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Doing What It Takes in Life and Business

Doing What It TakesAre You Willing to Do What It Takes?

I regularly share that I spent the first fifty years of my life living in mediocrity. By this I mean that over those five decades I seldom did more than simply exist. Yes, once in awhile I did something over and above what was expected or required in my situation, but those occasions were few and far between. I’m not sure why this was how I progressed through those years, but I do know that it was not very satisfying, rewarding or fulfilling to live in such a way.

When I made the decision to change my life completely back in 2005, I gave no thought to what I just shared. I assumed that I would find a new way to earn income and that it would all work out. What I didn’t expect was to have my life turned upside down in a way that would bring me such great joy and rewards. This happened during the first couple of months while I was in my home office attempting to figure out just how I was going to make the transition from classroom teacher and real estate broker/appraiser to online entrepreneur. As I sat in front of my computer I came to the realization that if I wanted to change the outward appearance of my life in terms of time and financial freedom that it had to begin with my changing my thoughts, actions, and habits on a daily basis.

I soon began to think of this mindset shift as one of being willing to “do what it takes” (I wrote a book all about this in 2016) to accomplish your goals. I stopped complaining about the writing being a challenge and the technology being difficult and the marketing being so foreign to my previous experiences. Instead, I began to write a two hundred fifty word article each day, I learned enough technology to be able to outsource most of these tasks, and I challenged myself to become an expert and an authority in the area of online marketing. Each day I was focused on my goals and I did whatever I needed to do in order to achieve them and continue moving forward.

People in my day to day life noticed the change almost immediately. I still had my sense of humor, but it was obvious that I was serious about my new life. I gave up reading fiction from some of my favorite authors (Elmore Leonard and Dean Koontz) in favor of books that could give me the business education I sorely lacked at that time.

I would lose track of time and try to better my best on a regular basis. All of this was exciting and invigorating as my business began to flourish and prosper. And this new outlook on living carried over into my personal life as well. I was on fire! Doing what it takes is good for the heart and soul as well as for your mind.

Take a look at where your life is at today. Are you doing what it takes every single day so that your goals and dreams can become a reality? Do you have a mentor to help you on your journey? How may I best serve you to achieve your goals by doing what it takes?

I’m Connie Ragen Green, online marketing strategist, bestselling author, and international speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship and inner game mind shifts. Let’s connect to see how I may best serve you in the near future.

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Online Marketing Tips Podcast: Doing What It Takes

Doing What It TakesDoing What It Takes for Online Entrepreneurs

This most recent podcast is a discussion of doing what it takes to be successful in business and in life. This conversation comes from my upcoming book, entitled Doing What It Takes. Here are some of the points I explain in great detail:

  • Take full responsibility for everything that happens in your life. This was a big one for me, as I was coming from the “victim” mentality for so many years. To finally embrace the belief that I had been and continue to be responsible for everything in my life rattled my core values and beliefs in a life altering way.
  • Feel the fear and do it anyway. Now this is the title of an excellent book first published in 1987 by Susan Jeffers, and the concept would be expanded upon by Shad Helmstetter, in his book What To Say When You Talk To Yourself a few years later. For years I believed that if you were honestly afraid of something you had two choices. One was to get as far away from it as possible and the other was to grit your teeth, squint your eyes, and try to get it over with as quickly as possible. Now I choose to face the fear, verbalize what I am feeling internally, move towards and through the experience, and observe the shift that occurs as I get closer to it becoming part of who I am.
  • Be willing to die for the truth. This comes from an inspirational talk by actor and producer Will Smith where he discusses how no one could ever surpass him in a treadmill competition because he would be willing to drop dead of a heart attack rather than to jump off while the other person is still on the machine. Now this may sound very dramatic, but the point is a valid one.
  • Get ready to do the work and make things happen. When the film The Secret was released in 2006 I was at the very beginning of my journey as an online entrepreneur. I absolutely adored the idea of being able to think about what I wanted in my life and to know it was on its way to my doorstep. Then the reality set in that I had to actually take massive action and I loved that concept even more. Why? Because I knew that few people would be willing to do the work it would take for them to achieve even the smallest of their goals. Do the work, stay focused and productive, and you will be far ahead of almost everyone else.
  • Abandon the notion of needing to know all of the steps and pieces up front before you can surge forward. You only need to know the relevant and tangible pieces of any project at the very beginning. This applies to most things in life.
  • Know that the resistance is coming. Accept and embrace this as a part of the process of changing your life and becoming a successful entrepreneur. This feeling is more than likely going to be a physical one, so you’ll have to experience the discomfort a few times before recognizing it for what it is. For me, it’s a feeling deep in the pit of my stomach. In the beginning I thought I was either hungry or had a stomach ache. Once I identified it as resistance to change or action related to my business I simply acknowledged it and moved on.
  • “Not feeling like it” will never be a reason not to accomplish even the smallest task or goal. When I first heard others saying they did not do what they had intended to do or what was expected of them because they just didn’t feel like doing it I was dumbstruck. If you find yourself feeling this way, simply give it a moment and do it anyway. When I need to write a new sales letter for a product or training course or live event I usually don’t feel like doing it, but that has never stopped me from completing the task at hand and getting on with it.
  • There probably isn’t a blueprint for exactly what you wish to achieve as an entrepreneur. Accept and embrace this as a challenge to develop your own blueprint over time as you learn more, implement what you are learning, and experience various levels of success.

Think about each of these points, listen to the podcast, and then comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts on these ideas and concepts.

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