I’m bawling like a baby

I’m watching Criminal Minds on Netflix.

Season 7, Episode 10. Jimmy Hall. A Philadelphia boxer whose son is dying and he goes on a killing spree because he doesn’t know how to cope. There’s a scene after they catch him.

His son is dying.

And they let him in to see him.

And, he tells his son it’s okay to let go. That letting go doesn’t make you a quitter. It just means, in that moment, you gave it your best — and it’s just time to let go and move on. And then as he tell his son he loves him…

His son dies.

Not gonna lie… I’m bawling like a baby.

Everyone in that scene was.

You can tell real from fake tears.

And, those actors were crying genuinely.

But, why?

I know it’s not real. That same kid became the star of Gotham a few years later and I watched him for years in that. The actors… well they sure as hell know it’s not real. Yet, here we all are blubbering like idiots…

At something that’s not enough even actually happening!

Why?

I can tell you why for me. I imagine myself in that father’s shoes. I imagine it’s my kid on that hospital bed. I imagine it’s me that has to tell him it’s okay to let go. And, I can’t bear the thought.

It rips me to pieces.

I hope I never have to face a moment like that.

I don’t know if I could do it.

That is the power of story.

A good one grabs hold of you. It cuts straight to your heart. And, it can move you in any direction it wants to take you.

That’s a business lesson you shouldn’t soon forget.

Because those stories can also help you methodically position yourself as the de facto leader in your marketplace. They can help set you up as THE authority that everyone is clamoring to work with.

And they can do every ounce of “selling” for you.

So, clients show up to your profile or sales page… ready to hire you.

No cajoling or hard-selling required.

AND… there’s a systematic way of doing it.

Anyhoo, that’s what I teach you in my AM2 Protocol Master Class. Probably not for your average-IQ wannabe who is just looking for gimmicks and tricks. But, if you’re a thinker who wants to build a true “set and forget” client-getting system…

It’ll be right up your alley.

Anyway, you can learn all about it here:

Later,

John

Idea Engine LLC

P.O. Box 245

Winona, MO 65588

Want to unsubscribe or change your subscriber settings? Use the links below:

You might also like

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
John Morris

JOHN MORRIS

I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

The simple secrets to high-paying freelance clients

What makes clients willing to pay $5,000, $10,000 even $20,000 and up for your services? Download and install my mobile app and I’ll show you. It’s free. Just click the button below:

Clients Like:

Inc. Magazine Logo
Lewis Howes Logo
Ray Edwards Logo

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Michael Skye

Michael Skye

John is a man of integrity, who gives generously of himself to projects and people he cares about.

Chris Aitken

He significantly improved my site through his expert knowledge of PHP, CSS and Javascript. Would definitely recommend John to others.

Ray Edwards

I recommend John every chance I get. If every person I worked with were as committed to excellence, punctuality, value, and unquestionable integrity… the world would be a better place. Highest recommendation.

Jim DeJonge

Jim DeJonge

John has a relaxed and engaging manner. His advice is solid and the explanations are well thought out.

Bradley Smith

John and I have worked together on numerous projects. John is very quick and efficient and was a pleasure to work with.

Oliver Wainwright

Oliver Wainwright

I’m a fan. I have completed several of John’s courses. I find him very knowledgeable and he has a great delivery.

Daniel Mohlendick

On the Freelancing on Upwork course: “This is by far the best course i have watched on Skillshare!! Thank you so much.”

Xan Barksdale

Xan Barksdale

Very professional worker who is extremely knowledgable in WordPress and Wishlist Member. I would definitely hire again.

Lewis Howes

John is amazing at building membership sites. He converted one of my sites over from it’s existing (hardly working) platform over to the clean and simple to use WishList membership platform. I highly recommend using John and WishList for any of your membership site needs.

Lori Grant

John did an outstanding job on my project. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him on future projects.

Bob Patterson

Not only is John a very talented programmer and developer, he is also an excellent communicator. He has a talent for taking complex subjects and communicating them in terms that anyone can understand. This is a rare combination. This ability has enabled me to take my skills and knowledge to the next level. Thank you John for for all that you do.

Andrew Malone

Andrew Malone

John Morris is exceptional in his ability to give focused insight into Freelancing and starting one’s business. His direct methods inspire confidence in his honesty.

Thabo Motsoahae

John is one of the best instructors I have come across, I learned a lot from his online tutorials.

Steve Dimmick

Steve Dimmick

John has provided expert knowledge and advice on multiple occasions that have helped me better serve my clients. John is a Rockstar!