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Rock Your Discipline for Online Business Success

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How’s your discipline? Mine sucks. Yet I’ve still managed to start a business and launch a blog. And I’m working on my first ebooks. What really sucks, though, is that I probably could be further along with all my business activities if I had better discipline. Even with a 40-hours-per-week day job, I could get so much more accomplished if I were more focused, more organized, and more responsible with my time.

So I’m here to give you a warning…and an invitation. It takes a special breed of person to start an online business and not succumb to blog-fade (where you slowly stop posting until your blog is just a memory…a bad memory). Continue reading

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Less Info, More Action

Listen up, all you Internet business information junkies out there! It’s time for a little cold, hard reality; time for a slap in the face; time for some tough love.

How long have you been thinking about starting a blog or even an Internet business empire? How long have you been reading all the blogs from all the gurus of Internet business? You’ve been devouring all the latest business podcasts and you’ve sunk quite a few dollars into books, online courses, and all the latest whiz-bang techno-gadgets designed to help you get your blog and Internet business going fast.

Yet, here you are, still consuming more information, still planning, still brainstorming…and still no business. Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2010

Since we started this blog, we’ve been trying to keep you all up to date with our activities to let you know how close we are to becoming a couple of quitters. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that this blog serves as a journal for us as we strive to start Internet businesses and make enough money to be able to quit our day jobs. The blog also allows us to share what we learn in the form of tools, tips, and lessons gleaned from our experiences.

The Blog Launch

Last year on Independence Day (here in the US, that’s July 4th), I launched behaviorandmotivation.com. In case you’re wondering, yes, I did choose to launch on that day for symbolic purposes. Since I still have a day job and work 40 hours per week or more, I’ve learned a few things about the entire process of becoming an Internet Entrepreneur. I’ll share some of those lessons in a future post. For now, I want to bring you up to speed. Continue reading

31 Days to Building a Better Blog: UPDATE

Read the original post about the ProBlogger challenge HERE

Just got an email from Darren Rowse at ProBlogger. The start of “31 Days to Building a Better Blog” challenge has been delayed one week. The original start date was set for April 1st. The new start date is April 6th. Here’s more news from Darren’s email:

Forums are coming

As I wrote on ProBlogger last weekI’ve decided to make this year’s #31DBBB more interactive with the introduction of a forum area exclusively for signed up members (that’s you).

My hope is that in doing so this will become a much more communal experience for everyone involved. Together we can achieve a lot in the 31 days!
I’ll be in touch with details of how to access the forums in the days before we start.

Darren reports that there are currently over 6500 people registered for the Challenge. Are you one of them? If not, don’t miss out. Go HERE and register before APRIL 6.

 

The Plan: Quitting My Job and Creating Multiple Streams of Income

The stubborn folks at the Virginia Lottery are simply not cooperating with my plan to be the next multi-million-dollar lottery winner. So, I figure I’d better come up with a more attainable plan for bringing home the bacon if I want to be able to quit my job in the next couple of years. Here’s how that plan shakes down:

  • I want to develop multiple streams of income, because it’s just good logic.
  • I don’t want all of my income to be related to Internet-related earnings. I have a recurring nightmare that I turn on my computer and see nothing except a blue screen and the words “Cyberspace is full. The Internet is closed. Move On.” Ok, it’ll (probably) never happen, but I’d feel better if some money was coming in through some other avenue. I’m just saying…
  • I want some passive income. That’s right, and I’m not ashamed of it either. I want money pouring into my bank account that I’m not even aware of. I want to be making money while I sleep, while I eat, while I’m avoiding my exercise routine, and while I’m breathing. I’m usually engaged in at least one of those activities at any given moment. It’s not that I’m lazy. Well, I’m a little lazy. But if I have to put a lot of effort into every stream of income, then I’ll end up working more than 40 hours a week, and that would kind of defeat the purpose of this whole thing, wouldn’t it? And by the way, “lazy” is such an ugly word, don’t you think? With all the political correctness crap these days why can’t we come up with a more non-judgmental term…say, “activity-challenged” for example? I’m sure all my couch-oriented friends will agree with me on this point. Moving on… Continue reading