We had the good fortune of connecting with Todd Marcell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Todd, what role has risk played in your life or career?
In any endeavor you have to take risk. I think its how you view it, to view it as a risk means you may take a hit or loss. I view it as an investment but with an investment there is the potential for loss as well. I see risk as an immediate problem that can have immediate consequences but an investment is an long term issue meaning it may pay off over time. I would rather make an investment vs risk. Since we are talking about risk in my line of work as an Author you take risk in the form of maybe having a great deal of inventory of books not sold after you have purchased them or making an marketing investment that didn’t pan out. In hind sight the only way to get your work in front of readers is to take that risk or investment. The key is to try to gain more than you lose. In my experience I have been blessed to gain more attention than not and the key is you have to weigh out the pros and cons or whether or not it will be worth the risk or investment. Second, will it reach my target audience and third will I gain more notoriety.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from others or what sets my writing apart from others is 2 things. The first is that I want the reader to learn something that they haven’t before from my writing. So many times we read about the same things just in a different way. My belief is that you should always learn something new that’s growth. The second thing is what I take pride in the most, and that is my writing is very applicable. I want the reader to apply the principles in my writing as soon as they close the book. Most people judge my books because they are not very long , but If you think about it, long books you have to go back and reread or forget half the stuff you read and the things you do remember that’s about the length of my books. Last but not least I want to point out two projects I would like to highlight. I have a new book dropping February 2022 “Success Is A Habit” A 30day devotional to create habitual success in your life. I also will be starting a YouTube channel where I am going to be Introducing and doing Book reviews. So reach out to me if you are an up & coming Author to have your book featured.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give recognition to my mom the late great Vivian smith. I dedicated my first book to my dad and never got around to recognizing my mom. My mom really is the person who made me who I am today. She taught the the value of Self-Esteem. I remember she bought me this shirt that said ” I am somebody because God don’t make no junk” and that stuck with me for all of my life. Also my mom taught me how to make the best out of whatever situation I’m in. I live by the moniker when life hands you lemons make lemonade.
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