Keith Everett

Teaching Online Marketers How To Create A Dream Lifestyle

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What Has Bruce Lee Got to Do With Building a Business Online?

Bruce Lee?. There are many strategies out there for building a business online, however after spending a while reading Bruce Lee’s philosophy, coupled with his many metaphors, I can see a direct correlation between what we do as online marketers and what he did as the world’s most famous Martial Artist.

Be Like Water – Bruce Lee’s Metaphor for Resilience.

So What Has Kung Fu Got To Do With Building a Business Online?

Kung Fu is a fairly complex series of moves, practiced over and over again, until they become strategies for defense against an attacker. Building an online business from scratch is very similar, it is a series of moves, we learn.

Once we learn certain moves in an online business, we put those moves together to form strategies. By implementing those strategies over and over again, we are able to create results. If the results are not forthcoming, we can change the strategy.

As with Kung Fu, there would be certain moves that you are good at, and others that require more practice.

The difference here, is that when learning a Martial Art like Kung Fu, you graduate through the levels over time. No one expects to become a black belt in their first month. This is where an online business and a martial art differ of course, as many people joining an online business expect to be at the “expert” level in just a few short weeks.

KRUNCH!.. “Be Water” In Your Business Online

When people “quit” learning Kung Fu, the urge to learn does not necessarily go away, people just accept that it’s too hard for them. This also happens when people start out in an online business, sometimes people think it’s too hard, and beyond them, so they quit.

In order to be it, don’t be “sticky or blocked”, be it. (See Bruce Lee’s “Be Water” analogy.

The truth is, most people are capable of earning a “black belt” in a martial art, but it depends on the level of commitment and how badly you want it. It’s the same with an online business. If it’s more of a wish than a “must have”, then a person will quit at the first sign of trouble.

The “Trick” of course, is to change tactics, not the idea.

If you look at Bruce Lee’s “Be Like Water” analogy

“Empty your mind! Be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. Put it into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash: Be water, my friend!”

You might ask, what does it mean?

To understand ‘Be water’ we should first look at Taoists and the concept of ‘Wu Wei’ which uses a lot of metaphors of water.
Wu Wei literally means ‘not doing’. But the deeper meaning, is being calm. In the moment. Still. Like water.

This means Action without Action or Wei,Wu,Wei.

Only when the inner waters of your mind are completely calm, can you be truly natural. In sync with nature. Your own self. That is the true union of the self with the divine. When Bruce Lee talks about being water, he uses his words carefully. He doesn’t say be flexible like water. He says ‘Be water’!

In other words, accept yourself. Not without emotion or feeling, but without being “sticky or blocked”. Stop being “like” something, be that something. In order to succeed in a business online, you need to live, breath and be that business.

The Rules of Kung Fu Marketing.

  1. Without commitment, you have nothing.
  2. Treat your online business like learning an art form, being good takes time.
  3. Don’t give up. Change tactics.
  4. Be like water. Don’t be “like” something. Be it.

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, let me know in the comments below. Also, if you would share this post, that would be Awesome.. Thanking you in advance.

Peace and prosperity.

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6 Brutal Truths That Could Change Your Life Forever

Remember when you were a child?. Endless happy days, acting out a fantasy world full of fun?. Or was it?

For most of us, as children, all we ever wanted to do was to grow up. To be like Mum or Dad. Sure, being a kid was fun, but hey, adult life was so much more exciting?.  wasn’t it?.

The problem is. When we do eventually grow up, we are faced with some harsh realisations. Life as an Adult doesn’t quite look the same as  it was portrayed to us on TV, or in  Comic books.

These 6 Brutal Truths May Shock You

Truth #1. When people don’t call you back, it’s not that they don’t have the time. The reality is, people prioritise you on how important you are to them.  If you don’t hear back from them, it’s because they have deliberately chosen not to answer you at this time.

Truth #2. People have their own interests at heart. That’s not to say they don’t like or love others, but people’s main objective is (What’s in this for me?)

For the most part, people tend to treat you, how you treat them, and how you treat yourself. If you don’t respect yourself, how can you expect others to respect you.

Truth #3. You are never going to please everyone. You’re going to be criticised no matter what you do, so you may just as well do something you love. Spend time working on you, instead of spending time trying to please everyone.

If you really want to please people, live a life that people are pleased to see and model.

Truth #4. Your actions are what define you. That’s all. You can tell people what you are going to do until the cows come home, but your character is determined by what you actually do, not by what you think about doing.

Truth #5. The World owes you nothing. You may be cool, smart and kind, but you are not entitled to anything. Life itself is your reward for being born, no one else is responsible for you, no outside force, no government etc.

Truth #6. No one is coming to save you. This only works in fairytales. In reality, if anyone is going to save you, it’s going to be you. Stop waiting for something outside of yourself to make your life complete.

I hope this post gave you some value. If it did, why not share it?. If you leave a comment below, that would be Awesome..

Peace and prosperity, always..

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How To Get Out of a Rut, and Get On With Your Life

How to get out of a rut.

Feeling stuck?. Welcome to the club, it happens to all of us at some time or other. The thing is, how do we get unstuck, out of a rut and on with our lives?

How to get out of a rut.  How do we even know we are feeling stuck?.

Well, it usually starts with being “generally disinterested” in things. A feeling of “being trapped”.. not going anywhere, etc, etc. Hey, this happened to me a while back, I really did not know how to get out of it. I even started asking friends, how they got out of a “heavy funk”.

This is actually a sign. It’s a sign that things need to change. You are more than likely bored with your life and you’ve lost direction. Hey, this is very common. Even the most dynamic of individuals find themselves doubting themselves and generally being disinterested in things..

feeling stuckSo, How Do You Stop Feeling Stuck?

Admitting to yourself, let alone friends and family can be difficult. No one wants to feel like a failure and the last thing you want to do is feel ashamed to be stuck. We all hate to confront our imperfections.

When you feel stuck we tend to experience frustration and disappointment on a daily basis. We feel stuck for all kinds of reasons. You may be lugging around a body that you’re not happy with. Maybe your business is not going well. Maybe you not only feel stuck but you feel stupid too. After all, intelligent people never feel stuck, do they?..

Of course they do. No one is immune. I bet even if you asked top marketing coaches and mindset guru’s, they would tell you they too get stuck sometime. So, if you are feeling upset or shameful about it. Stop…. it happens.

The first thing to get yourself out of a funk..

is, stop keeping it to yourself.. Whoaaaa… I know, this sounds counter intuitive. After all no one likes to hear people’s problems, right?. Well, if you have some understanding close friends, or members of your family who truly love you… they will listen.

Feeling Stuck Is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

Do you know what. I used to be in denial. I would never admit there was anything wrong with me.. Don’t be like this, no one is an island. Human beings need other human beings..

Sometimes all it takes is a good laugh with a friend to start lifting the funk. Or have a chat with someone who’s been in a funk and got out of it. No one stays stuck forever, especially if you talk to someone about it.

Sometimes, it pays to share. Yes, even that things are not working out. I know this whole “Law of Attraction” thing says that concentrating on your problems only brings more of them, and it’s right, however there is nothing wrong with sharing a problem with a friend to get some ideas on how to get out of a rut..

Write it down.. 

This is what I do. I write down on a piece of paper (yes, paper, not typing on a computer), the brain pays more attention if you are physically writing it down. Write down how you feel, what are you stuck on and why do you think you’re stuck (don’t worry if you don’t know, it will come)..

Now write down some possible solutions underneath. This gives your subconscious something to work on. The next thing is:

Go do something you don’t normally do. Break the monotony. Go see a movie in the middle of the afternoon, go out to your favourite coffee place. Do anything that takes your mind off being stuck.

Tip: Remember, shame is often disguised as pride. Keeping a stiff upper lip about your problems is as bad as denying you have one. Problems are not disasters, they are just challenges, that’s all they are. You can find a way around or through anything if you look hard enough.

The main thing here is not to stay “stuck”.

After writing down, how you feel, why you are stuck, you now need to make a written plan to get unstuck. But before you do. Write down the things you are good at. Write down the ways you have positively impacted others, write down your achievements.

It can be anything. Maybe you are a good parent, maybe in the past you were good at volleyball, hockey, martial arts, anything that you’ve done well. Now switch your thoughts from being “stuck” to thoughts of past achievements.

I got over my “funk” by simply treating it as a thoughtful period in which something had to change. In my case it was my online business. I had been doing the same thing for a long time and I needed to re look at what I was doing and do something different.

Human beings get bored if they keep doing the same old things. Some people see that as normal and never have a problem with it while others do see it as a problem.

How To Get Out of a Rut – Time to change..

Put on your favourite music track, get the brainwaves waving again,  listen to audios of your favourite influencers. Anything to keep your mind off being stuck and start to make a plan.. keep writing until you have the plan down on paper, and then take action on it…

I hope this post has given you some value. If it has, please do share and leave a comment below. Let me know if you’ve been feeling “stuck” lately and how you got over it.

Peace and prosperity.

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When Things Don’t Go Right, Go Left

When Things Don’t Go Right Go Left. Just recently, I went through an amazing transformation.

This story is not all about me, it’s about you. So, bear with me.

It kind of started just before Christmas of 2016. I felt stuck. I was becoming more and more uninterested in what I was doing. Up until then I had done very well being an online marketer, I had done very well in a network marketing company I was in for three years.. BUT.. I was CRAZY bored.

I was starting to realise that I did not have the passion for the work I was doing anymore. I quit making videos, virtually stopped blogging and went into a 3 month downward Spiral.. a FUNK!..

I just could not work. Every time I went to blog, I couldn’t find the words. I could not muster up the enthusiasm to make videos or create sales funnels.  I felt like I had just sunk.. into a big back hole.

go leftI felt like the Internet had chewed me up and spat me out…

I’ve seen other online colleagues of mine get “burnt out” … I think if you keep doing the same old things over and over, you are going to get bored eventually.

I’d been online as an active marketer since 2010, pretty much doing the same thing..

I needed a change. I needed to get off the same old track. .

Human beings are creatures designed to move forward. The trouble is, we often get stuck and stay stuck for months, years even.

Three months later, I mapped out a new path. I created a new plan. I wrote down all the things I’m good at, then wrote down the things I like doing, this got me to think in the direction of things I could do, that I liked doing. It sounds simple when you map it all out…

And it is.. if you ever find yourself in the same situation, do exactly the same.

Take yourself out of the equation for a while. Spend less time in front of the computer and more time, quiet time even, meditating.. those spare moments should be spent with a pen and pad in hand. Just relax and let the feelings flow, let the words come, and write..

Plan your next step, and then the next.. then put it into action.

This is what I did. I must have unclogged a huge blockage in my brain, because it felt like a weight had been lifted off my mind..

Here’s what I found…

1).  I believe within every person, there is a book, or a product of some sort waiting to come out. No matter how much you keep telling yourself you can’t do something, you actually can. You can do something… you are a human being, a person with thoughts, ideas, ideas where people would love to learn from you… yes, YOU!..

We often kid ourselves out of doing something because we don’t want to fail. Failure upsets us.. and we don’t want to feel upset. Our confidence level may not be where we want it to be and it’s a lot safer to just stay as we are..

The problem lies where we want more but want to stay as we are. We will always be in conflict with ourselves whilst we allow this to happen. In order to get more, we have to be more, when we become more, our confidence grows to become even more..

2).  Uh Oh… I’m going to dispel some myths here… in an online business,  in order to be successful in the long term, you are either going to have to be a great prospector, and continually recruit new members every week into your business, or a master Affiliate that can win competitions online and constantly get on the leaderboards, or you are going to be a product creator.

If you are considering doing anything less, the chances are it will be short lived and you will end up spending more than you make… Let me explain…

The fact that 97% fail online is not a mystery.

It’s actually pretty obvious to be honest. Most people approach the world of making money online, rather like a lottery. People are running around like ants waiting to be squashed, they crave the next “big thing”, consume that for a few weeks,  then off they go again with a new “next big thing”..

There are so many schemes out there, you could join a different one every day… and most are gone within a few weeks or months..

The Fake Coach

There are hundreds of thousands of people online faking themselves off as marketing coaches. Many of these people are simply reps posing as coaches. The problem is, they are teaching people to do what they do.. which is how to NOT make money.  The Internet is awash with broke people telling people how to get rich.

This is NOT their fault. People model people who model people who do this…. SO, what’s the answer?

Step 1. Get a reality checkup from the neck up. If you keep doing the same things over and over that keep you broke now, the chances are you’ll learn how to be even more broke..

Step 2. The crowd are nearly always wrong. If everyone is doing it, the chances are no one (or very few) are doing any good at it. It’s only a very small percentage of people who do anything worth documenting. The “Make Money” niche especially, is full of people all doing the same thing..

All saying the same thing, posting the same schemes in to Facebook groups… I know, because I used to do this.

Ask yourself these questions..

  1. What are you doing to stand out on the Internet?
  2. Are you building a company that you own, or are you an agent for someone else? Are you actually building a tangible business. Something that you could sell one day?
  3. Are any of the products you sell, your own or are they all someone else’s?

Anyway, back to the story.. .Here’s what I decided to do:

I decided to clear my mind of any negativity and decided to create products. I created two in the Internet Marketing space and I created one for the Horse Racing market. I was doing something different, the words started flowing again.

You are not the company you sell products for. You are a creative being. You have the ability to learn and teach what you learn to others.. and if you intend to stick around on the Internet, I would go that route.. create your own space..

The next thing I did was I created two new blogs. One is in the health and beauty space (seriously, I knew nothing about health and beauty until I decided to do this, and the other is in the Horse Racing space. I’ve monetised both with affiliate products.

What Are YOU Passionate About?..

Even though I learned to do Internet Marketing, Network Marketing, Affiliate Marketing and any other marketing…it doesn’t mean you have to stick at selling the same old “make money” products…

My point here is what do you know, that you can monetise?. Can you build a blog?, NO?, there are tons of videos online that can show you how. Build a blog around your passion, monetise it with affiliate products (or your own) and then learn how to drive traffic to them .

There you have a tangible business that you can build up and maybe even sell in the future.

The next time you get in a Funk!.. it might just be because you are NOT doing the REAL thing you want to do. Think about what you are good at, or could be good at, create a product or build a blog around it, and sell it over and over to others..

I hope you got some value from this post. If you did, please share, and do leave a comment below. Thanks in advance.

Peace and prosperity always

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