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Carl Foster is the inspirational author of a new self help book called ‘SELFMADE’ all about promoting the positive lifestyle.

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22 Apr 2013

What was the catalyst that made you decide to go into business?

I feel there is a need for more coaches and mentors in today’s society for children, young people and adults alike.

There is a need for someone who you can discus your day to day challenges with and brainstorm for solutions. With SELFMADE you can. God has given me a purpose.

What was holding you back from being an entrepreneur at the time?

I was distracted and my eyes where closed on my life. I never thought about it until a friend at work recommended that I read a book on the Law of Attraction and I learned about philosophy of life.

I learned knowledge and understanding.  It opened my eyes and wanted to share it with somebody.

As a spiritual awakening I began to write the book and entitled the knowledge SELFMADE. Meaning you are responsible for your actions and the results in your life and by those actions you are the creator of your journey of life.

You can make it good or bad by taking responsibility for yourself with God’s power!

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What was the best business advice you were given?

Have a dream. Create a goal write it down and work towards it.

Do research on the successful people who have all ready achieve the same goal / idea and find out what they did to make it successful / work for them and then apply those actions in making your business successful too.

What is the most exciting thing happening in your sector right now?

Meeting so many talented positive people; helping people and making a difference in somebody’s life.

What are your customers demanding more from you?

People want me to do more talks and to do seminars and workshops. I’m glad to do it too as it takes my writing of the paper and on to the stage or in a class room.

What social media tool are you using at the moment?

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace. I like and enjoy using these social networks as it gives me access to wide range of people all over the world.

People from different countries have bought my book and I am building a firm fan base with them and figuring out the best way to serve them with future products.

What is your take on personal business failures?

It could be lack of knowledge. But for every failure there is something learned and it doesn’t matter how many times you fail as you learn and it’s only a matter of time until you WIN!

What is difference that is making the difference for success in business at the moment?

There is much more access to the customer due to social media and better understanding of what the customer wants.

Who are you following on Twitter and why?

Young Hackney because I have a future project to support children and young people in Hackney.

What book would you recommend for entrepreneurs?

For goal setting, for developing positive mindset and personal development, SELFMADE.

What is your favourite quote?

If you try hard enough, the change will come.

Don’t live your life by fear of failure, live your life by the thought of winning!!!

What next for your business?

Book 2 due out for 2014 and all so the SELFMADE clothing line.

Set up a charity event to disadvantaged children in London.

What next?

My purpose is to share the positive life style with others.

For further information on Carl’s work, visit her website over at

You can also follow him on Twitter, where he’s @CarlFosterUK
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