For today’s blog post I’d like to talk about mindset. Specifically, two potentially limiting beliefs that not only Internet Marketers can face, but ones that I think we all have, or maybe have experienced in our everyday lives. And I am no exception to this. It is important to define and acknowledging these limiting beliefs and the potentially harmful effects they can have on our business on a day-to-day basis. We want to avoid the natural tendency to simply run away from limiting beliefs.
Limiting Belief #1: Whether You Can…
The first limiting belief is “Whether You Can…”. Whether you can do that certain thing that you’ve been thinking about, but due to uncertainty within your mindset, you keep putting it off. You are hesitant to take action. There is always that one looming….out of your comfort zone…action that you are grasping for in your business, in your marketing, or maybe just in your general life, that you keep putting off due to the fear of “Whether Or Not You Can”….”Whether Or Not You Believe You Can”
This limiting belief is responsible for holding so many people back from taking action, because If you don’t believe that when you take that certain action that a positive result will occur, it makes it extremely difficult to take that action.
I’ve heard my mentor discuss how he struggled with this limiting belief at the time that he was getting ready to launch what is now a multi-million dollar business, The Super Affiliate Network. My mentor was talking about how prior to the launch of his own online opportunity, he had experienced a high level of success promoting other people’s products as an affiliate. And while he had also introduced some of his own information products during that same time period, he was struggling with the limiting belief of “Whether Or Not I Can”, when it came time to launch his own online business.
Would people come on board with him?…would his message resonate with them?…and could the affiliates that came on board be successful in promoting his Internet Marketing opportunity, and find success?
Less than a year into the launch of The Supper Affiliate Network, so many of his members were continually breaking through and finding success through using his system, his strategies, his tactics, and taking action on everything that he teaches. And even with some new members quickly reaching the six and seven figure income levels within thirty to sixty days of joining, my mentor still was dealing with these limiting beliefs…but just on a different level.
So what worked for him? Well, he forced himself to keep pushing through the resistance and the uncertainty everyday while continuing to take action. He decided that he simply would not be able to live with himself if he didn’t just go for it…step out of his comfort zone, take the leap of faith and launch his own business. In the end, he decided he would much rather have tried and failed, than to simply have never even tried due to wondering “Whether He Could Or Couldn’t” do it. And guess what?….it worked! Going for it paid off big-time! He and his members are finding great success.
Just this story alone demonstrates the importance of overcoming a limiting belief.
Limiting Belief #2: Believing In The Ability Of Others…
The second limiting belief is one that both my mentor and I have experienced within the Internet Marketing industry, and ultimately had to confront. And that is….simply, the belief in the ability of others, and in the case of our industry…the ability of others to go out and execute. Let’s face it….the failure rate within the Internet Marketing world is extremely high….many say as high as a 97% failure rate. This high rate is generally not due to the fact that it is super complicated, super technical, or any number of the reasons many that fail will list out as the reason. It is more based on the fact that people just don’t get out and do what they have to do to find success.Pro level, they had a $3,000.00
My mentor discussed how, in his situation, he was hesitant to sell. Hesitant to sell a $2,000.00 offer, or a $5,000.00 offer to a higher ticket buyer primarily based on his limiting belief of the ability of others to go out and sell, to duplicate what he has done in his own business, in order to get positive results.
As perfect example….someone came on board to The Super Affiliate Network just after one month of my mentor launching his new venture. They immediately saw the value and upgraded to the Pro level, which was a 2,000.00 investment. They immediately started making sales, implementing everything that my mentor teaches…and within a very short time of upgrading to the Pro level, they had a $3,000.00 day with The Super Affiliate Network.
So if my mentor had given in and ran away from the first limiting belief of “Whether I Can Or Can’t”… if he had never created The Super Affiliate Network, the members I just mentioned would not have had a $3,000.00 day. And secondly, if he had given in to the belief that others aren’t able to step up, take whatever action is necessary, to overcome obstacles, and do whatever it takes to break through, he would not have pushed that $2,000.00 sale. He simply would have not been comfortable having his phone sales team get on a call, take the customer’s order to upgrade to the Pro Level, and bring them into the system at a higher level.
So, ultimately….he did believe in them and their ability, and it worked. The members would not have had an experience that so greatly impacted their lives, and my mentor would not have felt good about making a higher ticket sale. But because he overcame his own limiting beliefs, many successful things happened.
In conclusion, I hope that these stories have made an impact on you and the realization that your beliefs are either going to propel you toward success, and you being able to overcome your limiting beliefs, or they are going to be what consistently and predictably hold you back from taking the action steps necessary to allow you to crush it in your business.
So, identify your limiting beliefs early on in your business…be very aware of them and expect them to creep in at the most inconvenient times. And although you may not be able to overcome your limiting beliefs right away….what you can do is to suspend them temporarily, so you can get yourself into action mode.