For the next FOUR days I’ll be coaching and Masterminding down in Miami with my good friend Bedros Keuilian.

While you can’t join us, you can still benefit from “the oldest trick in the book” by joining the Virtual Mastermind program today.

I’ll let Mike Whitfield tell you more about the benefits of this trick, and then I’ll give you the full scoop at the end of today’s article.

Enjoy. – Craig

The Power of Association
By Mike Whitfield

I’m not sure how, but my wife has managed to put up with me for 7 years now. We recently celebrated our 7-year anniversary with our cheesy tradition (literally cheesy – we go to a Fondue place and double our order of cheese fondue… do not judge).

But another part of the tradition is to reflect on the past year with a 1-page letter to each other.

Each year, we like to read the past letters to see how far we’ve come. It’s actually pretty cool.

We both talked about this time last year. I was less than 3 months into my online business, managing a gym, working with small groups, 1-on-1 clients and running a part time bootcamp. My wife was a 6th grade math teacher and we had talked about getting her to “hopefully” be a stay-at-home Mom by the all of 2013.

Thankfully, we’re way ahead of schedule. Thanks to the momentum of my online business, my wife and I decided to go ahead with submitting her notice in the spring of 2012.

Having her home with my son (and one on the way) is priceless. And to put the syrup on the pancakes (whenever I have the opportunity to use a pancake analogy, I’ll use it), I am online full time, with the exception of one client, in which I CHOOSE to train.

Where did you get this momentum?”, you may be asking yourself.

Well, first of all, I joined Craig Ballantyne and Bedros Keuilian’s mastermind. In fact, I was nervous about joining one because frankly, I had no idea what to expect. (Nor did I have the money – I had to literally wait to join because I had to get a credit card in the mail – that’s how much I believed in myself).

I knew Craig believed in my message and that I brought something unique to
the table with my Workout Finishers. Joining a mastermind immediately
put an impact on my business, and then shortly thereafter, I was put on the
“extreme” fast track.

That extreme fast track was being part of their publishing business. It was like a mastermind put on caffeine. I discovered there’s even a step

beyond just being in a mastermind, and that’s when you get the opportunity
to partner with the “top dawgs” like Bedros and Craig through a unique
publishing business.

It’s been the biggest factor and I knew it was the absolute fastest way to achieve the success I’ve enjoyed. Both Bedros and Craig were doing exactly what I wanted, and by networking and associating myself with both of them as a partner, I was setting myself up for big success (as long as I took action).

Working with great people like Brian Kalakay, Shawna Kaminski, and Chris Lopez in the Publishing group has elevated my success faster than any other way possible.

That’s the power of being a part of the system that Craig and Bedros offered me. Each publishing partner helps each other out with promotions, leverages
each other’s strengths, and more.

We are all on the same page and we know that as we help each other grow, we develop more and more success. That’s what accountability will give you.

It’s been fun seeing all of us have amazing launches with our products, and we know that as we build our team and continue to help each other out,
we’re going to have automatic growth with our online business.

By partnering with Craig and Bedros and being able to tap in the power of their large email lists while pouring my creative energy into creating products,
it’s been a win/win.

They take care of the aspects of the business where they are the best, and it leaves me to focus on doing what I do best
– creating new products and goodwill with my list, and eating pancakes, of course. I let those other guys
– Craig and Bedros – take care of all the nitty gritty administrative stuff.

My prediction for 2013:
We’ll see more publishing partner groups popping up in the internet marketing world because it works so well. It literally is the fastest way to catch a ride to the top.

So back to my anniversary…

As my wife and I wrapped up our night out, she asked me, “What’s next?” I responded with “pancakes in the morning?”.

But she was talking about my info products. She’s officially hooked on my success. I told her to hang on because in 2013 it will only get better – fast.

To your success,
Mike Whitfield

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Thanks Mikey.

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” -Goethe

So you see…the OLDEST trick in the book is to CONNECT with others that can accelerate your success.

You might not be ready for a Publishing business or a high-priced Mastermind, but you can still build incredible contacts in our Virtual Mastermind program.

But hurry, tomorrow is the last day to join

Get to know more people and they will help you succeed,

Craig Ballantyne

If you want to build wealth, hang around wealthy people. If you want to stop smoking, hang around people that don’t smoke.

If you want to have a good relationship with God, hang around people that have a good relationship with God. If you want to be fit and healthy, hang around people that are fit and healthy. If you want to be a good person, hang around good people. They ARE out there.

They WANT to help. Be there, and let them.

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men’s Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he’ll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com