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Dave: Hey what’s going on my friends, welcome to Wake Up Legendary. And today we have another episode for you, another guest and we're going to be talking to Amy. And as you can see, we're going to be talking about mindset. We're going to be talking about really some keys to your success, especially if you're brand new. So, tune in, listen up and let's get Friday. Rockin Amy, welcome.

Amy: Hi, thanks for having me.

Dave: You're welcome. Where are you calling from?

Amy: I'm calling from Connecticut.

Dave: Okay, so tell us a little bit about how a lady from Connecticut comes online finds this crazy community of legendary marketer in affiliate marketing and how you got started.

Amy: So basically I got TikTok signed up and got an account just to Washington. So as someone making money online starting an online business she had a video of a little snippet of Legendary Marketer, but wasn't promoting it at the time really on her link. So I couldn't find it. So I was probably the only one in the world to actually Google like Legendary Marketer. 

Dave: Probably not, but you'd be surprised.

Amy: Okay, you know, immediately I went back through all her videos. I didn't even think twice I was like seven bucks. I need to see what this is about what else and in my life.

Dave: I mean, you may have been the one customer that, you know, worked that hard to actually go by you say that she didn't actually have a link or you couldn't get to the challenge sales page.

Amy: So she was promoting something else at the time. She was already maybe like nine months into her journey. I went back to all our videos promoting it and I'm like, How do I find out this legendary marketer she's talking about from when she first started on day one. Yeah. And so I googled it. I was like, oh, there's and then I just immediately bought it and I was hooked on day one. Okay, but someone who basically was completely foreign to me. Yeah, I didn't know the first thing about an online store. I had no idea what I was getting into. That's okay, you know, having a Facebook page was a little cute. pictures of my kids, but that's about it.

Dave: So you're an assistant to the mayor of the town that you live in. Is that right?

Amy:  I am. And I'm also like the director of HR. So nobody knows about this really right now. Except for my husband. And my two kids are now 21 years old.  

Dave: They need to see mom rocking it out. You know what I mean?

Amy: Actually. I’m on vacation in Aruba. Activate but they do know what I'm kind of doing. I've been talking to him about it, but didn't really tell my husband. I told him I was taking the course and I was really excited about it. And I was hooked, didn't know what I was getting into yet. But then I started getting my tick tock and posting for like, a month before I even told him I was doing well. And I showed him everything and he's like, I can't believe you're doing this. He's like, it's totally opposite of you. I'm like, oh, so I'm like, and I don't want anyone to know because I think I lost my mind.

Dave: You think so?

Amy: No, because I haven't lost my mind. But

Dave: I mean, in this world who can judge you for losing their mind? Really? You know what I mean?

Amy: Exactly. Um, you know, I don't know what it was. I just didn't want the pressure of people asking me all these questions. I love it. I was like it's an amazing community. I just couldn't see three when I had to. I don't even know what I'm gonna do. I have no clue probably was looking at me like this girl is not going anywhere.

Dave: And what happened? I mean, was that fear? Was that was that

Amy: I just want to do this 15 Day Challenge. He would, and then I'll think about scheduling them like I can't go any farther. I have to do this at home. I just did it. I'm like, This is stupid. Just do it. Yeah. And I did. And I've been doing it ever since. Just like when I was invited the show was like, Oh, I'm not ready for that. Like I can't. And then I was like, I don't. I've been doing this for the last five months. I'm just gonna keep doing things I don't think I should do.

Dave: Right? Yeah, that's powerful. And that's great. I mean, how many people do you think you know, as a percentage of everybody who comes through? We had 100,000 People take our challenge. Last year. How many folks do you think have those same feelings, those same exact places, you know, and then get into those feelings and then never, never move forward. And it's not to disrespect that person as if they're not good enough. They're less than or whatever. It's just that you believed that belief you know, and then you didn't go any further and you probably that person probably went to something else and quite possibly had that same soundtrack come up in play in just a different scenario. But you chose to walk through it and begin to try to find a new sound drug to play and some of these challenging moments.

Amy: Exactly. And I think I've heard a lot of people say that people who have purchased it. I can even see people who have purchased it through me and they don't go beyond those first couple days and probably because they don't want him to set up that meeting. They're afraid or they don't know what they're doing. Or I'm not sure.

Dave: Yeah, yeah. No, I mean, it's, it's kind of like one of those things that I've talked about a million times and you will eventually, the longer you stay in this industry and can look at actual statistics. One thing we do for our affiliates is give them statistics that drive them crazy. And sometimes I'd like to take those away. So they but why because it's all about understanding and learning what people's habits and behaviors really are and when you get into marketing, and you're analyzing how people behave and how they say they want to do something and then don't do there's a difference between just saying that, um, I see an ad or I hear about something and I just say not and I keep going, but it's what I say, Oh yeah, I want to do that and then I sign up and then I get all excited and then I say, Yeah, I'm all in and then, you know, I get to day three, and an uncomfortable moment happens and then I decided that I just want to kind of give up on it all. And I think that's a pretty common thing, even for entrepreneurs because when we're new, there's just all kinds of different flavors of imposter syndrome. But what was it like for you after having that conversation after making these videos? I mean, do you feel like a bigger, more powerful version of yourself? And I don't mean that in a dominating way. I mean, that just in a confident way, or just tell us a little bit about the transformation that's happened within you. Is it related to these challenging things?

Amy: Yeah, absolutely. It has completely changed my life. It's completely changed the way I look at business. My goals, I find myself speaking differently when I talk to people, you know, it's just kind of an example. I think a lot. A lot is mindset for me, you know, I think your mind has to be in the right place to get people to accept all the information. I mean, completely out of anything I've ever done before. I've never sold. You know, people have tried to recruit me for MLMs and selling you know, things over the years that people love and use all the time and would be not that difficult, but that was just not me. Meet up, start doing this. It's just completely out of something I would do better, but I just was hooked with just the community. And I don't know just the positive mindset and vibes from everybody, you know, all trying to, you know, create a common goal. You know, kind of have a purpose in life, what you want for those kinds of things. I was just hooked. I'm like, I don't think I could ever quit and once you get into a certain point, there's no turning back. Part of my life now. I spent a lot of time on it, and my husband's like, he's like, it's great. I'm so excited that you have something. So I want to bring him in on it. Oh, yeah.

Dave: Yeah. Yeah. Wow. I'm so happy for you, Amy that you are feeling so you know, passionate and happy.

 

Amy: Really, I know what that's like.

Dave: I'm addicted to this in a positive way. Not in a negative way. I'm addicted to this. I want to grow, I want to improve and it sounds like it's more than just the money for you. I mean, money is certainly ultimately a goal and a big goal, but it's more than just money for you. Is that right?

Amy: Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. Um, I didn't even think about the money. I mean, the money's nice, you know, it's exciting. You know, that kind of thing. But it's really more about the community. And actually just making yourself think about just your vision, your purpose in life, you know, helping others you know, introducing them to the same thing that you found. I just love everything about it. It's just like a complete transformation. You know, so it's just amazing that a $7 course has brought me into this whole world and I've met so many people, I have so many connections and you know, everyone supports each other and when you find something you can share with them.

Dave: Great, you feel that this community of people, entrepreneurs, online marketers is different. Their mindset is different from the mindset of the people that you've hung out around and worked with before and it's not to bash them or bad mouth them, not one is better than the other but just different. In what way do you like that it's different or are you experiencing something different from this group of people that you feel like has been missing or you didn't even know that you wanted?

Amy: Oh, well, I've always had a private positive mindset and I have no patience for people that are negative and always looking for the bad and everything. I always look for the good and everything. This is my personality. So when someone just complains, please and like you have so much good in your life. You know, what about this? What about that? It just drives me crazy. I have no patience for it. That's just my own self. Okay, so just to find people that are mostly positive all the time is just, it's just great. And I don't know, I can't explain it. It's just, it's just completely changed my life and I want to share it with everyone I could possibly share it with. So thank you so much for creating this amazing $7 course. You know, as like an introduction into any online business, basically, and it really can roll over to any business.

Dave:  Yeah, no, I think it can. I mean, mindset stuff and how you develop different habits here. You know, I mean, becoming more and more disciplined but not because you know, somebody screaming at you or yelling at you or whatever, like and I'm just thinking about some of the institutions and so forth. It might, you know, help us to become disciplined like the military or, or prison, you know, two things or two places that you know, you go in you're, you're at least going to get on a routine. And, you know, and with entrepreneurship, I experience a lot of people not that people in prison in the military don't want to get better. You know, improve, grow whatever. But people here, you know, are doing it out of their own free will. They're doing it out and that is not in the military. I shouldn't compare those two, those are not there's not the same in any way shape or form. But, you know, it takes a lot to get up on your own every day and open your computer. You know what I mean? I actually do it day in and day out. You know what I mean? Like it, there's a lot of discipline and commitment. And you have to have a positive attitude. I mean, that you just it is almost impossible. To do this I constantly see the glass half full or the glass half empty every day. And so yeah, no, I totally relate in in what um, how have you how have you taken some of the connections and some of the networking some of the community to more levels than just interacting or or participated in Facebook groups have you had message people in gotten accountability partners have you mean in what other ways have has the community manifested in supported you?

Amy:  I do have a mentor, currently, um, who's kind of, you know, has a group, Facebook, so mostly Facebook groups is where I've kind of found a lot of extra help with making kind of all the everything Connect, you know, I recently had kind of like that lightbulb moment where like, oh my god, this all makes sense now. Because there's so much to learn and you're constantly learning something every day. Something new I'm, you know, trying to learn new skills every day. I don't know everything, can I? Obviously, I'm never going to know everything. In life. You've learned to say as long as you think you know everything when you're gone, and then you're like, I know nothing. Yeah. But I mean, when I first started, I really went to extremes because I didn't want people to find me. At first. Because of my job my phone is filled with contacts, you know, hundreds of employees. You know, I couldn't have everyone finding me at the beginning. So I really went to extremes, got my own separate phone, made an account that kind of people couldn't just search and find me. So I kind of went to extremes, but I think it was necessary for myself at the time.

Dave: Now I don't think that we're having an entrepreneurial affair, you know?

Amy: Yeah, I was like, I can't tell anybody what I'm doing.

Dave: You don't want to accidentally post that tick tock video and then and then accidentally hit share all your contacts, you know, and send them a text message.  To me, that's just, I mean, you know, marketing in where this world is going people, you better lighting the org because this world is going to some places where if you can't believe some crazy stuff is possible, then you are going to be left behind because there are people now that are making more money on NFT and Metaverse real estate than they are in regular real estate. There's people who are getting rich on vaporized coins that aren't actually coins that don't exist. There are you know 11 million people who quit their jobs last month either 11 million unfilled jobs or 11 million people quit their jobs. I can't remember but I was reading the jobs report and it's like people are they are escaping the rat race. They are leaving and in I had a guy actually a neighbor. He said, Dave, you know and they're halfway you know between believing that I'm selling drugs. You know that I'm some drug kingpin because I'm always wearing flip flops and tank tops and yet I look like we might be, you know, have some money. But he came up to me said, Hey, are y'all aren't you aren't you in the internet world you have anybody you could recommend for this secret project that I want to do. It's got an invention and secret. And I said, Dude, look, I said, I could recommend somebody but you could just go to you could just go to Upwork or you could just go to freelancer and you could tap into an entire world of developers and you know, honked I'm getting out of my car yesterday. He's Hawk I found my developer. I mean, come on. We're talking about he probably dedicated an hour or two he said he found somebody across the ocean, you know, over in Europe or something. And just think about that one process of of how life is different how the Internet has changed things, how technology has changed things. And I think it was Matt our CMO. I can't remember who it was. Maybe it was somebody else but they said, Look, you know, I know you guys are the old farts right now about the metaverse thing, you know, because we don't want like I don't want to live in a metaverse. I want to live in reality. Okay, but see the old fart now, do you see that? Do you get it? I'm the guy with the flip phone. You know what I mean? It's like if we have to work really hard at keeping up with what's going on. Because that whole baby boomer Boomer generation that was fumbling around with a flip phone and never could never really learn in you know, folks, you know who you are or who your parents or aunts or uncles are that it's this big deal to just learn how to use a phone. But guys, everything's changing. I mean, if you don't have knowledge, you're not gonna be able to set up your TV work on a computer. You know, you're not going to be able to connect with your friends. I mean, you may not be able to attend meetings or even get a job. So I mean, the truth is, the crazy ones are the ones who are out doing different things, new things, weird things selling. I don't give a damn about NFTs and I'm not even into crypto. It's too much I can't keep track of it. i It's not that I don't like it. But I can't keep track of it. But the people who are doing it are smart for doing it. Because it's where things are going , it's obvious that people are moving in that direction. Maybe it's a phase but the metaverse iPhones, you know, virtual reality, or augmented reality holograms of people doing events and they're not even there, but you're in a room with 10,000 people. And Tony Robbins is up on a stage in a hologram. I mean, where life is going is just we think Star Trek in the Jetsons was far out I mean it we have no idea. So it's just it's ironic that the people who are on the cutting edge today, we feel like the stupid ones. We feel like the ones who we don't want anybody to know what we're doing. And it's just that I find that ironic. 

Amy: I know it's true. It's true. At this point, I don't really care. I mean, I haven't shared it with people but if they find me they find me It's fine. I'm not really worried about it.

Dave: It's just a different way to think for all of you listening who are battling this, you know, this, this this, this imposter syndrome, whatever your own version is, and you really, if you shift your perspective and again, reframing is the My Favorite strategy. Why? Because I can take any scenario and turn it into a positive just like you said, Amy is all I'm doing is I'm taking this situation, I'm putting it in a different frame. And when I take a picture and I put it in a different frame, it looks different. You know, I get a different perspective and the perspective that I would offer all of you listening this morning who are you know, battling your own imposter syndrome, is just remember what I said a second ago, mark my word. It's already happening. It's already happening. I mean, there's people who are making more money online right now, and people who have never actually been in this community alone. I've been doing this for 11 years, roughly since about 2009 and longer I guess I don't know I've lost track at this point. I got clean in 2008 and started messing around 2009 2010 I guess. But I have never seen more people succeed than I am right now. And I do love to take credit for as much of that as I mean, sure. Yeah. But that wouldn't be right. Because what's happened is also the platforms have made it easier for people to get on and get started to participate in the platforms. You know, when you first wanted to say I don't know. You know, when you first wanted to work on your house many years ago, it was almost impossible because you couldn't just go to Home Depot and buy all these DIY products. But now you can, you can just go right down to the store and you can just kind of remodel your house on your own. And the same sort of thing has happened with the internet I think is that you know all these tools and platforms have all become usable

Amy: And easy for us now to post a video online. Or have to get in if you're on TikTok.

Dave: In an hour. It's been seen by you know, 10,000 people there is never going to get faster and the opportunity is going to get bigger and platforms are going to be built in a way for us to continue to do this so I'm ranting but I'm, I'm telling you that. Well, you're the smart one. You're the smart one. You know you're the smart one. If you're exploring and whether you plant your flag with information marketing, affiliate marketing you learn here at legendary or whether you all go and do it somewhere else that matters to me. It's just the spirit of exploration in the spirit of being open to the idea that what you've been believing in the life that we've been living for the past 20 or 30 years. It's not the way it is anymore. it's changed. I'm ranting but I just every day Amy it’s a battle for me to convince people to, to to, to face themselves, you know, and that's why I love the conversation and why we talk about this so much is because the defining moment is not really when you you know by the defining moment is when you're about to quit and you decide not to.

Amy: Yes, absolutely, absolutely. Yeah, there's days and I'm like oh god, what am I doing? You know, it's just work, you have to learn the skills. You have to put in the work. You have to be consistent, and you have to stay committed. You have to stay committed and Be positive, be positive and believe in yourself. Believe in yourself that anyone could do it. We all come from different backgrounds, different experiences, and all of that adds up to being your authentic self, you know and being successful and we all can do it. We all have it in us. We just have to commit to it. Yeah, yeah, it completely changed my life. Thank you. Thank you for creating Legendary Marketer, the 15 day business builder challenge, because I think everyone I've run into is just so happy they found it transforming it really is.

Dave: Well that's it really it's really wonderful to hear and thank you for you know, taking it seriously and completing it and and now even loving it so much that you've decided you want to share it with others. We appreciate that. And it's not you know, it's not a it's not a requirement or I mean being an affiliate here at legendary even though we teach affiliate marketing is not a requirement. I mean, we're we're honored and appreciative and all of those things that people as a matter of fact, at one time, Amy we I think we put it back now where somebody can apply just to refer a friend or become an affiliate at the on the 15th day of the challenge but we actually took away that on that 15th day at one time because we were getting too many affiliate applications and we just we didn't want to accept affiliates for a certain period of time or we were wanting to wanting to wanting to make it more difficult to apply or something. But we just appreciate that people want to turn around and share the training with people that they can, you know, find and it's not it's not something that we count on or anticipate you doing. So we appreciate it when you do that and hopefully, you know, do you let me ask you if you have any plans of, you know, doing any other information marketing? I mean, do you have goals in the future of doing any courses or coaching or events or just give us a snapshot into some of the other ideas that have been percolating in your head and then I'll let you go back to your vacation?

Amy: Yes, absolutely. Um, yeah, I do plan working on building my brand right now. Expanding a little bit to other platforms, you know, to promote on other platforms and I'm just learning as I go along. You know, like I said, I started from zero starting from knowing nothing and I just know so much now that I'm amazed how far you know, I've come to work you know, you really do and I just learned something new every day. You know, I think that's just reporting. Recently, I had someone comment on one of my videos, basically saying, Well, we'll see where you are in a year and I was like, Okay, I'm like you have a deal. I'm like, I'm still gonna be here because you don't know me.

Dave: You know, there when I started. There were quite a few people who you know, were around and I was kind of running with or who started at the same time. It's almost like your class. And, you know, it's interesting. Like most things, many are not around, you know, and it's not because they didn't have the putter I mean, I even know people who were crushing it who just stopped and you know, I see this I see this all the time. This is a totally different conversation totally different episode of just how we how we get to certain places of success and then we stop you know, we sabotage because we want more, you know, we want to do more but we stopped doing what was working only to try to do something bigger and it's saBotage now we've got double the work and blah blah blah but it’s interesting. The people who I started with are mostly not still around. There are however, quite a few who are and you know, and I keep my eyes on those people. You know, I keep my eye on it's very, very brought up something that I just want to just say something to before we before we end here as I looked at some little ant or a bug on my desk that decided to die there and so folks, you can get any message from any person that you want. If you look hard enough for it, you can always find and you all know exactly what you want to listen to very closely. You all know who you can call and who will cosign your BS. You know who to watch. If you don't want to be motivated, you know who to connect with if you want to co misery but I'm telling you that it is so important to keep your eyes locked and loaded on people who, like you just said, you know they're going to be around in a year. You know it because the people that we watch and the examples that we have, man, I don't care how old you are. We're like little children, we're sponges. And we watch what people do in the second that somebody gives up around me. It affects me, it affects me, it makes me start doubting myself. And so it's just important to keep our eyes locked on people who are in we know we're going to be here in a year. I think it's just simple to put it like that. And Amy, I'm glad to know that you're going to be one of them.

Amy: Yeah, that's a few people that I found and now they're gone. You know that I was following and they just disappeared. I don't know where they went and it's true. And then it's like, Where'd you go?

Dave: Well, when you run your business, like a hobby, I mean, everybody has to think of themselves nowadays as a media company. Really. I mean, because you know, we're a media marketing company. And yeah, it's like people will be doing well and then they won't post for two months. It's just, you know, there's there's a, I always ask people to ask themselves, would you hire you know, if you had to hire you as the one employee and it cost you $1,000 a week. You know, would you keep you on payroll? And I'd say the faces in most rooms when I asked that question are probably not, you know, and so, if I wouldn't hire me then, you know, it's, it's kind of like the guy who thinks that well, I'm doing a shitty job at my job because I hate my job. So I'm going to leave and go start my own thing and crush it there. And then they don't because you know how you do one thing, how you do everything, you know?

Amy: So yeah. I am 100% my job. I love my job. I love my job. I don't want to leave my job, which will lead to 200 retirements in the next 10 years. So that was part of my life, the beginning. My husband, I would love to retire him. He owns his own business. He is a contractor and I would love to retire him. Yeah, and maybe have a little freedom of location, you know, being able to go somewhere warm in the winter. Oh, but yeah, I would definitely hire myself because not only do I do my full time job, but I also do the financials and the billing for his business. And I am also doing my online business so I have full days.

Dave:  And that's what I have gotten to the point to as well in my career and at the beginning it was I second guess myself but but it didn't take me long to realize that I had work ethic you know, in this business, being in business taught me a lot about myself, you know, it just introduced me to myself. It taught me how motivated I was, how big my work ethic was, you know how much I could deal with difficult situations, how much I could make connections, you know, it was a it was a it was a mirror it was a gauge. It was a it was a scoring system, however you want to look at it for me in all these different areas of how I could communicate how I could you know how I can organize myself and stay disciplined and do it every day and you know, I don't know it's it's a it's it's skills that we didn't learn in school I didn't anyways, and so, you know, it takes a village we have a village here to help you grow into the entrepreneur you want to be if that's what you want to do, we are spelling that out. So have you and the final word goes to you.

Amy: Thank you so much. Thank you for having me. I'm really excited about the future and the next six months. It's just an amazing opportunity. So if someone's on the fence and they're not sure if they should take the step they should definitely take the step. It's transforming. It really is and that's what that's what you want, you know for everyone who's looking to change your lives do something different. Yeah.

Dave: You want it to actually be able to transform their lives and we see that day in and day out. And I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it, but I get to see it every day this morning. On the show, you can ask anybody in this community, the transparency of just hey, look, it's not a cakewalk. But there's a ton of upside and it's well worth it. It's really legit here. You're gonna see that and find that not to be BS about it. It is going to take work, but it'll be worth it. Amy, enjoy your vacation.

Amy: Thank you so much

Dave: All right, come back and see us in a few months.

Amy: Alright. Alright, see ya.

Dave: All right, my friends. You can go and follow Amy @ABMKTG that is her TikTok handle. Folks, another week. Our lives are just passing us by the clock. Don't stop for nobody, as my dad says. Friends make the most of the day, make the most of this, you know, final day of the week. Right and also as we mean this first quarter has come into it to a close isn't that amazing? Like I said again, the clock doesn't stop, make your move now seize the day. Be Legendary.