50 Shades Of Jay

Shade 38: The Non-Shade, Shade

In honor of contributing to your business betterment, I have had my research team put together some of the more thought provoking contributions I’ve made over the last year and compiled them below.

They are a labor of love that I truly hope you will be inspired by as you review and re-review them whenever you need a boost in mental stimulation and inspiration.



70 Provocative Links Gathered For You... Let's Get Started!


Mega Partnering LA — Relational Capital Session Videos

     – A 90-minute short-course video presentation on Relational Capital.

Nine Success Stories — Letter From Jamie Rosin

     – An impressive participant from one of my programs – Jamie Rosin – wrote a fantastically detailed account of nine separate successes he had within the FIRST 13 weeks of trying his hand at leveraging relational capital. Read his letter and see what inspiration you can draw from his compelling actions.

The Abraham Mindshift Challenge

     –  A real-life, no-nonsense, fast-paced, non-theoretical chronology and recounting of how a dozen companies used relational capital to leverage and provide unlimited business growth without investment or risk.

China Call Series – Relational Capital Session

­     – A one-hour long session – conducted to a group of Chinese entrepreneurs – focused on leveraging up other business’ relational capital to achieve unlimited business growth – without any investment or risk.

Relational Capital Power Point

     – A complete Power Point from a three-day, 100+ example case study live program I composed on Leverage Marketing with a list of nine key elements taught in forty-three separate methods that YOUR company can directly benefit from.

Relational Capital “Game Strategy Action Planner”

     – A custom action game planner I’ve built with the purpose to inspire and instill all the endless opportunities available to you and your business. Through this immensely powerful action planner, you will ask yourself the right questions that will pave the path for YOUR business success.

The Anatomy Of Leadership — Recruitment Ad By Ernest Shackleton

     – A short yet enriching business article – about the famous Ernest Shackleton expedition to Antarctica – designed to titillate your intellect and bring to light how insignificant or unreal your business problems seem when you reconcile yourself to what others have endured and achieved.

The Story Of Obvious Adams — Short Story By Robert R. Updegraff

     – A short and VERY powerful story that will give you the skills necessary to recognize “Marketing Competency.” I share this eloquently and simply articulated story in hopes that it inspires you to accept new realities and look at each situation differently than everyone else.

Everybody’s Going Nuts For ‘Big Data’ — Blog Post By Denny Hatch

     – Denny Hatch – a long-time colleague and friend of mine who knows quite a few meaningful things about power – shares some highly polarizing viewpoints on the relevancy, or lack thereof, of big data in his provocative and riveting blog.

Harvey’s Sweet 16 — Harvey Mackay’s 16 Best Newspaper Columns

     – Harvey Mackay writes a newspaper column every week that’s read by ten million. He picked out for me his sixteen best, most popular, and most instructional columns of all time – all compiled in a compendium you can use for yourself, your team, your family, etc.            

Secret Sorceries Of Mind Control — Document By Dan Kennedy

     – This wild, multi-section, and rather unclassifiable treatise by my friend Dan Kennedy contains a multitude of “uncomfortable truths.” It’s definitely troubling, certainly counter-intuitive, and unabashedly harsh in its highly realistic take on the marketplaces’ mindset and motivations. 

Real-World Blueprint For A $5-Million Week — Blog Post By Tim Ferriss With Ramit Sethi

     – In his blog post, Tim Ferriss – of 4-Hour Work Week and TV show “The Tim Ferriss Experiment – got Ramit Sethi to share – openly, completely, and with stunning detail – the precise and rather disarmingly simple (yet little understood) strategy and support tactics that Ramit used to generate five million dollars of revenue in ONE WEEK!

The Most Diverted Sales Letter Ever Written — Exert From Denny Hatch’s Book

     – This is the delightful story of Balthazar Balash and his 100% guarantee. Read it, smile, and get inspired by all the opportunities available to YOU when you are able to think outside the box.

Embrace The Remix — TED Talk By Kirby Ferguson

     – A TED Talk where a provocative thinker – Kirby Ferguson – presents the concept that nothing is original.

Start With Why — TED Talk By Simon Sinek

     – One of the bedrock foundations of everything that powers great achievement, in every form – be it business breakthroughs, company culture, marketing, positioning, etc. – is clearly and potently knowing – AND being able to powerfully, properly, and compellingly articulate – the reason or reasons why. In this now-famous 18-minute TED Talk delivered by Simon Sinek, he delves into the important of knowing the “why” behind your actions, your strategies, your business, etc.

2 Full Chapters From Daymond John’s Book “The Power Of Broke"

     – In “The Power of Broke,” Daymond John deeply explores, examines, and clearly identifies how fifteen famous, highly-diverse, iconic entrepreneurs hurdled themselves and their enterprises to unimaginable heights – by thinking differently and acting very strategically, resourcefully, and inventively about never allowing their seemingly limiting circumstances to stand in the way of their Herculean vision for what their business would (not could) become.

100 “The Most Interesting Man In The World” Quotes

     – I share this list of quotes from the timelessly classic Dos Equis commercials in order to challenge you to make your enterprise the most interesting company or business practice in the world – not necessarily through humor, but rather through preeminence, contributions, and more than outrageous value creation. Think deeply and thoroughly on why these ads struck a deep chord and became an instant hit amongst millions.

Jay Abraham On Leverage Marketing

     – A brief, intriguing, and enthralling dissertation I gave on leverage marketing, trying to illuminate to entrepreneurs to look both inside and outside their existing business and its current revenue processes for overlooked and underperforming, undervalued upside leverage opportunities.


6 Inaugural Speeches That Compelled The Masses To Action

Delve into this collection of outrageous, impactful, and legendary inaugural speeches. While they all differ, they’re all connected through their use of eloquent meaning along with powerful, passionate, and unimaginably purposeful delivery – to inspire (and arouse) the audience towards massive action. The message or politics should NOT necessarily be the focus here – rather, you must consider the audience these speeches where held before and how the speaker appeals to their struggles and desires in order to effectively deliver his/her message.

John F. Kennedy — Inaugural Address Speech (Video) And (Transcript) 

Theodore Roosevelt — Duties Of American Citizenship Speech (Transcript) 

Martin Luther King — I Have A Dream Speech (Video) And (Transcript)

Barbara Charline Jordan — Democratic National Convention Keynote Address Speech (Video) And (Transcript)

Ronald Reagan — Remarks At The Brandenburg Gate Speech (Video) And (Transcript)

Theodore Roosevelt — Citizenship In A Republic Speech (Transcript)


15 World-Class Commencement Addresses 

Steve Jobs - 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

     – "Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going [after being fired from Apple] was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle."

Arnold Schwarzenegger – 2009 USC Commencement Address

     –  "Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets."

     – "Trust Yourself. Break some rules. Don't be afraid to fail. Ignore the naysayers. Work like hell. Give something back."

JK Rowling – 2008 Harvard Commencement Address

     – "You might never fail on the scale I did. But some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you fail by default.”

     – "We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better."

Larry Page – University of Michigan Commencement Address

     – "I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name."

     – "You know what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don't have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it's important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it."

Eric Schmidt – 2009 Carnegie Mellon Commencement Address

     – “You’ll find today is the best chance you have to start being unreasonable, to demand excellence, to drive change, to make everything happen.”

     – “How should you behave? Well, do things in a group. Don’t do things by yourself. Groups are stronger, groups are faster. None of us is as smart as all of us.”

Winston Churchill – 1941 Harrow School Commencement Address

     – "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense."

Bono – 2004 University Of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

     – "The world is more malleable than you think, and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape. Now if I were a folksinger, I’d immediately launch into “If I Had a Hammer” right now, get you all singing and swaying. But as I say I come from punk rock, so I’d rather have the bloody hammer right here in my fist. That’s what this degree of yours is, a blunt instrument. So go forth and build something with it... This is the time for bold measures. This is the country, and you are the generation."

Conan O'Brien – 2000 Harvard University Commencement Address (Part 1) And (Part 2)

     – "What I wish for all of you—the bad as well as the good. Fall down. Make a mess. Break something occasionally. Know that your mistakes are your own unique way of getting to where you need to be. And remember that the story is never over... I will go now to make bigger mistakes and to embarrass this fine institution even more."

Sheryl Sandberg – 2014 Harvard Business School Commencement Address

     – "Look for opportunities; look for growth; look for impact; look for mission. Move sideways; move down; move on; move off. Build your skills, not your resume. Evaluate what you can do, not the title they’re going to give you. Do real work. Take a sales quota, a line role, an ops job. Don’t plan too much, and don’t expect a direct climb. If I had mapped out my career when I was sitting where you are, I would have missed my career."

Jeff Bezos – 2010 Princeton University Commencement Address

     – "Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful, and if you do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of your choices."

     – "Tomorrow, in a very real sense, your life — the life you author from scratch on your own — begins. How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make? Will inertia be your guide, or will you follow your passions? Will you follow dogma, or will you be original? Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure? Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions? Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong, or will you apologize? Will you guard your heart against rejection, or will you act when you fall in love? Will you play it safe, or will you be a little bit swashbuckling? When it’s tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless? Will you be a cynic, or will you be a builder? Will you be clever at the expense of others, or will you be kind?"

Robert Krulwich – 2011 Berkeley Commencement Address

     – "In every career, your job is to make and tell stories, of course. You will build a body of work, but you will also build a body of affection, with the people you’ve helped who’ve helped you back. This is the era of Friends in Low Places. The ones you meet now, who will notice you, challenge you, work with you, and watch your back. Maybe they will be your strength."

Stephan Colbert – 2006 Knox College Commencement Address

     – "Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. "Yes" is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes."

Russel Baker – 1995 Connecticut College Commencement Address

     – "Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear. On a hot summer day in the country, you can hear the corn growing, the crack of a tin roof buckling under the power of the sun. In a real old-fashioned parlor silence so deep you can hear the dust settling on the velveteen settee, you might hear the footsteps of something sinister gaining on you, or a heart-stoppingly beautiful phrase from Mozart you haven't heard since childhood, or the voice of somebody — now gone — whom you loved. Or sometime when you're talking up a storm so brilliant, so charming that you can hardly believe how wonderful you are, pause just a moment and listen to yourself. It's good for the soul to hear yourself as others hear you, and next time maybe, just maybe, you will not talk so much, so loudly, so brilliantly, so charmingly, so utterly shamelessly foolishly."

John F. Kennedy – 1963 American University Commencement Address

     – “Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many think it unreal. But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable, that mankind is doomed, that we are gripped by forces we cannot control."

"We need not accept that view. Our problems are man-made — therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man's reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable — and we believe they can do it again."

Charlie Munger – 2007 USC Law School Commencement Address

     – "You’re not going to get very far in life based on what you already know. You’re going to advance in life by what you’re going to learn after you leave here.”

     – "Education doesn’t stop after you graduate from college. It doesn’t stop after you finish your MBA or Ph.D. either. Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty. It’s not just something you do to advance in life.” 


10 Mind Expanding Business Speeches

Listen to these ten mind-boggling business speeches delivered by top performers in their respective industries – they will stagger your mind and adrenalize your aspirational level. Each of these speeches are from major business events, the knowledge and paradigm shifts each one contains are stunningly enrapturing.           

Gary Vaynerchuk On Online Marketing (Explicit Language)

Jeremy Gutsche On Innovation (Explicit Language)

Steve Jobs On Innovation

Carlos Gil On Social Media Marketing

Neal Goldman On Entrepreneurship

Guy Kawasaki On Social Media

John Paul DeJoria On Entrepreneurship

Chuck Gallagher On Business Ethics

Tony Robbins On The Forces That Drive Us (Explicit Language)

Shiv Khera On Motivating Your Staff


Riveting Articles From Around The Web

The Moral Bucket List — NY Times Article

     – A thought provoking and day altering essay from the New York Times. This essay takes on the question of whether you should concentrate the rest of your life on either building your resume – or building your legacy?

Rethinking Work — NY Times Article

     – This gripping article from the New York Times explores the way that work is and has been viewed throughout history and challenges the ideas that have embedded themselves within many cultures. Upon reading, reflect on my “Strategy of Preeminence” and think on how you can be a MULTIPLIER – rather than a diminisher.

Choose To Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier. — NY Times Article

     – A delightful, fun, and fascinating article from the New York Times that addresses gratefulness. The big takeaway is that through acting grateful, one will actually become grateful. 

Telecommuting Can Make The Office A Lonely Place, A Study Says — NY Times Article

     – A provocative short article featured in the New York Times that is sure to stimulate you. While a fun read, the converse is just as important to reflect upon.

The Selfish Side Of Gratitude — NY Times Article

     – This article is somewhat of a follow-up to the New York Times article on gratefulness – which I provided earlier in this list. I particularly love the last paragraph – it presents a rather profound perspective on the unacknowledged “drivers” of all we take for granted.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Shares Thoughts On Corporate Culture, Decision-Making, And Failure — LA Times Article

     – A short article from the LA Times that I hope will motivate your transition from meditating on doing something different – to moving on doing something different. See if it opens a window or two in your mind.

Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice — NY Times Article

     – A rather provocative article on practicing for a better old age. I share this in hope that many of you – including those at the beginning of your journey – draw some meaning and insight by this fascinating take on improving one’s life.

Alice Waters, Tony Kushner, And More On Epiphanies — Wall Street Journal Article

     – I love epiphanies, revelations, and all that has transcended our previous reality, state, ideology, and worldview. This short, one-page, view-expanding article from the Wall Street Journal is worth reading and reflecting upon.

10 Ways To Boost Your B2B Content Shares — Buzzsumo Article

     – One of my partners sent me this rather fascinating assessment of what works best in social media for B2B. He sent it to stimulate MY thinking – but upon reading it I thought it might equally stimulate YOUR thinking – IF you market business to business.

Why You Can’t Lose Weight On A Diet — NY Times Article

     – A highly fascinating “opinion” piece written by a neurologist who is in strong disfavor of diets. Her thesis is that the problem with weight problems isn’t a lack of willpower, it’s neuroscience – and (she believes) you can’t fight back. Read it for yourself and see what you believe is true.

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis — TIME Article

     – In this feature article from TIME Magazine, there’s a troubling assessment – that without our conscious knowledge the rules that govern our “free market” system (and thus our ability to grow and prosper) have been all but WIPED OUT! It’s an ultra troubling insight into why and how the lifeblood of all entrepreneurship has been redirected away from the creation of growth, enterprise, and new business.

Why Are You Laughing? — NY Times Article

     – A highly thought-provoking New York Times article that expands vastly our perspective on fish as intelligent life forms. It draws some very intriguing conclusions designed to expand your worldview.

Fish Have Feelings, Too — NY Times Article

      Another highly though-provoking article from the New York Times that explores humor and uncovers some rather troubling (yet seemingly truthful) correlations about how humanity acts and reacts to crisis, joy, and work. 



Build Your Business With The Strength Of The Parthenon — Stephan Spencer And Jay Abraham Interview

     – Stephan Spencer – one of THE top brains in the world on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – produces an impressive podcast called “Marketing Speak” on which I was invited to be his guest. In our intriguing interview, we explore the process of creating long-lasting, mutually profitable relationships with your clients – it is sure to leave you with many ideas to reflect upon.

Paul DeJoria Shares Secrets Of Success In Business And In Life — Genius Network Event Video And Transcript

     – At the same event where Joe Polish interviewed both Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis – The Genius Network – Joe also did a blockbuster interview with John Paul DeJoria, the billionaire owner of both Paul Mitchell hair products and Patrón Premium Tequila. Throughout the interview, Joe drew out some utterly unimaginable ideas, advice, and power perspectives that I promise you will thoroughly appreciate and benefit from.

Turning Other People’s Challenges Into Your Own Opportunities — Daymond John And Jay Abraham Interview

     – A captivating discussion between me and Daymond John that deeply and vividly explores how to turn other people’s challenges into their own biggest opportunities.

Fran Tarkenton Interviews Jay Abraham (Audio) And (Transcript)

Jay Abraham Interviews Fran Tarkenton (Audio) And (Transcript)

Jay Abraham Interviews Tony Robbins (Audio) And (Transcript)

Tony Robbins Interviews Jay Abraham (Audio: Part 1) – (Part 2) And (Transcript)


Where Words Fail, Music Speaks – 30 Enriching Song Lyrics

An eclectic yet meaningful list of lyrics that my staff has put together. They come from a variety of different kinds of songs – each one being either thought-provoking, value resetting, or just plain interesting “takes” that the artist had on a not-often-enough-recognized aspect of life. Slow down for five minutes and reflect on these lyrics – both for their value to you as well as a window into the values of others.


 "Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast

I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past

But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free

I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me"

Bob Dylan - Mississippi



You know they're all the same

You know you're doing better on your own so don't buy in

Live right now

Just be yourself

It doesn't matter if that's good enough for someone else"

Jimmy Eat World - The Middle


"Well I ain't often right but I've never been wrong,

Seldom turns out the way it does in the song.

Once in a while you get shown the light

In the strangest of places if you look at it right."

Grateful Dead - Scarlet Begonias


"Don't let go

You've got the music in you

One dance left

This world is gonna pull through

Don't give up

You've got a reason to live

Can't forget

We only get what we give"

New Radicals - You Get What You Give


"And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain

Don't carry the world upon your shoulders

For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool

By making his world a little colder"

The Beatles - Hey Jude


"You can shine your shoes and wear a suit

You can comb your hair and look quite cute

You can hide your face behind a smile

One thing you can't hide

Is when you're crippled inside"

John Lennon - Crippled Inside


"God have mercy on the man

Who doubts what he's sure of"

Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise


"I was raised up believing I was somehow unique

Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see

And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd rather be

A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me"

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues


"Have you ever seen a one-legged man trying to dance his way free?

If you've ever seen a one-legged man then you've seen me"

Bruce Springsteen - The Wrestler


"Sometimes you're made to feel as if your love's a crime

Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight

Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight

When you're lovers in a dangerous time"

Barenaked Ladies – Lovers In A Dangerous Time


"When this old world starts getting me down

And people are just too much for me to face

I climb way up to the top of the stairs

And all my cares just drift right into space"

The Drifters - Up On The Roof


"Out of the darkness, I came the farthest

Among the hardest survival

Learn from these streets, it can be bleak,

Accept no defeat, surrender retreat"

K'Naan - Wavin' Flag


"When I think back on all the crap I've learned in high school

It's a wonder I can think at all

Though my lack of education hasn't hurt me much

I can read the writings on the walls"

Simon and Garfunkel - Kodachrome


"Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind

Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves

The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach

Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free

Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands

With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves

Let me forget about today until tomorrow."

Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man


"I'd like to teach the world to sing

In perfect harmony

I'd like to buy the world a Coke

And keep it company"

New Seekers - I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke


"Yes, there are two paths you can go by

But in the long run

There's still time to change the road you're on"

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven


"I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows

If I fail, if I succeed

At least I'll live as I believe

No matter what they take from me

They can't take away my dignity

Because the greatest love of all

Is happening to me

I found the greatest love of all

Inside of me"

 Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All


"But if you only have love for your own race

Then you only leave space to discriminate

And to discriminate only generates hate

And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah

Madness is what you demonstrate

And that's exactly how anger works and operates

Now, you gotta have love just to set it straight

Take control of your mind and meditate

Let your soul gravitate to the love"

The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?


"When the day that lies ahead of me

Seems impossible to face

When someone else instead of me

Always seems to know the way

Then I look at you

And the world's alright with me

Just one look at you

And I know it's gonna be

A lovely day..."

Bill Withers - Lovely Day


"I'm not a prophet or a stone age man

Just a mortal with potential of a superman

I'm living on"

David Bowie - Quicksand


"Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew

When I bit off more than I could chew

But through it all, when there was doubt

I ate it up and spit it out

I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way"

 Frank Sinatra - My Way


"I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king

I've been up and down and over and out and I know one thing

Each time I find myself flat on my face

I pick myself up and get back in the race"

Frank Sinatra - That's Life


"When you stop seeing beauty

You start growing old

The lines on your face

Are a map to your soul

When you stop taking chances

You'll stay where you sit

You won't live any longer

But it'll feel like it"

U2 - Summer Rain


"You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today

And then one day you find ten years have got behind you

No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun"

Pink Floyd - Time


"All of us get lost in the darkness

Dreamers learn to steer by the stars

All of us do time in the gutter

Dreamers turn to look at the cars"

Rush - The Pass


"It's the heart that fears breaking

That never learns to dance

It's the dream, afraid of waking

That never takes the chance

It's the one, who won't be taken

Who can not seem to give

And the soul afraid of dying

That never learns to live"

Amanda McBroom - The Rose


"If the future's looking dark

We're the ones who have to shine

If there's no one in control

We're the ones who draw the line

Though we live in trying times

We're the ones who have to try

Though we know that time has wings

We're the ones who have to fly..."

Rush - Everyday Glory 


"You can run but you cannot hide, this is widely known.

Tell me, what you plan to do with your foolish pride when you're all by yourself,   alone.

Once you tell somebody the way that you feel, you can feel it beginning to ease.

I think it's true what they say about the squeaky wheel always getting the grease.

Better to shower the people you love with love, show them the way that you feel.

Things are gonna be just fine if you only will what I'd like to do to you."

James Taylor - Shower The People


"Half my life's in books' written pages

Live and learn from fools and from sages

You know it's true

All the things come back to you"

Aerosmith - Dream On




(By a dear friend — Mike Fry) 


"He's into marketing

USP's and guarantees.

I feel a promotion

He's gonna make a ton of cash for me.


He's into unique concepts

New ways to make you grow.

He's got a lot of insight, the kind of things

That I should know.

He'll make you take your business

Analyze it with your brain.

He'll make you live his 3-D life

But he'll take away your pain,

Like a bullet to your brain.

Come on!


Up Sell Cross Sell too

We're Living La Vida Abraham.

He'll push and expand with you

Living La Vida Abraham.

His mind is quick and sharp and shrewd

And his skin's the color mocha.

He will make you rich

Living La Vida Abraham - Come on

Living La Vida Abraham - Come on

Living La Vida Abraham



All right!


Joint Venture and testing

Telemarketing and leverage too.

He grew my business

Then he took my money,

That's what good gurus do.

He never drinks tap water

And he is a health freak too

Once you've read a book from

He'll make some dough for you,

'Cause that's what good gurus do.


Up sell cross sell too

We're living La Vida Abraham.

He'll push and expand with you

Living La Vida Abraham.

His mind is quick and sharp and shrewd

And his skin's the color mocha.

He will make you rich

Living La Vida Abraham - Come on

Living La Vida Abraham

He's Living La Vida Abraham


He'll make you take your business

Analyze it with your brain.

He'll make you live his 3-D life

But he'll take away your pain,

Like a bullet to your brain.

Come on!


Up Sell Cross sell too

We're Living La Vida Abraham.

He'll push and expand with you

Living La Vida Abraham.

His mind is quick and sharp and shrewd

And his skin's the color mocha.

He will make you rich

Yeah, Living La Vida Abraham - Come on


Up Sell Cross Sell too

We're Living La Vida Abraham.

He'll push and expand with you

Living La Vida Abraham.

His mind is quick and sharp and shrewd

And his skin's the color mocha.

He will make you rich, yeah

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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 68 – Strategy Of Preeminence

The Jay Abraham Classic Series presents The Strategy of Preeminence. Learn how to be elite in all you do, and at all times.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 67 – Fran Tarkenton Part 2

The Jay Abraham Classic Series presents Fran Tarkenton. Fran’s extraordinary Pro Football Hall of Fame career was just the beginning. Jay and Fran discuss how the success principles of football translate into business mastery.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 66 – Fran Tarkenton Part 1

The Jay Abraham Classic Series presents Fran Tarkenton. Fran’s extraordinary Pro Football Hall of Fame career was just the beginning. Jay and Fran discuss how the success principles of football translate into business mastery.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 65 – Key Business Lessons Part 2

The worse deficiency an entrepreneur has is a lack of Vitamin C … and that “C” stands for connection with others. In this uncut conference call, Jay downloads some of the most powerful business lessons we all need to master.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 64 – Key Business Lessons

Jay discusses distinctive business lessons to most effectively grow your business. This includes “trust”. Businesses lose clients when they cut down on services they render and the trust they create. Research proves the companies with the best trust building culture outperform their competitors by at least three times.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 63 – Copywriting Formulas

Learn the science behind copywriting. Jay teaches the formulaic approaches that can be translated and applied through all forms of written and verbal expression. Most copy, direct response, is an evolution of direct selling.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 62 – Market Drivers

Certain elements drive everything you do in business. For example – Upside Leverage is higher performance, with no more risk, no more effort, no more expense, no more people but you will achieve higher and better results.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 61 – Client Value

How much is client actually worth to you – short term and long term? By calculating the proper metrics, you will realize that the marginal net worth of a client’s value to you may be considerably higher than you ever imagined.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 60 – Be The Most Trusted Advisor

You should not have any competition. If you are iconic, the best of the best, and everyone realizes that then your business will be foundationally powerful. Jay shows you how to achieve this preeminence.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 59 – Business Agility

Jay discusses having “agility” when economies are changing and how to use it to catapult yourself through examples and case studies that are designed to not only shift your way of thinking but also your results.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 58 – Social Media Abraham Style

This is a Jay conference call outlining the principals of successful social media strategies. Earn someone’s trust by reminding them that you are their benefactor and most trusted advisor even if they never buy from you.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham PlayDownload Show 57 – Victoria Labile & Steve Sims from the Genius Network Annual Event

How to Rock the Room, Communicate with Impact Anywhere, Anytime & The Tale of the Handwritten Note with Victoria Labalme and Steve Sims. Victoria Labalme is a Strategic Performance Coach and Performing Artist. She helps elite entrepreneurs, authors, and executives craft their messages and knock it out of the park on stage, on camera, and in life. Steve Sims is the visionary founder of the Bluefish: the world’s first luxury concierge that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting edge entertainments services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest. GeniusNetworkEvents.com




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 56 – Leveraging Marketing

Leverage Marketing is a concept that is a derivative of all that Jay stands for. Everything you do, in every way you do it, with everyone you do it with, is replete with leverage. Multiply the impact of all you do and the combined effect is profound.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 55 – Relational Capital

There are many forms of capital and one of the most powerful is relational. Jay gives very granular direction on how to grow your business by leveraging relationships.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 54 – Jay’s World Tour

Jay recently completed a “World Tour” where he was the keynote speaker in many cities. Abraham Head of Curriculum, Joseph Rodrigues, interviews Jay on his recent travels and the impact of his work around the world.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 53 – Critical Thinking And Socratic Interviewing

Socrates said: “The unexamined life is not worth living”. Jay Abraham says: “A business that is not constantly examined and reexamined is not worth owning”.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 52 – China Conference Call Part 2

Learning how to close a sale depends on many factors including the psychological status of the client and the means of the connection. Jay explains the different elements of how to close.




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The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 51 – China Conference Call

Jay’s principals for success in business are universal. Find out what he teaches his clients in China and how it compares to what you should be doing in your business locally, nationally and internationally.




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50 Shades of Jay–Special Edition: Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis Elevating/Accelerating/Liberating Your Worldview

Two of the biggest thinkers on the entire planet, two of the biggest doers, game-changers, iconic people who have impacted – – hundreds of millions (conceivably nearly a billion people together) – – are Anthony Robbins and Peter Diamandis.

I could give both a long and glorious introduction (that’s well deserved), but I won’t. Look them up if you don’t know their stature and breakthrough achievements. They are eachaccomplishing unimaginable feats in everything from solving poverty, mining asteroids in space, building the world’s largest genome sequencing laboratory, stimulating unimaginable discovery, achievement, and possibility creation in a multitude of industries and life areas.

All that said, I am friends with both. But I’m really good friends with Joe Polish, creator of the Genius Network and 25K Group.

Each year, Joe orchestrates an unclassifiably impressive 2-day encounter with some of the brightest, most evolved and expanded (and mammoth) minds in their fields.

His members pay $25,000 to attend an experience where Joe masterfully draws out of these true geniuses – – wildly original thinking on an utterly dizzying array of topics that are totally undervalued, overlooked, under-appreciated by most entrepreneurs.

That stated, this year’s keynote was a “DOUBLE-FEATURE” pitch-and-catch session between Tony and Peter, with Joe being the conductor/maestro of this fast-paced, nonstop exchange of outsize ideas, insights, implications, and entirely new slants on what your worldview should be.

Tony is a great friend. Upon viewing a private screening of the approximately 60-minute video, I asked him for permission to share it as a “Shade.”

However, it’s too powerful, provocative, profound a discussion to be relegated to a mere average “Shade.”

So I’m calling “Encounter with Tony/Peter and Joe” a special, elite, edition of the “50 Shades of Jay”, and it’s devoid of a number.

It’s now up on the “Shade” page, and I commend you to watch it – – twice. First, view it by yourself, and deeply reflect on the insights and epiphanies you experience. The second time, view it with staff, young adult children, valued friends, and of course, your significant others.

I promise: this video WILL rock your boat, animate your sense of what’s really possible – – eradicate totally any ambivalence, apathy, or complacency you may be unknowingly harboring. This double-interview is guaranteed to get your mind… going and growing… at warp speed!

View it to see that everything I’m stating is correct.



P.S. Of course, it sells nothing but it does contain… 

  • The biggest and boldest initiatives Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis are working on. 
  • How Tony is disrupting the financial industry while partnering with Feeding America to help provide 100 million meals to families in need. 
  • Peter sharing how he’s helping solve humanity’s grand challenges with XPrize, Planetary Resources, and Human Longevity. 
  • The Psychology of Transformation:  How to achieve what most people consider “impossible.” 
  • Three Secrets to creating a breakthrough in any area of your life. 
  • The Myth of Sacrifice: How to contribute your greatest value in the world, focus on your highest calling, and have a blast doing it. 
  • Why work-life balance is an illusion and the power of life-work integration. 
  • Two skills you need for achieving an extraordinary quality of life. 
  • Tony revealing his core belief that drives him to help people all over the world. 
  • How to prime and wire yourself for success, opportunity, impact, and happiness. 
  • One simple antidote to anger and fear that works anytime, anywhere. 
  • Where all suffering comes from and the #1 secret to leading and living a magnificent life. 
  • How Tony and Peter Deal with, think about, handle and channel extreme levels of stress, adversity, criticism, public opinion, and failure. 
  • The Tyranny of “How:” Focusing on “What”, “Why” and inspiring everyone around you. 
  • 10x bigger: Peter sharing how to let go of the past, reinvent the way you look at life, surround yourself with big thinkers and catapult your future results. 
  • Peter explaining the difference between The Giving Pledge and The Impact Pledge. 
  • The five letter word for understanding, appreciating, transforming and enjoying your life at the deepest level.

50 Shades of Jay – Shade 36 Tony Robbins and basketball great John Wooden discuss why your biggest opponent isn’t your competition…

I love unconventional, nonlinear, contrarian thinkers – – whose perspectives prove out, time and time again. Many, if not every one of us, can learn from by studying these mammoth minds, whose ideology and philosophy is usually unimaginably simple – – AND more obvious AND logical than the status quo.

Well, coach John Wooden (the winningest coach in basketball history) was among the finest minds in the world of quality high, sustainable performance – – as well as someone renowned for building better character, ethical compasses, and collaborative mindsets in his team than any coach before (or after)!

The whole world loved how Coach Wooden played the game of basketball, as well as the game of building young men’s character, values, and permanent, integral way of living their lives.

What they admired and respected most was Wooden’s belief system: you see he did NOT believe his players should worry about competing with their opponent or the opposing team.

Rather, Wooden’s belief was that you competed each and every day, to make yourself AND your team better – – for if you did, that you would grow in skill, collaboration, and shared purpose etc. at a level that is orders of magnitude beyond those who opposed you.

Tony Robbins does one of the finest, most penetrating, stimulating, and thought-provoking two-hour long deep-dive interviews on personal values with John Wooden. It is considered a legendary classic.

I asked Tony for permission to share this interview, and he agreed.

I promised it would be exposed ONLY to people in business who already were striving for preeminence, entrepreneurs who were dedicated to being huge value creators for their market and team and/multipliers of contribution, not diminishes. Tony liked that and agreed that the John Wooden interview represented THE perfect catapult to raise your own personal standards for yourself and others.

I’ve taken the liberty of including two separate wonderful articles about coach John Wooden and his ideas and ideals – – you are welcome to read both FIRST – – before you decide whether to invest 120 minutes listening to the audio with Tony and the coach.

Here they are:

Now if you’re game, go to Shade #36 to listen to this two-hour penetrating interview between Tony Robbins and Coach John Wooden.

One more surprise, and I think you’ll enjoy it…

I did a special interview in English for my upcoming presentation in Paris.

I had our curriculum director review it to see IF I presented some powerful perspectives that were worthy of sharing.

Here’re HIS notes on what to expect:

  • What good marketing is, from Jay’s unique point-of-view.
  • How and why to adopt the mindset shift of being an entrepreneur.
  • The difference between being tactical and strategic.
  • Maximize what you are doing first, and then multiply.
  • 3 ways to grow your business
  • The Abraham Optimization System and how much MORE is possible – – with examples.
  • Using The Abraham Preeminence System to catapult yourself to greatness – – with examples.
  • How The Abraham Relationship System can escalate a business massively – – with many examples.

And here is the Paris interview for your review…



50 Shades of Jay – Shade 35 The Attack Of The 600+ Slide PowerPoint(s)

People always ask what level of content, strategy, elevated thinking I now teach – – in the elite (small group) Beta programs – as well as the 850 person, $5000 per person programs I do in Asia and Europe.

So – – since we have two very distinctive commercial proposals coming to you soon, anyway – – I thought it might be fun, (as well as enlightening) IF I shared the PowerPoint presentations from some of my more thought-provoking programs. We have over 20 different PowerPoints that are still currently being used and expanded upon regularly.  

My PowerPoints are NOT abstract, as a matter-of-fact the average set runs 500-650 (and some have over 1,000 slides), of crystal clear – hopefully – thought-provoking information. 

Although there are some undeniable similarities across a few of these PowerPoints – – rest assured we have painstakingly assembled each to convey a powerfully unique concept – – making each well worth your time to peruse… AND, KEEP IN MIND THE REPETITIVE SECTIONS SHOULDN’T BE SKIPPED BECAUSE THEY ARE THAT IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND.

So “Shade 35” is all about the slides… go and enjoy seeing what I’m sharing with groups of high-performing entrepreneurs, from  all over the world. 

And reflect on the actionable ideas contained in the PowerPoints when you receive those two separate proposals.

– Jay

50 Shades of Jay – Shade 34 Sneak Previews: Blog-athon, “When The Mood Strikes,” for Our New Website!

This is a fun one to write, because I’m finally doing something eclectic I’ve wanted to do for years – – And, doing it in a wildly MORE eclectic way than anyone expects. Plus, I’m “maturing” and jumping into the digital world with my own unique approach.

So much for the intrigue. Here’s the “double scoop” (Sounds like Baskin Robbins!) and a sneak preview of everything:

I’ve wanted to do a bunch of blogs for a long while. However, I wasn’t disciplined. So none ever came out. That always perplexed me; because I had/have a lot of provocative/evocative things to say and share.

Problem solved: I just finished tying up arrangements with a rarefied collection of mammoth and complex thinkers to each do collaborative blogs with me or for me – – or for my perspective.

I’m calling the umbrella MEGA blog When The Mood Strikes because there will be different types of post, different versions from different perspective – –  that won’t be published at pre-set intervals.

You’ll have to keep checking the site to see when one or all of the new versions get published.

Currently, one version is going to be a fast-paced review of all the fun and diverse activities going on in my life at different intervals, always with big ideas, insights, and lessons that emanated from each of my zany and outrageous business adventures.

Another is a separate collaboration I’m doing with one of direct marketing’s richest, masterful and most articulate perspectives on the intersection of the offline/online world and what nobody still gets that needs to be understood and acted on.

It’s called “When Worlds Collide” and it’ll explore the intersection, differences, similarities, and immeasurable opportunities our brave new competitive marketing world has opened up.

The third is what I’ll call Surprise, Surprise, because literally it’ll be a different, far sighted, iconic and deep thinking collage with original material created just for me to share with you.

Next announcement isafter far too long, we’re changing our website for something far more impactful (and probably impressive), plus introducing a parallel website called JASI (Jay Abraham Strategy Institute) that’s a whole new dimension of me, elevated to a stratospheric level.

Because the official new sites won’t be ready for weeks – I’m linking you in Shade 34 to a fun array of sneak previews of a few of these different new blogs already awaiting your eager eyes.

Enjoy – – and there’s even bigger and better things to come!


50 Shades of Jay – Shade 33 Mechanics of Reputation Management

Most business owners and professionals don’t look at technology and the internet as their worst enemy – – but undeservedly, unknowingly, intangibly, it can be dangerous to your business health and wealth.

So too can be voicemail, auto-responses, and customer service departments in far away places.

Or under-performance on service calls, or lateness of appointments. Or poor, late, or non-responses to buyer questions, requests, or complaints.

Want more? OK – – how about someone waiting too long in your office for their appointment. Someone whose waiter takes a half hour to bring their drink, or forgets it altogether.

Need I go on?

Bottom line – your business reputation is exposed and threatened daily – – no, make that hourly – – no actually, minute by minute by an unimaginable spectrum of actions, inactions, people or happenings that occur in every phase in every iteration of communication or transaction – – not only you personally, but everybody associated with you.

Daunting? Yes, it IS.

That’s why I really think you’ll thoroughly appreciate our newest “Shade of Jay –  Shade 33.”

It’s the complete PDF version of a rather thought-provoking new book by one of our own trusted providers, Tyler Collins, titled:

Mechanics of Online Reputation Management: Repair & Control Your Name or Brand Reputation Online. It’s both provocative and evocative. I think it’s one of those critically important subjects we rarely address, but could be life-threatening to the growth, prosperity, and trust-building of our businesses.

Since I’m gifting you this 274-page guide to higher relevancy, business growth market prominence and powerful positive positioning, I want to make certain its message meets your expectations before you even download it – – I’ve asked our staff to summarize its contents.

That way, if it doesn’t resonate – – don’t read it.

Here’s the notes:

98% of Tyler’s book is pure knowledge transfer, meaningful instruction, and worthy explanation. There’s probably six pages or less at the end about Tyler and his firm, whose services we use and appreciate.

Also, I am NOT in any form (or way) receiving one penny from including this book in the 50Shades of Jay collection. I merely feel it’s a worthwhile and deeply thought-provoking exploration into something that always, permanently affects and tests each and every entrepreneur – – including me.

I’ll conclude with two paragraphs from the back of Tyler’s book:

– –

Negative search engine results ruin careers, impede business growth, complicate relationships, destroy employment opportunities, and leave people feeling powerless, hopeless, frustrated, and tormented by the radically ambiguous, seemingly impossible landscape of digital search. This book gives back power and control to individuals and businesses seeking to influence their online reputation with proven methods to permanently suppress and eliminate negative items appearing on the first or second page of Google, Bing, or Yahoo.

Control exactly what displays online for any name, brand, or entity through a series of secret, battle-tested strategies used by the most elite reputation management experts. Explore scientific truths about search engines, ways to define reputation problems and the precise steps to fix them. Some of the material covered may be considered “disruptive,” “industry-shaking,” “guerrilla tactics” for market domination, brand hacking, and social manipulation. Master the playing field where reputations are derived and repeatedly forged. Cleanse, repair, polish, and dictate what appears in search engines and fortify a digital firewall preventing any old or new negative content from appearing again.

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Oh yes – two more points: one important, the other funny.

Included in Shade 33, THIS link is a repost of the full, two-hour audion and transcript of the interview I conducted with Stephen M.R. Covey – world’s leading authority on business trust building.

Plus – as I was listing all the scenarios that could compromise your business/brand reputation, I suddenly remembered an old Steve Martin movie called “ROXANNE.” It’s a play on the Cyrano de Bergerac theme, where a fireman has an outrageously oversized nose.

In one scene, Steve (the fireman) is accosted verbally by two bullies in a bar who throw some lame, disparaging remarks at him about his nose. Laughingly, Steve comes back by presenting the “inciters” with wonderful, far better put downs they could have, should have used.

I’m including Steve Martin’s one-up “put-downs” (sounds oxymoronic) below. Why? No particular reason, other than I think it has the ability to help you think differently, even about insults!

  1. Obvious: Excuse me, is that your nose, or did a bus park on your face?”
  2. Meteorological: Everybody take cover, she’s going to blow!”
  3. Fashionable: you know, you could de-emphasize your nose if you wore something larger, like… Wyoming.”
  4. Personal: Well, here we are, just the three of us.”
  5. Punctual: all right your nose was on time, but YOU were fifteen minutes late!”
  6. Envious: Oh, I wish I were you… to be able to smell your own ear!”
  7. Naughty: uh, pardon me, sir, some of the ladies have asked if you wouldn’t mind putting that thing away.
  8. Philosophical: It is not the size of a nose that’s important, it’s what’s IN IT that matters.”
  9. Humorous: laugh and the world laughs with you… sneeze, and it’s goodbye, Seattle!”
  10. Commercial: Hi, I’m Earl Scheib, and I can paint that nose for $39.95!”
  11. Polite: Would you mind not bobbing your head? The orchestra keeps changing tempo.”
  12. Melodic: Everybody. He’s got…[singing] The whole world in his nose!”
  13. Sympathetic: Aw, what happened? Did your parents lose a bet with God?”
  14. Complimentary: You must love the little birdies to give them this to perch on.”
  15. Scientific: Say, does that thing there influence the tides?”
  16. Obscure: Whoa! I’d hate to see the grindstone. Well, think about it.”
  17. Inquiring: When you stop to smell the flowers, are they afraid?”
  18. French: Sir, ze pigs have refused to find any more truffles until you leave!”
  19. Pornographic: finally, a man who can satisfy two women at once!”
  20. Religious: the Lord giveth… and He just kept on giving, did He not?”
  21. Disgusting: Say, who mows your nose hair?”
  22. Paranoid: Keep that guy away from my cocaine!”
  23. Aromatic: it must wonderful to wake up in the morning and smell the coffee… in Brazil.”
  24. Appreciative: Oh, how original! Most people just have their teeth capped.”


50 Shades of Jay: Shade 32 Billionaire’s Actual 210 Business Success Principles

Ray Dalio is #29 on the Forbes 400 list. He is the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, which now manages $155 billion.

He’s a wildly interesting man, and the guiding principles he’s developed to drive and manage the custodianship of $155 billion are – – well, they’re exquisitely impressive.

There are 210 principles articulated in an unimaginably thought-provoking, 123-page document he made publically available. 2,000,000 people have downloaded a copy.

I think you should be #2,000,001 – – and download a set for yourself – – then lock yourself and your key team members away somewhere – – so you can spend deeply reflective time examining one of the most powerfully disciplined, perceptive, insightful, mammothly successful, and super-logical business minds today.

The document must be downloaded from Bridgewater Associate’s website: http://www.bwater.com/Uploads/FileManager/Principles/Bridgewater-Associates-Ray-Dalio-Principles.pdf

For your convenience, we have also linked the Shade 32 button to the download link on Bridgewater Associates website.

I don’t benefit one iota from sharing this document. And, Ray Dalio is well above MY pay grade and social status (I wish I DID know the man!) I just admire profound critical thinkers and HE offers much to admire in his “Principles”document.

The titles of the three distinctive parts of Ray’s document are:

1) The Importance of Principles 
2) My Most Fundamental Life Principles 
3) My Management Principles

Again, you must download the full 123-page, “Principles” document from the Bridgewater Associates home page, no opt-in required — or by clicking on Shade 32.

Enjoy and think differently!


50 Shades of Jay — Shade 31 – The Super Shade

I’m a mad scientist and a marketing/strategic “savant.” I rarely pay attention to much else – – just ask my wife!

Anyhow, since we’ve started the Fifty Shades of Jay Project, we’ve attracted an enormous number of new enthusiasts, none of which were ever asked to opt-in to get anything.

Along the way, my staff and I put enormous focus on having fun creating new content and doing some good for entrepreneurs, meaning writing creative, (and hopefully entertaining,) e-mails that led to wonderful, full-length original resources that have never sold a thing.

Fifty Shades of Jay is a joyous project we are ALL proud to present – – and trust me, there are 19 more unimaginably cool shades forthcoming to quench your thirst for meaningful/actionable original business building knowledge.

That ALL said, my team has just realized that few of you new loyalists even realize that the Abraham.com site contains not one or two – – but something like 43 additional and unprecedented resources – – some hours long, others hundreds of richly instructional pages. A few are duplicate to the shades page – – but most aren’t.

In truth, we’ve probably unintentionally subordinated all these additional resources, by focusing so much energy and effort on coming up with killer shades every week or so. But it’s shameful on my/our part NOT to alert (and expose) you to all the additional “cool stuff” lying-in- wait to help you monetize your business–bigger and better—on the otherresource page.

Well, I’ve figured out a fun way to make sure you gain full exposure to those 43 additional resources, too.

I’m calling Shade #31 THE SUPER SHADE. It’s merely a no-brainer link on the shades page that takes you over to those other great resources—BTW, none of these additional resources sell anything either.

So go to the “Shades” resource here.. Click on Shade #31 The Super Shade and have a field day building your business.


50 Shades of Jay – Shade 30 Chinese New Year Creates Surprising Prosperity Lesson 4 U

As you may or may not know, I conduct and record to video a 2-hour group video conference-based consulting session every month for/with about 40 entrepreneurs throughout China.

This last week’s session was squarely focused on how entrepreneurs in a country suffering ruthless on-line and off-line competition, enduring a beleaguered economy – – with limited financial resources of their own to sell/market with – – could smash their generic competition into the ground.

We do these calls with slow and methodical communication. This isn’t only due to the translators and language barrier, but because every recommendation, transactional piece of advice, or strategic, hands-on instruction MUST be crystal clear, thoroughly actionable, and relevant to participants who represent over 25 different fields and industries.

I thought the session this week was useful enough that, I had our editor cut out the Chinese translation portions, and create a new, shorter, edited audio only version of JUST my instructions, recommendations and action-based advice.

I think you can benefit meaningfully from listening, too. So I’ve made the edited “Chinese New Year” session Shade #30.

Happy New Year (again) and, may the coming 11-1/2 months be your business’ most successful yet.


50 Shades of Jay – Shade 29 Direct Response Greatness + Famous Sales Letter

Let me make today’s Shade simple and to the point, in Shade 29 you will be getting:

  • A key chapter from a legendary book by one of the greatest direct responses minds that ever lived…
  • And one of the greatest direct response sales letters ever written…

The book’s title is “Secrets of Successful Direct Mail” by Richard Benson. This book is a series of short stories and anecdotes that describe the general principles of high performance/high predictable direct response. The chapter I’ve chosen to share, (courtesy of my good friend Brian Kurtz at Titans Marketing,) is called “The Admiral Byrd Society” — one of the most innovative and personalized ways to promote an unorthodox trip around the world.

The format of Shade 29 is down and dirty but the information and concepts you will learn are rock solid.


The 50 Shades Of Jay – Shade 36


The winningest coach in basketball history challenges YOU to compete against yourself…

(and make everyone on your team better)—Don’t compete against your opponent!


The Ultimate Entrepreneur With Jay Abraham Show 50 – From Homeless To Billionaire: John Paul DeJoria & Joe Polish

John Paul DeJoria is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. Having started John Paul Mitchell Systems in 1980, today he has interest in multiple companies ranging from oil, solar energy, natural gas, Harley dealerships, pet grooming, tequila, and more. After being told by a teacher he would never amount to anything, he has transformed his life and the lives of those around him. Joe Polish, the founder of Genius Network, interviews John Paul DeJoria about his inspirational journey and transformation. Learn more about Genius Network at GeniusNetworkEvents.com or GeniusX.com/Ultimate




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