Somewhere along with path, I lost my way. Big time.
It was 2009 and after a couple of years of testing the waters in the world of “Internet marketing” during my transition away from purely a “fitness” guy – I decided to do a BIG event that was 100% marketing.
This event was called “The Continuity Summit”. It took place in Stamford, CT. The speakers were killer and hundreds of attendees came from all over the world. In fact, it was the FIRST event to focus entirely on “recurring revenue”.
Man, I was so excited and the world looked full of promise.
THE IDEA TO GIVE BACK AND BUILD A SCHOOL
At that event, I teamed up with my friend, Cynthia Kersey, to try and raise enough money to build a school in Emori Joi. And in about 20 minutes live on stage – we reached our goal of $25K and it was done.
You can see the very first Continuity Summit School below. That was built using the funds we raised at the event.
Anyone who was there remembers how powerful that moment was. The generosity of the attendees literally brought me to tears.
But like I said at the beginning of this post – I lost my way…
LOSING MY WAY
As good as that moment felt, for some reason, I never did it again. I don’t know why.
2 more Continuity Summit. And 1 DotComXpo – and I didn’t use whatever so-called “influence” I have in the marketplace to do more.
Fresh out of college I went to work as a recreational therapist in a children’s rehab hospital. My only goal was to help as many kids and families as possible. It was a pretty simple goal. And while I knew I’d be successful in whatever I did (and loved started part-time businesses) – becoming a “millionaire” was never the goal.
But over the years I went into some dark places.
I started to hang-out with some people who’s motives were clearly not in the right place.
I created some products that I shouldn’t have.
I took on some project I clearly should have said NO to.
And as I started to see the true “dark side” of Internet marketing – I became very jaded. And negative. And for a while, I couldn’t write a blog post without dropping an “F” bomb or putting someone else down.
But what’s more…
I haven’t done a thing to try and raise more money for charity since that first Continuity Summit. Don’t get me wrong, my wife and I support a lot of charities locally – but I haven’t done enough with my “platform” to make even more of an impact.
FINDING MY WAY BACK
Over the past few months, I’ve done a lot of soul searching. Focusing more on being a better husband. A better father. And a better example for my loyal subscribers.
Yesterday I had one of those moments of clarity that seemed so clear. It was a “why the heck haven’t I done this sooner” ideas.
It’s a way to help thousands of entrepreneurs in the one area I know like the back of my hand (continuity income), build ANOTHER school and still help my business (after all, I still firmly believe in capitalism – I haven’t gotten too soft on you!)
Here’s the deal…
After a 2 year hiatus – the Continuity Summit is back. That’s right, #4 baby!
The FIRST and ONLY event to focus 100% on recurring revenue. Membership sites, continuity, retention, marketing, coaching programs, inner circles, subscriptions, apps, “of-the-month” programs, newsletters, software, nano-continuity, and much more.
But this year it will be different.
Rather than just being able to reach the 500 people who can afford the $1,000 price tag (plus travel expenses and time away from family to attend the CS in person) – this year it will be ONLINE.
That’s right – ALL of the sessions will take place right over the Internet so you can access every session from the comfort of your own home.
And here’s the part that gets me REALLY excited.
50% OF ALL PROFITS from the registrations will go DIRECTLY to build another school. This one will be in Kenya.
The benefits are two-fold.
Help yourself build a profitable business that delivers MONTHLY income (the holy grail of marketing). AND, at the same time, make an even bigger impact in the world by helping to build another Continuity Summit school.
YOU win. The kids win. We all win together – just like it should be.
GETTING INVOLVED… NEXT STEPS
Here’s what to do next…
1. VIP LIST: Make sure to get on our Continuity Summit 4 VIP list for a special bonus.
2. WANT TO SPEAK? We already have a bunch of speaking spots filled – but I want to hear from you. If you currently run a continuity program of ANY kind in ANY market – tell me about it. Let me know your site and what you can speak about. Feel free to brag and no, you do NOT have to be a “guru” – even a small niche continuity site earning an extra $1k per month would be great. We are going to have lots of sessions and panels if you don’t want to do a full 60 minute session. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the information with SUBJECT = SPEAKER.
That’s it. I’m back, ready to deliver outstanding value and change the world.
Yep… just another day at “Starbucks”.
WHO’S READY FOR CONTINUITY SUMMIT 4???
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