People talk about how most newbies fail because of their lack of commitment. I say, it's normal not to want to commit UNTIL you know that what you're committing to is what you want. Until that happens the grass may always seem greener on the other side.
In the real world, most would never marry the first person they date because - until they get a feel for what a good and bad relationship is like how would they know which one they're in? Right?! A bit of a leap, I know, but my point is, it's okay to give yourself permission to "fool around" with various ideas, as long as you know THAT'S what you're doing (research). Once you've purposefully researched a number of options you should - at some point - become confident enough in one option to fully commit to it for the long hall - without all the "grass is greener" mind warp that happens to a lot of people.
With all that said, here it is... The Challenge/Exercise!!!
(wondering how many people catch the irony...:rolleyes
Everyday, for the next 7 days or so - whatever you decide - outline a plan to make X amount of money within X amount of days. For example, "Make 10k in 30 Days." Each day after you've gone thread diving and immersed yourself in the good information shared on these threads, take it one step further and outline a plan of action based on the concepts you've learned. Also, incorporate the full scale of your knowledge to this point.
I think this is a good exercise because it forces your mind out of passive learner and into that of critical thinker. Also, they say the best way to learn is to teach... This is what teachers do before school ever starts. Before they give the information they have to package the information in a way that makes sense and in a way that works. Above all... THEY HAVE TO UNDERSTAND the information in order to do so!
Btw, these outlines are not meant to be shared with anyone but yourself. The goal of these outlines is simply to:
- Get your mental juices flowing and connect the dots in your learning.
- Give yourself permission to fully research the various avenues to success in IM BEFORE you commit to one.
PS. I think anyone (newbie or veteran) can benefit from doing this. For those looking to build upon their business, you can follow the same steps to play around with different ideas and how they potentially could be applied to your current business model.
PPS. The outline need not be long at all... just long enough to get you to your specified end goal.