So today I was talking with my friend Rick who lives in Groningen.
I am actually coaching him to start an offline business from scratch and take it to $5000 per month in income in 6 weeks, totally scalable.
Today as we concluded the class, he said something that touched me.
He said. . .
"Ronald, I feel blessed meeting you"
Now you have to understand that in the post which I met him from (it's been deleted and for good reason too), I was flamed for being liar and for not representing truth with my posts.
So to have someone appreciate me as an outcome from that post is in itself humbling.
Now, as I gloried in that state (forgive me, I have to gloat a little ),
A Realization Struck Me!
Why do many people struggle to succeed in offline marketing?
Is it a lack of tools? No I don't think so. I have seen hundreds of tools and resources in WSOs.
Is it a lack of marketing knowledge? I don't think so too. John Durham, EwenMack and a few other good guys here have shared a lot of amazing stuff here.
Is it a lack of self-belief? Maybe but I don't think it's all of it?
So then what is it?
Here's what I see as responsible for this anomaly. . .
It's . . .
A Lack of A Mentor!
Mentorship is the missing factor.
A mentor is so valuable in business I can't even begin to describe the value of it.
I'll use me as an example.
For years I tried to get started online, and failed. 5 solid years.
Then I met one man, a Publisher of a Business Opportunities newspaper who took me under his wing and then I began to make money.
Amazingly crazy thing.
Today I'm a multimillionaire at least in my country's currency.
Since I met my mentor, 4th year now, I have scheduled a meeting with him once a week.
In that meeting, I run through my progress based on the previous week's set goals and then set new goals for the new week.
If I didn't reach a particular milestone, I had to explain why.
If he thought my reason was ****ty, he told me so and made me reschedule it for the following week. I had to make good second time around or our mentorship meetings were off.
I never want the meetings to stop. So I AM FORCED TO FOLLOW THROUGH!
We go through this process, every week, unless he travels abroad or for any reason cannot meet with me.
I can't believe just how my life has changed just by doing this. It's made all the difference in my life.
So let me say it now clearly, if you want to be a successful offline business marketer, then go find yourself a MENTOR!
Many people on this forum can fit the bill - ewenmack, John Durham, Jimmy Reilly, icun, etc.
Trouble is, will they want to mentor you?
I think they will if you just can find out how to ask them properly.
Can you do this?
Can you find a mentor who can take you from where you are to where you want to be?
I don't mean buying another WSO, or ebook, or resource. Damn, I'm sure your hard-drive is probably ful of them.
I mean, someone who will look you in the eye and tll you you are full of ****.
Someone who will help you crystallize your goals, make them achievable and most importantly measurable.
Someone who will kick you in the ass, propelling you forward when you think or move too slowly.
Someone who will impart in you all the skills they have learnt, wholeheartedly and unequivocally.
Someone who will encourage you and help you chart a different path when you fail and indeed celebrate your success with you when you win.
If you can find that person who will do this, if you can find one offline marketer who will be this angel to you, then you my friend, are very lucky indeed.
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