You’re either a doer or a don’ter, friend (that line from the
movie pain and gain still cracks me up something terrible)
Can you be honest with yourself?
Seems like an obvious answer to a simple question, however,
even though you’d have to be a crackpot to lie to yourself purposely,
a lot of people do lie to themselves.
There’s something to be said about denying reality.
Ignorance can be bliss, at least until reality catches up with ya.
Personally, I’ve learned many years back, that everybody is a dumb
shit from time to time. It’s human nature. The faster you get that, the
less time you’ll spend giving a damn what other people think of you.
Lose your inhibitions my friend.
Besides, lessons worth learning come from getting things wrong.
I get things wrong a lot. I also learn a lot as a consequence of being
wrong… a lot!
Anyway, there I go rambling on again, off on another tangent.
It never stops.
So… Can you be honest with yourself?
Let’s take a look at the difference between the medalists and the
The difference between winners and losers.
If you find yourself in the also-ran category more often than not; just
keep it to yourself and realise you can change directions anytime you
damn well please.
Okay, let’s take a look-see…
The also-ran complains about not getting enough opens and clicks
with their emails, as if they are the determining factor when it comes
to actual results.
The medalist doesn’t pay much attention to opens and clicks. He
realizes that most often, lower opens and clicks lead to more sales.
The also-ran doesn’t email frequently because he knows that when
he does, he’ll more than likely get more unsubscribes.
The medalist doesn’t care about unsubscribes, and rightly so. She
knows all too well that unsubscribes are part of the filtering system
to keep a list of ONLY targeted prospects.
The also-ran moans about not getting massively high conversions on
their blind-optin squeeze page.
The medalist understands that the higher opt-in conversions they get
on their landing page, the less targeted their email list usually is.
The also-ran spends a lot of time and money on building an email
list (not always bad)
The medalist, however, understands that until you know how to write
emails that engage, and convert, that time is largely wasted on building
a big ass list in the first place.
The also-ran gets most of their knowledge from popular forums. They
take in the stuff that seems like it could work, rather than testing to make
sure it actually does.
The medalist focuses attention on just a very few marketers and strategies…
and ignores the rest. They suffer less with Info overload and shiny object
syndrome as a result.
B’cause of this, they find far more energy to focus on the most Important
“foundational” skills that
keep in line with the 80/20 rule which is working in every person’s life
The also-ran constantly looks for a magic bullet inside a $10 product.
You can see these people, out in the wild, over at the WSO section of
the Whiner Forum.
The medalist looks at what is needed to take their business to the next
level, and goes out and finds the best product for that task, regardless
The also-ran wants success, like… yesterday… and that Intention keeps
them from working on skillz that will have greater value further down the line.
The medalist treats their business, like a business. They focus on the hard
and necessary tasks even if there are no promises of instant fixes or
gratification in the form of an end result… Immediately after completion
of that task.
The also-ran blames the product creators and their products for their
own lack of results.
The medalist rarely blames products and product creators for their
lack of results, b’cause they realise they are partly to blame. If they
get shafted; they learn from the process.
Medalists are thinkers.
They know when a product sounds too good to be true.
I think that’s enough. To be fair, we could have gone on all day with this.
Be honest though. How many times have you thought like the also-ran?
Change what needs to be changed.
And then mosey on over to “http://whatithinkandmore.com/lp/10-point-email-ideas-cheat-sheet/“ to get the real
Even the also-ran can be a medalist with the right kind of direction.
All the best.