About the Author

Andy Traub is a creator.  Whether it’s a podcast, book, blog post or speech, his message is the same: you must take permission if you want to live a great life, create great art, and positively impact the world.

In 2011, Traub formed Take Permission Media Network  as a destination for ideas that empower readers and listeners to take permission to make their lives awesome.

From his small town in South Dakota, Andy has been able to reach the world with his messages thanks to hundreds of thousands of his podcasts downloaded and thousands of books sold.

In 2010, Seth Godin gave him permission to produce The Unofficial Linchpin Podcast. In that same year, he partnered with Cliff Ravenscraft, the world’s most popular podcast consultant, to create a technology show called Business Tech Weekly.  He has worked with or been a guest on shows with thought leaders such as Michael Hyatt, Todd Henry, Chris LoCurto, Jeff Goins, Jon Acuff, Dan Miller, and Andy Andrews.

In early 2013 Andy self-published his first book, The Early To Rise Experience: Learn To Rise Early in 30 DaysThe book was a tremendous success, and he created The Self-Publishing System later that year to teach other authors how to market and sell more digital copies of their books.

Andy speaks often to audiences on how to create great things while maintaining a healthy family life. When he’s not writing books or recording interviews, you can find him at home playing with his three young children or taking his wife on a date.