You may look all over my blog for information, and that’s great! But, if it is advice you’re looking for, “Get Knowldge! Take Action!” is the best I’ve got.
Let Me Set the Stage
I entered the network marketing industry just over a year ago because I was introduced to a company that I immediately fell in love with. Soon after (and I mean like within hours) I was told I needed to start writing my friends list, so I did. And if you have ever met me, you can bet your booty you were on that list
I went to meetings and workshops, and I was inspired every time because I saw success all around me, and I never stopped believing in the vision of my company. But, as an Internet developer I couldn’t help but think that there had to be a better way to build a 21st century network marketing organization and the Internet itself seemed like the way to go.
So, in August of 2009 I sat in front of my PC with visions of changing the network marketing industry forever. Within five minutes of beginning my research before hunkering down to create the ultimate, automated system (with which I have a lot of experience) I discovered Mike Dillard through the blog of Cindy Youngblood (a colleague of mine who apparently has similar aspirations – actually, we’re buds now and she’s knockin’ my socks off).
I Got Knowledge
My initial reaction of, “Damn! Mike Dillard stole my idea” was immediately followed by, “Sweet! The system has already been built!” By the end of the day, I had purchased Mike’s industry bible, Magnetic Sponsoring; his famous Building on a Budget Course; and I picked up a copy of Mike Dillard’s and Mark Weiser’s Blackbelt Recruiting. I recommend them all.
For the next few week’s I scoured the Internet sucking up information like a crusty old sponge being reintroduced to water. God only knows how many blogs I visited, but one dude stuck out and kept popping up as I researched – Will Schwartz. I opted-in to his training and continued to be so drawn to him that I picked up the phone and called him. Great guy. Great conversation.
On September 22, 2009 Will forwarded an email to me, that he had received from a guy named Jonathan Budd, indicating that that very night there would be an industry shattering webinar with Jonathan and his good buddy Mark Hoverson. This video was attached in the email as a teaser (worth a peek). I attended the webinar that night, and before the night was over I had dropped $497 on a webinar series that would last the next 12 weeks, “The Pay-Per-Click Mastery Intensive.”
You Want Knowledge?
You might be thinking, “this dude Eric either has money comin’ out of his wazoo, or he has a serious budgeting problem.” Remember, I bought Mike Dillard’s Building on a Budget for a reason – I’m on a tight one! However, I heard Jonathan Budd say the following and I believe it with all of my heart. And, by the way, this is the take away from this entire post:
“Knowledge, OK? Acquiring knowledge is the single most important thing that you can do to increase your value and build your business.” – Jonathan Budd
I’m sure he went on to say that the knowledge is worthless if you fail to take the action to back it up – or somethin’ to that effect.
If that rings true for you (and I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t) and you’re not already a member of The 7-Figure Networker System, I invite you to listen to Jonathan himself explain why his system is an essential tool for any truly dedicated 21st century network marketer. I’m in, and I’d love to see you inside and introduce you to thousands of 21st century network marketers who share your values and are indeed changing the way our industry game is being played. Check it out! You want knowledge? This is the place to start.
So, What’s This got to do with Katie Freiling?
After twelve weeks of intense learning with Mark Hoverson and Jonathan Budd, they decided to do something they’d never done before – A Mansion Mastermind Event in sunny San Diego, California. There would only be room for twenty, and with JBudd, Mark, Katie, and Aaron Fortner (who, by the way, is THE MAN) on hand for three full day’s of intense mentoring, I knew the competition would be tough. However, I filled out their lengthy, thought provoking application knowing that my chances of being chosen from the thousands that would be exposed to the opportunity would be slim indeed.
But, you know what? Aaron Fortner called me and said, “You are exactly what we are looking for. Can you afford to come?” I replied, “Can I afford not to?” There really wasn’t any option in my mind. I have dedicated myself to success for my family, myself, and those whose lives I touch. If I had said, “Geez, thanks Aaron but I’m all set” what would that have said about my dedication, determination and commitment? I was going to San Diego, no doubt!
Mansion Mastermind Event
- Price to Attend: 3 Large
- Airfare: 4 Benjamins
- Mentoring by Industry Gurus: Priceless
It’s Time to Take Action!
The last 5 months have been insane! I have read more, listened to more, and watched more training-related information than you can imagine (unless you’re as passionate about your success as I am about mine). Acquiring knowledge is a life-long process and I am looking very forward to learning and sharing the lessons with all who are eager to do the same.
But, it is time for me to take the immense amount of information I have acquired up to this point and put it into action. I invite you to watch, and I hope to inspire. Come back and check on me or subscribe to my blog. I’ll tell you what’s working and what’s not. Besides that, I am going to be blogging about every stinkin’ little trick, tip, and secret that I discover along the way and you’re not going to want to miss out on that!
Remember – those that succeed simply do what those that fail will not do.
Don’t Wait Around for Perfection – Just Do It!
If you’re reading this post around the day it was posted, you may notice that my blog has issues. I have broken links, very little content and pages that have nothing on them at all. I am currently offering an eBook that isn’t even complete yet (the opt-in form doesn’t work either). I have links pointing to social media that I have done nothing about setting up. Does this stuff bother me? – absolutely!
But if I waited until all of this stuff was just the way I wanted it, my blog would be on perpetual standby. We all have to start somewhere – it’s starting that is truly important. I have videos to create, campaigns to write, tweets to tweet, and the list goes on. If you’re catching me early on, feel free to connect with me everywhere and watch my system unfold.
One Final Word – Accountability
Another hidden bonus from the Mansion Mastermind Event is that I have Jonathan Budd, Aaron Fortner, Mark Hoverson, Katie Freiling, twenty other rock stars who were my piers for this event (The Coronado Crusaders), and now you that I am accountable to. Accountability is HUGE! You want some motivation? Tell everybody what you are going to do, whether it be to quit smoking, lose weight, or build a million dollar organization.
Be gutsy. Be accountable. Tell us all what you’re going to do in a comment below. We’ll watch you; encourage you; support you when you stumble and celebrate your successes. This is a community and I appreciate you being a part of it.
Rock on and remember – keep moving forward,