Tom Black is author of the wildly popular book The Boxcar Millionaire and he exemplifies the essence of the American dream. His rags to riches story will amaze and inspire you.
Tom began life in a railway boxcar. He grew up in extreme poverty and worked his way up the free enterprise ladder known as America. Today, Tom is recognized as the "Greatest Sales Trainer in America" and is also world-famous as owner of the greatest wine collection in the United States, with some of the rarest and oldest wines in existence. As one of the world’s most knowledgeable and well-known wine experts, Tom Black has been featured in international food and wine magazines and he is honored to count the best chefs and winemakers among his personal friends. A tour around his plantation style estate in Nashville, TN, reveals numerous treasured snapshots taken while entertaining famous guests like Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Sheryl Crow, Ashley Judd, Brooks and Dunn, and legendary music producer Tony Brown.
Tom now dedicates his time to teaching others everything he has learned through business-strategy coaching in his signature no-nonsense manner that rivets his audiences. Tom is passionate about sharing his secret to success and he travels the globe bringing hands-on sales tools to business owners and their employees through his sales mentoring enterprise called the Tom Black Center for Excellence. He is an entrepreneur who has founded, purchased, sold, and taken companies public.
He says, “I believe that success is not something you own, it’s something you rent. And when you stop paying the rent on success you immediately start paying the rent on failure.”
Tom Black’s personal and professional story is a message of hope and it moves us to reach beyond our current circumstances and bring our greatest vision of ourselves to reality. Mark Victor Hansen, author of the New York Times No. 1 Best Seller Chicken Soup for the Soul, says, “He is going to show you how to sell yourself rich, my dear friend Tom Black.”
Tom’s story is about a boy who was born and raised in a boxcar. He had a dream to be the best at whatever he set his mind to. “I didn’t set my goal to be No. 1 if my car didn’t breakdown, because it did. I didn’t set my goal to be No. 1 if I didn’t get sick, because I did. I didn’t set my goal to be No. 1 if I didn’t run out of sales territory, because I did. I set my goal to be No. 1 despite my circumstances,” says Tom Black.
Today his dream is to share his story with others in the hope that it will transform someone else’s life with the knowledge that we can make our inspired dreams come true.