Greetings from Kiev, Ukraine, the first European country on my latest tour of the world.
I don’t speak Ukrainian or Russian, so in places like this I just walk around and look at things. It’s not a bad way to travel, all things considered.
Two weeks from yesterday, I’ll be launching the Empire Building Kit to an initial group of business-minded folks in our community. But today, I want to give away a free advance copy to two people.
The EBK is all about building a sustainable lifestyle business in one year by doing one thing every day. This is a serious project for serious people.
In compiling the material, I looked at dozens of different, interesting lifestyle businesses. We’ve got a guy who produces murder mystery parties, a professional dog trainer, a photographer, a writer, a winery, a tax planner, and so on. None of them are professional bloggers. (Nothing wrong with that, naturally, but I think us bloggers get enough attention most of the time.)
Oh, and they all make around $50,000-$150,000 a year from their lifestyle business. I like this range because it means the business is not a huge company, but it’s definitely a great living from doing something that you love.
EBK contains an onslaught of material—case studies, video interviews, several hours of screen-capture video, a 365-step checklist, transcripts, and so on. I like working with partners, but I wanted to do this one on my own. Every day on the trip, I’ve been interviewing people by Skype from various airports and drinking more coffee than usual as I frantically work on wrapping it up in the next 10 days.
The winners will get the entire product, including ongoing updates and access to a special webinar I’m doing only for the first group who gets it during the initial launch.
Win a Free Copy
I want to give the entire product away to two people who will be extremely likely to use it well. I’m looking for one person who already has a business and wants to scale up, and one person who doesn’t have a profitable business but is very serious about building one over the next year.
The question is… Should it be you? If so, let me know why in the comments section of this post. A panel of extremely biased judges will review the entries and make a decision by Sunday night, 6pm EST. Don’t wait!
If at any point in the comments, you want to vote for someone else’s submission instead of your own, you can do that too—but please don’t try to game the system by getting all your friends to post comments. My cat gets tired enough trying to weed out all the spam comments that come through every day.
Also, please be concise—no need to use the entire 1,000 word limit that we have on the comment form. The biased judges and I are more interested in what you have to say than how long it takes you to say it.
Alright, that’s it! I’m going to dinner as soon as I can figure out how to order something in Ukrainian, and I’ll check back in on your comments in an hour or so. Have a great Thursday.
Update: It looks like we received a few entries. Thanks so much—we’ll announce the winner in a new post shortly.