The List Building Coaches Manifesto

For today’s visitors I want to invite you into my kitchen for a hot cup of coffee or tea.

I am not sure why you’re here today, but I want to share my manifesto with the hope of finding out what we share in common and build on it so at the end of this post for what it’s worth to you my intent was to added a little value into your life with the goal of relationship building with the three factors needed to build a strong online relationship, the know, the like, and the trust factor. 

Truth be told, I’m not for everybody online, in fact no one is, but if this message did not make you just a little warmer inside, I hope at least you enjoyed the hot cup of coffee or tea offer 🙂

That said, if you know, like and trust me a little more then please leave a small comment below and if you click the hashtag at the end and make a purchase, truth be told I may earn a commission which affirms that you know, like, and purchased from me 🙂 

The fact of the matter is I’m 100% here to help you, my audience, as I share my journey with the goal to generate an audience and together develop into a community which could develop into a proven business model as we work yes, I said work towards helping likeminded people improve their lives with technology and automation in exchange for money.

If this strategy sounds good to you and you suffer from the pain of 9-5 and being forced to live-paycheck-to-paycheck or you struggle from the stress of monthly expenses at the end of the month, welcome to my world.

Truth be told, if you’re willing to work 1-2 hours per day and do whatever it takes to succeed, take action, then you’re in the right place at the right time. Now let’s jump into the manifesto.

Point 1) If you’re going to say something, have a point.

Point 2) Forget trying to be normal. I’ve been on the earth for 76 years, and the longer I’m here the more I realize that the entire population is nothing but weird people, all trying to gauge what the rest of society deems as normal so that they can fit in just a little bit.  Just figure out what level of weird you are ok being around.

Point 3) Don’t be a hamster spinning in a wheel. If it’s not working, adjust it.

Point 4) It’s better to be respected than to be liked.

Point 5) Half the people in this world don’t give two sh*ts about you, and the other half wants to see you fail.  So, stop whining about dumb sh*t to other people and get on with it.

Point 6) There are no friends in affiliate marketing.

Point 7) Friends in business are like leprechauns leaving pots of gold at the end of the rainbow which happens to be right on your front porch.  Very rare indeed.  So, act accordingly.

Point 8) Trust that most will behave in their own self-interest. Don’t be surprised, and act accordingly.

Point 9) Dry Idea had it right in the 80’s. Never let them see you sweat.

Point 10) Stop kissing peoples’ asses. They are rarely right, and they know far less about what the hell’s going on than you do. That’s why they’re following you to begin with. It doesn’t mean to be rude, just don’t put them on a pedestal.

Point 11) Universal law of all social media: If you want a friend, be a friend. 

Point 12) You deserve nothing. What you get in this life will 100% be based on your insistence, your persistence, and your ability to defy reason.

Point 13) Don’t be reasonable. Don’t be normal. Be Savage. Be obsessed. Be relentless.

Point 14) Keep producing. If you’re angry, if you’re sad, channel it into productive energy, and write something useful.  

Point 15) If you’re happy, you’re not trying hard enough.  Stop being complacent and get to work. 

Point 16) Don’t take advice from people who don’t know how to do what you do, haven’t done what you’ve done, have no understanding of the world in which you operate.

Point 17) Love your friends and family with an open heart, but unless they have a keen mind for business and some experience to back it up, do not discuss matters of business with them. Trust and expertise are two separate things. You wouldn’t have your mechanic patch your roof. Why would you discuss traffic and conversions with your girlfriend?

Point 18) Money loves speed and confidence.

Point 19) Nothing on God’s green earth has ever repelled money more than desperation. People can smell it. The universe can smell it. Never allow yourself to be desperate.

Point 20) Someone always has it worse. Stop complaining. Only Relentless imperfect action and more education can solve your problems.  Get better.

Point 21) Artificial intelligence is just that.  You, on the other hand, are the genuine article. Stop sparring with ghosts and position yourself accordingly.

Point 22) People don’t take “free” seriously.  Act accordingly.

Point 23) The difference between a free piece of content, and a paid piece of content is not only in the content itself, but also the mindset in which it is received by the person consuming it.

Point 24) Never quit.  Always pivot.

Point 25) Never make emotional decisions in life or business. Smile when you’re angry. Laugh when you’re sad.  Appear unbothered when frustrated, and indifferent when you’re happy.  Be the master of your emotions.  They must serve you, not the other way around.

Point 26) Success is the journey. The goal post is always moving.

Point 27) Being in business is like going to high school and never graduating. The education never stops.

Point 28) Go to sleep at night. Keep blue collar hours.

Point 29) Always make time for your friends and family.

Point 30) Be selfish with the time you dedicate to business.

Point 31) Learn to love salads and detest pizza. 😉 

Point 32) The good life is a frame of mind.

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12 thoughts on “The List Building Coaches Manifesto”

  1. I have to say I really loved your opening; I felt the invite to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea was really nice, and I felt really welcomed!

    I appreciate all the great information you have shared, but I want to say that although I consider myself a pretty skeptical and untrusting person, I disagree with point #6. In the past, I might have put myself on an island not sharing, afraid someone would steal my idea, but I think there is enough success in the world for everyone. My success doesn’t limit anyone else’s, and being able to talk to people going through the same journey makes it less lonely and keeps me motivated and on track. The friends I have made through the Internet Profits Accelerator program, through breakout sessions, and through the Facebook group have really helped me on this journey. I would call them friends, and I am so grateful for them.

    1. Alison, did you enjoy the coffee or tea you didn’t stay. That said,
      I really enjoyed reading your comments. The fact, we shared some common ground
      I believe make the journey shorter, I think 🙂

  2. I absolutely loved this, James! I feel like I want to print it out and keep it in my office. These are very easily very good words to live by. You have a lot of wisdom in those 76 years and much of it seems to summed up quite nicely in this post. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Lauren, Thanks for your comment 🙂 I enjoyed it so much that I’m giving you the
      green light here to print the post out and post in your office if it helps you focus.
      I would feel very honored to on the wall in your office how cool is that.
      Just wondering, did you enjoy the cup of coffee or the cup of better tea during you blog visit?

  3. Hi James, Your points here are a roadmap to success. All true. My favorite is “ Forget trying to be normal.” I’ve even heard it said, “Fly your freak flag!” Thanks for your insights!

    1. Hey, Kate, all true. What’s so funny because everybody picked a different number.
      That said, Kate now just tell me did you enjoy the cup of coffee or the cup of tea?
      You’re so funny 🙂

  4. James, well that was amazing. Your 32 points are incredible. Not just good advice for running a business but just general great for running your life. So many of them resonated with me and so many of them are things I need to do, some I hadn’t thought of. Thanks for adding so much value. I will take this on and I will build them into my life into my business. I prefer tea to coffee being from the UK milk no sugar thanks, Atif

    1. Atif, enjoy the tea and do return. Your comments are also welcome here.
      In fact, I see you as a future online superstar, because I consider you one of the
      most coachable all-in people in the community. I have noticed your
      massive Mindset shift to-date. In fact, I’m going to end this reply with
      Wow, I have managed to teach an old friend new some tricks 🙂

  5. James,

    I enjoyed a cup of hot cider instead of the tea or coffee. It defiantly warms the body and the soul.

    I like point 16 and 17. Often we are asking the wrong people for advice or non-qualified individuals are offering their advice with no true knowledge about the subject matter. We need to be careful who we seek advice from.
    I read just recently about a person on YouTube that sought advice on his channel. However, he asked the wrong group of people and ended up loosing his whole business because he consulted with the wrong people who gave him bad advice.

    We need to remember that bad advice can spoil the journey.

    CJ

    1. Hey CJ thanks so much for sharing your feedback.
      While I totally agree with you.

      Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know.

      That said, I think that is the case to often.
      I try to keep an open mind and focus on the pros and cons.

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