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One of the top marketing guru’s in the history of planet earth called me today and offered me this…

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here's two that are in my mind are the guys. Can you guys guess? I'll give you a hint. One of them wrote the forward to my book. Yes, you're right, Dan Kennedy, that's kind of cool. Who's the other one? Who's the other person who I would put up in the top two of all time, of the history of the world, I think even more so than a lot of the big names who have passed on?


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Hey everyone. I am really excited. First, I’ve got to give you some intro music…

All right. Welcome to the Marketing In Your Car Podcast. If you're a first time listener, this is probably not going to make much sense to you, but if you are a faithful, I'm excited and I just want to talk to you guys because you are my people. You listen, you care, and something cool happened to me over the last 24 hours. If you were to ask: “Who were the top two marketing consultants on planet earth?” Not like new internet dues like me. Marketing direct response dudes. There's two that are in my mind are the guys. Can you guys guess? I'll give you a hint. One of them wrote the forward to my book. Yes, you're right, Dan Kennedy, that's kind of cool. Who's the other one? Who's the other person who I would put up in the top two of all time, of the history of the world, I think even more so than a lot of the big names who have passed on?

The second person is Jay Abraham. How many of you guys guessed Jay Abraham? I'm sure some of you guys did. I have been a huge Jay Abraham fan for pretty much my entire marketing career. When I first got started, someone wanted me to promote one of his products. They sent me this huge box of Jay Abraham stuff. If I was to buy all that stuff, it would have been probably 10, 15 grand. I had it all and I went through it all, and it was amazing, just amazing stuff. Because I have been a fan for a long time. In fact, I look at ClickFunnels, one of the core principles of our growth right now. I learned from Jay Abraham. This is what he talked about was, he says there are only three ways to grow a business. Number one is get new customers. Number two is get those customers to spend more money. Number three, get them to buy more often. Only three ways to grow a business. You can't do it any other way.

To grow your company, it's got to be one of those three ways. More customers, get those customers to buy more, and get those customers to buy more often, or spend more, and to buy more often. There you go. That's huge. ClickFunnel's goal of year one was customer acquisition, which is the first way to grow a business. For year number two is ascension. We are trying to get all of our customers to spend more money. We're trying to get everyone to extend from a $97 a month level to a $300 a month level. That's why we gave Actionetics and BackPack and made this thing amazing because we want people ascend and to upgrade. We're focusing on growth strategy number two from Jay Abraham this whole year. That's my number one focus this year is ascension so you guys will start seeing that a lot. There you go.

Even today, we are talking Jay Abraham, and quoting him, and implementing what I learned from him all those years ago. The guy is a legend and just amazing. I get a call from Rich Schefren. He's like, "Hey man, Jay Abraham wants to talk to you." I'm like, "All right." He's like, "Here's his number. Text him and set up a time to call." I'm like, "Okay." I text Jay Abraham. I'm freaking out. This is like texting Michael Jordan if you're a basketball player. I text Jay Abraham trying to act cool. I'm like, "Hey Jay, Rich told me to give you a call. Let me know when's good." He's like, "Call me right now." I call him up super nervous, but I'm trying to be all cool Russell.

I'm being all cool and we're talking and he said, "Hey, we never met in person. Right?" I'm like, "No, I've been to some of your events and stuff but I never actually met you." He was like, "I didn't think so, but he's like, I keep hearing about you. People keep talking about you. Rich talked about you and talked about you and talked about you're with ClickFunnels, which is amazing. Then this other guy, one of my clients that we're doing these big events, he does these big events in the UK. I asked him who he wanted to be a speaker on his stage and he only gave me one name. He said it was you." He was like, "I don't know you, but I feel like I should and I wanted to introduce myself and say Hi." I'm like, "Well, I've been a huge fan of yours for a long time. I'm very aware of who you are." He's like, "Oh, thank you." We start talking and he basically asked if I could come speak at this event out in the UK in less than a month from now.

Those of you who are my faithful followers know, for me just to drop everything and travel across the world is not easy. I got a beautiful wife, five amazing kids who are in school. One that's just a newborn. It's just not easy. I nicely declined and then gave him an excuse of why I couldn't make it. "I'd love to go but it's short notice and my wife, I've got five kids, and there's just no way I could leave them for a week." Jay, who is amazing at closing deals, comes back and says, "Well, how about we do this. When I was younger, I took my family to the UK in the wintertime and we had an amazing time. I was speaking and I brought them and it was so great." And like sold me on this whole experience. I'm like, "Oh, that sounds cool."

He's like, "What if we did this. What if I cover your flights, and your wife's flights, and all your kid flights. Put you guys in business class. Put your kids in coach. We will fly you guys there. You can spend a week. We'll cover your hotel the whole time you're there. You'll live in luxury and we'll give you spending cash as well. Then you can come speak and sell to a group of 1200 entrepreneurs who are most of them are InfusionFoft users. You can sell ClickFunnels to them and keep half the money. I was like, "You're telling me, you're going to fly me, and my wife, and my kids, and my entire family out there. You're going to pay for everything. Plus, you'll give us spending money so we can blow some money while we're there. Plus, I get to sell."

Just so you guys know, right now I think the worst I've closed the ClickFunnels pitch in front of a live audience. Well, that's not true, not the worst. The very first time I did it. The very first time I ever did the presentation, I closed 38%. The second time I did 48%. The third time I did 93%. If I screw it up and I only close 50% of the room at 1200 people, that's 600 people times a grand. That'll be $600,000. I get half that. It would be $300,000. And you can say basically he's paying me $300,000 to come and speak. I was like, "How do you say no to that?" I'm like, "Let me call my wife and I'll get back to you." I had to go and call my wife and pitch her on it. Luckily she was closed by the irresistible offer as well, and so we're going to London, we're going to UK, and I'm excited.

Anyway, it's just super cool. No real reason to tell you guys for the podcast other than I'm excited. I hope you're excited. Maybe you got a tip or two out of Jay's Three Ways to Grow a Business. It's pretty cool. I'm excited. I'm on cloud nine. I feel like a rock star. It's like Michael Jordan calling you like, "Hey, man, we want you to play basketball for the Bulls. Are you in?" And you're like, I can't do that. He's like, "How about this, you can move into my house and you and your family can live here while you're playing for the Bulls." That's what it feels like. I don't know if that analogy makes sense. I'm not really basketball guy. I am a Michael Jordan guy though. That is one dude who I would love to meet.

Actually I should do like a success telesummit just with the only goal of getting Michael Jordan on it. How awesome would that be, just coordinate some really cool event just so you can have Michael Jordan be a part of it so you can talk to him? I might actually try to pull that off because that guy is amazing. There you go you guys. I am heading home to go play with the kids. I hope you guys are having a good time. I know I am excited right now. I'm a little tired because the next 30 days I am going to Australia and now the UK. Actually, this is my travel plan for the next 30 days, which is insane. Then I'm taking six months off. New Zealand, Australia, Arizona, Utah, Denver, Arizona, Phoenix I think, and then the UK. Then we have Thanksgiving right after that. It's nuts, but it will be fun. Helping the world know about ClickFunnels because it's important. That's how much I believe in our mission and what we're doing.

I hope you guys believe in what you're selling. If not, start selling something different. If you do, go out there and share your message with the world because you can change people's lives. I believe it. Hopefully I am showing you guys out there how I perform and what I'm doing. All right, with that said, I'm out of here guys. I appreciate you all. Have an amazing day. We will talk soon. Bye guys.


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