Archive for November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Lisa and I just returned home from vacationing in Grand Cayman.

This island was made even more famous in the movie “The Firm”, with Gene Hackman and Tom Cruise.

Although, the location where most of the filming took place was accidentally burnt to the ground shortly after the movie was made.

We had a great time on the island, and I had the opportunity to go scuba diving for the first time in my life.

I’d planned to write while on vacation, but time simply didn’t permit.

That’s why I wanted to get this email off to you, so I could wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

As soon as I get a chance though, I will share some photos of our vacation.

I was going through them this morning, and it really caused me to pause and give thanks for all the good things in my life.

And truth be told, this month has been FULL of things to give thanks for.

Yet another example would be the recent Home Office Field Trip, in which I was able to spend an entire weekend with some of the most awesome entrepreneurs and business owners in the world.

I trust that you too will take time this week to give thanks for all the good things in your life.

Because when you do, it will bring even MORE great things your way.

I oghta know, cause I’ve been doing this for many years now.

You’ll want to stay tuned in the coming days, weeks and months, because I’ve been experiencing some major business breakthrough’s, and I’ll be sharing them with you as we finish out the year.

Once again, have a very Happy Thanksgiving, and I’ll be back in touch soon.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

It Happened Last Weekend

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

I spent last Friday and Saturday with a group of the most motivated, forward-thinking people I’ve ever met.

The occasion?

My Ultimate Home Office Field Trip.

And let me tell you, everyone in attendance had their eyes opened to a whole new world of possibilities.

This was the first time I’ve ever hosted such an event, but it certainly won’t be the last.

By the time the event was over on Saturday evening, everyone was RAVING about what they’d experienced, and all that they discovered.

In fact, my good friend (and client) Brett Brodie, was able to record a few of their comments on video.

As soon as I’m able, I’ll be sure to share some of their comments with you.

Have a great day, and I’ll be in touch.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

Get Your Sweet Revenge

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Last night Dan Kennedy gave an incredible presentation here at the Glazier-Kennedy Info Summit in St. Louis.

What made the evening really special is the fact that Dan doesn’t do much public speaking these days.

He’s taken somewhat of an early retirement, which means that fans like me don’t get to see him nearly as often as we used to.

And that being the case, it’s a “big deal” when we get the opportunity to spend the evening with him.

One of the things he talked about was his early years in business, and how he had everything going against him.

One of the biggest things was the fact that he had this major stuttering problem.

It was so bad, that almost everyone told him that he would never make it in the public speaking world.

But guess who’s having the last laugh now. And he’s laughing all the way to the bank.

Dan Kennedy has become a HUGE success in business, and is revered by countless people like myself.

Hearing his story immediately reminded me of when I first started in business.

I too had many nay-sayers who told me that I didn’t have what it takes.

Who told me not to waste my time.

Who told me I’d never be a success in business.

In fact, there was this one guy in particular who REALLY used to get under my skin.

He was an acquaintance of an old room mate, and every time he came over to our house, he’d make these snide comments.

Comments like:

“So Kev, have you made your first millyun yet”?

or…

“Looks like those seminar promoters sure do know how to suck the munee out of your wallet”.

Like I said, this guy really used to get on my nerves.

But – I’d just bite my tongue and ignore him.

Then, on November 11th of 2006, I finally got my sweet revenge.

That Saturday was a big day for me, and I remember it well.

That was the day that I bought my new Hummer.

I’d got up early that morning so I could head down to the dealership near Seattle.

It just so happened that Robert, my old room mate, called me as I was heading down the freeway.

He called to see what I was up to for the day, and when I told him that I was on my way to buy a new Hummer, it surprised him to say the least.

He says, “That is so awesome Kevin. You really deserve it. When you head back this way, stop by my place so I can check out your new rig”.

So, that afternoon, on the way home from the dealership, I stopped by Robert’s house.

And when I pull up, guess who’s standing in the driveway with him?

Yep, you guessed it.

The schmuck.

That jerk who used to give me such a hard time.

And let me tell you, seeing the look on his face when I pulled up in the new Hummer was priceless.

His jaw hit the ground.

And you know what else?

I didn’t say a word to him, and he didn’t say a word to me.

But it sure did feel good to know that I finally shut this guy up.

Maybe you’ve had a similar experience.

Maybe you’ve got someone, or even multiple someone’s who get under your skin.

Who don’t have faith in you.

Who don’t want to see you succeed.

And if that’s the case, here’s what you need to do.

Do the same thing I did. Don’t give them the satisfaction. Just keep your mouth shut.

Then…

Keep doing what you need to do.

Keep associating with like-minded, forward-thinking people who care about you, and can help you reach your goals.

And when the time is right, you’ll get your sweet revenge – just like I did.

If the thought of this sounds REALLY good to you, then keep an eye out for the email I’ll be sending you next Monday.

You’re gonna LOVE it.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

Live From St. Louis – Part 1

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I’m currently here in St. Louis, attending the HUGE Glazier-Kennedy Info Summit.

This unique event is specifically tailored for people who want to get into, or who are already in the business of information marketing.

I’ve attended this event for the last several years, and each time it gets bigger and bigger.

This year there are more than 900 people in attendance.

As I’ve been talking with many of the other attendees, it’s been REALLY interesting to hear how so many of them are having a record year.

That’s right.

Even though we’re in a recession, these people are reporting record profits, just like me.

And the reason…

They do things differently.

They invest in THEMSELVES, by attending events like this.

They align themselves with other successful people.

They operate outside the box that most people confine themselves to.

For me, the biggest breakthrough in my business this year has come from using one of these strategies in a really BIG way.

All year long, I’ve been aligning myself with other successful, like-minded people, and it’s been giving me huge dividends.

As you probably know, 7 months ago, I gave you the same opportunity.

I gave you the opportunity to align yourself with me, by becoming a strategic partner in my business – a business that will do over ONE MILLYUN dollars in sales this year.

At the time I was only able to accept 10 new partners, and the available openings were gone in a matter of minutes.

Since then, many of you have been asking about this opportunity, and if I’m going to accept any more partners.

And the good news is – YES, I’m going to be accepting 10 more strategic business partners.

In fact, if this is something you missed out on last time, you’ll want to be on the lookout for next Monday’s email.

Meanwhile, I’ll continue to stay in touch as time permits, and provide you with “live” updates from St. Louis over the next few days.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

Today Is Decision Day

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Yes, today is the day that we cast our vote for president.

I got an email this morning from one of my mentors, Matt Furey, who’s currently spending time at his second home in China.

He said that last week, the Chinese favored Obama to win the election.

Yet this morning, they’re reporting that McCain might win.

Needless to say, we’ll know the election outcome very soon.

And while this has been a widely publicized election campaign, your vote today is far from the most important decision you’ll make this year.

The most important decision you’ll make this year – is for yourself.

At Matt’s last Mastermind Meeting in Tampa, he talked about the importance of making the decision to prosper… even during a recession.

And the truth is, I made this decision awhile back.

It fact, it’s the very reason I’m having such a great year.

A few weeks ago I attended a seminar in Phoenix where I heard countless people speaking from the stage, reporting that 2008 was going to be their best year ever as well.

After hearing their stories, I made a mental note, “Be sure to talk with a few of these people before the seminar ends so you can get their take on this whole recession thing”.

After speaking with a handful of these people who were experiencing incredible growth in their business this year, here’s what I found:

1. They too had made a DECISION to prosper… in spite of the recession.

2, They too had a burning desire to succeed.

3. They too refused to watch the boob tube.

4. They too got their input from other like-minded, forward-thinking people.

Here’s something else that’s interesting to note.

None of these successful people are expecting Obama or McCain to come to their rescue.

And neither am I.

You see, we understand that while the president certainly has a big hand in deciding the rules of the game – we’re responsible for coming up with strategies that allow us to win as we play by those rules.

In essence, we have made the decision to prosper and be successful – no matter what.

So let me ask you…

Have you made the decision?

Have you cast your vote for YOU?

If so, pay close attention to the emails I’ll be sending you next week.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

The Big Election

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Tomorrow represents the big day – the day when we elect a new president.

But, no matter who gets voted into office, a large percentage of the population is not going to be happy.

Why?

Because their candidate wasn’t elected.

Personally, I get tired of all the promises from both sides – talking about how they’re going to make us happier, healthier and more secure.

Because the fact is, neither of them will.

That’s right, neither Obama nor McCain is gonna make you happier, healthier or more secure.

The one thing I’ve learned is that we can’t place our hope in politicians.

The ONLY person you can place hope in is YOU.

When we look back, history proves this to be true – over, and over, and over again.

Every successful person on the face of the planet has done for themselves.

They had their own dreams.

They took action on those dreams.

They turned those dreams into a reality, and made a fortune in the process.

Even during the Great Depression, there were many who had dreams, took action and prospered.

They did not concern themselves with what was going on in the media.

Instead, their strength came from inside.

They had a belief in themselves, and it’s that belief that paved the way to their success.

If you want to do the same, then follow my lead.

Turn the boob tube OFF, and change the source of your input.

For me, I haven’t watched television in months.

Instead, I spent my time listening to, brainstorming and communicating with forward thinking people who have a powerful belief in themselves, as well as those around them.

Is it any wonder that 2008 will be my best year… EVER.

Of course not.

And the funny thing is…

In the circles I spend my time, success stories like this are the order of the day.

Tons of people are having their best year ever.

And you my friend can do the same.

When you tune out the media garbage, and fill your life with something of substance, you’ll be amazed at what happens.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson