Story of a cult

Yesterday, Karen and I finished watching a docuseries on Netflix titled, “Wild, Wild Country.” It is about Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, his secretary Ma Anand Sheela, and their community of followers who basically took over a small town in Wasco County, Oregon. It was overly long and drawn out, but I’ve always been fascinated by the topic of cults and the …

Sinful!

Sloth is one of the seven deadly sins but what exactly is it? Well, according to Wikipedia, one of the definitions is, “A failure to do things that one should do.” The problemo is there are so many voices telling us what it is we should be done about nearly everything – especially when it comes to our business. You should …

Announcement on Labor Day

It ‘tis Labor Day in the States and I’ve spent the morning reading. Next up is yoga and tai chi but before that, I wanted to let you know that this Thursday at noon ET, I’m doing a training titled: “How To Write Emails That Create Raving Fans and Sales“ There are 100 complimentary seats available so if this topic …

Change of heart?

It happened first in Atlanta a few weeks ago and then in Austin last week. Quite frankly, it shocked even me. I might  have had a change of heart about… Mexican food. If you’ve been reading my emails for a while now, you know I’ve written about my disdain for one of America’s most favorite foods. I never understood why …

What’s the best way to be thought of the go-to expert?

Last week I was on stage in front of a fired-up audience and asked them what they thought the #1 way was to be considered by their target market as an authority, celebrity, and expert AND also, be known, liked, and trusted. You see ALL of those elements are important when it comes to getting people to buy what you’re …

What I told this dude who wanted to know my “secret.”

After I finished my presentation in Austin, TX on Friday, another speaker who was in the audience came up to me and wanted to know my “secret.” “My secret to what,” I asked him. “You know, you’re secret for controlling the audience the way you do. You had people rushing to the back of the room to buy your product …

This secret strategy flat out works

Crushed it. Killed it. Slaughtered. Homerun.  Yeah, all of the above, my fine feathered friend, all of the above. And not just by me, but by one of my students. I’ll ‘splain. Last week, I traveled to smoldering Austin, TX to speak at Michael Rozbruch’s seminar for tax resolution specialists. Michael is a damn stud and had built up a …

Quick point before I go

Happy Friday, kemosabe. It’s smoking hot here in Austin. Yesterday it was 104 degrees at 6:00 PM. I need to get back to Atlanta to cool off! Today I’m speaking at my client and friend Michael Rozbruch’s “Success Summit.” I’ll be teaching and, of course, selling. I love being on stage, so today is going to be awesome. After I …