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Marketing Highlights From My Trip To Australia, New Zealand And Phoenix

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One of the things in my mind I kept thinking about while I was there, I was thinking about a book. I'm like, "I want to write a book that I can use to target small business owners to get them into click funnels", right? That was kind of my thought process. The whole time I'm in Australia, I'm trying to think through that and I couldn't get the right angle, the right hook, so I kind of just that uneasy feeling when you're trying to create something, but you're not sure what it is and you're not sure of the right angle or direction, things like that.


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Hey everyone. This is Russell Brunson and welcome to Marketing In Your Car. Hey everyone. I hope you guys have been doing well. It's been a little while since you've heard from me. Actually you did hear from me once in Australia. I was ranting about that sushi place, so you have heard a little bit from me, but anyway it's like 6:00 in the morning, we are driving to go get passports done for the kids before school, and I just wanted to jump on and say hey. It's been a little bit.

Last week has been a crazy whirlwind. We flew last Monday, we flew from Boise and we flew over to New Zealand to go see Liz Benny and her family, and we had a super, just an awesome time. A chance to go see her. Liz joined our coaching program about a year ago and we had a chance to work with her for the last year and she's gone from being a successful social media manager for people and helping a ton of businesses, to taking her skills and expertise and teaching it to other people. She's helped thousands of people now become social media managers. She's put them in business and she's got success stories from people making 40 to 50 grand contracts and just so cool. So cool to see how her and her personality have been able to go out there and literally change the world in her way, and she's just getting started. You guys will hear more from her. It just keeps growing.

It was really cool. Actually the last part of the trip I had a dinner with some people, and they're all people that make tens of millions of dollars, and we were talking about just the impact we've had over the last year, and I just kind of shared the story. I said, "You know, I went to New Zealand and I was sitting in the house that Liz was in, and she was in the process of packing up this house because she's moving to their beautiful new home they just purchased."

She showed me, she was like, "This is the chair I was sitting in, this is the computer I was looking at when I saw the ad with your face on it, and I clicked on it and then this is where I filled out the application." She's like, "I spent hours going over the application because I was so nervous and all these different things." She was like, "I put my heart and my soul into it. This is where I applied and then this is where you guys asked me for $25,000", and she's like, "We were driving around here and I was saying, "No, we can't do it. It's too much money and we had saved that money for our future home and all these things."

Finally she was like, "We were in this room when we decided to do it, and then we had our first call, and this is where I was sitting, and this is where Kristy and I were sitting when we had our first Skype call, and she's now a year later and done almost a million dollars in sales. We just purchased our dream house and all this good that's come from it", and it was just I don't know. We get in this business and we think about the dollars, the numbers, and the conversion, and all those kind of things. That trip just gave me a chance to make it more real and to see the end result of what we're doing, why we're really doing it. It was emotional for me, and it was exciting, and it was awesome to see her, and see them, and meet her little kids. They're super cute. Anyway, it was just great.

We were only there for like 24 hours and we went and cruised around, made some videos, we went to the place where the filmed Chronicles of Narnia, and we had a quad copter and filmed Liz out in the middle of this huge field where the war was at and the quad copter flying over the top of her. There's going to be some cool videos that come from that I'm sure. Anyway, that was pretty awesome. Yeah, it was just overall it was just a great little trip.

From there we flew to Australia. In Australia, we met with a guy named Ian Marsh. He was business partners with a guy named Mal Emory and then he actually bought Mal's business from him. Mal is always called the Dan Kennedy of Australia which is kind of cool. I've known Mal for probably six or seven years now. He interviewed me back in the day for his CD of the month club, and that's how I got to know him. I went and spoke four or five years ago for them. Flew out to the Gold Coast and spoke for him and then this time, so we went out there to that event. They had a smaller group. It was just a really neat group, and I had the chance to share Funnel Hacks and Click Funnels with everybody.

It's kind of funny. It's awkward when you're in a room and you're about to sell Click Funnels and you ask, "Who in here has click funnels?" Everybody's hand goes up, and then you're like, "Who in here's ever seen this presentation?" Half the hands go up. You're like, "Man, how am I going to convert this audience?" How am I going to make some money selling? But I ended up selling over 25% of the room. Yeah, over 25% of the room. Which, when you consider who already had click funnels, it was like 150% of the room that I closed, so that's pretty cool.

Then later on they wanted me to sell our higher end coaching program, but I felt bad the audience had been sold a lot over the week and I was like, "You know what? I'm just going to serve and give and just help", so I did a really cool session. It's the very first session we do inside of our ignite program, and I did that with everybody. I think it turned out really cool. It was awesome.

We did that, and then hung out there, jumped in the water, it was freezing cold, and went and saw Sydney, the big, huge bridge, and the opera house, and did that. I got to hang out with one of the coolest people I know. His name's Darren Stevens. He joined our mastermind group this last year, and so he's come to Boise three or four times and had a chance to hang out with him there, which was awesome. If you read the book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, he's the dude that did all the marketing behind that. It sold like 40 million copies of the book. One of the smartest people I've ever met, so I had an awesome time hanging out with him and getting to know him better, and just really cool, just a great experience.

One of the things in my mind I kept thinking about while I was there, I was thinking about a book. I'm like, "I want to write a book that I can use to target small business owners to get them into click funnels", right? That was kind of my thought process. The whole time I'm in Australia, I'm trying to think through that and I couldn't get the right angle, the right hook, so I kind of just that uneasy feeling when you're trying to create something, but you're not sure what it is and you're not sure of the right angle or direction, things like that.

Anyway, that was kind of happening. Then the next day after we finished hanging out with Ian and Darren and all those guys, then ... Oh and it was funny. We were out filming on the back patio in Australia, the hotel, filming some testimonials and all of a sudden this guy comes out and he's like, "Are you Russell Brunson?" I'm like, "Yeah, who are you?" He's like, "Dude, I'm a Click Funnels member. We have a dog training business", and he's like, "I love Click Funnels." He's like, "This is so random. I was here at my buddy's wedding. I look out on the back porch and Russell freaking Brunson's sitting there." Which was pretty cool. Anyway that was cool.

Then we flew to Phoenix for Joe Polish's 25K group, which was really cool. It's interesting, I almost joined his group four years ago and I went to the initial meeting, and I'm like, I'm not super good at networking. I always kind of struggle with that. I usually go to events more for the content. Honestly, and if Joe hears this, I'll feel bad, but the content wasn't ground, earth-shattering. That's what I remember four years ago, and so I didn't join back then.

This is now four years later, I decided let's join again. I went to the event. It was kind of similar. The content was good. There was nothing amazing, but the network of people he put in the room was amazing. Again, I'm not a very good networker, so I don't think I really benefited from it last time, but this time I brought one of my friends, Dave Woodward. He's on our team. He's a really good networker, so he came with me and we kind of used that together to tag team and to network. That turned out awesome.

I probably will from this point forward be a genius network member. Just the people in the room were amazing. So many cool people. People that in different markets, I would have only have dreams about getting to know that I became friends with and it was awesome. He's done a good job there. I did hear a couple presentations that were inspiring, and got one and maybe two speakers from there that are going to come speak at funnel hacking live, which is exciting.

Some of you guys may know Shawn Stevenson, he's this little short guy. If you search Shawn Stevenson in Google, it's someone who I've looked up to for a long time, and I had a chance to hear him speak. Then afterwards his wife came up to me. She's like, "Russell", she's like, "We love click funnels." I'm like, "You do?" I'm like, "I love you guys", and I was so excited, and so I'm like, "What would it take to get Shawn to come speak at our event?" She's like, "A little bit of money." I'm like, "Done, let's do it", so that's going to be awesome.

I'm going to pause this because I'm driving the car behind my kids and they just voxed me, so give me second to check out what they just said.

All right. I'm back from listening to my kids. They were singing me songs on Voxer. So stinking cute, I love them. I hope it recorded that because I came back and that clip was closed, so crossing my fingers you guys didn't lose the first half of my message.

Anyway, so Shawn Stevenson, who is the man, is going to come speaking at the event for sure. This other dude that, it was really cool, he gave a cool talk on us entrepreneurs, and about how weird we are, and how it's normal, and how we're not alone, and it's cool. I think I'm going to ask him if he wants to kind of come speak. I'm not real quite sure the tangibles from his presentation yet, but I got chills like five times. As an entrepreneur, I was just like, "Oh, this guy gets me." Anyway it was cool.

Anyway, there was some really good things. I just, those of you guys who know me and how I teach at my events, everything is very tangible and you leave with like 80 pages of notes, where this one I really didn't leave with any notes at all, but I left with feelings. I guess that's more, that was probably more so feelings of how do I change things, how do I focus more on family, focus more on, the one thing Joe said that was cool was like, "Multiplication through subtraction." How to do more by cutting things out. I think it was more of a week, two days of reflection for me of like what I can do different as opposed to here's cool stuff I could do. Which I guess is good. It's backwards from what I'm used to, and kind of what I typically like, but anyway. There you go. It was good though. I appreciated it and Joe's a class act. I like him a lot, so yeah. There you go on that.

I did that for two days and then last night flew home, and I'm in the airport, we're hanging out eating dinner, me and Dave, and all the sudden this guy comes up to me, he's like, "Excuse me, are you Russell Brunson?" I'm like, "Yeah." He's like, "I've got your book in my backpack. I'm flying home right now." I was like, "Were you at the genius network?" He's like, "No, what's that?" I'm like, "So you're just randomly flying through the airport and you just saw me?" He's like, "Yeah, I got your book." He's like, "I'm improving. I'm drinking my ketones." We were literally drinking keytones right when he was there.

It was just awesome, so did that, jumped on my plane, flew home, get in an Uber on the way home and on the drive home the Uber dude was like, he was like, "I'm just driving Uber while I build my business." I'm like, "Oh yeah? What's your business?" He's like, "Oh, I'm creating an online membership site teaching people how to whatever." I was like, "Are you serious?" I was like, "Dude, that is my world. That's all I know, and that's the only thing I know how to do." He's like, "What?" It was just, so I totally sold Uber dude some Click Funnels, which was pretty awesome and he was so excited, so anyway it was a great week. A lot of just cool things came from it.

I did a couple Periscopes on the road. If you guys missed them, I did one with Liz in the coffee shop where she kind of built her business, which was cool. I did one, where was the other one I did? Oh, I did one with Darren Stevens which was awesome. He told the strategy how he sells usually on average, about $80,000 worth of sales from his book before he even starts printing his book. Which was like the coolest ninja strategy on earth, so that was cool. Then I did a Periscope from Phoenix talking about all the cool things that Tony Robbins taught. Tony Robbins spoke at the event, which was cool. Tony Robbins spoke and it was awesome, and so I kind of shared all the highlights from Tony's presentation, and also John Paul Mitchell. I guess his name's Austin, it's not Mitchell. John Paul Dejoria or whatever, he spoke too, which is kind of cool how he became a billionaire. That was pretty sweet.

Anyway, if you missed any of those Periscopes, go check them out. Go to and those periscopes should be listed in there probably about the same spot that this podcast is, but go watch those, they were awesome. If you’re not on my Periscopes, you need to get on them. Cool stuff's happening everyday I'm doing Periscopes, dropping some bombs, dropping some gold, and I promise I will make it worth your while for you guys to come and hang out on those.

There you go. I'm almost to the passport place, still pitch black outside, totally tired and jet-lagged, and my body doesn't know what time of day it is, or night time, or anything, but that's okay because I'm home, and I'm with my kids and my wife, and this morning it was just so fun. At the airport I found these little minion tic tacs, so I brought them all home minion tic tacs. I woke them up this morning and gave them minion tic tacs. Every single one of them were all drowsy and they look up and they see the minions and they say, "Oh cool dad." It was just the best $2.00 I ever spent. Anyway I'm rambling. I'm out of here. Appreciate you guys. Have an amazing day, and we'll talk soon. Bye.


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