January 11, 2019

JMS386: Guaranteed Success? The No-Hype Way to Ensure You Succeed In Business and in Life

The John Morris Show

It’s a different world we live in, today. All the chaos, all the technology… it can be easy to believe that the rules for success have changed. They haven’t. In fact, those fundamentals are even more effective NOW, because so few people are willing to do them.

So, when you think of how to GUARANTEE long-term you’re successful…

These fundamentals are it.

In this episode, I cover what I believe to be the “trump card” of success. The thing most people aren’t willing to do, that if you DO… you’ll have a real advantage.

And, your success inevitable.

No gimmicks.

No flash.

But, deadly effective.

Give it a listen.

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5 Comments on “JMS386: Guaranteed Success? The No-Hype Way to Ensure You Succeed In Business and in Life

January 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

Please unban me, bro… I’m SO BORED you don’t even realize

John Morris
January 11, 2019 at 4:57 pm


Vaughn Dragland
January 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Hi John: I enjoyed your podcast. Thanks to your pesky emails , I joined Skillshare and Upwork about a month ago. I am currently updating my skills with Adobe InDesign at Skillshare and I have submitted a few proposals in Upwork. I haven’t gotten any bites yet, but I plan to make a video for my Upwok profile. (I have been a freelance designer for about 15 years, but I am hoping to acquire more regular clients.) … I drank your Coolaid. 🙂 Keep up the great work! — Vaughn

John Morris
January 11, 2019 at 4:57 pm

Welcome to the dark side! And, good luck! 😀

January 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm

Your videos are soooo short 🙂

But no, seriously, thanks for sharing your personal story and your perspective (and your rants)

I’m in talks with a potential new client on Upwork. It’s a game project, and it’s in UNITY – if I get this job, it’ll be my first Unity project!

This client asked me a question no one has ever asked me before:
“With all the money you’ve made I wonder why you would want to work on such a start-up operation? Also, I’d like to learn a little more about you. What can you tell me? What drives you?”

I admit, I was taken aback a little by that! Then, I thought this was a good chance to tell my story. I was going to be up front with client, and not worry about losing their business if they felt I wasn’t a good fit.

In your e-mail linking to this episode, you mentioned WordPress and Joomla making what you did obsolete back in the mid-2000s. Well, the reason I’m learning Unity is so that I do not end up in a similar situation (Adobe is expected to officially discontinue the Flash player plugin by 2020, and Flash has been my bread winner for years).

So, I told them that I was currently in the middle of the Unity course, and that I’m also currently learning HTML5 game dev and Android. I even told them about how I’m learning to increase my marketability / soft skills (you + Simple Programmer), and how I’m sort of starting over.

Well, I hadn’t heard from the client in a few days, so I figured I probably turned them off. (I’ve become a little more brazen when writing proposals.) But then they came back with a request to sign an NDA. After I did that, last night, they sent me some assets and a design document to review.

This is interesting. There is still a bit of uncharted territory for me in terms of my knowledge of Unity. However, I’m looking forward to this challenge.

Not a done deal yet, but so far things look good.

Thanks again,

– Ziro out.


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