Greater access to the internet and social media has proven to be beneficial for us in many ways. However, at the same time, it has been a source of negativity for many of us.
Not only does social media use hamper our productivity, but seeing the fake or tragic news and information shared on social networks can be distressing for the readers. And considering the situation the world is in, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that we need happy news that uplifts our mood and makes us feel happy – not the other way around. Tom McGowan is helping do just that.
All About Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan is an entrepreneur and the founder of a media company, All Things Good, back in 2019. As the name suggests, All Things Good is a venture that only shares good news, good stories, and so forth. According to Tom, the idea behind this company was to spread smiles and share news that would light people’s days up.
In his exact words, “I first started ATG a few years back during my senior year in college. I was searching for an industry to build a business in and came across the media industry.. I noticed there weren’t any news stations that focused on ONLY good news. I thought this was odd because every time I watched good news stories with people it would light their day up”.
Although Tom founded ATG a couple of years back in his senior year, he knew from the very beginning that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. At first, it was just the thrill of “being your own boss” that attracted Tom, but later, he realized that he wanted to start something that made a difference. Hence, he came up with the idea of All Things Good.
Tom believes that in order to establish a successful business, you need to surround yourself with people who motivate and inspire you
As humans, our minds get caught up in processing the content that we read and listen to every day. Reading or listening to negative or distressing content just adds to our sadness, while happy content can help us filter out some of that and make us feel better. According to Tom, this is particularly important in a world that is hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as all we get to hear about nowadays is people losing their jobs, their loved ones, and similar upsetting news.
Tom believes that in order to establish a successful business, you need to surround yourself with people who motivate and inspire you. Tom thinks he was fortunate enough to be blessed with friends who supported him throughout and helped ATG reach where it is today. However, Tom doesn’t plan on stopping here.
When asked about the future prospects of ATG, Tom shared that he and his team are working on some “big projects”. He said, “We plan on developing an app at some point where people can scroll finding the best good news articles from a variety of media outlets. We plan on adding more podcasts as our two current ones have gained traction with interviewing people such as pro athletes, hall of famers, musicians, entrepreneurs.” Tom further added that his team is also designing more merchandise, which will be sold to generate money for good causes.
When starting their own business, most entrepreneurs think about how it will benefit them. However, Tom McGowan is one of the very few entrepreneurs who did not only turn his dream – of starting a business – into reality, but he also made sure it became a source of happiness for others in today’s world.