Ken Wentworth – Author of “Don’t Fake the Funk: F*ck Being Average”

Don’t Fake the Funk: A Chat with Ken Wentworth on F*ck Being Average

Mike interviews Ken Wentworth.

Today’s blog is all about entrepreneurial greatness, here to inspire, motivate, and kick your ass into high gear. We had an electrifying episode on the podcast with none other than Ken Wentworth, the mastermind behind the bold and unapologetic book, “Don’t Fake the Funk: F*ck Being Average.” If you missed it, buckle up because this will be a wild ride.


Right off the bat, Ken hit us with some hard truths. “Faking the funk,” as he puts it, is the plague of mediocrity. Too many people are content with putting on a façade, playing it safe, and blending in with the crowd. But Ken’s message is clear: Screw that! Life is too short to be anything but your authentic self.

Ken shared his journey of self-discovery and the pivotal moments that made him realize the importance of authenticity. From struggling in a dead-end job to finding his true calling, his story is a testament to the power of being honest. It’s not about pretending to be something you’re not but embracing who you are and letting the world see your true colours.

One of the standout moments in our conversation was when Ken delved into the concept of “The Average Trap.” Society has this sneaky way of convincing us that being average is okay. Go to school, get a job, pay your bills, and don’t rock the boat. But as Ken passionately articulated, this mindset is the enemy of greatness.

Ken broke it down: Being average is easy, safe, and the quickest way to kill your dreams. To achieve extraordinary success, you must break free from mediocrity’s shackles. You must push boundaries, take risks, and, most importantly, be willing to fail. Because it’s through failure that we learn, grow, and ultimately succeed.

The title of Ken’s book says it all. “Don’t Fake the Funk: F*ck Being Average” isn’t just a catchy phrase; it’s a call to action. Ken didn’t sugarcoat it—he wants you to wake up and realize you are capable of much more than average. This book is a wake-up call, a slap in the face, and a motivational kick in the ass all rolled into one.

Ken shared some of the key takeaways from his book, and let me tell you, they are pure gold. He talks about the importance of setting high standards, surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, and never settling for less than you deserve. It’s about creating a mindset of excellence and refusing to compromise, no matter what.

Our conversation naturally shifted to the entrepreneurial grind. Ken’s no stranger to the hustle, and he shared some invaluable insights on what it takes to succeed in business. One thing that stood out was his emphasis on resilience. Entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster ride, filled with highs and lows, and if you want to make it, you need to be tough as nails.

Ken talked about the importance of having a strong “why.” Your “why” keeps you going when the going gets tough. It fuels your passion and drives you to keep pushing forward, even when the odds are stacked against you. Without a clear “why,” it’s easy to get lost and give up.

Ken left us with some powerful takeaways as we wrapped up our conversation. Here are a few nuggets of wisdom that you can apply to your own life and business:

  1. Be Authentic: Stop faking the funk. Embrace who you are, flaws and all, and let the world see your true self.
  2. Avoid the Average Trap: Don’t settle for mediocrity. Push yourself to be extraordinary and never stop striving for greatness.
  3. Set High Standards: Hold yourself to the highest standards and refuse to settle for anything less.
  4. Build Resilience: Understand that failure is part of the journey. Learn from it, grow from it, and keep moving forward.
  5. Find Your Why: Identify your purpose and let it be the driving force behind everything you do.
Mike Fallat and Ken Wentworth talk about the book Don’t Fake the Funk: F*ck Being Average.

Ken Wentworth’s book, “Don’t Fake the Funk: F*ck Being Average,” is more than just a book—it’s a manifesto for anyone who refuses to be ordinary. If you’re ready to take your life and business to the next level, this is the kickstart you need. Remember, folks, greatness isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes guts, determination, and an unwavering commitment to being the best version of yourself.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.

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