This is going to sound like bragging. If you get caught up in that, you’re missing the point.
When I started out my life as a freelance copywriter, I managed to land all the gigs others wanted.
My first freelance client was David Bullock. David is one of the world’s leading authorities on Taguchi testing — the most sophisticated, advanced method of testing your marketing.
My second freelance client was Ken McCarthy. Ken was the FIRST person in the world to host an internet marketing seminar, in 1994 in Silicon Valley. His System Seminar in the early 2000s was where nearly every internet marketing guru today got their chops.
I’ve worked with the world’s top trainer of copywriters, AWAI. With the world’s most-recognized motivational and personal development products publisher, Nightingale-Conant. With a handful of others in that space.
And in the financial world — where I’ve worked for the past few years — I’ve worked with many of the top players in the biz. I’ve sat across the table from financial and investment gurus that would make most stumble, stammer, and drool. I’ve had drinks with partners in banks, and interviewed owners of companies that are worth billions.
I’ve worked directly with marketers who have billions’ of dollars in sales to their name.
I email back and forth with nationally-recognized entrepreneurs and marketers — and they happily pick up the phone when they see my name on the caller ID.
Heck, I never even should have been hired for my very first marketing job. I had literally no relevant experience. My degree was in psychology — not marketing or business.
It’s not an accident that all of these things happen.
It’s not a fluke.
And it’s certainly not something that ONLY I am capable of.
When I started out, I didn’t have an “in” with any of these people.
I had one thing.
I had the willingness to be scared shitless.
And then, in the middle of all that fear, take action anyway.
I’d make first contact with many of these folks with sweating palms and trembling voice.
But I’d do it.
Most people won’t.
But if you want more success than most people will ever experience, you have to do things, take steps, and find resources that most people never will.
Yours for bigger breakthroughs,
Editor, Breakthrough Marketing Secrets