From Blogging to Bestseller: Mark Manson’s Story

Mark Manson successfully built a monthly readership of millions with his unconventional approach to personal development. 

This New York-based bestselling author, blogger and entrepreneur knows a thing or two about putting it all out there, and finding success in the process. Offering “a counterintuitive approach to living a good life,” Mark’s unexpected writing career began with blogging and evolved into a book currently listed as #1 on Amazon’s Motivational Self-Help New Release list.

Read on to learn Mark Manson’s personal secrets for becoming a successful writer and entrepreneur. Be sure to check out Mark’s page and grab a copy of his recently published book for yourself.

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The Most Creative Woman In Business On How She Stays Inspired

Tina Wells is wired for success.

As a self-proclaimed professional problem solver, Tina is an expert on youth marketing and serves as the founder + CEO of Buzz Marketing Group. When Tina’s not helping her clients succeed, she’s writing a best-selling teen fiction series and overseeing the tween site http://www.mackenzieblue.com.

Tina is a proud Philadelphia-native who’s quick to share tips on where to find breathtaking views and delicious food. Read on to learn what it takes to be named one of Fast Company’s most creative people; specifically how Tina stays inspired, the mantra by which she lives her live and why she loves marketing to (fearless!) young people.

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One Teacher’s Secrets To Impacting The Lives of Thousands, Online

April Bowles-Olin‘s best advice: get started.

April is an author, teacher, marketer and life coach who’s helping thousands of people become more productive and make money doing what they love. Marketing and happiness are two of the subjects of April’s classes on CreativeLive, a network of free classes online taught by some of the world’s most talented teachers.

April invites you to sign up for her classes or other classes on CreativeLive using the code: ABOUTCL. This offer gives you 25% off any class through the end of January.

Read our interview with April to learn the importance of forming habits to increase productivity, why she works in creative bursts and her tips for sending awesome newsletters.

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Talented Storytellers and Content Creators

Terra, Paul, Jane and Lance create enriching content that entertains and challenges our notions of what it means to be human, today. From gaming and film to contemporary fiction and digital media, these community members’ work spans across a wide range of medium. Read on to learn more about each gifted writer.

Terra Clarke Olsen, whose photo heads off this post, is a writer, gamer and content creator. Terra writing has appeared in publications such as Seattle Weekly, Crosscut, and Time.com, and she’s the founder of the blog, Have You Nerd.

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Passport To Italy

Benvenuto in Italia!

This week we travel to Italy, home to many talented artists, entrepreneurs, athletes and authors in our community. Today we’re given a snapshot of a day in the Italian life through the pages of Stefania, Marco, Gaia and Maurizio. We hope you enjoy reading their stories as much as we do.

Stefania Micòl Sabrina Ciocca is a photographer, writer and social media specialist living in Italy. Stefania has a BA in History of Performing Arts and enjoys blogging and theater.

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The School of Greatness With Author Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes is on a mission. A mission to prove that anyone is capable of achieving greatness.

With his new book, The School of Greatness, this successful entrepreneur and former professional athlete who built up a multi-million dollar online media company, shares tips that he’s learned from interviewing “the greats” for his top podcast (it receives nearly one million downloads per month). These greats include motivational speaker and author Tony Robbins, music mogul Scooter Braun and Olympian Shawn Johnson.

We sat down with Lewis to learn more about the book, his journey and how to overcome adversity.

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#aboutmeLIVE with TV Host, Podcaster + Writer Veronica Belmont

Join us on Friday, October 23rd at 6 PM ET for #aboutmeLIVE when we’ll sit down with TV + web host, podcaster, and writer Veronica Belmont.

Veronica is the host of Engadget’s “Dear Veronica,” an advice show for the modern era. As a sci-fi and fantasy lover, Veronica also hosts the Sword & Laser podcast, as well the Vaginal Fantasy book club. Veronica’s also dabbled in TV, interviewing everyone from the cast of Game of Thrones, to commenting on the latest tech trends.

In this #aboutmeLIVE, we’ll dish Veronica’s experience in technology and television, her love of sci-fi, and viewer submitted questions.

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Watch #aboutmeLIVE with Brad Feld

In this episode of #aboutmeLIVE, we sat down with venture capitalist, author, and founder, Brad Feld.

Brad shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship, the startup world, venture capital, mental heath and more!

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Recruiters and Career Experts: Staff Picks

Looking for your dream job? You’ve come to the right place.

The job search is tough. Competition is fierce, dream positions are scarce and it’s easy to get discouraged. At about.me, we’re all about using our community to connect you to people who will help you, inspire you and ultimately get you where you want to go. This week’s Staff Picks are some of the most talented recruiters and career experts in the country.

Heading off our post is Ryan Kahn, founder of The Hired Group, star of MTV’s Hired and best-selling author. Ryan specializes in helping students and recent-grads land jobs. Ryan links to The Hired Group’s website on his page, named as one of Forbes “Top 100 Websites For Your Career.”

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Maximize Your Page: Tips For Writers

Our community is full of great writers.

At about.me, we want your page to showcase your work and highlight what matters most to you. Your page supports embedding both your Medium profile and your blog so your most recent posts will appear on your page. Additionally, feel free to link to where your writing lives online, whether that’s in a book on Amazon or on a website.

Today we’re featuring 4 writers in our community who use their pages to point people to their work.

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