Sure, there are probably twice as many scam artists out there but if you have 1/2 a brain, you start to see through it quickly.
Which comes to my reason for this post. This forum has SUCH a diversified crowd and I think THAT is where the gold is. Seeing all the continued, "How much do I have to do in order to make (insert figure here)?" or "Can I make a million by doing (insert...whatever here) is VERY educating. You realize that there are SO many people that continue to chase something they will never find!
It's almost like a drug addict looking for that perfect fix! They will never find it because they are addicted and don't even know it.
I think I have found out one of the biggest secrets that contribute to failure in this (or any other) business. What to know what it is?
FOCUS (or lack of it)!!!!
If you pick a method, WHATEVER method, and actually work it, you will learn FAST what works and what don't. The actual work required for WHATEVER method you choose is NOT difficult!!! It's the decision to choose that method then putting it into action.
However, when you are spread out across MANY different methods and have NO gameplan, you start to get overwhelmed! I'm talking from experience because I am in that place now. THAT, in and of itself is enough to deter someone to quit!
I am a bright guy and have accomplished many great things in my life. Without a plan, your like a fish flapping around on the beach. You can SEE the water, you know where the water is and most importantly.....YOU WANT THAT WATER, but you can't get to it.
It takes a VERY disciplined person to achieve success when left to their own devices. It's NOT easy when the only person you are held accountable to is yourself.
So, besides having a good business plan in place (which imo is ESSENTIAL), I think time management is almost equally important. Set up a schedule and STICK TO IT! I'm sure everyone of you guys/gals (who I'm relating to with my post) have cell phones with a stop watch.
USE IT! Make a careful schedule and allocate an hour to "this" and an hour to "that", etc. Alarm rings, on to the next task!
There might be one or two people who read this and say, "Yeah, that makes sense....I'm going to do that" and be in the same exact place a week from now.
This will be my last post today because I have WORK TO DO!! Wishing anyone with doubts a LOT of success today!!!