Today is the official launch of Joe Calloway’s new book, Work Like You’re Showing Off! The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today.
Here’s the review I wrote on Amazon:
“While reading this book I heard Joe Calloway’s voice in my head, and if you’ve ever heard him speak, you know that that’s actually a good thing. Joe is–no exaggeration–one of the world’s best speakers, and the writing in Work Like You’re Showing Off is just as rich, witty, valuable and entertaining as his spoken words. (And, yeah, I wrote a blurb for the back cover–now you know why). Carry this book with you for an instant jolt of Joe wherever you go.”
I pride myself on being a no-BS kind of guy. In other words, I do my damnedest to say what I mean. So calling Joe “one of the world’s best speakers” is not something I say lightly.
That’s why, a while back, I hired Joe as my personal coach and sent him a sizable check for his services. We had a few great sessions on the phone and traded some very cool ideas back and forth.
Yeah, he knows his stuff, alright, but what happened next is a testimony not to his knowledge and talent, but to his character.
One day I received an email from Joe, saying, in part, the following:
“Here’s what I propose, Farberooni…I’m sending your money back. Don’t argue…I’m not canceling the deal…I want to keep on trucking right along [with our conversations]–but I can’t in good conscience take your money…Understand this, Steve – it feeds me creatively and is good for my own business to work with someone like you. I get as much or more out of it as you do…that $$$/paid coach thing has become a bit of an obstacle to me…I like your style. I like your message. You’re the kind of person in this business that I want to work with on an ongoing basis…Peer to peer just makes more sense to me.”
Two days later the check arrived. A full refund.
That’s the kind of guy he is, and it’s another reason you’ll want to read his book.
You can help him get his Amazon numbers up by buying a copy today or tomorrow. And with one more step you’ll get a page of snappy success ideas from a bunch of Joe’s author friends and colleagues.
Here’s what you do:
Step One: Buy the book from Amazon.
Step Two: Forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
He’ll send you a link to retrieve the Success Ideas.
Most important of all, however, is this:
You’re going to love this book.