The Best time to Start a Business – Who Knew?

The Best time to Start a Business – Who Knew?

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The best time to start a business is now. There are many people who are waiting for the right time or the perfect moment to start a business. I don’t know about that because the thing is you could be missing an opportunity by waiting for the perfect time that may or may not ever come.

So, the perfect time to start a business is now. Let’s get to the meat of the question. What is the best time to make money? What I am understanding people really want to know from this question is “What is the best time to leave and start making money as fast as possible?”

There is no such time because when you are doing your thing and you’re making money and building a business; it is a process. That is one of the biggest things you have to do. You have to get your process going.

Number 1 – As you’re building your business, you have to think of how you are going to grow your business.

Let me give you an example. Let’s say you’re Alan Average and you’re married to Amy Average. You both have an average job and you both want to start a business. The problem is when I say business, you’re thinking of a mature business. When is the best time to start that business? You’re thinking of the business that is paying the bills, making you “The Man” or “The Woman.” That’s the mature business.

You can start the business tonight. Take out a sheet of paper and a pen and begin planning. Then after you begin planning, you start to execute. The mature business that is spinning off cash is a lot different than a new business that’s a baby. It’s just like a kid. You don’t expect a two-year-old to drive a car. But many people expect a two-year-old business to support them.

When people asked about the best time to start a business, that’s not the real question. The question should be, when is the best time to groom a business. Go out there and get your first customer tomorrow and your business is started.

You know you have to grow the business. You have to market the business. You have to build the business. That’s the real conversation, because the best time is now, right now. Wake up in the morning and go get it.

I was at a convention and a guy told me, you are nobody if you don’t have a business card. That’s the old economy. It isn’t like that anymore. In certain industries, you still need business cards. That’s just reality. But the deal is you can deal a lot without a business card. It’s about personality. It’s about hustle. It’s about building something.

Okay, Alan and Amy, you’re going to start a physical products business. So, what’s your first step. Who is your market? That’s your first step. Many think the first step is selecting the product. No. The first step is deciding on the marketplace. There are many marketplaces. There are teenage marketplaces There are female marketplaces. There are male marketplaces. There’s the online marketplace. There’s the international marketplace. Where are you going to be? What are you going to do?

That’s the first question. Get your pen and paper and start doing research. If you spend a week just researching your marketplace, you will be ahead of the game. This is what happens. There are people who literally spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on an idea or a concept with no marketplace research at all. They start doing marketplace research after the product is developed. At that point, it could be too late.

I do a lot of testing and that drives people crazy. Sometimes, I don’t know what the hell my customers want. I’ll asked and they’ll say, “I want this.” Then I’ll create it and they’ll say, “I don’t really want that.”

In business, so many things happen. When I was starting out and looking for answers, I didn’t really find what I was looking for; so, I created it. That’s what you can do.

You can create a solution to a problem you have. Many businesses were started this way. More than likely if it is a problem for you, it’s a problem for someone else. The question to ask should be, “Is the business scalable?”

Let’s go back to the physical product. You’ve already found the marketplace. You found a group of people you feel appreciates your product. How do you communicate with them?

This is what I see. This is what I feel. We’re getting to a place where you will have to do content marketing because people are becoming oblivious to advertising.

Essentially, you have to figure out who your customer is and how to get in front of them. Then once you do, you have to figure out the price points. What price point is going to work for that marketplace? That’s how you start a business. It’s not rocket science. It’s all about execution.

Some things to consider are answers to the following questions. How are you going to reach the marketplace? How are you going to talk to that market? How are you going to get them to trust you? All of these questions are very relevant.

Once you get your execution down, then you will get feedback to learn what works in your marketplace. You don’t have to be a household name to get rich. There are many people who make millions of dollars because they serve their marketplace well.

I’m challenging you to make this a year to remember. Put pen to paper and come up with a plan. Understand, every family definitely needs a family business. If you’re serious about your future, you need to start hustling now.

Now if you want to, you can quit your job and go into your business. The best time to quit your job for your business is when your job is costing you money.

I challenge you. You’ve heard the message. Tonight, figure out what marketplace you can serve and get busy.

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Personal Development – Success in the Struggle – Sheep Theory

Personal Development – Success in the Struggle – Sheep Theory

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One of the reasons that so many people are not successful and don’t have the life that they want is because they are looking for someone to make it easy for them. I call it sheep theory. It’s called conventional theory.

This is what you should do. You hear so many messages in our society about how everyone should chart their own way. You hear you should conform or you should not conform. People tell you, you should be different, but don’t be too different. Fuck that noise.

I have eschewed conventional thinking for many years because it didn’t work for me. It kept me in a certain place that I didn’t like. There were many people who were using conventional thinking in terms of this YouTube channel.

I’ve heard it before. “Don’t curse.” I’ve also heard people say, “Don’t tell people how hard the storage auction business is. They’ll find out. Don’t tell them.”

I also received other advice that I rejected. You can’t be all things to all people. It’s just not possible. I gave up a long time ago. The level of happiness I have experienced since that point has been crazy over the top.

The meat of the video with sheep theory is there are a lot of bad things happening. I don’t care if I came to your house and bitch slapped you in the head and strung you up by your toes and then cursed you out, that is nothing compared to what the current economic meltdown is going to do to you, your family, your American way of living and the lifestyle of your offspring. We’re in for a totally different lifestyle.

The price of everything is going up. The price of necessities is going up. Anything that is a “want” shows prices stabilizing or declining. That’s where we are in the world and a lot of people aren’t paying attention because they are sheep.

One day the sheep are going to wake up and not notice that they are shivering because their wool has been shaved off and someone else is using it. They’re not going to notice they are on a conveyor belt. Then when their nostrils fill with the smell of blood from their fellow sheep, they will tell themselves, it’s not so bad. But, when they are strung up and see the butcher come up to their throat with the knife to cut their throat, they realize that it I that bad.

That’s what’s happening. Nothing I can say and nothing I can do is going to be as bad as what’s happening economically to your lifestyle right now. I want you to think about the people you know who are well educated and struggling. I put out the video about the education myth and how the recent recession exposed the education myth.

When you look at the numbers, it’s like college educated people are more employable and their unemployment levels are lower, it’s true. But when you pull back the curtain, you have a large number of college educated people who are working at Starbucks. I’m not criticizing Starbucks. A job is a job. But, if you have a degree that costs $60K or $80K and you’re working at Starbucks, you’re behind the eight ball.

Essentially what I’m saying is, yes college graduates are employed. The problem is they aren’t employed in jobs that pay a decent wage. People are discouraged from looking behind the curtain as it relates to those pricey degrees.

Sheep theory is about sheep grazing in the meadow. They keep giving you grass. You keep munching on the grass, but you never look up. By the time you do look up, it’s too late. I hear all of this stuff about being really harsh and saying you’re lazy as fuck and that’s why you’re not successful, but some of you need to hear that.

The reality is there are many of you who are very talented. There are many of you who can contribute to society and do great things. But, because you have subscribed to sheep theory and conventional thinking, you don’t really look at the way the world is. The world is a cold, cold bitch. Life is harsh. Life is not a happy ending all the time.

If you are sheep, you are part of a growing number of people who are disposable. I’m going to let that marinade for a minute. You’re disposable and you don’t contribute anything to society.

At some point, someone is going to punch your ticket. At some point, all these social programs are going to take a big hit. It’s going to happen. The money is not there. If you have no purpose and if you don’t contribute, you’re in a world of fucking trouble.

One of the things I look at on YouTube is the number of college graduates and people who have been out of school a few years who are all saying the same thing about college. There was this one guy, an Asian dude who says he feels cheated. He said it’s a scam. There are more and more videos like his that are popping up.

Make yourself indispensable to society. Become a contributor, because what’s going to happen in the next few years is going to be pivotal in your life for the next 20 or 40 years. We’re in this big, big digital revolution.

Everything’s moving toward information and how you handle it, and how you learn and train. That is what our society is becoming. You need to embrace technology with gusto. Technology is going to be a way of life. If you are one of those people who are staunchly unwilling to adopt technology, you are going to the head of the sheep line.

So, how does one stop being a sheep? Number 1 – Look at your life and be extremely harsh on the bad decisions you’ve made. As long as you blame it on other people or circumstances, you’ll never solve that problem.

There’s a saying that the level of thinking that created the problem is not going to be the same level of thinking that will solve the problem. So, pull your head out of your ass and get real. Become 100% real.

Change your mentality. Change your life. Change your results. That’s what you have to do to stop being a sheep.

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Drive By Hustling – Microwave Entrepreneurism is a Deadly Disease

Drive By Hustling – Microwave Entrepreneurism is a Deadly Disease

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Today we’re going to talk about how to legitimately make quick money. A lot of people are asking me, “Hey Glendon, how can I go from nothing to $3000 a month in 30 or 60 days? How do I go from nothing to $10,000 a month in 90 days?” Then they add, “Don’t charge me anything. I need this information to be free.”

The question is why do people want this kind of stuff. Why do they need it? They crave it. Part of the reason is because people are broke or close to it. Many people who are financially comfortable aren’t really looking to make more money.

Who am I? I’m Glendon Cameron, founder of Hustler’s Kung Fu. Be sure to support HustlersKungFu.com. This blog or channel is supported by the sale of products that help you make money and have a better life.

Let’s talk about “Drive By Hustlers.” Drive by hustling is like trying to get your money right from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. It’s fast, Ferrari fast. That’s what people want.

Let’s examine the reason why so many people want to be “Drive By Hustlers.” They don’t have any money. They don’t have a savings account. They don’t have any financial discipline. They’re not following any financial rules to make wealth.

People say, “It’s got to be quick, quick, quick or my attention span is not going to keep me in that groove to build a proper business.” So, I want to be a Drive By Hustler. It must be possible, because I see all of this “Hustler Porn” all over the internet saying I can be Dry Dick Danny today and Marvelous Marvin in 90 days. I can move from my mother’s house or off my friend’s sofa into a mansion with a Ferrari and some hot chick in 90 days.

Hustler Porn works. It’s an appealing idea for anyone. You didn’t have to go to college. You didn’t have to study hard. But wait. Hold up. It’s only going to cost you $99. Someone’s going to sell you information for $99 that’s going to make you millions of dollars in 90 days. That’s what you see every day. That’s why there is such distrust for people who sell informational products.

Now, let’s get back to reality. It could take you two to ten years to build your first proper business. That’s reality.

Let’s talk about the ten-year journey. That’s where I started. I wanted to be a writer, right? I tried it because I wanted to be a writer. I didn’t have any skills. I didn’t have any connections. Honestly, I wasn’t really that talented.

Then I tried it the second time. I had more skills, but I didn’t have the discipline or the business knowledge. Then I took a ten-year hiatus from writing fiction and started writing copy for Craigslist ads. I was writing hundreds and hundreds of ads.

Little did I know that it was teaching me how to be disciplined because I did it every day. How was I motivated to write those ads? When I wrote the right ads, I made money. It was a very short loop of action that led to results.

Currently, during the hiring process, I am having to learn how to write ads that pull in more people. I’m here at home and there are people interviewing right now. That’s the whole thing about building a system.

People want to make money fast, take shortcuts. It’s true, there are some ways to make money fast. You can hack something. You can get some kind of widget that will make you fast money. Here is the problem with that. They are selling that solution to a lot of other people. Eventually, you are going to experience diminishing results.

That’s how many of the internet gurus make their money. Like I said, some of the stuff may last a few weeks. Some may last a few years. The stuff that lasts a few years is typically more expensive.

Now, one of the new things that I’m rolling out starts next week. The new course is coming out. It is Digital Introductions, which covers cold calling for successful people. It’s not just going to be phone work. It’s going to also explain how to sell stuff via email.

This is how it goes. You set the appointment. It’s hard to sell on the first introduction. Essentially, Digital Introductions is, “Hey, I’m this person and I can help you this way.” I’m going to teach you how to do that with email. I’m going to teach you how to do that in the DMs. I’m going to teach you how to do it on Messaging on Facebook.

While automation can be great, anybody that hates calling up a company and going through voice mail hell, please put that in the comments. I hate that shit. Businesses are moving toward automation, but a lot of people are turned off by it. Employing a personal touch instead can make you millions. With all the movement toward automation, there is a huge hole of opportunity that I’m jumping into. There’s a lot of money on the table.

It’s hard work, but the money is there. For people who embrace customer service with a personal touch, there is so much money. If you build a solid business and you are not a Drive By hustler, you can make millions.

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Let’s go back to that 10-year example using me. I was doing storage auctions for ten years. Then “life happened” and I made some changes and I started doing YouTube videos. There are a few things that happen when you build a business legitimately. The first thing that happens is you develop a lot of discipline. The second thing that happens is you develop financial controls. These are things you must have to build a successful business.

You can have a business making $2 million a month, but if you don’t have any discipline or financial controls, you could be out of business at the end of the year. If you grow your business with no financial controls, you are going to have some serious issues.

We had an issue with a website that didn’t work the way it was supposed to. We didn’t have a lot of sales. It was a test website. We took a lot of the information and learned some lessons to build a new website that did not have those problems.

Sometimes you have to start small and take your hits. Businesses need time and don’t typically fit into the microwave hustler niche. After you learn from your mistakes, then you can build on that.

Here’s the thing. You go ahead and take one of those Hustler Porn courses. You think you’re going to make six figures in mere months. The expectation is so out of alignment with reality that even if you win, you’re going to feel like you lost.

If you want to build a business, be prepared to put in a lot of work. Know it will take some time. It will probably take from two to ten years if you start from nothing. Also, be prepared to have some setbacks. If you don’t give up and fall prey to this idea of microwave entrepreneurism, you will build something lasting.

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The Client Who Was Afraid of Being Great

The Client Who Was Afraid of Being Great

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When you become successful, you change. How people relate to you also changes tremendously. Some people are afraid of being great because of those changes that are going to happen when they reach that level of success.

This person I’m talking about is really smart. It finally hit me. He is afraid of being great.

We’re right on the edge of doing some generational successful stuff. What I mean by that is, this person will be the most successful one in the family across the board. With that comes a lot of expectations. Often, when someone in the family starts to do well, you hear that they suddenly stop talking to the rest of the family. It’s always portrayed in a narrative that involves that successful person being villainized.

I’ve always considered mindset to be the critical ingredient for being successful. When I relayed this thought to this person, they confessed and said, “I have thought about that because I already have people hitting me up for this, wanting that.” Believe it or not, people will hold back their own success so they won’t have to deal with these types of negative ramifications of success.

So, my question to you is, “Are you afraid of being great?” Is that the reason you can’t get your act together? Is that the reason you can’t sit down and have a goal that you work on until you are successful? Ask yourself, “Why am I doing the things I am doing?”

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. We don’t do things for money. There’s some type of emotional component to everything we do. Once you realize what your emotional components are, you become extremely powerful. You become a different kind of cat.

So, I want you to think about being great this week. When I talk about “great,” I’m not talking about the Queen of England “great” or becoming the best athlete of a certain sport “great.” Those are icons. That is iconic greatness. When I say “great,” I mean you’ve improved your life 10 or 20 times over what it used to be. For numbers people, say you’re making $25K a year. Then you increase your earnings to $225K. That’s 10 times what you used to make.

$225K a year is a huge income. Only seven or eight percent of people in the country make that much money or more. You get into some very rarified air. With this kind of income, you can satisfy all of your wants, unless you want a new Ferrari every year.

Another aspect of getting to this level of greatness is that you gain control of your life. You become the type of person that chooses to go to work. You don’t have to go to work.

A person’s drive is often related to environment. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you have a kid who grew up in a very wealthy family and he has a ton of drive. A lot of people will explain his success by saying, “He got lucky.” No. Drive is usually related to something in that kid’s life. There is someone who is telling that kid, “These are the things you need to do to be successful.” There is someone that kid is modeling in the family.

It’s not always the parents that have the biggest impact on a child. It could be Uncle Jimmy or Aunt Beth. It’s someone they have seen that inspires their drive.

You also have Broke Dick Pooky who grew up in a bad neighborhood. Mom ain’t doing shit. Dad ain’t doing shit, so by default, they decide they won’t do shit.

Now, there’s another group. I grew up really poor. I had a ton of role models showing me about drive. My grandfather had a full-time job and a side hustle his whole life. He was very good with money. There was no such thing as “We don’t have money to do this.” So, I learned a lot through environment. Environment is huge.

That’s one of the reasons you need to get the fuck out of the “hood” if you are in the “hood,” because environment can hold you back. A lot of people recognize that fact and get the hell out. When they do move out, they get a lot of flak about not staying to become a model for the neighborhood.

We used to live in a society that encouraged greatness and that encouraged scholarship. Currently, we live in an extremely narcissistic society now. You don’t have to be successful today. You can merely look successful. For many people, that is enough. That attitude is a problem. It’s a big problem.

There was a saying I heard when I was growing up. “Fake it until you make it.” Now it’s just, “Fake it. Fake it. Fake it.” That’s one of the reasons so many people with a degree are catching hell.

I’ll just say it. A lot of people cheated their way through college so they don’t really have the skill sets or intellect derived from doing the work. That’s why they’re catching hell.

This is what I call pseudo greatness. They look great on paper, but in the practical application of life, they suck. They can’t do shit. They’re not good with concrete thought. They think mostly linear and don’t even know about dynamic thought. This is one of the reasons they’re having problems.

It you want to be great, understand that it takes time. What that means is that the sooner you start working on being great, the better off you are. Even the people selling the magic jelly beans are hard workers. Even those guys have a work ethic.

Now, let’s talk about the big issue of being great. Many people think they are not worthy of certain accolades or treasure. They don’t think they’re worthy, so they don’t aspire to it.

Many people pick a certain economic level they will aspire to and don’t want to struggle past it. They won’t do it because it would require more of them than they are willing to give.

Understand, we live in a country that is pretty much a system. The USA is a system. If you want to be great in the USA, you have to realize it’s a system and understand the system. I’m not going to tell you to go out and get a degree. If you’ve been following me, you know how I feel about that. But, you need to know how the system works.

Another aspect to aspiring to greatness, is you may need to change who you are. A lot of the time, our habits define us. People don’t get the results that yield the joy they want, because they don’t want to change.

I had to make a lot of changes. In 1999, I made the biggest change in my life. I changed how I thought about the world. It makes a big difference. You have to make changes.

This week, ask yourself, “Do you want to be great? Are you willing to put in the time and effort for your greatness?” This isn’t about money and it’s not about fame. This is about creating a life where you are happy to wake up every day.

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How I Build Multiple Streams of Income

How I Build Multiple Streams of Income

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First of all, I’m going to tell you my multiple streams of income.

Number 1 is consulting. It’s the largest stream of income I have. I have four major clients. And it does really, really well.

Number 2 stream of income is course sales.

Number 3 income stream is book sales.

Number 4 income stream is YouTube.

Now, how do you build multiple streams of income. Take two to ten years to build your first one. I know that’s going to drive some people crazy.

This is what’s going to happen if you build all of your streams of income at the same time? They’re going to be small. They’re not going to be something you like. They’re going to drive you crazy.

A good analogy is credit cards. If your first credit card has a low limit, so will your second, third and fourth. If you have one credit card for 25K or 30K limits, then when you start applying for other credit cards, you will probably get other 25K or 30K limit cards.

It’s kind of the same thing with income streams. So, build your first stream of income. Take two to ten years to build the first income stream.

When I started Hustler’s Kung Fu, it was Glendon 007 initially. For three years, all I focused on was resellers content on subjects like storage auctions and Craigslist. That was all I did. My primary stream of income back then was book sales.

Then I moved to course sales. Then I moved to consulting. But the first two and a half years to three years, all I did was storage auction reseller training sales books.

If you are going to do multiple streams of income, you’ve got to bust ass on the first one. When you get into several streams of income, you get into management issues. It’s hard.

When I got into the storage auction business years ago, that’s all I did. I didn’t do anything else. I bought products from units and sold them on eBay, Amazon and on Craigslist. Then after we got the core business established, I started to add other things. There was a furniture website and multiple eBay IDs. It took a while. For a long period of time, that’s all I did. That was it, year after year.

When you nail down your first stream of income and you crush it, then you become an authority.

How do you start that first stream of income? One of the things people struggle with is deciding what to do. What do I sell? Where do I start? Do I do Facebook groups? DO I do Amazon FBA? Do I do niche websites? DO I do Instagram? Do I become an influencer?

My recommendation is to first find something you like to do. I know it sounds simple. Building a business takes a lot of time and energy. Why build a business you hate? Why build a business to work with people you can’t stand? That makes no sense to me because you are the architect of your business, so why would you do something like that?

There are a lot of people who are afraid of what they like. They don’t think it’s going to make a lot of money, or they don’t think it’s popular. It’s not cool. They worry about that kind of stuff.

Build something that you are proud of. You have to have some foresight and courage. You need to be comfortable with what you like.

My story about starting this channel revolved around the fact that I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a writer so badly, that I was willing to take less money so I could do what I wanted to do.

This is the thing that we as humans know. We know what we don’t like very quickly. Get experiences. Try some things out. That’s what I did. I tried to be a writer, not once, not twice, but three times.  The third time happened because I had business experience.

I’ll be the first to tell you, I’m not the greatest writer in the world. I have a lot of room to grow in that regard.

But, I’m a writer that knows how to make money with my craft. How did that happen? I’ve spent a lot of time out here in the office furniture and storage auction business selling stuff to make money. There are many writers and artists who are very talented, but they can’t sell to save their life. Many of them think selling is a bad thing. Many of them think selling is ugly or rude or something that hacks do.

Selling makes the world go around. Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump is a great salesperson. He’s highly skilled. That’s just the truth. It got him to the highest office in the land.

Learn sales. It will help you. You can turn a blog into a moneymaking machine. How do I know? I did it.

My blog was crap. I put that sucker up in eight hours on a Saturday and it still looked like shit. That sucker made $90K and I crossed the seven-figure mark in 36 months from that ugly piece of shit blog.

If you want to make a lot of money, make more offers. Make more pitches. I talk about this and it has many applications. Dating is one. You want to meet more women? Introduce yourself to more women. If you want more sex, introduce yourself to more women.

Once you nail down that first source of income, you can do it in your sleep. You are that good. You don’t always appreciate it. Then someone from the outside is blown away because they’ve never seen anyone that proficient. Once you reach that level of competency, then go to the second and third income streams and set them up.

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Let’s discuss stocks and bonds. You can make money in the market. I really don’t understand stocks and bonds. I am going to keep doing what I know how to do. I made more in one year in business than many people make in 30 years in the stock market.

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Remember, don’t just do stuff for money. Do stuff you like. Do things you enjoy.

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How to Define Your Purpose – Law of Attraction

How to Define Your Purpose – Law of Attraction

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You often hear, “Hey, you need to live on purpose.” I’ve heard that for years. I’ve always been a proponent of the self-help world and personal development. No one really said you need to define your purpose first.

What’s your purpose? Answering that question can be a challenge because you don’t really have a formula. I’m going to give you a little formula. It’s not going to be what you think it’s going to be. What people are looking for is linear solutions for dynamic problems. That’s just not going to work.

When determining your purpose, you’ve got to think about who you are. Let me explain what I’m talking about. A lot of times people will try to create a purpose based on the expectations of other people, versus saying, “This is who I am.”

Let me give you an example of someone living on purpose and you’re going to think I’m a little crazy. Let’s talk about Hugh Hefner. He came up with an idea and concept. He wasn’t famous at first; he was infamous for what he did.

It was not a smooth road, but now he’s a Playboy icon and everybody loves Hugh. He’s doing the same shit he was doing in the 50s. The thing is, he said, “I’m going to do this.” He was living on purpose based on his nature. So, when you are trying to define your purpose, the big thing you have to define is: who are you. Everyone is trying to be like someone else they think is cool or worth emulating without any introspection about who they should be.

For you to find your purpose, you have to define yourself. It’s going to take some exploration. It’s going to take you trying some shit on to see if it fits. If it doesn’t fit, you take it off and you try something else. This is where the road gets tricky, because we live in a society that craves immediate success.

In my world, that doesn’t happen. Fail. Fail. Fail. There are multiple fails, until finally something works. That’s how that shit goes.

You’ve got to take some licks and figure out who you are. One of the hardest things in the world is having the courage to be yourself. A lot of people are just not that brave. People are worried they won’t be liked, or whatever.

So, figure out your purpose. This is where it gets really, really different. When you are looking for your purpose or trying to figure out your purpose, it may remove you from where you are, which brings fear.

I left home at the age of 18 ½ and didn’t go back for damn near three years. It was one of the best things I ever did because as long as you are in your environment or your comfort zone, you are not going to grow. It’s just not going to happen. You are going to have to push outside of that comfort zone.

For me, it meant leaving Alabama and going to the other side of the world to Hawaii. It was the best move I ever made. I got to see things and experience stuff. Growing up in Alabama, there were only three kinds of people. There were black people, white people and a few Asians. I only saw Hispanics on TV.

Put yourself out there. Here’s ten ways for you to discover your purpose. Number 1 – Do some different shit. Experiment. Number 2 – Leave your environment and stop doing the same shit you’re doing. Number 3 – This is going to be a real bitch for some of you. Start working out. When you work out and clear your mind, you come up with a lot of ideas.

Number 4 – Stop being a scared little bitch. That should have been Number 1, since that’s one of the biggest reasons people don’t move forward.

Number 5 – Know you’re going to fail. Get used to it. Failure is a part of life. The more you fail, the greater experiences that you accumulate. The larger your experience base is, the greater your chance of being successful and living a life of purpose.

Number 6 – Have some goals. Write down what you want to do in life. I hear people say all of the time, “It’s up in my head. I have goals.” I’ve heard people make that excuse for 10 years. You can start a whole fucking new career in 10 years if you write that shit down.

Number 7 – Turn off the TV for at least two hours a day. Cut your TV watching time in half. I would say you should eliminate it for a month. You will be amazed at what happens.

Number 8 – Go somewhere you’ve never been before and force yourself to talk to people you’ve never talked to before. It will grow you as a person, because a lot of you are afraid to talk to other carbon-based life forms.

Number 9 – Do something audacious every month. Do some shit that’s over the top. Do some shit you are fucking afraid of.

Number 10 – Learn to appreciate yourself. Take care of yourself. I’m talking about working out. I’m talking about eating right. I’m talking about feeding your mind good stuff. Realize you can’t be everyone’s best friend.

Number 11 – Practice appreciation every day. I focus on the beautiful aspects of life more frequently. I don’t focus on the fucked-up things. You have to be really careful about what you say to yourself because it can make stuff happen. So, appreciate life. Appreciate the simple things, like the beauty of a flower.

Let’s talk about this channel and the things I’m doing. A lot of people are extremely limited in how they see the world and how they see success. A lot of people are fucking lazy. That’s the biggest problem. The Hustler Mindset is designed to help you become a better person so you can have success based on what you want.

The more you improve who you are, the more you are going to improve your outside world. Most people are trying to address internal fuckery with external solutions. It’s not going to work. You have to work on “you” first and that’s how you will find your purpose.

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Not Thinking Big Is the Reason Folks Are Not Successful

Not Thinking Big Is the Reason Folks Are Not Successful

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Not thinking big is the reason some folks are not successful. Yes, that’s the truth. You can work hard a long time and not make a lot of money in a business. I had four businesses when I was in the military.

Even though at the time I was losing my ass money wise, I had income coming in. But, I bought my education because I fucked up. You will learn more from fucking up then you will from your biggest successes.

When you are successful, you relax a little bit. You lose your edge a little bit. Success is nice. It’s seductive. It’s like that pretty chick who is walking your way saying, “I’m going to do you big boy” and means it. That’s success.

Understand. Fucking up and making mistakes is part of the game. I don’t know one person who is successful who had it easy. Let’s talk about Bill Gates. The dude went through more lawsuits than some district attorneys in small towns. Lawsuits, infringements and bad press were constant problems for him.

There was a lot of stuff Bill Gates had to deal with. The dude was going through hell. It was worth it.

The writing thing has turned out nice for me. I’m not the struggling writer. This shit blew up. Why? It happened because I know how to set up and run a business. I did it nine frigging times. The first times were some fucked up dry runs.

Number 6, 7, 8 and 9 were lovely. Why? Because I bought my experience. So many of you want to get out there and BAM! – you’re immediately making $10K a month. I’m going to tell you why that’s the worst thing in the world for you.

If you get that type of success really quickly, you’re going to fuck it up. Your mind can’t handle it. Look at all those stars like Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan who have a really good life, but who do drugs and all kinds of crazy stuff. They can’t handle the pressure and stress. You think that won’t be you?

Here’s a FACT. Ninety percent of lottery winners are broke within five years. Many of these people are getting more money in a few days than they’ve made in a lifetime. They can’t handle it because in this country we’ve got some really fucked up notions about money. Common preconceived ideas that circulate include the following. Rich people are bad. Money is bad.

Money is a tool. It does nothing good. It does nothing bad. Some people think there’s a nobility in poverty. I’ve been poor. I lived in a boarding house with crack heads. That shit wasn’t noble.

The deal is there’s a certain amount of dues-paying you’ve got to go through. It’s unavoidable. You can’t get around it. You can try, but it will catch up with you.

So, take your time. Enjoy this journey. Love your family and if you stick with this long enough, you will be successful.

Will you have my level of success? Who knows. You may do better than I did. You have got to get the knowledge. No one is going to give it to you. You’ve got to be hungry.

Let’s get back to the original core of this video which is thinking big. I’m not talking about a big house. I’m not talking about a big ass car.

I live very modestly. I drive a ’94 BMW. Why? I drive it because it is cheap to fix. It’s paid off and it gets me where I need to go in a style I find comfortable. I don’t even like the new ones because they keep messing with the design.

Thinking big is sitting down and not going, “I’m going to build this business to make money.” That’s actually small thinking, I’m telling you. I created a life plan. This was about freedom.

If you can create a business and you have the right financial education, which is very important, then you sell it in three or four years netting $2 million, you’ll never have to work a day again. You can put it in municipal bonds. Let’s say it’s paying five percent. That’s 90K a year.

You still have the $2 million after the 20-year period to leave to your kids or whatever. You’ve got to make some decisions about how you want to live your life before you start your business.

I get people all the time who come to me for help. They say, “I’ve got money. I want you to be my consultant.” I’m like… “No. Think about why you really want to do this. What are you really chasing?”

It’s rarely about money. When I say, people don’t think big, I’m talking about their whole life. Do you want to get married? What kind of life do you want for your kids? All of that is thinking big.

I had a partner which helped make me very successful. She did a lot. To grow, you’ve got to think bigger than where you are today. I can’t really make it any plainer.

I don’t care if you’re in a trailer watching this video on your phone. You’ve got to think bigger than your circumstances. This is how this works. What you think about and dwell on becomes your reality.

Before I did the writing thing, I sold a lot of stuff. I wanted to get rid of everything that could be a distraction. I said, “I’m going to dedicate my life to this for a year.”

That’s called having a goal. You’ve got to have some type of boundaries. If after a year this shit didn’t work, I was going to go back out there. It would have been hard because I’d put out a lot of my secrets. I would have been screwed.

I sat down and wrote eight or nine hours a day. I got headaches and my fingers cramped. I worked my ass off. I had a goal and knew it would not be an immediate success.

It’s a fact that most businesses take two to five years before they spin off a serious profit. Think big. Execute big. Plan big. Work big. If you do this, you will be successful. Stop looking for instant gratification. Have some courage.

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Getting Ready for the Next Recession

Getting Ready for the Next Recession

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I’m getting ready for the next recession. I see it happening in the next three or four years. It’s coming. It’s a great time to build a business. It’s the best time. I started this business in 2009.

I had a situation with banks. There used to be so many things you could do with banking. Due to the Patriot Act, if you deposit more than $10,000 or withdraw more than $10,000 from the bank, they fill out a form about it. I was blown away. Given what is coming, you are going to need to develop a strong relationship with some banks.

You need two or three different banks. You need a relationship with these banks so that when you walk in, they know who you are. They need to know you so well that they don’t have to check your ID when you cash a check. At Chase Bank, they want to check your ID unless the teller knows you.

I did take time out of my day to watch Comey testify. It was very disturbing. I also noted that while Comey was testifying, the House was passing the crazy bank deregulation bill. It happened at the same time. They slid that through. The provisions in this bill will make the last recession look like a picnic.

I look at it and it’s changed my behavior. You can start a company in a recession. Everything is on sale. If your credit is jacked, you need to clean it up as soon as possible. If you have no money saved, you need to change that as soon as possible.

You’ve got to act like the wealthy who make moves when everybody else can’t. Let’s get clear, there are a lot of distractions in the news right now. While people are watching the news, there are important things happening that can be missed.

I’m prepping the people who work for me to get ready for the future because when this thing hits, I don’t want to let people go. I want to be able to move them around to what’s working at the time. I plan on growing during this recession.

For me to grow during this recession, I have to know it’s coming. I have to preserve capital. Number 3 is, I have to develop several different business plans to adjust to possible changes.

When a recession hits, discretionary income drops for many people. The Fed is getting ready to raise interest rates, which is very interesting. Every time the interest rate goes up just a hair, a lot of people are unable to buy a home or afford a car. Every time interest rates go up, people are cut off.

People are looking for a business to make money, which is understandable. But too often, they don’t really give a damn about the business. I’m going to tell you from experience, if you go out and start a business just to make some money, sooner or later you’re going to hate it.

What we’re going to do is guide you into building a business that you appreciate, respect and like. It is hard to start a business. It really is. It also takes a lot of time. Why create a business that you will hate? Why work with people you don’t like? That makes no sense to me.

I’m thinking about starting a political channel. I’m trying to think of a good name. If you have a suggestion for a good name, put into in the comments.

The good news is that what Trump does will not impact me. I have my own business. I chart my own course.

What I am doing now is building a traditional business. When you go to B School for Hustlers or Mack Daddy Media, you’ll see me talk about this stuff. What people don’t seem to understand is that certain marketing and sales skills are evergreen. They just don’t change.

By watching these channels, you’re going to get to see me get to 15 revenue streams. I’m not going to work with Amazon. I’m going to do my own thing. I’ll probably order some stuff from China. You’re going to see me start the media company. You’re going to see me do Kindle and an ecommerce site.

Mack Daddy Media is an agency. Because of these other income streams, I won’t have to take client work. I don’t have to. This kind of goes back to my philosophy of creating a business so you don’t have to work with people you don’t like. I’m not going to build a business doing something I don’t like.

We’re going to talk about these principles on Glendon Cameron, which is another YouTube channel. You may want to check it out. I’m going to talk about personal development for hustlers.

My personal development is very different from other people’s personal development. It’s not that their way is wrong or mine is right. Mine is very different and very effective. Mack Daddy Media and B School for Hustlers are two of my other channels. I am Cameron is currently my political channel. I’m probably going to change that and do a dedicated political channel and a blog. Then, I am Cameron will probably go to stories and vlogs.

You’re going to get to see me build these channels out. The channels, the blogs, and YouTube will explode with content. That’s what you’ve got to do if you want to be heard in this noisy world.

I’m currently working on an ecommerce site. I am looking at a lot of these ecommerce sites side-eyed, because it is not as easy as people would have you believe. I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but the challenges and the things that have happened have been mind boggling.

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Question: Is email marketing still important?

Answer: Email marketing is very important if you’re selling a physical or digital product. Don’t let people fool you. Email marketing is not dead. At one point YouTube was my #1 way of making money. Then the email list became #1. They kind of switch.

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To get ready for the recession, you’re going to have to get out of debt. You’ve got to get your credit straight. You’ve got to start stacking cash. If you build up your business before the recession hits, then one dollar will be able to buy you three dollars’ worth of stuff. If you get ready for it, you could literally develop generational wealth in the next recession.

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How Valuable Are You? Know Your Worth in the Marketplace

How Valuable Are You? Know Your Worth in the Marketplace

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A guy called me a staunch opportunist. I was flattered. I am an opportunist. The reason I am an opportunist is because over the years, I’ve learned what my worth is. I also have the audacity to ask for my price and not flinch about it.

This is something I think you should understand. We live in a world right now where people think certain things are unfair. Let me break it down for you. There are certain things that are not fair. That’s life. It’s never going to change. Get over it.

At some point in your life, you will be selling yourself, a product, a service, a company, an organization or a belief. Everyone that is within the sound of my voice will be in this selling position. That’s you.

I don’t care if you get in the storage auction business or not. I don’t care if you’re picky. I don’t care if you watch this for the simple reason that I make you smile. At some point, you will be presenting something and the more value that it has, the more likely that it will be received by the person or persons that you are presenting it to.

The reason I am doing this video is because we live in a society right now that is in a lot of chaos. There’s a lot of stuff that’s going on. There’s a lot of people hurting. Many people want real life to soften up and become fair. It’s not going to happen.

Those who have made themselves valuable are going to command a higher price than you will, because you have not made yourself valuable. Is that harsh? Yes, it is. Is it the truth? Yes.

One of the reasons you’re not getting what you want out of life is because you don’t know your price. When I say price, that’s a two-fold deal. You don’t know what price you’d pay to make yourself valuable and you don’t actually have a good idea about what value is.

Let’s talk about making yourself valuable. Anyone that is in resale and is good at it has invested a lot of money, time and energy into it. I didn’t wake up with this knowledge. My business education, in my estimation, has cost me $695K over the course of my life. How much have you invested in yourself? Think about it.

I see it every day of the week. You have people who pay more for a purse than they will pay for a book that will help them make money. I see people pay more for a purse, a pair of shoes or a car that does nothing but take money out of your pocket.

These are some tips for you on making yourself valuable, and this has nothing to do with having a lot of money. It has everything to do with the fact that you are in a position where you don’t have the things that you want. How do you get the things that you want if you don’t have any money?

You study. If you take five hours a week and dedicate those five hours to one subject consistently over the course of a year, you will become close to an expert in the field in the course of a year. It’s not the five-hour commitment that’s going to screw people up. It’s doing it consistently that will be the problem.

You’ll start off really strong. It’s like those New Year’s resolutions. Then it all goes to shit because you don’t value yourself enough to press forward.

Anything that you really want and that you find valuable, you actually have. If you want a big screen TV, you have it. If you want a luxury car, you have it. What you really deem to be valuable, you get. Do you want to take a trip around the world? If it is high enough on the priority list, it will happen.

How does someone make themselves valuable during a recession? Number 1 – forget the recession. Forget the economy. Forget about what other people are doing and focus on what you’re doing. Focus on making yourself valuable by gaining information.

What are you doing to make yourself more valuable? What are you doing daily? This can’t be a part-time occupation or a limited engagement. This is something you need to do every day. I don’t care if it’s five minutes reading a magazine about success. I don’t care if it’s walking up a hill to lose those extra five pounds. You need to consistently work on your goals to make yourself valuable.

There are people out there selling cupcakes. They are selling things that are not necessary. But because they figured out how to make that proposition valuable – they made a lot of money. They bought something to the market that the market wanted.

Once you become a producer, your whole mindset changes. You look at life in a totally different way than you do as a consumer. By becoming a producer, you are making yourself valuable to the world. You are making something that people want, or you won’t be successful.

The deal is to create value in yourself. I’m talking about the mental game. People who have accumulated great knowledge about anything are valuable and usually do quite well in their chosen profession.

Instead of bitching and complaining about the economy, do something about it. Become one of those people who thinks differently. Change the way you think and you will change the way that you live.

One of the things you can do right now to create a lot of value is to turn off the TV and pick up a book or take an online course. I don’t care what it is. Reduce the number of hours you watch TV.

Where you put your time is where you are going to make your money. If you are putting your time into a bunch of things that yield no profit or value, why are you pissed off that your life sucks? You are the sum of what you do and the people you hang around. That is your life.

This is your challenge if you are watching this video. Starting today, take one hour a day to improve your mental game. You are going to pick up a book that is not entertaining, but a book that will help you increase your knowledgebase. If you read an hour a day, you should be able to read four or five books a month.

Another part of the challenge is to scan the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Huffington Post every morning. Take thirty minutes and scan those papers. Watch what happens to your ability to start engaging in conversation.

How does this make you more valuable? It’s about connections. The more people you connect with, the more valuable you become.

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How to Make Money as Fast as Possible – Do It Right the First Time

How to Make Money as Fast as Possible - Do It Right the First Time

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A lot of people want to know how to make money as fast as possible. This whole notion of making money in a snap is unrealistic in most cases. It typically takes a few years if you continue to work and learn from your mistakes.

It’s possible to make money quickly, but don’t predicate your whole life on that. Instead, predicate it on buying units, spending $50 to $200 and doubling, tripling or quadrupling your money. That’s more realistic.

We live in a society that does not celebrate anything other than first place. When I grew up, there was first place, second place, third place. There were ribbons for them all. Today we live in a culture where if you don’t come in first, people think, what’s the point.

That kind of thinking is disheartening and creates despair, because sometimes the best you’re going to do is come in third or fourth. But, if you keep at it, you can eventually improve and come in first. What I call this type of attitude is an “entitlement mentality.”

They think, “I breathe; therefore, I deserve a lot of money.” You don’t. You’ll deserve a lot of money  when your service equals the amount of money you want to make. That means the more people you serve, the more money you’ll make.

My girl is a teacher. A lot of people think teachers do great things and they should make more money. I agree. But, this is how you’re paid. Your compensation is based on how easy it is to replace you. The harder you are to replace, the more money you will make. A Peyton Manning or a brain surgeon is hard to replace which is why they make so much money. The more specialized the knowledge is and if you do it better than everyone else, then the more money you are going to make.

Just step back and think about how you can increase your service to the people in your neighborhood right now. When you think about your personal definition of success, making a lot of money is not the total sum of success. Sometimes, doing the thing you want to do with your life makes you successful.

You have to determine what makes you happy. What is your idea of success? Don’t let anyone frame that for you. As long as you are chasing someone else’s dream, you are going to be unhappy.

As a business person, you learn how to read people. You learn how to gauge talent. You run into these situations where people ask you questions. They aren’t asking you to learn. They’re asking you so they can figure out how to get out of their spot in life. From what I understand, many people hate what they do.

Not all people hate their work. I love what I do. I’m up at 2am working on this stuff because I love it. Another thing to consider is that I can do this “writer thing” until I am 95 years old.

If you are going into the storage auction business, here’s a “heads up.” You need to develop a load team asap. If you don’t, you will literally wear yourself out. I’ve seen it. If you have any grand ambitions of being a large resale store, start building some contacts and networks. Start building your team now.

Your biggest limitation is not going to be money. Your biggest limitation is going to be space. That’s going to be your Number 1 limitation.

I come to you with this video because there’s a lot of people who are stuck on the idea instant success. It’s not normal. It does happen sometimes. Look at Facebook, for example. Everybody talks about Mark Zuckerberg. He’s a millionaire. He’s about 25 or 26 years old.

He started this when he was a teenager. It’s taken about seven years now. Even with his stunning success and the impressive growth rate of Facebook, it did not happen overnight. There’s been a lot of hiccups and mistakes. There’s been lawsuits.

The dude got the skills he needed to build Facebook in high school. He’s probably been working on code since he was a child. By the time he was at Harvard, he probably had 10 years of experience that he was not getting paid for at the time. That’s very, very relevant.

Anybody that’s played sports knows. You’ve got to get your “reps” in. There are thousands of hours of that type of activity that leads to those shining moments on the field. You’ve got to put in the work before you can celebrate. A lot of people are ready to celebrate, but they don’t want to put in the work.

I did not become successful until I learned how to focus on one thing at a time. If you are a jack of all trades and master of none, it’s going to be damn hard for you to get rich. You are too scattered.

If you are going to get into the storage auction business, start off small. Buy a few units. See if you like it. If you’re watching my videos and you see what I got from the business and you believe you want it; you need to realize there is another side of the business you haven’t seen. You need to experience that before you make any long-term commitment or pony up a lot of money.

This guy contacted me. He inherited $100K or so and wanted to get into the storage auction business. I told him to find out if he liked it first. He’d never been to any auctions. He had just gotten the money and was ready to blow it fast.

I told him to slow down and write down some goals. I told him to figure out what he wanted. A lot of people don’t like the business. There’s nothing wrong with that. Before you invest a lot of money, you have to go out there and see what you’re getting into.

This isn’t just advice for the storage auction business, it’s for any business. If you want to be successful, think about what you can do to be more successful. Ask yourself what you can do to serve more people. If you figure out those two things and really work hard, the money will come.

When I decided to be a writer, I had a conversation with God. My goal was to make $50K a year. I understood there would be compromises. I knew there was a very good chance I would not make the money I was making before as a reseller. The videos were just a marketing tool and now they’ve become a thing of their own.

Forget about microwave success. Think long-term success. As you gain perspective, the urgent feeling that you’re “missing the boat” will leave you and the only person you will be competing with is yourself.

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