Making money from internet marketing had eluded me for a long time but what I’ve found is that all I needed to do is apply what I’ve learnt from succeeding with my recent weight loss. You see I don’t know about you but getting fit and staying healthy has been a lifelong challenge (I’ve always tended to be on the “chunky” side). A few months ago I came across a new diet and decided to try it, (I was 45lb over weight) it worked! I reached my goal weight in three months but more than that it gave me ‘understanding’.
Something else had had to change first before I could succeed with the diet and that was my thinking! I started to understand that it wasn’t the particular programme I was on that mattered as much as how I approached it. My thinking had to change, which really had to be broken down into three stages, which I call Feel-Think-Do.
Feel – I needed to feel the need to lose weight. I learnt that it was good to dwell a little on the problems. Then to think and meditate, really get in touch with my hopes, dreams and things I would like to achieve. I had to move my mind beyond my current reality and really get in touch with those feelings. But it’s important not to get stuck there. I had to use those feelings as motivators to action, action with a thought through plan.
Think– Put a plan together. This involved research, thinking about myself and my motivations, what really would work for me, i.e. I hate counting calories or points, I needed a simple list of things that I could eat and a list of things I couldn’t eat, then I didn’t have to take up any more space in my day working out how many calories or points I had left that I could use up. I have done this too with my approach to finding an online business.
Do– Follow through with the plan. Sounds simple and it is but not always that easy. What I have found is that if I have really completed the first two stages of the thinking well, then I am more confident to take action. I’m not working with niggling doubts in the back of my mind about the direction I am going and the action I need to take to get there. I have resolved all of that. When a new problem or obstacle arises I can simple revisit the process, get back in touch with the motivation, review the action plan and then carry on with the appropriate action.
Applying all this to finding the right online business for me has worked wonders. First I got in touch with my real needs, money and how much money, time and what I needed to prioritize for and more than anything what sort of life I wanted to live and why. Knowing that, I was able to search for a business that suited my priorities, style and personal makeup. Like with the diet, I needed something that didn’t require me to have to count every little detail, I needed some of that to be done for me. It needed to be simple to follow, with enough freedom to develop as I went along. Knowing what I needed made it possible for me to find it. The last phase, doing, is all the easier with the motivation and confidence that I have the right plan in place.