Success Online is 80% Mindset

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I have found that there are many excellent Internet Marketers out there. Most of them are all over the place, chasing one niche to the next. Trying to create the next great E-Book or affiliate product. Spending hours spinning their wheels for small income results.

I was one of them...until 2 years ago when I joined the Internet Education Company I have been with since October 2007. I do one thing and do it very well. Laser focused and surrounded by many successful entrepreneurs and we all help each other. Take the support you get in this Forum and multiply it by 100.

Looking forward to feed back on this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author fthomas137
    Good post! I hope that many understand what you've said. I've recently did a video on exactly the same thing - The Power of Focus.

    One has to think of it this way, the sun beats down on the ants that scurry around on the ground all day. And not one ant is hurt by the sun. But place a cheap 50 cent magnifying glass in between the sun and the ant to focus the sun - and you just about instantly cook the ant.

    The power of focus is an unstoppable force.

    Thanks for the post!

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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Agree with both these comments. Especially getting support from a MasterMInd-type group. WF can often serve that purpose as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamchrisgreen
    For my offline business, I too am part of a group. It costs me around $10k a year, but is MORE THAN worth having the focus, training and accountability.

    I'd recommend you find a mastermind group that you can thrive from. ORRRR ... get a really good coach.
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  • Profile picture of the author mejohn
    I'll have to disagree with you on the 80% mindset. I would have to say that online success is 90% mindset
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  • Profile picture of the author Swimmer
    Focus IS strength. Good point!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gale10
    It is just soooo easy to get distracted by the latest money making thing.

    To be laser-targetted, to me, means not reading emails, not getting bogged down by gurus trying to push their products (its only going to make them money, not you!) and working on your business every day.

    It is also about not being afraid of success, which I think many people are including myself sometimes. I have to talk myself out of fears which seem to be in my head.

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  • Profile picture of the author epik-marketing
    I agree, but I also think you can create many streams of income
    Mindset is key I know I have made boat loads of money had networth in the millions lost it all and re started again
    Mindset is the hidden asset!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hulbert
    Laser-like focus is one of the most important steps towards achieving success. The thing is a lot of people have trouble with focusing these days. I would say that instead of trying to do everything at once, we should do things one thing at a time and put your full attention on it. Get that done and move on to the next thing. That makes it harder for people to become overwhelmed with everything that may be going on. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author keystothemind
    Remove 'online'
    Success Is 80% Mindset.
    Heck, it can even be 100% - it's how YOU define SUCCESS.
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  • Profile picture of the author richjerk321
    I would have to jump in here and say after I've talked with several VERY Successful people (They each had personal networth's of MILLIONS) it's 99.9% YOUR MINDSET.

    It doesn't matter what approach you take if your Mindset is not right.
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    • Profile picture of the author thmark
      I would have to agree with the 99.9% statement. You could feasibly know nothing technical and still make it work with the right mindset.

      Working on a project that revolves around mindset and consciousness has been a great way for me to see that firsthand with myself and others I work with.

      We all live in self-limited worlds that in a real sense are our creations. Most of our creations are self limiting walls and barriers.

      Scripture states it "suppressing the truth in unrighteousness" which just means we shut out things that don't fit into our immediate desires because those desires mean more to us than what is right. Of course those desires are a result of our short-sighted self limiting world view. As our view of reality widens, our desires become more noble and pure.

      Plato's cave analogy also applies here.

      I think the "Law of Attraction" attitude is more about an approach to life than a magic way to rub a lantern and get a Porsche. It's an approach that leads us out of our own caves.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jag82
    Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

    I was one of them...until 2 years ago when I joined the Internet Education Company I have been with since October 2007. I do one thing and do it very well. Laser focused and surrounded by many successful entrepreneurs and we all help each other. Take the support you get in this Forum and multiply it by 100.

    Looking forward to feed back on this thread.

    Hi there,

    Mindset is vitally important. Puts you in the right frame to get things done well and with a strong purpose. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals like in a Mastermind or with a mentor is crucial too.

    That said, I'm not too sure if a mindset contributes to 80% of the success.

    To me, I believed focused action is the most important.

    I see many people who are motivated...but when it comes to taking action...they procrastinate. Many do in fact. Why? Because taking action requires effort! It can be painful at times when you do things for the first time. And you are sure to meet stumbling blocks and make mistakes along the way.

    Many either take action and stopped halfway...or don't take action at all.

    That is a big issue that needs addressing. And I know many newbies face this problem.

    Okay I've gone on too long now. Good post by the way.

    Jag
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    • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
      I used to be like that, 500 or so websites trying to make them all as big a google. As soon as I narrowed it down to 5 websites is when it all came together.

      80% mindset and 20% action is a great combo.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrior4life
    Thanks for reminding us about the importance of staying focused.
    I will be putting in action what you said. We all need each other to succeed in this internet business. I am really glad that this forum can provide that. Thanks God I found this forum!
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  • Profile picture of the author don21stc
    I agree that you have to learn the basic internet skills before you can make headway on the Internet but thereafter 80% Mindset is a serious underestimate in my opinion. I would put the figure nearer 100% especially when you consider that without Focus everything else literally blurs into insignificance!

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  • Profile picture of the author swilliams09
    I was listening to the newbie trap mp3s last night and realized how many of them I am falling into. I've been looking at 5 or 6 different ways to earn money and I see that I haven't completely focused on one yet. So my goal next year is to focus on 1 avenue for revenue, providing a great service. Once I have that where I want it, then I can look around to see what's next. Focus is key.
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    • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
      Originally Posted by swilliams09 View Post

      I was listening to the newbie trap mp3s last night and realized how many of them I am falling into. I've been looking at 5 or 6 different ways to earn money and I see that I haven't completely focused on one yet. So my goal next year is to focus on 1 avenue for revenue, providing a great service. Once I have that where I want it, then I can look around to see what's next. Focus is key.
      Swilliams, its easy to get torn 5 or 6 different ways to earn money. Imagine if you put all your energy into one project? I have been focusing on the same Internet Business Model for over 2 years. I even have a Excel spreadsheet to keep my marketing on track, I should share that with Forum. PM me anybody if you want it.
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    • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
      Originally Posted by swilliams09 View Post

      I was listening to the newbie trap mp3s last night and realized how many of them I am falling into. I've been looking at 5 or 6 different ways to earn money and I see that I haven't completely focused on one yet. So my goal next year is to focus on 1 avenue for revenue, providing a great service. Once I have that where I want it, then I can look around to see what's next. Focus is key.
      Swilliams, its easy to get torn 5 or 6 different ways to earn money. Imagine if you put all your energy into one project? I have been focusing on the same Internet Business Model for over 2 years. I even have a Excel spreadsheet to keep my marketing on track, I should share that with Forum. PM me anybody if you want it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel012364
    So focus on one thing? Make it earn?
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    • Profile picture of the author thmark
      Focusing on one thing is key, but knowing that thing can be the problem too. You don't want to follow a rabbit trail.

      If you can leverage your core strengths, and look where you can provide maximum value, that is the best starting point.

      In the end that is the shortest path.

      Simple, but not easy.
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    • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
      Originally Posted by Emmanuel012364 View Post

      So focus on one thing? Make it earn?
      What I meant was, learn one aspect of Internet Marketing, focus and master it, then move to the next. I learned Social Media, Google Adwords and Video Marketing at an expert level, now I am focusing on Blog and Articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Mlambo
    Success online (or offline) is about taking action now. If you just take action you'll program your subconscious mind to help you get to where you want to go. Your subconscious is the problem solver. A healthy mindset is the sign of highly trained subconscious mind.

    I agree in your concept of focusing and mastering one thing. Become the best in the world in your profession and you'll have people wanting to hire you or have you teach it to them.

    I recommend leaving the other professions respectively to other experts. You don't really want to be the jack of all trades in your business. Recruit the right professionals/experts around you and take your business to new heights

    Hope that helps!

    - Sam
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    • Profile picture of the author Karomesis
      Originally Posted by Sam Mlambo View Post


      I recommend leaving the other professions respectively to other experts. You don't really want to be the jack of all trades in your business. Recruit the right professionals/experts around you and take your business to new heights

      Hope that helps!

      - Sam

      Well said Sam. As a business owner/founder I've found that my main strength is strategy and bringing all the horses together. too many people try to do it all when they shouldn't. Even if they could, there isn't enough time in the day to be an expert at everything this business requires.
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  • Profile picture of the author 2PercentPlan
    The ironic thing is that 80% are focusing on this forum and the other 20% are the ones making the big bucks. Including myself. Just some food for thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
      Originally Posted by 2PercentPlan View Post

      The ironic thing is that 80% are focusing on this forum and the other 20% are the ones making the big bucks. Including myself. Just some food for thought.
      True...I spend about 20 to 40 minutes per day in the Forum, any more would drive me crazy. Spend the rest of my day writing articles, creating videos, Social Media (twitter and facebook) and PPC optimization.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlo_sim
    Very true... Just focus on one method then jump into the next once you become successful with that method =)
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    • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
      Originally Posted by giansim View Post

      Very true... Just focus on one method then jump into the next once you become successful with that method =)
      Yeah, you get these people who try Twitter, Facebook, Article Writing or Blogs like for 2 weeks and say it doesn't work. You must do this in mass volume, I have 40K Twitter Followers, 6K Total on Facebook, over 50 Articles and Blogs (looking to write 50 per month in 2010).
      Have a great 2010 my friends !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author A L Moten
    This couldn't be more timely since we will be entering the new year. I am currently revisiting some cd's that deal with staying focused. I have been a victim of having my thoughts scattered on too many diffirent topic and projects at one time. I noticed the more that I could get done when I just focused on one or two things at once.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmitch213
    Success is a mind set period. I totally agree many people wonder why the keep getting the same results in business,life, relationships, and ect. it's because they refuse to change their thoughts.

    I believe whole heartedly "Changed Thoughts Change Lives".
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit-smart
    Misinformation.

    Success is 97% Action.
    1% planning
    1% persistence
    and 1% Timing


    It doesnt matter how great your idea, how awesome you feel, or how determined you are; if you dont take action NOTHING is going to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Murphy
    It took me a very long time to realize how important mindset really is.

    Yes action, persistence, timing etc....all EXTREMELY important, but if you've got a negative mindset, all of those things won't be enough....been there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit-smart
      Originally Posted by Mike Murphy View Post

      It took me a very long time to realize how important mindset really is.

      Yes action, persistence, timing etc....all EXTREMELY important, but if you've got a negative mindset, all of those things won't be enough....been there.
      I have to disagree. If you have a positive mindset, but do little or nothing your not going to get anywhere.

      On the other hand, if you have a negative mindset-You've tried, and tried, and tried and nothing works-Your doubtful anything is going to work-but you keep taking action, you'll eventually succeed.

      Just because you think something will work doesnt mean it will, and just because you doubt yourself doesnt mean something wont work. You have to take action, before you know anything for certain.


      Of course having a positive mindset is important to; but happy thoughts arent going to build a business for you. Hard work, strategy, and innovation are.

      A positive mindset is important only so much as it contributes to your ability to take action and relate to your peers.

      Sorry, I just cant let this one go. I know to many people who have "positive" mindsets and sit around and do nothing. I know one guy whos "Going to be a millionaire" next year. Only, he says that every year.

      Whats he do? He builds up his business, gets comfortable and lets his earnings drop; and does the same thing next year.

      If he quit being so "positive" and stuck with a "This is war, I'm going to give this my all" like he does when his business starts to hit a down turn every year he would be a multimillionaire right now.

      But he doesnt. Because instead of staying focused, he stays "positive" and thats all he does.


      Being positive is important. But its also a seductive trap. If you dont stay *motivated* then your going to fall into it. Business, especially in a virtual environment requires constant innovation.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bart Loos
        Originally Posted by Profit-smart View Post

        I have to disagree. If you have a positive mindset, but do little or nothing your not going to get anywhere.

        On the other hand, if you have a negative mindset-You've tried, and tried, and tried and nothing works-Your doubtful anything is going to work-but you keep taking action, you'll eventually succeed.

        Just because you think something will work doesnt mean it will, and just because you doubt yourself doesnt mean something wont work. You have to take action, before you know anything for certain.


        Of course having a positive mindset is important to; but happy thoughts arent going to build a business for you. Hard work, strategy, and innovation are.

        A positive mindset is important only so much as it contributes to your ability to take action and relate to your peers.

        Sorry, I just cant let this one go. I know to many people who have "positive" mindsets and sit around and do nothing. I know one guy whos "Going to be a millionaire" next year. Only, he says that every year.

        Whats he do? He builds up his business, gets comfortable and lets his earnings drop; and does the same thing next year.

        If he quit being so "positive" and stuck with a "This is war, I'm going to give this my all" like he does when his business starts to hit a down turn every year he would be a multimillionaire right now.

        But he doesnt. Because instead of staying focused, he stays "positive" and thats all he does.


        Being positive is important. But its also a seductive trap. If you dont stay *motivated* then your going to fall into it. Business, especially in a virtual environment requires constant innovation.
        Hey there,

        It's neighter about a positive or negative mindset.

        It's about having that mindset that gets you done things, that will help beyond your stumbling blocks.

        The mindset that generates focus, action, determination and commitment.

        Easy?

        Well for a few it is.

        Often comes down to the beliefs you have about yourself.

        Everyone is selling their methods on how to make money.

        Some are crap, but most here are good things. It also are things everyone can duplicate and implement.

        So why doesn't every warrior here makes it? Because they don't have the mindset and thinking patterns needed?

        The only thing standing in the way between you and being successful is you.

        Not the lack of money, not the lack of success, not the lack of knowledge, not the lack of knowing the right people, not the lack of experience, ..

        Most keep dreaming without implementing.

        Though to do that you have to have that mindset that gets you off your ass.

        So the question is

        what is the one feeling that stops you from implementing X?

        As I heard Carrie Wilkerson once say... gett off your but's... (and yes that is "but" with one t :-) )

        Have fun and a great 2010 people

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  • Profile picture of the author bmitch213
    Great Post the mindset is the most vital part of success so many people fail to realize when trying to make money in this business. There are so many outside distractions and negative people that try to discourage a new internet marketer it's vital to protect your mind. I have one very important quote I try to live and work by:
    "As A Man Thinketh So Is He"
    What you think is what you will become. A persons most dominate thought is what controls their life and status. Your thoughts become things. I try to keep negative people away from me they are like poison. They can kill your dreams as quick as you blink your eye.
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  • Profile picture of the author acrasial
    In my case it seems to be 100% mindset, because I have been told "time and time again" that I have all the assets but the "mindset".

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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Good post - I love Pareto but just remember the other 20% (action) is what delivers the results

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  • Profile picture of the author erwindegrave
    Seems to be very interesting :-) How can I know more about what you people say regarding focus?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bart Loos
      Originally Posted by erwindegrave View Post

      Seems to be very interesting :-) How can I know more about what you people say regarding focus?
      Ask better questions...

      Have fun

      Bart
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      • Profile picture of the author Mutuo
        Focus is important, and hard work too, but I think mindset is the key. How many people do you know who are focussed, work very hard, but still dont seem to move an inch in their lives? Mindset also helps you when you stumble, because you tune in to knowing how to leverage on a failure.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mutuo
          ...and also, what if you are really focussed but there are some days when you just dont feel "up to it"? What do you then? I believe you have to work on your mindset.
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        • Profile picture of the author ReneeArticles
          I certainly agree that success has a lot to do with your mindset and faith in yourself and your abilities. When you're focused on what you want to achieve, you can harness all your best energies to making your dream come true. The best thing about being focused and taking action is that you're expending your energy on those areas that will reap you handsome rewards rather than dissipating your energies in several unprofitable ventures. Being focused and having a positive mindset backed by complete faith has worked its miracle on me!
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          • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
            Originally Posted by ReneeArticles View Post

            I certainly agree that success has a lot to do with your mindset and faith in yourself and your abilities. When you're focused on what you want to achieve, you can harness all your best energies to making your dream come true. The best thing about being focused and taking action is that you're expending your energy on those areas that will reap you handsome rewards rather than dissipating your energies in several unprofitable ventures. Being focused and having a positive mindset backed by complete faith has worked its miracle on me!
            Good Point Renee, Focus and Positive Mindset......no poor me and boo hoo's. That only drags you down. Watch the movie The Secret once a week.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bart Loos
          Originally Posted by Mutuo View Post

          Focus is important, and hard work too, but I think mindset is the key.
          I don't see them seperate.

          Focus, working hard, are part of your mindset.

          Originally Posted by Mutuo View Post

          How many people do you know who are focussed, work very hard, but still dont seem to move an inch in their lives?
          Really, not that many.

          There might be some some who are not focussed on the right things, or could move further with focussing on other things.

          Which has more to do with knowing where to focus on, which comes with experience.

          Have fun

          Bart
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  • Profile picture of the author hipa420
    I am agree to your opinion regarding this thread and i am also experience same as you. Thanks for sharing this thing.
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