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  • No doubt my friend!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Darn right!! 🙂

  • I totally understand that. Right now I’ve been trying to get funding for a documentary film project I have been working on for about a year now. I feel like i’m at a plateau within the project, but I’m also at a section where I feel I need to work harder at making connections with email, writing letters, faxing, calling, and then the worst part is all the waiting to see if someone does get back to you. Just gotta keep at it. Roll that rock up the hill one foot at a time. Cheers David. Love the site!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Good luck Jeff! Keep up the hustle 🙂

  • David…….you ROCK!!!!  You are so right though – you hear 
    overnight success’, though the ‘overnight’ really isn’t true – they forget to mention the long journey getting there – where in met cases is a massive struggle- though with persistence and determination they reach the top!!

    Thanks for your vid David- go finish your apple -heheh…..

    Oh, BTW – each time I try to comment on your blog, it won’t let me sign in with FB, only twitter – an error message comes up – is it just me – does your blog page not like my FB page – heheh ;-0  I FINALLY bought a MAC a week ago  ( YAY) and so trying to get used to it ……

    • David Siteman Garland

      Always a journey.

      Hmmm re: Facebook….what do you mean? Not sure if I get the issue but I can see if I can have someone look into it…(I’m definitely NOT the tech person lol)

      • Ok, now with the FB things- so I click on Disqus to log in- then i click on the FB tab on the left and another window comes up asking to sign in with FB – so i click that and it is when i do that that this message appears ‘An error occurred. Please try again later.’ 

        Believe me, I am no techy person either – IF you get a chance to look into it that would be gr8, otherwise I will just sign in with twitter…..

        Hope u have an awesome weekend :-)))))

        • David Siteman Garland

          Sorry about that K!!! That’s annoying. We will get it fixed Cool? 🙂

    • David Siteman Garland

      I *think* we have the Facebook issue fixed. Take a look. Might have to refresh!

  • Amen to that!!!

    • David Siteman Garland

      amen to your amen 🙂

  • Hell yes! Pump up the volume on that iPhone playing “hustlin’!” by Rick Ross and Do The Work! 😀

    • David Siteman Garland

      haha awesome song

  • Very true David!  And you have to love working it.  

    • David Siteman Garland

      Thanks Andrea! I always try to lead by example as opposed to fluffy bunny theory 🙂

  • David,

    So glad you decided to put your apple on hold and share your thoughts on this. 

    Few things are as true (it takes effort) or as deceptively hidden (make millions by the time you finish reading…this…sentence!).

    We’ve been wired to seek out the quick ‘n easy since the beginning of time…

    I can see it now…info marketing in Ancient Rome…Get it here! Discover 3 simple tricks to surviving the Colosseum! Buy in next five sundial minutes and receive a complimentary forearm guard!

    Because of this innate desire for effortless results, we’re bombarded by the get-rich/thin/happy-quick scams and, sadly, millions take the bait. They fail, discover the next shiny object, and leap. Again and again.

    It’s not sexy, but you nailed the truth: Results come from inches of progress earned every hour of every day. We’re attracted to the overnight success story, but we’re blind to the twenty years it took to get there.

    There’s a positive to all this–more room at the top. If you’re willing to do the work and willing to fight for those inches, you can make it, guaranteed. While you’re moving forward, the rest of the world will be forever hopping like frogs to the next ‘golden’ lily pad.

    It would be interesting to interview up and comers, people who’ve yet to make it big but have enough steady progress to know they have what it takes. Perhaps a focus on the first steps–without the distraction of riches–will make clear to the few willing to work that this is how it’s done.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Totally it is amazing how similar the “Get rich quick” and “lose weight fast” industries are. Rarely work and when they do, there is more damage done than good.  

      Re: Up-and-comers, yah I agree to some extent. One thing I really love is what is working NOW (meaning the climate was very different 10 years ago).

      • I have people approach me all the time talking about “opportunities” and “get rich quick” stuff.  

        And sometimes it they actually work but in many cases they don’t.

        One of my best friends is a network marketer who appeared to have made it to that level within 1 year. … and he did in that particular company. 

        We used to work out every morning at 7am together and he would tell me about all of the different businesses and opportunities that he had tried.   It took him 10 years of sickening work ethic to do it but he did. 

  • David,

    You’ve hit the nail on the head.  It circles back around to some things I was involved in in the last 1-2 years that reminded me of when I watched the video above.  You have to do quite a bit of heavy lifting, hard work, sweat and hussle to achieve your dreams.  It doesn’t just fall down from the sky on a silver platter for you.  There’s a tremendous amount of effort that goes into building a business and running it successfully.  Most of all the way we market to consumers nowadays has changed tremendously.  Transparency plays an important role in communicating with your target audience in order to build those long-lasting relationships.

    Most of all (and this is one of my favorite quotes), “All lasting business is built on friendship.”

    Great Post.  Knocked it out of the park.  Hope that all is well with you and your new family.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Definitely 🙂 and coming up on 1 year of marriage. Woohoo. Time flies.

  • Mikky

    So true!
    btw, like that you brought back having a fancy intro on your interviews.
    hope you bring back the buckets talk too!

    • David Siteman Garland

      LOL ya the new intro is classy 🙂

      • Mikky

        mucho classy 🙂

  • I agree with that!  You have to get the ball rolling and create momentum and it takes a tremendous amount of energy to get that momentum (and I’m just starting to gain momentum) and once you get it, the business becomes easier.  

    I see it in so many entrepreneurs. 

    I met with Chris Farrell this past weekend at his membership website seminar and we talked about how much work actually has to go in with emotion.  He told me that he remembered crying because he didn’t know how to get it going – I was in the same position.   

    But once the momentum is there, you just have to focus and run with it.
    What are your thoughts on this?

    • David Siteman Garland

      Awesome, Chris is the man. Interviewing him in a couple of weeks for the show. There are definitely different phases. Each phase has its own challenges, etc. Phase #1: Getting started, getting out of the gate. Phase #2: Building momentum, getting on the map, gaining your reputation. Phase #3: Continuing that momentum, etc.

      • Yeah I’m interviewing him in late Feb too!  I’ll be sure to watch yours!

      • And probably Stu McLaren. Dude, we need to go for a coffee or something… The only problem is you live in St. Louis and I live in Winnipeg 😛  Neither of us has a reason to go to the other city.  But anyway, I’ll be doing a few that you’ve done.  

        • David Siteman Garland


  • Good video as usual David. 

    True wealth is discretionary time.  One of the keys is finding your “number”. As the great Jim Rohn used to say “you can always make more money, but you can get more time.”

    I recently read another good one…. “What’s the point of have two boats if you don’t have time to use either of them.”You’ve got to know your number. I just spent the last year at home watching my daughter’s first year of life. That makes me one of the richest people I know.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Great quote, Noah. Well played.

  • this is a killer point man, a lot of people think you just get lucky or break out with a killer product.. its not that simple. Anything worth doing takes a lot of work… then you get the time to have a lot of play! btw, last frame of the video? Best shot ever:

    • David Siteman Garland

      LOL epic screen capture

  • Dan Weis

    David…right on point!  When people see an “overnight” success, they often fail to realize all of the hard work that was put into it!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Darn right!

  • A-FREAKIN’-MEN! Speak that truth, my man!

    • David Siteman Garland


  • Can’t believe I’ve never heard anyone in the IM niche say all that before. It reminds me of the actors, writers, and singers who suddenly burst on the scene and are hailed as “overnight success” stories. When in reality, they struggled for years to get their break. But we only saw the last few steps they took, and not the marathon they’d been running for months or years.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Hah, definitely Alex. I think it is often because we see people later in the journey (with the freedom, $, whatever it might be) and we forget all about the “work your ass off” era they all go through 🙂

  • There’s a saying in Portugal that goes something like that: quick and perfect, noone can do it. When it comes to money, you can get rich quick, you can get rich easy and you can get rich legally. You cannot join all three together.
    Specially the easy part.

    Nailed right, David.

    • David Siteman Garland

      GREAT quote E!

  • Well its really enjoying to watch the video, and i also believe that internet marketers and bloggers are somewhat different from the others.



These are the EXACT same steps I used to go from $0 to over $1,000,000 in online course sales in less than 24 months (and used by over 2,500+ of my students)

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