How Rick Butts Nearly Died Last Friday 9

Friday June 3rd 2011 in Denver Colorado Rick Butts is  being held down on a bed on the 3rd floor of the Denver Health Care Hospital and the room is filled with nearly every nurse, resident, orderly and employee on the floor.

Rick is drenched in his own blood and so are they.

The surgeon who had performed a cancer removal surgery on Rick earlier that morning, was on top of him trying to stop the artery in his neck from bleeding any more.

How quickly life changes!

Only a few short months ago, Rick had been alive and well on the expert panel at jvAlert Live in Denver and now he was fighting for his life.

Rick had spent a long journey to get to that place.  In his own words …

“In the process of raising myself up from a booze and dope head musician I devoured all the self help, success, and motivation literature I could find. I parlayed that knowledge and life experience into a career as a motivational speaker, traveling internationally to give my keynote speech at conventions.”

Rick was blazingly successful as a keynote speaker.  If you had a chance to hear him it was magic.

But life turns on a dime and now Rick is fighting for his.  Luckily the room full of medical experts managed to get the bleeding stopped, but that is just the start of a long battle and it got Rick to thinking …

“While I was in danger, I made no deals with God. I was ready to go – and the life I had was frankly not bringing me much happiness. On reflection I wondered why I was so apathetic about the outcome and now I believe I know why.I have simply not been doing the kind of work I was capable of, and letting illness and momentum keep me on the sidelines.”

Now Rick is realizing that for him …

The best stuff is still on the drawing board

Is your life still on the drawing board?

You have no idea when your health may change your outlook on life completely.

If your life is on the drawing board, you need to get started today, because things don’t always happen in your favor.

The responding nurse could have been a minute too late for Rick and in an instant he could have been gone … with magic still left on the drawing board.

Don’t let it happen to you.

I’m in the process of putting together a complete Impact Makeover 90 Day Challenge: Business, Body, Mind and Spirit so you can have a real impact in the world.

As you know, a successful life is made up of more than just creating a great business.  Success takes a balanced approach that includes your financial health,your physical health, your mental and spiritual outlook and your contribution to making a real difference in theworld.

It’s a constant process for all of us and lately I’ve been taking a much more active role in making sure that mybody lasts a few more years and that I have the energyand strength to do the things I want to do to impact the world.

Part of that has been working with the amazing ZnaTrainer using her amazing O2 program to make sure that I do just that.

If you are in the same situation as I am — someone who loves food and hates exercise — or even better if you are an athlete  give her a call at 801-651-6115 and she will bend over backwards to help you get what you need.

I don’t make a cent off of sending you to Zna although she’s happy to pay affiliates, because I told her that I wouldn’t take any money from her.

Zna is on a mission to help the world with her O2 system and she has the science to back it up.

I want to help her get the word out and I don’t want people to think that I’m doing it for the money.

Call her at 801-651-6115 and she can tell you all about it.

It’s a complete makeover for 90 days and I’ll definitely put together a package for the winner that will blow your mind.

All contestants will be part of the Impact Partnering Program and also in a special training program of 02 workouts with Zna Trainer.

Don’t miss this!

We have another Impact Perpetual Learning Series Webcast coming up on Tuesday and you can register for it right now!

I’m going to be talking with Zna Trainer and some special guests about our 90 Day Challenge!

Here’s the Facebook group where you can talk about this project in advance:

All the best,

Ken McArthur

And more, more, more.

P.S. Rick Butts could really use some help right now.

To hear his story in his own words read this blog post.



About Ken McArthur

Ken challenges us to realize we ALL have an impact – whether we want to or not – on thousands of people who we touch in our day-to-day lives by demonstrating that simple things make a HUGE difference. The popular host of a series of live events that bring together top-level marketers, entrepreneurs, business owners, corporations and non-profit organizations to create multi-million dollar joint venture relationships – he creates incredible, intense impact for product launches and multi-million dollar profits in surprisingly short timeframes. Regularly asked to speak at leading marketing events, he has managed product launches ranked in the top 400 sites on the Internet. Ken McArthur is also the creator of, a pioneering affiliate program search engine and directory system and the founder of the MBS Internet Research Center, which conducted the world’s largest survey ever attempted on the subject of creating and launching successful information products. Not satisfied to concentrate entirely on large organizations, Ken also works with select individuals to help them create a decent living utilizing the power of the Internet. Ken was the official mentor for Sterling Valentine as he took his launch from ZERO to over $100,000 in less than 8 days. Ken and Sterling documented the process as a “proof of concept” for Info Product Blueprint a massive home study course that is the “bible” of info product creation. Ken offers top-level coaching and mentoring programs designed to help individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations reach masses of people using the techniques, tactics strategies and systems that he has developed specifically to help people spread their ideas, products and services around the globe.

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9 thoughts on “How Rick Butts Nearly Died Last Friday

  • Shirley D. Young

    Courage doesn’t always roar.Sometimes courage is the little voiceat the end of the day that says,”I’ll try again tomorrow”.–Mary Anne Radmacher

  • Michael Barrett

    Hey Ken,

    Best to Rick. The guy with the fabulous sense of humor. 

    We have been promoting natural health for along time.  It is part of our lifestyle.  We teach people how to uncover and expand the natural health they were born with.  



  • Dolly Garlo

    I am so sorry to read this story with ALL it entails. As a former shock trauma intensive care nurse, I have personally had to help manage similar situations as the one you describe from Rick’s hospital experience. It has truly left me with similar perspectives and philosophies about what we’re doing and creating in the world as those you write about here.
    Blessings to Rick and all his family, friends, caretakers and everyone connected (of course, that would be all of us …).
    Have missed participating with you all via jvAlert. Might need to get back involved soon!
    Cheers, Dolly

  • Rick Butts

    Ken thanks for the kind words and I’m 100% okay with you mentioning my epic weird experience to help remind folks of the reality that runs concurrent with the images we concoct online.

    The last 12 hours has been a real wakeup call for me as I’ve realized that I was nuts to keep my personal experience separate from my public writing.

    Thank God for people like, you. Well, there really is no one quite like YOU Mr, but you get the main point.

  • TheSpotter

    WOW, this is sad, I never knew Rick personally but have followed his blog before and interacted a few times on social media. Life seem to turn in a very unexpected direction sometimes.