To quickly summarize: It’s a scene in the movie Fight Club where Brad Pitt puts a gun to a store clerk’s head and pretty much tells him that if he doesn’t follow his dreams…
Well, he’ll come back and waste the f**cker. Here’s the scene if you didn’t click that link up there:
You’re too damn comfortable
I can tell you right now that if you still haven’t started doing what you say you wanna do… Then it’s because you’re not out of your comfort zone.
Why do you think you hear about rags to riches stories? A few examples:
Not being able to get any ass (guy or gal lol)
Being in debt up to your eyeballs
Coming up to a decade or X amount of time at a job you detest
Working with people that drive you nuts
And just to add a lil’ illustration….eventually these people were like:
I thinks you gets the points.
So I remember being in college (better yet taking online college classes lol). I’d procrastinate like I’d never procrastinated before.
Deadline looming right?
But then Netflix beckons you and then it’s like…
“Jeepers Phil, are you STALKING me?!” You utter.
Who the heck says jeepers…anyhoo, the answer is no not yet because I don’t have your address.
Just stay on this blog post for 10 more seconds and I can triangulate on your location 🙂
Then it’s this hee hee:
Oops, I mean “What’s stalking?”
Sorry, I got sidetracked.
El point-o is that well come deadline day, guess who hasn’t done shit? This guy right here…GULP!
But you know what?
When I had no other choice but to friggin’ do it…
I was more focused on my time and judged my work less.
See the reason I wasn’t able to meet the deadline is because I would start doing my assignments/discussions or whatever the crap earlier in the week…but then I’d get into a perfectionist mindset and that went nowhere except Netflixville lol.
Sometimes stress can help.
Ok, so it looks like I’ve Tarantino-ed this post lol.
Let’s get back to stretching you idea muscle.
I know that a lot of you won’t be reading that long blog post by Se?or Altucher so I’m gonna give you the TL/DR or better yet the Cliff’s Notes version.
Hee hee, even more better-er yet Phil’s Notes.
Maybe that can be a phrase now bahaha.
“Let me Phil’s Notes that for ya.”
In other words, I’ll read it and find an amusing yet vile way to present it to you.
Anyhoo, where were we?
Ah yes, the Phil’s Notes/TL/DR version of how to stretch your idea muscle.
So the thing is coming up with 10 ideas per day.
“Why 10 Phil?”. You ask.
The number is really just arbitrary, it can be 20, or a 100.
But people love the number 10 so it’s a good place to start because 20 or 100 can be pretty daunting.
Something to think about: If you can come up with 10 ideas every day for the next year (or just in one day or week really), then you’re bound to come up with at least 1 good one right?
It doesn’t have to be something business-related.
In fact, it can be ridiculous.
The important thing is just stretching that idea muscle so often that coming up with ideas becomes second nature to you.
It’s where he talks about giving ideas away for free.
Stay away from thinking that you need to charge people for additional ideas.
This is so damn good I have to quote directly:
When you come up with ideas for someone else, always give ALL the ideas away for free if you think they are good ideas (remember: six months). I read recently one person said to give HALF of your ideas away for free and make them pay for the other half. This is very bad. This guarantees you will only come up with bad ideas. Because you will hoard your ideas. You will develop a SCARCITY COMPLEX around your ideas. Ideas are infinite. But once you define your capacity of good ideas (?half?) then they instantly become finite for you. Not for anyone else. But just for you, your ideas will be finite. If you stick to an abundance mentality, and be grateful for the ideas that are flowing through you, then they will be infinite. Where they come from, nobody knows. But they will be infinite and lucrative for you. So give ideas for free, and then when you meet, give more ideas. And if someone wants to pay you and your gut feels this is a good fit, then give even more ideas. ~ James Altucher
Pretty freakin’ cool right?
Eventually, people may pay you for being an idea machine.
Oh, so I also want to tell you about these waiter’s pads James mentions.
They’re easy to jot ideas down on and they fit right in your back pocket. Now I haven’t bought these myself, I’ve had little notebooks that I’ve used before.
I think this is great because I’ve been finding that I value ideas I write down MORE than ideas I just type.
Use either one, but the thing is just making these lists of ideas.
So we’ve come to the end of this lil’ blog post of mine.
To recap quickly, here are a couple o’ things that will help you stretch your idea muscle:
Maybe you’re like the guy in that Fight Club scene and it’ll take something drastic to change your life. Simple, just hire someone to threaten you, boom 🙂
Like me you may need a deadline, maybe this stress can be beneficial…it’s crazy, but not that crazy.
Come up with 10 ideas per day, don’t judge yourself too much. You may find a diamond in the rough.
Use waiter’s pads or something else that fits in your pocket so you can write down ideas on the go.
I really hope this helps.
Coming up with ideas often will eventually lead to you becoming somewhat of an expert, even if it’s just at coming up with ideas lol.
So just to help out, here are 10 ideas on how to get your first sale online if you’ve never made one before. Some will suck, some will not:
Become an affiliate of a product you already own and make 3 Facebook live videos in one day where you talk about how this product benefits them. Tell people that if they buy through you and help you make your first sale, that you’ll do a lip-biting dance and send it to them.
Make a quick list (use Google Docs and then export it as a PDF). Make it a list of 20-50 things you’ve learned about something. Don’t even worry about setting it up on Warrior Plus or anything like that, just tell people to PayPal you $5 to buy it and you can use Google Docs or Drop Box to deliver it.
Use an app called Busker. You can download it for free on Android or IOS and people can send you money directly in a video. Beforehand, tell people about the app (do your homework) and let them know that you’ve got big plans for Halloween, but you’re starting a beer drinking fund lol. Tell them to donate $3 and you’ll make a SnapChat video thanking them for buying you a beer/Zima or whatever you drink.
Make an unlisted YouTube video where you’re showing people how to do something really darn cool that you know how to do. Again, tell people to pay you through PayPal and ($1-$5) on Facebook and give them the link when they pay. IDEA-CEPTION: for extra fake bonus points, make it a video where you’re going up to people asking them who their “Top Five” are (you know what I’m talking about).
Tell people you’re gonna make a video where you ask a stranger anything, but you’re doing it for $5. Make sure it’s just about anything, don’t insult people or get arrested lol, make it funny.
Record 10 videos on how to do something, step-by-step. Upload them to YouTube and tell people that if they want you to Skype them to talk them through the process, you charge $50 an hour. If they think that’s too much, say $30 for half an hour
Get someone talented to make some kind of crochet-ed thing (is that the past tense?). Make a FB live video where you auction it off. This could be fun!
Create a blog post. Turn it into a series of Tweets. Sell it for $10 for someone in that niche, they now have a blog post and Tweets to promote it!
Create an online event on Facebook. Make it a Facebook live video where you’re showing people how to cook something you’re good at cooking. Charge $1 a head, you can even set up tickets on Event Brite!
Create a blog post where you make a list of 10 ideas people can use to make their first dollar online. Then offer a 1 hour Skype call where you help them make their first dollar online. Charge them X amount of dollars for 1 hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes.
I truly hope you got something out of this blog post.
If you did, just shoot me a comment below.
I’ve also got a cool Facebook group here with some awesome peeps.
**I want to preface this with the fact that I knew nothing about binary options before buying into this program back on 7/31/2016.**
Here’s the receipt from my purchase:I got in on a $50 one-time fee promotion then (usually it was a $297 one-time fee or $47/mo).
The reason I picked this up is because I’d friended Shakeal Jermaine Taylor before and really like his inspirational posts about making money online and all that jazz.
So Jermaine is a 21-year-old dude college dropout that is now making $300-$1,000 a day, and just a really positive dude.
I knew he had some kinda program about…stocks or something?
I’d never even heard ofbinary options trading, in fact I thought it was Forex lol.
Yeah, I was wrong.
They’re similar, but not the same thing.
With that being said…
Let me give you a 30,000 ft. overview of his?program:?So there’s 2 parts to this program:
Traffic: Basically this is the affiliate marketing angle, you can sell the program.
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]**Word of the wise:?If you buy into Jermaine’s program, there are upsells (not immediate, later on he’ll post these in the FB group) like the Binary Boss Method 2.0, 3.0, extra coaching and things of that nature. So if you’re offended by?someone that has upsells , well then maybe this isn’t for you.[/dropshadowbox]
What you get access to
So in this program you will getting access to:
Membership site with 63 videos covering both traffic & trading
Access to the 925 Rehab Facebook group
You can promote the program and either get instant or just quick commissions
My favorite thing about this program is that you can earn while you learn.
This is a good program, but I’ll admit that because of some personal issues I have not been as active with this product in the past couple of months.
I’ve made a few recurring income sales (about $50/month of which I got?50% commissions) and also some one-time commissions ($297 one-time of which I got 50% commissions).Not too shabby.
I swear that selling a higher-priced product (not your average $7 WSO or Jv Zoo offer) seems to be easier to pull off sometimes.
Maybe not in the numbers but in effort for getting the same amount of money or more per sale.
Not sure if I worded that correctly lol.
The show must go on.Active Facebook GroupSo another thing I really like is that Jermaine’s 925 Rehab group is active as sh*t.
When Jermaine’s not around, some of the other more prolific students step up to answer questions.
Now that’s how a FB group should be!
I don’t know how many FB groups I’ve been added to where the group isn’t active at all.
A group where the product vendor isn’t active…a FB group ghost town lol.
That’s super annoying and I end up leaving those kinds of groups.
All Pitch, No valueHere’s another thing that astounds me about Jermaine’s product.
Like any good marketer, he pitches additional training and products from.
But he sometimes does webinars for almost 4 hours teaching you the trade.
This is included just for being in the FB group.
Also, he’s active in there and I’ve been able to reach him via Facebook private message.
I don’t know if that’s a special privilege or not, but I know that dude is active with his product.
Let’s move on to what I don’t like.
Trading Has Been Tough For Me
So I will tell you that the money I’ve made is all with the affiliate marketing part.
I don’t know…that may hurt my chances of making affiliate sales, because some people may say “Oh, you can only make money selling the program.”
Well, I’ll point you to the results above is what I say to that.
I’ll tell you that the main reason?
Is due to a combination of focusing on other stuff in my business, I was moving and got away from the program and I’ll admit it…I’m a slower learner with this program.
Just being honest.
So I’ve been promoting this program and have made money.
But I’ll admit that sharing an affiliate link has been tough.
This is because of some Paypal issues, and it’s been a little bit of a pain in the ass trying to get people in.
I’ve had to use a different affiliate link to promote the monthly payments and one for the one-time payment and…it’s a little confusing to my potential customers.
Now, this has been remedied recently by a more centralized affiliate program being put in place.
Thank goodness lol.
Too Much Training?
Now Jermaine is very active in his group.
He also has tons?of training in the “files” section in the FB group AND…
He does 1-4 hour webinars at times on both traffic and training.
Now, this can be a con because it may be information overload…I guess lol.
I don’t know, the only reason I say it’s a con is because I think it may keep people stuck in theory land and not put anything into practice.
Ok, so overall I think 925 Rehab University is an excellent program, despite some of the cons.
The main reason is that you can earn while you learn.I’ve done this despite not being that great at trading.?
I’ve been able to make money with this program despite being lazy and not learning all the training on the trading part.
I don’t want you to do just the traffic (affiliate marketing part)?if you find that this program suits you because it’s not a long-term strategy.
You need to a combination of both traffic & trading to make this run like a well-oiled machine so you can?make you a consistent long-term, for the long run, redundant income.
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]**UPDATE: Originally I thought the price was shooting up to $497, but apparently I was incorrect so I’ve updated this. The price is shooting back up to $297**[/dropshadowbox]
I created this blog post because I believe in this program and for a very short time (look at the timer below) the life-time access price (one-time fee) is going down to $97 and shooting back up to $297 at Midnight tonight (EST).
I want as many people as possible to know about this program, it’s a really good one by a really determined and already successful young dude.
Ok, guys I’m fixing to go on a quick FB live to let more people know about this kick-ass deal.
Well who the crap doesn’t?!
I have conversations with people telling me how they’re going to become millionaires with their internet marketing shenanigans.
We hear stuff like this from people all the time and we’re like…
Hey, if you truly mean that?
I’d love to help you get there in any way I can!
However, the truth is that most internt marketers won’t be millionaires.
There’s nothing wrong with that.
Shit…do you know how many people would be love to just make anywhere from maybe $500, $1,000, $2,000 a month?!
Listens up because the truth is that if you’re an internet marketer it’s absolutely possible to become a millionaire, PERIOD.
You’re Not Special
I want you to get rid of this “get rich quick” mentality first of all.
You’re not special.
You’re gonna have to work unless daddy has a buncha money that he’s just gonna give you to get your business going playa.
There may be?exceptions to the rule (although I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one other than lottery winners).
I want you to do more with the time you have here on Earth in order to get closer to being a millionaire.
If you?work on shit that matters rather than shit that doesn’t…
Well then we may have a winna!
Listen…we live in a time where the start up cost for a business is dirt cheap.
You can start a business if you have a following, that’s all there is to it.
I’m not saying you’re actually gonna make a million bucks, but if you shoot for that and get even a 1/10 of the way there?
I’d say that’s not too bad holmes.
How much are you making right now?
Gonna go out on a limb here.
I’m gonna guess that it’s somewhere in the $30,000-$35,000 range for most people reading this.
You’re not breaking the bank, but you’re able to pay your bills, watch Netflix, and all that good stuff.
Shit, you might even find a $20 bill in an old coat like Gary Gulman here (I love this skit) and have it change your weekend!
Funny guy lol.
What if you could double your income?
Or just significantly increasing it?
“Who me Phil?!”?you say in a careless whisper.
Hee hee, jk. I just wanted to reference one of my favorites videos ever here:
“You’re 34 Phil…34!!”
Where were we?
Ah yes, les internets marketings…
How would that feel?
Well then have I got the timeshare of all timeshares to tell you about, look at this beaut:
Dat view tho…
Bahaha, I jest.
Ahead Of Internet Marketing John Q. Public
It’s possible you’re more advanced than the average?bear though.
You’re earning $100-$150k per year, but you’re not a millionaire.
Still not too shabby is it?
Life would be friggin’ sweet, unless you start gambling your house away or some shit right?
“Yes, Phil. I’ll take the time share and whatever the hell else you’ve got!”
You say with bated breath.
Kinda weird, I’ll get those papers ready though.
Hee hee, I made another funny.
The life of your dreams only stays in your friggin’ dreams if you never act.
I want you to be successful.
If I gave you a blueprint to do this, would you want it?
“Yes, Phil!”?you say.
I said it was a rhetorical question kiddo, but that’s ok.
Big Brother loves you!
Look, you’re gonna see one of thems adorable lil’ popups when you?try to leave this page.
I suggest you check it out.
It’s gonna be on something called 4 Core Concepts To?4 Core Concepts To Offer High-Ticket Coaching?and it’s gonna rock your socks off.
A coaching business may sound daunting at first, but think about this:
You may be an expert at something already.
You’re a Cassanova with the ladies (hmm I’m pretty sure there’s a market for that from personal experience).
You play guitar…really, really well.
You can cook like there’s no tomorrow.
I don’t know, only you can answer that.
You just have to start and not be a pussy.
Sorry to be so brash…well, not really.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I cuss. It’s what I respond to best I think.
I’m not a fucking robot lol and lord knows I don’t wanna bore you trying to teach you like most teachers taught us in school.?IN A BORING WAY.
Thats not how I learn and it may not be how you learn.
I really think this will help you.
Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post.
It’s called “Dancing with the stars” not “Dancing with the coaches”.
**DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVE A STICK UP YOUR ASS**
I just heard this line from something a friend-o recommended to me and I nearly messed myself.
I recommend you check out the complete video if you want to laugh your sweat pants off or just jump to 1:18.
Man how have I NEVER heard of this before!
It’s crazy how you can hear something from someone you’ve never heard before and you’re instantly drawn to that person.
In my humblest/completely right opinion it’s because you’re drawn to either:
People that are like you
People that you wanna be like.
It’s that plain and simple.
Think about it.
The “most interesting man in the world”.
Guys wanna be like him.
Girls envy her in some way right (ahem…some guys too).
Polarizing (Not Sunglasses-related)
Why is this?
I’ll tell you why, it’s because they’re POLARIZING.
I can’t stand him talking, but I do like some of his music.
He’ll always be a gayfish to me, (thank you South Park).
Here’s my favorite song from him:
I can’t stand this hack, but a bunch of people like him because he’s polarizing and whatnot.
Now don’t get me wrong.
Record producers know what they’re doing, so they can make a teeny bopper a star (even if they’re not super talented when it comes to singing/dancing).
It’s because they can make that figure either really likable or really controversial.
We just eat this shit up because like I said…they’re either like us or like how we’d want to be sans consequences.
I’ve heard of creating your own customer avatar before and it was brought up again recently by a good IM buddy of mine in this free guide (no opt-in required) on finding profitable niches.
I did this without creating a whiteboard or a Word document showing all the qualities I’d want them to have and all that good stuff.
I did this by creating my own Facebook group?(you’re welcome to join if you’re not already offended by this post) and inviting people.
You’ll always have people that NEVER fucking talk (or write lol), spammers and then you’ll have your most engaged people.
Treat these mofos like family/close friends and DON’T recommend shitty products just to make a buck.
Recommend stuff that you’ve bought yourself/had review access to or if it’s from a trusted vendor.
In other words…keep it ONE HUNDO son.
I created this group from some training from one of my favorite dudes named Kam Jennings (follow him, buy his shit).
You see he created a product called “Group Giants”, that’s all about creating a profitable FB group that gets you sales.
I may be tooting my own horn here, but I consider myself one of his best/sexiest students alive.
“What an arrogant prick! Well he is kinda cute.”
First of all, I have a girlfriend and second of all my wife hates her.
(I don’t think my damsel is gonna like this joke.)
Alright WTF Are You Trying To Pitch Phil?
Ok, the crowd wants what the crowd wants…sheesh.
If you’ve been following me on FB and like what I’ve done, I suggest you get this product called Affiliate Rising?because Group Giants is one of the bonuses in there and if you follow it to a T (I have no idea where this damn saying came from).
You can make money online by creating a fanbase/interactive email list (your FB group) that buys from you.
Not to mention that Affiliate Rising is good on it’s own lol.
When you create you FB group, give them free shit in the “files” section and have it link back to your blog, YouTube videos, affiliate offers, email list.
I suggest you focus on getting them on your email list, don’t get caught up in just giving free shit away all the time because then it’s harder to make the sale when it’s time (I’ve made this mistake before tbh).
If you’re cheap f*ck like me AND?have some brass ones…well then you’ll like it because it works.
Anyhoo, it’s now 1:17pm on this fine Saturday morning here in Dallas, Texas and this chubster is hungry.
Some other crappy stuff?
I’m not sure what to get…we’ll see.
So tell me, what have you learned from this post children?
I really just want YOU?to take action and I’m recommending stuff that I’m doing myself.
You can go out there and buy the latest other WSO or whatever, that’s cool, I’m just letting you know about some shit I’ve bought…AND actually applied.
On top of that, remember to try to be the polarizing person you are.
Don’t become a boring ass robot like other dudes/dudettes I see in the IM industry.
That shit can work, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t lame as shit.
Well to me that is.
I’m just giving you an alternative?if you’ve felt robotic and don’t love what you’ve been learning or taught to do.
IT CAN BE FUN.
Anyhow, if you like this post…
Share it with someone you think it will help.
If you do nothing at all with what I’ve mentioned above…pick up my lil’ copy of Zero To Hero In 30 Days as well (why not, it’s free!).
You’ll see a place to opt in below this post, do that and get it for free.
Use it to come up with your own product, apply some of the shit on there or just download it to get on my list and hear from a chubby Texan that’s made a buck online AND?you can actually learn some shit in a fun yet awfully intrusive way.
He he I’m just kitten.
Ok, it’s time for some really late lunch/breakfast.
Well, that’s backwards…meh whatevs (SEE? So polarizing!).
Your PAL (those are actually my initials lol),
-Phillip Andrew Lopez
P.S. Comment “Andy” below and see what happens!
P.P.S. Nothing…nothing happens, it just makes me feel important, but do it anyways.