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Happy New Year! Let’s Make a 1 Day Resolution!

Can you make a 1 day resolution?

I would like to wish you a happy new year and wish you the best for the coming year!

I’m really excited about all the great things I’ve got goin’ on, and hope you are too! 2015 is going to be a great year!

While I’m here I would like to share one little tidbit to help inspire you to help you achieve your goals in the coming year.

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I was just reading a post on Dr. Wayne Dyer’s blog and thought it’d be nice to share the wisdom with you.

I’ll keep it brief but include a link in case you want to see the whole blog post.

Wayne was basically suggesting that people have it wrong with New Year’s resolutions by trying to pledge, er, plan what they’ll be doing months ahead in September when he believes it’s much more powerful to commit to do something over a period of say 1 day.

For example – rather than make a resolution to stop doing something forever or make a drastic change that may end up being so hard you’ll never do it at all – Wayne suggests you make a 1 day committment such as NOT EATING SUGAR FOR ONE DAY.

Personally I think that is so smart!

Anyone can do something for one day! Right?

Welll…. I’ll let Wayne do the talking – here is a brief excerpt from his blog post and I’ll drop the link to the whole thing right after it. Have a great ew year!

“Anyone can do virtually anything if it is for only one day. When you go for one whole day without eating sugar (or any other new behavior), you are a totally different person at the end of that day. Learn to let that totally different person decide on the second day whether he or she wants to do it again on this new day, rather than letting the same old person decide that it is only going to be difficult in a couple of days anyhow, “so what’s the use.” Always let the new you make the decision, and then you’ll be living your present moments.”

http://www.drwaynedyer.com/blog/resolve-to-get-real/

Best wishes for your online success! (continued – read more of this article…)

Happy Holidays from Mike Liebner

Happy Holidays from Mike Liebner and Blogging Underground!

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I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season, a very Merry Christmas and offer wishes for a great year in 2015!

I hope the new year brings you a wealth of abundance and happiness!

Best wishes for your online success!

Mike Liebner

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  1. Blogging Underground Special Offer Start getting ready for 2014’s biggest money making months! Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here with a heads up on a really good deal on a BU Membership.
  2. Great questions answered about Blogging Underground Every once in a while I will get questions and will share the answers with you. Here is one I just got today.

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Keep your most important files safe by keeping a copy in the cloud!

If you’re like me, I bet you have more than 1 computer and could really benefit from being able to store some of your digital stuff in one central place so it would be easy to access it any time you need it. That’s exactly how I use my free Dropbox account.

I have also been SAVED when hard drives have crashed because I kept important files in the cloud in my dropbox account.

If you don’t yet have your own free Dropbox you need one! Dropbox is so easy to use. I love it and use it every day!

> To get your own dropbox simply sign up for the free cloud storage account

It won’t cost you a penny and if you ever run out of the FREE storage – don’t worry – you don’t have to pay money – all you do is tell your friends like I am right now and you’ll get 500 MB of additional free storage for every one that signs up! Isn’t that cool?

So – make sure you get your free cloud storage right now from Dropbox so you can access your files regardless of what computer you’re on!

Best wishes for your online marketing success!

3 Critical Mistakes That Can Hold You Back From Winning

Featured Article by Dr.Mani

3 Critical Mistakes That Can Hold You Back From Winning

As entrepreneurs seeking to find our way ahead in the rough and tumble marketplace that’s the World Wide Web, we often find ourselves in a constant struggle between various forces.  Some are motivational and inspiring, and they power us towards our dreams.  Others are distracting and wasteful, and those are the ones that can hold you back from winning.

Many years ago, when I did an extended mentorship under the world’s best marketing guru, Jay Abraham, something he said on the introductory call stuck firmly in my mind.  He said that it was his ethical obligation to NOT let us do something if he knew there was another way to do it better, easier, quicker and more effectively.

That, in essence, is what any mentor can guide you with in this fascinating (if complex) journey of building an online business.  My specialty is information marketing.  And there are many nuances to setting up and growing an Internet infopreneur business.  There are ways to do it quickly, efficiently – and there are pitfalls that can hinder and slow down progress.

In this post, I’d like to focus on 3 of the most critical ones that have the potential to completely sabotage your success and destroy your hopes and ambitions – if you let it happen.

1. Shiny New Things

In the Internet marketing niche, things evolve at warp speed.  Almost every day, something has changed.  New technology alters the playing field.  New start ups shake up the marketplace.  New trends and innovations grab the attention of masses.  (continued – read more of this article…)

Secret to Success – Ignoring the Noise!

Some things never change. For example I have found the secret to success is focusing on the really important stuff and not letting the noise get the best of you. Don’t let the distractions slow you down. Keep your eye on the prize and do what is needed to win!

There will always be noise out there waiting to get your attention – but you have a choice – focus your energy on something that would be more productive.

I have learned to do that for the most part – however it is always a challenge.

Also – there are things in life that present new challenges – so it never really gets too easy.

Funny but I just flashed back and can almost imagine the feeling of both joy and frustration I had in the early days back in 96 or 97 so when I was discovering how easy it was to make money doing the internet thing.

These days it’s mostly joy and a lot less frustration – but it’s still out there!

It’s funny – I just had a flash back to when I first started doing this internet thing and I was so into it and it was overwhelming how much money was coming in. Practically all I wanted to do was work to get more number one top rankings! It was an addiction. An obsession. Back then it was truly like shooting fish in a barrel! I was one of the few people doing it and there was a mad rush to grab all that I could!

Once I got a taste of the feeling of success and I figured out how to get more of it – that’s all I wanted to do!

When I first discovered the only limit to how much I could make was how much I threw out there I was on a mad mission to get as many web sites up as I could. I could barely sleep. All I wanted to do was hammer away and get more #1 top rankings. I was addicted to the success.

I discovered many tricks and shortcuts. It was the wild west and I continually found ways to get work done faster and more efficiently. I was getting really good at deciding what was most important to do – and what was wasting my time and not bringing me a return.

I don’t know why, but I can vividly remember when I was in line at a grocery store and I was feeling very impatient. I was so frustrated that I had to wait. All the lines in the store were so long and everything seemed to be in slow motion and it felt like it was such a huge waste of time.

I remember feeling trapped and helpless because at that point in time I had just figured out the fast way to success and I was starting to get so accustomed to finding new shortcuts and getting results faster and discovering new ways to get on top of the search engines.

I was in a mad rush to make all the money I could and I became really good at multitasking and so forth.

And here I was in line at the supermarket and I was stuck. I felt this slow motion grocery store thing didn’t offer any possibilities to help get me out the door faster.

I couldn’t find a solution to make it faster – but I did find a way to make use of that wasted time – next time I brought something with me to read while I was waiting in line. Probably the Planet Ocean SEO newsletter or something like that. There was so much new exciting info. It was a matter of finding out the hot trick that worked right now.

There was an especially mad rush because you never knew how long that TRICK would work before someone plugged the hole and the trick or secret tactic stopped working. It was a crazy time

It was crazy – I used to print out stuff and read it while waiting in line at the store or while eating lunch out etc. so I could at least keep up on all the trick seo things that would get me on top faster!

I settled down and relaxed more eventually but I still fondly remember those early days when it felt like every minute not hammering away was losing money.

I’m much more relaxed now and haven’t been doing that for along time. In fact I pretty much stopped reading stuff at meals a long time ago and try to enjoy life more.

I’m a bit more patient but very often I still wish that LIFE could have a fast forward button like my Tivo does. I’d skip the noise and fast forward to the good stuff!

Opt in – or – opt out from newsletters?

Internet Marketing related newsletters can be a great source of information. I try to keep on top of what other people in my business are doing. 

Yes – I know – a lot of the “email lists” from gurus are mostly sending out junk or selling stuff. I agree those suck and those kinds of emails are a big waste of time!

However – a LOT of the email I get from internet marketers lists I have opted in to receive emails from give me ideas and often actually inspire me!

I think it’s good to be aware and newsletters are a great way to keep on top of what is coming out and going down in our business!

 Not everyone feels this way.

I just saw a member post in the Blogging Underground members forum giving advice to “resign from all the other marketing lists you happen to be on”.

He also said “Get rid of all those emails that are hurting your plan and keeping you from being laser focused on your plan.”

I’m not sure that is the best way to put it… I do not agree completely.

It’s good advice to try and focus on doing the things that bring you the greatest return on your efforts – so it is good to spend LESS time with email in general – that is good sensible advice!

BUT that doesn’t mean you should cut yourself off from what is going on and get OFF of all marketing email lists. You can learn a lot from those emails!

I have long heard people give advice to opt out of all newsletter and email lists and for me – it’s not good advice. :?

People who are informed and knowledgeable are more likely to succeed. The more you know – the more opportunity there is.

Personally I feel if you are serious about what you do and want to be an expert in your industry you need to absorb everything you can and be aware of as much as possible if it relates to what you do to make a living.

I personally try to get on almost every list I can (if it’s in my industry) so I can keep up and be aware of what other people in my industry are doing.

 If I get spammed or INSULTED by what someone sends me I will OPT OUT for sure. But even then I learn a valuable lesson and am reminded what NOT to do to people on my lists – so it was worth opting in.

I also use FILTERS in gmail and for the most part only get exposed to important stuff UNLESS I go digging into my folders.

I try to NOT waste too much time reading email UNLESS I am looking for something or want to see what people in my biz are doing.

If you use FILTERS properly you can sign up to as much as you want.

I’m not suggesting you waste time or follow many different peoples advice or training – but I do think you’ll be well served by keeping on top of what is going on in marketing and occasionally reading the emails being sent out there – especially if you have web sites that try to sell things. :o

Now before you try to set me straight – remember I am the guy that brought you the whole over-analysis paralysis discussion over 5 years ago along the phrase information overload and all that stuff.

>>> Over Analysis Paralysis – stop wasting time!

I still believe that – but – for me – I would rather KNOW what is going on if it relates to my business.

Newsletters are free and often give a great insight to trends in our business.

I suggest you learn to FILTER better rather than OPT OUT :)

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want

According to Zig Ziglar “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want”

According to Mike Liebner – “it’s true!”

I just ran into that quote today and it struck a chord with me.

I can honestly say that a great part of my success, especially my more recent success, is a direct result of helping people get what they want. It’s part of what I do. I enjoy helping other people.

Now, I’ll go easy on the self-serving, make my self feel good talk, but let me just say that I have been very fortunate in my life and that I am very satisfied with the path I have taken to get me where I am now.

While I do sell a product (with more coming!) I do attribute a great deal of my personal success to the fact that I offer training and assistance and make a lot of it freely available without asking for a penny. I’m happy to help others.

My business revolves around helping other people achieve success as web publishers and internet marketers.

I make available training videos and helpful articles and regularly send out newsletter messages to my mailing list and Words Equal Money subscribers with tips and suggestions on how to do some of these internet marketing type things that can bring us what we want. (continued – read more of this article…)

38 Min Video With Anthony Robbins, John Reese and Frank Kern

Are you a Tony Robbins fan???

I’d like to turn you on to a free inspirational video that I just watched which is posted on Tony’s blog.

I think it may help motivate you to start taking action and get moving towards your dreams and goals!

Any of you guys that have been with me for a while may have noticed that I’m a big Tony Robbins follower. I even include a quote from Anthony Robbins in the signature of my email messages (see bottom of this post).

Oddly enough, last night I watched the Anthony Robbins infomercial on TV (worth watching by the way) and I had written down the phone number so I could buy his newest course. I haven’t done that yet, but it seems funny that Tony keeps popping up everywhere I go. In fact last night a friend asked me about Tony Robbins at dinner, and today I got an email from an affiliate news list I am on and it gave the link to this video. (continued – read more of this article…)

2008 – Our Best Year Ever!

I just wanted to wish all of you HAPPY NEW YEARS!

2008 is going to be our best year ever! (continued – read more of this article…)

My Companion Blog – Positive Think Tank

I finally published my companion blog Positive Think Tank

http://www.positivethinktank.com/

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The Secret of Success – Emulate Successful People

I have an excellent free tip for you that could truly have a huge impact and possibly even change the course of your life!

“CHANGE THE COURSE OF YOUR LIFE” ??? Whoah! Dude! That’s a monster of a statement! (sorry – I live by the beach here in California! I’m starting to talk funny…)

That may be a monster of a statement, but it’s true! What I’d like to share with you in this email may contribute towards helping you achieve your goals and achieving success in your quest to make a living online!

I’m NOT trying to sell you anything – honest – this stuff is 100% free – so please – let down your guard for a few minutes and try to absorb what I am about to share with you.

If you’re in a hurry or anxious to get the free stuff – here is the url! Scroll to the bottom for a list of speakers.

http://www.articleunderground.com/secretsofmarketers

In this message I am going to tell you about an incredible resource that is absolutely free that has audio recordings in MP3 format from some of the most well respected and trusted internet marketing success stories. Many of them are people I admire and strive to be like. Many of them have achieved success I am dreaming of achieving myself!

I really wanted to share this unique free resource with you today because this type of training and instruction has really had a profound impact on my own personal life. It may have an impact on yours too!

I’m going to ask you a few questions: Do you really want to be successful? How bad do you want success? Are you willing to work for it? Can you commit to keep trying regardless of how many temporary setbacks you may encounter???

If you answered YES – there is nothing that will stop you.

It’s no secret to those of you that are members of Article Underground, or subscribe to my marketing newsletter, that I try to be a motivator and steer you towards positive thinking and success focused energy. I realize not everybody is a big fan of “self help” and “positive thinking”, but please take a moment to consider how it has played a role in my success and consider how it may play at least a little role in your success.

I have found that the SECRET to SUCCESS is to study and emulate those who have already become successful! Learn as much as you can from people who have already done what you want to do! Try to do the things that they do and you will be one step closer towards achieving your goals. Save yourself from making mistakes that will delay what you are striving towards. Learn the right things to do and commit to doing them with dedication until you have what you want. Never stop trying! (continued – read more of this article…)

Sharing the Secret of Success – taking action!

One of the main reasons I have created the Article Undergound Content and Traffic System is to interact with and help people find their way towards achieving success as an internet marketer.

One of the benefits of having a membership of 700 + motivated people is that it keeps me on my toes and allows me to have conversations with some great minds.

It’s also great to be able to get letters and unsolicited testimonials from people who have found my tips and secrets useful.

I’ve decided to spend some more time publishing some of the emails I get that are relevant to internet marketing and discuss here on the blog.

Today I got 2 interesting emails back to back – they were contrasting in a big way.

The first was from a member who just had that magic moment and had an epiphony seeing how he was on the right track. Another email was from a member who admitted he had not done anything despite having been a member for 5 months.

Those 2 extremes show us how each person uses and processes information in different ways.

One of them was looking for the answer and found it in one of my videos. The other obviously did not make the connection and got distracted. In fact that 2nd person admitted he had bought just about every marketing course out there and had not done a thing with his AU membership.

I sent him a copy of this letter which I had received just minutes before his.

Here it is:

Mike,
Thank you for the personal interest.
The recent “essential videos for members only? newsletter you sent really opened my eyes. Until I watched the two videos I couldn’t see the benefit of tracking, or how to use the information to advance my web success.
After watching the videos I’ve seen that I’ve been more successful now than I first thought. Since last week I’ve invested in Adsense Tracker and am now recording good results; results that I can tweak to get even better results.
I can now see it’s just a matter of time and tweaking that will get me to the success level I want to be at. Thanks Mike for sharing the secrets.
Those videos were a real breakthrough moment for me.

That was an unsolicited email sent by Joe and reprinted with his permission. It’s unedited. (continued – read more of this article…)

Imagining Your Success and Making It Happen!

December 26th, 2006

Imagining your way to Success!

How committed are you to your own success? Are you willing to work on it with enthusiasm? Are you willing to spend a good amount of your time thinking and exploring the depths of your mind to find out and decide what you really want and desire?

I’m not talking about hours of meditation or chanting, but rather asking you to take some time to visualize yourself with the things that you want.

Do you know what you want? Not what other people want for you – but rather what you REALLLLLY want for yourself! If you leave it up to others to decide what is best for you – well, you’re much less likely to get something that will make you happy.

Hey – think about it… did you have a Christmas or Birthday list so others could give you gifts you really wanted, or did you leave it up to them and allow them to give you fruitcakes and socks and ties and underwear or maybe even re-gifting things they received and did not want so they they gave then to you…. There is no question – if you ask for something you are more likely to get what you want… if you don’t ask then you’ll end up with a Chia pet… or something you do not want.

< Sorry – it’s Christmas time and the gift thing sounded appropriate!>

Create your own destiny. Ask for what you want!

Do you know where you want to be professionally 1 month from now? 6 months from now? A year from now?

Are you planning your own destiny or just punching in and out with your “time card??
 
If you want, there is a world of wealth and happiness waiting for you. If you believe you are deserving and capable to do the “right things?, success may be closer than you realize.

Think positive and you can reap the benefits of your good thoughts. Is that too warm and fuzzy for you??? Yes, it may sound a bit hokey and new agey, but thinking good thoughts and positive thinking works! Your thoughts are directly tied in to your actions and ACTION EQUALS RESULTS. (continued – read more of this article…)