Let’s just cut to the chase. There are a lot of people out there on the internet promoting their products to teach you and I how to work from home and make money on the internet. Some of the programs promise quick and easy money, while some are promising you the keys to success and the chance to win a used BMW.
In this video, I cover 4 things you should know before you buy any program or start a program.
1. You will and you must spend money on your personal development.
2. You will need to buy additional products and services to help with marketing and driving traffic to your website, convert that traffic into leads, and then a sale.
3. You will go days, weeks, months, maybe even a year or more without sales.
4. You must have staying power and be prepared to stay in this till you win.
Let’s be extra frank, internet marketing is a business and as such it requires an entrepreneurial mind, resources, a marketing plan, etc. The only different between an internet based business and a traditional “brick and mortar” is a building. Both businesses have similar challenges, just handled slightly differently.
This list is not comprehensive, I am sure I will revise it as time goes on. For now, this is what I know and I want to share it with you. In the end, I am still convinced, that internet marketing is awesome and a great way to create the life of your dreams. You just need to go into it with your eyes wide open.
I am just going to put this out there! If you can read this blog, if you can see this blog, if you access this blog online either via your smart phone/tablet/laptop/desktop, then no matter what you are going through you have something to lift your head, hands, and hearts up and say “Thank you!”
I just spent an amazing weekend in Nashville at my very first internet marketing/personal development weekend. I’ve never been to an industry based conference before. I was so blessed by the people, the content, the experience that I didn’t want to leave them. There’s something magical that happens when you attend whatever business, industry, company, etc conference. I met people like [fb_embed_post href=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153484208601606&set=a.10153479485746606.1073741829.635306605&type=3&theater/” width=”350″/].
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This event was so moving for me, that I called my mom and told her “Thank you for all that you and dad has done for me.”
There’s one thing that I know for sure. You and I must always give thanks for the victories, for the wins, the ups, and the lessons we learn when we come down. There’s power in gratitude. It raises my vibration when I think of the goodness and what my God has done for me. There’s power there that allows me to see a new way around an obstacle. There’s power in gratitude that moves mountains, the causes clients to move forward and do business with you. The power of gratitude will propel you towards your goals and victories faster than any actions you take with a negative and crappy attitude.
While I was in Nashville last week. I had to take time out and say “thank you!” I had to recognize the forces at work in my life, that are helping me to reach new heights in my sales career, in my group fitness teaching, in my fundraising for AIDS LIFECYCLE...the list goes on. I just had a person donate a huge some of money to the 545 mile bike ride… that I was so not expecting at all. How is all that possible because I look for things to say “Thank you!”
I’m going to put the video link here in this blog post. Watch it. Then go and find 3 things you are grateful for. Post them in the comments below. It doesn’t matter if you had 5 bucks to buy food, be grateful. If you barely had enough money to pay rent, celebrate! If you have the ability to read, then give thanks with a grateful heart. If you called and talked to your mom, then say “Thank you!” You and I have so much good and wonderful things that happen to us everyday that we take for granted. This time – I challenge you to take a few minutes – share it here and on social media – what you are grateful for. Do it often…and watch your life change and just get sweeter!
First let me just say this – buy this book! If you ever think, feel like, wonder, doubt, or can’t seem to figure out why crap just keeps happening to you… despite the fact you’ve done all you can to keep it 100. Then this book is for you!
Listen, I’ve struggled with success and failures. In the real-estate bubble I had 3 homes and lost them. In the sales bubble, I would hit high numbers – then go back down. It wasn’t until I started to learn to internet marketing withEmpower Network, that I discovered this book and why I was not being consistent in my actions. This book is knocking the gray lenses on my eyes right off. This book has shown me that it is the little things that we do or don’t do, that makes all the difference. Success is just a bunch small little boring things that must be done. This book reminded me… that winning is in the completion of the small things. The stuff no one cares about, because it just seems so unimportant. For example in business to business sales, you must make sales calls to schedule appointments. No sale calls no appointments. No quota achievement, no commissions. League bowler…rush the shot -pull the bowling ball to the left or right. In our rush rush society everyone wants the baby – not the labor/pregnancy. You will learn that time is really on your side. Just in chapter 5 alone, you will clearly see that time is going to pass regardless of your choices – the question is will you let time help you or let time pass you by. One more cool thing about this book. At the end of each chapter they actually share live testimonials from people all around the world. People who have different goals and desires, and how they have put the book to good use to reach them. You and I can do the same.
One final thought. Just last week I was struggling with making sales calls. I didn’t want to call those cold leads. However, after reading this book I was aware of the power of my choices. Yes, I could have not made those calls. And life would have continued. Yet, not making those calls would have resulted in no activity. No possibility for a closed deal, meeting with a potential client, or maybe an introduction to someone they know. Thus I made those calls…and now I can honestly say I took the actions. Isn’t that what a 200% sales quota achiever would have done? He/she would have made those calls…and even if they didn’t reach anyone on the phone. While doing those calls, I got inspired to mail those leads some marketing materials… let’s see how it goes. When you know the power of your decisions and how they impact your goals, you will start to make better decisions consistent with who you want to be. Get the book!
Yes, I am going to say BUY THE BOOK!!!!! So when I bought “The Slight Edge” it was recommended that I get this book by Darren Hardy! This guy is a freaking genius. Look, I just wrote an article on the power of Be/Do/Have. If you focus on “be” then you will “do” and you will “have.” This book a tool to get you to “be” the person you must “be” so that you can “do” what must be done, so that you can “have” what you want. It’s really that simple.
If you look on page 72, you will see that he address the need to ‘be’come the person that is required to hit your new goal. You can’t be a professional bowler, as an amateur. You can’t lose and keep out 20 pounds without being a healthy person. I can’t be 200% quota achiever, as 140% quota person. It just doesn’t work – corn will never grow in sweet potatoes.
Another cool aspect of this book, each chapter has action steps for you and I to really drive home the message of the book. In the first chapter you will be asked to write out your excuses that you cling to not be a group fitness instructor, internet marketer, 200% of quota achiever in your sales job, whatever. Write out a list of small things you can stop doing that might be compounding your results in the wrong direction. Then write a list of steps you can take, no matter how small, to reach your destination. Finally write out a list of your successes. We all have them…marriage, a relationship that lasted more than a weekend. A cool thing with our parents, family, friends. Or just the fact you can sell snow to an Eskimo. We all have a lot more going for us than we acknowledge. It’s eye opening to see that if I continue to build upon my wins, things just keeps getting better.
Finally, this book is packed with a resource guide that’s designed to help you maximize your compounding experience. I don’t want to give it all away, go get the book, read it, and apply it – and win!!!
Listen these tools will work for any goal you have. They will work in any industry, field, lifestyle, etc. See a screw diver is only concerned with being a screw diver and being used correctly as intended. You want to use these tools to help you to become the person you need to be, so that you can start to do, do more of, become consistent in doing what’s required, for you to have what you want. That’s the only real way to get your vibrations in alignment with what you want. Your vibrations is reflected in your being and doing. If you aren’t getting the results you want, then only you can change it. The faster you realize that the success you want is waiting on you to line up, the faster you can have it. Use these tools to help you get there faster.
Finally, I only discovered these books recently from the internet marketing program I am taking. I was listening to an inner circle audio training and they mentioned these books. So I bought them and read them. The program requires you invest in your personal development by reading 30 minutes a day and listing to an audio book. I’ve been doing it for awhile and things are just popping. The things I am learning, the person I am becoming, the way I respond to things is just different. One of my friends told me that she’s noticed a change just the other day. So yeah, it’s worth it, because I’m worth it!!!!
You’ve got to invest in yourself to be a better husband, father, wife, mother, student, employee, bowling buddy, cyclist, uncle, employee, marketer…it doesn’t matter. Nothing grows on this planet without TLC! Your mind, life, and future are no different. You must “be” who you must become to win. Start now.
I’ve been struggling writing the introduction to this blog for a while. Simply because I want it to hit home and add a lot of value to every reader. It’s my goal to ensure that every time you or someone reads my blog post, they get a something that can help them get to their next level. I don’t care if the reader is in direct sales, network marketing, multi-level marketing, internet marketing, consulting, or a bowling coach. My written goal is that everyone gets value from my blog posts – and make a difference for them. So when I think about that goal, I find myself wondering…”How many people reading this struggle to keep their goals alive and strong?” See one of things I have learned from personal/professional development is not just goal setting and having them. Your goals have to life!
Write Them Down With Real Pen/Pencil and Paper
That’s right. It’s really that simple. If you write down your goals on real paper with a real pencil you give your goals life. “They’re alive!” There’s power in writing your goals down. In the 1970’s there was some Harvard students studied to determine how they achieved their success compared to the other 97% students. Turns out those 3% had actually written down their goals and created a plan to achieve those goals, while the other 97% did not. Of that 97%, 13% had goals however they did not have the goals on paper. This was published by Mark H. McCormackin book “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-Smart Executive.”
Yes that was in the 70’s, but let’s look at where you work in 2016. Your full/part time job has written performance goals for you. If you are in a call center employee, your company set a goal for you to make/receive a certain number of calls per hour, with a certain number of cross sales, up sells, etc. If you work in retail you have a sales per hour. If you work for a bank you have quarterly goals for new checking account balances, new loan volumes, credit cards, etc. Even if you are teller at the bank you are expected to refer a certain number of clients/cross sales to your personal bankers. Everything at your job has a measured result/goal. What happens if you don’t hit or exceed the goals? Exactly you’ve promoted yourself to the position of “customer.” In all cases your full/part time job ask you to sign and agree to the goals, to prove you were made aware of them. So if your job gives you “work goals” and will hold you accountable for them, because they are written down and you signed your name stating your know them, received them… don’t you think you should do the same for yourself in your business endeavor?
I can tell you from personal experience, there’s magic/powers/etc in writing stuff on actual paper. My personal experience has proven to me that writing down my goals is probably one of the most effective tools in the success tool box! I’ve had my share of suffering and set backs. Yet, when I get out that $1.00 composite note book and pen, and start to write out what I want and why – things change, you take new actions, you start to see things in a different color of life. If you have goals and you don’t have them on paper, I challenge you to go write them down.
Write The Who, What, When, Where, and Why Your Of Your Goals
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So when you write your goals write them in away that’s alive. Write them as measurable events. It’s not enough to say I want to make $100,000. You’ve got to be specific and detailed as possible. Your job’s goals are specific as possible, shouldn’t yours be as well? So let me give you an example: I (Who) will make $100,000 (what) by Dec 31, 2016, (when) from selling HerbalLife (put your products/services) products and services on the internet (where) to help people lose weight. (Why) It looks more like this: [fancy_box id=1]”I will make $100,000.00 by 12/31/2016 from selling HerbalLife Products and Services via the internet. I will help people to be in the best possible shape of their lives.”[/fancy_box]
Another way to write them is and this is how I write mines: “I (who) am so happy and grateful now (when) that, I make $100,000 (what) from internet (where) sales of my EmpowerNetwork Products and Services, to help people achieve their definition of financial freedom. (why)” [fancy_box id=1]”I am so happy grateful, now that I make $100,000 from internet sales of my Empower Network products and services to help people to achieve their definition of financial freedom.”[/fancy_box]
I learned it from Bob Proctor’s book, “You Were Born Rich.”It’s a great book and you must read it. This way resonates with me because of the “now” factor. This then tells your subconscious mind to search for ways to make this happen. It also acts as an affirmation as well, which helps you to change your beliefs around your ability to achieve that goal. This also gives gratitude for what you’ve accomplished in the future as well – making it an ultra goal. By combing all the “forces” you just give your goals life on major juice…and we all focus on the juice to keep it flowing.
Put Your Goals Where You Can See Them Regularly
Just as the subtitle said. Once you’ve figure out what you want, you’ve written them down, then put them some where you will see them. On your bedroom ceiling. On the door to your bedroom, or kitchen, or refrigerator, or kitchen cabinets. You can cut out picture of what your completed/accomplished goal looks like and post those on your walls/mirrors/car/phone background etc. You can create a vision board. John Assaraf, author, entrepreneur, co-stared on the hit show the “The Secret” is huge on these. In the movie The Secret, he shared that he was sitting in the house he had on his board several years ago. Check it out!!!
Once you have written down your goals, you can then use the calendar function on your smart phone to remind you to review your goals. You can put them on 3×5 cards and put them in your car. You can take a photo and save it as a background on your phone. This I know for sure, you’ve got to keep them in front of you as much as possible. Let’s be real. We’ve got a lot of stuff coming towards us and it’s very demanding of our attention. As you review them, you will start to believe in them and make them happen. I’ve accomplished a lot of my goals and right now – you reading this is one them. If have other ideas on how to keep your goals in front of you, please share down below!
So there are my 3 steps to give your goals life and keep them strong.
1. Write them down on pen and paper.
2. Write them in a manner that address the “who, what, when, where, and why.”
3. Review them regularly – either post them on the door, counter, freezer, mirror, on the ceiling, on your car’s dashboard, on your phone.
Do you have some that I missed? Please share them below.
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