Yesterday I had one of the most intense learning sessions of my life.
You see, over the past few weeks I have been living in Boquete, Panama and this past week we came down to Guanacaste, Costa Rica to see some friends, meet some girls and do some surfing.
We did not expect what would happen next.
Sunday night while we were sitting outside by the pool overlooking the ocean, we were discussing a lot about business and what each of the guys I’m down here with are doing with a business. Some of us are absolute beginners when it comes to building a business and a couple of us have been doing it for a few years and are trying to have a break-through to get to the next level.
Two of our mentors just so happened to be in the pool sitting there talking with us and decided that they would really enjoy teaching us about what they had learned while growing their business to the point that it is at now. While we were actively learning while sitting at the pool, it wasn’t in a traditional seminar type style learning and was a little less structured that a business should be.
All of us really got pumped up about the opportunity to spend an entire day learning the ins and outs of growing a successful company.
We agreed to starting tuesday at 8am and would continue all day.
This was one of the most beneficial seminars I’ve sat in. We had the ability to speak with Joe Sugarman, the founder of direct response marketing and we were able to ask him questions about how he got to the point he was at.
Here are a few of the gold nuggets that he shared with us that I feel will have a major impact on many of our lives.
Joe Sugarman Gold Nuggets
“Whatever happens, happens for the best”
“Every problem has within it an opportunity that dwarfs the problem.”
“Focus on helping the people, money will take care of itself”
“Find success through failure”
Now these might not mean a thing to you.
You could think I’m a goof for believing that anything is possible, that I can grow a super successful business and that I can accomplish my goal of positively impacting the lives of over a million people in my life.
It’s fine if you think that. I’m 100% okay with that and don’t want you to change your mind if you don’t want to.
However, I’m going to use this information to help me accomplish all the crazy goals I have set for myself.
If you take the time to think about even one of these little lessons that he shared with us yesterday, you will probably do what I did and start to realize that all of the shit that I’ve had to go through to get where I’m at was all worth it. All those times that I struggled and struggled, having barely any money in my account and not knowing what I was going to do with my self. It was all worth it.
One of the biggest things i’ve always tried to keep in mind is to always help friends and help others, even when I wasn’t succeeding.
This was extremely hard at times, but it was so rewarding.
What i’m starting to realize now is that these extremely difficult times are helping me appreciate the good times I am currently experiencing.
Check out where I am able to work from today because of overcoming the struggles I have gone through.
Now I’m not doing this to brag, but to encourage you if you are going through tough times.
I remember a few months ago I had absolutely no idea what I was doing with my life. I had learned a lot of information over the years about online marketing and business building (i’m obsessed with learning) but I wasn’t sure of what was going to be happening in my future.
After yesterdays full day seminar, I learned that the times I had been going through were a part of the process. That all of these guys who I have been meeting and connecting with have gone through similar difficult times. Some of the guys have had gone into enormous debt, had very difficult childhoods and have struggled like you wouldn’t believe.
This brings me to the title of this blog post here today….it’s OK to not know.