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I haven't been on the Warrior Forum much this summer, but I thought I would share this with you real quick.

I have a friend that is an entrepreneur that I go to lunch with about every other week. We get together simply to bounce ideas off of each other. Both of us always have several things going on at once, and we both have more ideas than we could ever manage to work. Our conversations are a collage of numerous topics randomly bouncing from one topic to another.

Two weeks ago we were about 30 minutes into our lunch conversation when my friend asked me about a business idea that I had mentioned previously, at a similar lunch. I told him how I had hired several designers before I found one that did a good job. I then had her design my product, found a couple of companies in Asia to produce it, had a technical details worked out, and then ordered a sample. I have also purchased a couple of domains and am having a website designed. The first sample will be here on Tuesday.

I was explaining my concerns to him over the business's structure for my new product, so that I could get his input. I don't know if I want to start a new corporation, or just set this business up under a corporation that I currently have. He stopped me mid-sentence and told me to hold on.

At that point my friend noted that he has a dozen or so friends that run their ideas by him on a regular basis, and some of their ideas are really great. My friend has had numerous business ventures that have been quite successful. He then noted that none of them actually do anything with their ideas.

He said that almost exactly two months ago we were brainstorming over lunch when I told him my idea. Two months prior it was nothing more than an idea. In less than two and a half months I would have a sample in hand. When I receive the sample in two days I will have everything in place to start my first order with this company. I just have to make sure the sample is what it is supposed to be. He then pointed out how exciting our lunches are because not only do we talk about some really good ideas, but we both know that some of these ideas are going to see daylight soon.

I am not trying to pat myself on the back, but rather encourage those of you who are not taking action. I have had numerous business ventures online and offline that have been everything from a total failure, to success.

After going over that conversation in my mind over and over again, I have realized that I have come a long ways. I would like to point out what I think are the two most important points.

1st. I have changed from being a person that took action some of the time, to a person that constantly takes action.

2nd. Each action that I now take has a reason and method behind it. Where before I thought it did, but instead my actions were really quite random.

I think a good analogy would be playing a game of chess. The first time you play you have no idea where the pieces go, or how they can move, and what they do. Eventually you learn the basics to the game, but can do very little. If you keep playing you learn to make strategic moves that might look random to an outsider, but you if know what you are doing they almost always pay off.

That is how this new business venture to me feels. I am producing a product in a field that I know very little about. I have never had a physical product of any type created before. On the outside others probably think that my methods are random. But I am constantly moving my chess pieces towards a victory.

I know that we have all heard it before but get out there and take action. You will learn much more from your mistakes when you take action, than you could reading everything on the topic.
#action #today
  • Profile picture of the author GoldenGlovez
    Lengthy read, but great story. Motivation and taking action is certainly in the top 10 list of habits of successful businessmen. Too many times do people come up with a great idea and then shoot it down or pick it apart before they even start! Balance should be maintained though, I feel too much action without planning is never a good idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author imon32red
      Originally Posted by GoldenGlovez View Post

      Balance should be maintained though, I feel too much action without planning is never a good idea.
      I agree. Every step you take should have a specific outcome. However, when you first start out your first couple of steps are blind. But once you take them you can adjust and move forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author Susovan
    Success lies in "doing" not in "procrastinating". hence taking action according to your plan is very important. It needs a pre-planned course of actions listed in mind in order of priority.
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    • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
      Successful people sets their mind to reach their goal; to reach their goal they create a plan; to materialize their plan they take action. It's like the statement, the Law of Physics will always state that if there's an action, there's a reaction. Which means, if we put that plan into action, there will be a reaction to what we do, whether there would be some clicks, traffics to our internet business?
      It is very important to set and create your plan before even jumping to the business world.
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      • Profile picture of the author imon32red
        Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post

        Successful people sets their mind to reach their goal; to reach their goal they create a plan; to materialize their plan they take action. It's like the statement, the Law of Physics will always state that if there's an action, there's a reaction. Which means, if we put that plan into action, there will be a reaction to what we do, whether there would be some clicks, traffics to our internet business?
        It is very important to set and create your plan before even jumping to the business world.

        Very true. I always set attainable goals. My first goals in IM took a year or more to accomplice. This year I surpassed goals in a couple of months that I thought would take years. It is important to know what end result you are looking to achieve.
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  • Profile picture of the author bam2bam
    Thanks for this great post... taking action was mine greatest problem... I want to but can't because I love buying WSO. I must than change my mindset and stop doing that and follow a plan and stick to that plan

    Still this is a problem for me... so again thanks for this post... I read it several times and will do this every day ones

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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi imon32red,

      I am not trying to pat myself on the back
      Well you damn well should be!
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      • Profile picture of the author imon32red
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Hi imon32red,

        Well you damn well should be!
        Thanks. I have read plenty of your posts over the years and respect what you have to say. I just wanted to share this in hopes that someone else will gain some inspiration and do it!
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    • Profile picture of the author imon32red
      Originally Posted by bam2bam View Post

      Thanks for this great post... taking action was mine greatest problem... I want to but can't because I love buying WSO. I must than change my mindset and stop doing that and follow a plan and stick to that plan

      Still this is a problem for me... so again thanks for this post... I read it several times and will do this every day ones

      Cheers
      This is exactly what I am talking about. It sounds like you have plenty of information. Now just put it to use. Choose one way to make money and put some serious time into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    Great tips! Thanks for sharing your experience. I believe that taking action is the most important step in Internet Marketing to become truly successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ansar Pasha
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    Agree with ExRat - when I first started I knew I was jumping into a rabbit hole (I never got sucked in by the BS) - that's why I enjoyed your chess analogy.

    ... It is very true.

    First you're shooting targets blindfolded, then you stick it out and become a master of making money (unless you refuse to wisen up).

    Ansar
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    • Profile picture of the author magnates
      Great story .. I think everybody needs a friend like you

      even if they are lazy , they would do the work if they see you raking in the cash

      Because they know they are really missing out not doing anything with their ideas

      There is enough information here on this forum to make anyone rich if he or she
      would accept the discipline and take the necessary steps to make it come true
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      • Profile picture of the author imon32red
        Originally Posted by magnates View Post

        Great story .. I think everybody needs a friend like you

        even if they are lazy , they would do the work if they see you raking in the cash

        Because they know they are really missing out not doing anything with their ideas

        There is enough information here on this forum to make anyone rich if he or she
        would accept the discipline and take the necessary steps to make it come true
        I agree. I would take it a step further and say that you do not need to purchase any WSO's to make a full time income. There is plenty of free information here to help everyone.
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    • Profile picture of the author imon32red
      Originally Posted by Ansar Pasha View Post

      Agree with ExRat - when I first started I knew I was jumping into a rabbit hole (I never got sucked in by the BS) - that's why I enjoyed your chess analogy.

      ... It is very true.

      First you're shooting targets blindfolded, then you stick it out and become a master of making money (unless you refuse to wisen up).

      Ansar

      True. The funny part about business whether it is online or offline, is that it is only as hard as we make it. There are always going to be obstacles in our paths. Either we let them overcome us, or we overcome them. But the choice is ours.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    For myself, I know what my problem is.

    I'm a starter, not a finisher.

    I come up with sweet ideas, how I'm gonna do this and this and this- but don't always end up doing them.

    Eventually I'm hoping to hire someone full time to help carry things through. Doing IM all by yourself is tough- I think everyone needs a few people to help them stay accountable, dream bigger, and follow through with their ideas!
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    • Profile picture of the author imon32red
      Originally Posted by Justin Stowe View Post

      For myself, I know what my problem is.

      I'm a starter, not a finisher.

      I come up with sweet ideas, how I'm gonna do this and this and this- but don't always end up doing them.

      Eventually I'm hoping to hire someone full time to help carry things through. Doing IM all by yourself is tough- I think everyone needs a few people to help them stay accountable, dream bigger, and follow through with their ideas!
      I find it easier to hire a small army of part time workers, than a full time worker or two. Plus, if you lose your full time worker you lose your income.

      For my first employee I took a small part of one of my income earning IM ideas. Instead of teaching someone my entire process, I took the most tedious part and paid someone part time to do it. I still did the rest of the work. After my new employee became profitable, I hired another to do the next tedious part. If you continue to do this you will end up with people doing the entire process.

      If someone works for you full time, they expect a full time income. If they work for you part time they expect to make less. I found it a lot easier to grow by hiring part time. I currently have people that work for me 30+ hours a week, 20 hours a week, 5-10 hours a week, and 10 hours a month. Most importantly each person is completely happy with how much they work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xandu
    Really great story. It's exactly what my and my buddy do. Yeah, some projects are successful, some aren't, but you never know if you don't try it, right?
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