Seriously! - You Don't Have To Get It Right.... You Just Have To Get It Going!

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As a warrior I have to say this forum is the best, I have earnt thousands just from the info you see in here day to day.

But I think ever since coming here my thoughts, and my thought process has actually changed so much it has helped me to make the money I have always wanted.

But the single most important thing and the reasons that I am living a great life and brining in lots of money each month, is not because I have a secret...there are none. Those shiney objects that the gurus go on about are just the flavour of the month.

The reason that I have done well, is because I have put myself around people that are already successful and I have changed my way of thinking to that of someone with lots of money.

But really, overall I tried to perfect things in the early days, and I thought that was the best way to make money.

WRONG!!!!

You dont have to get it RIGHT! you just have to GET IT GOING!

This isnt going to be any surprise to you, but I am sure that it will cause some sort of controversy, but making money online is not hard when you change your thinking and take action.

Being a perfectionist could be the most destructive thing for you business right now. And it holds a lot of people back.

Do not fear being able to do it right, that is what is holding alot of people back today online. A long time I worked out that nothing you do will ever be perfect, no matter how hard you try.

Remember that BEST thing about the INTERNET, is that you can iron out any imperfections down the road.

What is the point of creating all these goals and thoughts of making all this money if you are so busy trying to make it perfect you cant get anything off the ground.

Here are my 4 quick steps for instant success online.

1) Get off your arse and start immediately.

2) Improve what you have, untill its good or you are happy with it.

3) Get feedback and ideas from your customers (dont be scared)

4) Polish, and polish what you have until its high quality.


For many years I kept reading all these books and even self help books from successful people, i dreamed big but sat down and realised that i was not making money because i was not taking any action.

But even if you are reading a self help book and not improving personally, or you are reading how to make money books and not seeing any money.....I realise one IMPORTANT THING!

People do not see any personal growth or any money come in, because they never really START ANYTHING!!

They just start TALKING ABOUT STARTING!

I guess no one made money from talking now did they?

So once I got of my ass and started doing stuff, that is when the BIG results came.

So throw away your excuses, you dont have to get it right, you just have to get it going....JUST START SOMETHING! Take action!

Nothing will happen at all until you start something, so get cracking!

What are you still doing reading this, now get out there and get to WORK! :p
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    • Profile picture of the author DebbieD
      So true, celente.

      It's easy to read books and dream, it's even easy to learn new things - the hardest part is to do - NOW.

      It's also quite easy to start doing things tomorrow, or after one more WSO / e-book purchase, or when the baby is older, or when I'll have more time, or when summer will be here, or when summer will be over. Anytime, but not now!
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    Exactly! Pick something, get to work! You can't make money if your site isn't even live yet. Get it set up and going. Start bringing in traffic. Tweak your site as you go! Looking for the perfect theme? Stop and use whatever theme looks okay until your site is getting some traffic. You can change it later. (On that note, Flexibility is a great free wordpress theme that is really easy to use and looks very nice.)

    The key is to just do.
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  • Profile picture of the author mnonline
    You are absolutely right most of us just say and think but hardly take any action.

    Really, you don't have to get it right the first time. It is ok to make mistakes. Those mistakes will strengthen us with better experiences. I remembered a few months back when I actually cracked the code to enable me to really starting to profit after many trials and errors I made. To be honest, I did lost $thousands of dollar before I found my way out. The reason for the success is that I used my imagination. Really, I'm not kidding.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by mnonline View Post

      You are absolutely right most of us just say and think but hardly take any action.

      Really, you don't have to get it right the first time. It is ok to make mistakes. Those mistakes will strengthen us with better experiences. I remembered a few months back when I actually cracked the code to enable me to really starting to profit after many trials and errors I made. To be honest, I did lost of dollar before I found my way out. The reason for the success is that I used my imagination. Really, I'm not kidding.
      I did not get it right the first time either. So do not be ashamed.

      My mistakes were worse than yours. I actually burnt 4k on google adwords, and I did not make much. I made 2k in profits, but hey that means i lost 2k in the end. What a dummy i was, to continue with this. oy oy oyyy!!

      I should have tested small scale and then test and test again until I had a winner. I do this time and time again nowadays, and it works a treat.

      I am not saying you have to fail to make it big online, but i do think that failures are good. You then know what does not work for you!!! That is very powerful, while some see it as bad, I see it as just a process of elimination. Like you are getting closer to your goal taking baby steps.

      Remember Thomas Edison, how many times did he fail, hundreds, if not thousands of times. But eventually he caught a winner, and invented a lightbulb that actually works,, and changed life as we know it. What a persistent bugger ha ha ha lol.

      Heck ok, persistent, but very very SMART in my eyes. We can all learn a thing or two from this story.

      I think it was my good friend John Reese, who said, quote : marketing is simple, do more things that work for you, and less of what doesnt. while that might sound corny to some, its very powerful in the right hands.
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  • 100% agree. It's better to release it, drive traffic to it and tweak it along the way, than to hold it back for weeks (months!) until you've tweaked it to perfection.
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  • Profile picture of the author giversunite
    I like your post - I am living proof that all it takes is the right attitude and taking action. I knew nothing about online businesses and marketing then i just decided i was going to take ownership and make things happen so i studied everything i could and researched everything to get better and better - i have experienced more success than i ever thought i would by simply doing it. I spend hours talking to people and building relationships - its so easy when you just do it - nike has had it right for a while
    thank you for the post!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Tan
    Great post celente. I agree with you totally especially the part
    about being a perfectionist.
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    • Profile picture of the author Okane
      Yes, taking action is the key.

      However, for some people, it's easier said than done. And it has nothing to do with being "too stupid" to do the right things. I actually believe that smart people procrastinate more because their minds create great excuses and possible (negative) outcome scenarios in such efficient ways. (I'm talking from experience here )

      Everything becomes a lot easier when the first few successes come along. The first sale, the first subscriber, the first $100 day, the first $1000 week, etc.

      Creating milestones and celebrating each achievement helps.

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      • Profile picture of the author galrix1
        Originally Posted by Okane View Post

        Yes, taking action is the key.

        However, for some people, it's easier said than done. And it has nothing to do with being "too stupid" to do the right things. I actually believe that smart people procrastinate more because their minds create great excuses and possible (negative) outcome scenarios in such efficient ways. (I'm talking from experience here )

        Marc
        *raising guilty hand*

        I have some times used the analogy of being the person outside a country club fence looking inside. Time to jump the fence and start taking action.
        Alas, i do admit that TIME is one of my worst enemies. I therefore just recently started up a website chronicling my experience in the hopes of motivating me more into DOING something instead of just 'wishing what it was like' inside the fence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tang
    I'll agree that perfectionism is one of the worst, most paraylzing diseases an IM'er can possibly have.

    That said, many folks take the "just get going" thing too far, leaping in head-first and flailing around without the slightest clue.

    I can't help thinking that a major key to the positive results you've had jumping in and correcting later is this:

    Originally Posted by celente View Post

    ...I have put myself around people that are already successful...
    When you have access to vets in your industry... coaches, mentors, etc., you get a better feel for which details are important, and which not to sweat too much.

    Belief and action are essential, but they are not everything. There are some things you had better get EXACTLY RIGHT, the first time.

    For example:>> http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...ss-lesson.html

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  • Profile picture of the author ok123
    Yes, i also used to get stuck with the analysis paralysis mode a lot in the start. But the day i started taking action instead of reading forums, the money started rolling in.

    Also, one important thing while starting online is to understand the importance of automation tools which make your life so much easier. since it can get really frustrating in the begining, it is important to start investing in tools which make your life easier. Trust me, it not only makes your life easy, it gives you a boost in terms of productivity.

    So, my advice is TAKE ACTION and do not be shy of spending money on tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    Nice post. You're especially right about continuing to polish your offering after getting feedback from your clients. Listening to what they tell you they want can really increase sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taylor Theis
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    Fantastic outlook Celente, I enjoyed your post. That's exactly right in my opinion. Surround yourself with like-minded and more successful people than yourself, and you will pick up on their tendencies. The New Rich seem to think differently than everyone else, and they're worth being around, that's for sure.

    Being successful takes the right mindset, and immersing yourself in the right communities is crucial. A mentor helps tremendously as well I think. They say your income is the average of your 5 closest friend's incomes, and I believe that more and more every day.

    Rich people are cool! They have, like, cars and wives and stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author mnonline
    my personal experience is that if you stay long enough, you will succeed.
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    • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
      Originally Posted by mnonline View Post

      my personal experience is that if you stay long enough, you will succeed.
      Ditto. Personally, I have tried tons of different things. In the end I realized what my problem was all along...not following through to completion.

      I have had tons of great ideas over the years, but due to impatience and a lack of understanding of how the process works, 99% of them were shut down before they even had a chance to be successful.

      Great post OP...
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      • Profile picture of the author Jackson62
        I look at it as every false start I have had, whether it's buying a different product or trying a different technique has been the foundation for my education. And we all know that education costs tuition.

        The end result for me is that now I am able to have success because of all those experiences and, as unprofitable, time consuming and expensive as they were, they were the tuition I paid for my education.

        It doesn't happen overnight...
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    Amazing post!

    It's important for beginners to understand that the most powerful lessons are the ones that we learn from our own experiences. So, taking action and testing campaigns is much more important than simply learning a lot of theory.

    People think that they need to crack the code of IM before getting started, when, in fact, they need to get started to crack the code.


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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by williamrs View Post

      Amazing post!

      It's important for beginners to understand that the most powerful lessons are the ones that we learn from our own experiences. So, taking action and testing campaigns is much more important than simply learning a lot of theory.

      People think that they need to crack the code of IM before getting started, when, in fact, they need to get started to crack the code.


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      Thanks william, this is so very true, most people have the reverse success method around the wrong way! Yes...Totally!
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    Excellent advice and something that applies in many things besides
    an online business.

    Even back when I was a soldier, and was given a difficult job,
    say some HUGE writing task. Step one was always to get it
    down on paper.

    I use to joking say "Write Drunk, Edit Sober!" ... and I often did
    just that

    I'll add that not everything is going to work out as you had hoped,
    and that it's sometimes a matter of timing. So you may roll out a
    product that doesn't do that great, and then you go back to that
    SAME product 6 months later, tweak it, and it does great!

    I also posted an observation on Facebook recently that the first
    4 letters in the word "Analzye" sort of pointed to the problem for
    many people who over-analyze.

    Excellent thread!

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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      Excellent advice and something that applies in many things besides
      an online business.

      Even back when I was a soldier, and was given a difficult job,
      say some HUGE writing task. Step one was always to get it
      down on paper.

      I use to joking say "Write Drunk, Edit Sober!" ... and I often did
      just that

      I'll add that not everything is going to work out as you had hoped,
      and that it's sometimes a matter of timing. So you may roll out a
      product that doesn't do that great, and then you go back to that
      SAME product 6 months later, tweak it, and it does great!

      I also posted an observation on Facebook recently that the first
      4 letters in the word "Analzye" sort of pointed to the problem for
      many people who over-analyze.

      Excellent thread!

      Willie
      Thanks willie, thanks means alot coming from you :-)

      Isnt it funny the more simple you keep things teh better results you see.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    Originally Posted by celente View Post


    Remember that BEST thing about the INTERNET, is that you can iron out any imperfections down the road.

    What is the point of creating all these goals and thoughts of making all this money if you are so busy trying to make it perfect you cant get anything off the ground.

    People do not see any personal growth or any money come in, because they never really START ANYTHING!!

    They just start TALKING ABOUT STARTING!
    The internet is almost like a living breathing thing and it is always changing. We are going to have to change in order to take advantage of the opportunities that are arising every minute.

    But like OP is saying, if you don't start, you don't have anything to perfect, anything to work with and no results to check to se if you cando more of the same or less of the same.

    Start now. When I realized that and put it into practice, I had results that I could work with to change around to see if I could improve them.

    Sometimes, for sure, the best option is to stop what you are doing and try something else, but I have found that for myself most of the time it is more like, "stop doing it this way" as opposed to stop altogether.

    Great post. Thank you for starting it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author derek55
    Excellent advice,,, thanks for your post
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn Leader
    This quote is something I learned long ago from the great Mike Litman. This is why most software goes through several versions. Build something that does the job, sell it, get feedback from users, then improve the original product.

    Mike Litmans site: Mike Litman

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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Plans + action = profit.
    Plans + nothing = nothing
    nothing + action= spinning your wheels

    You're right-something done 80% right is much better than nothing!

    Ready, Fire, Aim :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy Broussard
    Well said. Lack of action is by far one of the biggest reasons for failure by Internet Marketers.

    Action is the big equalizer. There are many very successful six figure marketers who honestly don't know a lot about marketing, but they know the one thing that they do that works and they just "work it" for all it's worth. This narrow focus and dedicated action produces consistent results.

    This is a great lesson for newbies... Don't try to be the expert in everything just stick to your core practices and take massive action.
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  • Profile picture of the author rekerlolz
    This is some good stuff celente. I couldn't agree with you more on this one. If you don't take action ...you won't see any results which means you are just wasting your time. Hard work pays off
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Excellent post! One of the best posts that I've seen all year!

    Jay Abraham once said that what really propels any person or business to exponential growth is always having the mindset of:

    READY-> FIRE-> AIM

    Instead of what most people have today which is:

    READY-> AIM-> FIRE
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Yeah and when we talk about starting it means "ACT NOW!" I know a few people who thought that buying their domain and hosting is enough, what we really need to do is to use that resource and make the most out of the hosting and domain. We learn from our mistakes, and our experience helps us get going!

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  • Profile picture of the author JoeWro22
    Amen! Great Post Guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author terrencewan
    Exactly, too many people were just afraid of making mistakes, that's why they fail.
    Important is to learnt from your mistakes and not avoiding them. If the person do not made any mistake and learnt from it, he/she will never progress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jkhurramov
    Yeah your words mentioned me about one of the greatest books " Secrets of Millionaire Mindset" by Harv Ecker. The same phrases were brought in the book. Like, You need to change your mindset first in order to be successful, then you should have a solid plan and after all you have to work it etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    Very good advice. I agree with you 100% the best approach is to just get things started first and then improve various aspects of the business along the way.

    The next thing I feel is important is to be aware of "The Power Of One" which means focusing on doing one thing at a time.

    Once decided to follow one proven system, we should be focusing 100% of the time and effort into following the system and doing the required work. Haha I personally think that the "Magic Button" does not exist. It will be more practical to expect to do some work for any system that is proven to work.

    Great post and thanks for sharing

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  • Profile picture of the author shermancox
    The key is to act...plus improve as the OP said...but Action will give you a foundation upon which to improve. I just started blogging...and then while I was blogging, I added in some adsense...while I was still blogging I stated capturing email addresses...then I added in webinars, membership sites, etc....

    The key was to act...I think another benefit of acting first is that you can begin to evaluate if all the stuff you hear should fit into your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author weblink29
    I am a perfectionist. It has always held me back. I want things to be perfect before I release them. I recently watched a course on creating mailing lists. His attitude was "Just Do It'. Get it started, put some affiliate links in it to get it started, and come back later to fine tune it. I followed that advice. It was what I needed to start using mailing lists. I also started doing this with websites. I get the website up and get wordpress installed. Then I come back later to fill it with content. Transitioning into this way of doing things is forcing me to make moves instead of planning moves
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by weblink29 View Post

      I am a perfectionist. It has always held me back. I want things to be perfect before I release them. I recently watched a course on creating mailing lists. His attitude was "Just Do It'. Get it started, put some affiliate links in it to get it started, and come back later to fine tune it. I followed that advice. It was what I needed to start using mailing lists. I also started doing this with websites. I get the website up and get wordpress installed. Then I come back later to fill it with content. Transitioning into this way of doing is forcing me to make moves instead of planning moves

      Hey great going. Sounds like you got the idea.

      I have to say that I do not have any problems with motivation now! It comes down to dicipline and treating your business like a real business. Taking it seriously. Most people just want a money spinner, and somthing to pay the bills. that is not the best way to make money online.

      Once you become disciplined, and have daily goals, things get easier. Focus on your family and work hard to provide for them, and that will keep you going. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author wmguild
    I believe you are right that there is a certain mindset which helps you to make money or otherwise succeed. Perfectionism can be a two edged sword. On the one hand, it compels us to do better, but it can also inhibit us.
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  • Profile picture of the author leegs
    Hi Celente,

    Your post is awesome.

    I did not succeed when I first started online, way back in 2007. It took the right mindset, and the right attitude to get things moving. I do agree with you that you need to get it going or moving and stop hesitating. You will need to take action if you want to succeed in IM, and I believe so in any other aspects of business.

    Just to share my viewpoint.

    Hope it helps.

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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by leegs View Post

      Hi Celente,

      Your post is awesome.

      I did not succeed when I first started online, way back in 2007. It took the right mindset, and the right attitude to get things moving. I do agree with you that you need to get it going or moving and stop hesitating. You will need to take action if you want to succeed in IM, and I believe so in any other aspects of business.

      Just to share my viewpoint.

      Hope it helps.

      Raymond
      Hi leegs,

      Thankyou and thanks for sharing your viewpoint. I know there will be some people in here that are thinking, comon...it is not as easy as just telling yourself to get off your arse! But I beg to differ!....

      I used this 1-2-3 action process steps series to help get me going.

      1) You are busy, but realise that no matter how busy you are you can find time.

      2) Use this time to do what ever you can to get closer to your goals. Doing nothing keeps you the same distance away from the end results. Doing just SOMETHING, NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL will get you to your goal. The more you do the quicker you get there just do something.

      3) Make sure you keep notes of what is working and what is not working. I literally changed my business and doubled my profits quickly by upscaling what was working when I was taking action and it spurred me on to bigger and better things. This is key to seeing results, making money and given you the new enthusiam to keep going and work harder. Seeing results is what will drive you, and that will only give your more chances to make even more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Merit
    I did smile when I read your post Celente as I still struggle with perfectionism.

    I don't recall the exact product but I am pretty sure it was written by Tiffany Dow and that was the turning point for me. She essentially made similar observations to yourself and highlighted how striving for perfectionism would inevitably hold you back.

    I used to spend hours on end writing and re-writing articles or ebooks and yet would never be satisfied that the finished product was good enough to print!!

    Now, I set a realistic time limit and whatever I'm working on gets published. As you say, you can always polish at a later date.
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