Why Submitting Articles Gnaws at You Like an Unsent Thank-You Note

Written by Lynella Grant

Copyright 2005 Offrepparttar Page

Writing and Submitting Articles is More about Psychology than Writing Skill

I’ve discovered that even when a person understandsrepparttar 148795 benefits from writing and submitting articles, there’s seldom a snowball’s chance in h*ll that they’ll do it. Psychologists have a word for it - it’s called resistance.

The mind may know, even agree. But for most people a negative mental loop gets inrepparttar 148796 way of actually writing. People have long-practiced justifications why they can’t write. Writing seems to be filed inrepparttar 148797 same part ofrepparttar 148798 brain as high school term papers or things you’d rather avoid. So there’s a major disconnect with article marketing. "I know I should, but..."

It’s like back when you were a kid, and never got around to writing Aunt Sylvia to thank her forrepparttar 148799 ugly sweater. Thoughts aboutrepparttar 148800 sweater or Aunt Sylvia brought a flicker of guilt - which faded in time. But without creatingrepparttar 148801 urge to writerepparttar 148802 long-avoided note. That mentality is alive and well.

Recognize Your Mental Resistance as Self-Defeating

Though I spend more time writing and submitting articles than most, some days it’s a struggle. And numerous conversations with business owners who want to build site traffic show they don’t comprehendrepparttar 148803 value of article marketing either. But acting likerepparttar 148804 issue is writing skill ignoresrepparttar 148805 mind games going on.

Even though I’ve written books and articles for pay,repparttar 148806 first articles I wrote forrepparttar 148807 Internet were horror stories. I’d "sweat bullets" and fiddle with them for weeks.

Finally my son,repparttar 148808 journalist, said. "Mom, you’re trying to pack everything you know into one article. Stop it! Just give them a sample of what you know that’s helpful and new. Then write another one." Let me offer yourepparttar 148809 same advice. Just start.

Favorite Excuses - Any of them Yours?

1. I’m too busy and don’t haverepparttar 148810 time Which really means its not a priority. Everyone’s too busy, doing what they consider most important. Writing almost never passes that test - even if you’re good at it. Instead of making a big deal of it, make a very small deal of it. Write down something; anything. Don’t criticize your efforts. The challenge isn’t about what’s written, but about not being buffaloed byrepparttar 148811 undertaking. Set your standard low - a paragraph or two. And keep at it - a crumb at a time. Learn to make it shine inrepparttar 148812 re-write.

How to build your MLM business by not talking

Written by Steve Lowell

Copyright 2005 Steve Lowell

In my last article entitled “How to succeed in MLM without really trying” we discussed limiting your recruiting efforts only to those people who have indicated a discontent or an unwanted condition in their life.

Oncerepparttar prospect indicates an unwanted condition, it will be your impulse to pounce all over your prospect and tell them about your great company, your great product and your great compensation plan. You will feel a very strong urge to overwhelm your prospect with all ofrepparttar 148794 reasons why your business opportunity isrepparttar 148795 best thing for them to help them solve their problem.

The minute you start “selling” your prospect, you run a VERY high risk of coming across as someone who has been poised and waiting forrepparttar 148796 opportunity to strike. You runrepparttar 148797 risk of losing your credibility and damaging your relationship with your prospect.

So,repparttar 148798 questions is…what DO you do?

The answer is nothing…let me repeat that…do nothing!

Don’t talk about your business, your product, your company, your opportunity. Don’t utter a single word about your business.

The best thing you can do at this point is to wait. Wait for 24 to 48 hours…THEN you can approach your prospect with a possible solution to their problem.

Why wait? Because waiting will demonstrate to your prospect that you have given some sincere consideration as to weather or not your opportunity is right for them. It shows that you have thought about them, and their unwanted condition. It shows that you are offering a solution to your prospect’s problem rather than just trying to build your own organization.

24 to 48 hours has passed since you met with your prospect and discovered their unwanted condition, or their “discontent”

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