Yes, that Headline is a pretty bold statement, but as you will read be low, I can back it up.
I constantly have $1,000 – $3,000 dollar days in my online business and it’s my mission to show others how to do the same.
And if you found this page, then you are probably looking for a way to make money.
That’s where I was 21 years ago.
When I talk to my students today and they hear my story, they are amazed to learn that my success did not happen overnight.
I am now in a place where I can help others overcome their struggles and save them the thousands of hours of heartache and the multiple thousands of dollars of money that I went through to get where I am today.
But I was NOT an overnight success. That could not be farther from the truth.
Let me explain.
When I think about my story, I can remember it like it was yesterday.
My story actually starts back in 1993, long before the Internet and smartphones (I know, hard to believe there was such a time!).
I was a mechanic working two jobs to support my family.
I had a wife and 2 kids and like most other people, money was tight and we were just getting by, living paycheck to paycheck.
My wife was stressed to the point that often, she simply broke down from the pressure, fear of losing our home.
The fear of not making rent overshadowed any chance of what one might consider a normal life.
I remember once as we sat on the corner of our makeshift bed.
We only had a mattress and box springs and an old dresser that I had picked up at a garage sale.
That night I sat with her as tears rolled out of her bloodshot eyes, and I held her trembling hands so tight that I thought I might break them if I was to grip any tighter.
Her fear for us was real and was only amplified by the fact that I was never home because of the long hours I was working.
That just made the whole situation worse.
Simply put, yes we desperately needed money, but she needed me, her husband, to make her world simple and OK.
I remember one night I was just sitting there in our living room praying and I asked God is there nothing better than this?
I had always believed that God would hear prayers, and answer those that call upon his name.
But finally after too many sleepless nights, I simply gave up and came to the realization that I was just going to have to accept that this is how life is going to be.
Finally, a gift from God??
Little did I know that my prayer was going to be answered, or so I thought.
I want you to visualize our situation.
A wife, two kids and a husband (that would be me), working two jobs, fighting with his blood sweat and tears to pay the bills.
I was doing everything I knew to make this simple “life” work.
As remarkable as one would expect an answered prayer to be, the very next day a friend asked me a question?
“Dave, do you need to make some extra money?”
Now what comes next is a crazy but real story that I am sharing with you today because it builds the framework that controls my life over the next 15 years on a roller coaster ride called success and failure.
I remember that day well. I was working in a garage in Nebraska.
One of our regular customers, a customer I had come to know as a friend, came in to get work done on his car.
On this particular day, I had just finished the car maintenance at the same time he arrived to pick up his car.
Looking back, it’s almost funny now to hear his words.
He came in and said “Dave, would you be interested in making some money, $300 – $500 extra dollars a month, if you know if it would not interfere with what your currently doing?”
I said, “I sure am! I definitely need the money! What’s this all about?”
He said well, I can’t tell you right now. And now thinking about it, it’s probably not right for you anyway. Then he just laughed and hopped in the car I had just spent all day working on and left.
I thought that’s strange why would someone ask me if I wanted to make some extra money then tell me it was not right for me?
I tried to brush if off as the week progressed.
But the more I thought about it, I really did need the money, the angrier I got!
The next Wednesday, I drove to his house early one morning (remember I said no cell phones then!) and knocked on his door.
I remember this very clearly!
He answered the door in his bathrobe, and I said straight up “Hey, what’s this job about? I need that money!”
We talked for 10 minutes or so and he said to me “Dave, if you want to know what this is about, you and your wife need to be here tomorrow night at 7PM sharp! Don’t be late!”
After a few more words I said ok and still left with no measurable knowledge of what “Making Money” was going to require me to do.
The next night we went to the meeting and I tell you, I was blown away I saw a simple plan to create a “Home Business”.
As he showed us the business plan I got excited!!
I left there that night seeing in my mind how this solid plan for a home business was going to work.
And how it was the answer to all my prayers and heartache for my family!
As he explained it I just needed a simple solution to what only seemed like to me a permanent problem.
All I had to do was help other people start their own home business!
Simple enough, right?
I left there with the belief that if I just showed this same thing to a few friends and family, my business would grow. I could easily make the money we needed in a few short months!!
I left excited almost feeling like a kid on Christmas morning and I couldn’t wait for everything to start!
Now, he told me the very first thing I needed to do was make a list of all the people I knew, all my friends and family.
This Was What I Now Call The Dreaded “Call Them and Kill It Plan”
I knew all we had to do was make these calls to everyone we knew and we were going to kill it in this new home business!!
So that’s what I did.
We went home and made a list that night of everyone we knew and over the next few weeks and months, I harassed each and every person I knew with my new “save the world” home business opportunity!
With every no, and they were all no’s, my excitement soon faded.
I was now convinced that this home business called Network Marketing was a SCAM, and that there was absolutely no way something like this could ever be done!
Not by me and really not by anyone!
Somehow I pressed on tried to find the yes’s – the one’s that would help me build my dream help me pay my bills!
However, reality struck my world quite differently.
My friends disowned me and I experienced what I thought at the time was the darkest part of my life.
As I talked on the phone and failed, my hope, my plan, my dream and our future crumbled!
I kept pushing against resistance and got nowhere…
By this time, my mind had drifted back to my youth
My mother’s words screamed out, filling the emptiness inside “David, you can’t do anything right”
So finally, I Quit!!
I quit the business; I gave up on the dream, and gave up on my hope for a better life!
The image and reality was etched in stone.
Struggle, Dave that’s your life! And that’s all its ever going to be.
It’s funny, now that I have so much success, that my image my life and what it could be was so narrow, so shallow!
And that would play out in attempt after attempt to prove Mother wrong!
I knew I could do anything I set my mind to, no matter what she said!
I guess you could say I was pre-destined to try this home business “thing” as again as a new friend and neighbor introduced us to yet another opportunity.
I was resistant. There was no way I was going to try this again.
But of course his argument seem perfectly reasonable.
And “it sounded” much like the solution to more time, more money and more freedom that I had heard before.
I immediately refused him on his offer, and did so another 5-6 times.
In my mind it was all just some crafty idea to make the guy on top a ton of money, while all the “Monkeys” who do all the work, swinging through the trees searching the forest for “the ones”.
Looking for the few that say yes. And few do!
But finally, I gave in and gave it another try.
I repeated the same process with the same result.
This time I was done.
I guess I became the salesman on why not to have a home business!
And I had a long and distinguished list of reasons or (which I learned later in life were actually my limiting beliefs!).
- It’s a Scam
- Only the top people make money
- I am not smart enough
- Its simply too hard
- My friends hate me
- And the list goes on
I knew now that this was never going to work. Not now, not in a million years!
Lets just bury this chapter of our life and forget it!
I was still against it, up to the very bitter end.
Then I found myself coming home after talking to my friend again (mind you this was MONTHS later).
I asked my wife what she thought.
And bless her and her belief in me. She said “Honey, this is new business, we can do this!”
And she was right!
Over the next few months we sponsored 30-35 people into this new business and hit our target income of $300 – $500 a month!!
I had finally found success, after all this time and after all the heartache and struggle.
I was a proud home business owner.
And my wife was happy, because we got to work together and spend more time together!
Then, the harsh realization hit us harder than a ton of bricks
For the first time in my life, I knew beyond any doubt that my dream of time, money and freedom was coming true and I could not wait to show others.
I had developed the ability to enroll people almost at will into our new home business.
But then reality set in.
Sustaining that model was another story.
You see what do you do when all those people finish with their own “Hot List”?
You know, the one with THEIR friends and family?
What do you do? When their well runs dry?
It was easy to recruit, but then most people after about 3 months just start dropping out, almost faster than you can count.
No amount of help, advice, or begging will change it.
You see, in my business model I had no plan to sustain their engagement, no plan to stay in constant contact.
In those days there were no Facebook mastermind groups and as my people quit, my business completely failed.
So here I was again.
I don’t know if you can believe it, but I was really done this time!
There was no way I could ever have the courage, the will, the empowerment to rebuild this again.
I did not want to build another business in that model because you can’t sustain it!
I was done!
More importantly, if I could not get long term results for myself how was I going to get long term results for others which was more important to me than even my own success.
Our friends and family, the so called “Hot List” was exhausted.
Hell I was exhausted!
But I had one major problem, a problem greater than all this combined I still had “The Dream”
In the bottom of my heart, with all the knowledge inside I knew this home business thing could work with the right people!
People that wanted the freedom that only the lifestyle of the successful could bring.
But with my list exhausted, where could I find them?