Swimming with the Sharks – Part 1

Swimming with the Sharks – Part 2

Jonathan Miller is not only smart, he’s also an entrepreneur who has incredible belief and certainty that what he’s got is worth at least $1million.

Now, this is despite the derision he receives from already-made-it millionaires (and billionaires for that matter).

What else can we say about him?

  • He’s smart – he has a background in Venture Capitalist deals, and he’s not going to be pushed by the self-confident prodding of his interviewers
  • He’s fearless in the face of opposition. This guy has got GUTS, and lots of them. When the other sharks bear their teeth in the room, he bares his back
  • He doesn’t back down in the face of offers which he knows aren’t in his company’s best interests, even when those offers seem lucrative (ie, he doesn’t sell out just for a quick buck)
  • He goes on the offensive when attacked for what he believes in
  • He is motivated by what he knows will bring him ultimate satisfaction, and it’s not money. This is absolutely crucial, as many business owners short-sell themselves on what they could achieve if they’d only stuck to their "big why"
  • He knows how to negotiate and do a deal. Notice how he ends up negotiating a very good result with the one shark left in the pack, because he senses that this shark will bite his bait, and wants what he has got to offer.

Here’s a recent update on Jonathan’s business:

(Block your ears for the 15 second interruption infomercial from a double-glazing (yes, really!!!!) company at the beginning of the video!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What do you think about Jonathan Miller? Is he an entrepreneur worth $1million, or is he just delusional with an unfounded faith in himself? Add your comment here.

 

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The Google Switch Report outlines how to develop an integrated approach to traffic creation, effective lead generation and the creation of raving fans for you business.

Perhaps for the first time, we have mapped out before us a systematic approach to the whole methodology of internet-based traffic generation using different and disparate web technologies.

Some of these technologies (example: press releases) have been around for a long time, but how your business can effectively mesh them all together hasn't always been clear.

Well, now it is.

Jim Yaghi and David Schwind, the authors of the Google Switch, show how you can develop a joined-up approach to lead generation, with constant new torrents of traffic coming from pay per click, viral social media, forums, video and more.

These two experienced marketers not only tell you about the different technologies they use, but also how to apply them effectively, to maximize their impact.

The 136 page report is split into two distinct halves:

Part 1 gives a very honest and real account of both Jim Yaghi and David Schwind's backgrounds before they became successful online. In this section of the report you will learn things like:

why sitting in a cafe all day long led to a real breakthrough in Jim's business
how David went from bizop to bizop chasing the dream life, until one day he discovered the real game-changer

and much more, some of which is helter-skelter stuff.

Part 2 then dives into how David & Jim use the internet to get floods of targetted traffic, and includes top tips on the best ways to help build your reputation online using nothing but your mailing list and creativity in your writing.

In the first section, David explains how he combined Google Adwords, a press release, and his existing mailing list, to get 82 leads in a single day.

The rest of the report shows the incredible ways both David & Jim put together normally disconnected traffic generation techniques, and this is where the real power of The Google Switch Report comes into play.

Every section ends with a useful summary, and with this report alone, if you integrate their strategies into your marketing, you should begin to see a significant growth in your leads and traffic within a short space of time.

The last couple of pages of The Google Switch are a soft sell for Jim Yaghi and David Schwind's new course, entitled PPC Supremacy, where they will obviously be fleshing out the strategies they outline in The Google Switch, and reveal some of their most closely guarded secrets about effective lead generation using both paid and free traffic methods.

I highly recommend The Google Switch, even if you're an experienced online marketer, as it will undoubtedly teach you both new ways to increase the leads coming into your sales funnel and how to convert those leads into paying customers and fans.

For more information: visit my PPC Supremacy Reviewwebsite.

I’m writing this less than an hour after England won against Slovenia in the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

So, how did England do?

The short answer is: it doesn’t matter, because they won.

Now, I know all you footie fans out there who are serious about the game (I admit, I’m not particularly), will have something to say with what I’ve just written.

After all, it’s how you show up in the game that counts too. I watched England play on a big screen (3 big screen as it happens!) in a Bristol church. The atmosphere was pretty electric.

England played a great game. They were professional, competitive, seized opportunities whenever and wherever they could, and weren’t phazed by Slovenia’s offensive rushes. (OK, if you’re a *real* football fan, I know you might disagree, but that’s OK 😛 )

In essense, they didn’t just play a good game, they played to win.

Winning the game is what it’s all about for them.

And we all shook the roof of the church building good and proper when they scored.

We didn’t need to for their sakes; the England team were too far way.

But we cheered because we became part of the winning side.

FOr the England side, winning isn’t about scoring goals, it’s so much about playing your game in a peak state, so that the magic happens.

And we all cheered because that’s what we want for our lives.

But I bet there were some people in that building who have let go of that dream of the magic happening for them.

I bet some people were cheering vicariously.

So you and I have a choice. We can live just to cheer on the winning team. Or we can become winners.

All the players have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of this game. It’s not just something they do anymore. It’s who they are. Playing the game to win has become part of them, inseparably.

But the twist in the tail is that it’s just a game.

So, is life the same?

In a real sense it is.

We are born. We dream of accomplishing something of significance for our lives. Some of us fulfill that dream. We realise our desire.

What about you – how do you play this game of life? What does it mean to you? Are you playing to win? Add your comment below.

Let me take you back a bit, to when I was about 7 years old.

My parents lived in a pretty village (that goes back to Roman times, so I’m told), which had all sorts of fun things for kids to explore: woodland, streams to fish for minnows, and most importantly a huge green open space where we could go bike riding.

Now I remember when I first tried mastering the bike riding bit: I was somewhere between 6 and 7 years of age, and I was falling off the bike quite a lot.

You can see where I’m going here, I hope.

Every day when I arrived back home during that summer, it was with a fresh graze on one knee or the other…the scabs never had time to heal up: I’d just keep getting new cuts every day from falling off.

But my mum never complained. She never said "well, I think you should just give up…you’re just not meant to ride a bike".

Nope. All she did was dab my cuts with TCP (I can still remember the stinging even now!).

Now, for some reason, it seems as if something weird often happens in school:

when we don’t get it first or second time around, the teachers give up on us.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not blaming teachers here (I have come from that profession myself, and I’m not into shooting myself in the foot – it’s just far too painful).

All I’m saying is that there something seems to go wrong with the learning system, to the extent that some kids end up hating school because it keeps telling them they are failures.

Does that ring a bell with you?

So, what if this, or something similar from other important people in your life, happened to you?

How are you going to shake off some of the incorrect thoughts you have rattling around your head about who you are, and what you can and can’t achieve in life?

I’m not going to claim that a single blog post alone is going to make that massive shift for you.

But if you are struggling with your past, I do want you to re-consider my bike story for a moment.

What if you could decide, today, that the next time you fall off your ‘bike’ – whatever that now is, in your adult life – instead of criticising yourself for failing, you just dust the grit out of your knees, get back on, and get on with learning to balance effectively, so you can cycle better?

To increase the chance that you might think in this manner, remember the following: your past actions do not have to determine your future ones.

The past is the past. It has gone. The past does not determine your future.

As human beings, I believe that we often confuse the past with the future. By using the trends of the past, in our minds, we then say to ourselves: “Ah! This is what happened before, when I tried this, so I should expect the same outcome again the next time I try…..”

It’s a reasonable assumption. BUT – it’s also a limiting belief.

The future does not have to look like the past.

When I learned to cycle, all I did was keep failing my way to success.

And in many, many cases, it’s possible to change the way you think about yourself, resulting in the possibility of a very different outcome in the future.

The reason for me banging on about this so much in this article is because I see so many people stuck when they don’t have to be.

Leave the past in the past, and don’t let what has happened before determine the way things can be from now on.

Please do add your comments and thoughts below!

 

As you might know by now, I’m part of a community of people who are committed to mastering the changes necessary to achieve time freedom in their lives.

I was recently listening to a call from one of the top marketers in this community, and she made the following statement during the call:

 

"Write down the top 20 qualities of the type of person you want to work with".

So, here it is. As you read down this list, if you’re saying "yes" to these, then click on my picture at the end of this post, fill in your name, email address & phone number, and I’ll give you a call.

20 Qualities of People Who I Want to Work With

  1. Self-motivated
  2. Committed to self-mastery and personal development
  3. Primary focus is on making a difference in the world, rather than being motivated by a large bank balance
  4. Hungry for change
  5. Not afraid of failing forward
  6. Understands that success is a process
  7. Plays a bigger game than just self-interest
  8. Is other-centered more than self-centered
  9. Places a high value on other people
  10. Is willing to forgive even when it hurts
  11. Understands the importance of masterminding with others
  12. Seeks out to learn new skills
  13. Is committed to leadership through serving and by example
  14. Wants the best outcome in any situation, even when it’s a challenge
  15. Understands the great value of human relationships
  16. Is courageous, and is able to face into the wind of challenges and ride with the wind of success
  17. Invests time in people
  18. Understands that money is just a vehicle to bring change, and not an end in itself
  19. Loves working with others, but is committed to accountability to self
  20. Always begins with the end in mind.

Click here to add your 20!

Aim for at least 5 if you’re busy 🙂

 

Blog Entry Summary:

  • Google Wave is a very powerful collaboration & project development/management tool
  • It is so next-gen that most people still won’t adopt it
  • You can embed Google Wave on your blog as a powerful, interactive & real-time method of conversing with your visitors

So, do you think Google Wave will ever become mainstream, or is its natural evolution Google Buzz?

Please add your comments below (just make sure you follow the house rules, otherwise I reserve the right to remove your post).

 

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Recently, a well known internet marketer (Eric Holmlund), was contacted by a disgruntled customer, who had been ripped off by someone Eric had previously recommended.

Eric’s response was an example to the whole internet marketing community.

In essence, Eric brought the difficult situation right out into the open to sound out his subscribers (myself included), and to highlight some of the potential problems that affiliate marketer can encounter. Eric asked the internet marketing community what they thought would be the best course of action: should he compensate the client who was ripped off, or not? Was Eric responsible for someone else’s bad business practises (ie the copywriter who didn’t deliver) or not?

You can read final outcome of the whole shenanigans here. All I will say, is that Eric Holmlund is a top-rate internert marketer who I respect and endorse. If you want to know anything about online marketing, then do visit his blog at http://EricsTips.com.

 

 

 

 

 

What exactly does it mean to fight from victory? Put in another phrase, and it’s clearer: Fight from a position of victory.

Just to clarify, I’m talking about the context of your life or business goals (and hopefully both at the same time). The reason why this is so powerful is because it acknowledges the role of your mindset as being crucial in determining the outcome.

Not for a second am I saying that skill set isn’t important, it’s rather that the results that you get from your skill set are 100% determined by your mindset.

How you think and what you think about will have an undeniably profound effect on the eventual outcome of your efforts. You may think that this is completely obvious. If that’s the case, you should congratulate yourself on being in the small 3% of people who understand the paramount importance of mindset in determining outcome.

How do you get to the place where you know you have the right attitudes and patterns of thought required for success?

Here’s a simple test: Look in the mirror. Stare at yourself for about 30 seconds, and after the 30 seconds is up, say, out loud "I know I’ve got what it takes", three times. Make a note of how you react to this.

Do you feel like a fraud, or feel derision or cynicism for doing such a strange thing? (Or even, perhaps foolishness).

Or, do you feel scared, perhaps realizing that you just don’t believe what you’ve just said. Or maybe you want to believe it, but you’re not sure how to get there.

The reason why mindset is so fundamental to outcome is because our thoughts and attitudes do shape the resulting actions more than anything else.

So, how do you get the mindset required for success in your life or business? Here are some things I’ve learned and am applying in my business:

  1. Find your core why – why do you want what you are straining for? Find what motivates you more than anything else to push through, and use your imagination (include all 5 senses if possible) to see that outcome in your mind, as if it is already real.
  2. Take measurable action every day to help you work towards that core why. If it’s in business, that should at least translate into income-producing activity. In your personal life, it could mean setting aside quality time to spend with the significant person or people around you.
  3. Mastermind with others – find a small group of others who are wanting success in their lives, and give one another permission to help, evaluate and train each other.
  4. Spend time in your own personal development – read, watch or listen to great leaders who share their story…let what they say impact you and  write it down.
  5. Commit yourself to leadership.

Lastly, you might find the following video helpful:


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It’s funny how things go around & come around; back in January 2009 I’d just started learning how to make money online with affiliate marketing, and I was excited about the possibilities of using the internet to earn money whilst I sleep, so that I could focus more time on my family.

I have to be very honest – I struggled. The biggest struggle was staying focused enough on one thing – there were, and now even more so, so many opportunities out there to earn a decent income, it was hard to settle on one thing.

I took a high end course on affiliate marketing, which to this day still contains a huge amount of valuable information, even though Google has changed it’s colors more times than a chameleon in the time between then and now.

Which brings me to now. You see, I’m still doing affiliate marketing, but I’m doing it incidentally, rather than focusing on it full time. At the moment, I’ve got other irons in the fire which can also generate income, but whatever business method I choose on the internet, I know that the best business model is one in which I do something once, and get paid over and over again thereafter.

In one sense, I’ve come full circle in terms of the methods I’m using to generate income online. As a business owner of a marketing company myself, I know how challenging it can be to generate consistent cashflow throught the financial year, and affiliate marketing provides me with a very helpful residual income to help pay for my ongoing business expenses.

So, how does affiliate marketing work? The nearest analogy I have, is when an actor or author gains ongoing royalties, or commissions based on work that they have created.

The methods used to generate income are surprisingly easy to do (and don’t require as much in the way of technical or computer skills as you might think).

The reason for the post title is that I’ve just stumbled across two young guys – who were teenagers when they made their first 6 figures online (in less than a year). They were both struggling undergrads (in fact, it seems like one was a college drop-out).

If you want to find out more about their story, click on the information below.

And in case you’re wondering, the links in this article are affiliate links for their product. If you’re new to the idea of affiliate marketing as a viable business model, and you’re considering ways to earn new income streams using the internet, without hesitation I would encourage you to consider becoming an affiliate as a way of getting started.

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If you’re a regular reader of this Blog, you’ll know that I regularly comment on topics such as marketing, the world economy, finance – anything which affects offline & online business.

What I haven’t told you much about is the business I’m involved with.

Mostly because I want to share the wider picture, not just what I’m doing.

But let me be straight for a second: I’m online to make money.

“And what” you might ask, “are you selling?”.

Well, it’s simple: I’m selling information. Specifically, two types of information.

One will help any offline business gain the effective marketing skills to get new clients, so it can grow despite the recession.

The other is information which will help any business to gain the skills it needs to manage its own financial investments. Think: “how to be your own fund manager, investment advisor, and wealth creation expert”.

Why did I choose these niches and not others?

Well, it was unintentional. Originally I was just looking for a way to earn money online. And I found the community that I’m now part of, which has enabled me to gain a whole gamut of skills apart from “just” online marketing.

As it turns out, there are a lot – and I mean a huge number – of people out there who are wanting to learn these skills. These are the sorts of people who are self-motivated, focused individuals who  for whatever reason, aren’t satisfied with the way things are.

Let me throw a number at you for a second. I recently heard Eban Pagan teaching (online, of course!) about just how big the information industry has now become.

Here are some staggering statistics he gave:

  • E-Book growth grew by 71% last year (Ipad & Kindle country!)
  • Self-help is an over $13 billion/year industry
  • The world-wide information market is an estimated $400 billion/year growth industry
  • The personal & corporate coaching industry alone is estimated at over $100billion/year

…so you can see, there is a thriving, exploding market mushrooming right under your nose.

Whilst traditional business models are floundering with narrow profit margins, high overheads, and no time leverage, much of the above operates 24/7 (yes, even whilst you’re asleep)  in hundreds of countries, simultaneously.

So if you are looking for a way out of the rat-race, or just looking for a way to leverage your time (so you can do  the things that you really want to do, when you want to do them), there is simply no better time to learn the skills required to become a master of online business, in one, or more niches.

Now I’m not saying you can become rich overnight (it certainly hasn’t happened that way for me, at least) – what I can say for certain is that once you have these skills, you can really begin to leverage them, and get paid, even when you sleep.

If that’s not an attractive business model, I don’t know what is.

To find out more about the training I’m involved with, fill in your details here.