Tue, 14 June 2022
Baxter Black, who I have been a fan of for at least three decades has passed. In 2015 Baxter generously agreed to be a guest on the Off-Farm Income Podcast when we had barely began and had no catalog and no reputation. He provided me with a great, long-form interview as well.
The world learned that Baxter was ill and on hospice care back in January of 2022, and in February of 2022 we replayed his interview as tribute. We are doing it again today as we have lost one of good ones. The original show notes are below.
ADVICE FROM BAXTER BLACK:
WORK FOR FREE: Baxter's advice is to 1,000 shows for free before you figure out what you are worth.
HAVE SOMETHING TO WRITE ABOUT: Baxter related a great story about a young man that walked 15 miles to meet him because he wanted to become a cowboy poet. But the boy was not a cowboy, so he did not know anything to write about. Baxter sent him off to get ranch working experience, to learn his subject matter and THEN to start writing.
BAXTER BLACK'S PERSONAL HABIT THAT IS CONTRIBUTING TO HIS SUCCESS:
YOU NEED TO FORM A HABIT: Once Baxter started writing a column, he started a habit of writing everyday. Now on every plane ride, or nightly before bed, he writes. This is how he has produced so much content.
BEST BUSINESS ADVICE THAT BAXTER BLACK HAS RECEIVED:
GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT: Baxter told me that it was not until he was addressing a group of ranchers in Colorado that one of the took him aside and suggested that he write a column. The message that Baxter received was that he had a message to get out, and he needed to get it to a wider audience. You need to take that step, and find a way to get your message to the people who are looking for it.
Baxter Black's Website: BaxterBlack.com
Baxter Black's Facebook Page
Baxter Black's Twitter Feed: @BaxterBlack
Mr. Black recommends this book which is about entrepreneurship, overcoming obstacles and following your own path. Click on the image to go directly to Baxter Black's webpage where he sells this book:
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