Goal Setting Is the Fast Lane to Success

Written by Brian Moore

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Now choose your short-term goals -repparttar daily and weekly ones. Make up a "to-do today" list and a "to-do tomorrow" list. Check yourself regularly to make sure items on these lists getrepparttar 118010 attention they need and are completed each day. Atrepparttar 118011 end ofrepparttar 118012 week, check off your weekly goals.

Okay, now you've met your goals, so what? Well, meeting your goals should make you feel very good, and you should highlight that with some kind of reward system.

We all know we can't spendrepparttar 118013 profits of our work before we even make them. It is indeed possible and appropriate to meet goals before we make money. However, what profits we do make need to go right back intorepparttar 118014 business as advertising, new software, web hosting, andrepparttar 118015 like.

But we can reward ourselves when we meet certain goals. Short- term and mid-term goals can be rewarded non-monetarily.

For completing a short-term task that's been haunting you lately, don't go out to eat. Rather, have a nutritious snack, watch a TV show, or read your favorite section ofrepparttar 118016 newspaper.

For mid-range goals met, go to Ebay and price a set of golf clubs, let's say, or look at car ads. Perhaps you could get out photos from a recent vacation and dream of your return torepparttar 118017 spot. Use photos instead of notes posted as reminders of meeting your goals.

Long-term rewards can be monetary, but don't breakrepparttar 118018 bank. Hold off on making any major purchases out of your profits until later. Instead, takerepparttar 118019 family out to eat at a moderately priced restaurant, go to a football or hockey game, or have friends over for cards and snacks.

Keep your tunnel vision active by chipping away at your goals. Remember, short-term, mid-term, long-term goals arerepparttar 118020 avenue to success.

Brian Moore publishes 'BizOps Secrets', a complete ezine resource for online success. AllPro BizOps, Proven Business Secrets That Work Online. http://www.allprobizops.com

The Value of Self-Teaching in Home-Based Marketing

Written by Brian Moore

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To illustrate this point, let me show you what happened in trying to promote my business on a free web site. Before we get into this, though, let me assure where I'm coming from. It's not to persuade you ofrepparttar idea of paid domain names and site hosting asrepparttar 118009 end-all, beat-all solution to success. There's much more to it than that.

I've always been restricted by budgeting concerns. Could I have taken food offrepparttar 118010 table to pay for business expenses that may or may not have earned enough to pay for themselves? For reasons too detailed for this articlerepparttar 118011 answer inrepparttar 118012 beginning was "no". I'm sure most newcomers to this marketplace haverepparttar 118013 same concerns.

Onrepparttar 118014 other hand, when I finally did register my domain name, I soon began seeing more traffic on my site. My domain host is notrepparttar 118015 most expensive one out there, but what paying for a web site gives me is a shorter web address and less down time than with my free hosting service.

Where am I going with this, you ask? Here's where. It wasrepparttar 118016 months of submitting to classifieds, free for all links pages, and search engines with very little gain that finally convinced me. Even though I used funds fromrepparttar 118017 family budget as a leisure expense it has been worth it. I have made sales, and traffic is improving.

For you it may be a question of advertising money, or more basically, time to invest online. Whateverrepparttar 118018 issue, it isrepparttar 118019 experimentation that pays off. Please learn from activities that fall short of profit. That'srepparttar 118020 extra value of self-teaching.

Don't be afraid to try and fail. Be more afraid of not trying for lack of allrepparttar 118021 answers. After a sufficient length of time in business - and I mean months to years, not overnight - your efforts should pay off. You will then be able to try and succeed.

Brian Moore publishes 'BizOps Secrets', a complete ezine resource for online success. Subscribe and receive a free 5 line classified ad. Here's the address: mailto:add_me_please@sendfree.com. AllPro BizOps, Proven Business Secrets That Work Online. http://www.allprobizops.com

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