Late Thursday night I got a text from a friend of mine in Florida
who was watching every moment of the World Series, probably
chewing her fingernails as game 6 started to go later and later.
The Texas Rangers were pulling away and it wasn’t looking good for
the Cardinals. She’s a big Cardinals fan and was going to be
really bummed out if they didn’t win.
A few more innings went on and amazingly, against all odds, the
Cards would pull off a huge play right when they needed it. Back
against the wall, one out away from going home a loser?
No problem, just hit a couple more people into home.
Down by a couple points at the end of the game in extra innings?
No worries, just stay calm and hit a home run to send the series
to game 7.
It was really an incredible game to watch, and I’ll be the first
to admit that I was a bit groggy on Friday after staying up to see
the end. It was well worth it.
I was reminded though of another baseball team a few years ago
that was closer to home – and how they didn’t pull anything
amazing off. That team was the Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies of a few years ago and the Cardinals of this year had
a lot in common. Both had their backs up against the wall, and
barely scraped their way into the playoffs. Many times as the
postseason went on, each of these teams would find a way to win
against all odds.
But something strange happened on the way to the World Series for
the Rockies…something that the Cardinals didn’t experience.
The Rockies ran out of the most important intangible you can
After winning the pennant and having a record breaking streak of
winning games, the Rockies had to sit out for a longer time than
they had in months, and by the time they played the Boston Red
Sox, they got slaughtered. They didn’t even win a game.
It wasn’t even close. And they haven’t been nearly as good since.
Contrast that to the Cardinals, who kept their momentum, and kept
on winning until bringing it all home on Friday night.
It’s a huge difference, and an important one. Keeping your
momentum, whether you’re talking about writing a book, completing
a huge project, sticking with an exercise program, or running your
business – is probably the most important thing you can do to
ensure your long term success.
Because regardless, life is going to throw you a curveball. But
if you’re not out there swinging, then you’re not in the game, and
your chances of winning are zero.
Keeping your momentum and staying in the game long enough to win -
that’s the most important thing you can do.
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There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about Occupy Wall
Street, the protest movement that suddenly went global last
weekend, and it’s turning out to be a pretty big deal in some
Count me as one of the few people who weren’t very surprised to
hear of this type of protest coming down the pike. After all,
when you look back in history, any time that unemployment stays
pretty high for a long time, people get antsy and start to try and
create their own solutions.
Look at the “Bonus Army” protests that were setup in the 1930s -
really just a bunch of tent cities that were setup outside of the
capital in Washington DC by unemployed veterans until our own army
had to come down and clean out the mess. Sounds a lot like today
The part that the media isn’t telling you though is the most
important part though, and that’s what I wanted to talk with you
The truth behind Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, and all the
other uproar that is going on is that it is simply part of the
changing of the seasons. Not the seasons of Summer into Autumn,
but the seasons of history. Some time ago there was a book
written about this that I highly recommend you check out called
the Fourth Turning”.
In that book, it explains how American history goes through 4
seasons that continue to repeat themselves and have done so
throughout our entire history…and even though it was written
over 10 years ago, it basically predicted all that is happening now.
We’re simply going through another turning of the page in history,
and you have a big choice on your hands. You can either ignore
it, fight it, and hope it goes away…or you can embrace the
changes that are taking place and look to benefit from them.
If you think about it, even during the depths of the Great
Depression people who were successful. Life didn’t just stop, and
it’s not just stopping right now…just as in those times, there
are choices to be made on whether you want to win or lose. And
the winners of any era have a common theme – they understand
what’s happening around them and they take appropriate action.
From the uprisings going on in the Arab Spring, to these new
uprisings, and the ones happening all over – the common
denominator is that there is a turning of the pages of history and
it’s all driven by the conversation happening online. Those who
lead the conversation for the positive are the ones who will
create the changes in the world.
And those people are you. The entrepreneur. The entrepreneur who
creates value, and uses the Internet to get his message out to the
most people and who can get his life changing products and
services into the hands of the most people are the ones who are
really going to be the winners here.
So you have a choice. Are you going to be the entrepreneur who
makes these changes happen, and prosper along the way? Or are you
going to sit back and let the tides of history go along wherever
they go and hope that you are part of the conversation?
In my book 21 Ways To Create A Sales Stampede On The Internet
you’ll find ways to ensure that you not only are an integral part
of the turning point that we are experiencing in history, but
you’ll ensure that you create a ton of prosperity along the way.
Claim your spot in history today:
PS – A mentor of mine used to say, “History doesn’t repeat
itself…history resembles itself.” And those are words to live
by, because if we know how the path went as it got us here, then
we can choose to create our own path forward. Here’s how you can
create your own path forward:
Back in the old days when I was growing up, I went to high school up
in the mountains of Idaho Springs, Colorado, an old town that was
left over from the gold rush days of the late 1800s.
We would hear a lot of old stories and legends from those times.
There were those who made it big, and those who traveled around the
world to get there – and ended up with nothing.
And then there were those fortunate few who were not lucky in the
sense of easily striking it rich, but fortunate in another way…
they had the right attitude.
There was an old story that used to be told about a guy who came to
Idaho Springs and started digging. And almost immediately after he
stuck a claim on the side of the mountain he was bringing in the
gold. Lots and lots of it too.
Enough to pay off his startup costs, and his loans from friends and
As you can imagine, he’d taken a big risk and was really excited to
begin getting his just reward.
Then something happened.
The gold ran out.
He kept on drilling and drilling and drilling – doing what he knew
to work well, but he kept coming up empty. Watching his early
fortune start to go away and feeling like all his hard work was
going up in smoke, he finally gave up.
He declared the mine a bust.
He sold all his equipment and went home, thinking he was a failure.
He told anyone who would listen that the gold rush was a big waste
of time. A scam.
That’s not all. Then something else happened.
Another guy came along and bought all the used equipment, and bought
the mining claim.
The second guy was smart about it though. Along with buying the
equipment and the rights to dig in the mountain, he brought along
an expert geologist to look at the situation.
The geologist came along and said, “Whoever was here before you
didn’t understand fault lines. Look at this line here.
If my calculations are correct, you can begin drilling and
you’ll hit a gold vein in three more feet.”
The second guy started to dig.
And guess what. He pulled millions and millions of dollars in gold
right out of the mountain just like that.
The first guy had given up, convinced that the gold rush was a
complete scam. The second guy went to his grave knowing that the
gold rush was the opportunity of a lifetime.
What was the difference between the two men?
The difference wasn’t that they didn’t try hard.
They both did.
The difference wasn’t that they didn’t believe in themselves.
They both did.
The difference wasn’t even that they weren’t there for the
They were both in the right place and the right time.
The difference was that the second guy sought out expert guidance,
and expert opinions from someone who had been there and done that…
and the first guy didn’t. That’s it.
Maybe you’ve heard the same thing about using the Internet to grow
your business. These days the words “Internet Marketing” mean
“Scam” to a lot of people, so I understand if you’re like the first
guy thinking that there’s no way you can build your business with the
When you’re caught in that mindset though, you’re like the first guy.
All around you there is gold in them hills, except without the right
guidance you’re going to miss out on the chance of a lifetime.
On the other hand, to the fortunate few who step up and seek expert
guidance from experts who’ve been there and done that, there’s gold
all around for the taking.
That’s why I started the Internet Sales Success coaching program
just for you:
There’s no reason to be like the first guy, when you’re three feet
away from your own personal gold rush. Instead, you can step up
and be part of the fortunate few.
Until next time,
PS – There are only a few slots available in the program, and it’s
not for everyone. Make sure you step up immediately before the
waiting list begins:
Got an email from my friend Joey Smith the other day after he received
a copy of 21 Ways To Create A Sales Stampede On The Internet…
“I’ve been in Internet Marketing for a long time now, and one thing
that frustrates me and the folks who I mentor is the amount of
disinformation, and straight up bad information out there about the
subject. Reading Wally’s 21 Ways To Create A Sales Stampede on the
Internet was like a breath of fresh air. Instead of the usual stuff
that doesn’t work, Wally has laid out proven, real world strategies
that work for businesses of all sizes and types to create more sales
from the Internet. This is truly ‘must read’ material when you’re
serious about using the Internet to grow your business.”
Internet Marketing Expert & Social Media Evangelist
Wally: Thanks Joey! It’s always great to hear from other successful
folks like yourself, and especially a down to earth guy like you who
has supported the success of so many others.
Here’s how you can join the stampede yourself:
I’m sitting here in the home office this morning, reminiscing on
something big that happened about four years ago.
Four years ago I was in a state of constant fight or flight.
I was working full time as an IT guy at an accounting firm, and also
building a secret business on the side doing websites and internet
marketing for a select few people. Working 60, 70, sometimes 80
hours a week, I no longer had time for friends, family, or fun.
It was miserable.
Something had to give.
And I didn’t know it, but something big was about to happen.
A friend of mine had let me know about an event that I should check
out. An event where business owners all over the world were flying
to be in a single room with a guy who had mastered the skill of
using the Internet to create income.
Something called Internet Marketing.
Let me admit to you where my head was at this time.
I was scared. I was caught between two worlds. The world of the
paycheck, and the world of the entrepreneur. I wanted the latter,
but my fear and lack of faith was holding me back in the land of
the steady paycheck.
Maybe you’ve felt this way before. Caught between two worlds.
There’s only so long that you can go along that way. Internally
tied up into knots.
At some point, you have to make a decision and go one way or another.
For me, I made a leap of faith and paid some big bucks to fly across
the country to be in a room full of people who I’d never met before…
and I was still scared to death.
Scared of not being good enough to be there. Scared of not being
able to pay for the travel. Scared of failure.
Have you been there before?
Of course you have. We all have.
The good news is that the story has a happy ending, and you’re
part of it.
PS – The one who takes action is favored by the goddess of good luck.
Taking a leap of faith and investing in your own development will
generate the best return of any investment yet. Here’s your chance
to invest in yourself.
Two days ago in the afternoon I logged into Facebook and started seeing
a bunch of variations on the same message: Steve Jobs, the founder of
Apple, had passed away.
Immediately I went to Apple.com and saw his picture and started to well
up with tears.
I really couldn’t believe what I was seeing and feeling – here was the
passing away of the most important business leader in the last 30
years and I was looking at his picture on a computer screen, crying.
And that’s when it struck me.
Steve Jobs’ greatest accomplishment was in pushing everyone around
him to the next level so that the computers, the machines that we
interact with – become a tool in the service of human creativity.
Because of Steve Jobs’ vision, we can talk face to face on a small
screen held in our hand – or carry a library’s worth of information
on a small slab the size of a pad of paper – and somehow the
experience feels organic and real…the fact that there’s a machine
called a computer involved doesn’t even register.
That’s the real legacy of this amazing man, who has created the world
we live in, and is very much responsible for you and I communicating
and sharing over this medium – heart to heart – even though we
physically may never meet in person.
To extend human creativity and give us more tools to create from
beauty and passion, that is what Steve Jobs gave to us, and I hope
you’ll join me in being forever grateful to this amazing man for
having the guts to push himself and those around him to fulfill
the vision that he had for computers, for experience, and for
PS – “You have to trust in something. Your gut. Destiny. Life.
Karma. Whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down
the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when
it leads you off the well worn path. And that will make all the
difference.” – Steve Jobs
It’s another beautiful autumn day here in Colorado, and this time of
year is amazing because the leaves begin to change color into gold
and the sky becomes an amazing, clear shade of dark blue.
A few days ago my wife Melinda called me up and said that she had
discovered a potentially explosive situation. Literally.
Yours truly had left town to do some business travel and had
accidentally forgotten to turn the gas off on the grill.
For multiple days the gas was slowly leaking into the grill, and
luckily nobody walked by smoking a cigar or anything.
The other thing she noticed when she discovered this explosion
waiting to happen, was that the grill cover had been left on the
ground. Again, somebody (ahem) had forgotten to finish putting
their toys away.
This is the good part though.
Underneath the grill cover she found 3 snakes coiled up and a bunch
The snakes were staying warm under the cover, and had all the food
they needed to get fat before the winter comes.
It happens again and again, and it never ceases to amaze me.
Nature always shows us the answers, and they are usually simple and
Snakes and crickets. Snakes needed to eat, and they found their
ideal place to stay safe – the same place where the crickets were
It’s the same in your business.
Right now, your buyers are busy looking for you and wanting to buy
from you. They’re ready to surround you just like the crickets
surrounded the snakes, and feed your business.
But if you’ve not placed yourself in the right spot, then you’ll be
out of luck.
In Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of 21 Ways To Create A Sales Stampede On The
Internet I cover how you can be like the snakes under the grill
cover, and place yourself in the perfect spot, with no competition
When you are strugging to make a sale or having a slow period in
your business, that’s an indicator that you’re not applying these
When you do, you’ll find that you’ve taken the most powerful action
you can to setup yourself for long term success.
Grab your copy here:
PS – In eastern cultures, the snake is not looked down upon in the
same way that we do in the west. In fact, the snake is often looked
upon as a source of wisdom and guidance. Nature always shows us