Calvin Wayman is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and social media entrepreneur. The most inspiring thing about this man is what he’s accomplished in such a short time. In just Spring 2015, he was still working a 9-to-5 job. He ultimately decided to push himself as a new entrepreneur and he went selling door-to-door for 14 months. He recently published his first book, which debuted on the Amazon top-100 of all books in the Success category. His book is called, “Fish Out of Water: The Guide To Achieving Breakthrough and Permanently Transforming Into the New You.” Also, because of his life transformation, he was just featured on the Dave Ramsey Show--reaching 12 million listeners--sharing his story of becoming debt-free for the first time in his entire adult life. He’s been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, The Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner, and was even named one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under the Age of 30 (by Influencive.com.) Today, he is the CEO of the successful social media company, CobbesMedia.com - a social media management agency designed to make corporations, small businesses, and personal brands grow and stand out through the power of social media. He’s the one behind the HuffPost original, “The 4 C’s of Social Media Success!”
What do you do in the online space?
- Social media management (for businesses, entrepreneur, network marketing, stand out, get sales, get leads, build connections with your tribe)
How did you get into that?
Quit my day job 2 years ago (2015). Asked myself: What am I passionate about? What’s my jam?
What should I do with my life?
I wanna have freedom. But doing what?
What I knew: I didn’t wanna be an employee, so I quit.
Was there for the first Periscope summit in NYC. Which got me into entrepreneur magazine.Periscope App was my in. Where I became known. Early pioneer. My first email opt in. Made my first dollar.
Facebook / Facebook live “replaced” Periscope. Loved that FB was new and that it could make an impact and a regular person could start something. The essence is social media. And that was it!
You can build an audience / tribe for the cost of nothing. That’s what got me excited about social media.
It’s ok to fail. You learn and grow with everything you do and learn and you will be able to use it in your entrepreneurship. “Trying” is not a curse word. Don’t sit on the sidelines and waste your time.
How to move forward? I don’t feel like I’m enough. I wouldn’t know how to share my story. How do you take authority over your story? How do you step into that space of entrepreneurship / speaking?
Repetition is huge
Practical step: Google search “Toastmasters” to practice speaking (feedback from peers in a safe environment)
Your whole life is content. You DO have something to say
Do a webinar, Facebook live, Periscope
Don’t take classes about how to become a good speaker, find your authentic self
FIND CALVIN ON HIS WEBSITE + GRAB HIS BOOK
SOCIAL MEDIA MAKEOVER