San Diego is a sparkling gem in Southern California. The video montage show many of the treasures in the the city and along the coast.
We caught a performance on the glorious Speckels Organ, the world’s largest outdoor organ.
Balboa Park has many things to see and do. We enjoyed the Botanical Building with its fabulous collection of California plants.
When we asked a park employee for dinner recommendations, she suggested a few restaurants on Coronado Island.
I had perhaps the best hamburger ever at the Tavern Bar & Grill.
RV parking in the San Diego area is expensive and Coronado Island is not build for RV parking.
However, we noticed parking along the beach with no obvious restrictions.
Since the beach faces South, we enjoyed a fabulous sunset and a fabulous sunrise. I took my camera and tripod down to the beach and caught many great shots featured in the video.
Old Town San Diego State Park
Old Town is a fun and festive collection of historical buildings and restaurants and shops celebrating the Mexican heritage of San Diego.
The Wells Fargo building had a great display of the history of the the Wells Fargo Bank. The company brought transportation, mail services, and banking services to the somewhat wild west. It is an amazing story of helping to build America.
The iconic Wells Fargo stagecoach on the display is a wonder of design and construction.
Mormon Battalion Historic Site
The Mormon Battalion Historic Site was a delightful surprise. We knew very little about the Mormon role in building San Diego. The excellent presentation that involved interaction between the audience, young women presenters, and multimedia displays took you along on the arduous and hazardous trek of the Mormon Battalion towards San Diego.
The people in San Diego were told a group crazed religious zealots were coming to fight them.
Instead there was music and dancing and the Mormons helped building San Diego.
After deserts, dangerous rocks, rivers, and rattlesnakes, there is a paradise of beaches and partying!
We paid for overnight parking at the splendid Oceanside Harbour.
See the beautiful waterfront images in the video.
Mission San Luis Rey de Franca
The Catholic Mission was established in 1798.
Next we stopped for breakfast at the Madison Square & Garden Cafe were I had the best breakfast pizza ever!
Crystal Cove State Park
Now this is what the California coast is all about!
We stopped to visit friends on their boat in Redondo Bay. That is California living at it finest!
In the last year Bonnie and Greg travelled over 18,000miles or 30,000 kilometers trying to stay between the Snow Line and the Alligator Line, crossing both at times. Here is Google’s map of our travels.
We have thousands of photos and perhaps a lifetime of stories to tell. See Google Map.
We drove across and down America in an 24′ Class C Motorhome we call Classy with stops in Idaho and Colorado related to a video project. With a fair amount of steady driving, we arrived at the event with two hours to spare after the 5,500+ kilometer trek.
The video project took us to the Miami area and Key Biscayne. From there we headed down the Florida Keys to Mile Zero in Key West, since we were in the area.
‘Hey! Wait a minute, Greg! Isn’t Florida across the Alligator LIne?’ you may be thinking.
Why, yes it is. You will find gators near the ocean in the South East and along the Gulf of Mexico.
For the record, we preferred to avoid places that alligators like because of the humidity. Bonnie once lived in the Mojave Desert in California and I grew up in Lynn Valley, where you had to move out of the valley to learn that the sun did not always set at 4 pm and that cool cloudy rainy days were not the norm in other places!
Here how we will use Kartra to help our clients succeed:
Build membership sites on Kartra, including video, text, exercises, and illustrations.
Build mailing lists of people interested in the information products and other goods and services. Kartra maximizes and tracks delivery and open rates.
Build sales funnels and opt-in pages to build lists and sell information products and services.
Build pages to augment those of WordPress websites.
Host video on Kartra for use in marketing campaigns and information blogs. Kartra provides detailed analytics about who watches the videos and how far they watch. Offers and other marketing tags can be built into the videos.
Design and build sequences and automations. Say a person opts in to a seven part series on writing. Kartra can automatically send one part a day for seven days. Each mailing could include offers and other calls to action.
Integrate Kartra with WebinarJam to present information and marketing webinars.
Integrate Kartra with payment processors such as PayPal and Stripe to handle all payments.
Kartra integrates a suite of key services that would have taken many platforms such as InfusionSoft, MailChimp, LeadPages, ClickFunnels, Kajabi, and others to achieve.
If you have used or considered using any of these platforms, Kartra is absolutely for you.
The Genius of Kartra is that the platform integrates all of the essential tools in one easy to use and affordable platform.
Along the theme of not knowing what we want to do when we grow up, we have followed many inspiring people and often signed up for their training products. Each offers a roadmap to being healthy, wealthy, and happy.
Marie Forleo is based in New York and has a video blog called Marie TV. She puts out a new video blog most Tuesdays that include interviews with people like Gabrielle Bernstein, Tony Robbins, Ariana Huffington, Elizabeth Gilbert, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Carr, Danielle Laporte, and many many more.
She also has Q&A sessions where answers personal and business questions. Her advice is always insightful and often entertaining.
Her message is pitch perfect.
Every episode starts with,
“You are watching marieTV, the place to be to create a business and and life you love.”
Each episode ends with,
“Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams.
Because the world needs that special gift that only you have.”
I travelled to New York to meet her at a Kris Carr book launch that featured a speaking event by Kris Carr, Marie Forleo, and Gabrielle Bernstein.
I was one of around four men in the room and possibly the only one not coming with a partner.
I think Mario Forleo has helped improved the lives and businesses of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Check out a few episodes.
Marie Forleo B-School
Marie Forleo has very comprehensive online course called B-School. We have been a lifetime member for two years and I have run into two people in Vancouver who said that investing in B-School was the best thing they ever did.
I totally agree. This is possibly the only course you will ever need to create a thriving online business that you love.
Marie presents all of the modules with video, text, swipe files, exercises, and resources. There are bonus modules and it simply gets better and better.
Great Escape Publishing is also based in Delray Beach Florida. We met Lori Allen at the AWAI Copywriting Bootcamp.
They provide a huge range of live events, online courses, travel excursions, and podcasts aimed at people who want to make money with travel writing, video, and photography.
I have subscribed to many of the programs and am working towards a niche in travel writing, photography, and video, including:
ITWPA: International Travel Writers Professional Alliance
Travel Writer’s Café
Breaking Into In-Flight Magazines
Kyle Wagner’s Travel Writing Internship
The Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program (Full Course)
Power Hour: The $10K Plan For New Photographers
Great Escape Radio Podcasts
Lisa Sasevich is an inspiring mentor know for her Speak-To-Sell programs.
Her courses and books are amazing and you can hear echos of her teachings in other speaking coaches such as Karen McGregor. There could have been another mentor before them, though it looks like the main influence was Lisa Sasevich.
It is on our list to attend one of her live events in San Diego and become Sassys:-)
it is hard to imagine a more colorful frontman than Russell Brunson. He is outrageous and I am one of many that think of him as a marketing genius.
One of his insights is funnel hacking. Like Tony Robbins, he says study people and businesses that are successful and do what they do. His presentations and book have these fun cartoon illustrations that he creates live.
Dan Kennedy is a straight-talking, No B.S. marketing genius and writer.
I am tempted to say his is the Anti-Marie (Forleo, that is), though I think their advice differs mostly in style. I suspect Dan Kennedy and Jersey Marie (Marie Forleo‘s Jersey girl alter-ego) would get along hilariously.
Here is something of an unusual question and answer from the No B.S. Inner Circle Marketing Letter that gives an idea of his writing style.
Q&A…you’ve got questions, Dan’s got answers!
From Todd Squitieri: I’m curious. Has Dan ever written any NO BS books or articles on relationships and finding compatible partners. I know he has been married, divorced, re-married, so I’d like his perspective. If he doesn’t travel much, how did he find a significant other in the first place? I’ve found a couple clues in his books. But why hasn’t he written more about this? After all, relationships are a form of business and business deals.
DAN: Everybody’s a comedian. Asking me to explain marriage or domestic partnership or women or wives is like asking Roseanne Barr for a lecture on restraint and discretion about public vs. private thoughts. But on the off chance Todd’s not just yanking my chain for the fun of it, I have a few comments.
First, Napoleon Hill got this right, and I’d refer you to his writing on the importance of a reasonably stable, reasonably harmonious relationship and home life for the entrepreneur. If you want a completely stable relationship, get a horse. But managing two battlegrounds, one at home, one in business is, for almost everybody, one too many. I talk, mostly privately, with clients suffering with unsupportive and toxic spouses and emergent or chronic volatility and drama on the home front, and my advice is consistent: confront and fix fast and permanently or write whatever check you must to get out as quickly and cleanly as you can.
Hill had no great advice on finding the right person, nor do I, but you might start with clarity about what won’t do. Setting aside the brief disruption, I have been fortunate with my marriage and life with Carla. I rarely credit “fortunate” for good things because I believe accomplishments have explanations, but in this singular case, I cannot explain my good fortune.
To your point about the kinship of personal relationships to business relationships, a caution, since you indicate you are in search of mate: I would imagine most women won’t like the analogy. Probably not first date conversation. Yet I’d say you are right about certain fundamentals.
Anytime you move from transactional activity to long-term relationships, trust becomes a central issue, far more so than specific, micro accounted for quid pro quo. Had you asked me about sustaining long-term business relationships — a more appropriate question for my expertise — I would have told you that I observe relatively few people really good at this, many utterly inept at it and, in many cases, also pretty ignorant about its linkage to sustaining success. That does not suggest you sacrifice and compromise or allow dependence on everybody’s approval, but it does mean you need to invest to cultivate a quality reputation so that long-standing relationships with quality people are possible.
In The Renegade Millionaire System, I suggest a useful litmus test for business deals: can the individual you are contemplating doing a deal with cite at least three others that have done more than one deal with him? If not, odds are, you won’t be the first one to wind up happy. Anyway, thanks for the question.
Dan Kennedy has hundreds of books available on Amazon. The range of topics is phenomenal and each that I have read has been fabulous. Take a look.
Check out the huge range of information, programs newsletters and events offered by No B.S Inner Circle | GKIC at https://nobsinnercircle.com.
Copywriting is one of those words that can be foreign to potential clients until they get how important it can be to their business.
What Is Copywriting?
Copywriting refers broadly to any kind of persuasive writing used to for many reasons:
Promote products and services
Create interest in non-profit projects
And much more
You see it in advertisements, billboards, newsletters, product brochures, social media marketing, websites, video promotions, ….
In short, copywriting is responsible for almost everything you read in print, on screen, and online. Most political speeches are a form of copywriting.
Copy Is Everywhere
Here are the kinds of copywriting we do:
Informative articles and reviews that promote interest in a product or service.
Websites or Web Pages
Anything from single pages and posts to full websites with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The current platform of choice is WordPress to make it easy for clients to work on as little as much as their time and interest suggests.
One strategy to keep interest is to post blog posts on interesting topics on a regular basis. These in turn can be promoted through social media and linked in email newsletters. The goal is to create a synergy between various marketing platforms to light up your online presence.
Social Media Posts
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter posts and advertising campaigns.
Weekly or monthly newsletters that inform the members about events, helpful information, and special offerings.
Our recent adventures with signs has us interested in writing for billboards.
Electronic Message Centers
These are the limited color, full-color, and video signs that have scrolling or changing images. Given my video background, I am especially interested in creating effective sign presentation.
Video Sales Letters
Persuasive videos that promote ideas, services, or products. Could include testimonials.
Why Do You Need A Copywriter?
Chances are that your projects currently require quite a lot of writing to succeed.
You can (and should) learn to write great copy yourself.