Disclaimer: this course is purely inspirational and is entirely millionaire mindset oriented. You will still need a road map afterwards to making any kind of money online (i.e., domain, hosting, SEO, traffic, etc., etc.,). I was stuck on this spot for a long time before I understood how to ACTUALLY build a website and a business.
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Tai Lopez The 67 Steps Review
Before I bought Wealthy Affiliate I was a member of Tai Lopez The 67 Steps program.
You’ve probably seen Tai’s ‘Here in my garage’ videos advertised on YouTube. He has become somewhat of a phenomenon in that he just seemed to appear out of nowhere overnight and develop a big audience.
If you’ve taken notice of Tai then you’re probably like me in that I’m looking for ways to build many different kinds of businesses and create a profitable pay structure.
When I first saw his video ‘Here in my Garage…’, I knew what he was doing. It was like a slap in the face. I knew he was deliberately showing off and trying to get attention. But then he turns around and makes like he is doing so modestly.
No, it was artificially created and an intentional sales tactic and which he later confessed that he tried numerous marketing strategies until he found one that sent him viral.
I’ve said it here before that the fear of missing out is a big motivator. Most people would love to own a Lamborghini. Yes, “everybody does want the good life.”
“But not everybody gets the good life” (his words), if you’re too busy comparing yours to everyone around you. Don’t compare your life to others, do what you want to do and your’re golden. The concept of ‘good life’ (Kanye West?) is somewhat of a mind trips if you’re always comparing. The ways of measuring are arbitrary.
That’s my main beef with Tai.
However, there is meat on the bones when you listen to Tai. He is successful in his own right (even if you want to be a hater) and his methods have worked for him. Swallow that pill and keep reading.
Regardless, I am curious to examine the ways it has worked for him. Like Tai Lopez, I also read books and acquire knowledge!
I’m listening to him live right now and he is talking about the levels of capitalism and income that people make and most people are on the bottom and you need to propel yourself to a certain level of prosperity to live a comfortable life. Basically, you need to take responsibility for yourself and set up your life how you want it otherwise you will be working for someone else.
That reality should inspire you and scare you to take action. Those are simultaneous emotions that will drive you to change.
Another 20 minutes into the talk and he’s quoting Nietzsche. One thing I always remember Nietzsche saying is that its good to read and seek knowledge but its equally important to have periods of isolation and to generate your own thought processes.
Tai Lopez knows how to structure a business.
I mentioned my initial suspicions, but Tai does all the right things when he structures his business. He covers the bases very well:
Good social media presence.
Consistent and effective advertising.
High profile endorsements and references.
Self made information virtual products.
All these components are AMAZING! It’s no wonder he has achieve his level of success. If you only have 24 hours in a day then its true the things you most consistently think of will show up in your life. Your thought stream/ input affects the action/output.
“The more you learn, the more you earn.” – like the billionaire Warren Buffet says (excerpt from Tai’s ‘Here in my Garage’ video).
I think the reason he gets controversy is because people want a business of their own. Well all you have to do is look at what he is doing. If you hate on him for the reasons I listed in the beginning you will be missing out on some good mindsets to develop. This program has interesting content to offer and Tai consistently publishes high quality vlogs with free advice.
Or click the banner and join The 67 Steps- habits and mindsets of the ultra rich to help you achieve success.
If Tai Lopez was a book you would find him in the ‘self help’ section along with Tony Robbins and Jack Canfield.
This is a 67 day long course. In it each day you are required to watch an approximately 1 hour video of Tai explaining a business concept or habit he encourages you to develop. The concept is typically derived from a book Tai has read and intertwined with his own business experience. At the end of the lesson you are asked to write down a homework assignment and complete it (only 30 mins). Its a basic question and self analysis to help you implement the steps into your life, like a daily journal.
Life is weird sometimes. You know that term synchronicity- like when Tai is doing a video with Arnold Schwarzenegger who I happened to follow a few years during high school because I was into weight lifting and because Predator is a badass movie.
And when your girlfriend happens to send you a Tai Lopez video- while you’re writing a review on the guy.
The third sign is that I wouldn’t be a Wealthy Affiliate member if it weren’t for Tai because he did a vlog promoting Mike Long’s OMG Machines and I was checking that out first and that’s when I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate.
I find that ironic but that’s the connectivity of life.
Lessons from Sam
For me, because I already read a lot I found the information to be common and I am sure you have already heard of some of these ideas before. Still there is wisdom in analyzing the habits and patterns of successful people. However, I don’t necessarily agree with all forms of success. There are a variety ways to make a living but not all of them have the best interests of humanity or the earth in mind.
For example I don’t consider Walmart to be the most environmental conscious company on the planet. They create a ton of waste and the quality of their products is poor. But you could still say Sam Walton is a success because he has built this billion dollar corporation. So while there is a lesson to be be learned, there is a lesson to be learned. It really depends on the measuring scale you are using, on both sides of the operation.
You have to skim the meat from the bones (another Tai Lopez quote derived from one of the thousands of books he’s read).
Nice user experience
Tai Lopez is professional. His website platform has a great design and provides a pleasing user experience. The interface is easy to interact with and easy to navigate (I will see right now how easy it is to get an affiliate account with them).
This is a huge plus as I consider the ease of use to be a huge boon when using a site.
And it was simple to opt out of the program after I had my fix, no questions asked. Which also inclines me to possibly buy from him in the future. Customer retention is a boon because that’s the person already interested in your product.
Endorsements, Endorsements, Endorsements
Tai is definitely connected which ads to his credibility. He has high profiled people who he routinely vlogs with. He gets out there and collaborates often. Off hand I’ve seen him with Mark Cuban, Joel Salatin, John Lee, Joe Schilling, Owen Cook and other online marketing gurus. Its known that law of acquaintance/ social proof leads to perceived credibility.
UPDATE 06/24/16: Tai interviews Larry King. You don’t get to interview Larry King unless you’re connected.
Some people will change from taking this course. It is a primer to wealth generation. Its like adopting millionaire mindsets. Consider it self empowerment and affirmative action.
I notice just from reading the feedback the amount of people being transformed in some meaningful way from taking the course. Simply by engaging yourself in some meaningful context can add value to your life. When you enroll in any new program your chemistry changes as you become optimistic about the reality you want for yourself.
Do I recommend this course?
I have had some ‘Ah-ha’ moments from listening to Tai speak. For sure you will have insights of your own. There is useful information here but I consider it luxury information and this is more of a lifestyle choice if you can afford it (only $67 per month and go at your own pace). If you want to participate in something like that then you will like this course.
If you’re trying to build your own business then you might want to spend your money on building a website. You can simply watch his vlogs which give away loads of useful content.
I think Tai is a good example of ‘rags to riches’ and the possibilities available from the internet. You can do the same.