Winners never quit!
How much do you have in the tank? Are you willing to give it your all? I mean, REALLY give it EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT?
I didn’t before. But, I sure as hell do now! All it took was me making a conscious decision to stay in it no matter how long it took. I’m here for the duration. You have my word on that.
If you have read my eBook, you know I have dabbled in quite a few different side-hustles over the past 30 years. Real Estate Agent, house flipper, multiple website businesses and a plethora of other things. Some had some success. Some flopped worse than an ice factory in Antarctica.
The funny thing is some of those required a hell of a lot of investment. Working to get my license for real estate. Coming up with tens of thousands of investment dollars to flip those houses. The list goes on and on. If I would have known back then what I know now, the successful ones would have been MUCH more successful. Probably a blessing in disguise that I wasn’t any more successful with them than I was. My digital affiliate marketing business has the potential to totally dwarf those other business models. To say I’m excited about that would be a total understatement.
One of my mentors for my digital affiliate marketing business busted his ass for 3 years before he was finally able to get some momentum going. The two years following that, he earned more than I have made in the 30+ years of my career. Whoa! Talk about an absolute game-changer! With that little piece of information in mind, how long are you will to devote to learning this game? Whatever it takes? Yeah, me too. I’m in it to win it! And now, I’m sure you probably are too? Why wouldn’t you be? The potential here is absolutely astonishing and it’s available to regular folks like you an me. How awesome is THAT?!
When I first started this journey, I was simply looking for an extra $1,500 per month to make ends meet in my fast-approaching retirement. After learning the story of him and his business, I realized two things. 1) My $1,500/month goal was ridiculously low and, 2) If he did the “Rise & Grind” for three years before getting it off ground, I wasn’t trying hard enough. Today, I am ALL IN, BABY! I am in it to win it!
When I wake up, I am working to learn more about making my business more successful. Whether this means going through some Legendary Marketer training, reading a book or blog or watching some type of betterment video on YouTube, I am doing something constructive with my time.
During the day, I drive a LOT. I haven’t listened to music on the radio in a long time. My windshield-time is chock-full of people like Grant Cardone, Gary Vaynerchuk and MJ DeMarco helping me become a better me. If these guys (and other guys like them) aren’t in your life, they should be. If you don’t like to read, get an Audible subscription. The average Chief Executive Officer makes their way through 60 books a year. No wonder they are paid 6,7 and 8 figures per year. How many books do you get through in a year? I’ve totally upped my game. The return on my investment in myself has been exponential.
In the evenings, I am creating quality content and sharing it here and on Facebook with you.
My point is this, my entire life has changed. I realized I had never really taken anything serious enough in the past. This time, it’s different. I’m committed. I determined. I am DRIVEN! I landed on the island and burnt the ships. I am seizing the American Dream!
One very important take-away from MJ DeMarco’s absolutely awesome book, The Millionaire Fastlane was the concept of return on invetsment. To make a million dollars with a $1 widget, you have to sell one million of those widgets. If that widget is a $10 widget, that number drops clear down to 100,000 widgets. Pretty simple concept, huh? And yet, it is so often and easily overlooked.
It’s a numbers game. The more pairs of eyes you get your brand in front of, the greater your chances of success. You should always be striving to learn new ways to make this happen.
Another concept to keep in mind is that we all only have 24 hours in a day. What you spend your time on makes all the difference in the world. Don’t spend all of your time on things that are going to have a small return on your investments of time, effort and money.
For instance, my business helps people find and use the tools they need to succeed. That being said, not all of them generate the same return on investment. I recommend NameCheap because I believe it is one of the best places to register domains and everyone reading my blog is going to need a domain. But, I don’t make much money from NameCheap. Along the same lines, I recommend the Legendary Marketer program because I believe it is one of the abslute best marketing programs available today. The profit potential from Legendary Marketer is unbeliveably higher than that of NameCheap. In order to make a decent amount of money, you must offer high-return products as well as the lower-return products.
Perhaps you too have dabbled with different things in the past but just never really had a huge success with anything. Just like me. I made a commitment to myself to give it absolutely everything I had for three years before giving up. I still have the long, skinny pedal on the right mashed to the damn floor and I don’t plan on letting up off the gas anytime soon. Wanna go along for the ride?