Why New Year’s Resolutions Almost Never Work…

Why New Year’s Resolutions Almost Never Work…

This year I decided to do something different. This year I decided not to bother with New Year’s resolution. They suck! Here’s why…

Here’s a list of Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2015. 

1
Lose Weight
2
Getting Organized
3
Spend Less, Save More
4
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5
Staying Fit and Healthy
6
Learn Something Exciting
7
Quit Smoking
8
Help Others in Their Dreams
9
Fall in Love
10
Spend More Time with Family

Source: Statistic Brain

How many of them will be accomplished by the end of the year? Let’s find out…

50% Of People Who Make New Year’s Resolutions Fail

40 to 45% of American adult make one or more resolutions each year. Of those 75% will maintain their resolutions past the first week, 71% past 2 weeks, 64% after one month and only 46% after 6 months. (Source: Positive Change) What’s the moral of the story?

More than half of the people who make New Year’s resolutions will have failed by the end of June.

New Year’s Resolutions Can Hold Us Back…

There’s something about the never-ending list of things we think will make us happy… Resolutions can actually hold us back. In order to understand this we need to have a closer look at our resolutions. How many of them actually reflect your true desires? Maybe you feel under pressure by your family to settle down. Is this truly what you want? Maybe your family and loved ones are expecting you to go and get a job once you graduate. But does getting a job will make you happy in the long-term? If your resolutions don’t feel right it’s very unlikely you’ll stick to them…

Every Day Is A New Beginning

There’s no magic about the New Year. Each and every day is a new beginning. Most people get too attached to dates as they think they’ll get a clean slate on New Year’s day. New Year is a day just as good as any. The fact that it’s a new year won’t magically make things happen! Do the best you can every day not just for a few days until your short-lived resolve associated with the magic of New Year burns out. Take baby steps. Do something little every day for the next 365 days…

I don't make New Year's resolutions.I don't need to -I work on myself 365 days a year...

Jeff Goins suggests a different approach, “Don’t waste your time with resolutions this new year. Instead, focus on something far better: resolve.” He puts it bluntly “This year, a lot of people will make resolutions and then immediately break them. Why? Because they’re not really resolving to do anything different. They’re just wishing.” Ever heard of wishful thinking?

He goes even further claiming that “Goal-setting, while admirable, is essentially pointless. Goals, in and of themselves, aren’t sustainable. They tell you where you want to go, not how you’re going to get there.” Essentially, this is what differentiates losers from achievers.

Are your New Year’s resolutions sustainable or are they just wishful thinking? “If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient; if you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes. ” John Assaraf

 

Day 2: Affiliate Marketer’s Journey Towards Freedom

Day 2: Affiliate Marketer’s Journey Towards Freedom

Last night I spent a few hours editing my site so that it complies with Google AdWords policies. My site was suspended for more than a week now. Little to say, it’s been very stressful for me as my main source of income dried out virtually overnight.

I’ve had some success though getting a refund from the founder of Feedspot (if you’re not familiar, Feedspot enables you to keep up with all your favourite websites in one place), Anuj Agarwal, a rather canny Indian entrepreneur who was cheeky enough to refuse to issue a refund to me after I forgot to cancel my account with them after an initial one year’s free trial. He was cheeky enough to ask me to withdraw my PayPal claim offering instead to cancel my subscription. Given the fact that he keep ignoring my emails for over a month I was adamant not to let him get away with it! Persistence pays off! The money was credited back to my account.

If that was not enough, my name was listed on two different leaderboards – I’m just a few positions behind the legendary Brian Tracy. One of my Internet marketing friends even went to great lengths to find out how many Facebook followers he has. With 1,377,566 Facebook fans compared to my 23 makes it look rather grotesque!

sales leaderboard brian tracy me 9

To my surprise just today I received an email from Karl Moore’s JV manager: “You and Karl were both present on some recent leaderboards so he asked to get in touch with you to see whether you’d be interested in a potential JV or collaboration?” Karl Moore wants to work with me?! Yay! Looks like I made a name for myself!

A week ago I invested HEAVILY (it’s capitalized because $1,600 is a lot of money!!!) into solo ads from a reputable solo ad provider. My solo ad is due to go out on 11th and 13th (as you can see I am not superstitious) December. I am hoping this will compensate for the fact that I am not getting as much traffic as I used to!

If this works I’m planning to do the same for one of the launches I’m planning to promote in January 2016.

Subscribers: 120 (3 unsubscribes, 1 opt-in)

Failures: My site has been suspended for over a week now

Success: Got a refund from Feedspot; Karl Moore wants to work with me; My name was listed on two different sales leaderboards just a few positions behind Brian Tracy

Money made in November: $7,455.66 (£4,947.89) – my goal was to make $5k!!!

 

What’s Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?

Once I started seeing some success I noticed that in people’s mind there was this division, me vs them. They started seeing me as someone with superhuman powers… They’d make excuses, such as:

“Sandra, I’m not you. I don’t have 24 hours to dedicate to my online business.
“I don’t have the money to invest into advertising.”
“I have a family I need to care for.”
“I’m busy working on something else.”
“I have a job”.
“I wake up at 5am every day. I’m not getting enough sleep.

To all whiners out there my advice is simple: sleep faster! Cut out Facebook, EasterEnders Coronation Street and other crap. Everyone has a family they need to take care of. I’m no different here (I can bet for a fact that my family is larger than yours! :P)

When I started this Internet marketing journey I had a full-time job and another part-time job on top of that. Believe me, I was tired! I wasn’t getting enough sleep and had virtually no free time. I was broke and was in serious financial debt but I made this work!
My question to you is, what’s your excuse?

What new excuse are you going to come up with today that will stop you from making progress, that will keep you stuck where you are?

Wake up!

I’m not smarter than anyone else. I don’t have more hours in a day than you do. There are 24 hours in a day. How you use them is up to you.

I don’t have superhuman powers. I’m not perfect and I still make mistakes.

The reason I am successful is because I move fast and am not afraid to take the risk.

You’re never going to be successful if you excuses are greater than your actions.

You need to step outside of your comfort zone and start taking action if you want to be successful. Period!