I got an email from Lisa Ingelse recently that really got me thinking: What am I so afraid of that is holding us back in my online business? What about YOU?
Here’s what her email said:
“I’m new to blogging —— REALLY brand new. I’m having a difficult time feeling pulled in many directions with all the things I SHOULD be doing / growing + life and I freeze. But I am taking steps to gain focus and clarity and to step forward with action.
I suppose I’m trying to find my authentic voice and feel vulnerable — like I have one shot at setting up who I am. I know writing “scared” can be a good thing, but then it also is a bad thing for the sales end. Does this make sense?”
Yes it does, Lisa. Listen up to this episode for my response.
What holds most people back from selling affiliate offers better? For most people, it’s FEAR. Yesterday, I talked about the gender gap in affiliate marketing and how to close it. In it, I share studies about the differences in men and women’s salaries. The biggest difference is women are afraid to ASK for more money. The same is true for selling. But this fear applies to all of us, men and women. It holds us back from selling with confidence.
Welcome to Episode 100!!! We did it! First off, thank YOU for being awesome. Today, in honor of the 100th episode, I want to share some thoughts about the irrational fears we have as online entrepreneurs…and how to overcome them.
Do fear and doubt hold you back from success in your online business? If so, watch this.
If you are being held back in your online business because of fear or doubt, this video is for you.
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be successful in online business? Have you ever doubted that you can succeed as an affiliate or run a huge product launch? Do you watch others being successful and think, “that will never be me”? If so, this is for you.
At one time or another, we all have doubts.
We think that we don’t have enough experience. Or that we have the wrong kind.
Whether you love him, hate him, or can’t quite figure him out, you have to admit that Donald Trump’s campaign for president is something to marvel at. I will not get political with this post (translation: I will probably say something that makes someone post something nasty in the comments), but I will share 7 things you can learn from Trump’s campaign to benefit your marketing.
DISCLAIMER: I am not endorsing Trump’s (or anyone else’s for that matter) campaign tactics, policies, or hairstyle. That said, I’ll probably make at least one or two commentaries that make you disagree with me…and hopefully laugh.
Here are the 7 things you can learn from Donald Trump’s campaign. Each of these, if applied correctly, can greatly benefit your next marketing campaign, whether it’s for your own launch or an affiliate promotion.
We’ve all been there. We’ve created a product or a service. Or perhaps it’s someone else’s product or service. We know it works but when it comes time to sell…the proverbial light switch fails to turn on.
I’ve been there multiple times. Heck, multiple times every year.
The First Time I Tried to Sell
I remember the first time I tried to sell anything online. It was 2003 and I was flat out broke. I was 24 years old, still living with my mom, and living off of $1 frozen pizzas and Hot Pockets (to this day I can’t stand those things).
In other words, I needed the money. The next check wasn’t about getting to the next level or achieving my dreams. It was the difference between eating and not eating. I’d just been fired by my dad (yes that happened) and I was too driven (some say stubborn) to go on unemployment.
But I knew I had a good service to offer. In fact, at that time, I was the only person I knew of offering it. My problem was convincing potential clients that they needed what I offered.
When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with one thing (and it’s not what you think). I woke up thinking about it, I went to bed thinking about it, and it consumed my mind throughout the day. After school, I could not wait for it. I planned every minute of my day around it. I was obsessed…and highly successful at this one thing.
For me, that one thing was golf. And the lessons I learned reaching the top levels of that game have benefited me throughout my life.
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.
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.
Is there a breakthrough you’ve been waiting for? Think for a moment right now…what is that something that you think will change your life, set you on a new course, and lead you towards the life you’ve been dreaming of? You may think your breakthrough is so far off, but the truth is that your breakthrough is a whole lot closer than you think.
What is a Breakthrough?
Tony Robbins says that:
A breakthrough is a moment in time when the impossible becomes possible — when you don’t just talk about something, but you finally take massive action and do whatever it takes to make it happen. You make a move to truly change and improve your world. – MONEY Master the Game, Tony Robbins
Did you catch that?