iPro Really Works! I’m Starting To See Results

Generating Income From iPro

I’ve been busy dealing with family stuff for the past few weeks and haven’t had a chance to write as much as I’d have liked in my blog.

I had quite a surprise when I recently logged into my iPro account and saw that I had started to make some sales. It is quite a big mile-stone for me as it is the very first money I have ever made on-line.

Achieving that first sale and making that first dollar on-line sure does break through a barrier that for such a long time has seemed to be almost impenetrable. And just like many people, I was starting to become ever more doubtful that it was even possible to actually make money on the Internet.

I don’t suppose that I am alone in investing considerable sums of money over the years in various courses and products, all claiming to be “The One” – possessing the “Secret Sauce”, “Magic Button” or “World Renowned Internet Marketers”. Oh yes, the amount of times that I have seen that boast! So-called “Gurus” so renowned that most people have never heard of them. I won’t reveal any names, but if you’ve had the same kind of experiences, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Over the past couple of years, those type of experiences have diluted my expectations somewhat. Naturally like everyone else who buys “Making Money On-line” courses, the intention is to hopefully see results, but I’m also realistic and careful not to build my hopes up too high.

But when I stumbled upon The Quick Start Challenge course, I found it to be very worthwhile. It’s another course that the founder of iPro – Dean Holland – has put together. Dean gets to see who is taking action and those who are committed, it acts as a “short-cut” avoiding the vetting process that Dean has put in place for people applying for acceptance into his high-value iPro Partner system. In this sense, participation in Quick Start Challenge is a low-cost proving ground to greater things.

You can see an earlier post I made about the Quick Start Challenge, as well as a video – Here.

Now, I’ve got to admit that I haven’t been putting in as much time as a lot of new IMer’s. I know some of my new iPro colleagues are out there promoting everything under the sun. I certainly get annoyed by marketers whose lists I am on, pumping out email after email saying how wonderful some new thing is and how I’ve got to act quickly before the price rockets skyward! I usually end up becoming an ex-subscriber to those people.

Endless promotions is something that I intend to actively avoid. I would much rather focus on proven systems that are supported by well-known and well-respected people in this industry. That’s why I’m endorsing the systems that Dean Holland has put in place.

If you’ve taken a look at Big Commission Blueprint and decided that it’s a bit too advanced, or assumes too much of you, then why not have a look at The Quick Start Challenge instead.

 

 

 

The path to success begins with a “Why?”

The path to success begins with a “Why?”

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Golden CircleI’ve just come across a guy called Simon Sinek and according to his Authors Biography on Amazon, he is described as an optimist, who spends his time teaching leaders and organizations in the subtle art of inspiring people. I added the words “art” and “subtle” as it really is the sort of teaching that has an effect of changing the way people think or approach the subjects of inspiration – which also has an effect on motivation.

The video on this page is from a 2009 TED talk and Simon cites examples of tech organizations and their products. Putting forward the argument that all the tech companies are essentially capable of producing quality products, but some become more successful than others. Why, for example, did Dell fail to find a market share when they introduced their hand-held personal organizers? Or Gateway Computers, well known in 2009 for producing quality computers and monitors. Why, is it that they failed to penetrate the flat-screened TV market?

The answer, according to Simon, is because they approach things from the wrong direction. The image above is called the Golden Circle and most people, including organizations, actually begin by asking “What?”, as in “what is this new product?”, or “what new new product can we launch because everyone knows us, we make quality products and so are guaranteed market-share”. We see this sort of thing all the time. “This new xyz product will increase profits”. That question covers the ‘what’ and ‘how’, but fails when it come to the ‘why’.

‘What’ and ‘how’ are very practical questions that can easily be debated, but ‘why’ can be more difficult to put into words. A desire for someone or something cannot always be easily explained, as it is a feeling.

Simons Golden Circle model shows that the biggest and most important question to address first is ‘Why?’. The world is full of companies selling similar products for similar prices and some are also known for a specific type of product. But Apple, although a computer company, is very successful with phones, tablets and music players. Apple is the company talked about as having successfully focused on the ‘why’ first.

This approach, however, is not just for large companies. As stated in the rest of his biography – “From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and 3M, from Hollywood to the Pentagon, he has presented his ideas about the power of why. He has written two books, Leaders Eat Last and Start With Why and is quoted frequently by national publications.”

Both thoughtful and truly inspirational. I’ve now become one of Simon’s fans and will most likely buy his books.