Why most fail and how to avoid it..

It’s a powerful headline, and as sad as it seems it’s a very real one. The scary fact is in percentage terms most of you reading this post will fail to reach your goals online. I know the reason for this – I know how to avoid this – and in this post I’m going to share it with you.

I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not a numbers man I’m an ideas man. I think in pictures and dream in full HD but I can’t remember my own phone number and Maths was always a foreign language to me! In school it was always “must try harder” and “fails to commit to his work.” My teachers gave up on me as just lazy and I was left to daydream in class most of the time.

I won’t bore you with the long version but it turned out that I had Dyslexia and ADHD. My memory is rubbish and my attention span is very short but you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. Because of this I feel I know myself very well, I have had to adapt to many things and through that process I have got to know my strengths and what I struggle with. These days I play to my strengths and use tools and outsource the stuff I find tricky, rather than just putting off or worse still not doing the things I find difficult or boring. I use software where I can to automate and handle the boring stuff and I outsource the rest. This has been the most important lesson to learn in my life. I’m not saying give up if you can’t do something, it’s important to learn as much as you can about your business but you will soon find what you enjoy, what you are good at and what tasks are more of a challenge. So don’t beat yourself up about it, we are all made different thankfully and what one person finds impossible another will find a walk in the park.

Ask yourself this: What do you think would happen if you forced yourself to do the stuff you found frustrating, difficult or boring? I can answer that for you – you will either end up with something substandard or you would just give up and move on to something else. Now that’s the shame of it, so many people start on the right path but then give up once they hit a mental road block. If they had looked for some help they could have continued doing the tasks they found rewarding and interesting and not lost the fun element of the project which is so essential. Before you shout at your monitor – “I can’t afford to pay people to work for me!” That’s fine, if you don’t have any funds to get others to help, you can still find help through sharing resources. Through forums you can offer your own services like copy writing for example in return for someone creating a header for your website. Why spend time leanring Photoshop to create a header when you can write a sales letter which comes easy and get a header in return.

So if you want to buck the trend and succeed where others fail then find what you do best and do it! Then I’ll help you with the other stuff. Luckily in the internet marketing world there are quite a few clever chaps and they are forever bringing out tools for making our life easier and helping us make money. If you sign-up to the NMN newsletter at the top I’ll make sure you hear about the tools that work and the resources I use to build my own business.

So if you only take away one thing from this blog then I hope it’s this – know yourself, know your strengths – and do what you do best!

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