Yesterday was supposed to be launch day. I ended up taking a break and trying to brainstorm with someone which was a good idea (the brainstorming part) part it was with the wrong person because the conversation quickly turned into a practical one AND then turned into them wanting me to make a website for them…and that person did not even want to pay for the website to be built.
If I have learned anything over the last whole lotta years…it is to be very careful when dealing with people who are asking for a lot and try not to pay for it. Those types of deals are very destructive for both parties and for some reason the goof ball that does not want to pay for the service in the first place will then only keep coming back and trying to get more…for free again.
With this person, they have a habit of not getting along with people and it is clear to me and many other people as to why. But trying to change that person will only result in frustration and a whole lot of wasted time.
Even the next day, I am still kicking myself a bit for wasting an hour or so having the conversation with hope (even though it was probably a 1% chance) that the person was interested in a win win deal…cause they very rarely ever do that. Its the weirdest thing to me…but it is what it is and I have to delete it from my brain.
That is about it for my rant about that lol.
On to moving forward and growing myself and my business. Yesterday I had a bunch of ideas for the market I wanted to enter but was not able to settle on one. As Ed Dale says in his book, there are different personality types that freeze up when it comes to launch time. This might be one of the things I freeze up on…or I might have just been looking for a little inspiration in market and couldn’t find it.
I really want to get into a market I love. However I really just like the whole self improvement and business consulting market now. And I don’t want to become one of them that promotes and sells how to make money online or how to build your own business without having built and maintained a bunch of my own.
One other thing I like to do is build websites and I have actually had a bunch of people ask me to do them for them. So I guess I should take this as a sign.
Back to Ed Dales challenge…if I were to pick three markets to enter I suppose the ones I love are:
Social Media Marketing
Now that I have actually listed them out on this blog…I have to admit its a bit of a relief to have them out of my mind and into the internet sphere. It seems to be a lot better to post this stuff to a blog than talk to many people in person about it, cause most of the time people I know don’t really want to here it s they are preoccupied with their own way of living and doing things. Which is kind of a bummer…but hey that is life.
Furthermore I have heard it and read it from a bunch of different successful people that we are lucky to have 1 or 2 people in our lives that actually care about our success. And when it happens that someone becomes involved in my success it is a beautiful thing…and I have to make sure they are rewarded for it as well.
For anyone reading this blog this far… thank you for coming on this journey with me and I hope to be able to provide you with information, tools, inspiration and share my experience with you. Chances are you could be on a similar journey and we can all benefit from each other.
If you have an questions or comments please feel free to leave them below and I will read and comment on as many as I can.
Now, going back to the market I want to enter, I read over the list again and it definitely gets me a more motivated. At noon today I have a meeting to attend and I am going to bounce these markets around in my head (and maybe even write them down lol) before the meeting an afterward and then come back to my laptop and see if I am able to narrow down the market into a smaller niche that would be good to enter into.
It is kinda strange how just writing down the markets is like making a decision and already I am having new thoughts about what I could do in each market…its kinda like opening up my mind… or moving forward… or progress. After reading how this works in Ed Dales book and hearing it in many other places too, I have to say thank you for creating the awareness and helping me to get back on the path of creating something new (even with utilizing old skills) and starting the journey again.
By the way… sometimes when I have some not positive influences trying to take me off my track or bring me down (i have learned to stay away from these people as much as possible, but sometimes it just happens) I have a few different ways of bringing myself back up:
- Calling a good friend or family member that is positive success minded
- Watching a motivational video on youtube such as:
I paid a lot of attention to the way I feel and the thoughts I have after spending time with different people and even the stuff i watch and read. Some things are just really good and it is a daily challenge to not give in to the temptation of something that is not good… keep the negative out of your life and the negative people out of your life and fill it only with the best of the good stuff…whether it be people, tv shows, movies or anything else… only be around and take in the good.
Have positive short, medium and long term goals. Stick to your guns in achieving your goals.
And remember most people will not try to help you achieve your goals. You gotta keep yourself moving forward and not let anyone or anything stop you.
And what ever you do…do it the best you can.
Now I have to take my own advice and focus on narrowing down the market I want to enter, into a niche (cause all the great success advice says this is the way) and just do it.
Stay positive my friend.