A customer looks at a product and thinks "If I buy this it'll fix my problem!" A marketer will look at the same product and think "If I sell this, I will make some money." Or better yet the marketer will look for a need in a market and create a product for the customer. Then he will come up with a plan that works and stick with it until he's made money. And then he repeats it. Plan your work and work your plan. I realized early on that I couldn't jump from one program to the next. I had to find something that was tried and true and stick with it no matter how frustrating it got sometimes.
Now, that is not the only part of my mindset I had to change. The other part was the negativity. I had to change from a negative to a positive mindset.
I've heard this quoted many times and I will quote it again: "Whether you think you can do it or not, you're right". When I first heard that it hit me like a ton of bricks. And it's so true. If all you do is point out how something won't work, you will fail every time. On the other hand, if you start to look at things from the perspective of doing what is necessary to be successful, you will begin to see opportunities pop up all over.
If I hadn't changed my perspective I would have given up long ago.
A change in mindset is what I perceive to be one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. I would love to hear what your biggest obstacle to overcome was to get you where you are today.
Oh yeah, another big one for me: Procrastination. But we'll do that one later...