(For Newbies and Intermediate Marketers that are stuck/lost) You Know What To Do Just Do It

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After years of struggling online I finally began to make a consistent income in August of 2013. Even though I struggled for about 5 years online, my mental toughness has increased tremendously and I truly believe that I'm unstoppable.

So, how can you develop this mental toughness?

By doing what you say you're going to do. That's it. Understand that you're human, which means you have emotions, and weaknesses like everybody else.

But....you are an entrepreneur. You decided that you want to be financially free and that is a decision that requires you to work hard and be perseverant.

It is normal to make excuses and feel sorry for yourself when you don't want to work but if you truly want to be financially free you "have to work hard" to build your business.

Being an internet marketer is not normal, which means you have to destroy your normal habits and create some new habits that will aid you on your journey to success.

Well, what if I don't know what to do?

Then find out what the successful people are doing and start doing it yourself. Like learning a sport or learning how to play an instrument, you are not going to get everything right in the beginning, but if you seek help and advice you can speed up your learning process and excel faster than the average guy but don't expect something for nothing.

You have to do what you're supposed to do even when you don't feel like doing it. Don't rely on motivation to do your work. By doing your work in times when you're unmotivated you will eventually reach little successes that will naturally motivate you to go on.

You will have to make uncomfortable decisions. That is part of being an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs take risks and work hard to make sure that the risks pay-off.

Understand that you have normal human tendencies but you have chosen an abnormal lifestyle. Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Just do what you have to do and don't think about excuses or anything else just work hard.

Some people may think what I'm saying is too harsh but this is reality. If you want an extraordinary life, then you have to have extraordinary discipline. Wake-up build your business, eat, sleep, repeat.

Of course you have to find time to rest, engage in your hobbies, and spend time with family and friends but your business needs to be a top priority if you want to be successful.

Once you reach your goals and you start to make a passive income online then you can reduce your work hours and outsource some of your work, but for now you have to get to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelCo
    I love reading stuff like this it gives you the kick up the ass again and puts you back into gear.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Great advice. Thanks tvon.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Thinker
    Thanks for sharing this advice. I like such pieces of writing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
      Originally Posted by MichaelCo View Post

      I love reading stuff like this it gives you the kick up the ass again and puts you back into gear.
      Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

      Great advice. Thanks tvon.
      : )
      Originally Posted by The Thinker View Post

      Thanks for sharing this advice. I like such pieces of writing.
      Glad you liked it. This is straight from the heart and I know sometimes we all need a reminder of the commitment we made to be an entrepreneur and ultimately become financially free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rigpa
    That's almost exactly my story! My income reached a break even in november 2013 and I can only tell that my mental toughness has increased because I also used many years on this project. And mental toughness comes slowly. Not from day to day or even from month to month. But looking back over multiple years it is evident that the strength has increased tremendously :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
      Originally Posted by Rigpa View Post

      That's almost exactly my story! My income reached a break even in november 2013 and I can only tell that my mental toughness has increased because I also used many years on this project. And mental toughness comes slowly. Not from day to day or even from month to month. But looking back over multiple years it is evident that the strength has increased tremendously :-)

      Morale of the story? Keep going and focus on daily action. Eventually, you will get to a point where you can look back and say I'm so glad I persevered and kept going even when every bone in my body was telling me to give up. You reap what you sow.

      It may sound corny but if you want your own personal "money-tree" you have to plant your seeds, water those babies, and watch em grow. It takes time but it will be worth it in the end. I guess you can say money does grow on trees after-all.
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    It's tough to accept this but this is the truth...
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  • Profile picture of the author Enirose Gabales
    Great Story!!! I'm a freelancer usually works as a VA but don't have a regular job. I wanted to scale up and this story would be a great inspiration for me to motivate myself..Thanks for sharing your successful story tvon!!
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  • Profile picture of the author noelrosos
    These are words that really makes me wanna work hard and persevere so I can reach my goal though I'm a long way from it. I know I'll be there someday and you guys are proof that it's possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author sitback
    Great post tvon,

    Very inspiring, it is real life stories like this that help others to keep going, I am sure a lot of people will read this and it will spur them on, including me, so thank you for sharing your great story.

    I don't think you are being to harsh, you are right on the mark, and well done for making a consistent income online.
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  • Profile picture of the author moewa
    Thank you Tvon, that was a great read. Makes you walk around with your chin held a little bit higher.

    P.S. Liked what Rigpa said about mental toughness.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    When you know you WHY, this helps a lot when things get tough for you.

    Your WHY can be anything.

    Maybe your goal is to become FULL TIME. Maybe it is to make enough money to pay for a car each month. What ever it is, you need to know it and write it down.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidaclark
    There is one thing that will lead you to success in whatever you do. Burning your bridges so there is no going back. Once you get started the only way is up. Be a positive thinker, you can do it if you think you can.
    Start by building and tracking a list. The tracking is even more important then building your list. If you don't know where your leads are coming from you can't duplicate them cost effectively.
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  • Profile picture of the author khansaccounts
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. its really motivate us amazingly
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  • Profile picture of the author Cleberl1
    It's a great advice. To be honest I tried to make real money online since some years but with no sucess, now I'm willing to work hard and I do when I have free time.

    However I barely have 1-2 hours per day to work on my sites. I feel that at least 6-10 hours per day would be essential.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
      Originally Posted by Cleberl1 View Post

      It's a great advice. To be honest I tried to make real money online since some years but with no sucess, now I'm willing to work hard and I do when I have free time.

      However I barely have 1-2 hours per day to work on my sites. I feel that at least 6-10 hours per day would be essential.
      6-10 hours would be essential but if you only have 1-2 hours a day you'll just have to work with that. The key is to be consistent. If you decide you're going to spend 2 hours on your business then make sure you do it everyday.

      Success usually comes after you build up momentum/consistency and you practice discipline. Although I'm not one of them, I'm sure there are people out there who have built successful online businesses with only an or hour two per day to work with.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cleberl1
        Originally Posted by tvon View Post

        6-10 hours would be essential but if you only have 1-2 hours a day you'll just have to work with that. The key is to be consistent. If you decide you're going to spend 2 hours on your business then make sure you do it everyday.

        Success usually comes after you build up momentum/consistency and you practice discipline. Although I'm not one of them, I'm sure there are people out there who have built successful online businesses with only an hour two per day to work with.
        Yep, I know it's possible to reach sucess working only 2 hours per day. I know about pof.com story, where the owner had a normal offline job with no much free time, but after some years reached a huge success...

        My plan is to work few hours per day for now and the day that I start making a good income, I'll quit my job and work full time online.
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  • Profile picture of the author CG Tsang
    Always keep your word.

    If you said you would do something.. (waking up in the morning to workout, to blog etc)

    DO IT!

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author jenrlo
    I think the key here is being persistent and even if you don't have a lot of time, just continually chipping away at tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author markfea
    It definitely creates highs and lows that's for sure! And it's pretty lonely work most of the time, as it's difficult to share with those around you for fear of lack of understanding, or dare I say it, ridicule!
    I think there are a few key factors and most of them have nothing to do with actually making money online: They are more down to your work ethic, discipline, systems in place and all the more mundane business elements that just take time to put in to place.

    I guess the luxury the "gurus" have is that they have the means to pay outsourcers to do all the mundane work, cos in my experience that's what takes the time. You can develop and create a solid, value┬┤laden product in a couple of days and then you can get lost in the sea of putting everything together.

    If this makes sense to anyone, just take heart that once you find your groove and the systems that work for you, it gets a lot easier and quicker!

    Good post Tvon, nice to show others that it is possible to crack it if you are consistent!

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author blackbodhisattva
    Originally Posted by tvon View Post


    Once you reach your goals and you start to make a passive income online then you can reduce your work hours and outsource some of your work, but for now you have to get to work.
    Thank you Tvon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tawanda Chiwanza
    Thanks for your encouraging words. Self discipline is the phrase that comes to mind - doing what you know you have to do even if you don't feel like doing it. It is often said it takes 21 days to form a new habit (and that you cant drop a bad habit, but you work on developing its opposite (the good one) thus sucking energy from the bad habit) a good example is if you want to watch less television, you are more likely to succeed if you start reading more when you would normally be watching television (instead of turning the TV off and lounging about) You feed the new habit by strangling the old one (sounds a bit harsh doesn't it).

    Anyways thanks again for sharing your motivational words with us here
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Nice post Tvon, it reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Mike Litman:

    "Successful people do the the things that unsuccessful people don't want to do."


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  • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
    Tvon, I enjoyed your post.

    What I've found is taking action and "Just Doing It" is not difficult for most people.

    The real problem comes in when it comes time "to finish."

    Which reminds me of one of my favorite quotes....

    "In a world of starters, I'm a finisher." - Unknown

    All The Best,

    Rich Beck BCIP, MCSD, MCIS
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  • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
    Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do and don't complicate things up. You're right by saying it's unusual way of living online but you have to stick to your choices.
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    "Try not. Do or do not. There is no try" - Yoda
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    Sounds like a blog I posted a while ago! It's all very true.
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  • Profile picture of the author InfoBuzz13
    Thanks very good post for newbie. Action and hard work always pay.
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  • Profile picture of the author caliphil007
    thank you!!!! greast advice.
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