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It’s fun seeing how network marketers run their events, and how they do all their stuff. The one really interesting thing to me is that the majority of their time is on building belief and building relationships. You go to any of our events it’s focused on giving cool ideas and tips, things to increase what you’re doing. It’s all content. This is not. It’s like recognition, team building, belief. It’s interesting. It’s backwards in my mind. There’s obviously value. You go to MLM events, sometimes there are 2 or 3 thousand or 5 thousand people or more, where you don’t normally see that at the training events.

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Hey everyone, this is Russell Brunson and this is Marketing In Your Car. Alright that’s a lie, I’m not in my car. I’m in Las Vegas. My wife and I are here for a couple of days. The Pruvit event is happening, so we’re here to support that.

And to be speaking a little bit, sharing one of the funnels we’re building for the Pruvit guys, which will be cool. Other than that we’re hanging out in Vegas. Brian, who is the owner of Pruvit, we didn’t know this until we got here, they booked us a room, and he booked us a huge suite. I feel like a rock star right now, this suite is bigger than my house. Well, not quite but it’s pretty awesome.

I wanted to tell you guys a crazy story. Last night we decided to go to a show so we jumped in Uber. We’re headed out to the Bellagio, because the show is in the Bellagio. So we’re getting there, we had to be at the box office by 7:30 to get our tickets. Being the great planner my wife is, we got there at 7:15. We pull into the Bellagio front entranceway, past the fountains.

We get out of the car, we get our tickets and then we decided to go to Yellowtail. If you’ve never been to Yellowtail, it’s a sushi place inside of the Bellagio. It’s famous because they have a sushi roll that is rolled in pop rocks. Now the way I found out, a couple of years ago I was in this club called EO, you may of heard of it, it used to be called YEO, Young Entrepreneurs Organization , then all those young entrepreneurs got old and they changed the name to EO.

There’s still a YEO and then there’s EO, there’s two of them, right. So I was in this group, I was only in it for a few months and got kicked out because their rules are if you miss a meeting you can’t keep coming. I got kicked out cause I missed a meeting. Anyway, I’m in my EO Forum, we all went to Vegas together, when we were here, I don’t drink and all of them did. We did indoor skydiving, and they all wanted sushi and they were all real drunk.

They were like, “You’re the only one sober here, Russell, you can order something for us.” So I’m like alright and I’m ordering sushi like crazy, I have no idea what I’m even ordering. I’m just ordering a bunch for a table, like ten guys. Then they’re bringing out sushi and we’re eating tons of it. These guys are getting drunker and drunker, and I’m just eating sushi having a great time.

All the sudden I grab one of these rolls they brought out, pop one into my mouth and it starts popping. I’m like, “What the heck is this,” I grab the waiter and I’m like, “Dude, my mouth is popping. What’s happening?” and he’s like, “Oh yeah, that’s our,” whatever roll”, we roll it in pop rocks.” That is the coolest thing ever. So next time you’re in Vegas go to the Bellagio and eat at yellowtail and eat pop rock sushi, cause it’s amazing.

So we’re in the Bellagio, of course we’re going to go to yellowtail and get pop rock sushi, because what else are you going to do in Vegas. There’s nothing else better. So, we’re in Yellowtail, eating pop rock sushi having a great time. We have an hour before our show and we decide to walk around outside to the fountains. We go outside the Bellagio, there’s a bridge.

So we walk onto the bridge and all the sudden we look over to the side and on both sides there’s thousands of cop cars, everywhere. We notice we’re on the bridge, we’re looking over, and all the sudden there’s cops on both sides of the bridge yelling, “Get off the bridge, get off the bridge!” So we run over the bridge to get to the other side. There’s cops blocking the escalators and all these things.

So we get over there and we’re like, “Crap, we need to get back to the Bellagio. But the whole street on both sides of the Bellagio is completely blocked by cop cars. There’s no way to get back. We walked over to this cop, “How are we supposed to get back?” and he’s like, “You have to walk clear around this other way and then jay walk if you are ever going to get back to the Bellagio tonight.”

And we’re like, “What is happening?” and he’s like, “I don’t know, I think they’re filming a Bourne movie or something.” So we’re like, “Dude, are you serious? We’re going to see the Bourne movie. We’re going to see Matt Damon.” We’re going crazy, excited. How cool would that be to see the Bourne movie? So we walk around the whole thing, jay walk to get back to the Bellagio.

We’re out front where the car pick up. We’re looking out and we see cop cars wrapping the whole thing all around. We see cop cars, we see new cars. Maybe that’s like the film crew and all these things. We’re just watching like, “This is so cool. We’re going to see this big celebrity come out. We’re just waiting for something awesome to happen. Then nothing awesome happened. We had to go back to our show.

We went to the show, saw the circus. I can’t remember what it’s called. Circus thing where they do flips into water. It’s pretty cool. Then we leave and the whole thing is still blocked off, “Man, this must be a huge movie shoot. It’s been like 3 or 4 hours since we were there.” We call the Uber , and the Uber guy’s like, “ the strip is all blocked off, he can’t’ get here to pick you up. So we had to walk for like a mile to find the Uber dude. So then we did that, and Ubered back.

So then we get home and then today, we get the news paper in our huge suite. The front page says, “Shooting closes part of the strip. Part of the strip was closed Friday night as police investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred on the sidewalk in front of the Bellagio fountains after man was reportedly waving a gun and pointing it at people. Metropolitan police dept. officer, Harry Ladful confirmed the incident was an officer involved shooting and that the male suspect, whose name was not released, is in police custody.

Later police briefings on the scene, metro captain, Matt McCarthey said that at least two people were grazed by bullets during the shooting. The suspect was being booked in the Clark County Detention Center on numerous charges.” This is the best part. “The shooting occurred in front of the hotel casino fountains, 3600 Las Vegas BLVD south, just after 7:15 pm. 7:15! Do you remember what I told you a few seconds ago? We pulled up in the Uber in front of the fountains at 7:15!

I could have been one of those dudes that was grazed by a bullet, which is crazy. Later in the article it says that a lot of people thought that it was the filming for the Bourne movies, but it was not. The Bourne movie was filmed last week. That 3 or 4 times parts of Vegas had been shut down this week for filming for the Bourne movie, but it wasn’t this. So isn’t that crazy?

Yeah, it was pretty crazy. That was our night. We survived luckily, but it was close. We could have been grazed, as multiple people were. I just wanted to share that with you guys. That was kind of cool. It has nothing to do with marketing or business, but I thought it was interesting and kind of fun and kind of crazy. That’s it you guys, I’m going to go down right now to the Pruvit event. I’m going to see some real marketing happening. It’s fun watching this with Pruvit, they’re a network marketing company.

It’s fun seeing how network marketers run their events, and how they do all their stuff. The one really interesting thing to me is that the majority of their time is on building belief and building relationships. You go to any of our events it’s focused on giving cool ideas and tips, things to increase what you’re doing. It’s all content. This is not. It’s like recognition, team building, belief.

It’s interesting. It’s backwards in my mind. There’s obviously value. You go to MLM events, sometimes there are 2 or 3 thousand or 5 thousand people or more, where you don’t normally see that at the training events. We’re going to try to do more and more the blend of those two things at our events.

We’ve got, personal development, team building stuff along with all the content. Hopefully get the best of both worlds. I thought that kind of was interesting. I’m going to go hang out. I’m sure I’ll be sharing with you guys messages from inside. Whatever happens. Appreciate you all. Have an amazing day. We’ll talk soon.

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