Wendi Wiese on Being a PGA Golf Professional and Internet Coach
Wendi Wiese was a PGA class A professional golfer, then taught golf at Texas A&M before becoming an Internet Marketing coach. Her story.
Thank you for this interview, Wendi! I’m excited to learn more about you. So, let’s get started!
Where were you born and raised, what was childhood like, and what did you want to be when you ‘grew up?’
I was born in Bryan, Texas and raised in some really small towns:Somerville, Brenham and then Hearne. I always had a passion for travel, I have my grandparents to thank for that.
Both sets of grandparents loved to travel and often traveled caravanning together. Both taking their RV’s. Their favorite place to go was the mountains of New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.
Ever since I can remember I wanted to fly. I wanted to be a pilot. Maybe from all those long trips in the suburban?
What did your parents do for a living and was there any Entrepreneurship in the family?
My mom was a school teacher and my dad was a serial entrepreneur. They got divorced when I was young and I lived with my mom. He had many businesses, some very successful and some that he struggled to make work.
I remember one year in school I was asked to say what my father did for a living and I didn’t know what to answer, I had never actually seen him work?
I had never heard the word entrepreneur before. My dad goes for it with everything he has and he figures out a way to make it work.
When did you become a class A PGA professional golfer and what were some of the pitfalls and perks with your profession?
After playing collegiate golf at Texas A&M University, I was offered a position to learn to teach golf in Vail, Colorado.
Learning from some of the best pro’s in the game, I was hooked. I had a blast teaching and building great friendships. All the while I was taking courses through the PGA of America.
I became a PGA Professional in 2001, I just moved back to Texas after living in Scottsdale, Arizona. That’s what you do when you are a golf pro in Colorado, you winter in Arizona.
How has being an elite athlete who has practiced on the putting green for thousands of hours helped you become an internet marketing coach?
I must admit I had a pretty easy transition. All the mental training on attitude comes in handy.
I’m really good at finding the good in all the little things along the way. This has served me well as a leader. It is so fun to teach clients that they have the ability to focus on what they can control and forget the rest.
The biggest lesson I learned through playing golf at a high level is: that it’s not about the big decisions you make, because everyone takes the time it takes for those, it’s about the little ones.
Life is about the little habits you choose to live with. If you choose habits that are bringing you closer to your goal you are winning, regardless of the score.
When did you discover internet marketing, what was your first two years like, and can you tell us what you would change if you started over today?
I discovered Network Marketing two years ago, I met a remarkable guy on an airplane to a conference I was attending. He was attending a different conference in the same city. We started talking and just kept the conversation going until I decided to join his team.
Fast forward to this past September, I had just finished Dr. Joe Dispenza’s You Are The Placebo book. I have been a fan of his work since watching What The Bleep do We Know? years ago.
After reading the book I really wanted to attend one of his seminars. I don’t know how I found it but online I saw in two weeks Dr. Joe would be in Austin, Texas, keynote speaking at a Live the Dream conference. So I did what any Network Marketer would do, I invited two guest to come with me.
We had a great experience and that event is what introduced me to internet marketing. Two of us signed up then and there to be coached by the best in Attraction Marketing.
What is the biggest mistake you see new internet marketers make, and how can they fix it?
The biggest mistake is giving away their company name. Brand yourself not your company. You can talk about products or services just not directly. Create curiosity if you want leads.
There is absolutely no intrigue once you have spilled the beans. Today everyone is conditioned to Google it and if you spill the beans you might never get a chance to actually talk. This can be fixed by building your personal brand.
You discovered online attraction marketing through using a system, can you tell us about MLSP and what it does?
Sure, MLSP provides me with a all-in-one platform with tools to: blog, create funnels, a customer relations manager, and a autoresponder that all integrates so that I can focus on producing content. Even content is easy to come by because of the extensive training videos, podcasts and webinars.
I love your blog! How old is it, how many posts are on it, and what is your daily traffic like?
Thank you. My blog is just a baby, it’s in it’s infancy so I haven’t driven much traffic to it. I have five blog posts so far with some from the heart pillar post to come within the next three weeks. I am ready to invest more time into blogging now that I have taken the time to automate a few social media platforms.
Should every internet marketer blog and why?
I think it gives your audience a great service in the form of tips and advice so it’s super valuable.
It also allows your audience to get to know your personality and your interest better.
It let’s people see who they resonate with, which is a great aspect. I don’t think I would go so far as to say every internet marketer should blog. Now with targeted paid advertising on Facebook and #’s that can drive new eyes to your Twitter Lives I don’t think it is a must.
I like your YouTube channel. Can you tell me a little more about attraction marketing?
The way I see attraction marketing is you show up consistently, bringing good information that solves people’s problems and the right people will be attracted to your message. You will bring out the best in them, because they believe in you which helps you to lead them to succeed.
What’s the best way to generate leads for you these days, and can you share a technique?
The hottest way is through Facebook Lives using OBS being able to broadcast in multiple places at the same time and spicing it up with logo’s an intro and even emoji’s gets people’s attention.
Twitter Live is another smoking hot way to attract leads mainly through the hashtags you use. It allows you to speak to people who aren’t connected to you.
You now teach entrepreneurs how to become wildly successful online. Who is your ideal client, and where do you start them?
My ideal client is ready to take action and coachable. I attract people that take personal responsibility for their lives. I take into account what their interest and preferences are when it comes to social media then we dive into one area and master it.
What are your goals for 2017?
I have some pretty lofty goals in all areas of my life. I am a Dani Johnson fan she helps me keep balance between Spiritual life, Family life, Social life and Business life.
For business I look at how many people can I help reach their goals. This year my goal is 12. I love that my number does not need to be big because of the quality of partners I take on and the amount of success we can achieve.
Thank you so much for this interview Wendi!
Erik Christian Johnson