About Tom

What Do You Want to Create With Your Life?

  • Do you have a book inside you waiting to be written?
  • A business you’ve been dying to build?
  • Or maybe a movement begging to be brought to life?

If you’ve ever wanted to do something creative, remarkable and worthwhile, then you came to the right spot.

I’m Tom and I help people start, finish, and ship creative projects.

Don’t Go it Alone

Face it. Doing creative work is tough and unforgiving.

It’s an inner creative battle and it can break even the most ambitious and passionate individuals.

And that’s why you shouldn’t fight your battles alone.

When you join The Resistance, you join the growing army of artists, writers and creative entrepreneurs each fighting the creative fight to do do remarkable work and impact the people that matter.

As a member, you get exclusive access to powerful, immediately actionable content, designed to help you break through creative block, create, grow, and scale your business, and help you create your life’s work.

Stop fighting your inner creative battles alone.

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How I Will Help You Succeed

I believe everyone has a great, creative project inside of them – something waiting to be taken seriously, something begging to be given the chance, something demanding to be brought into existence. It could be:

    • a book, business, or blog
    • a brand new invention or a world-changing movement
    • the evolution of an idea or a complete overthrow of the status quo.

Whatever it is, you have it inside you, and it’s about time you took action.

This blog isn’t for everyone and it’s not supposed to be. But it is for the small, passionate few who care deeply about art, creativity, and impacting the world.

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If that’s you, sign up and I’ll send you my book The Art of Instigating for free. The Art of Instigating and all the other content I produce is designed to help you take your project from idea to reality.

 

What Impressive People are Saying:

Ryan-Hanley“When I’m looking for business smarts, not just Internet business, but business smarts, Tom is one of the first people I turn to. It started with PWYW product launches and now he is one of my primary advisors on the launch of my latest book. His work has my highest recommendation.” – Ryan Hanley, Hanley Media Lab

john corcoran“Tom is that rare combination of great work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to learn. He has a smart and savvy take on business and in particular how to grow a business. He’s one of my most trusted advisors whenever I have a question about my own business.” - John Corcoran, Founder of SmartBusinessRevolution.com, prior writer for the White House

jonathan-mead“Tom is one of those rare people that you meet and just know they’re a rising star, on their way to greatness. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with him on the Paid to Exist book and having his guidance launching it. His hustle, heart and commitment to giving courageously makes him shine. I’m grateful to have him in my corner.” - Jonathan Mead, Founder of PaidtoExist.com

 

About Tom Morkes

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Hey, I’m Tom and I’m a publisher, author, and all around instigator.

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I’m the CEO of Insurgent Publishing, a boutique publishing company that makes books for the creative outliers of the world. I’ve learned a lot starting a publishing company. And while publishing is hard work, it’s worth it when you get to connect and work with amazing people.

I’m the author of four books: The Art of Instigating, Notes From Seth Godin’s Revolution Conference and The Complete Guide to Pay What You Want Pricing.

COMMAND - take the lead, assemble a team, and own your marketMy 4th book, COMMAND, is set to launch in November. Get early access, exclusive content and behind the scenes look into the making of the book by joining the “Early Notification” list.

In the Spring of 2013, I co-founded and launched The Flight Formula, the worlds first ever heart-centered incubator. We did $41,000 for the launch of the in-person event, then followed up with the digital launch several weeks later. You can read about it here.

In the Fall of 2013, I co-founded High Speed Low Drag alongside John Lee Dumas of EntrepreneurOnFire.com and Antonio Centeno of RealMenRealStyle.com. HighSpeedLowDrag.org is a platform to help veterans succeed in the civilian world. I wrote about our experience here, here, and here.

Before life as an entrepreneur and publisher, I graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY (where I fought on the boxing team), spent five years active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, deployed to Iraq as a Guntruck Security Platoon Leader, and eventually commanded a Company in an airborne unit (where I got paid to jump out of helicopters – true story).

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This blog is my way of applying what I’ve learned leading troops in combat to the world of entrepreneurship, writing and art.

During my years of active duty military service, I’ve learned no more important lesson than this: people need you to instigate.

Every team is waiting for someone to take point, to lead, to be the first to jump out of the helicopter.

Your opportunity is to be that leader.

Easier said than done…

That’s why you shouldn’t do it alone.

Fighting a war is easier with an army.

When you subscribe below, you join me and the growing army of artists and entrepreneurs, each fighting the inner creative war to do remarkable, impactful work for the people who matter.

It’s not for everyone…

But it could be for you.

I hope to see you in the fray:

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