Archive for March, 2011

Partnership Secrets Revealed

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Simply put, a partnership is where two or more people (or entities) join forces, so that together, they can take advantage of opportunities… that left to their own, neither party could ever get access to.

A perfect example of this is McDonalds and Chevron.

These two companies have joined forces, and the end result is the McChevron that has now become a common sight in many communities.

Since 1996, it’s been a marriage made in heaven, and both parties have profited enormously.

I too have been doing partnerships (on a smaller scale) since 2007.

In fact, partnerships have been a major source of new clients for me.

Chances are, if you’re a client, you originally heard of me because I formed a partnership with someone.

Then…

That someone, who you already knew and trusted, introduced you to me, and once you and I got to know each other, you decided that what I had to offer was a perfect match and fit for you.

As a result, you chose to invest in what I had to offer.

I know, I know… you’re probably thinking to yourself, “He sure is being awfully candid here”.

Well brace yourself, because I’m about to get MORE candid.

Because you chose to invest in what I was offering, the partner who originally introduced the two of us got compensated.

They got compensated anywhere from 25-50%.

And rightfully so.

Without their introduction, you and I never would have met.

It was a win-win-win situation for everyone involved, and it’s so humbling for me, knowing that I’m able to do business this way.

On a few occasions over the last 4 years, I’ve offered existing clients the opportunity to partner with me, but only on a very limited scale.

But come next week, that’s going to change.

If this is something that interests you, be sure to keep an eye out for the email I’ll be sending you on Monday morning.

In continuing with my effort of being completely open and candid, I’ll let you know right now that I’m going to accept a handful of new Strategic Business Partners next week.

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

Putting Family First

Monday, March 21st, 2011

It was November 4th 2009, and I can remember the conversation like it was yesterday.

It was a no holds barred discussion with my good friend Joseph that evening, at a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

A discussion that would change the course of my life.

My business was growing like crazy…

I was helping more people than ever before…

I was getting compensated better than I ever thought possible…

Yet there was still this HUGE empty feeling inside.

And the nagging question was – “WHY”?

Why did I have such a terrible feeling inside, when everything on the outside seemed to be going so well?

In the interest of saving time, I’ll spare you all the intimate details, and simply tell you what the problem was.

Even though my business was growing, and by anyone’s standards, I would’ve been considered massively successful, there was still this big problem.

I had absolutely no balance in my life.

When I was working, I felt guilty for not spending more time with my family.

And when I was spending time with my family, I felt guilty for not getting more accomplished with my work.

It was a vicious cycle, and something had to give.

At the time, Brock was 19 months old, and Elliana was due to be born in just 4 short months.

My concern was that the situation would only get worse.

It sure as heck wasn’t going to get any better… unless I made some major changes.

That’s what I thought anyways.

But…

As it turned out, I only had to make one small shift, and by doing that, everything else seemed to take care of itself.

Joseph went through an intense process with me on that evening of November 4th, 2009, and without downplaying the incredible transformation that took place, I’ll share the same secret with you, that he shared with me.

Here it is:

“Live in the moment”.

Now, before you dismiss that, and say, “Is that all there is”, let me point something out.

And this is HUGE.

There’s a lot of people who pay this concept a whole lot of lip service, and do nothing more than that.

When Joseph laid this whole concept out for me, I decided that I was going to take it seriously.

And when I did, I saw an immediate and dramatic shift take place in my life.

The push and pull between my business and my personal lives vanished.

I no longer had this feeling of frustration inside.

Instead, I finally had a sense of peace, and knew that no matter what I was doing in any given moment, that it was the right thing to be doing at that time.

Talk about a heavy load being lifted off of you.

Today, when Brock comes racing into my office while I’m working, saying “Daddy, daddy, I want you to play with me”, there’s no more feeling of guilt.

I simply let him know what time I’ll be done, and I’ll play with him then.

And when that time comes, I’m true to my word.

When it’s “Brock Time”, the two of us can play, and play, and play… without a care in the world.

And I don’t have these crazy thoughts going through my head, telling me that I should be getting more things done at work.

My mind is crystal clear.

No matter what I’m doing, whether I’m at work or play, I’m completely living in the moment, knowing that that’s exactly what I’m supposed to be doing at that point in time.

Talk about liberating.

Try it, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

And if you already do this, share your experience with me.

I’d love to hear YOUR story.

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

Serious As A Heart Attack

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Everyone knows that cigarettes are bad for you.

But even at that, the tobacco producers would never come right out, and blatantly tell us how bad their product really is.

But this guy does.

He’s Dr. Jon… and he owns the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona.

His slogan is, “A meal to die for”, and he makes no bones about the fact that the product he sells is bad for you.

REALLY bad.

Whether you agree with he’s doing or not (and there are plenty who don’t), one thing is for sure…

He knows who his ideal customer is, he knows what they want, and he knows how to give it to them.

It’s like I’ve always said, find out what your customers want… and then give it to them.

Then, keep doing it over, and over, and over again.

That’s how you create massive wealth.

That’s all I do, and it’s been working since 2004.

For me, it also helps, knowing that I’m doing something good for people, rather than sending them to an early grave.

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

P.S. I’ll be back next Tuesday with the follow up to my last post (the one you’ve been waiting for).

P.S.S. And… I’m going to be making a HUGE announcement on Monday – March 28th, so keep an eye out for it.

Rose Colored Glasses… Er Bowl

Monday, March 14th, 2011

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Seeing through rose colored glasses”.

But our 11-month old daughter Elliana is seeing through a rose colored bowl.

And there’s no mistaking the fact that she’s loving her food.

I couldn’t help but laugh as I watched her eat lunch the other day, because she was getting so much pleasure from it.

It reminded me of when I was a kid, and how much fun that time in my life was.

Fortunately, I’m having just as much fun in my life today.

Sure, it’s a different kind of fun, but I wouldn’t be willing to trade it for anything.

As adults, most people tend to let the “fun times” fall by the wayside.

After all, life is so busy. Who has time for fun?

And even if we do take time out for some fun, we feel guilty about it.

I used to be that way myself.

I always professed to be a family man, and would tell everyone that my family was my #1 priority, but in reality, my family had taken a back seat to my business… along with everything else that was important to me.

And let me tell you, this is a terrible way to go through life.

Fortunately I found a way to deal with my demons, and today I’ve got the balance in my life that I always wanted.

If you want to hear the story, just let me know, and if there’s enough interest, I’ll go ahead and share it.

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

Snow Day Masterpiece

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Over the last week or so, we’ve definitely been getting our fair share of snow.

Coming into winter last year, the weather experts that be were predicting a long, cold, hard winter.

Being that we live at the top of a hill, and have a very steep driveway, I bought a snow blower last November, in hopes that I’d be able to keep our drive clear, and we wouldn’t have to park our vehicles at the bottom of the hill.

As it turned out, the bad weather never came, and the snow blower sat in the garage all winter.

Until this week.

With the recent heavy snowfall, I’ve been using the snow blower on a daily basis.

But let me tell you, it sure beats shoveling the driveway by hand.

Those of you who are coming here on April 1-2 for the Ultimate Lifestyle Business Experience will understand what I’m talking about when the limo drives you up the hill to our home.

With the recent weather, there have been plenty of “snow days”, which means the kids have been home from school.

And yes, I’ve been taking some extra time off myself, so I could play in the snow with the kids.

Kaitlynn and Brock decided to make a snowman, and once they got started, Brock decided that they needed to make an entire snow family.

If you look closely at the second photo, you’ll see that there’s a daddy, a mommy, a sissy (Kaitlynn), a Brock snowman, and even a snow baby (Elliana) that’s being held by the mommy.

Talk about creative.

Sure, Kaitlynn had to do the bulk of the work, but it all came from Brock’s mind.

And you can bet, that as a father, I’m going to nurture this creative spirit he has.

I’m never going to stifle it.

Because the fact is, it’s this creative spirit that will take him anywhere he wants to go.

And as it expands, he’ll come to realize that anything is possible.

If he can see it in his mind, he can make it a reality.

And he can do so, even if he doesn’t have the physical abilities himself.

He’s already proven that he knows how to delegate, because he got his older sister to help him make his vision a reality with the snow family.

Some would say that this is just a cutesy little example, and I truly feel sorry for those who do.

It’s much bigger than that, and it speaks volumes about who we are.

The reason I am where I am today, is because I possess some of the same qualities that I’m already seeing in my 2-year old son Brock.

You have the same qualities inside you.

The only question is…

Are you using them to your advantage?

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