Be Somebody

be somebody

Be somebody. Do something. Here’s why:

Last Friday was another tough day.

A new problem had sucked up most of my good energy, but just as I was about to shut everything down for the day, I received an email from a good friend… a guy who is a superstar in the website business world.

I didn’t even know he read these emails, (boost No.1) and his feedback completely changed my day (boost No.2).

He told me he too had gone through a series of frustrations and was thinking about “packing it up” on a big project. At the final hour, he read last week’s email on overcoming failure, and how even the world’s most famous businesspeople (even Trump) have experienced failure, but always come back stronger.

So a couple of lessons here:

1) Even the big guys (I mean him, not me) have bad days too.

So never, ever, EVER give up.

As the old saying goes, “You can’t have the rainbow without a little rain.”

And the even bigger lesson…

2) Be somebody. Do something.

I’ve said in the past that no matter how much we struggle, there’s someone (actually, millions of people) in a worse situation. And they are looking, even begging, for a solution. YOUR solution.

Often we sit around feeling sorry for ourselves, coming up with reason after reason to avoid taking action…

…and so we never get our products done. We never write all of the articles we could, and most importantly, we never help all the people we could help.

That stranger out there who is looking online for the solution to their problem; we can’t help them if we don’t take action.

We gotta be somebody. We gotta do something.

Listen, I didn’t wait for anyone to say to me, “Hey Craig, you really need to start writing a daily email on how to build a website business.” If I had waited for someone to say this, I’d still be waiting.

Instead, I decided to be somebody and do something.

Now don’t misunderstand me. I’m not claiming to be the second coming of Al Gore when it comes to inventing the Internet or knowing everything about how to build a successful website business. But I do know enough to help some people.

So, I decided to be somebody (the guy who gives away great content) and do something (give it away every day).

“Motion beats meditation,” said Gary Halbert, and he’s right. Motion wins every time.

Be somebody.

Do something.

Connect with others.

Finish your product.

Take your message to the world and help that person sitting in front of their computer at 11pm while everyone else has gone to bed…sitting with tears of frustration in their eyes because they can’t get what they deserve. One reason they can’t is because your solution isn’t there.

I’m not going to let the criticism I received on Friday stop me from taking my message to the world on Monday (or Tuesday, Wednesday, and any day that ends in “y”, for that matter).

It would mean a lot to me if you had that same attitude.

Listen, when I say that I want to help 1,000 people generate their Independence from the Internet this year, I’m not dribbling some “corporate mission with no meaning”.

I’m 100% committed to this.

One of my goals this year is to help 1,000 people make up to $1,000 per week with their website business.

And I want you to be one of those 1,000 people, if you aren’t already.

You CAN do this.

Just be somebody.

Do something.

And don’t forget, it’s not too late to start. You could finish your product today, release it to the world tomorrow, and be making money before the weekend. It’s that simple.

 

Start today,

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Craig Ballantyne

“You have less time than you think. We all do. Why then are you waiting to fulfill your desire? If you do not start today, then when will you start? You will never start unless you start NOW. Commit yourself heart and soul.” – Felix Dennis

  • I remember reading about how Tim Ferriss gets doubt.

    As a formerly depressed individual, it’s difficult for me to separate doubt (am I on the right path) vs. negativity (I just suck).

    Reading articles like this definitely help me take more steps on the right path. Thank you Craig.