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The First Five Steps to Becoming Successful

success is a long journey

What’s your ‘Big What’?

We can all have ideas and aspirations but without a clear map of where we are going our efforts will result in failure. So before you start out on your journey to success, be very clear about what you want to do and why you want to achieve. Be specific; don’t state random things such as I want to be rich . . . What’s that mean? If you want to be a millionaire then state: ‘I want £2.3 million in my bank account by . . .’ Don’t be unrealistic and sit there watching TV checking your bank balance every other day expecting £2.3 million to have been dropped into your bank account by some mysterious force. It’s not going to happen. I’ll tell you what will make it happen. Motivation and drive to achive that Big What that you are going to decide on. So be very clear what it is you want and wh you want it or you’ll be on the big success bus to know where.

What’s The Cost

If you ask any millionaire how they got where they are today none of them will tell you that they got there by sitting on the coach every night complaining that their 9 to 5 job is doing their head in. No they decided on their road map and then set about putting things in motion to ensure it happened. Just like going on a vacation, it takes a lot of planning and the biggie to most of us, including millionaires id ‘ how the heck am I going to fund this project’/ Most people stuck in the 9 to 5 pay check life just can’t see past the need for money. Others who are prepared to take risks see that the world is full of money and start thinking up ways of creating the funds that they need. Number one pointer, probably the most important: ‘You don’t have to be rich to be successful. You have to have the persona of success to become rich’! Yes I know change is hard, life is hardbut if you want to be a millionaire entrepreneur then you’ve got to get off the sofa and start scribbling down your road map. It ain’t going to happen without it.

For Goodness Sake Focus!

So you’ve got this road map and you now have some idea of where you are going and what you want to achieve. You have an idea of where to get funding from and how to motivate yourself but why the heck can’t you focus. I bet that before you even finish reading this sentence you’ve started thinking about lunch, tea or sports in fact probably anything. Learn to silence your mind and to only concentrate on one thing at a time or aiming high is a waste of time. You might as well throw your road map in the bin and save yourself and others energy and money because without focus you won’t get anywhere. So Focus on whatever it is you want to achieve.

Who’s Backstage?

No one ever made it to the top by themselves. History is full of people who made it and yet those who helped them up the ladder never get a mention. I guess you have to receive and Oscar or something before your trusted crew get a mention. Always remember that no one has all of the knowledge or experience and it takes a group of people with shared knowledge, experience and finances to make that road map with it’s final destination happen. So once you’ve decided what it is you want to do go and look for a group of successful people whom you can lever insider information from. Create yourself a mastermind group and don’t be scared to ask as most successful businessmen love to help those on the way up.

Start Small and Invest in Your Best

It’s human nature to want to excel yourself to the top of the ladder as soon as humanly possible but in the entrepreneurial world starting small is best. Start small with baby steps making sure that you surround yourself with business/success minded individuals. Don’t ever let the naysayers pull you down, keep you back. Have you ever taken business advice from someone who works a 9 to 5 job? If you have, stop it! Have you ever taken financial advice from someone who always appears to be broke? If so, stop it! Take advice from people on whatever front you aim to work in that have proven themselves. If you don’t know of any such people check out youtube.com. Most successful people have YouTube channels and are willing to share their journey with you. Why don’t you build your own channel and start your own journey online, you never know where it will get you. Always be and do your best, plan and follow your map. If you find out somewhere down the line your map is wrong, consult someone who can help you get back on track but whatever you do . . . DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM because the success is just on the horizon for your taking.

HOW TO WRITE GREAT CONTENT WITHOUT SPENDING THE TIME OR FINANCE ON PRODUCING IT




Social Media Marketing - where to get your free information fromAs the owner of a small business you don’t always have the time to write stunning social media content or to update your website with interesting and useful information. Neither might you have the time or funds to write or pay for regular blog entries to keep your readers hooked.

At times it may seem as though you are sinking surrounded with work you don’t have time to do and finances begin to act like a chain around your leg pulling you deeper into the never ending ocean paperwork and Web stuff to write. It doesn’t have to be like this though.

There are several ways that you can find interesting information from the web without paying for it and without spending huge amounts of time writing it. The secret is Public domain content. These can include books, articles, films, photos and more.

Two of the best places that you can grab your free public domain films and books are Archive.org and Project Gutenberg. These are probably the best known resources for public domain films and books.

One of the main points to remember when using public domain work is that it is not your. You cannot lay claim to creating it so it is wise to post a note at the bottom of your article or blog to say that the work posted is in the public domain. And should it not be you will remove it immediately. This keeps you out of trouble and allows the owner the right to ask you to remove it. If I were them I’d just ask for a credit to say it was my work with a link back to their website. OH look, we’ve just created a valuable and honest backlink. Just a note of caution just because something appears in the public domain it does not mean that it is a public domain article, photo, film or book. So make sure you double check which features of the public domain work you are using is considered as having public domain rights.

The best thing about public domain works is that once you have modified it, it no longer is the original so you then own the rights to the modified version. Be careful though, don’t fall into the plagarised version of modification make your version original in its own way.

This article should help you to find a quicker easier way of building content and writing blogs with limited time. One last note always make your articles useful and engaging with a fab picture to make them stand out in a crowd.

Please check below for a list of resources to help you on your way: