This guy is straight up retarded.
Ahhhhhh …… things are good in the universe.
The Knicks are winning, after years of hiding behind a computer screen I’m getting back in peak shape, friends and fam are good, and things are kind of normalizing in terms of establishing training and sales systems in my business.
However, don’t think I’m getting on a high horse – like Eric Bana says in the movie Troy, “sometimes the gods bless you in morning and curse you in the afternoon”.
I’m just exhaling and taking it all in for a sec. That felt good – now back to work.
I mentioned in my last email that I may not keep up with Super-Trainer as I have in the past. Forget about the fact that I have a full fledged OFF-LINE retail business in swing, which has it’s own high-level blog associated with it that I’m developing. It’s just the content style that I’ve become known for delivering here in some ways stands as a conflict of interest with my new business. I’m already sensing small rumblings of this, and I haven’t even got things rolling yet.
Well one guy that I’ve been in touch with a lot over the past few weeks that may be helping me out with my responsibilities here is my big bro (although I think I’ve got a half inch on him in terms of height) Sam Bakhtiar.
Today I wanted to take a minute and tell you a little bit about this guy. If you’re active in the online space, you no doubt are familiar with Seven Figure Sam, his offline biz, a couple of online things he has going on, and what not.
But I want to go a little deeper and let you know some more about him, from what I’ve gotten to know from him personally, and why once he starts chiming here on this site, you would have to be brain-dead foolish not to pay rapt attention to him; and rob a bank if you have to buy any products or coaching that he offers, the minute he offers it.
Furthermore, I feel it is my responsibility to toot this guy’s horn (yeah, yeah, that’s what she said – stfu) because he’s one of the most humble guy’s I’ve ever met and will never try to brag, boast, or try to impress in any way. And since I’m good at all three, I’ll do it for him.
First off, I’m not a fan of too many people. Of people alive today, just maybe Michael Jordan, Arnold, and that’s about it. And because he’s my boy it feels weird saying it, but Sam is a guy that I’m just a fan of.
Yeah, yeah, we all know that Sam shits money. But so do a lot of people. Sam’s cash flow doesn’t even start to scratch the surface of what this dude is about.
Realize that Sam is also one of the greatest professional bodybuilders in the HISTORY of the sport. He’s the only man to win a pro championship in every weight class, from lightweight all the way to heavyweight.
Forget the fact that in my opinion, professional bodybuilding is by far the hardest sport to go pro in in the world. Just think about it: sure all pro athletes train hard, but bodybuilders have to combine that with maniacal dieting as well. I’ve heard that Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson would eat entire pizza pies covered in potato chips in one sitting, and inhale Big Macs like they’re nothing. But not a pro bodybuilder, especially when cutting for a show. I takes a level of self-dicipline that very few human beings have the self control to manage.
Add to the fact that there are less than 400 active pro-bodybuilders in the world, and you’ll realize how extremely competitive this sport is. From a guy that was a degenerate bodybuilder since he was 12 years old til just a couple of years ago, I just stand in awe of what he’s been able to do in that sport. If you pump any iron at all, you’ve got to do the same.
But the dude is not just a muscle freak. He’s also smart, being a Doctor of Chirprocatic to boot (although I’m convinced he must have cheated off of some nerd in his class to do it). To have accomplished this all and he’s still only 35 is just mindblowing. Plus he recently became a brand new papa, so se’s truly lived several lifetimes in his short time on earth so far.
Okay, hold up – let’s stop for a second. Before you get turned off by Sam’s impressive resume, and maybe think that he’s “gifted” in some way, realize Sam experienced a hard fought conversion into fitness business genius.
He’ll be the first to admit that he’s a former mindless jacked up trainer that thought his shit didn’t stink. He had to break these bad habits in order to become great on the business end, and it’s a career arc that ANY trainer can model.
We’ve all seen them, and if you haven’t, let me tell you, that just being a great former athlete doesn’t make you a great trainer, fitness business owner, or great at anything else (see Bruce Jenner).
So cool – hope you’re understanding a little more about this guy and maybe have learned a couple of things you didn’t know about him before. But also know that Sam is also probably one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. I’ve met, hung with, been friends with, and trained lots of well known, impressive, and wealthy people living here in New York my entire life, but they’ve got nothing on Sammy. I always say that some of the most impressive people you’ll meet are “regular folks” doing big things, and Sam is definitely in that category (if it’s possible to call him regular). This guy knows how to party, bust balls, talk shit, and is friends with everyone and anyone on both coasts – from Floyd Mayweather to the Mayflower Madam (kidding about the last part, although it might well be true).
Like I said, it’s great when one of your mentors is someone you’re also real cool with and can do a little minor business with on the side as well.
I’ll let you know how I bring Sam into the Super-Trainer fold to lighten my load. One thing I seriously dropped the ball on last week was the big launch on Sam’s new software program, CONTACT FORMULA.
Sam invited me into his Beta group, but I didn’t have a large enough client and prospect list to take advantage of it yet. However, he did get on the phone with me to guide me through it, and I must tell you that it is a robust piece of software that can be used by anyone, and is impossible NOT to make money with.
To check that out, go to his site right here: http://contactformula.com/. No affiliate link, no pitch, just a wholehearted recommendation of a bad-ass dude and a bad-ass product. And I may be mistake about this, but if you sign up for the 30 day trial, I think Sam will actually guide you through the program personally. I could be wrong about this, but it’s worth a shot, so go ahead and sign up for it: http://contactformula.com/. I guess it is possible, since if Sam does take the time to show you how to use it, it’s almost impossible for you not to make money with it. In that case, Sam keeps you as a client, and everyone wins.
I think it’s real cool for Sam to be getting involved on the business side of this game and sharing some of what he knows. Trust me he doesn’t need the loot.
But here’s a guy that understands the importance of mentoring and giving back to his industry.
And you know what, if he choses to, he has every right to charge for it. If you’ve got a problem with that or think making money is bad, you need to grow up (you fucking communists).
You can spend all day talking to someone at your own level, or some mediocre person, and not learn a damn thing. But just a chance encounter or a few words shared with someone that really is living and breathing what you want can completely change your life. If you have any life experience, you know this to be true. That should be proof enough of the value of any type of information you can get from Sam, whether you have to pay for it or not.
So whatever me and Sam decide to do here on the site, or with Sam’s product which I just mentioned above, if you have the chance to talk to the man, I really hope you use it.
It’s a great time to be in this business, and with Sam getting involved in some way on the blogging/ coaching/ info/ software side, it just got a lot,
lot better. Believe that.
Kaiser, I just had a nice conversation with Sam on Monday and, you’re right, he’s a good guy, doing good things in our industry, and doing it the right way.
It’s about time Sam got into the business side of …well… the business. He is so incredibly knowledgeable in terms of how to run a turn-key operation that (like you said so eloquently) “shits money”– it’s an appropriate next move for him. And the fact that he’s one of the most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, it makes it even better.
Sam is an awesome guy and like you said it really is impossible not to make money with his contact formula system. Two weeks ago, he took the time to personally coach me through the system but more than that to give me direct insight on using mobile marketing to text cool offers and get business from former clients and prospects who never bought. Before I hung up the phone with Sam I had already made $500 from the text we sent out – enough for contact formula to pay for itself for many months! Sam’s service is superb and an absolute “no-brainer” in my opinion!
Kaiser, I met Sam at FBS 10 and could tell he was someone I wanted to learn more from…I attended his mastermind two weeks later and the knowledge he shared with us has been huge for our studio. Not only is Sam a great coach, but he has become a great friend. I know he is going to be there if I need to talk about business, family, or just catch up. Sam is truly an honest…up front…NO BS…tell you how it is….great Guy!
I know he has just scratched the surface with what he has to offer the fitness industry …I know Sam and you can bet your ass he has some big things coming in the next months…keep Crushing it bro and happy to call you a friend!
Sam is awesome. He is probably the only person I know that really uses marketing to the max. Seriously he has so many poles in the water that it is almost unfair. Now that he launched contact formula he is taking it to another level.
Sam personally coached me through contact formula and it is awesome. We sent out 2 texts and it covered the cost for about 8 months.
Sam is a competitive guy and doesn’t like lose. But he is never to big to lend a helping hand. He is genuine guy and is a great family man.
Thank you Sam for giving back to the trainer community.
Sam is Awesome!! He is one of the most knowledgable in the fitness industury. If you want your business to grow just follow Dr. Sam. Whatever he is doing, I am going to do!!! Period!!
Sam is one of the more stand up guys in the fitness business industry. Everyone should listen to what he has to say about business because well…he owns a multi million dollar personal training business.
Dude is in the trenches and knows what he is talking about. That is why I jumped on the chance to get his contact formula product.
I’ve heard great things about it from the beta testers and I can’t wait to try it myself.
I’m already expecting it to make me at least an extra 1k in the first month. Big thanks to Sam and great blog post Kaiser!
Whats up everybody, Its Justin Blum .. The sin city vegas boy!
I have known sam for a few years now and let me tell you he has helped me mature in business to an amazing degree. (Now just because sam is only 5 foot 2 doesnt mean we should look at him different :)..
Sam has a multi-million dollar offline training studio and has just created an online product that has already made me over 5k in the 45days I have been using it.. CONTACT FORMULA..
The absolute best part about him is not his company, his money, or even his knowledge… its the fact that he HAS all that and is still one of the most genuine dudes I have ever met in my life
GOOD FOR YOU BIG BRO !
Sam is the man no doubt about it! He’s personally helped me raise my monthly income by a few K. Everytime I hang out with him I get new ideas that I can translate into results! Why not learn from the man that is still in it and growing his business everyday.
I know that most of you writing above and (soon to be) below me have made most of your comments of all the awesome elements that Sam has brought to the forefront of the physical training marketing industry. That is Awesome! I am here to tell you that Sam has been instrumental and a crucial part of helping me set a new successful marketing standard for my clients. As a Media Buyer, I deal with all types of industries. With his programs like Search Engine Marketing, Websites that convert, Contact Formula and Pin Point Direction from Sam. YOU WILL HERE ‘cha ching’. Money in the bank. I value the time that Sam has spent educating my clients with seminars. Construction company is on board Sam! Thanks my mentor and friend.
Last year I decided to hire Sam for business coaching and the reason why I chose him over other so called gurus is because he is still in the “trenches.”
He’s not just giving advice on hypothetical marketing and sales tactics that he thinks can work, but he’s gives advice on things that are working for his business right now. He still owns a gym and bootcamp so he knows what kinds of daily problems a trainer has.
So if your deciding on who you should follow in the fitness industry…then follow Sam who is walking the walk and talking the talk.
Sam is truly a very genuine down to earth person. I have asked for his advice on several occasions and he was always more than willing to help.
Wow, 7Figure Sam is now part of the Super-Trainer.com? He has his hands in everything. He is truly an entrepreneur
Kaiser, You are not kidding about Sam. He takes partying to a whole new level. He works hard and boy does he play hard….
I think that’s a great addition to the Super-Trainer.com. Sam has proven himself to be a successful fitness entrepreneur.
It’s nice to see someone that is in the trenches and actually owns a fitness business giving advice to the industry.
Sam is a protege of Bedros. You can’t go wrong with that.
Is that really 7Figure Sam? Wow, looks like marriage = Muscle loss.
I am on his email list and have followed him for a while. He definitely knows what the F*** he is doing
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with Sam this year in Vegas as well at the FBS11 and apart from being a real smart dude that will straight up out hustle everyone, he is one cool guy and a class act. One of the things that I really respect about him is that he is still in the trenches of running his own super successful gym so the things he does are real world!
After I heard he is starting contact Formula I got on as I was intrigued. On my first call with Sam he got me 7 people signed up for a special, 2 of which took the offer for a 12 month. That’s over $4k in revenue for the year of one text.
After being on the phone today we got 14 people signed up on a 21 day boot camp special, from which I expect more new members. Needless to say the Contact Formula works and that’s not to mention the retention (relationship building) texts and referral texts that we set up that are all automated.
Needless to say Sam is the real deal and I listen when he speaks.
I met Sam at Chris’s event and his presentation was phenomenal. I have been coaching with him and fir the first time in my lifetime I sold over 20K in training in a week.
A few weeks ago I signed up for the free trial of contact formula and I was a bit skeptical at first. However, after the first tutorial I had with Sam over the phone I was amazed at the effectiveness and speed in which it delivered results – so far I’ve signed up three prospects in a matter of minutes. I’m looking forward to my next call with him!
Meeting Sam literally CHANGED MY LIFE. I jumped at the opportunity to work with Sam over a year ago and don’t regret it one bit. He is personable, passionate, and professional. Because of Sam I have been able to become one of the first National Physique Athletes in the NPC, I have been able to launch my own online business, and I have even met my fiancée though my work with him. If you want to LEARN FROM THE BEST, LEARN FROM SAM.
I am fortunate to have Sam in my life! He has been an awesome influence, mentor, business partner and friend. He is a total action taker that doesn’t dwell on making a business decision. Due to his years of experience, he has the ability to determine if something will work or not. Contact Formula is totally working for me in my bootcamp, makes life a lot easier!!…I totally trust his judgment!!
As the guru of the physical therapy industry, I can tell you that Sam is the guru of gurus when it comes to the fitness industry. Having spent some quality time with Sam one on one, I can tell you that he is the most genuine, yet strategic business owner I have ever met. If you ever get a chance to spend 2 minutes with him, you want to grab it with both hands. Sam is a mentor, a friend and most of all a fun guy to hang out with. Just ask anyone in the fitness industry.. hey sam say hi to Jeanette and your beautiful daughter Bailey for me will ya?
Sam is the “Da Balls!” He is the Ron Burgundy of the Training world. You listen to him, you make more money! Contact Formula works instantaneously and is all but automatic. I’m all about it cause it’s the laziest way to get clients!
I hired Sam as a coach back in October 2010. He has helped me increase my gross revenue every month since then by $2,000!
I hired Sam after going to his mastermind and just seeing how organized his business is and how serious he takes it. It is great having a mentor/coach that is right in the trenches along with you.
By far the best business decision I have ever made!
Sam is without a doubt a legend to his fitness lifestyle. He has worked it out and I am impress how he pulled it off with great results. A must to follow and I will try to be —–discipline.
I was wondering What happen with Kaiser Serajuddin?. Why did he stop runing this site?.