Mel & Dapper Dev are friends of mine. We do a lot of work together in the online business world. They were invited to one of our private masterminds in late 2012. It was at this mastermind I learned about one of their businesses which is the focus of the interview below.
I knew they had this business and I knew it was going VERY well for them. What I learned in that quick conversation prior to starting our mastermind blew me away.
Devin revealed to me how well the business was doing, and how little involvement he and his wife have in the day to day operations. My jaw dropped when he told me he spent literally just a few hours a month working on this business. My jaw dropped further when he told me he had not been into his office in over a year.
Can you imagine having a business that does multiple 7 figures in sales, with a staff of over 25 that requires only a few hours of your time a month? Can you imagine building a business that allows you to be completely location independent and still flourishes? Can you imagine building systems that allow this kind of freedom?
If you answered yes to the above – you will love this interview.
This is one of the most inspiring stories of “living the dream” from a business perspective I have ever heard!
Sometimes lyrics from a song can stop you in your tracks and make you think.
A couple weeks ago while driving a 35′ RV through the Redwoods of California I was listening to a little hip hop.
I was listening to a Drake song (HYFR) where he talked about being interviewed. He cleverly rapped about the questions he is asked repeatedly and the answers he gives.
One of the questions and answers that stood out to me was the following…
Q: “What have you learned since getting richer?”
A: I’ve learned that working with the negatives to make better pictures”
One of my favorite things about hip hop is how creative lyricists like Drake can be. I can listen to the same song 100 times and almost each time catch a different string of lyrics that really stops me in my tracks and makes me think.
As was the case with this set of lyrics mentioned above.
I began to think about those lyrics and how they applied to business. [Read More…]
A couple weeks ago my business partner Lewis Howes and I co-hosted an event in San Diego. The emcee of the event asked the audience “Who here has purchased any of Sean & Lewis’ products?” The majority of the crowd had purchased at least one of our products. He asked several people for feedback on their experience with our products…. There were lots of compliments coming out and good feedback, etc. and then the gentleman pictured below stood up and told the story of the $1,000 brownie.
EMCEE:So you have purchased one of Sean and Lewis’ products – what did you think of it?
ATTENDEE:I think it is a great product – but can I talk for a minute about the real reason I even went through the product in the first place?[Read More…]
Imagine this: You go to your bank to withdraw some money and the teller tells you, “I’m sorry, we feel like you are somewhat of a risk so we’re going to hold onto a large chunk of your money.” You laugh nervously and reply, “That’s funny, but seriously can I have my money?”
The teller looks at you and says, “No, you can’t, not right now. I am sorry, we are going hold it hostage for an unspecified period of time. If you would like to access any of it again soon, I will need 6 months of bank statements, tax returns, various business licenses, pictures of your children, proof you have been to the moon and 11 more annoying things that will take you endless hours to prepare.” [Read More…]
I tweeted today that I was knocking out my “To-do” list and @msbillionaire1 responded back with the following tweet
@SeanMalarkey Awesome! I could never finish my lists. Any suggestions or tricks you might wanna share?
Several years ago I researched a bunch of different methods to “get more done” in a short period of time. I took the best elements from several different systems and created my own. It works well for me.
So I made this quick video to show her and YOU how I get Massive Amounts of Sh*t Done on a daily basis [Read More…]
I used to receive around 200 DM’s every day. The majority of them were auto DM’s, spam, unsolicited invites to join a mafia family, slap a trout on someone, play a game, or take a quiz.
Exactly the kinds of productive activities I normally engage in with my free time – NOT. I don’t have anything against these games and I actually think they are great if they help people get more out of Twitter, but plain and simple – I wanted my Direct Message box back, as I began missing valuable DM’s.
I began to click the links and search for opt-out links or instructions and put together a short list of the biggest offenders. [Read More…]
In August of 2009, I was contacted by a friend on Twitter who wanted to organize a social media webinar. He had been hosting several webinars for business and thought it would be a good opportunity to get our names out there and provide some value.
Our initial ideas were simple. We would teach a lot of cool stuff we knew about Social Media and then offer my Twitter eBook for sale at the end of the webinar for those wanted to learn more. We decided to include my new friend, Lewis Howes, and all three of us were able to promote it using affiliate links and make some money.
Things were going as planned – we all had promoted the event and had 900 sign-ups. The live webinar went great with more than 500 live attendees. [Read More…]
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