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Don’t Stop Short of The Gold

In Napoleon Hill’s classic Think and Grow Rich, he tells a true story of a man named R. U. Darby and his uncle who were hit by the “gold fever” during the gold rush.

After having their first car of ore shipped to a smelter, they discovered they had hit one of the richest bodies of gold in Colorado. Excitedly, they continued digging, but the ore vein disappeared.

They kept digging in the hopes of finding the vein again, but when they didn’t get the results they were hoping for, they packed it in and sold off their machinery.

The man who bought the machinery realized random digging was not the best way to find the vein. He called in a mining engineer and had him make some calculations.

What contributed to the failure of Darby and his uncle was their lack of knowledge about “fault lines” and their neglect to consider alternatives. With his expert knowledge, the engineer was able to predict that the vein of gold could be found three feet from where the Darby’s quit digging, and that’s exactly where it was.

Millions of dollars worth of gold were pulled from the mine by the man who decided to not accept easy defeat, and to bring in someone else who had specialized knowledge he didn’t.

The lesson here is that success is often just beyond what seems to be your greatest obstacle. Welcome failure and use it as a measuring stick. When you’re defeated, look for the lesson. What do you need to change in your approach, your mindset, your environment?

Using a modern day example, I’ve been working with a personal trainer for several months. During our first few sessions, she was asking me to do what I thought was completely unrealistic.

I was pushing mediocre weights and because I’m a small build, I thought “small results” were the best I could expect to create. When she asked me to lift 50 pounds doing calf raises, I grunted and groaned and told her it wasn’t possible. After four reps I wanted to stop and she said, “If you can do four, you can do six … two more!”

With the leg press, my first week she had me up to 100 pounds. I thought I was going to pop all the veins in my head and asked her if she went to sadistic school.

She eventually stopped telling me what weight she was setting the machines at and continued to increase the weights and the reps. I didn’t have a clue and said to her after two weeks, “Ha! 50 pound calf raises are a piece of cake, let’s up that weight.”

She then said to me, “Laurie, you’ve been lifting 80 pounds for the last two sessions.”

She also had me leg pressing 180 pounds in the third week without my knowing.

By the fourth week I had doubled my calf raise weight to 100 pounds and leg press to 200. She had done the same with my upper body exercises and I was lifting weights I never would have allowed myself to attempt.

I would have allowed temporary defeat and a limited mindset keep me at the level I had set for myself. She thought bigger and taught me techniques that allowed me to push harder, lift heavier and grow stronger.

I translated this lesson across to my business thinking and ask that you consider it as well.

The only limits are those you create in your mind. Defeat is merely a produced result. Measure the result, change your approach and continue in your efforts.

If you really want to get astounding results in life you have got to set your mind to do about 10 times more the effort and actions you were planning to do. It´s miraculous what you will accomplish. Really go for that. You will see the results.

How To Start An Online Business

Today I want to talk about how to start an online business, we will look at what must be done to succeed online.

This formula is very simple and one that people do not pay enough attention to. By explaining what to look for online, this will be a good way for you to learn how to start an online business.

When you’ll are looking at how to start an online business, you’ll first want to look at a particular field which you are interested in.

You’ll want to see whether or not there is a great deal of competition out there because this could affect your decision to get into that particular field.

When you are deciding to start an online business, you usually want to look for a field in which there is less competition so that you can come in with cheap but effective marketing and dominate that niche.

It is often easier to be a big fish in a small pond rather than a small fish in a big pond. There are many different ways that you can make money on a website in this article will show you a couple of those different ways.

You can decide to sell products online which you can find through wholesale distributors. You are able to advertise on your website and sell advertising using programs such as Google’s Adsense. You can even sell your products through storefronts at either Yahoo, eBay, or Amazon websites.

Another key when you are looking at how to start an online business, is to make sure that you are continually testing and retesting your website.

Once you design your website, you cannot sit back and wait for the sales to comment. You want to test and retest the difference ways in which you have your pages and website built to make sure that you are taking advantage of the traffic coming into your website. If you do not do this, you are leaving money on the table.

The final key when looking at how to start an online business is how you decide to market your website. There are many companies which you are able to buy traffic from at a very cheap price and this can be a good way to supplement your natural search engine traffic.

The way to build natural search engine traffic is through content and developing back links. Back links are links from other websites to yours so that when search engine search bots are indexing webpages, they will find the links to your web site and index your pages.

If you work on finding and underserved niche, it is easier to pay for traffic bought from Internet marketing firms as well as move your way up in the natural search engine pages.

You want to make sure that you are developing both a good site and its contents of the people will want to read what they find and then continually return to your website. This is a simple formula in your search on how to start an online business.

You will find several options on this blog for you to take a look and explore. All of them are mostly programs for fast, effective an proven education, and also programs for selling physical and digital products online.

Most important thing is as always, pick one and take action today, not tomorrow.

BECOMING A KNOWLEDGE SPONGE AND AN INFORMATION FILTER.

As the title states, “Become a a Knowledge Sponge and an Information Filter.” On your daily journey to achieve your WHY, you will travel through many different avenues and sometimes you will ask yourself:

“Why do I need to meet this person or experience this situation?”

The key is to truly understand that you must become an information filter and use your personal God-given filters — your eyes and your ears. I always say that you were born with 4 inputs (2 eyes, 2 ears) and 1 output (mouth).

When you decide to become a filter and filter through all the information that is taken in through your inputs, you will begin to find answers to the reasons for certain experiences in your life.

What you learn from each situation that you experience will be the foundation for future decisions. My personal view is that “every failure is a stepping stone to success, which in turn will become a very long and lovely stone walkway into the castle of your dreams.”

Very simply, this quote means out of every failure you will filter information that will empower you to make wiser decisions based on information you learned from your personal failures!

As you begin to realize you must become a filter – listen and observe more than you talk, you will be amazed at the insight you gain. When you combine becoming a knowledge sponge, along with being a filter, you will empower yourself to achieve your WHY!

Becoming a knowledge sponge is very simple. You must immerse yourself in the knowledge of the #1 people in your field of endeavor. When I first became a distributor in a direct sales organization, I simply did some research and found out what the #1 earners in direct sales/network marketing were doing.

As I result, I broke all records and built enormous sales organizations. I was nothing special, but the methods I used were special because they were proven to work. Remember, the smartest people are those that realize they are not the brightest or the best.

Each day that you embark upon your journey toward your Why, you need to be constantly absorbing as much information as possible. Success leaves clues, and usually it is a long list of failures accompanied with one major success.

I can tell you that if you have failed in the past and right now are questioning your actions, just become an information filter and knowledge sponge.

Start to utilize your four inputs and before you know it, you will hit the mark and succeed!

I highly suggest listening to positive personal development tapes and reading some positive material EACH AND EVERY DAY in order to saturate your sponge with the proper knowledge!

Find your WHY and Fly!

John Di Lemme

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