Archive for February, 2008
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
A few months back, my son Adam had a serious run-in with adversity.
He’d gone hunting with one of his friends early one Saturday morning in a remote area of Western Washington.
After several hours, they returned to Adam’s truck, only to find that someone had broke out the driver’s side window and stolen everything of value that was inside.
Being that Adam is a college student, there were a lot of valuable (as well as sentimental) items that were missing.
His laptop computer, college books (as well as notes and homework that he needed), clothing, his high school class ring, an ipod, a digital camera, CD’s, photos, his car stereo and hunting gear – just to name a few.
Thousands of dollars in personal belongings – GONE.
Needless to say, Adam felt completely violated.
It was a painful and frustrating experience to say the least.
Fortunately, we did have insurance against such loss, and the insurance company gave Adam a check so he could replace most of his lost possessions.
But… that’s not where this story ends.
Last week, we received one of the most interesting phone calls EVER.
Apparently, a local couple had been shopping at the Wal-Mart near our home, and they’d found Adam’s class ring at the store.
The couple went there to get the husband a new pair of work gloves.
As the gentleman was trying on a pair of gloves, he felt something inside one of the gloves.
As he took the glove off, Adam’s class ring fell to the floor.
Now – here’s where this story gets REALLY interesting.
Adam’s class ring was engraved inside the band with the name of the company who we’d purchased it from.
The couple called the company, to let them know that they’d found the ring, and that they’d like to get it back to the rightful owner.
Fortunately, the company had our contact information on file.
Only problem was (as you probably know), we moved into our new home last August, and all of our contact information had changed since we’d purchased the ring for Adam.
Don’t ask me how, or why, but somehow, an employee at the company remembered my wife Lisa and was able to track her down through her office at work.
Imagine our surprise when we get the phone call, letting us know that Adam’s class ring had been found.
And after hearing the story I just shared with you, and discovering the unique turn of events, we were incredibly grateful.
But here’s what’s most interesting about all this:
In my book, this was a miracle.
Yet – most folks would simply blow it off as happenstance – and that’s a HUGE mistake.
Truth is, this kind of thing happens all the time.
I could give you countless examples from my own life.
And when something like this happens, we need to recognize it as a miracle, and be grateful.
In so doing, we attract more miracles into our life.
Think I’m kidding?
Wait till next week, when I tell you the story about Lisa running out of gas, and the most least-likely person that came to her rescue.
I’m leaving bright and early tomorrow morning to attend a seminar in Washington D.C. and will return home next Tuesday.
That means that you probably won’t hear from me for a few days, but rest assured, you’ll wanna watch for my next email – casue I’m gonna have yet another incredible story to share with you.
And make no doubt about it, this story is going to give you a renewed sense of what’s possible for you and your life.
I look forward to sharing with you again next week.
Dedicated to your success,
P.S. After sharing Eric’s amazing 1-Week Automatic Income Success Story with you the other day, many of you are dying to know how he did it. As a result, I’ve decided to do a “live” interview with him in the very near future. I’ll be sure to let you know when we schedule it.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
As you know, I went to Utah for a few days last week to do some serious brainstorming and masterminding with my good friends Tim Paulson and Brett Brodie.
You might not recognize Brett’s name, but if the name Tim Paulson rings a bell with you, it’s because Tim used to be the vice president of marketing at Hair Club For Men, where he had the pleasure of working directly with the great Sy Sperling.
You’ll probably remember Sy’s famous television commercial where he says, “I’m not just the president, I’m also a client”.
Like I mentioned, I spent several days with Tim and Brett last week.
And let me tell you, I was FIRED-UP for the opportunity to fly to Utah and do some serious brainstorming with these two blokes.
An amazing thing happens when like-minded people get together to exchange business ideas and strategies.
Napoleon Hill goes into great detail on this phenomenon in his book “Think & Grow Rich”.
If you’ve never read it, I highly suggest that you get a copy.
If you’ve read it in the past, you’ll want to re-read it again.
All 3 of us came away from our time together, armed with a boatload of new strategies that will take our businesses to the next level… and beyond.
And make no doubt about it, this same kind of interaction happens every month in my Automatic Income Mastery & Joint Venture Group.
This private group is comprised entirely of people who are committed to having an automated business that puts a steady stream of cashola into their bank account each and every month.
For those of you who are members, I’ll be sharing many of the breakthroughs that Tim, Brett and I had while in Utah.
Our next coaching call is on March 13th, and I’ll be in touch shortly with all the details you need to join us.
I look forward to speaking with you then.
Dedicated to your success,
P.S. If you’re not yet a member of our group, and would like to be considered for membership, send an email to Kevin@AutomaticIncomeSystem.com and let me know why you’d be a great addition (and asset) to our group.
Monday, February 25th, 2008
Remember my friend Eric?
I was telling you about him in a couple of my recent posts.
The thing I didn’t mention (until now), is that he’s also one of my clients.
That’s right, I’ve been helping him set up an Automatic Income System for himself.
And let me tell you, he’s off to one heck of a start.
In less than a week, he’s already got a website in place, and he’s building a subscriber list of people who are hanging on his every word.
And that’s not all.
After receiving the information he has to offer, these folks are SOOOO intrigued, that they’re getting back in touch with Eric – begging him for MORE.
Needless to say, I get great satisfaction from seeing my students have such fast success.
I’m going to give you the link to Eric’s site, but before you take a peek at what he’s doing, let me tell you why his project has been such a big hit.
For starters, he followed my advice to the tee.
He didn’t wait until all of his ducks were in a row.
He didn’t try to build the “perfect” web site.
And he didn’t wait until he felt that he knew it all.
Instead, he took quick and decisive action, and now he’s reaping the rewards of that action.
With that said, prepare to be amazed when you head over to his site.
You’re about to get an inside peek at a successful Automatic Income System in ACTION.
And like I mentioned – this was accomplished… in less than 1 week.
Check it out by going here
Dedicated to your success,
P.S. This is an incredible example of how to make lots of munee, and if you’re a woman, it’s something you won’t want to miss
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
On Saturday – February 9, 2008, Lisa and I had one of the most emotional experiences of our life.
That was the day we got to see our new son Brock for the very first time, even though he won’t be joining our family until sometime in April.
A friend of ours told us about this place in Bellevue where we could get 4D ultrasound photos of our baby, and as soon as we heard about the company, we knew we’d be scheduling an appointment with them.
In order to get the best quality photos, the ultrasound technician told us that Lisa needed to be at least 30 weeks along in her pregnancy.
As you can imagine, since we discovered this opportunity, several months ago, Lisa was chomping at the bit to get the photos done, and the last thing she wanted to do was wait.
She’s one of those people who wants things NOW – but hey, aren’t we all.
The good news is, her wait was over on February 9th
We showed up for our appointment right on time, at 10am on that Saturday morning.
As soon as we arrived, the technician made us feel right at home.
And though she did a great job of explaining the process to us and tried to let us know what to expect, I don’t think anything could have prepared us for what was about to happen.
Melissa, the technician took us into the ultrasound room and Lisa got comfortable on the bed – well… as comfortable as she could get for being 30 weeks pregnant.
Melissa then got the equipment ready to go as Lisa and I waited in anticipation, for the opportunity to see the first photos of our unborn baby.
But like I said, there’s no way we could have been prepared for what we were about to experience.
As Melissa brought the first photo of Brock onto the big plasma television, Lisa immediately broke into tears at the first sight of Brock.
I too sat there motionless, and in amazement at what I was witnessing.
I can’t begin to put my feelings into words, but it was an incredible experience to see such amazingly clear photos (and video) of our son Brock.
Melissa spent the next 45 minutes with us, getting photos and streaming video of Brock for us to take home with us.
As you can imagine, we’ve been sharing these photos with all of our family and friends, and every time we do, the response is always the same.
People are absolutely amazed at the clarity of these photos.
What’s more interesting is the fact that not one person we shared them with, even knew this technology existed, or that it was possible to actually see what your baby looks like, before they’re born into this world.
When it comes to business, I get the same kind of response.
Maybe you’ve thought about having a business of your own.
Maybe you’ve thought getting out of the 9 to 5.
Maybe you’ve thought about having a lot more cashola.
But – until now, you haven’t really done anything about it.
The reason most people never start their own business is because they’re fearful of the unknown.
Because it’s something they’ve never done or experienced before, they don’t know what to expect.
But think about this for a minute.
Think back to when you first learned how to ride a bike.
Sure, it was a challenge at first, but before you knew it, you figured out how to stay balanced, and riding a bike became easy for you.
In fact, if you were to get on a bike now, you wouldn’t even give it a second thought.
That’s a task that you instinctively know how to do.
There’s been MANY times in your life when you tried something new, and within a short time, you had it mastered.
I’ve got news for you.
Having your own profitable business is no different.
If you want to have business that gives you plenty of munee, time and freedom, all you gotta do is follow the lead of someone who’s already accomplished what you want to do.
This ain’t rocket science.
But the key words here are “already accomplished”.
I see far too many people taking business and financial advice from people who ain’t never accomplished a thing.
And then they wonder why that advice doesn’t give them the results they’d hoped for.
Well – take a look at the source of your information.
That’s your first clue.
Now, Click Here and go take a look at these photos, cause they’ll amaze you.
I’ll be sure to keep you updated as we move closer to Lisa’s delivery date, which is April 17th.
Dedicated to your success,
P.S. These 4D Photos will AMAZE you
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
Yesterday I introduced you to my good friend Eric, and told you about some of the experiences he’s had since retiring a couple years back – at the ripe ole age of 35.
Even though he was having the time of his life, sailing around the world on his boat, he discovered that retirement ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
I’m back today to share another HUGE discovery that Eric made, and make no doubt about it, this is gonna have a profound impact on your life.
But, before I go any further…
If you haven’t yet registered for my “Laugh In The Face of the So-Called Recession” training call, race on over an git er done
Alright not that we’ve got that taken care of, let’s keep moving.
I already told you about the riveting conversation Lisa and I had with Eric when we got together with him a couple weekends ago.
I hadn’t seen Eric in quite some time, and to say that he was a changed man since we last spoke would be an understatement.
As the 3 of us sat at dinner on this Friday evening, Eric began to tell us of an incredible experience he recently had.
It happened while attending a seminar.
At this particular event, he had a breakthrough that he explained like this…
When it comes to knowledge, there’s 3 specific areas:
1. Things you know you know – such as how to tie your shoe laces, ride a bike, etc.
2. Things you know you don’t know – which may include things like piloting a 747, playing the violin, or any other thing you don’t know how to do
3. Things you don’t know you don’t know.
And let me tell you, this third category is HUGE, and when Eric began to explain it to me, I was in awe.
You and I have had many “life experiences”, and each one of these experiences has shaped our life for the long term.
It’s these experiences that allow us to form opinions and make decisions in our life on a daily basis.
Only problem is, these “life experiences” could be giving us totally WRONG information.
In the course of attending this particular seminar, Eric discovered many such instances from his own life, and I’ll share one of the biggies with you here.
Apparently, when he was a kid in 2nd grade, there was a day in class when all the kids were sitting in a circle reading one of the “Dick, Jane and Spot” books.
When it came Eric’s turn to read, a couple of the girls in his class began snickering at him because he was having a challenge with his reading.
They even went so far as to tell Eric he was stupid.
Until attending this seminar, Eric had completely forgot about this incident, yet now, for the first time in more than 30 years – he realized the impact this one comment had on his life – even though it was completely false.
As he continued through the rest of his school years, Eric became the class clown.
He never applied himself much in school, and was lucky to pull C’s.
Once he got out of school, this behavior continued into his adult life, and his business life.
As an entrepreneur, Eric was constantly seeking the approval of others.
He was fearful to make a decision on his own, or share his thoughts out loud, for fear that someone would think he was stupid.
In fact, as he related this story to me, I was sitting there thinking to myself, “Yep, that’s the Eric I remember”.
Don’t get me wrong, I never thought he was stupid. I simply thought he was unsure of himself at times, just like me.
Even though Eric had built this millyun-dollar a year business, he still felt stupid.
All because a couple girls in the 2nd grade said so.
You might think that’s crazy, but when you think about it for a minute, you’ll realize that the same kind of thing has happened in your own life – countless times.
Heck, it’s happened to all of us.
Eric went on to tell me that since discovering this (along with MANY other such “life experiences”), he’s made some amazing changes.
And let me tell you – I could see it.
Like I told you yesterday, Eric is a completely changed man from the guy I knew a few years back.
He told me about many other such experiences that had shaped his life in the past, yet these experiences were totally false.
What’s most interesting about this is the fact that Eric has always been a really great guy, and he’s already had a lot of success in his life.
Now that he’s come to this realization, it’s as if the heaven’s have opened and he’s seeing his life in a whole new light.
He’s now tapped into that 3rd area of knowledge – the things we don’t know we don’t know.
And like I said, this 3rd area of knowledge is HUGE.
It’s also the are of knowledge that gives us the major breakthrough’s in our lives.
If you’d like to tap into this 3rd area of knowledge for yourself, here’s something you won’t want to pass up
Dedicated to your success,
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
A couple weekends ago Lisa and I got together with my good friend Eric, who I hadn’t seen in several years.
As soon as I saw Eric, I immediately KNEW that something was different about him.
Something had changed.
He was an entirely different person.
Before I tell you what it was, I need to give you some background.
I’ve known Eric for quite a few years now. Our friendship goes all the way back to when the two of us used to own our cleaning and restoration companies.
Each of us have since sold those businesses, so we could move on to bigger and better things.
Eric had built his business up to the millyun-dollar a year point, with the sole intention of selling it – and retiring at a young age.
Once he’d sold his business, his dream was to buy a sailboat and spend his time relaxing on the open water.
But once he achieved this goal, an interesting thing happened.
After a year or so of living what many people would consider a “dream life”, without a care in the world, without having to worry about finances, without dealing with the hustle and bustle of the day to day world – Eric started to get restless.
It was about this time that he sent me an email (from his sailboat).
In this email he expressed his big concern to me.
He said, “You know Kev, most people would die to be in my position right now.
I don’t have to go to work.
I get to spend my time doing what I want to do, when I want to do it.
I don’t have anyone to answer to.
And I’m living life COMPLETELY on my terms.
But the funny thing is, I feel like something is missing.
I’ve made this transition from successful entrepreneur to retiree, but I gotta say, it’s just not all it’s cracked up to be”.
As soon as I heard this, I knew exactly what Eric was talking about.
I too have BIG dreams and goals, but retirement certainly ain’t one of them.
You might be reading this and thinking to yourself, “Why in the heck wouldn’t you want to retire Kev”?
That’s a good question, and it brings to the purpose of my letter today.
Most people’s ultimate goal is retirement.
They long for the day when they can finally quit working, take lots of time off and start enjoying life.
Only problem is, once they reach retirement (like Eric did), they find that it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
They find that they’ve got this “empty” feeling inside.
They feel like something’s missing.
They feel like they’re not an active member of society.
Before you think that I’m against retirement, let me point out – by most people’s definition, I’m already retired.
The day I sold my cleaning and restoration company – on April 19, 2004 – was the day I retired.
Since then, I haven’t “worked” an hour.
Yes, you heard me right.
And the reason is simple. I now have a business that pays me for doing what I love.
When I roll out of bed each morning, I get to do exactly what I LOVE doing, with people I LOVE doing it with, and get paid more than I could ever imagine for having the time of my life.
After sharing this little experience with Eric, he realized what had been missing from his own life since he retired, and he’s now getting ready to get back into the swing of things.
In fact, he’s got a big project that he’s excited to roll out.
Over the last couple years he’s made some AMAZING discoveries.
A few of which he shared with Lisa and I.
And let me tell you, as he did, we were hanging on his every word (but that’s a subject for another day).
The point I’m trying to make is this:
When you structure your business correctly, you’ll feel like you’re retired RIGHT NOW.
You’ll have a new sense of peace about you.
You’ll have a renewed sense of energy and excitement.
And nothing will stop you from succeeding – certainly not some “so-called recession” that’s really nothing more than media B.S.
If this has piqued your interest, and you’d like to know more, then head on over to http://KevinTellsAll.com
When you do, I’ll introduce you to the “7-Step-System” that’s allowing me to SKYROCKET my income… in spite of the current mortgage meltdown, the plummeting stock market, AND the declining job market.
By the time we’re finished, you’ll be laughing in the face of this “so-called recession”.
I look forward to speaking with you next Monday for this bonus training.
Dedicated to your success,
P.S. I’ll be back tomorrow with some more secrets from Eric, but you can get started now by going here
Monday, February 11th, 2008
Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard the doom and gloom about the impending recession that’s supposedly gonna cause the end of the world as we know it.
Give me a freaking break.
I don’t know about you, but true entrepreneurs don’t participate in so-called recessions.
In fact, true entrepreneurs know that when they hear the word “recession” – things are about to get good – REALLY GOOD.
I’ll tell you why.
When the media starts screaming “recession”, the overwhelming majority of entrepreneurs immediately revert to their caves, with their tail buried between their legs.
And when this happens, it clears the playing field for those of us who choose to keep playing the game.
I’m sure you can imagine what happens next.
Those of us who stay in the game get to stake our claim, advance our position, and wipe out our competitors – as they sit in their cave, contemplating the “recession”.
Think I’m kidding?
Just a few short years ago, after the attack on the twin towers, countless business owners and so-called entrepreneurs retreated to their caves.
For crying out loud – the airline industry wouldn’t have survived if it weren’t for financial help from mommy and daddy (our government).
There was one airline – Southwest – who stayed in the game and flourished, while all their competitors sat in the corner sucking their thumbs… crying for mommy.
And so it is – every time the media starts screaming “recession”.
With that said, let me make on thing perfectly clear.
If you’re in agreement with 95% of the passive population, who retreats to their cave as soon as you hear the word “recession” – then read NO further.
Close this web page right now.
If you’re part of the 5% who’s staying in the game.
Who’s ready to take advantage of this situation.
Who wants to start scooping up the munnee.
And in the process… put your competitors out of business… for GOOD.
Then go here now
Dedicated to your success,
P.S. This is your opportunity to Recession-Proof Your Life… FOREVER
Friday, February 8th, 2008
What I’m about to say is gonna ruffle a few feathers, but I’ve got to get this off my chest.
It’s seems that every time I turn on the television (which ain’t that often), all I see is these dog-on politicians who are trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
And this year, it’s REALLY getting on my nerves.
Most of them are able to keep a smile on their face, as they lie through their teeth and make promises that they have absolutely no intention of keeping.
What really irks me is the fact that most of them have a previous track record that proves the decisions they make are in direct opposition to what “we the people” want.
For crying out loud, it wasn’t that long ago that we voted on a local referendum in the Seattle area, and “we the people” made it perfectly clear that we were opposed to it.
So how do our local politicians respond?
They decide that our vote doesn’t really count, and they initiate the referendum anyway.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
But – there is good news in all this chaos for us entrepreneurs who choose to study these politicians.
It’s long been said, if you wanna be successful, look at what the masses are doing – then do the opposite.
Here’s a couple big tips for you.
First, when you make promises, keep em.
When you tell people you’re going to do something, stand true to your word.
Second, give people what they want.
Too many entrepreneurs go through their career with their own agenda. For them, it’s all about what “I” want.
If you really want to succeed, you’ve got to give others “what THEY want”.
That’s what being a business owner is all about.
When you give enough other people what they want, you’ll automatically get what you want.
And trust me, since most of your competitors act like politicians we’ve been talking about, it ain’t gonna be too difficult for you to dominate the market and scoop up the lion’s share of the profits.
And when you do, be sure to tell me the story of how you did it.
Dedicated to your success,
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
I got a call from one of my clients yesterday – and he had GREAT news.
He just made the first sale of his new information product, in the amount of $24.95.
Lest you be thinking to yourself, “$24.95 ain’t much moolah”, let me point something out.
He got a whopping 26 people who took a look at his offer, and it didn’t cost him a penny.
All he did was make a post to an online forum that was targeted to the prospect he wanted to reach.
After reading his post, 26 people decided to take a gander at what he was offering, and 1 of em decided to invest in his product.
What’s so exciting about this is NOT the fact that he made $24.95.
What’s exciting about this is that he made his 1st sale.
And now that he’s done so, it will be a piece of cake to repeat the process over, and over, and over again.
Here’s what else you need to know.
This client did NOT wait until all of his ducks were in a row.
He didn’t take years to create his first product.
And he ain’t no smarter than you.
All he did was – TAKE ACTION.
You see, the difference between the “have’s” and the “have-not’s” is this:
Those who take action have, and those who refuse to take action… have NOT.
And while I’m at it, allow me to let you in on another little secret.
This particular client is just getting started.
As he continues to move forward with his business, and continues to take action – he’ll continue to have MANY more successes.
In fact, while we were on the phone, I gave him 5 specific strategies for improving what he’s already done.
I can’t wait to hear back from him when he calls in with another report.
You can be sure that he’ll be calling with more GREAT news.
Dedicated to your success,
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
After yesterday’s email, I know you’re curious – wondering how making mistakes could possibly be a good thing.
That’s why I’m about to shed an entirely new light on making mistakes, and by the time you’ve finished reading this, you’re going to be EXCITED to go out and make as many mistakes as you possibly can.
Alrighty then, let’s get started.
It’s a little known fact that once a missile has been fired, it remains off course MOST of the time.
When a missile is in flight, on its way to the target, it has to continually adjust the course it’s traveling.
And though the missile is off course most of the time, in the end, it always hits the intended target.
As entrepreneurs, there’s a HUGE lesson here for us.
Until now, you may have viewed mistakes as a bad thing. Yet when you think about it, the act of making mistakes is what allows us to make course corrections on the way to our intended goal (or target).
Once we set a goal, like the missile, we’ll be off course most of the time.
But here’s the GOOD news.
Even when we’re off course – we’re ON COURSE.
When we make mistakes, we receive valuable data that allows us to make a correction, and get back on course toward our goal.
Since I began coaching entrepreneurs several years ago, I always take the time to explain this concept in great detail.
In the Automatic Income System (http://www.HomeBusinessShortcut.com/ais.html) I also give examples from my own business, so you’ll understand what I’m talking about.
Here’s the big example that always hits home with everyone:
When I started my first business (a cleaning company) back in 1996, I was ready to take the world by storm.
In the midst of all this excitement, one of the big mistakes I made was to immediately spend $5,413.00 on advertising.
My thought was that by doing so, I’d let my entire community know who I was, and that I was now open for business.
Once the ads were published, I sat by the phone, in anticipation of ALL the calls that would be pouring in.
Imagine my dismay when I only received 4 calls, and booked 2 jobs that were worth a whopping total of $238.47.
This was a HUGE financial blow.
This mistake taught me a valuable lesson, and that lesson has now made me countless thousands of buckaroos.
The lesson was this:
When we begin advertising our business, we’ve got to start small.
We don’t put all our marbles on the table at once.
Instead, we put just a few of them into play (while holding onto the majority of them).
Then – when we see the results from the first round of play, there’s 3 specific indicators we look at.
These 3 indicators give us key information that will allow us to make small changes, and improve our results.
We make the course adjustments – then we put a few more marbles on the table.
And whaa-laa, we see improved results.
Now we’re making some moolah.
We look at the 3 indicators again, make another set of course adjustments, and now we’re making even more.
As we continue to repeat this process, our results continue to improve.
What’s interesting about this little story is that I see countless entrepreneurs making the same mistake, I did.
They invest all this cashola in advertising their business, and when it doesn’t give them the results they’d hoped for – they make the false assumption that advertising doesn’t work.
The fact is, advertising DOES work, when you do it right.
And let me tell you, when you follow the process I just shared with you, your advertising investment will bring you HUGE returns.
Needless to say, I’ve made countless mistakes in the last 12 years of being an entrepreneur, and continue to make mistakes to this day.
I welcome EVERY one of them, because I realize that all I’m doing is making course corrections that allow me to stay on target toward my goals.
Go out there, make mistakes – and reach your goals.
Dedicated to your success,