You're A Kick A$$ Marketer

by Steven Wagenheim 27 replies
You see so many threads here...

Your ads suck.
Your writing sucks.
Your product sucks.
Your hairdo sucks.

They're all designed to make you open up the thread and read it.

I was told a long time ago that you catch more flies with honey than with
vinegar.

So here goes...YOU are a kick a$$ marketer.

Doesn't that make you feel GOOD?

It should.

But more importantly...THAT is the kind of positive attitude YOU need to
have if you want to be successful online.

Oh I know what many will say, wanting it doesn't make it so. Sure, you
have to put in the effort and work. But guess what? If you go into each
day saying to yourself...

"I'm never going to get anywhere. Look at this mess. I've been doing this
for 3 months now and nothing. There's no way to make money online. At
least I'll never do it."

Then guess what? You WON'T.

I was a miserable failure for 5 freaking months.

Know what I said to myself and the rest of the world?

"I'll show them all. I WILL be successful if it kills me."

And I was.

Mindset can make or break you.

Don't ever forget it.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #a$$ #kick #marketer
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  • Profile picture of the author mojoisland
    We all need a little encouragement from time to time.

    You guys all ROCK in my book!

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    • This is a great thread, Steven. You are right that people often DO need encouragement. Yeah, sometimes they also need a kick in the rear. But not always, as you pointed out. Most people WANT to do a good job. Encouragement can go a long way to get them there.
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    • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
      Steve,

      I love positivity - I'm a very positive person... I surround myself with the things that identify with that outlook. AND, I'm so good at letting negativity go right over my head.

      I fell in love with the famous poem by Rudyard Kipling "IF". It's on my desktop and the words are so influential. If anyone ever needs a little motivation, find it and read it.

      As a matter of fact, here it is:

      IF you can keep your head when all about you
      Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
      If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
      But make allowance for their doubting too;
      If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
      Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
      Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
      And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

      If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
      If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
      If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
      And treat those two impostors just the same;
      If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
      Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
      Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
      And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

      If you can make one heap of all your winnings
      And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
      And lose, and start again at your beginnings
      And never breathe a word about your loss;
      If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
      To serve your turn long after they are gone,
      And so hold on when there is nothing in you
      Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

      If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
      ' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
      if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
      If all men count with you, but none too much;
      If you can fill the unforgiving minute
      With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
      Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
      And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
      Kindest regards,
      Karl.
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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      "I'll show them all. I WILL be successful if it kills me."
      Those are nearly the exact words I told myself.

      Desire will get you nowhere. Determination will get you somewhere.

      Dreams won't do anything for your bottom line. Taking action will.

      Making excuses for whatever issue you are currently having, is the business equivalent of abortion. It will kill your business before it even has a chance to be born.

      Business Success is rarely an overnight process. Google and Microsoft weren't successful in a matter of months. It took years of brainstorming and planning to develop into what they are today.

      Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and eventually you will get to where you are going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andres
    You are 100% on the money - to make it as your own boss especially in IM you must be positive and focused.
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    • Profile picture of the author 2bwealthy
      I keep telling people - have to remind myself sometimes too- that work and effort with the right mindset is where success will come from. being lazy and negative will lead you nowhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
      Marketing legend Jay Abraham would tell you that the greatest marketing genius alive is your prospect.

      He can tell you everything you need to know to create a marketing system that creates sales if you just ask the right question.

      Now if you spin that around and start looking at your own buying behavior online that means you're a marketing genius too...if you'll just be REALLY observant of what it takes to get you to buy.

      You really can be a kick arse marketer if you're willing to be sensitive to what you're doing, why you're buying, what triggers are working with you and how you move through the buying process.

      Kindest regards,
      Andrew Cavanagh
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    • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
      Hi Steve....

      It is great to bring this up

      one of my favorite quotes is

      "Failure will never overcome you
      as long as your determination to succeed
      is strong enough"
      -Og Mandido

      Karl had another posted above.

      At the end of the day we all need positive reinforcement
      Unfortunately it is a need that is rarely fullfilled.

      When is the last time you actually gave someone a
      pat on the back for a "true" job well done.

      In the offline world human asset retention is
      crucial. In order to achieve optimal output
      employers need to view their employees as
      assets rather than bodies performing a task.

      Organizations need to structure their
      business as a "learning organization" that
      promote s
      uccessful training through advocacy of
      “Employee Engagement” promoting active
      company involvement to further organizational growth.
      And if you look at the structure of some of the
      most successful companies they harbor
      a version of this business model.

      People need to feel as if they are part of the
      bigger picture rather than the frame that
      holds the picture....stagnant.

      This is achieved through a simple pat on the
      back when a pat on the back is deserved.

      So every now again it is nice to break the
      away from the negativity and be supportive
      vs demoralizing.

      We always need to remember how we
      feel when we get a pat on the back and
      "pay it forward" so to speak when appropriate.

      Great Topic Steve.

      Sean
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
    Steven, staying positive and telling yourself positive things can make such a difference.
    What you reflect out, is going to come back around.

    If a person is not positive about what you can do, how are your customers and clients going to feel? They will notice, and usually have less faith in what a person does or sells.

    We can use this offline example. Someone came over today to pick up some things. I had to trail her toddler, as my place is not toddler proof. I gave her toys and tried to keep her occupied. Anytime she did things right, I told her what a good girl she was. Pretty soon her mother had a big smile on her face. Next time I deal with the lady, I think those positive emotions fostered today will come up again.

    Even my repairman here, when he finishes with a repair, I tell him he did a good job ( if it has been good). He seems to have low self esteem. I can see him pick up a little bit after he does work here.

    Our telling ourselves these things and not letting other peoples negativity get us down (past and present )helps each one of us to feel better about ourselves and what we do.
    Better believe it shows up in our work and how we interact with people too.

    Jeannie
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    • Profile picture of the author Tuzic
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      Hi,

      you have to have a positive mental attitude & yes this gets you everywhere.

      most successful people didnt just get there overnight it took them years & then you also learn to appreciate this better.

      but you have to be determined, focused to do well & those people always do i think.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
        Hey Steven,

        Nice post.

        Positive thinking and doing etc definitely has it's place. Bottom line for me is that I make more money when I'm positive about things. Call it karma or the law of attraction or quantum physics, whatever you want, but it works for me and that's the only evidence I need.

        Nice post.

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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    Great post! Unexpected but goood...
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    • Profile picture of the author GailTrahd
      Reminded of Winston Churchill - And his famous graduation speech at Harrow - a whole six words.

      "Never give up." pause and said again, "Never give up."

      Prime minister who years earlier almost flunked out of the very same school.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
        Hey Steven,

        Great post. There is actually a saying that I live by and do not actually know the original author of this quote, but heard it from a man named Jimmy in the network marketing world.

        "I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed, and the number of times I succeed, is in direct proportion to the number times I can fail and keep trying."
        -- Tom Hopkins

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        • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
          Almost sounds like a quote from Michael Jordan.

          UPDATE:

          Actually I just checked and it was Tom Hopkins.

          http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/2190
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          • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
            but that's not all you need.

            You can stand in your garden and tell yourself "there's no weeds, there's no weeds" but at some point you're still gonna need to get out there and dig them up.

            Positive mindset is important but action is required to turn that into results.
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            • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
              Hey Dennis,

              Thanks for finding this. Believe it or not I've tried to find the author to that quote probably a dozen times or more over the years. I've been using and living by this quote for at least 4 years.

              Thanks man.

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              • Profile picture of the author cylwac
                Excellent post Steven.

                I only try to think positive, I am what I feel, I find this is the only way to survive in a world so full of negativity.

                Thanks for the great poems, I always love to read inspirational words.

                Positive thinking gets you positive results!

                Cheers all,

                Victoria
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                • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
                  Steve, what a kick a$$ post! I agree. People who think nothing can work for them will make that manifest. I have huge faith in anyone. Great thread
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                    • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
                      Hey Steven,

                      Yet again you post a truism that is often overlooked in the IM arena. What you think about yourself truly reflects what will happen to you. Attitude shapes outcomes, not the other way around.

                      Earlier in my life, I dealt with this issue in how it relates to business. I have read about business since I was young (started investing in the 5th grade!) One day I said, I have read about all these people why not do it. Then the wall of doubt hit me. Was I good enough to be in business? Could I do it?

                      Many many years later, I said "I AM GOING TO MAKE IT...I DON'T KNOW HOW YET BUT I WILL." Sure enough, I went to a conference and now I have a business. Steady and rocking and rolling. Just the way I like it.

                      So Steven, cheers! You are a kick A$$ marketer and I love reading your posts!!! They definitely always make a difference to me and I'm sure to many more than actually post!

                      Cheers,

                      Brad Spencer
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                      • Profile picture of the author ottoman
                        I agree with you to Think Positively.

                        But in addition to thinking, you gotta ACT too.

                        The more action you take the more positively you'll be thinking along the way.

                        Take action,

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                        • Profile picture of the author jhongren
                          I love Steven's thread. Always full of encouragement.

                          Hey Angela, I will vote you too as another very encouraging friendly Warrior! =)

                          Cheers,
                          John
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                            Hi Steven,

                            Nice work!

                            Hi Karl,

                            Do you know this one? -
                            Desiderata

                            Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
                            and remember what peace there may be in silence.

                            As far as possible, without surrender,
                            be on good terms with all persons.
                            Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
                            and listen to others,
                            even to the dull and the ignorant;
                            they too have their story.
                            Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
                            they are vexatious to the spirit.

                            If you compare yourself with others,
                            you may become vain or bitter,
                            for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
                            Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
                            Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
                            it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

                            Exercise caution in your business affairs,
                            for the world is full of trickery.
                            But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
                            many persons strive for high ideals,
                            and everywhere life is full of heroism.
                            Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
                            Neither be cynical about love,
                            for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
                            it is as perennial as the grass.

                            Take kindly the counsel of the years,
                            gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
                            Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
                            But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
                            Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

                            Beyond a wholesome discipline,
                            be gentle with yourself.
                            You are a child of the universe
                            no less than the trees and the stars;
                            you have a right to be here.
                            And whether or not it is clear to you,
                            no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

                            Therefore be at peace with God,
                            whatever you conceive Him to be.
                            And whatever your labors and aspirations,
                            in the noisy confusion of life,
                            keep peace in your soul.

                            With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
                            it is still a beautiful world.
                            Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

                            Max Ehrmann
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            • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
              Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

              but that's not all you need.

              You can stand in your garden and tell yourself "there's no weeds, there's no weeds" but at some point you're still gonna need to get out there and dig them up.

              Positive mindset is important but action is required to turn that into results.
              Why worry about the garden when there's a perfectly good beach 100 feet from the doorstep

              I do agree with your point though - all the thinking in the world isn't going to get anything done. However, I think there's a difference between POSITIVITY and POSITIVE THINKING, one is a way of life, the other is a conscious mindset. It when you can make positivity a way of life that things just seem to become easier.

              I say SEEM, because they aren't necessarily easier, but we're more likely to deal with obstacles when seen in a positive light.

              Kindest regards,
              Karl.

              Roger, that's one I haven't heard/read, but I like it.
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                • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                  Hi TopGun,

                  I really admire Chris Eubank. Regardless of his lisp, he chose to speak his mind whenever possible. Regardless of the fact that his tastes and choices were not mainstream, he chose to be himself in public, ignored the catcalls from those hidden amongst the anonymity of the spineless crowd and revelled and delighted in his non-conformity and dared to be different.

                  That guy is a winner on so many levels.
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                  • Profile picture of the author TheMagicShow
                    Funny how Steven also had the same mentality as I did, I will show them one day, even if it takes me forever, just gotta stay positive, turn negative events into positive actions and do something to make your dreams come true.
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  • Profile picture of the author guissepy
    Steven

    Mindset is a wonderful thing!

    I think it`s easy for negative thoughts to creep in for Newbies
    due to lack of results.I think we`ve all been there at some stage.
    This is a huge factor in failure and demonstrates how powerful
    the mind really is!

    Surrounding yourself with reminders of positivity will create
    the inspiration we all need from time to time.
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