I am writing this and offering this free gift as an apology to the Offline forum.
A few months back I issued the pro 90 xtreme offline challenge, and started out the first 30 days on fire , made a lot of progress...
Then I went to a court hearing regarding an intense custody battle that blew me out of the Water on December the 7th 2011, and it meant a lot of personal changes, and I got lost, went into an emotional abyss / tailspin for the first time in years that was just a real deep funk, got distracted from my goals, and my obligations... and ultimately I failed to meet the 90 day goals.
I reset the goal twice, and I promised things and didn't deliver... I ended up getting like 30-40 refunds for the first time ever... I let my customer service go down the drain, and basically, even though it wasn't my intention, I disrespected my customers by falling behind, continually promising to catch up and never did.
It was a shocker to a lot of people including myself, usually Im stronger than most people I know. In fact for years I have been a solid business and even spiritual counselor. I thought I could handle ANYTHING, and Im still standing here so I guess that's still true.
Trust me , it takes a lot to knock me down, as some of you know. This was an intense blow.
During this season I had customers telling me they were tired of my "bukll$***, instead of the usual "Thanks I made a lot of money this week due to your advice", and they started sending me hateful emails, which I knew were not hate, but rather hurt and disappointment, so I couldn't blame them.
Other expressed that I had hurt and disappointed them, which is even harder than the hate mail, because I really love my customers.
Sooo....Anyway, on the ninety day program...
After years of offline success, building Million dollar companies, managing hundreds of telemarketing, promoting scores of programs offline, and generally just being the best in my field, I didn't just fail this last season (90 days). I failed "miserably".
I failed you, and I failed myself. There was no excuse... I just got lost. Something really shattered my personal world, and all of my reasons for being John Durham seemed pointless for awhile...
I have since bounced back on the legal end to some degree, and not all hope is lost, and I am going to live to fight another day.
In any event, I REALLLY REALLY disappointed my readers this last season, and you know what?
I reaped exactly what I sowed... Isnt that always the case?
The laws never fail, even though sometimes we do... it isn't because there aren't laws to assist us, because they always deliver ALWAYS....whatever we sow.
When you succeed you deserve it, because you are reaping what you sow, but when you fail and people are mad at you, you usually deserve that too, because you only reap what you sow, and for that failure and negligence, I apologize.
After years of being seemingly invincible, this season I was introduced to my own personal kryptonite.
In this season I was divorced, lost my family, left with huge bills, legal fees like CRAZY, tons of travel back and forth, going through a ton of emotional distress...My bills increased and I lost half my income due to the personal distractions, maintained a big 5 bedroom house by myself, feeling alone and not wanting to have anyone over or socialize, or go anywhere, fighting CPS for custody of my grandchildren, lost a TON of customers who I don't blame...
Ultimately, Lost a lot of respect on the WF... which is very meaningful to me because for years this has been my online family and I have enjoyed a great rep for being a top Warrior mentor here.
In short, its been a rough season, the roughest of all my 42 years, in fact rough in a way that I never even knew life could be. Seriously.
I spent almost a month just staring at a ceiling praying for answers... I felt literally emotionally paralyzed for the first time in my life, and I knew what some people meant when they felt they just couldn't get up.
Whew! Its hard to admit this stuff , and maybe even "not smart", but I have always been real with you and will continue to be.
Some will say "We don't want to hear this John... Well, then you aren't my friend. Just because Im sharing vulnerability doesn't mean I'm not a champion. Don't read it then.
Even lions sometimes laydown and go in a corner and lick their wounds, when they are wounded, and as my friend Dan says "Does a Lion care what an Ant thinks"? Hardly.
Anyway, moving on...
Im sending out a letter to the 90 day list today, and Im going to do what great Warriors do... when they let you down, they come back and make it up 10 times harder.
My 90 day list has already received something like 6 audios from me and 6 or 8 reports that are easily worth hundreds of dollars...
My 90 day goal is going to be more like a 6 month one it seems... in the interim Im writing them a report that will out line the entire A-Z on how to do this from start to finish so they don't have to wait on me to succeed... Some of them already have so that's awesome!
I can say this because I shut the program down so this isn't spam by any means.
The people who signed up for regular emails and reports for the 90 day durations will now get audios, videos and reports for another 90 days. The value is INSANE, despite my personal set backs in this season.
To the rest of the Warrior Forum... I offer thi9s gift.
To some this gift was just an other motivational audio... to me it was the BEST audio in the whole series... and regardless of the personal set backs I experienced following this recording,. Its still true and my own results are proof of everything I say on this audio.
And Dammit, Im still a LION, just one that got wounded in battle, if you tease a Lion when he's down, have fun, but when he gets up I hope you know how to climb trees really fast! Lol
Anyhow, I love the Warriors and the Forum... and if you don't like sincerity, then I guess you wont like this post, but Im always going to be that, so you may not like me either... and if you jest about it...have at it... Im not pretentious. Why? Because I don't have to be.
Most people, don't have the offline knowledge or experience at selling in their whole body that I have in my finger... So you are just making your own self feel better, but you aren't affecting me.
I have sold literally 50 million dollars in offline business and Im still me...
Just have been in recovery from some serious battle wounds, and still have more success stories to my name than virtually any other offliner on this forum. Not bragging just stating a true fact, and next year just as many people will succeed off the models I share here.
Where do these models come from?
Well in the call center game you usually have 5 different programs being promoted at any given time and I have ran a few of them into millions of dollars... in that process I have also analyzed and tested a TON of models, programs, scripts....systems, you name it "successfully".
And I don't know where you come from but "I" come from the the Warrior forum, these are my roots, and we are made of some strong fibers... Even though at one time I was just as new and starry eyed as most of you, and probably even more ignorant! Lol
I love you guys, please enjoy this audio, because every word of it is true, and the ninety day goals are still happening it just aint gonna be 90 days!
Still my list will get a ton of Value, if they can see past the disappointment of the initial 90 days!
In the Bible it says that when you are trapped by your own words, go and admit your wrongs and "free yourself from the hand of the fowler", so you may run like a gazzelle again, and you can live to be an inspiration for another day.
That is wisdom.
That's what this letter is about... owning up, and clearing the air.
Yes I realize there is a mess to clean up, but this is where Im starting, Iwill lose a lot of loyalty...and I know that... there will be a lot to rebuild, and I know that, and Im willing to do that...
Some will think this is a cop out, or emotionally irrational "drivel"...and I know that... the knowing of that makes it "rational". Still, if you think that, Im willing to deal with it...
Some customers will be lost FOREVER....and I know that, my apologies, I hope you got a lot of value, even though right now all you see is disappointment.
This letter is as long as it needs to be, and I think I have said all I can say here... If it gets deleted I understand, but I think its needed, because I represent the WF to a lot of people and they need to know we aren't cop outs who don't own up.
I could change my Warrior name, as many do, or try to game the system, start a new account and disappear then re appear under a different name... But thats what "Posers" do, not Warriors!
This guy is tried true and altruistic not only to money but to the Warrior CAUSE!
So moving on...
Check out my free gift to you here. Every word is true!
John Durham/ Bonifide Striped Warrior
Please enjoy the Audio.