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“MYTR Sampler” (Originally posted on front page April, 11, 2017)
Hello all, here’s a sample of some of the projects Mark’s been working on under the MYTR banner. It’s just a small sampling but it does give some perspective of what’s going on behind the scenes. Enjoy, and they’ll be more coming in the near future we’re sure.
J.D. -StreetCry Media Partners
© 2017 Mark St.Cyr In Assoc. with StreetCry Media Partners, All Rights Reserved
“MYTR Update” (Originally posted on front page March 31, 2017)
In late January I announced that I was getting ready to launch what I deemed a “new and truly different” offering under the MYTR banner. Since that time I have been met with obstacle, after obstacle, after obstacle and I just wanted to share with you an update.
Be forewarned: This “update” is wrapped in a rant, so don’t say I didn’t warn you…
One of the most infuriating things I have run into that just makes my blood boil, is the sheer unresponsiveness, carelessness, nonexistent customer service, apathy, and so much more across the business landscape – there’s not enough digital ink to list them all.
Yet, in my opinion, there is no other violator of a customers’ time, and money – than those of the “web service” sector. You know, the one’s that are going to make things “easy” or, “take the hassle away” for you, so you can go about the important issues like “growing your business.” All for a fee. Usually a very hefty fee once you add all the “upgrades” you’ll need (as to be actually useful) over and above the “advertised” core product.
When it comes to services provided for “free?” It’s even worse, sometimes much worse, as an example: Try getting any response if you think you’ve been harmed via a fraudulent or frivolous DMCA take down notice via Google™, YouTube™, Facebook™, or others. All I’ll say is good luck with that. I’ve been through the process and after changing from “watching the paint dry”, to “watching the grass grow”, I finally threw in the towel and decided rather than wait, I would just no longer use any of these types of services. And still don’t.
This is the reason why I only have “sharing buttons” when it comes to social media. They’re for others to use as they see fit. Personally – I don’t use any of them, and could care less about them as long time readers know.
However, with that said, what I’ve found ever more frustrating are these services – which you pay for – are increasingly displaying the same type of characteristics. i.e., You’ll only hear from them if your “check bounces”, other than that, good luck trying to reach a human.
Examples of this can be anything from hosting services, domain registers, and again, a whole lot more. I have documented a few of my own issues over the years which you can read here, and here. Now it would seem – I’m in one, once again. And I’m getting increasingly infuriated by the day.
(On an aside, as some of you may know this was the reason why I switched nearly all of my IP for viewing over to WordPress™. As of today they’ve been by far the best on all fronts. Your “mileage” may vary as others have said, but as for me as of this moment – they’ve been far more responsive than I ever imagined they would. Also – their stance against frivolous DCMA is currently second to none.)
“So, why all the above?” you may be asking. Well it’s for this reason:
One of the building blocks that was (is) crucial in the development of what I was getting ready to launch has so far turned out to be nothing but a wait, wait, wait, then wait some more proposition, with no real clarity.
I currently can’t tell if this is all just a fluke, or something I’ll have to contend with continuously.
I’m beginning too feel it is the latter.
And with that realization – it puts not only everything “on hold”, it throws everything (and I do mean everything) that I was formulating as in the entire structure (model) crumbling into pieces. So much so that I may have to rethink, as well as redo the entire concept and enterprise.
Yes, as you might conclude – I’m totally, and throughly ticked off. And that’s putting it mildly.
Here’s just two little tidbits as to help clarify my anger. First: After careful and much correspondence (this part was when responses came fast and furious) as to make sure I could do X, Y, Z or not, and what that would entail, I decided to accept their offer and signed on for greater tools at a cost of quadrupling my current monthly charges. Yes – quadruple. But trust me – that’s about to be adjusted not just back, but passed back to, and directly to, ZERO.
Since I’ve made this change my response time to recent inquiries that are crucial, and a core feature of this new service have been (wait for it…) ZERO, as in zip, zero, nada. And these inquiries have now moved from weeks old – to over a month.
“Customer contact”, “”problem tickets”, “customer support” emails have gone unanswered. And for those wondering – I’m not sending “follow ups” asking (or pleading) “Hey, I sent you blah, blah, blah, did it possibly get lost in the ether?”
I would if I had only sent 1 request. But sending one across many different channels of contact and still not getting any response? Unacceptable, plain and simple. And I’ve just about had enough. (Actually more towards “just” but anything can happen between now and then I guess, but I’m sincerely doubting it.)
Now with the above for context let me lay out what I have forthcoming in light of all this…
I am currently rethinking everything I had originally thought going forward. And – I’m definitely going to make changes. What those changes are? I’m not quite sure, for as I said – everything I once thought was “all systems go!” seems to have blown up while on sitting on the pad. However, here’s what is coming:
I’m going to start by having StreetCry™ release potions of what I’ve been working on in the coming days, probably a week at the latest. They’ll far from be finished, complete, or written in stone formulations or presentations. Yet, they will at least give you an idea of what I’ve been pursuing over the last year or so.
We have many subscribers both new and old (as always, thanks too all!) and the subscriber base has grown ever more since my first announcement back in January as to why one should sign up for “subscribing will have its benefits.” This should, at the least, give some idea of what I was talking about to begin with. And I’ll explain more as we go along over the coming weeks and months.
I just wanted to make clear: Yes, even though I am known for changing everything midstream if I believe there is good reason, sometimes jettisoning entire projects all together after much work and effort to everyone’s horror (just ask StreetCry). I just want to say this time – it’s not me. (or my fault!)
Yet – the reasons for it will make me ever-the-more determined that it won’t happen in the future. We shall see.
“Yes, It’s Time To Get Back To Work” (Originally posted on front-page January 20, 2017)
And so It begins…
Over the last year or more I’ve been trying to sort out precisely which direction I would endeavor to travel next. It’s been a very complicated, as well as confusing process.
I have lots of projects going on simultaneously such as: I wanted to release another book (e.g., The Business Of I), along with wanting to update my last one. I wanted to do more speaking, offer more seminars, do more impromptu events such as live interviews, and on, and on.
The list became so large, and the options for allotting the proper time to each became so onerous not only in the conceptualize parts, but to then hone them down so that the actual “work” can begin, followed with; completing, pricing, choosing which platform to release them on, and more. It became near exhausting before I even started. So much so, that many of the “ideas” I wanted to pursue actually became too much like “chores.” And we all know what happens once doing something you like/love becomes a chore – you unknowingly procrastinate. With the worst type being “over analyzing everything.”
Finally I decided enough was enough, and the breakthrough happened. That “breakthrough” came about during the summer of last year. The idea is something I thought about years, and years ago. And for years, I had pushed it to the sides because the timing, or platforms never seemed quite right. Then, out of the blue, it re-emerged, and here’s what that idea is…
What I wanted was a format, along with a site, which represented not only my views in a more articulated forum, but more importantly, how subscribers could access those views or ideas in one place. What I didn’t want (or at least was trying to avoid) was creating something that’s only a derivative form of what’s already out there. I believe this to be anything but.
This is truly original in nature, content, as well as groundbreaking delivery, pricing, and format.
To my knowledge no one, and I do mean precisely that, no-body is currently offering what I will be doing with MYTR, especially in the manner in which I will. Big statements to make for sure, but as many of you well know – that’s what I do. Will it work? Who knows, but that’s what being at the “tip of the spear” truly means doesn’t it?
In a nutshell MYTR will be a daily one hour based program delivered live, and hosted by yours truly. It will combine a plethora of my assorted ideas or works in a no-holds barred approach, and much more. It will focus on such issues as: The business news of the day, markets, along with my commentary, opinion, as well as pragmatic ideas on how they can, or will affect business. Along with this, I will also delve into subjects such as strategy, sales, motivation, boardroom insights, entrepreneurship. Again, and much, much more.
No politics! Except for how some form of policy may affect businesses e.g., corporate tax, tariffs, monetary policy, etc.
There will also be other video, audio, or articles added along the way with recorded seminars or teleconference type projects, to name just a few, that I would normally sell as stand alone packages. i.e, sales topics, self improvement, motivation, goal setting, etc., as I feel, or see the need fits.
This won’t be for everybody, and no – it won’t be a “free” service. Quite the contrary.
It will also be exclusive, as well as exclusionary by design. i.e., It’ll only appeal to those who want to be on the cutting edge of business, and want to be with others of the same caliber. Or put another way: It’s meant for the movers and the shakers. The one’s who are not only “in” business but rather “get” business. Whether they own one, work for one, run one, or want to start one. I intend to make this their program.
I’m creating this entirely for the person who truly wants information they can not only use, but can’t get anywhere else. Again: This is meant for business people looking for information that gives them an edge. i.e., The entrepreneur, the small business owner, the corporate CEO of the large or small, sales professional, et al.
Over the course of the next few weeks I’ll be releasing samples of precisely what the “MYTR BROADCAST” entails. But for now I wanted to make the announcement on this day.
The reasoning was (just to reiterate – it’s not based in the political) once Mr. Trump under the banner of “Make America Great Again” became the nominee, then was nominated, then won election, I thought what better timing – if – in fact, the “Make America Great Again” campaign truly gets adopted by the nation. For if it does? We’ve got a lot of work to do, And I want to be right in there with anyone else willing. And again – to be perfectly clear: Regardless of one’s political affiliation.
So when it comes to this new endeavor I’m creating many will ask: Why this model?
Because I believe in leading by example, while also believe – this will be the future model going forward for others. i.e., I can’t give advice why a business should charge for their wares – and never charge for mine. It doesn’t make sense or better still – stand up to the smell test.
I also believe in the “buy in” principle because I know it works via my own experience And, there’s no sense in giving away “million dollar” advice or insights for free – for it to only fall on deaf ears with idle hands.
Again just to make clear: MYTR will be a separate, stand alone site, and entity from this blog. As of today and going forward in the foreseeable future: Nothing changes here on MarkStCyr dot-com, both in content, postings, articles, and more.
As for MYTR, I truly believe, and will endeavor to produce a broadcast unlike anything else currently available. Both in price, as well as product.
To some it might seem expensive. To others “sticker shock” might be more appropriate. However, to those who know and understand true value? It will be seen as a bargain unavailable anywhere else. That’s the goal, only time will tell, but that’s “the bar” as they say, I’m setting, or shooting for. More details on that also as we work through the roll out.
There’s a lot too say and they’ll be more over the coming weeks, but I wanted to make this announcement, on this day, because of the U.S. presidential inauguration. Again: For if we are indeed going to “get back to work?” I wanted to be right there at the forefront because – it is business that needs to lead the way. Regardless of political leanings.
I am all about business, not politics, and what I believe is missing is precisely that: true, real, pragmatic insights, focused squarely on business. In my opinion today’s “business” shows are anything but.
Business, and more precisely: capitalism, true capitalism, is what has fueled the American Dream since its beginning. If there’s no business – there’s no jobs, no economy, no dreams, no nothing. Period. Again – regardless of your political leanings.
Trust me, I’m not the first to ever understand this principle. And for proof, here’s a quote from none other than Napoleon Hill which I keep prominent on my desk. It reads…
“It may well be that the Science of Personal Achievement will become a strong factor in neutralizing the cancerous evil known as communism, which now threatens the liberty of all mankind.” -Napoleon Hill “Grow Rich With Peace Of Mind” 1967.
Think about it.
Once again, to reiterate, the website and more are still in the works, but should be ready within a few weeks or so for roll out. In the meantime StreetCry™ will be posting samples and updates to my blog as deemed appropriate or, as they say, “ready for prime time.”
Before I end, let me also make this one announcement for the “subscribers” to this blog.
As you know I have always stated “there are benefits to being a subscriber.” I’m looking forward to making that statement more concrete over the coming weeks, so please stay tuned and make sure your current subscriber email is up to date.
So to all of you that have been with me since the beginning, or followed this blog over the years (and those who continue to subscribe) let me make very clear: Thank You! And let’s get back to business shall we? Personally, I’m all too eager and ready. I’m hoping you are too – because this mentality – ain’t gonna get it done.
© 2017 Mark St.Cyr