"Letters From A Small Island!' - "Rant, Rant, Rantitty Rant, RANT!!"


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28th July 2013 Edition of "Letters From A Small Island!'
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"Letters From A Small Island!' - "Rant, Rant, Rantitty Rant, RANT!!"

  1. 1. 1 Of 18 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...
  2. 2. 2 Of 18 "Rant, Rant, Rantitty Rant, RANT!!" Read on to find out more.... Hi folks, 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.
  3. 3. 3 Of 18 I'm going to have a strong word with her about those squats when next I see her! 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 be fair. 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.
  4. 4. 4 Of 18 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 sure. 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
  5. 5. 5 Of 18 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 own situation. 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 success. 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
  6. 6. 6 Of 18 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 successful! Sheesh! 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 year! 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
  7. 7. 7 Of 18 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 images): Here’s my thoughts on his statement.
  8. 8. 8 Of 18 #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 idea. #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. Why? 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 being negative. His loss. 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 helpful content.
  9. 9. 9 Of 18 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. Talk soon. Tim --------- 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...
  10. 10. 10 Of 18 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.” Cris Jami “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.” Roy Carter “Just bloody get on with it!” ============================
  11. 11. 11 Of 18 FUNNY OF THE WEEK This sent in by regular Aussie contributor Chad... The Lexus 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 flashing. 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 life." "How can you say such a thing?" asked the lawyer. The cop replied, "Don't you even realize that your left arm is
  12. 12. 12 Of 18 missing? It was severed when the truck hit you!" "OH, MY GOD!!!" screamed the lawyer. ; (scroll down) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "My Rolex!" ============================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  13. 13. 13 Of 18 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- READERS LETTERS Hi Roy 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!" http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008P9BJV2 - Roy ......... Hello Roy 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 - Roy If you'd like to comment on this week's issue, or if you have any comments, questions, ideas or suggestions that you'd like to see me discuss in future
  14. 14. 14 Of 18 issues, then please just drop me an email to Roy@lettersfromasmallisland.com (NOTE: By submitting your email to me, you are agreeing that I may reproduce your email and my reply in the Readers Letters section of this newsletter). ========================================== HINT... If you have a business, it should ALWAYS be for sale. I mentioned this last week and it will interest any of you that have your own business. Got a business? Is it for sale? Having trouble selling it for a good price? Then here's a word from our sponsor of this weeks' issue that I think you'll find very interesting....(Pass this on to anyone you know who has a business)..... Just send them this newsletter. You have my permission to pass it on. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How To Sell YOUR Business For The Best Price AND Sell It Fast! Looking to sell your business? BRAND NEW FREE REPORT REVEALS WHY THOUSANDS OF BUSINESS OWNERS ARE STRUGGLING TO SELL THEIR BUSINESSES, WHILST SOME PEOPLE ARE SELLING THEIR BUSINESSES ALMOST OVERNIGHT...AND FOR TOP DOLLAR! GRAB YOUR FREE REPORT RIGHT NOW BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW! http://Small-Business-Action.com (Sell YOUR Business FAST Even In The Worst Recession!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  15. 15. 15 Of 18 Now YOU Can Advertise in Roy Carter's Increasingly Popular Online Newsletter! (orders for next issue being taken now. First come first served)! Roy's 'Letters From A Small Island!' newsletter now goes out in pdf format on a regular basis (usually at least 2 or 3 times a month) to over 6,000 eager readers (and growing FAST)! Readers of this newsletter are mainly entrepreneurial in nature and will either own their own traditional business and be looking for ways to substantially increase their client or customer base, or they are people who are interested in starting their own business either online or offline. Other readers may just want to learn how to earn an additional second income to supplement or escape their day-jobs. Essentially my entrepreneurial minded readers are looking for ways to leverage their time so that they can enjoy a good income whilst not having to be a slave to the rat-race, 9 to 5 existence that everyone else is just prepared to settle for! For details as to how you can have YOUR own Ad in this newsletter visit http://www.lettersfromasmallisland.com/advertise.html ========================================== PAST ISSUES Just as a reminder....As I keep getting asked to send out past issues, I have put past issues of 'Letters From A Small Island' here for you … (including the popular 'How
  16. 16. 16 Of 18 To Get A Free Porsche' issue)! http://www.lettersfromasmallisland.com/past-issues.html ========================================== SOME OF MY STUFF THAT COLLECTIVELY HAS HELPED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU TO GET IN THE GAME! Here are a few of my products and courses that will help you to begin generating that second income (real soon, if you want to). Get started on whichever one of 'em suits you best and begin taking back control of your own financial future. www.AffiliateMarketingWithRoyCarter.com This has now helped hundreds of people! www.HowToCreateAndSellEbooksOnKindle.com You don't even have to write 'em! www.InfoProductsMadeEasy.com The original course that is still changing lives! www.VideoMarketingMiracle.com Serious money being made with this one! www.MiddleManMagic.com Get someone else to do the work for you! www.Roy-Carter.info/stg1sq.html How to get serious and get my highest level help!
  17. 17. 17 Of 18 Make it HAPPEN! ========================================== Ok, so that's it for this issue of 'Letters From A Small Island'. Hope you enjoyed it and feel free to share your copy with anyone you think may enjoy it too. Hopefully you find it a bit of a better read than what's in your Sunday newspapers these days! If you haven't already done so.... Click here to get your regular copy every Sunday (Unless I'm at the beach or something)! http://www.LettersFromASmallIsland.com Until next time... Take it Easy! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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