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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

50 Classic Inspirational Quotations

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"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it"

"Security is mostly superstition, it does not exist in nature. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing"


"Begin at the beginning and go on until you come to the end; then stop."

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast"


"A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results"


"Your life is entirely what you decide it is. The universe starts in your head and spreads out into the world. Change what happens in your head and the universe changes"


"When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask; Compared to what?"

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action"


"Every Adversity, every failure, every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit"

"Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat"


"It's kind of fun to do the impossible"

'All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. You may not realise it when it happens but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."


"Inspiration exists but it has to find you working"

"Everything you can imagine is real"


"In life you need either inspiration or desperation"

"A real decision is measured by the fact you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided"


"For every failure there is an alternate course of action. You just have to find it, when you come to a road block, take a detour"


"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome"


"Adversity is the first path to truth"


"Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer"


"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short"


"Procrastination is like a credit card, it's a lot of fun until you get the bill"


"The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life"


"The last of the human freedoms, is to chose one's attitudes"


"It is not enough to wish to become the master, it is not enough even to work hard at achieving such mastery. Correct knowledge as to the best means of achieving mastery is also essential"


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes"


"If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you're going to turn out in life"


"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live a life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."


'I have always picked people's brains, everyone from Rick Smith and Hank Haney to David Leadbetter. That’s the only way that can you grow. Ninety percent of the information I throw out immediately, five percent I try and discard, and five percent I retain"


"What separates the winners from the losers, is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate"


"Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps"


"One of the most difficult things about making choices in life is actually realising there is a choice to be made"


"Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly"


"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul in to it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm"


"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies"


"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do."

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently"


"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it-as long as you believe 100%"


'All life is an experiment, the more experiments you make the better'


'Success is like death. The more successful you get, the higher the houses in the hills get, and the higher the fences get'


“We don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well.”

RANDY PAUSCH (1960-2008), The Last Lecture

  'Judge a man by his questions, not by his answers'


'I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.


'I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind: yet, strange, I am grateful to those teachers.'


'Believe big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier-certainly no more difficult-than small ideas and small plans'


'If you sincerely wish to change or improve your results in your physical world, you must change your thoughts and you must change them immediately.'


'Most people's lives are a direct reflection of their peer groups.'


'It takes just one idea to live like a king for the rest of your life'


Sunday, October 24, 2010

5 Month Plan -Lead Capture Pages

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The Pre launch of my 5 Month Plan (to be revealed later - and No it is NOT a paid program) includes strategies designed to build ANY online marketing program FASTER than 99% of participants in these programs will ever do following traditional systems.

That's another story though! Here's the deal. Internet Marketing is NOT easy! Despite what you were probably taught by your sponsor, most programs require sweat, blood and often a lot of heartache just to break even.

This is rarely a factor of the compensation plan or products and services. The problem is that few marketers realize what is involved to get in to that elusive 3% that hit home runs.

The big issue is that few programs are actually seamlessly duplicateable. Most people join Internet Marketing businesses in order to create leverage - so that they can work LESS hours and earn residual incomes off the volume of a team. 

Here's the biggest flaw in the plan. It's just too complicated.
Ask yourself this question: could a 10 year old or a 70 year old duplicate your actions? If not - then you're limiting your leverage dramatically.

KISS- yes we all know what the acronym stands for many actually dedicate their efforts to following the principle. KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!

Here's an introduction to a topic that frustrated me for a long time - LEAD CAPTURE PAGES

Most businesses have a link to a company lead capture page - but many lack that ability to really brand your unique flavor and personality into the mix. 

Below are two very simple lead capture pages to two of my programs. They are very different and both took less than 5 minutes to create! 

I have also offered a link to my YouTube channel - that shows how simple and effective floating forms really are. 

The real kicker however is that there are a myriad of marketing systems that are virtually imperative to your business growth that individually would cost literally $1000's to set up plus countless hours trying to figure out....

well here's the thing you can actually get it all PLUS $1100+ of crazy good downloads for ....FREE - yes really

Here are the links:

YouTube Floating Form (will only show one time per day)

Landing Page:  How It all works plus $1100 bonuses just for checking out

Sunday, October 17, 2010

For Goodness Sake What Exactly Are You Marketing! A Rant

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I haven’t really become contrary in my old age! But it seems that since I launched my Ebook ‘Rip Up the Rule Book” (click on the penguin if you like) that's the appearance I’ve been presenting.

 That said here’s another slightly provocative post!

Maybe I have a different mindset to a lot of Online Marketers but I do like to look for the differences that identify and characterize achievers rather than look for the common denominator.

I accept the rationale that copy and pasting and automating specific ‘proven’ systems should offer the best chance of success in any area of life but…..

Systems reach a tipping point or saturation point where wisdom that was once recognized as groundbreaking evolves into Bland, Tepid, Vanilla– uninspiring and soulless.

There is a big push amongst many marketers to promote Personal Branding as the holy grail of Internet Business Success. 

The irony of course is that so many are using virtually the same swipe files, automated email messages, blog platforms, software for accumulating social network followers, and promoting the same traffic generation systems – that truth be told are merely excuses to capture names – and its doubtful if 1% of the promoters are actually using the programs!

Why am I a little different? And I’ll qualify that comment with the observation that different doesn’t necessarily constitute BETTER – in fact different is often and rightly so, considered MAD!

 Well here’s the thing. I actually take the time to check out my Facebook connections' INFO and as long as I can find some modicum of identification will send an actual personal reply and thanks for the connect. This is not at all feasible if the goal is to simply hit 5000 connections as soon as possible.

The benefit as I see it is obviously not in playing a numbers game but I get to see what people are about – their sense of humour motivation etc.

After a few genuine comments are shared I’ll invariably check out their primary business web page and/or Blog.

This is where it gets weird!

Some of the websites are truly awesome – opt in boxes – fantastic plugins- content about every imaginable subject relating to motivation, inspiration, traffic generation, and so forth.

What’s peculiar? Well it kind of feels like a repeat of a movie I’ve seen sometime or a book (probably Magnetic Sponsoring!) - the problem unfortunately is that it’s just not that memorable.

Jump onto a dozen marketing Blogs have a look around be awestruck and then try and remember a few days later, which was which? What stood out? What was outstanding? Not outstanding because it was professional but outstanding because it was memorable.

I quite like some of Seth Godins content and delivery. Not because its presented with any particular gloss – but simply because the message is invariably short and concise. It matters little whether I agree or not – but if it causes pause for thought that’s outstanding.

Charlie Page is another. Yes I know his material is designed to solicit my purchase of his Ezine Traffic books and advertising BUT it’s upfront I know what the agenda is and am more than happy to check out the content.

OK –enough of the ramblings! Despite some conventional wisdom that states that no one is interested in your business and that they’ve got to like and trust you and feel bonded and connected because you’ve provided them with so much brilliant content –and all for FREE- then and only then is it permissible to mention that you have a business opportunity that might work for them….

 I get this strategy –it’s the softly softly approach. Offer free content to build trust, capture a name and then market to the list – BUT…

Where’s the belief? I see so many people online who absolutely radiate Hope rather than Belief. Those that truly believe in their business opportunity shouldn’t need to wrap it up in some enigmatic riddle that is exhaustive to fathom out.

I click on people’s websites to see what they're about. I’ll see the usual lead capture pages and free gifts (yep I do offer free gifts myself –it’s all good – but…) and I guess at what the business is that they are actually ‘promoting’

The industry is often very visible – but not the actual program.

I believe there is a market place for that weird, insane individual who basically proclaims –‘here is what I do –it’s awesome – check it out and hook up if you’d like to quit your job next year.'
Not subtle – but incredibly duplicateable!

There are some online Bloggers that I really admire –their style, authenticity and researched content but I sometimes scratch my head and wonder how exactly do they make a living, because their primary business is almost impossible to identify and that being the case how is what they are doing scaleable. 

OK this sounds like a rant – that’s not the intention –it’s none of my business how people go about their business. If they spam me on Facebook I can ‘disconnect’ it’s not hard – but playing the devils advocate can be enlightening –just a thought

Hope I haven’t upset anyone –actually that’s probably the point, sssshhhh –that’s a secret…

PS: it would be ironic in the extreme if I didn't provide a link to my primary Business Blog (click on pic below)- where I jump up and down and explain why it's so great!! Feel completely free to ignore the blatant pitch...or not

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rip Up the Rule Book!

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 This is a short Post - if you'd like to comment and click on the link below - it's the first draft of my E Book 'Rip Up the Rule Book' a compilation of Blog observations and some alternate perspectives. Feedback appreciated - looking for an E book cover if anyone's got some ideas...

It really isn’t hard to be outstanding.
If you have a business I have no interest in seeing your posts on my Facebook wall every hour of everyday!
A comment however raving about one of my Blogs syndicated to your Wall and Retweeted – then WOW you’ve got my attention – you must be so cool!
In fact you seem so remarkable I’m probably feeling motivated to click onto your INFO that no one looks at and probably click on to your site to see what you’re all about.
Next time you make an interesting observation I’ll feel strangely compelled to comment positively!

It's funny how being interested is so much more powerful than trying to impress......
Free download first draft E Book -Click Below