Not long ago I attended James Malinchak’s Big Money Speaker Bootcamp. This is not the first time I attended this program. Yes, I’d heard the information before… at least, most of it. As always, James introduced some new material to keep things fresh and relevant to how the market constantly changes, as well as give previous attendees another reason to come back year after year.
Whenever I attend any kind of event I’m constantly on the lookout for new information, or to be reminded of something I might have forgotten over time… information that I can use in my own business or that I can share with our TopLine consultants to help them and their clients achieve greater success.
One specific thing that I learned from James’ event that made a HUGE impression on me was not something that James said (although I did take away some ideas from him), but what the guy next to me did as a result of what James said.
One of the great blessings I have received in living on this planet at this particular time in history is the opportunity to meet, associate with and call “friend”, Ray Edwards. Ray and I met a number of years ago and we’ve kept in semi-close contact during that time. In the past few months, Ray and I happened to be at two of the same seminars and we sat next to each other at each one. Little did I know what a blessing that would turn out to be.
The first seminar was Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula event. Don Crowther was one of the presenters and he challenged the audience to turn to one of the people sitting next to them and make a commitment that they would get something done within a certain period of time. Since Ray and I were sitting side by side, we made very specific commitments to each other about something we were going to do. I didn’t think too much about it, and consequentially, didn’t take it too seriously at the time.
But two days later, Ray sent me a text message and said he had accomplished what he told me he was going to do. That caught me by surprise because I still hadn’t done anything. Now in order to avoid looking foolish I had to get on the ball and do some catch-up work.
Fast forward a couple of months, and Ray and I were once again sitting next to each other at James Malinchak’s Big Money Speaker event. James had a blue wrist band placed on the table where every attendee would be sitting. The band was imprinted with James’ website address and a message that read, “Get Stuff Done Fast.” This saying is one that James repeats over and over during his presentation, and is a hallmark quote that he uses to encourage fast action; a partially finished product waiting to be perfected before it is introduced to the market can’t benefit anyone.
From the stage, James told the attendees to unwrap the band and put it on their wrists to remind them to “get stuff done fast”… to take fast action and not to delay getting their ideas, products or services started, completed, and introduced to their intended audience.
Well, Ray put his band on and looked at me and smiled. Me? I left my band in the wrapper, unopened. The next morning before the seminar started, Ray sent me a text message and told me he had written a book overnight!
Overnight?? How could Ray have done that? I know what it takes to write a book; I’ve authored or co-authored 28 books myself… but I’ve never written one overnight. So now I’m intrigued (to say the least) about what he did and how he did it!
Fortunately, I know Ray very well and he revealed his “secret” to me. And the next day, James asked Ray and me to join him on the stage and talk to the group about some of the things we do in our business. And of course, Ray – being the generous person that he is – told the audience exactly what he did to crank that book out overnight.
Click here to watch Ray’s excellent presentation.
So what can we all learn from what James said from the stage, what Ray actually did, and the blue G.S.D.F. wrist band? Actually, a few things…
So what about you? What are you doing to make sure that others who could benefit from what you do, what you know, or how you can serve them are able to take advantage of what you have to offer? I’m very interested in ideas, processes or strategies that you have or that you use, as well as what you would like more information on. Please share your ideas and feedback. I promise I’ll answer every comment or question, and all of us will benefit.
Martin Howey, CEO
TopLine Business Solutions
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