[8,000th Post] Would Like To Meet A Bouncer..

by John Taylor 36 replies
Maybe one of my favourite quotations will help with the
context..

The size of the future you actually experience will largely be determined by one factor: the people you choose to connect with. When you invite people who are truly committed to growth into every aspect of your life, your own potential for growth becomes truly unlimited.
~~Dan Sullivan
One of the factors that has had a huge impact upon my
success is building relationships with the right people.

I'm already in regular contact with a number of fellow
warriors, we share ideas, discuss aspirations, occasionally
we work together. But most of all we question and challenge
each other, we bounce ideas and plans around.

The purpose of this thread is to encourage you to team up
with people who are at a similar level to you. Set up a regular
Skype call, share ideas, challenge each others thinking, push
your colleagues to set and achieve stretching goals.

One of the biggest barriers to success in online marketing is
the isolation. Regular communication with other marketers
is good for business.

BUT, don't look for people who are just like you! You shouldn't
be looking for clones, you don't want people who will simply
tell you what they think you want to hear.

Find people who have a different view, people who's approach
is different to yours. You need that spark, that energy that
a bit of conflict can generate.

Go for it!

John
P.S. If you think we could challenge each other let me know.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #bouncer #business #coaching #feedback #ideas #meet #post #team work
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  • Profile picture of the author vorales
    Hello John,

    I would like to congratulate you on your 8000th post.

    Hope you got what ever you dreamt of from this forum and i do agree with you that building relation is very integral part of IM where one can share ideas and opportunities.

    Guess you have a point that i would rather go for...


    Thanks for sharing......
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
      Hi John

      Congrats on your 8,000th!

      Great post about communicating, the isolation and the cloning!

      I've found through experience that working with 'clones' just doesn't work at a practical level although I hadn't really thought through why, until I read your post.

      >>P.S. If you think we could challenge each other let me know.

      I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy!

      Cheers,

      Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author tommyfocus
    8000 posts?? Wow!!! Congrats are in order.
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    • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
      Originally Posted by tommyfocus View Post

      8000 posts?? Wow!!! Congrats are in order.
      John used to be a regular member of the forum when all the posts were etched onto clay tablets...

      [runs and hides]
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        John, first off, congrats on your 8,000th post.

        As for your advice, what can I say? I sometimes wish I had half the smarts
        that you and a few other people here have.

        Looking forward to your next 8000.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cali16
        Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

        John used to be a regular member of the forum when all the posts were etched onto clay tablets...

        [runs and hides]
        LOL, Karl!!

        John, congrats on 8,000 posts! That's amazing. At the rate I'm going, it will take me only 32 more years to get there! I don't even want to think how old I will be then....
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  • Good Onya Mate!

    Great Post! You actually sucked me in with
    the headline because I was a Bouncer for 8 years
    before I saw the light

    Take Care,

    Michael Silvester
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Congratulations on your 8,000th post, oh ancient and haggard one!

    As a participant in a group much like you describe in your post, I also encourage other Warriors to do the same. Skype is a wonderful thing.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    8000th post. Congratz!

    Oh, and one last thing since you asked for a challenge. I wish there's a challenge here for guys with more that 5000 post to select newbies and guide them. The first newbies group who will be able to make a decent product launch and earn lets say $10,000.00 in two weeks will be the winner...

    What do you say about that john?

    just my .02

    ~Omar aka RapidScc
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Hi John,

    I would also like to congratulate you on your 8000 posts. I really hope that you got to where you wanted to get from posting so many posts.

    You are truly a WINNER and congrats for being one of those people who TAKE ACTION in order to reach their goals.

    Now, it is my turn to go 8000 posts.

    I'll get there too.

    Tal
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      Congratulations Taylor. I especially enjoy exchanging barbs with you on Skype.

      Of course, now I must mull over your subject line "Would Like To Meet A Bouncer..". I have a roomful of hamsters computing the various possibilities of its meaning. They are entering the regional factors into their computations -- like living amongst ducks too long, excessive rain having turned your brain soggy, all that over-cooked oatmeal lodged in your intestines ...
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      • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
        Well done John, 4 posts a day, gives a lot of time for relaxing in sunny Scotland.

        Skype is brilliant for talking and bouncing ideas around.
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
          Hi John,

          Congrats on the 8000 posts!

          I for one have learned a lot reading them.

          Your OP reminded me of an ebook I had read a few years ago titled:
          The Mindset And The Mastermind.

          So, I dug it up, blew off the cyber dust and decided to make it
          available so other Warriors here could read it too.

          No strings attached and no sign-up required.

          Here's the link: The Mindset And The Mastermind

          Thanks again for all you insightful posts.

          Have a Great Day!
          Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
          Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

          Skype is brilliant for talking and bouncing ideas around.
          Bev,

          Try using Whiteboard Meeting For Skype...
          WhiteBoardMeeting allows users to draw vector graphics, insert text and images, edit existing objects. All users see eachother creating and editing objects right away.

          You can have multiple meetings with different user groups at the same time. You can even invite other users after you have prepared the work offline.

          And all this in WhiteBoardMeeting Basic without having to pay anything. But of course you can buy WhiteBoardMeeting Pro and collaborate without limits.
          It makes it a lot easier to communicate ideas when you
          add a visual element.

          John
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          • Profile picture of the author Mark McWilliams
            Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

            Thanks for that link John!

            And congrats on the 8,000 posts. Not long left until I get there!

            Thanks
            Mark
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            • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
              Hey John,

              Congratulate on your 8000th post. Allow me to shake your hand through the internet and let me say thanks for all that useful wisdom, which I read from you till now.

              I wish you all the best for your next 8000 posts.

              Sandor
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            • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
              John,
              If you think we could challenge each other let me know.
              [chuckle] Don't you know? They're all afraid of you!

              Besides, most people still believe that whole "Respect your elders" thing. =};'}=-


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              • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
                Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post


                Besides, most people still believe that whole "Respect your elders" thing. =};'}=-
                "Most people" Paul?

                Well, in that case who're the others?

                And, shouldn't that be "respect your Elmers"?

                John
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                • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                  John,
                  "Most people" Paul?

                  Well, in that case who're the others?
                  They're the smart ones. They realize that age has nothing to do with whether someone deserves respect or not.
                  And, shouldn't that be "respect your Elmers"?
                  See? A perfect example. A fine young man, who proves you don't have to be old to be a wise guy.


                  Paul
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                • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
                  Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

                  Originally Posted by Paul Myers

                  Besides, most people still believe that whole "Respect your elders" thing. =};'}=-
                  "Most people" Paul?

                  Well, in that case who're the others?

                  And, shouldn't that be "respect your Elmers"?

                  John
                  I represent that.

                  You, Dr. Taylor, should be ashamed of yourself for taking such an obviously cheap shot.
                  I am wounded to the core and may never recover.

                  Respectfully yours,

                  Elmer "yeah I'm old; so what?" Hurlstone
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
        Hey John,

        8000 posts - well done....

        I agree with you about the networking....I have found that it's
        very limiting to have only yourself to bounce ideas around. It's
        so much easier to have like minded people, whom you can trust,
        to chat to and brainstorm with.

        Now, to expand my group......

        Regards

        Greg
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        • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
          Hello John,

          Congrats on your 8,000 plus posts.

          If there's one thing I've learned from you and other long term high number posters it's consistency, determination and dedication--ok, that's three things.

          Everyone here should take your advice regarding networking very seriously. It will keep you sane.

          Thank you, sir, for being here!

          Elmer
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Buckley
    Congrats on your 8,000th post.

    John's original posts are a little difficult to read unless you are proficient with cuneiform
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    Congratulations on the 8,000, this forum is so great because of the input from people like you.

    TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Hey John,

    I really hope everyone rereads your post and then takes the time to think about. Especially the part about getting involved in a mastermind group. I'm involved with such a group and boy are they diversified.

    Ideas slash through Skype every day and some great fun slinging a barb or two at everybody. One of the things we do together is to motivate each other to take action on our ideas.

    Then there is the matter of accountability too the group as a whole as well as yourself. Sometimes its much easier to carry through a project when you are accountable to the mastermind group.

    John, congrats on the 8003 now and here's looking forward too being around to read your 16,000 post.

    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Lowry
    Congrats John,

    I've been out of the game for about a year and looking to come back with a vengeance. One of my primary goals is to have more of a team around me, that extends to peers and mastermind groups.

    Here's to your next 8,000.

    Cheers,
    Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author James Turner
    Wow! 8,000 posts and only 4 posts a day.

    2,000 days of dedication!

    Congrats John

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author BeachCruzer
    Congratulations on the 8,000th post. I agree, networking with like-minded people can have a positive impact on your business.

    Michael Cruz
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  • Profile picture of the author jbolte1976
    John,

    That's impressive...8000 posts. I'd be interesting to see the projects you've worked on along the journey. 5 years? Congrats and good luck. I hope your next 8000 are even more enjoyable.

    Jason
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    • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
      Originally Posted by jbolte1976 View Post

      John,

      That's impressive...8000 posts. I'd be interesting to see the projects you've worked on along the journey. 5 years? Congrats and good luck. I hope your next 8000 are even more enjoyable.

      Jason
      Jason,

      Way back in 2003 I created the first ebook on
      "Testing & Tracking" - that was a baptism of
      fire!

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        Just a tip o' the hat to one of my fave WF members for his 8000 posts... most of them with horrible spelling.

        *raises glass*

        Cheers!

        Becky
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