Why does one business succeed and another fail?
If I knew the concrete answer to that, I could probably sell it and make millions!
One answer lies within. I have noticed that when I am full of gratitude for all the people who have helped me along the way, more people start to show up eager to help me! It’s like a continuing circle that never stops.
My business would never be where it is without the encouragement, support, and information gleaned from many others.
Today, I want to give my gratitude to a few of them publicly and let you know that if you have an online business, especially if you are really, really, new, these are the ones for you to connect with too!
Pat O’Bryan – Of course, he’s always going to be at the top of my list. His book, Your Portable Empire, was the first book I bought about internet marketing and it is still the one I turn to most often. Enough said. I evolved from that into attending his Unseminars, into being in his coaching program. (PortableEmpireCoaching.com) I also morphed into a contributor of his new book, which he’s giving away! (Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Internet Wealth)
Craig Perrine – He is the original “inspired marketer” and I was lucky enough to work with him one-on-one for about six months. He completely changed the way I looked at my business and from the time I began working with him, I made the decision to live an inspired life. I can honestly say, it has been my best decision ever! You can get a copy of his book over on my sidebar (yes, it’s an affilite link! I am a marketer, after all!)
Chris Sherrod – I met him through Craig Perrine. He handles everything tech. For me and others. There are many things I can do but don’t want to and there are lots more that I simply don’t take the time to learn. Chris handles all of that. I could never, ever be doing all of this without his help. For example, when I did my first webinar, I was at the control panel but Chris was on the other end to help with any tech anxiety that might surface! Totally awesome!
Trapper Sherwood – Trapper is one of the best encouragers I know. He’s a fabulous up-and-coming marketer who I met a couple of Unseminar’s back. I have found him to be invaluable in “talking out” many of my product ideas and even in helping me create a couple! (MarriageAffirmations)
Sheila Atwood – Many might be surprised that Sheila is on my list because we are both in the same niche. We work closely with new online marketers. Her site is full of technology tips that I find invaluable and she has proved to be 100% supportive of what I am doing with my business. I can count on her to share ideas, promote products, and pull me up by simply being willing to help. She personifies what good business really is. Working together, not competively!
Maggie Miller – Maggie is a hypnotherapist who hit the ground running with her online business. She is always willing to lend me a helping hand and many times a shoulder to cry on! (well, sometimes it’s just necessary!!) My business has grown by her willingness to introduce me to others and promote my products.
Now, of course, there are so many others, and I will get to them as time progresses, but for now, I salute these and am grateful for them today. I’m grateful for the way my business has unfolded because of their support and encouragement.
My attitude is gratitude and I think that has made all the difference.
Won’t you take time today to reflect on all the people that have made your business great? It will be surprising if you can even reach the end of the list!
p.s. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my husband, Jim Giffen. He is always a continual support in all my endeavors and many times steps out of the way so I can fly. Forever grateful