I was standing in the pouring rain. It was freezing cold, and I was in central London. I was analysing a rather alarmingly large crack, which had appeared in my Tesla’s windscreen.
This meant that I couldn’t drive my car as it’s illegal to drive with a large crack in your windscreen, so I had to arrange for my windscreen to be replaced while I was still in London.
After a quick call to my insurance company, I discovered that they would pay for the whole thing and should be able to get my windscreen replaced the very same day.
However, I quickly discovered that when you own a car like a Tesla things take a little bit longer and tend to be a bit more complicated as most windscreen companies don’t have Tesla windscreens in stock.
The insurance company told me to phone up Auto Glass, a windscreen repair company, and get them to come out and repair the windscreen.
That’s exactly what I did.
After spending half an hour on the phone to Auto Glass, they informed me that they didn’t actually have a Tesla windscreen in stock and would have to get back to me later in the day.
Guess what? They never called me back.
Don’t you just hate it when that happens.
The next day, I called them back. Guess what?
After spending over an hour on the phone they informed me that someone would have to get back to me in the next few days. I was outraged.
Then, the weirdest thing happened.
The next day, I received an email telling me that my appointment had been arranged, and they were coming to fit my new windscreen at 11 A.M!
Bizarre since I’d never actually made an appointment.
Auto Glass showed up at 11 A.M. and proceeded to replace my windscreen. I was amazed that one guy could actually do the job himself.
However, it did take him over two hours to replace the windscreen but there was a problem.
My car has a neat feature called autopilot. Basically, the car will drive itself whilst on fast roads such as motorways or highways.
To do this, it uses sensors and video cameras, which are placed all over the car, including the windscreen.
The windscreen repair guy told me that he could not recalibrate the system as this is something that Tesla had to do and it might cost up to £800 to get this done.
I checked on the Tesla forum, and somebody told me that the autopilot system is a self-calibrating system.
Basically, it learns from your driving! After about 100 miles, the autopilot should work again.
On my way back to France, I tried the autopilot out, and sure enough, it wasn’t working properly. The car was swerving way too far to the right, almost driving on the white line.
However, after about 100 miles of manual driving, the car had recalibrated itself and learnt from my driving, and the autopilot actually worked like it used to.
Pretty incredible when you think we now have learning computers in our cars. I guess it’s a form of artificial intelligence.
Now, the interesting thing is that it’s not just cars that use artificial intelligence.
Believe it or not, advertising platforms such as Google and YouTube advertising also use artificial intelligence.
Not many people know this
For the past 10 years, I’ve been getting the majority of my traffic from YouTube.
I’ve recently detailed everything I know about YouTube advertising and put it into a brand new course called Video Hacker Pro.
The best thing about YouTube advertising is Google has invested huge sums of money in artificial intelligence.
And guess what…
We can use that system to get traffic to our website.
Click here to find out more 🙂
Book I Am Reading This Week
Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
This week I’ve been rereading the Elon Musk book.
This is the second time I’ve read this book, and it gives a detailed history of how Elon Musk got started and the companies he’s formed.
It gives me great inspiration to read about somebody who worked so hard and has such amazing visions.
Nearly every single business idea Elon Musk has ever had, people have told him, “It can’t be done. It’s impossible.”
Guess what? He’s proved them wrong. He’s made it work. This is why I find this book really inspirational, and gives me the drive to carry on building my business.
Definitely worth reading if you want the inspiration and drive to be successful online.
Must go now as I’ve got a tonne of stuff to do. After reading Elon Musk’s book I feel that I haven’t been working hard enough, and I need to put more hours in my business to become even more successful.
I woke up this morning to a thin blanket of snow here in France. The French countryside is absolutely beautiful when it is covered in snow.
My cats were eager to get out and I wondered what they would think as they’d never seen snow before.
They seemed to all be having terrific fun trying to catch the snowflakes as they fell, and rolling around playing games in the snow.
I hope I don’t get snowed in. Just to make sure, I’ve stocked up on plenty of food and firewood.
It’s kind of weird experiencing snow after the hot Caribbean weather from a couple of weeks ago on the Internet Marketers Cruise.
Earlier in the week I lost my Internet connection for a couple of days.
This was because one of my builders accidentally knocked my satellite broadband dish out of alignment and my broadband Internet connection stopped working.
Now aligning a satellite broadband dish is actually a lot more complex and precise than aligning a satellite television dish.
I did install the dish myself several years ago, but I’d completely forgotten how to align it. I remembered that there was a video on YouTube, a kind of tutorial video, which walked you through how to set it up.
However, I had no Internet connection. So I had to jump in my car, drive into town, download the video from YouTube, then come back home and spend the rest of the afternoon trying to get my dish aligned.
You have to use a laptop, a spanner, and a lot of patience. Basically, the laptop shows you a kind of metre and lets you know when you have peak signal.
This is kind of tricky when it’s pouring with rain and you’re trying to use a laptop outside. But eventually Dave and I managed to get the dish aligned and everything is okay now.
I realised this could happen again, so I put together a one-page checklist of exactly how to align the satellite dish, and I put it in an envelope and taped it to the side of the router.
I’ve also downloaded the YouTube video and put it on a DVD and also put it next to the router.
So, if in a couple of years time if something like this happens again, I’ll have a simple checklist and DVD video which will help get up and running very quickly.
Having systems and checklists in a business is really important.
I love systematising things and putting things into simple checklists, very similar to what pilots do before taking off.
Having a checklist is something that avoids mistakes and ensures consistent results.
In fact, when I was on the Internet Marketers Cruise, I came out of my stateroom one day to find a trolley in the corridor with blankets and sheets and a clipboard with a checklist.
On the checklist were photos of how beds should be made up and also photos of how they shouldn’t be made up.
Interesting that even a cruise line uses checklists for its staff.
Whilst I was on the cruise I spoke to several different groups of people who all use checklists and systems.
One afternoon at sea I spent several hours having coffee with a group of four individuals who are all wildly successful on Amazon.
But what was their real secret?
Well, one secret I learned was to use a special software tool, which spies on the competition on Amazon.
This gives you a massive edge over your competition. If you want to see this software tool in action,
I love finding out about cool things like this when I go to networking events.
These sort of things usually turn out to be what makes the difference between making a little bit of money and making huge profits when marketing online.
Oh well, must go now as I’ve got to go and find the cats in the snow.
That might be easier said than done since I own two white cats and it’s snowing. Hmm. I guess I’m going to have to look really hard to find white cats in the snow…
This time last week, I was sitting having a coffee with a bitcoin millionaire, cruising around the Caribbean.These are the sort of things that can happen on the Internet Marketers Cruise.
You can sit down, have a coffee, and lo and behold, you’re sitting next to somebody who is making a huge amount of money and you can learn a great deal from them.
These are the sorts of conversations I had all week long on the Internet Marketers Cruise last week.
I ended up having a one-hour conversation with John, and he told me all about how, in the last 12 months, he’d in fact made over a million dollars with bitcoin!
This time last year John knew nothing about bitcoin then John came on the cruise had a conversation with someone about bitcoin, went home and took massive action.
I, of course, spent over an hour grilling him, asking him all sorts of questions. I was asking him to give me a step-by-step instruction manual of exactly how I could do the same.
Now here’s the interesting thing. I must have bumped into three or four people on the cruise who’d all made over a million dollars in the last 12 months with bitcoin, so this is definitely something which I am going to be taking massive action on in the next couple of months.
If you’d be interested in learning a little bit more about bitcoin, possibly through a workshop or a webinar, reply to this email to let me know. I’d be really interested to gauge your interest in bitcoin.
During the cruise, I learned so much information, ranging from
- Selling physical products on Amazon
- Loads of traffic tips
- Cool new software tools and products
- Loads of book recommendations
- Plus, I did loads of JV deals
One of the things I love about the Internet Marketers Cruise is the fact that everybody speaks to everybody.
There is no hierarchy, so complete beginners can sit there and have conversations with multimillionaires.
This sort of thing just doesn’t happen at normal internet marketing events, which makes it a very open kind of environment. Great for newbies.
During the eight days at sea, I filled up three notebooks full of notes, useful tools, tips, and books to read.
I’m going to be revealing some of this information over the next couple of weeks in my emails, so look out for more emails to come in the next couple of weeks.
I’ve also learned some new traffic strategies, which I’ve just started putting into action. In fact, later today I’m hosting a very special webinar, and I’d love for you to come along.
How I turn traffic into profits.
3 Cool Things I am Going to show you:
- My most lucrative traffic sources that I use in my business every day. I will also reveal how to turn that traffic into a full-time income.
- My secret traffic source (that no one else is using) this is a free traffic source that is probably one of my most profitable traffic strategies to date.
- How to avoid one of the biggest traffic mistakes that people make. This is something you really need to know.
All the best,