For some odd reason all new marketers think that success will come easy. In mentoring new marketers I find this common thread. They all want success, but they make excuses and fail to take massive action. The points I cover are:
- my personal development journey
- my daily action plan
- your price
1. My Personal Development Journey
Years ago I heard the following, “Opportunities to make money abound and many pass by your eyes daily.” This quote was unsettling, as I never saw opportunities to make money. When I was 21, I decide that I would put away books that didn’t teach me something. The first book I picked up was ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ and my life started a different course. It took several more books of that nature to finally begin seeing the ‘make money’ opportunities.
People are always asking me, “Adam, how do you come up with so much content for your blog?” To that I answer by sharing a story I once heard from Doug Wead, a presidential historian. He asked the audience, “When do you write a book?” and his reply was, “When it starts flowing out of you.” Interpret that how you’d like, but daily personal development is what gives me so much to write about. I’m reading several books a month. My brain is always being infused with new ideas. Some of which change my paradigm.
2. My Daily Action Plan
Every day I do personal development. I recommend reading about 10 pages a day. I create content daily. The content usually comes in 1 of 2 forms: video & articles on my blog. In addition to creating content on my blog, I write several guest posts on other sites. My guest posts help me rank my website and grow my readership. I share my content on social networks. Then I comment on several blogs in my niche and make new connections. I’m working on my brand and I’m in for the long-haul. Many marketers engage in sketchy behavior that jeopardizes their ability to be in business long-term.
3. Your Price
My mentor said to me, “Adam, once you dip your toes enough, you’ll create something really special for yourself.” What a fascinating concept! Every successful person applied the principles I’ve discussed above and created their own path. It’s a common thread. You’ve got to find your own path and if you do personal development daily and combine that with some elbow grease (as my grandma called ‘work’), you’ll get there.