Wes Berry is known for always delivering the SIZZLE. He is highly sought-after as a keynote and motivational speaker in both the business and nonprofit worlds. He has built a remarkable international business with sales over $750 MILLION DOLLARS, that operated in 130 countries around the world. He is also the Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY best-selling author of the book Big Things Have Small Beginnings, which focuses primarily on success and growth.
“Berry offers advice and wisdom about taking care of the seemingly “little things” that add up to the difference between success and failure.” John Kelly Detroit Free Press Reviewer
“Wes, I love your new book…I love everything about it. Keep up the great work!” Kevin O’Leary, Star of Shark Tank
“Yo! Congratulations, Wes, on your new book! Well done! Big Things Have Small Beginnings, true story…I’m proof of that success!” Grant Cardone, CEO of Cardone Capital
“Big Things Have Small Beginnings…is the truest thing I’ve heard…I”m all about it!” Bethanne Frankel, CEO of SkinnyGirl
“Big Things Have Small Beginnings focuses…on being the catalyst that delivers success. Congratulations, Wes! Keep changing lives!” Daymond John, CEO of FUBU
The Wall Street Journal has named Big Things Have Small Beginnings by Detroit author Wes Berry the #8 on their list of bestsellers. Also, USA TODAY named Big Things Have Small Beginnings a top 100 bestselling book, and Barnes & Noble named it the number 3 bestselling book worldwide.
Recently The Southern California Book Festival named Big Things Has Small Beginnings as the winner of their Business category.
In this book, bestselling author, motivational speaker and business expert Wes Berry inspires, empowers and equips the reader with the tools that they need to win the Great Game, and succeed in whatever they aspire, in both business and in life. For anyone who is planning to start a business, is deeply enmeshed in one, or is just wanting to kick-start their life, this is the guide to get it done.
“It’s the relentless attention to the ‘small beginnings’ that will make all the difference,” says Berry who started in his family’s fresh flower business in a small shop in Detroit some forty years ago. Berry quickly propelled it to a $60 million-dollar international company with 30 franchises in five states and international business with a customer base reaching 130 countries around the world and $750 million-dollars in sales.
Using inspiring stories from his own experience, Berry strategically lays the groundwork to teach others how he did it, and how they can achieve success in business—and in life.
“It’s the little things,” says Berry, “that make up the big goals you want to accomplish. Pay attention to them, to those little details, and it will all come together. Broken down into manageable steps, nearly any goal is reachable.”
Links to Bestseller Lists:
- WSJ bestsellers list: https://www.wsj.com/articles/best-selling-books-week-ended-march-23-11553796518
- USA Today bestsellers list: https://www.usatoday.com/life/books/best-selling/week/2019/13/page/10/
- Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Things-Have-Small-Beginnings-ebook/dp/B07L1HC1X4/
Success didn’t come easy for Berry, but quitting wasn’t an option. “In business, every success I enjoyed was the result of a previous setback. Failure is only part of the Great Game,” he says. “Some of my failures were my biggest blessings in disguise. I learned from them and went forward to better things.”
Leadership is another key element in Berry’s book. Borrowing from the minds of the greatest military strategists in the world and throughout history, Wesley writes a playbook to give you the upper hand in the battlefield: all laid out in small steps, which is exactly how he did it.
With a mentor’s heart and a voracious appetite to learn, Berry believes one of the best ways to win the Great Game is to study other leaders. “I’ve written down what I’ve learned through the years, and hope that it will help others. Leaning from somebody else’s experience is a great way to educate yourself,” says Berry.
Big Things Have Small Beginnings: Learn to Play in the Great Game, (ISBN 978-0692181843, 2018, 276 Pages, Green Dragon Services) available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads. The audiobook is available on Amazon. You can watch the book trailer here: http://bit.ly/BigThingsTrailer
Excerpts from Big Things Have Small Beginnings: Learn to Play in the Great Game
The Great Game never ends…unless you decide to quit.
The Great Game is not just a single roll of the dice.
It’s the relentless attention to the “small beginnings” that will make all the difference.
Get those “small beginnings” done—on time— and you can be assured of reaching the Big Things.
The “Big Things”—the successes—all start with some very small beginnings.
Ambition makes us people with a purpose.
Ambition is a powerful sword, and appreciably so when it’s wielded by a person of integrity.
Truly ambitious people would rather taste defeat than never wear the laurel wreaths of victory.
Ambition, greed, and all the baser forms—thought of as the darker side of human nature—are simply tools.
There is no place else in the world where a business mind can have a greater potential for success than right here in the US.
When things get tough—as they do nearly every day–it’s your “why” that’ll get you out of bed in the morning.
Nothing in business gets done without a due date.
Time management is your key to being able to focus on what is important for your business.
Make time your friend, and it will help pave the road to success like few other elements can.
I am the builder of who I will be. And I alone am responsible for everything that happens in my life. Whatever happens to me, it is I myself who attracts it to me.
You’ve got to visualize your goals, even if you don’t know right now how the devil you’re ever going to accomplish them, and then let your mind lead the way.
Stay on that cutting edge. Success absolutely requires it.
A critical element of any business is competition, and it can be mighty fierce.
Your competition is working every bit as hard as you are to grab more market share than you can.
If you want to lead, you must study successful, effective leaders.
Develop high-quality leaders at all levels.
An educated person is one who knows how to produce more than he consumes.
Media Questions for Wesley Berry, author of Big Things Have Small Beginnings: Learn to Play in the Great Game
1. Your book, Big Things Have Small Beginnings: Learn to Play in the Great Game, tells how you took your family’s florist shop in Detroit, which was making $60K per year, up to a $60 million-dollar business with sales of $750 million . Can you tell us some of the “small things” that helped you?
2. Finding mentors and listening to them played a big role in you becoming the person you are today. Tell us how to go about placing ourselves in the right environment to find a mentor.
3. You believe that if you want it bad enough, you can achieve it. There was a time when you carried a piece of paper in your pocket with your goals written on it. Do you still do that? What were some of those early goals you had?
4. You used bartering with TV and radio stations in an interesting way to grow your business. Tell us about it.
5. There are a lot of strategic military examples in the book that parallel business savvy. Tell us how your military school background influenced your business life.
6. In the book, you teach us how to look for Rowans to work in our business. What is a Rowan in context to the Message to Garcia?
7. Is a Rowan unusual and hard to find?
8. In the book, you talk about the balance between work life and personal life. You also used to tell your employees they didn’t have to answer emails, etc. after hours. Can you elaborate on this and tell us how you found balance in your own life with such a big business to run?
9. You give a lot to charity and some of your goals are to put yourself in a position where you can help out. How and where do you give and volunteer?
10. Martin Luther King day was a day that you gave out free flowers. Tell us about that.
11. In the book, you talk about failure and resilience. What are some of your “failures” and how have they made you stronger or opened new doors?
12. You are a Freemason. Tell us what that is, and in what ways has that affected your life.
For a review copy or to interview the author, please email WES@WESBERRYGROUP.COM or call 248.891.0233