I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can
Does anyone else know the Thomas the Train episode where he says “I think I Can” constantly? He is nervous and unsure about doing something so he bolsters his confidence by saying “I think I Can” constantly.
But What If It Doesn’t Work
This is why so many people fail in IM. It isn’t because they can’t install WordPress, it isn’t because they can’t write. They fail because they have decided whatever they are doing won’t work before they even start.
The Honest Truth Is
Not everything works, not every venture can be a home run, Google move the goal posts and that kills of something that worked last week. There are no guarantees in business. You have to keep pushing, keep trying and believe.
We are not all the same, some people are naturally artistic, some people can write copy that makes you break open your wallet. But if you never even try then you are sure to fail.
Stop Looking For Problems
All too often I see people talking about issues and problems that they have never experienced but that “may” happen. I never see people saying “well this may happen and if it does I am going to do this..”. You know why you don’t see posts like that? Because the people who would post like that just fix the problems as they appear not think about ones that may never happen.
Life Is An Opportunity
This applies even more online than anywhere. There are a million ways to make money online, try a few of them until you find the ones you like. I have made money on ebay, on craigslist, selling my own products, offering IM services, offering websites for offline business, selling other people s products, building and selling sites.
Don’t look at what you can’t do, look for what you can do
Stay Positive and Keep Looking For That Next Big Thing
Don’t forget to listen to my IM podcasts , the one with James Hussey talks about the knocks that we all have from time to time in this business and how he has dealt with them.