Have You Made a Decision or a Commitment?

commmitmentA Story of 3 Frogs on a Log

A lot of people know this one, but here is goes anyway:

3 Frogs were sitting on a log in a pond. One frog decided to jump off. How many Frogs are still sitting on the log?

All of them. One simply decided to jump into the water, it never actually took the necessary action to do so.

Talk is Cheap

I speak with folks all of the time that tell me that they have decided to really do this or that and while their voices sound sincere and full of determination they don’t realize for a second that I very seldom rely on what is said, more often than not I will watch their actions to figure out if they are committed or not.

A lot of people don’t know this, some of you do, but I market a network marketing opportunity. What? Haven’t been hit over the head with one of my strategic, hard sell marketing lines??? Ah, no you haven’t. As a matter of fact, chances are that you don’t have a clue as to which network marketing company I’m involved with at all. The reason? I haven’t invited you.

Successful People Take Action

While this may sound a bit pompous and even snobbish, I don’t tell everyone about my network marketing opportunity because I am not looking for folks that tell me how much that they want to make money, I don’t want “everyone” in my business rather, I look for people that send me emails and give me phone calls about my other “lead in” opportunities. I look for those that take the initiative and actions that show me that they are committed to really getting the information they need to become successful.

Sometimes I will not answer my phones and just see who calls back. Seem a bit ridiculous? It may be, but I can tell you this. When I do offer up my opportunity to folks, I KNOW without a doubt that they will give their all. Not everyone signs up, no problem, but those that do will not make a simple decision to get involved with my company, but they will commit to building their business as well – and they do.

Are You Going After Your Dreams or Is Your Show On?

So what type of person are you? Have you made a decision to succeed or have you made a commitment to your success? There is a huge difference and not only how you look at things or are perceived by me, but a difference in your behavior. A little tip for you here, making a commitment means that you get off of the TV and free up your schedule from any other activities that are “time wasters” and use that time to free yourself from the chains of economic slavery.

So, have you made your decision today or have you made a commitment to your success?

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Why Do People Quit?

I don’t get it. I don’t understand the thought process that a person gets to where they decide, “Hey, my next course of action should be to give up…that’s what the REALLY successful people do!”

How in the hell do you give up on your dream? I’m not sure, but after hearing some folks today talk about how hard it was, I just had to make a quick video to rant a bit…so I hope you enjoy and I hope this makes you think just a little bit!

 

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The Mindset to Succeed

mindset to succeedA Mindset To Succeed: What it Takes

Do you have a mindset to succeed? It’s probably a question you really need to ask yourself before you commit to building a business, the problem for most folks is that they don’t know what type of mindset is required to build a business because most people have an employee mentality. I don’t want to sound like an ass here because my motivation really is to help those that want to succeed find that success, but I have to be honest as well.

So for everyone that is coming to the table here with the idea that people that own businesses are “lucky” or they make a “lot” of money or whatever is usually a perspective that isn’t right. I’ve had several businesses in my adult career and I can tell you that the one thing that was consistent with ALL of them had nothing to do with how much money I made, what was consistent was how much time and effort I had to put forth to get these businesses off of the ground.

Mindset to Succeed: The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get

You see, what most people don’t see is all of the hard work and effort that goes into creating your business, they don’t see how many hours that you put in, how much money you invest and re-invest. If you do it right, or close to right, your employees, if you have any, will not have the tiniest clue that you had to struggle to ensure that they were paid for the week.

When you come online hoping to build a business via the Internet you need to know what is in store for you and while all paths are different, there are many variables that are similar.

A Mindset to Succeed Trumps Challenges Ahead

Building a business online may be a struggle. Even though you are bound to hear how easy everything is, understand that statements like that this aren’t accurate and are often times misleading. I’m not quite sure why, some would prefer the road of hype, but I would just rather tell people the truth and the truth is that building a business online or offline is not for the faint of heart. Developing your home business on the internet will often times be very trying and this is exactly why you must develop the proper mindset to succeed.

So what is the proper mindset? Well, the above paragraphs obviously are an effort to give you the proper perspective, but there is more to it than just perspective. Probably the most important elements are:

  • Desire
  • Action
  • Imagination
  • Faith
  • Perseverance

Desire: You must know what you want. This is more than a goal, this is a “why” that comes from deep inside, deep within your soul. Times will be tough and you will have to have a real reason as to why you are doing this that will give you strength during momentary times of challenge.

Action: Better put some action behind what it is you want or you will never have it. Develop a plan of consistent effort.

Imagination: As you learn different marketing techniques and further develop the skills of a seasoned internet marketing professional you will get to a point where you will need to think outside of the box. Be bold with your ideas and transform them into new techniques.

Faith: Real faith, not just something you read about in a book, is more than believing in something. Faith is all about taking those steps into the unknown based on your belief in yourself and your plan. You may have to dig deep on the path to success, but you can do it and if you choose success, you will do it.

Perseverance: Don’t ever, ever, ever, quit. I believe I have said a couple of times now that times may get tough and you can bet that they will, but you have the ability to overcome those tough times as well. So many times people will stop just short of reaching their goals, when taking a few more steps would give them the lifestyle that they longed for. No matter what don’t quit, you may have to adjust your plan, but don’t give up on your “why.”

The Mindset to Succeed Process

Developing the mindset to succeed is a process, a perspective. Figure out what it is that you want, if you are willing to go get it, develop a plan, put forth the effort and work until you get there. That’s the mindset to succeed that will take you where you want to go.

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Who is the CEO of Your Life?

ceo of your lifeDo you ever wonder who is really running your life? Do you find that you even ask the question of yourself to be a little disconcerting? Who is the CEO of your life?

This is not a philosophical discussion about life, but rather a simple question that you should probably take the time to answer because if you even have to think about how to answer that particular question, you may have some issues that you want to deal with.

Have you ever thought about what it would truly be like to be free? I mean absolutely, no one telling you what to do ever free. Most people don’t take the time to do it or if they do it is within the fleeting moments of a lunch hour that is already way too short.

Can you imagine how your life would be different if you won one of the power ball games across the country? How would live your life without having to worry about money, or having enough time to do all of those things you currently have no time for? What would you change?

I watched a documentary earlier this evening about a young man Jesse Martin I believe his name is, from Australia. You see, when Jesse was 17 years old, he left his home and sailed around the world, being the youngest person to ever achieve such an arduous task. In his documentary, Jesse said something that I just thought was incredible.

You see Jesse had just come through a terrible storm where he thought there was a very good chance that he might die, so he actually took some time to think about this. Anyway, after reflecting on his near death escapade  he said something along the lines of his death wouldn’t have been a tragedy, that it would be more tragic to live to 80 without having ever done anything. Wow, at 18 years old (he had his birthday during the trip), this young man “got it.”

I’ll ask you again, who is running your life, who is the CEO of your life? Are you living a lifestyle of adventure, a lifestyle that others only imagine or are you on a path which leads to being yet another tragedy at 80?

CEO of your lifeTake life by the horns and give it all you have. I saw a quote the other day that sums all of this up. It was from the late entertainer Mae West and while I probably had my difference of opinion about many things (I love to play the “devil’s advocate” in an argument), I couldn’t have agreed more with this sentiment. Ms. West stated, “You only live once, but once is enough if you do it right.”

Now get out there and “…do it right.”

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What is Your Definite Purpose?

Definite PurposeA Definite Purpose: The Foundation of Your Success

What is your Definite Purpose? Most people know that I am a big fan of the book Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. This book is a road map for success and has been utilized by many successful people whether it was success in business, success with relationships or some other vital part of your life.

It All Starts with a Definite Purpose

One of the ideas, the founding idea, of the book has to do with having desire and a “Definiteness of Purpose,” knowing where it is that you want to go and knowing what you were put on this earth to do. Without this definiteness of purpose or definite purpose you are, more or less, floating around aimlessly. You may find success here and there, but for the most part you don’t have an overall goal to arrive at or to even head towards in the first place.

Find Your Definite Purpose

What is it that you want? If you don’t know where you are going, who will? You must first establish what it is you want out of life; write it down, don’t write goals out right now, write down what it is that you want. Is it money? A new home? Do you want to travel? It’s not my dream, it’s your dream, it’s what you desire.

Once you establish what you definite purpose is and you start the process of working towards your definite purpose you will be amazed by how fast the universe will make sure that you not only get on the right path to achieve your destiny, but to make sure it happens in a timely manner. Understand that most obstacles that you face in this life aren’t a result of someone else or circumstance or anything else of that nature. It isn’t the external forces that you must battle it is the internal battle that you must quieten, the battle within yourself, within your own mindset that you must control.

Realizing Your Definite Purpose

There is a way to achieve these goals that you want, there is a way to achieve all that you desire (once you figure that out, of course). Once again, Mr. Hill to the rescue! According to Napoleon Hill, and many, many others, you need to practice the fine art of “auto-suggestion.” What in the world is “auto-suggestion” you might ask? I’ll give you an example to follow.

Once you figured out what you want, what your definite purpose or desire is, write it down. Write it down the way you would a goal, maybe on an index card that you can carry with you. Put a date of “completion” on it. The read that card one hundred times in the morning and at night before you go to sleep. As you recite that passage in your mind picture it. What will it look like, what will your lifestyle be like? Your imagination is where all of the magic is going to happen.

Do What Others Won’t Do, Follow Your Definite Purpose

Think this is stupid? That’s fine, you go on about your life and just laugh at the rest of us, bdefinite purposeut remember that those that want something different or unique out of life are going to do different and unique things. We are going to follow the advice of those that have walked before us, those that have succeeded and follow their advice and example.

Have you figured it out yet? Have you figured out what your desire is? Life is a choice and even when you walk away from making the decision the irony is that you made it by default. Do not live a lifetime of defaults, make a commitment to your life, to your lifestyle and to your definite purpose.

 

 

 

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