“Determined to share and produce great content!”
Hi! I created Antone Media in response to a renewed passion for Social Media and Marketing.
I say renewed because I started blogging in 2004 and podcasting in 2005. Although it was fun and I thought it was something that would be taking off, it wasn’t part of a life goal at the time.
I had actually achieved one of my career goals and I was incredibly busy helping to build a business that had grown from a Start-up to a National, Billion Dollar company. My family kept accusing me of being a workaholic, but I didn’t consider it work. I was having a great time doing something that I enjoyed and was proud of the impact I had on building the businesses.
Starting Over and Having Fun!
In 2006, my position was eliminated and I finally had the opportunity to start a new career that I wanted to get into and that was in sales as a loan officer. One part of the role was creating and doing presentations, marketing our loan products and myself.
I started networking in several community organizations, chambers of commerce, Boards of Realtors, etc. The one key thing I learned about sales was that you had to provide Value, not sell to people. People don’t want to be sold. They want to buy from someone they know, like and trust. I found that I loved networking, working with my customers, providing value. I worked hard to prepare presentations that helped my Realtor clients and their customers understand the mortgage lending process. I had a column on Mortgage Lending in a local newspaper (I will save the articles on this website.)
Motivated by Hypnosis
When I was younger, I studied and listened to motivational speakers and was very entrepreneurial, starting several businesses along the way.
I also studied Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy to learn more about the brain and how it works. I learned how the mind works and that much of what we try to do in life, such as goal setting and changing bad habits are hard to accomplish for many people due to negative programming of the subconscious mind. With the training I received and studying what motivational speakers and other experts were teaching about setting goals and created a program that will help you achieve your goals and overcome any negative programming in your subconscious mind.
I worked with the Georgia Real Estate Commission to have my course “Goal Getting, Don’t Just Set’em, Get’em!” designated as a Continuing Education Course for Realtors. I presented the course to Realtors at local Boards of Realtors, for Broker offices, mortgage companies, and local Chambers of Commerce.
As the mortgage market was crashing in 2008, I purchased a Coffee News franchise (www.CoffeeNews.com) in North Georgia and started publishing a weekly newspaper that was distributed through local restaurants, coffee shops and businesses. We created and sold advertisements to local businesses. As the Owner/Publisher I was responsible for marketing the business and found that I really enjoyed marketing and advertising as well. We had a website, and I joined Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, at the time, I didn’t know much about “Social Media”.
Beginning Again, And On Fire this time!
After the mortgage market crashed, the economy tanked in Georgia and I closed our Coffee News business. I eventually found work back in the lending / technology field and moved to California. I decided to go back to school and study marketing. I signed up for Social Media Marketing Strategy. The instructor was Michael Brito (@Britopian), who I learned later was a top Influencer in the Social Media Marketing industry. You can read more about how my Social Media presence was set on fire in my Blog Post “How I Grew My Followers by 1000%” and how I accomplished it. The biggest portion of my success has been in sharing other peoples great content.
Over the years I have wanted to start blogging and podcasting again. I have wanted to start sharing my success in achieving my goals using the Goal Getting, Don’t Just Set’em, Get’em program with others and blogging and podcasting will help me do that. I have also had other ideas for podcasts and blogs as well as for a couple TV shows, App Startups, etc.
So, Antone Media was created to be the producer of these ideas and more. As our tag line above states: “Determined to Share and Produce Great Content” we will share content from industry experts in Content Marketing, Social Media, Motivation, Goal Setting and Self Improvement. My background in mortgage lending, real estate, technology, and social media will allow us to do produce in these areas.
Antone Media is dedicated to sharing information about topics of interest. Primarily, we will be focusing on Social Media, Content Marketing, Achieving Life Goals, Fitness and Technology.
Antone Media is the producer of “Goal Getting, Don’t Just Set’em, Get’em”, a training course about not just setting goals but in achieving those goals. We are creating an eBook, 9 Steps To Successful Goal Achievement, and it will be released soon..
Antone Media will begin producing a Podcast based on the “Goal Getting, Don’t Just Set’em, Get’em” program, the Goal Getting Podcast. Check out our website GoalGettingPodcast.com by clicking below
and become part of the Goal Getter Nation and we will send you updates by email when we are about to launch. We will also send you a FREE copy of the 9 Steps To Successful Goal Achievement eBook when it launches.