Will this idea make me money?

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"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. -- Thomas Jefferson"

You can ask and ask and ask and ask but at the end of the day the ONLY way you are going to know if an idea is going to make you money is to try it.

I seriously believe "asking" is an epidemic in most businesses and very much so in IM. Too many "askers" and not enough "doers".

Check out this 20 minute video of Seth Godin making some good points to help you get out of the "asker" state of mind. Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed - YouTube

I know personally I can fall victim to this often if I don't keep it in check. It really is worth getting it in "check".
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  • Profile picture of the author Silentkiller1
    Thanks for the video. Ideas are worthless without good execution.
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  • Originally Posted by Ricky Parker View Post

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    I seriously believe "asking" is an epidemic in most businesses and very much so in IM. Too many "askers" and not enough "doers".
    I agree. Thanks for the video clip! He has interesting ideas about jobs and opportunities (the distinction).

    I know I ask why too much. Why can't I make money? Why don't I have the money to try these things to make more money? Why me? Why not? Etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Interesting video. And ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      This should be on the motivational thread here - Mind Warriors.
      Actually fits pretty darn good here with some many "askers". Might break someone out of a nasty fog of tail chasing.

      Plus if everything was perfectly categorized there would be no job for mods. here and other forums. And I am all about job creation. I don't wanna take someones job away. Hence why I litter all the time. "I'm a job creator damnit!"
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    He talked about some of his 'failures', which include the videotaped fish tank. We take this type of thing for granted now with the fish tank screen saver on the computer.

    I liked what he said 'If I fail more than you, then I win!' That's so much different than how many think which is 'If I fail, then I quit!" Or, how many who fail just stop doing anything as they assume they are on the wrong path.

    The lesson that I learned is, just keep going, never quit. Keep trying ideas until one of them works.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    Great video and advices, it is true we should always try and never give up, it is also one of the differences between the week and the strong.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Thinking about doing something is totally different from actually taking action and doing things.

    You can not think about success 24 hours and 7 days a week and think you will see success. You need to take MASSIVE action that makes sense in your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Thinking about doing something is totally different from actually taking action and doing things.

      You can not think about success 24 hours and 7 days a week and think you will see success. You need to take MASSIVE action that makes sense in your business.
      Yep, this is true. The old adage always holds out in this business: You must take action. And if it works, rinse and repeat. I'm on an adage roll!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I think out of about 10 of my so called good ideas 8 are a complete failure, 1 is ok, and the other one kills it.

    Just the odds in this sort of thing, and why hard work always pays off. When you see a winner go with it, as marketers you have to test hundreds of things, to find 1 or 2 winners, but when you find that 1 or 2 things, it usually makes you LOTS of money, and in QUIT YOUR JOB kind of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author saulmaraney
    ideas are good. what is key is taking action. good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate L
    I'm actually on quite the opposite of this thread discussion, the whole take action bs is shoved down the throats of everyone who questions anything. Sometimes we want ADVICE not a try it and see what happens. Not everyone you come across wants to blindly follow the flock hoping they aren't doing something wrong. Knowledge is power but running out into the middle of the street before looking both ways is a sure fire way to get run over!
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
    Originally Posted by Ricky Parker View Post

    "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. -- Thomas Jefferson"

    You can ask and ask and ask and ask but at the end of the day the ONLY way you are going to know if an idea is going to make you money is to try it.

    I seriously believe "asking" is an epidemic in most businesses and very much so in IM. Too many "askers" and not enough "doers".

    Check out this 20 minute video of Seth Godin making some good points to help you get out of the "asker" state of mind. Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed - YouTube

    I know personally I can fall victim to this often if I don't keep it in check. It really is worth getting it in "check".

    I once came across a funny quote that goes like this: "A person who asks for advice but does not do anything is an 'ask-hole.' "

    I'm ashamed to admit that I was once an "ask-hole." (Well, okay, sometimes I still am.)

    I've read a lot of books, bought some WSOs, watched a lot of videos, and asked for advice, but I've failed to act on many of the great ideas that I've gleaned from doing all these things. Why? Because I was afraid to fail. Fortunately, I've realized that failure is nothing compared to the painful regret that comes from not trying at all.

    Action is crucial to success. Nothing will work unless we do.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Too many people on this forum ask that question.
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