Wouldn’t it be great if we could just change the world RIGHT NOW? Just hit a button and cut out every hurtful, sad, tragic, scary and bad part of it, to start fresh and build it back with love, friendship, trust and laughter?
I think we can change the world, but we have to start with ourselves. If you can be a better you, and inspire others to do the same.. Have them inspire others to do the same again… Sooner or later we have to get around the world, right? It’s a nice thought.
I have worked a lot on myself the last 7-8 months. Every single day I have strived to develop myself and become a better me than I was the day before. I have gone through great changes and it feels fantastic, but I still have a long way to go. I keep working on myself every day. I honestly think you will never be “done” developing yourself. You are never “fully there”. There is always room for improvement.
And like Zig Ziglar said: “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” I think that sums it up pretty neatly.
Today is the last day of specific lessons that I share from our recent event in Denver. The Empower Network(and Big Idea Mastermind) event was a huge success. I am strongly encouraging my entire team that next time we should all go. There is nothing better for your development than going to the event, meeting other like-minded people and learn new aspects of yourself and the business. NEXT EVENT WE GO ON STAGE TOGETHER(to pick up our paychecks:))!
Vick Strizheus said to start with yourself. Talk to yourself as who you are, a leader. You are a leader of yourself and you have to act like it. There is no other person that can control your thoughts and your emotions. Only you. And you have to be a good leader!
Justin Verrengia had a very touching speech for us on Saturday. Both him and his wife are excellent speakers and I don’t think there were many dry eyes left in the room when they finished. The passion and vision this couple share is impressive. One of the most important things I got from this speech(but I got a lot and I can’t repeat it all cause I wouldn’t do it justice), is that you should not compete against and compare yourself to others… ONLY compare yourself to YOU. Try to be a better person today than you were yesterday. Be the change you want to see in the world!
I have a big vision myself and it comes in many layers. I was born and raised in Washington, DC and my mother and I were not of the wealthiest households on the block. I am forever thankful to my mom and her ability to “find a way”. One of the things she pulled together was getting me decent dental care. She saw the importance in this and so do I. It’s great to smile a big confident smile to the world. I want to help young kids growing up in my old community so they can get free dental care – 1. for health reasons 2. for confidence reasons.
My topic today relates to what I learnt this weekend at the “Don’t be a wussy” event in Denver. As promised to you, I will try to relay the knowledge I gained form you this week.
First of all, did you check out the blog post yesterday? If not, stop reading right NOW and go look at it. It’s important you take that step before anything else. You can find yesterday’s blog post HERE.
So… if you read yesterday’s post we can begin with the next step!
Vick Strizheus, my mentor and creator of Big Idea Mastermind, is the guy who taught me what I am about to teach you. I have actually been doing part of this for maybe 7 months now. However, just hearing him explain it all again in person made me grasp the importance of it even more. And I have tweaked my approach to this since then.
A lot of people get frustrated when they don’t see results overnight. They join an internet marketing business and think that they are going to wake up rich the next day. Well, they are in for a huge disappointment. Internet marketing is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. Just like any other business it takes time to build up. You need to invest some time and money into it for it to become the full time(but flexible and fun) career it can be. With full time I mean it can be your ONLY income if you apply the information and training you get properly. Top Earners use about 2-4 hours per day on their business. That’s it. NO, stop it! Don’t for a second think that they are any different from you. YOU CAN BE JUST AS SUCCESSFUL! We all start from the same point. From scratch. We all have to learn how to become successful individually. Luckily, within the Big Idea Mastermind network we are all extremely excited when we can be of assistance to others. If you are brand new to internet marketing – we are there with massive support to help you succeed.
We want to see each and one of our team members be successful internet marketers that can choose for themselves exactly how they want to spend their time and their life. That’s what we are here for! We fulfill dreams!
To start your own business online – all you need to begin is $25 for Big Idea Mastermind/Empower Network. $25 – if you “can’t afford it”, this is nothing for you. There is ALWAYS a way to make something happen if you want it enough. If your desire and dreams are strong enough. $25 equals a big lunch or a night at the movie theatre. It just comes down to priorities.
If you create your own online business – yes you have to work on it and build it up like any other serious business – but you will eventually be able to live life on your own terms.. and isn’t that what we all really want?
OK, sorry – I lost track here for a minute.. Back to the “lesson” of today..
Now, Vick has been extremely successful with his internet marketing career. He has been working on this for about eight years now, seven of which have been very successful. If you are going to listen to any advice from anyone within this field – with him is a great place to start.
This weekend he gave us his very own recipe for success with internet marketing:
1. READ daily – at least 30 minutes reading and 30 minutes listening to someone:
– What?: books ton the subject of personal development are recommended (This could be of Napoleon Hill, James Allen, Dale Carnegie, Maxwell Maltz, Zig Ziglar). You can also listen on audio books and/or watch videos on youtube etc within the topics you are trying to progress. If you are a member of EN/BIM you get loads of valuable training in your back office.
-Why? If you want to be successful in ANYTHING you have to work on yourself, know what you want and make clear intentions. Know how to work with your mind to make it work for you.
2. Spend 1-2 hours EACH DAY where you research your field. Shut off all Facebook, chats, phone etc and only work on research for what you are trying to do. If this is internet marketing – use search engines, blogs, youtube, pinterest, stumble upon etc to look for new ways to market your business.
-Why? This is how you can unlock your own tools for promoting your business. Find something that everyone else isn’t using. Use your creativity and create something new!
3. Apply what you learned. Use what you learned in the previous hours that day. If it’s some new knowledge from reading or listening to others – write a blog post about… or make a list or schedule(or whatever you may have learnt.. use it!). If it’s new traffic source – try it! PS. always start SMALL SCALE on new traffic sources – make sure they are effective and actually convert before you scale it up.
Finally – BE CONSISTENT! Keep working on this every day. Don’t take a break and don’t give up. As mentioned before, building a successful business takes more than one night.
Don’t you want a business you can have for the rest of your life?
Don’t you want to make your own hours and spend more time with the family?
Don’t you want to cut down work to about 2-3 hours per day and make more money than you do today?
Don’t you want to travel the world and live life NOW?
If this is what you want – Big Idea Mastermind can help YOU! You can get rid of any financial troubles you may have, you can achieve your deepest goals in life – but you have to be willing to take this as the serious business it is.
I hope you found this helpful. Please let me know with your comments below!
10) “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
9) “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
8 ) “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.”
7) “There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.”
6) “People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.”
5) “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
4) “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
3) “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”
2) “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
1) “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”