I love helping people succeed.
I also love technology. Mostly ;)
In putting the two of those things together, I've decided to take some of my presentations and create content for you, here on my blog, that emulates the processes we work through.
As I'm hanging out in the mountains of Santa Cruz on retreat, I'm creating this blog/work-along just for you... and the 25 women I'll be speaking with on 8/26.
Follow us in the work-along then send your info. From there, you'll be guided to setup your Free Discovery Call to chat about how we can take your brand from BASIC to BADASS!
Here. We. Go.
When someone says "Work Hard, Play Hard", they don't always know what that means.
Yeah, in theory, they know what it could mean... but have they lived it?
Have they hit their Rock Bottom so they know how hard it can be?
Have they been broke financially, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally?
Have they worked 80+ hours a week toward their dream or goal?
Have they failed over and over again in the pursuit of something amazing?
Do they create their lives, or are they living by default?
Here's my point:
People think it's so simple to live an entreperneurial lifestyle.
I mean, I just misspelled "entrepreneurial" and didn't have time to back and fix it!
To live this way isn't (or shouldn't be) an accident.
You should Definitely work your ass off. Share your knowledge/passion/heart/experience.
You should Definitely enjoy your life. Go travel, explore, eat fancy dinners, and post it on IG.
But it should be by Your design.
I've always wanted a simple yet robust life.
Hang out with my daughter, travel wherever sounds fun, enjoy my personal time, enjoy life with a special person by my side. Simple.
And so all those social posts about how someone just made $40k in a day? Could be true, for sure.
But that's not the FULL picture.
Here's the truth:
It's not always peaches and cream working for yourself.
All the responsibility for succeeding is up to you! No boss, no "management", no "higher-ups".
It's difficult to make $10k/mo. You still have bills, contractors, taxes, etc. You end up with maybe half of that if you're lucky.
It's difficult to make $25k/mo. Same payables, more lifestyle cost and maybe you walk away with $8-10k/month.
You want to make 7 figures? Are you INSANE?!
Now we're talking bookkeepers, tax person, a small team, marketing strategies upon marketing strategies, product launches, course launches, social media teams... um, and don't forget to DO THE WORK YOU WERE PAID FOR! :)
Oh, and you want it all automated?! Then you're getting a kickass manager to run it all for you at an appropriate salary/commission.
It's work, people. It really is.
That's the truth.
It's much more difficult than any 9-5 I'm aware of, but it really is rewarding.
The truth is that some of you reading this are Totally up for the challenge.
Some of you are already living this life.
And some of you need help before you hit that wall.
If you need some insights, mentorship, or if you need assistance creating the systems that set you up for success, then please reach out.
I know how this goes. And after 13 years, I've seen it all. Trust me :)
I'm here if you need me.
Hey, ya'll! Here you'll find the slides for my "Double Funnel Methodology" keynote.
Pretty cool, eh?
Well, these are yours to keep!
If you've found this useful and you'd like to talk in more depth about how we can work together to grow your biz, then reach out directly HERE <---
With the launch of our newest program coming up in March, we wanted to make this special!
We've decided to give ONE lucky grand prize winner a complete Course Launchr program PLUS feature them and their course in INC. MAGAZINE!
That's a $5,750 VALUE ($5k for the program and $750 worth of work to get you published).
Crazy cool, eh?!
I mean, so many of you have been asking about how to create your own Online Course, and you already understand that while you'll make great income, you'll also make great impact.
So, we created a CONTEST just for you!!!
Here's how this works. You'll get:
ONE ENTRY for filling out the form below. (limit - one form)
ONE ENTRY for creating a Facebook post and tagging Michael Marcial explaining what you're MOST passionate about. (limit - one text post)
TWO ENTRIES for creating a VIDEO Facebook post and tagging Michael Marcial explaining what you're MOST passionate about. (limit - one video post)
You can get up to FOUR ENTRIES for this giveaway contest!
Most importantly, this is a chance to Improve your Income AND Impact by sharing your knowledge and wisdom with the world. And we'd be honored to assist you!
PLEASE HURRY! This giveaway is going until 11:59pm MST on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017!
Grand Prize winner will work DIRECTLY with Michael on their course, and when completed, be FEATURED IN INC. MAGAZINE!!! Crazy cool!
Second and Third place will receive something VERY special, but you'll have to enter to get more details!
Once again, thank you for joining us in changing this world one course at a time. And a HUGE thanks to the dozens of you already in the Course Launchr program. You all are very special and talented people!
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 1st via Facebook Live on Michael's personal page!
Good luck to you all, and cheers in advance to all the winners!
For all you entrepreneurs and biz folks... and even you wantrepreneurs ;)
I know it can be a scary concept, but check out this video and let me know what you think!
Here's the deal. You may already realize how amazing it is to create and launch an online course, but if you don't?! Consider this article your very own personal motivator.
And before you think that courses are just a quick an easy ticket to making millions of dollars, well... it's just not. It's so much more than income. It's also about impact.
When you launch a course, you're not only impacting other human beings, you're also impacting your bottom line, your personal brand, and even your email list. It's an all-around no-brainer for this New Year!
So, here are my top 5 reasons why YOU should create a course in 2017:
1. builds your authority
Are you now, or would you like to be a "thought leader" in your industry? Well, creating a course shows that you possess in-demand knowledge that you know how to package and offer. Even if NOBODY buys your course, it's a right of passage to be a pro on any given topic.
It's your ticket to booking more speaking engagements, landing interviews on more podcasts, and becoming a sought after leader in your field.
2. strengthens your brand
As a consultant who works with some amazing entrepreneurs, I know one thing: as talented and passionate as you are - your brand is your identity. Without a strong brand, you and your business is nothing.
How does a course fit into your branding?
When you lauch a well-constructed course, it has been crafted to fit your brand identity and helps better explain who you are and what you do. In essence, the course should answer the question "What am I all about?"
3. steady passive income
Here are some facts to get you motivated:
In 2015, the online courses industry hit $107B in revenue which is INSANE.
There were roughly 2.5 Million published online courses.
That means that on average, each course sold $42,000.
Now, obviously, some courses sell very little and some sell Millions, but you get the idea. Some of my Course Launchr clients don't put ANY time into their course and still make thousands of dollars per month.
If you're interested in knowing more, shoot me an email by clicking HERE.
4. helps fellow entrepreneurs
Now, let's not forget ther REAL reason we're making informative courses... to help others with our knowledge!
You've worked your ass off to learn and apply the valuable info you've got. With courses, you get to offer your brain-power to the world! Trust me, SOMEONE RIGHT NOW NEEDS YOUR SKILLS!
By offering up your genius, you are truly making an IMPACT on your industry and to the countless others who were like you when you first started. Kudos, to you!
5. fills your funnel
If you give a man a course he'll learn for a day... drop a man in your email list and he'll learn for a lifetime.
If your email list or other sales funnels seem... rusty... the BEST way to draw hot leads to those products is to BRING them to those products!
Say I buy your course. Well, instantly I'm on your list. And guess what? You KILLED IT with that course and I'm now social-stalking you and all your free content. But, I want more...
You already know that the HOTTEST lead you have is someone who's already purchased from you. Right? So why not offer your coaching, consulting, services, products directly to them? Do that. That's what they want.
Sell 500 courses at $100 each = $50k
Offer a $250 upsell to those 500 and 50 purchase = $12,500
Offer a $1000 product to your 500 and 10 buy = $5,000
Boom - You've got yourself an extra $67,500. You okay with that?
So, here's the Problem/solution.
Most entrepreneurs and biz folks WANT to launch a course, but they don't. There's a lot of work involved to design, build, launch, and ultimately profit from an online course.
You're SO close to making the income and impact you know is right in front of you. SO?
Don't give up. Don't give in to limits. You CAN do this!
SOLUTION - If you are ready to bring your brain to the masses and capitalize, then seriously reach out. You'll see that there is a section titled "Work With Me" here on my website. If you check out Course Launchr, you'll see that it's regular price is almost $4k. Don't buy that.
Do us both a solid and reach out to me directly. I'd love to learn about what you're up to - and if you've got some serious skills, then I'd love to offer you something special. Email me HERE.
Also, if you'd like to stay updated on Course Launchr and get some cool stats and info, throw in your email below.
Take care and love you all!
Okay, Skywalker, here's the deal:
I'm looking for a few padawans to bring into my Jedi Training Camp.
I don't need quantity, I need quality.
With the 2 spots available, a dedicated Skywalker is what I seek. 6 months of intense focus on you, your business, and your unique Jedi Powers.
Please fill out this short questionnaire if you feel the Force.
You know there's something bigger for you and your business/concept and you're ready to take on the challenge. Reach out soon before you're consumed by the Dark Side.
I'm going to make this short and sweet. YOU are so massively powerful. Doesn't matter if you don't have $500k in the bank, or if you drive a 1998 Geo Metro.
Others will tell you that your dreams are impossible, that you'll never be more, and that you should stick to "safe".
There will always be someone in your life that can't see your worth... don't let it be you.
Til next time, gang!
Original Instagram post: HERE
I've gotten this question (or some variation of it) a lot: How do I attract the right people to my business? How do I attract people like me to my social media pages? What do I post to get them interested or engaged?
Well, here's the answer that might scare you: post whatever the *funk you want to. *Funk optional.
For example, if you're a cool/chill cat, you'll be attracted to a cool/chill cat. I mean, you clicked on this blog post that has a cool/chill cat in the image! Wearing glasses! I think the image is pretty cool. Maybe you did, too. Maybe, just maybe, you're a little like me: has a good sense of humor, interested in business/marketing/entrepreneurship (based on the title), isn't afraid of risks? I mean, who else would use this kind of image?!
Here's the 1 thing that is holding you back from attracting the right people: overthinking. If your target demographic is like you, then post whatever interests you. If they're NOT like you, either learn all about that demo or bring on an expert who gets it.
The day you stop worrying about what you're posting is the day you'll start attracting (and retaining) the people who care about what you're doing. They'll care about you and your mission MORE SO than if you're simply pandering to what you think they'd like.
I always use this quote, but it's because I live it: "When you're authentic to yourself, you attract what's meant for you".
No, I don't use a blogging tool to help outline my blogs. No, I don't have stage fright before speaking on stage. No, I don't flinch when working with a multi-million dollar client.
Why? Cause I know who I am, and I live it on a daily basis - in life and on social.
Yes, it took me 31 years to (somewhat) understand who I am and what I'm all about. Yes, it's scary to feel comfortable being myself. Yes, it's amazing to feel confident in everything I do because I'm confident in who I am. Yes, I'm also a lunatic.
People are attracted to YOU... not some masked-over, make-believe version of yourself that you imagine others would be attracted to.
Take off the mask(s). Be whomever you are. Allow your tribe to see you. That's the trick :)
If this makes sense to you, would you mind sharing this blog post to your favorite social media page or group? It would mean a lot to me to share this message with others. I truly care about helping others find themselves and share that with the world.
Share away, friends. Share away.
P.S. Leave a comment with your favorite/deepest ORIGINAL quote. Best quote will get their own custom social media image created for it! #readysetgo
If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that Michael is a genuinely cool guy. Yes, he's still a total goofball, and yes, he's super handsome. And yes, he's writing this description. Point made ;)