I Almost Completely Flopped…


Did you know professional belly flopping is a thing?

“Shallow diving” has been part of traveling circuses since the early 20th century.

You dive from really, really high up… into a kiddie pool not much longer, wider or deeper than your body.

I mean, I’ve belly flopped into water from just 5 feet high – it didn’t tickle.

Warner Bros. spoofed the feat in the 1949 Looney Tunes short film High Diving Hare with Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.

In real life, American Darren Taylor (aka Professor Splash) nailed the Guinness World Record in 2014 for the highest shallow dive of all time…

Thirty-eight feet. One foot of water. Thirty-three miles per hour.

You probably think he’s crazy…

I don’t.

How does one get up the guts to attempt such a piss-your-pants stunt?

By finding a way to conquer the fear of missing the target and splattering into a human pancake.

You see, no matter who’s diving the mechanics are the same. (Google it — there is actually a scientific method to the madness.)

Once they’ve got the technique down it’s a matter of powering through the fear and dread of jumping from the height of a four story building.

That’s the harder part.

The same is true for dealmaking. At different points during your journey, you might feel like you’re about to take a high dive into the shallow end of the pool…

But with my business-buying training, you’ll see it’s 80% psychology… and only 20% mechanics.

Anyone can learn the mechanics. But you need to get control of your mind and your limiting beliefs…

Because you’re not stupid. Not inexperienced. Not in over your head. Not going to die. (In fact, quite the opposite…)

Listen today as I tell you about a death-defying feat I attempted not too long ago…

You’ll be inspired by what kept it from being a total flop.

Until next time, bye for now.

Carl Allen

Carl Allen
Editor and co-founder, Dealmaker Wealth Society

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