A Short Story and A Great Lesson!! A Must read for all the Newbies....

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My dear Warrior Friends,

I see a lot of newbie going through the “information overload” issue here. I feel that is one of the most common problems we face in this industry. Each and every time we open up our inbox, we get 100s of emails saying that they have the greatest and the best stuff that we need to buy just now to finally fulfill our dreams. Though most of them are total BS, we also get many that are genuinely good. But the problem is that if we just keep buying one program after another (even if they are all awesome), we are never going to actually use them and get any result. I have been though the same cycle and that’s why I know very well how it just drains out all your energy and leaves you with the feeling of hopelessness and despair.

That’s why I want to share with you a story that I read few months back that just changed the way I look at things and actually made me SEE the real truth. It’s a story from the book -

How to Make A Six-Figure Income Online- Your Blueprint For Success By Jimmy D. Brown

This is one of the most simple but powerful book I have ever read. Here is a story told by Jimmy that will show you the real problem and get you a specific direction.

I have just quoted the same lines by Jimmy. It’s too perfect to be rewritten. It goes like this…..

Imagine this:
You walk up to a car and are instructed to start pushing. You do.
It doesn't go very far and someone else comes up and asks you to start pushing on a different car instead.
Since the first car isn't moving very much, you decide to push the second one while a newcomer (John) starts pushing car number one. You don't have much success with car number two, so at the urging of someone, let's just call him an "ezine publisher", you move on to car number three while John continues to stay with car number one.
You get kind of frustrated with car number three because the darn thing just doesn't move much when you push on it. In disgust, you move on to car number four, five, six and seven because someone you know told you that they would be better.
All the while, 'ol John sticks with car number one.
After a few hours you haven't gotten anywhere. You were only able to move the cars just a little bit and you've decided to call it quits. You look around and it's then that you notice it...
...John and car number one are gone.
They are nowhere to be seen.
You see, while you went from car to car, pushing a little and then moving on when results didn't come fast enough, John continued pushing.
And pushing.
And pushing.
And car number one started rolling. Slowly at first, but then faster. Soon,
John had some MOMENTUM going. And he moved on down the road.”

That’s the story. I think you get what Jimmy wants to convey here through this short story.

Just find 1 program or strategy that works and follow it! Keep pushing it till it gives you your desired result.

Try to analyze yourself and figure out what you are best doing at. For example, if you are good at writing and you love it, go and research your niche and find out what people are looking for. Then write some killer articles to solve those problems. If you are good at speaking or conversing, go and approach few experts in your niche and interview them. That's a product ready to go and make some profit for you. If you are good at building relationships with other people over Facebook or Twitter, then social media is your weapon.

You just need to see what is that you are good at and just do that. That's it!

l Hope you like that……
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  • Profile picture of the author richrowley
    Good analogy. Lets not forget that at a later stage when you have one car moving, you can pay someone to push it for you whilst you go to car number 2.

    Outsourcing!

    Not sure who would want to push cars for pay, but you get the idea.

    Thanks for the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Very wise indeed.

    I think also that one simply has to know themselves well. Some people love direct sales, others love learning new things, still others live for CPA.

    But, other individuals can't stand the above!

    You should never try to force yourself into something that you just plain don't enjoy.

    I've made bunches of money doing what I love to do (create products); I've failed miserably when I've tried things that don't mesh with my character.

    It's definitely a great lesson!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
      Thanks AmitabhaB this thread,
      Jimmy has hit the nail smack bang on the head. A lot of newbies and more advanced IM'ers and i include myself in this get distracted by something new
      which comes out and we leave the project that we where on in the first place.
      If we stayed the course with our original project we would be much further ahead in the IM game.

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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Great advice

    You're absolutely right, information overload is one of the primary reasons why people often fail in internet marketing. There is so much contradictory advice out there, and even though either side may not be classified as correct or incorrect, these kind of tips cannot be mixed up. Focusing on one technique is a real challenge, one that many fail to overcome.

    I think the best is to list every change you make on a piece of paper and before making each subsequent change, make sure you read through your list to make sure that it is not working against something you have done in the past.

    With new stuff constantly coming into the field, it is hard to isolate yourself, but this is no excuse for jumping from one strategy to another. I'm glad you brought this up
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  • Profile picture of the author Tangela
    Thanks for the post. I am a newbie but I had fallen into the "rut" of purchasing the next best product. I never stayed focus in one direction long enough for any success. But thanks to warriorforum, I now know better.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    Great Story about focus. Focus always becomes the most difficult thing to do in IM
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  • Profile picture of the author Lexilou
    focus,focus,focus
    It is very easy to get distracted. If you were starting a brick & mortar business you would only be focusing on becoming successful in that business.
    after success you would be able to move on if you wanted to.
    Lexilou
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  • Profile picture of the author Ewan1998
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    Great way of putting it and nice post.

    When I first started I.M, I was doing 10 different methods at once, and got nowhere with them. I'm starting to take it more seriously now, and my first full method is starting soon. Thanks to the advice of everyone who said stick with one method
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    Good post...Persistence and sticking with on main strategy that works is the way to go when beginning your quest in IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Belanger
      Wow, what a great post. Really puts things in perspective. May have to look into that book by Jimmy Brown. Thanks again.
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      • Profile picture of the author r30ducez
        It's soo true. I think back to all the time I spent trying to push different cars, lots of good lessons learned though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    There are also a lot of people out there that just want to suit in the car and wait for the tow truck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    Analogy not bad. Great idea! You can opt for outsourcing and start pushing other cars where you can spend your time more often and be productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Huggins
    really great advice here thanks for the help
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  • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
    What a perfect way to describe the common problem of "information overload" coupled with the "shiny new object" syndrome. It is often the cause of so much frustration out there.

    The "why have I not made any money or progress yet?" question is beautifully answered in this scenario.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineVisions
    great story, i can imagine information overload is definitely a factor that every newbie would go through..... great lesson
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  • Profile picture of the author megawarrior
    Thanks for sharing this story! The main message is Start Venture>>Persist>>Suceeed. It's really easy to start something, fail to see results early on, and then give up on it before giving it the chance to reap its potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author biffula
    Great story and advice.
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