Weekly Update – May 22, 2024

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From Selling Houses to Selling Dreams: How I Used Personal Storytelling to Skyrocket Sales

It was a pivotal moment. I had just attended a conference about web marketing and had learned about the power of long-form sales letters. The trainer emphasized the importance of using a compelling story to kickstart the sales letter and set the stage for more sales.

But there was a problem. I didn’t know which story to tell. I didn’t have the money to pay for his course that would have guided me on which story to share in my sales letter. As I sat in my lonely hotel room while everyone else was out socializing, I felt overwhelmed and frustrated.

Determined not to give up, I decided to draw from my own experiences. I reflected on a time when I had sold two houses in 30 days without an agent so I could move to Florida for a new job.

This story was perfectly related to my book, which was all about how to sell your house yourself and save the commission. I wrote up the story and posted it on my sales letter before heading to bed, hoping for the best.

The Power of Authenticity: How Sharing a Personal Journey Increased Sales by 250%

The next morning, I woke up and saw my sales increased by a staggering 250%. Simply by sharing my personal story, I connected with my audience and made a significant impact. It was a powerful lesson in the effectiveness of storytelling in sales.

As years passed, that simple decision to share my personal journey was the first instance in which I injected soul into my sales copy. It was a turning point that marked the beginning of my journey towards honing my own unique voice in the world of marketing and sales.

Using stories consistently in everything I do over the last couple of decades has made a huge impact on my ability to sell. And now, in the age of AI, stories are more important than ever.

The SOUL Method: How Sharing Stories, Opinions, Uniqueness, and Lessons Transformed my Sales

Here’s what I mean…

In our fast-paced, content-crammed world, where AI can churn out passable content with the click of a button, embracing SOUL is not just a creative quest but a survival tactic. Your stories, opinions, and more the treasures no algorithm can mimic. Injecting SOUL into content is more than a technique; it’s the only way to ensure you or your client’s content shines in a crowded world.

SOUL, isn’t just a concept – it’s an acronym I’ve come to swear by, pinpointing the CRITICAL elements of content creation. They represent the Stories we tell, the Opinions we hold, the Uniqueness we offer, and the Lessons we share.


They’re not just the backbone of compelling content; they’re the lifeblood of individuality. The stories I’ve sprinkled throughout my sales copy are all about my personal journey – they’re one-of-a-kind, as yours are to you. Start with a story because you’ll find your content rates significantly more memorable in the eyes of your readers.


We’ve all heard the grim comparison about “opinions” – everyone has them, right?😉 But truth be told, opinions matter. Opinions are the result of our experiences, and when shared authentically, they convey expertise and humanity – something no AI can emulate. In sharing opinions that resonate, we do more than just fill space; we provide value, connection, and provoke thought in ways only humans can.


This is your secret weapon. Be it a dash of insight, a quirky example, or an innovative spin on a stale topic – this makes your content truly stand out. Remember that authenticity and freshness will always have an edge over the generic content people spit out in raw form from your average chat bot.


Lessons learned are the pearls of practical wisdom readers desperately want amidst an ocean of facts. When we share our hard-earned lessons with our audience, we’re not just disseminating information; we’re imparting meaningful knowledge that carries the weight and texture of true experience.

So, there you have it – the blueprint to breathe SOUL into any content. By weaving together these elements, your content (or the content of your clients) will resonate with genuine human presence.

And that, my friends, is the irreplaceable SOUL no AI can ever replicate. It’s the difference that will make your brand or your client’s content gleam against a grey, soulless veil of mediocrity that is settling over the online content landscape.

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