What was a small life like for you?
I was a bored, but talented, broadcast and IT consultant. I’d built up two sizeable businesses and had a passion for innovation and pushing the boundaries of what was possible with technology.
I was in a business where I was overloaded, not only running the business unit but also being responsible for fulfilling an ever-increasing sales target year on year. I left.
I wallowed around for a few years as a freelance consultant before I wrote a book, kind of by accident.
A Bigger Tom
My first book opened a door for me that I didn’t know even existed. I started to get approached by people who also wanted to write books. Many of them were blocked so I did some hypnotherapy training to help them and wrote my 1st non-fiction book, Blocks. To help readers, I also recorded some meditative visualisations which they could download for free. I became an expert at clearing writer’s block and adopted the moniker of TheBookWright.
Transition to Big Töm
Around the time I was publishing my 12th book, New Magic for a New Era, I was approached by an app called Insight Timer to upload one of my free meditations. This lead to me writing three more books on mindfulness and co-authoring The Big U.
More significantly, I transitioned from being an author who created some nice meditations to being a internationally renowned meditation guide who happens to have written a number of books. While more and more of my meditations were listened to for free, my premium content started to provide a steady monthly income meaning I became free to create with no boundaries.
In January 2020, my 16th book and 1st novel is published. This is a book I started writing before publishing my 1st book. Soulwaves is a channelled ‘future history’ of the planet and takes my writings into a completely new realm.
In conjunction, I am creating an album of meditative ambient music inspired by the book. Twelve ambient tracks will appear on Insight Timer, one each month during 2020. In addition, a guided meditation will be made available each month on how to tune into soulwaves. In addition, I am making my whole back catalogue of multimedia courses available to all absolutely free of charge.
This is what happens when we step into being our Big Ü with no fears of where money is coming from or that there is not enough time to achieve your dreams.
- Follow your intuition
- Do what you love
- Meditate daily
- Embrace resistance
- Notice signs
- Give lots away
- Give thanks to what comes back
Just into the fourth month of 2020 and Tom has now created six ambient tracks inspired by the novel Soulwaves. Each gets more and more complex and ambitious as Tom learns more and more … listen to this track for an example.