Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mega - WOW: JT Foxx's Mega Partnering VI Tops the Charts

I just got back this morning from Los Angeles,  California where I spent invested most of the last week (Wednesday through Monday) getting my head crammed full of the most powerful business building information while rubbing elbows with about 650 of the most successful entrepreneurs in the US and with some of the most amazing celebrities who you never knew were business geniuses (genii) when out of the public eye.

You may recall a tiny little entertainment company named Disney?  Well, we were party to the most amazing conversation with the man who took Disney from $1.3B to $60B (yes, that is Billion, with a "B"), Michael Eisner.
International Entrepreneur JT Foxx, Top One Coaching Chairman Tom Sheppard and Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner on the red carpet and Mega Partnering VI in Los Angeles, December 2012

JT didn't do a "Mickey Mouse Job" in the interview. An experienced and talented talk-radio host, he did a fantastic job of drawing out the usually staid Mr. Eisner into a wonderful and revealing interview about how he achieved such amazing results at Disney, his rock-solid long term marriage, and his personal and working relationship with Apple and Pixar founder, Steve Jobs.

After the speech, Mr, Eisner attended a gala dinner with select attendees from the Mega Partnering event.  One of the ladies at the table with Mr. and Mrs. Eisner told us that Mrs. Eisner said she had NEVER seen her husband so relaxed and having so much fun in an interview. 

Rumor has it that Mr. Eisner has indicated to JT that he would like to attend the next Mega Partnering in June of 2013.  I can't wait!

As if having one of the most successful CEO's in the world come to teach us, JT had to bring one of the most beautiful and successful businesswomen in the world to teach us also.  Former Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Model turned business tycoon Kathy Ireland regaled us with her story and business savvy.

She is both beautiful and charming.  But, don't let the good looks fool you guys!  This woman has a real head for business.  Take a minute to check our her main website http://kathyireland.com/.  After she decided she had enough of striking stunning poses in bikinis in front of the camera, Kathy moved act to the board room where she has been quietly building a business empire that is her real legacy.  

She started her empire by selling socks!  Now, she has lines of apparel, flooring, linens, wedding dresses, jewelry, and the list seems to go on and on and on.

International Entrepreneur JT Foxx, Business Mogul Kathy Ireland, Top One Coaching Chairman Tom Sheppard on the red carpet at Mega Partnering VI in Los Angeles, December 2012
What was this fabulous event with a cornucopia of celebrities, entrepreneurs, millionaires, billionaires, and business moguls?  This was the sixth semi-annual Mega Partnering (www.MegaPartnering.com).

As a veteran attendee of Mega Partnering (I have been at all six events), I knew I was in for a week that would be jammed packed full of powerful insider business information designed to help me move my business forward by leaps and bounds.  And, I knew from experience that JT Foxx (JTFoxx.com) excels at bringing in some of the sharpest business minds in the world today.  But, I was still blown away by this conference.  WOW seems like too small a reaction by orders of magnitude.

Just to give you a glimpse of what we got (I am including links so if you don't know who these folks are, you can go check them out yourself).

Dr. Ivan Misner (http://ivanmisner.com/) taught us about how to unleash the true power of networking (done the right way) to create sustainable business growth based on giving value first and then monetizing our relational capital.  Yes, it sounds kind of mercenary, but it is anything but that.
I was introduced to the conference by "The Voice of Champions" Michael Buffer (http://www.letsrumble.com/main.html).  I was also able to renew my friendship with Michael's younger brother, Bruce Buffer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IxJxyGXAdo) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8IrFQ-U8rY).  

Top One Coaching Chairman Tom Sheppard and Eric Trump
Eric Trump, son of the world-famous Donald Trump.
Tom Sheppard, Author of "Fire Yourself: Get the Job You Want" with millionaire businessman and the current President of High Point University, Dr. Nido Qubein

Dr. Nido Qubein, who is on the board of BB&T, Lazy Boy, Dots, and is Chairman and majority owner of Great Harvest Bread Company.

And the marketing genius, Jay Abraham (http://abraham.com/) ...
The Chairman of the Board of Top One Coaching, Tom Sheppard with marketing genius Jay Abraham
Gretchen Rossi from Real Housewives of Orange County, and many others who I will tell you about in the days to come.

Before I close out (or pass out... I came in from Mega Partnering on a red-eye from LA just this morning and I haven't been to bed since 7AM yesterday), I wanted to put a plug in for a friend of mine who spoke at Mega Partnering, Chris Van Cleemput.  I just bought his Kindle book after hearing him speak about this to the crowd and Mega Partnering.  If you have ever been in a relationship where you felt taken-advantage-of, you need to read this and apply it.  When I heard him talk about it, I realized why some of my business relationships have been dysfunctional and what I can do about it.

Tom Sheppard is the author of "Fire Yourself: Get the Job You Want" available from XLibris Press, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Tom has been successfully investing in real estate since 2001 while working part time. In 2008 he left a six-figure job as an enterprise project manager with a major national bank to manage his real estate business full-time. His goal is to help 100,000 people find peace of mind by finding quality, affordable homes. He is currently looking to expand his network of funding partners who are helping him achieve this goal. If you would like to know more about how you can Do Well By Doing Good (TM), go to www.CharlotteWealthPartners.com

In addition to his own businesses  Tom Sheppard is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Top One Coaching, the company that hosts Mega Partnering.

Mega Partnering is an elite conference of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.  Since 2012 admission is by invitation only.