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May 14, 2022

692. Get Off Zero. Why "Smart Bitches Buy Bitcoin." w/ author Branden LaNette

692. Get Off Zero. Why "Smart Bitches Buy Bitcoin." w/ author Branden LaNette

TSL let's gooo! Back on episode 665 I urged you to “Be an observer, not a predictor.” Change is happening so fast, it’s easier to hug up to the comfort of what you’ve always known and done than to step out into uncertainty, but everything is flipped upside down. 

Taking risks is safe and playing it safe is now risky because taking risks creates way more opportunities than playing is safe ever will. 

Digital assets such as Bitcoin is one of those massive changes. Today I welcome Branden LaNette author of 5 books one of them, “Smart Bitches Buy Bitcoin.” The title was so intriguing that I had to read the book and immediately reached out to her to come onto The Sales Life to help you get off zero-specifically as it relates to Bitcoin. 

On this episode you’ll learn: 

 *Why investing in Bitcoin will be a hedge against inflation and a crippling economy. 

* How you can get started with as little as $5. 

* Why you should buy and hold, not trade in the dips.  

* The differences between a hot and cold wallet. 

* You don’t have to own a whole Bitcoin to see a return. 

In 2014, I scoffed at the notion of Bitcoin. Looking back, I wish I wouldn’t have been so judgemental. Either way, it is NOT too late to start. Look at Bitcoin as the start of the Internet. At first, it sounded crazy, but today you can’t live without it. This is your chance to jump into a startup that is taking the world by storm. 

Listen today, if only to familiarize yourself with the thought. To learn more, buy a copy of Branden’s book, “Smart Bitches Buy Bitcoin,” on Amazon. 

For a deeper dive into Bitcoin, I’d recommend checking out Michael Saylor, Anthony Pompliano, and Raul Paul on Youtube.


The greatest sale you will ever make is to sell you on you. You're more than enough. Never settle. Keep Selling. 

Transcript

I'm one of those people, like I don't have to know the details. I can just start looking at the big picture and, and smart bitches buy Bitcoin gives you the big picture. It paints the background of the history of money, the history of how the government has continually screwed it up, um, and how the system is not rigged for you to win. Alright T S L Nation let's get it. Welcome back to another episode of the sales life. I want to bring you back to episode 6 65. And on that episode are urged you to be an observer, not a predictor because changes happening so fast. It's easier way easier to hug up to the comfort of what you've always known and done than it is to step out into uncertainty. But everything today is flipped upside down. See taking risks is. And now playing it safe is risky because taking calculated risk creates way more opportunities than playing it safe. Digital assets such as Bitcoin are one of those massive changes And today I welcome Branden Lynette, author of five books. One of them that we're going to specifically talk about is smart bitches, buy Bitcoin. I can't even say the title of the book without always smiling. The title was so intriguing that. And immediately reached out to her and asked her to come on to the sales life because I want to help you get off zero specifically as it relates to Bitcoin on this episode, you'll learn why investing in Bitcoin will be a hedge against inflation and a crippling economy. how you can get started with as little as $5. Why you should buy and hold and not trade in the dips. Don't freak out the differences between a hot and cold water And you don't have to own a whole Bitcoin to see a return many times when I talk about Bitcoin, people think that you have to own a whole Bitcoin to see a return. That's just not the case. And you'll learn why back in 2014, I scoffed at the notion of Bitcoin digital currency, something besides the dollar, but looking back on it, I wish I wouldn't have been so judgemental but I got off zero. It's not too late. You got to look at Bitcoin as the start of the internet. When you first heard about the internet, it sounded crazy, didn't it? But today you can't live without it. This is going to be that same type of movement. And it's going to take the world by storm, and this is your chance to get in. And it's still early because institutional investors haven't even gotten into it yet. I want you to listen today if only to familiarize yourself with just the thought And if you want to learn more after today's conversation check out Branden's book, smart bitches, buy Bitcoin on Amazon. And if you want to deeper dive at first, when I heard these guys, my mind was just like swirl and it was so hard for me to get around, but every single day, I would listen to more and more content from people such as Michael Saylor, Anthony Pompe Liano and Raul Paul. And you can find all of those guys on YouTube, tons of content, but these guys are super, super smart, super, super engaged, super, super invested in the Bitcoin. Thank you so much for being a part of the sales life. I hope you enjoy today's conversation. Let's get on with today's episode. Stay amazing. Brandon Lynette. Welcome to the sales line. Thank you so much. I'm very grateful. Um, man honored that I got into your radar because we aligned with so many things just going through your podcast. I'm like, wow. There's, there's just so much. So it's fun to connect with people that are on just that same wavelength of. Basically my, my whole, everything I do is, is to empower women to become their own hero. Like stop living life by chance you create it by design. So just, we say a lot of the same things in different, in different ways. So it's awesome. Yeah, it's, it's, you're one of those people that as I listened to you and I watch your videos, it's like, you're that? Yes. Like she gets me. That's exactly, you're on, you're on the same wavelength than I am. And that's one thing that just really, um, attracted me, uh, to you, you know, I am so grateful for everything that has happened, um, in your life, because what a blessing it is that you stand here today and bring. So many resources. So looking back 10 or 15 years, would you think you would be here today? Are, was it, did it seem. Sometimes like a fairytale. Yeah. So at that time, if we're looking at the 10 to 15 years, I have always been a dreamer. Like I've been a daydreamer. I, you know, since I was little, I'm like, I'm going to be a famous writer and all the things. And then, you know, I thought. Up the current upstream, like everything was just kind of against that and with so much rejection, um, not knowing where to navigate with personal relationships and just really, um, I think the defining moment in my life was realizing that I can't expect other people to love me and to pay attention to me. If I can not love myself and be something that, you know, when you look in the mirror that I love that reflection. I love what I'm putting out into the world. Um, so at that time, no, it was a low point and I'm like, um, I'm probably just never going to make it, like, this is going to be my life, a toxic marriage. I'm staying at home, raising the babies, not having an outside life, not having outside friends. Um, My ex husband happened to be very jealous and possessive and all the things. And it just wasn't. I thought, you know, I made my bed, I have to sleep in it. Now, this is it for me. I chose we, we got married for the second time. I'm not gonna mess this up again. So whatever it is, I'm just going to take it and go with it. And so, no, I never thought this would be my life. I was. Almost addicted to the struggle. And, and I see this in a lot of women that I work with. Like, they just don't know what it is to not be in the fight or flight stance all the time. They don't know what it is to not worry and struggle about money. And, you know, they don't know what it is to be confident and all of those things it's it was. A huge snowball, but yes, even now, like the things in the past three years of my life that have changed, it's never have I ever thought this would be real, you know? Yeah, absolutely. What was the turning point for you that, you know, they say rock bottom has many levels and what was, what was a specific. Was there a specific line in the sand that was like, this is bullshit. I'm pushing all from here. Yes. Okay. So, um, my ex-husband and I moved to Michigan, like we threw a dart in the map. We drove, we loaded three kids at the time into a hall with, I think we had like six grand didn't know anybody didn't have anything like literally. Started from scratch ended up in a hotel for a couple months, found a place. He got a job, did the things, um, so. We did some crazy things to try to just save the relationship, maybe getting out of, you know, away from family and all the things. So I'm out here in a state where I have no friends. I don't know anybody, no connections, no job, no anything. Um, and it didn't improve our marriage. In fact, it kind of, you know, in, in some way made it worse. But my whole dream on the drive here was like, it's fine. I'm going to write a book and I'm going to get a million dollars for it. You know, when I was writing this fiction, Crazy thing. Um, and I talk about this in my first book, once upon a time bitches, I do tell the stories. If you want more details, please check out the book. It's fun. But, um, anyway, so I'm writing my heart out. Like I'm querying agents. Relentlessly. I mean, I would send like 20 emails a day to agents or publishing companies. I had those huge writer digest books, like from every year possible, just combing through it and finding who I could talk to. And it was a bunch of rejection, but, but there was this moment. I wrote a short story for a contest in Chicago. There was a tsunami and they were fundraising. So all the proceeds were going to that. And I'm like, I just want to get my name out there. Like I have to just get my name out there. So I'm cool with this. Um, I want, I want a spot in the book and I was very excited and they're like, you have to come to the Chicago library and read to the audience. And my ex-husband was like, You're not going to Chicago to do this. Like there's no way. Um, and just started saying no, what every corner. And then this was the turning point for me, you guys, because this is the thing, I was very excited about this. I was a great mom. Stay at home, gave my whole everything to that, man. Like I am a lover and he had it. Good. I promise he still regrets it, but that's another story. So. I was a phenomenal human. All you had to do was believe in me a little bit. And I was going to launch our family to a place that we dreamed about forever. This is what we talked about. This was the beginning. Nope. He gave me an ultimatum. You could be a writer or you could be married to me. And I want to tell you guys at that moment, I just knew, like I still get a little teary-eyed because there were four kids at this point that were involved in. It's heartbreaking. It's heartbreaking to know that my choices are going to affect all of them, but that was the moment. That was the moment he gave me that ultimatum. And I'm like, all right, I'm out, I'm out. I'll take all the years of rejection, as long as I can keep trying to be a writer and keep having something to dream. Because if you don't have a dream, you don't have shit. Like there is nothing, nothing. Was it something that, um, slowly unraveled or was in an Abrar, an abrupt. This is tear the band-aid. He gave me the, he gave me the ultimatum. I said, we're done. We're done. Um, I went straight to the couch. I got a job bartending. Um, all the things I was done, I was done. I mentally checked out, physically checked out, emotionally, checked out. I was living for myself from now on. So, um, I moved four kids into a two bedroom apartment about probably a month after. We were done. And in that time of moving, I met my now husband, which you know, that all worked out great as it should not have red flags everywhere. Ladies, my divorce wasn't even final, but it worked out. So, um, yeah. Yeah, I haven't looked back and, and, you know, it hurts to see, you know, the kids still, they still struggle through that. But at the end of the day, like I know that's going to be their story. They could take the power from that. And I would rather show them that their dreams matter more. Than anything in the world they could do and be, and become anything. So I think the power and just showing them that. So I fought like, hell, when I left, I knew I was going to make this happen for them. So they could see there was a purpose and dreams matter. Yeah. Yeah. Similar to your circumstances too. Um, you know, I was in a toxic relationship and it was, it was tough Brandon, because I had to, I had to make the tough choice. I tried and tried and tried and, uh, There was the time where I just finally had to leave. And it was at that point, I realized, I knew when I was willing to sleep on a park bench, uh, for my peace acid. It's time to go. Um, yeah. And it was, it was, it was super tough. So let me ask you this during that, that, that time. You know, obviously I'm sure some of your self-esteem and self-confidence was rocked. Um, did you find that you had lost a lot of that creativity during that? Because it's, you know, getting divorced is like a death and I personally have lost, I lost my creativity during that time. I couldn't read, I couldn't digest anything. I couldn't come up with anything. Did you have, were you in that kind of situation? I was, and especially because the divorce was very toxic, he, he was very hateful and no matter how much I tried to come with love of just like, we have to be solid for these babies. Like it's, it's not about us anymore. But, um, at the end of the day, it was very clear that he was always, he's always going to hate me more than he loves the kids. Right. I know he loves them, but like, His hate for what he's going to blame me for probably forever. It was very overpowering. And there were moments where, you know, I mean, I'm, I'm suddenly a single mom with four kids. I have to work outside of the home. I've never done that before. My son was only, you know, a year and a half and it was, I was still breastfeeding and having to leave was just like a heartbreaking, but. I, I would say that it ebbs and flows and sometimes he would be like, you left me to write and you're not even writing. And that stuff was fuel for me. It was fuel for me. Cause I'm like, you know what? I'm going to make this work no matter what, just to, you know, it was like a fuck you I'm going to do this. So, you know, my books are a fuck you to a lot of people in my life that didn't think I could. So if that's where you have to get your. Go for it. Like, cause not all of us are, you know, motivation is not a real thing. It is not real. It is fleeting, you know, it's like a crazy mistress, like wants to show up when it can. So you have to find fuel from everything else. And. I think the powerful people in the world, like the people that really you could connect to and you can see that they're different. I think it's their pain. They turn that into beauty. Like if you can take all the things that were meant to destroy you and build something on that, I mean, you're, you're unstoppable. Yeah. Yeah. Uh, I can, um, both hands raised on that. Um, the, what seems like the lowest moment in your life is going to end up being the best moments for you. But you got to keep going, um, and stop. Um, so let's, let's talk about, uh, because that is the vibe without even cracking open your book. That is the ultimate vibe I got from the, um, from the titles. So let's talk about that. What bitch is. Um, and w and why did you feel the need to put it in the title? I love it. So honestly, like, I, I have an incredible potty mouth. Like, that's not a secret. I just say what I feel. I've always done that it's been my it's my expression. Um, so part of that was just, I wanted. I wanted to like, let people know that fairytales do exist. Right. But you have to be realistic about it. Like it's not the white prince riding in on his white horse and everything like beautiful. Right? Like the prince doesn't even exist in my fairytales. Like I I'm, I create my own, I don't need that thing, but, um, how could I make it? Like somebody. You know, where people would get that I'm not messing around. You know, bitches is my life term of endearment of like, these are my girls. Like, let's go like, you know, I want to break the cookie cutter mold of what people think success is and what you have to look. Obviously, I do not look like a lot of people that, you know, aren't in. High-end success, whatever you want to call the seed of success. I don't fit that mold. And I guess I really wanted to draw on that audience that isn't about the bullshit that we could just be straight and blunt. And those are who my bitches are. The ones that can just take it. They hate what I say at first. Cause it's never what we want to hear. No one wants to know that where you are is your. Yeah, like, bitch, it's your fault. Like if you don't like where you are, do something, you know? So it just opened up that level of openness. When people read my book, they know it's just like, we're not messing around with her. It just felt, it just felt right. It's gotta be liberating to where you don't there's no, uh, you don't appear to have two different personas. What you see if I were to run into you. You know, somewhere at target. And then, uh, I get on here are even read your books. What's, what's unique and powerful about you is your voice is the same, all the way it's consistent. And not just my voice, everything like this is what I see a lot of people doing. And I mean, you're in the sales life, you know that this is going to be what I'm about to say. You're in be like, oh my God. Yes, of course. Um, so many people are afraid to let people see that they're human, that they don't know everything that they're not perfect. That life is messy and. That's the highlight, everything that, you know, used to be like embarrassing for me, or bring shame to me or things that were just like, oh my gosh, I have to look like I have it together. I've never been that person. You will not see that person in target. You will not see that person on a stage. You will not see that I'm the same all the way through. And if you're in sales, And trust me if you're alive, everything in life is you're selling yourself. If you're a parent, like literally you start selling the moment they're born. So. You're in this lifestyle, you guys, people really that know like, and trust factor is a real fucking thing. Like that is real. They want to know like, and trust you. And the thing that has really shifted in my life is that people see my authenticity. I'm not fake. I don't have to spend energy trying to be someone I'm not. And there's power in that people say yes to. Because they see like, okay, this is something we could do because she did it. And she's not anyone special, you know? I don't, I don't pretend to be perfect. In fact, I make sure, you know, I'm not, I extra highlight the messy parts. So you guys know that all of this is. I don't want you to come into my chapter seven and you're on chapter one. And you're like, there's no way I could do what she's doing. Well, yeah. Not, not overnight. I, you know, get to your chapter seven and let's talk it'll, it'll be a lot different. So anyway. Yeah. Which doesn't happen all at once. It happens once all the time. And so if you punch at it every single day and you are you're, you're one of those people that like, when somebody looks at like a David Goggins, our grant Cardone, they see. You know, the Gulf stream jet, they see David Goggins was an army ranger and, um, a Navy seal. And you read stories like that and they're inspiring. Yes. But then people are like, well, fuck, I can't do that. Um, and you're, you're just a grassroots, like, let me tell you a little bit about my story. Let me tell you what I've gone through. And it's, it's so relatable to everyone and that's, and that's, what's so magnetizing about. About you. So let's, uh, let's, let's hit on a few of the themes on your, on your books. Just, uh, just a quick, you know, one or two sentences on each one of them. And then we'll really, uh, jump into the one that I was extremely interested in, uh, as well. So, uh, once upon a time bitches, was that your first. Um, that was my first. Yeah. And, um, Andrea. Yeah, Andre and Richard had been, so I just, I love them because they saw my vision and like we'd been on stoppable. Um, once upon a time bitches, this was a moment in my life where I realized no one's coming to save. Like I was trying to build a home-based business and take care of my family and, you know, do all the things that women feel like we have to do. And I'm like, shit, there's no secret hack to this. I was trying to find all the cheat codes to success and the truth was, I really just had to take responsibility, responsibility for, I was responsibility for where I was going. Um, And to realize that I, I was the creator of my life. Like you guys really need to harness that power of knowing every day you wake up, it's a blink. You get to create whatever you want. You get to choose your mood, you get to choose everything in spite of what's going on. So, um, yeah. Becoming your own hero and creating a fairytale life. That's once upon a time bitches. Um, after that book, um, I, I, you know, fuck luck was, was the next book, but we were kind of in the pandemic bullshit. So. Uh, fuck luck bitches. That's my, yeah, that's my next book. So we had that idea and it was a pretty harsh book and I'm like, shit, we're all kind of like getting screwed right now. So I can't put something out like this. So we ended up instead that year we ended up releasing, um, the dream big bitches, weekly goal setting journal, and then the dream big bitches, um, vision book. Uh, if you don't have a vision. Stop everything you're doing and go get that shit done. And if you don't know what that is, Google it use my book. I literally take you step by step on building a vision board basically, but it's in a book. So, um, those were fun projects just to kind of tide us over til I could get my message back on track. So cue. The next book we actually did was the one where we're going to talk about today. And that's the smart bitches buy Bitcoin. That was a huge thing, especially with everything that was happening, what was happening in the economy and watching the government do things, it was just, it's a huge wake up call. So I'm excited to talk about that. Um, and then my recent book October, we released fuck luck bitches. And this is basically. Um, stop waiting for luck. Like you either create it. Or you make it happen. You don't sit around waiting, right? You create your own luck. I do believe that there is the universe answers you wherever you are. And some could call that luck, but if you don't get up off your ass, like nothing's gonna work. So, um, yeah. Fuck luck was a lot of fun. So you got some all summed up. Yeah. Yeah. So let's talk about, uh, smart bitches buy Bitcoin. So. Um, you know, w well, first off let's, what is Bitcoin? Can you, can you break it down to those who aren't familiar with it? Yeah. So I'm probably just going to go off on a tangent here, because I know that for me personally, when I hear people start talking about like Bitcoins block, blockchains, all the things my brain shuts down. Okay. So you guys, I am a real ass person who, the first time I heard about Bitcoin, I was like, it's a scam. This is stupid. Who would really buy this? Okay. I'm still kicking myself now because this was what, like 15 years ago. I don't know. It's been a long time that it's been out. Um, and I really just, it was new and this is what humans do with something we don't know. We put our guard. And that's understandable. Um, and the reason this book needed to come out is because it's time for people to stop keeping their guard up. Like it's not going anywhere. Bitcoin is an online currency that travels on some kind of block communication. Um, I don't know how it works. I don't give a shit how it works. I know that it's important to invest in. And so I started really small. I, you know, I didn't put all my eggs in one basket. I was just like, okay. Um, there was a period in my life where I quit drinking and I'm like, all right, so I'd go spend a hundred bucks on some tequila tonight, or I could put a hundred dollars on some big. So I started small. It was literally like if I wanted to go to the casino and we couldn't, or I want to buy scratch tickets, I was just putting, buying Bitcoin little by little, and this is what I want women to know. Okay. You have to take responsibility for your finances. If you're broke, that's your, that's your fault. And if, if you are going to stay ignorant to the way the world is moving, you're going to struggle. It's going to be a lot of upstream stuff, struggle. Um, the things we pointed out in the book, it's all coming to fruition. The government does not give a fuck about you. Okay. They're going to line their pockets first, whatever looks good in protecting them. And I do believe in creating your own wealth. I do believe that you can have as much money as you want, but I also believe that the system is rigged. I think it works against. The middleman, like if you are just out there making it mid-level income, like your just basic line, you guys are screwed. You're screwed you, you either get down into poverty. So the government's going to take care of you, or you have to leap up because you in the middle, you don't win. It's rigged against you. Bitcoin. Can't be. It is not rigged. It is volatile. So this is what I tell people. When you start your investment, have it be something I don't want you to taking your grocery money. Okay. I don't want you to take in your car payment or your mortgage payment start small, just whatever money you could put in. And then don't look back. That's the problem. People will put a little money in like, oh, Brandon, I put in like $300 and all of a sudden I only have 217. I'm scared. I'm pulling up. No, you have to let it say what it said. Um, so it's really just. I'm one of those people, like I don't have to know the details. I can just start looking at the big picture and, and smart bitches buy Bitcoin gives you the big picture. It paints the background of the history of money, the history of how the government has continually screwed it up, um, and how the system is not rigged for you to win. Um, so it just kind of gives you that background to, to make. I guess open your mind a little more to it. Women are the last to jump in on financial opportunities. Cause it's scary. Um, and I felt like this too. I, we started, I hired a broker and I'm like, I want to move more money and I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know what the hell Forex trading is. I don't know how they do it. I don't know anything, but I knew enough to know that investing in someone that knew how. Would it be worth it for me so we can move bigger amounts of money to buy more Bitcoin because I trust, you know, the system of however it's working and it's working. So it's, it's the fear of the unknown we like to stay comfortable. And this is definitely not known territory. Yeah. Yeah. And one, one thing people have to understand too, like the big institutional investors have not even gotten into this space yet. Um, there's a lot of talk of it. Um, and they're, they're really looking at it and they're going to jump hard at it. So, um, let's, let's, let's back up just a little bit on understanding. Like when I first got into Bitcoin, Brandon, I, when I first, I think when I first got in, it was last year, actually. And I think the price of Bitcoin was like 68,000. Yeah. So I'm like, shit, man. I, I'm not about to spend 68,000 on one one. So, but, uh, talk about the fractional investing, um, as it, as it relates to you. Well, this is when, when I'm telling people to start small, um, You can't go in with the expectation and the pressure of like having to own an entire Bitcoin. You guys understand that the money will move no matter what the, the money is there. So you don't have to have an entire Bitcoin to be successful in owning crypto. Okay. Even a portion, whatever portion you can get. So you can just start to kind of see how it goes and learn to just kind of trust and let go. So it's just a matter of. Of like getting your feet wet to realize, okay, this isn't so bad. So then you can start putting in, you know, a thousand here, let's put in a thousand every month and just see what happens, you know what I'm saying? And then after that, you're like, okay, wait a minute. This, you know, my thousand dollars like turned to $3,000, that's kind of a big deal for a lot of people. Um, so just, just knowing that you are getting that foundation it's I want you guys to do it in a manner of like, you're just not taking. You're just not going to touch it. We're going to leave it there. We're going to let it sit and it will gain on you no matter how much that bitch dips. And I promise this is what I tell my girls too. I'm like the minute you see that going down, that's when you buy more, that's when you go in with, you know, your a hundred dollars a week or, or whatever it is, you have no pressure expectation. You're still in the game. You don't have to own the $56,000. Price of Bitcoin, you know? Um, another one that I love to watch is a theory like that one has been fun too, and it blows my mind. So I do put money in a theory too. Um, it's not as popular if you guys are going to be moving money. Um, if you are going to be investing, if you are going to go into trading, if you are going to be doing the things, the coin that moves as Bitcoin. So a hundred percent, I S I say, Put your eggs in the Bitcoin basket and you will be fine no matter what, you will be fine. Yeah. If you, and if you related the, to a theory, them to a Bitcoin Bitcoin, look at it as digital gold. And the theory and look at it as digital oil, uh, oil. Um, so it's it's the, the Ethereum is what's really powering and correct me if I'm wrong. It's it's, what's powering these NFT projects. It's the gas, when you hear gas fees and gas, that's the thing that's powering, uh, that is that correct? Yep. And there are so many, um, like salon there's, other there's other, um, platforms that are, that are coming on as well. So the, the, the granddaddy of them all is, is Bitcoin. Ethereum is, is close in there as well. Um, I think sometimes people can get a little overwhelmed to Brandon where they see all of the cause there's, I don't know how many, how many ship points there are. And one thing, like when I talk to, to, you know, my guys. You know, the, because of the price of Bitcoin, they say, oh, I, you know, even if I put a hundred dollars, it doesn't seem like much. So they're attracted to putting a hundred dollars on. Uh, peppermint jelly coin, uh, because it's 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 to buy. And so when then when you buy a hundred of those, it looks like that you just got this big land grab, right? Can you speak a little bit about what people should look, uh, or which they should be aware of with all these other altcoins? Um, I, I don't know enough about the alternative coins other than like. They're not Bitcoin. You guys, they're not gonna, they're not the gold, they're not the internet gold. Um, and just for fun, I mean, I've done it. Like if you know, I'm going to buy a $10 scratch ticket, I'll just go buy $10 of a shitcoin and I've watched it, but that's like tiny money. I would never, in a million years go put a thousand dollars on like doge coin. You know what I'm saying? Like, it's literally, it became a joke of the internet. So I really. If you want to do this, go to Bitcoin. I just, I can't even say it enough. Go to Bitcoin, put a little bit in a theory of them, but we're playing the long game. We're playing the long game. That's it? So it's just a matter of like, you know, maybe you're saving for a 401k with. Got to help you cause that's going to go to shit. Eventually. I assure you like people are losing money literally right now on their 401ks slowly, but they don't see that. So if we can turn our head to what we're losing in our 401k plan, why can't we just like put some money away into Bitcoin and not have the expectation of we have to have X amount or we're not in the game. I don't care if you have a thousand dollars, you're in the game, trust me. And you will get the game. No matter how small. So it's just a matter of like, not overthinking it. You don't have to know how everything works. I turn on my lights and I don't know how electricity works. And even when I'm told I don't retain the information, you know, I don't get how my, I don't give a shit. I just know I can flip the switch and turn on my light. I don't. I want you guys to understand, I don't know shit about. That was the point of the book. I don't know the shit about blockchains. I don't know how any of it works. I don't know how the messages work. Like how are the codes safe at first? I didn't think they were safe. I promise you that. Um, but that's the thing. That's the same thing with the internet. Right. And that's in the book, literally the internet came in, everybody was horrified. Like who would, who, who would do this? Like, you know, people technology as it's growing, everyone's always like, no way. That's never gonna work. Who wants. You know what I mean? Like who, who, who would ever have a cell phone? Like what. You got a thousand dollars on top of that? Like who the hell, whatever thought I know a mini pocket computer that you're carrying around everywhere. When we were literally just talking about the possibility of internet. This is Bitcoin. Okay. Bitcoin is the new currency and I know people like the comfort. You guys, I'm not talking about the comfort zone. I'm asking you to say, fuck it. Okay. I'm just going to go throw some money on Bitcoin. That's all I'm asking you to do. Leave it. There. Don't look. That's it. Whenever you have money to put there, take your 401k, start saving for Bitcoin instead. Yeah. Guys, you can, you can start with, uh, I have literally done this. Uh, I was walking into, um, my daughter. She was cheering at a game Brandon and I walked in and it was halftime. So we got him for free. So the admission I think was like five bucks. So for me and my wife, that 10 bucks, as soon as I sat in the stands, I threw that $10 individually. Uh, you know, it's, it's little stuff like that. $5 here. It's those little things right there. And look, you're going to spend it anyway. So, you know, at least make that thing go to work for you. Because one thing that you have to understand, um, if you don't understand inflation, let me keep it, let me just put it real simple for you. If you're making the same amount of money that you did last year, if that is your goal, you're getting. Because with inflation means, this is why, when you, you, you hear when our, everybody bitches, when they go to Kroger and he's like, damn, this don't look like a a hundred dollars worth of shit. Well, that's the reason being is that's inflation because you're getting less with the money, with the same hundred dollars at one time, the a hundred dollars bottle, a hundred dollars for this. And now the a hundred dollars only buys, you know, $70 worth of stuff and it's going to progressively get worse. Um, would you agree that there's going to be a, a massive correction coming up? Yeah. I mean, w we're on the track to being fucked, that's it like, we, we are so fucked right now and everybody gets excited about these damn stimulus things and all these things that I'm like, we're going to die. Like we're going to pay for that. You guys, we are going to pay for it with our lives. Like, um, as long as you're printing money, that w let me tell you something. They don't, they, all they do is they go to the printer and they print more money. There is no gun. There's nothing back. The dollar bill, no, nothing at all. So anytime the government, they have, they have started something Brandon that they can't stop. So it's just like discounting. Once you start discounting, you can never stop. And so they're going to keep pumping that money out there, which, Hey, when there's a stimulus need, you didn't need a stimulus. Fine. We'll print more money. And then you guys realize, like you saw the ramifications of that because literally this year, everything has gone up and it's going to continue to do that. Your paycheck stays the same, but people aren't getting it. And it's like as a kid. Right. That's what we thought. Like, I know I told my dad once, like, why can't they just put it out? It's just a printer. It's just paper. It doesn't make any sense. I didn't realize like the gold backs, the dollar. I just didn't realize what happened there. But if you guys watch what happened in history, we're doing it all over again to the point of like, you know, shelves are empty. And I do think a lot of things. Nothing is, as it seems, you guys, and I'm saying, do your research on things that are happening, you know, with the government outside of what the news is going to tell you, like, you guys really have to start becoming your own researcher, stop believing the shit you're told, because I'm telling you, the government is not your friend right now. They're going to protect their own asses and they're going to protect, you know, what's good for them. Um, and whatever plans and goals they have with. It is in our fucking business. That usually is not our business. So what's happening now. You guys are complaining about gas prices and your paycheck is not going up, but gas prices are your gallon of milk is $5, not $3. That shit adds up. I know when. I was struggling with feeding the kids. And, you know, at a point where we're applying for food stamps, we were trying to do everything we could to survive. There's no way, no way in that moment that we could have been able to support our family right now, making that kind of money. You guys have to take responsibility for where you are and do some uncomfortable shit. Cause you're uncomfortable anyway. And you're broke right now and you're like, what the hell? I can't buy a loaf of bread. Right? Yeah, what a great, yeah. What a great point, because if you are uncomfortable will be productively uncomfortable. Um, and you know what, Brandon, I think, I think that some of it is it's easy to lay blame, then own then take responsibility. And I think in some ways, the reason why people don't venture into crypto is because they really don't want responsibility. So it's easy to just dump it in a savings and it's not growing or it's easy to put it in a 401k. Oh, well, my investments went bad because that gives you something to point to. But with Bitcoin, it's all you, it's all you, but that's an exciting thing too. So if we can look at the negative and the fear side of it, and you guys can look at the possibilities to what, if you hear this right now and you're like, fuck it. I'm just going to go do this. And then what if it ends up being something really great for you? Like what, if you see the power and the potential of what are the future of money is becoming, how did you, cause you said you got into it last year. How did what got you into it? Like, cause it was really, I, I got so because when you first, like I've been hearing Gary V talk about. Yeah, I don't know, maybe 13, 2014. I was like, oh, this is bullshit. And you know, I was, I was in the situation I had, I was double broke. Um, and so it wasn't until last year that I was in a position now where I just had, you know, just a lot of extra money. I'm like, I don't know what to do with this. And so I was at that point where I said, I got to get off zero, like, I'm just going to try this. Yeah, but what's interesting is, is like once you, I will venture to say this and correct me. If, if, if your thoughts is, is different. Once I put that money out there, I then wanted to become more educated on what that money is doing. Did you, where were you that way? You didn't? I clearly. I put my money and this is the thing like, cause you know, my husband was like not on board because he, he's definitely one of those like no technology. Um, you know what I mean? Like all these things he's just not comfortable with and yeah, he's a diet, you know, it took me two years to get him to even carry a damn. I'm like, people are going to think, I don't allow you to have a phone or something. Like you have to start carrying the phone. So, and now God, I can't get him off of it. That's another story. But, um, yeah. I, you know, I'm like they have a really, I want to start putting money in Bitcoin and he was just like, whatever, babe, like take it out of extra, you know? So then it ended up being like, if I was going to buy a bottle of wine, I mean, you guys look at the frivolous as spending you do. If you want something you're asking, if you want a $300 purse, you go out and buy it. I don't care how broke you are. We make the shit happen. I'm telling you whatever you have to do right now and make it happen. And I don't care if it's a hundred dollars or $300. I'm working with women right now. Um, because I. Slip into Forex trading. I love Bitcoin set, but I still, I was like, all right, what if we just take like $300 and we invest it into some Bitcoin that will actually hire someone to trade for us. I don't know what she does. I don't know how she does it, but. Um, I'm in awe because my money is growing at an insane rate. So this is what I'm working with with women. Just, just put a hundred bucks in and watch what happens. Just let it go. She doesn't have to explain it to me. I don't ask questions. I'm just like messaged me when I could pull out a deposit, messaged me when I need to pay. That's it, that's our relationship. I'm not like, how does this work? I don't care. I just want you guys in any, if you have to know, if you really have to know, that's the fear talking, right. It's kind of the same thing in sales. When you get someone, you have a prospect and they're like, I don't know. I have to talk to my husband. I have to do this. I've got to do that. I was like, my husband says I'm doing it. And I promise you right now. He's like, thank God he did that. Like he he's watching money grow and he's like, Maybe, maybe you were onto something, you know, so even if you had the people in your life that are like, don't do it. Yeah, it was, yeah, it was more of a curiosity for me. Like I was, I didn't have to. So when I put the money out there, I didn't have to know how it was going to come back to me necessarily. Number one, I, I didn't invest anything. Number one, don't don't use any credit cards. Don't leverage any debt. To buy this. That's the first thing, cause you don't want to, and don't spend more than you can afford to lose. You do have that. You do have to look at it like that. I was just naturally curious as to never again, in your lifetime, will you ever see a new quote unquote, current. I mean, who the hell thought there was gold, there was, you know, the U S dollar, the Fiat currency. And now all of a sudden this, and that's, what's so weird to people like a new currency. Like what in the hell is that all about? But it is not going away. So what. What is Forex versus me just buying on a, on an exchange. Do they actively trade it? I don't know. Yeah. Yes. Yep. I pay a broker and she goes in and, and I'll just take some Bitcoin. I did not take all my Bitcoin. You guys have to let that shit set. Okay. You have to keep a substantial amount of. To set there, but this is the thing about money. Money is energy and it likes to move. It likes to breathe. It likes to be free. It likes to just flow. And I knew, um, my husband met someone at his job that was like, I know your wife had a book and they start talking about it. He's like, does she do any trading? And so my husband went down a rabbit hole of just trying to do all this research. And I'm like, that's all too much. Like he has a broker. That's all I need to know. I just need to know there's someone that knows. What I don't want to know. And this is where you guys take that humility of, like, you don't have to know everything. Just find someone that can be your strength at what you're not good at. I can never, I don't even want to know how it works. It makes my head hurt doing the transfers alone. I'm like, this is good for me. I was pressing buttons, um, literally from a Coinbase wallet, um, to my broker and she moves the money. She trades on like a world level, like all across the world. Insane things and ends up bringing a huge, a huge return for me. Um, people have asked me like, have you lost money? Never my own, never have I lost anything that I put in. So the first time we did it, we literally put in 300 bucks, 300 bucks. That's what I started with and ended up. A lot, a lot from that 300 bucks. Yeah. So I have watched her lose what she's won, you know, over time there's been a, you know, maybe there was like 3000 in the account and all of a sudden there's 2,500, you know, but it's never been my investment. She's incredibly talented. I've bombarded her with people because I can not get enough of sharing. Like you want financial freedom it's possible and you don't have to work countless, ridiculous hours. Just find someone that's good at their job. And she is brilliant. So it's been working well. I still, I leave my Bitcoin. I still watch that. I'm still that's my baby. Over there. It stays in my coin. I'm not going to let go of it ever. Will I grow it? That's exactly what I'm doing. So every time she is making gains on what I give her to trade, I'm just compiling that back into my Bitcoin. Not even something I'm taking out to live on in the moment. I'm like, Put it in Bitcoin. So, so what does she, what is she trading? What monetary value is that the gains from the initial from, and I'm just going to use a random number 12 months worth of gains on Bitcoin. So just the profit itself. Are she actually, so she's actually trading, like trading on all kinds of currency. We work with Bitcoin, so I invest Bitcoin and then she goes on to this market and then trades like currencies across the. Like trades the Bitcoin on everything. So when she makes those gains, they convert everything back into, um, what shows on my account is the U S dollar amount of what I have. And then I pull it, they pay me a Bitcoin and I pay them in Bitcoin. So that's how it works. And you guys, I don't want you to feel like, okay, well, if I buy this, if I do Bitcoin, then how am I going to go by. Okay, I'll break it down for you. Cause I, I know a lot of people, they're just like, I don't know where to start. So the first thing I'm going to tell you right now, step one, as you're listening to this, I want you to download, download Coinbase. Coinbase is a place. I feel like it's the safest. And maybe because it's what I know, but I don't know anything better out there. So I say, go for Coinbase. And then what you're going to do is you have the money from your checking account. Whatever it is your a hundred bucks. Okay. And you put it into Bitcoin. That's your first step right now. And then you don't touch it. And, and like marsh said, not, you know, not, don't go into debt doing this. I'm saying instead of that $300 purse, go buy some Bitcoin, trust me like this. This is the future for yourself and your family. Um, you know, maybe instead of going out to dinner tonight, put a hundred bucks on Bitcoin, whatever it takes for you, but start at Coinbase. Um, And you can do any dollar amount. That's that's what's good about it was $5. You guys I've literally put $5 at times where I'm just like, okay, I was going to buy this or do whatever. So just start there. You don't have to have a whole chunk of money or wait for grandma's inheritance. Like whatever you have, if you have $5, put $5 just. Yup. So, um, so now that we've got started, we can do it with a small amount, download Coinbase. Don't leverage any of that. So don't put it on a credit card or anything like that. They're going to try to make it attractive to you. Just do not do that at all. Yeah. Um, and don't look at it. It's not, this is, this is something, as you write in the book, you know, wealth is, is a marathon. It's not a. Um, and so it takes, just set it and forget it and walk away from it. The, the, the largest, the wealthiest people, we're not traders. The wealthiest people were the ones who invested in something and they held it. Um, that, that, that, that's it. Now, can you speak quickly to, uh, there's different wallets, there's a cold and a hot wallet. What are the two differences and what should they be concerned with? Okay. So really right now, if you're going to start small, you just need the hot wallet. The hot wallet is online, and this is where you're going to buy your crypto. This is where you're going to leave it. You're not going to touch it. Now, if you've invested like hundreds of thousands of dollars, then I encourage you to get a cold wallet. And this is something that takes your Bitcoin offline. Like it's basically your private little bank and I don't know how it works. I just know. That it it's, it's like your own savings that no one can tap into. Um, but things like Coinbase, I don't want you to be like, oh my God. So people could tap into my hot wallet. Um, no Coinbase is protected. They're insured. Like you are safe. Okay. Um, it's just the vault, you know, it's a voluntary. System. I mean, Bitcoin goes up and down and so my encouragement to you is get excited when it goes down to throw a couple bucks in it, not pull your money out. Um, did you Mark Marshall, when you first saw your money dip, like, did you panic? Were you like, oh shit. It's fucked up. Well, no, because I went in with the thought if, if I lose it all I'm okay. Um, so I, because I started, I started small. I, I think my initial, I think I did a a hundred dollars was the, was the first thing I did. And then I was doing like five bucks a week. I was just, you know, random numbers didn't really matter. Then I started moving into the. Um, you know, as time went on, but you know, and to this day, I will say this. If, if it all went away today, I could still survive. I have enough, I make enough money monthly that okay. I just start over. Um, so that's, what's that's what's good about that. What about you? Did you, did you kinda like I panicked? Oh my God. Yeah. We were not in a position where a hundred dollars. Okay for us to give, okay. Six fucking kids, you guys, and we own a farm of animals. Like there was just no way it was. So the first time I saw a dip, I pulled my shit out and I'm like, this is stupid. And then I'm like, okay. I came to my senses. I, I reacted. So I want you guys to know that when you first feel that initial thing, it, it be weary. That's a normal thing, but just don't go running for the Hills. Cause then I ended up losing money on the trade. Um, you know, so I started over, I started over and now I know just like. If someone touch it, when the market's down, I actually get excited. I'm like, oh shit, it's low. So here, let's put this money here. We can move this. And that's how I move now. Yeah. When it was banging at 30 grand, you know, uh, you know, at the beginning of the year, I was like, let's go because my purchasing power and. You got to look at too, like when you're investing in something, you've got to do opposite of what everybody else is doing. Everybody else is hitting those shit moment. When you know, everybody's riding the wave, everybody looks, that's all fine and good, but you've got to be contrarian. So to buy it, you know, when it's just skyrocketing that's I jumped in because I wanted to get off zeros. So I bought in the sixties. Um, but as when it was in the thirties, I was trying to figure out how I could pour more and more money in there because. My, my market share actually went up as well. Um, so the main thing that I want everybody to to realize is just get off zero, try something, um, and then, and then go from there. Um, so, uh, in the, in the few minutes that we have left, where can people learn more about you get your books and what do you have? You know, what other services do you offer? Um, yeah, so I'm probably the most active on Facebook than any other platform. A hundred percent. That's where you find everything. Um, I am on Instagram. I am on Twitter when I remember to log in and check the things. Um, but, uh, you can go to my website@brandonlinet.com. Um, definitely subscribed to the emails. I do a lot. You get something beautiful from me every day that whether it's affirmations or just lessons in like your, you know, self-esteem or whatever it is, it's just a dose of, of Brandon to just fuck with your day, make it better. And I hope you realize you're in control. All my books are on Amazon. Um, and yeah, I'm, I'm still social selling. I'm in the sales life, still loving that. Um, and I'm currently coaching women on abundance mindset. So do you coach only women, are you open to men as well? I actually, I am open to men if you know, if it's a good fit. Yeah. Yeah. Gotcha. And the, and the, would you, would you say that. The, um, the books are, are also, are they relevant to men as well? I know the Bitcoin when the red certainly was, yeah, to be honest, like I have, I have a lot of men that are in this space that love the books that, so yes, they, they really are. Um, I guess I speak to women the most because like it's where I relate. It's where I related to. We are powerful and we don't give ourselves that credit. And I feel like men already know, like they know the power that they hold. They know the things they can do. Women have just been too quiet for too long. So I wanted to bring them up to be able to be on a level playing field with men to, um, you know, kind of. Make our voice just as powerful men dominate in sales, men, dominate in business, men dominate and all these places. And it doesn't have to be like that. Like there's room for all of us. If we can all work together, that's power. That is power. So yes, definitely men, men are welcome into the space. Awesome. Awesome. Well, you have such a, um, uh, you have a very commanding presence about you, uh, but a very sweet spirit about you, but a no bullshit spirit about you too, and wrapped all together. It's it's super powerful. And like I said, it's, it's, it's very. Uh, magnetizing. So, um, I'm so grateful to have this conversation with you and get to know you more and, uh, get to know you even more as time goes on with. Yeah, I'm excited. I think we're going to be really great friends. You can hear my kids in the background. Welcome to the mom life. You guys it's there. I can't, I tried to lock them up in the basement and then I felt guilty. So you got rabbits upstairs and dogs downstairs, right? Yeah. Rabbits upstairs dogs downstairs. And there's a cat that floats in between, so yeah, it's craziness. That's amazing. Amazing. So, well, thank you so much for being here and, uh, any last words that you want to, uh, leave my list. Men go buy some Bitcoin bitches. That's what all the smart bitches do. So that's it. You fucking do it today. Coinbase buy some Bitcoin. I don't care how much it is. Just do it. And you will thank us later. Absolutely. Remember the greatest sale that you will ever make is to sell you all new you because you're more than enough. Stay amazing. Stay in the sales life. Thanks Brandon. Thank you. Thanks so much for listening to today's episode. You want more? I got you covered head over to the home of the sales life. Go to the sales life.me. That's thesaleslife.me and the top right. Are links to all the socials where I hang out and in the bottom, right. Is a microphone from you. To me, leave me a message. Let me know what's going on in your world and how it can help. I'm no hair, but I'm all ears while you're there. 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