We’re All in This Together So Here You Go…

By Coach Roger

We’re All in This Together So Here You Go

3D illustration of COVID-19

I read this from someone who saw it on Facebook. Paraphrased, it said: “Our grandparents were asked to cross the ocean and serve their country to fight for freedom….we are being asked to sit on a couch and watch Netflix. We can do this.”

And we can. But only together.

It’s obviously a tough time for A LOT of people. It’s scary. The COVID-19 pandemic and the massive layoffs about to happen will devastate families all over the world. In many cases, layoffs have already happened. Personally speaking, my wife was laid off three days ago. She’s a successful hair stylist but personal care was trumped by the dangers of potentially spreading or catching a deadly virus. I support the salon owners decision but man, this whole thing sucks.

Thankfully, almost all my income is passive so it’ll keep coming in and I know I’m in a privileged place compared to most but it wasn’t by complete accident either. Let’s face it, the online business community has grown exponentially in the last week alone. People are looking for secondary income streams or if they’ve just lost their job, a new income stream. So which guru do you follow?

Every online business program/course/opportunity seems to come with hidden costs. You buy in and then there’s an “OTO” (one-time offer) to upgrade and then another offer to upgrade and so on and so on. Before you know it, you’re out $900 for a product that’s advertised for $27. Now, truth be told, $900 is a drop in the bucket for a business. That’s a monthly office expense for many one-man army business owners. But for others, $900 is what’s left in the bank account and after their own personal expenses, there’s nary left over.

Let’s say you don’t have any money or very little of it. What do you do? I want to introduce you to a business friend of mine named Dejan who’s not much older than my teen-aged daughter. This guy is a master at generating an income with YouTube and you don’t have to be in front of the camera if you don’t want to. His methods are proven to profit and you can rinse and repeat over and over without spending an extra dime!

I’ve created a YouTube channel, generated 1,800 subscribers and got it monetized. But I’ve only done that once so far. Dejan has done it many times over and has sold it for BIG profits and that’s just one way you can make money with his course, all without being a salesman.

I don’t make a penny for recommending this course. I will say it’s packed full of value, it’s simple to follow and it works. Right now it sells for $119 (the price may go up) and after you buy it, there is nothing more to buy. There are ways you can pay someone to expedite a particular result but that is completely optional, you don’t have to and you’ll be fine, no worries. I hope this helps. Stay safe. Click Here

Having a Bad Day in Your Business? This will Center You

By Coach Roger

Got a call from a client this morning who wasn’t happy. Obviously you can’t make everyone happy but as business owners we must try to correct whatever is wrong in their eyes. Sometimes we exceed their expectations and sometimes we fall flat.

It’s easy to be tickety-boo when things are going well. What really shows what you’re made of is when things go off the rails. It’s tough but it’s also a reality in life.

Coupled with that call and two more calls afterwards, we’re still working on the issues but I expect a positive resolution when all is said and done but as they say, when it rains it pours. Ugh!

So as it happens, as I was on YouTube, I get a “Recommended Video” to watch. If you’re having a bad day as I was to this point, this should put everything in perspective. If it doesn’t, you’re not human. Watch this quick video, reflect on your own life, be grateful, help people where you can and keep on keeping on.

Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds

By Coach Roger

The headline and photo above are misleading but connected too. I’m obviously not 100 years old, just over half that actually, but I wanted to share a pic of the hand-made birthday card my 10-year-old daughter gave me last week. Please note, this is not to highlight how wonderful a dad I am – although I confess, I am : ) this is to highlight how precious life is and our mortality.

If you’re in your 30s you’re likely not even thinking about this. The thought of your mortality may creep up in your 40s but I’m pretty certain most of us who hit 50 and beyond have thought about death. So, what does this downer topic have to do with sales, marketing and growing your business?

It means time is ticking. No matter how old you are, in just over 30 days from now, it will be the year 2020. Did you achieve or are you on track to achieve your goals of 2019? If not, why not?

Have I achieved my goals? I’m definitely on track but I can be better too. It’s critically important to know your reasons why you’re striving for a particular goal. This should be the fire to keep you burning. If you don’t have a goal, make one! Stay consistent, stay the course and good things will happen, I promise.

The other side of the coin is don’t do anything and live your life with eternal regrets. Surely that’s not the outcome you desire. Even worse, if you don’t do what you should be doing for your financial future today, you will ultimately be in a very dark place tomorrow. That’s a horrible thought so don’t waste your life!

Take heed from what these centenarians are saying as they look back on their lives in the video below. We can all learn from their wisdom.

NB – The note on the card about the ‘expensive gift’ is from a long running joke when my kids would ask me what I wanted for Xmas or birthdays. With tongue firmly in cheek I always asked for an expensive gift. Now you know.

What Are You Grateful for?

By Coach Roger

The pic doesn’t show it clearly but the wording reads “What are you grateful for?”

The saying is taped to my daughter’s dressing table mirror and it has served her well in being a good kid to her parents but also being aware of what she has and how lucky she is. As parents we remind her of her blessings from time to time, something that needs to be done when she gets into her “Can you buy this for me?” or “Can I have that?”outbursts, however infrequent they are.

When my kids were really young, I wrote that saying and taped it to their dresser. After some years of wear and tear it eventually came off but it was my little one who put it back up on her own. That saying alone that she’s read everyday has helped frame her mindset. I just know it.

In anything I’ve done well in my life, it’s always because I’ve had a good attitude about it; having the right mindset and working hard. It’s a simple formula but as Jim Rohn says, we often major in the minor things. Although he was referring to sales, it can also be applied to life in general.

It’s easy to get lost in your thoughts and sabotage yourself into a worst-case scenario. Your mindset is critical in achieving whatever it is you want to achieve. I’ve written about this in previous posts and it certainly won’t be the last time.

If you’re about to start a marketing/sales campaign, if you’re about to dial for dollars or if you are about to close a deal, before you begin ask yourself, ‘what am I grateful for?’ and answer it honestly. You’ll find there is so much you should be grateful for that even if you lose a sale, it’ll hurt, yes, but it will also put everything in perspective if you truly believe in the saying. Hope this helps.

A 12-Year-Old Phenom

By Coach Roger

In one of my recent posts, I said I wanted to occasionally highlight underrated YouTubers. There are so many out there, it was tough to choose which one to put a spot light on.

Then I found her.

As you may know I’m a proud father to two incredible girls. Since they were old enough to go to school, they have it ingrained in them to ‘be the best that you can be’ as it was something I’ve always instilled in them before they walked out the door. In their own right, they are already successful in their pursuits. And like any parent, we want to inspire our kids to be better, even more successful than ourselves, at least I do. It’s difficult, though, to find young people who inspire fellow young people to another level.

This one young lady, Hanalei Swan, does that and a lot more.

I only recently discovered her and she immediately became must-watch viewing for my girls. Actually, she became must-watch viewing for me too. What an inspiration! It’s tough to complain about our lives; about not being enough, about feeling sorry for ourselves etc. She just flat out goes after it. It doesn’t hurt that she has awesome, entrepreneurial parents who guide her the way they do in business and in life.

Hanalei Swan built a successful fashion business and later turned down a 30 million dollar offer from the ABC-TV show, Shark Tank. You read that right. 30 million dollars. Oh ya, that was when she was 11-years-old!

At such a young age, she’s 12 now, she has so much to say and we have a lot to learn from her. She is my feature today for Underrated YouTuber of the week, maybe the decade. Hanalei was on fellow successful entrepreneur Mike Vestil’s podcast. So if you’ve never heard of Hanlei Swan, you will. Enjoy.

An Online Survey Site that Actually Pays

By Coach Roger

From time to time I get requests about online jobs. Some of my subscribers are single or stay-at-home moms who don’t want to start a blog or Internet marketing biz opp or the next latest and greatest.

They don’t want to invest any money because they either don’t have any or they’ve been scammed before (you’re not alone, btw). Most importantly, they have a little child at home who doesn’t follow a schedule; when babies are hungry they cry, when they’re sleepy they cry, when they cry, well, they cry more. If you’ve ever had a kid, you know what I’m talking about.

So I scoured the Internet to find credible opportunities that offers flexibility and pays you in a timely fashion, because that’s the kind of guy I am. There are some good ones out there but to be clear, you will likely not be able to pay your mortgage with the money you make from them but you certainly can pay for a load of diapers (excuse the pun), be able to put a few bucks aside, pay a few bills or even take the family for a night out.

Instead of listing a hodge podge of opportunities, I’m going to focus on one. The reason being this is the best one I found simply based on the number of positive reviews its received. The site is called Paidviewpoint.com.

If you’ve ever been on survey sites, and I hear this from survey takers all the time, is you get disqualified from a lot of surveys even after spending all that time answering questions. Not this one. You get paid in cash via PayPal for EVERY survey you do. While I’m not a big fan of PayPal, for this purpose you’ll be fine.

Did I mention the reviews? 80% of them were ‘5 Stars’, that’s impressive. You can check the reviews here.

Although I’ve not used this service, it’s clear the majority of members like it so if you join paidviewpoint.com, you’ll be in good company. Hope this helps!

Everyone Needs a Mentor

By Coach Roger

It’s been a real blessing having worked under the tutelage of New York Times best selling author, the late Chet Holmes, who billionaire Charlie Munger – Warren Buffet’s business partner – called ‘America’s Greatest Sales Executive’.

I learned so much from Chet that it’s hard to pick out one gem. His mantra of pig-headed determination always getting you what you want is something I’ll always remember, not to mention the incredible sales skills he taught me.

The three years I was with his and Tony Robbins organization was very successful but unfortunately Chet suddenly became ill and, within a few months, he lost his battle with leukemia. Needless to say, that was a low point not only for everyone who worked for Chet but also for the world, he was a consummate professional and inspiring leader. As sad as that was, I had to move on.

Through a connection with a friend, it wasn’t much later when I met Tony Award nominee Dan Levine who is a creative and marketing genius. I’ve told him that too and spent the next (almost) six years with Dan’s voice over training organization, it was a tremendous experience.

Being mentored by two of the best sales and marketing minds in America will do a lot for one’s skill set and that’s the point of this post – not to brag how great some of my mentors have been – but the fact that YOU, my dear reader, should seek a mentor if you don’t have one. It will be a key to your success, whatever business you’re in.

Cue Dan Lok.

I discovered Dan Lok recently and delved into his YouTube channel. Holy cow, if you are in business, want to start a business or you are in sales or want to get into sales, Dan is the man. He teaches real world concepts and how to tackle specific sales situations. You can check him out here.

The Power of Ringless Voice Mails in 2019

By Coach Roger

Ringless voice mail technology has been around for a few years now but I still get calls from people wondering if it actually works.

The short answer is yes. The longer answer is yesssssss. Ok bad joke.

If you are in any type of business, it can be a powerful tool to get your message across whether that be a call back or for your prospects to visit your website. It’s that simple.

Think about it this way: if you saw there was a voice mail on your smartphone, would you listen to it? Of course you would. We all would.

It’s also unobtrusive. One of the best things I love about this marketing tool – and I’ve been using it for three years – is it allows your prospects to decide when to listen to your voice mail and, make no mistake, they WILL listen to your message. But it does give them control of just when to do that; it’s two-way marketing brilliance!

The million dollar question, however, is, is ringless voice mail technology legal? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is it depends. If you’re using it for calling the consumer market who may or may not have requested being on the Do Not Call list (DNC), you could be in a lot of trouble. The FCC could come after you and levy heavy fines. Be careful!

That said, ringless voice mail in of itself IS FCC compliant. It’s best to use it for the business market; that can include network marketers or people who are business opportunity seekers.

I posted this video last year and it should round out your knowledge on how this amazing system works. I’ll even provide Exclusive Content that gives you the key on how to actually use this software – it’s a separate ‘How To’ video tutorial for anyone who buys the product from me. I hope this helps!