If You Want To Fail…Be Average!

It’s the mission statement for TimTech (and myself personally as well) in 2012 to not stay the same this year. We are at a point in our careers where we believe average just does not cut it anymore. It’s something we talked about before 2011 was up and a concept we cannot stress enough as we begin the new year.

This isn’t some fancy dancy new year’s resolution. This is a commitment to improve ourselves across the board, every day for the rest of the year. We don’t want anyone in our community to fall victim to the ‘status quo’ either. Please understand, average SUCKS! Average means failing. Average means being background noise in a world where the mover’s and shakers in this business, stand up for something.

How can you stick out from the crowd in 2012?

Don’t be average!

While most people complain about not making money, why not find out HOW people are making money online and follow what they do? Learn from people that are actually DOING it, rather than the false prophets that seem to be everywhere in online business.

When people say surfing traffic exchanges is boring and not effective, find out how to be MEMORABLE in the surfing experience. Develop videos, create awesome designs and splash pages, don’t use standard affiliate pages!!

When people try to push the ‘brand new latest and greatest’ promotion down your throat, why not ask yourself how you can develop your own brand and own products that people will want to promote?

Don’t be average! Invest in your business, invest in YOURSELF and stick out from the crowd.

We are only two weeks into the new year and lots of cool things are in store for the TimTech world, we don’t know what the future will hold but we can guarantee this…We won’t be ‘taking it easy’ and doing the same old, same old…Average just isn’t in the game plan for 2012!

Jon Olson

I'm Jon Olson, I've been publishing Hit Exchange News since 2003 and been involved in the traffic exchange industry since...Well, the beginning :) I'd love to network with you as you browse the pulse of the traffic exchange industry! I am also a HUGE fan of reading your comments. I will respond to every single one! Poke around and enjoy the 'News! And thanks for hanging out...

13 thoughts to “If You Want To Fail…Be Average!”

  1. I cannot agree with you more Jon! The “status quo” just doesn’t cut it anymore.

    The marketing world is the most competitive business there is, and just like hyper-competitive sports, you can lose by a hundredth of a second.

    If you want to be part of the 2% that succeed than you have to do things differently than the other 98%.

    I urge everyone to decide how you are going to be different in 2012! What is your unique angle or focus?

    Thanks Jon!

    Matthew Graves

  2. Matthew – Awesome comments man. You can lose by a hundredth of a second…So true. The key is to, like you said, find what will make you unique and stick out from the crowd!

  3. You know life has many paths and choices for people… do you want to take the easy path and be average or do you want to excel and follow your dreams? If you are asking advice from your friends and neighbors do they have what you want? In life you have to ask and learn from the people that have what you want. Take yourself up to the next notch in life. Look up not down. You want to exceed learn from those that are.

    Thank you for another great thought provoking and action taking comment Jon!


  4. Thanks Paul – yes sir, completely agree. Take it to the next level, no training in the world can teach you it either, it’s got to be ‘in you’…

  5. Great post Jon,
    If the best you can do is average then you might as well not even be in the game at all.
    Sticking out from the crowd does not mean you have to put on an act – far from it in fact.
    Just be yourself and let your personality shine through in everything you do…and then do what you do better than all those who are just content to be average.

  6. Like all great concepts and calls to action this is from the KISS FM radio station.

    When I do surf I’m actually looking for the people who taking the effort to brand themselves and look like they could potential leader figures.

    Surrounding yourself with like minded people who take action and have realise to sell an information product you need passion can only be a good thing.

    Let’s drag each other up and tell the world you can start an online business for $100 per month.


  7. Andrew – agreed! 100 bucks a month, may seem like a lot…But when you think of what a traditional offline business costs…Wow, we’re a bargain!!

  8. Hey Jon,

    This reminds me of an exerpt from Lou Holtz called “Are you Average?”

    It goes like this:

    Average is what the failures claim to be when their family and friends ask them why they are not successful.
    Average is the top of the bottom, the best of the worst, the bottom of the top, the worst of the best. Which of these are you?
    Average means being run of the mill, mediocre, insignificant, and also-ran, a nonentity.
    Being Average is the lazy persons cop-out; it’s lacking the guts to stand in life; it’s living by default.
    Being Average is to take up space for no purpose; to take the trip through life, but to never pay the fare; to return no interest for God’s investment in you.
    Being Average is to pass one’s life away with time, rather than to pass one’s time away with life. It’s to kill time, rather than to work it to death.
    To be Average is to be forgotten once you pass from this life. The successful are remembered for their contributions, the failures are remembered because they tried, but the Average, the silent majority are just forgotten.
    To be Average is to commit the greatest crime one can against one’s self, humanity, and one’s God, the saddest epitaph is this: “Here lis Mr. or Mrs. Average – here lies the remains of what might have been, except for their belief that they were only ‘Average’.”

    A bit lengthy but great exerpt!


  9. Hi All,

    Nice post Jon and love the quote from Jerokiah. Rather than try and follow someones elses income stream make your own. Much less competion when what you have is unique. Learn from others and take what you need to be UNIQUE with what you are doing. Another point I might make is what Jon is doing off line. In all things you need discpline. To do the work that isnt always sexy and exciting but that which makes things run. This also applies to fitness and health. To make things work here (IM stuff) you have to make things work in other areas. What Jon is doing with his health and fitness is an example of how when Jon got lazy in his offline life that transfered to his online business. Since he has been exercising it has been obvious to me and probably others that his motivation and enthusiasm has returned to is online exploits which is what drew me to him as a leader in the 1st place. So well done Jon and hopefully others will follow his lead. Trust me it will make a difference 🙂 Just my random thoughts.


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