“My friends…ABC and NBC and CBS are out of business…as we know them. Television, commercial industry is 80 billion dollars. 80 billion dollars this year on making and distributing 30 and 15 second videos that are played in between TV shows…and NOBODY’S watching.”
This is a quote/excerpt from a keynote Gary Vaynerchuk did back in May of this year. In it, he emphatically implored his audience to start running Facebook ads as a result of viewers’ shift to non-TV channels.
Because (according to Gary) they are massively undervalued.
He’s right.Continue reading
I am always amused when an article comes out warning the masses that the end of the world is coming…
World War III?
The banning of bacon???
No, none of those above my smart and impeccably dressed readers.
I have this recurring dream where I’m at Aqueduct Horse Race track with Bernie Madoff and we’re betting long shot after long shot. After a couple races where we lose our a@#, Bernie turns to me and says, “don’t worry kid…this next one’s a winna!”
Ok, I don’t have these dreams (mine are mostly about me and Tara Reid launching a tequila startup), but with a lot of the stuff I see posted on social media regarding peoples’ ‘online businesses’, I feel it’s my god-given duty to champion the scrolls of reality (while wandering the desert in a Hummer with a keg attached).
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“You name him. I beat him.”
Boxing has always fascinated me from a psychology standpoint. I think most misunderstand the sport because it’s really not about violence as much as it is tactics…
“If you fight angry, you make a lot of mistakes, and when you fight a sharp, witty fighter like me, you can’t make mistakes.” – Floyd Mayweather
I’m not a Floyd Mayweather fan, but I admire his single-mindedness. His confidence. His unwavering belief that no one can beat him and he is willing to bet on himself and put it all out on the line.
But he does not let his anger get the best of him.
There is the now the well-known story of how Floyd tried to bet 400K on himself before his fight with Conor McGregor (they didn’t allow the bet). Knowing his personality and ego, I’m sure he wanted to bet 10 million.
He absolutely believed and knew that he would win.Continue reading
We’ve been on roll this week!
I say ‘we’ve’ because of YOU…my Insiders Email Group (if you’re not why not??). You’re taking the time to read my emails/posts and I’m getting real with you…as I always do. And I appreciate the feedback I’m getting.
Some of the content this week has been heavy. Some would consider it negative (have had a few replies on this) but largely the response has been great. That’s because most of you GET IT. You get that some real changes need to take place in our world of online business. You get that people’s attitudes have to change if they’re going to see change in their lives.
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So you think you’re all that and a bag of chips?
You’ve been through the ringer…you’ve overcome huge obstacles in your life and business, and you’ve grown in ways you’ve never imagined.
If this has been your journey, I truly applaud you.
Your friends and loved ones watch your victories unfold and proclaim before you:
“You rock…stay true to yourself man…you’ve got this!”
You’ve got nothing IF you ‘stay’ anywhere…and the truth is often wrong.Continue reading
…and hot off the waffle iron of yesterday’s post I got a ‘humdinger’ of a response:
“This is crazy. You talk about all the hours you work (you are cool I guess) and thousands are creating hands off businesses and walking away with millions while you waste time writing about your money. You’re obviously an out of toush old man. You haven’t heard of Instagram have you.”
Criminy. I guess I’ve lost it. But I must disagree with your assertion that I’m ‘out of toush’. I can still get some good tail if I say so myself..
But let me digress and address this warrior of extreme intellect and man of wisdumb…
Clyde (let’s call him Clyde) is commenting on my post yesterday where I discussed the masses’ misunderstanding of the 4-Hour Workweek. I pointed out that while working towards a business and lifestyle where you can cut down your hours and still make great semolians is a great goal (and totally attainable) it takes a significant amount of upfront, consistent work to get there.
Apparently (as in he needs some parenting) Clyde thinks that in today’s world we can simply just slap a business together and throw it out there like a frisbee and it will come back ’round and serve you your beach house deed.Continue reading
So you’ve been pitched on the best thing since sliced (humble) pie…
They made a compelling offer and you bit.
“This is unreal!” they exclaimed. “Get set up and you’ll be making 10K a month working 4 hours a week!”
Not so fast Jackson…
I’m sure most of you have heard (or even read) ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ by Tim Ferris. Ferris outlines a plan for streamlining your work processes so you put in less hours and have more time to enjoy your life.
No, I’m not going to criticize Tim’s book. What I am going to criticize is most people’s interpretation OF IT.Continue reading
Well hot damn! The secret, magic loophole wrapped in a do-it-yourself software that costs nothing and parks new Ferraris in your driveway has been discovered. Well…not quite. This ‘secret’ isn’t quite as exciting as that but it will *gasp* show you what it will actually take to start succeeding in your online affiliate business.
Annnnnnnd, we just had the vaunted ‘Black Friday’. Or as I like to sometimes term it, ‘here’s a new ‘Fridge’ for 148 bucks…now go fight 73 other people for it and we’ll see you at the checkstand.’ Here’s my take on ‘retail hell’ and how you can stand out from the horde.
Plus (of course) more…so let’s get to it:Continue reading
My email gave me a beating yesterday like a cheap pimp at a furry dice convention.
Every time I hit refresh on my phone…27 more emails:
“Just 24 hours! 75% Off!”
“Get While the Gettin’ is Good! Everything Must Go for the Next 12 Hours!”
“Insane Mystery Coupon! 80% Off Your Next HO-Tel Stay!”
“Get Back to Me Now…My Clothes Are Off and I Can’t Wai……..”
(oops. I started reading my spam folder…scratch that last example…)
I think you catch my driftwood here…
This is why I didn’t post or email you. (Aren’t you just thrilled?)Continue reading