3 years and 2000 posts

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It's been almost three years since I signed up to the Warrior Forum and today I noticed that I was on 1999 posts. So following tradition I wanted to share what I have learned so far.

When I joined I knew nothing about online marketing. I was rock bottom and wondering if I would ever make a success of my life.

Without this forum it would not have happened. Despite all the negative Nellies out there, this forum is the best place to learn everything you need to know.

Here is what I have learned:
  • Focus on one business model until you get it right
  • Then move onto another model
  • Set up multiple streams of income
  • Learn something new every day
  • Find a mentor and then actually listen to what they tell you
  • Find a group of positive action takers and mastermind with them
  • Read a chapter of a good book every day
  • Analyse what you spend your time on. If it's not helping you achieve a goal then ditch the activity
  • Outsource the routine time-gobbling tasks the minute you can afford it
  • Focus on the real business of your business which is finding new clients and markets and keeping your existing clients happy
  • Say 'thank you' to the people who go out of their way to help you
  • You cannot do this alone
There are days when you will feel like giving up, but if your dream is strong enough and you are not afraid to actually do the work, then ultimately you will succeed. Just don't expect it to be overnight because it will be a long night.

The more books I read, the more I realise that being an entrepreneur is not just about yourself, but the team you build around you. It's about the people you associate with and the quality of mastermind groups you immerse yourself in.

It's about being willing to admit your mistakes, taking the criticism that is valid and adjusting your course accordingly. Rising above your own ego and asking for help and advice will create new opportunities and remove the small road bumps that you manifested into mountains.

It's about taking the leap of faith that your heart and mind are telling you is the right path, in spite of all the perceived obstacles .

It's about the ability to ignore the frightened people close to you, who are terrified you *will* succeed because it will shine a light on their own inadequacies. They will try to break you down and crush your dream. Let them go with love.

And it's about waking up in the morning after a nightmare from hell that you are a failure, and reminding yourself exactly how awesome and remarkable you are for getting this far.

A big thanks to Allen and all of you who have been a part of this journey.

Di
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  • Profile picture of the author barbotoole
    Congrats on your 2000th post, Di! You're a terrific role model. Thank you for doing such a great job of sharing yourself!
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    What a wonderful, *wonderful* share. May the next 3 years see only more and more success for you!!
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  • Profile picture of the author LiveChatSoftware
    Congratulations!

    I too reached this point on another forum before being taken over by freelancer.com ( the people who have taken this over )

    They have since closed that forum down unexpectedly

    Maybe ill be able to reach the 2k point again!

    Anyway, Congrats! Still plenty to learn from others!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Stevens
    Hey Di congrats, great to know ya
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Congrats Di! Excellent advice :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    It's about the ability to ignore the frightened people close to you, who are terrified you *will* succeed because it will shine a light on their own inadequacies. They will try to break you down and crush your dream. Let them go with love.
    Amen to that. Great share Diana. It's people like you that make this community great.

    I quoted this paragraph because it resonated with me. It took me back when I first got started when all the naysayers said it was impossible to make a living online. It also takes me to the present where there are still people who think I'm "lucky" or I must be doing something under-handed. People with that mindset will never achieve financial independence.

    It's a very strong and cogent message, especially to the people who are hitting obstacles. I believe with everything that's in me that one needs to keep their eye on the prize (freedom) and to not let the dream-stealers get in the way.

    I lost two relationships because of my dreams and looking back it was the best thing to have happened to me because they weren't supportive of my goals, so it was a waste of my time to be with them. It's very important to surrround oneself with like-minded and action-minded people.

    Good for you Diana and thank you for sharing.

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  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    Congrats on 2000 post and thankyou for your advice.

    Some really good words that I and many others will take a lot from.
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    I love the first one...Focus on one business model until you get it right. My main error over the past couple of years was thinking it was time to branch out. I would add, stay with that one business model and milk it for all its worth!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Eljisr
    Great post!... I kind of got emotional reading it, and I agree with every single word, and every single phrase and every single thought you expressed here.

    Chad
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    • Profile picture of the author BizNearMe
      Well, as the saying goes...if achieving *insert your goal here* was easy, everyone would do it right? Bring some value to the table and you'd be surprised how much more effective your efforts become though.

      Beautiful thread in any case, and thank you for sharing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve B
        Wonderful post and congratulations on reaching your milestone.

        I love reading the posts by seasoned Warriors. They are typically a stabilizing and calming factor in this revolving door industry of hopefuls running around with their hair on fire!

        If you're like me Diana, you see a lot more miles in the rearview mirror than there are in the windshield. Keep letting your valuable perspective shine through on all your posts in this forum.

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  • Profile picture of the author rakhwas
    Wow, Congratulations !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    Congratulations Diana. Inspiring post. I will probably be too old to type by the time I reach my 2000'th post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Read a chapter of a good book every day
    Congrats on 2000, Di! Lots of good advice in your post, but the one above is a biggie. The more you feed your mind the more ideas you have to draw from -- that's huge!
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    Here's to another 3 years. It's been such a pleasure knowing you.
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  • Profile picture of the author netanel
    great post and congrats! =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Thanks for an excellent post. (Your 11th bullet point said to "say thanks")

    I love on the rare occasions when a great post comes along and just slices through all the noise, drama, fear and confusion. There are thousands of things to learn and test with Internet marketing but the basic principles to succeed are very simple.

    Every person new to Internet marketing should print out your post and read it every day before they start work or login to WF.
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  • Profile picture of the author BellaGeen
    Thank you for a great inspiration!
    I am not new at all to Internet Marketing, but still I am going to print it out and glue on the cover of my notebook....
    You made my day so much happier!
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    Cograts that's awesome!

    Also great advice, i like this one as it defines internet marketing where we help eachother to make money: "Find a group of positive action takers and mastermind with them"
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  • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
    Congratulations on your 2,000th post. A lot of good advice. I'm glad you saw fit to share the lessons you've learned here.
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  • Profile picture of the author jay5x
    WOW! Thats Awesome! Great advice and truly inspirational!
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    Many days when I feel like why am I doing this but it will pay off it I just continue to be consistent and persistent
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    Whew! 3 years and 2000 posts is not a joke!!

    Way more to go Di!! It feels so great knowing someone like you striving for a living and independence online.

    Godspeed!!
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    Thank you all so much.

    Sadly my Thanks button does not work anymore. Will have to ask the new owners to increase the number of 'Thanks' we can do within a 24 hour period.

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    "our" Di has global reach have fans down here in Australia too.

    Congratulations Di.
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    Congratulations, Diana, and thanks for your advices!
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

    Then move onto another model
    • Set up multiple streams of income
    This is very important. I am personally sticking to one source of income but thinking of jumping into other ones too






    Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

    • Analyse what you spend your time on. If it's not helping you achieve a goal then ditch the activity
    Very valuable advice. I have personally seen many people sticking to continously doing stuff that isn't helping them. In any business such activity will never be profitable. If something isn't working, change it or find another way to achieve your goal.


    By the way congratulations on your 2000 posts. I have read some of your interesting posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    2000 posts is quite an accomplishment Diana, but I am more impressed with your attitude and how you stuck it out until you succeeded. Congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Great milestone Diana. I say continue to contribute great information to the forum. And even better, you know how to market yourself and your products online. That's priceless.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Hi Diana,

    Way to go and congratulations for reaching the 2,000 posts milestone.

    I see that you stopped at 2,000 and hope to see you come back and get to 3,000 in the next few weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Congrats on a milestone and for sharing what you have learned in here. I agree with what you have said as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
    Congratulations, Di. It's been awesome seeing you around growing your business
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    Congrats, Di! Really well done.
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    congrats on the milestone, this is truly a great forum !!
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Affiliate
    BIG BIG CONGRATS! : )

    I'm also reaching 1000th post and you really inspired me to share what I learned so far from this forum. I'll do that on my 1000th post. Wish you many more successes on your next and next projects!

    Joe
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