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Monday, December 10, 2007

Review of Success University

I no longer promote Success University. Shortly after they merged with World Ventures, a travel MLM opportunity I decided to cancel my membership.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Do you Suffer from Information Overload?

Do you ever suffer from information overload? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed at that overstuffed inbox, or feel like you will never know enough to succeed in your internet marketing or home business? Every day you are bombarded with new pieces of information, emails to read and answer, new reports and e-books to download, courses to purchase, training to go through, communication for affiliate programs you have joined, forum posts to read or the next “guru” telling you that you have to buy their product.

If this is a problem for you, you are not alone! It is very common for people to feel overwhelmed when they try to start their own internet business or get involved in internet marketing to make some extra money online. I felt the same way when I started out over three years ago. The good news is that this feeling will lessen over time. Now and then I still feel that old familiar feeling of information overload sinking in, but it certainly not as severe as it was when I first started out.

Here are some tips to help you get on your way to feeling like a normal person again…

(1) Accept that you will never know everything. You don’t need to know everything about internet marketing and it is unlikely that you ever will. Your knowledge will increase over time naturally, but don’t beat yourself up about your lack of knowledge. Take a deep breath and don’t let yourself feel overwhelmed or in a panic about this.

(2) Keep your Email Organised. This is extremely important. In the information age we are bombarded by emails. Some emails are for information only and others are from people who often expect an immediate reply. The best thing to do here is to create folders in your email program for different types of emails. For example I have folders for receipts, invoices, download links, affiliate program communications, login information etc. When you are reading your email you can file emails into the appropriate folder instead of feeling the need to read them instantly. For example you may have just joined an affiliate program and they are sending you tips by email. You may find this information useful, but you are not ready for all these tips yet. If this is the case just file these emails in a folder and study them at a point in the future when you are ready.

(3) Keep a To-Do list. It is always helpful to put together some sort of plan or “to-do” list. I have a master list with everything that I want to do in the long term and I also have a list of things that I would like to do in the near future e.g. for the next week or fortnight. If I think of something new, which is not urgent I add it to my master list rather than my short term list. This helps to prevent me from becoming distracted and keeps me focused on the things that are immediately important.

(4) Learn to use the Unsubscribe Link. This sounds very obvious, but how many newsletters or ezines are you subscribed to? Are you getting value from them? Do you have the time to read them? If the answer to either of these questions is no, then click on that unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email!

(5) Consider Outsourcing. It’s not possible to be an expert in everything. For example, I am good at building and updating websites, but I am useless at creating graphics and using photo or graphic editing software. Rather than spend hours trying to learn these skills I pay someone to create graphics for my site. You can outsource people to write articles for you, design websites, update your website, write your sales copy and more. Concentrate on the things that you are good at (or that you enjoy and want to be good at) and this will help ease the pain of information overload.

The next time you are feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath, realise that you are not alone in feeling this and read these 5 tips to help you get back on track.

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Dream your way to Success

Have you ever dreamt of being a success? At some point in your life I imagine that you have probably dreamt of of being rich, or successful, or perhaps you just want to be happy with your life and your relationships.

Often, we have huge dreams and lofty aspirations, but unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in our day-to-day living and only just get by just barely existing.

But guess what? Your life could be so much better, you just need to aim higher.

The most common problem to setting goals is negativity. Most of us get hung up thinking "It's too difficult" or "I can't do this" or "It's just impossible". If everyone thought like this, there would be no innovation and no breakthroughs or inventions.

If you limit yourself with self-doubt, you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible and if you aim too high without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to an impossible dream.

Try this simple exercise. Take a bit of paper and write down some of your goals in life. Under one header, list down things 'you know that you can do'. Under another header, write the things 'you may be able to do.' And under one more, list the things that that are 'impossible for you to do.'

Now take a look at what you have written down. Each day try to work towards the accomplishment the goals that are under things 'you know that you can do'. Tick them off once you have accomplished them. As you make progress in ticking off each of your goals under that heading, try working towards the goals that 'you might be able to do.'

Once you started to accomplish these goals you can start to move the goals that are under things that are 'impossible for you to do' into the list of things 'you might be able to do'. Break your goals down into smaller more managable pieces and write down the things that you need to do to achieve each piece.

As you step through this process, you will start to find that the goals you thought were impossible actually become easier to accomplish. Then you'll find that the impossible goals start to seem possible after all.

The technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic.

Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. If you want to accomplish your dreams, you have to expect a lot of hard work along the way.

So continue to dream! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. Be persistant and make small steps each day towards your goals. You will soon find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

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