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Internet Marketing, Viral List Building, Social Media Mastery

Internet Business Blueprint - Internet Marketing, Viral List Building, Social Media Mastery

Richard Branson’s Necker Island Home Burns

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may have seen prior post and videos I have shared featuring Sir Richard Branson. I am a great admirer of his entrepreneurial spirit and his accomplishments as the original Maverick Entrepreneur.

Richard Branson started from nothing and since his late teens has taken the risk and made necessary sacrifices to emerge as one of the most innovative and wealthy self starters of all time. He has become a billionaire as a result of hard work coupled with creativity and a flare that has made him very popular and love around the world. Along the way he has given away millions and helped thousands of people better their lives. Richard Branson’s causes are as big as his vision and imagination including ending poverty, saving the environment, furthering space exploration, and much more.

His home will be rebuilt and according to Mr. Branson… even better than before. The true loss was the journals, photographs, and other irreplaceable documents which chronicled the career that has spanned many decades, cultures, and industries. By God’s grace no one was injured and for that all of us as human beings can collectively extend our gratitude to everyone involved. I wanted to pause for a moment and share a few thoughts to consider.

If you are not familiar with Sir Richard, here is an insightful interview recorded March 2007 during a TED Conference and the interview holds several key business and life lessons. The interview is 29:55 in length and worth every minute. If you seek to learn how a billionaire thinks, how to extend a brand, and understand the rewards of taking risk – this interview is for you.

Yanik Silver’s Maverick Entreprenuer Day 4: Why Should a Customer Purchase Your Products or Services?

Thank you for joining me for day four of our 35 day journey together! Today we are going to answer the question WHY? Why should a prospect decide to join your team? Why should a customer purchase your products or services? Rule #2 addressed the need to provide value 10 times to 100 times greater than any price you charge for your products and services. Rule #3 suggested that you must charge a premium price to create a margin to provide sufficient resources to provide extraordinary service. Rule #4 suggest we step into your prospects or customers shoes and answer the questions they may ask which lead to their decision to work with you, buy from you, or continue looking for alternatives.

Maverick Entrepreneur Rule #4: “Provide a “Reason Why” customers should do business with you and pay you a premium.”

Yanik Silver’s Maverick Entreprenuer Day 3: Why You Must Charge a Premium Price

Thank you for joining me for day three of our 35 day journey! We are going to expand on the previous post exploring rule #2 “Strive to create 10 times to 100 times in value for any price you charge….” In my mortgage banking business I made a conscious decision to focus on the middle to high end market based on my desire to serve a client base that would recognize and be willing to pay for a premium service. The mortgage banking business is highly competitive and at the lower end of the market it is viewed as a commodity with borrowers searching for the lowest interest rate and fees and mortgage lenders serving those markets too eager to cut their margins to win the transaction. I have always viewed this approach as short sighted and I had no interest in competing based on lowest price.

Yanik Silver’s Maverick Entreprenuer Day 2: Multiply The Value You Provide

Thank you for joining me for day two on our 35 day journey! Before we jump into our topic for today, I want to share a humbling and empowering experience with you. After completing the post from yesterday I followed the same traffic formula I teach my clients and distributed my post through my social network and web platform, when I returned to my computer after dinner I discovered the following Twitter message from Yanik Silver the creator of “Maverick Business Insiders”

Pretty cool watch @AskJamesHolmes ‘live’ the 34 Maverick rules day-by-day

Obviously this message made my night and it was very affirming. I wanted to publicly thank Yanik Silver for taking the time to acknowledge my commitment to teaching the “34 Rules for Maverick Entrepreneurs,” and his simple act demonstrated his authenticity by practicing Maverick Rule #17 – we will get to that rule in a couple of weeks.

Yanik Silver’s Maverick Entreprenuer Day 1: Introduction of The BIG Idea

Today, I am starting a very special series of post designed to lead you on a journey through the mind of Yanik Silver a Maverick Entrepreneur in the truest sense. Over the past couple of months I have been recommending that my readers accept Yanik’s generous offer and claim your copy of his amazing free training titled the “Maverick Business Insider” shipped to your door – you only pay $7.95 shipping in the US or $19.95 outside the US. In this post I am going to explain what is in the package and I am including a photograph of the actual package you receive. In addition, we will explore each of the “34 Rules for Maverick Entrepreneurs” as contained in Yanik’s book.

My goal is not to convince you to sign up for this package, although I can’t think of a reason not to do so today. My objective is to encourage you to adopt a set of principles and mindset that will allow you to create a BIG and fulfilling life for you and your family. I will detail one rule each day over the next 35 days and then provide a few personal observations concerning the application of these principles in your life. The rest will be up to you and those of you who benefit the most will be those who take action and apply what you learn to your life.