Why Dave Chose to do this Podcast by Himself:

Dave Woodward wants to discuss with us his own entrepreneurial experiences and then relates them to the pain each of us experience as entrepreneurs. He gives 3 secrets to his success and that of others who have fought the solo-preneur battles and come out on top.

Key Points in Dave’s Podcast:

When your doctor tells you back surgery, although your worst nightmare, is an unavoidable prospect what do you do? (3:08)

We’re all by ourselves as entrepreneurs most of the time, but we don’t need to have every hat resting on our head. (6:04)

If you work alone as a solopreneur and you’re not going to masterminds you’re not living your full potential. (6:51)

As an entrepreneur, there are an endless number of things that provide value to you. (9:40)

Asking for help is never a sign of weakness but it assuredly will help stimulate growth in your business. (10:24)

Quotable Moments:

“I just want to let you know that there is nothing wrong with reaching out for help.”

“Find out what area do you need the most help with this year and focus on that one need and join a coaching program or mastermind for that.”

“Don’t wait until things get so bad that you literally have to have surgery in your business where you have to cut things off and go with something super drastic.”

Other Tidbits:

Dave doesn’t like to divulge a lot about himself, but through talking with a personal coach of his he felt opening up about his past experiences would have potential with helping others know they can be successful as well.

Dave is a believer in capitalism. He’s fanatic about the fact that small businesses have the potential to rule the world.

Audio Clips:

(7:00-7:18) “You don’t have to spend $25,000 to be a part of a MasterMind. You can create your own MasterMind. I remember when I first got started I made a MasterMind with myself, my brother, and a buddy of ours Travis Tolstrom”

(10:11-10:22) “Realize that there are a ton of things that you can do right now to have an influence in your business in 2018 that will help your business double, triple, quadruple, even 10X your business if you’ll just reach out for help”

Links Mentioned by Dave:

Alex Charfen’s Momentum Podcast

welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales dominate their markets and how you can get those same results here is your host Dave Woodward welcome back everybody this is gonna be kind of a weird podcast from me this is a topic that you’re gonna find out a little more personally about me than I do not want to divulge a lot of my own personal stuff so this is gonna be a little different than some of the other podcasts but so hold on we’re gonna see if that can pull this together make some sense of this and have it actually help you in your marketing so what I want to talk to you about is this whole concept about how bad does it have to get and what I mean by that is all of us have our own level you know pain tolerances or the kind of threshold as far as before we reach out for help and what I want to talk to you about is something that happened to me personally here over the last three months I’ve worked with Terry Williams as a as a coach for a long time and one of the things she was telling me when we first started coaching is Dave you gotta get you got to let people know more about you people want to connect more personally with you and I just haven’t been wanted typically I just don’t think I’m that great I don’t think people really care much about it I haven’t spent much time really talking about myself or things of that nature and so I’m I told her I would I would try doing more of that and so that’s kind of what this podcast is about but it I promise you also it will have meaning to you in your own personal life so back in October of 2017 I started realizing that I was my my legs were we’re kind of getting numb at times and and my back was hurt and I was just I just thought you know I’ve just got too much going on I don’t have time to deal with this so I was out at launch con and I went from launch con 2 I’m living was on the road for almost seven weeks non-stop and what happened is my back kept getting worse and worse and worse and worse to the point where at our partner meeting we had in early December I was running across the crosswalk erm gimping across the crosswalk and basically got to the other side and my legs collapse like what the heck is going on with this thing so I then started seeing chiropractors and acupuncturist and did copy did all sorts of massage and everything thinking I’ve got to find some way of dealing with my back and it got so bad to the point where yeah towards the end of right around Christmastime I literally I I was in a van experiencing drop foot were my my right foot I couldn’t I couldn’t pull my right foot up and I’m like okay this has gotten to the point where it’s bad enough I really need to go and see a doctor on this kind of stuff so I ended up with physical therapy for a couple weeks that didn’t work and the physical therapist finally gave me a referral to the the doc and I wouldn’t see this doctor and right away he basically said he didn’t even talk to me said what’s going on with this drop foot thing and I’m like I it’s just I don’t know it’s it’s just I’ve pulled a muscle my back probably or I got a disc out or I don’t know I didn’t I’m not talking here doc won’t figure this thing out because well let me tell you if you don’t get this thing fixed basically what the next thing that happens is you’re gonna lose function and control your bowels and your bladder and everything else I’m like what he goes yeah you’ve the you shouldn’t have waited this long to get this thing fixed I’m like listen doc I really don’t want to go under the knife I don’t want to have back surgery what other options do I have it goes right now Dave you don’t have any and it goes you need to go in for MRI tomorrow so I went in for an MRI calls that night goes list I need to go in and for another MRI the following day because we saw something and there we really were kind of concerned about and I’m like what is going on so I went for the second MRI and then he met me right afterwards and said listen did the reason I had to go in for a second MRI is the first one we thought we we thought there was a tumor in your spinal cord there wasn’t which were grateful for but you need to have surgery he says have you had anything to eat today and I said like I’ve had something to drink and things and he goes well because you’ve already ate something drink you can’t get surgery today I’m like doc are you kidding me and I said listen I’ve got a trip with my family planned up to McCall we’re going snowboarding and snowmobiles everything else I said I’d like to do this and then my son’s getting married on in January on the 13th I said kind of push this off till after that he goes no you don’t understand how serious this is and it gave these all these technical terms and like bottom line they said you don’t have a choice you have to have surgery my doc there’s got to be ways so I started pushing things off and he got to the point where he almost surgeons can yell him he said listen you literally do not have a choice you’ve you’ve pushed this off so hard and so long and because of that you’re in a situation where you’ve eliminated all your other options besides surgery and I said so what’s going on so basically over years of just being super active in your lumbar vertebrae l2 and l3 you basically have your spinal cord your your vertebrae are actually have created bone spurs and are growing into your spinal cord and decreasing the space for your spinal cord to move that’s why you’ve got the sciatica and your drop foot and it’s really bad I’m like okay so you finally convinced me so we go up to McCall and while we’re at McCall I am literally just laid out flat couldn’t do hardly anything I’m totally frustrated angry about this thing going – this is ridiculous where I put the mounds of my family I want to spend time time with them creating experiences and doing that kind of stuff and it just wasn’t gonna happen so what end up happening was I ended up going family staying up there my wife took me down the fourth day of the verification up there went down for surgery and ended up having surgery and where they kind of basically clean cleaned up to two of my vertebrae and hold my back I really hate the idea as far as the whole back surgery thing but it again I didn’t have a choice which unfortunately right now I I’m walking around great it’s a I’m tomorrow’s gonna be one week after the surgery and it’s been amazing my reason to mention this whole thing is to bring to the point as far as how bad does have to get before you ask for help for me I just again I just thought I figured all out of my own and make it work but I got to the point where I literally there was no other way but I had to have surgery and I think as as an entrepreneur especially as a solopreneur I’ve done this myself where you’re all by yourself and you’re just dealing with all the you’re doing every single thing you’re wearing all the hats and you’re getting to the point where you’re frustrated it’s not working exactly how you think of it you don’t want to quit and you feel like just keep pushing forward something will change and I just want to let you know that you know there is nothing wrong for reaching out for help and I think there’s a fortunately inside of our ClickFunnels™ community there’s a ton of ways of getting help we have the Facebook page if you’re not on our Facebook page please join our Facebook page and and just understand that you can ask questions from other people who are already doing things and get help that way another thing is the whole idea as far as a mastermind I’m a huge huge believer in a mastermind if you haven’t read napoleon hill’s book three thinking Grow Rich it’s an absolute must for every entrepreneur and that is the whole idea as far as understanding the value of a mastermind and you don’t have to spend twenty five thousand dollars to join a high-end mastermind you literally can create your own mastermind I remember when I first got started I’d end up creating a mastermind with myself my brother and buddy of ours Travis Tolstoy and the three of us would mastermind every single week we basically meet together for lunch and each would take turns talking about what’s working in our business what’s not working in our business what types of things and ideas and even though it was just the three of us I was amazed at the impact that of just having someone else’s view into my world and things that they were doing in their world and how it helped me it gave me account ability it gave me a sounding board I basically sable said this is what I’m doing I do you think this worked America sometimes they had no idea but just my verbalizing that to them made a ton of sense it just seemed to help and work I remember one of my very first projects with in the internet marketing space back in 2008-2009 was the legendary marketers and I’ll tell you more of the details about that some other time but it was I remember I basically went around the countryside filming all ten of the most successful entrepreneur internet marketers at that time it was kind of a cribs MTV style type of thing for these internet marketers and I remember when I was me with Rick Raddatz who at the time was had instant teleseminar and was just kind of crushing it with Enoch Mendoza Armand Morin and just done a ton of stuff he had a whole bunch of success and he had ended up talking about the whole value of a mastermind he says you know Dave I’ve actually created masterminds here in my local community with some of super successful people who are aren’t internet marketers there are outside other businesses and he said for me I was really nervous at first that I didn’t have anything to provide for them but the value I brought to the table is actually just bringing others in and he said you know because of that I was able to connect with a lot of these guys and they became great friends and in addition to that it helped elevate my own game and so I’d highly recommend that if you are not involved in a mastermind you need to get involved in one you need to either start one or join one and there’s benefits from doing both if you don’t have any money and you feel like gosh I don’t have any provide then start your own locally just find people and bring them in and it doesn’t need to be as you know structured organized as much as it needs to be set on an accountability standpoint and where you you meet on a regular basis if you want to join a mastermind there’s a ton of different masterminds out there there’s coaching programs and find out what is that what area do you need the most help in this year and focus in on that one need and join a mastermind for or a coaching program for that realize that there’s so many things out there as entrepreneur these days that provides value to you I should be listening to other types of podcast marketing secrets Russells I highly recommend if you’re not listening to that there’s a ton of other ones that you can find depending on the niche and the industry that you’re in and realize that the whole idea here is don’t wait till it gets so bad that you literally have to have surgery in your business where you have to cut things off and and go to something super drastic realize that there’s a ton of things that you can do right now to have an impact in your business over the for 2018 that will help your business double triple quadruple even 10x your business if you will just reach out for help don’t be afraid to reach out don’t be afraid to go get help it’s not a sign of weakness I know as a as an entrepreneur we all especially as a solopreneur you just just you first getting started you want to where everything it’s kind of a whole control freak thing I’ve been there I know how that is and I’ve actually was funny I was talking with Melanie just yesterday we’ve got James real here in our office who’s helping us systematize a whole bunch of things and Melanie Russell’s a system basically I don’t think she’s she she’s a control freak and that’s why she does a great job at what she does but she came to my office hey you’re so proud of me I’ve I’ve delegated two things today to other people to let them run with it and sometimes you just have to do that I again as an entrepreneur one of the most important things is you got to make that first hire so maybe that’s where you’re at in your business and the first way of making sure that doesn’t get so bad that you have to have surgery is to go out and get that first hire find something that will free you up if you’re doing $10 an hour type of stuff pay someone else to do that that is one very first things I realized in my own business that helped me do a ton and I’m still trying to do more and more of that this year is to where an outsourcing as much as I possibly can steal our meat ooh focus in on my unique set of skills that helps me in my opportunities here with ClickFunnels™ to really grow and build and help us double click funnels this year so realize every single one of us no matter where you’re at in your business there’s certain things that you can do another great podcast I recommend is Alex sharpens momentum again as far as the whole idea as far as an entrepreneur there’s a ton of them out there but realize go out and get help this year make it this year is your year where you can make the massive changes so that doesn’t have to get so bad that you live about to get surgery or a file for bankruptcy or do something else like that just because you were just set to control freak that you didn’t want to reach out and let others help you so many other people are out there and again you’ll find as you have more success in your own life one of the things you’re going to do is to contribute and to give back and if your that’s the point you’re at help others who are wanting to become like you so realize as an entrepreneur it’s the greatest thing in the world to be able to provide value to others and your product and your service and also as you hire other people you’re providing opportunities to them I’m a huge believer in in capitalism and the whole idea as far as small businesses really what ends up ruling and controlling the world and I wish you all the best this year I can’t wait to see some of you guys at final hacking live coming up through here real soon have an amazing year and take care


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