20 Reasons to Start Affiliate Marketing Right Now (Part 2)

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Affiliate marketing is here to stay and it can be a huge part of your business. It is not a fad. It is not an afterthought. And it can be massively profitable for you. Here are five more reasons why you should get started with it today.

This is part two if a four-part series on why should you start affiliate marketing right now. Read part one here

Busted Myth: Entrepreneurship is Risky

Why You Should Take the Leap Sooner Than You Think

According to my reader survey, 34% of you are already full-time entrepreneurs. That 34% know something the rest of you might not: Entrepreneurship is not risky. In fact, it might be the least risky thing you can do.

Why a Post About Entrepreneurship?

According to that same reader survey, 57% of you are not currently entrepreneurs but want to be. That’s why you follow me…to learn how to escape a job you hate and make it on your own.

Finding Beauty in the Messiness of Life

How Embracing Messes Could be the Key to Success

I recently made a terrible parenting mistake. One that I swore I would never make. I’ve seen far too many well-intentioned people make this mistake. They want to prevent a loved one or someone they lead from feeling pain, making mistakes, embarrassing themselves, or accidentally going against a social norm.

Finding Beauty in the Messiness of Life

What was that terrible mistake that I made?

I told our four-year old daughter, Aracelli, not to play in the mud. Worse, I got mad at her for doing so.

That may not seem like a big deal to some of you. After all, there are important things to protect. Like our carpet, her clothes, and her lady-like behavior.

How to Find out What You are Truly Capable Of

Imagine having everything you’ve ever wanted within reach. In fact, everyone is already congratulating you on your achievement. You’ve done it. You’ve reached the rarified air of the truly elite. Now what?

Lesson from the last day of Ted Williams 400 season

If you’re Ted Williams in 1941, you put it all on the line. That’s why he is one of the greats. I’ll share his story in a moment.

Your big goal

What’s your biggest goal? The one overarching thing you want to achieve in life? The one thing that wakes you up in the morning and keeps you up at night?

Imagine hitting the goal. Imagine the feeling of success. Imagine the satisfaction that comes with achieving it.

Now, go find out what you are truly capable of.

The 5 Attitudes You Must Adopt to Unleash the World Changer Inside of You

If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

So what are those attitudes? Well, you’ll have to listen to Episode 006 to find out.

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“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good reason…” From @PhilLibin of @Evernote (Tweet That)

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5 More Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Live Longer

Why do entrepreneurs live nearly six years longer than the rest of the population?

Yesterday I shared the number one reason why: control. Despite the stress of “going it alone” and the perceived risk entrepreneurs take (the reality is that entrepreneurship is the least risky career path), entrepreneurs are in control. Or at least they feel in control, and that is what matters most according to the research.

5 reasons why entrepreneurs live longer
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But what are some other reasons why entrepreneurs live 7.47% longer than everyone else? Here are five.

5 more reasons why entrepreneurs live longer

1. Freedom

Aracelli McWilliams feeding a giraffe
This moment made possible by entrepreneurial freedom.

When I worked for any of my previous companies (including my dad), I always had a schedule. That schedule didn’t change because someone (even someone as cute as our daughter) asked me to do something.

5 World-Changing Attitudes You Must Adopt Today

If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

NOTE: I go more in-depth and share some personal stories in the audio. Click the play button above to listen.

#1 I am a risk taker

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World changers take risks.

They do as Reid Hoffman, one of the co-founders of LinkedIn, suggests. They jump off a cliff and then assemble an airplane on the way down. They demonstrate faith, which Martin Luther King, Jr. described as taking the first step on a staircase when you don’t even see the second step.

Of Risk and the Entrepreneur

What is risk?

That question was posed by a professor to sixty MBA students who were executives of public corporations.

Is it risky to be an entrepreneur?

I was reviewing my notes from the book, The Millionaire Next Door this week, and transferring them to digital format. My copy of the book is so old, I think Gutenberg himself printed it. E-readers were a fantasy when this gem came out. And yet, the book is still relevant today.

In the book, when the professor asked that question,

One student replied: Being an entrepreneur?

His fellow students agreed. Then the professor answered his own question with a quote from an entrepreneur:

What is risk? Having one source of income. Employees are at risk…They have a single source of income. What about the entrepreneur who sells janitorial services to your employers? He has hundreds and hundreds of customers…hundreds and hundreds of sources of income.

I was asked a similar question recently at dinner with some new friends. When I mentioned that I went out on my own almost two years ago, one man replied, “Wow. That must have been scary and risky.”

You’ll Never Hear Yes | Michael Pollack and Billy Joel at Vanderbilt

You’ll never hear yes if you never ask.

I’m in a New York State of Mind today because of a Vanderbilt student named Michael Pollack and Billy Joel.

Watch this video and see what happens if you only ask.

What was the worst that could happen? That Billy Joel said no. Let me ask you something…have you ever played with Billy Joel? Neither had Michael Pollack before that moment. So, that is not a risk.

Maybe he could have been discouraged by the potential of a little embarrassment? How long do you think that would last? A few days at most.

Instead, Pollack will be known for life as the guy who asked Billy Joel if he could play with him…and got to. He got to play piano for a living legend.

He traded the potential for a few moments of embarrassment or “failure” for a lifetime of memories and possibly a huge payoff.

Only Those Who Risk Going Too Far | Quote from T.S. Eliot

Your limits are not naturally defined.

mid-week-motivationYou allow others to define our limits. You live a life controlled by the words of others. By the fears of others. By the abandoned dreams of others.

By your parents.

By your teachers.

By yourself because we never dare to risk going to far.

Most people never find out just how far they can go. And…it’s sad. They live a life of impotence, fear, and unlived dreams.

But there are those few who choose to see how far they can go. They risk comfort. They give up the familiar. They won’t accept mediocre. They go through pain.

They risk going too far.

It is those few who find out how far they can go in this life. It is those few who truly live.

Quote: "Only those who risk going too far: T.S Eilot

Will you be one of those few? Or will you be just another lost soul in the masses relegated to a life of comfort and familiarity, never having known what it was like to truly live your own life?