Archives July 2018

When you reach out to 50+ people per day!

Reaching out to 50+ people a day just works. Do it!

Reaching out to 50+ people a day just works. Do it!

As time has passed, my business has become more automated, leveraged and it’s just great. I have my Awesome Marketing Mentoring Vault VIP Program, my Workshops and my Personal Mentoring is a Premium.

It’s a smart business model now that makes lots of sense, and it just works.

I used to do everything from writing content, to helping mange websites that drove me insane (although I was very good at it). The new business has allowed me to function very differently now where I spent my time reaching out to new people, speaking at event and it’s been great.

As of a few weeks ago, I started reaching out to 50+ people a day! This includes phone calls, FB, LinkedIn and more; it’s great.

When you reach out in this volume, incredible things happen, and these are my results:

  • 45 will ignore you
  • 5 will talk to you
  • 1 to 3 turn into serious discussions
  • 1 client!

It rocks on many levels and I love it.

My advice and thinking? Reach out to 50+ people a day and it just works. It shall help you win big and get you very successful. It is for me!

Love your work, thank you for the read and stay awesome friends!

90 Days of Profitable Sales & Marketing: Last Mastery Workshop for 2018!

90 Days of Profitable Sales and Marketing - Join Us!

90 Days of Profitable Sales and Marketing – Join Us!

Our last Premium FULL DAY Workshop for 2018 is coming up on Saturday 8th September 2018 to be held at the beautiful Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour.

It’s going to be great and your chance to work with us and a small group to Learn the Latest Sales & Marketing Strategies and build your own Custom Plan of Growth and Success.

>> Download the PDF here to learn more!

Love your work and any questions AND TO BOOK, please reach me direct on 0458 310 670 / edward@excellenceabove.com.au

You rock and YOU’RE INVITED 😊

New Clients, Winning & Thought Leadership: I LOVE MEETUP!

Our Profitable Marketing Meetup is part of our winning formula and we LOVE IT!

Our Profitable Marketing Meetup is part of our winning formula and we LOVE IT!

I have been reflecting over the past six years as to what I have done that has won big. Believe me, I have tried many strategies and running a continual Meetup Group has just been incredible.

Over the years I have played with Meetup, really nailing it at the start of 2017 when I launched the ‘Profitable Marketing’ Meetup community.

It’s gone on to cross 4600+ members now, where I run fortnightly events with a great 50 – 70 people most times.

As you get great presence and leverage on such a regular basis, it’s helped me get many great clients, get incredible professional exposure and has been a base of becoming a ‘Thought Leader’ in my own right.

My advice and thinking?

Start your own Meetup Group, or if you already have one; really ramp it up so you win big. Run more events, give out better ideas and make it more fun.

>> You’re extremely invited to attend our next Profitable Marketing Meetup Here!

Love your work and thank you to AEONA too, our great host!

The PROFITABLE joys of ice cream

Jamie Simpson rocks and we get lots done over ice cream!

Jamie Simpson rocks and we get lots done over ice cream!

Jamie Simpson is a great guy and someone who has gone to hero in just a few years. I have been grateful to see him win business awards, go to position #1 in his target industries and make smart move after smart move.

We were working together at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour and we worked through all the great stuff.

As this all played out and being Friday, we felt the best move was to go to for ice cream and go for a walk around the Harbour talking business, life and winning.

It was great! It generated new ideas, kept the discussion moving and it was more productive than sitting behind any desk.

My advice and thinking?

As weather permits; go for ice cream and talk shop! It’s an extremely productive way of making it all happen.

Love your work, thank you Jamie and thank you friends

Changing to New Hosting, Domain Management and FASTER SPEEDS!

Changing Domain's and Hosting is never easy (nor fun), but it's worth it!

Changing Domains and Hosting is never easy (nor fun), but it’s worth it!

There comes that time in your business, where you must fix something you have been dealing with for a while.

That point came with our website (where you are reading this blog now), where things weren’t working out with our Hosting, Domain Management and updates. We made the great decision to take everything inhouse and get control of things.

My wonderful friend Matt Craig (from MindArc Digital Agency) helped us here with moving our Domain’s to Crazy Domains Australia (who rock) and moving our hosting to the global provider; WP Hosting.

It’s been great! Our website loads up at almost double the speed, we have direct control over it and the confidence knowing we can do what we need to do.

My advice and thinking? If you aren’t happy with your website, make sure you get control of that project. You may get some to help you and it makes the difference.

We are working on it now to make it more persuasive, more powerful so we SELL MORE. Better graphics, faster speeds and more; it all just works. Love your work, thank you for the read and stay awesome friends!

P.S. Thank you Matt Craig! Love your work.

Set a great DISPLAY TABLE at your events!

Put the time into building a great dispaly table. It works and looks just great!

Put the time into building a great dispaly table. It works and looks just great!

I managed to get to our Profitable Marketing Meetup a little bit earlier than I normally do and made some more improvements.

I am forever coming up with new ideas to tweak and improve everything I do, and I figured I should spend a bit of time doing the display table. As we had roughly 60 x people come through, I spent a few minutes getting it just right.

After putting out some cards, flyers, my booklets and chocolates; it was great!

There were lots of comments, many of my cards were taken and it just made things look great.

My advice and thinking? Get to your events always a bit early and build a nice display table. I wish I was doing this earlier and it looks great.

Every little bit more of professionalism makes it just that bit greater.

Love your work, thank you for the read friends and best of luck with your display tables!

A Strong & Powerful WINNING Stage Presence

Sarah Harding spoke with strength, awe and we love her work!

Sarah Harding spoke with strength, awe and we love her work!

Even though it’s winter that always impacts attendance to Meetup Groups; we had one of our BIGGEST Meetups ever! We worked very hard to drive the numbers, it’s been great, and it was great having Sarah Harding speak at our event.

Sarah Harding is a powerhouse Wealth & Business Mentor and she had the 10-minute guest speaking slot at our event.

She did a great job and when she was up there, Sarah owned the room on many levels. Unpacking her win, Sarah:

  • Demonstrates her expertise
  • Looks powerful and in the zone
  • Has a strong commanding voice
  • Presents her substance in an interesting way
  • Speaks with extreme intelligent
  • Engages the room
  • Reacts to how people feel

My advice and thinking? If you want to develop a great speaking presence, go watch Sarah Harding speak and follow these key points well.

This will help you win big on many levels.

Love your work Sarah, thank you for the read and stay awesome friends!

The greatness of running events at AEONA on Central!

Sarah Hardy in action at AEONA was great on many levels. All combined made a great event!

Sarah Hardy in action at AEONA was great on many levels. All combined made a great event!

It was our next Profitable Marketing Meetup at AEONA this evening and it rocked on many levels. We did extra Marketing, called up & contacted everyone prior and got the numbers up big time, (especially for winter and it was great).

As I am coming down from the great event (and writing this blog at 10:13PM), I love our venue on AEONA on many levels. In summary:

  • Perfect Location right near Sydney Central Train Station
  • Great room where you can fit 50 – 70 people in Seminar Seating
  • Benny & Alex do a great job of running the place
  • Great people and tenants
  • Top Vibe
  • Winning style
  • A place where people love to meet and make it happen

My advice and thinking?

>> AEONA rock and check out their website here with great options in Sydney CBD!

Great venue, top spot and brilliant Coworking and event space options. Love your work, thank you for the read and stay awesome friends!

Eating less after 6PM

Soup and Salad is great meal and I love it! Helped me fit into my old jeans again!

Soup and Salad is great meal and I love it! Helped me fit into my old jeans again!

I have been asked lots lately about my weight loss and even I am impressed! I lost my double chin, my eyes look really big now (like when Oprah got really slim) and it’s been a great feeling.

There are some key moves that I have made with I would say 80% of the result coming from EATING LESS AFTER 6PM.

I used to eat Pizza, Pasta, demolish a Packet of Crackers & Cheese; whilst wonderful why I was getting quite fat? (Well, derp!).

After 6PM these days I take it really easy in what I eat. Salads, Tofu, Soups, Vegetables and the like has been great. If I eat heavy carbs (e.g. pasta), I have a small bowl and keep the portion size down.

It totally works!

My advice and thinking? Watch it after 6PM folks! Give your body a chance to digest its food, heal overnight and watch the kilos fall off you. It works!

Love your work, thank you for your support friends. Eat less, feel great and WIN BIG!

My Phone and 4G Data: MY EVERYTHING!

To think one's phone does this and more! (Image Credit - Columbia University)

To think one’s phone does this and more! (Image Credit – Columbia University)

I was old enough to remember the world before the internet. Heck, I even remember the world before mobile phones.

Life was simpler then sure; but it wasn’t very productive.

These days we are so productive, and I have been thinking as to how I use my phone and trusty Telstra 4G data connection. My phone is almost everything:

  • My Camera
  • My Video Camera
  • My Microphone
  • My Email Platform
  • My Gaming Device
  • My Television (YouTube)
  • My Newspaper (Twitter)
  • My Bulletin Board (Facebook)
  • My Work Connections (LinkedIn)
  • My Device to Stay Connected with My Family & Friends

It even makes voice phone calls!

My advice and thinking? Never underestimate your phone, you can do a lot of Marketing & Promotion with just this device. I do the lot and it’s great. During a day I will do videos, call people and win big. Get a great phone! I love my Samsung S9 Galaxy and it rocks!

Love your work, happy Marketing and stay awesome friends!

Structuring your WINNING DAY!

By the time I have my coffee, I have already setup a winning day. Love it!

By the time I have my coffee, I have already setup a winning day. Love it!

One great pillar of feedback I get (all the time) is how structured I am in what I do. I never used to be. However, I found structure to be a great thing that made my life more fun, profitable and productive.

It’s great to have a wonderful Business & Marketing Plan (and please do), however success comes down to what you do every day. The keys to winning here is how one structures their day!

I love have meetings in the morning, making my calls in the morning and having afternoons as open as possible. Generally, in the afternoons is when I help people with their main challenges and rest up for events that evening.

To make your day great, it’s all about the mornings. I like to get up early, get my emails done, social media updated and hit the beat. I love doing my ‘Pre Coffee Marketing Thoughts’ video and then I go drink coffee!

This sets up my day for massive success and I love it.

My advice and thinking? Find your own rhythm and structure to make your day great. I have done lots of work to make this happen and it’s been great.

I love your work, get structured and win more. You shall love it!

STRUCTURE makes you HAPPIER!

Working with the great people at the Academy of Entrepreneurs gets me even more creative!!

Working with the great people at the Academy of Entrepreneurs gets me even more creative!!

I had a wonderful day educating & mentoring today at the Academy of Entrepreneurs. I have been spending some time with an elite group of Entrepreneurs who are from great places across the world (mostly South America) and we deal with key topics.

Everyday we go through lots of great content (extremely quickly) and there is always a nerve which gets struck. This time it was being that of ‘Structure’, or perhaps the lack of it that was causing lots of people grief.

I remember when I started out in my business, I felt lots of overwhelm and I wasn’t very happy at all. When I started getting more structured, it just made me feel better.

During the workshop we had today, I got right into structure with people and showed them how I do it. Be it from daily activities, to 90 Day Action Plans and more; there was a collective sigh of relief when this came out and I helped answer people’s questions.

My advice and thinking? Structure makes one happier. It takes out the stress of the unknown and chaos and turns it into planned actions.

I love it and a great place to start is to say pick 2 things you want to achieve in the next 30 days. Even so small, it’s great and do it. From there you do more and more.

This is what winning is all about and I love it. Thank you for the read, love your work Academy of Entrepreneurs and stay awesome friends!