Ten Traits To Acquire On The Journey To Success

Ten Traits To Acquire On The Journey To Success

motivate, inspire, be successful

 

I came across this article on Facebook – Salesforce Marketing Cloud

After reading it, and thought it worthy of sharing here as the traits are not just for small business success.

I would say that the high profile and very successful billionaire entrepreneurs we all read, see and hear about started out with a small business – and maybe just by themselves.

In various interviews, a lot of them have listed some, if not all, of these very same traits and not just for past success. They often attribute their current, on-going and future business successes to them.

A lesson to everyone then.

When achieving great success in business, we must never forget where we came from and what it was that made us so successful in the first place.

To carry on reading the original article, click on this link to their website – 

10 Traits That Will Help You Succeed in Small Business (And Maybe Life)

I hope that you found inspiration from that story.

Anything I find on the Internet that inspires or motivates me, I will share here on my blog.

 

Mike

 

Automated Income Seminar Live Training Event with Dean Holland

Automated Income Seminar Live Training Event with Dean Holland

Automated Income Seminar - Dean Holland

Two Day Live Training Event with Dean Holland Manchester UK June 28 & 29 2014

In one of my early posts, I outlined that for the past three and half years my ventures into the online world of Internet Marketing had not really been very serious.

Although I started with the best of intentions – as I’m sure many other people have – I soon got caught up in all the hype stirred up by dodgy individuals out to make a quick buck. Of course, being a fresh green newbie, I didn’t immediately realize how dodgy, or devious, they were.

I now realize that much of the information I found online in those early days turned out to be rather questionable.

Hold on…back-up a little…in that sentence I used the word ‘found’. But looking back now, I would definitely say that I was deliberately seeking out information that would satisfy my pre-conceived ideas that earning an income online was really quite easy. Strangely, I regarded those Marketers offering 4 or 5 figure training as being the scam artists.

In those early days, I approached Internet Marketing with exactly the wrong mindset.

As a high-achieving technical professional, the Internet – or rather, the mechanics of it – were no mystery to me. I was there in the pre internet days and remember the early bulletin board systems that evolved out of the initial DoD Arpanet project and the first email. All of this was, of course, command line driven and text based until in 1989, when Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web as we now know it.

Blah…blah…blah….

And therein lay my particular mindset problem.

Believing that technical knowledge is all that was required, left me easily susceptible to the promise of ‘push-button-riches’.  However, my  high achieving executive level career as a senior IT solutions architect, meant that I was not so easily talked into things. Working in that type of environment also helps to develop an acute sense of identifying BS.

But I wasn’t completely immune and still bought lots of WSO’s, training and other stuff from The Warrior Forum and other sites. Buying lots of stuff in the early days seems to be common practice, even among the most successful Internet Marketers.

I’m glad I finally found Dean Holland,the first mentor I have truly invested in. Joining the iPro program is a 4 figure investment and represents my firm commitment to stop playing around and take IM seriously.

However, there is an opportunity to experience 2 days of LIVE training with Dean Holland at a bargain price. Dean is holding a 2 day LIVE event in Manchester, in the United Kingdom, on June 28 & 29 2014. This is only the second time he has hosted a live event anywhere in the world.

But you’d better be quick.
Automated Income Seminar

The venue can only hold 100 people and at the time of this writing (May 19), there are only 68 spaces left. So if you are interested and can make it to Manchester, England, then please act quickly and click the link: Automated Income Seminar

QSC Grand Finale Webinar (& introducing ipro)

QSC Grand Finale Webinar (& introducing ipro)

QSC Grande Finale Webinar 2014QSC Grand Finale Webinar (& introducing ipro)

Well, this year’s Quick Start Challenge finished in the early hours of Thursday morning in the UK (1:30 am). As I’m no longer young and carefree, that was way too long passed my bedtime!

Waking some 6 hours later, I was still bleary eyed and needed at least a gallon of coffee before I began to wake up properly! Anyway, I slowly started to come round and eventually began to function.

Despite it being the Grand Finale of Quick Start Challenge 2014, there was still quite a lot of excellent content. Dean Holland sure does give fantastic value and over-delivered at a rate which was at least ten times the price of the course. This is Dean’s normal mode of operation and a standard by which his business operates – one of his “secret sauce” ingredients that has made him such a successful internet entrepreneur and millionaire.

Dean started off with a review of everything we had covered during the course, making sure that we understood and appreciated important fundamentals, such as KLT (Know, Like, Trust) and the “Success Metric” T+C=S (Traffic + Conversions = Sales).

He stressed the importance of KLT in establishing a relationship with visitors to one’s blog. No hype or BS, just honest and authentic writing, until visitors feel they have a rapport with the blogger and naturally establish the KLT metric of Know, Like & Trust. That’s when the Success Metric of T+C=S (Traffic + Conversions = Sales) comes into play.

To not understand and appreciate the importance of both metrics, means an unsuccessful and frustrating time for any aspiring Internet Marketer.

I would also add that these are important fundamental requirements of any business venture, whether on or off line. Without all of these basic components in place, any business would struggle to make sales.

Dean compelled us to commit both KLT and the Success Metric to memory and to base our IM ventures on the principles of integrity, honesty and authenticity enveloped within KLT.

Further strategies presented by Dean, that he uses in his own business, included his “Value Stack” Business Model, which is his own proven high converting sales funnel.

He spoke about traffic and how there are really only two ways of getting it.

“Free” traffic and “Paid” traffic. Dean stressed the importance of researching the reputation of “Paid” traffic vendors, before ordering “clicks” from them and how it is wise to spread the amount spent over a number of vendors. During my limited experience and previous research in this area, I have found out that the smart thing to do, is to order the minimum quantity of clicks as reputable vendors tend to over-deliver anyway.

The other important point about paying for traffic is the quality of the traffic and not the quantity. Targeted traffic is what you want, that is people who are already interested in your niche. Cheap Fiverr gigs will deliver quantity, but most of the visitors will not really be interested in your niche or just be “freebie” hunters collecting as much stuff as they can get and then immediately unsubscribing.

There may well be a lot of traffic, but in the IM world, it is known as low-quality.

“Free” traffic is not really free. It requires that you drive traffic to your website and that needs time. So, the difference between Paid & Free traffic is the spending of money or the spending of time.

Dean carried on delivering a lot more excellent content and strategies from his own business.

The big grand finale included some surprises from Dean.

Everyone who attended the live webinar was entered into a prize draw, to win one of three 60 minute sessions with Dean which could take the form of a direct consultation on the winners business, or an interview that the winner can record and sell as their own product.

An awesome prize that unfortunately I didn’t win, but warmest congratulations to those lucky people who did!

As usual, with any of Deans’ events, there was also something more.

He presented to us, something that has been dubbed “The Ultimate Six Figure Short cut“.

An exclusive and unique program called iPro that allows members – known as partners – access within his business and rights to sell his products with very generous commissions.

iPro is not advertised directly by Dean, all references I’ve found to it are mainly in the form of video testimonials or written about in the blogs of people within the program. All of them have said how much it has restored their faith in IM as a way to earn a living online and many have actually stated that they have indeed earned their first ever income! Their first four figure days are celebrated by Dean in their own exclusive closed Facebook group.

Within the members’ area of iPro, there is a wealth of in-depth training, covering many areas from traffic generation to Dean’s own proven and profitable business models. Acceptance into the iPro program is more than just handing over a sum of money. There is no guarantee of acceptance and before a price is even mentioned, the applicant is required to undergo an interview. I don’t know if there is just one interview or a series of stages, or whether it depends on a particular applicant. Although I have seen mention of a 90 minute interview.

Dean concluded the QSC with perhaps the biggest surprise, and announced that all of us have shown such consistent commitment and progress throughout the QSC, that he was prepared to waive the normal interview vetting process and allow us to access iPro at the Platinum level. I understand the levels are: Gold, Platinum, Elite and Master.

Entrance to the second level is pretty cool and yes, I did take advantage of the opportunity and I am just starting to work my way through the training.

I make no secret of the fact that my IM income efforts thus far are rather dire. Not-a-bean; zilch; nada; nothing have I made. But now, I have invested properly with Dean Holland, a well-known, proven and successful mentor.

I have added links below to QSC and another of Deans’ courses, Big Commission Blueprint (BCB), if you are interested in any of them. As for iPro, I’ll be documenting my progress – when I have time – as I work my way through the training.