Mistake 1 – Expecting to Get Rich Very Quickly:
Unfortunately we live in a society where everybody wants results immediately. We always seek out short term gratification ahead of long term results. This is just as true when people come online to make money. They falsely believe it’s possible to get rich very quickly and as a result, we see failure after failure in this business. There are no get rich quick schemes and push button money making systems out there, this is a real business and must be treated that way.
Mistake 2 – Not Taking Full Responsibility:
Another mistake I see far too often is people blaming everything but themselves for their lack of results. They blame the search engines, the information they’ve been given and the whole damn world. Although there are a lot of rubbish programs out there teaching people how to make money, that is not the reason people are failing at such a high rate. The reason they fail is because they just do not do enough everyday to accumulate results further down the line. (take another look at mistake 1.) At the end of the day you will either be known for your “results” or your “excuses.”
Mistake 3 - Focusing on Problems Instead of Solutions:
Internet marketing can become very frustrating at times, especially in the beginning. I see a lot of people who are far too negative with their attitude. They come across a strategy that doesn’t seem to be working for them and they just complain. Rather than have a positive, can do attitude, they seem to shrink in confidence, abandon what they were doing and start something else. In the end, they keep jumping from one strategy to another and never get to fully complete one of them.
Mistake 4 – Not Leaving Their Comfort Zone:
Let’s face it, anyone who has ever achieved anything worthwhile had to step outside of where they felt most comfortable. It’s impossible to become a high achiever in this industry if you are not willing to feel, & accept the pressures that come with it. Successful people only became that way through stretching their potential to new levels. Keep doing the same things and invariable you will keep getting the same results. It’s very, very important to push the boundaries of your abilities and see what you are truly capable of.
Mistake 5 – Lack of Focus:
As I said already, marketers jump from strategy to strategy in search of the perfect system. This is known as the “shiny object syndrome,” and it’s a big problem for a lot of people. This is why you need to have a determination and focus that forces you to succeed at completing tasks. Working online every single day can lead to burnout in some cases and I’ve seen it happen countless times in the past. If you have been working around the clock trying to make this work every single day, you may need a short break to regain perspective and focus. This is so important. A little break can do wonders for your mental attitude and can be the difference between success and failure.
Mistake 6 – Not Willing to Invest:
I get sick and tired of hearing people talk about succeeding online for free. It’s laughable to think there are people out there who think like this. How much bloody value do you put on your time? These are exactly the people we do not want in the Six Figure Mentorsprogram. Opportunity seekers who come online and expect to create a business without spending money is another huge reason so many fail. You MUST invest into your business and education if you really want to become a success. Can it be done without investing? The answer is yes, but it will take 10x longer. Many years ago it was possible to make it big online without investing too much, but today, that’s simply not true at all.
Go onto the biggest marketing forum on the internet and you will find 99% of the people on there are failing. This industry is littered with opportunity seekers who are looking for cheap training courses to help them succeed. What’s wrong with this picture? Opportunity seekers very rarely succeed in anything they do. If you are scouring the web looking for cheap ways to run your business, then I’m afraid…you have no business. Go out and clean toilets if you have to make up extra cash to invest in your business. Be resourceful and make it happen. This is the mindset you need to have.
Mistake 7 – Not Committed to Success:
This is a big one in my opinion. If you came online to make money, then you may succeed, but, if you came online because you MUST make money, then you have a better chance. You need to find out why you want an online business. Is it for the freedom? Cars? Beautiful home? Sunny beaches? Women? All of these? You see, people are not really committed to success, because they have no drive to achieve. They want all the luxuries money can bring, but let’s face it, who doesn’t?
That’s not enough to drive you to success. We are much more likely to be driven by a need to get away from something. I wanted to succeed because I swore I would NEVER work for anyone else ever again. That was enough to drive me forward. It may not seem like much, but I simply got to the point where I detested everything our conformist society stood for…I wanted to live my life on my own terms. What about you?
Mistake 8 – Not Doing Whatever It Takes:
All the big achievers in life have one thing in common. Actually, they have plenty of things in common, but the one thing that really makes them stand apart from everyone else, is to do whatever it takes to make it bloody happen. Winners will do whatever it takes to succeed. Are you a winner? Have you got a winning mindset? Would you go out and get another part time job to pay for your business education? Would you clean those damn shitty toilets if you had to?
Mistake 9 – Not Focusing on Providing Value:
Your number one goal should be to provide as much value as you possibly can. If your goal is to make money, then you will find it difficult to compete with the big earners in this industry. Having a goal to just make money is not enough to sustain a healthy business. Your prospects need to get as much value from you FIRST before they can begin to know, like and trust you. Your value will substantially increase in proportion to the value you give.
Mistake 10 – Using The 80/20 Rule Backwards:
You need to be taking actionable steps each and every day to bring your goals closer to you. I am a big fan of education and learning, but spending most of your time in learning mode will hurt your business. If you are not spending 80% of your time on taking action, then you need to change this. We learn far more by doing things rather than reading about them. The person who spends 80% of their time learning, is the person who is not only procrastinating, but is afraid to move forward. They will make up an excuse that they want to know everything first, but they are nothing more than afraid…period! Get to working on your business and learn by doing.