Successful Beyond Measure

Written by Jo McNamara

"I do not measure success byrepparttar quantity of what is in my checkbook, but byrepparttar 124071 quality of what is in my heart... but quantity is a close second." Jo McNamara

I looked uprepparttar 124072 word "successful" in my thesaurus and some ofrepparttar 124073 words listed were: happy, lucky, fortunate, unbeaten, undefeated, blossoming. If that isrepparttar 124074 definition of "successful", then I am truly "successful beyond measure."

I started dabbling in Internet marketing in October 2000. It didn't take long for me to become a victim ofrepparttar 124075 "become-a-millionaire- overnight" mentality that's so prevalent onrepparttar 124076 Web. I found a marketing system that was supposed to be so easy to sell that even beginners could start making moneyrepparttar 124077 VERY FIRST DAY! I spent most of my time advertising rather than learning HOW to advertise.

By January 2001, I considered Net marketing a hobby. I wasn't making any money andrepparttar 124078 $20 checks weren't filling my mailbox, but playingrepparttar 124079 Net marketing game was something amusing to do when I had some spare time.

In June, I found a program I was so impressed with, I became a member and an affiliate and started promoting it exclusively.

While I was promoting this program about Internet marketing, I was also learning from it. It wasn't long before I threw awayrepparttar 124080 "get-rich-quick" mindset. I began to realize that this is a profession and like any profession, I would have to take it seriously and learn my craft. (Never mind thatrepparttar 124081 last time I studied anything seriously, Nixon was president.)

Then it happened. My dabbling that had become a hobby was now a PASSION and my life hasn't beenrepparttar 124082 same since!


"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love." Tolstoy

* "Not Quite Ready To Become a Member of Mensa, But..." Mentally I feel more alert and creative. Every day is a day of learning something new and of being continuously challenged. There's a clarity in my thinking I didn't have before. I actually feel like I've replaced some brain cells I destroyed inrepparttar 124083 '70s.

* "Move Over Energizer Bunny. She Just Keeps Going And Going and Going" Physically I have more energy. I can't wait to get up each day. I'm not waiting for something to happen; I'm making it happen. I believe that isrepparttar 124084 difference between living or merely existing.

* "It Has Been Said, "Everyone gets in a rut...a perfectionist moves in" Thinking outside ofrepparttar 124085 box has never been one of my strengths. But as I try to become more creative, I have to mentally push myself into areas that I'm not familiar with. I guess you could say, I have to evict myself from my comfort zone.

Stretching That Comfort Zone

Written by Teri Mitchell

Where is your "Comfort Zone"?

Every person on Earth has a comfort zone, whether it be in their personal life and/or their business life. I define this zone as "the place where one feels safe that is devoid of challenges or threatening circumstances".

When in business, this zone can berepparttar determining factor of whether one succeeds or fails. It is very easy to get locked into that which is comfortable to us and just try to work a business within those boundaries. But it doesn't work, it doesn't stretch us to better our business or becomerepparttar 124070 successful, enlightened person most of us want to be.

Again I ask, where is your "Comfort Zone"?

What part of working your business makes you most uncomfortable?

Is it still being done anyway?

For some it, is picking uprepparttar 124071 phone and making that business contact, or writing their first newsletter or setting short and long term goals and sticking by them or revising them as things change. For others, it might be talking person-to-person trying to network, or writing a vision statement of where they eventually want to end up or even asking someone to be their mentor.

The first step to "stretching that comfort zone" is to replacerepparttar 124072 negative thought:

I can't... I will fail... Who will listen to me... They will just say no... I'm not a writer... I'll make a fool of myself... and so on and so on......

With justrepparttar 124073 opposite:

I can... I will succeed... They might just listen and if they don't, well I'll move on torepparttar 124074 next person... Hey, let's ask, they could say "yes"... I've never written anything before but I can give it a shot... I will only make a fool of myself if I don't try...

Believe me, there is no quick fix here. It takes constant positive mind talk to get torepparttar 124075 place where one's self- confidence and "I can do it" attitude kick in.

The second step after working onrepparttar 124076 mind, replacing those negative thoughts, is to take ACTION! The only true way to break out of that comfort zone is to dorepparttar 124077 thing in business that we want to constantly put off - possibly due to fear or lack of self-confidence. To coinrepparttar 124078 Nike phrase -- "Just Do It!".

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