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  • 723 | You don’t know this, but you should…


    During my morning reading time I came across a quote I love and I'm going to share it with you. It reminded me of how I felt when I started my freedom business nearly 13 years ago. Back then, I gulped down information for like 6 months. Anything I could get my hands on. Good information on starting a business was a bit scarce, but I gathered it all. I was excited about all I was learning, but I was getting desperate. I still hadn't made any money. But I felt like I knew A LOT! If I could go back to that time I'd give myself this quote and message: "To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want. The world is not yet a crazy enough place to reward a whole bunch of undeserving people." ― Charles T. Munger Just learning bits and pieces of information on starting a freedom business is worthless if you don't turn it into VALUE for someone else. Creating value for a very specific audience of people is where the money begins, the most important concept about making money is called the Value

  • 722 | This can happen too, be ready…


    As I've mentioned before, I get a lot of response to this daily emails. It may seem like it's a lot of negative, since I use the trolls to teach you lessons, but I get a lot of love too. Some people enjoy these daily ramblings so much that they decide to keep watching them even after they join the Freedom Club. Check out the Success Mindset on Blu. First Reply: "Oh my god, YES! I love you guys and my husband and I are *loving* the Freedom Club!! Here's to an epic adventure!!" ~Blu S. Then, the next day… "Let me just say, I have never replied to anyone's emails that I subscribe to, this makes two days in a row! Hell, I don't read 99% of them but I find myself looking forward to yours everyday. I wanted to reply to this email because it hit home with me. My husband (and I) are members of the Freedom Club and we l.o.v.e it.... but we have been skipping around. See, we paid for (Someone Else's Course) and were totally bummed that we paid $1,000 for it. It had some good content, but he said it was

  • 721 | Vicarious success


    This morning I was reading a book that had a chapter on self-efficacy. In that chapter it talked about the 4 aspects of confidence. Under the second aspect, called Vicarious Learning, I realized where my grandma got her most used saying. My grandma would say, "If someone else has done it, you can do it too. If no one else has done it, you can be the first!" She said that to me MANY times throughout my life, mostly when I was little. When you're little, you just believe your grandma, why wouldn't you?! As I got older, I wondered where she got that quote, if anywhere. I think I figured it out. In the Vicarious Learning section of the book, I saw several quotes that could very well have been the inspiration for her most said quote. "If it's within someone's power to achieve something, know that it's within your power to achieve that thing." ~Marcus Aurelius "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right." - Henry Ford My grandma was an avid reader, but she wasn't so good on

  • 720 | The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?


    I got another email I want to talk to you about. It’s from a VIP Freedom Club member, my favorite type of person, so I thought I’d address it here. My comments will, of course, be after the email. “...Jeremy seems awfully angry these days, so I figured I'd reach out to you… I was kind of joking about Jeremy although it's definitely a switch in tone from pre-everyday emails. Mostly I like it. Sometimes it feels strange. Like he's trying on a persona. Maybe when contrasted to the tone in Freedom Formula, which I listened to over the course of a couple days, it's more striking. “ ~Brett ---Have you heard of the fictional characters called Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? In the story, Dr. Jekyll is a nice, friendly, well-made man with many friends. He is liked and he represses his dark side so those around him have no idea what lurks inside. Mr. Hyde is his dark side, who is always trying to come out. Eventually, he starts to take over and Dr. Jekyll has to make a serum he must take to stop Mr. Hyde

  • 719 | 3 critical steps to not losing it all when you start your freedom business


    One of the big, positive outcomes from having a successful freedom business is you can create the lifestyle you want. Do anything you want during the day. Stay up as late as you want. Wake up when you want. Create value when you want. Be around who ever you want. I've done it all since my freedom business took off back in about 2006 (I started in 2004, but it took a while to learn about designed my lifestyle.) That was when the money made it so I could really live a "free" life. The spontaneity was fun for a while, but then things changed. I changed... I never thought I'd say this but I love routine. I have a very specific routine now. I now choose to get my "work" done right when I get up. It can take about an hour or two, then I have the rest of the day to do what I want. Creating value in the morning, spontaneity after that. This is all because I learned about the Freedom Formula. Before I knew what it was I started a business that sucked my energy every day. I was working about 12 hou

  • 718 | [AWKWARD…] “What do you do for a living?”


    Normally, when you get asked this obvious and persistent question it's pretty easy to answer. What do you do for a living? I'm a lawyer. I'm chief sandwich maker. I'm a professor. I'm President of the United States. The answer’s simple for most people. When I first started this journey to building a successful freedom business, I didn't know what to say. The answer was always slightly awkward. Since, "What do you do for a living?", is such a constantly used question I fumbled around for years with the answer. Basically, I was selling information, but most people don't understand that that is a thing. "I sell stuff online." Back in 2004, this answer seemed to lead to people thinking I was somehow into porn or I was doing spam. "I have an eBay business." This answer seemed to make people think I was going to yard sales, buying other peoples used junk, and selling it on eBay. "I'm a cubicle escape artist." This one would get a grin, but mostly I'd see the thought, "Fine, don't tell me..." Once

  • 717 | How to personify the spirit of an elite fighting force…


    It’s time to pull another email out of the ol’ email bag. I get energy hearing excuses and tearing them to shreds... As always, my comments will follow. “Honestly, I am a waiter... and I don't mean that I serve tables, but that I'm waiting for that "right" feeling. I have tons of skills, but most of my energy is split between my daily employment which takes advantage of those skills and spending time with my family. I have a dream to one day be working for myself on projects I'm passionate about that can help other people, but when I start to plan out the process, I'm overwhelmed or procrastinate. I've owned tons of domains. I have the technical expertise to pull off a good business online... Yet, I'm still living pay to pay working for companies that don't really mentor and guide me to that next level.” ~David P --I was recently reading a book about the U.S Navy Seal team. If somehow you don’t know what they are, they are an elite military unit and they have one of the most grueling, mind and bod

  • 716 | Just for you


    As I mentioned recently, I sold my home and gentleman's farm. What triggered me to sell my "dream" home? Lifestyle design. I always wanted to try the gentleman's farm, but with a big modern home. I did, done. I also wanted to pair down Internet Business Mastery and instead of having 10 huge funnels going and a bunch of employees and a bunch of tasks to do constantly, I pared it down to an email a day and ONE full-time employee. Simplify and minimalism is the lifestyle I'm trying now. This is GREAT news for you. This is why I put ALL over our courses and bonuses into the Freedom club and I only charge $1 a day for it ALL. Lifestyle design. The other part of my recent lifestyle design is starting a new business. Keep in mind, I don't suggest you create more than ONE business when you start out. It's taken me over 13 years to finally start another business. The structure of this new business is all about simplicity. I already did complicated. Internet Business Mastery got BIG and complicated. J

  • 715 | Your fear doesn’t make sense…


    A few episodes ago I told you about the top level, secret mastermind group I made my way into with the guys that make the *real* money online. It's the group that took me years of doing business before I was invited and allowed in. I had to earn my way in, I couldn't just buy my way in. Anyway, I want to share another huge, body slamming secret I got from that group that I think can help you. In fact, I know it will. This group of mega-successful guys agreed that after all the years they had done business, there was one top thing that stops people from buying their products and it was the same thing, no matter what the market they were in. It doesn't matter if the product is personal development, fat loss, finding a mate, or starting a freedom business. Here goes: **Most people are so afraid of FAILURE, they never try.** That might already be obvious to you, but wait. There's more... **First, you need to understand this fear because when you start your freedom business, you'll be dealing with

  • 714 | Your adventure begins today!


    My life changed the day I watched the movie, the Matrix. I saw it in the theater back in 1999. In fact, I watched it twice in one day and another 3 times in the theater. It seemed like they made the movie for me. No really, I had the creepy feeling that the filmmakers were making movie just for me and where I was in my life. It was eerie. Generally, it's about a bored, office dweller at the point of nihilism that is searching for the truth about life. Boy, does he get it. His world is rocked. It ends up being 1000 bigger than he ever imagined. I was a bored, office dweller too. Like Neo, in the movie, I felt there was more. I felt I was stuck. Life wasn't a movie, it was life, but I wanted something big. It took my almost 5 years from seeing the movie to escape the Matrix myself (triggered by a book, more on that another time,) and now I'm offering you the chance. The chance to escape the trap you're in. How do I know you want to escape? You found me. You searched and found my podcast or

  • 713 | So many downsides until this happens


    In my reading time yesterday I came across a quote I want to share with you. "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: 'Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!" ~W.H. Murray's brilliant thoughts on the matter from his Scottish Himalaya Expedition. Recently I made a commitment to a journey I've been wanting to take for 26 years, but have been

  • 711 | Don’t buy into their crap…


    I’ve been seeing an annoying trend recently. To be different and “edgy”, I see a lot of people saying that finding your purpose and building a business around it is NOT the way to do it. They say that you should simply find a good market and that is really the only thing to think about. I see a LOT of people saying this now like it’s the new “cool” thing to say. I think that’s stupid. Let’s see what a world famous psychologist that created the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs has to say about the subject after spending his entire career on the study: “The most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do.” ~Abraham Maslow I think I’ll stick to a world-renowned expert rather than an edgy newcomers trying to get attention by being contrarian. My 13+ years of experience proves out Maslow’s quote as well. What I think happens, other than just trying to get attention is that these edgy newcomers can’t figure o

  • 710 | Another dose of tough love…


    A couple weeks ago I asked a question. “What the hell is holding you back?” I got a LOT of responses. Here is one, but it is the big daddy of responses. It’s one that I think everyone thinks, no matter what other issues they might have. Here is the response and my tough love comment after: “Im afraid of failing and losing money.” ~Cartlon --Here comes my one two punch, ready? 1- There are only two ways to fail. Quitting and not starting. By not starting, you ARE failing. You shouldn’t be afraid of failing in the future, you already are failing RIGHT NOW by not putting your all into starting a freedom business. If you start and decide you are going to keep going UNTIL you succeed, you will never fail. Succeed or die, that is what I decided when I got started. I knew there would be massive challenges and that I wouldn’t get the results I want most of the time, but the only way to fail is to quit… once you get started. 2- Here is the next hard truth, you are already losing money. Had you started

  • 709 | Do you have a fake life?


    About 15 years ago, while sitting in my cubicle office, I realized something horrifying. I realized I had fallen into a trap. I was bored and unhappy with most of the day. This was not supposed to be my life. I'd drive 45 minutes to a job that was only 13 miles away from my house. I'd sit in my cubicle office on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, bored. The day was going to be long and just like the last. After about 10 or more hours I'd drive home, it'd take about an hour to get through those 13 miles to get home. L.A. traffic, ya know... I might make it home in time to kiss my young daughters good-night, if traffic wasn't too bad, or they'd be asleep and I didn't even get to see them that day. Then on to the next day... This day would be like all the rest, except my wife and kids would be at Disneyland with my visiting family. My kids were experiencing something they still remember to this day, the first time they went to Disneyland as kids. I remember it too, sitting in my office

  • 708 | Immortality is right around the corner, you better be prepared.


    This morning I watched a video about how scientists now have a device that can keep a heart beating perfectly FOREVER! Wa-What? I read about stuff like this everyday. I'm totally a futurist tech junkie. I actually use my personal Facebook feed to see everything I can about biomed, the singularity, transhumanism, AI, robotics, anti-aging, nanotech, biohacking, and more. Because of this guilty pleasure, I got some really crazy looks from a bunch of fellow business owners in the Dan Sullivan Strategic Coaching group I was in. The first task we had in the group was to write down the age we expected to die. Sound morbid? I liked it! After we wrote the age, we all had to say the age out loud one at a time, for all to hear. 78. 84. 87. 152. That last one got a chuckle from the room and the coach stopped everyone and asked me... “Why 152?” I answered, “Because that's about double what the 'normal' death rate is now.” I went on to back my crazy number by talking about a handful of scientific

  • 706 | The most powerful word in business…


    When I had decided absolutely to start a freedom business a strange thing happened. I learned about the Value Cycle, (entire video discussing what it is and how to use it is in the Freedom Club), and it lit my mind on fire! I went from having NO ideas on what niche to go into or products or anything specific to 1000's of ideas. It's like the act of deciding I was going to do it FOR SURE turned on something in me. At first, I really liked it. I was a business idea generator. 1000's of business ideas. 1000's of different avatars I wanted to help. 1000's product idea's I had so many business ideas it was hard to sleep. It actually became a bit of a burden. I didn't know which idea I should focus my time on. At first, I decided to pick about 5 businesses and give them all a shot, which I did. It was chaos. Couple 5 businesses with FOMO (fear of missing out) on all the shiny and new techniques the big-wig goo roos were tempting me with so they could make more dollars and I was mak

  • 705 | If you haven’t succeeded yet, it’s because of this.


    I'm reading a fantastic book again. It's called "Making Hope Happen" by Shane Lopez. One of the main points of this book is that you have to design your future before you can set and achieve goals. Shane calls this Futurecasting. This is such an important idea I added it into the first course in the Freedom Club. Most people miss the specifics of how to do this when they make their goals. Usually, they just pick a goal. Then 6 months later they realize they didn't do anything substantial towards getting the goal. I searched for this book because I found that I was getting only about a 10% success rate on my goals. I couldn't figure out why. I did all the thing you're supposed to do, be specific, set a date, backwards plan, etc. Even after doing it all "right" for so many years, still only about a 10% success rate. That is until I learned about futurecasting. Because of it, I was able to double my business income 5 years in a row, and that is just success in the business arena. I was able t

  • 704 | 4 things you should really fear!


    Recently I talked about what seems to be the #1 fear of most people that desire to start a freedom business. Do you remember what it is? If you haven’t heard that episode yet, but you're like most people you just have to look inside for one second for the answer... Most people fear failure. What's the #1 thing they do so they don't have to feel like a failure? They don't go after their dreams and desires! They believe that they cannot fail if they don't try. (Of course not even trying leads to failure 100% of the time...) Getting over that fear is one of the steps to success. Failure is PART of success, so to fear it is to fear success too. I read that most big successes you’ve heard about failed a bunch of times before they succeeded so I welcomed failure and ran towards it. Remember, I said I mistakenly started a bunch of businesses so that many could fail and I could find the one that would worked as soon as possible. I wanted to fail as many times as needed until I got to success. It

  • 703 | How to fail at almost everything and still win big


    This morning I was going through my notes on a book I really enjoy and I found a quote I want to share with you. It’s one of the best pieces of advice I've ever heard goes something like this: "If you want success, figure out the price, then pay it. It sounds trivial and obvious, but if you unpack the idea it has extraordinary power." ~Scott Adams, How to fail at almost everything and still win big. I'm not so sure it seems obvious now days, as I see so many people trying to avoid the price (responsibility). They want the outcome without the price, (remember a few episodes ago I talked about how my family and friends started believing in my freedom business once I started showing major signs of success, then they all wanted my outcome, but didn't want to pay the price of really starting a freedom business?) You can see this now with the heavy focus on information being FREE. Everything has to be free. "Want to know about starting a business online? It's all on the internet for free just go fin

  • 702 | Which one do you see?


    Recently I've gathered a handful of email replies to the podcast episodes I've shot out into the world. Many prompted a deep smirk, so I'll share them with you. My switching to a daily podcast and email model has had a polarizing effect. It's fascinating to think that everyone is seeing the same emails, and hearing the same podcast episodes, but the response is so different. It's like a theater full of people who are looking at the same screen watching the same movie. Yet, one group is seeing an epic, adventure and some, seeing the exact same movie, are having the hallucination of seeing a horror movie. Here's a couple of reply emails from the horror hallucination crowd: "D*ck toned email...bye bye." ~Sharon B. "I don't know who you are but you are very rude. What a way to drum up business and get people to part with their money? Seriously I'm sure you're a decent guy but the tone of your emails were offensive and you'll turn people away." ~Alison P. Now, here's those smart enough to see the inte

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