“Shake the hand, that shook the hand, of PT Barnum and Charlie Chan” (The Grateful Dead, “US Blues”)
You know what the first thing many entrepreneurs and small biz owners do on January 1st (right after gagging down Excedrin with a warm dollop of “Hair o’ the dog”)?
You know why?
It’s because… for all the “promise” a new year holds…
… for most folks in business, the months ahead are just shadows in a dark fog.
When times are good, maybe — maybe — you can stumble over some tasty opportunities as you wander.
When times are bad… you know, like our current recession-shackled economy… that fog of uncertainty gets thick enough to choke you.
Would you like to know what the UNCOMMON entrepreneurs and small biz owners do when looking ahead to 2010?
They smile. They yawn at the recession. And they feel damn good about their nice, clear, unobstructed view of the coming months.
No fog. No murderous pitfalls hidden in the shadows.
They are uncommon, because they are PREPARED.
They have an action plan… and they know how to implement it.
You wanna commit business suicide? Stumble into the coming year without a clue how you’re going to grow or get better results.
You wanna join the Feast, where the Smart Few are enjoying floods of traffic, maxed-out conversions, and the kind of almost-ridiculously-abundant free time (like a vacation every month) that “most” biz owners can only dream about?
Then get hip to the amazing magic of putting together a simple action plan.
And make sure it’s a plan you can easily (and even joyously) implement right away.
I’d like to help you, if you think getting some honest, hard-core, proven mentoring can get you off your duff… and into your seat at the Feast.
Here’s what’s up: There has always been a stark contrast between those who plan, and those who don’t even know how to plan.
For nearly 30 years now, as a high-paid consultant, I’ve been helping entrepreneurs and biz owners figure out the critical first steps to take to get moving in a new, profitable, easier (and more fun) direction.
Having even a simple plan (with just a few steps to take) will change your life forever.
But only if you are confident (and know the easy tricks) of putting this simple plan into action.
I know how to do this. And I hang out with masters of simple-but-insanely-lucrative planning.
… I’m holding a live workshop-seminar in San Diego the last weekend of January…
… where you can come and get direct help putting your own killer action plan together.
Plus learn the tricks to implementation. The key to making your plan a reality.
We’re gonna fill you up with proven, easy step-by-step actions to take immediately… to:
Best part: The powerful simplicity of this kind of planning…
… means that veteran business owners will immediately benefit, as well as raw rookies.
Most people absolutely suck at planning.
And if you insist on trying to do it yourself, without expert help…
… you’re headed down a rabbit hole that can trap you, confuse you, and murder your business while you’re fighting self-created emergencies.
The top marketers (including any competition now cleaning your clock) ALL know how to map out a simple action plan… and put it in motion.
Even the best plan in the universe is worthless, if it never gets implemented.
This, by the way, is the problem with most seminars: You get a mountain of ideas dumped on you, with no hint of how to execute any of them.
The advanced stuff (which you shouldn’t be touching yet) gets all jumbled up with soon-to-be-obsolete stuff, which buries the easy stuff…
… and you’re left with zero “real” plans.
Just a lot of notes and wishes and dreams again.
Well, screw that.
We’re even calling this unique event “The Action Seminar“.
And it is populated with the best teachers and planning wizards I know. Including…
Mike Koenigs, the uber-talented genius behind “Traffic Geyser”… who specializes in getting the most stubbornly-resistant people to quickly (actually immediately) use his simple-yet-awesomely-effective video secrets to carpet bomb the Web with a killer sales message. (The cheapest camera you can find will do the trick, too.)
James “Schrakmo” Schramko… the brilliant Aussie who came out of nowhere last year (knowing squat about the Web), to dominate search engine rankings and generally crush all competitors in any market he chose to conquer.
He understands what it’s like to be a rookie looking for a clue… and he has made a huge name for himself helping entrepreneurs zoom to dominance with minimal skills and very little investment.
The simple plans that are easy to master, and simple to implement, is the way to get rich and happy as fast as possible.
Oh, and check this out: Teran Dale (my personal favorite PPC advisor) has the inside track on Google. He’s managed as much as $1 million dollars a day in pay-per-click advertising in huge, super-competitive niches.
The kicker: The competition in these niches are paying $7 – $12 dollars per click… while Teran’s clients are only paying $0.21 cents.
If you suspect that everything you believe about PPC is dead wrong… you’re right.
Teran will be working directly with select folks at this seminar, while we watch and learn. And he’s gonna be sharing ALL the good stuff… brought down to doable, simple and easy steps. (You’re invited to join the pool of attendees we’ll choose Teran’s subjects from.)
This is just a small taste of the Feast you’re about to share in.
We’ve also got the globally-respected Les Brown (to get your head straight about planning for success)… Melanie Benson Strick (to help you finally get off your butt and start being massively productive) (with more time off)…
… my hilarious (but deadly serious about profits) colleagues Travis Miller and Jimmy Vee will show you how to become a social media MONSTER (even if you can’t yet spell “blog”)…
… and I’ll be joined by copywriting legends Harlan Kilstein (still the only guy around who can show you how to hypnotize readers into following you anywhere) and Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero (of “She Factor” fame — and remember, the ladies still control 90% of the money out there, guys).
Plus: The entire faculty of the Simple Writing System mentoring program will be there, for you to corner and suck every shred of sales-boosting secret out of their super-talented brains.
Let’s drop names: Kevin Rogers (my head writer for The Stable O’ Copywriters)… “Million Dollar” Mike Morgan (a top freelancer with tremendous chops)… Tony Flores (head writer for The Arbitrage Conspiracy)… Scott Haines (a killer writer and old pal of mine and Gary Halbert’s)… Jimbo Curley (the star writer who replaces me at OHP Golf)… Tina Lorenz (easily the hottest copywriter in the “launch” game right now)… and two “under the radar” (for now) writers I’ve personally hired to write for me: Robert Gibson and Mark Landstrom.
Special guest stars include “A List” copywriter David Deutsch (who recently had 6 million-dollar controls for Boardroom, Inc)… Gary Halbert’s sons Bond and Kevin (who I’ve been working closely with while they restructure Gary’s legacy)… and some Mystery Guests who should blow your mind.
There’s just one catch:
This event is coming up soon… and there are VERY limited spots open.
To get the details, just check out this info-site:
There’s quite a bit more to the fun and seriously-lucrative stuff you’ll encounter at this rare, totally unique event.
And… I am personally making sure that you get at least 12 action-steps, customized to your situation, that are simple enough for you to implement as soon as you get home (or back to your room).
If you can handle more, you’ll get more.
But the main thing is this: This ain’t a “talk at you” event.
It’s interactive… and it’s all about helping you put together a freakin’ PLAN to go out and put into action NOW.
So you can get back to your office and start demolishing your evil competitors and dominating your market.
While earning more, and having more time off, and generally being happier and staring down the economy and every obstacle in your life…
… and winning.
Oh, this is gonna be good.
For the few who get their act together and score a spot, that is.
For the rest… well, good luck out there in the fog.
Seriously — go check out the info-site now. (You’re gonna faint when you see how CHEAP it is, too):
P.S. Just in case it wasn’t made crystal clear: No prior experience or skills or hidden “insider” advantages are necessary to make ANY of this stuff work like crazy for you.
Just hurry, okay? It’s coming up fast, and won’t be repeated.
“It’s alive!” (Baron Von Frankenstein, kickstarting the Monster)
We’ve just fired up the Simple Writing System blog (www.simplewritingsystem.com/blog)…
… which means a stunning (and unprecedented) pile of free tools, tactics, advice and insight can be yours…
… just for the grabbing.
This is an all-out assault on reason and logic. We’re just GIVING AWAY stuff that — not too long ago — would have cost you a pretty penny just to get a quick glimpse of.
We’ve created a beast here, and it’s name is FREE.
Here’s just a small taste of what’s piling up over there (that you’re missing out on if you haven’t signed in):
What? You didn’t see that presentation?
It’s marketing theater at its finest… Read more…
“I yam what I yam.” (Popeye, avoiding introspection.)
Are your routines helping you… or slowly murdering you?
As with most of life, it’s complicated.
And you’re gonna have to spend more than your normal 38 seconds cogitating on this issue if you’re ever gonna make peace with your natural inclination to habitualize your ass into oblivion.
(Side note: During my excellent interview with StomperNet founder Andy Jenkins yesterday, he revealed the startling statistic that most of us now live in 38-second segments. This, apparently, has been discovered by guys in white coats with clipboards. The Web has installed a permanent ADD virtual chip in our brains, limiting attention spans to that of a gnat.)
(This is good info for marketers to have, especially when deciding how to position copy, testimonials, video, graphics and other elements on a website for maximum attention-grabbing. But it’s damned depressing when any conversation requires deeper thought… and you must construct your position with constant virtual shiny objects to hold the interest of otherwise bright people.)
(I just lost half my audience with that aside, didn’t I. Sorry.)
Ah… where was I?
Oh, yeah. Habits and routines.
The omega and alpha of trying to live well.
Routine has both saved my life… and backed me into corners that threaten to ruin me.
So it’s good to stop and examine your routines (and your habits) every so often. Not just glance at ’em, and pat ’em on the head. But really dig into them…Read more…