First, I'm not making $10,000,000 in my sleep like 90% of you do. I have a full time job, wife, kid, etc. But I make enough on the side that I'm pretty confident I could make a full time living if I needed/wanted to with "IM".
But here's the thing. For the past 12 months or so I've been doing just enough.
Here's an example... I'm in the process of building a niche network of adsense sites. My criteria for keywords was like everyone elses, 1000 searches, $1cpc, etc. I thought I was doing the right thing.
But as I've come to learn doing enough, just isn't enough.
A real life example from last night...
I'm also working on an authority site so I was doing more keyword research. Only thing time I changed my definition of an acceptable keyword.
So guess what I did... I build a database of over 900,000 keywords all related to my market that I can now evaluate and really pick the cream of the crop.
I spent about an hour last night with the keywords and I've already identified about 90 keywords that are absolute gold mines.
And no, there's no keyword research WSO coming.
My point is, winners go the extra mile. They work harder, smarter, etc. They're willing to put in the 10,000 hours to be an expert while the average folks won't.
So in 2012 are you going to be a winner or loser? I'm making it my mission for 2012 to put everything I have into whatever I'm doing. Average is no longer going to be good enough.
So join me. And let's all be successful!