One early morning in 2003, I was awoken by my phone ringing by my bed. It was in the early days of my business; early enough that I my work phone and home phone were the same...it rang a lot that morning.
I rolled over and tried to go back to sleep. After a few restless minutes it rang again. I sleepily rolled over and committed to getting out of bed. I rubbed my eyes and hit "play" on the voicemail.
I didn't need any coffee that morning; I sat in pleasant shock as I listened to message after message of new customers that wanted to book my program.
You see, just a few short days earlier I delivered my first of what I now call "dream stages." It was 1 speech to hundreds of people in my exact target audience. I had a message to share that could revolutionize their institutions, and we all knew it.
I vividly recall the "table rush" (I didn't know it had a name back then) as people rushed to give me their contact info and basically begged me to book my program.
From that day forward, nothing would be the same.
14 years and 25,000 stages later, I have had many more dream stages.
In the Summer of 2015 I stood quivering on Brendon Burchard's stage as I delivered my life story in 3 short minutes. I shook as I held the microphone, and stood proud as I delivered my message with more passion than I had ever mustered. As the roar of the crowd died down, I was greeted offstage by men and women I now call mentors and friends.
1 year after I took the stage at Brendon's event, I was invited back to tell my story of the progress I had made in just short 12 months.
The nerves were gone. The quivering had stopped. Yet I was in awe of the progress I had made...in those short 12 months I had leveraged stages and speaking to the tune of just under $1 million in my business.
I have also seen my friends, clients, and students get booked on dream stages. Amplify Live. Traffic and Conversion. Archangels. And many, many more.