Road Doggin’ Your Way To The Top
As a road dog, even though you’re handling everything, and even though you’re the guy who’s in charge and without you the whole thing falls apart… you don’t necessarily get the credit, you don’t get the billing, you don’t get any of that stuff.
What you get is far more valuable.
Road dogging is an untapped opportunity for you to get real mentoring – a way through the door when you don’t have other opportunities to get through.
Great road dogs quickly become indispensable.
You need sharp instincts along with an intuitive ability to think ahead and effectively get done that which needs doing – without being asked.
Road dogs don’t make excuses – you make shit happen.
Road dogs don’t solve problems – you preclude them.
Keeping the train smoothly chugging down the track scores you a ticket to ride shotgun on many an adventure that would otherwise be professionally (or socially) out of reach – and that creates professional opportunities and career arcs you’d never dare dream up for yourself.
A few show notes from the recording:
- The twisted journey that kicked off John’s first day working with Gary Halbert
- What it takes to be a good road dog and how it can make or break your career as a freelancer
- The secret meaning behind Mick Jagger’s banana and Van Halen’s “no brown M&Ms” contract riders
- The invisible “shit-giving” gene that all successful freelancers carry
- How to put your ego in check and set up the headliner like a champ
- Why it took Dan Kennedy 25 years to agree to break bread with Carlton (and how road dogging allowed Kevin to waltz right into the moment)
- The fastest way to sabotage your opening to any guru you hope to “get in with”