The biggest secret to working success online, in my opinion is learning the right skill
set, never giving up, and making the most use out of what you have learned about
working your online business.
I’ve already spoken about finding a mentor that is a good fit for you.
What I am talking about today is always working to improve upon the base skill set that you have
learned. Yes, your mentor can teach you a great many things, but the best thing you can do for
yourself is to take the initiative, take action, and learn on your own too!
For example, Bruce Lee started learning Wing Chun kung fu at a very young age from
his sifu (teacher) Ip Man.
What Ip taught Bruce was a very formidable fighting system that gave him the BASICS that allowed
him to become the amazing martial artist that we know today (Image courtesy of fanpop.com).
There was no YouTube or any of other knowledge compendium out there for Bruce to
reference when he was developing his skill set AFTER his time with Master Ip.
Bruce took the initiative on his own to go out and look around- he was always learning
and seeking out new ways to fine tune his skill set to see what worked and what didn’t.
He studied a variety of other fighting styles and systems, took the best of each system
-what worked for him-and discarded the rest.
In time he developed a system that was all his own.
THAT is what you must do also in marketing and working online!!!
Your mentor shows you something and it works- awesome!
Now, go out and see if you can learn more about that skill you were just taught.
Go to YouTube, Vimeo, Google, blogs, forums, groups etc.
Fine tune your newly acquired skill set. For example-
You have learned to build your email list(which you should be doing)and how to follow
up, then go do what you have been taught-plan the work, and work the plan.
That’s the first part….AFTER you implement what has been taught to you,
you must also go out and fine tune your list building techniques on your own.
Learn how to build your own squeeze pages that will stand out from the ready made ones.
Go read about how to write interesting email subject lines to get a better open rate.
Go learn about how to format the emails that you send out so that it is easier for your subscribers
to read them.
Because at the end of the day, in the words of Joel Therien, “Your success depends on one thing,
and one thing alone- YOU.” And he is right.
(Image courtesy of likesuccess.com)
Take the time to learn the basics. I’m not saying skip that step.
Don’t try to reinvent the wheel.
I’m just saying go learn and know what tire pressure and axle grease works best so that the wheel
can run at it’s best efficiency!
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Until we speak again, remember, Don’t Be Afraid, Live Free!
-Seely “The Lion” Clark IV