The One BIG Reason Why 99% of Warriors Who Try Offline Marketing Fail

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Hi Guys,

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"

WOW!

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.

You have anything to contribute to this discussion? Add your 2 cents here.

Ron
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  • Profile picture of the author econnors
    I think that accountability is something that all of us "independent professionals" seek. The trouble is, mentors are hard to find because you don't want to ask them - knowing full well that they are busy with other things and/or commitments. I wish there was an "Easy" button to find a mentor who is looking for mentees. I surely need one. I'm so scatterbrained and haven't anyone to share it all with and have them give it to me straight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wixkaz
    Thanks very much for your insights Ron. Finding a mentor seems very important to help a person to reach their goals. Not only because they can share their expertise, but also because they can keep you accountable for what you do. I find myself chasing after every new shiny object, wso and get rich quick scheme. I don't seem to put enough time into any one thing to get proficient at it. Unfortunately, my results show this. Maybe with a bit of guidance from a good mentor I could change this.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxrezn
    Mentor or no mentor...not willing to bust your ass for 12 hours a day to gain momentum is the reason why most ventures fail.
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    • Profile picture of the author hobgoblin
      yes a mentor is great but a lack of nads is the reason most people don't do anything. the real secret for success is having balls. I don't care what industry you are in, sales, waiter, running back, investment banker, picking up chicks guru... Only the people who have balls make the big bucks.

      This is the program someone needs to develope... How to have balls
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteSmarty
    The reason people fail is because they don't have a vision. A vision isn't a goal, working hard, long hours or any of that stuff. A vision is "the big picture". When you can see the big picture and you really want it — you'll do everything that's necessary to get it, mentoring could be one of those things.
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Interesting discussion going on here. Someone says balls are important, for some vision is most important and aother person says willingness to work at least 10-12 hours per day is most important. All of them might be correct to a certain extent. You certainly need to work hard, take bold decisions and have a clear vision. And having a mentor really helps in all these things. It can make the difficult journey to achieve your goals a little bit easier when you have someone experienced at your back who has accomplished something in life to guide you as well as push you forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author JPBailey
    Success is a process, with many stages, and it takes sticking to it no matter what. Without a teacher I wouldn't be here. I knew I would need one to give me insider info and I was willing to pay for that and went about shopping for one. But I had already made that decision to commit myself to learning whatever I needed to do and to do it daily until successful and grow from there. I think we need mentors, teachers, coaches, but we all have an Inner Coach who we feel accountable to once we have made up our mind and made that firm decision to cross that Rubicon. Once that's in place then getting a mentor is just another means to an end that you have a clear vision on, which is why you made that deicision to do it in the first place. You committed to its achievement. When I do coaching there is always homework and if one of my clients does not do the homework they have to use that week's session on looking at why the homework didn't get done. Two weeks in a row not done and it's over until they are ready to commit to the action. People will pay money to waste time if it gives them a feeling that they're going somewhere eventually, that's just a waste. You have to have a target and set goals - which are really making some strong decisions to get what you want. Then put the steps into your calendar and work on it every day before you're allowed to open email or training and you'll be on your way. It does take an element of bravery but once your mind is set on getting that goal, you gear up to face it and just handle it. You can't sit around waiting for approval from others or to like or even understand what you do. You give yourself approval and give yourself a pep talk and be proud of yourself. When you did good, google some standing ovation pictures and imagine they're all clapping for you. Remember, coaches are human too and some are just good salesmen, don't put them on a pedastal you could get let down and off track. The good ones get ripped off too because they want to help people and some people take advantage, and some take advantage of their clients becuase they are too shy or star-stuck to speak up. You have to be your own boss and stay in control of your path. If you're lucky enough to find that perfect fit, someone who really does have what you want and has a good teaching style that works for you, then decide to listen to all his wisdom and take action on it before you second guess or complain. And that's my 2 cents for the day. =)
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    • Profile picture of the author Ronald Nzimora
      JP!!!

      Thanks for contributing here.

      You HIT the nail right on the head.

      Thanks again.

      Ron

      Originally Posted by JPBailey View Post

      Success is a process, with many stages, and it takes sticking to it no matter what. Without a teacher I wouldn't be here. I knew I would need one to give me insider info and I was willing to pay for that and went about shopping for one. But I had already made that decision to commit myself to learning whatever I needed to do and to do it daily until successful and grow from there. I think we need mentors, teachers, coaches, but we all have an Inner Coach who we feel accountable to once we have made up our mind and made that firm decision to cross that Rubicon. Once that's in place then getting a mentor is just another means to an end that you have a clear vision on, which is why you made that deicision to do it in the first place. You committed to its achievement. When I do coaching there is always homework and if one of my clients does not do the homework they have to use that week's session on looking at why the homework didn't get done. Two weeks in a row not done and it's over until they are ready to commit to the action. People will pay money to waste time if it gives them a feeling that they're going somewhere eventually, that's just a waste. You have to have a target and set goals - which are really making some strong decisions to get what you want. Then put the steps into your calendar and work on it every day before you're allowed to open email or training and you'll be on your way. It does take an element of bravery but once your mind is set on getting that goal, you gear up to face it and just handle it. You can't sit around waiting for approval from others or to like or even understand what you do. You give yourself approval and give yourself a pep talk and be proud of yourself. When you did good, google some standing ovation pictures and imagine they're all clapping for you. Remember, coaches are human too and some are just good salesmen, don't put them on a pedastal you could get let down and off track. The good ones get ripped off too because they want to help people and some people take advantage, and some take advantage of their clients becuase they are too shy or star-stuck to speak up. You have to be your own boss and stay in control of your path. If you're lucky enough to find that perfect fit, someone who really does have what you want and has a good teaching style that works for you, then decide to listen to all his wisdom and take action on it before you second guess or complain. And that's my 2 cents for the day. =)
      JPB - Jelly & Peanut Butter
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