Ode To Marketing Whiners and Losers

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Man, I’m winded!!!!

I’m dead tired of chasing one opportunity after the next.

Man, I’m winded!!!!

I’ve spun my wheels till they spark searching for the Holy Grail of online marketing success.

Man, I’m winded!!!!

How much chump change must I steal from my piggy bank in pursuit of my dreams before I strike gold?

Man I’m winded!!!!

How many rah-rah workshops, teleseminars, “secret” reports, half-functional software tools and an assortment of other junk must I collect on my hard drive before I say “Enough is enough”?

Man, I’m winded!!!!

Who am I kidding?  Success is for the young, the intelligent, the fit, the privileged and the lucky.  Isn’t it true that they – those greedy, slick hucksters proliferating the Net – play on our desire to have more for less?

Man, I’m winded!!!!

It’s hard to believe that I live in one of the richest countries in the world – a place teeming with information and freedom to attain wealth – yet I wallow in mediocrity, underachievement and resignation.

Man, I’m winded!!!!

So many choices and they all cost too much for me to explore.

Man, I’m winded!!!!

Who can I trust out there in cyber-land?  All I want is an even break, a chance to strut my stuff.

Man, I’m winded!!!!

I’d give every scraggly possession under my sun just for one test drive in the success lane of life.

Man, I’m ready!!!!!

Get out of my way.  I’m on fire and I’ll take no prisoners.

Man, I’m ready!!!!!

It’s a new day and a new way.

Man, I’m ready!!!!!

I may not be all I want to be but I am all I have…and that’s more than enough!

Man, I’m ready!!!!!

I have no ear for those voices of doubt.

Man, I’m ready!!!!!

Every tool I need for success is right before my eyes, if only I can learn to open them to the realm of possibility.

Man, I’m ready!!!!!

Before I can read the book of success, I must first open it with action.

Man, I’m ready!!!!!

The slings and arrows of life do not define me anymore.

Man, I’m ready!!!!!

My circumstances can’t confine me when my thinking is clear.

Man, I’m unstoppable!!!!!!

Life is a gift.

Life is a chance to see what is possible for you.

Life is a chance to make a significant difference in this world.

Life will not make headliners of us all, but we can touch others in ways which make them spiritually rich and financially secure.  You have the choice to be winded, to be ready or to be unstoppable.

So what’s stopping you?  Remove those barriers, one day at a time.  There is greatness in each of us which is screaming to get out.  I’ll be sappy, if I must:  Don’t ever settle for second best or last place.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

I hold no grudge against an individual who decides to settle down to a life of moderate success.  Having a fairly good income and a semblance of job stability does have some commonsense appeal.

But we live in a highly competitive world and settling for second place is a sure indication that one will inevitably be forced to settle for an even lower station in life a bit further down the road.

The margin of victory between the prize horse and the also-rans is usually less than a head or a nose.  And so it is in the business world, in academia, and even in the act of courtship.

The difference between success and constant defeat is often a mere matter of a book read or unread, a risky chance taken or passed by, or a few moments more of preparation and practice rather than time spent in idle chatter and daydreaming.

Most importantly, victory only comes to those who finish the race.

The entrepreneur does not have a wage-earner’s mentality.

He/she does not tread water.

He/she does not depend on others to tell him/her how to act or how to live.

He/she sees opportunity  where others see barriers.

He/she sees a chair as a lumberjack, as a carpenter, as a toolmaker, as a lathe, as nails, as a hammer, as a screwdriver and screw, as a saw, as a shipper, as a retail store, as a retail customer, and as an interior designer.

Profit centers all!  That chair has many revenue streams which originated in a dream or a rough sketch on paper.

Wikipedia defines entrepreneur as follows:

An entrepreneur is a person who undertakes and operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks.

Most importantly, however, he/she reaps the exponential rewards of a plan well thought out and executed soundly.

Risk in life is unavoidable regardless of whether we chose to act boldly or sit on the sideline of life.

Why not test the waters’ of possibility in your life?

Why not start to see the opportunity within the challenges you face?

“Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say
today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”

~Dale Carnegie~

Make it your intention each day to find a way to sprinkle your world with as many kind gestures and words as humanly possible.

This is not a just a religious principle for the pious, but a matter of common business and social sense.  To be stroked by another is like a shot of adrenalin to the spirit and sends a butterfly effect which can span continents with untold smiles and acts of generosity.

Online, when you see someone in need of assistance in business or life in general, be a good cyber neighbor.  Help out.  Make a profit, if appropriate, but offer only authentic, proven solutions or advice.

Imagine yourself on the receiving end.  What goes around does come around.