THE TONY ROBBINS SUCCESS SECRET THAT NEVER FAILS

Tony Robbins has always been a major inspiration to me.

Over the years I’ve bought all his programs and listened to them endlessly.

He’s one of the best speakers of all time by a wide margin.

All in all, he could be the greatest speakers who ever lived.

His ability to motivate and move crowds is unparalleled.

I’ve watched him captivate thousands of people and make them eat from the palm of his hand.

And that’s what I want to talk to you about today:

You see, the secret behind Tony’s success is that he’s an incredible speaker and sales man.

He basically makes money every time he opens his mouth and uses this skill everywhere.

In speeches, his seminars and in interviews.

But if you read his book Awaken the Giant Within he mentions giving speeches to anyone who would listen. That he would sometimes practice the same speech in front of an audience three or four times a day, until it was completely polished and effortless. The reason why he did this was because his goal was to become an absolute master of public speaking.

You should do this as well.

Find one thing to specialize in and become the best in the world.

This is how you get to the top and it works every time.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

PUT YOURSELF ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS

I’m a massive fan of Canadian motivational speaker Brian Tracy.

He often talks about a concept he calls…

“Putting yourself on the side of the angels.”

What this means is that you should do everything possible to guarantee your success. You see, very few people ever achieve their goals. The reality is that most fail. Not only that, there are fundamental forces you have to contend with. We cannot control the outcome of things. Much of life depends on your starting position, being in the right place at the right time or plain old luck. But this shouldn’t get your down. It’s not a reason to give up. You have to try your best regardless.

You have to put yourself on the side of the angels and do everything possible.  

There have been times in my life when the chips were down and things seemed hopeless.

In many of these situations failure wasn’t an option.

(Seriously, failure would have meant homelessness or worse).

What did I do?

I put myself on the side of the angels.

I thought about every possible thing I could do to guarantee my success.

You can do this as well.

Sit down right now and think of everything you could possibly do to achieve your goals.

Come up with as many things as you can…

…and start doing them NOW.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL QUOTES YOU’LL EVER READ

“I was sitting at home and had a profound experience. I realized, in all of my being, that someday I was going to die, and it wouldn’t be like it had been happening, almost dying but somehow staying alive, but I would just die! And two things would happen right before I died: I would regret my entire life, I would want to live it over again. This terrified me. The thought that I would live my entire life, look at it and realize I blew it forced me to do something with my life.”

The above quote comes from writer Hubert Selby Jr.

(Author of Requiem for a Dream and Last Exit to Brooklyn.)

This guy had a brutal life:

After dropping out of school at age of 15 he became a merchant seaman. While at sea he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Doctors suggested he was unlikely to survive for very long and gave him less than a year to live. He then spent 3 and a half years in and out of hospital and the next 10 mostly bedridden.

Without any qualifications, work experience and poor health he couldn’t get a job.

It was then that he decided to become a writer.

There’s a lot you can learn from this guy’s life and the above quote.

The #1 thing being that time is extremely precious.

(Far more precious than you could possibly imagine.)

For this reason you need to become pathological about how you spend your time.

Realize you always have less time than you think you do.

Also realize everything takes longer than you think it will.

You’re not always going to be successful on your first attempt.

You’re going to make mistakes which could cost you years.

Which is why it’s important to become hyper vigilant about your time.

Have a plan for every day of your life…

Continually push yourself harder….

And refuse to tolerate procrastination…

Remember, time is more precious than you could possibly imagine.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

THE PERSISTENCE TEST

Back in the day I would constantly listen to motivational speakers.

One of my favourite people to listen to was a guy called Brian Tracy.

(A Canadian motivational speaker and business coach.)

According to him, anytime you want something, life will test how badly you want it.

He calls this the, “Persistence test.”

To get through this test you have to keep pushing.

If you just keep pushing you’ll pass.

A good example of this is email marketing.

You can email for days and sometimes weeks without making a sale.

But if you keep building your list…

Improving your copy…

…and hitting send, eventually one day something will happen.

You have to believe that circumstances change and if you keep pushing success will come.

Remember, you could be three feet away from gold.

But if you give up prematurely you’ll never know what might have been.

When all is said and done, life is a funny thing.

It’s almost a rule that you never get what you want the first time.

Generally it only happens after your second, third, fourth or even fifth try.

This is the persistence test and the only way to get through it is to JUST KEEP PUSHING.

Got it?

Good.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton.

THE HIDDEN FACTOR THAT SEPARATES PROS FROM NOOBS

People are always looking for answers.

They want to know what the next step is:

What font should the headline on their sales letter be…

What’s the latest technique for getting traffic…

How do they handle clients…

The entire marketing advice industry is built on helping people figure this stuff out.

But here’s what you need to realize.

The answer to all your questions is that there is no answer.

Things are never black or white they are shades of grey.

Which is why you need to experiment.

Experimentation is how you discover untapped resources nobody knows about. The faster you experiment the faster you’ll be successful. People at the top are constantly doing this and it’s why they are at the top.

Unfortunately most marketers are terrified of experimenting.

They sit around and wait to be spoon fed answers.

But this is something you cannot afford to do.

You have to experiment.

Bottom line:

Get out there, experiment, fail fast and LEARN from those mistakes.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

BUSINESS LESSONS FROM SURVIVOR WINNERS

Survivor is one of the most popular shows of all time.

After more than 40 seasons it still continues to entertain.

In my book the greatest winner was used car sales man Brian Heidik.

(From Survivor Thailand.)

What was really amazing about this guy was how effortless he made it look.

During one tribal council he said something that I’ll never forget.

I can’t remember the exact quote but it was something about how you have to, “Be the ice man.”

What he meant was that to win you can’t get too emotional. When times are tough you need to keep your cool and have ice in your veins. You cannot feel fear or any type of negative emotion or give into anxiety and neurosis. You have to be like a gunslinger crossed with a top gun pilot and focus exclusively on your goals while thinking only of success.

Most people can’t do this and it’s why they don’t get anywhere.

If you’re one of these people remember that fear recedes before facts.

The more you know the more confident you’ll be…

…so make sure to leave no stone unturned.

(In either business or life)

Bottom line?

Become the ice man and you might too have a shot at sole survivor.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

WHAT JAMES BOND TAUGHT ME ABOUT NEVER GIVING UP

One of my favorite movies is film called Layer Cake.

It stars future James Bond Daniel Craig as a London based criminal who wants to retire.

The name of this film basically refers to his place in the criminal hierarchy.

And the fact that over time you move up or down in that world

(Or up the layer cake as they say in the film.)

I don’t want to reveal the plot but basically he’s betrayed by the people he works for and set up to be arrested. After a number of twists and turns he finds himself in the clear and ready to sail off into the sunset. But before this can happen he’s given a lecture by a senior mob boss.

Part of the lecture involves this quote.

“You’re born, you take s**t. You get out into the world, you take more s**t. You climb a little higher, you take less s**t. Till one day you’re up in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what s**t even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son.”

Any time I’m struggling I think back to these words.

The fact is that business can sometimes seem impossibly difficult.

As if you’re hopelessly spinning your wheels and getting nowhere.

The whole thing can seem heartbreaking.

But the fact is that if you put in the work you’ll get there.

You’ll slowly move up the layer cake one way or the other…

…until finally one day you reach the top.

Believe me it’s not impossible.

Get the message?

Cheers,

Alastair Walton