Saturday, March 6, 2010

Are You A Dead Beat?

Now before you get insulted and click away hear me out. Then you can do what you want to.

Do you know, "Dead Beat", is what some internet marketers think about people that sign up for programs and never do anything? These are the nicest words they use to describe this type of person. The other words, well, they aren't worth repeating.

There are more people that sign up for every program they find on the internet and do nothing than those who sign up and at least try.

Then I must be a Dead Beat...

Why do you think people looking to fulfill their dreams do this?

First let me say that I don't consider anyone a "dead beat" just because they don't do what I think they should. My opinion is if someone does nothing then they must have a reason for doing nothing. I am not here to judge. I am here to help.

Back to why people sign up and do nothing:
1. They don't know what to do!
2. They are scared of change!
3. The program was not what they thought it was!
4. They find out that nothing is free!
5. They doubt themselves!
6. They have to work hard!
7. Their family and friends tell them they are crazy!
8. They feel too dumb to ask questions!
9. They feel as if they don't deserve more in life!

These are just a few of the reasons why people do nothing when signing up for a program. Bet that you could come up with some more excuses.

Do you see yourself in any of these?

Let me tell you, over the course of about ten+ years I have signed up for thousands of programs. Some in MLM. Some in affiliate marketing. Some in whatever sounded good. Some of them were probably good programs. But like other people, I did nothing! Does this make me a "Dead Beat"?

No more! I stopped that roller coaster several years ago because I finally wised up.

Yes, some wisdom finally crept into my brain. Well, it should have after all these years, don't you think? Now I am settled and know where I am going. My vision is real and I can see myself reaching it. I now know and understand internet marketing. I now know and realize more about myself and what I have to offer to others.

What can you do?

First, decide what you want. Ask yourself some questions and be honest with the answers. What is your vision? What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to stay right where you are right now? Do you need some extra income to just get by. Do you want more time with your family and friends?

What to do first: decide what your goals really are!

Goals are those things in our life that we want to accomplish. Goals should be broken down into categories: personal, spiritual, business, etc. Don't combine these. List them on separate pages. Yes, WRITE them down so you can see them. This makes your vision (goal) more real to you.

Then decide what steps you will take to reach your goals - baby steps. Don't go hog wild here. What are you going to accomplish today? What are you going to accomplish this week? What are you going to accomplish this month? This year?

Business goals should span from day one to 3-5 years. You read that right. Don't expect to accomplish your business goals today. This is impossible and self-defeating. Don't do that to yourself.

Now, get busy. Look around. Pick a program that fits you and that you can believe in - very important.

And, by all means, never consider yourself a "Dead Beat".

Just do something and stop playing around with your dreams.

Wishing you the best,

"Most of us plateau when we lose the tension between where we are and where we ought to be." ~~ John Gardiner