Thursday, 17 April 2008

Oprah's Big Give Star Calls the Shots When it Comes to Business Success

Oprah's Big Give Star, Cameron Johnson, know what he wants in life and this is a key factor to the level of success he has achieved in his life.

He is just 23 years old and already he has:

~ Founded and sold more than a dozen profitable businesses,
~ Been featured in more than 250 media outlets worldwide including CNN, Newsweek, Business Week and New York Time, and
~ Served as a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies.

In January 2007 his first book - "You Call the Shots: Succeed your Way - And Live the Life You Want - With the 19 Essential Secrets of Entrepreneurship" was released by Simon & Schuster and is available in stores worldwide.

A second factor in his success story is that he definitely goes after what he wants. He takes ACTION.

At age seven his parents took him to New York. They had arranged for the family to stay at the Trump Plaza which had been featured in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York starring Macaulay Culkin. Donald Trump also had a cameo in the movie.

Cameron simply addressed the letter to Donald Trump, The Plaza Hotel, New York. He didn't receive a response.

However, when the Johnson family checked into the Plaza the receptionist leaned over the counter to peer down at the young boy standing besides his parents and much to their surprise said:

"You must be Cameron."

You see Cameron hadn't told his parents that he had written to Donald Trump. And, yes, Donald Trump had received his letter.

The result was that the Johnson's got to actually stay in the suite that was used for the Home Alone 2 movie and Donald Trump also arranged several gifts and special privileges for Cameron and his parents.

Can you imagine the excitement that seven year old Cameron must have felt that weekend, the memories of which Cameron has shared with hundreds of people throughout the world through his speeches, presentations, TV appearances and his book?

Donald Trump actually called in person to welcome the Johnson's to the Plaza and to ensure that all was well. And with the gift basket that accompanied the suite was one of Donald Trump's business cards, signed by the man himself.

He also arranged for Cameron to have a tour of the FAO Schwartz toy store before it officially opened. The toys tore had a department that allowed young people to have their "business cards" printed. So naturally, Cameron had a set of business cards printed and used one to write a thank you note to Donald Trump to which he added:

"Look out! I intend on being the next Donald Trump."

Fast forward to the present day. Do you not think that Donald Trump, despite all his personal accomplishments, can't help but feel extremely proud of Cameron, what he has accomplished and the small role he has played in Cameron's life to date?

"Cameron Johnson wrote me a letter when he was eight years old. I didn't write back to him, but I responded with a surprise for him when he visited New York City. Thirteen years later, he's given me a surprise - he's written a terrific book! No matter what your age, you will enjoy and learn from Cameron's book about his accomplishments thus far. I'm sure there will be more to come."
Donald J. Trump

Donald Trump demonstrates the value and importance of going the extra mile for your clients.

Cameron will be speaking at Mark Victor Hansen's upcoming Mega Business event, 16-17 May in Irvine, CA. It is an event that, sadly, I won't be attending as there is a limit to the number of seminars that I can travel to but I was fortunate to hear Cameron speak during his first visit to London.

He was speaking at Christopher Howard's Ultimate Business Success event. I found him to be very charming and personable with an appeal that spans all ages. His presentation was highly entertaining and very educational and so it would be worth attending this event just to hear Cameron alone speak. However, Mark Victor Hansen also has other heavyweight speakers lined up.

The impressive line-up of speakers includes:

~ Bill Bartmann - the leading authority on entrepreneurship in America and is a Billionaire Business Coach.
~ Christine Comaford Lynch - a former Microsoft employee who now heads Mighty Ventures. She is also author of the bestselling "Rules for Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career, and Revel in Your Individuality".
~ Clinton Swaine - the Founder of Frontier Trainings, an organization that uses powerful games to deliver interactive, highly impactful business training.
~ Marshall Sylver - an expert in sub-conscious reprogramming and an expert in interpersonal communication.
~ Dave Lakhani - a "Business Acceleration Strategist" and author of "Persuasion - the Art of Getting What You Want".
~ Steve Linder - a Maser Practitioner and Trainer of NLP and a Performance Trainer with the Anthony Robbins companies.

Mark Victor Hansen, the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul™ will be the host for the event and sharing his views on what it takes to build a successful social enterprise.

Also, because of Mark's desire to encourage entrepreneurship in young people he has a special offer for teenagers. Effectively, teenagers will just have to pay for their accommodation and meals.

Click HERE for an AudioPostcard to listen to Mark interview Cameron.

Cameron Johnson Interview

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And click the link below for more details about the Mega Business event and to sign up for the free preview calls:

Mega Business

"If you're not passionate about what you're doing now you'll never be a success at it. So you might as well start following your passion."
Cameron Johnson

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You can download a FREE chapter of Cameron's latest book from the link below:

You Call the Shots

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