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March 22nd, 2010 No comments

Don’t get bitten by this business “snake” mistake

by

Mike Young
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish blessing: “May
you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.”

Legend has it that Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland.

No one would believe a story about how Saint Patrick did Ireland a
favor by importing snakes to infest the Emerald Isle.

Why?

Fear of snakes gives credibility to the the myth that he got
rid of them.

Whether the fear is rational is irrelevant.

One of the most-feared “snakes” that I’ve encountered among
entrepreneurs is a sense of failure based upon expectations of
where they “should be” based upon the apparent success of others.

This is a no-win game because most of the “success” stories are
fraudulent at worst or overhyped at best.

Let me give you two examples.

  • I know a “guru” who claims to be making over $30K per month from
    one website. Based on the traffic stats for the site, if 100% of
    the visitors bought from the guru, it still wouldn’t be enough to

    support the claims.
  • Another “guru” claims to have had a high six-figure product
    launch recently. Yet the guy is broke and has creditors breathing
    down his neck.

    Don’t compare your business to others based upon earnings claims.
    There are too many variables involved for the comparison to be
    accurate, including the probability that your competitor is lying
    about how much money he’s making.

    Here’s a key point. Even if the claims were true, it wouldn’t affect
    where you are now. Your success is not dependent upon others’ failures.

    Focus on the fundamentals of your business and when you achieve
    your business goals, don’t brag about it.

    To your success!

    -Mike

    P.S. Remember that your online business fundamentals include
    putting the right legal protections in place. Resources created to
    help you do this can be found at this link.

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