ABOUT ANIK SINGAL
Anik Singal is the founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. and VSS Mind. He is widely considered, by the industry, as one of today’s most successful digital publishing marketers. His specialties include profit-generating product launches, building backends and funnels, article marketing, search engine optimization, affiliate marketing and business management consulting.
BusinessWeek recognized him in the Top 3 of the Best U.S. Entrepreneurs Under 25. He’s an Inc500 CEO, listed 2-times among the Fastest Growing Companies in America. While in college at the University of Maryland, he was awarded Company of the Year from MTech and named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hinman CEOs.
His digital publishing businesses generate over $20 Million/year in sales; and he has helped contribute to over $100 Million in online publishing sales (between his own products and his clients’ businesses).
Today, Anik teaches people how to create their own online passion-based businesses. He then guides them through his step-by-step process to maximize profit and grow revenue. He has trained over 250,000 students around the world, many have gone on to become incredibly successful and true industry-leading experts.
Anik is also incredibly passionate about giving back. For nearly two decades, he has devoted his life to building schools around the world. He dreams of providing education to those who are not currently receiving that birth-right! As of today, Anik has been a key driver in helping build four schools in India. He plans to scale his mission globally, all through his non-profit organization, For All Our Good.
Making Your Dreams Come True
Is Really Determined By A Few
“Flash” Moments In Life…
A flash moment is a brief window of time where something shifts and the door to incredible opportunity swings wide open… At that moment, you have 2 choices:
You either jump in and seize the day or you stand still and the door closes with you on the wrong side.
It all comes down to YOUR CHOICE.
My Story & The 3 Flash Moments
That Dramatically Shifted My Life…
While I can’t deny that I love my life and that I’ve had a tremendous amount of success, it hasn’t all been filled with sunshine. Some moments have been downright dark and scary…
I’m sharing a bit about my journey with you in the hopes that it will inspire you. So you know that anything is possible if you’re willing to keep fighting for your dreams.
In order for you to truly understand my success, my passion and what makes me different, I first have to share something about how I was raised.
You see, everyone in my family is a doctor, lawyer or an industry-leading engineer. Ever since I was a child, I felt my “life path” was already pre-chosen for me. I dedicated my life to the single purpose of following in the footsteps of my family legacy. I was even excited about it!
For years I worked ridiculously hard to:
• Earn a Full Scholarship
• Attain an Ivy League, Pre-Med Degree
• Get a One-Way Ticket to a Life of Fortune and Success
Like everything else I’ve achieved in my life, I gave my dreams a full 200% effort (the only problem was, I was working incredibly hard to achieve the WRONG dream).
In college, I studied around the clock, I completely ignored friends, I even sacrificed my health. What was the result? It felt like the more I studied, the more I hated where my life was headed! I was too busy following this predestined “plan” to even recognize that my HEART was violently shouting out against it!
What did my heart truly want? What did I want?
For as far back as I can remember, since I was a child, I always wanted just ONE thing…
I wanted to start my own business.
I wanted to become an ENTREPRENEUR.
I loved the idea of being in complete control. I loved knowing the harder I worked, the more wealth and success I would enjoy.
The harder I worked toward the “forced” pre-med path, the further I got from my real dreams. Then one day my body decided to MAKE me listen.
It literally began to shut down.
That’s when I had my FIRST Flash Moment…
everything behind for the unknown
I had it ALL! I was on the fast track toward a prominent professional career, filled with massive opportunity and wealth. Yet, my passion kept pulling me in a completely different direction.
Ultimately, I did what we should all do. I listened to my heart.
In doing so, I took a HUGE gamble… I dropped out of the world-renowned pre-med program and took a dive into the completely unknown.
My friends thought I was crazy. My family was supportive, but concerned. Honestly, I was scared out of my mind.
I immediately enrolled in business school. The problem was, I wanted more than just textbooks and business theory. I was bored. I wanted to be “hands on”… to learn by DOING.
But with just $100 to my name, what were my options?
So I started “doing.”
I skipped the basketball games, the fraternity parties and the night-long movie marathons. Rather I spent 12+ hours a day researching how to build a business online. It completely consumed me. Some might even say I was absolutely addicted.
I tried everything I could to get my business off the ground. Yet, despite my passion and commitment, nothing worked.
Knocking On The Door Of
The Digital Marketing World
When I tell you I didn’t make a penny after 18 months, that’s not an exaggeration.
Oh sure, my friends were out working their college jobs, earning big bucks (at least it seemed at the time) and squandering every penny on spring breaks and football games. Sometimes I even had doubts if I was making the right decision.
My friends laughed at me. Even those who I considered mentors, told me I was ruining my life. Everyone around me told me I was crazy. Yet, still… there I was, working day and night, trying everything I could just to make my first dollar online.
Just ONE dollar!
Finally, after a year and a half of nothing, I was about ready to give up. I even gave myself an ultimatum:
“Anik, you have just 24 hours. 24 hours to make just $1 on the Internet. If you don’t, you MUST kiss your dreams goodbye and get a real job.”
I gave this ONE last thing a shot. It was a Hail Mary play for sure, but it was all I had left. That night, I worked relentlessly until almost 3 in the morning. My head was bobbing up and down and my vision was fading and blacking out before I allowed myself to sleep.
Finally, after I truly felt I had given it everything I had, I crawled to bed. I said a prayer and went to sleep.
The next morning, my eyes popped open, my heart was racing. I couldn’t remember the last time I was so nervous. It was the moment of truth – the information waiting on my computer just 6 feet away could determine the rest of my life!
I sprang out of bed and lunged to the computer. If it showed zero dollars, I would have to bury my dreams of being an entrepreneur. I would join my friends and start putting in applications for internships, interviews and maybe even graduate school (blah!).
Was I nervous?
That’s an understatement, I felt like I was going to throw up. Hey… My future was at stake here!
I logged into my payment account. I said my last prayers and BOOM!
My account showed $330!
I made more in just a few hours of sleeping than I had made in 18 months! Such a relief! Such a victory!
The best part: I was on the verge of figuring out a formula for making a full-time living online. This formula would soon transform my business, my life and the lives of thousands more!
Growing My Business
From $100 To $10 Million!
My formula became the foundation for my entire business. It simply worked. There was a direct correlation; the more I used my system, the more I grew my business! FAST!
It didn’t take long before the success began to snowball. I was living the life. I was traveling the world First Class. I was speaking on stages from Vegas to Singapore. I was innovating new strategies that were changing the lives of my students.
Before I knew it, I was recognized as one of the Top 3 Best Entrepreneurs 25 and Under by BusinessWeek Magazine. As my company continued to grow, Inc500 even named us among the Fastest Growing Companies in America. Not just once… TWICE! We were the 2nd fastest growing education company in the United States!
…all thanks to digital publishing!
I was living a jet set lifestyle. I had 3 global offices, a crazy number of employees and traveled all around the world. People began to know the name ‘Anik Singal’.
I had made it.
Or so I thought…
As my bank account swelled, so did my confidence. I guess I thought I had The Midas Touch, the ability to turn rocks into gold.
Systems? Pff… systems are not for me. I invented my own systems. Better yet, I hired people to invent my systems. I thought I could do no wrong!
But in reality…
I Began Losing Touch With The
Formula & System…
I stopped following the simple steps that were responsible for building my success and had made me millions.
I started to go away from digital publishing.
I’ll never know why, I just did…
My business took a nosedive. Believe it or not, even the year we did $10 Million in sales, I actually LOST money. I didn’t have a lick of profit, I actually went deep into debt!
Crashing $1.7 Million Into Debt
It seemed like overnight my Midas Touch turned into an evil curse.
My expenses were through the roof. I was making mistakes left and right. It seemed every move I made to get out of this hole, just made it deeper.
$1.7 MILLION deep in debt!
I borrowed from everywhere and everyone. Banks, credit cards, affiliates, vendors… even friends and family.
Could it get worse? (It did.)
As My Business & Finances Went
Down the Tubes, So Did My Health.
I remember it vividly. I was on the runway on a plane in Amsterdam that was about to take off, when I had an “attack.”
I was sweating, my heart was racing, and I was beginning to fade out. Deep down I could feel something bad was happening, but what I didn’t know at the time was that I was having major internal bleeding.
I blacked out right before the plane took off.
Luckily for me, my neighbor passenger noticed and alerted the flight attendant. The plane was stopped dead in its tracks on the runway, an ambulance was called and I was carted off the plane.
Later I discovered that in a matter of just a few hours, my body had lost almost 60% of its blood volume. When I passed out, I was just minutes away from going into shock. It was truly one of the most frightening times in my life.
This single moment was the biggest WAKE-UP CALL I’ve ever experienced.
My Business Was Destroyed.
My Health Was Destroyed.
But Guess Who Was Still Fighting!
I remember being in the hospital, surrounded by strangers who didn’t speak my language. I had nothing but silence around me.
This gave me time to really reflect on who I was, where I was going and what in God’s good name had happened to my life!
I was tortured by questions, specifically: “How did my business collapse so quickly and where did I go wrong?”
I didn’t exactly discover the answer at that hospital, but I began my journey to find the answer there.
Thankfully, those amazing doctors saved my life.
I was given a 2nd chance.
I was convinced that God still had incredible plans for me. He wanted me to re-write my future. I had to learn from my mistakes, correct my wrongs and climb to the top again.
So… that’s precisely what I did.
Proven System – A Millionaire Again!
As I regained my health, I regained my drive. It was shortly after that incident in Amsterdam that everything began to come together.
I started by asking myself: “What was it that built my business the first time?”
And then it hit me like a bag of bricks… it was my formula. My digital publishing systems. That was the engine behind my business. It’s what built my customer base. It’s what drove massive growth.
So, I went back to the basics. I focused on building my business through my proven systems. Everything simply CLICKED!
It Took Me 6 Years To Make $10 Million The 1st Time.
This Time… I Did It In JUST 16 MONTHS!
Today, I have multiple online businesses. Between my own business, my clients’ businesses and the products I have helped others sell online, I have been able to generate over $100 Million in online publishing sales.
I‘m proud to say that I‘ve trained over 250,000 students from all around the world. Many have gone on to become millionaires and prominent business leaders in their fields – all by following the same golden system that I will never deter from again.
I’m also proud to say that with the money I’ve made, the non-profit I run, For All Our Good, has built 4 schools in India. I plan to build over 100 schools in Mumbai, India alone! Then I’ll scale my model and build more schools around the world. I’m not planning on slowing down anytime soon…
My Mission. My Dream. My Fight.
All of my experiences have made me the person I am today.
I’m a dreamer. I’m a fighter. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m a speaker. Most importantly, I’m a teacher.
Every morning, I make myself one solemn promise: To teach others, to teach you, what I know… So you, too, can share in these grand opportunities of creating and growing an online business using my simple digital publishing system.
What I’m Doing & Working On TODAY…
Years ago, when I was starting out and spending countless hours researching and testing, I learned a valuable lesson. One that shifted my whole business mindset.
You see, there’s a massive amount of information out there that will lead you down the WRONG path! Ideas, strategies and formulas that will HURT your business more than help it (believe me, I’ve tried a countless number of them)!
I’ve seen firsthand, too many people invest absurd amounts of time and money into resources that will never work, and it breaks my heart.
So, here’s my mission each and every day…
I promise to provide the most proven, most direct, and most beneficial ideas, strategies and blueprints to ENSURE your success: professionally, financially and personally!
My team and I will constantly create new entrepreneurial solutions that deliver the best results for today’s markets and technologies.
If you’re willing to fight for your business and your success, I personally will never stop fighting for you.
Dreamer. Teacher. Fighter.