People always ask me, “Who the heck is this Simon Black guy?”

Simon is the co-founder (along with Matt Smith) of the BlackSmith Liberty and Entrepreneurship camp.

The camp is held each summer in Lithuania, and I’ve been speaking there for 7 years. It’s the highlight of my summer and I’m already looking forward to the next one – to be held July 6-10th, 2017.

Simon is also the owner of, and even though he’s never studied “Internet Marketing”, he’s built a 7-figure online business (and an even bigger offline business) thanks to his incredible content and email writing skills.

Recently he filmed a short video for his readers. It’s a great combination of personality in “copy” and a strong call-to-action.

Click this link or the image below to watch it (it will make you hungry!)Screen shot 2016 09 12 at 8.47.02 am

Notice how fired up he gets.

Simon is the perfect example of a person turning passion into profit.

Let me know what you think.

Should I make some videos like that?

Looking forward to your thoughts,

Craig Ballantyne

PS – Those who want success must be willing to pay the price.

You must either accept the sacrifices or accept that your current status in life is not going to change. “It is always our choice whether or not we wish to pay the price for life’s rewards,” said Epictetus … Know what price your prize is worth. And what it is not worth. Know what you will do. And what you will not. Establish your expectations, set your limits, and be content with them both.

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 to 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

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