If I don’t say it often enough…
THANK YOU for being a subscriber to Meeting of the Minds.
Hopefully these weekly emails have helped you build a stronger network, improve the marketing, business development, and sales engines for your business, and introduce you to dozens of diverse subject matter experts from our community here to comment on everything from the macro-economy to developing a reputable personal brand.
During these uncertain times, I am reminded of the importance of who you know.
The success of your business (and the quality of your life!) is a direct result of the people you meet and how much you learn from them.
(For a crash course, here’s a 5 min video on networking and relationship-building I recorded with media giant Big Think a couple years back that has over 18,000 views.)
A few nights ago, I reconnected with one of our alumni who is a serial 7-figure business owner in the real estate industry.
He runs a brokerage representing luxury properties in New York and his team consistently breaks sales records. He’s also purchased, invested in, and flipped hotels, developed real estate funds to gather investments from high net-worth individuals and co-invest alongside them, and has even created online educational programs to help other real estate professionals.
In 30 minutes, he shared with me a handful of ideas for a real estate venture we are pursuing that certainly saved me hours of research, and might potentially save me tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars.
More importantly, I felt supported, recognized, and buoyed for the vision I was trying to execute on, and that alone means the world to me.
I believe so strongly in developing deep, meaningful relationships that I’ve dedicated my career to helping others forge these high-quality connections through Meeting of the Minds, and I’d like to invite you on the journey whether you’re interested in subscribing to this newsletter and/or attending one of our upcoming monthly Deep Dives.
Sign up for one of our premium subscriptions in the next 24 hours (by clicking the button below) and I’ll include a complimentary one-hour consulting session which is a $500 value so that you can “rent my brain” on all things marketing, networking, biz dev, books, speaking, writing, and more.
Also, if you’d like to connect not only with me, but dozens of top entrepreneurs from my network (and note, I have been named USA Today’s “Most Connected Millennial”, which I only share to shine a light on the types of people I’m fortunate to connect with on a regular basis, like our clients who’ve collectively started companies worth billions of dollars and influence hundreds of millions of people throughout the world)…
...then you should also join us for one of our upcoming Meeting of the Minds!
Sept 19-20, for example, we will be hosting a Marketing & Biz Dev “Deep Dive” which you can apply for at: motm.co/sept. (Subscribers to our newsletter get discounts to these experiences, which is yet another benefit in addition to great content each week.)
On Oct 24-25, we will be covering business operations and time management, which are some of the most requested topics from our annual members investing tens of thousands of dollars annually to be part of our high-level mastermind group.
And every month, we choose another series of topics to connect over, providing clients with amazing content and knowledge from experts, but also access to one another through thoughtfully curated groups and careful facilitation.
You only need ONE connection to raise money, close that big deal, have a “breakthrough” idea that improves your marketing strategy or saves you time and money in execution, develop win-win partnerships, or make a new life-long friend.
And so, for only $12/mo or $120/yr (which works out to $2.31/week or less than a cup of Starbucks), you can start getting access to exclusive content, networking opportunities, and connections via our premium subscription options at Substack.
Plus, you’ll get discounts to any upcoming Meeting of the Minds deep dives for whenever you want to invest further in your network and explore strategies to generate more predictable revenue, increase the profitability of, and ultimately scale your business. Either option is a total “no-brainer” to me, and I hope you check it out!
Remember, if you’re NOT already a paid subscriber and decide to join us in the next 24 hours, I’ll give you an additional bonus of 1 hour’s worth of consulting on any topic(s) of interest to you (which is a $500 value).
If you’ve already subscribed, I’ll happily connect with you for an hour of pro-bono consulting as well :).
Thanks and happy Friday!
Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (motm.co), as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial".
Meeting of the Minds curates "super-connectors" and subject matter experts as invite-only attendees to 3 day summits in places like Napa Valley, Bermuda, and elsewhere, as well as “deep dives” such as this Marketing and Biz Dev strategy & implementation workshop. Members of the MOTM network include CEOs of 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses, creators of globally-recognized brands and social movements, New York Times bestselling authors, founders of pre-IPO tech unicorns, c-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies, and others.
Jared's career began at 15 years old when he started his first company, and took off at 16 while working as the first intern, and then one of the first 10 employees, for an enterprise SaaS company called 15Five, which today has raised over $40M and has almost 2000 forward-thinking companies as monthly recurring clients.
Later, Jared would become a delegate to President Obama's 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia, write multiple books including the "#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015", and speak at TED@IBM the day before he turned 20.
As a highly-sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jared’s clients range from organizations like Facebook, Samsung, Bacardi, Estee Lauder, IBM, Cornell, Berkeley, AdAge, and the National Speakers Association. His insights on entrepreneurship, networking, marketing, and business development have been featured in Forbes, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, NPR, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Fox Business and more.
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