Finally back to Dallas, where it all started! I needed to catch my round flight back to Malaysia from Dallas Fort Worth and in the two days I had here, I tried to squeeze in at least one more meeting.
And guess who I met?
Yep, the legendary Marlon Sanders. It was a great honor to meet him – also considering that the marketing old timer hasn’t met any other Internet Marketers in person for years! (He said since 2006 but not sure if I can hold onto him for his memory, lol)
He flew in from San Antonio which is about 4 hours drive from Dallas, so it was a gold opportunity not to be squandered. Spent a good two days with him and man he’s such a genius, small wonder why many regarded him legendary.
It wasn’t all business however – surprisingly we got to cover some touristy places over the weekend – the JFK Memorial Plaza and Museum, the nearest gun shooting range, and other places of interest as Marlon used to stay here for years.
So there you have it… my US trip finally comes to an end! It’s been quite a journey and it felt as if I’ve been here longer.
Got to meet many amazing business owners, marketers, entrepreneurs – some of whom I’ve worked with for years but meet in person for the first time – and of course new connections forged.
After nearly a month of being away from Malaysia, it’s time to go home.
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Pictured above is one of the last places I’ve visited in this trip. This is the site (Elm Street to be exact) where 35th US President JFK was assassinated more than 50 years ago. Several conspiracy theories surrounding his assassination live onto this day.
Amazing he got more accomplished in his 3 years of Presidency than some other Presidents in their 1-2 terms.
One of the two main highlights of my US trip. This is the first time I’ve met many of the Internet Entrepreneurs and Marketers that I’ve worked with or heard of for so many years… now face to face! Feeling is surreal and somewhat hard to believe. lol
This year’s T&C was attended by 2,500+ people, and the booths were crazy too… it’s as if my email promo tabs came to life!
The sessions were great but man it’s been a long time since I last had info overload (then again, I’ve been going from one mastermind to another meeting to yet another in the last 3 weeks)
Too bad I cannot stay around long enough for Mayhem next month as I need to be back in Malaysia, otherwise I won’t get much done! And trust me, there’s LOTS TO DO and I’m already itching!
In all I spent exactly one week in San Diego. I had time to visit a few places before and after the event including the famous San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Maritime Museum.
That was great and all but one more stop remains: Dallas.
Yes, back to origin…
Los Angeles and the subsequent places had a vibe far different from Dallas. This is more city-like, with lots of hustles and bustles and… unusually a lot of Asians. Hmmm… anyways I met Henry Gold at LAX and we embarked on a 5 day road trip with a mini van he rented.
Entertained the idea of getting an international driving license before this but after seeing the streets here, probably unwise to drive here (where I come from, our driver seats are on the right)
In 5 days we covered Universal Studios, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Solvang, Montery, and of course the (in)famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco!
It was an exhaustive road trip, checking in and out of hotels every day and we were in the car most of the time. Had a lot of time to talk business and life with Henry. 🙂
I really owed him a lot for his generosity and despite his troubling personal issues he took time off to become tour guide. Made a mental note to return the favor when he visits my part of the woods in two years from now…
Great road trip overall! But the American journey is just about halfway through.
Next Stop: San Diego…