Learning By Doing No Better Way
My grandfather use to say all the time there are those that learn by doing it. And then there are those that are armchair adventures. They read about the adventures of others but never get out of the chair to create their own. This reminds me of business. There are those that learn, investigate and follow direction and do. And then there are those that hope and dream that it all will happening through osmosis.
If you have spent any length of time in a small business that depends on others to do their fair share than you know what I am talking about. Often times people start business’s on the internet believing that somehow rich’s and fortune will fall out of the sky. That they are the one holding the lucky winning lottery ticket.
Don’t get me wrong just like each and every week someone wins that lotto. Someone on the internet has formed a new business and gained vast fortunes overnight. It does happen. The likely hood that it will happen to you are just like the odds of that lotto winner will be you. If you like those odds than okay. Do not recognize that building a business that goes on to be successful is hard work. More likely than not the odds will beat you. Just like they do the guy who faithfully buys a weekly lotto ticket.
However what I have learned is that being the one who works hard and not getting my adventures through others is so much more rewarding. I like a good story and often curl up with a good book on a rainy day. This is not how I want to experience life and know that is not how to grow a business.
Just this morning was talking with one of my team members and they were asking me how I go about each day. I explain that I have a plan each day of what I intend to get done. Post ads, write a press release and blog, share that out in cyber space, than do call backs, follow ups, send out emails doing the same for those I have no numbers for. All while monitoring my email boxes and creating new capture pages, writing email campaigns, newletters and such.
They were wow you do all that. My response was yes and there is more but don’t want to over whelm you. Guess they already were. Sometimes so am I. What I know is that all the hard work all the things I do which include helping others on my team and some who are not. Is that I love making a living on the internet it is the funniest way I have ever found. I meet new people every day that make it all worthwhile.
I started a new community in google+ I would like to invite everyone to. Internet Marketing 101 for Dummies ( http://tinyurl.com/bw2lzbs that is the link) we are all about helping each other without spamming each other. While we welcome everyone to share what they do we have no links for advertising in the community. It is a safe place to share ideas, tips, blogs that are on marketing, articles, or videos, pictures and graphics. While having an environment of helping other marketers learn and grow.
Have a wonderful day all.