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How to Stay Motivated Even When Faced With Obstacles

Ganesh Overcomer of ObstaclesIt’s the New Year, and you probably have big plans. But sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated, especially when you’re faced with obstacles, small and big.

The image on the left, by the way, represents Ganesh, the Indian deity who is known as the overcomer of obstacles!

So in this article, we’ll focus on overcoming obstacles, with or without Ganesh’s help. In fact, I’d like to give you some tips on how to make your motivation soar EVEN when you’re dealing with seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

It’s easy to stay motivated when we reach one goal after another. We may even find it difficult to understand how someone can be down in the dumps when life can be so good to you. Then, failures, problems and obstacles enter your life and it’s not so easy to remain motivated anymore.

And if you find yourself in that position, know that you’re not alone! Even the most renowned leaders and speakers must find a way to overcome these burdens and move forward if they’re to maintain success in both their professional and personal life.

How to Put Your Obstacles In Perspective

There are many ways to overcome obstacles and make your motivation continue to soar; but as you well know, there is no one perfect answer for everyone. You must find the way within yourself.

Understand what’s causing your fears and your obstacles. The reasons could be tangible or they could be emotional. They could be real or imagined. Once you’ve determined what your fears are, ask yourself what is the worse case scenario.

If all of your obstacles and fears become reality what is the worst thing that could happen? When put into perspective, the culmination of these events probably would not be the end of your life or even your lifestyle as you know it.

How to Overcome Your Obstacles and Achieve Your Goals

Believe in your goals and yourself and nothing can stop you. Analyze what you’re striving for and what you and your company, or your family, will gain by achieving these goals. If you do not believe in what you’re doing then you’re on the wrong track and should return to square one for reassessment.

Take action quickly. Visualize yourself overcoming these obstacles and your triumph over them. Don’t put off positive action no matter how small and seemingly insignificant.

The smallest success that stems from your action instills faith and belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. Obstacles have many faces and we must decide how we can stare them down. If the magnitude of the obstacles is too large for you to handle emotionally, break it down into smaller tasks.

Remain cheerful and positive and watch the size of the problem diminish. It’s the old rule of mind over matter, or obstacles if you will. Refuse to let negative thoughts rule your brain.

Stay inspired. You can do this by reading inspirational books, or watching motivational video or audio courses. Your environment should consist of inspirational people and things. Our surroundings enable us to become what we are.

Dealing With Obstacles – You Have A Choice

Obstacles are inevitable but how we deal with them is not. We can choose to overcome and be happy, or we can be miserable. Don’t dwell on self-doubt. Are your fears realities or something you fear might happen if you fail to take proper action? Faith is instilled when you tackle the task.

One of the great motivators of our time is Margaret Thatcher who said, “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.”

A lot of people have been struggling with challenges this year. And maybe you have been too. But you don’t have to put up with it!

Take action!

Solutions For Financial Challenges: Supplement Your Income

If your challenges are of the monetary kind, there are lots of ways to supplement your income. And one of the best ways to do it is… start your own e-business!

Whether you’re selling your services, or whether you’re promoting affiliate products, OR whether you’re creating your own products! Here’s a free resource that will help you get started:

http://makemoneyinyourjammies.com

It will give you some actionable advice on how to choose your first business model and get started.

And if you’re interested in selling your services but don’t know which one or how to go about it, here’s one of the easiest ways to get started FAST:

http://webcashhowto.com/10ways/

The thing is… all too many people sell themselves short. Imagine how many customers you’ll need to find in order to make a living from selling $7 ebooks or $5 articles?

My favorite marketing friend and mentor Marlon Sanders has solved that problem with his newest dashboard, the Big Ticket Dashboard. He shows you how to create and sell BIG TICKET items, like $995+ coaching programs!

Find out more about it here:

http://bigticketdashboard.info

Does selling big ticket items feel intimidating? There go those obstacles again! Fear not! Marlon’s dashboards are legendary and brilliant! They make what could be an intimidating project an easy step-by-step process. You’ll just point & click your way from start to finish.

Check out this partial image of the dashboard in action, with all the steps lined out for you:

Marlon Sanders' Big Ticket Dashboard

Marlon Sanders’ Big Ticket Dashboard

There’s also a bonus of mine that will be right on your download page… It will help you SELL your new products. So go ahead and take a look:

http://bigticketdashboard.info

Wishing you a wildly prosperous New Year!

Elisabeth Kuhn

Marlon Sanders Book Of Secrets Review – Part 1

marlon sanders book of secretsFull disclosure! I love Marlon Sanders. He’s my favorite online marketing expert and has been for years. I’ve learned a ton from him (and his products) and have an almost complete set of his famous dashboards! They all totally rock.

I also believe I received my very first affiliate commissions from Marlon way back when I first started. That was after his very patient assistant Tim had helped me figure out how to set up the promo pages. In fact, these pages were just about my very first web pages on my own domain names. I was so excited!

The best part was when I got to meet Marlon in person at a conference in San Antonio. He was not on the schedule, and I didn’t realize he lived nearby, so it was a total surprise to run into him there. I was especially surprised that he actually knew who I was! Wow!

Here’s a photo of Marlon and me at that conference:

Marlon Sanders and Me

We’ve even had several phone conversations since then, and he’s given me some excellent tips on how to make more money as an affiliate and with my own products. So I’m biased and I thought I’d mention that right up front.

Then again, I’m not the only one. Marlon has a stellar reputation for the quality of his products and for his integrity – and for being a top notch expert in sales, copywriting, and marketing, and more. Oh, and for being a really nice guy too.

Marlon Sanders’ Book Of Secrets

So whenever a new product appears, I buy it immediately, check it out, and tell all my friends about it. Obviously, I did the same when his newest product came out, his Book of Secrets.

Discover Marlon’s Money Making Secrets

I bought it immediately! And I’m still devouring it and can’t put it down. I’m about two-thirds through, and it’s getting better and better by the page. Marlon definitely knew how to arrange all his secrets. The first ones were interesting and had some pretty good stuff, but now – they’re blowing my socks off. And I can’t wait what else he has in store. No peeking!

I make myself read things in order. So do I recommend that you get it too? You betcha! Or more seriously… Only if you plan to make money in your business, now or in the future.

What’s in Marlon’s Book of Secrets?

The book is divided into sections – with the secrets. First, there’s the teaser blurb (and he has quite a few of them on his sales page)!. Then, he has three sections for each secret:

a) Why is this important?
b) What’s the secret?
c) Application

Brilliant! He teases us, and then he tells us why we MUST know what the secret is.

Then he tells us the secret, in detail. And finally he tells us how we can apply it in our business. And by the way, these secrets are not all about internet marketing either, and can be used by lots of different people, from business owners of various kinds to insurance sales people and many more.

There are lots of insider secrets in there about people I actually know – or in some cases know of. How cool is that. But the best parts are all about how I could make WAY more money. I started getting really excited about 50 pages into the book (the other stuff was good too, but it didn’t feel quite as applicable to me personally, at least not during the first reading – so this could change).

Should You Buy Marlon’s Book of Secrets?

Well duh! Of course, you should buy it…

Discover Marlon’s Money Making Secrets

But seriously, only if you want to make MUCH more money in your business, online or offline. This stuff is pure gold!

And I realize I need to tell you more about it, and I will. Right now, though, it’s way past my bedtime…

In the meantime, you’ll find out a WHOLE lot just by checking out this page:

Book of Secrets

Bonuses…

There are some majorly cool bonuses available from Marlon too right now. You’ll find the info on the sales page…

For now, just go check it out. And get the competitive edge by getting your hands on that priceless info first!

To Your Success!

Elisabeth Kuhn

Marlon Sanders’ WP Dashboard For Leads And Sales: A Review

 

Marlon Sanders WordPress DashboardMarlon Sanders’ WP (WordPress) Dashboard is finally available. Months ago, he offered some of us a pilot version to test out and provide feedback on, and I was lucky enough to get one. I provided a lengthy list of feedback, and the new version is terrific.

Is Marlon Sanders’ WP Dashboard for you?

It is, if you want to build a blog, and want to make sure you didn’t miss anything crucial.

First of all, it’s perfect for beginners. If I had had access to this, it would have saved me thousands of dollars over the last several years! I remember paying someone twice several hundred dollars to teach me what’s basically in the first row or two of Marlon’s dashboard.

Only, that person’s teachings weren’t remotely as clear – i sweated bullets trying to make it all work. I was able to build my first blog or two, but now, that I know so much more, I build them in a small fraction of the time.

What else?

If you have any ambition to gather leads and make sales with your blog, you will find Marlon’s WP Dashboard very helpful.

Is It Helpful For Advanced WP Users?

I would say that it is, at least for many of them. It definitely is for me.

One of the disadvantages is also an advantage. Sure, I already know most of the info that’s in the first few rows. In fact, just looking at the icons, I found that I was familiar with a lot of what’s in there. But…

A lot of it is in the details. Marlon shares secret tricks and how-to sequences for things I do NOT necessarily know how to do. And since I already know the majority, I can zoom right ahead to get the new (to me) stuff and incorporate it into my blogs.

I’m looking forward to digging through his suggested plugins, and how to use video effectively, and his tips on the ethical bribe, and lots more.

The Bonuses Are Golden!

And then there are the bonuses… Yowza! They are worth a multiple of the price. Also, this is a dashboard that helps you set up a WordPress site. It doesn’t go too much into how to get traffic, though if you set it up right, you’re quite a ways ahead of the game when it comes to the traffic issue.

And of course, as you may know, Marlon has a Traffic Dashboard, so it’s not necessarily in his best interest to go overboard with sharing traffic tricks.

BUT…

In his bonuses, there’s a ton of incredibly valuable information on Traffic! It complements his dashboard perfectly.

I’m not entirely sure how long the bonuses will be available, but knowing Marlon, even if the fancy ones go away, there’ll be others added later, so there’ll be a bonus one way or another, and it will be helpful.

I’ll have to dig around in it more thoroughly, but I wanted to let you know about Marlon Sanders’ WordPress Dashboard right away so won’t miss out on the bonuses!

My Own Additional Bonuses!

In order to encourage you to invest in Marlon’s WP Dashboard, I’m offering some of my own bonuses in addition to Marlon’s bonuses. I bet you have a few questions, and I’ll answer them for you:

What are my WP Dashboard Bonuses?

The bonuses I’m offering may vary over time. However, if you sign up early, you will get my current bonuses AND any potential replacement bonuses I might offer within the 30 days.

But if you sign up later, you’ll only get the bonuses available at that time. So signing up earlier is better. So here are the current bonuses:

1) Social Media For Business Course

As I mentioned above, this Dashboard falls a bit short in the traffic area. In part, that makes sense because there’s a whole other dashboard just for traffic.

But if you want to get a headstart, you’ll appreciate this Social Media For Business Course. It’s delivered over a period of 4 weeks (with maybe a bonus week thrown in), and it comes with detailed instructions PLUS worksheets/assignments.

2) Pinterest for Business

The benefit of this bonus is similar to the first one – only this one will focus on Pinterest, a wildly powerful social media platform that works quite well with a blog.

3) TWO Coaching Q & A Calls

I have long offered a Blogging course, and I am just about to run another round. And YOU will get access to TWO of my own Get Started With WordPress Blogging Q&A and Coaching Calls, which will give you the opportunity to get your questions answered and make the most of your new Dashboard.

How Will You Get My Bonuses?

Here’s how you’ll get your bonuses. It’s a simple 5-step process:

Step 1: Purchase the WP Dashboard through the link above.

CLICK HERE to Get Your Dashboard!

Step 2: Send an email to the following email address:

CLICK HERE to Claim Your Bonuses!

Step 3: Include “Dashboard Bonus” in the subject line.

Step 4: Look for an email from me to you with further instructions.

Step 5: Enjoy your bonuses

CLICK HERE for Marlon’s WP Dashboard

Marlon Sanders and How to End the Internet Marketing Feast or Famine Cycle

Are you tired of the Internet Marketing Feast or Famine Cycle? You don’t have to put up with it.

Unfortunately, a lot of the most common methods are practically set-ups for it.

Whether you’re doing affiliate marketing or product launches, the money comes either in batches or very slowly, if at all. Anything but predictable, nice and boring income. Some people argue you should get a job if you wanted a regular income.

I wouldn’t go so far. There are other ways to do that. One of them has been practiced by my favorite internet marketing mentor/guru Marlon Sanders.

And he just created a FREE special report I can give you where he talks about how to get out of the feast/famine cycle.

Just go click here to get it: http://www.splittestinggenius.com/feast

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

 

Marlon Sanders’ Promo Dashboard Preview: Promo Tips That Work

Marlon Sanders and MeToday, I have a guest post/article (reprinted with permission from Marlon Sanders’ blog). Marlon is probably my all-time favorite internet marketing guru. For starters, it’s mostly because of his amazing product creation dashboard (where he led me through the product creation process in baby steps and provided all the tools I needed to actually do them) that I now have an actual product and am working on more!

UPDATE: And right now, I’m working my way through his newest dashboard, the BIG TICKET Dashboard! By the way, I’m doing an “implementation review” on it, starting with the first installment right here!

And guess what! I actually got to meet Marlon (that’s him on the photo above) and talk with him in person at UnSeminar5, where he wasn’t even scheduled to speak or anything. He just showed up to hang out! And he gave me some GREAT advice on how to fix a very frustrating problem I’ve been having.

Now I like him even more. Not only is Marlon brilliant and has fantastic products, and not only does he stand out because he’s so refreshingly unpretentious and down-to-earth in a field (internet marketing) that’s so filled with hype, but he’s also REALLY nice (and fun!).

So here’s now his article, which I think is excellent and very useful, and I’m publishing it here in hopes that you’ll find it as helpful as I did. Enjoy!

Marlon’s article:

7 Steps To Promos That Work!
How To Find Your Target Folks, Get ‘em On Your Email
List, Then Send Out Emails That Get ‘em To ACT! …

And What You Can Do Starting Today!

By Marlon Sanders

The formula for making sales online isn’t particularly complex.

1. You find out where your people hang out
2. You find ways to reach ‘em with your message
3. You offer ‘em somethin’ free to get ‘em on your list
4. Capture their name and email on your Squeeze page
5. You send emails
6. From emails you send ‘em to multiple conversion processes
7. Follow the 3 laws

Let’s break this down.

1. Find out where people hang out.

This means you find the forums they hang out in, the blogs they read, the sites they go to.

That way, you can do your surveys, run banner ads, and find the folks who have the lists.

2. Find ways to reach ‘em with your message.

a. Find out where you can buy banner ads

How about the forums? The blogs? The web sites?

b. Look for text links too

If you can’t buy banner ads, look for Google Adsense on pages.

c. Who owns lists and sell products?

You’ll know these people because in their sig line on their forum posts they’re offering something FREE. In the article directories you’ll see their articles. And at the end in the resource box, they offer somethin’ free — JUST like you wanna do.

3. Offer ‘em something free to get ‘em on your list

Give people something so enticing they HAVE to join your list. That can be a free audio, ebook, PDF, video or newsletter. Or anything else that’ll get ‘em on your list.

Run banner ads or Adwords ads offering something free. Come up with a freebie the folks with lists can send out via an affiliate link, so a cookie gets set.

Write articles with your freebie in the resource box and submit those articles to the article directories.

4. Capture their name and email on your Squeeze page

My friend Jonathan Mizel coined the term Name Squeeze page. To PROVE he invented the term, he trademarked it. In case you’ve mistakenly read someone else invented it.

Anyway, you offer a freebie on a page where folks get the freebie if they join your email list. Not so complicated here.

5. Send emails

This means firing up your autoresponder and loading up emails.

It means learning to write subject lines, format your emails and write bullet points that arouse curiousity and get people to click.
You gotta become a master bullet-point writer.

It also helps if you can spin a good story, just like you do with your friends over the phone or at the coffee shop.

You mix in value with or between your pitches so your open rate remains high. A lot of people make the mistake of watching their unsubscribes alone.

You gotta monitor your OPEN rate. That is crucial. It tells you if you’re getting or losing attention. This is an attention economy.

6. From emails, send ‘em to multiple conversion processes.

In other words, you send an email offering a free video. The free video gives a pitch for something.

Or you send ‘em to a podcast.

Or you send ‘em to a free report or a sales letter.

Or you send ‘em to live streaming video.

Now, WHAT do you sell?

Initially, sell affiliate products. Make Camtasia or CamStudio videos that do your pitches.

Or write pre-sell pages that give a little pitch before you send people to an affiliate link. You know, warm ‘em up first!

WHICH part of this process is the HARDEST for you? Which part do you need the most help with?

Hit me back on my blog by clicking the COMMENTS at the end of this article.

Do you buy into this process? Or are you following some other system? If so, what?

Is this so “old hat” you don’t wanna hear about it anymore?

Or are you STUCK somewhere?

7. Make an irresistible offer.

So now the person has gone to your audio, video, blog, or sales letter.

Now you gotta sell ‘em something.

With first time prospects, give ‘em your best offer.
Probably something cheap or free. Although it depends on your market.

One of my friends offers a free book then sells a $4,000 software package. When 3% of the people buy it from the book, the numbers add up.

Others offer a $1 membership offer that goes into recurring billing after 14 days. That is, after 14 days they’re charged for the membership site unless they cancel.

And they get charged every month. When you have 2900 people getting charged $37 a month, it adds up.

8. Follow the 3 cardinal laws

a. Protect your business number one

Follow the law. Pay your taxes.

b. Maintain the goodwill of your list

Don’t milk your cow so much he/she dries up. Offer value to your list. Keep that relationship up.

c. Make sales

What you can do TODAY: You start with step one. Go find out where you target market hangs out at. What blogs do they read? What ezines do they subscribe to? What web sites do they go to? What forums do they frequent?

Then, when you find that out, look for banner ads you can buy, blogs you can run ads on, text links you can buy, pages with Google ads on ‘em.

And start looking for the folks who have the lists.

Marlon Sanders

P.S. Here’s what I want you to do: Go to my blog and tell me if there’s a step here that hangs you up or you have problems with. Be as specific as possible:

Just hit COMMENTS below this post.

Is this all old hat to you? Too common sense? Do you want something newer or sexier? Or what’s STOPPING you from following this formula today?

Here’s the thing: My new Promo Dashboard will walk you through most of these steps and much more.

But I NEED to hear from YOU because I need to know WHAT to put in it to help YOU the most. I need to hear your feedback on my blog.

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Marlon Sanders is the author of “The Info Product Dashboard.”
If you want to create your own info products, go to:
http://www.infoproductdashboard.info

Note by me: Do check out his Info Dashboard. The motivational video alone is worth clicking on that link — it changed my life!