OK — all this New Year's resolution talk makes me want to remind everyone about who is really responsible for your success. (I think you know who it is). But first — a story.
Michael Jackson is an amazing phenomenon that has completely taken over my household. I have a 10 year old and a 12 year old daughter, and those two girls have gone Michael Jackson bananas.
Ever since Michael passed away they have bought Michael Jackson posters and Michael Jackson CDs. My 10 year old daughter knows the words to each and every Michael Jackson song.
Unfortunately, we have quite a long drive to school every morning. Lately we’ve been listening to Michael Jackson CDs. We seem to have every Michael Jackson CD, and this is interesting for me, because I haven’t listened to any Michael Jackson since I was in junior high school in the 80’s. I know almost all the songs, at least all the ones that came out 20 years ago.
Micheal Jackson And Internet Marketing
Listening to Michael Jackson brings back a lot of fond memories for me. But, today I was listening to Michael Jackson and it actually made me think of internet marketing. You may be asking, “What in the world could Michael Jackson have had to say about internet marketing?” The answer is absolutely nothing.
Michael Jackson wasn’t talking about internet marketing, but the song that I was listening to this morning with my 10 year old made me think about internet marketing and what you can do to take control of your business and your own destiny to make your life better.
Michael Jackson has a song called Man in the Mirror. In the Man in the Mirror song Michael Jackson talks about how he finally wakes up to the world around him and how things aren’t so great, and if he wants to change the world, he’s got to start with the man in the mirror. If he wants to make the world a better place, he’s got to do something about it himself starting today.
I submit to you that’s a valid idea for you and your internet business.
Periodically, I run across people who want to complain to me about how some product didn’t meet their expectations, some internet marketing solution didn’t make them rich overnight, about how hard internet marketing is and how difficult it is to get going, on and on all about how it’s so difficult and their life is so difficult. Now, don’t get me wrong. Life is complicated, and internet marketing is difficult. There’s no question about it.
Aside: Want to hear about difficult? Go ask Josh Spaulding or Lynn Terry what they were doing prior to getting into Internet Marketing. Lynn was a single mom trying to feed a couple of hungry kids, and Josh was causing real trouble….
You Are Responsible
The truth of the matter is, the ability to change that situation and become successful in internet marketing is within you. If you want to be successful in internet marketing, you’ve got to start by looking at the man or the woman in the mirror. You’ve got to decide that you’re going to be successful. Once you make that decision, then anything becomes possible.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say you buy a product, or you’ve decided on a business model and you find that implementing business model is not as easy as what was claimed in the sales letter. Okay, that happens every time.
So, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to blame the guy that sold you the product or are you going to try to get the help you need to bridge the gap and make that business model work?
Josh and Jennifer Know This
As my buddy, Josh Spaulding always says, you’ve got to fail over and over again as soon as possible, so that you can figure out how to make something work. You’re going to have to put the work in to get stuff to go right for you. That’s exactly what Michael Jackson is talking about. You can’t blame everybody else for your success or failure at internet marketing. You’ve got to take responsibility for things yourself.
So, what are you going to do today? Well, what I suggest that you do today is to think about the few things that you can do by looking in the mirror to make your internet marketing business a little better. See, my buddy Jennifer over at One Week Marketing always says, “If you’ll just do the things that nobody else will do for a year, then you can spend a lifetime doing stuff that no one else is able to do.”
That’s the key. You’ve got to look at the man in the mirror and make your world a better place.
Have a great day, and do something great today to make your future better.