What's The Best Advice You've Ever Gotten???

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So, I have a simple question that you can feel free to answer in any way...

What's the one best piece of advice, inspirational quote, or anything else that you keep in the back of your mind?

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    What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darren Hodgson
    Luck = preparedness meets opportunity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rach72
      Originally Posted by Darren Hodgson View Post

      Luck = preparedness meets opportunity.
      Ha! My grandad used to say that.

      He also used to say

      "believe all things, prove all things and hold fast to that which proves true"

      My own motto?

      Sometimes life isn't fair - Suck it up and get on with it!
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      • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
        When I first started my Internet Marketing business, there are a lot of advises that I have heard and read from friends and online acquaintances. Most of them use, "never give up; keep a positive outlook in life; or keep your focus in what you do". I have also heard from an online friend that "when you decide to join in the IM Business, give your time and your effort since the starting period is the most difficult part".
        But the best advice that is always in the back of my mind is, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail", which really makes me realize that everything should be plan before making a decision to join in the IM business. I mean, we should have a "blueprint" in what we should do and not do, what to follow and a guide that will surely makes our activities follows a process.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmanjack
      Originally Posted by Darren Hodgson View Post

      Luck = preparedness meets opportunity.
      Sometimes Luck=Luck plain and simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author grover69
    Internet Marketing is hard work. Get used to it.

    That quote helped me whenever I got down about what I was working on.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by prophetmktg View Post

    So, I have a simple question that you can feel free to answer in any way...

    What's the one best piece of advice, inspirational quote, or anything else that you keep in the back of your mind?


    This will relate to online marketing:

    Whenever you spend your hard earned money on an IM ebook, PUT EVERYTHING YOU LEARN INTO ACTION.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    No matter how many times you fail, never give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProSiteBuilder
    Definitely some of the best advice I ever had was

    "If your going to do something for a living be the best at it"
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  • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
    if you can't tell freely tell someone about your success, that person is not your friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick
    Don't see what others are doing, see what you can do.
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    • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
      I get all sorts of advice in all different areas of life, but I'll just focus on the best advice for Internet Marketing, which is 'stop dreaming and start doing'. The next best would be 'always do more than what is expected of you'
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  • Profile picture of the author MaverickUK
    The best advice I've ever read relating to IM is stop reading and start doing. Though of course you do need to know something before you do start. Information paralysis is a baaaad thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Never give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony C
    Stick with it until you get results!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I got the death stare....and then these words came out

    1) Build a **beeping** big list of prospects.

    2) Take *beeping** action.


    Ok, my mentor had a potty mouth!!! LOL, but still the best advice I was given to this day.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3000
    Lol this is a quote from a fortune cookie but it had stuck with me and helped me get "un-lazy" real quick...

    "Procrastination is the fear of success." - Fortune Cookie
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    For life is a just employer,
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    Life would have willingly paid.
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    Jump up and down when you're feeling happy.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.

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    Stop planning and start something!
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    "In the news, you buy the fear and sell the greed" - Warren Buffet
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    "Whether you think you can or that you can't - you are probably right." Henry Ford
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    Every cloud has a silver lining.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    What It Takes to be Number 1


    "Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

    "There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

    "Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he's got to play from the ground up — from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That's O.K. You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.

    "Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization — an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win — to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don't think it is.

    "It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That's why they are there — to compete. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules — but to win.

    "And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

    "I don't say these things because I believe in the "brute" nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious."

    - V. Lombardi
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Tyler
    The best advice I gotten...?

    Action is the real measure of intelligence.

    and

    Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.

    Of the well-know warrior Napoleon Hill
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    "Its better to be first than to be better."

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    Save money
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    luck is when hard work meets opportunity
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  • Profile picture of the author Net Solutions
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    I was told by a well known marketer that instead of spending money buying courses or IM related products, I will be better off spending that money on driving traffic instead..The best advise I ever received by a long mile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Practice makes perfect.

    You learn from your failures...

    Cheers,

    ~Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Salter
    "Help Others to Solve their Problems"
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    work hard, invest money, don't be affraid of failure
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    buy low sell high
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  • Profile picture of the author matsanti
    Someone told me that you are bound to fail at one point. . . Either stand up or stay down, your reaction afterward would define who you are. I keep this in mind as I have encountered a lot of failures and surely I always get up and overcome those obstacles.
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  • Profile picture of the author wacalaca
    Best advice:

    "Don't try to cheat people, but add true value to them - and you will succeed"
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley
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  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    Be Great at One Thing

    be great at one segment of internet marketing and you can teach/sell products

    be great in one niche and you can be an authority on the subject driving huge traffic and building a list of dedicated customers

    be average in 80 different things and listen to cricket sounds all day in your business
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  • Internet Marketing wise, I will add my two tips:
    • Focus your personal efforts on the 20% that shapes the core of your business, and to outsource the other mundane 80%
    • To always go back to the basics of IM: Success = targeted traffic + front-end conversion + back-end monetization. All the rest is simply "background noise"
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  • Profile picture of the author magimurf
    If something is worth doing, then it's worth doing right!
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    Whats for you, won't go by you!
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    • Profile picture of the author Sylvie Vivarais
      Build a list so you can continue promoting to them over and over again. It
      creates a source of traffic you can continue to use continually.
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  • Profile picture of the author clickdoor
    You MUST fail before you can succeed, that way you can learn from your mistakes...Never Give Up

    Although very frustrating at times, I guess you have to have persistence with a whole lot of patience.
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  • Stop thinking, start creating
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
    Originally Posted by prophetmktg View Post

    What's the one best piece of advice, inspirational quote, or anything else that you keep in the back of your mind?
    From my father in 1977: "Marry her, son. You don't find ones that that every day."
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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    My father told me that you should never compromise your morals, no matter how badly you want something.

    I'm still not sure if this is good advice or not...To me, it seems like in the real world, nice guys finish last and people willing to compromise their morals seem to excel.

    However, I follow his advice because I've still got to sleep at night.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmanjack
      Originally Posted by JeanneLynn View Post

      My father told me that you should never compromise your morals, no matter how badly you want something.

      I'm still not sure if this is good advice or not...To me, it seems like in the real world, nice guys finish last and people willing to compromise their morals seem to excel.

      However, I follow his advice because I've still got to sleep at night.
      I know how you feel. I have come across many opportunities that i could have made a bundle on if i was not so honest and I have lost money trying to do the right thing but I can still look at myself in the mirror because i am setting a good example for my kids.
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    Never settle for less than being the world emperor.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    OK so my second favorite piece of advice come from a man who did survive the Auschwitz concentration camp. He was old and I was young. I asked him on the day he retired as an exec of a big company. Please give me some of your wisdom to me. He turned and said. "People are evil..."
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  • Profile picture of the author Ferma231
    Well best advice is to

    Get up your ass and start to work hard
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  • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
    Here's the trick: The point where most people give up is the point where you need to keep chugging forward
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    Originally Posted by prophetmktg View Post

    So, I have a simple question that you can feel free to answer in any way...

    What's the one best piece of advice, inspirational quote, or anything else that you keep in the back of your mind?

    If you do something in a half assed way expect a half assed result.

    or to be more politically correct

    There is a difference between playing to win and playing not to lose. This is the difference between success and mediocrity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Brauer
    Wow! A Ton of great responses here.

    Thank you all for the inspiration. I hope this thread has benefitted people! Let's keep 'em coming!!

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  • Profile picture of the author jrpt
    If you are starting in I'M, pick a niche you already know. If you don't know about the niche, you'll need to work twice as hard and spend 3x as much $$ to succeed.
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