Hello from room 1185 of the Tropicana Hotel at Ross Goldberg’s Masters Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada!
You know how they say: “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”?
Well, that’s true… Unless I blog about it :)
That was actually Ross Goldberg’s slogan for this Masters Seminar, and he even had cool t-shirts made that you can purchase from Robert Secades and Danny Arzuaga from Graphic Mavericks.
In fact, I helped discover Robert and Danny and took on the role as their mentor as well, and amidst all the fun we were having on Friday night at a suite in the Palms, they took the time to show their appreciation in this video:
As you can tell probably from the background, there was a party going on inside the suite… But even though there were indeed a lot of good times that were had with other Internet Marketers over the weekend in Vegas, I can probably only share the details of what happened at Ross Goldberg’s Masters Seminar :)
As always, Ross Goldberg knows how to put on an event, even holding an entire workshop the day before the seminar began to ensure that his customers hit the ground running.
That’s how dedicated Ross Goldberg is to his customers’ success, which is why I highly recommend that you try to make it to the next Masters Seminar in July if you weren’t able to make it to this one (or come back – we’d love to see you again!).
Back to this past weekend’s Masters Seminar, I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the product launch pro Harris Fellman, “Million Dollar” copywriter and conversion specialist Mike Morgan, 6 figure suitcase genius Sterling Valentine, Conversation Dominator Howie Schwartz, all around marketing maverick Willie Crawford, the cash vacuum Sean Roach, branding dynamo Ben Mack, outsourcing expert Brian Koz, info marketing genius Alan Bechtold, new media pioneer Deborah Micek (one half of Deb and JP Micek), affiliate marketing specialist Paulie Sabol, women marketing specialist Donna Fox, lead generation superstar Dr. Mike Woo Ming, book marketing expert Warren Whitlock, brilliant bloggers Greg and Stephanie Mulac and Network Marketing Millionaire Robert Butwin.
Quite an extensive list of talented speakers, isn’t it?
That’s how Ross Goldberg over-delivers in value… Because he finds the best of the best in the industry and makes sure that his attendees are getting as much over the weekend as possible to take their own businesses to the next level.
But that’s not all, because in addition to the talent on stage, Ross Goldberg even invited other VIPs to the Masters Seminar so that his attendees can get the opportunity to meet more experts and get even more value.
Some of these VIPs include Frank Sousa, Mike Koenigs, Mark Widawer, Lee and Robin Collins, Liz Tomey, Sam Heyer, “Big” Jason Henderson, Jason Moffatt, Tracy Repchuck Dennis Karganilla and Jimmy Davis.
The next Masters Seminar, Ross Goldberg has invited as speakers the likes of Rich Schefren, Jeff Walker, Mike Filsaime, and some of the VIPs this past weekend such as Lee and Robin Collins, as well as Tracy Repchuck will also take the stage.
I’ve been to the Chicago dozens of times for connection flights, but have never actually left the airport before… And since this is the weekend before my birthday, you can be sure that I’ll be out on the town with some of my marketing friends…
I just got off the phone with my friend Julie Perry, and since I have been receiving countless emails and messages from mutual friends asking about the condition of her recovery progress, Julie has given me permission to give you an update on her behalf because she currently can’t type.
If you don’t know Julie Perry, she is a fellow Internet Marketer, entrepreneur and author, as well as the host of a website for yachters and boat llovers called TheBoaters.tv.
In addition, her specialized copywriting skills landed her full-time positions with Brad Fallon and Andy Jenkins on projects like FreeIQ.com, StomperNet.com and SMARTS.
On the evening of the New Year’s Eve, while I was in Tahoe, I received a voicemail from Julie Perry wishing me a Happy New Year.
When I called her back after my trip a couple days later, I discovered that shortly after she had left me the voicemail, Julie and her friend were involved in a hit-and-run accident, where they were thrown from a rickshaw after being hit by an apparent drunk driver.
Now, I’m not going to go into the details of the accident, because that’s not what this post is about…
When Donna Fox and I visited Julie Perry at the Ft. Lauderdale hospital a few weeks ago, she was sedated and wasn’t able to get out of bed (she told me she doesn’t remember half of what we even talked about while I was there haha).
Needless to say, she was in pretty bad shape because it had only been a few days since the accident.
But I just got off the phone with her, and I’m happy to report that my good friend Julie Perry is recovering quite nicely, and while she is still suffering from nerve damage and a broken clavicle, and requires the assistance of a cane in order to walk, Julie is nonetheless in very high spirits and looking forward to a full recovery!
Yes, it’s extremely good news because this means Julie will be well soon, but I am still bummed out because that means she will not be able to join us this weekend in Las Vegas for Ross Goldberg’s Masters Seminar, as we had originally planned.
For those of you who would like to leave Julie Perry a personal message for a speedy recovery, please feel free to leave a comment on this post, or contact her directly on her MySpace or Facebook profiles.
However, please don’t be offended if she doesn’t reply to you… She can’t type right now and plus, she must have hundreds of get well wishes by now that she will have no way to responding to without spending days on her computer :)
Hello from Cabin 8204 aboard the Carnival Liberty somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean just outside of the Bahamas at the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise!
The Carnival Liberty, Hostess of the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise
What a way to start off the year once again, with yet another well organized vacation cruise organized by the i5 Gold Mentoring Program.
However, as you may or may not be aware, the i5 Gold Mentoring Program has officially closed its doors at the end of 2007, which makes the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise all that bitter sweet, as it marks the final i5 Gold event.
Notwithstanding, it was an outstanding farewell party as we spent 8 whole days aboard the Carnival Liberty, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale across the Atlantic Ocean to the exotic East Caribbean and hitting up islands like San Juan / Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola and Nassau / Paradise Island in the Bahamas!
And as you can see from the photos below, not only was this cruise a huge opportunity to build business relationships and strike joint venture deals, but we also made sure that we had a “boat load” of fun as well :)
There really is no better way to build these friendships than to do it on a cruise, especially because so many marketers brought along their families and/or spouses, you have no choice but to form bonds with your favorite marketers when you are a part of their family vacation.
We wasted no time at all as the fun started even before the Carnival Liberty set sail from Ft. Lauderdale Port Everglades…
Bon Voyage Welcome Shot With Ross Goldberg, Lasse Rouhiainen And Howie Schwartz
Later on that evening, our Internet Marketing group had a welcome reception to kick off the cruise, where Captain Lou Edwards and the i5 Gold Mentors took center stage to set the plans for the week.
Captain Lou Edwards And The i5 Gold Mentors At The Welcome Reception
Throughout the week, there were other series of receptions that gave us opportunities to all get together and share some nice conversation over cocktails…
Cocktail Party With Daniel Arzuaga, Ricky Secades, Alex Nghiem And Armando Montelongo
Cocktail Party With Karen Kwan, Scott Byers, Robert Secades, Danny Arzuaga And Lasse Rouhiainen
Mardi Gras Pre-Party Coconut Drinks With Sam Heyer, Julie Olsen And Karen Kwan
And on nights that we felt like partying a little harder, well we had a few of those as well :)
On The Dance Floor With Ross Goldberg, Michelle Galvin, Anik Singal, Alex Nghiem, Donna Fox, Matt Mazur, Nikhil Parekh And Lasse Rouhiainen
Mardi Gras Party With Scott Tousignant, JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Joe Appleton, Stephanie Appleton, Donna Fox, Karen Kwan, Deborah Micek, Scott Byers, Tom Beal, Elena Beal And Anik Singal
At The Club With Donna Fox, Jermaine Griggs, Sarah Griggs, Lasse Rouhiainen, Anik Singal, Julie Olsen, Scott Paton And Matt Mazur
Washington Apple Shots With Anik Singal, JP Micek, Julie Olsen And Donna Fox
Needless to say, some of the best conversations, as well as the most productive ones, were discussed over the nice dining that the Carnival had prepared for us.
Dining With Tom Beal, Ross Goldberg, Matt Mazur, Elena Beal, Michelle Galvin, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime
Dining With Jermaine Griggs, Sarah Griggs, Karen Kwan, Nikhil Parekh And His Family
Dining With JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Joe Appleton And Stephanie Appleton
Dining With Mike Morgan, Holly Morgan, Michael Cheney And Laurie Cheney
Dining With Ross Goldberg, Bob Jenkins, Matt Mazur And Karen Kwan
Dining With Lasse Rouhiainen, Danny Arzuaga, Sam Heyer, Karen Kwan, Julie Olsen, Jennie Armato, Paul Armato, Donna Fox And Paulie Sabol
Dining With Ross Goldberg, Howie Schwartz, Mark Roth, Deborah Micek, Scott Tousignant And Karen Kwan
Dining With Anik Singal, Karen Kwan, Laurie Filsaime, Mike Filsaime, Joe Appleton And Stephanie Appleton
Early Breakfast With Alex Nghiem, Ross Goldberg, Joe Appleton, JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Joel Therien, Ilona Therien, Deborah Micek, Stephanie Appleton And Veronica Montelongo
Brunch With Scott Paton, Lasse Rouhiainen, Donna Fox, Howard Tiano And Cynthia Tiano
Lunch With Jermaine Griggs, Jay Jennings, Tom Beal, Elena Beal, Alex Nghiem And Lasse Rouhiainen
Formal Dinner At The Supper Club With Our Aussie Friends Who Joined Us All The Way From Australia
Even though there were countless ways to have a good time on the ship (and we made sure that we maximized every opportunity), some of the best times we had were actually on land during our excursion adventures.
San Juan Puerto Rico With Sam Heyer, Nikhil Parekh, Julie Olsen, Scott Byers, Donna Fox, Ricky Secades, Danny Arzuaga, Tom Beal, Elena Beal, Robert Secades, Karen Kwan, Michelle Galvin, Anik Singal And Ross Goldberg
Senor Frogs In Puerto Rico With Anik Singal, Ross Goldberg, Danny Arzuaga, Ricky Arzuaga, Robert Arzuaga, Donne Fox, Scott Byers, Karen Kwan, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime
On The Pirate Ship In Antigua With Mike Morgan, Ben Mack, Donna Fox And Anik Singal
On The Pirate Ship In Antigua With Joel Therien, Mike Filsaime And Mark Braunstein
At The Flea Market In Tortola With JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Karen Kwan, Stephanie Appleton And Joe Appleton
At The Nassau Port With Mark Braunstein, Mike Filsaime, Sam Heyer, Julie Olsen, Paulie Sabol, Ilona Therien, Joe Appleton, Stephanie Appleton, Laurie Filsaime, Karen Kwan, Scott Byers, JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Danny Arzuaga, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo And Their Families
In Atlantis At The Bahamas With JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Stephanie Appleton, Joe Appleton, Alex Nghiem, Karen Kwan, Mark Braunstein, Deborah Micek, Danny Arzuaga, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime
On the last night of the cruise, there was a Carnival Legends show where the winners of a singing contest would perform live on stage in front of the whole ship.
Out of the 10 winners who performed, 5 of them were from our own Internet Marketing group :)
Paulie Sabol As Elton John, Tom Beal As Ricky Martin, Jermaine Griggs As James Brown, Sarah Griggs As Aretha Franklin And Michelle Galvin As Madonna
As you can see, we just had a complete blast on the cruise, and just like last year, we didn’t want it to end.
Vacationing with fellow Internet Marketers on a cruise is so awesome because there are just a million things to do and countless ways to build and enhance our personal and business relationships.
There were just a ton of the top names in Internet Marketing that joined us this year for this private cruise, and for the most part, we had the chance to hang out with almost everyone.
However, there was one man who pretty much kept to himself throughout the whole cruise and spent most of his time with his family, but I was able to catch him and spoke with him for a few minutes, and here is a photo to prove it:
A Rich Schefren “Sighting” Aboard The Carnival Liberty Caught On Film
On every marketing cruise I’ve been on, I have had the pleasure of either meeting someone new or improving my relationship with people I have acquainted with, but haven’t had the chance to really get to know.
Being on a cruise gives us that opportunity because for 8 days, there’s really nowhere for any of us to go :)
So we make the best of it by getting to know each other, having a good time and above all, building the friendships and business relationships that will last a life time.
Even though the annual private i5 Gold Cruise has come to an end, there’s good news…
Moving forward, there will be a brand new and exciting annual cruise that I will have to tell you more about in a few weeks’ time.
And yes, this means that there will be another cruise next year, and we’ll make this opportunity available not only to the “VIPs,” but also to our fellow marketing friends, customers and subscribers…
So don’t feel left out if you didn’t get the chance to go with us this time around, because in just a few weeks, I’ll be able to make an announcement regarding next year’s cruise :)
The next one will be our biggest one yet, so stay tuned for more information about how you can join us on the next Internet Marketer’s Cruise!
In the meantime, enjoy this 5 minute short video I recorded on board the Carnival Liberty (sorry about the poor video quality – my camera has been taking a beating lately, I guess I need to get a new one soon)…
Hello and Happy New Year once again from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!
I hope these first few days of 2008 have been a great start for you.
It’s going great for me so far as I’m just about to board the Carnival Liberty Cruise Ship and embark on a private 8 day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean with some of my marketing friends.
Some of these friends that I will have the pleasure of vacationing with for the next several days include Mike Filsaime, Rich Schefren, Tom Beal, Paulie Sabol, Donna Fox, Jermaine Griggs, Jeff Johnson, Michael Morgan, Sam Heyer, Ross Goldberg, Howie Schwartz, JP Micek, Deb Micek, Anik Singal, Mark Braunstein, Jennie Armato, Scott Paton, Joel Therien, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo and my team members Lasse Rouhiainen, Robert Secades and Danny Arzuaga.
Since I am going to be out of touch for the next several days, I wanted to make sure that I deliver this message before I go.
As I mentioned on my previous blog post, I am dedicated to making 2008 my best year yet.
This includes doing more joint ventures with people like yourself who visit my blog from time to time, as well as exploring new opportunities.
And to make things happen, you know as well as I do that the first and most important step in this process is to TAKE ACTION.
So that’s what I’m doing now…
Now, I’m not going to explain all the details right here because I have put together a webpage that does just that, but before I give you the link, I do want to preface this by saying that this opportunity is NOT for everyone.
I have partnered up with one of the best experts in the industry I’m about to reveal to you, and we are looking to work with ONLY 25 SERIOUS people.
Why only 25?
Because if selected, we are going to PERSONALLY work with you and hold you by the hand until you meet your goal.
In order to maximize results, we are limiting this to only those who are dedicated to working hard to achieve this success.
Would you like to be one of 25 to JV with me in 2008 in this venture?
If so, I invite you to visit the link below to learn more, and apply ONLY if you have a vested interest in the program, want to do this with me and make 2008 our best year together: