Dan Kennedy about to exit if not already has

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Here is what he said about his impending death
and Adam Witty...

https://dankennedytribute.com/?fbcli...SWAYyiXL6YTJQo
#dan #exit #kennedy
  • Originally Posted by ewenmack View Post

    Here is what he said about his impending death
    and Adam Witty...

    https://dankennedytribute.com/?fbcli...SWAYyiXL6YTJQo
    I read about this last night. One of Kennedy's students posted something on Facebook about Kennedy being near death.

    I've met Kennedy many times, and have spoken to him at length. Nobody knows more about marketing than Dan Kennedy.

    It's not exactly like losing a friend, or a Father...but it's close. He influenced thousands of lives. He's the real deal.

    What a strange thing he must be going through, being fully conscious...knowing it will end very soon.

    I met his wife, Carla at a recent event. I didn't know who she was. Just standing alone at a table. I talked to her for a few hours. A very nice lady. She talked about their dog, what they went through when they were starting out...normal stuff.

    It was obvious that she didn't really want to be there interacting with strangers. And we didn't talk about marketing or business at all. Like I said, a very nice lady.

    I hope he's not in great pain. His life was worth living. Hundreds of people can genuinely give him a lot of the credit for their success.

    I've read every one of his books, and bought most of his programs. There are hundreds. All packed with useful insights. He's a Legend.

    Recently Keanu Reeves was asked what he thought happened after you died. He said "I know that the ones who love us will miss us.". Yes.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterme
    Oh wow, what sad news. He was pivotal in my career. A "force multiplier" to it you might say. The first time I read one of his books I felt my brain was on fire.

    That final letter of his was wonderful.

    I'm swiping it for when I'm near death.
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    • Originally Posted by misterme View Post

      Oh wow, what sad news. He was pivotal in my career. A "force multiplier" to it you might say. The first time I read one of his books I felt my brain was on fire.
      I honestly don't remember which book it was..or was it a set of tapes? Anyway, it as from Dan Kennedy. It is what drove me to learn about advertising and marketing, when all I knew was selling. And I can honestly say that my study of copywriting and marketing contributed the most to any success I had in selling.

      I felt the same as you. When I would go see Dan give a talk...even a full day seminar, it was the most information packed experience.

      His talk selling Magnetic Marketing is the first talk I dismantled and studied on how to sell from the stage. Today, there is a Guru for almost any marketing Niche. And most of them learned from Dan Kennedy.

      Kennedy is the only speaker and author that would be selling something (every talk was a pitch. Every book was a sales letter), who would do...right in front of you...what he was teaching you to do.

      He was giving a talk to his group of maybe 1,000 at an event of his....and he was talking about becoming a guru.

      He said "Be the wizard. But beware the wizards"....and I leaned over to a woman sitting next to me and whispered.."..said the Wizard". She looked at me like I was from Mars.

      His book and course on speaking for money (meaning pitching to a group) is a masterpiece.

      On Facebook, talking with a few of his serious students (and gurus in their own right), I mentioned that he spent almost ten years...one day away from retiring.

      Every event, every book, every class...was the last one on the subject...because he was going to retire very...very soon. It became an inside joke in the community. This was his last event covering (whatever), and seating was limited, and the tapes were only available today to the first 12 people to got to the back of the room. Most people in the room were savvy. We knew it was nonsense, but we bought anyway, because we knew it was going to be great, and it always was.

      Today I was visited by a marketer in the vacuum cleaner industry, he is a student of Kennedy's. We started joking about Dan's funeral. About how you would pay $300 to attend, pay another $500 for preferential seating, and another $5,000 to have a photo taken with Dan in his casket.

      It's just surreal. It's odd reading Kennedy tributes when he's still alive. Odd reading a letter from Dan, saying he's on his way out....

      May I suggest his autobiography Unfinished Business. His life was interesting, and like any marketing guru I've ever met..he's just a guy, maybe a tad smarter than most....who had/has a talent for teaching people how marketing and sales really works, warts and all.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterme
    I just heard he passed away a few days ago.

    Oops but then, read the news was premature. As of 8/23/19 he's still alive, not expected to recover. Source: http://kenmccarthy.com/blog/dan-kennedy
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  • The ball is what it is, I guess.


    We may be on it, playin' it, talkin' it, or loftin' its kicks 'pon glory of pedestal.


    Or we may jus' be writin' 'bout it , best we can.


    Cos that is what we kinda do.


    Anywan doubts Kennedy ain't a writah before he anythin' else gotta wonder why he ain't jus' shufflin' off into the Void without a care.


    Our evry experience prompts & produces potential discourse.


    Like we equallin' out supply & demand so evrywan happy.


    Imminent demise ain't nevah too bright, but I love so how he wishin' for positive stuffs in his present capacity of Guy Dishin' Clarity of Purpose.
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    Lightin' fuses is for blowin' stuff together.

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  • I had no idea this existed. Dan Kennedy has a Youtube channel that has lots of hour long interviews Dan Kennedy is doing with other experts.....

    But even better, they have posted his best seminars from the $1,500 paid events over the years.

    It's just a Youtube channel. I subscribed, but you don't have to.

    Here is the first part of a great seminar he gave.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Cohen
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      I had no idea this existed. Dan Kennedy has a Youtube channel that has lots of hour long interviews Dan Kennedy is doing with other experts.....

      But even better, they have posted his best seminars from the $1,500 paid events over the years.

      It's just a Youtube channel. I subscribed, but you don't have to.

      Here is the first part of a great seminar he gave.

      Dan Kennedy - Mailbox Millions Part 1 - YouTube
      Interestingly, he talks about the "Grim Reaper" coming for him someday in Part 2.

      Alex
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  • As said in the letter;

    "Update as of 8/28/19: No change in Dan's condition, he is still with us and still in hospice. The notes and tributes are being shared with him, and they are brightening his mood."
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  • Goodness me - this is sad news.

    Been applying Dan's expertise for decades - fair to say he was absolutely pivotal in making my career successful.

    About 20 plus years ago I was reading one of his books - where he offered to critique an Ad (he once said in a seminar if everyone sent in their Ads he wouldn't be able to do anything else).

    Anyway I got my critique - it became one of my proudest possessions - mainly because he liked the Ad!

    Of course he suggested improvements - which I applied and the response soared.


    Steve
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    • Originally Posted by Steve The Copywriter View Post

      Goodness me - this is sad news.

      Been applying Dan's expertise for decades - fair to say he was absolutely pivotal in making my career successful.

      About 20 plus years ago I was reading one of his books - where he offered to critique an Ad (he once said in a seminar if everyone sent in their Ads he wouldn't be able to do anything else).

      Anyway I got my critique - it became one of my proudest possessions - mainly because he liked the Ad!

      Of course he suggested improvements - which I applied and the response soared.


      Steve
      I offered the same service to my newsletter subscribers. Much of my marketing....paid newsletter subscriptions, formatting of newsletters, free trial offers, bonuses....were based on his marketing.

      i got a script of his Magnetic Marketing talk once, and studied every aspect of it; Transitions to selling, promises made, objections handled, etc. It's a remarkable template for selling from the stage. I used to go to the Kennedy events, mostly to study the sales talks from the stage, and see which were the most successful.


      By the way, when I offered a free ad critique, I would get only a few percent of the people actually use it.

      And critiquing an ad is far easier than writing one. And the errors are generally very easy to spot.

      I remember a woman sent me her ad, and I made suggestions. She used the ad, and wrote me that she got no sales at all from it. I knew the ad was a winner. I kept asking questions, trying to find the problem.

      It was a retail ad for a brick and mortar store. Finally, she let it slip that she ran the ad in a town newspaper 50 miles away. I asked why she didn't run the ad in her own town. She told me it was because it was cheaper to run it in a different city.

      A case of
      "I lost my keys over here"
      "Then why are you looking over there?"
      "The light's better".
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    This copy and pasted from Lee Milteer
    who has spent time with Dan in Hospice...

    "Posted By Lee Milteer
    DATE: 9/5/19
    FROM: DAN S. KENNEDY, PERSONALLY

    Hello from Dan,

    First off THIS IS Me - two-finger typing propped up in my hospice bed, Dog by my side. As I read and have been read over 700 plus mostly long, heartfelt, emotional letters received direct or forwarded from Vicky, Tonya, the NO BS office, Pete, Lee, etc. I am deeply moved and touched.

    I want to say a sincere Thank you for all of you who have taken the time and effort to share with me your thoughts.

    I discovered each and almost every one contains a dramatic, detail-rich story involving that person "extracting" and concentrating on just one or two of my/OUR Principles to change the trajectories of their lives in many different ways. These letters are NOT "testimonials." If you will read any dozen you will be as stunned and awestruck as I am.

    I have realized THIS is the real Work, THESE are The Principles, these stories must be told, and who better to tell them to each other than YOU? NO B.S. Inner Circle must become all about THIS Body of Work; OUR Work. ..... a true tribe sharing our stories and learning together from each others stories. In 40 years I have never seen Principle revealing stories like these. NEVER.

    I have had long conversations with Adam and Lee about the future for Magnetic Marketing and it is very important that Our Tribe go forth together supporting each other. I have shared some new ideas of some new coaching programs and the direction of how I feel the business needs to go in so our students of entrepreneurial success --our Renegade Millionaire philosophy living life on our own terms can be expanded. I want Adam to have more of our serious students teaching my life work because they learned it and have most importantly implemented it to create some extraordinary businesses.

    As a planner I do have a large backlog and library of STUFF in the vault that should I leave is waiting to be used, and NO BS has a number of products that we have filmed and created and not brought to market yet, in a true Disneyesque fashion the vault is full and runneth over.

    So I urge you all to stay in OUR tribe and take my 40 year plus teachings and help each other.

    It's a tough world out there and we need a community of Right Thinkers to keep us all on the path now more than ever and not fall into the trap that uninformed business owners often take not even knowing there is a better path a place to be. To quote Hugh Hefner from the Playboy Club "We are of good cheer because we are in here, not outside looking in." I want you all to remain in Good Cheer!!

    Thank you for your unparalleled outpouring of love and support.

    Dan"

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  • Elvis really died.

    Andy Kaufman really died.

    Dan Kennedy? Not so much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebulba
    Wow, I guess I knew this would come some day, but Dan just always seemed to be there.


    Dan's book the Ultimate Sales Letter changed my life and set me on the road to REAL Marketing.


    This hurts.


    Seb
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    This in the last 3 hours
    from Lee Milteer...

    Update on Dan Kennedy: from Lee Milteer. Dan and I plus Nick from Advantage all met this morning for an hour for a strategy conference call. Dan and I had a few minutes of personal chit chat. He says he is dealing with so many Doctors and Nurses it's like a MASH OPERATION. He is still dealing with Diabetes complications they are trying to keep him as comfortable as possible. Dan is clearly invigorated when he is working on projects he loves. He gave Nick and I some great direction on keeping OUR Tribe together. He is also reviewing his stuff in the "Vault "and when to release new stuff he has done. He said I have enough stuff for years!! During our Hour with Dan today he mapped out things to do if he was around or not around. Clearly we all want him to hang around!!!

    He mentioned to me last week on how people he knew but had not had contact with in years were now posting to their herds and social media about of their close relationship with him who are just trying to leverage association with him. He actually jokes about it and says: Many of these people have not talked to me or been a client or a seminar of mine in years. He says: NOW they want to now Claim I am their bosom buddies. He said - I value my people and they know truth from impostors!! AS in all things in life CONSIDER THE SOURCE!!!

    //END//











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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    "Update: Dan has finally been moved to his personal home in Ohio and now is in home Hospice and has Nursing Care and has his Dog at his side. I am speaking to him and he is as always being Dan and is spending whatever time he can daily dealing with cleaning up Stuff so when the time comes he knows everything has been taken care of. I am deeply sorry to say- Sadly we are now limited in our time with him. Lee Milteer
    this is posted due to a member emailing our office and asking for it. Lee is mainly only posting on her own page now. for updates see.ehe her page. Toni Gray assistant for Lee Milteer."
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    Update: Lee Milteer.
    September 29 at 3:26 AM

    Dan Kennedy and I hanging out at an event. HE IS STILL ALIVE and has all his mental capabilities. Dan is NOW at his home in Ohio with Home care Hospice. He is suffering from complications from Diabetes. Many people think he has Cancer and I will tell you he DOES NOT have any Cancer at all. He has nurses around the clock and his Dog on his bed as much as possible. He is listening to the News on TV as it was the Radio and he LOVES TRUMP. He thinks the current Trump "problem" will go away from lack of evidence as always ---he said. He said he would love to live to see Trump elected again. He is still being read "letters" from people who sent them to the Dan Kennedy tribute page and still amazed to keep getting more each day. He told me--he is sleeping the Lion's part of the day. He is missing his Horses and racing very much.

    AT this point Dan is refusing any additional Medical interventions ---He is over the medical Torture and wants nature to take its course. This could last weeks or months but Dan is deciding to Make His Own ending ON HIS OWN TERMS NOW. So like Dan to be controlling his own environment. ( no matter what I say to try to motivate him --He has made his Own Decision)
    He is not typing anymore but he is dictating instructions when he has some for people or projects. He told me he was slightly amused at the people who CLAIM to be so close to him who he has NOT PERSONALLY heard from in years and now have written to their herds what a great mentor he was to them but they unsubscribed to his e mails years ago. I have been hopping angry at a few of these PHONIES and he with his normal sense of humor said: Let them all jump on the bandwagon if they want -- truth always comes out in the end. Dan is a huge truth teller and he knows phonies from real friends.
    Many people are asking me to please pass on INFORMATION to him or ask him questions. I cannot do that----------- In the limited time I get to talk to him the last thing on my agenda is to talk about other people. He and I have been best friends for many years and we are having our Personal Conversations. Plus he is asking me to take over parts of his business so he is always giving me details of things that should be done. So here is my update about Dan. Please now Pray for him to be in comfort for the time he has left. I have had some serious losses in my life but I will tell you as I have him. Losing Dan in my life is one of my Biggest life losses. I love him deeply and the thought of us not being able to talk or see each other in the future is frankly the worst. He has been my True Family and the ONLY support I ever had in my life so I am in deep mourning. The thought of not having Dan in my life is heartbreaking for me.
    These updates are literally hell for me to write. Lots of Tears trying to write them Wanting reality to be very different than it is now.
    Please feel to share this update about Dan Kennedy since there are still so many false rumors floating around and this is the truth and the update. Lee Milteer
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    • Originally Posted by ewenmack View Post

      He is listening to the News on TV as it was the Radio and he LOVES TRUMP. He thinks the current Trump "problem" will go away from lack of evidence as always ---he said.
      Frankly, it's the main reason I stopped going to Kennedy events and cancelled the subscription to his monthly newsletter. It was a very very conservative group. That was OK with me, but eventually (Maybe starting when Obama was elected) about 25% of every speech, and 25% of every newsletter was political in nature. That's not why I was there.

      All that being said, Kennedy is still the most savvy marketing guy on the planet. I've never heard him give a talk (and I've heard him speak over 100 times) without delivering deep insights and profound marketing truths.
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      • Profile picture of the author max5ty
        [QUOTE=Claude Whitacre;11547729]Frankly, it's the main reason I stopped going to Kennedy events and cancelled the subscription to his monthly newsletter. It was a very very conservative group. That was OK with me, but eventually (Maybe starting when Obama was elected) about 25% of every speech, and 25% of every newsletter was political in nature. That's not why I was there.

        Most small business owners lean to the right for obvious reasons.

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...siness-owners/
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  • Let's don't let a good thread turn political and get posts deleted.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    From Lee Milteer:

    DAN KENNEDY NEWS; HUGE a memo from Dan himself to me this morning and I have spoken with him and Carla and THERE IS HOPE. FROM: Dan Kennedy

    Dictated on 10-7-2019

    There may be a MIRACLE in the making. Please no premature elation but here are the facts: tests have shown the key markers of several of the worst of my convergent medical problems have normalized and additional tests have suggested a path forward and could restore my life to a functional level. Consequently I have been removed from hospice and have begun a new treatment regimen along with a rehab regimen the outcomes of both far from guaranteed. There will be more information within the next two to three weeks and I will have a lot more to say about all of this then.

    Updates like this that are directly from me and can be accessed by everybody at nobsinnercircle.com or for those of you connected with Lillo-Kennedy from Pete Lillo. And Lee Milteer These are the only official sources.

    So it is possible you have not seen the last of me yet. As always your prayers and good wishes are felt and appreciated. I'll release more news when it exists.

    Dan
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    • Originally Posted by ewenmack View Post

      From Lee Milteer:

      DAN KENNEDY NEWS; HUGE a memo from Dan himself to me this morning and I have spoken with him and Carla and THERE IS HOPE. FROM: Dan Kennedy

      Dictated on 10-7-2019

      There may be a MIRACLE in the making. Please no premature elation but here are the facts: tests have shown the key markers of several of the worst of my convergent medical problems have normalized and additional tests have suggested a path forward and could restore my life to a functional level. Consequently I have been removed from hospice and have begun a new treatment regimen along with a rehab regimen the outcomes of both far from guaranteed. There will be more information within the next two to three weeks and I will have a lot more to say about all of this then.

      Updates like this that are directly from me and can be accessed by everybody at nobsinnercircle.com or for those of you connected with Lillo-Kennedy from Pete Lillo. And Lee Milteer These are the only official sources.

      So it is possible you have not seen the last of me yet. As always your prayers and good wishes are felt and appreciated. I'll release more news when it exists.

      Dan
      Honestly, I've learned a valuable lesson from all this.

      Never announce that you are close to dying. Have someone announce that you are dead....after you are dead.

      Not sure how everyone feels about this. But here's my thought;
      1) I'm truly glad he isn't gone. He is a source of more deep sales and marketing insight than anyone I'm aware of. He's the central hub of an industry. I truly wish him well.

      2) I've already mourned for his passing, in my own way. That emotional expenditure isn't something I feel very often, and it's extremely unpleasant. I don't think I'll feel the same way when he really dies. It's an odd feeling.

      Several months ago, my sole employee...a dear friend..died suddenly of a heart attack.

      After four days, my wife and I were still depressed. He was a trusted partner in this business, and a genuinely good man.

      Had he suddenly popped up a week later and said it was all a mistake, I'd be furious....then I'd hug him...then I'd punch him in the face. Then I'd ask him to work with us again.

      I feel a little of that now, with Kennedy. Lots of people who cared about him were told that he had died. Plenty of articles and videos out there are declaring him dead....Every few days, I searched for updates. I'd call people in the know....just to be sure nothing has changed...

      I'm glad he's getting better....but..Damn.

      Added a tad later;

      I just reread my post here.

      Another thing I learned late in life, something that changed me greatly.

      It isn't about me.

      But my post shows I still have a little further to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    He seems to be updating his site now himself - and the quote there doesn't quite match what was given above. It's a good sign that he's posting his own updates again now. Another name 'added' by the person sending the update.

    Updates like this that are directly from me and can be accessed by everybody at dankennedytribute.com or for those of you connected with Lillo-Kennedy from Pete Lillo. These are the only official sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author SashaLee
    Hi there,

    He was/is a true icon of marketing genius.

    I agree that his older newsletter were gems of gold that got you excited when they arrived in the mail; latter years not so much.

    To miss him is to delegate his genius. Take what he has put to paper and use all of it. Yeah, I know, impossible but if you try you just might never look back.

    All the best,

    Sasha.
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  • I just read this on Lee Milteer's Facebook page. Dated 11/23/2019.

    "DAN KENNEDY Update: Dan called me yesterday and we had a very long conversation : These photos are from a few years ago. The guy in red in Dan's Horse Business Partner.
    The horses are from Dan's stable. Dan for the first time since July he was driven out to the Barns and saw his beloved passion "The Horses" which made him very happy! He is inching along to improve his health, like LIFE -- things never go as fast as you want when striding for improvement.

    He has dealt with setbacks bravely and is tackling them one by one like the Hero we think he is!!! CLASSIC Dan he and I are discussing what PLANS he has for 2020 and what actions he is taking to get things going. He has been hampered somewhat due to the so many Doctor appointments that as he says: Are a pain in the ass and time sucking ! As you can imagine Dan is not the happiest of campers-- as a patient. I know he is getting better due to the amount of impatience is now exhibiting. OK that is the Dan we all know and love!!! He says to everyone: Hope you have a Great Thanksgiving and He is grateful to be alive. Love to all. "
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  • Profile picture of the author hocksenzyme
    Goodness me - this is sad news.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Guys; An update of sorts.

    Dan Kennedy isn't dead. He was in Hospice, thinking he was going to die. That was months ago. He's still in a very weak state. I was told he can't even write yet.


    But he is slowly getting better. He is at home now.
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