Starting (or running) an online business takes focus

by immick
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Are You Still Waiting For Your Ship to Come In?

THIS IS AN OUTLINE I USE THAT HELPS ME FOCUS ON STARTING AN NEW PROJECT.
ALTHOUGHT I DO RETIAN COPYRIGHT, YOU ARE FREE TO PRINT THIS OUT FOR PERSONAL USE.


You may may want to make notes in the margin on ideas that going through this exercise might trigger. If this is helpful to anyone, please let me know and I will try and do some more detailed followups on this.

It seems we are all waiting for something. Something to radically change in our life,
the right job, the right relationship, and so on.

We are waiting for greatness to happen to us.

Waiting does not mean you simply sit on the sidelines--it is the time you spend in preparation.

Things to do while we are waiting:

1. Take inventory of your present enviroment
2. Replay your dream (not your daydream) that is the picture of your future.
3. Make notes about what is missing between #1 and #2, what are the missing pieces that will make make your dream a reality.

Whatever is missing in your life is something you do not yet greatly value. The things we value are drawn to us.

By the way, do you know where the phrase, "Your ship has come in" originates?

In England, ship owners and their investors would outfit and send out various trading ships to all parts of the globe to exchange goods or deliver one cargo and bring back another.

They knew the calculated risk, that some ships would be lost at sea for various reasons.

But they also knew that if the sent out enough ships some would return. Runners would be sent from the harbor to the ship owner with the simple message.
"Your ship has come in!" Most of the time it would only take one ship coming in to make up for all the others lost at sea. As more ships came in, they became rich beyond most people's wildest imaginations.

The lesson is obvious, before we can expect our ship to come in, we must first have sent
several ships out to sea. It cannot be just any old ship, it has to be one that has been outfitted for the voyage.

Too often I run into people who have bought a money making report (and failed to follow the advice or blueprint in the report) then complain because it did not work for them.
They were counting on that report to be one of their ships when they didn't even float a stick in the water.

Risk is an inevitable part of investing for the future. But trying to avoid it altogether is just as misguided as taking on too much.

Your investment can be time, money, or a combination of the two.

Consider these Seven Success Qualities and make a note as to which ones you have and which ones you lack. None are something you are born with, and all are obtainable.

1) Are you coachable? (or teachable if you prefer).
Do you embrace the change that a good mentor can lead you to?

2) Are you committed to a plan that will lead you to something greater than your current circumstance?

3) Do you have a passion for change and the willingness to makes sacrifices in the present to obtain a better future?

4) Do you have an attitude of expectation for a more confident and secure future?

5) Are you willing to work with other people who also want to change their circumstances?

6) Can you stick with a plan and follow directions for the things that work?


7) Do you have access to a Tactical Support system or mentor who will help you succeed?



If you are investing your time, DO NOT AVOID THE HARD WORK!

Today, the mind-set of far too many people is to look for the short cut.

An undisciplined person looks for ways to avoid the hard work it takes to build a solid foundation or prepare the fields for planting.

The easy way is not always the best way. Too often people take the easiest of all ways, which is to do nothing reuslting in no gain.

Just as we must exercise our bodies to become physically fit, we must also train ourselves in our new ventures so we are prepared to handle the difficult challenges that will inevitably come.

If you are willing to take the time to displine yourself--train yourself--prepare yourself-- you soon will enjoy the harvest that results from the discipline you endured today.

Are you living your dream or your nightmare?

You can turn your nightmare into your dream right now if you want to do so.

These 10 questions will help you focus on the path you need to follow.
They are the beggining stages in forming a blueprint that will create consistent, flowing income streams.

1) What are 5 online income streams that I can create?
(Some examples from my personal income streams:
adsense, sell other people's products, sell my own products,
continuity income, CPA's).

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2) What resources do I now have to make each one of the above work?
(some examples for me: Adsense Publisher ID#, Clickbank Affiliate account, whm hosting account, mini sites, membership sites, local business model).

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3) What resources do I need for each income stream?

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4) Which have the best chance of generating income for me now? (rank in order)

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5) Which have the best long-term, highest income potential? (rank in order highest to lowest)

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6) Where do I need to put my efforts now? (rank in order)

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7) How much immediate cash will it take to get each income stream started?

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8) What is the monthly breakeven point I need for each income stream?

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9) What must I do (sell, etc) to make enough profit to cover the breakeven point each month?

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10) What must I do (sell, etc.) to make an additional $__________ over the monthly breakeven point? Is it "doable?"


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Copyright 2009 Mick Owen
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Nikkel
    Thanks for the GREAT Worksheet Mick!

    I will be printing this out and using it myself! I could use a little focus. lol

    Kelvin
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  • Profile picture of the author davidorich
    thanks. this is coming at a very crucial time fo me...
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  • Profile picture of the author immick
    Kelvin and Davidorich,

    I appreciate your comments and hope you find this information useful.
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