Successful Beyond Measure

Written by Jo McNamara

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* "Grant Me Patience, Lord. But Please Hurry!" Practicing patience is a hard one for me. I always want what I want yesterday (the day before would be much better). I expect results NOW! Net marketing has taught me to slow down, learn what I can handle today and to have no expectations for a least a year. I remember reading, "Internet marketers don't fail; they just give up before they succeed."

* "Mommy, I Can't See It, But I Just Know There's A Monster In My Closet!" I have learned that fear isrepparttar imaginary monster in my closet. I am very, very slowly overcoming my fear of failure. Just writing this article is a HUGE step for me. The thought of submitting it is downright terrifying! But whether this article gets published or not is notrepparttar 124071 point anymore. I can still consider myself a winner. I pushed through my fear. I sat down, wrote it and submitted it.

* "The Path Of Your Destiny Is Determined By Your Thoughts." I refuse to let negativity enter my mind. I have an attitude of expecting positive things to happen. I think that's an IMPORTANT key to success in sales. I think that's a VITAL key to success in living.

I'm still very raw aroundrepparttar 124072 edges. I know I have a long road ahead of me. The more I learn,repparttar 124073 more I realize I need to learn more. I've made a lot of mistakes and there's A LOT more inrepparttar 124074 future. But I'm comfortable withrepparttar 124075 fact that every mistake is just one more step forward. And I'm comfortable withrepparttar 124076 concept that Internet marketing will keep evolving...keep re-inventing itself. I will never reachrepparttar 124077 point where I can say, "I know it all." I will always be a student; I will always be learning. I find that EXCITING!

I know deep in my heart that one day (not today, not tomorrow, perhaps not even a year from now), I will be very good at this. I will be very good at this because I'm not doing it forrepparttar 124078 money. I'm doing it because I love doing it. I'm doing it to keep that PASSION alive.

So to go back torepparttar 124079 beginning of what "successful" means: I am a very HAPPY person. I feel FORTUNATE to have found something that has introduced passion in my life. I will be UNBEATEN because it's not all about money. And because of that I will be UNDEFEATED because I will be able to ride outrepparttar 124080 rough times. And I am BLOSSOMING, not only as a marketer, but also as a human being.

"Only work which isrepparttar 124081 product of inner compulsion can have a spiritual meaning." Walter Gropius

Jo McNamara lives in Orlando, Florida, with her eight cats and her husband (who's allergic to cats). Jo is a proud member and affiliate of: The Internet Marketing Success Arsenal or

Stretching That Comfort Zone

Written by Teri Mitchell

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Yes, it is easier said than done but how important is it to us to succeed in our businesses?

How important is it to us to make contact withrepparttar right kind of people?

How important is it to build a customer base or findrepparttar 124070 perfect partners?

To most, these things are very important but they will not be possible unless we are willing to dorepparttar 124071 things that arerepparttar 124072 most uncomfortable to each of us.

For me personally,repparttar 124073 2 major struggles were writing a newsletter and making phone contacts. Withrepparttar 124074 newsletter, I had never written one and just didn't know where to start. After spending several days reviewing other online newsletters to get a feel forrepparttar 124075 formats that could be used, I made myself sit down and write one. I told myself I couldn't do anything else until it was done.

Because I did this mind talk and mentally prepared myself forrepparttar 124076 task, it was done in about 2 hours. I did, later, do some fine tuning butrepparttar 124077 point it I sat down and got it done.

Withrepparttar 124078 phone calls, I told myself I had to make at least 5 calls before I could move on to other business issues. Right fromrepparttar 124079 start, I found afterrepparttar 124080 first 5, I wanted to make more. I still struggle from time to time pushing my comfort zone to makerepparttar 124081 first call but after that it gets easier.

What can you do today that would stretch you and be good for your business?

Sit down, make that call, write that newsletter, write down your goals, network your business or whatever it is that makes you uncomfortable (or may even scare you). Push yourself and do it now! Not only will it help you build your business but think how good you will feel afterwards to be able to say, "I did it and it wasn't so bad after all!"

Make a commitment to yourself to either once a day or once a week (depending on your schedule) to do at least one "uncomfortable" act to build your business and put you closer to succeeding.


Teri Mitchell is a stay-at-home mom with her own online business. She is committed to helping others succeed personally and in business. Visit her website at or email her: "". To subscribe to her bi-monthly newsletter: ""

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