January 31st, 2011
In the last 12 months, I’ve turned down around $200,000 of business from people I didn’t feel were right for my programs.
I’ve also doubled the guarantee period of my Earn1k program for no good reason. I just thought it was the right thing to do.
And I’ve made some decisions about the upcoming launch ...
January 28th, 2011
About 18 months ago, I was in a strategy meeting with my publisher. There were about 7 people around the table -- all women. (Most of publishing is women.) We were discussing which markets to promote my book to, and we’d discussed all the obvious ones: Men 24-35, women, moms, parents, etc.
Then I spoke up. “I want to ...
January 27th, 2011
In this week’s challenge of my 30-day hustling course, I asked you to negotiate one thing before Wednesday night. We got some interesting results...
...because hardly anyone even tried it!
Compare that to week 1, I asked you to identify one positive script and automate it into your life. I got over 300 terrific comments.
Why? Because it’s ...
January 26th, 2011
I recently met someone who, in short order, convinced me to give him $20,000 of my time -- for free.
How? Let me share his story.
A few months ago, somebody named @michaelfishman introduced himself to me via twitter. He said something interesting about copywriting (I don’t remember what), so I clicked through to his website. It looked ...
January 25th, 2011
I run a really weird business.
99% of the time, I give away my product for free.
Once in a while, I charge for something. Some people buy. Others howl in outrage, saying “How dare you charge? I could get it for free anywhere!”
But I also have opportunities that others do not.
I can write something and have it ...
January 24th, 2011
In college, I had the opportunity to teach a “Student-Initiated Course,” or basically a course on whatever I wanted. So I got together with two of my friends and we put together a course on religious studies.
Now, Stanford gave us incredible flexibility to teach essentially whatever we wanted...but the student instructors never got letter grades -- it was ...