Sherry’s Blog

Week Four

This week was mostly taken up with my J.O.B.  But I have been working on a secret project and am unveiling it here today.

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My first animation video, discussing the Quick Start Challenge and the focus for week Four is Monetization.

I will have more to say about this later.

How Important Is Mindset?

Napoleon Hill with his book – Think and Grow Rich along with Wallace D. Wattles and his effort – The Science of Getting Rich both point us to our own thinking, our mindset. They advise that unless we get that right we will sabotage even our most heroic efforts at attaining wealth.

We are told me must hold a clear and definite desire, while at the same time ridding ourselves of all negative thinking. Even modern day writers harp on this same subject Andy Shaw in a Bug Free Mind talks about the bugs that inhabit our thinking producing negativity that eventually sidelines us. While Shirzad Chamine in his work Positive Intelligence says we have 10 Saboteurs The Judge, Stickler, Pleaser, Hyper Achiever, Victim, Hyper Rational, Hyper Vigilant, Restless, Controller and the Avoider. But he also shows us our Sage. It is the sage perspective of accepting what is, accepting every outcome as a gift or an opportunity that moves us out of our negative thinking. The sage has five powers that we can use as resources, strengths when we understand how. They are empathy, exploration, innovation, navigation and decisive action.

We need to train our minds to think differently, to believe that we already have what we want which will cause our actions to bring it into our lives. Eban Pagan puts it differently. He says we need to establish new habits that support our mindset. One of those he advocates is productivity. If we set up a program to manage productivity and sustain it for 30 days we will have achieved a new habit that will become second nature to us. The trick he says is to do it first thing in the morning before the “bugs” ”saboteurs” and negative thinking have had a chance to derail our day. By achieving more productivity, creating this new habit we strengthen our resolve and our mindset to achieve success.

Some other winning mindsets include:

Solution driven mindset. If you have a problem find the solution or some other way to mitigate it or redirect the problem toward success. If you see a problem in the making, avert it. If you can’t then understand and learn from the experience so that you won’t make that mistake again.

Fake it ‘til you make it or act and behave like you are already rich. To achieve this ask: if I am already rich, what would I do, how would I act, how would I feel, and then act, feel and do it. By behaving and acting rich, you are teaching your mind that you are expanding your limitations, and as you practice this you will begin to purchase more of the things you want in your life and the money will come to you to pay for them.

An Attitude of Gratitude. Bob Proctor tells of his beginnings on the road to wealth, he used to have a mantra he said everyday – and one day he realized it was now true. He used to say “I am so happy & grateful now that money comes to me in increasing amounts from multiple sources on a continual basis. Thank you.” Another of the ‘Gurus’ from The Secret keeps a stone in his pocket so that every night when he empties it, he is reminded to be grateful and acknowledge all that he has. In order to attract money into your life, your subconscious mind must be open to the idea of money flowing to you.

You must have a strong desire to achieve. In order to make the desire strong enough you have to know your “why” what is your motivator? Whatever the reason may be, you must have a strong one to earn money online successfully, because this is what determines your motivation and is the main source of your strength. Every one of us online has a different why, some differences are subtle and others are not. For some the money is the why, for others it is the positive reinforcement of success, or perhaps lifestyle changes, working independently setting your own schedule, retiring in comfort, seeing your children through school and settled into adulthood or a thousand other reasons. Find yours!

Two other mindset aspects are worth mentioning. Focus and Patience. Focus is extremely important in the internet marketing world. In just the basics there are several different avenues you can focus on to build your business. In addition there are just as many ways to market and drive traffic to your online site. Every day brings some new and shiny object that with such good copywriters around is bound to make you believe that you need this just to succeed, without it your business is dead. If you can’t find one way to focus your business model on, with just one or two successful ways to drive traffic and make sales, you will never succeed.

And Patience is the second arm of that mindset. Patience is what will allow you to stick to your goals, to focus your abilities in one direction and know that in time it will prove itself and provide the income you are looking to achieve. If it doesn’t learn why, was it the area of your focus? Was it the method of marketing? Was it the lack of traffic? Patience gives you the courage to fail and “try, try again”.

By now I am sure you can appreciate how important your mindset is to your success.

 



About Sherry Fields

By Sherry Fields: By a very circuitous route I find myself in Internet Marketing. I have been on this journey for about 12 years, but really only dabbling in it until recently. With over 25 niche sites my creative juices get a great work out. As a published author, I have learned 'stick-to-it-ness" and getting the job done which means all the bits that are not creative too - you know the 'slog" stuff. You'll find me on Facebook, Twitter, JV Focus, Warrior Forum, LinkedIn and
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54 Responses to Sherry’s Blog

  1. Hello fellow Challenger,i would like to congratulate you on the quality of your website, both its appearance and its contents, i am also impressed by the passion you have shown for this topic.
    I wish you the best of success as you continue your internet marketing endeavors.
    God Bless.

    Peter Collins,
    peterdelroycollins@gmail.com

    http://petercollins.org

  2. Sherry Fields says:

    Thank you Peter, I appreciate your comments. You have gotten off to a fast start, congrats. I was having technical issues getting my author box worked out. Have managed to join any forums yet?

  3. Hey Sherry great blog post. I remember not really testing out the internet until around 1997 when I was at nursing college on dial up internet not having a clue what I was doing. I met my husband online also. Looking forward to also progressing in the challenge together. To your success 🙂

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thanks Kirsten … I so remember dial up … the tones still ring in my ears when I think “dialup” ☺ Here’s to the Challenge and our success!

  4. Alayna says:

    Hi Sherry. I loved your first blog post and I’m really impressed with the way you’ve stuck at this I.M. gig to make it work. Going forward together on this journey – here’s to your success.

  5. Sherry Fields says:

    Hi Alayna I am so sorry to hear of your best friend. I am going through something similar, my best friend’s son is dying of Hodgkins Lymphoma. I am in Montana and they are in Kingston Ontario Canada. All we can do is hold them in our hearts and send them love and they finish their journey.

  6. Abigail says:

    Hi Sherry, your post hit a cord with me as I’ve had similar experiences. No doubt in my mind that you will be very successful in the USC, and your blog looks great! I never heard of an Author Box… I like that. I have so much to learn.

    Wishing you incredible success!

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Abigail, I think we could all record a song … the lyrics would be the same 🙂 and now that is about to change!! Best to you and thanks for posting.
      Regards, Sherry

  7. Hi Sherry,

    your story is a familiar one, I like you have been a dabbler up until now and treating IM as a hobby but that is about to end, I think the challenge now is to get out of the comfort zone and move on.

    I wish you all the best with your endeavour and will follow your blog with interest.

    Alison.

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Alison, I so hear you – I am terrified of the video aspect. I don’t have a web cam, so will do something using Google Hangouts – I use it for training in my “day job” so I am quite comfortable with it… but have not been on camera yet. Thanks for posting Regards, Sherry

  8. Hi Sherry. I could really relate to your blog post. I also have been online for many years now and on the most part build websites for other people but my desire is to create sites for myself that create passive income. We are in Australia and plan on moving to the country so I want to have some passive income coming in before then. Good luck with the Quick Start Challenge. Great chatting. love Barb

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hey Barb, where is the country for you? I have not been to Australia, but am familiar with the geography. I totally understand your comments. I work full time now in real estate and want out of the pressure cooker. Good luck with QSC I know you will be successful — enjoy the countryside. Regards Sherry

  9. Ari Verzosa says:

    Hi Sherry! First of all I love the look and feel of your blog post, it feels so welcoming =) Second i like your first post, so open and honest. Third I hope you share with us your past experiences in IM so that we may learn from it.

    Good luck in the challenge! We can do this =)

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Ari, I agree we CAN do this! I will post more in a couple of days, unfortunately, the JOB that pays the bills is nagging at me :>( to get some work done. Regards, Sherry

  10. Afzal says:

    Hi Sherry
    You have a great looking and responsive blog.Really like it.
    I see we all have been duped in the “make money online” scam in the past.Only after wasting away a number of valuable years do we realize it.
    This time we must really try to make a success of it.
    To your success

    Afzal

  11. Tywon says:

    I like the ground you are paving towards the success of your business and blog. Your blog is looking good.

    You seem like you have the passion and desire to be a success story in the Internet Marketing world like never before. I am sure you will be a success story.

    Good luck in the challenge…

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thank you Tywon, love your website domain name Marketer Genius!! WooHoo! I wish you every success in your journey as well.

  12. Eric says:

    sherry,You have some great information on here – I will be spending a lot of time on here. Thanks and keep the information coming.

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Eric, thanks for stopping by, I just finished my video … scarey 🙂 Good Luck with the Challenge

  13. lubano says:

    Hi Sherry,

    I admire your persistence. Most people would have thrown in the towel but you are still taking action. That’s great!

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Lubano, thank you persistence does pay off. I really liked your site, you have been around for a while yes? Good Luck on the challenge.

  14. Congratulations on your blog Sherry. You have made some great points about the difficulty of working the internet but you also point out that with determination and guidance we can all make a bad situation better. Well done you for staying with your convictions and seeing things through. I wish you all the very best with the Quick Start Challenge 🙂

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thanks Vanda, everything I have been reading says “fail a lot to succeed” so I am working on it 🙂 Good luck with the Challenge.

  15. Pam Mueller says:

    Sherry,
    You did a great job on your video. I enjoyed reading your blog as well. It sounds like you have some great experience and ideas about WP.
    I look forward to watching you on your journey and wish you the success you deserve.

    Pam

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Pam, thanks for your kind words. I hope it gets easier! Good Luck with the Quick Start Challenge.

  16. Hi Sherry, you did a great job with the video and also with the website, which looks really good.
    Like you, I have dabbled in this online thing on and off for a long time, getting exactly nowhere. We must be gluttons for punishment! here’s hoping things will be different this time!

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thanks for writing Catherine. Yes it is about time that things changed and we finally make sense out of this Internet Marketing thing 🙂
      Wishing you every success with Quick Start Challenge – Sherry

  17. HoudaK says:

    Hi Sherry!

    I love the look of your website; very professional. Congratulations on your first video. It is very rare to find people who, after not so much success, still are determined to make it work. Congratulations on that! I wish you all the best in the QSC program and in your online journey.

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thank you Houda – enjoyed your site as well as your video. I hope all of us that are committed and working this program have phenomenal success

  18. Ann says:

    Hi Sherry, great job on the video. You are so relaxed and came through so nicely. I believe we will all be successful as long as we follow the steps laid out. 🙂

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Ann, thank you for your generous comments. I agree with you … following the steps will be key to our success. I have yearned for a system that would give me that … steps to follow … in a consistent manner with the ultimate goal of making money and providing the best service I can.

  19. Great job on the video Sherry! Sounds like from your post that after getting to the top in search results google slapped you back down. I’ve heard too many stories like this where overnight the income is gone due to a google tweak. I think what we’re learning in the Quick Start Challenge is more viable way to gain traffic for the long haul. It takes a bit of work but then so does everything worthwhile.

    Best of luck to you!
    Bryan

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thank you Bryan, I appreciate your remarks. I agree and certainly do not shy away from hard work!

  20. Bev says:

    Hi Sherry
    Really like your blog design and I relate 100% to your content.
    I have yet to attempt my video input but hope to have it up before the call tomorrow. I only have basic equipment so that will be a challenge too.
    All the best with your challenge endeavors.
    Bev

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Bev, I know you can do it … basics are just fine! I watched a new video by Mike Koenigs this weekend and he just used his smart phone. He showed the quality comparison between the phone and a $4000 camera and … well … it is not worth buying a $4000 camera. Yes the phone was slightly darker and I mean slightly other than that the quality was the same, the sound was the same – who knew? So I did mine on my android! Cause I don’t have even a camera on my computer!

  21. Guy Martin says:

    Hello Sherry,

    You’re not the only one to use your cell for this challenge.

    The point is you use what you had and took action.

    Never give up is a most important attribute to have for this business because we don’t know how long it will take before we can make a living with internet marketing and be able to quit our j.o.b.

    Well done, Sherry.

    Guy

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thank you Guy for your kind words. It was actually nerve wracking and fun at the same time using the camera. Being totally terrified, yet excited and still conscious of my extended arm and that the camera might shake :). And you are absolutely right – Never Give Up. There is always a solution.

      Good luck with the QSC.
      Sherry

  22. Hi Sherry,

    I work with local businesses to build their local presence and marketing. I fell for a very expensive group that worked for about a year and then fell off the map. They still offer “New and Exciting” Guaranteed to work solutions. I send them to my spam folder. I feel that Dean has given me my money’s worth already, If I win a prize then all the better.

    While on vacation last week I read a GREAT book that may be of interest to you. “The Leadership GPS” by Denis G. McLaughlin It helps you figure out a step-by-step guide to success.

    Here’s to an exciting journey.

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thanks for the heads up Steve, I will look into the book. Another one I found that may interest you is Start With Why by Simon Sinek. So often you hear (at least in this business) go after your passion to begin, but for me that has been very illusive. Simon talks about all of the successful leaders and what sets them apart and it is because they all know their “why”. In goal setting we are taught to describe our ideal life, the reasons we want whatever it is we are aiming for … but they are not necessarily our why. It’s Why that drives us to keep going to find the solution.

      Good luck with QSC
      Sherry

  23. Sherry,

    There are three ingredients that contribute to people’s success.

    1) Proven system
    2) Mentor who we can model after
    3) Massive action by us

    I believe the Quick Start Challenge offers all of that. Dean is a great mentor. He makes his fortune and walk the talk. We just completed our third week. It was full of value like the first two. I am following the training, instruction and do my homework to the best of my ability. I see that you are doing the same. And you have a nice blog. (Side note, you main landing page is blank btw).

    Please stop by to check out my blog. Let me know what you think.

    I look forward to reading more about your journey online.

    Sovanna

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thanks for writing Sovanna and giving me a heads up on my landing page. I am working on it constantly and I would guess you arrived during one of those times.

      I did visit your blog, good job with it and your introductory video. I like your attitude and your outlook on life. There is always a lot we can complain and grumble about, but like you I try to focus on the positive.

      Good Luck with QSC
      Sherry

  24. Hi Sherry,

    I really like your blog. It looks very nice. I guess you have much more time than I have to take care of your blog. But I will have to speed up a bit. I think that everybody will benefit from Quick Start Challenge in many ways and will make a progress.
    Wish you all the best and I am sure that you will achieve a success !!!

    Boguslaw
    http://boguslawpruszko.com

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Thank you for visiting Boguslaw. This week has been a particular challenge for me as my J.O.B. required a lot of attention and I was not able to give as much time to the Challenge as I wanted to.

      Good Luck
      Sherry

  25. Doug says:

    Hi Sherry,
    Good job on your opt in. Let’s see what week 4 has in store.
    Enjoy your day,
    Doug

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Doug, thanks for writing week 4 was busy for me, but not for my site. However I have something in the hopper that is very exciting. I will let you know when it is up.

      Sherry

  26. Cararta says:

    Hi Sherry,

    Very Pro looking site, except almost couldn’t get rid of Todd so I could read your post!

    Looks like you have been doing this for awhile…experience shows. Congratulations on the setup.
    Cararta

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Cararta, thanks for writing … the webcaster plugin only allows for faded or not, no choice on text so yes, it is difficult to see how you are to close him down 🙂

      Regards,
      Sherry

  27. Just discovered your blog today. Looks like you are certainly starting to build an audience. You have got quite a bit done so far on your journey. Keep going!

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Mark, thanks for your comments, I appreciate it. I have been away from the site for a week … my full time J.O.B. that pays the bills was very demanding, but I am working on a secret project and will let you know so you can have a look.

      Regards,
      Sherry

  28. What a great blog and I see you’ve got WP Webcaster working for you.
    You’ve also attracted heaps of traffic and comments.
    Well done.
    Good luck for the future.
    CHris

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hey Chris … good to see you here – liked your blog as well. I hope we can all maintain the momentum going forward.

      Sherry

  29. Chris says:

    Hello Sherry,

    What a fantastic site you have created, when I see what it is possible to achieve it gives me the courage and motivation to get this thing done!

    Thank you and well done.
    Chris.

    • Sherry Fields says:

      Hi Chris … you can do it! You have come this far … one step at a time and it will move forward.

      Regards,
      Sherry

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