This morning when I went to log-in to my newly minted membership site I found this horrible message. Bandwidth Exceeded…etc…etc. My mind immediately raced to all those places I’d paid for ads for today. This is despite having unlimited hosting. I wrote my ticket and decided to get on to other things while I waited for Technical Support to get back to me. I then went to log-in to my blog…and there is it was again…bandwidth exceeded…turns out all four of my sites where down.
I tell you this story to illustrate a point I want to make today…and that is: if you had told me last year that I would be having technical issues because I’d have launched a membership site and exceeded my bandwidth I probably wouldn’t have believed you.
If you’d told me last year that I would be closing in on having 1,000 members in my downline at CTP I would have laughed and said something like “in my wildest dreams.’
If you’d told me I would have blown pass that $2.73 target that Jon Olson talks about you would have stretched my credulity.
Even as recently as September, I put on my goals board for 2014 a target of reaching 650 members in my CTP downline…I’m rethinking that goal now.
My point is that where you are now can seem a long way away from your goals. You might be saying to yourself…one day I will have (fill in the blank). You might even be feeling a little despair or discouragement. I know I sure did…but that is natural. It’s a part of the growth that has to take place inside before it ever begins to show outside.
I didn’t do anything magical along the way. I put my nose down…listened to my mentors and persevered .
As for the mentors…what a wonderful and supportive community we have…and should cherish. Jon Olson everyday pounding his message of plus one into my head with Justin and Tim there to answer questions and show support. Marcus Wahl who talked to others about the first e-book I produced which gave me the courage to move forward. Andrew Stark for getting me pointed in the right directions and pushing me to create my first e-book and all the other help he offered. The rest of the Legacy team, Ken and Rodney both encouraging and helping along the way. Barry Langdon, John Novak , Walter Mulder and many more.
And if you’d told me a year ago a wonderful woman named Sunny Suggs would take me by the hand and drag me backward through all the obstacles of learning how to set up and use a membership program…well I won’t have believe that possible.
Has Learn with Nick, my membership program to help people succeed using CTP, made me lots of money? No…not yet. That’s down the road…but not as far as I might think right now.
And had you told me I would have met an amazing number of people and would call them friends now…I would not have believed you.
Again my point is…your goals are not as far away as they might seem right now.
Listen to the people who tell you what is possible, put your nose down…and don’t look up for a while. Because when you do finally look up again you will find yourself in the unfamiliar territory of your dreams.
Coming soon to a spreecast near you: A weekly workshop on planning 2014.