Improve Your Chances Of Profit And Success By 228%

How To Improve Your Chances of Success In Anything That You Want To Do By 228%

Would you like to know what is holding you back from Success? There are more than likely only 3 things that are doing it and I am going to show you how to overcome them in the next 5 minutes.

Here goes….

So what is holding you back from doing starting your own business or expanding your existing one, or accomplishing practically anything for that matter?

I have seen this hundreds of times with people including myself in that the only thing holding people back from being successful are totally wrongly held beliefs in their very own head that they created (sometime on their own or sometimes with A LOT or a little help from other people) that keeps them (and you and me) from being successful at a task or even a whole business.

That belief often will show up before they actually do anything or right before they are successful and finishing and accomplishing what they started.

I am going to give you three tools and techniques that you can use to combat this that will improve your chances of success by 228%. They are not highly technical, expensive, or hard to do.

#1 – The first is to get out either a piece of paper, napkin, papyrus, chalk or white board and a writing instrument. Could be a crayon, a piece of charcoal or a pen or pencil. This can even be accomplished with one of those new fangled things called a computer.

The first wonderful technique from Anderson’s Arsenal is: To write down what you are going to do and the specific steps you need to take to make it happen. This can usually be accomplished in as little as 2 minutes. Yet those 2 minutes can be the most important 2 minutes of the whole project.

I know it is monumental and shocking, but if you don’t write it down, I can almost guarantee that you are going to fail at whatever it is that you are going to do period. There are numerous studies backing up this very simple technique for success.

Now when you do this it is very important steps that need to be done and state them in such a way that there definitive and actionable.

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#2 – Do something toward that goal on a scheduled basis for at least 30 days so that it can then become a habit. What this means is that you can do a little bit one day, and then wait three or four days and then do something else. You are better off spending 15 minutes each day or every other day doing something that gets you closer to your goal. If you don’t do this, again, your chances of success are dismal.

#3 – Now unless you are an athlete that had an exceptional coach you may have not done this one. Perhaps you have heard of it, but the big secret number 3 is visualization.

This is where you visualize you having succeeded at whatever it is that you started off to do. While it may sound like mumbo jumbo, again, it has been proven to work even better that actual physical practice.

In order to do this, you simply need to get comfortable in a quiet place and see yourself actually accomplishing the goal and play it through your head each day for say 5 to 10 minutes (more if you can) Try and make the experience as sensory rich as possible. If you can add sounds, colors, smells, to the scene that is great. But the most important thing is to see yourself actually having accomplishing the goal.

Now as far as increasing your percentage of success, I have to tell you that I sandbagged on the on the 228% figure and here is why, because it is actually closer to several 1,000% more but you probably would not have believed that.

You may have noticed that I did not address the whole wrongly held beliefs that I first mentioned yet either.

Well, here again that is pretty simple as well. If you believe that you can do something, you have a good chance to doing it. If you believe that you can’t, you are probably going to be almost 100% right.

This is because your subconscious will make sure that you don’t accomplish the task you have set for yourself and you won’t even know that you are doing it to yourself.   On the other hand, if you truly believe that you can do something, your chances of success increase many, many times. This is called the Pygmalion Effect (see my other post on this).

So you need to get your head around letting yourself obtain success. I have mentioned this book before but it is worth mentioning again. Snag a copy of T.Harv. Eker’s book “ Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind” if you are even thinking about doing anything involving money.

Once you read it, you will know exactly what I am talking about.  In the meantime, if you are not a multi-millionaire, or are successful at everything that you do, go ahead and try the things I mentioned and you will find that they do indeed work.

Cheers,

Andrew Anderson

1and1 Versus GoDaddy equals Night and Day

Normally I don’t like to complain about really bad service but I do have a tale to tell about 1and1 that I have to pass on and compare them with GoDaddy. Talk about night and day. Whereas Go Daddy bends over backwards to help you, 1and1 does the exact opposite or at least that is what appears to be on my case.

When one of my clients with dozens of domain names with 1and1, it took over 40 phone calls to straighten out an auto renewal issue with them. They were automatically renewing domains and charging for them even thought we had repeatedly requested that they be turned off and we even went through their process to turn off auto-renewal several times and told them it was not working.

They finally did turn off auto-renewal after 20 emails and 40 phone calls. It was like the movie Ground Hog Day. But when they did get them turned off, also shut down hosting services. It is laughable except for the wasted time and effort and about $400 in domains that should have just expired.

Compare this with one phone call or an email to Go Daddy and things happen fast. I also think that Go Daddy’s customer support is based in the US. The language barrier with 1and1 was pretty bad too as they were outsourcing their customer service overseas.

So that is why as long as Bob Parsons runs a tight ship we will get our Domains from him and host with Fast Host although in an email I got from one of Bob’s folks, it said they are getting their hosting up too speed as well. So it just may be a one stop shop.

Go Daddy And Success

If you have not heard of GoDaddy you may have been living under a rock, but if not, GoDaddy.com is probably the best known Domain service out there and the only one that I recommend period.

What you may not know is that Bob Parson’s is probably one of the sharpest marketers out there and here are his 16 business rules.  Many of which are pretty close to mine.

I will right more on these and Bob later, but in the meantime, if you like these, go to link on get a printed version of them if you like.  Plus if you are looking for a domain, they are the place to get them.  Check out our special offer too.

Let me know what you think….

Bob Parson’s Rules to live by….

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1.

Get and stay out of your comfort zone.

I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone.  I hear people say, “But I’m concerned about security.”  My response to that is simple: “Security is for cadavers.”

2.

Never give up.

Almost nothing works the first time it’s attempted.  Just because what you’re doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work.  It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it.  If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn’t have an opportunity.

3.

When you’re ready to quit, you’re closer than you think.

There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true.  It goes like this: “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”

4.

With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be.

Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of “undefined consequences.”  My father would tell me early on, when I was struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going, “Well, Robert, if it doesn’t work, they can’t eat you.”

5.

Focus on what you want to have happen.

Remember that old saying, “As you think, so shall you be.”

6.

Take things a day at a time.

No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don’t look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment.  You can get through anything one day at a time.

7.

Always be moving forward.

Never stop investing.  Never stop improving.  Never stop doing something new.  The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to die.  Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way.  Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen.  Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.

8.

Be quick to decide.

Remember what General George S. Patton said: “A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”

9.

Measure everything of significance.

I swear this is true.  Anything that is measured and watched, improves.

10.

Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.

If you want to uncover problems you don’t know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven’t examined for a while.  I guarantee you problems will be there.

11.

Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you’re doing.

When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance.

Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.

12.

Never let anybody push you around.

In our society, with our laws and even playing field, you have just as much right to what you’re doing as anyone else, provided that what you’re doing is legal.

13.

Never expect life to be fair.

Life isn’t fair.  You make your own breaks.  You’ll be doing good if the only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on a bus (i.e., fare).

14.

Solve your own problems.

You’ll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you’ll develop a competitive edge.  Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best: “You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others.”  There’s also an old Asian saying that I remind myself of frequently.  It goes like this: “A wise man keeps his own counsel.”

15.

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Lighten up.  Often, at least half of what we accomplish is due to luck.

None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.

16.

There’s always a reason to smile.

Find it.  After all, you’re really lucky just to be alive.  Life is short.  More and more, I agree with my little brother.

He always reminds me: “We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time!”

What Are You Focusing On?

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What are you focusing on?  I am pulling this one directly out of my own playbook and the question is directly relevant to how much money you are going to make.

Are you focusing on getting things done and out there that can actually make you money?  If not, you are shooting yourself in the foot for sure.

It is so easy to get scattered and be working on a dozen projects that really are not going to help you get money in your pocket.  It really is about getting things done and out there, even if they are only 85% or 90% of where you think they should be. Continue reading What Are You Focusing On?

Your Customers

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Don’t know who you are.

Don’t know your company or what it does.

Don’t know your product.

Don’t know know your record of actually doing anything.

Don’t know how you are going to help them.

Don’t know if what your are selling is worth their money or time.

Have never been to your site before and the only thing they are really interested in is how you are going to fix whatever problem they are having right now.

So…………….. Continue reading Your Customers

Are You Using The Right Key Words?

Just got done meeting with a client about the keywords that they were using and they wanted me to change what I had used in their main intro because it did not contain their industry jargon.  They had fallen in love with a few words and description and were using it everywhere but…… having not ever been in that niche before I used what I thought was a common sense description and guess what?  When we looked today, they were number one on Google for my search terms which happened to be search for 800% more than the term they had been using in their advertising.

So, if you have not used Google Ad Word Tools, go do it now and see if you are barking up the right tree or not. Don’t fall in love with your own jargon and never think you know what the customer is thinking without looking to see what they are actually searching for…

Go here and type in your words or phrases that you are using and find out what is going to work.    https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Cheers,

Andrew