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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.
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)
Tips to help you progress and succeed in your project or business:
be curious and find out as much as you can
have an insatiable appetite for learning and …
start putting things into action
Without taking action, all the curiosity and learning will not get you anywhere!
Lo and behold …
Later this morning I saw a post by friends and mentors of mine who had a similar message to share …
3 Powerful Words
Two of them can be provided by someone else but there is ONE you have to do yourself!
We were clearly on the same wavelength – how about you?
If you need further information about improving your financial situation, preparing for retirement or making money online, then please use the form on this site to contact me or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be pleased to help you further.
Just this morning I read a brilliant article by Richard Branson (the famous English Business Magnate, Investor and Philanthropist), entitled “5 Skills and abilities successful entrepreneurs share” (1)
Richard Branson, who has been an entrepreneur for at least 50 years, highlights the fact that no two successful entrepreneurs are ever the same and it is that very fact which makes them successful. In his long career he has met so many incredible leaders and has come to realize that these leaders and successful entrepreneurs share at least 5 distinct abilities and skills.
Here is a brief summary…
This is what they do …
They are not afraid to take calculated risks RB states that the “luckiest people in business are those that are prepared to take the greatest risks”. As individuals we sometimes need to take a calculated risk in order to open doors that can lead to “change, progression and success”.
They learn from failure It is important to remember that nobody gets everything right the first time round. One does make mistakes. The secret is to learn quickly and as successful entrepreneurs have done, don’t fear failure, simply learn from your mistake and move on!
They look at and see the bigger picture Because RB put this so well, I will quote his own words. “When we began Virgin, I didn’t see it as an end in itself, a noun; I saw it as the beginning of a whole range of services, an adjective.” He then points out that successful entrepreneurs grab hold of an idea and let it “fly”!
They delegate very wisely RB points out that in order for your business to succeed, it is vitally important to realize that one cannot do everything oneself. If there is something that needs to be done and you are unable to do it or do it effectively, delegate it to someone who can. This will help you achieve things quicker within that “bigger picture” of where you want your business to go.
They communicate effectively RB believes that communication is the most important skill any entrepreneur could ever possess. Communication is a two-way thing. It does not merely involve reading or speaking. It involves understanding what is being said what is NOT being said! Communication is that which enables one to learn, to grow and to progress!
So whether or not you are in a work from home business, an online business or a small to medium bricks and mortar business, the principles shared by Richard Branson can be applied one way or another.
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Write down a daily plan of action to work towards achieving your goal/s
– Spend time daily on Personal Development – Always be learning and growing
– Learn something new daily
– Put what you learn into practice
– If you are building your online business, you need to network/connect with others.
Learn from and network with those people who have achieved what YOU want to achieve.
In future posts, I will be dealing with some of these points in more detail.
Having recently gone through a situation where an income stream I had (and heavily relied on!) was suddenly cut off and it may be some time before it can be restored, the importance of having more than one source of income became very real!
The other day I received an email from friends and mentors of mine who shared a very valuable article which had been written by a good friend of theirs. This person had been fortunate enough to be mentored by Bob Proctor (The Secret) and shared what Bob had taught him.
This is gold dust … take the time to read …
M1involves trading our time for money. This is actually what approximately 95 to 96 percent of the population does. This has an inherent problem called “saturation”.
You will eventually run out of time. Just think about it. You only have so much time and if you are trading your time for money, there will obviously be a ceiling as to what you can earn. High paid professionals such as doctors, are finally realizing that today. The doctor has to spend more time to earn less money. So does a laborer. So does an accountant. So does a lawyer …. chargeable hours are the most important words in a lawyer’s vocabulary. It is the ‘M1’ strategy schools teach us and that we, in most instances, observed our parents’ follow.
Becoming wealthy using the ‘M1’ strategy, comes at the expense of a life. People compromise on the car they drive, the home that they live in, the vacations they take, the schooling they give their children, the clothes they wear. Why? Because they need the money to live.
M2 is an excellent strategy. It involves investing money to earn money. Those who indeed understand it, know that ‘leverage’ is a great way to work the ‘M2’ strategy. But sadly only three people out of 100 (3%), truly understand it, and some of those aren’t very good at it.
M3 is ourfavourite. It is without question, the strategy that wealthy people have always used. It’s a strategy of ‘leverage’. Only about 1% of the population uses this strategy, but guess what? … They earn around 96 percent of all the money that is earned.
So what is ‘M3’? M3 is multiplying your time through the efforts of others. This is done by setting up MSI’s (Multiple Sources of Income).
Now, this is what I am now using to build my business – something I admit I should have done from the start. As an affiliate marketer one can start and steadily build your business too. This is what I am training and helping others to do. Once you get to understanding it and applying it, it will work.
I work with partner programs that encourage this method.
Yes, it was a long and very painful learning curve for me and that is why I am determined to help others move in the right direction.
One needs to find what the right thing is for you because a program that works for one may not work for someone else, and therefore not a good idea to push everyone towards one program only.
I’d like to offer an invitation. If you feel you would like some help in deciding where to start, what the best possible options are for you, please get back to me via FaceBook Chat, Skype call, eMail or text message. The choice is yours.
(I would offer that you call me by phone as well but I have a little problem
with my hearing on the phone 🙂 …
getting older see!)
Or you are welcome to find our trusted partners whom I recommend and promote below.
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So many folk have been struggling to make ends meet or to improve their options when they retire.
It has been said that earning residual or passive income is the new retirement plan. There are various ways one can do this. So many folk have given this thought (as have I) and not known where to start.
There are a number of ways one can go about achieving this online … but remember, to make anything online you do need to invest some time and some money. One does NOT have to spend massive amounts of money to get something working for one.
Personally I have tried a number of ways of earning money online. I will be explaining various ways in future blogs. For a number of years now I have had businesses online and the types that have worked very well for me are those that enable me to get profit share paid into my account … one pays me every 20 minutes. The other, which has Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller companies advertising via its platform pays me every 30 minutes.
I’d like to invite you to take a closer look at one of these business opportunities today. It takes up very little of one’s time but can be very rewarding. Always, with any business, with any form of wanting to earn money or interest, there has to be some input from the one who wants to build a future for themselves, families, significant other.
Take a closer look now, watch the short explanatory video and take action. Get back to me with any further questions.
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Please note: this is not a financial plan and there are no stipulated guarantees. Profit share can vary (and it does).
One of the most important issues in any business is to get traffic to your site.
Whether you are purely online or you have a brick and mortar business (which also needs an online presence by the way!), we need visitors and customers. Without these, the business will fail.
In the online world there are many “offers” of traffic – but to be honest, there is a lot of trashy traffic out there and it is a total waste of time and money. One has to give due diligence when in any kind of business and very especially, an online business.
It is a very good idea, in the first instance, to consider what your marketing objectives are, for example:
Promoting and managing your Brand
Increasing your traffic by targeting the right audience
Engaging with your customers
Once you’ve established your objectives, it becomes easier to see what option or options will work best for you. There is free traffic and paid traffic. Free Traffic, for example via FaceBook and other social media, takes longer and has to be used very wisely (more about that in a future blog) as one can become guilty of spamming and ruin one’s reputation in the process. Paid traffic as the name implies requires some investment but does not have to be exorbitant and is also available via FaceBook and other social media as well as other online advertising options.
Social media is an excellent way to expand your reach and network.
There are various platforms one can use to advertise your business – some proven over and over again. Examples of such are Google, Amazon and My Advertising Pays.
Blogging and providing unique and interesting content can provide value and it is one of the first and most essential steps that should taken towards increasing your traffic, If it is your own blog, you are free to advertise your business or product on that site at no extra fee.
All these and other options are there to get your business in front of viewers and potential buyers.
I will be sharing more about getting your business off the ground and providing you with helpful guidelines and links to various relevant resources. In the meantime, make sure you get the updates and subscribe to this blog and link with me on FaceBook