Today I have an important message for you about thinking ahead, and growing your business from this point forward.
As you know, today marks the day of the second half of the year.
Have you accomplished any of the goals and "new year's resolution" you had planned at the beginning of this year?
If you're seeing no progress then obviously you're doing something wrong. But hey, I admit that I haven't accomplished some of the goals I had planned.
I remember when I was struggling with this whole Internet business thing. I remember wanting someone to just "rescue" me and basically hand me everything I needed to know...
Little did I know, there's no "magic pill" to a successful Internet busines.
The so called "gurus" can tell you exactly what you need to do, but at the end of the day it's about you. It's how well you can implement what they had taught.
It's like having the latest and greatest gadget that saves a ton of time to automate some sort of manual task. If you don't use it properly or don't, know how to use it then this gadget is pretty much useless to you.
I get a lot of readers asking me what my secret is to building a successful six-figure Internet business. Want to know the answer?
You won't be surprised or shocked when I reveal this secret to you. In fact, you'll probably be mad at me for telling you this, but I gotta be brutally honest with you here.
The secret is -- Your mindset.
Your attitude, your beliefs, your inner-self...it's all part of your mindset.
I'm a big believer in faith. If you've read 'Think & Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill, then you'd know what I'm talking about. It dedicates an entire chapter just on Faith.
It was the first book on self-help I read, and I'm so thankful for that.
Here's a quote I like to keep around:
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase" -- Martin Luther King Jr.
Doesn't it make sense if you simply put your mind into it, you'll attract what you ultimately want in the end? I know it sounds cliche, but that's the truth.
When I created my first ever successful website, I had no idea how I was going to do it, I didn't know where to get the resources, I didn't know who to talk to but some how I managed to attract over $15,000 in sales in 48 hrs from this site.
What had happened was greater than what I had expected...
* The site reached 507 on the Alexa ranking, so only 506 other sites in the world had more traffic during that time.
* I managed to generate over 6,000 new members in just 48 hours. That's 6000 members I never would have had, had I not launched this site.
* I had top Internet marketers approaching me for a JV.
I couldn't believe it. From just a small idea I had which I had no clue on how I was going to do it, to a five-figure launch. And this isn't my way of bragging or boasting. I just wanted to share my story with you.
What I did have was a BURNINIG DESIRE. All I knew was that I wanted to make this website a success.
It became such a burning desire that I couldn't sleep at night. I burned the bridges so that I could not walk back but move forward.
All that was needed was taking the first step. The first step is DECIDING on what you want.
Once you've decided EXACTLY what you want, the next few steps will natually flow from there. It's as if you're a magnet. Magic starts to happen. You will find ways of getting things done. You will find the right people to help you. You will overcome any problems you encounter.
This quote may sound familiar to you: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
And it's so true.
So here's the bottom line - the next time you're faced with the latest hype out there, be sure you've set your goals and priorities right first.
If you haven't done this, be sure to check out my video that shows you how to use the "ABCDE" method for goal setting: http://aureliustjin.com/the-abcde-method
What is it do you wanna do? eBay? Flipping sites? Niche marketing? Blogging? There are many paths you can take, and there's nothing entirely wrong with any of these methods.
The best thing to do is to focus on ONE system.
Work the system, exhaust it until you've proven to yourself that it either works or doesn't work for you. If it's something that works, then keep doing it and doing it and doing it and doing it, until it doesn't work anymore.
That's exactly what I did to create my first ever successful website. I focused on just one system every step of the way until I saw results.
You might be sitting there and saying "Yea, I already know all this stuff". I know you might be aware, and I'm not trying to insult your intelligence. I just hope I've at least reminded you of the importance of what I had shared in this message.
It may be green to some and it may be old to some. My goal in life is to help as many peopole as I can to shortcut their success, so they don't have to go through as many of the mistakes others and I have.
You still got the rest of this year to reach those goals you've set. So what are you waiting for?
Your life is purely determined by what you decide to do RIGHT NOW. Hey, we can't predict the future, but we can control what we decide to do next.
No one controls how you want to live your life. It doesn't matter if you're not getting any support.
It doesn't matter if you fail the first time, because failure just leads you even closer to your goals.
It doesn't matter if people are being negative about what you do. I've been through all that, and I overcame all the obstacles.
It doesn't matter if your can't get things perfect...there's no such thing as perfect. You don't have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going.
Get up and go do it.
Much respect for you if you decide to take action right now!
For now, be sure to check out my other blog post entitled "17 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started My Online Business". It will surely short-cut your success.