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The Key to Your Success

May 18, 2008
There are hundreds if not thousands of people right now, just like you, trying to find a way to make money on the internet. Scrolling through page upon page of different programs all offering to make you big and rich tomorrow for a nominal fee today. The bottom line is this, with the rare exceptions out there, in order to make money online you need to learn and stick with the fundamentals.

I have a friend who loves to coach. His passion for athletics and his children has made him the coach of four different sports teams, all in different sports, football, baseball, soccer, and basketball. The results he gets with each of his teams is remarkable. It was him that reminded me of this very valuable lesson.

My friend was recruited to coach of the 8th grade football team at the school that his children attended. The school was plagued with 27 season long losing streak.

The very first year my friend was the head coach that 8th grade football team won the district championship and they did it again the following year. Last weekend he coached 12 different games and you know what, he won each one of them. No one can question this guy's dedication.

Here is the really interesting thing. My friend and all the kids he coaches are not hung up on winning a game. If they lose they still feel as good about themselves as they would if they won.

See, there focus is not on the end results as much as it is on the process, or the way they played the game. How well did they live up to their potential.

Of course, I am sure what is on your mind is the same thing that is on everyone's mind, how does my friend's teams continually perform on such high levels and beat just about everyone they play against, even when they are smaller and younger then their competitors.

Seeing as how he is my friend, I asked him, and what he told me is this, it's all in the fundamentals.

His practices all consist of helping the kids keep a positive mindset and practicing the fundamentals. He never has his teams scrimmage or strategize about upcoming games during practice. All they do is work on fundamentals of the sport they are playing, and they do this more then any other team they are going to go up against.

Constantly practicing and improving the fundamentals is how his teams progress faster then their competitors. When other teams are getting caught up in winning through strength and strategy, my friend's teams are just so good with the basics that they blow everyone else out of the water.

So this got me thinking about my own internet business and why it is that I have been able to succeed on such a high level when others around me have failed. The answer I came up with isn't that surprising.

When most people are trying to build an online home based business they are doing it by looking for a quick fix. They want whatever they are doing to work NOW, they want instant success. This mentality then makes them prey to all of those business opportunities out there that promise that they will get rich overnight.

They also fall victim to all of the advertising scams out there that say they will deliver thousands of prospects to their site in the next 24 hours. Let me tell you something right now, these programs are only designed to steal your hard earned money.

Why are they still out there then? Simple, when people are desperate and they are out there looking for answers to make their situations better they are looking for something instant, and this makes them easy to be taken advantage of. This also makes their chances for internet success slim to none.

Now, there are thousands of business opportunities on the internet, and there are even more ways to advertise and promote your website. What I personally do is practice the fundamentals. What this means is that I stick with the business opportunities that I joined for the long haul and promoting my website consistently with simple, easily maintained and affordable internet marketing techniques.

As a matter of fact, on the techniques that works best for me is writing articles, much like this one and then I get them published on other people's websites through an article syndication tool and software that can be found online.

The articles that I write and then get published on other's website by using powerful tools like what I mentioned above makes it possible for me to get my name and website address in front of thousands of people without paying a single cent for advertising.

Now, the key to this technique is that I have to write and distribute the articles consistently. This is one of those fundamentals that will only cost you time and effort. The sad truth is, it is this time and effort that many people are unwilling to pay. These people would rather shell out hundreds and thousands of dollars before they are willing to do a little work.

Now, putting in this little amount of time and effort will set you apart from the pack. See all you have to do is be willing to follow and practice the fundamentals of your business on a consistent and faithful basis you will become successful, and successful at a very high level.

However, if you can't or more to the point, if you won't and all you are interested in is finding that quick fix you have already lost the game before you ever set foot on the field.

Even the pros, like myself, have to practice the fundamentals every day. As a matter of fact, practicing the fundamentals is what makes pros pros. The very moment that I stop practicing the fundamentals will be the exact moment that I am no longer a pro.

So right now, as you are standing in the locker room it is time for you to make a commitment to yourself and to your business that you are going to stick with the fundamentals and win the game.
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John Navata has helped thousands of people in over 200 countries around the world start and run a successful home business. Discover 3 easy steps to start your own home business and subscribe to "Residual Wealth Factor System" Free Internet Business Secrets Mini-Course. You'll receive a 3 days and 2 nights for two when you subscribe at http://www.YourFamilyDreams.com
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