Some may argue this...

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The other day, a Warrior posted a cool video in the Self-Dev forum.

One of the quotes from the video was this:

"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity."
- Rollo May

This quote just gets me fired up haha

I think that as IMers we need to stop focusing so much on hype and doing exactly what everyone else is doing. The people who are most successful in the IM industry are those who took the basic principles (the time tested methods that work) and put their own spin on it.

It is so important to be able to brand yourself/your product/your company in a unique way to achieve truly extraordinary results.

What are some ways that you Warriors are trying to emerge from the clutter and saturation? What are you doing to become unique?

Thanks in advance for your input

- Tommy
#argue #branding
  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    I don't pay any of that stuff any attention. Maybe because I've been earning a living online since the mid-1990s and I'm jaded beyond all hope, but I just don't care. I do what works. If others want to be "original" or "mavericks" or whatever, more power to 'em. I love money, so I do whatever I can to make it, as long as it's legal and isn't too boring.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author TommyBussey
      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      I don't pay any of that stuff any attention. Maybe because I've been earning a living online since the mid-1990s and I'm jaded beyond all hope, but I just don't care. I do what works. If others want to be "original" or "mavericks" or whatever, more power to 'em. I love money, so I do whatever I can to make it, as long as it's legal and isn't too boring.

      John
      You do seem jaded my friend :p But I'm glad to hear that you've been making a living online for such a long time. I certainly am striving to sustain my online businesses in the same manner.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        I've always been different. So - there ya go.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficman01
    I admire your position on this subject. Keeping to the norm will actually bore the heck out of life!
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Hey Tommy,

    I think it certainly is possible to be different while still adhering to
    the principles that are effective. Maybe that means allowing your
    uniqueness, or personality, to come through in whatever you do.

    If that statement resonated with you, then that's cool and perhaps
    you should follow your intuition.

    There are lots of people doing very similar things online, affiliates
    marketing the same products, etc. I imagine some people may look
    at a number of them and ask what makes one so different from the
    other. Why should I buy from this person over another when they all
    pretty much look the same?

    You seem to have some passion, and that's something very many
    people do not have. Don't lose it because it can propel you to places
    that perhaps you haven't dreamed of, or realized. Never know.

    See ya 'round.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hecman104
    I agree with you Tommy.. Branding yourself, your company and product is becoming more and more important now than ever before..

    More and more people are coming online, and everyone is on the same playing field.. standing out should be one of our top priorities..
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    I do tend to believe that those who find their own way do better. It isn't necessarily because following everything else doesn't always work. I think it's to do with how everyone is different. You find your own strengths and eventually you learn to focus on those. Sometimes you could end up doing the same thing as everyone else, but sometimes that focus leads you to stop caring about everyone else, and at that point you're really in the right place for success.

    I'm still getting to that point ...
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