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The Growing Entrepreneur understands the plight most start-up companies experience. Creating a successful operation requires far more work than you ever imagined you would have to put into it.

However, you can turn to people for inspiration to help you keep the dream alive. Sometimes, all it takes is a short quote or a paragraph of Monday motivation, and you’re once again ready for another day.

Not everyone likes what you’re doing, and maybe it’s because some of them have a legitimate reason. However, don’t let that stop you from at least wanting to try to achieve your dreams. In the process, remember that material net worth is not everything. If it was, people wouldn’t want to commit suicide, or rich people would never get divorced. Keep it all in perspective, and you will have a good life.

Read the Following: 

Nobody Wants to be Dirt Poor, but Success is Not Everything

Four Basic Tips — How You Can Achieve Internet Marketing Success

When you’re an internet marketing beginner, you might spend several hours a day trying to make a sale to no avail. If this is describes your experience, might want to review the four basics of internet marketing success

Basic Tip #1-Have a Plan and Be Persistent
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If you have goals that you know you want to reach, this will resolve about half of your internet marketing problems. Online promoters usually experience more financial success when they set both short-term and long-term objectives. 

Having goals also helps you not want to give up because it can mark your progress. Of course, persistence helps too. You have to keep going on if you want to make a profit. 
Basic Tip #2-Read Inspiring Success Stories
Part of the reason people want to quit pursuing their internet marketing dreams is they become discouraged. If you just failed at launching your latest

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promotional campaign, you have to find a way to motivate yourself even when you feel hopeless.

One way to do this is by reading inspiring success stories. It might surprise you when you read background of some online gurus. Many of them came from poor homes and disadvantaged neighborhoods, and they fought against the current cycle of poverty. Their meager start and their path to success will encourage you to persevere. 
Basic Tip #3-Find Lucrative, Unsaturated Niches
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You want to promote a brand that has a history of producing useful products. However, you also want to sign up to support advertisers who would appeal to untapped target markets. The balance between the two will result in a steady income.

Once you find the right company to promote, do not procrastinate. Otherwise, you could miss your opportunity to make money on certain products before everyone else does.
Basic Tip #4-Keep up With Current Promotional Trends
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Ask any internet marketer you know, and they will tell you how important it is to keep up with current promotional trends. For instance, four years ago, forum posting used to be a very popular way of gaining backlinks. However, now this form of marketing does not work as much. Instead, social networking seems to work well for advancing a product or brand — at least for now.

When launching your next advertising campaign, use what works today. However, also prepare yourself for what will work better tomorrow.

Nobody Wants to be Dirt Poor, but Having Excess Money Doesn’t Solve Everything

I’ve been there. It’s no fun to not have money when your single, especially when your bank account is close to zero and in danger of over-drafting. It’s even worse for the people who lost their homes where they raised their children. 

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I personally would want everyone to have enough food to eat and a warm bed to sleep. I also think it would be nice if everyone in the world would have a comfortable bed and at least a few changes of good clothes and a washing machine they can use to clean those clothes.

Not feeling like you have money to support yourself or your family can do a number on your self-esteem. I know at times I felt extremely low when it seemed like I had to beg people for money just to make it through the week. That is no way to live.

Having it All Doesn’t Help — Just Gives you More to Lose

Again, no one wants to be dirt poor. However, having it all doesn’t help either. It seems that the more you have the more you have to lose, and that can depress a person more than if they never had much in the first place. Nobody wants to feel helpless, and a person used to not living on nothing might lose sight of what’s really important.

Putting our Trust in Material Things can Leave Us Feeling Naked during Tribulations

Having nice things feels great when we have them, but then when we have to pawn off our home, cars, or electronic devices to pay rent; it feels rotten. What would some of us even do without all of our stuff? How would some of us live?

Suddenly losing the possessions we so often cherish even though most of them will eventually biodegrade can cause us to feel lost.

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It can result in feeling extremely exposed, too – like those dreams we have of going to school in our underwear. No one wants to be branded a loser, but no one is a loser unless they want to be.

In What or Who should we Trust?

You know what? I’m not even going to answer that question for you. It’s up to you to decide in what or whom you will trust. All I know is faith in inanimate objects and tangible mediums of exchange will not get you anywhere. Put your home in something that you can depend on, and ironically for me, it seems that the hope I have comes from within me. It also involves faith. The minute you start getting discouraged and losing faith is the minute you stop living.

Update — Now on Twitter, Facebook and Google +

Hello, just in case you wonder where I’ve been, I’ve been busy setting up connections for The Growing Entrepreneur. I now am on Twitter, Facebook, and Google +. I realized one day I have to let people know this blog is here so they know to find it.

Upcoming Post — 5 Things I Learned about Business in the Past 9 Years

Here’s a preview: 1. It’s not easy 2. Give the customer what they want. 3. Sell stuff people actually need. 4. Make it about my audience, not me. 5. Get myself out there on as many social networks as possible.

I will have more great stuff for you soon. In the time being take a look at some Monday Motivation posts if you need it or do a product search.

Monday Motivation: When People Have Nothing Nice to Say: How to Carry On

It’s tough to carry on when you feel like people have nothing nice to say to you. You try to make an effort to improve your life, and perhaps they’re the first to pounce on any weakness you have to see if you’ll crack. Don’t let “them” destroy you!

It’s tough to be around people who don’t believe in you when you’re doing your best and making your best effort. If you’re dealing with this today, try not to let it get to you too much. Cry if you must, and maybe take a nap. Then, hopefully when you wake up you’ll feel more optimistic that you don’t have to give up on your dreams.
Oh, and if you’re pissed off because people are telling you that you need a day off, they’re probably right. You can’t control the fact that maybe your spouse or children are lazy and don’t do enough work to help you pay the bills. However, you can’t keep going the way you are if you’re burnt out. Trust me I know. 
In fact, it’s now a little after 4pm. I’m thinking its not too late for a nap myself. If you’re still working, maybe take a day off tomorrow and sleep all day. Then, get up early the following day and you’ll feel like it’s a brand new start for you. 

Work Hard Now, Reap Benefits Later


You do need time to play just as much as you need time to work. However, you might have times when you temporarily have to sacrifice more of your free time than you do at other times. Don’t stay caught in work mode 24/7, but make sure you stay diligent until you achieve your dreams. Your work ethic will bring you great rewards.
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More Monday Motivation: Don’t Quit Now! It’ll Give Other People Too Much Satisfaction


Don’t quit now.There’s too many people who would feel like they won the game if you do. It would give the people who taunted you, belittled you, and put you down too much power. This is my Monday motivation for the week even though my morning was nothing but crap:

I’m not going to give up and neither should you!

Whatever it is that you want in live, do everything you can in your power to make it happen. Get the right training, find funding to secure the equipment you need, and don’t be afraid to ask other people for help. Take a break once in a while and always get a good night’s rest, but don’t give up until you know you have taken all the action you can. 

A wise growing entrepreneur understands how much work goes into having a business. Be careful not to burn yourself out. However, remember that persistance will increase your financial reward. 

More Monday Inspiration – Our Weekly Quote for You


The Growing Entrepreneur knows you need encouragement from time to time. After all, life does not come easy. Running a business presents many challenges. For instance, many people assume you, a growing entrepreneur, does whatever you wants all the time. Right now, this quote encourages you to be a leader and not a follower. That’s how you can realize our true potential. Chart your own path for your life. It will bring you the most success according to what accomplishment means to you.

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Got the Monday Blues? The More Failure a Person Has in Life…


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Do you feel like a total failure in life?

Do you especially feel this way every Monday? If so, you probably have the beginning-of-the-week blues, as usual.

It happens to everyone from time to time, including me. You don’t even know how many times I’ve wanted to quit my business. Sometimes, the only reason I carry on is because I want people who have been down tough roads believe they can succeed.

We all have to talk ourselves out of this slump so we can make this the most productive week ever!

Remember, failure is only temporary. In fact, it’s not as if you failed at all. Your life is “to be continued” tomorrow, next week, and next year if no unforeseen accident takes your life.

Therefore, try not to stay blue all day – or at least cheer up by tomorrow. The world needs you!