The magic happens outside your comfort zone. So that is where I am heading. I am on quest to move to a higher level in the internet marking game. I have thrown down to do it – to actually make it as an online marketer; therefore, I commit to do those squirrely things I need to do to grow and develop new skills, relationships and habits that will take me where I have CHOSEN to go. Why do I say it like that? Because I have made a decision and committed to act on that decision. I will be applying some of the very same techniques and lessons that I am learning from Alex Jeffreys.
Where I started: For many years I was a Fire Rescue dispatch supervisor. I loved it! Still do! It was the best job I ever had. No question it was challenging, but I worked with Great People and got to help lots of people. But age was catching up with me and I knew I had to make a change. I wanted something I could do that allowed me more control over my time – something where I could work a less challenging schedule. Real estate investing was something I was interested in and had some experience in, some I purchased some courses. One of those courses taught me the basics of internet marketing as a tool to building a real estate investing business. That course was my start in the internet marketing business, but it turned out only a small first step – it fell way short of my expectations, but it gave me valuable experience and got me started building a list. My friend Josh Brown encouraged me to keep moving forward.
Where I am now: I have learned a lot in the last two and a half years – and picked myself up and kept falling forward. Art Williams, one of my former mentors used to say “when you fail, just keep falling forward.” Well, that, I have done. I have done some marketing with Susan Lassiter-Lyons and had some success there. Susan is a top blogger and a fabulous role model. No one can out work her and her team in delivering outstanding content and customer service. She is a true role model – which she would probably find funny because I am old enough to be her father. I have to say Susan has been a very positive influence on me as an info marketer and some of the biggest successes and growth have been due to my friendship and association with her. But seriously, I have not been knocking them dead in this internet marketing business. It is important that I let you know I have struggled and had more disappointments and failures in this business than most people ONLY because I am still here – still learning, still growing and still falling forward. Art Williams used to say “you have to be willing to be bad at something before you just be average, Then you have to be average before you can be good. Then you have to be good before you can be great! Then it’s a DOG FIGHT to get to the TOP.” I left Art’s company many years ago, but I carry with me daily many of the GREAT things I learned from him. I just want everyone to know I have gotten bloody and stunk it up a number of times in my life to have a few great successes. All thanks to people that have encouraged me to fight for what’s important and to do what is right along the way, and just pick myself up and keep going when I mess up.
Where I am going: So where am I going? I am letting every one that is interested that I am “throwing down” in the internet marketing business. I commit to make a five figure income by the end of this year and to take it to six figures in 2014. I will not stop. I will not quit. I will not give up! I will take action. I will keep learning. I will keep acting outside my comfort zone repeatedly, consistently, DAILY, until I become as Alex Jeffreys describes it “unconsciously competent” in the internet marketing business. Thank you Alex for your inspiration.
So if you are still with me, let me tell you I am going to be serving up a lot of what I am learning as I stumble forward on my journey. I will be posting here about what I am learning as well as the pitfalls I fall into along the way. So if you let me, join me here for information, videos, training, tips, advice, and just plain help on any area internet marketing. You can leave a comment or question on any of these posts and I promise to do my absolute best to get you an answer myself or from any of the outstanding people that already have the answer you are looking for.
Do me one favor – If any of this resonated with you, leave me a comment and let me know. If you have questions about this post or any other internet marketing or online business, how to blog, or how to get traffic to your website, leave a reply or comment. And for sure, if you are in the internet marketing field – or want to be, stop by and introduce yourself. I can assure you I certainly can’t do it all by myself. I’ll be out there – outside my comfort zone. It should be fun!
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