How To Overcome Your Fears

No Fear!Overcoming Fear

Everybody has some type of fear inside of them at one point or another.

Some of us could be worried or scared about performing well at work or our business. While others may be afraid they have developed a serious illness. These can all be valid fears but it’s the way in which they’re handled and how we overcome fears that’ll make a huge difference.

Always Time For A Beer With A Friend

Mayonnaise And Golf BallsPay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness… there’s always time for a beer with a friend!

I recently came across this story below and it struck a chord, “Yeah, how true is this.”

All of us get caught up with cramming things into our lives and we’re so busy that we often don’t savor the experiences and joy’s that it brings us.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous… ‘YES’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed.

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things… your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions… and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else… the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is ‘NO ROOM’ for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for your life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first… the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend.

In reading Steve McKnights book ‘Millionaire’ I came across this little gem from him,

“It seems to me we’re willing to trade our time for money until such time as we realise we only have a small amount of time left, at which point we’d trade all our money for just a little more (quality) time.”

No matter what though, you’ll find there’s always time for a beer with a friend or time spent with family and those things that really matter the most.

It’s all a matter of setting your non negotiable priorities. You know, most people when they get to the end of their lives don’t regret spending more time at the office.

What they do regret is not embracing change and taking more risks.

What would fill your heart with the greatest regrets, the:

  • sunsets you’ve never watched,
  • opportunities you didn’t see,
  • books you’ve never read,
  • travels you’ve missed taking,
  • fears you never faced,
  • friendships you didn’t get around to making,
  • and all those other things you never got to do.

Determine to take more risks even it means being uncomfortable. Embrace changes and push through your resistance.

In life the only failure is the failure to try, to have a go!

Self-Made Millionaire Lifestyle

Self-Made Millionaires

5 Teenage Self-Made MillionairesSelf-Made Millionaire Lifestyle

“Who wants to be a Millionaire? I do!”

An age old phrase that we often hear repeated. But how many of us are willing to do what it takes to get there. And why would you want to get there anyway?

Aren’t all rich people crooks? Don’t they all cheat, steal and deceive?

Well that’s how they usually are depicted in the movies. And it goes to show that you can’t believe everything you see in movies.

If you have a look at a lot of those who are wealthy you will find that they do a lot of good with their money.

But it is our mindset about being rich that stops most of us from pursuing to get more money. We have been conditioned from a young age to go to school, get good grades, get a good job and you’ll be set for life.

Many are starting to find out that this just isn’t so. I was reading in the paper that governments are looking at increasing the retirement age to 70 and beyond. Governments simply don’t have the money to support and aging population that is living longer and longer all the time. And in any case, where does the Governments money come from? Our taxes.

That’s why it’s so inspiring to read the following article about 5 teenage self-made millionaires. They went out and did something and I’m sure they won’t be working the 40 – 50 year plan out of necessity. They choose what they will be doing.

Success is always impressive, but few seeing someone breakthrough at a young age is inspiring on a whole different level. Today, we would like to present you with this world’s top 5 teenage self-made millionaires. Looking for a little bit of motivation? Just read the following stories:

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Nick D’Aloisio

is a British-Australian entrepreneur born in 1995 in Australia. In 2011, when Nick was only 16, he created an app for Apple’s iOS called Trimit, an app used to condense text into shorter fragments, making it more smartphone-friendly. His app soon caught the attention of Apple, as well as that of a Chinese billionaire, Li Ka-shing, who offered young Nick the capital he needed to fund his venture. But D’Aloisio did not rest on his laurels. He took every piece of constructive criticism he received and completely re-designed his app and re-launched it as Summly. Earlier this year, he sold the app to Yahoo for a whopping $30 million so it’s safe to say that he’s pretty much set for life.

 

Source: TwitterAshley Qualls 

For young Ashley Qualls (now age 23), the journey in the world of entrepreneurship began as a hobby when she was a teenager. She started a website called www.whateverlife.com where she offered other teens HTML tutorials and Myspace layouts. The website, which was entirely supported through advertising, ended up receiving more traffic than any other online teen magazine. It has been nine years later and Ashley still runs the business from her home in Michigan, US and employs only family members and close friends in her company.

 

Picture 4Jon Koon

27-year old Jon Koon is roughly worth $80 million due to his highly successful company TyKoon Enterprises. The young entrepreneur made his first million at the age of 16 when he opened an auto parts shop, the first of its kind in New York City. But Koon didn’t stop there. Over the years, he has slowly expanded his empire and also opened an apparel line, inspired by Asian and European wear.

 

Picture 6Tyler Dikman

28-year old Florida native Tyler Dikman showed signs of skilful entrepreneurship at a very young age. At the age of 5, Dikman was making $20 an hour from his lemonade stand. As he grew up, he moved on to lawn mowing and babysitting, and by the time he was 10 years old, he was performing magic shows at birthday parties making $50 an hour. At 15, he launched the company that would make him a millionaire. CoolTronix was launched as an attempt to help elderly people use the Internet more efficiently however, it has now become a lucrative tech-support business.

Picture 7Juliette Brindak

Juliette Brindak first came up with the idea that would turn her into a millionaire at the age of ten and within five years she was able to launch Miss O and Friends, a social network designed for girls between 8-12 years of age. The young entrepreneur even wrote a book, which sold in more than 100,000 copies. Now 24, Miss Brindak is looking for ways to expand her booming online empire even further.

– See this story and more at: 21st Century News
– Pictures courtesy of Twitter and
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

I hope that inspired you as much as it did me. You might say, ‘just another motivational story’, but I would then say, ‘Are you really living the kind of live that you want?’ I view motivation as fuel to our desires. Just like our bodies need food/fuel to function so our mind and desires need to be fueled to get the best performance.

Miracle CommissionsSo what are you going to do with your life? Do you want to be a self-made millionaire?

Well that is what I’m working on. I’m not by any means saying I have arrived. Having owned several traditional business in the past with varying degrees of success, I am now creating a lifestyle for my family and myself by creating an online business that will provide a level of freedom that just cannot be had in a traditional business or job.

If you would like to look at doing something that will decrease your dependance and lack of security on someone else signing off on your pay cheque then I would like to offer you this FREE book on how you can create security and lifestyle in your own business.

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The Road Less Travelled

Road Less Travelled

The High Road & The Low Road The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled. Life’s an interesting journey, that’s what I’ve found so far. And often not a very smooth one at that. I have had ups; like meeting my wife and having 3 great sons, and then some downs like a failed business venture.

But thankfully I’ve been able to learn and move on from the more painful moments.

If you have a look at the road traveled so far in your life you will find on looking back that there are many twists, turns and obstacles. Highs and Lows are spread throughout our travels on this planet.

What I’ve observed is that most of us prefer the smooth and easy way, who wouldn’t. The quick Million Dollar win in the lottery, the casino or the ‘one armed bandit’ are very attractive. They don’t require much effort and most of the time for the vast majority of us just don’t pay out.

Yet most keep on chasing the ever elusive jackpot.

Or we might hope to become a singing sensation or a sports star and make our fortune that way.

We see the end result of success, the pay off, the glory. But success is the road less travelled. What we don’t see is the countless hours of practice, frustration, knock-backs that were part of the journey long before ever reaching their destination.

Hard work beats talent when talent stops working hard.

David Beckham; famous English Soccer Star, used to come home from school and practice for 3 hours a night.

Colonel Sanders of KFC fame criss-crossed the country marketing his  chicken and heard “no” more than 1,000 times, as well as countless jokes about his white suit and bow tie. And he was 65 when he finally made it.

What about Edison, he failed or attempted 10,000 experiment before finally perfecting the light bulb.

On which attempt would you have thrown in the towel? I don’t know whether I would have gone to 10,000, but I’m sure glad Edison did, could you imagine life without light and electricity?

But that’s what it takes, an attitude of:

“IT’S NOT OVER UNTIL IT”S OVER”

Until you’ve reached your destination of where you want to be you will have to be on the road less travelled, because success is not found at bargain basement prices or on easy street where most relax in front of the TV or other mind numbing and income robbing activities. It’s not really ‘easy street’ it’s more like ‘struggle street’

Some of you may long for a better lifestyle, to get rid of that mind numbing job and have more freedom. Freedom to spend more time with the family, to travel the world some more, to feed and support the hungry in our own country and overseas as well.

What will it take? And are you willing to do what it takes, to pay the price? As I used to say to my son,

‘There is always a price to pay. You either pay it early on and do what it takes or most pay it when they retire at 65+’

The road less travelled may mean coming home from work and while you may be tired putting in some extra to start working on your dreams and plans. Because unless you change what you have been doing than in 5 years time you [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0743243153″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kh2nLjncL._SL110_.jpg” width=”72″]will still be where you’re now, only older.

Forget the failures and mistakes of the past. See them as stepping stones and payment for your success, just like Edison did with his 10,000 failed attempts.

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5-Day-Work-Week

5 Day Work Week

Beating the 5 Day Work Week 5 Day Work Week

We are all told that if we go to school, get good grades, get a good education, then get a good job or career and do the 5 Day Work Week we are set for life. I’m sure that you’re familiar with this statement and have heard it many times before.

But is this really true?

  • Statistics sadly show us otherwise

At age 65, or older as retirement ages keep creeping upwards:

  • 1% will retire independently wealthy
  • 7% will be on an income of $35,000 or more
  • 22% will have to continue working
  • 70% will have to rely on a government pension

But have you ever stopped to consider what you’re doing. Getting up every morning to beat the peak hour traffic and go to work. Come back in the evening, tired and worn out. Have dinner, spend a little bit of time with the family or watch some TV. Rinse & repeat 5 days a week.

We are trading 5 days of our lives for 2 days on the weekend of lifestyle, maybe. 5:2. This ratio doesn’t sound very appealing.

“What if I told you insane was working a 50-hour week for fifty years…”

 

Is there a solution or a better way? Do you have to wait for retirement age and then barely survive? Can you retire earlier? Can you have a better Lifestyle?

Yes…there is!

“Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

As long as you are working for someone else or relying on someone else to manage your finances your options are limited. You must be in control of your time & your finances. Don’t leave it to the Financial Planners, Brokers & Investment advisers. Most of them are in the same boat as everyone else.

What options are available for doing better?

  • Buy Real Estate
  • Win the Lotto
  • Invest in the Stock Market
  • Inherit Money
  • Become Self Employed
  • Start your own Company
  • Make Money Online

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]As Jim Rohn says: Be a student not a follower![/social_quote]

Look for a good coach or mentor; either in person, on-line or in book format. All successful athletes & people have a coach that helps them perform better and holds them accountable for their achievements.

You can beat the 5 Day Work Week

It doesn’t take a huge effort, just a few extra steps every day and you can Make This Year Your Best Year Ever!

Live Life As A Daring Adventure

How To Live Life To The Fullest

Live Life As A Daring AdventureLIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST !

You may recall Tom Hanks tell us in the movie ‘Forrest Gump’ that

“Life is like a box of chocolates,
You never know what you’re going to get”

But you know what, You get to choose the box and you get to choose what chocolates you take.

You really can choose to live life to the fullest.

Living life to the fullest does not mean that you have to go base jumping or swimming with the sharks, however it does mean living live the way that you really choose and want to.

What kind of life would you choose to live, if money was no object?

Lets say you won the lottery, $30 Million. What would you do?

What kind of places would you visit?

What kind of charities would you like to support?

A lot of people end up making bucket lists, how many of these would you like to tick off? Here a list to get started making your own.

  • Not waste time being unhappy. Wake up with a smile and sing every single day.
  • Tell everyone that I loved them.
  • Travel around the world.
  • Sky-dive.
  • Only eat things I really like.
  • Never say another bad word or have another bad thought about anyone.
  • Spend every moment with my loved ones.
  • Help people in need.
  • Quit my job.
  • Spend more time at the beach.
  • Run a marathon.
  • Go through every sexual position in the Kamasutra.
  • Give all my money away to an unsuspecting stranger.
  • Throw the greatest party ever for all my friends.

There is a new start-up company called ‘Tikker’ who are designing what they call a ‘death watch’. Here is what they say about it:

IMAGINE SOMEONE TOLD YOU that you only had 1 year left to live. How would that change your life?

For all of us life comes with a best before date, and one day we’ll find ourselves at the end of the line. Gee, you’re thinking, this is really depressing!

BUT, WAIT, there’s good news too!

While death is non-negotiable, life isn’t. The good news is that life is what you make of it – and it can be beautiful!

All we have to do is learn how to cherish the time and the life that we have been given, to honor it, suck the marrow from it, seize the day and follow our hearts. And the best way to do this is to realize that seconds, days and years are passing never to come again. And to make the right choices.

So what can you do to make sure :

Carpe Diem or Seize the Day. Live each day as if it’s your last and overall just do it! Like they say Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present. Life presents us with a lifetime of opportunities but the opportunity of a lifetime is got when right choices are followed. Be present to enjoy the moment. Each day is a fresh start with options just waiting to be explored, so what are you waiting for?

Be adventurous. Explore, live on the edge a little, and embrace new challenges. Visit new places with your loved ones. Take the road less traveled. Don’t stick to the same old, same old. Life is more exciting with adventure!

Keep a journal. Record your victories in life as well as your delights. Take time to reflect on what has been previously written. Be an inspiration to yourself and others.

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Most people put things off and never get around to live life to the fullest.

The majority of regrets of those who get to the end of their life is that they didn’t take more risks.

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Get Pumped - Quotes To Inspire

Get Pumped – Quotes To Inspire

GET PUMPED! Get Pumped - Quotes To Inspire

Who’s responsible for you to get motivated… to get pumped?

Well it should really be our responsibility, because if we’re relying on someone else to do it for us, what happens when they don’t show?

So what do we do to keep ourselves pumped?

I don’t know about you, but what I found works for me is reading a good book, hanging around positive people, and reading inspirational quotes. These are the things that get me pumped!

Bernard Marr shared these quotes to inspire on Linkedin that may just do the job for you.

Careful! These 25 Quotes Might Inspire You

Be careful reading these quotes, they might just inspire you to do things you dreamed of doing, they might help you succeed and might even make you happier.

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them”

Walt Disney

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them.”

Proverb

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Fear less, hope more… eat less, chew more… whine less, breathe more… talk less, say more… hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.”

Swedish Proverb

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

Les Brown

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

Helen Keller

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

Jim Rohn

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”

Vince Lombardi

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

Theodore Roosevelt

 

“Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.”

Josh Billings

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

Bill Cosby

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”

Seneca

“It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.”

Confucius

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

Aristotle

“Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.”

Japanese Proverb

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

Napoleon Hill

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”

John Dewey

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

Farrah Gray

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

Denis Waitley

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”

Proverb

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Lao Tzu

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[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1565547063″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kwy-koHSL._SL160_.jpg” width=”103″] I find that sometimes I can get incredibly pumped from reading a book, attending a seminar or listening to an inspirational message and then within a short space of time be overcome by negativity.

What I have found is that by submersing myself and surrounding myself with positive influences that those occurrences have become less frequent.

As Zig Ziglar used to say, “You can’t expect to stay clean for the rest of your life from having washed yourself just once, it’s an ongoing thing. The same applies to our motivation.”

I bought his book, ‘See You At The Top’ many years ago when I met him in Canberra; Australia, and have found it incredibly useful to eliminate as he used to call it, ‘Stinkin Thinkin’.

Do me a favor and hit share to help out someone else who might just need one of these quotes to inspire themselves and ‘Get Pumped’

Opportunity

Opportunities Are All Around Us!

OpportunityOpportunities Are Just Around The Corner… if you look out for them!

If there’s no door, build one, if the door is locked, break it or knock it down, go over or around it.

All of us are conditioned to seeing things a certain way. That’s why we often miss the trees for the forest, the opportunities for the circumstances.

Leo Babauta captured this beautifully in this post from his site Zen Habits.

When we are faced with a crisis or struggle we often despair.

But it’s in this struggle that the best opportunities emerge. If we’re keeping our eyes open.

A crisis is an opportunity to change grow learn reflect and become better. It’s where we discover who we are and how we can find a new way we couldn’t have imagined before the crisis presented itself. It allows us to practice patience and acceptance and find renewed hope — which is the most beautiful thing.

When I’ve lost my job it was an opportunity for reinvention and to strike out on my own.

When I’ve lost a family member to the unrelenting grip of death it was an opportunity to reflect on that loved one’s wonderful life and for our family to come together in a way never possible before.

When I failed at work I learned to improve and grow better.

When I injured myself I learned patience and new ways to be healthy.

When my children throw tantrums they are teaching me more patience and the power of raw emotions and the wonder of childhood and what happens when you lose perspective.

When my wife and I had arguments it was an opportunity to learn more about each other and grow closer and become better at finding common ground.

When I moved and missed my family on Guam terribly it was an opportunity to learn introspection and self-sufficiency and grow closer to family here in the States.

When I daily face the terror of the void staring at me face to face it is my chance to push back and assert my will and imprint my soul upon this malleable world.

And that my friends is beauty. It is the finding of renewed hope and growth when all else seems bleak and lost.

In the struggle is the possible if we dare to look.

“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” – Thomas Edison

Success Leaves Clues

Success Leaves Clues – Habits of Self-Made Billionaires

SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES…!

No doubt about it, there are no careful, cautious paths’ that lead from humble beginnings to Bloomberg’s list of the richest people in the world.

Big Risks entail big rewards.

I always remember a friends advice to me. He was the pastor of the church we attended. He said to me,

‘Alex, dream big dreams and take risks’

If you want to achieve success in any area in life then you have to take risks.

Of the 100 richest people in the world right now, only 27 inherited their fortune, according to the Infographic generated below.

Check out this article from Entrepreneur to discover the trails they have left for you.

Self-made billionaires have one business strategy in common: They took enormous risks. There is no careful, cautious path that leads from humble beginnings to Bloomberg’s list of the richest people in the world.

Of the 100 richest people in the world right now, 27 inherited their fortune, according to an infographic generated by the startup organization Funders and Founders based on data from Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Thirty-six were born to humble households, if they have a family at all, and 18 have no college degree.

Eight entrepreneur billionaires fall into both categories: They were neither born into money nor have a college education.

Consider Larry Ellison, the founder of software giant Oracle. He was an orphan, and recently Ellison had estimated net worth valued at $37 billion.

And Amancio Ortega, founder of fashion retailer Zara, was the child of a railroad worker and recently he had estimated net worth of $52 billion.

What can be learned from such extraordinary journeys?

As the infographic (below) shows, these eight entrepreneurs have some similar business strategies.

Five of this elite group invested during hard times, four bought companies that were all but ruined at the time of purchase, three had one lucky deal that changed the course of their life, seven were early adopters of trends that had yet to be recognized, and for half of these self-made billionaires, their successful venture was not their first business.

Three of these self-made billionaires make a point to eat lunch with their employees.

Note: Roman Abramovich, the Russian entrepreneur at the helm of the private-investment company Millhouse was nearly No. 9 on this list, but he earned a correspondence degree in law.

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Get this, 73 out 100 are self-made with a lot getting there from very humble beginnings.

Now in order for you to achieve any kind of success yourself you have to understand a few things. One is that you have to truly open your eyes in order to recognize the opportunities that are available.

IM Revolution

“I am convinced”, Zacchaeus said, “that life is just a game, here on earth, a game where no one need be a loser, no matter what his plight or condition may be. I believe that everyone can enjoy the fruits of victory but I am equally as certain that, like all other games, one cannot participate in this mysterious act of living with any hop of satisfaction unless one understands a few simple rules.”- Og Mandino

The Rules have changed. What used to work is no longer as effective. If you want to discover the new rules of business and how you can profit from then then click on the book, ‘I.M. Revolution’ to the left now.

Alarm Clock - No More

Secret Formula Revealed For Getting Rich Online

Secret Formula - Ev Williams

Getting Rich Online… What’s The Big Secret?

The Million Dollar Question that is on everyone’s lips.

Recently in a speech, Ev Williams explained what the internet really is, how it works, and how you too can get rich from it.

Now the truth be told, Williams is probably not the best public speaker, but his message was clear and simple:

 

at a time when so many internet entrepreneurs are
running around trying to do something no one else
has ever done, the real trick is to find something
that’s tried and true… and to do it better, much better. 

 

In a recent speech Ev Williams said that he had figured out the internet. Read through the following excerpts and judge for yourself.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the nuggets!

That’s what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he may have said this with tongue partly in cheek, he spent the next 30 minutes unloading his unified theory of the global computer network, an interpretation formed after 20 years of hard thinking — to say nothing of his experience creating seminal internet companies Blogger and Twitter.

The bottom line, Williams said, is that the internet is “a giant machine designed to give people what they want.” It’s not a utopia. It’s not magical. It’s simply an engine of convenience.

Those who can tune that engine well — who solve basic human problems with greater speed and simplicity than those who came before — will profit immensely.

Those who lose sight of basic human needs — who want to give people the next great idea — will have problems.

“We often think of the internet enables you to do new things,” Williams said. “But people just want to do the same things they’ve always done.”

In 1994, Williams was a Nebraska college dropout selling tutorial videos to help people get onto the net. In those videos, he described the global computer network as “a puzzle comprised of three things: computers, information, and people.” But he no longer sees it that way.

After leaving Twitter in 2011 and helping to incubate, among other things, the blog network Medium, Williams found himself rethinking his original formulation. Computers have proliferated and diversified, in size and function, to the point of being unremarkable. Information has become similarly abundant, rendering the term unsatisfyingly generic.

And after 20 years, the types of people and groups you find online are basically identical to the people and groups you find in the physical world. What’s now important are the connections between the people and the machines.

“There are hardware connections, then there are all these interactions involved with data and software,” Williams says. “And if you look at any big internet thing, you see it’s basically a big hive of connections. A Follow is a connection. A Like is a connection.

“What the internet is doing now is connecting everyone and everything, every event and every thought, in multiple ways — layer upon layer of connection.

Increasingly, everything that happens and everything we do, everyplace you go and check in, every thought you have and share, and every person who liked that thought… is all connected… and it keeps multiplying relentlessly.”

These connections aren’t just proliferating, he said. They’re proliferating in a particular direction. There’s an organising principle that explains what thrives on the internet and could potentially predict what will thrive in the future: convenience.

The internet makes human desires more easily attainable. In other words, it offers convenience,” he said. “Convenience on the internet is basically achieved by two things: speed, and cognitive ease.”

In other words, people don’t want to wait, and they don’t want to think — and the internet should respond to that. “If you study what the really big things on the internet are, you realise they are masters at making things fast and not making people think.”

Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple were all excellent at delivering this sort of convenience, Williams said. They often got there by removing steps from what had once been a more complex series of actions, precisely the trick that allowed Williams’ first big invention, Blogger, to dominate how people put new content on the web.

Instead of creating a new document, saving it, manually uploading it, and viewing it in a web browser, people could simply type their content into a web form and click “publish.”

The key to making a fortune online, Williams told the XOXO crowd, is to remove extra steps from common activities as he did with Blogger.

“Here’s the formula if you want to build a billion-dollar internet company,” he said.

Take a human desire, preferably one that has been around for a really long time…identify that desire and use modern technology to take out steps.

His recent example is Uber. “How old is the desire of getting from here to there?” he said. “How hard was it really to do? They took out some steps in that process…they formed a connection between you and the driver.”

People will be people. The internet wants to give them exactly what they’re looking for. And people who understand how to channel that tendency will be disproportionately powerful.

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