We were down to 11 seats remaining for my Zero
Resistance Internet Marketing Seminar – and
based on a conversation I had this morning,
it’s now nine.
Here’s why: This morning I was out on the deck
at my beach condo doing my early morning
deep breathing exercies and visulaization
When I finished, a couple men who were sitting nearby
observing the energy – and wondering what sort
of hurricane was going on around me while I was
in repose – started talking football.
After I finished the men didn’t say anything to me right
away – it was easier to talk about football. Next thing you
know they’re rapping about the Iowa v. Wisconsin
I figured one of them must be from Iowa because
it’s not often to hear Floridians talking about the
Hawkeyes or Badgers.
I asked the gents if they were from Iowa. Turns out
one comes from a town of 1900. He asked where
I hailed from and I told him Carroll – a town of
Before you know it we were talking about my coach,
Dan Gable, who led Iowa to 15 National team titles
in 21 seasons. A record no other coach in any other
collegiate sport has EVER matched – or probably ever
Many believe Gable’s record dwarfs that of the legendary
John Wooden, who coached UCLA basketball to many
NCAAA titles in the 1960’s.
As a competitor Gable was 180-0 going into his final
college match. When he lost the state of Iowa went
into shock. Basketball games were stopped to
announce that he had lost. That’s how BIG the news
The next day front page of the Des Moines Register
carried the headline: GABLE LOSES – GABLE FAILS.
How would you like to wake up to THAT?
Gable regrouped after the loss and went ont to win
the world championships a year later (1971) – and
Olympic gold a year after that (1972),
His gold medal was historic because he never
allowed a single point to be scored upon him in
Not one point.
The Soviets vowed in 1971 that they would find
someone to mop the mat with Gable. They couldn’t.
And get this – Gable essentially one his Olympic
gold on ONE LEG. At the time he needed knee
surgery very badly. But in those days if you had
cartilage removed you were out for six months.
So Gable taped his own knee each day as he knew
how to do it so it wouldn’t bend in certain directions.
And he taught himself to compete one-sided and
In addition to this, in his first match he cut his
head open above his eye. It required stitches.
So he won all six of his matches with a bum
leg and stitches in his head.
A week after Gable was given his gold medal – he
was still in a trance-like state. No expression
And prior to having knee surgery, he instructed the
nurses to “take me into recovery after the surgery
and slap the shit out of me until I wake up.”
Why? He had to workout.
True story. Gable told me himself and back in the
1980’s, when he told me this – he rarely talked
Today he does as the lessons he has to give
will change lives in MAJOR ways.
For example, how about this:
Gable dedicated his career as an athlete to his
sister, Diane, who was violently raped and
murdered when he was a teenage boy.
When he lost his final match in college and his
parents came into the locker room to console
him, he sobbed, “I let Diane down.”
When he took the victory stand in the runner-up
postion he covered his eyes with the palm of his
right hand and cried uncontrollably. The crowd of
13,000 gave him a standing ovation that lasted
The mere viewing of this photo, some 37 years
after the fact, brings tears to my eyes. That’s how
much energy and emotion that moment in time
You will NEVER meet a more focused, athlete,
coach or human being than Dan Gable.
He was my coach at Iowa for three seasons – but
his influence never ends. The things he taught me
on and off the mat have played a big role in who
I am as a business person.
Always learning. Always open to new ideas. Always
practicing. Always making refinements and adjustments.
Most importantly, I learned from him that you MUST
rise above adversity, heart ache and despair. No
matter how great the pain, you must go on and figure
out a way to WIN.
Gable knows tragic loss. He knows pain. He also knows
how to win better than anyone – even when in pain.
I would love for YOU to come to my seminar and meet
the man whom Iowans revere in a godlike manner.
I really, really want you to come to my
seminar and meet the man who helped mold me into
what I am today. I believe in doing so, not only will
some of my success rub offf on you – but you’ll be
going right to the core of what and who gave me
So don’t sit around just reading these messages about
my seminar. Get off your duff and enroll NOW.
It will be the BEST decision you’ve EVER made.
Zen Master of the Internet
Student of Coach Dan Gable
P.S. Go to http://knockoutmarketing.com to enroll.