[Lesson 1] Why there’s no such thing as an “overnight success”

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First and foremost, I want to welcome you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you for being here, and thank you for subscribing to the Online Business Essentials free email course by Fire Up Your Online Business (FUYOB.com).

I also want you to know that I think you’re awesome. And I sincerely mean that.

As I sit here typing this email to you, I’m imagining all the hopes and dreams that you held as you opted into this series.

This all means a lot to me, because I had those same hopes and dreams… and still do.

Even though I might not know you personally (yet!), I do know that you’ve taken another step towards making a greater impact with your online business – a step towards getting more results with the tools you use (or are about to discover), creating better content, capturing higher-quality leads, and converting more sales.

And for that, you should be commended.

Listen.. I know how hard it is sometimes to make headway with your online business.

There’s so much noise out there. So many new and shiny objects calling for your attention: training programs, software tools, new tactics…

It’s overwhelming.

And in addition to all that, you have your day to day life to keep up with: maybe you’re married and have kids, or maybe you still work at a “job”, all the while trying to “make this online thing work”.

I get it. I’ve been there. I really have.

For years I struggled and struggled, putting in hour after hour, learning skill after skill, taking course after course, buying tool after tool, trying this, and trying that.

But the dollars just wouldn’t flow in fast enough. In fact, they went out faster than they came in (partly because of all the new and shiny objects I was buying!).

That is, until I discovered a secret.

Well, it’s not really a secret as much as it’s an untapped treasure, which I’ll tell you about in a minute.

Not only will this email course help you to uncover that untapped treasure, it will provide you with actionable tips and helpful tools (not “shiny new objects”) to truly Fire Up Your Online Business.

So what is this treasure I keep referring to?

Simply put, it’s…

Your Mind and Your Focus

Your mind is a precious gift. The thoughts we think, the words we speak (to others and to ourselves), and the information we expose ourselves to, all have an impact on our minds.

…especially the subconscious mind, that deeper level which lies beneath the surface, which, in reality, dictates everything that we do and become on the outside.

As all the great thought leaders have said time and time again: “A negative mental attitude is one of the primary causes of failure.”

Read that again..

Do you believe that?

I do.

I also firmly believe that “what the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

You see, it’s like this:

Thought + Habit = Reality

It’s a simple equation.

And this isn’t just some “self-help” mumbo jumbo. No, these are solid, scientifically-backed, and time-tested principles.

The second area of success revolves around your focus.

One simple statement that has helped me throughout the years is: Put First Things First.

Everyone talks about priorities, but seldom do we follow through on our own rhetoric.

(If you want to go deeper into this topic, I highly recommend checking out The One Thing. But more on this in Lesson 3.)

To sum everything up here, I have one simple message: There’s no such thing as an overnight success.

Mastering all of the above takes time. It takes a solid mindset and focus, it takes showing up, sitting down, and “doing the work”.

But let it be a labor of love, one that you find pleasure in, and you’ll be filled with both excitement and fulfillment on the journey.

NOW FOR THE FUN PART 🙂

Each email in this series will have a worksheet linked at the end. I really hope you take the time to go through them. I made them especially for you.

So here’s your first assignment:

  1. Join our exclusive Facebook Group >>> Mindset, Mastery, Money
  2. Complete the Lesson 1 Worksheet >>> Your Why, Your What, and Your How

Once you fill out the worksheet, I’ll send you a copy of your answers and I’ll also get a copy. I’ll then immediately send you Lesson 2 (so you don’t have to wait another day).

Don’t be surprised if you hear from me personally 🙂

In the next lesson, we’ll look at the real reason you don’t have enough leads in your online business.


This lesson is from a 9-part email course. To get free access to all lessons and worksheets, click here now.