Key To Success in Life = Patience!

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There’s an old saying in the Christian church that if you pray for patience you’ll get tribulation! It’s a strange paradox that tribulation produces patience.

Going through trials generally tends to make us appreciate the easy times more and that inward reflection generally causes us to become more thankful and also more patient, not only with others, but with ourselves.

So Here’s some steps to becoming more Patient:

1. Set BIG goals!

It’s self-evident that if you don’t have a goal to work towards, you won’t work towards a goal. You must Work diligently towards achieving your goals before great things are accomplished.

2. Follow through.

When you take some steps towards your goal, realize that the follow through is where the rewards are realized. Taking action, although kind of terrifying, is what you need to to do or else you’re just blowing smoke.

3. Get accountable to someone.

Enlist the help of someone who knows what you’re doing and tell them what your goals are. Ask them to hold you accountable. Ask them to badger you into action if you slack off. Be prepared to do what it takes to finish your mission!

Ploughing through until you reach your goal is what develops grit AND… Patience. It’s not some inherent genetic trait people have. Patience is always developed. It comes out of many trials in a persons life!

It can take years of patience before you start to reap big results from all the time and hard work you’ve put in, and it can be frustrating. The solution? Learn how to be more patient than everybody else and revel in the hard work, no matter what anyone else tells you to do. That’s the only way to reach your personal success. You’ve heard the phrase “Last Man Standing”? In this case, Patience is what will make you the Last Man Standing and eventually, the winner.

There’s No Clear Cut Path, No Easy Way to Success

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I know that telling you to be patient doesn’t seem helpful because you want it all to start happening right away. WHO DOESN’T?

Even if you could know at what date your success would happen, you probably still wonder why it couldn’t happen sooner? You’re probably tempted to go off on tangents looking for a quicker way to jump the Queue.

STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP AND SETTLE DOWN.

Get this settled in your soul. It all takes time. But time is our greatest asset. We have lots of it, even though we squander a lot of it.

The question becomes how to best use the time we have to fuel our progress, rather than hinder it.

4. How to use your time?

  • Break your tasks down into bite sized tasks.
  • Put them in order of priority and then work at accomplishing them one by one.
  • Fit the tasks together at the end.

A few tasks spaced out over a time period are better than trying to do everything all at once. You can build it into something bigger as you go. Trying to do everything all at once is a recipe for failure… you’ll burn yourself out and quit, guaranteed.

5. Make your expectations match your reality.

Unrealistic expectations will eventually become too much to handle and result in you not wanting to do anything. It also results in your self-confidence spiraling downward. Don’t do this to yourself.

Go back and read step 4’s first bullet… Break your tasks into smaller, manageable sizes and then do the work to accomplish that task. Each time you complete a piece of your goal, your self-confidence will soar and you will get better and better.

Remember: Every little step repeated over and over is what makes you competent at a task until it becomes second nature.

6. Concentrate. Have a Quiet Workspace.

Find a place where you can work and concentrate on what you are doing. Set aside your timeslot and go to that place, close the door and WORK.

Be Patient with yourself and just go for it. Do it. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect… Just do it. Be intentionally Imperfect if you have to. Just stop procrastinating and hesitating. Just know that great things take a long time to build.

So Give Yourself that Gift of Taking The Time You Need.

You WILL get better each time you do something. If you’re not patient and don’t give yourself fully to the work, you’re probably not going to get very successful. Quitters don’t win.

If you have to, force yourself to keep going no matter what. Just Keep Working.

Persistent plodding forward has more virtue than you’d think. It’s what creates patience with the process.. and it helps you to accept the results as they come.

If you’re not doing the necessary work to keep yourself going every day, you’re dooming yourself to fail. But that brings me to my final point, which is…

7. DON’T QUIT.

Never give up or you’ll never reach your dreams at all.

Ignore the naysayers. They’re committed to job slavery. They don’t count in your dreams.

No matter how long it takes you, there is only, as Yoda in Star Wars wisely said, “Do or Do Not, there is No Try” When you’re working towards your dreams nothing else really matters!!

When you consistently do the work over time, magic will start to appear in your life.

If you have the patience and the awareness to see it, that alone will be enough to keep you going for the rest of your life to come.

That’s all the tips I have for you today. Toodles! ~Callie

Is It Time To Quit Your Job and Build Your Business Full-Time?

You’ve Started Your Online Business, You’ve got Your Systems in Place, You’ve received a few leads and you’re consistently creating content and promoting your affiliate opportunity. So When Can You Quit Your Job and work at your Business Full Time?

Common Sense would tell you NOT to Quit Your Job until the Income from your business is AT LEAST as much as your income from your job.

Even if you’re exceeding your employment income, if your online business is set up systematically, you can probably manage both until you have a nice nest egg tucked away.

However, having said that, IF you can support yourself (without ending up on the streets as a homeless person) you certainly can tackle this online business building full time. You just have to use good judgement as to how long it will realistically take you to build the business to where it’s bringing in a full time income.

Now, speaking of which, let’s address what is a realistic timeline for actually earning an income online.

I’m going to get out a big needle and pop the unrealistic bubbles right now. If you have No experience with building and marketing an online business, be aware that it takes time to build your business systems and put them in place.

You will probably not make a sale in the first week, the first month and maybe it will actually take you up to a year to make that first substantial sale.

Why?

Because it takes time and effort. Work. You have to take the “learning curve” into account. If you don’t know how to build a website it will probably take you a couple of weeks to figure it out and get enough content on it that anyone will pay attention to.

If you don’t know how to build a sales funnel, it will probably take you a couple of weeks to figure it out and get all the links connected up in the right places.

If you don’t know how to write content it will probably take you a couple of weeks to write enough articles and email letters that are persuasive enough to get leads and sales.

Do you see what I mean? It takes time to learn and then get all the moving parts working together in well oiled system.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT… THEN GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO ACTUALLY DO IT.

And there are always little glitches that hold you up. Take for instance this Video I was trying to upload… It took 3 hours to upload because my wireless connection was wonky!

Be realistic about the time you have to devote to it as well.

There are going to be days you’ll have a hard time sitting yourself down to work at your business. You don’t have to punch a clock so the temptation to do something else is often STRONG! LOL

There are days you’ll be sick and can’t work at it. Here in Canada we have power outages in the winter and during strong storms… Life just gets in the way, so you have to be REALISTIC.

If you NEED to earn money within a short time frame, you should probably keep your job or get a job because it take time to BUILD your business to the point where it’s generating consistent income.

So, my advice, keep your job until you’re earning a living with your new business. If you are consistent and dedicated to improving every day, it will come.

Toodles for now! ~Callie

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Why You Need A Business Plan (Plus 5 Questions To Get Started!)

“Every single successful business I’ve started, I’ve developed a business plan. Every unsuccessful business I’ve started, I have not developed a business plan.” ~David Sharpe

Why is it so important? How can it Help You Be Successful?

When you think about starting a business, you need a Plan to follow. It will give you Focus and Save you Time and Time is Valuable.

A business plan gives you a map to follow. It should help you to prioritize and set goals of what you want to achieve in your business. It outlines your purpose and vision of how your business will function.

5 Questions To Get Started

What problems will my business solve for my customers?

Figure out what problems people have you can People are looking for solutions to their problems. There are not going to buy something because you like the product. It has to serve a purpose or satisfy a need. When you are able to find a solution to problems this adds value.

Is there a high demand for the product?

Are customers already looking for what you have to offer? If so you should go ahead with the product offering.

Do I have an interest or am I passionate about the product/service?

If not, chances are you won’t be consistent with creating content. You don’t want to commit yourself to something you don’t like or enjoy. Believe in what you have to offer or no one else will.

What will it cost to start?

Cost is certainly a consideration especially if you don’t have uncommitted earnings. Instead of focusing on the cost, focus on what is needed to get started. If you need a website, hosting, domain name, advertising, etc., prioritize the costs and then ask yourself “How can I get the funds for this?” Your mind will go to work figuring out how to accomplish the goal and it will all fall into place.

I worked extra hours and put the extra income towards the cost. Some people take a second part time job. Think “How Can I?” instead of “I can’t.” It’s powerful.

What business model do I want to use?

You have many options.. main street bricks and mortar business or an online business. If you are already working a 9 to 5 job, the idea of tying yourself to another 9 to 5 job might not be appealing.

An online business, on the other hand, allows you to work in your spare time building your business to the point where you could give up your 9 to 5 job. You’ll still have the security of your day job and the opportunity to replace it without sacrificing your standard of living.

Write your Business Plan for Success. Consider the 5 Questions to Ask.

If you are thinking about starting a business or have an existing business, Legendary Marketer has a comprehensive course in how to write a business plan and how to launch your business. You can get more information and watch a short VIDEO HERE.

Toodles for Now! ~Callie

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