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Posted 13th May 2015 at 04:05 PM by bobandnanci

Let your fear guide your affiliate marketing success.

Whenever we decide to do something big, like attach a huge goal to our affiliate marketing success, there is going to be fear. Fear is normal for entrepreneurs and you are just going to have to learn to live with it.

I have had an offline business, a transmission shop, for the last 20 years. There is not a day that goes by that we aren't decrying the amount of stress that goes along with the business: the cars don't want to work right, the customers seem to think that you can rebuild a transmission in an hour, the money doesn't flow the way that you need it to.

And, so, learning to control stress has become a significant factor in our life.

The idea that stress is bad for your health is not exactly true. Some stress in your life is a good thing as it forces you to work at a higher level. High anxiety can cause you health issues and you need to avoid that as much as possible.

The difference is in the way that we handle the stress.

If you want to get to your affiliate marketing success faster, you can actually learn to use the fear to propel you on your journey.

Recognize we respond out of habit

This always reminds me of a 12 step program, you first have to admit that you have a problem.

You have to get to a point where you stop responding to the stress with abject fear. Then, you can start to create a new habit of being more decisive.

My take on this is that the stress is really derived from a feeling of being stuck. I know that when my affiliate marketing success comes to a screeching halt, I start to begin to feel fear. It's the way that I plan to finance my larger vision and my retirement; so, it's a big deal for me.

I look at it and go, should I turn right, left, forget it altogether and come up with another plan?

Once I force myself to make a decision I create a level of certainty about the business that allows me to begin taking action on it again.

Put decisions on a calendar

If you know that you have to make a decision by a certain date, put it on your calendar. Tell yourself that you will make a decision about which solo ad to run by Friday at 3:00 pm and then put it on the calendar.

Putting things on the calendar will work better than making a to do list. We all manipulate our to do lists but we won't mess with something scheduled on the calendar. Check it out for yourself, the next time someone calls to make an appointment with you and you see something on the calendar you tell them that you are going to have to reschedule.

I don't know about you, but I live in dread of missing a deadline. So, I set hard and fast ones for all of my businesses. This forces me to do the work or the due diligence that is needed for a decision before I hit crunch time.

Giving yourself a date and time for a decision will help you change the fear of missing your affiliate marketing success goals into something that will catapult you there.

Use the what if principle

This may seem like a simple exercise but you want to make sure that you don't skim the surface of the questions but go as deep as you can.
  • What if it works out?
  • What if it works better than I thought that it would?
  • What if it doesn't work out?
This works great when you are trying to get a clear answer on a decision that you have to make because you are looking at all of the scenarios in concert with your affiliate marketing success.

Chair fly your affiliate marketing success

I copped this term from my coach. He told me that before they flew a mission, they would sit in chairs and take all of the actions that would be needed to fly the plane during different scenarios that could present themselves.

So, get quiet and focus on the actions that will be required to get you to your affiliate marketing success. Mentally prepare yourself so that you start to gain the confidence that you can and will do all of the tasks that are needed to get you to your goal.

See yourself being seen and received as an expert in your field. This trains the brain and changes start to happen automatically as new neural pathways are formed.

Take action

Primary action to take at this point is - breathe. Take deep full breaths that will reduce your anxiety level.

Push through the fear and do what needs to be done to achieve whatever definition you have given to your affiliate marketing success.

As business owners we have a lot coming at us all of the time because we have made the bold decision to chase our dream of affiliate marketing success.

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