718 | [AWKWARD…] “What do you do for a living?”


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Normally, when you get asked this obvious and persistent question it's pretty easy to answer. What do you do for a living? I'm a lawyer. I'm chief sandwich maker. I'm a professor. I'm President of the United States. The answer’s simple for most people. When I first started this journey to building a successful freedom business, I didn't know what to say. The answer was always slightly awkward. Since, "What do you do for a living?", is such a constantly used question I fumbled around for years with the answer. Basically, I was selling information, but most people don't understand that that is a thing. "I sell stuff online." Back in 2004, this answer seemed to lead to people thinking I was somehow into porn or I was doing spam. "I have an eBay business." This answer seemed to make people think I was going to yard sales, buying other peoples used junk, and selling it on eBay. "I'm a cubicle escape artist." This one would get a grin, but mostly I'd see the thought, "Fine, don't tell me..." Once Pat Flynn, my most visibly successful student, became a #1 bestseller and topped the podcasting charts, I'd say, "I make Pat Flynns." This one would get blank stares from people that didn't know him and surprised nods of approval from those that did. Now, I say what makes me happy. I realized that most people ask this question for something to say and really it's for me to declare my identity to others. My answer now: "I provide knowledge for potential winners to become successful winners." I'm told I'm a bit of an ass for saying it the way I say it, but most people just want the answer to easily categorize you. Since that is the case, I want them to either have no idea how to categorize me or think I'm a bit of an arrogant ass or, if they are a winner, they will ask me more about the specifics of what I do. When I taught Pat Flynn, it was quite clear to me he was already a winner (based on his actions and mindset) and just needed the direction and some specifics to become a successful winner. Winners are going to be successful, they just need some direction. Losers go for "free" and "how quickly can I be a millionaire?" and "Ooooo, let's get on this list, then this list, then this list, and on and on." I attract winners and when they are ready, they come into the Freedom Club and start their journey to become success winners. http://www.FreedomClubVIP.com Jeremy Frandsen World Leader in Freedom Business Education

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