Business Success Story Two Sharks and a movie

The other night my wife put me in charge of coming up
with a movie that we could watch.  After playing around
for a while with an online service similar to Netflix
I came up with a choice that would bring up some
memories of near death.

So I proceeded to lug my laptop downstairs and ask
if she wanted to watch Soul Surfer, to which my
10 year old daughter pipes in YES, YES, YES!

My wife was not all in at first, but decided to
go along as the kid was excited to watch this story
about a young teenage girl who had her arm tore off
my a shark while surfing in Hawaii.

This is based on a true story, so of course we knew
the main line.  We had known about it for some time
as the story was all over the news when it happened.

The most amazing thing about it all, is that she never
really gave up on her desire to be a competitive surfer.

Yeah she stuggled, but then again, who doesn’t at times.

But trying to do something after a major trauma is
extemely commendable in such a short period of time.
This girl is a survivor because she never gave up.

She could have easily seen the fact that you can’t
be a great swimmer with only one arm.

She could have seen that she could not do a push up
on the board while being tossed by the ocean.

She could have easily seen that her body was totally
out of balance with one less appendage.

You know what though…

She saw none of that!

She saw herself getting right back up on the board.

Was it a struggle.  Damn right it was, but she was
determined.

Regardless of what happens to you in your struggles
to make it in your business, how you see the future
playing before you is of utmost importance.

Having the proper mindset is your basepoint and this
is what this girl had.

So what does that have to do with my almost dying?

Well back in 1999, I was living in the Solomon Islands,
in the South Pacific as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

I was there as a science teacher (and math as well) for
two years and we liked to spear fish!  Talk about a rush!

After a 20 minute walk down to our dugout canoe, it was
another 15 or so minutes paddle down the river to get to
the mouth where we would head over to the reef to see
what we could catch.

This time however was a little different as we got our
fellow teacher to take us in a motorized fiberblass
canoe so we could go outside the reef and throw out
a line.  That’s us here with me on the right with
some Barracuda and snapper that we caught litterally
within minutes.

Fishing in the Solomon Islands
Fishing in the Solomon Islands

We wanted to spear fish as well and that is when the fun
began.  If you consider near death experiences that is.

Now just to give you a little more background, we saw
sharks just about everytime we went out.  These small
3-4 foot reef sharks would typically take off as soon
as we came around a reef corner and saw them.

So as we were spear fishing this day we ended up finding
a morey eel, so why not try to catch it and see what it
tastes like.  The locals would eat anything, so we
knew it would not go to waste.

One spear in and it gets exciting.  You can imagine it
was pretty pissed off to have just been stabbed by a spear.

A little puff of what looks like blood coming out from the
reef as the eels basically tore part  of its tails off
as it struggled to get free from the spear.

One Shark….and not your typical reef shark, but this one
looks bigger than me and I stand 6’2″ tall.

He was circling me, my buddy and the eel, trying to figure
what was going on and assessing the situation because
of the sent of blood.

So my buddy is trying to get the eel out (as he was
speared again in the meantime) and I am watching the one
shark with my spear at the ready.

Two Sharks…now we have a mirror image of the first shark
circling us almost in opposite of the first one.  Crap!

This is not looking good for us.  Get us the “F” out of here.

Thank god for our buddy with the motorized canoe on this day.

Any wrong move and/or distress from us could have brought
these two sharks to a feeding frenzy on the two giant red-
heads swimming in their land.

We made it out safe of course and even ended up being able
to hook and pull the eel out without a scratch on our bodies
but with a definite respect for the unknown of the deep.

And yes, we did go back the following week and many times
after that to fish, because we saw ourselves being successful.

No one should go out with the mindset that they are going to
get eaten by a shark, though in the back of your mind you
need to know it can happen.

Being prepared is the best way to combat this.  Having a plan
of action is what you need for the worst case scenario in
addition to the best case scenario.

So just like our Soul Surfer.  Realize that no matter what
happens you can find a way to get back up on your feet
and be successful. If it is a struggle at first, expect this
and know it will get easier.

The other thing to remember is you can do it all on your own
or you can seek guidance from others who have been there.

So take action now and get yourself back up.  Do something that
helps others be able to help themselves…Wait a minute, that’s
one of the main goals of the Peace Corps.

You can do it on your own or use a system that works.  My buddy
Daegan Smith has been through it all and is a leader among
leader who has maximum leverage to help  in making the right moves.

Don’t let the sharks round up on you, but make sure you have that
safety boat on the side waiting to pick you up when you are down.

Come for a ride on Daegan Smith’s Ship.

Fail Forward Fast

We all have a goal to make it to the
top…some of us get there quicker,
while others take a little longer.

Then there are the select few who
make a choice and quit.

Quit because they don’t know how,
or quit because it is too hard,
or quit because they have other
stuff they are doing.

Doesn’t matter how you look at it,
quiting is quiting.  You have physically
or mentally gave up.

Really? Let’s go back to middle school,
where on the gym walls read the following:

“Quiters never win and winners never quit!”

Might sound elementary, but sometimes you
need to put things into perspective and
realize it is the basic things you need
to focus on and the big picture will
take care of itself over time.

No one is going to give you anything to make
you a success today, this week or this month.
Well, I kind of take that back.  You might have
success stories by the end of the month.

It all depends on your desires and whether
or not you still really want it.

Are you just going through the motions or
are you taking action on what people suggest?
You will never make it by sitting around and
watching what other people do.

You actually have to take action on whatever
it was you saw those other people doing and
being successful at.

Take this morning for example.  I told you to
go check out the new Meet Cheap Software and
live demo webinar with Mark Call.

If you made it, congrats, if not, there is
still hope for you.  The real point I want
to make with this is that no less than three
times during this webinar, they actually
mentioned Daegan Smith’s name.

Now this maximum leverage Genius just
had his social proof meeter exploded with
well over 500 people between the webinar room
and the viral webcaster Facebook Page.

Perhaps you have been eating up everything he
has written to you the past few days and
actually acted upon it.  I commend you if you
have. For those that have not.  I am not sure
what you are waiting for.

It is the little actions that build up to big
results in the long run…Which is what you
should be aiming for.  Not only to just make
some money soon, but to also make it a continual
thing that makes your future secure.

So I want you to take action on a four things
here and now to show that you are vested in
your success!  You might need to stay up a little
to do this, but hey, it is the weekend right!

1) Commit to doing something, even one thing
productive each day.  Could be a blog post,
email to your list(if you have one), helping
someone on FB or twitter, or similar

2) Come on over to my FB Fanpage and post
a quick comment on what you did in #1 and make
sure you “like” the page

3) Pick up Daegan’s Maximum Leverage if you
haven’t already.  This is going to bring you
to the letter that talks about it and gives
you a trial of the course… You can go through
it all and educate to your hearts content.  You
might just read or listen to one thing that
could make a complete difference in your business.

4) If you are serious about marketing you will need
some tools.  Go check out the overview
that another one of my mentors, Joel Therien put
together showcasing the complete tool package you
need to be successful.

As I always say, “You get out of it what you
put into it”

Do’t be afraid of failure, instead welcome it.
This means you know what does not work and you are
one step closer to success.  Better yet, let me and
Daegan Smith help you out in achieving success.

Make sure our email addresses are whitelisted or
saved to ensure you get them and read them every
time they show up.

Boom!  Fail Forward Fast!

Be sure to comment below on your Failures/successes!