The ONE Habit that will Make or Break Your 2020

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When I started online in 2002, I had no clue what I was doing.

I knew I'd need some information I could apply in order to
build a website.

So I bought a ton of books, ebooks, courses, and other products. Stuff like
how to set up HTML websites, getting traffic, and everything else I'd read from
folks who were supposedly doing well online.

I'd get an email from one of them and think "Ooh...
THAT could be the new secret I need to know".

I'd read something, apply it, and see if it worked.

Over the course of the next year... I built a million dollar fitness
business.

Looking back at that time now, I think the biggest reason
I was able to see results so fast?

I would only read ONE book on a subject I needed to
know about... and I'd start applying it asap.

Once I applied the stuff I learned, the real money came
in.

That's because the stuff I was reading and applying
was focused on creating more of my products and
reaching more people.

And after a while, I didn't need to keep reading and
reading a ton of books or other info.

Actually, I found that always reading new stuff was not only
confusing.. it kept me away from taking action, making offers,
and selling.

Instead, I focused on always trying to offer more products and
services of value to more people.

I TRULY believe that the habit of always feeling like you need
MORE information, another ebook, or another course...

That alone can stop your progress online.

Because if you always feel like you need another secret or
piece of info... you're going to keep looking.

You're going to keep buying stuff, reading stuff, and searching
for the next secret.

But at a point, ALL of that continuous reading, learning, and
buying just keeps you away from what really matters...

Selling.

So, by creating a habit of always offering good products or
services of value to more and more people... you can create
a very profitable business.

Then, once you do see a course or product that will help you
do MORE of that... you can decide if you want to buy it.

But always buying stuff JUST to look for that one new secret...
it prevents you from focusing on building your business.

And the habit of always trying to find new secrets or new info can
keep you trapped in the same place in 2020.

After all, you can't focus on selling and making money if you're
always buying or reading.

My advice... find out what you want to offer and sell...

Then reverse engineer and look for the info you need to
do just that.

Focus on building a habit of offering more stuff of value
to more people... which brings in the sales and income.

Focus on building a habit of CREATING versus consuming...
SELLING instead of buying.

If you treat 2020 like you did in 2019 by always buying and
reading new stuff... you're going to keep going around in circles.

Instead, focus on building a habit of creating products/services
of value that you can sell... then try to reach as many people
as possible.

That alone will help point you in the right direction in terms
of what knowledge or info you really need... so you can drop
the rest.

Best of luck in 2020!
#2020 #break #habit #make
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    Creating products and then try to reach as many people as possible - Agreed!

    This is what i'm doing now and i can tell you that, it's great!

    From affiliate to vendor, making passive income is easier

    Because other affiliate promote my product as well.

    Most importantly is when we create products, we know it best

    so we can have effective plan to promote and make sales

    Amazing!
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    • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
      Originally Posted by Mabu Map View Post

      Creating products and then try to reach as many people as possible - Agreed!

      This is what i'm doing now and i can tell you that, it's great!

      From affiliate to vendor, making passive income is easier

      Because other affiliate promote my product as well.

      Most importantly is when we create products, we know it best

      so we can have effective plan to promote and make sales

      Amazing!
      which network you use?
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    Great post. Focus is key. This is what I tell people.

    If you are trying to learn something new, purchase the best course or book you can find on that subject and study it. Once you have studied it, APPLY what you learned and focus on tweaking and improving that.

    I believe that's much better than listening to 10 different experts on the same subject who say 10 different things. Find one mentor and follow their lead. And please, make sure you IMPLEMENT what they teach you. Otherwise, you are wasting your time and money!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross57
    Great article and message and so true.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Constantly developing new, targeted traffic. Without constant targeted traffic, the rest is academic.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Without the rest, traffic is academic too.

      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Constantly
      developing new, targeted traffic. Without constant targeted traffic, the rest is academic.
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  • Profile picture of the author seofreetips
    Creating products and then try to reach as many people as possible - This is what I Always do.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    Great stuff!


    I wish I would have read that--when I was first starting out--it would have saved me a bunch of time.


    If I could inject on this to this,it would be.


    Find one business model you like--be it adsense, affiliate marketing, blogging, videos, etc.


    And then do it--and don't stop!


    When I think of how many projects that I have stopped and started--man! just to have one of those going right now--.


    Just pick something--and do it!


    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucidboomer
    Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post

    When I started online in 2002, I had no clue what I was doing.

    I knew I'd need some information I could apply in order to
    build a website.

    So I bought a ton of books, ebooks, courses, and other products. Stuff like
    how to set up HTML websites, getting traffic, and everything else I'd read from
    folks who were supposedly doing well online.

    I'd get an email from one of them and think "Ooh...
    THAT could be the new secret I need to know".

    I'd read something, apply it, and see if it worked.

    Over the course of the next year... I built a million dollar fitness
    business.

    Looking back at that time now, I think the biggest reason
    I was able to see results so fast?

    I would only read ONE book on a subject I needed to
    know about... and I'd start applying it asap.

    Once I applied the stuff I learned, the real money came
    in.

    That's because the stuff I was reading and applying
    was focused on creating more of my products and
    reaching more people.

    And after a while, I didn't need to keep reading and
    reading a ton of books or other info.

    Actually, I found that always reading new stuff was not only
    confusing.. it kept me away from taking action, making offers,
    and selling.

    Instead, I focused on always trying to offer more products and
    services of value to more people.

    I TRULY believe that the habit of always feeling like you need
    MORE information, another ebook, or another course...

    That alone can stop your progress online.

    Because if you always feel like you need another secret or
    piece of info... you're going to keep looking.

    You're going to keep buying stuff, reading stuff, and searching
    for the next secret.

    But at a point, ALL of that continuous reading, learning, and
    buying just keeps you away from what really matters...

    Selling.

    So, by creating a habit of always offering good products or
    services of value to more and more people... you can create
    a very profitable business.

    Then, once you do see a course or product that will help you
    do MORE of that... you can decide if you want to buy it.

    But always buying stuff JUST to look for that one new secret...
    it prevents you from focusing on building your business.

    And the habit of always trying to find new secrets or new info can
    keep you trapped in the same place in 2020.

    After all, you can't focus on selling and making money if you're
    always buying or reading.

    My advice... find out what you want to offer and sell...

    Then reverse engineer and look for the info you need to
    do just that.

    Focus on building a habit of offering more stuff of value
    to more people... which brings in the sales and income.

    Focus on building a habit of CREATING versus consuming...
    SELLING instead of buying.

    If you treat 2020 like you did in 2019 by always buying and
    reading new stuff... you're going to keep going around in circles.

    Instead, focus on building a habit of creating products/services
    of value that you can sell... then try to reach as many people
    as possible.

    That alone will help point you in the right direction in terms
    of what knowledge or info you really need... so you can drop
    the rest.

    Best of luck in 2020!
    Excellent advice. I've been marketing since 1992 and in my experience you are bang on.
    This is the best advice going. Sadly, most people are too attracted to "shiny objects." They just don't often appear capable of transcending that.

    Nick.k
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    Slice Online
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    started in this forum in 2009 and was doing good with WSOs in 2011 until 2013. and then got distracted (was doing well) still i left my attention outside this forum... now in 2020 im back to this home ground

    wishing success to everyone in 2020 and beyond!
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    It's so true. I remember always doing the same - searching and buying tons of ebooks, guides about a new 'secret' method and as you said doing it prevents you from focusing on your business.

    Even right now, when I have a business and could focus on it 100%, sometimes I search for new 'secret' stuff and reading it and thinking maybe I should start another business which will be more profitable and forgot the main most important stuff - customers/providing value to people.

    We always want to make more, earn more, have a bigger house, expensive car by searching a new way to make tons of money, but we forget that all these nice things like car, house and so on will come to us if in the first place we concentrate on the current business and providing value to customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    I need to develop a habit being more focused, then everything will go easier!
    anyway great post!
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Nah. In my youth, I used to focus on women's butts for hours on end. I mean, really focus. Alas, it made me not one penny.


      Originally Posted by luciesmazanska View Post

      I need to develop a habit being more focused, then everything will go easier!
      anyway great post!
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      • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        Nah. In my youth, I used to focus on women's butts for hours on end. I mean, really focus. Alas, it made me not one penny.
        I'll never forget it... I was in a mastermind back in 2005 or so.

        One of the guys in the group was running a $100,000 per month
        membership site.. dedicated to candid pics of the female backside.

        I just remember shaking my head... thinking that literally ANY idea
        could be made into a business.
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        • Profile picture of the author DABK
          Yup; with the right focus, though. And discipline.

          Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post

          I'll never forget it... I was in a mastermind back in 2005 or so.

          One of the guys in the group was running a $100,000 per month
          membership site.. dedicated to candid pics of the female backside.

          I just remember shaking my head... thinking that literally ANY idea
          could be made into a business.
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        • Profile picture of the author DABK
          Yup; with the right focus, though. And discipline.

          I think I will start a business about second phallanges of left pinkies. I bet I will make a killing as I will have little competition.

          Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post

          I'll never forget it... I was in a mastermind back in 2005 or so.

          One of the guys in the group was running a $100,000 per month
          membership site.. dedicated to candid pics of the female backside.

          I just remember shaking my head... thinking that literally ANY idea
          could be made into a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    The one habit that is SURE to break ANYONE'S 2020 or 3030 for that matter is..........

    (drum roll)

    The Shiny Object Syndrome

    When you've decided to do something....... DO that ONE thing.

    Go all the way.

    DO NOT, under any circumstances, stop once something 'interesting' comes along

    Stop only if you've fully decided to do the new thing 100%

    Otherwise, you'll leave a TRAIL of broken dreams and potential along the way
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