Earlier this year I stopped over in Hawaii on the way from Japan to Canada. I was there to meet up with my Canadian family who were escaping winter.
I was also there for one other very important reason — to record this video with Mitch Wilson.
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Mitch is a special person in my life because he was the first person I ever coached who went away and built a massive business.
In terms of money, no other client I’ve had since then has exceeded Mitch’s results, as far as I know. He’s been making several million dollars a year for many years, and things are only going to get bigger, based on conversations I had with Mitch in Hawaii.
Watching Mitch succeed, along with a handful of other people I coached back in the 2007-2010 era of the Internet who went on to build massively successful businesses, gave me the confidence to know that what I was teaching and preaching would actually work for other people.
As a coach, until you see others get results, you always feel a sense of self-doubt. Those results have to be real tangible outcomes that change lives. In my case, that meant seeing my clients build online businesses that made money, enough that they never needed a job again as a minimum.
When I started coaching and teaching again in 2013, I began by interviewing people who had taken my coaching programs and built amazing businesses. A couple of these people like Mitch had reached the million dollar threshold, although most were doing in the several hundred thousand dollar range, a very good outcome in my books too!
Since then, as the years rolled by and I continued to coach more people, I’ve continued to record new interviews with the unique individuals who succeed. You can find their stories on the ever growing Success Stories page.
What Made Mitch Different
Mitch’s results are not typical. That should be obvious.
I would never even begin to promise that by taking my coaching programs everyone can expect the same result. It’s not going to happen, he is an outlier, a one percenter.
However, I do believe that bare minimum goal of earning at least a full time income from an online business is within everyone’s grasp, especially those who have the combination of personal drive, a good niche, and value to offer.
Mitch earned a unique result, and it’s worth noting he was also unique way back over a decade ago when we first started working together.
Like most of my members, Mitch didn’t enter the world of blogging and online business with any experience. He certainly had the three core things I mentioned — drive, niche and value — but he also did something else that none of my other members did.
Mitch attended every coaching call I offered when he was just starting.
Not only did he attend every session, he always had a question for me. It wasn’t long before he was reporting back amazing results too, along with asking questions.
Here’s a quote from a post Mitch made to the Laptop Lifestyle Academy forums just this week (he’s a mentor in the forums) –
When I was starting I asked a question on every call, would write them down all the time in between and then pick the best one. I think I might have asked some dumb ones, I think I asked some that ended up making me 6 or 7 figures.
Of course, I can’t really take all that much responsibility for those six or seven figures that Mitch made as a result of my answers. He was the one doing the work, day-in and day-out.
I think it’s fair to say though, that having a coach and a course and a community of people all going through the same process to build a business as Mitch was during his early days, made a big difference. We all kept each other going, just as we still do today inside the Academy.
Just Like Mitch Back Then — Kathy And Joseph Today
In the last few years as I’ve continued to do live coaching webinars, two other people very much with Mitch like qualities have shown up.
One of them, Kathy, I’ve highlighted before as she was a recent coaching client I’ve had hit the $10,000 a month goal, and repeat it month after month.
Here’s a quote from Kathy’s post in the Laptop Lifestyle Academy forums when she first made $10,000/month two years ago:
My month of September has been absolutely incredible in terms of providing consultations, and I literally have had a $10,000+ month.
Say WHAT??!!! Yes, yes.., you saw that right.
Over $10,000 in one month. I am shocked.
Completely shocked. O.o And so incredibly grateful to @Yaro, Blog Mastermind, The Laptop Lifestyle Academy, and all of you who have been my support through some very dark days.
Earlier this year (2018), Joseph posted a very exciting success story work in progress —
We have a US$130M transaction (was larger but the Brazilian currency moved in a negative direction so this will likely be the final size, at these numbers still a big number for a small company) that our firm was the lead investment banker advisor.
Joseph has taken the content marketing principles he’s learned from my coaching programs and applied it to his Brazillian property investment brokering company. He doesn’t do many deals a year, but when he does, the commissions as you can imagine are pretty good!
Mitch is in the sports betting industry, Kathy helps people with personality disorders, and Joseph deals with large property transactions in Brazil — and these are just three people from the Laptop Lifestyle Academy. There are so many other unique people with unique niches that I could highlight.
Kathy and Joseph happen to be two of the most vocal voices in the Laptop Lifestyle Academy and on my coaching webinars. Like Mitch before her, Kathy went from asking questions during live sessions to reporting back amazing results each time we hear from her.
Your Chance To Be Next (Doors Close Tuesday 24th July 2018)
The Laptop Lifestyle Academy is open for one week only. It closes next Tuesday, the 24th of July, 2018.
This year is the last year I do coaching calls before I call it quits.
Blog Mastermind, my flagship course, will also close later this year.
When I say I am closing these programs, it doesn’t mean I will be deleting any of the resources, but it does mean you won’t have a chance to join again anytime soon.
If you join today, you lock-in ongoing access. As long as you are an active paying member of the Laptop Lifestyle Academy, or you’ve purchased Blog Mastermind, then you get coaching with me this year, and ongoing access to all the training you paid for this year and next year and beyond.
I’ll see you on the inside,