Archive for August, 2010

Double Your Results

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The other day I told you how Dan Sullivan opened my mind to the possibility of being able to accomplish a WHOLE lot more than I do right now.

Even going so far to say that I could double the results I was getting right now.

He proved it was possible by asking one question.

That question was…

“If there were two of you, what could you achieve over the next 12 months, that you couldn’t achieve with just one of you”?

After asking that question, and having us write down our thoughts, Dan then followed it up with some more questions, that got us REALLY excited about the idea of making this idea a reality.

As I went through the exercise, it was as if I could see myself being twice as productive in all areas of my life.

Because let me tell you, I wasn’t going to limit myself to having two of me solely for the purpose of making my business better.

Since I was going to have two of me, I thought about all the ways I could improve my personal life as well.

Spending more time with my family, playing with Brock, and being more active in our family foundation.

And the funny thing is, by most people’s standards, I already have an incredible amount of control over my time.

I already spend lots of time with my family.

It just goes to show that entrepreneurs like us, when presented with an opportunity to improve, always want to do so.

That drive to improve and become better at what we do, never goes away.

In fact, it’s that drive that motivates us.

During the course of this exercise, Dan was doing a great job of bringing out this drive in us.

Once he’d done that, he had to follow through the rest of the way.

Can you imagine if he’d left us hanging after presenting this concept to us, and then didn’t show us how to make it a reality?

Now that he’d got us excited about the possibilities, he had to show us how to make it happen.

Or did he?

To bring everything together, Dan asked us a final question.

“In the absence of actually having two of you, how can you achieve each of these results using your existing resources”?

Talk about a powerful question.

And more important than the question, was the answers it brought to light for me.

In the process, it taught me the importance of asking the right questions.

Because when we do, our mind will give us the answers we need.

I’m guessing that you have some new answers at the moment, that you didn’t have prior to now.

Maybe you’d even like to share a few of them.

If so, the floor is yours.

Post your comments below.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

You Times Two

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

As I flew to Phoenix last week for Joe Polish’s 25K Mastermind Group, I had no idea that I was about to meet the legendary Dan Sullivan – of Strategic Coach.

During the 2-day meeting, one of the things Dan talked about was the importance of asking ourselves the right questions.

Now…

On the surface, this may sound simplistic, but let me assure you, when you take Dan’s advice to heart, an interesting shift begins to happen.

For example, one of the questions Dan asked us was this:

“If there were two of you, what could you achieve over the next 12 months, that you couldn’t achieve with just one of you”?

For me, this questions sparked all kinds of thoughts.

I could build my business faster.

I could spend even more time with my family.

I could be more active in our family foundation.

The truth is, if there were two of me, I could accomplish twice as much as I do now.

But…

What if I could accomplish twice as much as I do now, even when there’s only one of me?

By the time Dan finished sharing with us, he proved that it’s actually possible.

The way he did that, was by asking us another question.

Any idea what that question was?

Give it some thought over the next couple days, and I’ll be back on Thursday with the answer.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

No One Believes All The Hype

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

When it comes to presenting your products and services, you’re best served by NOT using hype.

You don’t want to make exaggerated claims, because if you do, people will soon see right through you, and your credibility will be gone.

If anything, you want to downplay your strengths, and the strengths of your products.

So…

How do you do that, and still get people’s attention?

Here’s an example of how I do it.

I started my first online business, my GetMoldSolutions.com website back in 2000.

For years, that website has been producing $7-$10,000.00 a month.

Since then, I’ve started multiple websites, and my income has far surpassed that figure.

But, I seldom, if ever talk about the kind of income I now make.

There’s several reasons for this.

1. If I were to tell people the kind of income I really make, most folks would have a hard time believing it.

2. By only talking about the income I make from my first website, and then letting people know that I now have multiple websites, it allows them to come to their own conclusions in regard to the amount of income I now make.

3. I’m able to maintain my credibility, and not seem boastful, which is the last thing I want to do.

When you purposely understate something, people know it.

In turn, they’ll naturally make the adjustment in their thinking that what you’re talking about is a much bigger deal than you’re saying it is.

And as a result, you’ll gain more credibility with them.

And that’s what you want.

If you’ve had a personal experience that further proves what I’m talking about, be sure and share it by posting your comments below.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

Challenge Day

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

The other night, Lisa and I were flipping through the channels on the television, and of all places, we ended up on MTV.

Definitely not the typical station that a couple of 40+ year-olds spend time viewing.

But on this particular night, we couldn’t click away.

They were airing a show called “If You Knew Me” that depicts an educational program for teens called Challenge Day.

The people who host the Challenge Day program travel across the country, offering it in various schools.

As we watched, I immediately remembered a few years back, when our daughter Kaitlynn told us about it.

She told Lisa and I about it after attending the program at her own school.

And though I listened as Kaitlynn told us all about the experience, it was difficult for me to relate.

Why?

Because this is the kind of thing that you have to experience for yourself.

After watching the video, you know what I’m talking about.

And the same is true for what I do.

When I write emails or blog posts and talk with people like yourself about things like:

Getting paid REALLY well for doing what you love.

Being in complete control of your time.

Enjoying every minute of every day.

When I write about these things, people have a hard time relating.

Because they aren’t able to experience it for themselves.

But…

When they participate on one of my phone seminars, it’s a whole different story. Because now they’re able to hear the inflexion in my voice as I share incredibly personal stories.

And as they listen, they’re able to experience what it’s like to have this kind of life.

Because I’m able to communicate and connect with them on a deep emotional level.

Similar to what goes on in the Challenge Days.

And let me tell you, that’s some POWERFUL stuff.

Wouldn’t it be great if more people made an effort to connect, the way these kids connected in this video.

What kind of difference do you think that would make in this world?

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

Do The Right Thing

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Last Tuesday, I was excited to make the 4-hour drive to Portland so I could take part in a mastermind group I’d been invited to be a part of.

But this wasn’t just any ole’ mastermind group.

This was a group made up of some serious movers and shakers in the business world.

If I mentioned some of the other members names, you might even know them.

And the fact that I’d been invited into this group was a HUGE deal for me.

As you can imagine, I was humbled, yet excited at the same time, for the opportunity to spend time interacting with such an impressive group of people.

The meeting was scheduled for 9am Wednesday morning at a restaurant called Isabel’s in Portland’s Pearl District (or so I thought).

In order to make sure I was at my best, I drove down on Tuesday and got a hotel room for the evening.

Brendon, the guy who organized this group, and invited me to be a part of it, told me that I could also invite someone else to join me if I thought would be a right fit.

My friend Ron lives near Portland, and because I think so highly of him, I invited him to attend the mastermind group as well.

Ron and I got together for dinner that Tuesday evening, and then made arrangements to meet in front of Isabel’s at 8:45 the following morning.

The two of us arrived at almost the same time.

We both go into the restaurant, sit down at a table, order a breakfast drink and wait for everyone else to arrive.

At a couple minutes to nine, Ron looks at his watch and says, “I wonder where everyone else is”.

I was starting to wonder myself.

So I call Brendon (the group organizer) on his cell phone and leave him a voicemail telling him that Ron and I are at the restaurant.

A couple minutes later, I get a text back from him informing me that the meeting was on Thursday – not Wednesday.

Now… I don’t know who’s wires got crossed. And the truth is, it doesn’t really matter.

After discovering that Ron and I had arrived for a meeting that wasn’t going to take place, we decided to make the best of it.

We sat at the table and had an incredible 2-hour mastermind meeting of our own.

In the process, I thought about the possibility of rearranging my schedule for Thursday, so I could stay in Portland and attend the mastermind group the following morning.

I even went so far as to call my wife at home so she could open my calendar and look at my appointments.

But then I thought to myself, “You have an obligation to these people, and you need to honor it”.

So in the end, I decided to head back home so I could keep the appointments I’d scheduled for Thursday.

Ron was sitting at the table watching this scenario unfold, and when it was finished, he made a comment that I’ll never forget.

He said, “You could have easily put your own wants and desires over the commitments you’d made for tomorrow, but the fact that you didn’t speaks volumes about your character, and the kind of person you are”.

And until he commented on it, I’d never really given it much thought.

Maybe that’s because my parents always taught me the importance of living by The Golden Rule – Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.

I’ve always lived my life that way, and it’s served me pretty well.

Sure, I missed a great opportunity, but I’ll head back to Portland for the next mastermind meeting that Brendon hosts, and when I do, I’ll double-check the dates.

I’ll close by letting you know… one of the appointments I had scheduled for last Thursday opened a HUGE door for me.

That doesn’t surprise me though.

Because great things happen when you do the right thing.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

Family Vacation Adventures

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Last month was full of adventure.

We went on a family vacation so we could get out and enjoy the RV trailer we bought last year.

While on our trip, one of the places we visited was the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, WA.

I have to say, visiting this game farm was one heck of a unique experience.

It was one we’ll not soon forget.

When you watch the video above, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

These elk know how to get what they want in life… which is food… and plenty of it.

They have no problem going after what they want.

We humans could certainly take a lesson from the elk in the video above.

If more folks made a determined effort to go after what they want in life, they’d be quite surprised by how different life would be.

So let me ask you…

Are you going after what you want in life?

And if so, are you doing it with the same determination as these elk?

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

How To End The Struggle

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Do you ever feel like it’s a real struggle to get ahead?

If so, you’ve absolutely got to watch this video from my friend Patti Mara, because she explains what’s REALLY going on when we feel like things aren’t going right for us.

More importantly, she shows you exactly what to do about it.

Pay real close attention at 2 minutes and 59 seconds into the video, because that’s where Patti starts revealing some AMAZING information.

One thing’s for sure, you’ve never seen anything like this before.

If you get value from this video, and want to get even more help from Patti, be sure to join us for the big event that’s happening tomorrow at 3pm Pacific time (6pm Eastern time).

Here’s all the details.

Write them down, mark your calendar, and be sure to join us.

Topic: “The New Rules for Business Success”

Date: Thursday – August 5, 2010

Time: 3pm Pacific (4PM MT, 5PM CT, 6PM ET)

Phone #: 1-212-990-8000

Passcode: 6524# (remember to press the # key!)

There’s no charge, no website to visit, and no form to fill out.

We’re about 10 years into the most important opportunity that we’ll likely experience in our lifetimes.

The rules of business have changed.

And if you’re still using the old play book, playing under the old rules, you’re probably being forced out of the game.

It’s time to do something about it.

That’s why, I’m hosting a special one-time bonus call for my clients with business expert Patti Mara.

But… because this is SOOOO important, I’ve decided to let you join us.

And like I mentioned, there’s no charge, no website to visit, and no form to fill out.

I look forward to introducing you to Patti tomorrow afternoon.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

P.S. Patti’s making one more video for you as well, and I’ll share that with you tomorrow.