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Success Strikes Temporarily

Well shit.  

I had made it.

Sometime in the summer of 2012 Noah and I rented a furnished condo in Manhattan.  East Village to be precise.  It was three bedrooms, and only two of us.  Having an extra bedroom in Manhattan is baller.

I was 29, also had a nice apartment in Austin, TX, could work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, renting a condo in semi-arguably one of the coolest cities in the world, and made something in the neighborhood of $40,000 that month.

Life was going well.  

But here’s the part that’s a total mind-fuck:
We sat down at a coffee shop for a sip, and started discussing life.  And this….what we were doing in that moment ….THIS was it.
THIS was “the American Dream” we were living.  

Working from wherever, making good money, travelling, being young/healthy/ridiculously-good-looking, the world is your oyster!  Oddly enough, that realization only brought a slight grin to my face for a few seconds….then faded.

I wanted to get back to work soon.
I wanted to produce something else.
I wanted to work on myself some more.
I wanted to improve/go-further/learn-new-stuff.

STOPPING AND RESTING at this point was a frightening and boring option.

It reminded me of all the times my parents took us to some breathtaking place somewhere in the world.  We’d travel long-n-far, make several stops, encounter several obstacles, and when we were finally there, it was pretty neat-o for a second……but as I saw it and took it in for a moment, it was then time to move on.

The journey was fun.
The stories along the way were fun.
The stresses of being with the same people for weeks-on-end was fun.
Working towards some common goal was fun.  

The journey of getting to a point is what made you grow.  Simply “being there” was relatively insignificant compared to “getting there”.

That was an odd realization.

Goddamn it.  I’ll just admit, the old cliche:

“The journey is better than the inn”

…pretty much summed it up long before my dumbass figured this out.

 

Ok, so what’s the takeaway here?  I’ll tell you:

You will always be working hard, so you may as well WANT to….and make it fun for yourself. 

I’ve met a ridiculous amount of people who’ve said to me, “I just want to have a business on auto-pilot where I don’t have to do any work, and it spits out a lot of money.”

Those people never go anywhere. I’ve never seen one of them succeed.  They’re dweebs who want SOMETHING for NOTHING.

They want the world to give them something, without giving the world something back first.

It never happens that way.  So before you ask yourself how to get something you want……maybe reverse the question and ask how YOU can give something to others first.

risky kinetic

Three phases of every human life that’s ever existed:
1.) You’re born.
2.) You do some things.
3.) You fucking die.

So no matter what your problem is…..it pales in comparison with that 3rd stage.

This might help pump you up before you do anything:

YouTube video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFaiizcLTp0

Bookmark this video as a small piece of inspiration (I have a folder in my book marks just for inspirational stuff).  Also give it a YouTube “Like” if you don’t mind.

This video was originally part of an email I sent out called “Risky” which got an insanely large response.  Then Bryan from VideoFruit made my soothing voice into kinetic text.  Awesome!

Stay young & dumb my friend (said in my best Dos Equis Man voice).
-Neville

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This is my YouTube: Kopy.tv
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The NevBox is almost dead

The NevBox is almost dead!!

There’s one-last batch of them we just finished, and many of them are sold already.  Look how pretty they all look :-)

See that picture of the boxes above?? More than a 1/3rd of those are already bought up and ready to ship as I type this, so grab NOW.

These will be sold out by Friday afternoon (4-26-2013) for sure, if not earlier.

This is a physical product that takes money, time, and lots of Malaysian child labor to build…..meaning I’m not making any more.

So I’m not bullshitting when I say THESE WILL BE GONE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON (OR EARLIER)!!

A big “SOLD OUT” sign will replace the “PayPal Buy Button” on Friday when they are gone.  Since this is a last-call email, I can’t predict how fast they’ll go (they’ve been moving surprisingly fast already)….

So if you want one, please act fast and claim your NevBox right now!

Click the link below to buy:
http://www.kopywritingkourse.com/nevbox/

Sincerely,
Neville – A kopywriter in a nearly-sold-out box

P.S.  Every…single….damn….time…. we stop selling a product (either myself or on AppSumo), people alllwayyss say, “Hey I was late to buy, can I still get it please??”

For the NevBox’s, the answer is NO.  Please don’t be one of those people.

So order now, and your NevBox will be shipped out this Friday at 4:00pm CST!!

 

THIS….is a piece of paper:

THIS….is a piece of paper:

 

THIS….is a book. Which is a bunch of sheets of paper stacked together:

 

Holy shit….is your mind blown yet?!?

Well despite this very dull observation, several books have changed my life.

But have the ACTUAL sheets of paper changed my life?  Not really.

But the knowledge, wisdom, and ideas on those sheets of paper has.

The act of sitting down, holding something, writing all over it with a pen, stopping to take a moment and MENTALLY APPLY the lessons to your own life….THAT’S the life-changing part!

You might get my emails, and read them on your phone while taking a dump, but it’s NOTHING compared to printing them out…..holding them in your hand…..setting time aside to read them….scribbling notes on them etc……

You’d clearly remember the lessons in a much deeper sense, simply because the act of printing out the physical letters involves a lot more steps and interaction.

This is exactly why I created a box of physical stuff that comes to your doorstep and will teach you three important things….and it’s called The NevBox:

(that’s a pic of me holding 5 completed NevBox’s)!

An effective copywriter usually tries to get a maximum of three points across to the reader.  That’s because we tend to forget a list of more than three things (actually just explaining ONE main concept is best).

But the best way to insert these three hand-picked lessons into your brain….. is by sending you a PHYSICAL thing to read, along with some “add-on” items…. in order to permanently burn the lessons into your head.  That is my ONLY job as your teacher (I’m also Indian….so that might actually make me your “Guru”)??

I want you to:

FIRST.) Grab your own NevBox here for $97.

SECOND.) Wait in anticipation for it to come in the mail.  This will make you pay much closer attention.  Rip it open on arrival.  Notice what’s inside (it’s designed to make you curious and impatient).  Then start reading the first letter titled “Day 1″.  That’s all.

The NevBox will take care of teaching you the three important lessons I’ve picked out for you.

And unlike that 4 minute reading session on the toilet, this NevBox will scar these 3 important lessons in your brain forever.

Not only will this be fun and educational for you…..but after you’re done with it, you can keep the letters for future reference, or pass them onto a loved one with a thirst for knowledge.

There are some cheat-sheets and swipe-file materials in there you may want to hang onto (or even frame)!

With all that said, I would like to caution you that I’m only making 200 of these.  This is NOT a product I can sell online over-and-over, as there are hard costs involved here (hired labor + shipping materials + printing has already cost me over $4,500).

So once the 200 are gone….they’re actually gone-gone.

And if you order this Wednesday (April 24th) before 3:30pm CST, I’ll be able to ship your NevBox out today (earlier the better please)!

So please grab your NevBox now at this link….
http://kopywritingkourse.com/nevbox/

…..and I’ll see you inside the box!
Sincerely,
Neville Medhora – A 168 pound kopywriting guru that somehow fits in a box:

The NevBox

New project I’m working on, already having some success and selling:

http://kopywritingkourse.com/nevbox/

 

 

Apologies for the extraordinarily lazy blog post.  Pretty much 90% of what I write now is delivered through email, so if you haven’t already done it, signup to my list:






The Magical Sugar Packet

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Look at this sugar packet:

The Magical Sugar Packet

It’s really nothing special.  Its street resale value is probably under a penny.

You can probably sneak into the restaurant nearest to you, look the waitress square in the eye, put 20 of these in your pocket, and walk out.
She won’t even care.

But…..
THIS sugar packet is magical.
THIS sugar packet has meaning.
THIS sugar packet can change a life.

You see, I was at a restaurant with a friend, and scribbled something on this packet during a conversation about comfort zones.

I had a pen, but no paper.  So this sugar packet became my writing pad.

We were talking about where the interesting stuff in life comes from.

Where growth comes from.
It rarely comes from the “regular shit” we do 98% of the day.

It comes from the edge cases.
It comes from stretching the limits.
It comes from the absolute edges of what’s possible.

Imagine you’re flying in a plane.   You’re bored and your eyes start trying to sneak a peek what the guy on the laptop next to you is writing.  All of a sudden the plane JOLTS and starts shaking.

The turbulence picks up hard, the seatbelt light chimes on, the stewardesses actually rush to take their seats, and all of a sudden you start believing in God again.

Now let’s pause….and ask ourselves this question:
When they tested if this plane was safe to fly, how harsh did they make the test?

I mean, when you fly 98% of the time it’s smooth sailing.
So wouldn’t they stress-test the plane based on that?

FUCK NO.
I wouldn’t wanna fly on a plane that’s only tested in smooth weather!!

I want Boeing to rag the hell of their planes during testing.

I want them to leave one out in the desert, let it sit through hail storms, strip the paint of, let some rats hang out in the engines, simulate 20 years of wear and tear…..AND THEN put that fucker through the worst possible hurricane-like weather imaginable.

Only through these extreme conditions, does Boeing realize the strengths and weaknesses of their airplane…..and can then make it stronger.

Well I’m not an airplane.  And neither are you.
But our strengths, weaknesses, and limits…..are found through that small percentage of time when we are pushed out of our comfort zones.

It also happens to be where the growth is found.

Staying within a comfortable state without testing boundaries, breeds little growth.

Relationships.
Business.
Health.
All of these are pushed to grow through uncomfort.

If you’re not a little uncomfortable today.
You’re probably doing it wrong.

Oh…..and that sugar packet I was talking about?  Want to see the front?
Here it is.

 

April 2013 Goals

New month, new goals!

Here’s mine for April 2013:

April 2013 Goals

 

Brief explanation of each:

 

1.) NevBox out:
From my Neville Letters experience I learned that a lot of people subscribing were at varying levels of life and business….and something that was worth $1,000 to one person, was worth maybe $40 to another.

But I still want to send out a physical box of stuff for anyone trying to learn copywriting better (even small improvements in your writing can result in ridiculous improvements in your business life….so it’s a pretty damn great deal).

I’ll be making about 200 of these letters (actually it’ll be a physical box with several letters),  and sending them out this month.

Dammit…..now my new apartment is gonna be covered in packing material :-/

 

2.) Make $ Vid on Kopy.tv
My latest kopy.tv video is one on how exactly I make money.  This is a common question I get from family and friends…..and even after I explain it, they have NO CLUE what the hell I actually do.

When I show people through a computer how everything works, they totally get it.  So for this reason I’m putting together a vid explaining it all (mainly so I can just say “uuhhhh…..just watch this YouTube video” when people ask what I do)  ;-)

 

3.) Kopy switch  
I’ve got 11 digital products out now….all of varying subjects.  They’re getting too damn un-related to each other.  So I’m making a shift based on a simple formula:

Does it relate to kopywriting? (If = no) = (“don’t do it”).  

So those are my April 2013 goals.
…..got yours yet??