- Posted by Jeff Vacek
- On March 1, 2016
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- Successful Internet Entrepreneur
On this blog I write about very specific topics for starting and running your own online business. Knowing how to put my tried-and-true procedures in my writing to work for yourself will be key to your success. They are the structure upon which everything else will be built.
But to make sure that you have the complete package, I want to take the time to look at something else that’s just as critical to your success. It’s an inner quality that determines how well you will be able to apply all the practical information that you will be learning throughout this blog.
What I’m talking about is the mindset with which you meet the world – and all the opportunities that are presented to you – every day.
And that brings up a critical point we should mention right at the outset. Without the proper mindset – the Successful Internet Entrepreneur Mindset – you don’t even see the opportunities that are right in front of you. That’s why it’s so important for you to begin to see where your own mindset may be limiting your possibilities.
Once you see those self-imposed limitations, you can start casting them aside. With those blinders removed from your eyes, you will be amazed as you become aware of all the doors that are actually opening all around you. And you’ll have the confidence you need to respond to those opportunities with positive energy.
I meet so many people at conferences and such who want to break through the ceiling so they can achieve their dreams financially. But they don’t have the drive to do it because they don’t really think it’s possible for them. They think they’re broken and that they just can’t make money as an internet entrepreneur. They think they don’t have what it takes or that the cards are stacked against them.
If that’s the way you feel, I’m here to tell you none of that is true.
If you haven’t made the money you want or you don’t think you can, there’s only one reason for that. That reason is that you don’t know how to bridge something that I call “the gap.” You just don’t know what you have to do to get yourself across the abyss.
What am I talking about? What’s “the gap”? “The gap” is a term I came up with to describe the space that exists between the financial results seen by the majority of Internet Entrepreneurs (by which we mean, little or no results) and what I call “the one percent club.” That’s the club made up of those few folks who are able to pass through the gap, in some cases very, very quickly, to build a six-, seven-, eight-figure or more online business.
Now, you shouldn’t be intimidated by these people. In fact, learning about them should motivate you. There’s nothing special about these people except for one thing – and it’s something you can have too. What’s special about them is the kind of relationship they have with success because of the way they think. And that’s exactly what I’m going to talk about right now and throughout this whole series of posts.
Do You Really Believe It’s Possible?
We’ve all heard it a million times: If you want to achieve something great in life, you have to believe you can do it.
This is not just some motivational chatter, and it’s not a magic spell like “abra cadabra.” It’s absolutely true for a very practical reason. When you don’t believe something is possible, you don’t put your whole heart into working to get it. Your limited thinking leads to limited effort. And your chances of success go down. They have to.
But when you do believe you can succeed, you naturally put in more energy. And your positive belief becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Let’s look at something very interesting about the word “believe.” It is strikingly similar to the two words “be” and “live.” In other words, you must Be and Live whatever you want or expect for your life and your business.
It’s very simple, but it’s critical. You have got to believe that you can and will succeed, or you’re mentally tying your hands behind your back.
To believe is to be as if you can do it, and to live as if you can do it. That “as if” approach is tremendously powerful. Act “as if” you will be able to do something, and you increase your possibilities of making your wish a reality.
I know that you may have run into roadblocks in your life. You may feel a little battered down by your lack of ability to get the results you want in whatever fields you may have tried, such as internet entrepreneurship, or anything else for that matter.
But discouragement is a useless emotion with no power except for the power you give it by giving it your attention. Discouragement wants you to give up. But you don’t have to listen to what discouragement is telling you to do.
There’s a wonderful story about the great inventor Thomas Edison. He was trying to develop a filament for his electric light bulb that lasted longer than a few minutes. At one point he had tried 10,000 different kinds of filaments, and none of them worked.
One day someone asked him if he was discouraged by all this failure. Edison declared that it had all been very valuable. “I haven’t failed, I found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” And of course he did finally discover the right material, and became the father of one of the greatest inventions of all time.
Edison believed he could do it, and that kept him from giving up. You’ve got to believe that you can do it, too. Remember: Be it and live it. Come to the understanding that all the failures you may have experienced were never a problem at all, but were actually the necessary preparation for the final victory.
Here’s one last point before I close out this part of the blog series and move on. A lot of people who are in sports are very, very successful in business. The reason is that the trait of believing in themselves has been so ingrained in them for so many years that it’s just part of their character. Naturally, when they move on to business, they bring that quality with them.
Maybe you had experiences like that in your past where belief played a big role. Maybe it was a sport or a hobby where you did whatever you had to do to excel because you believed you could. If that’s been buried deep down inside you, now’s the time to pull it out of yourself.
And if you never had that type of experience, now’s the time to start developing that quality. On this blog, I’ll be writing about and sharing all the tools you need to succeed. Begin to act “as if” anything is possible for you – and it will be!
See you in part 2 where I start off with, “How the TOP 1% of Internet Entrepreneurs Think”.