Archive for June, 2006

The Worst Advice Is…

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

The worst advice you can take, is bad advice!

Back in 1996, when I started my very first business, which was a cleaning and restoration company here in the Seattle area, one of the biggest mistakes I made was taking bad advice, and it cost me dearly.

Shortly after opening the doors to the business, I signed online to the industry forum, hoping to get help for my struggling new business.

I posted to the forum, asking for advice on how I could get more clients for my business so I could increase my income.

To my amazement, when I returned to the forum the following day, I had a ton of replies waiting on me.

I followed the advice that was offered, only to become disappointed when it didn’t work.

I returned to the forum again, asking for more help.

I explained that I did exactly what I was told to do, but it failed miserably.

That’s when I made this startling discovery!

As it turned out, the folks who’d responded to my plea for help and offered their advice, weren’t offering me anything but “theory”.

By that, I mean that they didn’t have any experience in what they were telling me.

They even admitted that they’d merely offered suggestions, and when I probed a little further, I discovered that most of the forum members were failing in their own businesses.

That’s when I discovered a valuable lesson.

The worst advice you can take is – BAD advice.

I recently received an email from an individual who’s making this very mistake.

Within two hours of requesting my report, they demanded to be removed from my mailing list, stating that I was listed on a scam site.

As you can imagine, this kind of threw me for a loop, so I had to check it out for myself.

Here’s the content I found when arriving at the site:

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Has anyone ever heard of the Automatic Income System?

I mean the name seems a bit conspicuos but their sales pitch is well put together and they have a “money back” guarantee so I was wondering if anyone had heard of them before or had experience with them. It seems to be a guide to setting up your own online bussiness marketing your own actual products which seems reasonable.Anyway, you guys are really helpful with this stuff so let me know what you find please. Mike

Reply: Has anyone ever heard of the Automatic Income System?

Wow, I’ve never seen a website that was so vague on what you have to do to make money. Plus their lame marketing strategy to lure you in by making you curious, keeping you in supspense, and slashing prices by showing how you get thousands of dollars worth of items for free (for 30 days) should set off an alarm that you’ll probably see $397.97 disappear from your bank after your 30-day trial. Then once you try to dispute what was taken, the company puts you on ignore and you’ll never hear from them again. Also, you should be cautious about businesses that guarantee you’ll make a certain amount of money within a specified time because if you’ll notice, your trial period ends 37 days before your make $5000-$10,000 guarentee does (that’s how they cover themselves). So in conclusion, pretend like you never saw that website.

Dark Shadow

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As you can see, Mike went to this particular site and posted an honest question.

Unfortunately for him, he got a reply from someone who goes by the name “Dark Shadow”.

The screen name alone is a clue that this individual ain’t gonna have too much good to say, about anything. I didn’t waste much time on this site, but I’m willing to bet that the majority of “Dark Shadow’s” posts are similar to the one above.

As in my own experience, “Dark Shadow” is offering Mike advice, yet it’s BAD advice, because there’s no first-hand knowledge.

The advice offered is nothing more than an uneducated opinion.

If Mike wants to form an educated opinion, there’s a specific 4-Step process he needs to follow.

Here it is:

1. Only take advice from those who have first-hand knowledge or experience.

2. Only take financial, legal or money-making advice from those who can prove that they’re already successful in using the methods they’re showing you. If they don’t have a tested and proven track record with their methods, stay away from them.

For example: there’s plenty of folks who offer “How-To-Make-Money” information, yet very few of them actually make any of the green stuff by using the methods they speak of. They offer nothing but “theory”.

Make sure the individual has documented success with their methods. If it worked for them, the same system can work for you.

3. On the internet, be cautious of bogus claims and fake testimonials. These days, you can’t trust everything you see in print on the internet.

If income claims are real, they’ll be backed up with actual copies of bank statements, copies of real checks, and other supporting documentation.

Testimonials will NOT simply be written copy on a web page. Anyone can forge such documentation. Real testimonials will include “audio recordings”, that come from people who have first-hand knowledge and experience.

4. Make sure that the individual will agree to speak with you on the phone “live and in person”. This gives you the chance to ask the tough questions.

By following this 4-Sep Process, you’ll be able to get the information needed, so you can form an educated opinion.

If you’re looking for a legitimate way to put money in your bank account, that meets all the above criteria, you’ll want to begin your research by Going Here.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

Wow, That Was A Shocker…

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

I was completely unprepared for the hundreds of emails that poured in last week, after I shared the story of our daughter Michaela, and how her best friend was involved in a fatality accident with a motorcyclist.

In case you missed the article, you’ll find it in the Archives on this blog, it’s titled “A Tragic Loss“.

The majority of you, who wrote in, did so to express your sympathy and share your own experiences.

But…

A few people actually accused me of making up the entire story (as you’ll see in the emails below.

Here’s just a few of the comments I received:

I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter’s friend. I got a similar call this morning about a friend of my son’s. He was in his apartment at college. He is very bright and studying to be a marine biologist. His roommate is studying to be a police officer. He had his gun out and it went off accidentally and shot Chris in the head. He was talking but is bleeding and was airlifted to Dayton, Ohio. Family is on their way now and we are waiting to hear any news.

Becky

I too just lived through a similar situation with my dad and his motorcycle accident. The fact that you would use such a heart wrenching scenario to guilt others into your “lifestyle” has totally turned me off to whatever you may be involved in. While I too want the most for my family and our life, I at no time want to be involved in an emotional tactic to encourage such lifestyles.

I would hope you would reconsider you method of introducing your new life. If it is truly all you say it is, let it speak for itself. But, DON’T make light of such a horrible situation as we along with the people in your story know not even the best job in the world can replace those we have lost!

Toni

That is a terrible thing that happened to your family but I am appalled at your using this to get clients. I lost my husband two years ago and would never think of using that situation to gain monetary status from other people.

Teresa

I’m sorry to hear about what happened to your daughter.

You’re right in saying, “Wish I could’ve worked more” is not something
people say on their deathbed.

I ask that the Lord bless you and your family and keep you safe from harm and that He grant healing to your daughter and her friend, as well as all the lives that were touched including the motorcyclist.

We never know when our last day will be.

My uncle died suddenly the day before Easter this year. He was only 51. The doctors said his heart was much better, and then, without warning, he went Home ~ so it’s important to live each day to its fullest and be mindful of our thoughts and where we place our hearts in trust.

Peace be with you and yours in this difficult time,

Sordana

I’m so sorry for your daughter’s loss. I have recently suffered a similar loss, and you don’t need to give me details to know how difficult it is. Just love your daughter through it.

Stephanie

If this email is protected by copyright then I am assuming this is not a personal true story that actually happened last night to you. If that is indeed the case then this is the MOST offensive advertising tactic I have ever seen and there would be nothing on planet earth that could convince me to even look at what you have to offer. What a shame that you don’t have access to effective advertising and have to resort to shock tactics and manipulation.

Debbie

We lost our teenage daughter in a fatality car accident last year, so I can relate to what your story. It takes a lot for a person to be able to talk about things like this, and I commend you for being so personable. Sharing with others helps us get through the grieving process.

Thanks for everything you’re doing. I look forward to hearing from you each week.

Brenda

I want to thank all of you who took the time to send your condolences.

Lisa and I sincerely appreciate it.

For those who thought that I would actually make up a story like this, if you send me an email, I’ll be happy to send you a link to the story, as it appeared in our local newspaper (The Everett Herald).

In response to Toni, Teresa and Debbie:

I’ve been writing for quite a few years now, and while I certainly wouldn’t win the approval of my high school English teacher, there is one thing I have discovered.

Every one of us learns better through the telling of stories.

I often use stories in order to make a point.

In sharing this story, my goal was to impress upon you the importance of not making the same mistakes as I’ve made in the past, and taking time out for what’s REALLY important in life.

And while your opinions vary from mine, there’s one thing that I can safely say.

Looking at the flood of letters I received, I did succeed in reaching you on an emotional level, and that makes me feel really good.

Sure…

Your opinions may differ from mine, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

But until we get emotionally involved with what’s going on in our lives, and become truly passionate about what we want, nothing will ever change.

One of my clients recently told me the story of how his daughter fell off of their backyard swing set and broke her arm.

When his wife called him at work, to let him know that she was rushing their daughter to the emergency room, he told her that he’d meet them at the hospital.

Only problem was, his employer refused to let him leave work.

He vowed right then and there that he was going to do whatever it took, to start living life on his own terms and get out from under the job that was controlling his life.

Now that’s emotional!

And like I said, until you get emotional, until you have a burning desire, nothing will change.

So let me ask you:

Are you emotional?

Do you have a burning desire to change your life for the better?

If so, then get registered for the next Automatic Income Teleseminar so I can show you how.

I look forward to speaking with you in person.

Sincerely,
Kevin Thompson

P.S. There’s no charge for This Teleseminar, but after last weeks article, most of the phone lines are already taken. Be sure to claim your spot now by Going Here.

New Automatic Income Video Newsletter

Friday, June 16th, 2006

As I write this, Lisa and I are getting ready to take off for a weekend trip.

We’re going to be spending the weekend on the waterfront in beautiful Seattle with some good friends.

But here’s what Lisa’s most excited about:

She gets to spend the day tomorrow, shopping at Seattle’s legendary Pike Place Market.

This got me thinking, there’s probably a whole lot of you who’ve heard about Pike Place Market, but have never had the opportunity to see it for yourself.

Well, thanks to technology…

Now you can!

One of the things I’ve been having some fun with lately, is discovering how to use video on the internet.

As you know, “internet video” has become huge and has taken the web by storm.

Just Click Here to see the video, and find out why Lisa’s so excited about going to Pike Place Market.

Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

P.S. If you’d like to find out How You Can Use Videos like this to promote your own home business, be sure to stay tuned, cause I’ve got a lot more to show you on this subject.

A Tragic Loss

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

As I write this, my whole family is in a state of shock.

Last evening, about 4PM Lisa and I get a phone call from our oldest daughter, Michaela.

As soon as Lisa picked up the phone, it was glaringly obvious that something was drastically wrong, as Michaela was crying profusely.

We soon discovered that her best friend had just been involved in a fatality car accident with a motorcyclist, and Michaela was calling from the scene of the accident.

After hearing this, Lisa and I immediately raced out the door to go check on Michaela.

I was completely unprepared for what we were about to witness.

While I won’t go into all the details here, I will tell you that I understood why Michaela was so hysterical when she called us just 10 minutes earlier.

Due to the severity of the accident, the State Patrol required that the kids stay at the scene until their investigation was complete.

Lisa and I sat on the side of the road as they struggled through their tears to tell Lisa and I what had happened.

And as they did, my heart sank.

I couldn’t even begin to imagine the pain they were feeling inside.

A short while later, one of the State Patrol officers came over to inform us that the investigation revealed the motorcyclist was at fault, and the kids were now free to go.

Though I assumed this would be the case (after hearing the kids story), it didn’t make any of us feel much better.

As you can imagine, we spent the whole evening with the kids, talking about how they felt, listening them cry, and doing our best to comfort them.

The whole experience reminded me once again, that life is incredibly fragile and we need to make the most of it.

It made me think back to when I used to be an Alaska Fisherman, what a workaholic I was, and how much I missed out on by spending so much time at sea.

I’m so thankful for the life I now get to live and the fact that my work will NEVER take precedence over my family again.

We’ve all heard it said that nobody on their death bed ever says, “I wish I could’ve worked more”.

In fact, it’s just the opposite.

Most folks wish they would have spent more time enjoying life, and spending time with those they love.

Only thing is, it takes a little bit of money in order to afford this luxury.

And while I used to think that you had to work “hard” if you wanted to make a really good income, over the last several years, there’s one thing that has become glaringly obvious to me…

There’s absolutely no correlation between how hard you work, and how much income you make.

None whatsoever!

Myself and my clients are living proof of this fact.

I’d love the opportunity to show you what I’m talking about, so you too can have the same kind of lifestyle.

It’s a whole lot easier than you think, as you’ll soon discover, when you join us on the next Automatic Income Teleseminar.

To join us, just Click Here.

And when you do, I look forward to helping you achieve the same kind of results for your own life.

Sincerely,
Kevin Thompson

Are You Cursed?

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

The other day I had a One-On-One Phone Consultation with one of my newest clients, Walt Painter, and discovered that this guy is going to town with the Automatic Income System and getting MAJOR results.

But here’s the real kicker…

He’s only had the system in his hands for 13 days.

After I hung up the phone, I was on Cloud 9 and couldn’t wait to tell my wife Lisa of Walter’s incredible success story.

I absolutely love it when one of my clients follows the step-by-step system that’s made me so much cashola, and they too have the same results.

I had Lisa sit down at the computer with me so I could show her what Walter had accomplished as a result of using the Automatic Income System, and needless to say, she was more than impressed.

After seeing this, she asked, “Why is it that some folks take advantage of your 365-Day Trial Offer and have great results with the system, while others, when presented with the same opportunity, refuse to take action?”

Well, I said, “It’s all a matter of perspective.

Some people just can’t seem to get out of their own way. It’s like they’re paralyzed by this imaginary fear.

These folks tell themselves things like, “I can’t afford it” or “That would never work for me”.

“That’s terrible!”, Lisa exclaimed, ‘Those kind of words are a curse.

It reminds me of what my life used to be like years ago when I was struggling as a single mom and I used to say those kinds of things to myself.

But when I met you, I discovered how a whole new way of thinking”.

“And look at how your life has changed”, I replied.

“It reminds me of a client who wanted to pick up the Automatic Income System last September. While she didn’t have the money at the time, yet she NEVER told me “I can’t afford it”.

Instead she said, “I don’t have the money right now, but I’ll have it by October 21st”.

And she did!

After paying for the system, I asked her how she came up with the funds.

She told me that she borrowed it from a family member.

Now that’s smart!

And as a result of my system, she too is on her way to making some major cashola.

What most folks don’t understand is that using words like “I can’t afford it” or “That won’t work for me”, will put a curse on you and limit your possibilities.

Fact is, if you use words like this, your situation will NEVER improve.

Instead, you need to get a strong mental image of what you want your life to be like, the kind of car you want to drive, the kind of home you want to live in, how you’ll be spending your time, etc.

Your subconscious mind will then, automatically go to work on your behalf, and make those images a reality.

If you’re ready to start living the kind of life you deserve, I’m here to help YOU, just as I have for so many others. All you’ve got to do is register for my upcoming Automatic Income Teleseminar.

And rest assured, you WILL leave this Teleseminar with specific, useable 1-2-3 strategies that you can apply, and see results in YOUR bank account in 27 days or less.

I look forward to speaking with you on the call.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

P.S. If you want to check out Walter’s Automatic Income Project and the amazing results he’s getting, just Go Here