When everything is falling apart…

When everything is falling apart…

Hey, For the past few days I’ve been here in Costa Rica with some of the top affiliates in my company – people who’ve made a minimum of 6 figures online.  Some of them have made 7 figures (3.7m for one guy, 2.5m for another, and a third has made over 17m with me since starting back in 2013!). Each morning we’re masterminding and sharing what’s working in our business’s – and then in the afternoons heading out for fun activities. Like yesterday we went on ATVs (these 4 wheeler motorbikes) through a jungle, and today we’re going on a sunset cruise. But these sessions we’re doing in the morning are incredible.  I’m always a student first, so I too am getting a lot of good ideas. One of the most powerful things you can do for your business is find other business owners who are operating at about the same level as you are, and some who are a few steps ahead, and mastermind with them. As entrepreneurs we tend to get stuck in a rut from time to time.  We become fixated on whatever is currently working, and sometimes even overly dependent on those things. So at least every 90 days it’s a good idea to get out of the office and go and meet fellow business owners for new ideas and knowledge. By the way, all these training sessions we are doing each morning are being recorded. If you want to get a copy of the recordings, keep an eye out for my emails.  I’ll let you know how once they are all edited. What’s interesting...
“I’m Broke”—the greatest excuse (lie) wannabe entrepreneurs tell themselves …

“I’m Broke”—the greatest excuse (lie) wannabe entrepreneurs tell themselves …

“If you are born poor it is not your mistake, but if you die poor it is your mistake.” —Bill Gates ======== Hey, Greetings from Costa Rica! I’ve been here for the past few days at the new MOBE Resort. The place has changed a lot. Last time I was here was late last year. Each day there’s over 85 workers scurrying around trying to get the renovations done for our grand opening. Everything’s happening at the same time. Roll on lawns are covering 8 acres of dirt. Kitchens are being built. Bathrooms are being retiled. Trucks are coming in and out with delivery’s. We just had a few shipping containers arrive from China, with the custom tiles I wanted (am modeling another resort I saw in Mexico years ago, but we couldn’t find similar tiles anywhere in Costa Rica so we had to import). A couple days from now it’s our MOBE Leaders Retreat, and then a few days after that we have the Diamond Mastermind. I also flew over here to speak at a small group training we had for some of our highest paying clients—the ones in the picture to the right, below. During my talk, one of these clients asked me this question on behalf of his own prospects: “If I don’t have money to get started, should I just give up?” The reality is, lack of money never stopped any entrepreneur from moving forwards to pursue their dreams. If you want to become a business owner and start the path to quitting your day job, you cannot think or talk negatively like this. You cannot have a limited mindset—because if you...
3 Skills to Get Good at, When It Comes to Making Money

3 Skills to Get Good at, When It Comes to Making Money

  Hey, It’s been awhile since I sent you a live broadcast. Things have been insanely busy here (which they always are—but that’s just how I like it!). It’s midnight here and tomorrow morning I’m getting on a plane for Fiji. I should probably go pack at some point! I’m going to Fiji to look for MOBE’s second resort, where we can host more of our Titanium, Platinum, and Diamond masterminds. After a couple days there, it’s on to Costa Rica, where I’ll be based for almost 2 months at our first resort, doing back to back events. Before I hit the road, I wanted to get this quick email out to you. Today I had a client in our film studio shooting some videos, and they asked me this question: “If you were to lose everything you have today, and you could only keep three skills you’ve developed in building your online business, what would be those three skills be, and why?” Here’s my answer (and these are things you need to focus on getting good at): Skill #1: The Ability to Sell The most important skill you need is the ability to sell. This skill is number one. If you can’t sell, you’re going to have a hard time making any money online. You may not like to hear that. I know I certainly didn’t when I first started out (most of us naturally don’t like to sell). But until something is sold, no money is exchanged. Until money is exchanged, no one gets paid. When you think about it, we’re all in sales. We are selling (and being sold to) all the time. Sales is just influence....
Unexpected divorce (short story + lesson)

Unexpected divorce (short story + lesson)

Hey, “Income-On-Demand” – I first heard those words in 2009 on one of the first info products I ever bought. It was one of Dan Kennedy’s products, and he was telling the story of how after almost 20 years of marriage, he went through an unexpected divorce. Very quickly, half his assets within 18 months. How?  Because he had the best type of asset you can have; you’re own highly responsive list. Out of all the asset classes you could be involved in, your list truly is in a class of its own. Personally I invest in a few different asset classes. I have a decent collection Gold Bullion coins. Some commercial office property… the new MOBE resort in Costa Rica… and a few other pieces of land. I have money in the stock market, mostly in the form of index funds in Australian shares, through Vanguard. Also a decent amount in cash (which earns me practically nothing, yet allows me to take advantage of opportunities fast). But out of all these assets I have, there’s one asset which is worth far, far more. My list. Like Dan says, it allows you create ‘Income-On-Demand.’  You can take 45 minutes to write an email, send it out to your list, and have money show up the same day. Very few asset classes can do that.  I certainly can’t do that with my American Eagles.  Nor with the index funds, or a piece of land. My advice to you, whether you and I ever do business with each other, is that you start building your own list now. It’s something you should be working at...
Getting more juice out of the lemon

Getting more juice out of the lemon

Hey, So the first thing they tell you when you go in search of a few extra dollars online, is you must “learn how to promote other people’s offers as an affiliate.”  That is, learn how to drive traffic to a website. Some of the people who click end up buying… and you get paid. Next, they tell you to start building a list.  A list of email addresses which you can email at any time, and produce ‘income-on-demand.’ What usually happens though for most, is somewhere between the 0 – 3,000 email subscriber count, email marketing can be very ‘hit and miss.’ Some days you’ll get the odd sale.  But then you can go for weeks… with nothing. Nada. Zilch! And it can be very frustrating.  I remember being at this stage somewhere myself, back in 2010. Thankfully I didn’t give up, and over the years that same email list has now grown to close to 1,000,000 subscribers! But don’t be too impressed by that. Most of those 1m subscribers are unengaged or completely unresponsive.  This is natural for all lists.  As the list ages, people lose interest, change email addresses, etc… so responsiveness goes down. These days when I email my main list, I’m reaching out to about 300,000 people in the ‘responsive segment,’ and I might get about 20,000 opens. Anyway, lets get back to that early stage of list building where you’re between 0 – 3,000 leads. At a mastermind I did recently I brought one of our attendees up on stage who was having this problem, and he asked: “Matt, I’ve got this list of 3,000 email addresses,...