I was doing a few small updates to an e-book I give to my subscribers today about How to be Successful in Internet Marketing, it’s not one of those …Do this and do that type books it’s more a ..this is the mindset you need to succeed type books. (If you are a subscriber you’ll get a link to the .pdf version , If not you can buy it on amazon).
One of the sections talks about how people are afraid to actually try things.
What puzzles me is when do people start to get scared of failure?
In the book I tell a story about the first …and only airplane I ever built.
It must have taken me 2 months or so to get the bits I needed and it involved a lot of sneaking around building sites when there was no one there. (did I mention I was probably 7 or 8 at the time?)
Anyway I finally got everything I needed to build my plane … mostly long wooden planks and my sisters roller-skates for the undercarriage. I had also built a long ramp and it was ready to go on it’s maiden flight, It couldn’t fail.
I remember I didn’t have a flying helmet so I made one out of an old plastic ball I had… eat your heart out Mcguyver !
5 – 4 -3 chocks away – 2 – we started to roll down the ramp 1 – Fly you bugger Fly
Did you know you have a Tail bone and you can break it?
Can you believe it didn’t fly? ..I was shocked once I came around.
I didn’t really learn my lesson as i’ve spent most of my adult life trying to get various motorcycles that I maintained myself around a track. The point is stuff we do is supposed to be dangerous and scary it’s one of the reasons we evolved. What would have happened if our ancestors had decided that rubbing 2 sticks together and making fire was a bad idea because it might cause a few burns?
What would have happened if they looked out of the cave and thought that hunting a mammoth was dangerous so it’s probably not a good idea to do it.
Ok back to reality now.
When was the last time that someone created a mailing list and got horribly injured? When was the last time a Blog went feral and hunted down it’s creator.
Internet marketing isn’t dangerous, it won’t hurt you. You’ll either not achieve anything or you’ll suddenly find you are successful and you can change your lifestyle to one you want. The more you do the more chances you have of being successful
Come on show some of that pioneer spirit , The majority of my readers are from The US , UK and Australia . 150 years ago think what your ancestors were up …traveling across continents looking for new lands and opportunities, making a living with their own hands, being adventurous … what are you planning to do tonight ? Watch the Biggest loser?
So what are you going to do? Sit at home watching TV or take a leap into the unknown?
Stop putting things off , find one thing you are a bit dubious or scared of doing and just do it… Now, … don’t put it off any longer… do it.
Build a list
Create a product
Do a Video and post it on You Tube
Ask someone for an interview
Make a personal blog
What ever you do do something….. Make your Ancestors proud!
Share what you are going to do below … I seriously am interested!