by: Yuri Elkaim

Morning. How’s it going? Yuri here down in Puerto Rico. First time down here. It’s actually a pretty amazing. If you’ve been to Dominican Republic, it’s very much like that.

I just finished up three days at my buddy Mark Wade’s Puerto Rico mastermind. I was invited to speak down here. I’m really grateful for that opportunity so thank you Mark, I was able to share with 30 amazing entrepreneurs some of the stuff that’s been working really well for us. I want to share cool insights I had over the last couple of days. I got to hang with some really great people, my friend Todd Herman, Jeff Walker, Shaa Wasmund and some really big people in the thought leadership space and the online marketing space. Obviously yes, there’s tactics and strategies that are discussed but the big thing to remember that I keep getting out of events like this mastermind, is you just have to be here.

Why You Need To Surround Yourself With Other Great People

You have to be in situations where you are surrounding yourself with other great people. There’s just so many opportunities for learning, for growth, for connections with the right people. It’s Jeff Walker, who’s the founder of Product Launch Formula, who’s responsible now for probably more than a billion dollars in sales between the students said something really interesting, which I agree with. He said, “The beautiful thing about having an online business is that you only need an internet connection and a laptop, but the downside is that you only need an internet connection and a laptop.” So as you know, being an entrepreneur, it can get pretty lonely. You can go down some pretty isolated tunnels if you spend most of your time sitting behind a computer.

So I want to challenge it all. I want you to think about in your worlds, wherever you live, to get out of your comfort zone. Hop on a plane, get to some type of event. I’ve been to, I don’t even know, dozens and dozens of events since 2010 and before that, from 2006 to 2009 I had done none of them. I thought to myself, you know what? I’m going to figure this Internet online business thing all by myself and it didn’t really happen that way. So the big inflection points in my business happened when I started to come out to different events and I had to get off my ass. I had to get out of my comfort zone, I had to jump on a plane and I can tell you, no matter how good or bad an event is, you will always, always extract some value but again, what you put in is what you get out of it.

What You Put In Is What You Get Out

I think a lot of people want to … they think to themselves, “What can I get out of this event?” That’s totally fine, but also come at it with a giving hand, like what can I give to this event? What can I give to the people in attendance here? When you come with a giving hand, you just get so much more in return.

So I want to challenge you and encourage you to figure out how can you get out? How can you be surrounded by the right people? How can you get to an event or a mastermind that at least is going to expose you to new ideas, to bigger thinking, to other people who’ve done great things? Because that’s going to inspire you, that’s going to build your beliefs, that’s going to give you maybe that one idea or strategy that could be the thing you’ve been looking for to move your business forward.

So anyways, that’s my lesson for today. I want to actually share this with you. This is pretty amazing. Check this out. That’s another benefit of getting off your butt, right? So you get to hang out in beautiful locations in some cases.

Anyways, if you’re interested in hanging out with me, having me coach you at least for two days, we have our mastermind coming up in Toronto, June 26th and 27th. If you’re interested in more information, we’ve got six spots left. Just type Toronto in the comments and I’ll hook you up with some more details about what we’re doing. Listen, if you’re a coach, if you want to scale your coaching, if you want to get more clients, if you know that, hey, this Yuri guy, he’s got his stuff together, I think he can really help me in my business. By the way, I can, let me know. Let me know in the comments. For now, I’m going to continue my walk. I hope you have an amazing day. See you soon.