In the presentation:
05:15 – Who is Ed?
08:57 – What Ed does
13:27 – Seeing what’s behind the scenes
15:12 – Successes Ed has sponsored
18:22 – What’s your language pattern?
19:09 – Winning Through Intimidation
20:18 – 2 things Ed has that most people don’t
21:43 – Are you seeking the quick and easy?
23:54 – How much do you expect from yourself?
25:18 – Ed’s personal journey to mastery
30:29 – The myth of the overnight success
32:48 – What skills should you develop?
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James: Our next guest is, there’s a few people who said, “Where do you know Ed from?” Well I bumped into him in a few places, but I realized that Kyle had been stalking him for a while. But I also met Ed at a military training camp that we can’t say too much about, but there were pistols, convoy driving, desert skirmishes involved. And this guy was rather entertaining, so we struck up a good friendship. Ed is an unusual man. I think we’ll just leave it at that. I would like you to really give a warm welcome, first time ever to Australia, to Ed O’Keefe. Come on up mate. Let’s do this.
Ed: All right. How are you doing?
Ed: All right. How are you doing? I’m still waiting on a few people from the outside to come in. They are so excited for this that they decided to stay out there for a little bit longer. I know right? I’ve got to tell you, James, are you in the room?
James: Yes, I’m here.
Ed: OK. You know I flew over here, I have 5 kids. I’ll tell you an interesting thing. You know Perry was on the stage the 3rd day, after being here for 3 days, it kind of reminds me a little bit, I’m having a little deja vu of the first time I had sex. Yeah. I’m a little nervous, I’m very excited, I wanted to get it right, all alone. No, it wasn’t true. It would be true if I said today was like having the first time having sex today, but that’s a lie as well.
So anyhow, we’re going to have fun. You know what, here’s how I look at this. I don’t know what James said about me. I don’t speak that much to like groups like this. This is what I got for you for the next 80 minutes together.
What the next hour holds
I decided to develop a talk that as if my kids, who you’re going to meet in a second virtually, if they were going into business or life, and I had to design in 78 minutes a talk that literally would change their life like no other, that was the principle they had to live by, and I only had that time frame. And I had to give them the best core level stuff that I am not philosophically telling you, I’m not theorizing, I’m not making any of this stuff up. This is what I know to be true that has worked. It has generated many, many, many, many millions of dollars. Would you like to know that?
Ed: All right. Because there’s a couple of things that we just got to get out of the way. First, my job is not to be funny but I am. I mean, this thing is going to be so funny and it’s not even planned, OK? Secondly, this could be some serious fun because the lessons are so serious but if you’re too serious, you’re missing the whole point.
Two, my job is to share my journey towards mastery. I’m not at mastery level, there’s none of that stuff. I’m just talking. I’m sharing with you my journey and my perceptions of life. You do not have to agree. I’m totally cool with that. My job is to give you what I think I know. And everything I think I know the opposite is also true. So don’t argue with me because I’m not arguing with you.
Number 3, you job is to close your thing. That means your iPads, your phones, your computers, and sit back and relax. How many of you have already had enough content? You don’t need more content to go make money. You’ve had the best stuff ever. So chill out, sit back, take a deep breath, only take notes when you’re like, “Oh my God, that is like a thing that will blow me away.” If it does not have that effect on you, don’t take a note on it. You’re not going to read them anyway. OK? So let’s get started.
Who is Ed?
Who am I? This is like my parent’s lake house. This is like the family I grew up in. 12 to 13 kids. This is like 1/8 of my family, my son Michael and Grace are on the front row. There’s Grace in the blue, she’s an awesomeness, there’s Michael. My wife’s in the back. This is before we had our last baby, Keegan. There’s my mom, June O’Keefe, living saint. Walks through this earth, unreal.
I started coaching volleyball, and this will come back full circle because the step that I’m telling you, I’m just so passionate about because it’s not about Internet marketing, it’s not about selling, it’s not about money, it’s not about anything. Hell yeah, we’ll apply to all things. This is about being better. Straight out, flat out, trying to be better.
I honest to God believe that happiness is having a vision and a belief that your future is going to be better than your past. Would you agree with that? So it’s the process. It’s not even like people are like, “How much money ….” I don’t even care about what you do. I want to know about who you are. And what you’re studying, and what you’re trying to accomplish, and what are you doing for the people around you.
You want to know about me? I’m trying to live at the highest level as possibly can as a person. I swear too much, got it. But besides that, so that I can raise confident kids who believe in themselves. If I do that stuff, that’s all I care about. I would stop like the week after Steve Jobs died, I told my wife, I don’t want people doing that crap for me because spiritually, no one cares. Secondly is, I’ll be gone. If I have kids that believe in themselves and everybody who I touch is a little bit better. That’s my game plan, all right?
I got into coaching, I loved coaching volleyball. And now I have kids. I had to give up coaching volleyball.
So here’s Grace Eileen. She’s my oldest. She’s 7, just turned it.