Knowing, respecting, and living the fundamental truths of life make your load much lighter and your overall journey much easier.
Last month we talked about the second set of “laws” Each rule builds on the previous rule, and they all work hand-in-hand as a whole. I have included the last 16 below to make sure you are on the right track. I would highly recommend that you go back and read the previous rules before proceeding forward. Either way, the 16 rules that have been discussed in advance of this final installment are below:
Law #1: You are responsible for your success.
Law #2: Do what you’re good at, and you will unlock the door to both personal & financial success.
Law #3: Not improving= falling behind
Law #4: Give to receive.
Law #5: Strive to always be better at your profession, but never look for the title of achieving perfection because perfection is an impossibility that varies from person-to-person.
Law #6: To succeed you MUST believe in yourself.
Law #7: Making immediate progress is the best way to start believing in yourself.
Law #8: Focus on your positives more than anything.
Law #9: Use all adversity to your advantage by transforming it into fuel for the journey.
Law #10: Strive for both real & tangible results every single day.
Law #11: Be super-efficient in your decision making.
Law #12: Success leaves a trail.
Law #13: Be an eagle, not a turkey (no matter how cliche it might sound)
Law #14: Be acutely aware of change.
Law #15: Focus your efforts.
Law #16: You are responsible your destiny.
Finally, here is part 3 of the fundamental truths of online marketing, of life, and of the universe. That might be a little bit too much over the top, or it might just be the truth. That is for you to decide.
Law #17: Take decisive action consistently. More often than not a person will be scared of something and then fail to act because of their fear. Do not be afraid. Just act and act fast to get the fear out of your path. Just think if someone says “defend yourself” vs. “attack!” Do you think you would behave differently? Of course you would. So do not be afraid to approach each new day with the same “attack” response. Get the new day and bend it to your will with your decisive actions.
Law #18: Improve your communication. Just think about how crucial good communication skills are in every last occupation. Being able to communicate and be understood with as little effort as possible is always the goal, and the only thing that is stopping this from happening is a lack of experience. Try joining a speech-oriented group or become involved with a group of writers. Mastering these skills are guaranteed to promote success no matter the circumstances.
Law #19: Always strive to understand before acting. It is always hard to see where someone is coming from, but getting in the habit of trying to sympathize and empathize with a person before doing anything is a major key to success. Add this to your stellar ability to communicate, and you will be able to form some of the most powerful life-long bonds a human being can ask for.
Law #20: Understand the in’s and out’s of your business and outsource the tedious tasks that are not worth your time. That might sound like and arrogant thing to say or think at first, but it honestly the truth of the matter. If you are working all the time and taking care of the most minute things that others could easily be doing for you, then you are not able to harness your efforts and use them to look forward. Once you learn this, you can begin leaving the small tasks to others and pushing to better. Before long the six figure goal becomes a seven-figure goal, and those smaller tasks become even smaller.
Law #21: Eat right & exercise often. At first it is easy to say “what does exercise and eating habits have to do with success?” Honestly some of the most successful men and women had and currently have eating disorders and health issues due to their food choice and lack of exercise. Imagine finally living the dream and making seven figures and then finding out that you have diabetes or an extremely dangerous heart condition that requires constant monitoring. What is even worse than that is being right on the verge of accomplishing a lifelong goal and being held back by avoidable health concerns. Just be proactive and pay attention to your health. It will shock you down the road with its amazing ROI.
Law #22: Spend & think. When it comes to making money the brain is actively involved. You have to make the right choices all day 24/7 to get the large paycheck. Now once you get the check do not shut the brain off and begin throwing money around like it grows on trees. Think about each investment, whether it be big or small and ask yourself if the money could be better spent. What good is success and money if it is tossed around all the time and mismanaged. Some people pay people to manage their money. I would not go that far. Just think before you spend.
Law #23: Build relationships along the way. This might be one of the most important because it is the rule that will lead to lifelong relationships. More importantly, when you build these relationships, you are establishing a type of safety net that will protect you when unimaginable things come out of nowhere and knock you off your successful path. It happens to everyone at some point and relationships are the only thing that can help you find your feet and continue on your path of success. So always be looking for ways you can help those in your niche. This is once again a rule that seems to amaze everyone because the ROI ends up being unbelievable. A few years of help here and there and a good friend is giving you a big tip when success and money come their way.
Law #24: Build a group of like-minded success seekers. Each person always has their way of thanking those that helped them out along the way, and nobody ever stops and says “nobody ever helped me along the way.” It simply doesn’t happen because everyone needs someone to bounce ideas off of and even more important than that everyone needs a group of people they can come to with their biggest problems. This is why you must create a group of like-minded men and women that you trust and meet with them as much as possible. You can call it whatever you want, but remember the meetings are crucial for success. Meetings with these type of people are for ideas, fuel for success, and more importantly inspiration to keep pushing forward.
Law #25: Never stop learning. This is another rule that might sound cliche, but it is honestly a major component of success. Always be looking for new information and never let a problem linger around and go unanswered. It is this type of behavior that leads to a negative mindset. You are either dying or living – your mind is either expanding, or it is shrinking.
Law #26: Start small and think big. This is so far down the list of rules because it should be common knowledge. However, it made the list because people continue to think big and act big, while also managing to abandon their vision of the future. Or in other words, when looking forward men and women are first unable to spot exactly what they want and then to make it worse they swing from one point to the next because they cannot handle adversity or failure. You must think and ponder what you want from life. What is your definition of success? After much deliberation, you should arrive at a complex answer that only you can wrap your head around. Once you are on track, you can begin acting accordingly. This is where the second mistake is often made. Do not immediately begin reaching for the stars. It is good to act and think big, but when the two are combined failure and sadness is brought into the equation. It is much better to have the ability to think big and be able to use restraint and act small. Step-by-step, a determined person, will gradually get closer to the goal and once you realize this, you will be much better off.
These were the final set of “Laws of Online Marketing.” I can guarantee you success if you closely read each and every rule and implement them into your life. Just keep in mind that these are big enough to fill an entire book. So in other words, take it slow and get comfortable with each point before progressing to the next. More importantly, once you have gone through each set do not forget to revisit them and make sure you are following them as closely as you can. Your success is inevitable with these rules. There is no longer an excuse. Nothing is standing in your way.