Dear ETR reader, I see zombies everyday. No, I don’t mean the kind seen by the kid in the brilliant movie, The Sixth Sense. I’m talking about the millions of people whose eyes are open but whose minds and hearts are closed… who have no idea what they’re living for… or what they want in life, people who deadwalk through their workdays and even their family time with no idea of how to achieve their dreams. Sad, alive but lifeless zombies who have stopped trying, who are just going through the motions, passing time as time very quickly passes them by.
I know what that’s like because not too long ago I was one of them. Maybe you’ve been there too at some point in your life. You stumble out of bed when your alarm goes off – not a second before. You’re living in an uninspiring house or apartment – in a place you didn’t choose and don’t love but can could afford…barely. Your car is the car you settled for. Your clothes are just as nothing. You show up for what they call work — doing tasks as mindless and empty as the rest of your existence. At every point in your day, it seems, you’re serving other peoples’ needs, without ever any time, resources or energy leftover for what you need to feel alive.
As a subscriber to Early To Rise, you don’t have to live this way now. Early To Rise subscribers are wealthier, educated and capable than their neighbors. But, our readers are also people who – like me – want the most out of their lives. And there are very, very few people who have accomplished everything on their life’s to do list… Can you honestly say that every aspect of your life exceeds your expectations? Do you have the career or business you’ve dreamt about? Is your marriage and other personal relations as fulfilling as they could be? Are there skills or talents you’ve always wanted to acquire – or even master – but you’ve never gotten around to learning?
You know it’s never too late. I am writing this letter to give you an opportunity to change your life the way I changed mine: by letting us help you, once and for all, break free of whatever may be holding you back and allow you to quickly put yourself on track to having everything you want. Against all odds, a 70+-year-old friend of mine began taking piano lessons three years ago – despite suffering from Parkinson disease that made his hands shake almost continuously. Playing the piano was something he’d wanted his entire life. Now he’s doing it and it is bringing him more joy than he could have guessed. He regularly plays for friends and family, he tells me. Sometimes, on rainy days, he plays just for himself. My cousin, a new mother at 36, decided to become a marathon runner. She made a goal to run a marathon in each of the 50 states. She’s now more than half way finished. She’s never looked better. She’s never been happier.
Or there’s Dr. Sjuggerud’s example. By all outward appearances he’d reached the peak of his profession, all before turning 30. He was managing a global mutual fund. He was dating the best-looking woman he’d gone to college with and he was surfing around the world in his spare time. But despite his success, Steve wasn’t doing what he really wanted to do with his life. Eight years ago he quit working for the mutual fund and he dumped his girlfriend. Steve told everyone, “I’m going to write the best investment newsletter in the world…”
Let me tell you, everyone thought he was crazy. But today, his newsletter, True Wealth, is the most highly acclaimed and fastest growing publication in the independent financial press. All of these people were able to break free of whatever was holding them back and achieve their lifelong dreams. They are now happily enjoying the results of their transformations. Every one of these people – and many more you’ll read about in this letter – took back possession of their lives from whatever forces they felt were in charge of them. They did this by following a specific course of action given them by someone who had broken free. This is a letter about breaking free – how you can obliterate whatever is holding you back…now or in the past…and achieve everything you want without taking extraordinary risks, without spending a lot of money and without waiting till you’ve gotten too old to enjoy the benefits.
Is there someone you know that could help you right now? Perhaps there is. And perhaps you can get that person to break you free. But if you don’t have someone or the someone you have is too busy to help you, I’d like to recommend a personal mentor to you. What do you want to do? Or have? Or own? Want to quit your job and make twice as much money as a consultant? You can do that too…and in less than 1000 hours. Want to become a gourmet cook? Or a professional writer? How about turning your hobby into a business? Or your business into a gold mine? Would you like to double your salary? By becoming your company’s resident marketing genius? How’d you like to master the art of wine tasting? Or learn to dance like Fred Astaire?
Whatever you dream, you can have it. You can break free from the binds that hold you know…the invisible but very real psychological ties that are holding you back, making it feel impossible to accomplish what you really want. You can do it with the help of a mentor. But not just any mentor, but, a trained professional… someone who can show you the path to achieving your ambitions and overcoming your hang-ups… someone who can be in your court, rooting for you and pushing you forward. It’s an ancient concept – whether you call it mentoring, coaching, or apprenticeship, it’s the same idea. People learn best from others who have already achieved mastery of a skill or craft.
In this case, it is the mastery of living your life to its fullest potential! Most mentoring relationships these days are informal – occasional talks with a successful parent, absorbing information from a boss or supervisor, infrequent dinners with a successful colleague or friend. These can certainly be helpful over long periods of time. But they won’t get you where you want to go. I’ll tell you why. They tend to be based on advice, not action. Let’s face it, you can listen, read, and think about your life ad nauseum—and never change a damn thing. Or you can put a system into place that’s specifically designed to get you moving!
While working one-on-one with a professional coach, you will: Identify and move through the roadblocks that keep hindering your personal performance. Look at problems from new and different angles and find more creative, effective solutions to them. Find more efficient, productive ways of getting the little stuff done so you can stay focused on what matters—the big stuff! Be held accountable for achieving your own goals and dreams when life’s daily distractions threaten to take you off course. Here’s how it works You’ll start off by charting your Personal Blueprint for Success. This incredible tool analyzes every aspect of the way you currently conduct your life – your work habits, your daily routines, your health, your finances, and where you are with your goals right now. You’ll get a complete snapshot of what you feel is and isn’t working in your life, including an analysis of your strengths, and areas for improvement.
I’m often amazed at the difference between what we tell ourselves and others, and what we actually do. I know that for years, I myself would tell anyone who asked that I got up at six o’clock every morning. Until I started charting my wake up time for real. You know what I learned? I may have set my alarm for six – but I snoozed another 45 minutes every morning! Did I mean to be lying to people all those years? No, not really. Not maliciously. But I wasn’t completely conscious of my true actions, either. Well, that’s what the blueprint does for you. It helps you ‘fess up to what is really true for you. How else will you know where you need to go if you don’t know where you are now?
Meet Your Hand-Picked, Professional Mentor
We will also use your Personal Blueprint for Success to match you with your professional mentor. Your Blueprint will provide a powerful starting point in your work together. This tool will allow your mentor to properly assess your situation before you get down to business. I’m a picky person – I would guess most of us are when it comes to deciding who we will trust with the most intimate details of our life. I needed to feel confident that we were delivering you into competent hands—someone who could live up to all of our claims, and then some. With the ETR reputation—and your life’s goals—on the line, I didn’t want to take any chances. So I’m happy to tell you that I don’t lose a minute of sleep at night worrying about whether I’ve partnered with coaches that can deliver results for you. I’m confident that we found the best… · They are each successful in their own right and masters of their own lives · They understand and use the ETR goal-setting system themselves, and with their clients · They are passionate about helping others transform their lives You will have access to your coach on the phone and via email correspondence. Depending on the package you choose (which I’ll tell you about in a minute), you and your coach will choose a schedule of communication that will best support you and your goals. Then, you’re off!
Level 1 (2 calls): http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/700SLMGC/W700DC75/
Level 2 (6 calls): http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/700SLMGC/W700DC80/
Level 3 (18 calls): http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/700SLMGC/W700DC85/
Finally, Become The Master Of Your Life No Fortune 500 company worth its P/E ratio is without a solid strategic plan – and you shouldn’t be either! After all, you are the CEO of your life. Thing is, you’re also the Chairman of the Board, the receptionist and the errand boy, too. All the more reason that you need a plan with some teeth to it. Creating your own Master Plan says that you are serious about your life goals. It is a formal contract between the visionary you and the daily, working you that lays out, point-by-point, what exactly has to be done to achieve all your major objectives over time. Then, we double the strength of the document by putting your personal coach in charge of helping you stay on track with your plan once it’s developed.
You see, the reason most people don’t achieve their ambitions is NOT because they aren’t smart enough, shrewd enough, or complicated enough. It’s that they are emotionally too complex, shrewd, and smart. When left to our own devices, most of us allow ourselves far too many subconscious conflicts of interest which stall our progress, or derail us altogether. This is precisely why the ETR success systems work so incredibly well when combined with the guidance of a personal coach. This program removes the absolute last reason for anyone to fail at becoming the ultimate master of their own life. No more excuses. No more frustration. Just goals met, and dreams realized. Pure and simple.
To further tailor this program to suit your individual needs, we have three packages for you to choose from, depending on the level of support you want from your coach. Now, each package will include all of the systems we’ve discussed here – and in ETR every day. Your Personal Productivity Blueprint – the individualized analysis where it all starts. Everything you need to detail your Master Plan – down to your daily and monthly goal charts. And all of the productivity tips and tucks you’ll need to get more done in less time.
But all of that is just the beginning. You could get just the accompanying materials in a box and feel you have received something of incredible value. You’d be ready to start flying on your goals just from the boost of information. Then, your coach and mentor comes on the scene. Watch out. Here’s what it’s like… Imagine that you’ve just shared with me your number one New Year’s Resolution: To get in the best physical condition of your life. So I lead you into the most incredible, state-of-the-art fitness center on January 1st and invite you to get going. You’re thrilled. You feel very supported – full of energy and enthusiasm. You go at it for an hour or so. Then, just as you’re about to run out of steam, in comes Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal trainer to show you how it’s really done! I’m talking about abs of steel in a matter of weeks, instead of months or years. I’m talking about a whole new life.
Now, let’s take it a step further. A day or so after the most incredible workout of your life, you start to have some doubts. Your muscles are pretty sore – in fact, you’ve found a few you didn’t know you had! You start to wonder if you really have what it takes. I mean, suddenly you’re in the big leagues here – the Terminator’s personal coach himself is working you out for all you’ve got. You start thinking that maybe you’d better back off a little – take it easy. Really, who exactly do you think you are?
Just then, you get an email. It’s your new trainer! He wants to know how you’re feeling after your workout. He reminds you of a few of the agreements you made to exercise in between sessions, to eat right, to get enough rest before your next workout together. Oh yeah, and then he reminds you of when you’re scheduled to see him again, and he encourages you not to be late. You realize, this is a serious commitment you’ve made – not just to your trainer, but to yourself. But you know what? After all these years, you’re ready for the big leagues. Little by little, as you follow through with your commitments, have more incredible sessions with your trainer, you see for yourself that you do have what it takes after all.
This is exactly what you can expect from ETR’s Life Mastery Coaching Program. The way that the phone calls, and the emails, and the supporting materials work together in concert is truly the most effective combination we could possibly offer. You can do it for the satisfaction. Or you can do it for the money. Or for your health. Just do it. The feeling you’ll get from achieving your goals fast will be great. No doubt. But the tangible, concrete stuff won’t be too shabby, either! Maybe you have a goal of starting a new business – and if you hit your projections in the first year, you’ll be making around $250,000 in pure profits.
That’s what happened to JF when he was coached by MMF through the process of starting his own direct mail business. Maybe you need to lose weight to improve your health, or lower your cholesterol to stay off a prescription drug habit you’d rather avoid. (I’ll get a couple more coaching examples in here—but of people coached MMF-style) Big pay-off results require a sustained coaching commitment. And an investment. I have some friends who invested close to $80,000 in tuition for their daughter’s college education – and she’s emerged with a respectable $60,000 a year job. Or my neighbor, who just got a $40,000 Master’s Degree, and a $10,000 a year pay raise to go with it. Not bad, but I think you can do better for a lot less.
Then there’s the Fortune 500 top executive I just read about who got sent to a weeklong $10,000 Executive Bootcamp to help him do a better job of managing his people –and his bottom line. He got to keep his job. Ask any one of these people if they would rather have spent $5,000 to acquire a six-figure income or be their own boss and they’d probably jump at the chance. And when you join this program, you won’t even spend half that for the chance to fulfill your main life goals at record speeds. Action is the key to success. And failure to act is the reason most people will never achieve the kind of success they dream about. Don’t let this moment pass you by without taking action.
Reserve your space in ETR’s Life Mastery Coaching Program today. All you need to do to get started is decide how many one-on-one calls you want to reserve with your coach. It’s that simple.
Here’s the breakdown:
*Level 1: 2 calls $299
*Level 2: 6 calls $699
*Level 3: 18 calls $1799
You and your coach decide on the frequency and times of your coaching calls. You can do a call a week, a call a month, or a call a day – whatever best supports you and your life goals. You can even add on additional calls if you get to the end of your package and feel you need to keep going. We want you to have the flexibility you need – with the right amount of structure and support to keep you going…
Special Sign-On Bonus: Supercharge Your Goal Achievement
When you sign on for Level 2 or Level 3, we’ll send you our Goals Coaching Strategic Planning Workbook for free. It’s chock full of solid information, exercises, and tips for managing your goals and improving your efficiency and productivity. On its own this book sells for $49, but it’s such a must-have for this program that we’ll send it to you right away at no extra cost. A Tax-Deductible Expense for Business Owners*
Even the IRS knows the value of this kind of program. That’s why, if you have your own business—or decide to start one while you’re in the program—you can most likely write off the entire fee on your taxes!
*Of course, you’ll want to consult your tax advisor to confirm Life may not come with any guarantees, but the Life Mastery Coaching Program does! We don’t want doubt or fear or money to be the reasons (excuses!) you use to not try this program. That’s why we’re giving you a guarantee that should not only reassure you, but absolutely convince you to lay your worries aside: Spend thirty days in the Life Mastery Coaching Program, use all the assessment and planning tools, meet your coach, and have your first one-on-one phone call. If you aren’t convinced that this program will transform your life, let us know and we’ll refund your entire fee! That’s right, we’re taking all the anxiety out of your decision. The whole, but-what-if-it-doesn’t-work fretting that we all do. It’s just a pointless way to waste your time, worrying like this when you know that this program is exactly what you need to get in gear.
Now, personally, I think that should do it. But like I said, I’m incredibly confident. In fact, I’m downright evangelical about this new program. And I’m anxious for you to get started. So, I’m going to do one better (MMF thinks this is going a bit too far. Remember, he can be a pretty conservative guy. But I disagree, and this program is my baby, so here goes…): If you complete all of your calls with your coach and do absolutely everything that has been asked of you, and you still aren’t on track to meet your goals on the timeline you and your coach have agreed to, you can set up another round of calls at half price!
*At a special discounted price: for every 2 additional sessions you purchase, we’ll add 1 free. That’s right, 3 for the price of 2. We’ll work with you for as long as you need to get your goals moving in the right direction. (we don’t want to say half price, I think, as the costs are higher than usual ratio) Now, I need to remind you here that you have to keep up your end of the bargain. Missed calls with your coach, “assignments” that go undone, a list of excuses a mile long, and I won’t be able to help you. But if you do the work of helping yourself, we’ll go the extra mile. This system really does turn the art of achieving your goals into a measurable science. And if you follow it to a T – you just can’t miss. If you don’t make a substantial transformation, we’ll know something’s wrong, and we’ll stick with you until it’s fixed.
A Moment’s Hesitation and You Could Miss Out As you can see, this is a highly personalized, intensive program. It will take lots of time and energy for us to accommodate each individual who signs on. Which means we’ll only be able to take on a limited number of people at a time. We already know that lots of ETR subscribers have been waiting for us to put together a mentoring program using MMF’s powerful goal-setting system. So trust me, there’s a queue to get in already. If you wait too long, you might be one of the people I have to turn away. Or perhaps put you on a waiting list. And if you’re ready to go today, I’d hate to see that happen.
Level 1 (2 calls): $299 http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/700SLMGC/W700DC75/
Level 2 (6 calls): $699 http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/700SLMGC/W700DC80/
Level 3 (18 calls): $1799 http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/700SLMGC/W700DC85/
And while you’re at it, mark this date on your calendar. You’ll look back on it as your most strategic day — the one that made a difference in all the days that followed.
Here’s to your success,
Early to Rise