“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...
Forget evolutions. How to create REVOLUTIONS in your industry…

Forget evolutions. How to create REVOLUTIONS in your industry…

Hey, Have you ever known someone who always has incredible ideas for making money, or making changes in their business to take things to the next level? The greatest entrepreneurs in the world all have this ability; to out-think and out-innovate their competitors. When I was first starting MOBE, it was coming up with those big ideas which really got us the initial momentum. Back in those days, I’d fall to sleep listen to my Dan Kennedy audios. In one of his lessons he said that as a business owner, you can look around at what everyone else in your niche is doing to get your ideas.  And this is what most do. Before you know it, everyone is copying each other, and you have an entire industry of look-alike business’s. But every so often a business will come along with entirely new, innovative ideas which completely change the rules of the game. Like what Uber did to the Taxi business. Or what Airbnb did to the Hotel industry. Or what iTunes did to the music industry (and what Spotify did to iTunes). One of the greatest transformations took place in the restaurant industry more than half a century ago, and that was… The invention of the “Drive-Thru.” When you think of a Drive-Thru window, you probably see images of McDonald’s. But the first business to have a drive through option was not a restaurant at all—it was the City Center Bank in Syracuse, New York, which opened a drive-through in 1928 for the convenience of busy bank customers. It wasn’t until 1948 that a restaurant used a Drive-Thru. The In-N-Out Burger’s first restaurant,...
A Tale of Two Entrepreneurs—The Secret $150+ Million Difference

A Tale of Two Entrepreneurs—The Secret $150+ Million Difference

Hey, Early in my career, I learned a lot of important lessons, but what I’m about to tell you today might be the most important of all. It’s a story about the difference between peoples’ mindsets … and the astounding results (either negative or positive) which are created. Back in 2009, I was part of an affiliate program (long before MOBE was around) for a US company which had just launched in Australia. This company had 3 main products priced at $1,755, $9,000, and $15,000. You could make $1,000, $5,000, and $9,000 promoting them. I’d never seen anything like this business, and the opportunity intrigued me. So I jumped in with both feet and invested my entire life savings into it (and whatever I could borrow from friends and family). I didn’t think, “I’ll see how it goes, and if it doesn’t work out, then that’s OK because I’ll have a safety net.” My mentality was “I’m going to make this work, no matter what.” I even dropped out of college, after I’d been there for almost 4 years. If I’d stayed there for another 12 months I would have got 2 degrees. But with this new business, I figured I would not need them. I started going to weekly meetings with other affiliates in this company. Every week, we’d meet at the local bar where we’d get a late lunch and have a few drinks. We were all very excited about the potential of our businesses, and how much money we were going to make … But as time passed, fewer people began to show up each week. And...
Do you know your competition?

Do you know your competition?

  Hey, I hope you had a great Christmas. Me? I went back to my parents farm. It’s a good 5 hour drive from Perth in Western Australia, in a very isolated place. The local town has a population of just 25 people! But it’s the place I grew up and still call home. I’m now writing this to you from Perth, and tonight I’m flying all night to Fiji, to spend the next 5 days on the island here in this photo. Looks like a nice spot for a holiday right? But I’m actually going there more for business reasons. There’s a small resort which I’m looking to acquire in 2017, for the purpose of hosting MOBE masterminds in. We’ve already got our first resort in Costa Rica. But we need another one that’s closer to our Australia/Asia side-of-the-world clients. If I do move forward with this deal, it will be by FAR the biggest investment I’ve made in my entire life. More than 20 times bigger than any other investment I’ve done. So I’m spending a few days on site to really think things through. The other reason I’m going is to have some peace and quiet to think about my 2017 plans. Looking back on the prior year, my biggest weakness was a lack of focus on the few critically important projects, and too much attention on the numerous smaller and less significant ones. There’s a very good chance if you’re reading this, you made the same mistake. Many entrepreneurs do. And it robs us of our potential. What you (and I) need to do better,...