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Month: November 2017

YouTube Saved Me One Point Two Million Dollars

If you don’t want to read it, you can watch this video. I saved 1.2 million dollars by using YouTube. I got an email from someone who claimed that the $1.2 million figure was grossly inflated. Here’s the math. There are 1,050 videos on this channel as of the making of this video and they would cost $1500 to $2000 to make if I had to hire someone, and that’s on the cheap. So, when I did the math, $1.2 million is the figure I came up with. When I did the math, it blew my mind. The reason I am doing this video is because many people are afraid to do something different or new. I started on YouTube, August 6, 2009. I didn’t know what I was doing. I just decided to jump into the water. The water was murky. My first videos were made with a Sony Cyber shot camera with standard definition video. It worked. Some of those videos had 10K, 20K or 30K views. Here’s just a quick tip. Audio is more important than video unless it is a silent film. I learned that in a video course I took. What this channel has earned me is the opportunity to be on a reality show. The pilot didn’t work out, but the experience was awesome. I made some great friends and connections. That led to...

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How Jacked Up Screen Names Limit your Success

If you don’t want to read it, you can watch this video. Today we’re going to talk about mindset. It’s something that you can’t see. You can’t measure it. It is something that is critically important. Many people do not place a premium on it because mindset is one of those soft skills. It’s a challenge to have the right mindset. It’s very hard for people to understand the importance of mindset. I’m going to give you a little game. You know your passwords and your screen names? Many of you have these unique and strange screen names, right? Here’s a little secret. The screen name is part of your id. Now hold on and stay with me.  So, you have this jacked-up screen name that you think is cute. Maybe you think it is trendy or edgy. Then you have a password too. All of those things are very necessary and contribute to who you think you are.  If you have jacked up screen names or passwords, that is your id speaking. It’s not saying anything nice. It’s saying, I’m less than a person. I’m just out here doing what I need to be doing. It’s sad because mentally you’re holding yourself back. Let’s say you have a screen name like johnaintshit, right. You get a lot of giggles, right? Let’s say Iaintshit is your password. Every time you...

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The Best Way

If you don’t want to read it, you can watch this video. Let’s talk about problem-solving. One of the biggest criteria I used to decide whether I would buy a storage unit was, how many problems would it solve. I bought a lot of furniture. One of the things about furniture is that it is practical. People buy a kitchen table and chairs because they need one. They buy a washer and dryer because they need one. They buy a sofa set because they need one. I have sold a lot of regular, run of the mill plain stuff because someone needed that particular item. That’s how I bought my units. What worked for me in the business was focusing on things that people needed. This is the problem-solving scheme that I had. When I’d look at a unit, the door would go up and there were several things that were going on. It’s kind of hard to explain how many things were going on. I like household units since my business model was based on things that people need. If I saw a refrigerator, then I knew there was probably also a washer and dryer in the unit. Those things sold well. They solved problems. My whole focus for that business was to buy things that people need. That’s not a hard sale and you don’t have to dress...

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How to Become Committed to Success for the Life You Want

If you don’t want to read it, you can watch this video. People ask me this question all the time. They want to know how to stay committed for the long haul. One of the things I’ve observed over my years of doing business, is that people give up too easy. When you give up, everything that you learn goes to the side because you stop doing it. I had a really interesting conversation with a friend. She has a cookie business. She is one of the few people who listened to me. She is probably going to get that cookie business up to 6-figures within three to five years. What if you make love to your business very slowly instead of pushing so hard in the beginning. You court your business. That way you don’t burn out. That is what happens to many people. They try and make a lot of money so fast that they burn out. You have to learn how to stay committed without burning out and giving up. What helps you stay committed is immediate goals, long-term goals and short-term goals. You need three sets of goals. Also, you have to do this. You’ve got to relax. This is one of the reasons that if your life is fine, and you’ve got all the money you need, then that’s the perfect time to start your...

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When the Hustle Goes Wrong

If you don’t want to read it, you can watch this video. Hustler Porn has a lot of you gassed up. People think they are going to hit it big and it’s going to be great. The thing is when the hustle goes wrong you will actually make more money if you see yourself getting through the trials and tribulations. I decided to discuss this because I think there are a lot of people who need to hear this, because they are trying to start a business and it’s not going well. What is happening is there are a lot of people who are about to give up. They’re about to say, “Fuck it, I’m done.” My message to you folks is to keep going because when the hustle goes wrong, the hustle goes right. This is going to be somewhat hard to wrap your mind around. Let’s say you’re trying to start an ecommerce business. You’re looking for products to sell and you learn that everything that is desirable is taken. You’ll find when you start looking where no one else is looking, you’ll find stuff that no one else is finding. When you go through the trials and tribulations of starting a business and you do not stop, that is when you become a remarkable person. This is when you become a person who can make money, literally...

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