Taming the Wild Monkey
This article address the possibility that many failures in home business have more to do with focus than effort and provide methods to increase focus to create success.
I was fired form my job of 9 years and I had to make money fast. The internet was an area that I was familiar with and I thought I was pretty good getting around. But business is business, it make no difference if itís on the net or the corner of 12th and Market you must treat your business with the same respect. (Lesson learned)
I got hooked on the freedom the internet and home business offered and knew right away that this was the business for me.
So I emerged myself in every thing that had anything to do with making money at home. I joined ever major affiliate program there was especially those that were endorsed my internet marketing gurus like Matt Morris, Stone Evans, Derek Gehl and many more. And in less than 8 months I was more broke than I started off!
I had done the home work spent the money on advertisement and every other tip , secret and revolutionary method there was but still my income was less than a tenth of my spending.
Failing isnít something that Iím afraid of, I believe that you must fail to understand how to succeed but heck there were people starting up and making money their first week with many of these programs but not me. Somehow there was an ingredient that I was missing from my work at home plan that others had. But what was is?
My money was running out and none of my many opportunities were successful, I had to cut back on something or sell my house to keep up this spending. So I sat down in my living room and just thought of all the opportunities that promoted and which I had to let go. I thought about how I would promote the remaining opportunities, I thought about how I would get a larger downline, I thought about and a visualized everything I had been doing over the last few months and I focused on what I had to do to change the way things were going. Then it hit me! The real reason I was not successful in internet marketing I had no focus.
It wasnít that I didnít have any focus on working the business but I never put enough effort into on opportunity before I took on another. In meditation class when someone was not focused we would say they had a wild monkey that would cause their mind to wander from one subject to another. The teacher would say ďYou must tame the wild monkeyĒ or you must develop the focus needed to succeed in life.
So applying the same principle in business that I use in life here is the lesson learned. If you have not chosen an affiliate program yet, do your homework before you select one. Even a program thatís free to join can be draining after advertising and other business necessities.
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