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You are not meant to be alone…

 

 

CES II DALLAS - #ces2dallas

See dozens more pics of CES Dallas by joining the “MySilentTeam.com” Facebook group (see link in blog post for details)

Wow – I’m still recovering from the week long adventure that was CES Dallas.  The core of the event was three intense days of incredible content, but for my family and I it was a 7 day adventure.

We spent time with some of the most successful, giving, friendly, powerful leaders, students, authors and experts in the world of Internet business.

This video explains it all, or read the quick summary below.

By any standard imaginable, the live event in Dallas last weekend was a raging success. You can see the hundreds of pictures, comments and discussions on Facebook and twitter by searching for the event hashtag “#ces2dallas”.

Here’s a link to the facbook group where 95% of all attendees hang out - if you aren’t a free member there yet, please join us (once you are in, search for the event hashtag #ces2dallas):  Click To Join th MySilentTeam.com Facebook Group

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I’m not alone! My crew and I travel as a pack and I’m so blessed to have them with me on trips like this! Andrea presented as well at the event in a break out session discussing family issues associated with being an “at home” entrepreneurial family/spouse.

I won’t even try to communicate in an email the mind blowing impact that the “CES Dallas” event had and will continue to have on every attendee, and probably the entire Internet biz community. I can’t help but feel we are raising the standard of what an Internet biz conference should look like.

In his opening comments, our keynote speaker Rabbi Daniel Lapin had us on the edge of our seats for two hours…and one of the biggest take aways for most people was the fact that in life as in business and in all other arenas, we are NOT meant to be alone. Solitude is poison, and as Internet entrepreneurs we have to resist the urge to “hide” and try to “go it alone”.

There’s something powerful about face-to-face meetings like CES. Because the core of our audience is made up of such passionate, caring, giving people, the atmosphere was alive and quite emotional at times in Dallas. It’s hard to explain, but from the pics and comments posted online you’ll get a feel for the impact of this event. Use the link above, and check it out if you haven’t yet.

So far 100% of the anonymous surveys we’ve gotten back from attendees have said they plan to come back next time!

If you have a couple minutes, check out that video above – in it I show you:

1. A brief wrap up of the event
2. How to stay a part of it all for free on Facebook, or take a more serious step and join my team and I in the launch of…
3. CESclassroom.com

CesClassroom.com

…and finally, allow me a quick shout out to our incredible sponsors who helped make the event possible and added so much value to the event:

http://jimcockrumevents.com/dallassponsors/

Silent Sales Machine 8.0 just launched – Summer 2014!

SilentSalesMachine.com has undergone a major makeover and the 8th release/update is ready!

I started rolling it out FOR FREE to past readers and members of  MySilentTeam.com starting in March 2014, but we hit some delays in getting it out to the public.

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 2.39.27 PMI can hardly believe this book has been going strong since 2002! I’ve been updating and re-releasing what is surely one of the all time (if not the all time) best selling ebooks in the world – now in its 8th major makeover/update.

What’s this book about?

Quite simply, it’s about what works NOW and what doesn’t work NOW online. It’s about where to get started and what to avoid. It’s the story of my success online and the success of thousands of others that I’ve taught, but better yet, it’s how you can do it as well.

Yes it’s true-  thousands of people have used past versions of this book to launch their online income streams.

Here are the details on the “Silent Sales Machine 8.0″ ebook update:

  •   If you are a member of MySilentTeam.com log in to get the latest update at no charge (visit the “Start at the beginning” department for access)
  •   If you bought the book in the past, we’ll be sending you a link to version 8.0 again in July sometime. You may already have 8.0, but the “pretty version” with the latest updates is still on the way.

If you are getting a free update to the latest version I have a favor to ask:

  • Read the new version
  • Send me your feedback (post it as a comment here)
  • If you have a story of your own success that belongs in the book send it to me! I’ll include it (once verified of course). I always have room for new success stories!

Visit SilentSalesMachine.com to get your copy. There is around 30-40% new content in version 8 along with several updates of now outdated services,  links and strategies.

Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 7.09.42 PMHave a question, comment feedback etc.? Please leave a comment using the comment button above! We will publish all comments that others might find useful, but if you have a private question you can leave it here as well and we’ll respond to the email address you leave us.

P.S. Want to get paid to tell your friends about this book on facebook etc.? Check out the affiliate info at the bottom of the SilentSalesMachine.com page. Anyone you refer to that page (or any of my product pages) will be tagged as your referral for life (even if they don’t buy the product you referred them to!)

I want an Internet business. Where do I start?

I’ve been helping my readers and students launch successful online and Internet based businesses for nearly a decade. Even though I’ve been part of helping thousands of people achieve significant online incomes, I’m aware that much if not most of my audience is still stuck at square one for one reason or the other. This is a visual map to help you pick an idea to start with, or if you’ve had some success and want a new income stream you’ll find my favorites here.

Welcome to my “Opportunity Landscape” or “Opportunity Map”. A lot of thought went into this – I hope you like it.

This video explains the map:

At the bottom of this article you’ll see an older version of my map. Here’s the latest version:

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Did I leave anything out? Do you want more detail on any of these opportunities? Do you disagree with where I placed any of the opportunities? Let’s talk about it… (also – for additional reading check out this $5 book. It’s helped launch hundreds of successful businesses (if not more) online.

 

 

Scroll down for the old version of the map…

 

 

 

The Old Map:

Old Opportunity Map

 

If I wanted to earn $5million this year here’s what I’d do…

I’ll get to the “$5million” plan in a moment, but first some classic wisdom.

Around this time of year a lot of people get really serious about their future, their physical and spiritual health, their finances, their relationships and their life goals – but I’m not big on resolutions at the start of each new year.

Here are some year ’round rules of thumb that are far more powerful than any “big goal setting session” you might feel prompted to take:

  • slow and steady wins the race
  • commit to a proven strategy and work it faithfully
  • do a little bit (nearly) every day to work toward you goal – (always be establishing new good habits)
  • because massive changes are rarely sustainable, make small steady changes instead
  • listen ONLY to those who have PROOF that they are worth listening to (discernment and wise counsel are SO under-rated!)
  • surround yourself (even virtually) with likeminded people heading toward the same goals you desire

Over the past 10+ years I’ve gotten better and better at taking the above classic (aka “boring”) advice in ALL areas of my life and WOW has it paid off!

The above classic advice has lead to me having unbelievable success in multiple online biz models as well as an incredibly large (and growing) loyal audience that includes great people like YOU! In 2013 we blew past the 1,000 testimonials mark and they are still pouring in weekly.

Now…Let’s talk about my $5million plan!

Because my reading audience has grown so large, I could EASILY cash out, sell out, and get rich…(don’t worry –  I have bigger goals than that).

But…

Let’s just say I wanted to earn $5million in 2014 here are the simple steps I would take:

1. sell my soul (can’t have guilt slowing me down now can we?)
2. Next, I’d promote every “hot” internet program that launches. I’d easily be in the top 5 in total sales made on nearly all of those launches for the first several months until my readers started to catch on and I started losing their trust. That’s OK – I’d flash those big commission checks and gain even more zombies…I mean subscribers to my email list.
3. Next I’d promote stuff I’ve never promoted before – stuff with “hot” themes like : “Simple Facebook ads = instant wealth”, or “Affiliate marketing riches in 5 easy steps” , “The exact Ten products anyone can sell on Amazon or eBay and stuff their bank account”, or  “The top secret program that has cash flooding my paypal account every day” , or “how to get rich convincing people that you know how to get rich online” or “4 steps to automatic daily income online”…

I can see it now…I’ll build sales pages where I’ll flash pictures of my family on vacations in exotic places, show a pic of a nice car (a rental with me in the driver seat will do nicely) and many people will fall for it and BUY IT ALL.

THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

Why do I point this out though? Because I’m sad to report that there is an abundance of “shiny  object” garbage out there that will take you down the rabbit hole if you are to fall for it.  It’s sad to see “experts” pushing garbage on their audience. In the end THEY LOSE  as do their customers. It’s so obvious to me.

The classic (boring) facts are just as true today as they’ve always been:

  • Success requires work.
  • Success requires patience.
  • Success requires creativity, leadership and relationships.
  • Anyone offering short cuts on those principles is taking you down the rabbit hole.
  • As we sign off on another year I commit to keep on bringing you JUST the good stuff.

How I build multiple income streams without losing focus on what’s important

Here’s a recent question I got from a blog reader:

“Hey Jim,
What is your personal strategy and mindset for making sure you don’t lose focus on any one of your businesses while creating multiple streams of income? ”

I love this question.

I’ll invent a new term as part of my answer:

“Disciplined Distractibility”

The top 20-30% of my priority list is non-negotiable. My spiritual walk, my family, my health, the daily/weekly/monthly “must do’s” to keep my established relationships, commitments and vital business responsibilities in clear focus.

So what about the lower 70-80% of my priority list?

My personality allows me to quickly adjust the lower 70-80% of my priority list from day to day or even hour to hour. I don’t know if that “flexibility of priorities” can be taught or not, but it serves me very well and comes almost instinctually now after doing it for 10 years+.

I find most entrepreneurs don’t struggle with the ability to shift focus from task to task when required (yes – it can be done in a HEALTHY way). Sometimes it feels like a curse to be so easily distracted when performing “lower priority” activities, but I think it’s a gift if you use it with a dose of discipline.

Some specific tips I suggest you keep in mind when managing the lower 70-80% of your schedule:

1) Keep ROI in mind constantly in regards to your TIME
2) Build stuff that lasts…don’t trade $ for hours unless absolutely necessary or VERY profitable
3) Hire and pay great people to do just about anything that doesn’t 100% REQUIRE your presence
4) In regards to #3 there is almost ALWAYS someone better, faster and cheaper than you unless we are talking about “the big three
5) The “big three” are Creativity, Relationships and Leadership – be flexible, but focus on those once the “top 20%” is covered.
6) If your biz isn’t profitable enough to do these steps it just might be a bad biz model or you are making bad decisions…or perhaps you simply lack…

“Disciplined Distractibility”

My definition of Disciplined Distractibility? A focused commitment toward maintaining a flexible enough schedule & a clear enough mind to allow nearly instantaneous shifting of the non-crucial elements of your priority list whenever it’s necessary to do so.

Having DD means you are prepared for the opportunities that inevitably arise all around you…even if it’s a chance to go to the zoo with your kids on virtually no notice (like I did yesterday).

Warning: To the casual observer it looks a lot like flying by the seat of your pants, but the results can’t be argued with!

Care to comment? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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