Six months have passed since Victor issued the call, “Let’s Kick Some Butt in 2014.” Have you been smashing your goals like a savage hell bent on the destruction of his previous limitations? Or have you been following the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Losers?
I set some goals for Danger & Play at the beginning of the year.
Unlike the dorks and do-nothings, I don’t tell you what I’m “going” to do. I do it and then tell you how I did it.
I wanted to hit 10,000 page views a day without compromising my message.
The bar was set too low. I did it months ago. We are breaking records every month.
Is my message any different? Hell no. I’ve grown even more extreme.
I ban more people from commenting than most people have on their sites. Earl and those other losers you see commenting other sites? Banned.
I won’t sell my soul for 30 pieces of silver like some filthy Judas.
I wanted to build a community of like-minded men who talked to one another.
Look at the comments section. Men are talking to one another and helping each other out.
I had two meet-ups on the East Coast. Everyone left with a connection and potential lifetime friend.
Bigger ideas are in the works.
I wanted to increase reader engagement.
Readers have submitted incredible entries.
Reader success stories will become a regular feature.
I have an article in the pipeline: “How I used NLP to Overcome a Paralyzing Stuttering Problem.”
I’m working on a podcast with another reader who will tell you how he went from average to alpha.
That’s only the beginning.
I wanted Facebook to stop lying about Danger & Play.
You can now share links on Facebook as Facebook does not claim it’s an “unsafe” site. (Too dangerous for Facebook does have a nice ring to it, though!)
I wanted to average one podcast a week.
I wanted to be on iTunes.
Boom. See above.
I wanted to start a YouTube Channel.
It sucks, but guess what, I don’t start things unless I finish them.
I wanted a faster site.
I moved to a new server and am on a CDN. My hosting bill sucks, but that’s the price of excellence.
I wanted to build a mailing list.
It’s been growing every day.
I don’t WANT. I WILL.
I am a technotard who did not know how to do ANY of that crap.
I didn’t even have Google Analytics installed until two months ago. I had no idea what “SEO” is.
Now I’m doing A/B testing and laughing at people who talk to me about “brand awareness” or other soft marketing nonsense. I have data to support everything I do.
I did not know how to do a podcast. I did not know how to use Garage Band. I did not even know how to use a microphone.
I did not know web design. I did not know how to get on iTunes or how to take videos and upload them to YouTube.
I will it into being. Three words separate me from the losers.
Three words will always separate the winners from the losers.
I’m willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.
Long hours, tedious editing, sleepless nights learning new skills, thinking like no one else thinks, I don’t care.
I will do whatever it takes to bring my vision into reality.
Are you a hard hitter?
Don’t give me any bullshit about what you’re “going” to do?
What have you done today to smash things?
If it’s nothing, then go smash that little “X” in the corner.
The Danger & Play Army is growing and we don’t have time for the slow or the weak.