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In today's episode, we'll talk about how to react when things are out of your control.
All right. So sometimes, in life and business, things get out of our control. We can't do anything to change them. We just have to wait, or we just have absolutely no way to modify the situation. And so, how do you react? Do you sit there and just freak out? Do you sit there and woe is me, or do you do something a little bit different? Well, I'll give you an example from my life recently. We are launching a new company called Plan Tomorrow. I designed my own productivity planner because all the planners that I've seen on the market are just, they're just full of fluff.
It would take a week to learn how to use them, and that's not very productive. So I was like, I need to make a simple planner for, you know, entrepreneurs, CEOs get done type of people, get it done type of people, people that just want to be productive. And so I developed it and, you know, we made a waiting list. We put some content out, showing the planner. People are freaking out over it, they love it, and we have a huge waiting list for this. But there's a problem. My planners, which are on a cargo ship from China, are stuck off the coast of California in Customs. And because of all, I don't even know the because completely, but, you know, I guess there were some issues with the freight forwarding and this and that. And because they're so backed up right now because of COVID and all this security stuff, it's just. We have absolutely no idea when customs is going to release them.
And so we have 2,500 planners sitting in customs. We have another 7,500 planners sitting in China right now, waiting to be shipped. And we don't want to ship them yet until we figure this shipment out. And we were ready to launch at the first of the year. You know, we're like sitting here, and I'm not going to launch the company and start selling this thing, and you buy this planner because it's a custom planner. It's a bougie, you know, really, really nice planner. It's not going to be cheap. It's probably the heaviest planner you've ever felt and the thickest. It's really, really nice. And I wanted to make it like a luxury, quality item. And so with that quality, you know, I'm not going to let you buy this planner, and then you gotta wait a month and a half to get it.
I'm not going to sell it until those planners are sitting on the warehouse floor right down the street in Clearwater, Florida, at the distribution center that we engaged with. That's when I'll start selling them because I want people to get their stuff right away when they buy it. And so right now we've gone through, we've talked to everybody. There's nothing we can do. All we can do is wait for the customs office to get to it. And Lord knows when that'll be, so what am I doing right now? How am I reacting? How am I solving the problem? Well, here's the thing. There's nothing I can do. Yeah, I'm still creating YouTube videos and content, and even this podcast episode right now, I'm telling you about the planner. You can go to, you know, I'll leave a link in the show notes where you can go to get on the waiting list.
But it's getclients.com/planner. That's a little waiting list for it. The eventual website will be plantomorrow.com. I think that's just like, it's got like a preview page for Shopify right now. But, you know, the marketing's ready, everything's good to go. So what have I done?
So what I've done is because I cannot launch this yet, because I'm waiting for those planners, I've taken my focus, and I have engaged some people to build out some additional things. Cause, you know, in the beginning, I thought, well, I don't need certain things for this company, right? I can start selling now, and I can add things later. Like there's all kinds of stuff you can do. You can do extended email sequences. You can do chatbots. You can do, you know, Harmon Brothers style video. I mean, there's all kinds of stuff you can do.
And so I've begun engaging people and other companies to help with those things to get that done since we have time. The other thing is I've started to work on my next venture, which is howtothink.com. You know, I was going to put that off a bit before I really dug into it. But since I can't really do anything right now for the planners, and since my current company, getclients.com, is doing really well. And, you know, I mean, we're doing stuff with that too. I've got, I mean, the operations of that company are tight now. And you know, we're doing a complete website redesign and email sequence redesign. So it's, you know, all that's going well operationally. My focus was supposed to be on Plan tomorrow, but look; planners are where they are.
So I'm working on what I can work on in the time being. I'm working on howtothink.com. We're flying a developer out next week to sit down and wireframe the entire app out. And just in case you haven't heard yet, howtothink.com is a, you know, I normally to help mentor people, we charge a five-figure investment at getclients.com, and that's because we have quality products. So I wanted to be able to put something out, not just for entrepreneurs and business people. But for people that just want to succeed at things in life, because over the course of my life, you know, and I don't talk about this that much, but, you know, I've been able to do some pretty cool stuff, you know, in a short amount of time.
Including I won some martial arts tournaments. I was able to, you know, work, do some pretty cool work in the music industry. I got to work on some records for some popular music artists. And you know, I built out my entire studio, and I've just done a lot of little things besides become a multimillion-dollar entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and bestselling author. I mean, that's all cool stuff too, but I've done a lot of little things that, you know, people still want to learn to do, like playing guitar, and building something, and just losing weight. I lost like 30 pounds recently. So in all of that, there's an engine that runs all of that, and that's your mind. You know, the way you think about things and how you position your mindset is what makes all those things actually happen. It's you know, yeah, you can learn tactics and techniques and you can all that. But if the engine isn't solid when you pour gas in it, it's not going to run, and the engine is your mind.
And so, and by the way, if you're saying, "Oh, well, here Dan goes about mindset. I don't need mindset help". Well, then you, my friend, are the person that needs the most mindset help of all. You know, I always try to elevate my mindset, and I always see flaws in my mindset, and accepting that you have flaws in your mindset constantly is actually a sign of a strong mindset, believe it or not.
But anyway, I digress, the point is howtothink.com will be an app you can sign up with a membership where you'll get daily mentoring from me on how to succeed at anything in life, by changing the way you think, and I'll teach you how to develop a winning mindset. And we're starting this out for just $7 a month. You'll get a daily message right to your app or your phone on our How To Think app that we're developing. And it's going to allow you to have that just a few minutes every morning to get some mentoring for the day. And I honestly believe that if you just take two minutes every day to listen to those messages, it's going to help radically transform your life and help you develop a winning mindset. So, because you know, and I'm not going to teach you what to think. I'm gonna teach you how to think, and there's a huge difference. A lot of people try to tell you what to believe, what to think. No, this is how to think, how to evaluate your beliefs, how to get to the next level. And so no matter what you do, okay?
And so that's a passion project of mine. I don't need to make a bazillion dollars off that I want to help the most people possible. And you know, we're going to start out at $7 a month, which I think is good. And I may, you know, maybe I'll raise 10 or 20. I don't know whatever I need to keep the company running and develop a quality product. But the point is that I want to help more people. And at this point in my career, I think I can, and I know I can. And that's the purpose behind How To Think. So that's something we're developing over the next 60 days. Hopefully, we're going to launch in 60 to 80 days is my goal. At least I'm going to launch to the first 500 members. And if you want to become one of those first 500 founding members and lock in that $7 a month rate, then, you know, go to howtothink.com and sign up for the waiting list.
But that's what I'm doing. So I'm taking my focus and putting it where I can to do what I can to move my goals further ahead because right now, all I can do is wait on those planners. And I apologize to anybody who's waiting for them. Unfortunately, I'm at the mercy of our government, and that's never a good thing when you're waiting on the government. So hopefully, they get their stuff together, and we get our planters soon. And of course, we'll let you know as soon as that happens. I love you guys. And I hope this was helpful. I will see you in the next episode.
And that's me pressing the wrong button on my RodeCastro Pro see in the next one.