Well, It’s been about six months since my last post and we are winding down the last few weeks of 2014. This has been a year of transformation and change for me. I feel myself getting older and wiser and slowing down just a bit.
I haven’t forgotten about my blog here, I just have not been inspired to write much lately. Stay tuned for 2015. New year, new thoughts, new goals, dreams and mountains to climb.
So yesterday I was dropping off my daughter Hannah’s running shoes which she left behind before she got on the bus. On the way home, I noticed that one of the signs outside of a local eatery here in town was hanging half down and it’s the only sign visible for this restaurant on the side of the building facing the road.
Being that I just ate there last week with my wife and the owner talked with us for at least a 1/2 hour while we ate our lunch, I felt a connection to the place. Rather then just letting it go, I picked up my phone, used Siri and called the restaurant and let them know that their sign needed to be fixed.
Most people wouldn’t have thought twice about going on with their day, however, something inside of me, wanted to help.
So we are at the end of the first month in the new year and while most people made New Years resolves before new year, mine have come to me just over the past few weeks. Let me explain……
While I made a pretty penny in 2013, partied like a rockstar, created memories with my family, there was one thing missing at the end of the year.
Where did it all go?
As I have begun this new year, I have taken some time to reflect on my business over the past year and have realized that my business only grows when I grow. Let me explain…
One of the biggest hurdles I have had to overcome is self growth. I have come to realize that I know nothing and in order to know more, I have to read more. Reading does something magical to us. It allows us to take ourselves to the next level. I fills us with ideas, new conceptions and with knowledge.
You know the saying, “knowledge is power?”
Well that’s false. “applied knowledge is power!”
The Power of Being a Dreamer
In this world, we have two types of people.
– A Dream maker is a person that catches a vision and goes to work on it. When you catch a dream, it almost haunts you until that dream comes to fruition. Dream makers do “Whatever” it takesto make that dream become a reality as fast as they can. It all starts with creating an intention.
You may be saying, “Josh, what the heck is an intention”? Well, it’s an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result. Before you set out to do anything in life, the intention is the most important part along with clarity of that intention. You have to know exactly what you want and just go for it with a clear plan of action in place to bring it to be.
How To Generate Leads Online
So what I thought i would start doing is just sharing some of the results that I have been getting. Over the past few months I have generated over 2000 leads online from scratch. Some have come from Co-ops I am involved in, Solo ads, Craigslist and other sources.
Here is a snapshot of the past 2 days lead flow
As you can see, today I have generated 42 leads and the day before 73. My best day is like 223 leads. I know, you may be thinking to yourself, “I have a hard time just generating 2 or 3 a day.” Am I right?
Well, here is the scoop. Most people are going about it the wrong way. First, your going to have to get your intentions right. Without that, your leads are not going to move forward with you in business. You have to know what the purpose of you generating those leads are. Is it to stuff your pockets with cash? or…… Is it to hopefully help some people.
Everyone Is Looking For The Right Internet Business
Let’s face it, most people are sick and tired of working day in and day out, busting their humps just to come to the end of the month and see all their hard earned cash go right back out to bills and other obligations. With Inflation and the cost of EVERYTHING going up, people’s incomes are not going up with the rising cost of goods.
What that does is causes your own personal deficit of rising credit card bills and going backwards instead of forward in your financial state.
Basically, your lacking leverage in your life.
When it’s just you trading your time for dollars, you have NO leverage. Your getting paid what the job is worth, NOT what your worth, right?
Well, it is now 2013 and while it has been a while since my last post, I don’t apologize for the absence.
You see, sometimes you have to step away and take inventory of your life now and where you want it to be. My life towards the end of last year was kind of in shambles. I had no money in the bank, had bills piling up and I knew that I had to make a change.
The greatest thing about life is that we get a “Do-over” every single day. I knew that everything I needed to succeed both spiritually, mentally and financially, I already had access to. I just had to make the decision to DO IT!
You may be asking, “Do what?”
The answer is, do everything you know you should be doing on a daily basis and a little more. The little more every day adds up over the days, weeks and months and becomes “A Lot More”.