I’m Drowning! Help!

May 21st, 2009 by | Print

Susi shared a number of challenges with me…

She’d written me several paragraphs about what was going on with her (internet marketing challenges, scams from a number of products she’s purchased, no sales from online ads, learning all the technology, trying to figure out what she can do generally to make money with several ideas), but I believe the meat of what was going on with her was her last couple of paragraphs:

“Maybe the summary ‘biggest challenge’ is deciding which of the ‘make-money-fast”‘programs I’ve bought is THE one (or two) to concentrate on, and ignore the others for a while.  Of course, with my luck, I’d end up picking the one that needs PhD Computer Science skills to implement!

If you’ve read this far, thanks.  Do YOU have the magic, “snap-your-fingers-and-you’ll-be-a-millionaire” magic formula/program/opportunity?  If so, I’m buyin’!”

Hi Susi,

First of all, I acknowledge your frustration. You have a number of issues going on at once, and when that happens, it’s so very hard to get focused, and so very easy to become scattered and creatively blocked.

You probably know deep down that there is no such thing as “make money fast programs.” Anyone who tells you that such a program exists, I’d be quite skeptical of. The money often comes with persistence, consistency, and relationship building with your target market.

Then there’s this threshold where people might think you’ve become an overnight success, when in reality, you planted seeds and watered/fertilized them regularly until they grew and blossomed. That has been my experience, along with other very successful entrepreneurs.

I invite you to make a list of what you’re most passionate about and combine it with what your preferred learning style is, and take inventory of the products you have that you’ve had the biggest intuitive hit with and stick with one, possibly two (if they complement each other) consistently.

Fight the urge to switch your strategy too soon–gain that momentum first, then add to it. One thing to note is that I’ve had much less success with ads and much better luck with relationship building first–particularly using the social networks.

And last, as I mentioned last week to Sheryl, be sure to take some “You” time. Clarity often comes when you can get still and listen for that guidance.

Good luck!

“With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans, and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about.”— Brian Tracy

2 Responses to “I’m Drowning! Help!”

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