Archive for December, 2008

Narrow Miss on I-5

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Lisa and I spent the evening of Friday – December 19th doing some Christmas shopping, and we were completely unprepared for what would happen on our way home.

We were heading south on I-5, coming back home from Mount Vernon.

Because the freeway was covered with snow and ice, most folks, myself included, were traveling between 10-15 miles an hour.

But…

It seems like there’s always some joker who wants to push the limit, and this night was no exception.

As I was traveling in the slow lane, this little S-10 pickup passes me in the fast lane, doing about 40 miles an hour.

While I didn’t say anything to Lisa, I remember thinking to myself, “This guy is an accident waiting to happen”.

Then – just a few seconds later – IT HAPPENED.

The guy looses control of his truck on the ice and immediately goes into a couple of 360’s on the freeway.

And let me tell you, it’s a pretty sobering experience when you’re heading down the freeway, and you see a couple headlights staring you in the face.

Lisa immediately screamed, “OH MY GOSH KEVIN, SLOW DOWN”.

Little did she know that I saw what was happening, and already had my foot feathering the brake and looking for a way to avoid plowing into the S-10.

Only thing was, I knew I couldn’t hit the brake too hard, or we’d find ourselves in a spin, and that would not be a good thing.

As it turned out, I was able to slow down, move to the right, and avoid hitting the guy.

I came to a stop on the freeway, right next to the driver, who was no stopped as well, now facing north in the southbound lanes of I-5.

Within a second or so, he regained his composure (though he probably had to clean his pants later).

He got his truck turned around and headed back on his merry way.

Only this time, he kept his speed at 10 miles an hour – instead of the 40 miles an hour he’d been doing just a minute or so earlier.

Later that weekend, as I was recounting this adventure to friend, it immediately made me think about business owners, and how they react the same way.

Like I mentioned in my last email, most business owners can do well for themselves when things are going well.

But – as soon as a curve ball is thrown their way, they don’t know what to do.

I promised to give you a specific example of this, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do right now.

A fellow member of a mastermind group I’m in – recently had this happen to him.

His business had been doing very well, and he was making plenty of munee.

But…

With all that’s happened in the economy over the last year or so, his business hit the skids.

What once was a thriving venture, was now going under.

And let me tell you, this guy was at his wits end.

Fortunately, the leader of this mastermind group was able to slap this guy upside the head and say, “Look, here’s all you need to do”.

Because our group leader was NOT emotionally attached to this gentleman’s business, he was able to look at things objectively, and lay out a step-by-step game plan to get things back on track for him.

When he followed the advice given, he was able to fine-tune and make the needed adjustments, and now he’s doing even better than he was before.

Now…

Here’s the critical point that you’ve got to understand:

When things start going bad…

When your world starts caving in…

When nothing seems to be going right…

It’s virtually impossible for you to think straight.

You end up on the rebound, making bad decisions that compound things, and make them worse.

That’s why it’s SO IMPORTANT that you have a coach who can be impartial and look at things objectively.

Who can bring some sanity to the table.

Who can slap you upside the head if need be, and say, “Calm down. Here’s a game plan to get you through this”.

Who can get you back on top.

If it weren’t for our coach, I can only imagine where this guy would be right now.

Entirely too many people think they can figure things out for themselves, yet the truth of the matter is, this is far too costly – and far too time consuming.

In my own business, 2008 has been a banner year.

In fact, it’s been my best year ever – BY FAR.

Yet I can assure you that would not be the case if it weren’t for my own coaches.

The same is true of those who are fortunate enough to have me as a coach.

They too are having great success, yet left to their own devices, this would NOT be the case.

And no, I don’t say that to brag or boast, but simply to state a fact.

EVERY successful business owner has a coach, and the MOST successful ones have multiple coaches.

So…

If you’re serious about making 2009 your year, then stay tuned.

I want to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, and look forward to having a HUGE hand in your success in 2009.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

Pooch Un-Screwed

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

If you’ve ever seen that movie “What Happens in Vegas” with Ashton Kutcher, you’ll immediately recognize the subject line of today’s email.

There’s a now-famous line in that movie where Ashton Kutcher’s character exclaims, “Pooch Unscrewed”, after realizing that he escaped a less than ideal situation.

If you haven’t seen the movie, I won’t ruin it for you by revealing the plot here, but will let you know that it’s definitely worth a peek.

Imagine my surprise yesterday when I was online doing some research.

I’d just opted into a particular mailing list, and when I was taken to the thank you page, I saw this headline…

“Unscrew Your Life”.

Needless to say, it immediately caught my attention.

And if that weren’t enough, there were 2 sub-headlines below it which read as follows:

Your department is being eliminated. You’re out of work with a $345,000 mortgage to pay. You’re screwed, right?
Not necessarily. Here’s what you do… read the letter below to get your complimentary copy of “Unscrew Your Life”.

Talk about COMPELLING.

Who in their right mind, if concerned about their financial situation, wouldn’t want to get a copy of this report?

When selling in print, your headline accounts for a huge percentage of the income you’ll make.

I can’t remember the exact figure, but we’re talking 80% or better.

That being the case, your headline must be extremely compelling.

It must grab the reader by the throat, draw them into what you have to say, and literally force them to keep reading.

When you have a winning headline, you’ll get the results you want.

People will beat a path to your door, begging to buy what you have to offer.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

P.S. On January 15th, I’ve got a VERY special guest joining us for the monthly coaching call. This event is normally private, and only active clients are invited to participate. But… I’m contemplating the idea of opening it up to everyone on my subscriber list. I’ll be making a formal announcement soon, so keep an eye on your inbox.

Crazy Day At the Tire Shop

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Last week they were predicting snow in our neck of the woods, and it looks like they predicted right.

We definitely got plenty of snow over the weekend.

A trace came late Friday night, and much more followed on Saturday evening.

After hearing that snow was on the way, I can remember thinking to myself, “You’d better get some new tires put on your truck”.

I knew that the tread was starting to wear, and the last thing I wanted to do was go into the snow and ice season unprepared.

So I call my local Les Schwab tire center first thing Friday morning, and just as I suspected, they tell me that there’s a 4-hour wait.

So Lisa and I make arrangements to drop the truck off, and have them call us when they’ve got the new tires installed.

This beats sitting in their drafty waiting room for 4 hours as countless people move in and out the doors, and wait impatiently for an attendant to call their name, informing them that their vehicle is now ready.

But, here’s what I found so interesting about this little experience.

Here we are, right in the middle of the Holiday Season, with less than two weeks until Christmas.

Many folks have already spent tons of cashola they wouldn’t normally spend.

The media is telling us that we’re supposedly in a recession.

Yet the Les Schwab tire store is busting at the seams with customers.

How can that be?

How can they be selling all those tires, and making all that moolah, right in the midst of everything that’s going on around us?

As you read this, you might be thinking, “Of course they’re busy. People want to keep their families safe on the roads, so they’re going to buy tires”.

And that is precisely my point.

People are gonna buy tires no matter what.

No matter what the economy is doing.

No matter how tight their funds might be.

No matter whether it’s the Holiday Season.

People are gonna buy tires, and they’re gonna buy tires… NO MATTER WHAT.

Les Schwab (the founder of this particular chain of tire stores), understood this, and it’s probably been one of the biggest reasons for his success.

It goes right back to the BIGGEST principle I always talk about…

Give people what they want, and they’ll buy.

And since we’re on the subject, I’ll take this one step further.

Give people what they want, and they’ll buy… NO MATTER WHAT.

I learned this principle back in 2001 with my own online business at GetMoldSolutions.com.

Since that time, I’ve taught it to many other people – just like yourself.

And let me tell you, this one principle alone has made countless people incredibly wealthy.

So…

If you too would like to put this principle to work for yourself, all you gotta do is Go Here to get started.

I look forward to helping you make it happen.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

Think You Got It Rough?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Every time we turn on the boob tube, it seems as though the media has nothing but bad news for us.

That’s why I hardly ever turn it on these days.

Instead, I prefer to get my input from alternate sources.

Why?

Because the stuff we let into our mind makes all the difference in the world.

And we are in complete control of what we take in.

To be honest, I’m sick and tired of hearing people whine and moan and complain about all the things that are going wrong.

I’ve got NO sympathy for them either, because the results they’re getting in their outer world are a direct result of the input they choose to partake of.

Think I’m kidding, take a gander at this video
http://niceselling.com

If ANYBODY’S got cause to have a bad day, it’s this guy.

For crying out loud, the “average joe” would cringe, simply by the thought of being in this guy’s predicament.

So…

If you think you’ve got things bad – think again.

Let Bill make you feel good about being YOU
http://niceselling.com

Enjoy the video.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

P.S. This is some REALLY GOOD input and you’ll thank me for sharing it with you
http://niceselling.com

Is He Worth 18 MIL?

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I don’t know if you happened to see the Barbara Walters special on ABC last evening, but as usual, she interviewed some incredible people.

In my mind, one of the interviews that topped the list was Rush Limbaugh.

Whether you like or dislike Rush, there’s no arguing the fact that this guy knows how to evoke emotion in people.

In fact, this is one of the reasons he’s so successful.

The other reason he’s so successful is not quite so obvious, yet he revealed it last night, on national television.

Most folks would never notice it, yet last night, at 53 seconds into his interview with Barbara Walters, the biggest reason for his success came through loud and clear.

She’d brought up the topic of Rush’s recent contract signing. The one that would net him 38 million a year… PLUS a 100 million bonus.

And then… it happened…

She asked him if he was worth it, and his response shocked the world.

Without flinching.

Without missing a beat.

Without giving it a second thought.

Rush immediately responded by saying, “Of course”.

And he did so with incredible confidence.

If you missed the interview, you can see it for yourself by Going Here.

You’ll see what I’m talking about – 53 seconds into the video.

Now let me tell you, a person has got to have some pretty amazing self confidence to proudly proclaim that they’re worth 38 million a year.

If you asked the “average joe” or the “average jane” on the street what they felt they were worth on an annual basis, they sure as heck ain’t gonna tell you 38 MIL.

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who felt they were worth 100 Grand.

And that’s where the rub lies.

Rush believes that he’s worth every penny of that 38 MIL, and that my friend is why they’re giving him that much.

As you know, Matt Furey has been one of my mentors since 2004.

With his help I’ve been able to accomplish incredible things in both my business and my personal life.

One of the biggest things he taught me is that I’d NEVER make more than I felt I deserved.

Once he explained this to me, I began seeing myself worth more and more moolah.

So let me ask you…

How much do you feel your worth?

No matter what the number is at the moment, I can assure you that you’re easily worth 10 times that much.

Heck…

You’re easily worth 100 times that much.

All you have to do is decide that you are.

And once you’ve made that decision, do like I did, and find a mentor who will show you how to get the moolah you deserve.

Incidentally, at 1:13 (one minute and 13 seconds) into the video I’ve been telling you about, Rush lets us see yet another amazing glimpse into his world.

See if you can spot it.

Here’s the link again.

That’s all for this week.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

Out Sick With The Flu

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Yesterday I was out sick with the flu.

I actually started to feel under the weather on Tuesday evening, and after a long, restless night, I was in no shape to get out of bed yesterday morning.

So, I took the day off.

As uncomfortable as it was, I couldn’t help but think how good I really have it.

Sure, dealing with the flu pretty much sucks, any way you look at it.

But here’s the deal:

Didn’t have to call my boss and ask for the day off.

I didn’t have to feel bad about not going to work for the day.

And I didn’t have to worry about coming up a little short on funds to pay my monthly bills.

You see, because I’m my own boss, and because my income is automated, I didn’t have to worry about any of this stuff.

Whether I work or not, the munee is still gonna come in.

Now, before I go any further, I need to make one thing perfectly clear.

I’m not telling you this in order to brag or boast.

If you’ve been around for any length of time at all, you know that I’m one of the most humble guys on the planet.

But the fact is, if you’re not happy with where you’re at in life, and I’m talking right here, right now – TODAY – then you’ve got no one to blame but yourself.

I know, I know, that’s a pretty bold statement.

And it might even upset you.

But I’m not going to back down on this one, because it’s the honest truth.

There are many who would prefer to blame someone else for their situation.

They blame the company who laid them off.

They blame our elected officials.

They blame the economy.

They blame everyone but themselves.

Now, I will say, that when it comes to the economy, we certainly are in a state of change.

We’re entering a new economy.

Those who still have their heads buried in the sand, waiting for everything to go back to the way it was – well, let’s just say that they’re going to be terribly disappointed.

Cause I’m here to tell you, things ain’t going back to the way they used to be.

Things have changed, and they’ve changed forever.

We’re entering a new economy, and those of us who understand the game are already profiting.

Think back to the Great Depression.

It was a rough period for most, yet at the same time, more millionaires were created during this period, than any other period in history.

Well, that’s what’s going on right now.

Millionaires are being made right now.

Right in front of our very eyes.

So, the question you have to ask yourself is this, am I going to blame others for my situation, or am I going to take personal responsibility for myself and my family?

And when you chose the later, everything else will come together, almost as if by magic.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson

Grand Cayman Photos

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, as well as an opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends this weekend.

Lisa, the kids and I spent Thanksgiving with grandma (Lisa’s mom), and as usual, we all ate too much.

The rest of the weekend was spent decorating our home for Christmas.

As we were putting our tree up, I began thinking about Christmas as a child, and all the fond memories I have.

And though my parents have both passed away, I still think about them, especially at this time of year.

This time of year used to be a challenge for me, being a single guy and having no immediate family to spend the Holiday’s with.

But…

Ever since meeting Lisa, I consider myself a truly blessed man.

Her family has welcomed me in with open arms, and I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it feels.

As you probably know, my brother and his wife Sharon have been living in Grand Cayman since last January, and in a recent phone conversation, he was telling me how it can get kind of lonely at times.

Sure, it’s a beautiful part of the world, but even at that, they don’t have any family nearby.

That’s why Lisa and I decided to go visit them earlier this month.

It was great to get away and find some sun.

But what made this trip REALY special was spending some quality time with my brother, who I hadn’t seen in many months.

I promised to share some of our vacation photos with you, which you’ll find when you Go Here.

While in Cayman, my brother and his instructor took me diving for the first time, and let me tell you, it was one heck of an experience.

You can bet that I’ll be doing that some more.

Kyle (my brother) took some underwater photos of our adventure, and as soon as he gets them to me, I’ll be sure to share them with you.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy These Photos.

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

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson