Fall Seven Times, Stand up Eight

How many times did you fall off you bike when you were a kid?  How many drafts of your term paper did you write before you were satisfied?  How many marketing proposals did you present before you landed the perfect client, partner, or business?  All you need to do is stand up the eighth time.

Usually things go well for you.  But these aren’t usual times.  You’ve been doing everything you should be doing to support yourself & your family.  You are learning and applying new business marketing skills.  Things aren’t working as well or as quickly as you’d hoped.  All you need to do is stand up the eighth time and layout the tasks for the next day in line with your marketing plan.

While throwing in the towel on any project you’re working on while in pursuit of your crystal clear goal is always an option on the table, it doesn’t have to be the one you choose right now. You only need to stand up the eighth time and write the article outline.

Your goal of spending more time with your family by working from home (or insert your goal here) by building a thriving internet marketing business is very clear in your mind.  Even if you deliver on seven things working towards your goal and fail, you need only to stand up the eighth time and load up your weekly Twitter campaign.  Perhaps you only post a few thoughts on your blog, which later becomes the basis of your next series of articles.  All you need to do is stand up the eighth time.

If you’re staring at your laptop for hours, bereft of inspiration, stand up the eighth time and call one of your team members.  Focusing your energy on supporting their success will bounce back to you in powerful ways.  Help your team members stand up the eighth time.

One of the beauties of network marketing as a technique for any business, is that the cumulative effect of what you learned from failure and the success of standing back up create the basis of your future success.

Perhaps the reason your falling is that your goals aren’t really clear in your own mind.  Visualizing your goals has already proven effective in that they help focus your mind on the task at hand.  If your goal isn’t clear, there are many masterful guides to visualization to refer to.  My current favorites are Stuart Lichman’s “How to Get Lots of Money for Anything Fast,” Napolean Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich,” as well as Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.”

If you’re goal is well defined in your own mind, you will likely lose count of how many times you’ve fallen somewhere between four and seven.  With what your learned from all of that falling and clear focus on your goals, you will enjoy more than one opportunity to stand up for the eighth time with amazing results.



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