I just got an email from Robin Sharma, the known leadership guru and the author of 15 books – “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” (sold 3 million copies already) and “The Leader Who Had No Title” (my favorite), to mention two of his most known works.
This guy is all about mastery, peak performance (like Tony Robbins), excellence and crafting an iconic life. He teaches clients how to do the impossible. He recently shared with his subscribers an interesting story that we can all ponder about and learn from.
It’s the story of somebody who dreamed to write, but not many believed in her.
It’s the story of a single and struggling mom who got a big idea on a train trip.
About the story of a young wizard boy and his adventures…
12 publishers rejected her idea, until one small house called Bloomsbury Press eventually said YES, we’re going to publish it, but we think you’ll not make much money with a children’s book series.
Despite all odds, the book sold 450 million copies worldwide, and generated a fortune.
JK Rowling and her Harry Potter story touched the hearts of millions of kids and parents all over the globe. One small idea turned into an inspiring books series. Isn’t this exciting?
How this applies for affiliate marketing?
Your brain holds the BIGGEST secret to making money online. Exercise your imagination and train your mind to benefit you, instead of working against you.
You have to believe in yourself….
When I started online more than 10 years ago, I had no site building skills, I couldn’t write well – and I lacked knowledge in the industry. This didn’t stop me from learning the basics of “the techie” side of the business, and know what to say to my outsource guys to build me more sites.
You have to create your own dreams (some call it luck)…
I don’t believe in luck, but in recognizing opportunities and fructifying them. Be open to think and behave differently than you have in the past, otherwise we’ll do what Einstein said about a century ago – doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is just insanity.
I know how powerful thoughts are. I often say to myself that I’m the only one responsible for both my success and failures – not others, not the government, not religion. I know I cannot change things that cannot be changed, but I have the power in my hands to tap into a brighter future… don’t you think this is possible for anyone, including you?
You have to listen to your gut instinct and follow nobody…
If I had of listened to folks around me saying to quit the Internet and secure a JOB, or not pursue this project or that project – I’d probably have lost the major opportunity to write this article (like many others) and inspire people from all over the globe to start their affiliate marketing business (and build a niche site empire).
I knew a simple truth: doing what makes me happy and what I’m capable of is the key to success and true happiness. I can do anything if I really put my mind into it, by the way – and so can you!
Mastermind often, with the right crowd…
You have to team up with like minded individuals who know more than you do, and earn more than you do – so you can learn from the best, and not spend time with victims or naysayers.
What holds you back when it comes to affiliate marketing: is it money, time, skills, passion or lack of knowledge?
What’s your affiliate game plan for the next 30 days… 3 months… 2 years?
How do you see yourself evolve from where you are now, to where you want to be?
Answer these questions right now. In fact, take pen and paper and be true to yourself, don’t lie to yourself like the majority of affiliates do. Now is the day when you say to yourself, I have had enough with all the BS!
“I am a super affiliate in the making, and success is a journey. Failure is part of the game. I’m happy and free to live my dream, right here, right now!”
Say this to yourself 3 times a day… even better, write this down each and every morning, and once more before you go to sleep. Your subconscious mind will register this mantra, and just by repeating it consistently, you’ll start to believe and live it.
Isn’t it preferable to believe that you’re capable of doing big things, impossible things (like the Harry Potter idea), instead of hopelessly complaining about bad luck or fear of failure?
Feel free to ask me any further questions about affiliate marketing… I’m listening to you now…