Interesting Question I Got Asked In An Interview.

Question: Why haven’t I started speaking on major events and if I believe that it helps with your marketing?

My answer:

First part of the Q: I’ve tried speaking but just haven’t worked out. I’ve applied, submitted, and the answer is always the same. NO! Not to say I’m giving up, but it does get frustrating at times.

I think most of the major events work on a who you know and close friends type of thing which is why you see pretty much the same group of speakers at different events.

Second part of the Q: No I don’t believe it will help with “marketing”. It helps with branding YOU as the brand and an authority figure …if you’re into that type of thing.

I’m not the “brand” anymore. I’ve worked my ass off to create products that stand alone as a brand so I don’t need that type of exposure to make them successful. My products don’t rely on me or my name to have success.

The product just has to be damn good, which btw it is!

They have a life of their own and that’s what I love so much about all my businesses now. I could actually walk away for a bit and have my businesses run smoothly.

Five Years Ago Today, I Left Wal-Mart

Today (Feb 5, 2015) is my 5th year anniversary of being a full time entrepreneur.

Five years ago today, I left Walmart without looking back.

Lots of ups and a shit ton of downs.

And you know what?

I wouldn’t trade it for anything in this world!

I am blessed ;-)

My Retirement From Internet Marketing

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m seriously thinking of retiring from Teaching any kind of Internet Marketing stuff.

Actually I haven’t really taught any marketing stuff in years. Since 2012 really. I can’t even remember what it was.

Apart from doing webinars and teaching people how to make money online, the closest I’ve come to teaching that stuff was on my blog at Income Press.

The IP blog is really more of a resource than anything. I just pretty much explained the things I was doing to earn some income along with some tips, tricks and strategies. But not really “teaching” the “How to make money” stuff via webinars or info products like I use to.

In my early days of IM’ing I quickly realized that making myself the “Brand” to make money was not the way I wanted to make a living.

I became Self Brand Dependent and Product Launch Dependent.

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Lately I’ve Been Thinking “BIG”!

Lately I’ve been thinking “big” as far as business and life goes.

Having already experienced a mindset shift, I’m feeling a huge shift in mindset coming.

…and I mean a huge shift!

Im not just thinking “big”…I’m thinking huge, I’m thinking long term, I’m thinking greatness!

It’s a familiar feeling, but on a deeper level. So deep that it’s all I think about.

Before I go to sleep, when I wake up, and all throughout the day.

This huge shift will not only change the course of my life, but the people around me and closest to me.

It’s a great feeling!

What Constitutes an “Entrepreneur”?

Sometimes I feel that I’m not respected as an entrepreneur. I mean seriously, what constitutes an “Entrepreneur”?

I quit my job on Feb 2010, been fending for myself since, I’ve built many, many online businesses, some successful, a shit ton of them not so successful, hell if that’s not an entrepreneur then I don’t know WTF is!

At the end of the day it really doesn’t matter what people think of you, fuck ’em right!

But I’ll be the first to admit that it sometimes stings a bit …When it does, just drink a RedBull and move on ;-)

The 5 most important dates of my life

Today my wife and I celebrate not only our wedding anniversary, but 22 years of history.

March 22, 1992 – My wife and I hooked up.
December 16, 1994 – Our first child was born.
February 08, 2000 – We had our second child.
June 04, 2004 – We finally got married ;-)
February 09, 2010 – Our third child and first son was born.

My wife and I have been together for 22 beautiful years. There’s some ups, there’s some downs, and some great times in those years.

I’m having the time of my life with my family now and I can’t wait to see what the next 20 some odd years will bring!

Happy anniversary baby. I love you!

A Quick Conversation …

A quick conversation between my son Max and I …

Max: papi what you doing?

Me: working on the computer.

Max: papi please don’t work no more

Me: ok son, just let me do one more thing.

Max: can I turn off the puter so you can be with me?

Me: go ahead Max, shut it off.

And just to think that if I was still working at Wal-Mart, I wouldn’t be able to just stop working any time I wanted to, or in this case any time my son wants ;-)

Something Sparked!

For the last 2 months I’ve been reading, watching, and listening to anything and everything about Steve Jobs.

I’ve been so motivated and inspired by what he’s done and how he’s done it that it just sparked some kind of thing inside of me.

I don’t know what it is. It’s like this burning sensation right in the middle of my chest. It’s a constant burn. All day everyday. I go to sleep with it. Wake up in the middle of the night with it…

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Walmart Wasn’t The Reason I Dreaded Thanksgiving

I work for Wal-Mart nearly ten years. The first year and a half I worked as a tech in automotive changing oil and tires. The rest as a  Direct Store Delivery manager. Basically a grocery vendor receiver.

I retired just a few months shy of my tenth year anniversary. One of the few things I wished I had finished or at least accomplished. But then again, one small regret I can live with.

Wal-Mart’s a pretty crazy place to work at, especially during the holidays. There’s no taking off for vacation or going home early. You have to be there. No if, ands, or buts about it.

For nearly ten years I had to work every single holiday. Except Chrismas day which is the only day Wal-Mart is closed.

There was one holiday though that I dreaded the most of any other holiday. And that was Thanksgiving. Not because I hated thanksgiving, but because I had to work.

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