I loved the Men In Black movies but, as so usually happens, I thought the first one was the best. All those cute little aliens lounging around the break room were hilarious. But I especially liked that little gizmo they had that made you forget everything. The one Internet Marketing lesson you can learn from Men In Black is that sometimes it’s better to forget.
There are dozens of reason why people fail at Internet marketing and a lot of them have to do with your mindset. Wouldn’t it be great to have one of those little Men In Black gizmos to erase some of the negative thoughts that keep you from achieving your goals?
Forget the past: Your new career in Internet marketing is going to be completely unlike anything you’ve ever done before. Sure you may have been involved in marketing or maybe you worked with computers. But you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
In the past you probably had someone telling you exactly what to do and how to do it. This is your own business now and you’re calling the shots. There is not right or wrong way to go about it either. In fact, there are an unlimited number of ways you can make money online. So it’s up to you to choose your path and stick to it.
No one is going to tell you when it’s time to start work every day or when you can take a day off. You’ll plan your own vacations, too. Forget about someone else being in charge of your every move because now. It’s all up to you and you’ll need discipline and dedication if you want to succeed.
Forget about everything you’ve heard: You’ve probably heard that Internet marketing is easy, anyone can do it, and you can make a lot of money fast, like maybe even this weekend. Forget that. Forget everything you’ve heard from everyone.
There are lots of people who do make a lot of money with Internet marketing but they didn’t do it over night. You need to realize right from the very beginning that if you’ve never done this before you’re going to have a lot to learn. It’s not a job, it’s your new career. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have things you need to learn to make it work.
It’s also relatively easy to make money online – once you learn what you’re doing. Again, this will take time. One of the biggest reasons new marketers fail is because they believe everything they’ve heard. And when they don’t become an instant, overnight success they think they’ve failed. There are so many things to learn in this business and you’re always going to have something new you need to learn. Always. Even people who’ve been at this for years are constantly learning something new. So forget all those silly promises and start learning the business.
Forget about your fear: It’s understandable to be afraid in your new venture. After all, you’ve spent your whole life having someone else tell you what to do, when to do it, how to do it and when it’s time to start and stop doing it. But the Internet is like a big ocean teeming with sharks. Sharks out for blood. If you’re paralyzed with fear they’re just going to eat you up and spit out your bones.
That might sound a little harsh but I’m just trying to get my point across. You really have nothing to fear but fear itself. Don’t let your fear of the unknown prevent you from moving forward. If you were brave enough to make it this far then you’re certainly brave enough to move ahead. Now keep going and forget about it.
Forget about trying to make money online: Yes, that’s what I said. Forget about trying to make money online and just do it. Too many new marketers come at this like it’s an either/or proposition and it’s not. If you’re not successful you have no other alternative – unless you want to go back to your JOB.
When you have doubts, do something about it. If you don’t think you have enough knowledge then find a mentor, or join a forum. If you’re afraid you don’t have what it takes, then for a different way to make money online that’s more your style. But forget about failure and forget about quitting. There are so many different things you can do to make money online. If you don’t succeed at one that doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It just means you need to move on to something else.
See? I bet you never thought you’d learn so many lessons about Internet Marketing from the Men In Black movie, now did you? What? You can’t remember what it’s about?