How Uncomfortable Are You Willing to Get

Are you starting a business or setting yourself a goal to do something new?

Are you going to treat it like a new years resolution or are you committed to it?

Most people say they want something but they give up really easily…Why is that?

Well the reason is really simple:
While we say that we want something….what we are really thinking is I’ll give this a go for a while and if it works then I’ll do it.

Does that sound insane to anyone else? I’m not pointing fingers at anyone here with that statement because I have done this too.

The idea that I’ll do a little work and see if it becomes massively successful and then i’ll do more work just seems completely backward now. We’ve all heard of overnight successes in the music industry or an actor who nobody knew yesterday is suddenly on every paper this morning.

Do you think that they really became an overnight success by luck…..that somebody spotted their talent and made them a  superstar overnight?

What we don’t see with the people who are at the top of their game is the 10 or 15 or even longer in some case of years of work to get to that point where when they have that breakthrough that they can enjoy it a bit more but that only comes after the years of work before.

Do you think any of these people who have put in 15 years of work in a specific industry or doing a specific job and are now earning millions….did it by luck? No chance.

They see the long term gains and that they will get there if they keep at it.

I personally think that the first few months are the crucial parts when starting out doing something new. The reason for this is that you become uncomfortable because you have never done it before and this isn’t where we want to stay.

When I started out online building my business, I remember being so frustrated on so many different occasions because things weren’t going as I had planned and it is difficult to keep doing the work with when setback after setback keep coming up.

I also realised that after a certain amount of time, it gets easier. What I mean by that is that I became more certain that this will work so it meant that everytime something did not go to plan that I looked at it differently.

That didn’t work….How else can I do it?

If you can get past that initial stumbling block of wanting to run because it is uncomfortable…your chances of success get bigger and bigger because the longer you stay with it…..the more the competition gives up so that when you do get to have your business running well…there are fewer people there so you can make more money.

Stick with it. Do the work and know that it will pay off. (That advice is for me too. )

Pushing the Boundaries – Liam Kearney

Pushing the boundaries can be a scary thing from my experience.

Not scary as in terrifying but scary as in uncomfortable.

Knowing what I have to do and doing it are two different things but I am starting to see that it is tremendously satisfying every time that I do something that I know I need to do but don’t really want to do.

When I want to do something new something generally crops up to make me ask myself if I really want to do this.

Some of my more recent examples are around the Landmark Forum advanced course and signing up for an ultra marathon.

The Landmark Forum Advanced Course:

I did the landmark forum at the end of February this year and found it mind blowing in the good sense. I absolutely loved it and am thoroughly enjoying the seminar series for the last 9-10 weeks.

I had signed up to do the advanced course in Dublin in September and was really looking forward to it but lately I had been getting quite frustrated as I wanted to do it sooner than that. I knew that it was on in London in June and had been looking in to it to see if I could change to do it then.

There was no problem with transferring to the course next month but immediately I started coming up with all these excuses and reasons for why I should not do it.

  • It will be more expensive
  • I can’t really afford it
  • It’s a waste of money
  • I’d have to pay for flights
  • I’d have to get time off work
  • I’d be using holiday time for a course
  • I’d be putting out friends by asking to stay with them or it will cost more for accomodation

All of these things came up.

The other thing around my fitness was that I did not have a goal and had not signed up or committed to anything so therefore I was not very enthusiastic about training for anything.

So Saturday came around and I decided that I needed to commit to these things to actually make progress towards what I want to do but I was still uncomfortable around it.

So what happened?

Well I just signed up for them anyway. I am doing the Longford Ultra Marathon in August on the 24th and I am flying to London on the 19th June for the Landmark Advanced course.

When I push the boundaries, I do not enjoy it at the time but I do realise that it is necessary to get me where I want to go.

You get to choose whether you listen to those doubts or whether you just take action anyway.

I’m really looking forward to the Landmark advanced course and the ultra marathon.

It’s time to start some traianing.

 

Still Struggling for Perfection

Have you got something big that you wanted to do in your life?

Why have you not done it yet?

I’m sure there are many reasons but one of the bigger reasons that I think that people do not accomplish as much as they want is that they fail to ship the idea or product.

What the heck does ‘fail to ship’ mean?

That’s a good question. When you have a product that you think is great and you don’t meet the deadline and you don’t actually send the product to your suppliers or customers that is failing to ship the product. So i’m using it here to mean that you don’t do what you said you would do. You want to write the book but you never start or you start and you are waiting for some day in the future that you will be ready and it will be perfect. Striving for perfection is the ultimate failure to ship.

How do I ship my idea?

It all begins with writing something down…….your deadline! If you don’t have a deadline then you will never do anything with it. The moment you actually write something down and commit to it, the idea changes in your head. When you commit to a deadline and tell other people about it, even more changes. You will be afraid of looking bad in front of them so you will make sure that the work is done. The moment you come up with a deadline, you immediately start to ask ‘how can I do this?’ which is massive because at that moment you are making progress. You have gone from I can never do this to – how can I get there?

Ask for help!

When you start out, you won’t know how to do everything so get used to the idea of asking for help. Every time you want to do something and want to accomplish it fast, you need to ask for help from people who have done that thing. Ask your friends, get a few of them around the table and ask them to help you come up with ideas…you will be amazed with what you come up with by doing that. Ask for help from everyone, you will be blown away by how many people want you to succeed and will help you to get there.

Do it as often as you can!

The first day you try this, it will be uncomfortable and you will want to run away from it. The more often you do it, the easier it gets and the better and more efficient you get at it. It also does something to your confidence and self esteem. Every time you get something done and ship it, you feel a sense of accomplishment and you want to do it more. It is the ultimate high and will help you to get where you want faster than you ever thought you could.

The idea of perfection versus the reality

Perfection as an idea is wonderful but in my opinion, completely not do-able. Any time you create something, do something and accomplish something, you will always see better and more efficient ways of doing it and improvements that you can make to it. That is the beauty of life. The more you do something, the better that you get at it and the more focused you become in relation to that field. On the other side, if you constantly wait for something to be perfect before you show it to the world, the world will never see it.

Do you want all that work to be a waste?

What ever your idea is, that big dream, that little thing. Don’t let that go to waste and don’t put all that effort in to it and never use it, That would be a waste and a the rest of us will not get to see it. I want to see your work. Get it out there today.

Create the habit. Ship it today and you won’t believe how far you will have gone in 6 months.

Liam Kearney Blog about creating an internet marketing brand

Are You Struggling to Make an Internet Marketing Brand for Yourself

I had been struggling with the idea of creating an internet marketing brand for myself

Every training I went through said create an internet marketing brand for yourself so that people will recognise and have a relationship with me instead of not knowing who I am.

I understood the concept of an internet marketing brand but was struggling to apply it to me and my own business

Internet Marketing – what is a brand?

When I think of brands, I think of Coca Cola, Virgin, Apple, Microsoft and for most of these companies I just see the corporate logo and had been really struggling with the idea of creating ‘brand me’ and what it looked like and what it stood for.

I thought that it needed to be flashy and cool and very corporate so that business owners would relate to it and I didn’t know how to myself into a corporate internet marketing brand.

Internet marketing – the breakthrough for creating a brand

After some soul searching and frustration I finally understood that it’s not about the ‘corporate logo’ and that it is really about figuring out what your core values are and designing your business(and life) around them. I understood that I was my internet marketing brand already and that it was all about relating to people and actually making that human connection.

The relationship that people have with you and your brand is the only thing that matters. Most people spend all their time worrying about getting new customers and forget to look after the customers that they have already.

I think we all have been guilty of this at times. Looking at how we can get more instead of how we can give more to our existing customers and ask them if there is anything that we can do to help them and to really deliver for them so that they would recommend us to a friend.

So when you figure out what is important for you then you can actually use those criteria for making decisions and they will help you and I make better decisions and decisions that we actually believe in.

Brand You – Be vulnerable

For me the hardest part of creating an internet marketing brand was actually taking that step and putting myself out there and being vulnerable. That was scary and contrary to what I had always believed in. I thought that a leader was someone that had no faults and only ever showed the good side to the world.

Then I really started thinking about things from my own perspective. If I come across someone that I am thinking of doing business with or giving my trust to, when I meet someone who has no story of struggle and tells me that everything is great, some small alarm bell goes off in the back of my head and I don’t fully trust that person 100% because they just seem unreal.

Would you prefer to see a human or a robot?

Too good to be true or just not going all in by telling me something ‘human’ that will allow me to trust them more. That was a scary thing to see for me because I have spent most of my 31 years on the planet trying to portray that image to the outside world.

I did not see that because I wasn’t being authentic and genuine with other people, there was no way that they would be genuine and open up and actually trust me.

Now I understand that the more I open up to people, the better the relationships I can have with them because when I am willing to show that I am vulnerable then the people that I am in contact with really identify with that and let me see a little bit of their soul.

That is when the breakthrough happens for me.

Some days now when I have a conversation with a customer or friend and I come away feeling a bit deflated or not very enthusiastic….those are the days that I know I am hiding myself and that I am not being genuine with them and they can sense that before I even open my mouth.

SO this brings me back to the internet marketing brand. If your internet marketing brand leaves you feeling anyway flat or not enthusiastic then it generally means that you are trying to be something that you are not or are just hiding the little bit of truth somewhere.

If your ‘internet marketing brand’ is aligned with your core values and makes you a bit nervous in the beginning then you have probably hit the nail on the head with it.

The question some people ask me is ‘what would I do now if I was starting all over again and had to create a brand for myself again’? What advice would I give to that?

Internet Marketing – Advice to create your brand

Well first off you need to understand that your internet marketing brand ‘is you’! Your brand isn’t portraying you as you would like to be but it should actually show you as the real you. Now some people take this to the extreme and spill their guts and tell people every little thing that has happened to them and I don’t think that is a good idea either.

You people a glimpse into your world and allow them to make a decision based on that. I don’t recommend giving people your life story…they are not your friends (yet anyway) so you have to treat it a little like dating. You give enough of yourself to seem vulnerable but remember that you want them to like you and spend more time with you.

You don’t need to hit them with everything that you have and say take it or leave it.

Your internet marketing brand needs to be you. Not everyone is going to like it and not everyone is going to like you so remember that.

You create your internet marketing brand, ‘you’ online, and you want to find other people who like that and are drawn to that.

All of your fears and all of those things that you think will scare people away are actually what your internet marketing brand is all about.

Start today and create brand ‘you’ and make your internet marketing brand something to be proud about.

Liam Kearney Blog on shortening the IM learning curve

How Do You Shorten the Internet Marketing Learning Curve

The one thing I have been trying to figure out about other people who get involved in internet marketing is how do I help them shorten the curve?

The reality is i’m not entirely sure but I do have a few suggestions. The first of which is be stubborn. Decide it is going to happen and stick to that idea and be really stubborn about it.

The second is start with one area and do not leave it…you can be really stubborn about that too. Stick to that area until you have mastered it.

I think that the journey to get there is more beneficial than the goal. The sooner you commit to that goal…the sooner you can you can get started on that work and sooner you can grow into that person who can actually attain that goal.

What can you do to help yourself?

1) Commit to the process and understand that the goal will come

2) Do the work and learn it one step and process at a time

3) Don’t ask for advice from people who have never done what you are trying to do

4) Get a mentor…..get help from someone who can actually help you do what you want to do

5) Take the advice when it is given and don’t think you know better

6) Enjoy the ride. It’s gonna have highs and lows and ups and downs so enjoy it and don’t expect anything else.

The real Internet marketing cycle by liam kearney

Internet Marketing Cycle – Does Your Journey Look Like This

For most people who come in to internet marketing or home business opportunities the driving force always tends to be money or lack of money which is why we get all the hype with the marketing

Most people who get started have an idea that the journey will go along the lines of this: get started, don’t learn new skills, put little effort in and earn lots of money very quickly.

The reality is very different for most people. They come in and don’t put the effort in and get very frustrated very quickly and quit or just can’t decide on which opportunity is for them.

 

 

There are some people who actually stick it out and choose that they will make it and get ‘internet marketing’ to work for them.

These are the people that understand that if they do the work then they will get the results. They stop looking for the results right now and just get stuck in and do the work and leave the results take care of themselves.

It is the same habits that people who are top earners in any industry have. They concentrate on doing the working and learning the skills and they do this one skill at a time. They are patient and know that the hard work will pay off.

I understand this now but really did not have a clue when I started out.

The idea that I would have to work on and learn about myself in the process of starting and growing a business was way out of my thought process.

I see now that if I am not willing/able to grow as a person then my business will never grow.

When I figured that out, I started going to event, seminars, courses and getting mentors and am making huge strides now.

I know now that I will be successful and that it does not happen overnight.

Those ‘overnight successes that we see on tv and hear on the radio have got 5-10 years of hard work at least behind them before the became successful overnight.

Are you willing to put that work in for success and a life that you want on your terms?

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Liam Kearney Blog Post on working smart

Internet Marketing Are You Working Smart

Think about the last 12 months in your life

Have you been working towards something or have you just been working?

I have just realised how much work that i have been doing that has not been taking me towards my goal in as fast a way as possible

How many of you have started out doing something new and asked someone for advice? Then you get the advice and what do you do with it…..that’s right…absolutely nothing.

We think we know better and go off to do it our own way.

Was there a point to asking for advice if we are not going to do anything with it?

But we don’t really look at it this way though most of the time. We just take the advice and ignore it and think we know better even though we have never done that thing before.

How insane is that when you look at it?

So you go up and ask someone who has lost weight or is making more money than you ‘how did you do it’ and then they tell you and you decide that it is better to stay in your comfort zone and not do it the way that they tell you.

You decide that you will get the result you want by doing things the same way that you have always done them and expect to get a different result than you have now.

I figured that I have been doing this with my affiliate marketing and that really bothers me now so I am now taking action about all those things I need to do and that advice that I didn’t take.

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next few months.

Liam Kearneys mind blowing experience at the landmark forum

How Did the Landmark Forum Go

Wow….well what can I say really…Mind blowing!

It was an unbelievable weekend and I loved it!

I didn’t know what to expect and I can’t explain it now. If you get a chance to go…take it….your life will never be the same again!

I went in to a room full of strangers on Friday and have spent 39 hours with everyone over 3 days and I would not change it for all the tea in China.

A few years ago, life had lost it gloss and I was unhappy. I was working 24 hours a day and completely exhausted and had no idea what was wrong.

There was no meaning…I was just chasing the next thing and when I got it I was like a kid with a new toy…..really excited for all of 5 minutes and then bored and looking for something else.

I knew there was something missing and I have been looking for ‘it’ for quite a while.

Something really special happens when you put a group of people together that are all looking for the same thing. It’s hard to explain but it is magical.

I see things in a new light now and will not be able to go back to the way things were before even if I wanted to.

If you get a chance to go on one….check it out!

Thanks Gale, you are a superstar!

Liam Kearneys Blog about why you should stop worrying about when you will get there and just concentrate on doing the work and trust that you will get there

Are You Worrying About When It Will Arrive

So you are new to internet marketing and you are excited cos you are going to make 10k per month

Then you do some work and nothing happens and you start to get frustrated

Now what do you do????

This is the point where most people will get overwhelmed and want to give up and want to know how fast they can make a return on their money.

The honest answer is ‘it depends on  you’.

That’s a crap answer if you were looking for a specific day isn’t it.

The truth is that you will get out what you put in.

Most people will come in and do a bit in one area and then do a bit in another area and won’t make any money because they do not commit to the process of learning a new skill set and putting that into practice everyday.

I don’t say this pointing fingers at anyone because I went through that phase of unrealistic expectations too but I didn’t give up.

The more you worry about the goal and when it is coming, the more you are distracted from doing the work that will get you there.

It’s like going to the gym, You don’t expect to lift really heavy weight straight away. You understand that you will get stronger over time and eventually reach your goal.

Internet marketing is the exact same but because so much of the marketing is rags to riches and fast cars then it brings in alot of people with those sorts of expectations which means that they will get a rude awakening at some point because it just does not work like that.

Look at anything in your life that you are really good at now, sports or career or anything. Did you just have  a go at it and realise that you were one of the best in the world straight away….I didn’t think so.

If you want to get good then you need to understand it is the same as anything else. You need to plant the seeds and then look after them and then wait until the season comes around to harvest.

Don’t try to hurry the process because you can’t and you will get really pissed off and frustrated.

Stop worrying about the when and just know that if you are willing to do the work then it will come together for you.

Do something today that scares you blog by liam kearney

Are You Scared

If you are not then you are probably not pushing yourself

I used to think that the idea was to get to a point where you are very comfortable doing whatever it is that you do

Boy was I wrong. If you are not working towards something that scares you then you are stuck in your comfort zone.

I’m a bit scared about the event I am attending this weekend but then again that is why I am attending it

Now I’m not necessarily talking mega scared but doing something that you are unsure of and a bit afraid of is healthy and will help you to grow massively.

The growth is the key.

I always thought it was the stuff that you got but now I realise that it is actually what happens to you on the journey to achieving those goals that is the best part.

You have to learn about yourself and grow and do things that you never thought were possible in order to obtain those things that you have never had before.

I never knew that every time you go on a course or try out something new or make mistakes that you grow as a person, I had just chalked it up to experience.

Start today with something that scares you and you won’t even recognise yourself in 6 months never mind a few years down the road.