Online SUCCESS ~ Just Copy the Pro's

by joshdn10 27 replies
You'll often hear people say that making money online is simple, but it's not easy...

I think this is very accurate. Tons of people start out hoping to make it BIG online but stop shortly after because they haven't seen results (after a ridiculously short time) and they don't know what to do and how to get traffic etc...

This is why I believe having a MENTOR is critical to your success online. Tony Robins says, 'find somebody who has the results that you want, and replicate what they do time after time. Then you will have what they have, time after time.'

I really believe this strongly. If you can find someone that you admire and has awesome success stories, then model them and take out all the ambiguity and stress and overthinking and just DO what they DO. Don't even think about it! This makes it simple AND easy...

Anyway, that's my rant for the day : ) Hope this gives somebody some ideas!

Josh
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Josh,

    Let's use your example of Tony Robbins. Let's say I want to have the success just like he has doing just what he is doing.

    How is having a mentor going to assure that I am going to be just like Tony Robbins?

    I want to be an NBA star, just like LeBron. Is a mentor going to get me there?

    Sometimes mentors can help in certain situations - I'm not saying that they are not appropriate for some people in some areas.

    But I have learned that just copying what someone does is no guarantee of success. You are not that person regardless of how closely you follow someone.

    Tony Robbins is charismatic and smart. LeBron has physical skills that only one in 100 million possess.

    How many millions of "copycats" are there in the world that could never be the original?

    You are the business. You bring a certain set of skills, abilities, work ethics, personality, resources, education, persistence and tolerance for pain that no one else possesses. You are unique and your business will be unique.

    A mentor can guide you and offer help - no doubt about that - but he/she can not "make" you successful - you must do that part - the hard part!

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      Josh,



      But I have learned that just copying what someone does is no guarantee of success. You are not that person regardless of how closely you follow someone.

      Back in my Trading Days many years ago , I joined a Futures Trading Room. Where the Leader was a very adept and very successful Trader in Futures and Commodities.

      We paid a monthly fee and it seemed like s sure thing because we were Live Streaming and we just followed his Trading Calls in our own Accounts right when it happened. He would yell out Buy at a certain price and then Sell at a certain price.

      From the outside , it seemed like a sure easy way to make a lot of money.

      But it was not !!

      It was really hard because the Markets with the Futures is so fast moving. We he yelled get out , he was out but many of us were "stuck" in and couldn't get out the Trade at the precise moment he said too.

      So trying to emulate him was really futile. And people lost a lot of money.

      Bottom line is trying to COPY does NOT always guarantee or work out as Steve points out


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    • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      You are the business. You bring a certain set of skills, abilities, work ethics, personality, resources, education, persistence and tolerance for pain that no one else possesses. You are unique and your business will be unique.

      ...and it is that uniqueness that will set you apart from all the "wannabees".

      What sets you apart from everyone else?
      What makes your offer irresistable?

      A mentor can tell you very quickly what won't work, but only you know what makes you/your offer different from the competition. Once you figure out what that is, a mentor may very well be able to help you with strategies for getting the word out, and bringing attention to what YOU have to offer.
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    • Profile picture of the author joshdn10
      Well if your mentor is Tony Robbins, then that will ensure you become like him.

      If your mentor is LeBron, and you do what he does, then that will also ensure that.

      My point is just that if you replicate the practices of the people who have the results you want, you're most likely to get those results too.

      Of course you must do the hard part, I completely agree. I just mean if you're doing the same things as they are, it's the best chance you'll get the same results.
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    • Profile picture of the author unifiedac
      Your cynicism and argumentative approach is not helpful.

      People who seek mentors are serious and at least mildly knowledgeable/capable in the space their trying to be successful.

      Mentors help guide others around common pitfalls and mistakes. Sometimes this alone is extremely valuable. I started in IM under the wings of a successful marketer. You've never heard of him, but he's still successful. Simply by showing me what not to do and what he was doing, and why, I was able to get a solid footing in the space. Since then, I've taken my own path, based on my own interests and knowledge. But that foot in the door was crucial for me.

      Mentors can share the principles of being active in a space:
      • Common mistakes to avoid.
      • Mental exercises to cope with failure.
      • Best practices for dealing with clients in your niche.
      • Understanding the mentality of your competition.
      • How to implement proven processes and approaches.
      • Time saving techniques.
      • etc.

      In the end, it's up to you to take the knowledge you've been given and make the best of it. You may never be Tony Robbins. You may never be Lebron. You may be Joe Shmoe your whole life, never be on Oprah. But that doesn't mean you can't be successful, and why not have a little help to get you there faster?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Originally Posted by joshdn10 View Post

    If you can find someone that you admire and has awesome success stories, then model them and take out all the ambiguity and stress and overthinking and just DO what they DO. Don't even think about it! This makes it simple AND easy...

    Anyway, that's my rant for the day : ) Hope this gives somebody some ideas!

    Josh
    Hold up a second.

    I understand why you say that, but think about this ok..

    Market leaders have completely different reasons for doing what they do, in comparison to what you or I might be doing.

    For example, they might use a particular approach to advertising..

    THEIR reasons for that might not have anything to do with YOUR reasons for advertising.

    Your concerns are probably simpler, you probably just want sales or subscribers - they might want good PR, to make shareholder happy, to make the board of directors happy.. who knows.

    ...They have reasons that are a million miles from yours.

    What happens if you copy them? You probably ain't gonna get the results you want, right?

    Don't blindly copy anything without understanding WHY.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Let me throw another stone in the soup...

    The successful entrepreneurs I know don't just ape something perceive to be successful. They run tests.

    And many of those tests are losers.

    What do you get, following your premise, if you pick one of those losing tests to copy?

    Yep, you lose, too.

    That blade cuts both ways.
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    Man... tough crowd... lol
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Very true a mentor give you a true value because he get all mistakes until he found succes .Its like a guide who knows the road .When you want to get somewhere where you dont know the destination you will get lose but a guide will present you the corect road
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Josh,

    Definitely.

    I'd add, be the energy or embody the energy of success to follow the path pros take.

    If you feel mired in fear, you may copy pro's actions but your energy will repel success. Which is why some IMers follow pro advice but struggle for years to make headway. Focus on being a pro IMer by diving in to your fears, by working mainly for fun, by spreading love, by serving, by promoting others and by befriending top folks from your niche.

    When you are being this person, you act inspired and allow in success.

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  • Profile picture of the author Connann
    No, no and no.

    You dont need ONLY a Mentor.
    or you dont need in SPECIFIC a mentor.

    Cause success is not a matter of copy and paste, as Steve B in the post under this one said.

    It's a misconcept carried out by PNL: if u copy thoughts and action made by someone you like, u will become the same.

    What a stupid bullshit.

    Copy Michael Jordan and check if u can jump like him.

    You have to find YOUR WAY and APPLY A SYSTEM: i mean a complex set of strategies which are suitable for your niche.

    As an example: build an email list. this is a strategy.
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    If you repeat the same lie long enough, it becomes the truth.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      If you repeat the same lie long enough, it becomes perceived as truth.
      Corrected for accuracy.

      Thank you.
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