Work Harder Than The Rest

I’ve been doing quite a bit of soul searching this past week. For whatever reason, I’m never ‘happy’ with my present state. I’m always looking to improve myself, both mentally and now, physically (scary thought I know, but I’m actually losing weight). With this recent ‘change’ in personal lifestyle, I’ve started to read a few ‘self improvement’ books.

Now before I get the eyes rolling, I’m not talking about books that tell you just to think of a million bucks and it will magically appear. These books are more case studies of successful people and how they got to where they are in life. Out of all the books I have been reading, the common theme has been this…Hard work pays off.

It got me thinking…

Ask yourself about all the successful people you know in your life. How hard do they work? I know in the internet game, the successful people don’t stop working. Sure they have families and sure they have lives outside of their job, but wow, talk about dedication to ones craft.

I am speaking at Sterling Valentine’s List Laser seminar today at 4pm Eastern and I just got a text message from him about two hours ago (about 9am Eastern). The man has been awake all night, working on his business and told me he needed to finally get some sleep before today’s seminar.

How many of you reading this have stayed up every night of the week until 9 in the morning, working on your business?

I know Sterling does. And I can count the people in the traffic exchange industry who have done it and continue to do it. You’ll see the same names pop up, time and time again. Now I’m sure the excuse bugs will come out of hiding and tell me how silly it is to work yourself to death…

I bet. But I also guarantee the people that work the hardest ALWAYS get ahead in this business.

So when you hear the next person say, it’s too much work, or I would go to that seminar if it was in my home town instead of a state next to me, or it’s too late at night for the webinar, or this takes too much effort…..Just smile.

Smile and know that you are working harder and WANT it more than they do.

Blain & Shane Get It

What’s so cool about being in this business is seeing folks come online, take the bull by the horns and without any help start to create real solid businesses for themselves. It happens all the time and even though we tend to complain about the 95% of the people doing nothing and giving up, I have started to think we need to focus on the small percentages that ARE doing great things…

First of all, Shane Bost has one of the best new traffic exchanges out there, SiteXplosion not only has a great system in place but the design looks fantastic.

Then we have Blain Jones. If you have surfed ANY sites in Sweeva, you will know this guys knack for creating memorable splash and squeeze pages. His blog, is one of the best new traffic exchange related blogs around.

So they get together and presto…

A cool, quick read about ‘traffic exchange basics’ but beyond the fact that they put together a project together, I absolutely love the fact that these guys got together and TOOK action! This should be rewarded more and I cannot stress the importance of just doing something!

Top notch product and a blog. Now a joint venture together. Things are looking very bright for these guys and again, I salute them and congratulate everyone out there that is taking action!

Speaking of taking action…T3 tonight should be a lot of fun! 7pm Eastern where action takers can be found everywhere you turn!