Will Smith on Work Ethic


“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work.” – Kevin Durant

I’m really irritated. A lot of folks out there really believe that success comes to those that are “lucky” or that are “gifted,” and while developed talent will help you go a long way, it is the work ethic that delivers success.

While success doesn’t care what color you are, what gender you are or what religious belief you have, success does discriminate, it discriminates against those that are not willing to put forth the effort, that are not willing to work towards their dreams and goals.

The following is not a new video and I usually don’t post videos on this site, but this one had to be put out there because it is so true.

 

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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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You Reap What You Sow

reap what you sowI love it when someone finally makes money online and they do it again and again…they finally “get it.” These folks finally understand the value of posting those links over and over and over. They understand why they needed to write a new blog post EVERY single day. They understand why making videos and posting them two or three times a week, every week, is important. They understand.

I love to get emails from people that finally realize their goals. However, this post isn’t about success and it’s not about failure either. This article is about a very simple principle that is not only in the Bible, is also a simple common sense phrase that many people can comprehend very quickly.

The other day I received an email from a gentleman telling me that his marketing efforts were not paying off. He said he was posting on Craigslist every day and that nothing was happening. I immediately thought to myself that he would be the only one. I wondered what he was writing in terms of ad copy. While on one hand I felt bad for the guy, on the other I knew that he wasn’t really posting on a daily basis and if he was his ad copy would have had to been so bad that no one may have been able to help.

Ultimately I just realized that the guy probably wasn’t being all that honest about how hard he was working, the amount of effort he was putting out there. Why do I say that? Because the universal law governing all success is the same for simple referral marketing programs as it is for major success in other areas of your life as well: You reap what you sow.

I didn’t learn this from the Bible, or any other book, I actually learned this from observing a little skinny dude that was and still is marketing on the internet. I owe this guy a lot because he set the example for me and for many others by just being a diligent and consistent worker. His name, of course, is David Wood.

David just started his empower network not too long ago and while I am not a member (for specific reasons I don’t want to go into) I am impressed by this guy and what he has accomplished.

I know that the secret to his success was fairly simple – and not really a secret either. He simply created more content in a shorter period of time than just about everyone I have ever known. The guy is a machine! Yes, he’s a nice fellow and yes he’s somewhat charismatic in his own unique way, but the guy works his ass off and that is what made the difference!

Realize and understand that the success does not care if you are black or white or brown or read or yellow. Success isn’t more of a fan of men than women and doesn’t prefer blondes or red heads over brunettes. Success is equally willing to express itself with the young and the old. Success in this universe is simply a result of diligent and consistent effort towards a goal that can be accomplished.

reap what you sow

So the next time you are sitting around feeling sorry for yourself wondering why your program is not working for you, don’t forget to look in the mirror and ask if you have done all you can do and done it consistently. If the answer is yes, stop lying to yourself and send me an email…I’ll be more than happy to help if you are willing to take a little constructive criticism.

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