One of the hardest concepts for me to get was when successful people would tell you to “Act like you are Successful”.   WHAAAAAT?

So am I supposed to go out and buy things I can’t afford or what?  How can I ACT successful when I am NOT successful.  That’s what I used to think when I’d hear this statement.

Well, I’d like to clarify what is meant when you hear “Act like you are Successful”, even before you have received the material things of success.

If you read about or talk to anyone who has achieved lasting success, they are doing things YOU can do right now no matter your level of success.

1. You must have an undying self-belief that you will be successful.  Not a “I think I can do that”, but a total and complete “of course I can do that!”  And visualize your success daily.

2.  You must create a positive mindset.  This is done by becoming a continual learner.  Our minds have a tendency to focus on the negative so we need to retrain our minds into being positive, think positively by listening to audios and reading self development books daily.  You can start by listening to people like Jim Rohn and Tony Robbins.

3.  Doing affirmations is another way to retrain your thoughts and beliefs.  This became popular years ago from the movie The Secret.  Vision boards also came out of this movie where you have pictures of things you want to achieve and you can see them daily.  Affirmations must be done in the present also.  Our subconscious mind is what we are retraining and our subconscious mind only understands present tense.  However, affirmations without action are totally worthless.  So take action daily.

4.  You must create goals and consistently take action toward those goals.  And your goals should be something you can comprehend.  Not a goal to make a $1 million within the next year if you’ve never made close to a $1 million dollars before, but maybe your goal is to start building a list and get X number of people on that list this month.  Then make weekly and daily goals of what you’ll need to do to make that monthly goal happen.

5.  Whatever you do, you must add value to the world and the people in it.  The more value you add, the more will come back to you.

6.  You must be confident both inside and out.   You do that by doing the things above and building your self esteem.

Here are some quotes from leaders in Network and Internet Marketing and their thoughts on what they mean when they hear or say “act like you are successful”.

Aron Parker – Network Marketer for 16 years (failing the first 12) who has earned $20,000 in commissions in 10 weeks and loves teaching his team how to get online results.

“I think the most important concept with this is having the right mentality. If you think you’re broke or not successful, then you’re going to stay that way. That’s just the reality. The most important concept is you have to start acting as if you were already successful. That doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money, but you can dream build. You can go test drive the car. You can go to the dealership and touch the car or look at the car. In your conversations with people you can have the confidence as if you were making 10,000 a month. You must already have the feeling and the confidence that it is there and then it will come.

And finally it’s what you do on a daily basis. Look at anyone who is making 10,000 a month. They are acting a certain way, they are doing certain things. You have to do those things first and then you’ll create a certain level of success.”

 Michelle Pescosolido – Known as the Facebook Queen.  She specializes in helping people build online businesses using Facebook

“It means adopt the mindset of a successful person.”

 Larry Hochman – Successful counselor, marketer, has a degree in psychology and is owner of

“Act like you’re successful in what you’ve already accomplished…because you have. Then get hungry for more!”

Ray Higdon – Industry Leader in Network Marketer specializing in helping marketers recruit more reps, get more leads and become top earners

“Head up, shoulders back, don’t speak softly, don’t act timid, in a nutshell stop requiring the approval of others”


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I Just Want Some Training

Do you feel like people are always trying to sell you something during a training session?  What’s the selling all about.  Sure people are trying to make a buck but what else is going on.  You should watch this.

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Are You Using Your Genie?

genie bookIf you are not improving yourself each and every day with videos, audios or books, then you are missing the boat.

I used to scoff at this “self improvement” and mindset stuff.  I didn’t need that.  Really?

Every expert you listen to or learn from online will tell you that they read books or do something to continue learning and making themselves better.  If they are doing it, why would you scoff at it?

So after rejecting it for years or doing if half way, I jumped in and started reading, listening and watching.

At first I only did it 15 minutes a day.  But I wasn’t seeing any real improvement.  Then a mentor mentioned I should submerge myself into improving myself.  Listen and read for hours a day.

HOURS?  I don’t have time for that.  That was my initial reaction.  But I also believed I needed to get out of my own way and stop making excuses.  Here’s some ideas on how you can fit in hours of  reading, listening and watching into your day. Read the rest of this entry

Listen to What…Not Always How

Gurus, experts or experienced marketers are constantly giving you advice on what to do to build a successful business.  They are giving you this advice based on what they’ve been taught and what worked for them.

Most of the advice is similar with a slight twist on it from whatever marketer/expert is giving the advice.  I’d spend wasted time trying to do what the experts would say.  Then I’d beat myself up and feel guilty because I couldn’t do what they said.


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What a Bunch of Malarkey!


You can’t be online for 10 minutes and not hear the same things from the famous experts and not so famous experts. Things like: Read the rest of this entry

Walt Disney World or Bust… BUSTED!

A few years ago…ok more like 5 years ago, after listening to a training about internet marketing and setting goals, I was pumped up!  You know how it is right after you listen or watch a really good training, how you’re ready to take on the world and tell everyone about it…  at least for a good hour before reality and doubt set in.

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I’m Not Doing That…I Heard It Doesn’t Work!

How many times have you come across training that you say to yourself when you’re done going through it “I’m not doing that because it might not work?” or “I heard that doesn’t work anymore?”  (And this is assuming you actually go through the training you bought).

You’ve already decided that it’s not going to work WITHOUT taking action and trying it for yourself. Who said it wouldn’t work? If you really are truthful in answering that question, you’ll soon realize that the people saying this or that won’t work are the people who have never done it. Read the rest of this entry

How To Create Quick Videos Using Your Cell Phone

It’s easy to make excuses not to make videos.  It’s too hard, I don’t have the right equipment, I don’t know what I’m doing, I’ll look like an idiot.

Well, we are going to get rid of all of those excuses by showing you how to create quick cell phone videos, upload them to Youtube and put them on your blog.

myfreezervideoThe easiest way to record your video using your camera is to hold it at arms length, record and talk.  The other way is to put your cell phone on a stand or tripod.

And if you don’t have a tripod or stand, then you can be creative…or a little trashy.  This is a picture of what I did to record my videos before I bought a tripod.

I used painters tape and taped my phone to the freezer.  I then taped my script around it and started recording.  It wasn’t pretty but it got the job done. Read the rest of this entry

How To Remove Broken Dreams & CommentLuv Links

Dead BlogI recently went back through my comments to check on my fellow Quick Start Challenge (QSC) folks to see how they were doing.  When I started this blog, I was part of a much bigger community that was starting our online businesses together.  There seems to be comfort in crowds.  You can read about the QSC in my post A Challenge May Be The Start You’re Looking For.

So, I went back to see how my fellow QSCers were doing and much to my dismay, many of their blogs are either gone or haven’t been updated since the challenge ended or soon there after.

It is very sad that so many dreams were broken for people hoping to make it online.  These dreams were broken by a lack of follow through, lack of effort, life getting in the way or just giving into that tiny voice in their head saying “you’ll never be successful”.  Whatever happened, it is sad! Read the rest of this entry

How To STOP Blog Comment Spam


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There are a few things that can drive me crazy and comment spam is one of them.  But if you’re going to have a blog then you are going to have spam.  You just have to figure out how to deal with it.

A few months ago I read about a product on a blog,, that could STOP SPAM COLD!  So I figured I’d give it a try since I was getting several spam comments a day.  The best part of this product is that it is FREE and is a WordPress plugin.  Excellent! Read the rest of this entry

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