Key To Success

What do you do when you come across a key to success in a book you're reading? You ponder over it. Since I read many books and come across many keys, I thought it would be fun to share the ideas that arise as I contemplate a key to success. Reading is not just about absorbing information, it's also about contemplating, allowing the ideas to blossom within, and nurturing a seed tossed in the rich soil of the inner garden.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

I got my Master's degree in psychotherapy more than a decade ago. Since then I've studied the human condition with fascination. Over the years, I've learned a singular lesson: your life does not work when you oppose your soul nature. If you want a magical life, you have to drop your inauthentic transactions with the world. You discover your own power when you spend time alone to figure out what you really love to do.

Monday, May 08, 2006

How To Get Rich Online With Internet Marketing

Here is why most people fail in an online business:

They see the possibilities immediately: You can market a digital or dropship product to the entire world, the process is almost completely automated, and you can get rich very quickly.

They then reach out and study internet marketing and try and focus on expressing their niche interest.

They reach out and start buying marketing materials and going to seminars and hanging out in forums.

Often the get into debt in the process and sometimes their relationships fall apart as their significant other consider them short off dementia, but they are goaded on by this vision that they see as possible. A lot of stress happens when you suddenly become single-minded. Intense focus is both the secret of greatness and the root cause of burnout.

Finally, they get overwhelmed by the amount of information that is out there on this subject, spin their wheels, suffer from information indigestion, experience failure, and then quit.

Yet, remarkably, some people do amazingly well. They go through the same cycles but they come out winners. At this point, they start making in a day what took them a year in their previous deadend jobs to make.

While this is a complex topic, there are two critical elements that a netpreneur has to sort through. How he or she sorts through them determines whether they stay in the game and win big or drop out and fail, going back to the dismal jobs and unfulfilling lives that they hoped to escape.

The first element to failing online is poor study skills.

It’s easy enough to whip out a credit card and download an ebook or a software program that promises the end to the search. Suddenly, they see an end to poverty and the beginning of riches. Suddenly, they envision the death of pain and the birth of pleasure.

Unfortunately, they then have to actually read, study, and apply the information.

Most people don’t get this far. It’s easier to just get the next information package.

Often enough, they consider the information to be at fault. Even if the person selling the information happens to have a fabulous track record, with lots of social and statistical proof.

They conclude that either (a) they got scammed or (b) some vital information was withheld from them. They become guru-haters.

The real culprit however is their own impatience, poor study skills, getting discouraged when there isn’t instant comprehension, and failing to test the strategies out.

An ebook is just an ebook and a software program is just a software program—until the information is read, studied, comprehended, and applied.

The second element to failing online is not understanding the learning loop.

Failure is a bitter experience. Most of us shy away from it. Yet in our reluctance to go through it, we fail to get to the other side, which is success.

You have to fail first before you can succeed.

Failure is the process of trying something out, learning about it, improving your performance, eliminating what does not work, and finally arriving at a formula for success.

Once you have this formula, then you can replicate that success over and over again.

What’s more, when you refine that success, it gets even bigger.

Mastery consists of three phases: learning, applying, and responding to feedback.

It’s a cybernetic loop.

If you focus on the feedback as feedback, you will go through cycles of failing that will then lead you to cycles of succeeding.

Unfortunately, most people don’t let the loop run itself out. They respond to negative feedback as failure and stop dead in their tracks, discouraged, disillusioned, and upset.
They only want positive feedback.

Yet the feedback loop is always both positive and negative. Some things that you try out work and others that you try out don’t work. You will never know what works and what does not work until you try different things out.

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Saleem Rana is a psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado. If you're up to the challenge and want to create the kind of freedom and lifestyle you truly deserve - starting now - then get his free book from


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