Wow, 2012 is here and all around us is hope and renewed zeal fueled by the new resolutions for the year!
Let me formally say welcome and happy New Year, though it's belated. But as it's always said, it is better late than never! I do hope your holiday was great just as mine was 🙂
I also want to once again appreciate you for the support and camaraderie throughout year 2011. I truly look forward to us doing it again, and of course in a better way, this 2012!
And talking about 2012 I know one of the questions many people are asking right now is, what does the year 2012 hold? With so much happening around the world both in the economic, political and social sphere, asking such a question is understandable.
However, instead of asking, what does the year hold it will be more proper to ask, what are you looking forward to in 2012? What do you see? Do you see more success this year? Do you see increased clientele or improved conversions?
The truth is, no matter what the year holds YOU are the determinant of what you will get out of it. You must understand that. No matter your hopes and high expectations, the year will only deliver to you what you put into it. And that means, you must be ready to do beyond and above what you did the previous year.
Remember the saying, doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome is another definition of insanity, right? The bottom-line is, you must decide to do some things differently this year!
As the year is still fresh it's just the right time to determine the direction you want to follow. Of course, this is the time many make new year resolutions. Others are make plans and setting goals for themselves. However, no matter the route you decide to take, there are actually some elements that will guarantee your success.
To kick off the year therefore, I want to give some insight into some timeless ancient wisdom that will help you greatly if you will incorporate them into your plans or resolutions this year. It doesn’t matter what niche you’re pursuing, if you will commit yourself to these things, the year 2012 will definitely yield to you your heart’s desire!
Timeless Wisdom That Will Increase Your Earnings in 2012!
1. Know Yourself: This is a truth that has been passed on from generation to generation. As the author D. H. Lawrence once wrote, “It is our business to go as we are impelled.” This indeed is a universal truth because no matter the business you have chosen to achieve your dreams of financial independence; your greatest motivators are your passions. You are internally driven. Nothing happening outside of YOU will ever help you except you are motivated internally to take the action necessary.
It is important therefore that you study to better understand who YOU are in order to take advantage of the opportunities that will come your way this 2012. You should be able to know your areas of strength and your areas of weakness. This will help you better focus on your pursuits this year. If you will look within yourself real good you will definitely uncover something unique about you; something that you do so well which customers would be willing to pay for. And if customers are willing to give their money for it, it could just be another vehicle for your financial independence!
2. Grow Yourself: I believe this is an area you mustn’t toy with this year. It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” And I agree whole heartedly! It is a fact that the most successful people around us are those who make the best decisions because they are best informed. And what more? The good information they have is gotten from no other place but from their being avid learners.
This year 2012, if your desire is to achieve your dreams you must commit yourself to growing yourself. You must understand that today we live and work in a global, information-based economy where knowledge is king. If you will commit yourself to take what you learn and turn it into a marketable product or service then riches will follow as surely as the morning follows the dark night!
Note however, that simply becoming an avid learner will not automatically translate to more earnings this year. The key is to focus on learning the skills that have a practical application in your business. As a , home based online business entrepreneur you must decide on the knowledge you require and then go for it. There are business magazines, entrepreneurial publications, books and periodicals abundantly available. You can download free industry whitepapers from places like the Trade Pub. Grow yourself by investing in any of these publications.
3. Flow Yourself: The Holy Scripture puts it this way, “Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” It cannot be clearer than that!
It is true that man by nature is selfish but if you desire to create the type of success that will make you set for life then you must be ready to freely give of yourself. It doesn’t matter the type of business you are running online, you must be prepared to give before you can expect to receive.
The good thing is that there are simple ways you can employ to allow yourself to flow out freely. You can allow your expertise to flow freely simply by writing articles, creating videos, offering free seminars or webinars, creating free ebooks etc. You can also look for other creative ways to give freely to your community. Whether you are giving away your knowledge, product or services the result is that more and more people will come to know of your expertise and of course more business will also flow your way for, givers truly never lack!
On the surface these truths look simple indeed but if you will find a way to implement them in your business dealings this year your heart’s desires will be delivered to you with ease! Over the years they have been tried and tested and have never been found to fail!
Go and may prosperity be your portion this year. Wishing you the very best of 2012!