self-confidence-courage-self-esteem-michael-compton-1B0032PMichael Compton has been writing for over thirty years, piling up hundreds of rejections with only minimal success.

He finally took the bull by the horns this summer and took his hand at self-publishing. He taught himself everything from book design to internet marketing.

For over twenty years, he’s been teaching English at the University of Memphis. Michael’s life serves as a great reminder that we can pursue our dreams whereever we are at.

This is his story of courage in stepping out and exploring avenues that may lead to a whole new career as a writer/publisher.

In this episode

  • How to stay motivated in the right mindset day after day
  • The power of collaboration and relationship building
  • What to look for in a partner
  • Behind the scenes of self-publishing


Michael Compton on Twitter: @ikeandmikeblog

Michael Compton on Amazon

Gumshoe by Michael Compton (new book)

Gumshoe Facebook Page

Michael Compton’s Blog

Carjacked (movie written by Michael and Sherry Compton)

Inferno 2033 (novel in progress)

GoodReads (social website for readers)

Quotes from episode

“You just have to make yourself do it. Even when there is something you don’t want to do, you just have to do it. When you do it and get through it, you can do it again. You build your confidence that way.” – Michel Compton click to tweet

“Whatever it is you are doing, you have to do it every day. And it doesn’t have to be all good. If you do something every day, even just 10 minutes, those 10 minutes add up.” – Michael Compton click to tweet

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Samuel Hatton is the full-time marketing guy at Endsight – San Francisco Bay Area’s premium locally sourced computer technology support. He’s a multi-talented creative, natural encourager, and is full of courageous ideas.

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