The past 3 months had been the most profitable quarter of 2014 – and the year isn’t over yet! Today I have a physical office premise with a team of digital product creators and together we created and marketed several products, three of which made JVZoo Pick Of The Day this quarter alone. Besides digital publishing, we also do digital publishing work for our clients – one of them went on to break bank with $420K in sales earlier this month using my sales copies and sales videos!
On other news, hardly a day goes by without an email or a Facebook message from a frustrated newbie about being stuck in neutral gear and he hasn’t been places yet.
No sales. No one talking to him. No one responding to him.
And on the occasion, I get accused of being that ‘lucky guru’. If you attended any of my seminars or know a little about my back story, I was anything but ‘lucky’ when I started out.
It might look like I’m basking on some glamour and maybe a bed of roses, but here’s the other half of the story not many people really know:
Exactly a year ago, I was sick with a serious case of gastric that made it painful for me to even sit upright at the computer. This agony went on for two months, so by the time I got back to the game I lost my ‘flow’.
When I reached out in new niches this year, I had to start all over again. I got more rejections and declines than I bothered to keep count every time I approached a big player in that niche.
Up until last year, not a single seminar organizer wanted me to speak at their event at all – even though I was willing to speak for free.
When I decided to leave the work-from-home lifestyle in favour of starting an office with physical team, I was not able to find a single person to work at my company for the first two months.
As you can see, it wasn’t a stroll in the park and man… I still remember how angry I was that nothing seemed to be working, and I injured my knuckle punching the wall to vent it all out.
In spite of my frustration however, I was somehow convinced that the trial was temporary. Tough times don’t last, tough men do.
So what did I do to turn around all of the above mentioned scenarios into positive results that I was craving for – that most newbies were dying to get there?
If you look at all the REALLY successful people you know, they hustle in one way or another. Some famous figures that come to mind are the likes of Donald Trump and Richard Branson.
Everything is energy and this is what I believe in – if you want to attract the right people to work with you, you need to make a SERIOUS effort to put yourself out.
Internet Marketing – like any business or anything else worthwhile – demands that you work smart and hustle at it. The results are usually not immediate, and this is where the test comes to separate the REAL PLAYERS from the rest of the wanna-bes with an entitlement attitude.
I imagine there’s a certain amount of effort you need to put into the ‘dynamo of success’ before you hit critical mass and finally the momentum start taking on a life of its own.
Hustling may not be any ground breaking secret, but you also won’t find this missing ingredient in any book, course or seminars you attend.
Are you ready to get up everyday and take every step closer to your dreams? Or run around in circles with the illusion that you’re doing something productive – and quick to blame when everything fails like a house of falling cards? Your call now. Happy hustling!