I’m sure you have wanted to start something new at some point in time. I certainly have.
Whether that plan is to lose weight, to exercise more, generate additional income, start your own business (online or working from home one way or the other), whatever it may be … If you remain “thinking” about it, it will not get off the ground.
You need a plan – and it doesn’t have to be an elaborate one.
In his book, “The Slight Edge”, Jeff Olson says: “if you start with a plan, and you practice those simple daily disciplines, then one plan leads to the next plan, which leads to the next plan, which leads to the next”.
You really do not have to try and figure out the finest details or the whole race right at the start. As Jeff Olson says: “Just figure out where to put your foot for the starting line” and just get started. You simply need to take a bold step on the road to mastering what you want to do.
It may appear to be a difficult or complex thing you want to start, but it doesn’t have to be. Take the first simple step towards your goal. It is always the “simple little things that take you there”
Write down your plan and remember, don’t get bogged down with detail. Keep it simple.
Here are 3 tips to achieving your goal:
Write down your goaland the time frame by which you want to achieve it For example: I want to have lost 10 lbs in 8 weeks (remembering that the ideal weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week).
Put your written goal in a place where you will see and read it every day
Write down your plan(how you intend achieving the goal you have set for yourself) and keep it simple! The plan will get you started. And, as above, it will need to the next plan, and the next, and the next. For example: my weight-loss program enable me to lose 36.5 lbs(16.6 kg) working systematically over a period of 9 months.
And as friends and mentors of mine, Chris and Susan Beesley, summarized from Jeff Olson’s book:
Do the easy things, The simple little things Consistently over a period of time For a long enough period of time To make it work for you!
I am sure for many of you, the chance to get into Bitcoin and Ethereum at the start passed you by – probably because it was so new and folk, like myself, tended to treat it with suspicion. Understandable.
In recent months I have been taking a very close look at Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (digital currencies) and I am totally intrigued by this and have seen it working for me too – seeing is so often believing!
More and more companies are starting to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment and people in the “know”, previously skeptical, are now seriously involved in cryptocurrencies.
The fantastic thing about this is that the value trend of these currencies is upwards. Yes, there can (as with any market) be ups and downs, but the overall trend is upwards.
The other great thing is that it is a form of passive income. You do not have to actively market or promote it or try to get people to join. You just simply purchase a bitcoin or a share of it (for example €50/£44) and watch your money grow steadily.
One needs to do due diligence, as with any business, but there are a few Cryptocurrencies worth looking at … Bitcoin, Etherium, Litecoin, Electronium, Crypterium and others. To get started, one does need a eWallet (web wallet) such Coinbase, Xapo, Cryptopay – that is easy to set up and does not cost anything to obtain a wallet.
Crypterium is relatively new but has been developed over a number of years and it is still possible to get in on this at a very early stage before the main launch. It will certainly (as with some others) enable you to use it to make purchases directly. Contactless payments options – ApplePay, SamsungPay, AndroidPay, QR code mechanics and many others. It is just starting out and you can purchase tokens for about 55 pence each at the moment. Purchasing a few of those today will enable you to get an additional 15% bonus tokens.
The other Bitcoin option I would highly recommend you take a closer look at is USI-Tech. Its membership has grown by 100,000 in 10 days with a total of at least 400,000 members at the moment.
This market (cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin) will grow and expand over the next 5-10 years. My question is …
are you going to take advantage of this growth industry which can be completely passive? Do not see it as a get rich quick scheme! If you are serious about letting your money grow, now is the time to take action.
Although I am concentrating on online businesses, some of these principles can also apply to bricks and mortar businesses.
There are many opportunities out there BUT … many are utter scams and must be avoided at all costs. So, if you are serious about making money online / building a business / being self-employed, here are a number of guidelines to help you make wise and practical decisions.
Three things to remember though is that to succeed, you need to be …
If you find yourself in the position with very little cash … do NOT just dive in. Think carefully and do your research about any company you want to get involved with. There is no such thing as a get rich quick business – so stay away from businesses that promise you the world for little or no investment – those are scams!!
But having little cash can also be a motivator! It can be scary starting out but you need to persevere. BUT … if you are currently in a job, do NOT give it up until you are making enough money to support yourself and your family. One needs to be a risk taker to an extent, BUT be an informed risk taker… NOT an impulsive decision-maker.
For those who do have extra funds available to put into a business of their own, the same applies with regard to doing your research first!!
However, take note that “If you want something badly enough, there is no need to have tons of money”. Start with what you have, but JUST make a START. Always have a “WHY” …. and keep the reason why you started the business as your motivating force.
Remember, there are no real shortcuts in life. Be willing to put in the effort you need to. JUST DO IT.
Ask for help. Remember and understand that YOU don’t know it all. There are always people out there who have been where you are now and are more than willing to guide you. Just ASK!
Last but not least … it has been said that you’re the average of the five people closest to you. Associate with the people you want to become. Amazingly you will soon find that most successful people are only too happy to help.
Avoid those that want you to drop your dream and follow theirs!!
As someone said “Help is always free, courses and tuition are not”.
Never look back … keep moving forward
So if you need some pointers to help you on your journey, please get in touch.
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Who Am I …
I’m a former Registered Nurse, Clinical Trainer and university lecturer of a certain age (65+). I enjoy walking, photography, reading and writing and am a Christian in walk and talk! I enjoy helping others become computer and internet literate and also work towards being successful online with regard to starting their own business, as well as asset management and cryptocurrency investment and training. Although I reach out to all, I have a special interest in helping those in the 40 – 85+ age bracket so that they can gain the sense of achievement and enable them to work towards gaining or improving their retirement package and lifestyle. I am here to help you no matter what your age is or your level of experience.
If one has been involved in marketing – especially network marketing – it is possible one has fallen foul to some of these ….
Take action now to change your style and move your business or project to the next and more attractive, consistent, honest and realistic level…
The 4 deadly sins of network marketing include:
I speak to myself as much as to everyone. Enthusiasm can slow down and instead of regular “appearances” on social media, blog, and your advertising or team-building campaigns, you disappear from the scene for a week and come back with gusto. Disappear again for 2-3 weeks and try again to engage. This will not do anything for you or those working with you. Inconsistency will crush all the efforts of any business or project builder. Be consistent.
It is very easy to fall into this trap. When things go differently to what you had hoped for, it is easy to start the blame game. Criticizing and talking negatively about a business, an opportunity or an individual is NOT a solution because that negativity becomes part of your brand. People start seeing you as a negative person. Leaders cannot maintain a negative attitude and still expect to be known as a leader. It doesn’t work. Real leaders and those who would follow you, will in actual fact start avoiding you.
You have a choice to create a negative culture, vibe, posture or mindset — OR – you can present a problem-solving mindset that creates opportunity. You can be negative or you can be positive. That’s your choice.
HYPING UP or OVER-INFLATING YOUR PRODUCT or YOUR OPPORTUNITY
Don’t be tempted to exaggerate what your product or opportunity can and cannot do! Always be in alignment with what your company says you can claim when it comes to your product, making use of relevant disclaimers as appropriate. It will catch up with you and it will also affect your credibility, so do NOT be tempted.
DISTRIBUTORS WHO BOUNCE FROM COMPANY TO COMPANY TO COMPANY
It is really sad when people go from opportunity to opportunity because they’re literally stealing from their future. They’re actually stealing from their residual income as well as their reputation. People like this will lose followers and will find themselves no longer credible until such time as that person is ready and willing to come back, get their teeth into their opportunity, put their shoulder to the wheel and get to work!
I’ve seen this many a time … so many opportunities are simply missed or neglected because it is dressed in overalls and requires work. Work that will pay dividends if persevered with. Remember: every single company in network marketing will have problems. They are going to go through a period of time when it doesn’t have momentum or when it has to go through change. Change is difficult. So hopping from one company to another will not help. At some point or other the next company will face the same challenges. So, decide which company and product line you want to align yourself with and decide that you’re going to go through the problems with them rather than looking for an opportunity where there are no problems. There are none like that! So stop bouncing around and align yourself with a good company and build your business.
So, although this list is not by any means exhaustive, remember …
Strive to become a network marketing professional. Strive to go to the top, to have a well-planned, honest and smooth career journey, and to build something that will indeed last for a long time.
I recently read a quote which stated “Everyone wants to be successful until they see what it actually takes …”
For many the thought of any effort into building a business, making money, being successful is something they simply cannot entertain or accept. They just want things to “happen”. The truth is that without some structured effort, success will not come. This applies in all areas of life.
Of course, there is another aspect to succeeding. Some folk realize it is going to take effort/action but they cannot believe (even if they follow the blue print to success to the very letter) that it can work for them and they shoot themselves in the foot in the process.
Anyone who wants to succeed has got to be aware that it doesn’t “just happen”. If one is buying a product, programme or starting a business or project, you also HAVE to condition yourself! Get your mindset right.
I don’t know about you, but when I started out online some years ago now, there was always an element of doubt in my mind. Would this really work for me? In certain respects I could justify the doubt and because I had tried something in my very early days which didn’t work for me, I had this nagging doubt in my mind. Even when I was succeeding and seeing progress, the element of doubt would always be creeping around in the back of my mind.
That is pretty normal. If one is not seeing real results, the questions always remain. Can I really succeed?
So when an email landed in my inbox this morning, sharing a brilliant short video, I had to share it with you too.
Find out “What it Really Takes to be Successful” by Tony Robbins
Using these principles can bring massive success. So, why not grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee and a notebook and learn from one of the “Masters” of motivation and success.
If you would like further direction or 1-2-1 help getting started, simply email me and lets get on with it.
Perhaps you started a new program or a new online business or bought into an online “business in a box” and you’ve come to the point where you are saying this … “it doesn’t work for me!”
Don’t Quit … please read on … very important …
A friend and mentor shared this just recently – it is one of the most honest and down to earth posts from a friend about to quit
There is no doubt It will resonate with many people out there and if you recognise yourself in it (we all can) or you know someone who would benefit from reading it please share it. “It seems like it is all there, the dream system, everything you need, right?
So I did some digging to figure out what was missing, that one missing ingredient that caused this massive failure…..and I finally found it.
Its ME! Yep Me!”
For a whole year this person hadn’t done a thing. No solo ads. No FaceBook ads. No email follow up… Nothing, zilch, zero… they were a complete lump on a log, did nothing yet hoped for the best.
“You see there is nothing wrong with this system, the only thing wrong is me.
If you have been struggling with this system, or any system for that matter, then the problem is likely you too.
The thing that is missing is MY ACTION.
No Action = No Results. Duh.
It wasn’t the system’s fault, it was my fault. You see all these other people making sales, doing great, but others not so much. Well I will put money on it that they also took none to very little action. Now I am not saying action would have made me a millionaire over night, but I would have been closer than I am today.
So why didn’t I take any action? Well I told myself all sort of things:
I’m a slave to analysis paralysis, family issues, busy at work, focusing on eCom, no… CPA, no… bitcoin, no… MLM, no.. red-headed chihuahua breeder, no… 2-ring circus promoter…… so many excuses, so scattered, always chasing the shiny object.
Yeah this is what I told myself, but then I dug even deeper ‘cause all that is just excuses. what was the real reason I didn’t take any action?
In reality I have been buying my way through the internet looking for the so-called holy grail for several years. I have spent way more than I want to admit, maybe more than I did for my bachelors and two masters degrees combined. Opportunity after opportunity, training after training, tool after tool. Yet before the ink was dry on the payment I was looking for the next.
Why? Why would I spend tens upon tens of thousands of dollars on all these but not run some simple ads? Good question, i wish there was a Shiny Object Buyers Anonymous support group, … maybe I will start one. But I needed deep introspection, so I dug deeper…..
And I think I finally found it. Ta Da!!!!
Quite simple actually – I was riding high on hope, and protecting myself from failure.
But it isn’t quite what you are thinking. I wasn’t afraid of failure itself, but what failure meant for my dreams. You see I am an eternal optimist, I always believe things will work out in the end, I am a dreamer and see hope in my life and the world. So if I am to actually execute on these systems and trainings, and it doesn’t work, it isn’t just that it didn’t work, but it means my dreams are crushed. And there is nothing worse to an eternal optimist than crushed dreams. So I was buying on the hope that the systems and products promised, but not executing to prevent the hope from being extinguished. This was ever so evident in the fact that I bought a grand worth of solo ads, but never actually sent them. How stupid is that? I got to the point of buying hope of a great solo, but didn’t send anything for fear of it being a dream crusher.
I know it sounds stupid, it is a sickness really. But as they say in every 12 step program the first step is acknowledgement. Now that I really understand and have acknowledged the problem, I can take steps to fix it.
So I am turning off almost all emails, leaving tons of FB groups, focusing on taking action on all the systems and tools in my arsenal. Any new ideas will be tabled, until current projects are fulfilled. I will be reaching out on those solos I bought to send them to our promotions.
In conclusion. I re-state my first Statement.
The System doesn’t work for me! Because I don’t work the System.
Systems don’t fail, people do, and I did. If you are struggling look in the mirror before you blame the system”
I am sure many of you out there can identify with the story above. I certainly can. If we are honest, we all can in one or other way.
So, today I urge you to take constructive and positive action to achieve the dream you have. You can do it!
The Myth – “I can make money online without investing time, effort and/or money”
The Reality: It Takes Money To Make Money
We are still very early in the new year, 2017 and this will help you to cut through all the rubbish info out there about having a successful business / being an entrepreneur.
Recently I read a post from my friends and mentors about an extremely successful entrepreneur (whom they know personally) and who also gets the same kind of messages emails common to successful entrepreneurs. Messages like this …
“Can you give me some tips and show me exactly how to get the results you get in your business? If you could just hold me by the hand and show me what you do, I’m willing to do whatever it takes…..”
Here’s what he said (some really straight talking!!) ….
“Okay, ready for THE TRUTH? Don’t expect to be able to do what I do until you’re willing to:
Invest in your education as we have and continue to do. If one is not willing to purchase education on how to successfully market on the Internet, then one cannot expect others who are successful to invest time (their most valuable asset on the planet) in teaching one the things the products are designed to teach one….the products which people refuse to buy . If someone seriously wants results in one’s business but has no clue how to get them, … then investment in ONESELF is a must. It’s the smartest investment a human being/entrepreneur can make.
Work hard. If one is under the impression that success comes easily without any persistent hard work, then you’re in for a rude awakening this year. There is NO easy button and probably NEVER will be. If one is looking for a get rich quick scheme, there are plenty of those to choose from online but, … if it’s a long-term sustainable result being looked for, one had better be prepared to develop one’s business and marketing muscles….starting today!
Take RISK!No risk, no reward! If one is looking to make money as an entrepreneur in 2017 but unwilling to take any significant risk, then …..don’t quit the day-job because there’s unlikely to be a single entrepreneur who doesn’t take big risk to achieve their goals. This will require one to step up outside one’s comfort zone and do things one would normally NEVER dare dream of doing. If one is looking to start a legitimate online business without investing a single dime until a profit is seen ….guess what? We highly doubt a single dime of profit will ever be seen because one is approaching being in business with the mindset of an employee…. or the question has to be asked, is that person really in business at all. Maybe they’re just a “wannabe” with a hobby
This is a brilliant challenge and is absolutely true!
Now that I’ve got all that out of the way here’s my tip for you:
“You can create RESULTS or you can create EXCUSES but you cannot create both. Which will you choose to create this year?”
If you have questions or comments, get back to me. But one thing is certain … if you are serious about making a difference, you need to make the choice.
Speak again soon
(A word of thanks to Chris, Susan and Justin for sharing this advice and saying it as it is and thank you for being an inspiration to so many)