Archive for November, 2009
Rocket Product Creation – Step 2: Generating Money-Making Ideas is a fantastic set of video lessons and tasks (even if I do say so myself) that will lead you step-by-step through a number of exercises to find the profitable ideas and turn them into a product line that will make you money for a very, very long time. I’m talking about spending a little time now (like every evening this week) and ending up with a blueprint for a business that will feed you for the rest of your life – and feed you quite well (we’re talking Kobe Wagyu Beef, not Spam On Toast).
To get you off to a Rocket start (Yes! I love using that word), I’ve set aside 100 copies to basically give away at a Rocket WSO price. Right now, you can snag yourself a copy of this valuable (dare I say priceless) CD-ROM for half the regular price (shipping included – no extra fees)
BTW, you also get my one-year full money-back guarantee. So, don’t hesitate (he who hesitates is lost). Get started now on building your profitable product line (Yes, the CD-ROM will take a few days to arrive at your doorstep – but there is a set of Quick Start Videos that you receive instantly to get you … well, er … quick started). Get your Rocket start!
Whew! Step 3 of Rocket Product Creation was a slog (over 60 screenshots in one lesson alone), but I’m very pleased with the results. This one is going to help many a marketer beat competition and truly brand their info product business. Plus, little extras like the Mail Slave to really position yourself.
To make up for 2 weeks of non-stop production, I took Rieko to Takedao today. Only one hour train ride from Osaka, but you’d swear you were in a different world. Like a step back into an older Japan. First, we arrived at this cool station. The hills here are so steep and only separated by rivers, that the train station is half inside a tunnel, and half on a bridge.
Then, we walked up a small road and had to go through a tunnel to get to the onsen hotel. BTW, tunnels in Japan usually have ghosts in them. This one seemed quiet today.
I had reserved a room for the day. Room? We could have had three more families in there with us. We shucked our street clothes for some comfortable Yukata. Then took some time to enjoy the red leaves (especially, the Momiji – Japanese Maple) and a sip of tea.
It even got sunny enough to step out onto the room’s veranda and get up close with the beautiful leaves.
Then, off to the Rotenburo (outdoor bath) for a nice soak in nature. Nothing like sitting there in the hot water, soaking and relaxing, with beatiful scenery all around. Felt quite rubbery after a day of this.
Then, after we had started to head towards prunedom from soaking too much, it was time to give up our beautiful room, get dressed, and head to the private dining rooms. A splendid meal of Sashimi, Udon, Tempura, and other delicacies awaited us.
All in all … a fantastic day trip. Now, I’m all refreshed and ready to tackle Step 4. Oh, and there’s a WSO tomorrow. And, a bunch of videos to shoot. And, a project with Michael Brown. And, MMF 5.
Might be heading up to that Onsen again very soon, LOL.
November 11th. Remembrance Day … Armistice Day … Poppy Day … Veterans Day. Whatever you call it, it’s a time to remember all those who fought in wars. When I lived in Canada, we always had Remembrance Day and I always wore a poppy. It was a time to remember my father, who had fought the Japanese in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Now, I live in Japan.
Strange as it may seem that I live in the land where once Mitsubishi Zeros took off and tried to kill my father, he would understand. He came here twice in the 1970s. He never held any bad feelings for the Japanese. It had been war – nothing personal. He knew that it is not the people, but the politicians who start wars. It’s not the poor soldier, stuck in an ill-fitting uniform and forced to go and fight for something he may not believe in, who is to blame.
The one thing that Remembrance Day always taught me: It’s not about glorifying war. It’s about honouring those who were sent off by the faceless others to die in some land beyond their borders. War is not something to honour. Peace is!
So, on this Remembrance Day, I urge you to consider peace. To gain peace, we first need understanding. Understand the differences in culture, religion, politics, and all those other things that can seem foreign to us in a far away culture – and even something to fear. But, no matter our differences, we are all the same under our skin. We want to live, eat, breathe, love, and just go about our lives.
Today, look at your fellow man as a brother – not an enemy. Don’t look at a Muslim as someone to hate or fear. Don’t look at an American as a part of what at times appears to be an arrogant country. Instead, look at the person in front of you. Learn about their differences. Learn why they do things that seem foreign to you. With understanding comes tolerance. And we could all use a lot more of that in this world.
Tomorrow, I’ll return to the regular channel. I’ll be Kevin Riley, who shows you how to build a profitable online business, how to create info products, and how to market online. But today, it’s a few minutes of silence and a remembrance of those brave souls who sacrificed everything because of intolerance. Let’s not have any more wars.
I shot this short video outside the mountain hotel at Schwarenbach in the Berner-Oberland region of Switzerland. It was a beautiful spot, and since we arrived early we were able to enjoy the scenery and delicious meals. I shot this just up the path from the hotel.