Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Are you a prisoner of your own mind?

Like the ghost of Jacob Marley, everyone is dragging around an unseen ball and chain or two. Life is hard, and so is this business. But successful people cast off their chains as they grow with knowledge, ability and (above all else) faith. Speaking from personal experience, your invisible ball and chains can be any number of things: lack of knowledge and experience, low self esteem or lack of confidence (both of which stem from lack of knowledge and experience), laziness, substance-abuse, guilt, regret, a family member, friend or partner who want to share all their “drama” with you on an hourly basis - i.e. energy vampires. All of these things WILL slow you down and you can’t get on with life or online business because you can’t walk down life’s road comfortably dragging all those chains.

In short, you can find a form of freedom through online business, but you will never, ever find it if you are holding yourself back in the process of striving for it. If there's one thing about online business and MLM-affiliate programs in particular, it's that the eternal window-lookers, doubting tire-kickers, new-hot-program junkies, the lazy, the lightning-fast quitters, the stupid and/or illiterate or (my personal favorite) the why-haven't-YOU-changed-my-life-yet beggars all share one common trait: They are holding themselves back. It's not anyone else or anything else. What I am trying to communicate, in my own unique way, is that if I have any kind of success online (and I do enjoy a little), it's because I unclipped a lot of those chains from my legs over the past few years. And I also know that you don't give a damn about me. You want to know 'what's in it for you' when it comes to Team OceanSwell. But that's not a mystery, is it? If you read my AR series, exchange emails with me and keep up with this blog at all, what I do for the Team and how I do it should be obvious.

The point of my message today is simply this: if you're a Team Member who's feeling disenchanted, disillusioned or even angry at your results so far, don't blame our Team. The Team is what it is and will continue to do what it does. But if you feel helpless to grow your online business at the speed in which you 'somehow know' it should be growing, all I can tell you is that YOU hold the key to the cage that you imagine surrounding you. By becoming an OceanSwell Team Leader yourself, you can control your own destiny and I will help you in every conceivable way.

So what about you? Are YOU ready to unclip the chains, unlock the cage and fly free as a Team Leader? And if not that, then how about in some other way? I know that everybody remains excited about the possibilities with our Team and they will always want (and expect) things to happen faster, faster, faster. But if things aren't happening fast enough for you, don't email me every other day asking why. Look in the mirror and ask yourself why. Our Team is very real and it has produced real results for hundreds and hundreds of people. That isn't going to stop. But my guess is that most folks who have read this far are capable of so much more than they think they are. I'm not any 'luckier' or smarter than anybody else, but I finally 'got' Internet Marketing after a two hard years of struggle. I don't know much, but if I can do it then anybody can. With TrafficWave, Global NPN and our famous Team OceanSwell, you have everything you need to break the chains and fly free.

But there's a problem.  The problem is that you have to start... TODAY.

(By Jim Rohn)  The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today. Today is yesterday's tomorrow. The question is what did we do with its opportunity? All too often we will waste tomorrow as we wasted yesterday, and as we are wasting today. All that could have been accomplished can easily elude us, despite our intentions, until we inevitably discover that the things that might have been have slipped from our embrace a single, unused day at a time.  Each of us must pause frequently to remind ourselves that the clock is ticking. The same clock that began to tick from the moment we drew our first breath will also someday cease.

Time is the great equalizer of all mankind. It has taken away the best and the worst of us without regard for either. Time offers opportunity but demands a sense of urgency.  When the game of life is finally over, there is no second chance to correct our errors. The clock that is ticking away the moments of our lives does not care about winners and losers. It does not care about who succeeds or who fails. It does not care about excuses, fairness or equality. The only essential issue is how we played the game.  Regardless of a person's current age, there is a sense of urgency that should drive them into action now—this very moment. We should be constantly aware of the value of each and every moment of our lives—moments that seem so insignificant that their loss often goes unnoticed.

We still have all the time we need. We still have lots of chances, lots of opportunities, lots of years to show what we can do. For most of us, there will be a tomorrow, a next week, a next month, and a next year. But unless we develop a sense of urgency, those brief windows of time will be sadly wasted, as were the weeks and months and years before them. There isn't an endless supply!  So, as you think of your dreams and goals of your future tomorrow, begin today to take those very important first steps to making them all come to life.

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

At the end of the day, it's YOU who holds the key...