The first time you hear this, you’re shocked, scared, disappointed, confused and pissed off...
...then the real anger sets in.
You've been thriving in your career for over 20 years and living the dream.
You married the woman of your dreams and your children are excelling in school and in life. You own the home of your dreams and your driving the car you've wanted since you were a kid.
Life couldn't be better.
And in a matter of seconds...
The rug had been pulled out from under you.
Kicked to the curb with nowhere to go.
You're 50+ and you still have a lot in the tank.
You have a mortgage to pay and college tuition looming just around the corner. Your 401K has been decimated by the stock market crash and your savings are dwindling.
Panic sets in.
Your resume is impeccable but you hear nothing but crickets when you apply for jobs you are more than qualified for.
The dark thoughts creep into your head.
"Have I passed my prime?"
"20+ years of success means nothing in today's job market?"
"Can a millennial really do the job better than me?"
"Just give me a chance and I'll prove I can do the job"
There's a dirty little secret no one will talk about.
You know it's happening to you but the silence is deafening when you bring it up.
And you feel helpless...
It's happened to me more than once...
For over 20 years, I had a very successful career in the computer industry during the early days of Silicon Valley.
The internet gold rush was underway and I was like a kid in the candy store with opportunities everywhere until...
The DOT COM bubble burst ending 20+ years of success overnight.
At first I thought it was a small bump in the road and I'd be back in the saddle in no time.
After a couple of years of floundering, I realized my tech career was nothing but a distant memory. There was no demand for a 40+ tech veteran earning over six-figures.
If you could find work, you may earn $15 an hour because most tech jobs were outsourced to India with salaries at pennies on the dollar.
That's a hard pill to swallow after being a highly sought-after techie for over two decades.
So I started to reinvent myself.
Fast forward seven years…
The Great Recession tanked the economy in 2009 and wiped out my business.
I was 52 years old, with a mortgage and two kids in college, so I started applying for jobs being held by 25 year olds. Somehow I landed my perfect job from a Craigslist ad.
For the next 3 1/2 years I was the Online Marketing Manager for a software company, running online ads, doing SEO and social media in 12 countries. We grew from $25M/year to over $150M/year during the Great Recession.
Instead of filling our bank accounts with stock options, the entire marketing department was let go after a large venture capital investment.
After three strikes, I finally figured out how to recession-proof my career and business so I’m not dependent on corporate America or the economy. Today, I’m helping successful executives finish their career on their terms with a BANG instead of simply fading into the sunset.
Since 2013, I've helped hundreds of frustrated executives (who were sick and tired of the corporate BS that stopped their career dead in its tracks) reignite their career… and I do it even if the thought of venturing out on your own scares the hell out of you.
1. You can try to get back into the corporate world by applying for jobs through the traditional route. Submit your resume and pray they will notice your resume among hundreds of applications. (this approach only worked for me once after I was 40 years old)
If you do get hired, there's a good chance you'll be kicked to the curb again after a corporate takeover or restructuring. The corporate world is in a constant state of flux and their sole motivation is to increase profits. They could care less about you and your families needs.
2. Start your own consulting practice and be 100% in control of your fate forever.
When you surround yourself with successful mentors and colleagues you can create a "second act" career that will replace or exceed your current salary and give you the freedom to work from anywhere.
Get back on you feet quickly and kiss corporate jobs goodbye forever!
One of my mentors has a saying "What's the fastest way to the cash?"
Make that phrase stick in your head.
"What's the fastest way to the cash?"
Repeat it over and over every day.
As you look at your "To Do" list every day, ask yourself "Will this move me closer to replacing my salary?"
If not, remove it from your To Do list.
Companies still need your expertise
We're living in the gig economy and companies will hire you as a consultant for specific projects.
I know for a fact, Google, Facebook and other tech companies hire thousands of consultants for specific projects. This happens in every industry and you can make a lot more than the salary you were earning working for those heartless, money-grabbing corporations.
It's easier than ever to find these gigs when you establish yourself as an expert on LinkedIn. You need a proven LinkedIn system which helps you connect with the right people and earn their trust quickly.
Once you connect with your ideal prospects, you can strike up friendly conversations so you quickly get to know, like and trust each other. Remember it's just as important for you to trust them as it is for them to trust you.
To be honest, I don’t use LinkedIn. Is this for me?
LinkedIn is perfect for whatever level of expertise you have and you can get results in just a few minutes a day.
The best news...
You don't need to experiment. We practice what we teach with thousands of students so we know exactly what works and even better, what doesn’t work on LinkedIn. You won’t waste your valuable time figuring things out. We deliver proven, step-by-step “client-getting” strategies that land you new clients quickly and re-activate past clients with a so-simple-you-wouldn’t-believe-it tactic.
Your unfair advantage - your “client-focused” LinkedIn profile attracts ideal clients like a super-magnet and they know with absolute certainty you are the solution they’ve been longing for.
Did you ever wonder what you should say to people on LinkedIn? You don’t want to seem pushy or salesy so you don’t say anything to your LinkedIn network. That’s why you never hear from 99% of your LinkedIn connections.
You are leaving so much money on the table because they want to hear from you and they need you! You’ll have your own library of battle-tested, conversation-starting LinkedIn messages so your connections quickly get to know, like and trust you (and happily pull out their credit card)
Do you ever feel like you’re in this all by yourself and your friends and family don't understand how hard it is to run your own business? You can’t afford to hire help so you become the chief cook and bottle washer. Your workload is overwhelming and your relationships are struggling. Networking and peer support in our private group lets you provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other so you’re not in this alone.
Here’s what I have for you:
If you are over 50, chances are your career will be disrupted by a corporate acquisition, restructuring, or you will be replaced by a millennial. You can wait for this to happen then look for another job… good luck looking for a six-figure corporate job when you are over 50… or you can proactively take charge of your fate now.
In fact, I’m so confident I can help you close your first client in 90 days or less, I’ll put your money where my mouth is.
Work with me for 90 days and if you don't close your first client within those 90 days, I will refund 100% of your investment, no questions asked.
All I ask of you is that you attend our weekly one hour coaching calls where together we will create a weekly action plan. I will give you specific tasks to do each week that will take approximately 30-60 minutes each day. Every day you will document your actions and the results you receive. This helps us adjust your daily tasks so you can focus on the tasks which are moving you closer to your goal.
My clients who take action every day and track their results replace their corporate salary within 90 days 72.5% of the time... But you have to be completely committed to the process and do the work EVERY day.
CEO's are flocking to LinkedIn like never before.
They're reaching out to their colleagues to brainstorm ways out of the pandemic abyss.
In fact, LinkedIn traffic is up 44% in April alone because we're all reaching out to everyone we know.
I'm sure you're talking to a lot of friends and former co-workers who haven't called you in years.
We're looking for certainty and assurance that we will survive this pandemic.
LinkedIn is your electronic rolodex reconnecting you with your very best contacts.
Before the pandemic, I spoke at a networking meeting.
The room was fully packed of attorneys, financial advisors, realtors, and successful entrepreneurs, many earning well over 7-figures.
What is the source of their ongoing 7-figure success?
People who know how to network on LinkedIn are STILL generating lots of business because business professionals are flocking to LinkedIn in record numbers.
It's like shooting fish in a barrel because people are open to chatting with you on LinkedIn. They have plenty of time to chat because they're not wasting time in boring meetings and they're starved for adult conversation!
Now, you might be asking...
“Ted, why are these business professionals getting lots of new business from LinkedIn when most LinkedIn members don't have a clue what to do after they log in? “
I am glad you asked because I get this question from many in your position.
I know this for a fact because over 100,735 of you asked for my powerful LinkedIn cheatsheet.
I'm not kidding...
These 7 figure titans "get" LinkedIn.
They don't need to use aggressive LinkedIn messaging hack, tricks and gimmicks.
Truth is, hacks, tricks and gimmicks only last for 3 months.
Our members close deals quickly because they come from a position of strength.
… They aren’t desperate.
… They choose who they want to work with.
… They don’t have to hard-sell their prospects.
Closing deals is easy because prospects are almost begging for the opportunity to work with these people.
And you too, when you know the ONLY way to navigate on LinkedIn...
Introducing A Groundbreaking Way To Build Your Lifestyle Business Right Now...
Here's how you can build a predictable stream of quality clients for your lifestyle business allowing you the freedom to work from anywhere while earning what you want.
Together we create your "client getting" system by leveraging the expertise of your own team of advisors.
I not only teach you what to do, we implement what you learn on the spot using "done with you" technology.
Zoom screen sharing has been around for years.
But now virtual coaching is even more effective using Zoom Rooms.
What’s a Zoom Room?
A Zoom Room is a digital meet up…
It’s just like being in a private classroom with breakout rooms so you can work in small, focused groups.
Instead of watching a course via video, we jump on a Zoom call and I teach for 30 minutes.
Next, you head off to your Zoom Room and implement what you just learned with the help of your study group.
After you complete your assignments in the breakout rooms, we reconvene in the main classroom to share your work with the entire class to get their feedback.
You leave with a completed assignment, ready to implement in your next marketing campaign.
All from the comfort of your home and in your jammies!
You'll never say "I didn't have time..."
… because we are implementing on the spot.
Rubber meets the ground, and you are off to the races!
Now, let’s get to the good stuff.
What happens when you surround yourself with successful people and use this proven system?
But, there is no better feeling than having you pillow hit the bed knowing you crushed your day!
Here’s a sample of the freedom-generating strategies we implement in our group calls:
Here is What You’ll Get In The Freedom Accelerator Academy: Mastermind and Coaching for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs
… Like I said, if you want to know your future, look at your inner network...
Amazing information! From his easy-to-follow book to his info packed online courses, I have found Ted to always be providing powerful advice and tips. His knowledge and expertise also incorporates big picture strategy.
The best part is as a coach and speaker, Ted remains humble and very passionate about helping in the best way. I strongly recommend anyone that is interested in growing their portfolio, their business to personally connect with Ted. - Dr. Ingrid Pyka Executive Strategist
If you want to know the behind-the-scenes, real world strategies to use LinkedIn to grow your business, you need to read and listen to Ted Prodromou. Ted has helped me tremendously and his book is jam-packed with nuggets of instantly applicable tips and tricks to save you time and money… and give you a roadmap to actually making money on LinkedIn. - Scott Keffer Million Dollar Mentor for Financial Advisors
Ted knows. He truly is America’s Leading LinkedIn Coach. I was impressed by the depth of knowledge he shared in his presentation and how open he was when responding to questions from myself and others in the audience. And when I signed up for a personal review of my LinkedIn Profile? I was blown away by his response. I thought I had a pretty good profile (and I did!). Ted targeted specific areas that were weak, told me why, and told me how to apply a fix that would improve readability, connectivity, and appeal. I recommend him highly to anyone who uses LinkedIn or any social media for business! -Candy Zulkosky The Writer Success Coach
Here’s a sample of the freedom-generating strategies we implement in our group calls:
Freedom Accelerator Academy: Mastermind and Coaching for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs
Twice a month we go live where Ted and guest experts teach you what's working now (and what to stop doing!)
Every month one new masterclass training will be added to the video library
Network with other successful business professionals and get support in between our live calls.
OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO CREATE CERTAINTY IN YOUR INCOME WHILE YOU WORK LESS AND MAKE MORE DOING WHAT YOU LOVE
Here are some of the courses available in our members library. You have full access to every course in the library as long as you remain a member.
Messages are the secret sauce when it comes to LinkedIn. Crafting messages that build trust lead to sales and referrals down the road. In this course you'll learn the various types of LinkedIn messages you can send and create sequences that turn LinkedIn connections into satisfied customers.
My signature training course teaching LinkedIn from A to Z. This course is for LinkedIn beginners, intermediates and experts. LinkedIn success comes down to knowing what problem you solve, is there a demand for your solution and who's willing to pay you to solve that problem. You'll have a LinkedIn profile which attracts your ideal clients and you'll know how to start conversations with these people without sounding like a used car salesman.
What's the fastest, easiest, and most economical way to get premium clients through any social media platform? Which social media platform is number one to get highly responsive and high profile, high premium clients? The answer may surprise you. The answer is LinkedIn. and we're going to show you how easy it is to close high-end deals on LinkedIn in just minutes a day.
What qualifies me to be your coach?
This program is NOT for everyone
I am looking for highly-motivated business professionals who want to work their ass off with me for the next 90 days to kiss your corporate gig goodbye while maintaining or exceeding your current salary… Eventually you will maintain your current income level while working just 24 hours a week (or less) with no full-time employees… or you can work 40 hours a week or more with full-time staff and earn even more. The choice is yours.
I will help you avoid the embarrassment of being fired in the prime of your career. Deep down, you know the handwriting is on the wall and it’s only a matter of time before you’re replaced by a millennial or your position is eliminated after an acquisition.
This offer is not for “shelf study” students who purchase training and let it sit on the shelf. You must apply and be accepted to the program after an extensive interview process.