How to Achieve Success Now

There is a vast amount of talking in the present day about “Freewill” and “Fate.” It seems that the majority of society believes that their surroundings and circumstances – their state of affairs – are caused by the subtle, mysterious workings of an omnipotent power, over which they are powerless.

The name of this power, they call “Fate.” And while they vastly disagree on exactly what it is, what it does, and what makes it operate, they do, nevertheless, agree, excluding the acts of
God, that it somehow controls their actions, movements, and circumstances; predestinating them to a prescribed state of affairs – each to his or her own varying degrees of wealth or poverty; health or sickness; happiness or sadness, and a score of other things in between.

While there is, admittedly, some circumstantial evidence that is habitually construed to support their belief in “Fate,” there is no actual concrete proof that could justify a dogmatic view in favor of it. However, the same cannot be said of “Freewill.” There is just too much available tangible evidence to ignore its validity. And because of this fact, the minority – those individuals within it who actually believe in “Freewill” – the belief that we are independent agents responsible largely for our own state of affairs, feel strongly that claim to a belief in “Fate” is a pretentiously evadable tactic used by those within the majority to deny responsibility for their state of affairs – their particular levels of poverty or wealth, happiness or sadness, etc., and to justify their failure to take corrective action to better their state of affairs.

So numerous are the examples that could be given, if space permitted, that support the validity of “Freewill,” and which examples would work, perhaps as well, I have nevertheless chosen Henry Ford because his story is most remarkable in that it embodies, as nearly as possible, the actual essence of “Freewill.” Henry Ford made a monumental decision at the young age of 16 that he wanted to become an apprentice mechanic. Now that does not sound like a monumental decision, but it definitely was in the case of Henry Ford. Unknown, perhaps, even to Henry Ford, his decision was destined to strip “Fate” of its theoretical power and become a perpetual herald to the eminence of “Freewill” – to the fact that an individual, not “Fate,” is responsible for his or her own state of affairs.

Consider carefully the importance that one farm boy’s decision would have on this nation and the world. Because of this decision, Henry Ford would become the founder of Ford Motor Company; and although Eli Whitney was the first to introduce the assembly line method of production, Henry Ford, because of his monumental decision, was to become one of the first to apply the assembly line method of production to the mass production of affordable automobiles and is credited with contributing to the creation of the middle class in American society. Henry Ford’s achievement was labeled “Fordism” because it helped to revolutionize industrial production not only in the United States but also in other countries. Henry Ford did many other things, but this suffices to point out that his decision at age 16 to become an apprentice mechanic was a monumental decision, and it gives validity to “Freewill.”

While most of the world knows of Henry Fords achievements, they do not know of the problem that Henry Ford faced at age 16 when he made his “monumental” decision to become an apprentice mechanic. Here was the problem that confronted Henry’s decision; and regrettably, it is still a problem that challenges many of us today – Had Henry earnestly believed in “Fate,” as the majority does, he would have given up on his goal, resigned himself to the life of a farmer, accepting his “Fate” – a farm boy.

While most of Henry’s family and acquaintances saw Henry as a farmer, Henry was busy seeing himself as what he wanted to become and having the courage to take the necessary action to achieve it. This wasn’t always easy for Henry because his decision was not immediately accepted as popular by his family, especially by his father who, at first, was very obstinate about what he wanted Henry to become – a farmer; However, through the demonstrated determination to achieve what he wanted, young Henry’s father, as did other family members, gradually came to accept and even to appreciate Henry’s decision about what he wanted to become; and they saw living proof through Henry’s own example, that each individual is a “Freewill” agent responsible for his or her own state of affairs – that an individuals state of affairs is determined most largely, not by “Fate,” but by specific actions that an individual chooses through “Freewill” to exercise.

Maybe you are still undecided about what goal you want to achieve, and/or you are still uncertain about which is right, “Fate” or “Freewill”? If so, then you are not alone. People will continue, at times, to have questions about which goals they should pursue and will continue to debate and disagree on the preeminence of “Fate” and “Freewill,” as they always have. It may prove of benefit in helping you arrive at your own decisions about “Fate” and “Freewill,” to weigh the known facts. Namely, that while there is, admittedly, some circumstantial evidence that support a belief in “Fate;” however, there is no actual concrete proof that could justify a dogmatic view in favor of it – the same, however, cannot be said of “”Freewill”. There is such a vast amount of tangible evidence in support of its validity, and the fact that you can change your state of affairs by taking appropriate action; that we cannot ignore the validity of “Freewill;” neither can we ignore its claim to preeminence – consider the example of Henry Ford. Add to this, the fact that there are dozens of others, like Henry Ford, whose names I have not mentioned; whose stories I have not yet told.

Maybe you have an inward desire to be or to achieve some cherished goal, as did young Henry Ford who more than anything else wanted to be a mechanic apprentice. It may be a simple
goal that everyone expects of you, or maybe your goal deviates a little bit, or quite a distance, from what is, or what you perceive is expected of you; and because of this, you are not exactly sure on how to proceed. In either case, do what young Henry did – listen to your inward yearning to be and to achieve what you want in life; not what someone else wants or expects of you – but what you want. And when you are firmly convinced about what goal you want to achieve, go after it like young Henry did; and like Henry Ford, do not alienate yourself from friends and family. Instead, let your determination win their approval and support.

By recognizing and acting on his right to be a “Freewill” agent, young Henry Ford, with his newly acquired skills, was better suited to repair the farm equipment and still, at the same time, disciplined enough to exercise his obligation to help around the family’s farm on his return visits and stays at home. The decision of one 16-year-old farm boy has benefited not only Henry Ford and his immediate family; but it has, and perpetually does, continue to benefit America, the world, and you and me.

Can you imagine the magnitude of the potential loss that we would have endured were it not for the fact that Henry Ford chose to exercise his right as a “Freewill” agent? When you do likewise, what success story will you one day have to share?

Good luck in your journey for success.

Business Plans – 6 Empowered Actions for Success Now

We’ve all heard the song line, “life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” But plans, made with the right intention behind them, can be business plans fueled by empowered actions for success now. For all the plans owners make for their business, many are not fulfilled. Just as many more are simply extended to-do lists. Putting the correct energy and intention into the focus of your business plans will make a clear difference in seeing them manifested in the way you choose.

1. Start from the End. Visualize what the final results of your business plan will look and feel like to you. If this sounds backwards, think about it. How can get there if you don’t know what there is? Imagine the feelings you will have and even the sounds and smells associated with your success. Then take this ideal scenario and write it down. Keep it handy and look at it whenever possible.

2. Show Your Benefits. Get clear on how the plans for your business will benefit you. Often plans are made with other silent agendas, such as what our relatives or competitors will feel if we achieve this goal. Do the plans really support you and your business needs or are they vanity plans meant for someone else?

3. State Your Plan’s Purpose. To avoid unnecessary busy work, it’s a good idea to examine the purpose behind your plan. Sending out X number of business brochures to Y number of contacts by Z date, may look good on paper, but what is the true purpose in doing it? What is the result you expect to get from the action plan?

4. Get Clear on Your Intention. There are many possible intentions for being in business. What is yours? Is it for fame or to be self-employed? Do you want to build an empire or simple provide for your retirement? Any of these intentions are perfectly good, but each has an entirely different approach to planning.

5. Define Action Steps. Now that you are clear on the foundation of your business plan, write down the necessary action steps that will take you to your desired end result. This is where it can get tricky. Be aware and awake as this is where some can allow distractions to keep them off course. Distractions can come in many forms, some actually disguised as opportunities. Go down this check list you just created for your business to insure you are not going in the wrong direction when something comes up.

6. Focus Daily on Achievements. Keep daily notes of all your accomplishments and refer to them often. Focusing on all your good results will help maintain a positive frame of mind during challenging times. Remember that you get what you put your attention on, so even though problems need to be addressed, keep your attention on what is working well for you. Watch your business plans be empowered actions for success now.

Why Silly Spelling Mistakes Can Increase Your Sales

One of my biggest influences, Tony Robbins, has a saying that’s extremely relevant if you run an expert or client business:

“People tend to major in minor things.”

What does this mean?
People have a weird, gnarly tendency to focus all their attention on stuff that does very little to grow their business.

Or improve their life in general.

Case in point:

A couple of months ago, a reader wrote me a “helpful” email pointing out a spelling mistake on page 5 on a 7-page sales page.

But was this actually helpful? Not really.

Here’s why:

Yes, I did indeed make a spelling mistake on that sales page.

But, that sales page still sold regardless of the spelling mistake or not.

In fact, that spelling mistake could actually have resulted in more sales if I had bothered to test it. How? Because, when you’re selling anything through the written word (i.e., a sales page or sales letter), a simple spelling mistake can inject a human element into your writing.

Copywriting is not so much about proper grammar.

It *IS* however all about persuasion… and… about making people *FEEL* a specific emotion at a particular moment in your sales message.

The brutal truth is that the right people (your buyers) don’t care about one measly spelling mistake.

They care about your understanding of the problem they’re struggling with.

And your product should, of course, help people solve that problem.

With that said, your sales message should still be clear and free of as many grammatical errors as possible.

But, you shouldn’t stress about them.

Focus on what really matters:

Which is your clients and how your product or service can help them change their lives.

Today, where people have more options than ever before, it’s not enough for you to talk about your product, features, and how awesome you believe it is.

Kristian’s #1 rule of marketing:

Nobody cares about your product.

They care about how that product can help them change their life.

So focus on how you can communicate the value your product will bring to your clients.

As the old adage says:

“People don’t buy a drill they buy a hole.”


“People don’t buy your product they buy the result your product will give them.”

P.S. Normally, I would run an article like this through a spell check and check for grammatical errors.

But, today, I just sat down and kept writing until I reached the end.

And if you’ve read up until this point, you probably didn’t care either about the few mistakes sprinkled throughout. True?

If you want to discover how to 2x your sales and get more clients for your business, my free online training session is a great place to start.

You’ll learn how to use the old-school principle of “Infotainment” to write emails that people LOVE to read. Including: How to write stories so compelling they immediately draw customers in – even if you’re not a professional writer… and much more.

Achieve Success Now

Certainly, if you have been pursuing an online income for a time, you are beyond ready to achieve success now. As you well know achieving success now can be very hard to accomplish, so here are some tips to make the process easier and more achievable.

The number one problem usually is getting traffic. This can be accomplished in many ways. Article writing being one of the many free ways to get traffic and many back links (also referred as outbound links) to your website.

Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, article writing, blogs and so on. Find out what problems people are trying to solve are things the would like to get rid of and give a useful piece of the answer. Then send them to your website for the rest. Forums are great source for these questions. Also, websites like

Find a great program that has an opt-in page with a Free Offer for their name and email address. A free report or video targeted to your specific niche. Be sure it is of great value to the reader.

Free online coaching is great. Step by step videos really help and are much sought after. Offer free solutions for subscriber’s problems, so they can change their lives and overcome challenges.

Make your free offers so great in value, that they can’t sleep, wondering what the offers are like if they pay. Make them curious. That will make them one of your best customers.

Deliver on all your promises post haste. There is nothing worst than opting in and not being able to access what was promised. Take great care to make sure you have in place a reliable delivery system.

Utilize your Auto-responder to offer helpful tips on making their membership more valuable, while reminding them of the advantages of upgrading to a paid membership. Keep the value coming.

Always make it easy to opt-in. Make all options known up-front and let them know, upfront, how they can un-subscribe at any time in the future.

In your call to action section, a deadline will point out to the reader the urgent need to make a decision now. An incentive, such as a free offer, video or eBook training. Above all make the reader curious as to what’s inside.

Using these tips can greatly enhance and hasten your ability to achieve success now. Set your goals and an outline or blueprint on what is needed daily and weekly to achieve them. Write down Your goals. Set a date to achieve them. Get on course and stay on course. At this point persistence is your greatest asset.

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