Associate Programs Newsletter #558
Think back to the start of the year…
Was 2013 going to be the year in which you would take control of your life?
Was this the year in which you would take charge of your financial future?
How's that working for you?
With four months of the year remaining, now is the perfect time to set a new goal and see what you can achieve by the end of the year.
A simple tip that works for me
This idea sounds simple, but don't be deceived by how simple it sounds. It's VERY powerful…
Set yourself realistic deadlines – and be tough on yourself. And then nice to yourself.
Can you research and write one good article a day? In four hours? One hour?
Whatever a realistic answer is for you, look at your watch, set a deadline and don't stop – except for 10-minute breaks every hour – until you have finished the task. Then congratulate yourself, feel good, and give yourself a pleasant, meaningful reward. For me, that's often a walk on the beach.
I learned how powerful deadlines are in another lifetime when I was a cadet reporter for a little afternoon daily newspaper, in Oamaru, New Zealand.
As you can imagine on an afternoon newspaper, the deadlines were cruel. I'd rush back from a meeting, writing the intro in my head, and reach the newspaper office sometimes only about 20 minutes before the deadline.
I remember one time when the deadline was getting REALLY close on an important story. The editor was
whisking each very small page – one or two paragraphs – out of my old-fashioned typewriter as I wrote them. There was no time for second thoughts or fancy language! (Anyone out there remember typewriters?)
It's amazing what you can teach yourself to achieve when you face a deadline when an article – or some other task – just HAS to be completed.
For your next task you want to get done, break it down into easy 50-minute chunks. Ignore emails and other distractions. Yes, really.
Don't worry about trying to make the article perfect. Just bash it out. Get it done. You can go back later and tidy it up.
Don't stop until your 50 minutes are up. You may be pleasantly surprised how much you achieve in 50 minutes.
The quality you achieve may be better than you expect, too, because you get “in the zone” and focus just on one thing at a time.
The more you practise this, the better you'll get. It really does work.
When your whole project – say, a bunch of articles, a new website, a special report, or whatever – has been completed, give yourself a bigger meaningful reward – maybe a long weekend off at a health retreat with a loved one, or whatever works for you.
You can look forward to the big reward while you're doing the project.
Take control of your future
Talking about taking control of your financial future…
Setting deadlines is an excellent way to help you get out of a rut and achieve a brighter financial future.
With practise, you'll change old bad routines and avoid ruts permanently.
However, as you know, there's no point in just “building a website” or “building a blog”.
To build a profitable e-business, you need a proven system, and a proven process to follow.
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With SBI, average people are achieving above average results.
The SBI private forums are bustling with new enthusiasm these days.
Here's a recent comment I noticed from one SBI user…
“…every day of my life I'm grateful that I
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I could have never created without it, and the
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That's a pretty amazing unsolicited testimonial!
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Easy Kindle solution
Have you thought of writing an ebook for Kindle… but were stopped because you didn't know how to format it, or didn't know what tools to use?
Did it all sound too hard?
The good news is that you don't need special tools, and don't need to worry about Kindle formatting.
You can just login to iWriter, and request an ebook to be written for you. A writer will submit it to you for review. When you've okayed it, your ebook will be available in two formats. One will be a regular ebook, and the other will be a .zip file in Kindle format ready for you to upload to the Amazon Kindle bookstore.
Whether you're selling an ebook or using a special report as a freebie, this is a painless way to get one.
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Thought for today: Take control
“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” – Denis Waitley.
All the best
P.S. Remember, take control of your future here