“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese (from Tai Lopez)
Powerful quote, the principle is such a simple one: Size doesn’t matter, persistence does.
Some of us have accomplished incredible things in our lives, but many still don’t believe that they can actually cause changes they want.
Maybe you’re on the hunt for a better standard of living, to be debt free, or simply have less stress day to day. There’s really only one thing that has been tried and trusted and proven over and over again to be effective…
You guessed it right: Persistence.
Be the mosquito (plus money map)…
Persistence is almost always the determining factor when it comes to making lasting, positive, change.
Are you willing to “fail” over and over again, learning from your mistakes along the way, to achieve your goal? Lot’s of people say they are, but simply don’t “put their money where their mouth is”.
Yes, persistence can be a risk. There’s no doubt you will fail at first when you try something new, whether it’s a new way of thinking or a new way of living, you’re going to make mistakes.
Just one tip! Disconnect the words “failure” and “bad”, remind yourself every day that ACTION is what’s important, not the end result (for now).
What you can accomplish once you start applying this principle is nothing short of incredible. Doors start to open, boredom is replaced with excitement, and best of all you finally feel in control of the direction of your life.
How can I be so confident that this principle works? Because I saw it working in others life and I apply it to my life (especially now in affiliate marketing).
Note that it’s not an “overnight” success, you have sometimes actually spend over a year with many courses and coaching programs… and no success.
If you don’t give up, you’ll see the result. Your persistence will pay off.
Now I have to add an important detail to the “persistence is everything” equation…
WHAT you’re being persistent at is important.
As successful people noted in their stories, they had tried a lot of things that didn’t work (again not a bad thing), but what did work was a tried and tested system. If you can start on a path that’s been tested before, even if it’s difficult, it has a much higher chance of bringing you the results you want.
That’s exactly what many online top-earners did, they were fortunate to find a system that worked for them. Their persistence paid off.
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Quick, whose portrait is on the side of a…
Colonel Sanders. Right.
The guy who devised the famous “11 Herbs and Spices” recipe that became the most popular chicken franchise in the world.
But do you know what the famed 11th spice was?
According to legend, Sanders was broke and going from restaurant to restaurant and challenging the chefs. “I’ll bet my chicken recipe is better than yours”…and he always lost that bet…but at least he got a free meal out of the ruse.
Well, one day he was running the same schtick on a local bar owner.
The bar owner said, “I’m trying to sell beer, not chicken. This chicken needs WAAAAY more salt, so my customers will order more beer to quench their thirst!”
So, the bar owner shook a few shakers of salt onto the Colonel’s chicken and said, “Now this is GOOD”.
Sanders hated the taste of it…but he was no dummy. “If this is what the customer wants, then I’ll give it to him.”
The secret 11th ingredient? Plain old table salt!
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Again about coin addiction…
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<< I’d like to tell you about The Strangest Secret in the World (By Earl Nightingale) >>
The late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was once asked, “Doctor, what is wrong with men today?”
The great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, “Men simply do not think!”
It is about this that I want to talk with you.
We live today in a golden age. This is an era that humanity has looked forward to, dreamed of, and worked toward for thousands of years. But since it is here we pretty well take it for granted. We are fortunate to live in the richest era that ever existed on the face of the earth. A land of abundant opportunity for everyone. But do you know what happens?
Lets take 100 individuals who start even at the age of 25.
Do you have any idea what will happen to those men and women by the time they are 65?
These 100 people, who all stat even at the age of 25, all believe they’re going to be successful. If you ask any one of them if they want to be a success they would tell you they did. You would notice that they are eager toward life, there is a certain sparkle in their eye, an erectness to their carriage. Life seems like a pretty interesting adventure to them.
But by the time they are 65, only one will be rich,
four will be financially independent,
41 will still be working,
and 54 will be broke – depending on others for life’s necessities.
Now think a moment: Out of the 100, only five make the grade!
Why do so many fail?
What has happened to the sparkle that was there when they were 25?
What has become of their dreams, their hopes, their plans?
Why is there such a large disparity between what these people intended to do and what they actually accomplished?
read or listen the whole speech by Earl Nightingale here >>>
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The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. … Pareto developed both concepts in the context of the distribution of income and wealth among the population.
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Great businesses are founded on great partnerships. But great businesses can also be destroyed by bad partnerships.
These entrepreneurs—and members of The Oracles—share their hard-won wisdom about what to watch out for before joining forces with a business partner.
All of my success has come from successful partnerships: co-authoring the Chicken Soup for the Soul series with Mark Victor Hansen; The Success Principles with Janet Switzer; and managing my companies with Patty Aubery and Russ Kamalski. My top two criteria for partnering are: One, I must like them and trust the person. Two, they have to bring something to the table that I cannot myself provide. Liking them and trusting them are subjective things, but I’ve learned to trust my gut. If anything doesn’t feel right, I don’t proceed.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when partnering is not sufficiently clarifying each other’s roles, boundaries, compensation, and exit strategies and then documenting them on paper. While it’s important to trust each other, it’s also important to ensure you are clearly on the same page before you start. People often have different understandings and interpretations if they are not codified in writing.
Before entering a business partnership, my top criterion is to ideally know someone for at least one year. (Some psychology and scientific studies say that people truly show who they are after one year.)
It’s like dating—you have to date before you get married. A business partnership is a marriage. So you need some short-term “dating projects” in business. Become good at reading people and back it up with references. If projects don’t work out, you move on. It’s like choosing not to see someone after three dates: you haven’t made a long-term commitment and will be OK.
The biggest mistake you can make in partnering is going into it too quickly. Make sure you outline the responsibilities of each partner. Otherwise, you might get stuck doing all the work.
In the operating agreement, write out the partner’s responsibilities, your rights and the exit strategy. Something like, “You’ll work approximately 30 hours doing A, B, C, and five hours doing Z.” The more clear you are, the less likely it is to fail.
Partnerships can be wonderful, but also can become your worst nightmare. Use math to decide on the right partners. That’s right, math. If one plus one equals two, that’s not the right partnership for you. One plus one must equal three! A partnership must be more than the sum of its parts; otherwise, you’d just as well outsource different parts of your business.
You should also partner with someone who is better than you at certain things. Many times I’ve seen people’s egos prevent them from building great partnerships. They felt threatened by their partner’s skill and couldn’t get past that to achieve a grander vision. “The Father of Advertising,” David Ogilvy said you should hire people smarter than you.
Finally, you must ensure that you’re going to have fun. After all, you’re entering the long-term commitment of a business marriage. It’s going to become a deep part of your life. There will be lots of ups and downs. You will be tested. But what’s the point if it isn’t going to be fun? Resist the seduction of your partner’s resume or their prestige; if you aren’t having fun, the partnership won’t last.
The first thing I do is ask a potential partner to take the HEXACO and dark triad personality tests, which are like x-rays into their brain. It’s important to know the personality type that you’re dealing with because a business partnership is like a marriage.
Secondly, I look for people with different, complementary skills to my own but who share the same vision. It’s not enough just to like someone, which is how I used to think. If you’re an extrovert, look for introverts. If you’re the face of the company, maybe you need a nitty-gritty operations person behind the scenes. Likewise, if you’re that operations person, perhaps you need someone more extroverted.
The biggest mistake I ever made in partnering was going into business with three other partners. Too many cooks spoiled the broth, you might say. I thought a range of personalities and opinions would be good, but it created too many conflicts, egos, obstacles, and slowed everything down. The perfect scenario is two to three partners, but four seemed too many.
I form partnerships that are win-win, long-term, and relationship-based. Our contract simply becomes a way to document our understanding and an insurance policy if leadership changes. To get there, we sit down to share and clarify two things:
One, core values. We check for alignment and allow both sides to develop trust by understanding the other’s key drivers. These can be relied upon when things get difficult and the relationship is stressed.
Two, business baggage. We share our business baggage to ensure we’re starting on the right foot. This includes outlining our expectations and commitments for the partnership, so that they’re openly shared and can be met. We also share our fears and desires for the partnership, so that they can be addressed in the planning phase, rather than at a point of conflict.
Consider a personality test such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This will develop self-awareness of your working preferences and provide a better understanding of how your partner operates. But, there’s a dichotomy—ideally, you want to balance each other out, but you don’t want to drive each other crazy from being too different. If it resonates with you, maybe look into an astrology compatibility reportfor yourself and potential partners—it’s simply more due diligence.
Ensure that your end goals are aligned. For example, do you want to operate as a passive lifestyle business or build it to sell for huge multiple figures? How many hours a week do you want to dedicate to the business? What staff do you want to hire? Do you have any other projects or commitments which will conflict with the business or distract your attention too much? Is your family on-board with the business venture?
The biggest mistake I’ve made in any partnership stems from my fear of confrontation; I struggle with difficult conversations. Once, I delayed ending a partnership for too long—even though I knew it wasn’t the right fit. It created a lot of unnecessary inner turmoil and wasted energy, when I could have been building something that was more suited to me. — Phil Suslow, owner of Oznium
Did you read “Secrets of the Big Dogs“? – it’s worth reading (from 2001!!!)
I get asked what’s the biggest obstacle standing in the way of Internet success a lot. The answer is something that most people will not want to hear.
When it all comes down to it, you are the only thing that is stopping you from achieving whatever it is your heart desires. Success is an attitude. It is not money, wealth or power. Take away the money of a successful person and he’ll have it all back and more in a few years. Give an unsuccessful person a million bucks and chances are he’ll lose it all in a few years. The difference is their attitude.
The unsuccessful person blames his misfortunes on outside factors – it’s the tax man’s fault, the economy sucks, Obama didn’t change a thing, prices are too high, my wife won’t let me, etc. He’ll blame everything else except the one thing that is truly keeping him down. The successful person doesn’t blame outside factors for failing. He accepts failure as a requirement for success and learns from it.
They say successful people think differently than unsuccessful people. That’s not entirely true. They don’t think differently, they think opposite. An unsuccessful person hates failure. A successful person welcomes failure. An unsuccessful person works hard for money. A successful person has money work hard for him. An unsuccessful person takes. A successful person gives. An unsuccessful person will let someone else write his paycheck and determine his net worth. A successful person writes his own paycheck and determines his own net worth. The list goes on, but the point is a successful person has an opposite attitude from an unsuccessful person.
If you want to be successful, the first thing you need to change is your attitude. If you have the attitude of an unsuccessful person, then no amount of reading, couching or training from me is going to make you successful. Once you change your attitude, things will open up for you.
At the end of the day, it’s not going to me or any other make money online guru that’s going to make you successful. You are the only one standing between where you are now and where you want to be. Stop blaming outside factors and start to take responsibility and change your attitude to that of a successful person. You are the problem, but you are also the solution. Success begins, and ends, with you. I look forward to hearing your success story 2017!
If you have never attended a show like Affiliate Summit, then make 2017 the year you attend at least one industry show. Not only will you learn a lot, but you’ll also meet many interesting people and form many new friendships that will help you down the road.
The sold out Affiliate Summit West starts in ten days. I look forward to it every year. For many people attending, it will be the turning point in their online careers. The fact that it happens at the start of the year is a major bonus as it can be the push they need to take their Internet business to the next level.
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1) Be A Highly Effective Internet Marketer
If you ever read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, then you’ll know about the time quadrant. Basically, Every activity we do during the day can be put in one of four quadrants:
Answer this question: What one thing could you do in your personal and professional life that, if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your life? Chances are, whatever you name, it’s a Quadrant Two activity.
Quadrant Two is the heart of effective personal management. It deals with things that are important but not urgent, like building your business, forming relationships, long-term financial planning, exercising – all those things we know we need to do, but seldom get around to doing because they are not urgent and can be put off until some other day.
Well, we all know that someday never comes.
Don’t put off what you know you need to do just because it’s not urgent, and you can always get to it someday. For most, someday will turn into years or never. I know people who told me they were going to get into blogging ten years ago. I’m still waiting to see their blogs. The difference between a highly effective blogger and an ineffective one is the effective blogger knows blogging may not be urgent, but it’s important enough to get started and keep going.
2) Take Your Internet Business Seriously
Because the cost of starting an Internet business is so low compared to a regular business, most new Internet marketers don’t take it as seriously as they should. If you want your online venture to advance beyond the hobby stage, you need to take it seriously and treat it like a real business. Don’t let 2017 be the year you’ll give Internet marketing a “try” or make a half-hearted effort to start blogging again. Instead, make this year the year you take your online business to the next level because your business is just as serious as a “real” business that cost $100,000 to start.
I know many businesses*** that cost over $100K to start that makes nowhere close to what I make online. Yet, my blog was started for the cost of a $10 domain name. Very few normal businesses can be started for $10 and grow into multi-million dollar business. But that is the power of Internet marketing if you take it seriously and continue to work at it on a consistent basis. Treat this like would treat a $100,000 business, and your entire outlook will change (***useful tips by John Chow).
This is the way you fill your “bucket of time”. Don’t do this year!
Let me explain. Of course, many entrepreneurs know this idea. How do you plan your 2017?
What you (and I) need to do better, is decide what are the most important things we have to accomplish in our businesses in the next 90 days, and then focus on getting them done.
These are what you call your ‘Rocks.’
First, put big ‘rocks’ in the bucket.
Imagine, The big glass container represents your time.
Lets call it the next 90 days.
Next to it, you have some big rocks, pebbles, sand, and water.
If you put in the water and sand first, they’ll fall right to the bottom. Then if you add in the pebbles, they’ll sit immersed in the water, on top of the sand.
Then if you try to put in the big rocks, they’ll sit on top of everything else, and they won’t all fit.
If you do it another way, it’s possible to get everything to fit in the jar just nicely.
First put in the big rocks.
Then the pebbles are poured in, and they all fall between the gaps in the rocks to the bottom. Then the sand is poured, and finally the water.
Here’s the lesson; those rocks represent the big, important things you have to do each day.
It could be sending an email to your list. Hosting a sales webinar. Setting up a joint venture deal.
Planning the outline of a new product. Making 10 sales calls.
Basically the important things that move your business forwards.
The pebbles, sand, and water represent the lesser important ‘busy’ work.
A pebble might be taking a phone call with a colleague in your industry, and chatting about how things are going in your businesses.
You might get some value out of this call. But more likely, you’ll burn up 30 minutes of time and it won’t impact your business.
The sand could be you responding to a few urgent but unimportant emails.
The water is you checking Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter… or getting sucked into watching time wasting videos on Youtube.
The water activities are incredibly tempting. They don’t require much deep thought, and are entertaining.
But they do nothing to move your business forwards.
My big goal in 2017 is to focus more on the rocks and leave the pebbles, sand and water to the end of the day IF I have time.
I read about it in this book by Verne Harnish, which you should buy.
It’s called ‘Scaling Up.’ (thanks to my mentor, Matt Lloyd for this reminder)
If you’ve got a business that’s doing multiple 6 figures annually and you want to scale to multiple 7 figures, you’ll get a lot out of it.
And if you have a new business and / or you’re not yet making a lot of sales, you’ll still get some useful insights out of it.
So while I’m in my location today in Toronto I’ll be clearly identifying my rocks for the first quarter of 2017.
Any opportunities / distractions that come up during those 90 days, will have to go on the waiting list for the next 90 days. Completing the current Rocks will be the number one priority.
My advice to you is to start operating your business this way.
Decide on what the most important things are to accomplish in the next 90 days, and block out everything else. What few important projects will result in the greatest amount of sales?
If you focus on these things, you’ll be able to complete 2017 having accomplished a few super important projects that catapulted your business forwards, rather than half-completed 100 different things that were not really that important in the first place.
Start from here >>>
“Secrets of the Big Dogs” – useful reading for internet markets since 2001
You ruin your brand name…
Spam can be considered as personal and/or technical mistake of online entrepreneur.
The term spam can also be used to describe any “unwanted” email from a company or website — typically at some point a user would have agreed to receive the email via subscription list opt-in — a newer term called “graymail” is used to describe this particular type of spam.
Spam first made its mark in the world in 1978 when Gary Thuerk, Marketing Director of Digital Equipment Technology sent an email solicitation to 400 employees at Arpnet. The email created a few sales, but it also created fierce backlash. Today, more than 780 billion spam messages are sent out each day to over 2 billion Internet users. This staggering statistic makes it clear why spam is such a major problem for Internet users. Many companies are working hard to solve the spam problem, but the first step to stopping spam starts with the consumer.
There is nothing like checking your email only to find out that your inbox is swamped with unsolicited message from people you do not know. No you’re not interested to buy dog food, beauty products, slimming pills, plants, or software! But still, you get these irritating emails.
The first step in your antispam campaign may well be to understand spam and how it works.
Spam is usually defined as unsolicited e-mail that is delivered in bulk. It has become so prevalent because it’s cheap, reaches the greatest number of folks in the least amount of time, and because it’s unregulated. In the U.S. alone more than 50 million citizens are online, with their own Internet accounts.
For spammers this is an ideal situation. Even were it not to work, there’s virtually no punishment other than subsequent inability to spam until a way is found around it. And ways are constantly found around just about everything we do in our antispam campaign. That’s not to say you shouldn’t try though.
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“You Will Never Change Your Life Until You change Something You do Daily. The Secret of Success Is Found In Your Daily Routine” – John C. Maxwell
One of the component of the right Mindset is the skill to analyze own and other’s mistakes.
You have to have a mentor for this. Especially for mistakes we make ourselves.