Are you accountable?

How have things changed for me? Well, for one thing, I am being more productive. The trouble with so many of us is that we only do things we are comfortable doing. We like all our home comforts and going the extra mile is sometimes a little harder.

Each day, I have to set tasks for myself and each day I have to report in the evening if I have done them or not to my accountability partner. You could say it is when push comes to shove. Obviously, I could break off all contact  and not set a daily goal but that is the fun part and achieving what you have set is paramount. You have to be entirely honest here because the only person who will benefit from this is yourself. It can be as small or large a task as you want it to be – there are no fixed rules as long as you do what you said you would do.

You have to make the commitment that this is a business and you have to treat it as such.

Look at yourself and see what is stopping you from achieving your goals. To achieve your goals, you have to be prepared to do what other people do not want to do. You have to put aside that feeling of comfortable and take massive ACTION. At least here we can still ask for help.

You have to make the decision that you want to take your business to the next level. You and you alone are responsible for your actions. I have made a massive decision that I have to forge ahead. I have to commit to doing more than the average because to be in that top 3% requires there are no reasons or excuses that you can make. Don’t allow any doubts or negatives to get in your way.

This is a serious business and you have to treat it that way. I have made the decision that now is the right time for me to be successful in the field on Internet Marketing.

“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frighten us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” ~ Nelson Mandela

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald

 

 

Marketers have known about blogging for years but it is certainly a way to get noticed and the best part it is free.

Let us first understand what a blog is. A blog is simply a web log or web diary. Blogs are used for both fun and business. I believe if you are going to use a blog for business, it is much wiser to get a domain name and some hosting – which is not very expensive and setup your site.

Blogging for business is a way you can introduce your products or services online. Through your blog, make your customers and visitors aware of any new products or services that you may introduce. Always keep in mind the object of your blog. Blogs are automatically archived if you use that plugin. Customers are still able to browse through the archived material.

Include links in your blog. You can have both internal and external links. This will help improve the ranking of your blog. Affiliate links could also be included in your blog to earn more extra income.

Encourage your readers to leave comments on your blog. Once again just ensure that you moderate these comments. This is another way of getting links to your blog. If people give you good feedback on your product or service, you may want to introduce more of what they are asking for.

It is really easy to set up a WordPress blog when you get your domain name and choose a hosting company.

Blogs do not have to always be on your business – it may be Easter or Christmas and all you want to do is wish people a Happy Easter or Christmas and show that you are human. You may even want to include something funny that has occurred during your week.

What you want to achieve is that people continue to come to your blog and purchase your products or services. You may not want a business blog at all. You may just want to write a blog for fun – like letting people know how you are going touring Europe.It is never to late to start your blog.

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald

 

Have you ever just sat and thought about the really successful people and why are they so successful?Keep Focussed

They are certainly no cleverer than you probably – and a lot of the most successful people did not have a formal education. So how did people like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and, in more modern times, Bill Gates achieve the results they have?

It is the belief and focus that led to their greatness. Not one of these three people finished college. Bill Gates left Harvard to start Microsoft and Henry Ford and Thomas Edison never even went on to a secondary education. Thomas Edison is known as the forefather of the modern times because of his many inventions.

They were all passionate believers in their own abilities and they stayed focused and were not swayed by what others thought or said. I think focus and persistence is almost the same thing.

This particularly applies to anyone who ventures into the field of internet marketing. As a student or newbie in this field, you will often get comments similar to – “get yourself a second job and earn some money” or “don’t waste your time and energy, you will never make money like that”.

Just smile at any family member or friends who talk to you like that. Never take your eye off the results you want to achieve. This is where you must stay focused on what you believe. It is the belief that you have the ability to get your desired results.

It took Thomas Edison thousands of attempts before he perfected the electric light bulb. He tested 3000 filaments alone. We all know that Henry Ford was the first person to build a car, it had never been done before – but he stayed focused on what he believed.

If people are so persistent or focused, they will attain what they set out to do. Never allow yourself to be discouraged.

This saying is attributed to Thomas Edison and I find it very true. “Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a ’genius’ is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”

 

Just watched a video from one of the people I enjoy most. He is one of the best when it comes to mind set – John Assaraf. The whole video was about setting goals and achieving them.

Always write you goals down. You will never achieve anything if you do not know what it is you want. Write them down as clearly as possible. Your goal may be for better health, to become more financial secure, to have a better relationship with your partner or to have a better business or career. Look at these goals everyday and visualize yourself achieving what you want. Now that you have written your goal, you need strategies in place to achieve what you want. You need to know what it is that you are going to do, and then you need tactics, or in other words, how you are going to reach the goal. Then you must have a process or a system in place.

All of us are creatures of habit.

By this I mean we get up every day and usually we start the day with some breakfast and then go to work. The first thing that a lot of us do is check any messages that may have come to our smart phone or computer overnight.

Now if we are finding that this is a bad habit, we have to change it. We need to have routines that are productive and are leading us in the direction of our goal. If for example, you wanted to write a book, tell yourself how much you are going to write ever day. Be committed and do not be deterred. There is such a major difference between commitment and being interested.

The committed person will not let anything get in their way to achieving their goal. The interested person will make every excuse under the sun why they have not achieved their goal. So if you are finding that you are not achieving whatever it is you want – change your habits and reach all of your goals.

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald

 

I have had to step back and take a serious look at where I am going and look at where I have been and where I want to now go. I am not making the type of money I want and the only reason is ME! Yes that is the cold hard truth – if it is going to be it is up to ME.  That is why I have signed up for the Quick Start Challenge.

So this is my business plan for the next six months. By the 25 October 2014, I have to have created a brand new product with an up sell. No ducking and weaving – just do it. Launch this product as a WSO. When that is launched, start and create another product.

Increase my list of subscribers by 5000 within the next six months. Increase my follow up emails series on some of my lists but only give information of value. Giving value to my list will help me gain more respect from my list and lower the unsubscribe numbers – they are not very high at the moment but if I can retain more that is all the better.

Create videos that can help increase my traffic.

Survey my list and see what they need help with and create a video to help them. This is a great method to see what products your list would want. A product is only good if it help solve peoples problems.

Find JV partners that will help me increase my lists and increase my sales by Christmas this year. In three months employ a VA to help me especially with some of the repetitive tasks. This will free my time to do what I have to do – create more product and sell it online.

I am aiming to make to make a steady stream of income by the end of this six month period.

So now that I have committed this in writing I am holding myself accountable for my own actions. I can go and cross things off as I get them done. I have to have a to-do list for every day that I am working on my computer and follow it and if something is not done on that day carry it over to the next. There is nothing as powerful as writing down what your goals are – why don’t you try it.

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald

 

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