My website has been on the world wide web for two full years now — and that marks two full years of his enjoying the kind of success that everyone dreams about. It’s not every day that someone achieves a dream — and, indeed, this one was a long time coming — but, with some hard work but most importantly, working smarter, as well as a whole lot of support, you can definitely be successful just the way you want to be. Needless to say, it’s been a journey!
It’s funny because when people talk about where they got their start, they typically point to mom or dad, or to some local connection for how they got their start. And usually, that start isn’t so old. Amusingly enough, I registered this domain name in 2001 — nateleung.com — over a decade ago. When I first put that name on the net, I was not at all sure of what I was going to do, nor did I have any confidence that I would be able to do it.
But, I’ve realized over time that this is how anything successful has to start. You won’t know if it’s going to be successful from the beginning — you just have to jump out and try it for yourself. And, chances are, it’s not going to work for you the first time. Failure is, simply, part of the game. But failure is not negative. This is one of the lessons that it took me a little bit of time to learn, but that ultimately brought me my success in the long run.
People think of failure as a total negative, which, in my opinion, is a mistake. Failure is a natural part of learning and growing. It’s a process. When you don’t achieve a goal, it’s always for a reason. And that reason is not necessarily one that is a serious fault of your own. Rather, it typically reflects the state of the markets or other factors far beyond your control, and as such, does not reflect on your worth as a person or even your potential as an entrepreneur.
Turning Failure Into Success
The first thing you need to realize is that failure is a boon in the sense that it makes you well aware of what you have to improve. And, for me, initial failure in network marketing made me realize I really wanted to do it. It drove me to ask questions like, why did this happen? How can I change it? What would make it better?
And, over time, as you think about these questions and implement the solutions you develop in your day to day business life, you realize that had you never been ‘denied’ in one way or another, you never would have had the insight required to be successful.
On this anniversary of the site launch, I also have to talk about the importance of being recognized, and what it means to me. For one, it feels amazing that people now know my name and consider me a reputable resource in this complicated field — it took a lot of work, and as I was doing it, I wasn’t always sure it would pan out this way, but I pushed and did it anyway, and sure enough, now, it has worked in my favor.
This is one of those important messages that everyone knows, but most people fail to really feel. You need to just. Keep. Pushing. It will be hard, sometimes, and you won’t always know if you’re going to come out on top, sometimes, but if you just do your best and really exploit the resources that are given to you, you will get where you need to go — and there is no doubt about that.
Top 50 MLM Bloggers
Case in point — lately, I was featured on the list of Top 50 MLM Blogs, in the number eight spot. It took a lot of work to get there, but with a dedication to the people I work with, my clients, and my partners, it sort of happened naturally. This would not have been possible without perseverance, however, and an attitude that really catered to the importance of my clients and upstream. It’s important to stay involved with those helping you run the business — the minute you lose this support, you lose everything. Remember, the family is everything; friends are everything. And this is true in business, as well. Those closest ones to you are the ones that matter the most — take care of the nearest and dearest first, and you will reap huge rewards.
Why I Keep Blogging
At this point, blogging is no longer necessary for the sake of publicity or marketing, but I continue to do it so I can give my followers and peers something of a guiding light in this complicated realm of entrepreneurship, internet marketing, and network marketing. It’s difficult to break in and difficult to master, and many people are intimidated by it as a result. And, while it’s not easy to become an expert, I do believe that it is an inviting field for many people and that it is something many people should consider as a possible career path or income boost, that they are not considering simply because they are scared.
I want people to be confident and be open to the idea of entrepreneurship. That way, they will be able to boost their own income and start to live the lives they want to live, in the same way, that I was able to do it. The difference is, for them these days, it won’t take a full thirteen years of planning or wondering — it can be done now! It just takes some intelligence, dedication, and teamwork. Once these things are had, the process is done, and the fortune rolls in, and I want people to see and realize this for themselves!
It’s your turn!
Are you a seasoned blogger or Entrepreneur? Is there anything piece of advice that you would like to share that you feel would help others starting out? Please feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below and I look forward to reading them!