Motivation Case Study of an Enterprising Young Business Entrepreneur

John Smith had left school two years ago, and was already working as a trainee manager in a large supermarket chain. He could have gone to university, but developed a taste for the commercial world during his part time work, while still at school. He was fortunate to get a couple of relieving opportunities, while supermarket managers were on leave. That was all very well, but not the level he was aspiring to achieve. John Smith had left school two years ago, and was already working as a trainee manager in a large supermarket chain. He could have gone to university, but developed a taste for the commercial world during his part time work, while still at school. He was fortunate to get a couple of relieving opportunities, while supermarket managers were on leave. That was all very well, but not the level he was aspiring to achieve.

John had exceptional PR skills, and loved travelling and meeting new people, but just could not see enough creative potential in the supermarket field. His dream, or desired outcome in life, was to have a more creative role, important and challenging, but not too routine. He knew it was important to have a good track record, so he always tried his best at whatever duties he was given. In his mental plan, these were the stepping stones to his goal. Even though his dream may not materialise for months or years, it was essential to maintain that inspiration, by learning as much as he could. John was still doing management courses, which his employers provided, and he was always talking to sales reps, or anyone he could find with management experience.

One day a position was advertised with a large company that supplied over twelve hundred items to supermarkets. It was a kind of marketing manager and PR role combined. It required looking after visiting company personnel, both socially, and attracting their business.

John knew he would love this job, but it looked a bit out of reach, with his limited experience at the age of twenty one. He was excited though, because it fitted in perfectly with his mental image that he had stored. That was the detailed picture of his goal that he had clearly saved in his deep memory, and would recall frequently, to keep himself motivated.

Now it was time to do some profound lateral thinking, something which his father was good at ( me ). He knew of one chap he had met a couple of times, that once worked for the company that had placed this ad. John contacted him, and arranged a time to meet. This semi retired chap was very willing to chat and update John with what he thought he should know about the company, in the event of securing an interview.

Well, that did happen, John was one of forty applicants accepted for an interview, except that the other thirty nine all had university degrees. John’s enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge about the company must have impressed them – he got the job.

Building a Prosperous Business – Personal Development

Personal Development – Action vs Daydreaming Personal Development (PD) is one of the hidden pillars of the successful home business and for business leaders in general. The will and drive to build success has to be sustained over time. We actually need to work harder on ourselves than we work on our business to sustain our commitment. Its about controlling and disciplining our minds and becoming more because success is not something we pursue – success is something we attract.

Attracting Success

In order for us to attract success we need to become that person that attracts success. We are not going to attract success if we are not mentally ready to attract success. At least 30 minutes of PD every day. The key here is not to look outward for excuses, fall guys or success – everything is in our hands. There is no outside force that is going to make us change. Invest in books, magazines, etc. in terms of expanding your mind and becoming more prosperous.

Also, no one book is going to answer everything for you, even if you are saying to yourself right now “YES – I have the magic Book”. YES – it is funneling ALL wisdom about everything to me right now”. What you need to look for is material that resonates and moves you the most – start there.

Because the more you do – the more/faster your circumstances will change. It’s not about working hard – it’s about becoming more. So we can achieve more. Personal Development is not an end in itself it is a tool, one of many in your tool kit. Don’t get lost in empowerment or feel good messages. PD HAS to become accompanied by action – it is NOT a replacement for your plan.

Communicate with people and tell them where you are going at every opportunity. Giving your vision a reality through declaration and then implement. Implementation is one of the hallmarks of a becoming a leader.

Being a leader is a process. We can all say the same thing but it is how we language it to our teams. This is a process we are all working to become better all the time.

Practice it — Every opportunity with your team/friends/family/etc. – tell them where you’re going. Is it frightening – YES. Why? Because you committed yourself to take action by exposing your vision to the world.

Problem Solving The only person who doesn’t have problems is in the cemetery. So all of us are and have been here. Formula for embracing problems:

We all come from backgrounds that say avoid problems FORGET THAT We need to get better at facing challenges and solving problems.

Good problem solvers and going over obstacles and being able to talk about to other people about and through it is incredibly liberating. We want to become a person to see a problem as an opportunity to get us where we want to go. We need to embrace problems and work to solve them. Obstacles, challenges, problems are all the same. Why?

The bigger the problem- the bigger the check.

Overcoming Fear

Here’s what I like you do. The great thing about PD is that when you take action you do really feel better. Start manageable and grow. Write a list of what you don’t like to do – what makes you feel uncomfortable.

This lays out action items and it puts you in control. If it we put ourselves out there – we are going to get more of we want so we need to be prepared to put ourselves out there and the first step is to make a list – make it real – get it out of our heads.

After you compiled the list – make the opportunity to do those things. In this world we all have choices – nobody’s forcing us to anything – we need to become willing to do and become more (see time management piece). Then you have to be willing to DO the things to get you where you want to go. No magic – just choice. Am I willing to do that? If you see something to be taken care of – you step up and take care of it.

In general, people are not willing to do the things which are uncomfortable – that is what keeps them where they are. A good leader is someone who is willing to do the things that make them uncomfortable. First, you do it yourself and then tell others to do the same. Your team, family, etc. is thinking the same as you used to – let them that no one is going to put an obstacle in front of them except for them. And that the faster we remove our barriers the faster we are going to move forward.

Becoming a Leader

To be a leader the best thing you can do is to be around leaders

Understand their thinking

Feel their belief and passion

Know that YOU can join them anytime YOU wish Get Committed — Don’t hold back — Willing to learn

Product Creation – Successful Entrepreneurs Develop Their Own Products

There is nothing like having your own product to sell. You can keep all the profits for yourself. If you are selling affiliate product, you have to worry whether the company will remain in business, or whether the rates of commission will reduce or that there is not enough market for those products. In fact, when you have your own product, you can affiliate it and offer commissions for its sale. But in this case also, you get to keep a good portion of the profits.

You can develop products to distribute freely or you can sell them to earn profits. When you distribute freely, you get to build a list which can then be useful in marketing your products. There are 2 requirements of products.

1. They must be wanted by your target audience. You cannot sell something which does not serve any purpose or does not solve any problem. If you find that your customers need information on how to lose weight, you must write an e-book on ways of losing weight. If your target audience wants to know what the great places to visit in Singapore are, you write about that. So where do you find what they want. For this, you must regularly visit internet forums related to your field of interest and watch what people are talking about.

2. The products must be in downloadable format. For instance, if you are writing an e-book, make it available in PDF format which is easy to share and print. If you are making an audio product, create it in MP3 format which is the most widely used format for audio files. On the internet, people want instant gratification. As soon as they sign up to your list, they would expect to get the freebie or the product.

There are many types of products you can create digitally. I will explain about 3 such products.

1. E-book: You can create an e-book which is nothing but your content, organized in chapters and presented with an attractive title. E-books are very popular information products and can be used in a variety of ways.

2. Audio Product: You can record a training session or an interview and develop and audio product. If the interview is long, break it up into small parts and run an email audio course. All you need to do is to give out the link in the email and students will access it from your servers.

3. Screen Capture Product: You can develop products to teach people how to use the internet or any other software product. Use tools like Camtasia to capture screens of the products and add a voice over to explain the navigation.

Developing your own product is the first step to take your entrepreneurship to the next level of success.

Comparing Successful Internet Marketing Systems – Expert Tips For the Business Entrepreneur

Comparing Successful Internet Marketing Systems – Expert Tips
 
If you are researching and evaluating the multiple options available to you to build your own home-based internet marketing business, it is imperative that you identify the quality characteristics of the options available to you. 

In this article, a headline review will be given on two of the most respected internet marketing products available today. Both of these products are geared, structured and sold to enable the home-based internet entrepreneur to make money online. This comparison review features YourNetBiz, a premium and multi-layered product package and that of Maverick Money Makers, an exclusive coaching club geared towards affiliate marketing.

Firstly pricing of these internet marketing products is recognized as being at opposite ends of the pricing scale. There are, naturally, specific benefits of each of these product systems which enable the internet marketing entrepreneur to select an appropriate system to match their needs and budget. The Maverick programme is available for a monthly fee of around £40 and for this you have access to a comprehensive training and tutorial library, multiple suggestions, recommendations for affiliate marketing and regular email updates from Mack Micheals, the founder. Once you have purchased the monthly access to the marketing system, you immediately sign up to become an affiliate and can generate a recurring monthly fee for every new membership that you successfully convert. 

The YourNetBiz system is significantly more comprehensive and has four internet marketing product packages ranging in price from around £300 to £1800 one time payment. In addition to this one time payment, you will be required to set up a monthly paid account with a hosting and payment management system. These combined costs can be as low as £20 per month, or double that for premium services. 

The core offer of both of these internet marketing systems is training and practical learning about how to make money online.  Within the Maverick programme, there are literally hundreds of hours of training tutorials, recorded both in audio and video. There is a 24 hour live customer support line enabling issues to be dealt with on an immediate basis. This system provides a very sound initial introduction into the world of internet marketing and how to make money online. 

The YourNetBiz internet marketing system is also prolific in its provision of training materials and resources. One significant difference to acknowledge is that the YourNetBiz product suite is sold directly by existing members who then act as mentors, coaches and training guides to ensure that new members quickly learn the strategies of internet marketing and how to make money online. Within the YourNetBiz premium package, members have access to an exclusive and world-class travel club providing vacation solutions to destinations around the world. 

One additional differentiator is that the YourNetBiz product system has pre-selected a range of digital, informational and personal development products which are exclusively available to all members for retail either as affiliate resale rights, arrangements or private label rights for personal branding. 

Perhaps the most significant difference between Maverick Money Makers and YourNetBiz is the earnings potential and commission structure which relates to the sale of YourNetBiz product packages. As the unit volume required to make a significant income with Maverick is extremely high, so it will take a considerable amount of planning, preparation and effort to generate a sizeable monthly income. With the YourNetBiz package, as the unit values for the premium products are higher, so the commissions earned per sale range between £200 and £1200 depending upon product level. So for successful internet marketing entrepreneurs who can convert sales of the YourNetBiz product suite, the monthly earnings can quickly grow to exciting levels. 

Good luck in your considerations. 

To your success.