All of us have heard the story about The Little Engine that Could. It’s a children’s classic about a small locomotive who volunteers to do a job that no one else will do. That is, to scale a mountain that deems itself too daunting for any of the other, more qualified trains.
Does this stop the little engine? No. He just keeps telling himself, “I think I can, I think I can,
On and on, he puffs this mantra and traverses the mountain.
Some of you are like this. Deep in your soul, you know that you were destined for greatness. You just know it. And it doesn’t matter that all the others are telling you it’s just too hard to rank number one on google. Or, pay per click never works. Or, the internet is too saturated. None of that phases you. Because, You have faith. Real faith. Mountain moving (climbing?) faith.
What causes faith like that? Would love to hear your comments below
Every internet marketer knows that it can be a real drag getting things done. I’m going to show you a simple series of daily disciplines I do to get the day rolling right.
Sit upright. Yup, you heard me right. Before I fall out of bed, I sit up in bed. Admit it, marketer; getting up in the morning can be hard, especially if your day is swirling before you. Product launches, blog posts, and new ebooks to write. Hey, whatever it is that you do on the internet, take a moment to think it out before your feet hit the floor.
Hydration. Update–Previously in this post, I recommended java to get you going. I was an absolute coffee and white sugar fan and a complete addict. I am now caffeine free but don’t worry…i won’t goodie two shoe ify you and jack with your addiction. If you must drink coffee, then you need to replace it with, like, four cups of water. If you can drink a gallon a day (truly) for a month (of water, not coffee!) you will see miracles happen in your chronically dehydrated bod (I see another post coming on….)
Write. Just write. What needs to get done today? I segment a piece of paper into six sections and as I’m reviewing my day, list my to do’s in each section.
Schedule. Each “to do” gets a time.
Pray. Yes, it’s really true; without a spiritual program, I know I would never be number one on Google for a variety of search terms. And I unabashedly hasten to say, this only works if your spiritual program includes the right mentor
Post. Get one post on your blog. after prayer and planning your day, that’s the most important thing you can do. Take a week getting it ready, if needed. If you will post one article per week, minimum, you will get more traffic and reader engagement than you could ever hope for.
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Medical science has shown that negative thinking people actually have a dark cloud in their brain, and it grows when they continue to think negatively.
It’s almost like a downhill ride that keeps getting faster and faster
because the more they think negatively, the more the dark cloud grows. And the more it grows, the more they think negatively.
The interesting thing is, most people don’t even know that they are doing this.
I must confess, as an analyst in SEO and as a strategist, it can become very easy to develop a cynical mindset…if you are an internet marketer, an affiliate marketer, or a marketer of any kind, then you know how difficult it can be to remain positive instead of always gravitating toward the negative.
Everything on the internet seems to be changing constantly. So many times, when we try something new, it’s hard
to believe for success knowing that what you build today might seem obsolete tomorrow.
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