It has been an up and down battle that has seen me grow both mentally and spiritually from a business perspective and personal one also.
One of the hurdles that I finally got over was trying to gauge my progress in relation to other IMers..
I think too many newbies do this. And this can be so DETRIMENTAL to their Growth as Marketers.
I know the first 6 months of my career I would go to Forums and hear other newbies talk about how they were making a $1,000 a month after just 3 months. I would just sit there with my mouth gapped open and scratch my head wondering how in the World they are doing this ?? And why I am only making $15 a month after 3 months of hard work..
Well, for ALL newbies who have similar thoughts in their head, STOP IT RIGHT NOW !!!
I am serious !! This kind of thinking does not serve any productiveness in your plight to be a successful IMer.
It actually is totally counterproductive. Frankly, it does not matter how long it takes you to become Succesful at this . For some people it will take longer while others it will take a short period.
Case and Point : Steve Wagensheim it took what 6 months to even get a Profit in this Game. And then another few years before really making a Living from it. Daniel Molano on the other hand its taken only months to be able to build up a substantial Income.
Honestly, I dont think you will find Wagensheim sitting at home fretting on about how he should have been quicker at doing this like Molano. I am sure he is quite content with his Monthly Cash Flow.
Both of these Men have Success. Both Men deserve to be Commended for their abilities, hard work , and persistence.
Personally, I have been at this a year and have just started making over only $120 a month.
Some of you might snicker and say that is pretty dismal results considering the effort you have put in. You know what I say ?? I say hogwash !! And I say I will be having the last laugh in 5 years. Just watch me. To the newbies out there when it comes down to it you need to refuse to be denied.
Remember, the race is NOT always won by the swiftest but to those who keep on running. Think a Marathon not a 100 yd. dash !! Just work smart and be efficient when running that Marathon.
In the End, Im sure Wags and Molano would have to agree in the grand scheme of things it really didnt matter when they 'made it ' or how long it took them to ' make it ' . I am sure what is important to them is the fact that right here and right now as we speak today, May 5th 2009 ,they are highly successful businesss entrepreneurs. Nuff said. End of story !
So newbies take note that if it takes you 5 years to be Successful, which for many of us it very well could , then so be it. It will be so worth it !!
Anyway, Sorry for the rant here. But this has been on my mind lately and thought it might be benficial to newbies and other struggling IMers to address this issue of comparing your progress with others.
Bottom line is : DONT DO IT !!