I’d like to share it with you because you might find it helpful.
I went surfing this morning, here in Chile, at a new spot I have never been to before. It is a secret spot but there were 8 guys in the water since the waves were pumping and perfect.
I was quite nervous because I was the new guy on the block, just showing up and paddling out amongst them.
They all gave me a little wary look as I paddled up to them in the line up, kind of like, “who is this guy at our secret spot”.
I waited patiently in the line up, a little to the side of all of them until it was my turn. The sets started to roll in and one by one they took off on the waves. Several waves came in and everyone caught waves and was gone.
I was there by myself waiting. I turned towards the beach to see that everyone was paddling back out towards me.
I thought, “Oh please, send me a wave now while I am here by myself and no one else is here”.
If you’ve been reading my blog then you know that I just left Argentina and drove to Chile on a surf trip. We just arrived at a surf spot here in Chile last night. More updates on the trip coming soon, but first I want to tell you about our little run in with the police.
While driving through Argentina we got scammed by the police.
Many people learn the hard way what works and what doesn’t. Here’s some great advice that will help us avoid common mistakes made when starting a business.
“Growing up I was surrounded by entrepreneurs. All of my uncles on my mom’s side of the family ran successful businesses, and I learned that working for yourself was a great way to improve your lifestyle.
No surprise then that I now own a few businesses of my own. But I made lots of mistakes getting started, mistakes I could’ve avoided if I’d known a few things.”
Neil believes these 17 mistakes are most important to avoid:
Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts in becoming an expert. It is not like the movie The Matrix. We cannot download a kung-fu program into our brains, and all of the sudden be a kung-fu master.
Mastering anything takes time, effort, and practice. While there are no shortcuts to mastery, usually the path to gaining any type of expertise is relatively straightforward. You simply need to be willing to walk the path.
If that is true then why is the world crowded with so many people who desire to accomplish something great, yet never even come close to their dreams?
Adventure is the number one reason people quit their 9-5 jobs to become entrepreneurs.
You sail away from all the rules and restrictions on you, to make your own schedule and to do everything on your own without having to work for anyone.
You imagine sailing for what you hope is a short time and landing someplace where the treasure is plentiful. To work smarter, not harder and longer. To be paid for the time you put in and the time your crew puts in for years to come.
How to Get Things Done – 7 Ingenious Ways to Accomplish A Goal
Ciara Conlon posted on Lifehack.org an inspirational post on how to gain focus and push ourselves to accomplish our daily tasks and goals. She outlines “7 Wise Ways” to do just that:
“It has to be one of mankind’s greatest challenges; staying focused in the fast paced, technology driven world we are living in. Information overload, a common phenomenon, work overload another. But staying focused is perhaps the best way for us to get things done and move forward with our lives and our jobs. So how do we keep our eye on the ball when it’s accustomed to bouncing around from court to court?”
Ciara is a getting things done (GTD) fanatic. She is obsessed with accomplishing what she sets out to do and feeling as if she has done a lot each day. Here are the seven ways she says we can stay focused on each task:
I used to recommend that people start with Affiliate Marketing. That’s what my Google Cash ebook was all about.
What I don’t like about this model is that you don’t build a customer list. In fact you work hard to build someone else’s customer base.
For this reason I now think that the best way to start making money online from scratch, is to create and sell an Information Product.
Selling your own product gives you much greater leverage. You build a list of customers and you are able to sell to them over and over.
You can also allow affiliates to promote your product for you. And you are able to promote affiliate offers to your customers on your backend.
Information products are great because they are relatively quick and easy to create. And they have a very high profit margin. The reason is because it costs very little or even nothing to reproduce your product. Take an ebook for example. It costs you the same to create one ebook as it does to create thousands of them. It’s a digital product.
How To Make Money Online? Requires hard work …
I have to be honest with you here. Making money online and building an online business is a lot of hard work. There is no way around that.
But there is a secret. And that is that if you build your online business around your passions, then the hard work hardly feels like work. Instead you are doing what you would like to be doing even if you did not have to work for money.
The main purpose of this blog, the whole reason I put it online is to help YOU achieve ultimate freedom and true wealth.
I’m going to teach you how to build an online business around your Passions, Skills and Strengths.
I believe the best way to teach and learn this stuff is through a real-life, live case study.