Steve opened with a couple stories about dealing with China based companies and their lack of understanding about the normal risk vs. reward profile. Steve shared examples of failures of risk and the recognition that the riskier the idea the higher potential reward. Steve encouraged risk mitigation and ongoing management to stay sane and safe, but overall to follow your gut feel. Join Steve as well as a group of brilliant ecommerce entrepreneurs including Kevin King and many more at the Empowery Seattle Summit. (Speaking of Kevin King and Steve Simonson you should find out what the buzz is about over at kevinandsteve.com) You should put this on your calendar right now! The Empowery 2019 Seattle Summit. This will be 3 intensive days with Steve with a surprise field trip! This is the most extraordinary value you will find for a hybrid between a conference, training session, and mastermind. IT WILL BE AWESOMER! Get your tickets before the early bird goes away. https://www.empowery.org/2019-seattle-summit June brings a MASSIVE Amazon Seller event now called SELLERCON. Right now there is a huge discounted rate on the tickets so you should grab that bargain right now. It is predicted that over 3000 sellers will converge on Vegas for an unforgettable event. It's possible Steve may even speak there again... ;) To see a past speech go here: https://youtu.be/rxSOgx579Rk As a bonus, if you use this link -->> SELLERCON <<-- You can try these discount codes to save on top of the already discounted pricing: LASTCHANCE - Should save 35% Off. We don't know when that will expire. If LASTCHANCE isn't working try SELLER20 discount code to save 20% off the current prices. * *Plus Empowery shareholders who use that earn additional cash back. As a triple bonus those who use the link can join a special VIP Invitation list for a casual no-host meet up with Steve Simonson in Vegas during the event. It will be your chance to come and hang out and talk business. Once you make your purchase just goto empowery.com/contact to get your name on the VIP Invitation list. :) Thanks for being awesomer! Steve Simonson has no personal affiliate deals with any of the named resources and his time is volunteered for the benefit of the Empowery eCommerce Coop. Do you agree with Steve's comments on today's show? Connect with us using the below or find Steve on twitter or instagram @stevesimonson and let him know just how wrong he is. ;) The audience will still be able to keep in touch with the team online through the website and the Facebook page. Please take a minute about engaging with the show’s sponsors if you find what they’re doing as valuable to you. For the avid listeners, Steve wants to thank you personally for listening and if you haven't already would you please subscribe and leave a review? Check out the Empowery.org site to learn more about the Empowery membership, vendorship, or affiliate partnership as well as the upcoming conference in Seattle. Neither Awesomers.com nor Steve Simonson have any affiliate deals. Any promotion or financial links are Empowery links for the benefit of that vital non-profit member owned cooperative.
If you are an Amazon seller, ecommerce entrepreneur, ebay seller or you want to learn how to sell online this Podcast is for YOU! What is an Awesomer? An Awesomer is someone who through a series of long-term actions and behaviors has demonstrated that they are not satisfied with normal. They are achievers to a penultimate degree in their own industry specialty or area of interest. There are no monetary criteria to be an Awesomer, in fact, many mega-wealthy people are not Awesomers. Some of them are Normies. Others are even Basics! Awesomers want to thrive; not just survive. Awesomers are trying to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. They are trying to make an impact, in whatever way they can, on the world. Many Amazon Sellers are awesomers. They took the Amazon FBA opportunity and they siezed the moment by taking action. If you are an Amazon Seller or interested in selling in eCommerce you should take a moment now and listen to all the Awesomer origin stories. Entrepreneurs solve problems in the world. They don’t create them. Awesomers are never done learning or improving. To become an Awesomer one must realize the journey to improve is perpetual. In other words, you don't arrive to the land of the Awesomer as a destination. Being an Awesomer means you are on the path of achievement for the sake of improving your life and those around you. Awesomers are 75% more likely to listen to educational or improvement podcasts.** What is a Normie? A Normie is someone who is stable and well established in life and ultimately is satisfied with the status quo. They don't want to rock the boat. They don't want to take risks. Normies are satisfied to survive. Normies are fine, just ask them. Awesomers have no problems with Normies. In fact, most Awesomers are surrounded by Normies who are their close friends and even family. More often than not Normies do not understand the plight of the Awesomer so they will warn the Awesomer to “be careful” or “don’t do it” or provide other guidance they mean to be helpful, but it is really just negativity that the Awesomer must overcome. We all know and love Normies and we are not criticizing Normies. We're only delineating some of the differences that exist between Awesomers and Normies. Normies are 84% more likely to listen to news about the Kardashians than Awesomers.** What is a Basic? A basic is someone who doesn't care about anyone which is often including themselves. They self-sabotage, they create problems, and they are not people that anyone should hang out with. They suck the life out of everyone around them by manufacturing drama, problems, or other nonsense. These people have chosen a path for themselves often by years and years of behaviors and actions which lead them to the life they have today; which is ok with us. We’re not judging. We just choose not to have our journey detoured by crossing the path of a Basic. (We also refer to this as the no A-HOLE rule.) 63% of basics have a cell phone only to play games, consume news or "vent" on social media.** **The preceding statistics for each archetype above is 100% made up. We like to make jokes. But we'll always tell the truth and set the record straight. The Awesomers.com podcast, hosted by Steve Simonson, will showcase some of the amazing origin stories of Awesomers from around the world. There are so many truly inspiring stories from people from all walks of life, but most often the Awesomers that will be focused on will be those who are also entrepreneurs. We'll be launching in the last half of 2018 as we build the systems and a team to support this important effort. We hope you will join us for this exhilarating journey! Many of these awesomers are Amazon sellers who have built an Amazon FBA ecommerce business and have started to see positive financial and lifestyle results.