We opened up the Year 2015 with tons of advice for our readers from how to be successful in 2015 to how to get traffic in 2015!
Let’s face it, we’ve got lots of inspiration, modification, tools and enlightenment the first month of 2015!
That’s Awesome! I’ve learned so much in the first month of 2015. Where is the time going? But I digress.
The thing is I’ve got lots of new stuff for 2015 and I’m excited about it, but I also have some great old posts that I wrote a couple of years ago that you may not have seen.
One in particular goes along with the theme of a new year coming in. I’d like to share it with you because it will help you when you need something to keep you going toward your goals for success particularly when things get rough?
It’s a re-post of one of my articles, updated as it can be, designed to inspire you again and again toward success. It’s a little weird, but I hope you enjoy it.
It’s A Zombie Epidemic….I Mean Blogging Epidemic!
Yep! You see, you know you’re an entrepreneur when you can relate ‘any’ topic to being an entrepreneur or to your business. LOL! So get ready and listen up 🙂
Well first, what is a zombie? A dead thing, like some people’s businesses or websites. Yep…I said it! Sad, but true! Real talk here! So why am I talking about zombies, blogging and business and how do these things relate?
Because many people (not zombies) 🙂 struggle with their businesses and their blogging as they strive to get business and readers to their websites.
Most of us complain about making more money, getting more comments, getting more readers, etc., but some people get no readers at all.
When this trend continues with your blog or your business, entrepreneurs have a tendency to quit.
That’s what this post is all about. How do you renew your business like a rampaging zombie? Check it out!
The Blogging Apocalypse
The zombie apocalypse is in full swing. There is a zombie movie epidemic and personally I can’t figure out ‘why?’!
Anything that gets up after its dead and starts walking, eating, ripping off legs and limbs and stuff, I don’t want to watch. But as an avid Sci-Fi fan, I’ve watched a few. 😉
Just like the zombie epidemic with more movies and shows than there are stars in the sky, there is also a blogging epidemic! Bloggers are coming online in droves for a number of reasons.
As the Internet is filled with bloggers, most appear (and there are no hard fast statistic on this) to be Internet Marketers. Regardless of what type of blogger you are and why you are here, here are some tips to help you renew your business like a rampaging zombie.
1. Find a Mad, Mad Scientist…I Mean A Coach To Help
There are many of them out there. Many who have attained some measure of success and feel they can teach others.
I think I just mentioned recently that I hired Donna and David Merrill to help me revive and guide me even though I’ve been blogging for 4 years! I also have a mentor and friend who is constantly there for me. Most of you know Adrienne Smith.
Everyone needs to figure out what you lack and move to find it or find someone who will help you.
Times, tools and technology changes constantly so I want to know the new, exciting tools, methods, actions and methodologies needed to be successful in 2015. You too should have this desire.
So I’ll say it again – its worth finding a coach and determining if you have any weaknesses, what’s missing and work to correct them.
The mad scientist, I mean coaches, 🙂 will have qualifications that vary so you have to be careful to find someone who has truly done well and works hard at helping others.
Because these coaches/mad scientists have developed a plan that ‘may’ work for you, make sure they are reliable, trustworthy, have integrity and some level of teaching skills.
See my post Are You A Good Internet Marketing Coach? on what to look for in a coach.
2. Set A Timeframe For Your Success
Make sure you set a timeframe and measure your success results.
If you have not attained a level of success within a certain time frame, change your strategy or find additional help.
Don’t sit on it doing nothing. You have to go out and get it…like a zombie looking for food!
You want results! Are you hungry for your business to be successful? Why should you wait a year or more for some results?
I went through 3-4 coaches before I found one that actually started teaching me how to do Internet Marketing and how to brand myself.
Each one of those teachers taught me valuable things I was able to use, but I didn’t get the clear, whole picture until I got to the 4th!
Now, I have Donna and David Merrill as they teach me about building a sales funnel and coach me on getting a product done. It’s all a growing process
You will learn much in your blogging journey so relish it. Use it wisely and apply what you learn as much as you can.
3. Determine what Success Means To You
To a zombie all that is important is eating and that means persistence!
Persistence keeps a zombie full and looking for more! If he’s eating he’s successful. If he loses a meal (yeah, gross right?!) 🙂 from one direction, he changes to go to another to reach his goal – always eating!
As a business entrepreneur/blogger, you have to be persistent for success and know when to change direction to get where you need to go.
For instance, I’m a network marketer and many network marketing leaders say ‘it takes time’ and that is true. But I’m a firm believer that I should get some return, even a few dollars or my investment back.
I’ve been in 3 network marketing companies in my lifetime (over 50 years). The first one, I received $100 checks monthly for the first year. Now some people may say that’s not enough or they promised me more.
But I didn’t set my expectation so high that it was unrealistic. An extra $100 a month was something that told me that it worked and that was encouraging to me.
The 2nd one was much better economically, and I started out making about $100 a month which fast grew within 3-4 months to $6600/month for an extended number of years! Not bad, right?
But then the recession hit and people slowly dwindled away like the economy did. However, in my mind – I knew it still worked and stayed encouraged.
Again, my expectations were re-set to reality. I didn’t worry about trying to compete with the leaders or the 2% who are making thousands and thousands of dollars (or so they say).
The 3rd one – not so successful – more because of the product and the leadership than anything else. Checks started out at around $25/mo and consistently brought in about $125 or so, monthly.
Finally, I went back to Company number 2 and as the economy gotten better, the money started rolling in again! Why?
Persistence. Each time I reset my expectations to something realistic.
As a network marketer, I can also call myself a zombie! I never quit! 🙂
4. What is a Zombie’s Why?
What is the Zombie’s greatest goal – the thing that drives ‘em to keep going no matter what?
To a zombie, success is eating. As an Entrepreneur, we should have a goal and a passion and a drive to success! Always! Whatever that Why is!!
We got to get that Zombie ‘Why’ Mentality yall! The drive to get to our success should be as driven as Resident Evil 1, 2, 3 etc. or Night of the Living Dead.
Breaking down doors, raising hell and havoc to get to that ultimate destination! So What is your Why?
If your WHY is as strong at a zombie’s – you can renew, start, and refresh and replenish your business. Here’s a good article to read by Sue Price on your ‘why.’
5. Move Like A Zombie
We have to move like the zombies – you can chop off their hands, their feet, stab ‘em, kill ‘em (oh sorry, forgot myself for a minute – they’re dead already – geeeesh!) 🙂 and they still keep coming trying to eat you!
As a zombie entrepreneur you gotta want to eat, to succeed beyond anything else, else you fail. Zombies die when they don’t get to eat. So do businesses!
4. Don’t Give Up
Zombies DO NOT give up – EVER! The walking dead never die…they keep going like the Energizer bunny!!!
You can take out his battery and that damn thing still keeps moving! You can cut off its head (a leader may drop out), but the team will still keep going!
If you’re an entrepreneur/network marketer/business owner – you need to be zombie-like yourself in that you never, never stop, ever! Zombies keep going after the prize!
Many of us will fail if we don’t do all that we can to get to a successful place in business.
Move like the zombies – never stop, never, ever, ever – ever! If you can’t find what you want in one place as an entrepreneur, a network marketer, a direct sales rep, an affiliate marketer or a blogger, CHANGE IT!
Change is inevitable, less you stagnate, stop moving, and die – then you truly are a zombie.
If you want to be successful and renew yourself and your business, here’s what you do:
- Find a coach who can help you. Find many. Find a Mastermind group – a positive one whose goal is everyone’s success.
- Set a timeline on your success and move on to something bigger, greater and better if you feel the need. Don’t be afraid.
- Don’t be unrealistic in your expectations. Set realistic goals on how soon, how much, what for, etc.
- If you don’t meet your goals (and they are realistic), find something else that will work for you.
- Think like a zombie ROFLMBO! Never, never give up….drag yourself by one hand, on one leg or one ear or by the tip of your nose if you have too, in order to get where you want to be.
Make your business like a Zombie Apocalypse! Go, drive, eat and attain your success! That’s what the zombies do, right? Or they wouldn’t be taking over the world. 🙂