5 Limiting Beliefs That Are Destroying Your Shot At Success
As much as we might want to get out there and be uber-successful RIGHT AWAY, there are a lot of obstacles we have to overcome.
Most of those are self-imposed!
In fact, the longer we struggle, the louder that voice gets in the back of our minds…
“You can’t do this!”
“It’s too hard!”
“Am I ever going to have success?”
It’s hard to get over these ideas or “beliefs” we put on ourselves, but it helps to remember that it’s just ourselves focusing on the negative…. They’re not “truths”. Here’s how to overcome a few of the most common ones.
5 Limiting Beliefs That Destroy Your Shot At Success
#1. I don’t have any money!
I think it’s funny when we look at running our network marketing business on the internet as too expensive…
I’ve probably spent less money in my entire internet career to run my business than I would have in 1 month of owning a “brick and mortar” business (and without crazy amounts of debt!).
There are only a few tools that I would label “essential” for my internet business.
- Hosting ($10/month)
- Aweber ($20/month)
And that’s about it, as far as monthly costs go. You’d have to buy a domain name too, but that’s $7 with a coupon you can find on Google.
Of course there are lots and lots of other tools out there to spend money on… but these are the “have-to-have’s”.
Then I’d say that you need an MLM business to join, but if you’re really strapped for cash you could wait until your blog is getting some decent results first.
#2. I don’t have anything to say (blog posts, videos, emails, etc.)!
So, let’s just get this out there…
If you don’t have anything to say, it’s your own darn fault!
Just yesterday I was planning to next little bit for my blog, and I came up with 50 ideas for blog posts in less than 2 hours.
I do have a little practice at it now, but even when I first got started it wasn’t terribly difficult.
In fact, I think it’s more of a mindset then actual creative imagination. Once you decide you’re going to make a video or write a blog post every day, you’ve already overcome the barrier in your mind.
Then, just pay attention to what’s around you and you’ll come up with content pretty easily.
#3. I can’t possibly be as good at XYZ as that guy!
This one gets me too…
It’s human nature to look at someone who’s the best of the best and say “I’ll do what he’s doing!”
And that’s actually a great way to learn how to market and set up your biz.
Then, it’s two weeks later and you feel like you haven’t made any progress, and you look at Joe Heavy Hitter and thinking you were stupid for trying to be as good as him!
You know what helps me get over this one?
Listening to “rags to riches” stories.
Pretty much every internet network marketer that I look up to had to pay their dues before they “made it”.
In other words, give yourself some slack and just work a little bit every day to be better at what it is you want to dominate.
I’m not saying you have to educate yourself every day for years and years before you can have success… but you need to give yourself at least a little time to get past the learning curve.
#4. I can’t do the technical stuff!
When I first started, I knew how to surf the internet, check my email, and play on Facebook… and that’s it.
I know some HTML, I can upload videos, set up blogs, set up decent capture pages, design headers, and even automatic bill pay with my bank account
If you know how to do a Google search, you can learn any skill you need. I’ve spent countless hours watching tutorials about techie stuff!
No, you don’t need to know how to write code for crazy intense websites, but you’re killing yourself by not learning the basics.
Ignoring some of the techie stuff is like saying:
“I want to be a chef, but I don’t want to learn how to cook.”
“I’m going to be a veterinarian, but I don’t want to learn about animals.”
A little (ok a lot) nonsensical, right?
You’re just going to have to bite the bullet and learn little by little over time.
#5. I don’t have enough experience to help others!
This one SEEMS like a catch-22…
You can’t move up in this industry and have success without helping others, but you can’t help others if you haven’t had success!
How do people ever have success if this were true?
The moment you listen to a training, you know some things about the topic that most marketers don’t. And you have to believe that.
I look back at some of my first blog posts, and they were pretty darn simple. But you know what? I still had quite a few people reading those posts!
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What limiting beliefs do you struggle with and how did you overcome them?
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