I want to share something real quick, and it's very personal to me. But, this has impacted my online business in a huge way and things are definitely moving now, and I think this will help you too, if you take the 5 minutes to do it.
Let me start by saying this:
Success doesn't happen. It doesn't fall into your lap. It's something you work for. But you probably know that, right?
Sure, when it comes to internet marketing we see people making $10,000 a week/month all the time. But they didn't go from $0/week to 5 figures. It took work, work ethics, and dedication.
From teaching students, helping clients, and talking to other 'successful' marketers, I've realized that those kinds of concepts are abused and over-used, and few people actually do have what it takes to make it past the threshold.
Because the truth is... Making money online doesn't just "work out". You Make it Work. Few people are willing to actually go out and do that, which is why the failure rate is so high, why so few people make anything that amounts to a solid income.
And on that note, I want to share this personal thing of mine. I want to share it with you to help you, since it helps me every single day.
...So here it is:
Almost a year ago I sat down and wrote something. I wrote it to free myself from limiting beliefs I had about 'online business' and doubts I had about myself. Doubts about my situation, and how I always made excuses for things... Including not being where I wanted in life and with my business.
So, I wrote this. I have it hanging in the most obvious place - above my work desk - and I read it every single day. More than once and occasionally even more than that.
It's very powerful, since it always moves me to action. Here's what it says:
This was almost a year ago..."My dream board has some pretty awesome stuff on it. The dream car, both short-term (370Z) and long-term (Salene S7), the dream house, and financial freedom.
These aren't things that you happen upon. You go out and make them happen. Only the successful people have these things, since only they know how to get them. The rest of the world has to sit there and look on, keeping and coveting their dreams as they live in their own limited reality, never to have one single thing they think is beyond their reach.
I'm NOT going to stay there. I have my own reality, and from this exact moment onward that reality is infinitely different and more than what I ever thought possible from those around me who have limited and handicapped my potential and possibilities.
What I want in life is for me to have, anything and everything. If I don't have it, by willing exactly what I want and going out to get it, by taking massive action, I can and will have it.
From this moment on, I separate myself from all limiting beliefs, about myself and my potential. Nothing is hard, whether it's physical or mental, unless I make it hard. Making money is easy and fun, and it's out there and all around me waiting for me to take it.
This is my reality. I'm 22 and I'm wealthy as hell. If not in material possessions (yet), then in spirit, determination, mindset, specialized knowledge and motivation. I'm already successful since I conquered the one thing that can stop the strongest man: will power.
Everything I want in life is there for me. I'm going out there with massive action and taking it.
I'm the shepherd."
After I wrote out this letter I started applying myself more. I closed 2 clients over the next 2 weeks, where before I had yet to close any. I made 28 sales on various Clickbank products the week after that, which is what sparked the ambition to transition from a position at a Web Design company to working for myself building my own online info-product business.
I'm not saying that all this happened from writing out that short letter. But I'm not saying it didn't, either. All I know is that it was the most liberating thing I'd done up until that point, and I want you to know what that's like, to feel that motivated and GOOD.
I also hope you guys/gals have something as powerful and meaningful to you that you look at every day. And I hope you know what you're working towards and that it's something you'll kick ars for, because it's going to make you work ten times harder than you ever thought you would.
And lastly, I hope you come to realize - sooner than later - that YOU are the result of what you have and where you are with your business.
It's not the course you didn't apply yourself on, it's not the crap situation you may be in, and it's certainly not the time you don't think you have to work on stuff.
Once you realize that where you are (or aren't) is the product of YOU, then you'll open doors wide enough to drive a Salene S7 through.
I hope some of you take this to heart, and thanks for reading