Author of 20,000 Days and Counting
, a crash course in living each day with maximum purpose and intensity. Robert also writes about entrepreneurship, personal growth, and more at TheRobertD.com
Robert D. Smith, known affectionately to those around him as THE Robert D, is a leader in providing life-changing entertainment resources, a global customer service rep, and a favorite uncle.
For more than three decades, he has managed and overseen the career of Andy Andrews, a three-time New York Times best-selling author and in-demand speaker. He has served as a private consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and cutting-edge organizations, educating them on the unique methods he has employed to sustain massive success and growth across multiple industries for the past 30+ years.
Characterized by his never-say-die attitude, Robert has made a habit of powering through adversity and closed doors at every turn. He was rejected 51 times while pitching Andrews’ first manuscript, The Traveler’s Gift. While most would have quit, Robert persisted through “no” after “no.”
“No’s don’t scare me…I eat no’s for breakfast,” he says. “All a ‘no’ means is that you’re one step closer to a ‘yes.’”
The Traveler’s Gift, of course, went on to become a New York Times bestseller and a featured selection of ABC’s Good Morning America. It is now available around the world in over 25 languages, another volume in a catalog that continues to sell at an impressive rate. “They tell us that a book by Andy Andrews sells every 60 seconds somewhere on the planet,” he says with a grin.
His unique lifestyle, magnetic personality, and uncanny ability to get the best out of those with whom he works shine through in his debut book Time Tactics: The Foolproof System for Mastering Life, which he describes as a crash course for anyone wishing to get the most out of each and every day, hour, and minute they spend on Earth.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself,” he says. “Time Tactics shows you how to maximize every moment and live purposely with tremendous certainty of who you are and what you are here to do.”
Robert spends his spare time mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs and creative thinkers, teaching them lessons in business, finances, and living lives of meaning. He enjoys creating lasting memories with those around him by seizing opportunities for magic moments in seemingly ordinary settings. If you find yourself out to dinner with him, he will insist that everyone order dessert first. He currently resides in the countryside of Franklin, TN, just south of Nashville.