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I have not been very “Consistently Persistent” lately.  In fact I have fallen off the wagon over the past couple of months.  I was so inspired when I started this blog and I was even more inspired when I built and started pitching my website (www.OurHealthyVillage.com …Check it out! 😉 ) back in March.  I thought I would be an automatic success and I would be able to blog about it, maybe write a book and do some talks and help others achieve their goals… And then I realized delays and set backs.  I basically ran out of money to live off of while I was getting my website out there.  As a result I have had to put things on the back burner and work towards other aims just to get by….

But “this morning I woke up feeling brand new, I jumped up, feeling my highs and my lows, in my soul and my goals…”  I love Talib Kweli!

I started the day off with a quick meditation and took a walk.  While I walked I was listening to a Seth Godin podcast and Tom Ziglar, Zig Ziglar’s son, was being interviewed.  If you have never heard any of Zig Ziglar’s talks, I highly recommend that you check him out, especially if you are a fellow entrepreneur.  Very motivational.  Anyhow, so Tom Ziglar mentioned an idea of his dad’s which was the idea of being consistently persistent.  I looked inward and asked myself if I was truly being consistently persistent.  Just the fact that I haven’t written a blog in months answers that question.  So here I am, giving it another shot.

The best part of where I am sitting right now is the fact that I have experienced a great set back and a huge disappointment after spending so much time talking myself and my ideas for the website up to where I thought it was going to be too easy.  It has been a good reality check, but at the same time, to tell myself that I won’t back down, that I want to make this work, that I AM going to make this work… I am going to work towards being consistently persistent and success will just follow!

Thanks for reading and have a great day! 🙂

ImageSo here we are… 3rd blog!  And 4th day of working on my empire, from scratch!  After my experience, Thursday, with going door to door to local businesses pitching my idea, conducting research, I decided I need to get my house in order.  I started conducting research on how to have a website built.  I have looked into having a web designer do it for me and going off on my own.  To have a website built is free…To get it noticed is a whole other story!  Even when you study up on all the services available it’s hard to find out which option is the better deal.  And if you aren’t online marketing savvy, it all begins to sound like a foreign language!  And what is the difference between a $25 a month Search Engine Optimization package and a $159 SEO package, anyway?  My head is spinning!

   Now thanks to this blog I have met a couple of interesting people who are into online affiliate network marketing.  Basically advertising other peoples products on your page.  I’ve spent the day watching recruiting videos and googling the company’s for possible scams.  It all sounds great and most check out!  And it is made to sound easy, but without truly getting into the details as to what work is involved on my part.  So again, what is the difference between the $25/month affiliate program and the $159/month affiliate program?  Are we seeing a trend here?

   I came across a link for a motivational speaker, Kevin Trudeau.  He had some interesting points in his lecture.  He made reference to some of my favorite entrepreneurs/motivational speakers and suggested that many of these other speakers offer a lot of valuable information but they are missing a couple of major points….And for $159/ month all questions will be answered! 😉  (Kidding!)  Don’t get me wrong, I love listening to all the positive affirmations, every day in fact!  But it has been suggested that some people have made a lot of money talking about how easy it is to make a lot of money and really have no personal “come up” story… Wait… Brilliant!!!!!! 

   Writers write books to sell books, motivational speakers sell lectures, and online affiliate marketers market to sell space.  Is there really anything wrong with all that?  Unfortunately, a couple of scams out there in the ether have left a bad taste in the mouths of the novice.  And it is especially disheartening when you come across a philosophy or technique that resonates with you and then is discredited by others…. So, Yes I want to join your book club, but how do I know your book club is right for me?…I suppose that is the ultimate marketers dilemma.  How to get a person on board?  How to sell an idea?  How to get my blog out to the masses?…The million dollar questions!

   Chapter 4: Faith from “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill… In this chapter Hill discusses having faith in your desires, knowing that it is very possible.  I’d like to think that if I maintain strong faith that everything is going to work out (along with working hard, of course), then I will align myself with the right people and opportunities at the right time!

Sweet dreams all you beautiful people! 🙂