7 Simple Rules To Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet

2014-fireworksWell, a new year is upon us and some may say a “fresh start”.  I’m sure that although some of you started off 2013 with the best intentions, many of you have ended the year with a feeling of low accomplishment.  Today I wanted to share some simple rules that you can apply to help you make 2014 your best year yet.

I know that your time is precious so I am going to keep these as short and sweet as possible.

7 Steps To Success…

#1: Procrastination

Procrastination is one of the biggest reasons us internet marketers fail to grow our businesses.  Procrastination is where we waste hours on non productive things such as on forums, Facebook, playing games, checking stats and watching videos on Youtube.  Anything that is instantly accessible and an excuse not to take action or do “any work!”.  It’s sucks the lifeblood from our future success and we need to stop is NOW.

I also procrastinate at times and spend too much time on Facebook.  It’s easily done.  For us internet marketers it is the equivilant to a builder stopping for a cup of tea and a cigaratte every 15 minutes.  This seriously hinders your progress and will trash your 2014 if you don’t get a grip of it now.

The solution: Set specific times for these activities.  Maybe 15 minutes at the start of your day (work period) and 15 minutes at the end.  Or simply create a specific window of time for these.  Outside of these sheduled times stick to working on your projects, building your sites and working on tasks that will GROW your business and make you money.  Watching Youtube videos and browsing forums will not make you money.

# 2: New Year Resolutions Versus Setting Goals

I would predict that over 90% of new year resolutions are broken each and every year.  Over the years we have been almost programmed to think that new year resolutions fail.  So, why set yourself up for failure.  Instead set goals!

A goal is merely a point that you head towads.  A footballer heads towards a goalpost, a bird heads South for the winter and a runner sprints towards a finish line.  If we don’t set ourselves goals then we are essentially standing still.  We need a direction in which to move and setting goals help us achieve that.

# 3: Dream Big

It’s true that the only limitation in life is ourselves.  If you think small and lack confidence you won’t achieve anything.  By dreaming big and knowing that anything is possible you are opening doors to bigger and brighter opportunities.  There is a big world out there and you have the same chance of success as anyone else.  There is no “try” only “do”.

# 4: Embedding Your Dreams To Create Drive

Whether you work online part time or full time, set aside just 5 minutes to think about all the things you dream of having.  Think of the lifestyle that you want.  If it is a certain car go and look at photos of it online.  If it is a dream house imagine what it would feel like waking up each day in that house.  If it is freeing up your life and spending more time with your family then embrace those feelings.

Just spending 5 minutes thinking about the things you “could” have if you put your mind to it will give you the drive you need to “take action” for the rest of the day and get things done.  If we forget our dreams then we often lose the drive we need to move towards our goals.

# 5: Set Daily Tasks And Tick Them Off

Writing out a long list of tasks for the months ahead can be tiring to look at.  Instead, break these down into daily actionable tasks and tick them off as you do them.  Simply write down a handful of tasks that will help you grow your business and then work through them until they are all ticked off and complete.  Think of this process as “Taking Baby Steps Towards Your Success”.  After you have completed your tasks you may choose to reward yourself with 15 minutes of your favourite “procrastination past times”.  After all, you will have already done the work 🙂

# 6: Be Willing To Embrace Failure

A common mis-conception is that failure means “doom”.  The truth is that “failure” is the core reason why the top internet marketers succeed.  Most of the time we NEED to fail in order to succeed.  Failure means growth and a step closer to success.  Providing we learn from our failures and make the required changes we WILL eventually succeed.  With persistance of course!

# 7: Take Action Each And Every Day

Like procrastination is the biggest KILLER to online success, taking ACTION is the most important factor to claiming that success.  By taking action we are getting things done.  Things that will grow our business and make us money.

You can either stare at your screen and procrastinate whilst dreaming about “what could be”… or you could take action and know that one day you will have the things “that will be”.

Don’t sit back and let others overtake you.  Take control of the year ahead and make 2014 your best year yet.

Happy New Year everybody! 🙂

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Once again, Happy New Year! Let’s get 2014 off to a great start.

Andy Black

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5 comments

  1. Bronnamdi says:

    I agree entirely with you list Andy. Thanks for sending out this mail as we are a few hours away from 2014. Precisely 7 hours. Your article will help me to focus on what is important and pursue them until the objective is met.

    Happy new year. Nnamdi.

  2. Donna White says:

    Happy New Year, Andy!

    Thanks for the inspirational article.

    Donna 🙂

  3. Mel Cooper says:

    Andy … Great inspiration for getting more done in 2014. However, you forgot to mention Step #8 on your list:

    “#8: Don’t look back on lost or wasted opportunities yesterday. It’s NEVER too late to start fresh TODAY with a firm committment to follow Steps 1-7 above.”

  4. Dave says:

    Happy New Year, Andy. Keep us (Craig and me) informed of all the good stuff
    Thanks for you article, above. We all need a shove at times. Good luck. Dave

  5. Hi Andy, just read your email and this article really like a morphine for me. Some times I need spirit pump like this. Happy new year to you and Good luck. Komang.