Traits of Successful Warriors

by mounds
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Let's share what we've noticed about the successful people on this forum.

1. Generosity - the successful warriors that I follow are constantly sharing ideas and giving advice. Just today, I downloaded a free report from one Dr. Mani, which could have easily been sold. That builds some serious rapport with me, and I'll be keen on whatever he's got coming up.

2. Systems - I don't see these people reinventing the wheel. It seems like it's mostly common systems, refined to suit their needs. To give an example of how simple it can be, I read a post today about how a guy basically e-mailed SEO companies, offering to write articles, until he was making good money. There's nothing elaborate about that.

3. Business sense - they think like business people. They realize that in order to be successful themselves, they have to help someone else be successful. I follow the PLR scene quite closely and the successful sellers seem to be all about making other people's lives easier. They think win-win.

4. Consistent - they're never perfect, but they always deliver. The only person that can tell the difference between 90% and 100% is you. Aim for close to perfection and move on. Don't sacrifice momentum for a nearly unattainable goal.

5. Love of the game - what really shines through is that these people love what they're doing. They're not here to get rich quick or because they have nothing better to do... They simply enjoy IM and the benefits it brings to their lives. You can't do this if you don't enjoy it.

Let's hear your observations.

-Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanJohnson
    Probably the best trait of some of the most successful people (in the world) is their desire to succeed. The fact that they don't allow themselves to give up no matter what their business model is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Audubon
    They enjoy it and I love seeing their pictures of nice cars, big houses, and exotic vacation locations. I want to enjoy IM as much as they do...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Nice start to the list. Just off the top of my head...

    6. We are problem solvers. Rather than whining about the obstacles, we look for solutions.

    7. We are decision makers. We aren't afraid to make tough decisions, and while we are not careless, we also aren't afraid to make mistakes. We understand failures are not a reflection of our character, but merely feedback to learn from.

    8. We believe in ourselves. We also believe we can be and should be rewarded financially for our efforts.

    9. We think for ourselves. While we are happy to learn from others, anywhere and everywhere we can, we think for ourselves and adapt what we learn to our own unique situation.
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    • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Nice start to the list. Just off the top of my head...

      7. We are decision makers. We aren't afraid to make tough decisions, and while we are not careless, we also aren't afraid to make mistakes. We understand failures are not a reflection of our character, but merely feedback to learn from.
      They take action.

      This is a common theme in may entrepreneurial books and essays. The biggest key to success many folks will say is simply getting off their duffs and taking action.

      I know it helps me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    I would add:

    Commitment. Most successful Warriors didn't get that way overnight. Instead, they took one method and worked at it, at least until they were able to profit. They didn't hop from one bright, shiny object to the next to get where they are.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Vraibel
    I think the business sense is extremely overlooked for most new IMers. Most newbies presume that since they are working from their pajamas that it is different from running an offline business when in reality they aren't much different.

    Things like knowing how/when to outsource is a quality that I'd say is predominant in successful IMers as well. A general contractor isn't in the trenches doing the plumbing and electric work and most successful IMers aren't doing every detail of their projects (designing websites, writing copy, creating graphics etc).
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    persistence-never giving up no matter what obstacles we face, action takers-we're doers and not just observers, and forever students-we never stop learning! great list...
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  • Profile picture of the author mattpaul2000
    I would not disagree with any of the above but I do like the problem solve bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author DetourWarrior
    Originally Posted by mounds View Post

    Let's share what we've noticed about the successful people on this forum.

    1. Generosity - the successful warriors that I follow are constantly sharing ideas and giving advice. Just today, I downloaded a free report from one Dr. Mani, which could have easily been sold. That builds some serious rapport with me, and I'll be keen on whatever he's got coming up.

    2. Systems - I don't see these people reinventing the wheel. It seems like it's mostly common systems, refined to suit their needs. To give an example of how simple it can be, I read a post today about how a guy basically e-mailed SEO companies, offering to write articles, until he was making good money. There's nothing elaborate about that.

    3. Business sense - they think like business people. They realize that in order to be successful themselves, they have to help someone else be successful. I follow the PLR scene quite closely and the successful sellers seem to be all about making other people's lives easier. They think win-win.

    4. Consistent - they're never perfect, but they always deliver. The only person that can tell the difference between 90% and 100% is you. Aim for close to perfection and move on. Don't sacrifice momentum for a nearly unattainable goal.

    5. Love of the game - what really shines through is that these people love what they're doing. They're not here to get rich quick or because they have nothing better to do... They simply enjoy IM and the benefits it brings to their lives. You can't do this if you don't enjoy it.

    Let's hear your observations.

    -Tim
    I must say that is some good advice there. I really do like #1 its all karma and I believe in that.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Maybe exercise?

    I know that after a good workout I always have a lot more energy and I can tackle my next project a lot better.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      11/ We're addicted to serving our customers, delivering the very best we can and then some.

      12/ We're addicted to never ever giving up, we'll do whatever it takes to achieve the sale and put more profit back into the business.

      13/ We don't see problems, we only see solutions and we love thinking outside of the box to overcome any hurdle which gets in the way.

      14/ We love helping other people, we love sharing what we know with others often asking for very little in return.

      15/ We're natural problem solvers, we love new information, we love reading about the success of other people.

      16/ We recognize that we are living in the now, not in the past, not in the future - everything comes down to what we can do right now to push us towards our goals.

      17/ We're addicted to taking constant action, we love seeing things through not jumping from one thing to something else. Once we've decided on a path of action... we'll do everything within our power and pull out all the stops to make it work.

      18/ We don't like procrastination.

      19/ We love taking risks - only one who risks is free to be. We enjoy taking risks with our time if not always our money.

      20/ We're addicted to new knowledge, we love other people, meeting new people, communicating with others and our infectious enthusiasm for life and business shines through in everything we do.

      21/ We love leading from the front.

      Best,


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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Connell
        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        ...21/ We love leading from the front.

        Best,


        Mark Andrews
        Sometimes we have to be prepared to 'lead' from the back (a gentle push in the right direction).

        Successful people know that what you give, you receive tenfold.

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      • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        12/ We're addicted to never ever giving up, we'll do whatever it takes ...
        BINGO. That is the mark of any successful person whether it involves monetary gain or not.
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    • Profile picture of the author mounds
      Originally Posted by Justin Stowe View Post

      Maybe exercise?

      I know that after a good workout I always have a lot more energy and I can tackle my next project a lot better.
      I like this! It's also a great time to think and make plans.

      A trait that's in the same vein is eating a proper diet. For the past four days, I've been eating a lot of junk food, and it's reflected in my work (or lack thereof).
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    Choosing to be successful, and doing whatever it takes to get there.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    What I see that really separates the field from those succeeding with these traits, as opposed to those still on the fence, is persistence and perseverance. Successful Warriors never give up!

    While I would not claim success yet, I can see a different mindset being applied by those here who understand the challenges, and yet maintain a sense of realism to turn the dream into a reality.

    It's a lot of work!

    Having the long-term vision for success while undergoing the mechanics involved in the IM process is without a doubt one of the greatest challenges I have ever accepted, and continue to endure.

    As the OP's statements implies, keeping it simple and remaining passionate about the work involved until refining the areas of your interests/passions takes time, effort, and some financial investment.

    In the end, it takes sacrifice. Finding the right balance of sharing/giving value others, and knowing what to expect (or not to expect) in return for your knowledge is a delicate process indeed. Once that formula is achieved, the skies the limit.

    It definitely helps having a place like this where people actually possess the knowledge and mindset to openly discuss these traits, and who understand the personal strength it takes to achieve success online. It's not for the weak, that's for sure!

    Great thread Tim!

    All the Best,

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    Learn to look at your work as process's. Break everything down into simple steps that can be repeated. Process is king!
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    Sounds like amazing and helpful advice. Keep it up guys!!
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    22. We are not afraid of putting ourselves out there. There is no place for fear of rejection, shyness, or fear of failure.

    23. We are risk takers.
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  • Profile picture of the author beamkiss
    Related to persistence and perseverance, I would add patience. Bucket loads of it.
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      24. Intestinal fortitude. No guts, no glory!
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  • Profile picture of the author dougb
    Although new in terms of posts, certainly not a stranger to the forum. Another trait I see is, Out of the box thinking, the range of products / services in this forum is almost mind boggling. It seems that you have the best of the best and you turn your head and the next level is already there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Boyd
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      25. The will to win....It's about overcoming your "failures" and learning from your mistakes. Good things take time- success included.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    The belief that you will have success can be added as well. Didn't see that one between the ones mentioned above, correct me if I am wrong though.

    The power of thought is a power that shouldn't be under estimated. Let's quote Buddha on this one..

    “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
    Some of the more succesful people, read marketers, will not agree. But giving their actions a closer look will reveal that their behaviouristics are draped in the will and thought to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author scraig
    I think the biggest factor in success is the power of focus.
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  • Profile picture of the author ASouth03
    This is a great post, I definitely agree with you on all the traits you have posted here. In this business being generous, having systems, being consistent, smart and having a love for what you do will definitely go a long way. Its easy in this industry to find a lot of people who just want to get your money and leave you behind. It's the ones that have the traits you've spoke about here that will be around for years to come.
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    We go beyond failures to reach the pinnacle of success.
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  • Profile picture of the author drmani
    Originally Posted by mounds View Post

    Let's share what we've noticed about the successful people on this forum.

    1. Generosity - the successful warriors that I follow are constantly sharing ideas and giving advice. Just today, I downloaded a free report from one Dr. Mani, which could have easily been sold. That builds some serious rapport with me, and I'll be keen on whatever he's got coming up.

    -Tim
    Wow, hadn't noticed this thread before. Glad you found my report helpful,
    Tim

    Of your 5 points, I'd highlight two as my favorites:

    1. Generosity - As Jay Abraham recently said in a tweet,

    "The people that are committed more to the betterment of others are the
    greatest beneficiaries."


    Making that a way of life and a mindset can be transformational.

    5. Love of the game - Without a consuming PASSION for what you're doing,
    it's tough to last the course. And a passionate competitor will outlast
    you to survive - and win.

    The one thing I'd add to this amazing list is GRATITUDE. All the overachievers
    I've known on the forum are genuinely thankful for what they have - which, in
    a sense, conditions them to graciously receive more.

    Thanks for starting off this fantastic discussion.

    All success
    Dr.Mani
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    They take the time to learn their craft

    Embrace the failures, success is just a road the only unsuccessful people are the ones who stop moving

    They bring genuine value and a want to help and make things easier
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    26.) We just freakin' do it.

    We don't wait for anyone else to do things for us, we see an opportunity and we make it happen.

    That's been my motto now for ages...and it works brilliantly.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkwhizz
    27) We spend very little time on this forum talking about business and more time in the world doing it
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  • Profile picture of the author MrLinkBuilder
    Originally Posted by mounds View Post

    Let's share what we've noticed about the successful people on this forum.

    1. Generosity - the successful warriors that I follow are constantly sharing ideas and giving advice. Just today, I downloaded a free report from one Dr. Mani, which could have easily been sold. That builds some serious rapport with me, and I'll be keen on whatever he's got coming up.

    2. Systems - I don't see these people reinventing the wheel. It seems like it's mostly common systems, refined to suit their needs. To give an example of how simple it can be, I read a post today about how a guy basically e-mailed SEO companies, offering to write articles, until he was making good money. There's nothing elaborate about that.

    3. Business sense - they think like business people. They realize that in order to be successful themselves, they have to help someone else be successful. I follow the PLR scene quite closely and the successful sellers seem to be all about making other people's lives easier. They think win-win.

    4. Consistent - they're never perfect, but they always deliver. The only person that can tell the difference between 90% and 100% is you. Aim for close to perfection and move on. Don't sacrifice momentum for a nearly unattainable goal.

    5. Love of the game - what really shines through is that these people love what they're doing. They're not here to get rich quick or because they have nothing better to do... They simply enjoy IM and the benefits it brings to their lives. You can't do this if you don't enjoy it.

    Let's hear your observations.

    -Tim

    Hi Tim,

    Quote No 3. - This is true on every way whether it's online or offline. Businesses needs to create a relationship first before they promote or introduce something to that person.

    The only thing you didn't mention is 'TRUST' after they became successful they left a trait of themselves to every person or businesses that he or she dealt with. These successful people have a better credentials and trust on the online world. Meaning those successful people would use this as part of their arsenal to make more money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author HonestAffiliate
    Thanks for nice post, although I doubt these traits
    are specific only to successful warriors (except for
    the business sense).

    Any dedicated forum member has this or similar traits
    on basically any popular forum.

    What sets Warrior Forum apart IMO is the willingness of many
    members to share business insights on hot topics (=making money
    on internet) without no strings attached.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulpower
    For me, anyone who is successful, whether it be a fellow warrior, sportsman, or politician, they all have one hting in common.

    They take action, without taking action, all we do is procrastinate. Also, they are all persistent, remember, persistance overcomes resistance.
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewfermin
    I think it's their "determination" because if a person is determined then he/she is more focus and will work hard to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cheryl Hines
    Carry and pass on the torch: Successful Warriors lead by example exemplifying all the above mentioned traits and don't mind answering questions of the honest student. Like a big brother or sister, they don't mind coming along side the "apprentice", always remembering they were there once, too.

    What a great thread! thanks everyone for contributing.
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