Internet Success - "Just Do it"
By Cindy Brooks
For several years now, I've been busy running the roads selling products to people I didn't know and I'll probably never see again. The two products I sold were walk-in bathtubs which sold for close to $13,000 to elderly people who had a hard time getting in and out of a bathtub, and then commercial-grade windows which sold for close to $1,000/each window. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is the money I made has been here and gone. What happened while I was on the road driving over 1500 miles/week? There are few places a woman without a college education can earn over $1000/week except in direct sales or who knows, maybe finding a niche over the internet.
But how do you know where to start or what to do first? Well, I read an interesting article which motivated me to do something about it. This article was telling me to JUST DO IT, a simple statement--but profound. I remember hearing that statement many years ago in an A.L. Williams meeting. I even heard it last night when listening to a teleseminar with Les Brown, famed motivator, when he was talking about how faith without action means nothing. So why do I have such a hard time "just doing it." Well, maybe it's just that I'm afraid I won't be successful. Maybe it's because nobody believes in me but me. Who knows?
I have a son, Brian, who graduated from college five years ago. He majored in Art Education, but didn't like teaching like he thought he would. So, he went back to school and got microsoft certified. Now, he drives a Mercedes and earns over $100,000 a year as a systems administrator. You know, that didn't come easy. After his microsoft certification, he took a low-paying job with a computer firm which lead to a job with the school system (his art education helped him land that job). That job lead him to his present job. Anyway, at 29 he "just did it."
While I was on the road, my boyfriend (live-in lover) pursued his passion of working over the internet. He learned it little by little. He only types with two fingers. It didn't come easy. He now designs websites. His previous experience in the printing business and his artistic flare helped him. How could he accomplish that? He just did it. He can now design a website with links, connect a merchant account, place adwords with servers, etc. And me--my money has been here and gone. I was too busy making a living to learn, too tired and soon too burnt out.
If you have a passion (whatever it is), just pursue it--just do it. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step--so just do it. Each step you take brings you one step closer to your desired goal, so just do it. On the internet, you will find a whole world at your fingertips.
There are people out there who can become your mentors. You may never meet them face to face. They may never hear you speak, but they will still be your mentor.
I have just given you a billion dollar concept. It is worth nothing, however, unless you take action. --Just Do it--
So, what am I saying--you might be like me; you have very little to show for your past work except paid bills and the fact that you made yourself a living. But, I plan on making changes in my life. I plan on learning how to market on the internet this year. I plan on "just doing it." You'll never know unless you take action. This one concept can make you a fortune and on the internet, your possibilities are endless. So, get off your a _ _ and do something.
Your future is limited only to your acquired knowledge, imagiination and action. You may have the desire but feel overwhelmed by the internet, but DO NOT FEAR. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Thank you so much for your time. I hope I encouraged you to pursue your passion.
About The Author
Cindy Brooks has been in direct sales for several years and lives in a small town in Tennessee with her two dogs (Chancey--an adorable 12-year old maltese and Bandit, a six-month old hyperactive mut) along with her constant companion, Rod. She is now aspiring to be an internet marketer and pursue her passion of working from home.