am changing lives and inspiring people one book at a time.
What’s your connection to Asia?
Born and bred and 100% Singaporean! I am also able to eat a crazy amount of chilli without breaking into a sweat!
Favourite city in Asia for business and why?
Singapore, well I am biased because this is my home and where my vast network is.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Don’t do something you’re passionate about – do something that makes money then go pursue your passion.
Who inspires you?
My clients who have overcome unsurmountable hardship to be successful entrepreneurs in Asia. I count my blessings every day that I am able to learn valuable lessons from them and share their stories with the world.
What have you just learnt recently that blew you away?
That in this era of #girlbosses, most of the women that I’ve met still doubt their abilities to have a good book (whereas all the men are signing up for trilogies!). C’mon ladies, time to lean in and be confident of your selling power!
If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
Nothing at all. Everything happens for a reason and this has made me who I am today.
How do you unwind?
Yoga, boxing, runs with my dog and travelling.
Favourite Asian destination for relaxation? Why?
Anywhere with lots of nature, no shopping centres and some sporting activity. I recently went to Oman and fell in love with the mountainous region and its silence.
Everyone in business should read this book:
The 4-Hour Work Week – it changed my life. I’ve always wanted to write a book and one evening, as I was reading it, this paragraph stood out to me: “You don’t have to be an expert to write a book, just interview experts!” I literally sprang off my sofa, whacked out a book proposal to interview the top 20 entrepreneurs in Singapore, and the rest is history – Boss Of Me became a bestseller! Thank you, Tim!
Shameless plug for your business:
Let me get your words out to the world. Writing a book could direct the course of your career for the rest of your life. It could lead to infinitely important connections, multiple revenue streams, spin off products, breakthrough ideas, and international relations. It would definitely send more business your way. It could change one person’s life for the better. Or it could start a revolution.
This interview was part of the Callum Connect’s column found on The Asian Entrepreneur:
Callum Laing invests and buys small businesses in a range of industries around Asia. He has previously started, built and sold half a dozen businesses and is the founder & owner of Fitness-Buffet a company delivering employee wellness solutions in 12 countries. He is a Director of, amongst others, Key Person of Influence. A 40 week training program for business owners and executives.
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