Everyone thinks earning $75K+ means your life is a walk in the park, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Let me introduce you to Rachel:
On paper, Rachel had made it. She was ‘successful.’ Upon graduation, Rachel landed a great job as an investment banking analyst in New York. By her mid-twenties she was pulling in double or triple what her peers were bringing home. Rachel rapidly climbed the corporate ladder. And by her mid-thirties, she had a loving husband of 9 years with two adorable little girls. From an outsider’s perspective, you’d never guess Rachel’s world was burning down to the ground.
Rachel suffered from the classic golden handcuffs scenario.
She was paid extremely well, but if she left, she’d take a massive pay-cut. She had no control or freedom over her life. She was missing out on the important things in life like seeing her little girls’ dance recitals and picking them up from school.
“Why are you never there, mommy?”
She never had a good answer for her little girls. No matter how much she tried to explain the situation, she couldn’t escape the sinking feeling in her chest.
Rachel was burning out, but because the money had been so good for so long, she was able to ignore these painful issues . . . Until it was too late.
Rachel would soon experience a burn-out so unforgiving it left her bedridden for 3 months. It erased her identity, erased all of her motivation, and she became a shell of who she used to be.
The only thing keeping her going was her husband and her two little girls.
“I wanted to die,” Rachel said of her painful situation.
Before Rachel’s world came crashing down, she would wake up at 4:30am for work absolutely exhausted. She’d try to fight off brain fog, fatigue and anxiety by desperately searching for a positive thought she could cling onto to get her through the day.
After a long commute, she would arrive at work at 6:30am. Every day, Rachel had to put on a fake smile just to seem normal. Her head was a dangerous place to be. It was filled with negative thoughts, stress, and anxiety.
Despite all her hard work, her stress-filled life, and contributing more to the company than most of her lazy, ‘brown nosed’ co workers, Rachel never received a single word of praise for her incredible feats as a high-achieving employee and mother. She lived on 8 cups of coffee per day. And every day she had to pretend she wasn’t moments away from having an anxiety attack or passing out.
She didn’t see her husband. She didn’t see her family. And every night she’d go to bed with a sense of impending doom.
Deep down, Rachel hoped that the next day would be somehow different than the same groundhog day she’d lived every single day for the past 4 years.
Rachel was plagued by all 3 of the pitfalls of earning $75K+. If you resonate with just one of these 3 burdens, then it may be time for a change in direction.
By the end of this article, you’ll see how Rachel finally put an end to her suffering and escaped from this never-ending nightmare of legal slavery. She was able to get out of it, without getting a different job, starting an online business, or getting another degree that she’s never going to use.
By the end of this article, you’ll know what it took for Rachel to finally feel ‘normal’ again. She didn’t take prescription drugs or numb the pain with dangerous and intoxicating substances. Her story will help you realize that anyone who resonates with her truly isn’t alone.
Read on to hear more about Rachel’s inspiring story and how she overcame the golden handcuffs of earning $75K+ that no one dares talk about.
1. Lack of Direct Control Over Time, Future, and Income
Rachel was at the mercy of what the more senior people wanted.
The executives would sit around a table in their ivory tower and decide who gets promoted or a bonus. They decided what hours Rachel would work, and Rachel couldn’t say no. What could she do?
It’s not as easy as walking in and giving her two weeks notice – she can’t just leave. She also can’t get a similar position somewhere else without taking a massive pay-cut and losing her “comfortable” lifestyle.
The golden handcuffs were getting tighter each day that passed. She couldn’t leave this job. Why? Because her family’s financial security depended on her to push through the burn-out and the pain of being at a miserable job that made her question her sanity.
Her time, future, and income were completely out of her control.
And there was nothing she could do about it.
Rachel didn’t see her family or friends. She didn’t see her husband, and she didn’t see her kids. She was missing everything important like birthdays, holidays, and family gatherings. She wanted to have just one holiday where she wasn’t glued to her phone and could be present with her family.
Rachel’s not alone when it comes to this type of suffering. One of the greatest struggles people in this situation face is they feel like they’re missing out on the experiences they deep down know they should be a part of.
Oftentimes, people like Rachel will feel like they’re failing as a parent, family member, or spouse.
Fathers and mothers aren’t taking their kids to schools. They aren’t attending parent-teacher conferences. And they’re failing to attend sports games and dance recitals.
While she was chained to her cubicle, Rachel would watch her two little girls grow up through the security camera app on her phone.
“And if there’s one thing I’ve learned,” Rachel said, “it’s that you can always make back money. But you can’t get back time. I was scared that if I continued on this path that at the end of my life I’d regret the choices I made.”
2. Lost Sense of Self
After working as a high-achieving employee at a company for a number of years, Rachel felt like she was losing herself.
The people are grey. The cubicles are grey. The more time they spend in those jobs, the greyer these people get. And these poor folks are all holding out for their pensions and benefits.
Work was bad.
But Rachel’s life outside of work was just as bad.
“Because all you do is work, you don’t have any interests. You don’t see your family and friends anymore. You become a corporate drone. You’re just existing. You forget who you are. You can’t remember a time you’ve been happy because it’s been so long since you experienced joy and fun.”
If you can’t be yourself, then is that life worth living?
3. Pressure, Stress, and Burnout
It probably doesn’t surprise you that Rachel became sick. She couldn’t get out of bed. She woke up every day feeling more exhausted and anxious than the last.
“I didn’t even know who I was. And for the first time in my life I had no motivation to do anything. And people would say, ‘you’re fine. Get up and go do it. Stop being so negative.’ No one understood what I was going through. I felt completely alone.”
She was trudging along just fine and then it hit. It hit hard.
“It’s not the same as being depressed. You don’t have the will to do anything anymore. You needed to put way more energy in to do anything or even to move. Which leads to more burnout every day. It feels like you’re constantly fighting against yourself which causes you to become even more emotionally and physically exhausted.”
Rachel’s lack of motivation, discipline, and willingness to work is diagnosed by well-meaning colleagues as ‘a poor attitude.’
They didn’t understand that Rachel was just living out the ‘hustle until you die’ culture that expects people like her to do whatever it takes.
Some people in Rachel’s situation are so exhausted physically and mentally, they burn out and crash. They give up hope. They have very brief periods of relief, and then the periods following are darker than the last.
“When you are burned out, someone who has always hurled themselves into their work can’t bear the thought of working. For people who have defined themselves by performance, it feels shameful.”
Rachel suffered for many months until she finally asked herself the question that would change everything.
“How long am I willing to live like this?”
A Change in Direction
Rachel was searching online for anything that could be better than this. She was sick of being burnt out. Sick of feeling alone. And sick of feeling like a victim when she knew she was a high achiever.
Rachel spent tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours trying to escape this never-ending nightmare with ‘get rich quick’ businesses. She tried building an online ecommerce store, starting a social media marketing agency, joining an MLM, but nothing seemed to work.
After almost giving up on herself and accepting her fate, she came one of my YouTube videos on leadership. This was a video I created to help people like Rachel.
Rachel was skeptical at first, and a bit put off.
“All the stuff this guy is saying was saying was so true. But I was skeptical. He seemed like another one of those ‘overnight successes’ who’s here today and gone tomorrow.”
So, Rachel did some research into my background.
“He’s the founder and chairman of Closers.com, where he connects companies to closers.”
She researched his website, watched more of his videos, and found that, “Dan also really likes to help people. He seems very driven by the pain and struggled he felt when he was younger and doesn’t want others to go through that as well.”
After overcoming her initial skepticism, Rachel couldn’t help but resonate with my values. So, she watched more and more of my videos until she came across a controversial concept that gave her the change in direction she was looking for.
This controversial concept goes against everything she was taught in school, told by her parents, and reinforced by her peers.
The Skills Rachel Learned in Her Job Weren’t Transferable to Other Industries, Markets, and Verticals
Rachel was stuck at her high-income job, tied to the hours she was expected to work, because her skills weren’t transferable to other industries, markets, or verticals.
With a job like this, the amount of money Rachel earns is dictated by her boss. She has no control over how she spends her time. Can she tell her boss she wants to only work 6 hours today instead of 8 and she wants to take Friday off? No. There is no freedom or flexibility.
Although well-paid, Rachel also didn’t get paid what she was worth. She hated the commute to work, and getting stuck in traffic for hours.
Not only that, her job was loaded with very negative office politics, toxic co-workers, and disruptive drama.
She felt like she couldn’t leave. She was trapped.
If she left, she’d lose everything. Her skills wouldn’t apply to anything else other than the financial sector. She saw no way out until she stumbled on one of my videos that introduced her to the controversial concept of High-Income Skills.
In one of my videos, I said, “If you want a higher income without working more, you need more high-income skills.”
I explained, “High-income skills are skills that could make you $10K+ a month and give you direct control over your time, future, and income.
It’s not a job. Instead of trading time for money, you’re trading your skills, expertise, and knowledge for money.”
Rachel realized that the reason she was working so hard was because although she had skills, they weren’t High-Income Skills.
She was in a high-income job, but there’s a big difference. She worked at a job where she had no freedom, flexibility, or options.
Instead of being paid based on how many hours she worked, Rachel realized she could be paid based on the results she brings.
Rachel thought to herself, “With high-income skills, what if I could get paid more by putting in the same amount of time? Or what if I could get paid more by working less?”
In The Skill Economy, It’s Not The Job That Pays The Bills. It’s The Skill That Pays The Bills
Real estate investors will use their investing or negotiation skills to buy a house, fix it up and sell it to make a big profit.
Entrepreneurs will build a business and offer a product to the marketplace.
Sales people will close a high-deal deal and earn a commission.
Paychecks come and go but wasted time is gone forever.
Rather than missing out on important things in life, holidays, weekends, and time with her family… Rachel wasn’t sure about this whole skills concept.
Rachel had been in a job her whole life and learning a high-income skill on the side of her job seemed daunting and almost wrong. But after some long, hard talks with her husband, Stewart, he convinced her to give it a try.
“What’s the worst that could happen, honey?” Stewart said, “at least this is something you can start without having to leave your job. That way if it fails, you’ll be right back where you are now.”
She became serious about getting mentored from me. Being exposed to my content, she felt her mindset changing. Her attitudes and beliefs about life, money, and time changing.
Then she watched my masterclass and she discovered which High-Income Skills she needed to learn.
The High-Income Skill She Needed to Learn
It’s been around before computers, before the internet, before cars, and before the industrial revolution.
Over 60% of the world’s billionaires, including Mark Cuban acquired it at a very early age. Thousands of books have been written about it. Rachel realized the skill alone won’t do you any good.
The secret lies in how you apply the skill, who needs it, and why they need it.
It’s Called High-Ticket Closing™
It’s not sales.
Rachel thought “sales” was a dirty word. She would never want to be one of those slimy, aggressive, pushy salespeople.
But as it turns out, traditional sales methods no longer work today. Everyone wants transparency, authenticity, and needs to be heard. And companies don’t value sales either.
“The traditional practice of sales as a business discipline has become at best ineffective, and in many cases flat out obsolete.” – Forbes
What appealed to Rachel most about High-Ticket Closing™ is that if you’re shy, you barely have to talk. Because the secret to closing deals is to listen, ask the right questions, and take notes.
The opportunity isn’t in “sales”. The opportunity is in closing, and closing for the right businesses. It’s about closing for businesses who have shifted from selling $27 to $297 products to now selling $3k to $25k packages.
Successful Business Owners Are Searching For People Who Have This One Skill
Rachel saw that High-Ticket Closing™ is something many businesses need because every business needs more clients and customers. But you can’t sell a $3k+ product online very easily.
It takes a personal touch, and a website just won’t do that.
She also likes that High-Ticket Closing™ is a skill she’ll have forever.
“Whatever industry I go into, I know that I can take this skill with me. It’s something I’ve used to close deals for companies and businesses, and I can even use the same skill to get my kids to go to bed on time without making a fuss.”
It’s a skill that can easily adapt to any economy. That can adapt to a recession, AI, and any industry.
Rachel believes very strongly about more people learning this skill.
“I think this is something everyone should learn. It’s not easy, but it’s important. I almost gave up on myself and my family. But with High-Ticket Closing™, I’m now doing something fulfilling that pays well and my burn out has gone away completely. Dan saved my life.”
So to get started with learning this skill right now there is a certain criteria. Rachel fit this criteria. And it’s not a criteria you can get out of a survey or asking you to fill out a few questions.
So on the next page you’ll get the opportunity to apply to learn this High-Income Skill with me, Dan Lok.
Because the majority of the world just won’t fit the criteria I’m looking for, there is an application process. They need to be sure they are working with quality people they can back, certify, and send business to.
So if you’re ready for a change in direction and if you truly want to invest in yourself to learn a high income skill …
After you fill in the application on the next page, one of my High-Ticket Consultants will reach out to you within 48 hours. You’ll leave the call feeling clear and confident whether The High-Ticket Closer™ Certification Program is right for you or not.
There’s no obligation to join, however, this is not one of those cheap run of the mill programs. This is an intense 7 week mentorship.
It’s for those who are willing to invest in themselves to finally get that change in direction they’ve been dreaming about.
Not Only Will You Learn This High-Income Skill, You’ll Learn How To Sell Yourself…
You see it all the time.
Employees are afraid to ask for a raise. People aren’t able to convince their boss to let them take an uninterrupted vacation or any time off. So they end up burning out because they don’t know how to sell themselves.
It’s important to have this skill. And it’s important to find people looking for this skill. But it’s also important to know how to sell it.
And for those that my team selects, you’ll not only learn this skill, but we’ll guide you on how to sell it. That’s the key that college graduates never learn.
Is High-Ticket Closing™ Risky Or Hard To Do?
With High-Ticket Closing™ you never have to hope people will buy from you. You never have to hope leads will fill your pipeline. And you never have to hope the product will sell.
That’s already done for you.
It’s like you’re the Uber driver and the only thing you need to do is take “passengers” they send you from Point A to Point B.
You’re given offers that already sell, leads that want to buy, and the supporting staff to do everything you hate.
Rachel now has a lifestyle she’s proud of. And she didn’t have to take on the huge risk of starting a business like most people told her to. She started this skill on the side of her job. She didn’t risk her job or her family’s safety like most businesses would require her to do.
Remember, this isn’t a business opportunity.
Because if Rachel tried to build more businesses like everyone told her to, she’d have to work even harder. Go into debt to fund the business. And burn herself out even more.
Luckily She Learned A High-Income Skill That People Need
In 2019, 2020, 2047, and beyond.
They’ll need it after the rise of AI.
They’ll need it after robots takeover cleaning jobs.
And they’ll even need it in a recession.
Experts are predicting a recession.
And don’t you want a skill that floats while everyone else around you sinks?