My First No Excuses Summit
So for the past four days I have been hanging out in the great city of Las Vegas trying to learn something and really take my business to the next level. I have been so busy at the No Excuses Summit I didn’t even get a chance to watch some of the great shows that are being put on here. But that is ok, because during the No Excuses Summit Ray and Ferniew put on a aboslute clinic for those who were driven enough to attend live or even on the live feed that was offered late into the planning of the conference.
What was the purpose of the No Excuses Summit?
Well, to answer this question I really need to tell you a story. You see I have been online marketing for quite some time and have had a reletively decent amount of success both with selling my own products and selling other peoples stuff as an affiliate. But all during that time I was (and still am) serving in the U.S. Army. So when I was deployed to Afghanistan I found that all that great money I was making absolutly vanished. Assuming you don’t know this aleady, but when you sell other peoples products or services you will find very quickly that if you don’t keep it up your going to miss out on the latest and greatest fad. Prodcuts for the most part don’t continue beyond that original rush, unless of course your promoting a continuity program (monthly payments).
So while I was deployed my monthly income pretty much died out because I wasn’t able to do stuff online while I was running around the Afghan country side. So, I decided that I needed to build a team. More importantly, I needed to build a team that had the same passion I did for residual income. So I got back into network marketing.
Now this is where the No Excuses Summit comes into play. You see last year after No Excuses Summit 2 I made a goal for myself, and that was that I was going to attend No Excuses Summit 3. I have been putzing around the internet for so long trying to marry network marking and internet marketing and all the while I was reading or watching success stories from people who left No Excuses Summit and absolutley launched their businesses to the next level.
People who have positivly STRUGGLED to even make a dime online had gone to this event and are now currently making six and seven figure incomes through product creation and building their network marketing businesses. And quite frankly it was pretty cool to watch normal regular people do so well, very inspirational.
So if your into internet marketing or network marketing the No Excuses Summit is definately one of the don’t miss events in the industry.
For the last three years, and probably for the forseeable future, No Excuses Summit has been held in late April in Las Vegas. Its actually a pretty good venue considering all the money that is thrown away in the city. And the excitement that just comes natually to people there carries over very well into the No Excuses Summit speakers and attendee’s.
The live event is set out for a three day period. Starting on Friday with the first four speakers kicking it off just to let everyone know the pace the No Excuses Summit is going to set. If you buy a No Excuses Summit VIP ticket to the event you are treated to a table in the front of the room so that you get a good birds eye view of the speakers as well as just a touch more comfortable when your writing notes and such. That night you get the opportunity to go to the VIP mixer where you have the opportunity to speak with the presenters one on one as well as network with the other attendees. Of course a couple drinks for you to enjoy are part of the cost of the upgrade to No Excuses Summit VIP so if your a touch shy the “beverages” sure do help loosen you up.
On Saturday you go full force into the learning process. Starting at 9 AM and going until 6 PM you are presented hour after hour with inspirational stories and more important, actionable information for your business. It helps that the No Excuses Summit Master of Ceremonies keeps everyone engaged and by the end of the day your notebook is full and your ready to keep going to the break out rooms. Now let me digress a bit, during the No Excuses Summit presenters are not allowed to pitch on stage. And other attendees are told not to use the event to pitch their business. In the break out rooms however, the speakers are allowed to offer their products. Which all in all isn’t a bad deal if you resonated with what they were talking about and wanted to expand on that knowledge. The other advantage of the break out sessions is that you get to ask questions. Something you can’t do during the presentations.
On Saturday night its really time to PARTY!!! The No Excuses Summit organizers set up a VIP party where you really get to see the people you see on the net professing their greatest in a more personal and relaxed setting. This opportunity is great because now you have the opportunity to see the real side of these men and women who have already had success. You also have the opportunity to form some great relationships with other networks or internet marketers whom you may not have had the opportunity to interact with otherwise.
Sunday is typically the closing day of the No Excuses Summit but don’t think that they let up. As a matter of fact, I found its usually the best speakers who are up on Sunday. I have taken almost half a notebook full of notes on this one day alone. And the speakers are more present on Sunday as well. Giving you a better chance of asking them those pressing questions you have always wanted to ask them. The day closes out with more break out room training which typically last a lot longer that Friday’s and Saturday’s break outs.
How To Get The Most Out Of No Excuses Summit?
Ok first let me say something about myself (I know, not supposed to talk about myself but its important) I don’t like taking pictures of myself and quite frankly I really am not a social butterfly. As a matter of fact if I could get away with hiding behind my computer and running a network marketing business that way I would. But the fact of the matter is network marketing is a people business, so I really had to get over that “fear” and just jump right in.
So in order to get the most out of No Excuses Summit you really need to do three things.
1) Talk to people. Your in a room with hundreds of people at the No Excuses Summit who are going through the exact same things that your going through. Calling prospects, generating leads, closing sales, banging their heads against walls because of they are hitting the same roadblocks you are. Get out and talk so you can find ways to get over those obstacles.
2) Take pictures when you can of you and other leaders at the No Excuses Summit. I really didn’t get a lot of pictures of myself with the leaders and only a couple with other people I met there. I know there quite a few people who took pictures of me and that’s cool. I hope they post them onto Facebook soon so I can get a copy. I was lacking in this because I was really busy taking notes and talking with people. That an I took my $1,500 digital camera versus my little pocket camera (I’ll take both next time, people were afraid to use my good one).
3) Pick one No Excuses Summit speaker a day and make sure you attend his or her break out room. This is actually a lot harder than you think because there is so much great information being presented. On Saturday and Sunday I spend a good while debating over two or three speakers whom I want to ask question of. But in the end there can be only one. So what I did was get with some of the great people I met (see tip number one) and we divided and conquered. We picked the rooms we wanted to go to and then shared information that night or the next day. It really worked out and in the end we were all happy with the break out rooms that we had chose to go to and received a lot of value versus a sales pitch.
In conclusion, I set a goal a year ago to attend No Excuses Summit and I am so glad I did. My biggest takeaway from this years event was what Tim Sales said, “After all the crap that you have gone through in your life. After all the hard times that you have endured. After all the challenges that were presented to you. How in the hell can you say network marketing is hard. This business isn’t hard, compared to everything else, this is the easiest thing you can do for yourself, if you take action.”
P.S. Here are the recordings of the No Excuses Summit
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