Success on the Internet can be enjoyed by all, but seldom is this the case. Have you been as successful as you hoped for during this past year? As 2011 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on this past year and my observations as to why people are successful or not as they embark on this journey of Internet marketing. I believe it is helpful to everyone to make a study of what occurs once someone makes the conscious decision to become an online entrepreneur, and how just a few shifts in thinking and mindset will make all the difference.
I recently spoke with someone who described earning money online as a ‘means to an end’. He is truly passionate about an entirely different industry, and views what he is doing online each day as something that will help him to raise the money he needs to be successful in this other area. It took me a day to truly think about what he had said and to come to this conclusion:
If you do not see the opportunity with an online business and express thanks and gratitude for it each and every day, it will become just another thing in your life that you are not successful at achieving. I believe that we must live ‘in the moment’ and do our best at all times. If you have spent the past twenty years or so wanting to be successful in another area of your life, why weren’t you able to give that other area the time and effort necessary in order to achieve your goals and dreams? Why will Internet marketing be any different for you? The short answer: It won’t be any different, and years from now you will lament the fact that you allowed this amazing opportunity slip through your fingers.
Life is much too short to be doing something you do not love. When I no longer loved teaching in the classroom, I made a two year plan to get out. Yes, it was stressful both financially and emotionally, but now my life is more rewarding than I ever imagined it could be. You deserve to be happy and fulfilled, so once you have identified what you love and have a passion for, start doing it every day with gusto!
Having the ability to work from home, or from wherever you are in the world with an Internet connection, is a gift. No other time in recorded history has given us this chance to earn an excellent living on our own terms. You can choose the days of the week and the times of day you will work, freeing up other time for the things in your life that run on a tight schedule. Whether you have children in school, an elderly parent to care for, or are involved in activities that meet at specific times, there will always be time for you to build a passive and residual income and enjoy true success on the Internet. I encourage you to take some time this week to imagine your life in this way, and to appreciate what this will mean for you for the remainder of your working life.