Every year I've been in business for myself online has been better than the
previous one. Recently, I decided to create an "Apprentice" program
(Yes, even before Trump) and I was extremely pleased that we had nearly 100% of
my Apprentices get an online venture up and running.
I've gone back and thought about their projects and how they developed and I
came to a striking conclusion that will be worth a lot of money to you this year
if you heed it. There was one key aspect that got them off their butts and
making money and it came down to one thing...
As simple as that sounds, once a firm deadline was established that's when the
rubber met the road and all obstacles melted away like snow flakes in a frying
I'll give you a perfect example for one Apprentice we were going back and
forth a bit tidying up some finishing touches on the project and trying to get
it out the door.
Many times people can try to make everything too perfect and it never gets
out making money so we said we are launching this project at the LIVE Apprentice
Summit. That was it and that was final.
The date of the Summit was getting closer and closer and I could see this
Apprentice start to sweat a bit. But I made him make the commitment to this
deadline publicly during our group call and he couldn't back out now.
Fast forward to the day of his launch he had multiple obstacles that would
normally have put the project on hold get swept away but not now.
With the firm deadline in place and the opportunity for him to be embarrassed
our fine Apprentice finished his project. We hit the 'send' button and he made a
tidy sum from a tiny list over the weekend.
And this was just the start because his project has made well into the five
figures already. And why did it get finished?
The deadline once again.
What's your deadline for your first project or your next project?
Is it something that's in your head? Not a good idea. It's pretty easy to keep
moving that forward or letting other things take precedence.
Who knows about your deadline and who's going to hold you to it? In some cases
it's not a good idea to share your deadline or goal with another person,
especially if they're the kind of negative energy vampire a lot of well-meaning
friends and family are.
But if you've got a group of colleagues all with the same thinking use them.
This works especially well if you don't want to look like an "idiot"
in front of them and they are people you really respect.
I'll tell you what works for me and maybe it'll work for you too.
For me, I work best when I absolutely "have to" perform.
For instance my first product on Internet marketing might never have been made
(or at least it would have taken much longer) if I didn't sell it before
it was done. In 2000 when I first started marketing online a lot of people
wanted to know exactly what I did and how I started making money so fast.
Well, I got my first opportunity to share my story in Atlanta at an Internet
seminar. I was extremely nervous and my heart was beating out of my chest to go
talk in front of 100 strangers. I gave my presentation and then I sold this
product (yet to be created).
I told people it would be delivered in a few weeks so they knew it was a
prepublication offer. I walked away with 10 orders at $200 bucks. All well and
good except I couldn't charge anyone until the manual was done. Even though it
was only $2,000 (less what I had to pay the promoter)
I knew that at least people wanted this information and I could keep selling it
once I finished it. I probably had a week or two of 3 o'clock in the morning
work sessions but I completed it and charged the cards. I was under pressure to
get the manual done because these people paid me (though I didn't charge them)
and I owed them the material.
Since then I've updated my course material and it's been worth well into
the six figures just because "I had to do it".
How can you set something like this up for yourself? If you can stand the
pressure - you can decide to put on a tele-seminar. This is one of my favorite
ways of creating product by a deadline. You can do either a one-time tele-seminar
or series of tele-seminars and you get paid to produce the product.
How great is that? It doesn't matter if you have 1 person or 1000 people on
the call because this is forcing you to create product and perform.
Once you've set your deadline for anything you'll "magically" see
certain resources fall into place. Trust me, it's a bit eerie but when it occurs
every time you set a firm deadline you know there's something to it.
Just the act of making the decision sets these events into motion for you.
It's also because what you focus on becomes your reality. Your perception has
changed. Your internal "radar" is now attuned to resources, allies,
etc that can help you get your project completed.
Now I leave you with one more secret...Set "mini deadlines".
When you're looking at the whole task of setting up an Internet business (or
anything really) it's easy to get overwhelmed. But if you break everything up
into small tasks with their own deadlines you'll be at your destination before
you know it.
I promise it'll work for you. In fact, that's one of the reasons I really
like Franklin planner systems (now Franklin Covey). I've been using them since
1998 and that's when I first started making some significant changes in my life.
Actually the founder of Franklin, Hyrum Smith has a great book called "The
10 Essential Laws of Time and Life Management" - this should be required
reading for you!
Even though I hate ad slogans (since they don't work) this one should become
your mantra for the year - "Just Do It".
As cliché and overused as it is - that's all it comes down to. Whether you're
willing to roll the dice and put yourself out there a little. I promise whatever
the worst case scenario you're thinking, it is far from the reality.
And if you need someone to send your deadline list to - go ahead and email it to
me. I'll keep it confidential and we'll celebrate together when you reach your
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He is the author, co-author or creator of several best-selling online marketing
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