Athelets understand very well that there is a world of difference between a 100 dash and a marathon race. Building a business could be compared to a marathon race rather than a 100 dash. You shouldn’t therefore approach your online business with this mind and not with the mind of instant success. Many wannabe online entrepreneurs not understanding this quickly up when they do not see the quick returns they have been promised.
As we begin the second part of the year 2010 I’ve the urge to make this post as an encouragement to someone out there. This may just be you! Possibly you’re overwhelmed by the tide of things. Maybe you’ve looked at you endeavors for the past 6 months and realized that you’re much far away from you dreams now than when you started. Or you’re just concerned that you’re not making enough progress. Whatever that may be, my encouragement to you today is never give up. Keep on keeping on!
It doesn’t matter if you’ve achieved some level of success in the past 6 months, you can not afford to remain at that level. The law of motion demands that you continue with your progress or you will soon regress! So, keep on keeping on!
Let me offer you some simple tips to help you stay motivated while you’re driving towards your goals:
1. Upgrade Your Knowledge
Knowledge they say is power! And in today’s knowledge economy except you constantly upgrade your knowledge you’ll soon be downgraded! Except your thoughts are updated you would become outdated! You must take this seriously.
Ensure you constantly upgrade your knowledge especially as it pertains to your area of business. Read books, attend seminars, network with others in your area of business. Seek to know what others are doing that you can somehow apply in your own business. Constantly doing this will help you stay “green”.
2. Look For The Honey In Your Experience So Far!
Many online business entrepreneurs are more focused on the areas where they are missing it. Because of this they are always looking for that magic tactics or secret that will turn their fortunes around. However, if you’ll spend sometime and take a look again at what you have been able to do very well you may just find your area of competence. And building on your competence will drive you more quickly towards your goals. Take your sights away from the 101 secrets and tricks that are being laundered all over the place. Look inward and build on what you have.
3. Put On Your Thinking Cap!
Most importantly, putting your mind to work will not only motivate you beyond your dreams but also help you achieve your dreams more faster. In #1 above I mentioned you upgrading your knowledge. As much as this is important you’ll discover that working on what you learn and then putting a twist of your own will quickly differenciate you from the millions on the net. Never think it can not be done. Follow your mind. Simply be creative. I respect those who are called experts. But I refuse to always follow what “experts” say. Know that if you’re a thinking person you will prove the experts wrong over and over again. We’re in a world of limitless possibilities. So do not limit yourself to what the experts say. Moreso, with the rate of change experienced in our world of today’s internet, by the time you come to know of a particular thing some thing else may have replaced that. So finding ways of adapting what you learn to better your lot is very important.
4. Learn A New Skill
The final tip I’ll leave you with today is for you to learn a new skill. Of course this should be a skill that will help be a better person in your area of business. If you’ll do this there is no way that you will not increase your profits in the coming months and years. Over these few years that I’ve been online one skill I believe every online marketer should learn is copywriting. If you already know some thing about this skill then brushing up your skill is something you should do. If you can write effective sales copy, not only can you make a lot of money by writing the sales letters to promote your own products or affiliate promotions, but you can also charge an arm and a leg for your sales copywriting services.
You could also brush up your article writing skills and simply doing that will profit you in at least 3 ways:
1. Writing articles for yourself to promote your products/services, etc.
2. Saving money by not having to outsource ; and
3. Selling your article writing services for even more profit.
How about learnig how to create your own product and marketing it online? There are of course various skills you can learn in the days ahead. Come up with anything creative that you can do to enhance your online business in the months ahead!
Motion is important. Stagnation is detrimental. You must keep on keeping on! It is clear that we can all enhance our business and increase our profits in one way or another, no matter how successful or unsuccessful we have been in the past. The past is over and done with. What matters is the present, which is what shapes the future. The future is important because it determines where we will be in a year, two years, five and ten years down the road. What you’ll be is up to you in a lot of ways.
I wish you all the best of success!