Exactly 1 month after I started telling people about my goal, I missed my flight to work. At FMG, this was a pretty tough policy that they called the 'no show policy'. Simply put, if you missed 2 flights within a 12 month period, you were put under revision and if they didn't find any reasonable answers as to why you missed those flights, then you lost your job.
****Side note: FMG was at the time declaring redundancies because of the falling iron ore prices. So this was probably bound to happen to anyone who slipped up.****
It just so happened that I actually missed my flight the swing before this one because Bec, (my girlfriend) was up all night throwing up and I wanted to be there for her.
So just like that, I had missed my FIRST and last 2 flights in my whole working career.
They ended up flying me to site the same afternoon and then stood me down and sent me to my room for 4 days while they reviewed the case.
This is where my #funnelhacker story begins...
As I was stuck in my room at camp with nothing but a laptop, phone and TV, I came across an email from Russell Brunson promoting his 30 Day Affiliate Bootcamp (the very first version). Now... I sort of knew who he was and had heard the term funnel before, but I didn't really have an idea or understand what it was.
I decided to join his FunnelU subscription and for the next 3 days I DEVOURED all of his training and interviews with people like Trey Lewellen.
I WAS HOOKED. It was literally the first time I had felt the urge to tell someone to take my money and give me more training.
After the 4 days were up, I was sent home so they could review further with HR.
September 21st; after 3 long weeks of uncertainty and doubt, I was told to go into the head office in Perth and speak with one of the head managers.
I ultimately lost my job and was paid out my remaining annual leave holidays. The company turned around and told me that I was not entitled to the yearly bonus (which was a cool $20,000+ worth of company shares) even though I had worked my ass off in that position for over 12 months.
Third nail? haha... Nope... that thing was already 6 ft deep!