Have you heard of Dr. Rob Gilbert? He’s been leaving pre-recorded messages on his Success Hotline (973-743-4690) for years. Today (10/3/14) he left his 8,370th message. That comes up to nearly 23 years of recorded messages.
23 years of nearly daily messages (I’ve only heard him skip a weekend day or two here or there).
23 years. But it’s not his consistency I want to point out today. It’s his message.
He talked about a dude who always gets dates with beautiful women, yet he, himself, ain’t such a looker.
His secret? The 5-second rule: If he sees someone he wants to talk to, he makes sure to do it within 5 seconds or he’ll talk himself out of it.
The application? Make the call. Send the email. Submit that proposal. Right now.
As soon as I listened to the message, I hung up and made a call that I needed to make. Then I made another.
What’s something you can do in the next 5 seconds (or at the very next moment you get the chance to do it)?
If nothing else, go call Dr. Rob Gilbert’s hotline. You won’t regret it. Call it everyday. His sheer consistency is inspiring: 973-743-4690
Dr. Rob Gilbert – Success Hotline – 973-743-4690 (he really doesn’t have a blog, but he does have a Twitter feed and a short-lived YouTube channel. Did I mention, though, that he’s been leaving recorded motivational, success-focused, and inspirational messages for 23 years? Amazing.
SPI 120 : How to Create the Ultimate Flagship Product – From Research to Launch and Beyond with Ramit Sethi – Smart Passive Income Podcast, Pat Flynn: Ramit is good. I would say this isn’t the most relatable to where I am as far as work online.
That said, the principles are transferrable to offline business. One of the biggest lessons? Research as best as you can. Be a student of your target audience, and don’t force feed them the stuff you think they need.
SPI 121 : A Crash Course on Charisma – A Guide to Winning In-Person Encounters with Jordan Harbinger – Smart Passive Income Podcast, Pat Flynn: I loved this podcast. My favorite bit of advice?
Walk into every room, whether someone’s in there or not, with your head up a big fat smile on your face, and your chest out as if you’re shining a light from it (I made this a second action item for today). But then? Be interested in everyone else.
A great quote from Mr. Harbinger: “A core principle of my own life, and upon which this company was founded, is that one should leave everything and everyone better than they were before we met. By bringing positivity and abundance to others, you can’t go wrong.”
SPI 122 : From Teachers to Totally Rocking it Online – Shane and Jocelyn Sams Share their Success Story – Smart Passive Income Podcast, Pat Flynn
I love hearing stories like the Sams’ story. Two teachers leveraged their educational and coaching backgrounds to develop two value-giving, money making websites: CoachXO and Elementary Librarian. Their story is amazing. And they’re starting to teach others how to do what they’ve done on Flipped Lifestyle.
Plus they have cool Kentucky accents. I’m a Georgia boy, so I appreciate a fine drawl.
This blog is a response to Dan Miller’s unintentional challenge from his podcast on August 15, 2014: If you read or listen to 30 minutes of quality content a day, you’ll double your income.
From September 1, 2014 through March 1, 2015, I will be doing the following:
- Listening or reading to 30 minutes of success, growth, business, spiritual, or other mindset-shifting, skill-sharpening content.
- Selecting one action item from that content (with some leeway to select an action from a previous day’s content).
- Doing that one action.
- Writing about the action or some other idea from the reading and listening of the day.