The first success book I ever read was ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by the late-great Napoleon Hill, when I was 15 years old. It was recommended by my older brothers who had it recommended to them by their upline in a network marketing company.
While reading this book, I felt like I was peering into the hidden laws of the universe. How to bring the unseen into the seen, to bring my intense teenage desires into physical, glorious reality. At the time, it was girls and wellness…and stayed pretty much the same until my late teens when it became girls and spirituality.
Reading that book led me UP a path of personal and spiritual development over the past 18 years, spending over $40,000 in books, home-study courses, seminars, and meditation retreats. During this time I came across extraordinary motivational, informational, and inspirational speakers, coaches, and businessmen.
Anthony Robbins. Brian Tracy. Donald Trump. Barbara Walters…and many others who were lessor known but just as empowering.
Enter Jeffrey Combs stage right…
I have a lot of indirect history with Jeffrey (continue reading to learn more about that history) but in a nutshell, he is a master at transforming people’s lives and businesses through his books, CDs, courses, events and one-on-one coaching.
Jeffrey Combs is president and founder of Golden Mastermind Seminars, international speaker and published author. He grew three network marketing businesses to over six-figures MONTHLY. Jeffrey has spent over 90,000 hours of real time, coaching entrepreneurs, direct and internet marketers, and real estate investors over the past 18+-years. He coaches 12 hours a day and has a three-month waiting-list to work with him. If you are looking to take your business or personal life to the next level I highly recommend coming to this event.
In 2007, my wife (at the time) and I were both employed in the timeshare business in Orlando. I believe timeshare to be one of the last true bastions of ‘true selling.’ Think about it. Where else in the world do you have the challenge of selling a 5, even 6-figure, product in 90 minutes to someone who is not at all interested and is only sitting in front of you for a free breakfast and 2 amusement park passes valued at $85 for ONLY 45 minutes of his time?
Tough sell indeed.
Selling timeshare was a great time in my life…I learned about human psychology, asking qualifying and closing questions, dressing for success and painting a positive picture. Guess what I didn’t learn? Apparently, how to lie, deceive, double-talk, and play favorites with management. My timeshare selling career was on thin ice because of it. It offers some of the best sales training in the world along with some shadowy practices and characters, as I later found out.
Because of the unpredictable nature of the business, my wife was looking for additional opportunities to make money that we could transition into and possibly use our active real estate licenses.
Enter Nouveau Riche University, stage left.
Without going into much detail. I got home from work one afternoon after selling my butt off and found my wife sitting in our office with a strange, older man dressed in a nice business suit. My first thought was, “Oh Lord, what is he pitching her and did she sign on the dotted line already? Ok, I’m sure we have at least 24-hours to cancel.”
The man sitting in our office was a very successful salesman, real estate investor, and father of five. And he was signing up my wife to sell real estate education for a commission. I wanted nothing to do with it. I remember saying, “How many different companies like this have we signed up for and not made any money with?” Her silence was answer enough.
But being the serial entrepreneur and lover-of-systems that I am, I began looking into the real estate education, pay-plan, and marketing system and immediately fell in love with it.
Every direct-sale or network marketing company has its rock-stars and top performers and Nouveau Riche University was no different. I began listening to their weekly conference calls. While each top performer had their own unique challenges and situations in building their business they all shared one thing in common…Jeffrey Combs.
“Who the heck is this Jeffrey Combs dude?”
One night, I was listening to another live call when the President of NRU introduced Jeffrey Combs on line. Within the first 2 minutes I knew this guy was different. I was in awe of his delivery, clarity and ability to cut to the heart of the matter. A quote from him really stuck with me, “Sales is the world’s highest paid profession.” Being a self-proclaimed wordsmith, he spun old success cliches and adages into new, fresh and memorable lessons. He was a Top performer among top performers.
I was so inspired to action after that conference call, I immediately went outside and placed over 500 flyers promoting the NRU opportunity on cars at 10 o’clock at night. I was on fire! That buzz lasted for over a week and I generated over 425 leads within 1-month after applying the knowledge he shared during that call.
I ordered most of Jeffrey Combs materials on lead generation, prospecting, closing, asking questions, qualifying, success mindset, removing procrastination…his material and delivery resonated so much with me and was unlike anything I had heard of before. I wanted more.
Enter ‘Breakthroughs to Success’ middle stage.
My wife and I had had the opportunity to visit Jeffrey Combs at his house in Stockton, CA for his weekend long event called Breakthroughs to Success. During this event, you would get to watch Jeffrey work and how he structures his day to create millionaire results. As ‘luck’ would have it, the last minute before buying our tickets, we BOTH lost our jobs. It was not a good day at the Long household.
We had enough money for ONLY one ticket. So who goes? Me or my wife? Who was more in need of a breakthrough? What happened next changed the direction of my life.
We went back and forth for a day, trying to encourage the other person to go but then I heard my wife subcommunicate that she really needed this, I made the internal shift and said, “Well, ok ok…you go and do this and come back with the clarity you’ve been seeking.” I definitely wanted to go but looking back, my inner drive wasn’t strong enough to make it happen.
She went. She had many breakthroughs. And she realized that our marriage wasn’t working.
Five-months later we were divorced and I moved from Orlando, FL to Butler, NJ outside of NYC.
It was the toughest time of my life emotionally, financially, and spiritually. I was emotionally crushed and devastated by what transpired over those 5-months. But that time of transition lead to the next four years of intense pranic healing work on myself and others, direct training under the Pranic Healing Masters, attendance to dozens of meditation and healing retreats, a super supportive relationship and learning how to forgive myself and others. Jeffrey Combs was a major catalyst from a selfish life to a life of service.
I cannot thank him enough for freeing my ex-wife and I, from a marriage of misery, struggle, and obligation.
Now THAT is the power of a great coach.
And that is one, of many reasons, I’m bringing him to Denver on Oct 18th 2014.
For less than the price of a full tank of gas, you can spend the day with a millionaire who will teach you how to become one, if you so choose. I have attended this exact event in Orlando and put my reputation on it.
Check out what you’ll learn here.
What do I get out of it?
Well, monetarily nothing.
Yet I get to host Jeffrey Combs as a way of saying Thank You. I get to add tremendous value to my network so they can learn new skills, habits, and mindsets to increase their influence and affluence. Finally, I get him to present Pranic Healing to his network thus spreading the work of my Teacher, Grandmaster Choa.
Here at the details to the ‘More Heart Than Talent ‘Event.
Date: Saturday Oct 18th 2014
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Who is this for? Direct marketers, internet marketers, network marketers, coaches, holistic practitioners and real estate investors….anyone who is a sales or service professional or who wants to make a difference in the world.
Where: DTC area (still locating a space)
Limited Seating: 40 Spots Available
Looking forward to seeing you there. The world needs more people like you who have influence and affluence to have a positive impact on this and future generations to come. This is NOT your average event.