I’ve done a lot of stuff in my life… some of it fun, some of it – not so much, and I’ve learned a lot of lessons.
I’m glad I did, yet I paid a lot for my lessons… including losing my million dollar business in 2011.
I’ll tell you the most important lessons so you could learn from my mistakes
1 Don’t set too many goals
You can’t achieve anything if you don’t set goals, right?
That’s true… yet if you set too many goals, you will burnout. You will burnout big time.
I did exactly this and failed very bad.
I’d set one goal, I achieved it… I had set a few more while achieving the first one, achieved some of them, then I set a few more and lost focus… and lost everything.
You don’t want that.
Heard the saying?
“Rome wasn’t built in a day”
That’s a wise saying, especially to me, cause I have almost no patience… I’ve trained myself, but I still have problems with pushing things too hard.
2 Don’t believe everything you hear
Most marketers are full of crap and want only one thing – your money.
They don’t care about you and the fact that you are a human being… to them you are just a cow they have to milk.
That’s the difference between us entrepreneurs and marketers, we care about people.
When I started online I of course stumbled onto a network marketer, since they are all over the internet trying to sell shit no one needs, I wasted a lot of time trying to do what they taught (which was useless), wasted money too…
…tried to copy them (a huge mistake) and then said:
“fuck it, this is messed up, I’m going to be me”
…and am now telling you this to be careful.
3 Have fun
This is possibly the most important part of wealth creation… it is as vital as working hard. You have to find time for fun, or you will go crazy LOL.
Entrepreneurship is no piece of cake, you will go through a lot of mishaps, and you have to take your mind off of them from times to times.
This lesson was actually the hardest thing for me to learn, as I always push to the limit, and I don’t stop until I finish what I start. Well, to tell you the truth, since I started having fun and spending my money buying stuff I like, business started going 10 times smoother.
Growing financially and spiritually takes not only hard work, but also hard fun.
4 Build A real long-term business
If you concentrate on making fast money only, you will always struggle to earn the next buck.
The real deal is to build a real business:
2 product/service that will bring you money constantly/monthly
3 problem that your product/service will solve
5 way to get paid
When you start making some serious money, you can always expand your business and create more solutions for people’s problems.
5 Over-planning is not the smartest thing to do
Although you need a plan, it is a lot better to plan as you go, this way you will always follow your plan and get the results that you want.
It is hard to figure out numbers in this business, and planning might turn out to be less effective than you think, not to mention sometimes you will have to go exactly the opposite direction than the one you had planned.
Plan as you go.
These are the five key internet marketing life lessons I strictly follow to achieve my goals.
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