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Dave: What's going on my friends, this is Dave Sharpe, I feel like a boxing announcer where he's like, let's get ready to rumble. And I don't know if you guys actually noticed, but that guy can I forget their names right now Matt would probably know their names but the brother of that guy who was getting ready to rumble does UFC and he has his own spiel, I forget what it is, but it's another it's not as good as let's get ready to rumble. It's just not. But anyways, I always remember the Tyson fights back in the day. Let's get ready to run. By the way, Evander Holyfield, God has asked him this weekend. Fortunately for old guys 58 years old. Matt, gonna bring him on for some commentary. Did you hear or see the highlights of that one? Now who did he fight?
Matt: He fought some guy who kicked his ass.
Dave: I mean, I don't know, Holyfield looked like he was literally on his heels. He's 58 years old. You know?
Matt: Yeah. Do affiliate marketing and stay out of the ring.
Dave: All right, you guys. We'll hear more from Matt on Wednesday. Don't miss Wednesday's. And of course, don't miss Thursday blueprint training for all of you blueprint students. Matt does a live coaching session for our blueprint students every Thursday at 3pm. Eastern Time. Also, we have a decade in a day coming up this Friday for any of you who have enrolled in the business blueprint, that training classes coming up on this Friday for those students who have enrolled in last week. If you would do that every two weeks or so. So get ready for that, that's an awesome day of training. And when you enroll in the business blueprints, we get you right into a full day where we hold you hostage, we sort of download from our brains into your brain, all the information that you need to get going now versus you know, sitting in the classroom, like many of the online courses will have you doing out there watching endless videos, we absolutely have course instruction in videos, but we also have a process that gets you right in to taking action in generating leads right away, okay for your business. So if you're in the business blueprints, get ready for that. You'll also see Matt on Friday, in the decades debate training. Listen, we had a guest that was coming out this morning, named Tyler. Okay, Tyler Van Kijken. And he's out in the middle of basically bfv Canada, and we don't know if he overslept, or if his Internet's not working. But anyways, we're not able to get ahold of him. And, and so he was going to talk about the fact that he was a, the fact that he was a paramedic, and basically has gone from, you know, saving other people's lives, to saving his own life. And, you know, that got me thinking a lot about just as I was reading that this morning, sort of preparing to speak with him, he got me thinking about how so many of us, you know, really spend our lives, saving everybody else, you know, and with, with children, we, of course, spend our life saving their lives, I saved my son's life, probably 50 times this weekend. He's nine months old, and he takes his nose dives off the bed, we go swimming in the pool, and I'm trying to teach him about ledges and drop offs. So he doesn't just, you know, walk off things and break his neck. But then we go, we go, we go to school, and we then, you know, behave ourselves, get good grades and listen to the teacher and we essentially save their jobs, right? Because if we don't listen, and we don't get good scores on our tests, those teachers will probably get replaced. And then we do the same in college. And then we go and we get jobs. And when we save our bosses, you know life essentially or you know, whoever we're working for, and in some cases we actually save other people's lives as Tyler does, in his paramedic job, and then some of us this is where it gets tricky. Become people please. In our lives, we've become Yes, you know, we've become Yes Men. Yes, women and we put everybody else first
Many, I think I know a lot of women who are like this, who sort of step into that role of caregivers, and after their children are, you know, up out of the house, or I know, one particular lady is who's our nanny, who, you know, actually got divorced after a very long marriage, and spent her whole life, you know, not only in in many jobs, where she helped other families, with their kids, and so forth, but also, of course, helped her family, raise her children. And then she got divorced, her ex husband acted very nasty, she actually just told me this morning that, you know, he took down pictures of their vacations and magnets and pins and sort of erased her out of the entire home. And, and, you know, many of us are left in our mid 40s, or 50s, or even 60s, taking care of people our entire lives, being caregivers, or always putting everybody else ahead of us. And, and, and finally, we wake up and we realize at a certain point, that Damn, it's, it's time for me to take care of myself, you know, sort of like in the airplane, how you, you know, how they instruct you to put the oxygen mask on yourself first, before you know, you can, you can only save others if you first save yourself. And I think that is very true. And it's a mindset that we have to adopt as entrepreneurs, that many of us have these goals and aspirations that we want to help people and we want to save the children and we want to donate to our churches or donate to causes or we want to help our food family members that we love. And it's just ever gonna happen unless you put the oxygen mask on yourself first. And I just actually had a fantastic experience doing this. You know, last week I shared this on one of the wakeup shows last week. But just last week, I was able to do something really special for somebody that I love. Let me pull up a picture of it. All right. And this is a great example of, you know, having the ability to do something nice for somebody that I love. Now, some of you have seen the picture of, or the video of my dad. me giving my dad a truck. And I have bought a car before I bought her a car back in 2013. But this car that I bought her the other day, this just happened last week. I bought her a BMW X three real real cool, real sexy car. And this is what she wanted. Also, by the way. When she said it was because at first she came over to my house and she was like well, I want to buy a new car. And I just wonder what your advice on what kind of car I should buy? And I said, Well, I said, you know, Erin and I. Erin is my wife. Erin and I were talking and, you know, we decided that we wanted to buy a car for you. And, you know, that initial shot that look on her face was really really fun and was really priceless. And so over the course of Wednesday, and Thursday, last week, you know, my mom and I drove around all over town, and we went car shopping. And, and we finally, you know, found the car that she absolutely loved. And it was this BMW brand new 2022 18 miles on it, you know, with all the warranties and all the bells and whistles and the rules either in the sport package. And, you know, I was actually proud of her for getting the sports package and everything because I would have thought she would have gone for support, you know, some of the, some of the more basic stuff. But anyways, here's my point: this car was possible for me to buy for my mom because, you know, I put the oxygen mask on myself first. You know, I, I took care of me, I went took care of my finances, I focused on my business. And as a matter of fact, back in the day, when I was very first starting now, my mom was the one. And I'm gonna go ahead and bring on our guest, because I see that he's here. Tyler, what's going on my brother?
Tyler: Hey, how are you doing?
Dave: Good. I'm glad you could join us. Listen, I'm telling a story about how I started to take care of myself, and sort of save my own life. And I was able to, to start, you know, helping and, you know, saving others, I guess if you will at least have some financial hardship. Right, you know, or, or some sort of struggle. Or in my mom's case, you know, she was the one who gave me a $10,000 loan back 10 or 12 years ago at this point. Actually, it was, yeah, it was 12 years ago, because it was 2011 it was actually 10 years ago. Exactly. And, and, you know, I was able to pay her that money back. And I and I bought her I bought her a car back in 2013 a Honda Pilot, but, you know, she, yeah, man, I mean, to be able to do this, for her was a great, you know, a great thing that made, of course, her really happy but also made me feel super fulfilled. And it was, it was really all because, you know, the analogy that I use Tyler was I put the oxygen mask on myself, you know how on the plane, they say that if you're going down, and then you can put it on others. And I think that not only do we build, you know, other people's businesses, we build other people's careers, but also Tyler touched on a lot of the and I think females experienced this maybe more than males because they take on more of a caretaker role. And then they sort of, you know, I gave the example of my nanny who got a divorce and that, you know, 50 something had been a caretaker her whole life and then all of a sudden her husband wanted to get a divorce. And she was like, Oh shit, what do I do? You know, I sweat my whole life taking care of people. You know? So anyways, brother, welcome to the show, man. You're all the way up with those cabin vibes. Love it.
Tyler: Yep, I’m from Canada, living in the igloo.
Dave: Nice, man. Nice. So tell us a little bit about your story, man. I mean, you know you're a paramedic at one point. I don't know if you still are, but tell us how what led you to find Legendary and starting with affiliate marketing.
Tyler: Yeah, so I was a paramedic up until about 2017 and injured in the service of a back injury. Which honestly just left me massively depressed and trying to figure out life. And you know, where I was going to do my next steps to end up in a sales position with a trucking company. And basically, the corporate world didn't really enjoy it all that much and sales was fine. But working in the corporate world just wasn't really going to be my thing long term. I can sense that right away. You know, the benefit of working in the ambulance service is kind of a four on four off schedule or, you know, make your own schedule kind of thing. Which I liked, obviously. And then yeah, obviously, you know, things the last couple of years have gone awry. And, you know, you'll see the writing on the wall and I was like, I gotta find something, you know, different that's going to, you know, help me make my own money versus relying on somebody else. To give me a paycheck or for a job to be there. So I decided to make the leap online and look at a few different strategies. Obviously, drop shipping Amazon FBA all the usual types and saw someone talking about legendary on TikTok, as many of us did. And the rest is kind of history. I just sort of hit the ground running, I found myself some great mentors, and included obviously, and yeah, just started, just started going for it and trying to learn the space as fast as I possibly can. So I'm no, I'm no tech junkie, or computer guy, really, I'm doing all this for the first time. But I'm proof that if you put in the work, it can definitely happen.
Dave: So yeah, so what was that initial, take us back to that initial goal, like buying, enrolling into the challenge going through that just first very first look at like, committed learning? And what was that experience like for you?
Tyler: Yeah, I mean, honestly, like, once I, once I did a little bit of research into affiliate marketing, and I sort of understand the business model behind it. It wasn't hard for me to, to enroll in the program, and, you know, to invest in myself, I'd already been working for the last year, up until then just, you know, on some mindset stuff and trying to pull myself out of this, you know, rut that I felt like I was in just leaving the service and stuff like that. And, you know, an opportunity is just what I needed. And, you know, once I had that feeling that, you know, this is something that I want to pursue, it was pretty much you know, everything was left in the dust.
Dave: So, so, you were already talking, were you already marketing at that point? Or were you still in what I would call sort of contemplation where you are thinking about it and sort of ready to do it, but you haven't really you hadn't really taken action yet?
Tyler: Yeah, I hadn't really taken action yet. I mean, legendary was really my first kick in the pocket. And learning the whole, you know, affiliate marketing space and digital marketing space. Yeah.
Dave: So, thinking back to your first couple of weeks of enrolling, because, you know, a lot of times people come in their first couple of weeks are really engaged, they're really excited. And, and, you know, they either find ways to keep that excitement up and keep going, or they're sort of fizzle off and go on to the next shiny object. I know, nobody can relate to that. Right. Right. You know, we've all been there. What was it that kept you that actually helped you? Was it the community, was it hearing other people's stories, was it attending these Wake Up Legendary shows as well? What kept you engaged, got you inspired, and showed you that I can do this, it's not just other people, but I actually can see myself being successful with this.
Tyler: I think for me, a lot of it was the community. I took more of a backseat in the community in terms of like, you know, I read other people's comments in the Facebook groups and you know, see what other people were doing. You know, I found some, some great people to chat with, within the community. A couple select few, you know, my mentors included who I talked to almost almost every day you know, and they really helped me to get past some of those moments of doubt and fear and, you know, when when something wasn't working properly, you know, really just to dive in and you know, find a source that can either help me or just keep plugging away and figuring out what kind of thing yeah, the community is probably the most powerful aspect of this entire journey or system that we have in place here, especially at legendary. You know, I've I've also made some amazing friends along the way just talking to
some of these people and, you know, I can lean on any one of them and they can lean on me. For any kind of advice or help when things are, you know, sort of going sideways, or, you know, you've had a bad week, or things aren't going the way that you've planned. Everybody's got some great ideas out there.
Dave: That's, that's cool. I believe that that's one of the most important parts of, of any journey. And I, you know, whenever you want to accomplish something, I just think it's, you know, who is really saying, you know, you can define that differently, you can define that and say, well, like, I start, I didn't have anything given to me. But I mean, really, truly, if you think about it, nobody's really, truly self made. If you define it as if they did it all by themselves. It's, it's, it's whether when you're starting out, I think it's a support group, as you're talking about, and just finding a couple of people that you relate to, and putting some feelers out there and seeing if they respond. And if there's a relationship that can be built, it's kind of just like making friends in school, you know, you're not going to make friends with everybody, you're not going to make friends with everybody that you want to or reach out to. But eventually bonds will be built and connections will be made, and you'll make friends. And then as you grow a bigger business, the people that you put in place to, to help you run and operate that business, people that work for you, people that work that you work with on a daily basis, your team, those are the people that are going to help carry you to the next level. And I think that, I think that it's an often overlooked thing, and for some reason, whether it's human beings, just natural tendencies is to not ask for help, not reach out to others, because maybe they feel like they're bothering or somebody or they don't want to feel stupid, or they just go back to their childhood, when they were rejected, or it was difficult to make friends. And that keeps them from making those connections and building that support. Anything you would add to that does that, does that resonate with you?
Tyler: Yeah, definitely. One of the things is, it's not only about the community connection, but it's about the community, and the connection moving forward and on down the road. Because, you know, for a lot of people, affiliate marketing might not be the be all and end all business model that they stay in long term, being online. And, you know, I like I've already met some amazing people, you know, that we're talking about things, we have things in the works kind of thing, you know, to either help build our affiliate marketing businesses or you know, to segue into something else already. And, you know, those connections that you build are so powerful, just for business in general, especially in the online space. I think that, you know, you can move so much faster, when you have the right people in your corner. And again, it comes down to a lot of mindset stuff, right? You know, surround yourself with people who are going to elevate you versus bring you down. And, you know, in the future with those people and build different businesses and different brands, and you know, see how they're building different different companies. And yeah, it's just amazing.
Dave: Yeah, no, I that's been my experience to a tee is man coming in making connections with some people in, you know, communities, some that are still around some that are when I started online, just just as your says, vibing with other people, man, and, you know, find people that I do vibe with, and, and then, you know, the ideas start to, you know, because we're already if people and usually we have more ideas than we have time and lifetime, and, and, you know, then the synergy of talking with other people and we we think of collaborations or start companies or create courses or, or just be friends, you know, for a lot of people if I could go back one of the things that that I think I would have focused more on was just like, it was like everybody that I met in my early days, I was like, let's do some business together. Let's figure out a way to work together. And what nowadays, I really value just friends, people that I can just like who I know, I don't have any business or financial, anything in the mix. It's just they're doing their thing. I'm doing my thing. We're doing similar stuff. So we don't have to explain things to each other and we can almost finish each other's sentences. But the relationship is also not muddied up with being in business together. You know, I would say hard core when I started, I was like, we're either doing business together, we can't be friends. And now there is a middle ground. There are people I do business with. But there's also people that say I am perfect, don't want to do business with you. Because I don't want to take the chance of messing up this relationship. Okay, does that resonate with you?
Tyler: Yeah, I mean, I haven't had a whole lot of those experiences yet myself, but I can definitely understand that feeling. You know, it's funny, it just reminds me of a story from my childhood. My dad is a business owner, an immigrant business owner moved here in 81. And, you know, him and a friend were in business together, they were, you know, the best of friends kind of thing. And, you know, business got muddied up and fell through and, and, you know, 21 years later, my parents decided to get divorced, and my dad decided to call up his old buddy and just say, Hey, this is what's happening. You know, they ended up rekindling a very good friendship, but they're not in business anymore. And they know, you know, business can't be done together. It's a friendship zone kind of thing no business is talking about. So yeah, I mean, I could definitely understand that. But you don't want to be doing business with every single person that you're in contact with. And yeah, you're left with very few friends and business partners, and it gets muddied up, right?
Dave: I wanted to ask you this, you know, as a new person, you're, you're a lot of people, and even some of the comments are, you know, I got pitched in, on Facebook. And I've often, I've often wondered, you know, if our, there's been times where I've just heard that so many times, I've almost felt like deleting the Facebook group, like just like, you know, because there's always people that are there that just automatically friend requests people, and then, you know, befriend them, or at least make them feel like they're being friends, be friendly in them. And then they, of course, you know, oh, by the way, you know, wanted to, and then they then they then they pitch them something which is naturally the spirit of capitalism and, and just, if you're coming into the marketing industry, you're going to get pitched on stuff. But I just wonder, did that happen to you? And how did you deal with it? And how did you sift through the folks that were pitching in the private message and still actually value the community that is here, and figure out how to take a positive from it?
Tyler: Yeah, so this might be a blunt answer, but before Legendary, I didn't have a Facebook and had a Facebook for probably 10 years. So I really started Facebook from ground zero. And pretty much anybody who is trying to friend request me when I first started my Facebook to you know, be able to join into some of the community. I was like, No way I do this like, delete, delete, delete, and I was blocking people. You know, and the people that I really started to, like, let into, you know, my Facebook were people that I was seeing on TikTok fellow, affiliate marketers, and I was seeing you doing, doing well in the space or up and coming, you know, I messaged him on TikTok kind of thing, you know, trying to start the conversation there. And then I would kind of bring it over to Facebook, and we sort of built our own little small community. I really like and still to this day, like, if somebody's friend requests me, I'll do a little background check, a little digging on him, see, see who else is friends with them, whatever. But generally, I don't need friends on Facebook, if it has too much to do with marketing. Interesting, like a lot of those people. And they're not bad people. They're just, I don't quite understand. You know what they're doing. But, yeah, they get very salesy very quickly. And some of them, you know, they're like, Oh, I see, you're starting out this and that, blah, blah, blah. It's like, yeah, I'm already doing what you're doing. But I do it differently. So don't come to that knee kind of thing. So I just turned it off, honestly. Yeah. I mean, this was not my favorite platform in general, like, who knows me knows that. I'm not a huge Facebook user. I, that platform gives me no joy. Dave: Right. I feel you bro, I feel you in such a conflict, right? Because like in the past, I've also wanted to take this show off Facebook, but it's like, it's like people are there. And it's just, it's the same thing with Facebook groups, dude, it's like, there's all these other platforms that have that, that you can be more in control of how the group works and interacts and be free of distraction. And you try to pull people and get people to join them. And it's like, it's like tumbleweeds, man, but you start a Facebook group, and people are all it's just like, it's like trying to get people to change a habit, dude. But I think from, I think from, like, you know, like, Oh, don't, you know, don't put your left shoe on first, when you've put it on that way for your whole life, you know, it's like trying to tell people to have dinner at the time they have dinner every day. It's really crazy how addicted we've become to Facebook, but I totally agree with that dude. And I want to say officially on the record myself, that I mean, we as a business, I think as as kind of a company community, like get value from Facebook, because we we stream on Facebook, I think we could stream on YouTube, or we could even stream from legendary marketer calm just the home page every day. Like we could do that. And that could be a test that we run one day, but so we do get some value, the Facebook group, I think it's more social proof for us as a company, you know, like that, Oh, we've got a bunch of people, or whatever. But I agree, dude, personally, Bro, I get zero like, value dude, from from in. At this point, whenever I'm going on Facebook, it's like a subconscious thing to where I'm just doing it out of like, almost this, this this sort of repetition or half, you know, I mean? That's just some real lash shit right there.
Tyler: Yeah. Like, so many people are bothered by the whole social media aspect of it. And, you know, I mean, I wasn't a huge social media person, either. When I started, I would, like I said, kind of Facebook, I certainly didn't have a TikTok account that I was actively, like, posting content on, I was just, you know, watching funny videos, you know, Instagram is, is, you know, really low key, I had a Instagram account with just a bunch of family and friends on it. And that was it. And I posted what fit what social media platform is, I mean, this is such a, they're, they all have the ability to be toxic, right? They all have the ability to just waste your time suck your time. Dave: And, it's really a What are they is that an oxymoron? where it's like, it's like this, you know, it's, it's almost like somebody said that necessary evil. It's like, we use these platforms as creators. But the moment, if we spend too much time, as consumers, it becomes we get into comparison. It becomes toxic from getting sucked into political bullshit, and propaganda. And I almost feel like all so you know, so. And that was my real spiel about Facebook, but like, the truth of the matter is, they all have that tendency if we're in consumer, like being hypnotized by these platforms, right?
Tyler: Yeah, I think it's something that you have to, like, recognize, and, like, almost just turn that side of your brain off. Like, the only thing that I really scroll through social media for is, you know, one to support some of the members of my community. And second is, you know, looking for interesting content ideas, or interesting copy or something like that. But, you know, it's, it's funny, actually, because someone that changed very early on for me, when I, when I was starting out with affiliate marketing with legendary is, you know, I used to listen to the radio going to work all the time, right. And I found myself not wanting to listen to the music, but wanting to listen to the commercials, because I wanted to hear what the market was, you know, within the commercial, right? I wanted to hear what some of the copy was, you know, what hooks they were using. And I scroll social media with the same kind of mindset, a marketer. I'm looking for things, I'm looking for ideas, I'm specifically scrolling for, you know, an idea of what I can do for myself in my business. I'm not scrolling for pleasure. So, yeah, I think that's the difference right there is when you have your mindset set on that goal.
Dave: Yeah, and being intentional, right. It's like I can, I can totally relate to. For me, if I could, there's some apps like mine, like, this was something I wanted to spend my time doing. I would just like to take and there is a Facebook Timeline Eradicator that you guys like for Facebook, if you wanted to download that, I think it's a Google Chrome extension. It only works on desktop, though, but you can actually eradicate your entire timeline. So when you go on, you'll see anybody's posts, your only option is to post and be a creator, if that's a platform that you market or post on. But I think for me, I gotta be real aware. And I gotta be real intentional with how I use platforms, if I'm going to go on. Like, I'm really into wristwatches like collecting watches and stuff, kind of like how some people are into collecting baseball cards, or whatever our work. And I've got a secret Instagram, that I have nothing but watch content on it, you know what I mean? And, and so anytime I want to mindlessly scroll, and kind of just look at people's stuff, like, I'll go on to that Instagram and just mindlessly scroll. But when I go on to any other platform, if I get a, I have to be intentional, I have to be aware that I can easily get sucked in and lose an hour or two, if I'm not careful. And I can easily take a couple of chips away from my self esteem if I'm not careful. Because if I'm looking at other people's shit, and then automatically that's making me judge a one doing better or worse than that it's a human thing. I can't shame myself for having a human reaction. We all have that when I go on Instagram, and I see dudes doing workouts and having like 12 packs, I'm gonna feel shitty about like my one pack, you know what I mean, about about, you know, the fact that I haven't had a six pack ever? You know, I thought I had one at one time, but I didn't. That was just me lying to myself. You know, if I, if I'm, you know, looking at, yeah, just, I mean, I can feel bad about my business, I can feel right. So I gotta be real, intentional and real aware about how I use these platforms. And I think going back to a challenge a lot of our folks have in this community is just when they start to get into the marketing communities, whether it be this one or others, they begin to get hit up by people who have already been doing this for a while. And their main strategy is to shark in groups. And to hit that is how they generate leads. And, and know that and have a plan, you know, have and I think was fantastic. And I also think the way that you're just like, I don't I don't accept anybody's I just delete people. I think it's just, yeah, I mean, I choose who I want to be friends with, right, it's just like your inbox. You know, over the course of the last couple of weeks, I've been unsubscribing tons of people shit in my inbox, because it's like, I didn't do that for a while. And all of a sudden, my inbox was flooded with so many other people's agendas that I needed to get back control of it. It's a necessary evil that I need to check my email. But I don't want to be flooded with everybody else's messaging, and agendas when I go in. So I need to take back control of my inbox. And that's kind of what I heard you say about Facebook, and probably social media in general, right?
Tyler: Yeah, yeah. I mean, and, like, I'm sure, I'm sure you have multiple, multiple emails like that, again, like anybody does. But you know, like, for new people coming in. And that's one of the things that I did as well, I started a couple of different emails, you know, ones for people like an email, through my email list, if they have any questions or whatever. And then, you know, I don't use that same email to sign up for somebody else, you know, he was there, you know, sending over emails, what kind of copy they're doing, he sent the email so that it doesn't, I can shut that one off for you know, 24 hours, or I can go and look at my red.on my iPhone, you know, what I mean, where I'm looking at this, at this red dot with, you know, 10 2030 5100 email messages on it. And I'm, like, totally overwhelmed by how many emails I have to read. You know, those emails can be read at any time. I really just want to know if there's important emails that are coming into my inbox and actually to attend to right now, versus having this tool through, you know, one inbox trying to find actual important messages.
Dave: Yeah. So yeah, I've done that too. It's just whatever works for you, man. I mean, there's no Absolute way to discipline yourself. I mean, it really, truly is a balancing act every day of just and you know what man, I mean, like the phase that I'm in right now, 10 years into this. And I'm not saying that I was always like this, although I do think when I unplugged and really got in touch with my own ideas and creativity, I was always the best and most profitable. But one thing that is so real for me right now is, the more I unplug and listen to my own ideas, and the more I get in touch with, with with my real, like, you know, my own ideas, my own angles, money, oh, my own content, all the wealth of knowledge that I have within myself, and ability to be able to because nobody can tell by knowledge in my value in my stories like I can. And the more I tune out everybody else's noise. There's a few things that I listened to a few people that I listened to. But I always take it with a grain of salt. And I might not blow up, my priority is to create space for me to be in touch with my ideas, and to use the value in the knowledge and the stories that I have and figure out how to use those stories. because nobody's telling that same story. And nobody's telling those same nuggets in that value the same way that I can do it. And so the more I block out the noise, I know there's a big tendency with content creators, because, well, you know, you have to continuously come up with ideas to look at everybody else, and just kind of redo their videos and stuff. And I think there's a place for that. But I also think that it's creating space for you to come up with your own ideas and focus on ways to tell your own story. And to give yourself a chance to tell it over and over again to get better at it is an absolute necessity no matter where you're at in the journey. So you said that you've had a lot of success with reels with IG reels. Talk to us a little bit about your content grading journey and how you've actually been marketing successfully, what have you done that's worked and what hasn't worked?
Tyler: For sure. I think you can build the hand with being able to decide for yourself without any sort of outside influence or animal outside. You know, people ask me all the time, how I how I ended up doing a lot of my content out on the boat and out of the water and, you know, doing the content the way I do and most of it was scrolling through tik tok and seeing that everybody was sitting in an office much like I'm sitting in right now, you know, and doing doing their TikTok doing their Instagram, and everybody was doing the same types of videos, you know, they might be a little bit different. And not not necessarily people are copying each other. But there's only so much you can do in such a small space. And I was like, You know what, I'm just gonna go and film my content outdoors on my boat and just do my thing, like I just did. And we'll just see what happens and a minute, after resonated with quite a few people, I mean, obviously a lot of, you know, blue collar workers out there who are, you know, that's what they do, they work five days a week to be able to go hunting and fishing with their kids are hunting and fishing with their buddies or, you know, whatever the case, right? And they're, they're looking at a blue collar guy like me, like, okay, like, you know, this guy can, can go online and make some money and eventually be able to quit his job six months down the road, like, Okay, this, this actually is, you know, something that I need to take a look at. So that's kind of where a lot of my little majority, I would say, probably 90 to 95% of my content is all filmed outdoors, on my boat on a hike or just doing whatever, just, you know, living my lifestyle the way I want to live. And yeah, I mean, I don't need a whole lot to survive. So yeah, I mean, I don't need like 50 or $60,000 a month to be able to survive. So what I'm making off of affiliate marketing right now is, you know, surpassing my nine to five income base for me. And that's, you know, if I can get a little bit further than that, I'm even happier. But, you know, all I really needed to do was to supplement my nine to five income and I was pulling the pin and I was out of there and now I can work and focus on my old thing. So yeah. Maybe not the smartest idea. Usually, most people strive to double their income before they do that. But I was like, No, I'm just going to do that. And then I'm going to leave because I I see that See being more my, my speed and life kind of thing.
I had sold my truck and had $1,000 to my name and said, I'm done doing construction and I'm going to go full time online. So, you know, yeah, it's hard to recommend for me from an ethical standpoint, you know, for people to quit their jobs or put themselves in a tough financial situation. As a matter of fact, I try to take a more, you know, a more a more kind of safe route, I don't want to be the guy who's responsible for people, you know, losing their shit basically all over the world, you know, because they're, they Dave Sharpe told him to, you know, what he did, and they, you know, throw out the plan B, you know, quit the job, fire the boss, go all in, you know, I mean, it's like, they go to their, their wives, you know, they come home to their wives or husbands and they're like, why would you David Sharpe told me to them, they're trying to find me and murder me. But yeah, man. So I mean, I think that's, I think that that's great. Like, how does that feel to now, you know, just a couple of years ago, your as, as, as a paramedic does saving people's lives, you transition to saying, Hey, I'm saving everybody else's life, but I'm my life feel, I feel like I'm drowning. I feel like I'm, there's no end in sight for me, I'm not able to do the things that I want to do as much as I want to do them, I'm not getting rich doing this. And so I'm gonna, I'm gonna eat my own life, and then live my own life the way that I want to live in, how does that feel no, be where you're at?
Tyler: It feels pretty awesome. I'm not going to lie. I mean, you know, like, I had 24 years to fully be able to, you know, quit my job one day with, with online business and online marketing, right. And, you know, I never expected to make multiple 1000’s of dollars a month. You know, within my first six months, you know, I was, I was like, if I can make 500 bucks a month for the next six months or a year and start figuring things out, like, I would have been happy with that. But, you know, I was fortunate that I found something that worked for me, I found content that works for me. And within six months, I was already supplementing my full wage. And I did it three months in a row. I think I did it three months in a row. And then that was it. I was like, I'm out of here. And it feels amazing. I mean, I just, I love having the freedom, you know, I got my dog here. And I can spend the day at home with him, I get to go on all the walks with him and stuff like that. Yesterday, we hiked up the mountain, and I got to go fish as much as I possibly can. I'm very fortunate to live in an amazing community just here around my house. My neighbors are all super green, I get to keep my boat in the water next door. So I can just pop over there. And you know, if I want to go, just have a mindset break or whatever, I can go do that for an hour and a half or whatever, I don't have to rely on a company to give me a paycheck and get to rely on myself which, yes, is very stressful. Don't kid yourself. Anybody out there one night quitting, your job is easy. And all of a sudden, the money's just gonna keep coming in. Like, it's funny. You date for somebody else. But I was I was watching some webinars or something like that live. And they were talking about the first one to three weeks after quitting your job. You know, initially, you quit your job, right? And you're like, yeah, I'm going to get so much work done. And I'm going to do all these things. And I'm going to do this. I'm, like, the first two weeks, I have to quit my job. I like nothing done. I was just enjoying the sheer fact. Like, oh, okay, like, whenever I look back, and I'm like, Oh, I haven't done anything, like, I gotta get on this now. Right? And then all of a sudden, that kind of light bulb clicked and the other real stress or they hit like, man, I haven't had a paycheck and two weeks, like, I gotta make that. So I think that happens to a lot of people. But you just have to recognize that it's happening and then you know, eventually, without too much time having passed you have to you know, put your nose to the grindstone and get her done and then start you know, seeing those commissions coming in see what you can do for yourself in terms of bringing in a paycheck, right. So yeah,
Well, you know what to do, right? I mean, I think a lot of people. Don't forget that after you do this for a period of time, it will become second nature, just like your job is when you walked into your job. Say for example, your paramedic job, you know everything and feel super confident and super laid back the first week or two. You're probably shitting your pants, right? Dave: Yeah, I mean, I wouldn't be, I don't care how ready I thought I am. If I'm going out on real calls, dealing with real people who are dying, or in some sort of an emergency. Yeah, dude, I'm like, I got I'm not gonna put an extra pair of underwear in my bag at all times. I'm really, you know, I'm like, dude, I can only imagine so. But it's not just that, I don't care if you're going into some clerical or some plumber construction, you're going to be freaking out at any time that you start something. But the beautiful thing about quitting your job and then fnr for a couple of weeks is that you knew what to do. You knew what you needed to do. You've done it. And you had a couple of months or a few months of proof. You had validated things you had had taken instruction, you had built community and support. And it was just simply time to stop effort off 24 hours a day and work a little bit each day.
Dave: Definitely, definitely.
Tyler: God, it's great. It's been an awesome journey, honestly. And I mean, like I said, I got my start online with legendary, and I don't have anything bad to say about it. I mean, I really just, I took the information. And I just kind of hit the ground running. And I found that community that can help me and yeah, for anybody out there that's just like, they're struggling with trying to find the information or they're struggling with trying to, you know, build out their back office, whatever that looks like. There are people and there's a community out there that can help you whether it's within legendary or doing your own research outside of that community, just following up with you on tik tok and trying to reach out to those people and having a conversation. I mean, and that's, that's probably the number one thing you talk about on we have legendary is having that conversation with you, whether it's in a conversation to talk about the business and potentially get somebody involved or have a conversation with somebody else who's already doing kind of what you want to be doing. And, you know, figuring out how you can make it work for yourself in your business. I mean, having those conversations is probably the most important aspect of this digital business really.
Dave: And using common sense in those conversations, right. I mean, I had a sponsor one time, when I was getting cleaned back, you know, 13 years ago, many of you know, I got clean from a pretty crippling drug addiction and have been clean since then. But you know, I would call him he was like a sponsor or mentor, kind of, like we talked about having me, it's just somebody who came before me a predecessor, right? And I'd call him and I'd be like, Oh, I don't know what to do. And he'd be like, Dave, you got clean, you didn't get stupid, you know. And I think that same thing applies here. It's like you started a business, you didn't get stupid, you know, use common sense. You know, use your built in bullshit detector, you know, don't don't don't, all the sudden start a business and then become a victim. You know, don't start a business and act like you just fell off the turnip truck. You know, you bet. The majority of us have been out there hustling and talking shit and manipulating it, whatever we had to do to survive. And now it's time to actually, for me anyways, I realize a lot of my past had developed survival skills that I could use in business. And I could turn I could use the values that I also was raised with integrity and honesty and straight, straight shooter-ness and that I could use all that stuff. Now. I didn't have to. I didn't have to bullshit my way through life or anything. I could just, I could just be exactly who I always wanted to be, and knew I could be in and that's talking about turning your mess into your message and your struggles into your strengths. I think being an entrepreneur gives us the opportunity to do all of those things. And enjoy life and that's clearly what you've done, brother. So congrats, man. Thanks for coming on, even though we were a few minutes late here. I would have talked about you, even if you weren't here and then we would have had John later but thanks for popping on. It was fun to come back. Keep us posted here in a couple of months if you would.
Tyler: Awesome, for sure. Thank you so much for having me. I appreciate it.
Dave: Alright, Tyler, see you, buddy.
Dave: Alright, so go and follow Tyler and connect with him on both Instagram and Tiktok. He's wild man, underscore marketer, wild man, underscore marketer, and you can go on a journey with him out on his boat and in some of those beautiful, you know, spots that he is, is led live every day and you can, you know, make a determination whether you want to continue to live where you live, or as your online business grows, maybe you'll want to grow or go live somewhere like where he lives. I know I certainly at least want to go vacation there on a regular basis. Because Canada, and Canada in particular, but a lot of that. A lot of places around the world are so damn beautiful. And most of us will, you know, just don't even know they exist until you have the space and the financial abilities to go and see them. So, again, go follow him wild man underscore marketer. And the last thing that I have for you is text WUL to the number on your screen 813-296-8553. And every morning, we'll send you a little text message notification with a direct link right to the live and you can join us or not and wake up every day. Legendary. See you. We'll see you back here. Tomorrow, same place, same time. Get out of here. Have a great Monday. Be Legendary. And we'll see you tomorrow.