36. High Profit Thinking Part 5: CARETAKERS

What’s the biggest complaint in the personal lives of struggling entrepreneurs? You want support—from your spouse or partner, friends, and family. What do you get? The opposite. When you’re building yourself up to do big things, it feels like they’re tearing you down. The folks who aren’t supporting you fall into three categories: caretakers, crabs, and cults. Today we’re talking about the caretakers, and how caretaking costs everyone money.

34. High Profit Thinking Part 3: ENGAGEMENT

Today I’m sharing the exact 7-step recipe for high profit thinking. This action plan helps you make more money, because it creates the mental/emotional state of engagement. As an entrepreneur, you need engagement, because engagement creates contribution. You need contribution, because contribution creates cash.

33. High Profit Thinking Part 2: CONTRIBUTION

“Manifesting Money” doesn’t work. Why not? Because commerce isn’t a letter to Santa Claus. If you want to make serious cash, you need to make a serious contribution. High profit thinking is the skill that helps you get this done, because it involves solving real problems. When you do this, you make real money.

32. High Profit Thinking Part 1: LOGIC

How do you remove the risk from your business? With the skill of High Profit Thinking. The first element of high profit thinking is acting from logic rather than emotion. When you do this, you’ll quickly see that most of the “risks” in business don’t exist at all. They are imaginary, and when you look at them logically, they disappear.

30. High Profit Presentations: Capturing and Holding Attention

How do you turn your message into a movement? You create a ripple effect. You drop a compelling message into a still pond. The folks near you hear what you’re saying. They like it. They tell others. Friends tell friends. Word spreads organically. Your reach expands. Your audience grows. The ripple effect carries your message farther and wider than you can alone. The organic growth is exponential. And then, the ripple becomes a wave.

29. High Profit Presentations: Demonstrating Expertise

In his terrific book, The Dip, Seth Godin reveals a powerful truth. We all want to work with one person: The person that is the best in the world for the thing we need. He reinforces this excellent point by adding that being the best in the world is seriously underrated.

How do you show up as the best in the world? Through Target #4 of your high profit presentation — demonstrating your expertise. When you demonstrate expertise, your audience will recognize you as exactly who they want to work with–the best in the world.

28. High Profit Presentations: Clearing the Obstacles

Is your response rate low? If so, it’s tempting to think that folks don’t want what you’re selling. Or that sales is a numbers game.

But that’s not what’s actually going on. All humans are the same. If you’re selling something that one human wants, the rest of them probably want it, too. So why isn’t everyone buying?