A Funny Story…accidental success

A Funny Story...accidental success

In 2009 I had a dream. I wanted to be a published author. There was something about seeing my name on the spine of a book in Barnes and Nobles that turned me on. I had tried two times before to get my author on, with some success; but I was not as disciplined as I am today. Little did I know that daily determination was the missing ingredient to success, not talent, More on that later.I did not care about money; it was all about becoming a real author. Getting an agent and living that writer life was what I wanted. Travel.  Radio. Talk shows and my name in lights.  The thoughts of hanging with fancy people and doing fancy things were very seductive. The whisper of fame held my attention like a steak to a hungry dog. I had done well in the storage auction business. I had no debt. My car was paid off. I could not think of a better time to chase a dream and make myself happy.

My best friend had cancer I was the first person she told about her diagnosis. I was glad to be there for her during her battle with cancer, which she lost. Chasing my dream helped a lot of people. It is funny what happens when you cast fear aside.It all seemed to make sense, and I was all in. Some days I wonder if I knew just how much work it would take to get a book published if I would I have pressed forward? I guess we will never know.I also had a massive chip on my shoulder and all of the little voices screaming ” you will never do it.” I like to think I wanted to prove it to myself, but truth be told I wanted to stick it to every person that doubted me and there were quite a few members in that camp.

In the middle of dreams, a thing called reality tends to wake you up.

My first book was supposed to be about relationships. A hot topic. Men who wrote relationship books got instant kudos.  The market was massive.  I wrote my concept down and decided the angle I was going to take was interviewing as many women as I could. I would create the book from the conversations. I spoke to over 200 women. My pitch was simple.“There are no right or wrong answers; I just want your story.” One of the women, a teller at Bank of America, had many things to get off her chest. I gave her the pitch with every intention of speaking to her later.  She held me at the counter and did not care about the people waiting to get their banking done. Her expression was ???? and just as fiery. No one complained, and many people listened with dog-eared attention. She was in the middle of a divorce. He left her for another woman. Her soul was torn apart, and she needed to get it out. I was over halfway done before I decided I did not want to be the ” relationship book guy.” One day I woke up and said ” I am not doing this anymore,” and ended the project.There was a stigma, and I saw many of those guys – typecast.  I just checked, and most of them are not doing anything.  Plus, my book was not going to be the typical relationship book. With an audience that was going to be 90% female, my confidence was slim that it would sell. It did not feel right, and I needed a book I knew was going to sell. I gave myself 24 months to make this happen. I was 3 months in and time was flying by.I made many friends. I also learned many things about women. Some of it scared me!  I was surprised by how many women married for security and never loved their husbands. This would shake the average guy, if he really knew how many women do this.One of the main pieces of advice I heard as an aspiring writer was to:

Write about what you know:

I had just spent 10 years of my life, buying storage auction and creating systems and process for the resale business. We had two warehouses and a staff of 15. I knew that ” newbies” coming out had no clue about how the esoteric business worked. At the time, it was 14 months before Storage Wars and Auction Hunters would air on TV. I begin working on that book like a crazy person. No research was necessary. I wrote every day. I struggled quite a bit. The writing was not fun, but I was on a mission. I wrote the first version in 90 days. A friend who happened to be an editor said she would edit my book. It was looking good. After giving her the manuscript, she called me back and had that, someone has fucked up tone in her voice.”I just read your manuscript. Look I need to be honest with you, this is terrible and needs to be re-written. I don’t think you have what it takes to be a writer.” I picked my face up off the floor and said thanks, hanging up the phone. That night I put together my book in PDF form and sent out an offer to my email list. If I had paused, this book might have never seen the light of day. I made $643 in 24 hours. I was fucking proud of my fucked-up book!  Yep, it had typos. Yep, it was rough. Yes, I made $62,000 in 11 months selling my book. I got roasted in the reviews, but something else happened. I got email after email of thanks. One guy named Morris bought my book and went to work as a reseller part-time. Two years later, he got laid off.”Hey G, I got laid off today and thanks to your book, I am going to make even more money working for myself! Man, you are a lifesaver.”I can’t tell you how fucking great that made me feel! My little fucked-up book was changing lives and making people money. Eventually, I fixed all of the errors and rewrote the book three times.  This is evidence that persistence kicks talent in the ass. I know there are many writers who are much better at lacing words together in a seamless manner than I am. But 95% of them can’t make a full-time living writing like I do.

None of this would have happened without YouTube. The book is dropping sometime this year. Get on this list if you want to be notified when the book drops.

Why B-C Students Rule the World and A+ Students Beg Them for a Job

Why B-C Students Rule the World and A+ Students Beg Them for a Job

Why B-C Students Rule the World and A+ Students Beg Them for a Job

By Glendon Cameron

If you don’t want to read it, you can watch this video.

School doesn’t have anything to do with your success.

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Let’s talk about the A students we all know about. Bill Gates was studying pancake flipping which has something to do with your DNA. Jobs was no lightweight either. Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg have displayed some serious mental bandwidth. So, what people think is I’m not smart so I can’t be successful. Right now, there is a kid in the ghetto or somewhere in Chile or Chicago with the capacity to do the same thing, but they don’t have the family support. Another thing that happens with Gates, Zuckerberg and Barack Obama is they come from very stable family situations. You can be a B or C student and leap over someone who is brilliant.

There are many people who won’t start a business because they don’t think they’re smart enough. People are comparing themselves with elite people from elite backgrounds, wondering how do I overcome that? You have to understand the environment. The A+ students are begging B and C student for jobs. How do you do this if you’re poor? As soon as possible, you must become autonomous. When I was a kid I was in special education. I was not challenged, so I changed schools. Even as a kid, I knew I need to do this. I went and got a job and got into Catholic school with the nuns.

I started making big decisions for my life very early.

Sometimes the kid is smarter than the parents. I had a neighbor who was supportive that I talked to. If you can’t get the support at home, you have to outsource it. Someone is having this situation right now.If you are an adult, become very self-directed. There are jobless 50 year olds with a degree living with their mother. You have a bunch of fake ass educated people. They don’t have the experience to make the money. Smell the reality.I was an A+ student in some courses. If I cared about the subject. In other courses, I did just enough not to flunk. If you know how to think and become self-actualized, you’ll be fine. The correlation between education and wealth is somewhat parsed. Dennis Campbell was a mentor of mine. He was a pharmacist. He was a big game hunter and had trophies hanging all over the place. He owned the pharmacy. I would come over and talk to him. He talked about hard work. He did not grow up with money. My grandmother taught me to read before I started school. That was an asset. There are different types of assets besides money.

It makes a big difference.

Only in America, if you do something marginally criminal and you win big, we celebrate you. Society is twisted. Don’t hate the player. Don’t hate the game. Learn the rules. Hitler was a genius. Stalin was a genius. Just because you do something morally bankrupt, it does not change the fact you are a genius. Genius is a tool. Some people use it for good and some use it for bad. Hate is not necessarily a bad thing. I want to open your mind up to question stuff. Let’s take Mr. grab them by the pussy. Look at what he’s said and done. But he’s been elected President. From a linear perspective, it makes no sense. From a hindbrain perspective, it makes tons of sense. Here’s a billion-dollar secret. Most billion dollar conglomerates that pass from generation to generation are boring as fuck. We’re talking about oil, gas, commodities, corn, potatoes, rice. The stuff is very boring.Even Charles Manson has to be a genius in order to exert that much influence over other people.

When Trump won the Presidency, I woke up the next morning and said, how can I make money from this, instead of going this is bad.

If you stay smart, Trump won’t impact your life. If you understand humans, there’s a lot you can do. I learned sales techniques. I learned the assumptive close, the Ben Franklin close. I took my sales training and applied it to daily situations. I tried a social experiment. I used the 5 Yes close.This doesn’t work with someone unless they are interested in you. It works with a dude and a girl. You get them to say yes to five questions and touch them every time they say yes. Every time they say yes, they are giving you permission to touch them.Get it out of your head that you can’t win being a B, C or D student. There is a strong correlation between being a strong salesperson and a good date. When I sold furniture, I was going to dinner and we got to a hallway where you had to go single file. I put my hands on her waist and guided her. She giggled. She was the decision maker. When I knew, there was some level of attraction, I’d do shit. For the people who feel less than brilliant, ask yourself how many people have you worked for that were idiots but they made 2 to 4 times more than you.  This shows that you don’t have to be the smartest person to make the most money. You don’t have to be smart to rise and make money.

What you have to do to make money is to make a commitment. You have to say I am going to commit to this 30, 60 or 90 days.

I used to be a medical technologist. I worked with this Indian doctor. He was very cool.  I asked him if he had an arranged marriage. He said, “yes.”He said he knew he would have to learn how to love her. That whole thing stuck with me. Love was a choice for some people. Marrying for love is relatively new. He and his wife were cool. They had kids. Typically, today, people don’t commit. When I commit, I am there.When dating, I realized I was not the most handsome dude. Instead of hoping she’d like my personality or see I was a good guy, I got big as fuck. Then when I walked in a room, people noticed me. Love is something you earn, it is not something you can take.Elite people are going to marry elite people. I found it a challenge to date because I made money in a weird way. Women were weirded out that I made money on the Internet. If you feel you’re not smart enough, test it out.

I recommend you start a service business to learn how to sell and how to handle customers. These skills are transferable to other businesses. I got all my bigger clients from YouTube, my 15K or 20K clients. I wasn’t getting them on Facebook. On Facebook, you’re pushing out your marketing. I am not fucking with Facebook right now. They unpublished my page twice. I wasn’t posting enough. I’m not playing in the Facebook sandbox anymore. Before I bounce, one last thing, be sure to share this video with someone you like.

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The 10% No One Talks About: The Haves and Have Nots

The 10% No One Talks About_ The Haves and Have Nots

What defines the haves and have not? If you don’t want to read it, you can watch this video.

 We have two very distinct classes in the US: the haves and the have not.

Make the change today because you can. It is all mental. examine a few things.

#1 – Poverty is at an all-time high, the highest level since 1971.

Let’s look at something else. Corporate profits are also at an all-time high. Is that every corporation? No. Many of those corporations are about to be expired.

We talk about the words recession and depression. We’ve used the “R” word because we’re very scared of the “D” word.

How many people do you know personally who have been unemployed for an extended period of time? If they are working, how many are working for one-half of what they used to make?

Think about that. You know people like that. I do.

Also, things that are important are going up in price. There’s a lot of manipulation in pricing and commodities. Gas has been going down, which is really interesting. It’s only a temporary relief though because of the emerging markets of India and China. Sooner or later, you have to pay the piper.

There’s certain people that have more money than they’ve ever had before. There’s also a whole bunch of people holding a bag with the bottom ripped out of it. Two groups: the have and the have nots.

There’s this mental manipulation in the press about taxing the rich. I did a video on it. You will never tax the rich on the same level that you are going to tax the poor people.

I know people who make anywhere from $45K to $100K. I’m telling you, if you make $45K, you can expect $15K of that to be gone for taxes. If you make $100K, you’re losing damn near $40K, which leaves you $60K, making you better off than 85% of the people in this country. But still, that shit hurts.

So. Let’s look at that. The middle class is being whipped like a runaway slave. If you scream and bitch, you get whipped harder. That’s who is paying these taxes. That’s who is getting hit. That’s the group of folks that would help us move out of this “Depression” if they had the money to spend.

Everybody is paying the mortgage, the rent, credit cards and interest. All of these forces are conspiring to keep you poor.

You’re going to have to change. I’m not going to keep going on about the way things are. Even Ray Charles can see how bad things are.

This is the deal. How do you go from being a “have not” to a “have?” How do you change that personal paradigm in your life to move forward?

There’s some simple stuff you can do to get out of that trap. You’re going to have to accept the mindset that having $10K, $20K or even $40K in a bank account is good, even if it is not doing anything. No, you won’t earn a high rate of return. But, you won’t lose it either.

How do you get out of the matrix? First of all, you have to take an inventory. You’ve got to sit down and ask yourself, what is most important to me? That’s the first thing, because that’s going to decide step 2.

Whether your top priority is making a lot of money, being a mommy or being married. You have to pick something and run very hard with it. The whole notion that you can have everything and you can be anything is some bullshit. If your IQ is 89, there is no way you are going to be a rocket scientist. It’s not going to happen.

We as humans have limitations. Spiritually and mentally, we can expand. Often physically, we can expand. Before that happens, you need to know where you are.

#2 Once you have decided what’s most important to you, the next question is “Are you willing to pay the price?”

Opportunity costs. There is nothing in this country that is free. Not freedom of thought. Not freedom of speech. There is a consequence and a cost to everything that we do and say. Know that, so you are willing to pay the price for the thing that makes you the happiest.

Now that you’ve identified that you are willing to pay the price:

#3 is action.

The first thing you’ve got to do is get your financial house in order. Either you are going to manage your money, or your money is going to manage you.

What does that mean? You are going to have to make some very different decisions in your everyday life. Starbucks may have to go. Comcast may have to go. That new car may have to go. I’m not talking about doing this forever, but for a year or two. You have got to change your financial footprint. You have got to learn how to accumulate money.

Once you do that, you are slowly but surely going from a “have not” to a “have. “

This whole thing about businesses shipping “our jobs” overseas makes no sense. Those jobs are the company’s jobs.

You have a skill, talent, whatever that you trade for cash. That’s the exchange. You don’t own that job. If it was your job, it wouldn’t be going overseas

The only way for you to own a job is to create a company that you start. They will never ship that job overseas because it is yours.

You must change the things that you do to change your life. It’s that simple. The hard part is building a habit of doing better things and picking better friends. You want to have people of value and integrity as your friends. If you build a strong circle, when shit happens, they will be there for you.

If you wake up today and say I want to be a friend to seven people, you’re going to have seven friends. The more you give, the more you get.

With all of the financial hocus pocus going on, if you’re not paying attention, you’re going to be one of the people living in third world conditions in the US.

That poverty rate is not going down. If you don’t have money management skills, you are going to be screwed. So, I beg of you today to start making changes to move forward in your life.

It’s going to take time. Make goals. Immediate gratification will screw you.

This is your choice. You can either be a “have” or a “have not.” It’s a mental thing first. Then, it will become a physical reality. You’ve got to change the way that you think.

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