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What's Holding You Back From Your Internet Business Success?

Aug 17, 2007
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."

How relevant still today are the wise words of Mark Twain. Many a person who longs to become a successful Internet marketer never even gets started. They put of taking the first steps to building their business -- day after day. They read all the e-books, listen to all the audios, watch all the videos ... and do nothing.

They suffer from prepare-itis -- the debilitating syndrome that holds back many a wannabe Internet marketer. Why is there such a paralysis amongst new marketers? What keeps them from making the move? From putting into action all the preparation they have done?

== Does Fear Hold New Marketers Back? ==

Fear can be a factor in preventing new marketers from taking that first step. It is a big step into the unknown. There is fear of trying. Fear of failure. Fear of ridicule.

It takes a lot of courage to start your own business. You are stepping away from the security -- even if it is false security -- of a steady nine to five job. You are stepping into a maze of unknown practices and terminology -- things you have never been exposed to before.

You are taking a chance of failing -- not making any money or, worse, losing money. You also set yourself up for ridicule from family and friends. They can't understand your desire to be an entrepreneur, your need to build a business of your own. Some are not ready to face you leaving them alone in their hum-drum work-a-day world -- they may envy you.

== What Is The Biggest Obstacle To Online Success? ==

The biggest fear that can stop most would-be entrepreneurs from taking that first step, is the seemingly overwhelming mountain of work to building a business. Whether it really is a mountain or not, when you first plan to start a business, the tasks can be perceived as a mountain of unsurmountable heights. Suddenly -- in your mind's eye -- you are looking at Mount Everest.

As you get ready to build a business, as you read more and more e-books, you come to see more and more tasks that you believe need to be done to get your online empire on its feet. Stacked one on top of the other, these tasks resemble a great wall, built to separate you from your goal.

== How Can You Break Down The Wall? ==

So, take Mark Twain's sage advice -- break that wall into its individual bricks. Then start! Take one brick at a time, down from the wall, deal with it, set it aside in the "Done" pile. Don't look at the wall, focus on the brick you are working on now. Notice how light the brick is ... how easy it is to move it out of your way.

Before you know it, you have moved a considerable pile of bricks and the wall is not so tall anymore. You can start seeing your goal on the other side.

By breaking a large overwhelming task into small manageable tasks, you soon conquer the monster. Before you know it, a large number of tasks are done and you come to realize something fantastic -- you have started your business!

== What's The Game Plan? ==

Sit down, right now! Take a look at that monster you have to tackle. Write down the steps you need to take. Break them down as much as you can. Now make your "To do" list.

Each day start with the first unfinished task on the list and complete it. Cross it out -- there's a psychological victory every time you cross off a task. As the number of crossed out tasks grows, it's like that pile of bricks you've taken out of the wall.

Steadily tackling one small task at a time is how you will create a successful money-making online empire. Remember another wise old saying -- "Rome wasn't built in a day!"
About the Author
Kevin Riley is the Mission Leader at Internet Marketing Force (IMF). Discover what you need to do to get started on your successful online business. Apply for your own free Pre-Mission Briefing today, at missionmakemoneyonline.com
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