What is a Legendary Marketer? It first starts with having a vision and second you must have an actual business. A job won’t cut it, and there’s a lot of scams online to watch out for.
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[The following is the full transcript of this episode of The Legendary Marketer Show. Please note that in this episode, like all LM Show episodes, David’s words are unscripted and unedited.]
Hey what's going on my friends? This is Dave Sharpe
Welcome to the Legendary Marketer Show. In this show, I want to tell you actually what a Legendary Marketer even is.
What is a Legendary Marketer? What does that mean?
That can mean different things to different people, but I want to tell you what it means to me.
I was 16 years old when I became a teenage father. I was recently a high school dropout.
This doesn't start out very great, right?
You thought I was going to tell you about my credentials. Let me tell you about my struggles first.
I spent the next nearly 10 years of my life struggling, going back and forth between a crippling drug addiction – heroin to be specific – and being homeless.
In 2008, I got my life together and knocked on my dad's door and I asked him to help me save my life. I hadn't seen him in a couple of years. I asked him if he'd let me sleep on his couch, and go to construction jobs with him, and make a couple bucks so I could get back on my feet.
I found Internet marketing, because I live in Florida. You might not be able to tell right now, but it's hot outside.
I didn't want to spend the rest of my life swinging a hammer on a hot construction site. My dad even backed that up, he said, “son, you don't even want be out here, trust me.” It gets hotter the summer. This was all around February of 2008.
So I got on the computer, one of these things, but it didn't look like that back then, exactly. It was this big thing, super slow, lots of viruses on it – don't know how those got there. I tried to look for different ways to make money online.
I think the benefit and the advantage that we have nowadays is that we have information at our fingertips, whereas generations previous to us didn't.
So I figured, hey, there's no excuse for me. I've got 10 fingers and 10 toes, a brain, and I got dreams and aspirations. And even though I've had a difficult past, even though I've made some mistakes, my past doesn't have to equal my future.
I wanted to turn my mess into a message. I wanted to turn my struggles into my strengths. I found Internet marketing and affiliate marketing and became a digital entrepreneur. I wasn't a Legendary Marketer back then, but I was one in the making.
I went on over the course of the last several years, I've been doing this now for almost a decade. I've gone on to do hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. I've been able to do amazing things – travel world – I proposed to my wife in Rome. That was one of the coolest things that I ever did. Took my kid over with us, the one that I had when I was 16, she was with us. Proposed in Rome, went all over the place, went all through Europe, started to travel.
Went to Asia, went to Singapore, went to South America, started to see the United States of America. And now, I've been all over the world, I've had a chance to be able to earn more money than I ever could have imagined, give back to my family, do cool stuff. And that's, I think, been the most fun.
I've been able to do cool stuff. My mom was in a tough spot one time, so I flew in, took her right to the car lot and bought her a car in cash.
My dad – my wife and I overheard him one day, and he was talking about needing and wanting a new truck, but he wasn't asking – he was just like, griping and complaining about his truck – which was kind of a rust bucket. So one day, my wife and I got up and we surprised him with a brand-new truck.
David: What would you say if I said that was your brand-new truck?
Dad: I'd call you a liar. You're full of shit. No…
Erin: Here, take it.
Dad: No… No way.
Erin: Come on, don't you want it? Do you like it?
Now, the other cool thing that I was able to do recently for him was, I actually even uped the ante with him, and I surprised him with a brand-new house.
David: Is that nice?
Dad: Wonder why there's pictures of us here. What's the deal here?
David: Happy Father's Day. This is your new house.
Dad: No way.
Dad: Oh my God.
David: Did we surprise you, Dad?
Dad: Oh God, I'm too old to be getting surprises like this. You guys have outdone yourself completely.
So as you can see, there's been a lot of cool stuff that I've been able to do. I think that giving back to people has been the most fun.
I just recently had a baby, and I was to a point where I really said to myself, gosh, I'm really enjoying spending time at home, sort of being on the more down-low side of things. I've had a lot of big exposure and limelight, spoke on big stages, and done huge events. As you can see, some of the pictures here will roll through as I'm talking.
I've had an opportunity to be able to do really cool stuff, to help a lot of people all over the world. I started doing that back around 2009 or '10, but recently I just started thinking myself, and I've had a lot of request for videos and trainings, so I wanted to give back and do a free show.
On this show, I'm going to be taking you on a journey. I'm going to be doing marketing rants. I'm going to be doing marketing reviews. I'm going to show you peoples' marketing. I'm going to go through marketing funnels.
I'm going to show you different product launches. I'm going to go through emails. I'm going to go through different marketing campaigns. I'm going to show you stuff on the screen that other people are doing that's working.
I'm going to show you stuff that I've done that's worked. And I'm going to show you what it's like to be able to go from zero to legendary – whatever legendary means for you.
That may mean a lot of money. That may mean the ability to be able to give back. That may mean the ability to spend time with friends and family, and spend more time with your kids. I don't know.
I just know that I don't want to be average. That's what I wanted for my life. That's what I wanted for myself. And that may be what you want for yourself, too.
Maybe you don't want to fit in with the way that society says that you're supposed to be. Maybe you don't want to follow the rules.
For me, I grew up, they said be a good little boy, get good grades. Don't talk too much, don't make too much noise, and you'll be okay. You're going to go to college, play some sports. You’re going to get married, get a white picket fence, and everything's going to be okay.
I see more people who follow that path who are unhappy. Who want to ask me, “What are you doing, Dave? I want to travel more. I want to spend more time with my family. I want to get out of this debt. I want to get out from under the thumb of this boss that I hate. Stop working this job that I'm not passionate about.
So maybe I can help you do that. Maybe we can show you how to do that.
We're going to start this baby off though by jumping into some episodes here coming up, to where I'm going to show you and take you behind the scenes of some of the trips that I've taken, and some of the things that I've bought, and show you some of the lifestyle that this sort of a career can get you. If you follow the path of the less traveled.
Because there's a lot of different people who can tell you all about the path of doing what everybody else has done. There aren’t so many people that will tell you about the path of the less traveled, the one that's not as blazed. The one that still some people are trying to figure out with their flashlight. “How do I get through this forest?”
Guys, there's more student loan debt in this country than there is credit card debt. So that one thing – going to college – has accumulated more debt than buying every other possible thing. I want you to really think about that for a second. That one service or product, student loan debt, is more debt than everything else combined that has been put on credit. That is, to me, I just need to take a moment of silence for that real quick.
That's a lot of dead presidents.
That was a corny dad line.
So anyway, think about that for a second. There's been a lot of people who can tell you all about that path. You can find them in your typical public school system. You can find them at university. If you want to know how to just go get a job and how to live a really average, mediocre life, there's a lot of people that can tell you how to do that. There's a lot. They're all over. Just walk down the street, they're in every corner store, restaurant, and grocery store.
I don't even go to the grocery store. Someone delivers my food, and then we're blessed enough to have somebody cook it for us. Because I don't want to live average.
I don't say any of this to brag. I'm not going to show you any of what I show you to brag. I'm not going to show you my lifestyle, I'm not going to show you what I do – none of it to brag. I'm going to show you because I feel a feel a responsibility to speak up to young people. I feel a responsibility to speak up even to some of the older folks who think that their time has passed.
I've got people in their 50s, people in their 60s, people are 70s, even in their 80s. I don't know that we've got anybody in their 90s, but we've got all ages of people who have followed my training and attended my seminars in the past and have completely changed – not only the way that they look at the world, that they look at themselves – but the way that they operate inside of it. They've improved their quality of life because of it.
So, decide right now – do you want to be temporary? Do you want to be average? Or do you want to be Legendary?
If you want to be legendary, I'm going to show you some cool stuff throughout this show – for free – that's going to change your life, that's really, really going to give you more, way more, for free than any other thing most likely that you paid for – including college. Let's argue about it, right?
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