Kevin, what’s an Interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I was a professional guitarist and rock musician.
Had a small record deal, did a lot of big shows.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
After retiring from Rock and Roll, I decided to get my life straightened up in terms of getting a job and going back to college, got married had a few kids.
Working in corporate world, worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
One day a week before christmas about 10 years ago I got called into my bosses office and got cut after working 15 years there.
Floated around for a year trying to find other jobs.
It started my entrepreneurial career, I’ve always been a writer.
Kept writing and working for companies I knew such as IBM and such.
Had confidence in myself to go for it.
What’s your favorite of your 3 professions?
What changed in the world of podcasting in past 7 years?
EOFire changed the landscape, when I started there was nothing to help.
Now you can DIY your content.
A few months ago I launched my Everyday MBA podcast.
I’m a self published author.
Big Reason Why:
With podcast my whole thing is I want someone to refer to Kevin Craine as someone who provided value.
Tell us more about your books:
Most recent book:
The First Time Guitar Buyers Guide – by Kevin Craine
It’s Self published.
Biggest Temporary Defeat:
Over 4th of July holiday a couple years ago.
Revenue wasn’t great, big clients were inconsistent.
Was planning a 4th of July getaway and I didn’t have the money and was worrying where the next mortage payment was coming from.
My wife told me to hang in there, made a few changes in the business model that paid off.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience:
I was interviewing Robby Comingbaxter, and she has a book coming out.
The idea of a subscription, as a writer having a service people can subscribe too.
This has been hugely successful the membership subscription model.
What’s the vision of Kevin Craine look like for the future?
Business: Clients that are troublesome, my big vision, success is not about money, Im making more than I ever have before, (earning 6 figures).
I’ll trade success, fame and money to be where I want to be.
Best Entrepreneurial Advice:
Know your story.
What’s your 1/10 you have 20 seconds to hook me and 90 seconds to tell me about it before I’m gone.
What is it that you do?
Why should I care?
What’s in it for them?
Favorite Success Quote:
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself” – Bruce Lee
Top Recommended Book:
The Barefoot Spirit
or visit: Everyday-MBA.com to get a copy.
If all you had to your name was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your business off the ground?
I would podcast.
Best way to connect with you?
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