The Three P's of Success!

Written by Terri Seymour


Starting and building an Internet business is not an easy task. There isrepparttar never-ending learning about promotion, marketing, website design and building, technical problems, HTML, cgi, java;repparttar 117541 list goes on and on. There are a few things you should think about when you are planning your online business. These three things are some ofrepparttar 117542 most basic yet most important aspects that could make your business a success!

These are Perseverance, Passion and People!

**Perseverance - Building a successful online business can take months or even years. Examine your goals and your life.

Will you have what it takes to not give up when things are going bad?

Do you haverepparttar 117543 determination to work this business for weeks or months without making any money?

Do you want to give up most ofrepparttar 117544 small amount of spare time that you now have?

Go over these questions in your mind and see what you come up with. Despite allrepparttar 117545 "get rich quick" ads you see, this most likely will not happen. Most people will not even get rich slowly, however, you can make a good income.

You might start making a small amount of money in a few weeks or months, then you might not make any for a few months. You must not let yourself give up, when business is not all it's cracked up to be! You must have Perseverance!

**Passion - When you are choosing your business, build your business around something that interests you, something that you are passionate about. This will help you keep going when things get tough.

Will I want to work with this business everyday?

Does this business interest me enough to keep my determination going?

Will my passion override any doubts that I will have about becoming successful?

Ask yourself these questions and see whatrepparttar 117546 answers are. You cannot build a successful business around something you have no passion or knowledge about. If you are nuts about horses, build your business around horses, not cats! You must have Passion!

Focus Your Light

Written by Elena Fawkner


Focus Your Light

2002 Elena Fawkner

Remember when you were a kid how you could make paper catch fire by focusingrepparttar sun's rays with a magnifying glass? You'd look over your shoulder atrepparttar 117540 sun, getrepparttar 117541 angle of repparttar 117542 rays just right, and moverepparttar 117543 magnifying glass until you could see a small circle of bright light onrepparttar 117544 piece of paper in front of you. Gradually, that circle began to turn brown andrepparttar 117545 paper began to smoulder until its edges began to curl under asrepparttar 117546 flame took hold.

How did that humble magnifying glass start something as powerful and elemental as a fire? The answer, of course, is concentration. Concentration ofrepparttar 117547 sun's rays into a tiny, intense circle of heat. In a word, FOCUS.

We workrepparttar 117548 same way. If we truly focus our energy, concentration and creativity, we bring an intensity torepparttar 117549 task that we just can't generate if these things are scattered amongst several projects at once.

Now, to simply say to you, "focus your energy and you will achieve greater results" is all very well. It's quite another matter entirely to be able to do it, especially when there are umpteen different priorities constantly tugging away at you, each demanding at least some of your attention and NOW.

To bring focus to your various activities, you need to break repparttar 117550 cycle of allowing yourself to be distracted fromrepparttar 117551 task at hand.

-> Identify Priority Tasks

To start with, you should allocate your time proportionately to all ofrepparttar 117552 various tasks you need to do. Notice I said NEED to do. The first step is to decide what truly needs to be done and what doesn't. If you categorize a task as something that needs to be done, ask yourself why it is necessary. Another way of askingrepparttar 117553 same question is to ask yourself, "what will happen if I don't do this today?". Ifrepparttar 117554 ultimate consequence is that nothing will happen, why do it?

If you find yourself reluctantly concluding, well, I don't NEED to do this, I WANT to, then put it intorepparttar 117555 "need to do" category. Doing things for yourself, for your own enjoyment or satisfaction, should be a priority. Focus is not only about doingrepparttar 117556 things you should do, it is doing repparttar 117557 things you want to do as well. By including in your need to do list things that are for your own personal pleasure and enjoyment, you replenish yourself and this in turn allows you to bring even greater focus, awareness and creativity to your other activities. So, give yourself permission to enjoy yourself.

->Allocate Time to Priority Tasks

Now that you have identified your 'need to do' activities, decide when you are going to do them and estimate how long you think they will take. Then add 40%. One ofrepparttar 117558 immutable laws ofrepparttar 117559 universe is that everything takes longer than you think it will. Save yourselfrepparttar 117560 stress of running to keep up withrepparttar 117561 clock.

When thinking about when you will do a specific task, work with your body. Are you a morning person, a night-owl, a late-afternoon person or something else entirely? Whichever you are, schedule for that time your most intellectually demanding tasks. If you're a morning person, for example, and one of your 'need to do' activities is to write a sales page for your website, allocate this task to your prime time. Then allocate your less intellectually demanding activities, such as reading and responding to email, to your off-peak time.

Similarly, don't schedule your personal time for your prime time. Again, if you're a morning person, schedule your hour lying out inrepparttar 117562 sun for mid-afternoon, your 'off-peak' time.

By making strategic use of your time in this way you will be makingrepparttar 117563 most efficient use of your prime time while STILL being able to dorepparttar 117564 things that YOU enjoy, and on a daily basis!

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