Where do you think their Content-strategy launched?
And in that 3-month period, the 90-days from March 2014 to June 2014, the business tripled. This, understand, did not happen by accident. They were not lucky or fortunate. They were deliberate and strategic.
But their Journey is not unique.
Recognize the name Alex Blumberg? If you listen to the Startup podcast, I thought you might. Because he launched GimletMedia, now a podcast titan, by publishing his journey to raise funds.
Everyone told him no.
Until, all of a sudden, thousands of people were following his Journey. Then everyone and their mother wanted to invest, including billionaire venture capitalist Chris Saca, who now appears on Shark Tank.
Nothing really changed. Except, everything changed.
The moment his content strategy was correct, and started to build an audience, demand for him grew.
Go back and listen to Season 1
I could show you case study, after case study, including my own.
Back in 2014, as I was re-tooling my content strategy, and trying to figure out what I wanted my business to look like, I stopped selling or offering any products or services. I was basically closed.
As a result, my income had fallen to less than $2,000 per month.
Was I worried? Yes, a little.
But I also knew, as soon as I launched the new Content Strategy, backed by the proper message and media, my business would, just like Groove did, just like Startup did, gain traction.
That was in September of 2014.
When my book launched.
When I started publishing Broken Industry.
And when I got behind the mic, to create what is now a "cult classic" in the podcast.
By December 2014,
In just 90 days...
The business was doing $25K month.
By the next month, in January of 2015, the business was doing $60K/month.
Consider these two messages, both sent to me by P/SS members:
Hi Ryan, I am unable to renew the program starting in July 2018. I was so excited when I was excepted into the program and thought I would be able to perform. My full time job, other demands and fears did not allow that to happen. I am hoping in the future, I will have another opportunity to join again. I did not utilize all the aids, assistance, resources and other members help, you designed for my success. Thank you for the opportunity, I am inspired by all that you do and continue to do. I truly see the big picture, but for me, I realize that being a one man show, is difficult, you need a team of people. I also wanted to do so many things, but ended up not accomplishing a lot. It would have been better to focus on one thing, master that and then move on. These are my lessons learned. High Regards.
Now, here's Bob Grand, who responded to that person above, as she posted in the public community:
You sent this to the group. I totally get where you are at. My best advice for you outside this program is solely focus on your sitcom based newsletter and when it starts producing get back in the program. I’ve been in 2 years. I’ve barely made it past the newsletter but I can say last year with no other marketing, the newsletter and building relationships from it has grossed me over 250k in commissions. It’s made it hard to do anything other than that because of the extreme success it has had. You can drop everything else in your business but don’t drop that!
Robert Grand, keep in mind, does not have a team.
He has one assistant.
And... he works 50-hours per week, as a full-time Fire Captain in the Fire Dept.
So what is the difference?
Bob focused on honing his Content-Strategy. (just as I taught him)
The other - did not.
And that is the commonality that I see again and again. A personal audience gives you such an incredible advantage. But without the proper Content-Strategy, it's impossible to build a personal audience.
People say it's hard...
They don't have enough time...
"It takes a team..."
In reality, they just make excuses because they NEVER focused on the first Quadrant!
This is, by the way, the reason I killed the P/SS Program. Because the P/SS program gave people access to everything, across all 4 quadrants.
1 - Content
2 - Distribution
3 - Scale
4 - Impact
In the end, members became too scattered. They wouldn't focus on what I told them they needed to focus on - first, second, third, then fourth. Inevitably, they spread themselves too thin. Became overwhelmed.
Then did nothing.
This led to massive frustration on their part.
Which led to massive time loss.
And, as an Entrepreneur, you pay in either time or money, but few businesses can afford to pay with both.
This led to cancellations like this: (that I received yesterday)
Hi Ryan - For the past year I have read some of your posts, attended some of the weekly chats, and once in a great while actually tried to start. You were 100% right this is/was the hardest program. I don’t have what it takes to implement your program. I love the program and will absolutely recommend to anyone that I think would benefit. I just am too busy to focus on building the hub/spoke business model. What do I need to do to leave the group? Thank you very much for being a huge part of my self discovery. While I will no longer be a member. I am a better person for being around the the group. I appreciate you and your team more than I can say in a email. Best,
Keep in mind, the idea "that he's too busy" is non-sense!
And I'm sick of these bullshit messages.
"I believe in it..."
"I will absolutely recommend it..."
"I hope to re-join..."
"I appreciate you and your team more than I can say in an email..."
"I am inspired by all that you do..."
I don't give a shit about any of that. Because if you have to retreat, even of you appreciate all that the program has done for you, having become a better person and learned massive amounts.
A retreat is still a retreat.
And anyone who retreats, rarely ever wins!
AND I WANT PEOPLE TO WIN => I NEED PEOPLE TO WIN.
BECUASE IMPACTCLUB®, CREATING WORLDCHANGERS TO LEAD LOCAL MOVEMENTS, IS 100% DEPENDENT ON MY ABILITY TO GET FOLKS ALL THE WAY TO QUADRANT FOUR
And, if they don't master Quadrant #1 - CONTENT - then reaching and sustaining success in quadrant four will be impossible. Thus, ImpactClub® will fail to live up to its fullest potential, thus:
Legacies aren't built.
Communities aren't stregnthened.
And the uninspired aren't inspired.
MY LIFE'S WORK, AND ALL THAT I CARE ABOUT PROFESSIONALLY, FALLS APART.
This is why I killed the P/SS Program
This is why I launched the 90-Day Immersion into Quadrant #1 - CONTENT
Because that is the Foundation!
In this new format, there will be immense focus on Step-by-step.
I WILL NOT LET YOU FAIL.
YOUR FELLOW SPARTANS WILL NOT LET YOU FAIL.
So, in a way - the 90-Day Immersion - IS A FORM OF FORCED SUCCESS!
Because I am done with your excuses!
I would rather have people cancel the program and say: "I hated the program."
"I hate you."
"And I didn't believe in any part of it."
Becuase it absolutely kills me to see people stop fighting for something they say they believe in and would passionately recommend to others. Having, became a better person. Having, learned massive amounts.
So, in a way - the 90-Day Immersion - IS A FORM OF FORCED RESULTS
I know why people fail.
I HAVE FIXED THAT PROBLEM.
PS: The first 90-Day Immersion will take place from Jan 21st to April 21st. With, at the 30-day mark, a 3-day Live Event in Orlando on Feb 21st - 24th. Yes, you will have a new business in 90 days.
YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE IT...
BUT I DON'T CARE!
I'M GOING TO PROVE IT TO YOU.
(By the end of the week, the remaining spots will be opened up, when I release the details and order form).
The investment is $3K - All-inclusive (including, food, drink, lodging @ Live Event)
At the end, when you look back, that $3K, you are going to thank me for taking it. Because it will give you a foundation that you can pass on to your kids, that no $50K college education, tuition, etc. could ever provide.
THOSE WHO CAN CREATE CONTENT - PROPERLY - CAN WRITE THEIR OWN TICKET!
I hope you hear the passion in my words.
B/c I'm done fucking around.
I WANT PEOPLE TO WIN => I NEED PEOPLE TO WIN.
I WANT YOU TO WIN.