Nothing in Life is Free…… even love. sometimes you have to pay the price….so that you can understand the true value.
Hey it’s your boy Sam here,
The other day I got a Facebook message that I wanted to share with you. I think there is a huge lesson in there for you.
For the privacy of this person I didn’t include his/her name.
One thing that I see a lot of people do wrong is to ask for free advice. Part of being successful is to do whatever it takes to improve. If that means you have to come out of pocket then that’s what you have to do. If it means that you have to sell that car then that’s what you have to do. FREE advice is NEVER taken seriously. Imagine if you gave free training and nutrition advice to everyone. Would they take it seriously? Hell do the no.
Believe me when I tell you that I spend about 40-50K on my education and improving myself. In life you want to wake up every morning knowing that you improved as a human being from the previous day. Do you think I necessarily want to write a 15K yearly check for a mastermind? Absolutely I do, because I know that I will at least double my investment.
Here is another example: I have a 16 year old cousin that I absolutely love like my own child. I have been flying him to California for the past few years. Last year when he was here I told him that this was the last year I am going to fly him out and if he wants to come next summer he has to work and earn his way.
Long story short he called me before the summer and expressed that he wants to visit. I asked him did you work and save money to fly yourself out here. He replied no, there are no jobs here. Really??????
Here is what I used to do. I would go to all my neighbors and ask them if they had anything for me to do. Wash cars, clean garages, mow lawns, and anything else anyone needed. People respect someone who is out there hustling and doing whatever they need to reach their goals. However, people DO NOT respect people who always think that they are entitled.
If someone wants something bad enough they will do whatever necessary to get it. If it means living on the streets for a while then that’s what they will do.
Nicely stated Sam. No wonder my family NEVER listens to my nutrition advice. I’m going to set them up on my recurring billing system…
Sam you are so right. Necessity, Passion, Desire are the keys to success. While I am sure “Anonymous” was well meaning and sincere he hasn’t realized that what he needs he has inside and until he starts making the commitment mentally and financially he wont get there. That is the beauty of having a coach like you on his corner. Commitment mentally and financially and the sky is the limit.
PS- The video was awesome thanks for sharing.
I agree 100% with Sam.
Dude from Portland if you read this…
If you want it bad enough, you will figure it out. Honestly the free stuff he offers in his blog can easily help you make enough to afford the coaching. I’ve done coaching with Sam and at the time it was a big jump for me but he over delivered and i got 50 times the value.
Just like our boot camps, our human billboards are the laziest clients and flakiest. Our highest paying clients work the hardest to constantly be better and always want to pay.
Sam is definitely a value adder and one of the most generous people in the industry. He can easily put a higher price on his coaching or not offer it at all. We’re lucky he’s willing to share his wisdom.
Like anything in life..if you want it bad enough, you’ll figure it out and make it happen.
Excellent point Sam, I’ve also had similar experiences with my “barter” clients. Nowadays nobody values FREE anything…
Nick that’s some funny stuff.
This blog has so much FREE high quality content , however only a small percentage will take action and utilize it to its full capability
Sam, I loved this post!
The comment from the gentleman in Portland reminded me of a story from my first year in business, when I asked my advisor what the first order of business should be…he said to me “Hire an accountant and a lawyer, immediately!” I laughed and said “I can’t afford to do that right now.”….to which he replied, in a very firm voice…”You Can’t Afford Not To.”
It’s the same thing…you must invest in yourself and your business to grow and thrive. So, if you think you “Can’t Afford to Hire a Mentor”, remember what my advisor told me…YOU CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO!
Yes, free advice sucks! I appreciate free advice but many others do not. I’ve tried to help people lose weight for free, gain muscle for free, or to train with me for free.
I found that they always seem to slack off or not follow any of the instructions. It is like they think that because they were told they would succeed that all they had to do was think about it and not do it!
I once offered a program to one guy that paid me $200 to workout with me for six weeks. He showed up and asked lots of questions for all the training sessions. He got his moneys worth and then some. I also train a friend of mine, for free, at the same time I trained the guy that paid me.
You know what happened… the friend rarely showed up and thought the results were going to happen with little or no work.
Free sucks. Some people appreciate free stuff and achieve miracles with with it while others take it for granted and get no where!
Great post Sam!
– Richard Huard
YES, so true! Anytime I hook some1 up for free w / stuff they do NOT respect it.
You will cherish what you have when you claw your way UP form the bottom and fight like a MoFo to get to the top.
It all begins w/who is willing to do the WORK.
Love it. Great advice and I agree 100%. If they really want it, They will do what it takes. Otherwise its all talk.
KickASS. I give family advice all the time in regards to getting Stronger but like your case, they never value it until something goes wrong or they pay for it. Way to promote the hustle
This is Sam’s usual over-delivering style – most would have ignored the question but you delivered a lesson to this guy. That video couldn’t have been more to the point – if you want something, you’ll do whatever it takes to get it. The dude from Portland said he would scream about how good the coaching is, but if he can’t put in the effort to somehow scrape together the money for the coaching, he probably couldn’t use the coaching. Sam, great lesson. Your coaching is way under-priced so need to explain or justify in the future.