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Morning!

I do know what I am doing - sort of - so why can't I do it? I read and read, write a little, post, but still I get nowhere. My motivation is probably not as good as it should be (though not being able to pay the mortgage should motivate me some!).

Should I search for a mentor? Someone to say, today, do this, Katie, buck up, blimey woman, you need a boot up the *&*&! motivate!!

ARE there any really good mentors? I know of a few marketers who charge a fortune for instructions, but usually have so many students that they do not have time for an individual, just sort of bulk instruct. Any suggestion please?
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  • Profile picture of the author competitive
    Hi Katie

    I will be your mentor send me a pm and I will give you some secret tips.

    Regards
    Barry
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    Blimey!!! Thanks Barry PM on it's way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Hi Katie

    I suspect you're doing much like many others online do and that's jump from one project to another without actually finishing anything first.

    Yes a mentor could be a good idea, but do you have the discipline to do exactly what that person suggests. (It's something you need to ask yourself)

    Regards
    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    I do have the discipline yes, I work far better initially when I am following instructions, rather than sitting thinking about what to do next. This is why I feel that a mentor would be ideal for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    There are so much step by step product out there that really take you hand by hand to success. I can't understand why you don't buy just one of them that looks strong and stick with it until you succeed.

    I think it's almost like a mentor. I started like this and thank God I do very well. If you'll only stick a picture of the great future you'll have after you stick with one thing it will be alot easier for you.

    Just think of one place that you want to be when you'll have all that money from your online business. Every time that you feel like you are getting distracted just bring that picture into mind and you'll see that you get motivated again faster than you think.

    Ohh and one more thing. Create a plan before you go to the battle.

    Mike G
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  • Profile picture of the author GarryMSayer
    Yes you need a plan, a written one preferably.

    You need motivation because without this you have no focus and no discipline - without these you will continuously underdeliver and become even more demotivated.

    I think accepting and hopefully enjoying the fact that you are the boss is key here. You are the one who makes the decisions for your business. Pat yourself on the back when you make good ones, but don't be too hard on yourself when you make bad ones. In both cases learn from the experiences. Understand and remember how and why each outcome was attained.

    Yes you need a mentor but more importantly you need a course that fits and can improve upon your current level of ability.

    I have already recommended this course to someone else on another thread asking a similar question as yourself and it seemed to make their day.

    Thirty Day Challenge

    I completed this course last year, and made significantly more than $10 I might add, but learned so much in the process and it kind of kickstarted my online business. It instilled in me the belief that making money online was not an unattainable goal.

    Hope this helps Katie and good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Here's a test for you, it was ignored by everyone whom had already viewed it and I thought, considering what you say resembles the difficulties caused by ADD you should have a look, and because I also want other warriors to have a go at the test, especially those who are having difficulties.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-revealed.html



      On the mentor side of things, no-one can do it only yourself. A mentor can only hold your hand while you do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    Thanks Mike, useful words, I will take note of them.

    Garry, I will look at the 30 day challenge, and start detailing what I need to do first, then do it!

    Interepreneur, I took the test, it says I am ADD free. YaYYY! I am just a hopeless, not ill
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Originally Posted by Katie Rich View Post

      Thanks Mike, useful words, I will take note of them.

      Garry, I will look at the 30 day challenge, and start detailing what I need to do first, then do it!

      Interepreneur, I took the test, it says I am ADD free. YaYYY! I am just a hopeless, not ill
      It would be great to post your results in the thread about the success eater to help other people become encouraged to learn about it.

      Best Wishes.

      Intrepreneur.
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    • Profile picture of the author GarryMSayer
      Originally Posted by Katie Rich View Post

      Garry, I will look at the 30 day challenge, and start detailing what I need to do first, then do it!l
      Great stuff. Everything you need to do is laid out for you in a daily plan. Preseason has just started which reveals and teaches you some of the applications and core skills required for this years challenge.

      Basically what I am saying is don't spend too long with the thinking but spend plenty of time with the doing.

      All the best.

      Garry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    I will do so. It was a good test and I appreciate you sending me the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author lilgrace
    Jeremy and Don's BOOTCAMP's are excellent. I have been trying to do this for about a year and a half.....took one of their Bootcamp courses and am finally doing something. The two points that motivated me the most (on top of all the information) were, 'Get off your a**' and 'don't complicate things, it really isn't that hard' You can find them in the WSO section!
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    • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
      Originally Posted by lilgrace View Post

      Jeremy and Don's BOOTCAMP's are excellent. I have been trying to do this for about a year and a half.....took one of their Bootcamp courses and am finally doing something. The two points that motivated me the most (on top of all the information) were, 'Get off your a**' and 'don't complicate things, it really isn't that hard' You can find them in the WSO section!
      Wonderful!! lolol, I think that's just what I do, overcomplicate the whole thing. I know it works, I can see it works, I'm probably just making it more difficult than it actually is!
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  • Profile picture of the author macD231
    Stick to your goal and work a little harder sometimes you will feel frustrated but sticking with it will return you something sooner or later. Moreover plan your work accordingly with the goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    I would like to find someone experienced to look over some things I have done for online marketing and share how I should tweak them, change them etc. I am definitely willing (and do) put in the time to do what it takes.

    Is there an experienced pro out there willing to take a look at my sites?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Wooo folks...hold the phone.

      Before anybody jumps on somebody who says, "PM me, I'll be your mentor"
      please do your research.

      Step 1 - Go to Google and look up the person's name. See if they have any
      kind of a reputation at all.

      Step 2 - Ask the person for references of people who they've actually
      helped with their mentoring.

      Step 3 - Sit down and figure out what it is that YOU need out of it. Not
      every mentor is an expert at every little thing.

      Personally, I'm very wary of somebody who's been a member of this forum
      for all of 30 days and says, "Hey, I'll be your mentor"

      Caveat Emptor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Suzanne Morrison
    It's certainly easy for people to get confused when they start trying to make money online - there are so many experts telling you to do different things. Most people end up subscribing to a few lists and buying a few products, then try to do too many things at the same time, without ever actually succeeding at any of them.

    Although I think it is good to have multiple income streams and not have all your eggs in one basket, it is easier to focus on one thing at a time to start with. If you can make that one thing something that really interests you, or something that you are good at or have a passion for then it can make a difference to how successful you will be with it.

    I think a mentor can be great for guiding you in the right direction, helping you to create a plan of action and letting you know what you are doing wrong. It also helps some people to have someone to be accountable to or "report back to" for motivation purposes.

    Mentor or no Mentor, you need to be prepared to put in the work. A lot of people don't realise how much hard work it takes to succeed online and give up after a few months. Writing down your goals, having the right mindset and expectations, and making a plan of action to reach these goals will make a big difference.

    Cheers,
    Suzanne
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    Hi Steve,

    I do understand what you mean, however, Barry has given me some good general advice - as have a few more marketers via PM - for which I am grateful. I understand the difference between mentoring and coaching, and that I am only going to get generalised advice for free

    Thanks for your comments though.

    Suzanne, I agree that it's the work that matters as much as anything else, and I am prepared to do this. I have been around here for long enough to know how it works, I just like having someone to 'bounce' ideas off and tell me to get on with it
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  • Profile picture of the author StevieHawk
    It's good that you recognise your problem Katie. I had the same problem recently. Unfortunately for me my motivation came for me in a series of bad events. Just take action. I bet you know what it is you need to do to succeed. Start setting some goals today!

    Best of Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author qwertyuiop
    A mentor can provide valuable insight into an industry you are about to enter and can also help prevent mistakes he made in his experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
      Originally Posted by qwertyuiop View Post

      A mentor can provide valuable insight into an industry you are about to enter and can also help prevent mistakes he made in his experience.

      So very true!!

      Ohhh your very first post. Welcome to the forum Qwerty
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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    Katie,
    I know your being inundated with offers at the moment, and some of those will be really worthwhile, but I am in the proccess of writing a report which will be exactly what your looking for. It will clear away some of the myths that haunt every newbie and will show you exactly how to build your own online business.
    As I say I am still writing it at the moment. Should be ready in about two weeks.
    It will be free to download on my main blog.
    So watch out for the Stormbringer report.

    Andy Beveridge

    www.andy-beveridge.com

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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    Thanks Andy.

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  • Profile picture of the author callseller
    A mentor to me is someone who gives of themselves freely (not free).

    This information is only as valuable as you readiness to hear it.

    "When the student is ready the teacher will appear"
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    What a wonderful quote, I really like that!
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