Archive for April, 2012

***News Flash***

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know why you hadn’t heard from me yet this week.

I’ve been working on something big.

Something REALLY BIG!

I can’t spill the beans just yet, but be sure to watch your inbox next Sunday or Monday morning.

What I have to announce is going to make major headlines, and you won’t want to miss it.

I’ll talk with you then.

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

And The Winner Is…

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Last week I announced that I was giving away $100.00 to one lucky person.

In return, I asked that you simply share how the relationship you’ve had with me has impacted your life or business in a positive way.

I want to thank each one of you who took the time to share your comments.

After reading each one of them, I’ve decided to award the $100.00 to Adrian.

And just so you know Adrian, you are NOT a disappointment at all.

I applaud you for taking the last year to focus your efforts on your newborn son.

After all, that’s why we do this.

So you have the luxury of taking the last year to do what was most important to YOU.

Now you’re ready to pick up where you left off, and continue moving your business forward.

Only difference is…

You now have an incredible year of experiences spent with your new son and family, which will directly contribute to what you’d already started, making it even more valuable for the people you serve.

Congratulations Adrian!

Send an email to me at Kevin@AutomaticIncomeCoach.com and let me know where you’d like me to send your $100.00 prize.

And congratulations to every one of you who took the time to share your comments.

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

I’ll Pay You $100.00

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

I need to ask for your help, and if you take a few minutes to respond, it could be worth $100.00 to you.

Here’s what’s going on…

If you’ve been watching my emails over the last month, you may have noticed that I’m on a mission.

That mission is now posted (as a signature file) to the bottom of EVERY email you receive from me.

Simply stated, I’m on a mission to liberate 10,000 business owners and transform the lives of 10,000 families by December 31, 2014.

Yes, that’s a big goal.

That’s a HUGE goal.

But here we are… less than a month into the goal, and I’m already getting incredible feedback that lets me know I’m on the right track.

Let me share the email communication that took place last week between myself and Frank, who lives in Florida.

Then I’ll tell you how you could get an easy $100.00 from me…

—–Original Message—–
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:12 AM
To: ‘Kevin’
Subject: Frank from FL

Hey Kevin,
I am finally wrapping up this flood restoration project. I have been watching and listening to your events the best that I could while working 16 to 18 hr days for the last 13 days.

As I invoice today and provide certificates of completion for the insurance company I have 1 thing on my mind. Working with YOU! I have been dealing with “humans” for the last 25 years and I can “read” them very quickly and the 1 overwhelming trait I think you possess is SINCERITY.

When I read that you want to change peoples lives and how you want to transform 10,000 families I truly believe you. I do believe that there are a handful of people out there that really want to help others succeed.

I would like to work closely with you and position myself with a 50K a month business platform.

Please advise me if I just need to sign up with the High Speed System or do you have something else in mind?

Please feel free to call me anytime.

Frank

From: Kevin [mailto:Kevin@AutomaticIncomeCoach.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: RE: Frank from FL

Hey Frank,

Great to hear from you, and thanks much for the comments. That really means a LOT.

The best way to get started is with the High Speed System because it will allow us to work together in a more powerful way.

I look forward to what we’ll be able to accomplish together.

You’ve had a busy 13 days, that’s for sure. Hopefully you’ll get a little bit of down time now so you can rejuvenate yourself.

Sincerely,
Kevin Thompson

—–Original Message—–
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:05 PM
To: ‘Kevin’
Subject: RE: Frank from FL

Kevin,

CRAZY Wednesday. If you will indulge me for a moment I need to share a thought.

Here is my reason “Why”. Today I received a call from a close friend. At the end of the line was a sad somber voice that simply said, “Frank, Tom has passed”. My close and dear buddy dropped DEAD at 48 years old. Left behind his 17 year old daughter and wife of 20 years. Just like that. Game OVER. My heart is aching for his daughter Cassidy. Way too sad.

At 47 it hit me that “I” needed to make a move to “Live”. My “Why” is that I want to spend every moment I can, “Being There” with my girls and my wife. I want to remove the stress and truly “enjoy” the time the Good Lord has given me. Your mission is honorable and I look forward to being 1 of your 10,000.

I will be signing on next week.
Frank

= = =

As you can imagine, it was an incredibly emotional experience for me as I read this email from Frank – just as it probably is for you as you’re reading this right now.

But as I mentioned… it also let me know that I’m TOTALLY on the right track with my mission, because as you can see, this is something that’s going to be a whole lot bigger than any of us could have imagined.

And that’s where YOU come in.

I’ve got 2 small favors to ask of you.

The first is to keep Frank, his family, and his friend’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

The second is to share your own story if it applies.

If I’ve impacted your life in a positive way, I’d really appreciate hearing about it.

And… for those of you willing to share, I’m going to award one of you with $100.00.

I’m looking for specific results that you can directly attribute to something I’ve shared with you.

Maybe I’ve opened your eyes to a new way of looking at your business.

Maybe I’ve helped increase your income.

Maybe I’ve helped you get clear on exactly “why” you’re doing what you do, as I did with Frank.

Maybe I’ve helped you in some other way.

If so, I’d ask you to post your comments or experience below.

I’ll then look at all your stories, and award $100.00 to one of you as my way of saying “thank you”.

Who knows…

Maybe I’ll even do something special for every single one of you who takes the time to give me your feedback in this way.

And yes – Frank, I want to publicly thank you as well.

Your comments meant the world to me.

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

Our Eye Opening Experiment

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Wow, wow… WOW!

What an eye opening experience this was.

After reading all the comments you shared on my last two blog posts, I am completely humbled.

As I write this, we did a hosting change on this website last Friday afternoon, and in the process, 38 of your comments for the “My 1997 DUI” post were lost, but that’s ok.

I still got to see them.

I still got to see all the kind words you posted, and Perry Marshall was right.

But…

Before I fill you in on what I’m talking about (and give you the results of this little experiment), I need to say one thing.

Yes, getting that DUI back in 1997 was the most humiliating, embarrassing, shameful and degrading moment of my life, but it was also a turning point.

I’ve never drank and drove again, and every time I think back on that experience, I’m so glad that no one else got hurt.

My close friends and family members all knew about my DUI, but until last Friday, I’d NEVER shared that experience with anyone else.

Last January I was having a conversation with my good friend Perry Marshall, when he made a comment that hit me like a ton of bricks.

He said, “the more open, candid and real you are with people, the more it endears them to you, and it endears them to you in an incredibly powerful way”.

He then went on to give several examples from his own life and business, and how the relationships with his family, friends and clients were strengthened every time he was extremely open, candid and real with them.

For the last 2-1/2 months I’ve been thinking about what Perry said.

And yes, I’d like to think that we already have a great relationship.

Heck, if we didn’t, you wouldn’t bother to open my emails or read my blog posts.

And I’ve always believed in being a guy who tells it like it is.

A guy who’s forthright.

A guy who you can trust.

But there’s a huge difference between being honest… and doing what I did last week.

Last Friday I shared what most would consider a “skeleton from the closet”.

I told you about a particularly dark day from my past.

It’s certainly not the kind of thing one normally talks about in casual conversation.

I thought twice about sharing my DUI story with you, but I’m so glad I did.

It was amazing to read your comments, and see how you responded.

In the process of me doing this, and doing it in such a public place, we proved Perry Marshall’s theory right.

And more importantly, we’ve shown that you can do the very same thing.

Though I shared my DUI story, which on the surface had nothing to do with business or marketing, it had EVERYTHING to do with business.

If you’re like me, and want to use your business to connect with your ideal prospect and impact their life in a meaningful way, what you’ve just witnessed is an excellent way to do that.

By doing this, I’ve connected with you on a deeper level, which further strengthens the foundation for everything else that happens from this point forward.

If you took the time to post your comments, I want to sincerely thank you.

I hope this was as much of an eye opening experience for you, as it was for me.

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

My 1997 DUI

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I’m about to go out on a limb here and share something REALLY personal.

Something I’ve NEVER talked about in public before.

The DUI I got back in 1997.

As soon as I said DUI, you probably thought to yourself, “DUI?… not Kevin. He’s not the kind of guy who gets a DUI”.

And you’re right.

I’m not the kind of guy who gets a DUI… but I did!

And it was the most humiliating, embarrassing, shameful and degrading moment of my life.

I’d been over visiting with my brother on a hot July Saturday in 1997.

I owned the carpet cleaning business at the time, and I’d been working that day.

I finished work about 2 in the afternoon and headed over to my brothers place.

He was doing some work on his Jeep, getting it ready to go 4-wheeling the next day.

I decided to give him a hand, and as we worked on his Jeep, we had a few beers.

I stayed at Kyle’s house until a little after seven that evening before heading home.

On the way home, I approached a 4-way intersection, and as I made a left turn at the intersection, I saw a police car on my right, and didn’t even give it a second thought.

Shortly after I left the intersection, I notice these flashing red and blue lights in my rear view mirror.

I pulled over, and as the officer approached my window, the first questions he asks is, “How much have you had to drink today”.

I tell him that I’d drank 5 16oz. beers, and he immediately asks me to get out of the vehicle so I could do a field sobriety test.

Until that moment, I hadn’t even considered the fact that I’d done anything illegal, after all, I felt just fine.

Long story short, I got pulled over for failing to use my turn signal.

I was arrested for DUI, taken to the police station, did the breathalyzer and all the other stuff, and throughout the whole process I felt like a criminal.

Like I mentioned earlier it was the most humiliating, embarrassing, shameful and degrading moment of my entire life.

And little did I know at the time, how drastically my life was about to change.

I spent the next 2 years dealing with the choice I’d made that evening, and it cost me over $12,000.00 when everything was said and done.

My close family and friends all know about my DUI, but this is the very first time I’ve EVER talked about it in public.

At this point, you might be thinking to yourself, “Why in the heck is Kevin telling me about this? It has absolutely nothing to do with business or marketing”.

And you’re right. It doesn’t.

At least not on the surface.

What I’m doing is hosting a little experiment.

You were so kind after my last post, that I decided to take this experiment one step further.

Now I’d like to hear from you again.

I just went out on a limb and shared an incredibly personal experience with you.

One that I’ve never shared before.

I’d like to hear what your comments are at this point. I want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly.

Knowing what you already knew about me, and now being introduced to this new information, what do you think now?

Has anything changed?

Is your opinion of me different than it was before?

Go ahead and post your comments below.

As I look into my crystal ball, here is what I predict…

Sure, there might be a few people who are offended, and will opt out of my mailing list so they never have to hear from me again.

But the overwhelming majority of you will appreciate the fact that I was willing to talk so openly about an embarrassing situation.

Yes, I made a HUGE mistake, that’s for sure.

But being able to talk about it while being completely candid, vulnerable and honest about the whole experience actually endears people to you.

It’s a trait I’ve always had, and while I took it to an extreme in this situation, I believe the comments that follow will show you how important it really is to be completely transparent with those who count on you.

And by the way, this applies to both your business and your personal life.

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

Just Be Yourself

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

I’m going to share something a little bit personal with you.

After I do, I want to ask for your feedback by posting your comments below.

If you take the time to do so, I promise to make it WELL worth your time.

Alright, here we go…

On occasion my wife teases me about all the things I used to do to impress her before we got married.

Stuff like cooking meals, opening doors for her, pulling chairs out for her, buying her little gifts of appreciation and that kind of thing.

That’s not to say that I don’t do any of those things today, because I do.

But…

When you’re raising two children, ages 2 and 4, you don’t always have a lot of time for yourselves.

It takes a concentrated effort to schedule a weekend away for mom and I.

And yes, I’ll admit, I don’t cook breakfast like I used to, but I do take the family out for breakfast on a regular basis.

I did do something recently where I scored some BIG points with Lisa.

A couple weeks ago I took her to Hollywood for the weekend so we could attend Elton John’s Oscar Party.

I’ve been meaning to share some photos on the blog because it was an awesome experience.

We got to meet some incredible people and have a hand in raising 5.2 million for his Aids Foundation.

And like I said, I scored BIG points with Lisa.

I share all this to make a simple analogy, which is that it’s so much better to go through life just being ourselves.

Rather than trying to impress people by conveying an image of ourselves that is somehow different who we really are, it’s way easier to be your authentic self.

Just be who you are, complete with your faults, because it’s ok.

I just shared a few of my faults with you.

In the process, you may have learned something about me that you didn’t know before.

So let me ask you…

Did it change your opinion of me?

Do you think any less of me?

Please be honest and post your comments below.

There’s a purpose behind this, and I’ll be back soon to let you know what it is. But I need your help in order for this to have the impact I want to make.

If you play long, you’ll really appreciate what I have to say when I come back with you.

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