- Written by admin
- on May 8, 2018
I was reading The Dip by Seth Godin some days and read something that really applies
perfectly to many people who are trying to make money online.
Here is what Seth said:
A woodpecker can peck 1000 trees 20 times and only get tired.
Or he can peck the same tree 20,000 times and get dinner.
The woodpecker has a goal. His goal is to get dinner.
If he wants to achieve that goal he will need to focus on one tree to get the job done.
He can’t jump from tree to tree to tree and expect to get results.
We all have goals. To make money online, to have more free time, to be in
control of what we do and when we do it.
But few are achieving those goals.
How about you? Are you achieving your goals online? Are you where you want to be,
or hoped to be, by now?
If not, go on reading…..
If you are not achieving your goals online yet don’t give up or get down on yourself.
Success is hard. It takes hard work. .
Not getting down on yourself is a very important first step.
The next step, is to answer these questions. This is a process that could help you.
Question 1 – What do you want?
Most people can answer this with one word … MONEY!
That’s fine. There is nothing wrong with wanting the things money can buy. In fact,
nothing at all wrong with wanting to make massive amounts of money.
The Internet can certainly do that for you. But, in order for that to happen, you have
to have a plan. A good plan. A plan based on facts, not hopes or dreams.
Question 2. – It may be called “The Question of The Woodpecker”
What tree are you pecking?
In other words, if you want to make money, or have time freedom or any other goal.
HOW are you going to do that?
Success does not happen by accident. It does not happen by trying many things and getting lucky.
Success comes to those who plan, prepare, work hard and then expect to succeed.
It is a process. PLAN first then PREPARE (based on those plans) and then WORK hard and then
EXPECT to succeed.
Do that and you will succeed.
The key in this stage is to choose “the right tree” . In other words, choose the WAY in
which you will succeed.
Will it be affiliate marketing?
Will it be content marketing?
Will it be creating products?
Will it be doing product launches?
Will it be providing a service?
The possibilities are endless but making the choice matters most.
No one succeeds online by reading emails and reading endless pitches about the “next big thing”,
reading long sales letters or watching videos.
If what I just wrote describes you then begin checking email only twice a day – once in the
morning and once in the evening. And learn to “process” your email, not read every message.
Once you have chosen your method of success it will be known as your ONE THING.
Question 3 – When are you going to start?
This is the easiest question of all. The ONLY answer to this is NOW.
The person who is not willing to take the first step will never take the second step.
The first step is starting now. Not tomorrow, next week or when you feel better … now.
Question 4 – How committed are you?
And here’s the hardest question.
How committed are you to your CHOICE of how you will succeed? This is a vital question.
I would suggest you to organize your work time into how much you spent on your ONE THING
vs. time spent on anything else.
Here’s what you are looking for — how much of your time was spent on the ONE THING you need
to do to achieve your goal?
If you are like most people you will find that you spent more time watching TV or doing other
optional things, than pursuing your one thing……
If that is you, now you know where to make some adjustemts..
Success takes more than just focus. It takes focusing on the right activities.
After all, a woodpecker who pecks a fence post a million times will be disappointed.
But answering the questions above, and being honest enough with yourself to know where your
time goes, will help you get to where you want to go faster.
Here’s a Zig Zigler quote:
“You were born to win. But in order to be the winner you were born to be you have to plan to win,
you have to prepare to win, and then (and only then) can you reasonably expect to win”
Set your goals, choose your strategy, commit to it and work it like there is no tomorrow.
If you do that you will achieve your goals.
If you are looking out like the Woodpecker which tree you are going to peck….
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