September 12, 2014 in General Online Business
“And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind” Elton John
A “candle in the wind”… What a beautiful phrase! A while back I listened to “Candle In The Wind” over and over because it has such a haunting melody and it struck a nerve with me. I loved the picture it painted on the canvas of my mind!
Stop what you are doing for just a moment and just picture in your mind a candle blowing in the wind. What does that look like? Well, if the wind is calm the flame is burning bright and steady. A little wind makes the flame jump around. A large gust of wind will blow the candle out!
There are so many ways I could use that analogy to demonstrate important lessons. If you will bear with me for just a minute, I would like to apply that analogy to our marketing efforts and our online endeavors!
Okay, now I want you to form another picture in your mind. YOU are the candle and the wind is all the “noise” around you. The noise is typically any distraction that affects your online efforts. It could include new products that will, supposedly, make you tons of money, your jumping from one thing to another, your procrastination, your information overload, etc.
Our flames are calm when there is not a lot to distract us. We are able to focus and concentrate; then along comes an email advertising the newest product everybody is promoting. It’s slick… it’s shiny… it looks like just the thing to take you to a whole new level of wealth. It sounds SO easy to do and the cost of this magnificent product is so low that it might as well be free! You click thorough to the sales page to see what this wonderful product can do and OHHHHHHHH, what fantastic copy they have written! The sales copy says that it will do THIS and once you get finished completing the setup it will do THAT. O… M… G… Now your mind starts wandering off in another direction and now you are just like Ralphie in “The Christmas Story” and the Red Ryder BB Gun. You are fixated on that one THING and you start imagining what you are going to do with all that money you are, supposedly, going to make. So you stop whatever it is you are doing and you immediately purchase this “Holy Grail Of Online Income” for $97! No problem… you will make that $97 back one-hundred times over because that is what the sales copy said and everyone knows that you can’t lie in your sales copy!
… your candle flame starts flickering
You stop whatever you are doing and you start on this wonderful, fantastic, outstanding new product and you KNOW that you are headed to the pinnacle of pinnacles… the $3,000 a day level! But guess what? I think Ralphie in the Christmas Story says it best… “Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at it’s zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.” SOMETHING BRAND NEW HAS JUST COME OUT!!! OH… MY… GOODNESS… This THING looks ten times better than the THING you are working on now!
… strong winds are making your candle flame dance wildly
Then SOMETHING new comes along again… and again… and again… and again! At this point you are frustrated because nothing is working. You are angry because those internet marketers made you buy all this stuff and your money is now running low. You don’t know how on earth you are going to pay the bills this month. You start to procrastinate because nothing is working anyway. Your mind is overloaded with all this information; at least from the THINGS you DID use. Most of that STUFF you bought is just sitting on your computer. You have always had plans to use it at some time in the future. You just kept putting it off and putting it off! You feel numb and you just don’t have the motivation to do anything. Finally, you decide that nothing works and there is no way anyone is making money online and all those products are a rip-off and you have wasted all those days, months and years and all your bills have stacked up and there is no money and what will you eat and… and… and…
… and the wind has blown out the flame on your candle.
Now you decide that you have to get a minimum-wage job so you can have some consistent money coming in! How sad! How very sad! You have given up the dreams that you had so long ago when you started online marketing. What happened? Where did you go wrong? Was it all just a waste of time and money” No, it wasn’t a waste!
Think of all the things you have learned. Think of all the people you have met. Think of all the resources you have on your computer. You have a lot of things going for you and you just need to stop shotgunning your marketing efforts and start focusing on whatever it is you want to do.
How long have you been trying to make money online? Every time you started on something new without completing the project you were previously working on you delayed your success just that much longer. I am willing to bet that some of you have delayed your success for YEARS! If only you had finished what you had started. If only you had focused on your previous product. If only you had quit spending so much money on STUFF. If only… if only… if only…
Procrastination, information overload, lack of focus, jumping from one thing to another, etc. All these are are bad habits and you can change your bad habits into good habits. You really can! BUT you are the only one who can make those changes. YOU just need to start working on your project. YOU need to focus on what you are doing. YOU need to stay with your project no matter what new products come out. YOU are the only one that can make the necessary changes in your life… YOU!
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“And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did ” Elton John
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