Internet Marketing Success
They are practical exercises, but also essential principles one needs to truly succeed in this, or any other endeavor one might choose.
Make no mistake about it…Internet Marketing takes work, and a lot of it. If you were thinking or hoping it did not, I guess it is best to burst that bubble up front. There is no difference between online marketing success, and great achievement in the “real” world.You don’t get anywhere in life by sitting down and trying to slide-up-hill, and that includes this field. There are a set of rules, guidelines, and strategies in cyber space commerce, just as there are in real space. By learning them, and practicing their potential, you will begin to see incredible possibilities, and begin to expand your mind to fully grasp that you have in your hands the power to send your life in a completely different direction. It is my sincere wish that you take to heart the lessons herein, in order for you to become as successful as your mind can possibly achieve. I wish yours to be the greatest story of success ever told.
Internet Marketing for Dreamers
I know what you’re thinking. The last thing you need, or want, is some clown giving you a pep-talk about what motivates you. But, over the years I’ve heard countless people say they want to make a lot of money. They want to be rich beyond comprehension; they want nice cars, big boats, mansions on a hill… all that the good life has to offer. Whenever I hear that, I have but one question I ask them; “Why?” I can’t properly put into words the dumbfounded look I receive the majority of the time I ask this. Often a person will become a little defensive and begin to state the obvious; only to stop themselves as the question sinks in deeper. You see, before I asked them that question, they thought they knew… but suddenly they realize they have not yet landed that understanding. Many think having all those things, is the very reason to want to “have” all those things. Not true. They are just “things”. Possessions that are often not enough of a reason for someone to obtain them. Don’t get me wrong, they are nice to have, but they are “byproducts” of your persistence…mere manifestations of your driving force. You need to know “why” before you know “how”, because the “why” will carry you through all the obstacles that ARE going to get in your way (notice I did not say; “might get in your way”). Yes, that’s right; things are going to get in the way of your success. Following your ambitions is a bumpy road. It is not the beaten path (that would be a J.O.B). It is a constant climb, struggle, and march toward that ultimate reason; your “why”. Your “why” is your anchor…one that grounds you as you FIGHT for your dreams and goals. There are many “how’s” to make those things a reality, and make no mistake; it is possible for you to become very successful in Internet Marketing, so you’ve already found your “how”. This can be your vehicle to make those dreams come true. All you need to do now is fine-tune your “why”. Now, I know this statement sounds rather simplistic. The challenge is for these words to travel the inches between your brain and your heart. This has long proven to be the most difficult distance we must conquer. You may capture this truth with your mind, but it needs to get into your heart. It needs to get into your belly! I know most of you reading this will say to yourself “Yeah, OK, so it’s possible to make a lot of money in Internet Marketing…but can “I” be the one to make that kind of money?” That truly depends on you, and your “why”. It depends on how bad you want success. Is it a burning desire within you, or just a great idea? Are your dreams so real that you can “touch” them in your mind, or are they vague, distant thoughts that would “be nice” if they happened? In this frame of mind lies your success… and unfortunately, it can also carve out your failure. I’m sure you’ve all heard this before. Likely so much, you feel a very strong desire to delete this blog, so you don’t be lectured on it again! But, instead of just reading these words, I want you to really understand them. I want you to truly grasp what is being conveyed here. You need to fully understand how important it is to change your mindset, and begin to attract into your life the necessary tools to help you reach your life’s ambitions, and the very first thing you must do is define your “why”. You must realize your ambitions and aspirations are not just silly whims you occasionally day-dream about while sitting at your desk at work. They are not just fantasies as you imagine yourself on a crystal-clear beach somewhere. They are as real as you want them to be, and they must be “real” to you before they can be “real” to everyone else. They are the cornerstone of your success. Every great idea, concept, achievement, invention, business, city, state, country, on and on, all began with a dream. They all began with a vision. Somebody had to dream it before it was reality.
Thomas Edison failed over 3,000 times before he invented the light bulb. When asked about all those blunders he quipped; “I didn’t fail 3,000 times. I now know how not to make a light bulb 3,000 different ways.” Now that’s a dreamer! That’s true commitment! And, it all started with a burning passion…an idea that he refused to let go of.
Henry Ford said; “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”He ought to know… he was no stranger to failure. Could you imagine if he just gave up and climbed into his horse-drawn buggy and trotted off home? Where would we be if it weren’t for his dream of a horseless carriage?
Did you know that Walt Disney was once fired from a Newspaper for lack of imagination? What if he had listened to that Editor? What if that man’s words would have convinced Walt that he was without creativity, and should just give up? If he had, we would have never heard these words; “To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world. ”—Walter E. Disney, July 17, 1955. We would have never known what we had lost, and a hundred-and-sixty-acres in Anaheim would just be another sub-division today (not to mention 35,000 + acres in Florida!).
“Colonel” Harland Sanders at the age of 65 years old, upset at receiving his first Social Security check of $105 got in his car and traveled the country seeking restaurants that would take a chance with his now famous “blend of 37 herbs and spices” Colonel Sanders was told ‘No Thank You’ over 1000 times before he finally (less than ten years later in 1964) got someone to say YES! Sanders sold the Kentucky Fried Chicken corporation for $2 million to a partnership of Kentucky businessmen. Two million dollars was an awful lot of money in 1964. Even more valuable today.
In a more modern example, one has to be amazed at J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” book series. Hers is an amazing story of determination. Penniless, she wrote her novel living out of a car. She submitted her novel to 12 different publishers, all of them turned her down (I bet those publishing houses kick themselves now). The thirteenth publisher agreed to 1000 copies, all of which fell flat. Instead of throwing them away (which the publisher suggested) she insisted they be donated to libraries across the country. Shortly there after, the libraries reported a long wait for the book, and requested more and more copies. The word spread, and lo and behold, she now holds the world record for the most copies SOLD in a 24 hour period. But, she never would have obtained that title if she hadn’t ever envisioned it was possible. She never would have made it, if what kept her from giving up wasn’t so powerful that she simply refused to take no for an answer. In her mind, some how, some way, her books were going to be immensely successful, no matter what. She was right. Beyond her wildest dreams she was right. But, had she given up and thrown away “Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone” her dreams would have died in the trash can. It takes a firm belief in one’s self to be able to have the courage of J.K. Rowling, but more importantly, it takes a belief that you can never doubt. A dream you can never let die. Now, let us imagine for a moment that Harry Potter handed you his wand with a “cheeky” grin and said; “Here, you can now have everything you’ve ever wished for. There is one catch however…you have to believe it’s possible.” How many would wave that stick with absolute faith? Would you be of them? It has been said the richest place on earth is not the gold, silver, or diamond mines… it is the graveyard. For dreams are buried there…forever unfulfilled, without a trace of how they would have bettered our lives had they been realized.
How About YOU???
What is it in your life that means so much to you that nothing in this earthly realm will ever stop you from obtaining it? This is the single most important question you can ask yourself. This is where the rubber meets the road. What is it in you, that will keep you going through all the rejection, doubt, pain, struggle, frustration, exhaustion, ridicule, money problems, strife, and failure? Before you read any further, ask yourself what will keep you trying after 3,000 blunders, if that is to be part of your growing process? Find the answer to this…and you will find the true “key” to your success.
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