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The Awesome Power of Consistency

Even though we’ve never met in person or talked on the phone, I really do care about your success!!!

Why you might ask?  Because I’m selfish!  What?  Hear me out.  🙂

I’m selfish in that it gives me a great feeling to know that I contributed in some way to the success of others.  In a way you might say that I get to share in your success if I help you create it, now matter how small my contribution might be.

Today I’d like to examine what I consider to be one of the most powerful forces you could ever develop – consistency.

Check out this article and let me know what you think.

http://www.mrselfdevelopment.com/2010/05/5-must-read-lessons-on-the-power-of-consistency

The Winning Mindset for Business Success

Let’s face it.  If you’re going to be successful in business, especially a business where you leverage the power of the Internet for your marketing, you need a great mindset.  Without this key element to success, your will always face an uphill struggle.

The good news is, it’s easier than you think to develop a winning mindset.

Here is a fantastic article on the 3 “G’s” of a winning mindset.  Out of the three characteristics listed, grit conjures up great power and determination to win!.

So what is your level of “grit”?  I’d love to know!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucekasanoff/2015/04/07/three-essential-elements-of-a-winning-mindset/#3dfb2331659e

How To Overcome Information Overload

Yesterday we talked about one of the biggest problems people face when trying to get started making money on the Internet: Information Overload.

There are so many ways to make money online that new, and even experienced marketers, don’t always know where to start or what to do next.

So how can we overcome this crippling phenomenon and finally start to enjoy the success that we so desperately desire?

Here are 3 things you can do to get on the road to success:

1) Set up a new email address.

Let’s face it, you’re inbox isn’t exactly your friend. If you’re like me and many others that I’ve talked to, you are bombarded with new offers from expert marketers on a daily basis.

The situation is so bad that when one company I like sends out an offers for health related products, and sends the same email twice in one day. I think they do this because it increases the chances of their message being seen. Given the number of marketing messages this company sends out, I’d have to say it is an effective technique. Great for them, but BAD for your inbox!

One of the most effective things you can do to reduce or even eliminate the temptation of new offers from experts is to set up a new email address and share this with your family and friends.

I realize that this isn’t an easy thing to do, especially if you’ve had your email address for a long time. It is however one of the most powerful things you can do to reduce being tempted by shiny new objects.

The benefit of setting up a new inbox for your most important emails is that after you’ve worked on your business for the day,  you can always go and check the email from your original inbox, even though this isn’t a good idea because you WILL be tempted by doing it.

2) Tem up with an accountability partner.

Another step you can take is to get yourself connected to someone who will help you stay focused. Your accountability partner could be a friend of business associate whom you trust enough to share what you’re working on.

The idea is simple: Tell them you’re working on a new business project, and you want them to hold you accountable for your activities with it. Having someone outside of yourself who can point out when you’re off track and keep track of your progress can have an amazing powerful impact on your progress and overall success.

3) Get a coach.

Coaches can see things that you can’t see, especially if they are in the industry you want to succeed in. Many people have the mistaken idea that a coach knows everything, but this isn’t true.

A coach’s job is simply to see things that you can’t see. We all have “blind spots” in our awareness, and this is where a coach is invaluable. They can see past your blind spots.

The only real questions regarding a coach are 1) where can you find a coach? and 2) how does the coach get paid?

Tomorrow we will talk about the easiest way to get a coach to help you succeed.

Is Information Overload Is Robbing You Of Success?

If you’re like most people I talk to on a regular basis about their lack of success in making
money on the Internet, then you’re most likely struggling with one huge problem – Information Overload.

It’s true. There are so many people trying to get your attention that very quickly you feel overwhelmed by all of it and don’t really know where to start or what to do next.

What seems to make the problem worse is that expert marketers are constantly coming up with new products, and these people are GREAT at making us WANT what it is that they are offering. I’ve met people who have tons of programs on their computer gathering “digital” dust.

The gurus often use the term “Shiny Object Syndrome” to describe this situation. They know that the majority of people who buy their products will never ask for a refund because they never get around to implementing the product they bought! The thing is, many of the products the gurus sell are really pretty good.

You start out with the best of intentions, buy a program or product, sit down and start working your way through it, and before you know it you’re off to doing something else. After a few days you forget all about your “new program” and are off doing something else.

The sad part is, this can go on literally for years without you even realizing it! Want to know how I know this? Two reasons: 1) I was a master of this, as guilty as the next person, and 2) I know expert marketers who talk about this all of the time.

In my next post, we’ll talk about some ways to overcome Information Overload or Shiny Object Syndrome as it’s often called.

Talk to you soon.

Is It Ok To Fake It Till You Make It?

One of the questions that I will often hear from individuals who are just starting out in this
industry is:

“…But Robert, I’m not really an “expert”, what qualifies me to talk to others about this topic? Don’t get me wrong…I love my niche and I love talking about my niche, but I just don’t feel right “pretending” that I’m some “expert” when I really don’t feel that I am”

This is a GREAT question!

And the fact that I get it so often tells me that most of you are coming from a place of integrity with regard to building your businesses! (WOO HOO! )

Here are some of the GREAT COMMENTS that others left on my Facebook with regard to the question.

Mark Edward Brown Said:
“good intent / bad catch phrase. Fake is not genuine and everyone + everything knows it! Better to be determined, focused, and have a calculated plan plus a good coach or consultant (teacher)”

JJ Alan Said:
“I believe the fake it till you make it is more of a state of being, for example, you want to fake the confidence and conviction in what you are doing, over a period, that confidence will produce success… The problem is when people want to fake tangible things and results”

Kelly Fidel Said:
“I hadn’t used this phrase ever, then 2 years ago while speaking at a 3 day event I said it. I also spoke each day to a man that asked if he could ask me 1 question each break. That’s 18 questions … very strategic. I didn’t know he was homeless and borrowed the money to attend. One year later he’s at over $600K and send me a testimonial and thank you. He said my statement ‘Fake it til you make it’ gave him Permission to Succeed. I tell this story from the platform today!”

Desmond Nicholson Said:
“It also allows you to take imperfect actions to get going..It beats being caught up in paralysis analysis in trying to get every thing perfect. You can always correct your course on the fly..”

Carry Tucker Said:
“‘fake it til you make it’ is useful when you are referring to a smile. Smile even when you don’t feel like it and you will soon feel like it. It’s magic!”

So…

What do you think?

1. PLEASE leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!

2. PLEASE pass this on to any other home business entrepreneurs you know (facebook friends, twitter friends, etc) if you think it might help them.

Here’s the link ==> http://topinternetsuccess.com/is-it-ok-to-fake-it/

To YOUR Success,
Robert Hundley

 

Home Business Success Secret #1 – Consistent Focus Is The Key To Everything

 

Think about this…

If you place a leaf on the ground on a sunny day, what happens?…Absolutely nothing But…if you place a magnifying glass over that leaf and hold it still, what happens? The sun’s light is focuses through the magnifying glass and a hole is burned in the leaf. “FOCUS” is the difference between a warm leaf and a forest fire.

The problem with 99% of home business entrepreneurs is that they never commit to focusing on ONE endeavor. Most of us never made the commitment to ourselves (before we got started) that we were only going to focus on ONE business and ONE outcome UNTIL we reached our goal! As far as I’m concerned, you need to look at today as a brand new day. Today is the first day of the rest of your life as a home business entrepreneur. Today is the day that you clear everything else off of your table and focus on ONE home business endeavor! Most network marketing and home business entrepreneurs think that they’ll be able to “multi-task” their way to success. As a society, we get a perverse sense of importance when we think to ourselves that we’re “super busy because we’ve got a lot on our plate and we’re juggling a bunch of stuff”. Do yourself a favor….STOP!

It’s kind of like you trying to tie both shoes at the same time…IT DOESN’T WORK! You either tie ONE shoe at a time or you walk around in your socks all day. ONE thing that every single successful home business entrepreneur knows is this: If you do not have complete focus on the outcome you desire, you will NEVER reach your goals!
But, understanding (and implementing) the power of focus isn’t just important to your success as a home business entrepreneur, it’s important to your success in ALL aspects of your life! Start by focusing on the small tasks that take only a short period of time to complete. Soon, your “focus muscles” will be strong enough for you to complete large tasks at lighting speed! Where we place our focus, the rest of our mind and emotions will follow.

If right at this moment you are “focusing” on more than one way to make money in a home business…then you’re not focusing! The word “focus” implies attention on ONE item. Try focusing on flying a kite while baking some cookies and see if the cookies don’t burn or the kite doesn’t fly away!

And if you choose not to focus on only 1 thing; then accept the fact that you’re probably never going to reach your goals. Go pick ONE business endeavor to focus on RIGHT NOW! Tomorrow we’ll move on to the second success secret!
Robert Hundley

Home Business Success Tip #2 – Sorry But It Ain’t Gonna Happen Overnight!

 

In our first home business success tip I spoke to you about focus. Now it’s time to talk about the 2nd half of the equation! I’ve had this secret told to me by numerous successful people over the years, and more and more I’ve found it to be true.

My good friend and mentor, Devon Brown, told me a great story to illustrate this success secret and I’d like to share it with you:

========== Devon’s Story (As told by Devon) ==================
Back in 2001 (way before I became a successful Internet Marketer) I learned the truth about “overnight riches” while attending my fist “how to make money” seminar (which I spent $4,000 to attend). This was a real estate investing seminar and I was bound and determined to make it as a real estate investor (which never happened– hahahaha)

Anyways, I went up to the gentleman who was teaching my group and proceeded to tell him how bad I needed money now! I can’t remember the gentleman’s name but we’ll call him “Bob” for the sake of this article. Here’s how the conversation went.

Bob: So Devon, which area of real estate would you like to focus on?

Me: Which ever one will make me money the fastest…and I need money RIGHT NOW!

Bob: But which area do you like the best, which area could you see yourself doing long
term?

Me: It doesn’t matter Bob, I went completely broke in order t make it here, I’ve got to
make all of my money back in 30 days or I’m gonna die

Bob: Look Devon, I’ve been there…and I’m telling you it’s not gonna happen overnight.
You’ve got to stay focused for an extended period of time and then slowly
but surely results will start to happen.

Me: That’s nice Bob, but I don’t have time to dilly dally around I NEED MONEY NOW!

Needless to say; my real estate investing career didn’t last very long: But that’s not the point of the story.

The point of the story is that I had someone telling me the REAL answer. I didn’t want to listen. So I went about doing things my way and continued to jump from opportunity to opportunity, while at the same time continuing to stay broke!

Here’s the bottom line. I don’t care WHAT the guru promises you, how badly you want it, or how certain you are that “this is the one” Success and true financial freedom WILL NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT!!!! So there it is, the 100% truth, either accept it and move forward, or continue to fight it and keep struggling!

=========================== END OF STORY ====================

Let me put it another way….

When it comes to you achieving success, you will have to work hard at first and be willing to get little or no results. After a while, you will hit what I like to call the “tipping point” and things will start to happen for you faster then you ever thought.

To better illustrate his path to success, let’s take a look at what will happen if you take a penny and double it ever day for 31 days.

Day 1 – .01 cents
Day 2 – .02 cents
Day 3 – .04 cents
Day 4 – .08 cents
Day 5 – .16 cents
Day 6 – .32 cents
Day 7 – .64 cents
WOW – not very impressive
But let’s keep going
Day 8 – $1.28
Day 9 – $2.56
Day 10 – $5.12
Day 11 – $10.24
Day 12 – $20.48
Day 13 – $40.96
Day 14 – $81.92
Woo Hoo- $80 bucks and the month is half way over!
Day 15 – $163.84
Day 16 – $327.68
Day 17 – $655.36
Day 18 – $1310.72
Day 19 – $2621.44
Day 20 – $5242.88
Day 21 – $10485.76 ß This is where the “tipping point” occurs
Actually this isn’t looking too bad –
just 10 more days to go
Day 22 – $20,971.52
Day 23 – $41,943.04
Day 24 – $83,886.08
Day 25 – $167,772.16
Day 26 – $335,544.32
Day 27 – $671,088.64
Day 28 – $1,342,177.20
Day 29 – $2,684,354.40
Day 30 – $5,368,708.80
Day 31 – $10,737,417.60

Now, if you don’t understand the analogy, let me explain. The penny represents your work effort compounded over time. If you notice, you go about 2/3 of the way through the month before you start seeing any serious gains. But the more and more you stay focused the faster the gains come.

In the first 21 days you go from $0.01 to $10,000. But in the final 10 days you go from $10,000 to over $10-MILLION!!

Just like it takes consistency to turn a penny into $10-Million…It also takes consistency for you to reach your financial goals as a home business entrepreneur. But with FOCUSED & CONSISTENT action; it WILL happen!
Robert Hundley

Home Business Success Tip #3 – Be Careful Talking To Your Friends & Family!

 

Ok, see if you can relate to this one.

You’re all excited about the opportunity you’ve just joined. You approach your friends and family FULL of excitement in hopes that they will be supportive, join, and start down this path of financial independence with you. Instead they: laugh at you, ridicule you, or tell you that you’re stupid “trying these scams”.

We’ve all been there before, and it’s not a fun place to be. If you haven’t done so already you need to accept the following:

1. 95% of your friends and family will NOT support you in your home business endeavors. So get over it!

2. Learn to keep your mouth shut! If your friends and family tell you that they don’t want to hear about your opportunity – then DON’T TELL THEM.

3. Actions speak louder than words. When you drive up in your new Mercedes, they wont have ANYTHING to say to you!

4. Whenever one of your friends “poops on your parade” remember something I heard not too long ago: “Flowers need sunlight to grow…but they also need dirt and rain!”

5. The fact that they don’t support you doesn’t mean they don’t love you. They still want the best for you but they’re just too busy thinking inside to box to understand that there IS a better way!

Don’t try to change the minds of your friends and family. You’re better off just creating a mastermind group of like minded individuals and holding meetings (either in person or over the phone) once a week. It doesn’t matter if you’re all in the same home business or not (although that would be good if you were all in the same “type” of business)

In order for you to achieve real success as a home business entrepreneur, you must surround yourself with other like minded people. Its up to you guys to help each other stretch out of our comfort zones, solve problems too complex to figure out alone, set goals, and stay accountable. Having a mastermind/accountability group is one of the single biggest things that can put you on the fast track to success! Now it’s your turn! Go find at least 3 other home business entrepreneurs and form a mastermind group.
Robert Hundley

Home Business Success Tip #4 – Build A List! Build A List! Build A List!

 

It’s important that you understand that your success/failure as an online entrepreneur isn’t based in whether or not you succeed or fail in any given program or opportunity. It’s based on YOUR EMAIL LIST!! Opportunities come and go but the relationship you have with your list is what will make you REALLY successful.

I dare you to go and interview 20 top marketers and ask them what the most important aspect of their business is. I’ll bet you $1,000 that most of them will say it’s their email list!

Building an email list is actually quite simple.

All it takes is 3 steps

1. Choose a niche market! Some sample niches might be: making money online,
weight loss, back pain relief, real estate investing, how to be a better parent, etc…

2. Once your niche is chosen, put up a little one-page website called a “Squeeze Page” the squeeze page will offer them free advice in exchange for their name/email address.

3. Your Auto-Responder. Once someone has typed their name/email-address into the fields on your squeeze page; that information gets put into an auto-responder like Aweber or IContact. An auto-responder is just the “thingy” that allows you to you e-mail people whenever you wish

That’s it! You now have the ability to BUILD YOUR LIST! All you need now is a little bit of traffic and you’re good to go!

Have you ever wondered how some people are able to make large amounts of money quickly? Well, you just learned the secret. It’s all in the list!

You MUST understand…making money in a home business endeavor has NOTHING to do with the particular opportunity you join (assuming of course the opportunity is legit). Instead, it has to do with you having a list! Having a list is the “secret” that all the big dogs have been using for years. It works so well because it positions YOU as the expert; and people always want to follow those who they feel are more successful than they are!
Robert Hundley

Home Business Success Tip #5 – The Truth About Multiple Streams Of Income

 

It’s no secret. We’ve all heard it before. Everyone desires it yet only a few ever achieve it. What is it? Multiple Streams of Income.

I’m going to blunt here, and in doing so I’m probably going to poke a lot of holes in the way you think about multiple streams of income. Let’s make no mistake about it; the concept itself sounds really good (if taken at face value). But the problem is that when most people think of Multiple Streams of Income (MSI), the WRONG image pops into their head. What’s more is that the way that most people think about MSI, is actually HURTING their chances of ever achieving success! Yup, you read that last statement correctly, but I’ll say it again just in case you missed it.

Your current understanding of Multiple Streams of Income is ACTUALLY hurting your chances of getting Multiple Streams Of Income.

Here’s why:

Bend over right now and untie your shoe laces.

Now try to tie them both at the same time.

Congratulations, you’ve just experienced what most people are trying to do when then try to “act upon” the MSI concept.

One of the biggest mistakes that 97% of home business entrepreneurs make is that they involve themselves in too many home business opportunities. If you think that you’re going to create MSI by: Being in an MLM company, having a gumball machine rout, being a real estate investor, selling affiliate products online, and trading the stock market all at the same time; let le let you in on a little secret – ALL YOUR DOING IS GOING BROKE FASTER!

The real secret to Multiple Streams of Income is to have NON-CONFLICTING Multiple Streams of Income (NCMSI), Let Me explain.
I teach my clients to build their own list of home business opportunity seekers and start branding themselves as the expert. If ALL of your focus goes in to building your list (and building a relationship with your list), then you can turn that list into money SEVERAL different ways.

Send an email to your list telling them about an affiliate program and you’ve now got one stream of income. Invite your list to a teleseminar where another “expert” speaks and sells something to your list and you’ve got a second stream of income. Sell your list coaching on a monthly basis and you’ve got a third stream of income. Tell your list about your MLM Company and (if they join) you’ve got a fourth stream of income!

What’s more is that all of these streams of income came from initially doing ONE thing.

All of the streams of income are now “non – conflicting” and all stemmed from one source. NCMSI (Non Conflicting Multiple Streams of Income) is the new way of thinking about MSI, and is giving home business entrepreneurs a fighting chance at becoming successful.
Robert Hundley