"Letters From A Small Island!' - "Rant, Rant, Rantitty Rant, RANT!!"
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Letters From A Small Island. . . (Somewhere)!
Occasional musings, tips, tricks and tactics about internet marketing (plus what
I'm up to and other stuff about generally hanging out on various exotic islands,
making money...and stuff).
From: The Island of Cyprus - Mediterranean.
'Known As 'The Island of Love'!
Sunday, 7.05 am (Cyprus Time).
July 28th 2013
This issue of 'Letters From A Small Island' is called...
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"Rant, Rant, Rantitty Rant, RANT!!"
Read on to find out more....
Well, my brother-in-law and his wife, who were over from the UK on holiday
for 2 weeks, have now returned home and we are getting a bit more work
done this week.
Still super hot here in Cyprus though (35 degrees C (96 Fahrenheit)! So the
air-con is working overtime in the office here at home.
We've had a couple of days where Lyn and I have taken ourselves off to a
local taverna or hotel this week and worked from there instead (good coffee
in both places).
As I mentioned last week, the pounds have been piling on a bit with me of
late. Sort of creeps up on you the old weight gain thing doesn't it. One
minute you're sort of ok, maybe not an Adonnis, but passable. The next
minute, you've had a few beers or glasses of the old vino and suddenly
you're a right blurter! Not fair really is it?
What happened to, 'a little of what you fancy does you good'?
Like I said though, as a result of all this 'good living', there is a price to pay.
And this week we (Lyn has joined me as moral support....or to stop me
playing the martyr as she puts it), have been going for a run each morning,
very early, before sunrise, followed by 25 squats.
After a 40 minute run, those squats are real bastards, I can tell you. I was
advised to do them by fitness coach and (former) friend Lucy, when I was
over at her place last week talking to some of her coaching clients about
how to improve their businesses and profits without doing any extra work.
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I'm going to have a strong word with her about those squats when next I
Actually, this 'morning run' thing, well, it's been a run.., walk for a bit..,
run.., walk for a bit longer..., run.., stop running and walk the rest of the
way, kind of thing for me at the moment, to be honest.
Then there's the 'sensible' eating and 'sensible' drinking thing you have to
deal with. That's an even bigger imbuggerance!
I mean, Lyn is a great cook and can also make some fantastic and unusual
salads. Real tasty they are. But hey! Salad with everything? C'mon!!!!! Isn't
there someone out there who has the nous to invent a completely calorie
free rib-eye steak and chips? Can't be rocket science, can it?
Then there's the 'seriously cutting back' on the beer and wine. It's the
'seriously' bit I'm not keen on. Actually, it's the 'cutting back' bit as well, to
I mean, it's bloody hot out here right now and a few beers at sundown are
pretty much a 'must do'. I mean, what am I supposed to do, drink water?
Don't be bloody daft! Fish do a poo in that stuff! AND it's tasteless!
There's another idea for you. Why can't someone invent beer-flavoured
water? See! I don't mind coming up with these ideas for them. Just needs
someone to crack on and do the actual inventing. Offer me completely
calorie free rib-eye steak and chips, with a few pints of beer-flavoured water
and I'll beat a path to your door!
There must be an easier way of fighting the flab surely? Liposuction sounds
a good idea to me right now, I must say! Pop in to the old lipo man. Get
hooked up and have a couple of stone of fat removed and then it's off down
the pub for a few guilt-free pints. Lovely!
So anyway...better get on...
...here' s the thing ...
As you may know, I'm on a bit of a mission right now to help as many
people as I can to break free of the rat-race chains and to instead move
towards a far more independent kind of lifestyle.
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I have various products and services, that allow me to help people at various
levels. For example, if you want to break into the game and start earning
just enough to pay the mortgage each month and then build on from there,
there's my www.AffiliateMarketingWithRoyCarter.com membership that
delivers a lesson a week that has you moving forward. Great for those with
very little time on their hands and has helped tons of people make their first
ever money online.
I have various other step-by-step products along the way and I go right up
to dealing with my VIP 'Islander' level clients, who get my closest personal
help and attention with their online or offline businesses. If that's what you
need, I offer that at www.Roy-Carter.info/stg1sq.html
I get a real kick out of helping people to learn stuff they never knew before.
Stuff that when implemented, will move them forward. So it's an enjoyable
thing that I get to do in order to earn my living.
Helping people move towards their own success is immensely fulfilling for
Don't get me wrong though, the success and knowledge that I now enjoy
didn't just plop out of my backside one day! I have actually had to work to
gain the knowledge I have right now and I have also had to invest a LOT of
money over the years to get access to that knowledge. The knowledge and
experience of others.
Right now I am paying out over $120,000 a year when you include
payments to my own mentor and the products and services I invest in to not
only improve my knowledge, but to increase my profits as well.
The fact that I am investing that amount means that the clients and
customers I pass my knowledge on to don't have to pay anywhere near that.
If you are not prepared to invest in your own knowledge and future success,
and then put in some effort to IMPLEMENT that knowledge, then you can't
really moan about not having a great lifestyle and having to work for
someone else, can you?
Or can you?
Actually, some people will moan and whine about their lack of success and
try to blame others for the crappy job they have and the shitty financial
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position they find themselves in.
It's easier to blame others, or make snide remarks about what others are
doing, than to actually get off their fat arses and DO something about their
I've seen a few instances of this in the past week alone. People whining
about others success, or trying to pick holes in what they do, just to get
some sort of petty jealousy off their chests.
The first instance was when I was reading a really interesting and
informative blog post about property investing. The guy writing the post is a
multi-millionaire property investor. Knows his stuff and has invested in his
own self education along the way.
Anyway, it was a very informative and useful post and there were a lot of
people who left comments thanking him for the free advice and useful tips.
Then there was another guy who left a post. His post didn't mention the
useful tips and advice at all. Nope. This guy, (let's call him 'Mr. Never-done
anything-himself...surname Shithead), makes snide and catty comments on
the odd grammatical errors in the blog owner's post. He whined on saying
that he would have found the post easier to read and less hard to
concentrate on, if the word 'I' was not stated as 'i' (in lower case).
Of course all the other commentors then came back and gave the guy what
for, telling him to get a life and not to sweat the small stuff. Take the advice
in the post without commenting on grammar and spelling etc.
But you see, it was easier for this guy to try to pick holes in someone
successful than to have to look in on himself and admit to their own lack of
Then there was another guy who left a review on a Kindle book I had gone
to buy off Amazon. On the day I went to buy it, it was free for 24 hours,
which was nice, but I'd gladly have paid full price for it as it turns out.
After reading the book, I went back to leave my own review and to comment
about how valuable I found the book even though it was a free download
that day. There were lots of other positive reviews from people, all except
this one guy who alone said the book was rubbish and the author was
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obviously just out to make a profit from the book sales (DUH! Really?), so he
was glad to have got it free so as not to add to the author's profits.
"What a meally-mouthed, whining, low-life, neer-do-well, good for nothing,
waste of skin, little shithead!" I thought to myself, calmly. NOT!!
This guy really got my goat. I can't stand people like that. They'll never
amount to anything in life as long as they have a hole in their arse! Really!
They don't want someone to make a profit from the hard work and effort
that they have put in to creating something of VALUE to people, yet they
won't ever get off their own fat arses' to do any work themselves to become
And on that note of profanity (regular readers will tell you that if you can't
stand the odd bit of profanity occasionally, then you are definitely reading
the wrong newsletter...I call a spade a shovel and say it like i feel it).....Oh
damn! I typed 'i' there, instead of 'I' didn't I? Good job mister Never-done
anything-himself...surname Shithead is not a reader ey?
Anyway, as I was saying...on that note of profanity and on the subject of
profanity, I was also reading a post on Facebook this week, by a fellow
marketer, all round good guy and producer of good products, that really help
people. John, he's called.
John made a post about how it was nice to be rewarded for the weeks of
effort he's just put in and that he intended to make 'shitloads' of money this
People came on and told him to go for it, wished him success in reaching his
new income goal etc etc, All except for the sister of Mr. Shithead above, who
posted that John was a toilet-mouth and whilst she had bought some of his
products in the past (and they'd helped her to make money), she would
never buy another of his products again no matter how good they are,
because she was not enamoured by his profanity in using the word
'shitloads', when he could have used the word 'lots' instead.
John came back and posted mildly that perhaps he should have used the
word 'shedloads' instead. I posted that I thought this woman should get a
life and that I was now off to the toilet for a 'shed'!
One final example of people who need to get a life, and stop making excuses
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for their own ineptitude and lack of success, by trying to pick holes in people
who are genuinely successful....
Here's an email I got yesterday from another very decent marketer, (in both
senses of the word), Tim Castleman...
Just so you have a bit of background to this story, Tim had previously sent
an email out that was informative and was about the fact that he has a
method of helping him to get stuff done or not do things he shouldn't be
doing, by getting someone to hold him accountable. On one occasion he told
a buddy that he had Tim's permission to 'punch me as hard as you can in
the chest if you catch me drinking beer at your place late at night'.
So here's the email that followed that one to his list...
Tim's email subject line (which really caught my attention) was....
This Guy Is AN Asshole
Here is the rest of Tim's email...
So yesterday I sent you an awesome example of something I’m currently doing in my
business & life that has had tremendous results.
A few minutes after the email starting hitting inboxes I got this reply (turn on your
Here’s my thoughts on his statement.
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#1. He’s an asshole. Not just an asshole, but an uninformed asshole.
The asshole part doesn’t bother me, it’s the uninformed part that does.
For the record - I’m 33, well past college, and very much grown up.
I own a 6 figure business, have a full time employee, and even tricked someone into
marrying me (not once but twice).
I paid off my first house before most people even get their first mortgage and have
bankrolled my entire business and life with cash.
I’ll just leave the whole military service off the table right now, but I think you get the
#2. Haters are going to hate. Unlike this guy, I actually did a search online for him prior
to emailing him back.
Here’s what I found ---- NOTHING.
So here is a guy who’s going to take time of out his day to negatively comment about
being a “big boy” who’s greatest online accomplishment is a blog post from 2011.
Chances are the email reminded him of something that he’s not happy with in his life
and instead of actually taking my advice and improving it, he decided to accept his
crappy situation and settle. That’s sad.
Not for me, but him.
Here I am sending out something that is working for me, that I share for free and
anyone can put it into action – and he can’t even be bothered to try it before instantly
So what’s the point of this email – simple.
First, thank you to everyone who replied to the email and thanked me for the free and
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Honestly I struggle with sending even more content because it rarely gets
acknowledged, barely gets acted upon, and I have to deal with assholes like this guy
whenever I try and do something cool for you.
Second, if you’re like Mike and just want to be negative in life – I no longer want you in
my business or life. Seriously, I’m done with negative people and comments and
starting today I’m implementing a “Zero Dickhead Policy” in my business.
Violate the policy and you’re gone.
Finally, I know that 99% of you aren’t like the guy above. Thank you for being so
cool and amazing and sharing part of your day with me.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart and look forward to working together moving
forward – I just needed to send this to everyone so I can shake the dead weight and
negative people out of here so we can get to work.
Roy here again. See what I mean? They definitely are NOT all locked up.
Love Tim's bit about implementing a “Zero Dickhead Policy” !
Perhaps you should do the same with your own subscriber list? Hang a sign
at the door...
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Ok. Rant over.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
Randy Pausch -
“Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend
whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.”
“Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday
be left standing alone when you really need help.”
“Just bloody get on with it!”
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FUNNY OF THE WEEK
This sent in by regular Aussie contributor Chad...
A very successful attorney parked his brand new Lexus in
front of his office, ready to show it off to his colleagues. As
he was getting out, a truck came along too closely and
completely tore off the driver's door.
Fortunately, a cop in a police car was close enough to see the
accident and pulled up behind the Lexus with his lights
Before the cop had a chance to ask any questions, the
attorney started screaming hysterically about how his Lexus,
which he had just purchased the day before, was completely
ruined and would never be the same, no matter how any car
body shop tried to make it new again.
After the lawyer finally wound down from his rant, the cop
shook his head in disbelief. "I can't believe how materialistic
you lawyers are," he said. "You are so focused on your
possessions that you neglect the most important things in
"How can you say such a thing?" asked the lawyer.
The cop replied, "Don't you even realize that your left arm is
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missing? It was severed when the truck hit you!"
"OH, MY GOD!!!" screamed the lawyer.
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I think you have mentioned that you have a Kindle book about writing
articles to make extra cash from home. Could you tell me the name of the
book and how much it is please as well as link so I can buy it.
Terry - Salford, UK
Here you go Terry
FREE DOWNLOAD on Tues July 30th -
"How To Make Amazing Money Writing Articles From Home!"
Here's a joke for your newsletter. Hope it's not too rude to publish!
Love the newsletter!
Colin T. - Wisconsin, USA
Hello Colin. I laughed a lot at that one, but unfortunately it definitely WAS
too rude, even for this newsletter
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