Just a few words of warning before we begin… You might find words written here, challenging. A few of you will enjoy the conversation ahead. Others will simply chalk this up to an untimely message and get back to tweeting. That’s fine. I’m looking to speak with the committed. Surely, you also understand there are no silver bullets – ‘one and done’ ways to achieve […]
I’m frequently asked to lunch… especially when folks discover when I’m a “local.”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m always flattered when I get an invitation but let me share why going out to lunch is a bad strategy for managing ones’ time and income.
Here’s a typical ‘lunch meeting request’ that comes into the office…
“I’d really like to take Dustin to lunch. I’d like to discuss a […]
There is a tendency amongst authors writing about ‘success’ – as well as entrepreneurs and CEO’s telling their success stories – to be warm ‘n fuzzy and present classically popular ideas palatable to the largest number of people. To say that nice guys win. That having a positive attitude and drawing little smiley faces above the i’s you dot will not only endear you to […]
Through working with thousands of people, I’ve found that most don’t focus first on learning what they’re naturally good at or brings them joy.
Instead, their primary focus is “I want to make money, I want to make money. I need to make money.”
This isn’t a good approach. Because something happens when your focus is solely on money, or really your lack of money. You don’t […]
This is a universal truth. The universe really does pay you for taking action.
I must admit that it will be a lot harder to take action when you’re not passionate about what you’re doing. It truly is important to find your passion, whatever that might be. Doors will open faster when you do.
One of my first jobs was in high school, sweeping tennis courts at […]
A lot of people know about the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle. It says that 20 percent of your actions account for 80 percent of your results.
Now in my world, I’ve found this doesn’t apply to just time management and productivity. It applies to the people in your life, your surroundings, and what you believe.
I am around high-end folks who have found […]
You should never ‘quit’ anything.
Listen, I learned a lot at ForeclosuresDaily and from working for Dave. It was an amazing place to start in business. I had been surrounded by success, in an entrepreneurial company.
But after about three years, I began to feel a little restless. I remember being at my desk one afternoon. The thought came in loud and clear: “I’ve got to go […]
One day, while I was running 200 events, seminars, and teleseminars at ForeclosuresDaily, I remember getting a marketing piece from “this guy” named Peter Lowe.
Peter was running the world famous Success Tour, which my mentor, Dan S. Kennedy was a part of for nearly a decade. The Success Tour would fill civic centers, arenas, and large stadiums with 20,000 to 40,000 people. It managed to […]
My partner Dave is an amazing storyteller. Sometimes he’ll share a story about me from the stage, about how we met at the REIA club. I think he enjoys showing people that I was a real nerd. (He was a jock.)
Sometimes he’ll hunch his back and say that’s what I looked like. Hunched over from too much time at the computer. He’ll talk in fal- […]
“The person who gets the farthest is generally the person who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
– Dale Carnegie
Seven years ago, I entered the arena of public speaking. Truth be told, I was thrown in headfirst.
At the time I made my first presentation in front of a large crowd, I never would have believed that […]
Sometimes, you don’t need a huge amount of money or effort to make the sale.
Sometimes, you just need to be a little creative.
And sometimes…it just takes a little pepperoni.
One of our clients, Russell, was trying to contact somebody who he really wanted to team up with for a joint venture. He was trying and trying to get his foot in the door and nothing was […]
Dave & I are often questioned about our success.
People’s theories are quite creative and funny…
Some folks think we have some mysterious, magical secret that we’re not sharing with others.
When we launched the Illuminati Mastermind (since renamed Wealth & Freedom Mastermind), some thought we we’re “plugged in” to some underground network of influencers.
That certainly didn’t help the cause…
Others have thought that one (or both) of us […]