Today, I want to share with you what I believe is the biggest lesson I learned from Shane over the last 3 years of working with him.
Around Jan. 2020, I was a struggling entrepreneur, who had just experienced the biggest failure of his life.
Then I met Shane — a self-made, 8-figure entrepreneur.
At the time, he was looking to build a team of super-humans for what he called The Lisbon Project.
Now how often does anyone get a chance to work with someone like Shane, in person, AND build a company with him??
Not often, at all.
A chance of a lifetime, indeed.
Imagine you were me for a second.
Completely failed in life. Dead-broke. Up to your eye-balls in debt.
And you see ONE ray of hope… an opportunity to work with a self-made, successful man.
An opportunity most people would WISH they had… but 99% of people NEVER will!
What would YOU do if you were me in this situation?
How would you respond to this opportunity?
I’ll tell you what I did:
EVERYTHING I POSSIBLY COULD TO MAKE IT TO HIS TEAM
Luckily, it worked. And I made it to his team.
Just like you would, I felt an overwhelming sense of joy, excitement, and exhilaration.
“Holy sht*!” I thought to myself.
“I can’t believe I actually made it.”
But this was just the beginning.
What happened over the next 3 years was nothing short of spectacular.
I got to watch a seasoned entrepreneur deal with one of the most unprecedented times we’ve ever seen!
I got to see Shane navigate the pandemic as a business owner.
And I got to learn, in real-time, what it means to Be a Better Sailor — as he would often call it.
It was an unreal experience.
I still remember Shane telling us about his other company ThriveThemes:
“Our goal is to not let ANYONE go during these tough times,
and we have to take care of our people.”
That’s a lesson I will never forget.
It’s one thing to read about these things in books, it’s a whole other ballgame to see it in practice.
But that still wasn’t the biggest lesson I learned from the guy.
I saw him go through a tremendous amount of discomfort to have everyone’s back…
…without ever sharing how it was having a serious, negative toll on himself.
He really is a great guy!
Look, this is probably coming off as I’m fan-girling about him hahaha, but it’s true. I cannot describe the effect he has had on my life.
The trajectory of my life has changed forever. Thanks to him.
Now here's what you've been waiting for:
The main thing, the biggest lesson that I learned from Shane was not something he said…
…it was something he did!
In one word, he exemplified:
Most people will talk about integrity and say things like “I always do what I say.”
And most of those people are full of sh*t.
It’s the truth.
I learned what it means to have integrity and what it means to:
DO WHAT YOU SAY OR DON’T SAY IT, AT ALL.
I have never seen Shane say something and not do it.
It seems like such an impossible standard to uphold, but one that I try my best to do.
If you’re confused right now about why THIS is my biggest lesson or takeaway from the guy, let me ask you this:
How many people do you believe online nowadays?
How many people are flat out lying for social media clout?
How many people live by the mantra of “do it for the gram bro” lol
My biggest lesson from the guy is that:
I can be an honest man and still succeed big-time in the world.
I don’t have to compromise my integrity to do it.
And you know the best part about integrity?
It can make you a LOT of money.
No, you don’t get it…
…I’m talking like $250K+ smack in the middle of a pandemic, lot of money.
Like $90K off a 5-minute video, lot of money.
Just to paint the picture:
When the entire world was losing their mind, wondering things like:
“How the hell do we navigate these tough times?”
“I don’t know what to do, someone please tell me what to do.”
“OMG we’re all going to diieeeeee!!!”
Ok ok, maybe no one was thinking that last part, but they sure were acting like it lol.
Basically, when a tide rocked most people’s boats, they all went into panic mode and started hitting the big red button.
Not Shane. Or his company.
Or at least it didn’t look like it.
These guys did a product launch while the world was “burning down” and made $250K+ in one go.
Admittedly, that wasn’t the revenue target they were aiming for, but hey!
Gimme that in the middle of a pandemic any day!
Not only did I get to watch him do it, I also learned how he did it.
And I want to tell you all about it…
…but I will do that when I see you next week.
Trust me, you don’t want to miss my next email if you have ANY INTEREST in making money on the internet.
If you don’t, feel free to skip it.
No hard feelings.
But for those people who DO want to know more about making (large) amounts of money online with integrity…
…make sure you add my email to your safe-sender’s list.
I will see you next week.
Same time. Same place.
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Sadly all too often these days integrity has become like a unicorn. Integrity distinguishes a person from the crowd.
Completely agreed. Everyone wants the “easy” route and for some reason, that usually means scamming people lol. It is difficult to have integrity but it builds reputation.
Excellent insights! Just makes me even more happy n awe of Shane, the person! (BTW… I am unabashedly & unapologetically a “Shane Fan-girl!” 😉 LoL!)
As far as integrity goes, I personally vowed years ago:
“If I can’t do business ‘ethically’ I won’t do business!”
It’s been my underlying foundation principle ever since!
Looking forward to your next email in this series! <3
Thank you Karen! Love that you’ve made the conscious decision to do business ethically 🙂
Well said, my friend.
Thanks man, glad you liked it.