7 Steps to Success - please respond

Last Update: September 14, 2015

Who had any idea what you were signing up for when you agreed to run with WA?

Acknowledge & appreciate the Contribution of others

I have have been really impressed by the often deep and at times controversial debates that occur within various forums, posts, questions posed & challenged.

Please I do encourage you to respond to this post I am really interested to hear your thoughts & opinions about various issues raised here.

Firstly to all of you who I have had the privilege of virtually meeting here - I Thank you.

Thank you all for your contributions - your time is valuable - you could be enhancing your websites - so I truly do appreciate any and all the time and effort you give freely to this process. Especially the healthy, more in-depth discussion offered by some of you.

Constructive criticism is great

Constructive criticism is great - priceless & essential for growth. Never be afraid to be who you are and express yourself. This is the process by which we all learn, grow and develop. None of us are ever BORN into leading a great business - we are ALL here with the same opportunities to do so. - The sad truth is many people find excuses that limit their progression and some people simply may never start.

We are are not alone.

It is my understanding that we are not required to respond to any threads here at WA - or many other great things that are recommended or advised in the training - it is in our best interest and gain a lot when we can and do.

Limiting Creativity & Productivity

There has been some discussion about and citing Privacy issues that may change the way some communications here at WA may be done in the future and may result in the removal of some processes. - that would be most unfortunate - in my opinion. Why ?

Privacy is terribly miss-understood by most people and in this more P.C. strapped world I feel it can often 'hog-tie' this in itself can limit 'think-tanks that thrive from free thinking and innovation. - at the end of the day we are here (or should be) in the spirit of co-operation - collaboration - and in the spirit of paying-it-forward...

You want to be an Entrepreneur?

Correct me if I am wrong please - but isn't this is a training program for Entrepreneurs? Who here at WA wants to be denied any opportunity of entry? Some of us, perhaps many of us (as I have read in your posts or profiles) not only want to make a bit of money, many aspire to do great things including financial freedom and giving more back to others in need - I believe if not already doing so, we all can .

I further, believe we should get to know our neighbours, friends, working colleagues, business partners - Create "think tanks" - challenge, debate, take risks, never throw stones, be innovative, be humble, inspire, correct and be prepared to be corrected... and most of all give more than you take and your future will be bountiful....

Take Positive ACTION every day

Some of you already know me - here at WA only about 6 weeks, some 50 yr old woman and entrepreneur. My 5 kids reckon I should be alone with technology because I don't understand it. But I do understand people, and communities. In the "old days" our communities flourished by the power and collaborative spirit each member gave. It didn't mater how young, old, smart, skilled, able, dis-able. each person had value and gave more that they expected or wanted to take - in doing so the community flourished an everyone - WON.

In this post I have said nothing - and everything! except to say every day take positive ACTION!

Take time to improve

Please remember if or when you can allow the time to respond to this post I am really interested to hear your thoughts & opinions

PS - A caring contributor reminded me about another barrier to success - FEAR !

# 1 Key to success - FEAR !

Thanks Val - you raise a valid concern that many people have and I too share - that I believe is (can be) another 'barrier to success' call it the 8th Key - FEAR !


We are often more preoccupied and frozen in fear of
- failure
- achieving
- hurting feelings
- standing out
- over-achieving

I liken it to a wee child - we can not possibly expect to see them grow if they don't stumble and graze a knee or chin along the way... the more they do the more they grow.

Babies are cute - but seriously do we really want to stop them growing?


Lesson - Feel the fear and - take positive ACTION anyway!


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AussieJeff Premium
If you participate in Life, "you shall receive!" I really enjoy sharing comments, here at W.A. I have learnt subjects that may not be covered in our training, and the chat helps me to:
#1 Be Inspired
#2 Will help me to write better "Blogs"
#3 to Learn new things
#4 Brightens my day
Thanks for the time you have taken to write this piece. It can be time consuming, "but" definitely worth it!!
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks for your kind works Jeffrey, and for taking the time to comment is much appreciated. You are quite right of course. cheers Tracey
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johandpl Premium
Hi Tracey, I really like your post. Very insightful and direct. One thing that I would like to outline with a very critical eye is FEAR. FEAR is the major reason why most people don't achieve success. Anyway, you have an awesome and blessed day...Bye...
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4GoodBuy Premium
Hey John, you are absolutely correct - not sure how many followers have picked up on my style of writing here... But I tend to leave the 'best' point for last - and with the unique feature here with our WA posting system and the ability to edit after posting... I like to utilize the 'comments' feature and allow others the ability to contribute there by more fully engaging in the learning process..

This better allows people to be 'active' participants and more likely to retain the information and for that information to have meaning... following with interest cheers Tracey
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carcol Premium
At the risk of repeating myself, I translate FEAR as:-
F - False
E - Expectations
A - Appearing
R - Real.

How many times have you been held back by trepidation, only to find that your FEARS proved unfounded after going through the experience you were afraid to tackle?

Colin
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4GoodBuy Premium
Perfectly said Carol - Yes perhaps we should chant that when we get stuck in moving on eh... cheers Tracey
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Mark1957 Premium
I enjoyed the whole blog Tracey but the bit that especially chimed with me was the fear of failure/success and being frozen by it.....I've "suffered" from inertia and procrastination in the past but no more, WA has changed all that for me and my gratitude for this platform is whole hearted.
Mark
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stn67 Premium
Well said be positive and generous. What we think and say is what we will and passes on
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Steen - agreed and you are quite right about passing on what we think and say cheer Tracey
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mergie1 Premium
That goldfish at the end just explains the fear part brilliantly.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Michal, Yes I thought the image said a 1000 words to me as well cheers Tracey
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wanjigin Premium
Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding how to succeed in anything. I would say fear is one of the main obstacles that get in the way of many people. No one wants to fail at doing something and any time this thought comes into your mind, it is a sign of fear and you should not listen to it. I believe we all need courage to do anything and to have faith that we will succeed. You might be wanting to start a business and many thoughts of failure might be shouting to you causing you to fear and despair. This is just a challenge and can be overcome by not listening to the thought and can cause you to never make the first step. Take that very first step and give more than you take and you will see how this works. You will feel good when you help out there, whether it is giving or helping someone do something. Achieving success is a process and this is the price that all of us have to pay. Every successful person out there has a story to tell that before they started out they were gripped with fear, but when they took that one step, things started moving in the right direction. Therefore, take the first step and everything else will fall into place. Also give more than you take and you will see how everything will start working for you.
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rog37 Premium
A little suggestion which you might want to consider.

Do you think the pictures above might look even better if they were centered on the page?

Just click on each picture and hit the center tab at the top whilst in the edit page.

Roger
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Roger yes I tried but for some reason my menu did not have nor the image when I clicked them did not allow me the chance to position them - So Just cos it didn't look as 'pretty' and perfectly polished as I wanted it to be I just wanted to get it posted...
Will look again today as to why I could position on this post yesterday. Other pages and posts were fine... so who figures. but thanks for pointing this out as it gives me an opportunity to explain. cheers Tracey
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AnaRosado Premium
The fear of not getting there were you want to be is... always holding me a bit back. So I can say thats my number one barrier.
Love the concept of WA as a big family with a lot of opinions and diferent experiences to share.
I think, like you said, we shouldnt hold back our thoughts, but do them politely and constructively, without losing sight that we are all thinkers, so we might want to make something diferent from the general croud ;)
I want to be an Entrepreneur! So positive action is needed for sure.

Love your post! This is the way for me!

Cheers and thank you
Ana
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sherlock77 Premium
Fear is the Number One barrier to success I believe.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Totally agreed
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Dmorrow Premium
The ability to talk freely with our peers is what fosters the community spirit here. I don't know what changes are being discussed, but I do hope we will still have the ability to throw out questions and ideas and have open discussions about them.

Debby
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4GoodBuy Premium
Agreed Thanks Debbie
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bluallin Premium
I think we have become too PC at times to a point where we are too afraid to say the "the king is not wearing any clothes" and in the process we hesitate to help for fear that we will be "labeled" as one of those people who are "negative" or "hateful" just because we don't agree with an idea.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Exactly - Thanks Brent
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krazykat Premium
Great post! I appreciate all of your points!
Quite honestly though, debates on a public forum scare me.
Feelings so easily get hurt....including my own :-)
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Val - you raise a valid concern that many people have and I too share - that I believe is (can be) another 'barrier to success' call it the 8th Key - FEAR !

We are often more preoccupied and frozen in fear of
- failure
- achieving
- hurting feelings
- standing out
- over-achieving

I liken it to a wee child - we can not possibly expect to see them grow if they don't stumble and graze a knee or chin along the way... the more they do the more they grow

Lesson - Feel the fear and - take positive ACTION anyway!
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krazykat Premium
Yes it is absolutely a barrier. I thank you and applaud you for speaking up and for offering that last lesson!
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks again Val - the beauty here of editing - I may infarct add it to the Post now cheers
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LisB247 Premium
I have to agree with what you say because it makes a lot of sense. One thing that does concern me is the changing of how certain private communications are carried out.

I cannot image what that refers to as the only privacy link is Private Messaging. Every other form of communication is in the open for everyone to comment and leave their thoughts.

I can understand there being some restrictions on comments and discussions as with large communities things can sometimes get out of hand. However, we are, as you have mentioned, human and free thinking so we do require a little bit of space for expressing our thoughts.

Great discussion points by the way Tracey and excuse all the 'I's' in my reply.

Lis.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Hi there Lis, I wasn't going to respond to any comments here until the end of my day (so I could get on with other web-building work) , but I hear your concern so will - Basically in response to a a question I posted asking if people could welcome a new member to WA - discussions ensued... some comments from that thread inspired me to write this post cheers Tracey
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LisB247 Premium
I see what you mean Tracey I must have missed those comments. The question is who is right and who is wrong. People are all different and, therefore, like to be welcomed in different ways.

It is a tough one to call in my opinion. If I remember rightly, when I joined I was only welcomed by my refer, Kyle and Carson but it did take me time to work things out before I saw their messages. So, I am not sure if I would have felt overwhelmed or more encouraged by a bigger reception.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Precisely - You got my point Lis,
I don't feel I have the right to tell anyone what to do, say or think. Likewise I have no control over how anyone will feel,think, or respond to my actions - or inactions.

How can I possibly judge someone else ? or assume their response.?

It is not my problem - I choose only to take responsibility for my own actions and hope I have delivered any message considerately. Cheers Tracey
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kinman83 Premium
I agree with the 7 steps to success you posted. I heard about these before I decided to join WA. For newbies like me,my objective is not success alone. I love to communicate with successful people who have been in this business so I can be successful as well. Important too for me I am able to make new friends from all over the world. Thank you WA!
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Glen - Yes that is what I am excited about WA - Some people spend thousands for business or personal coaching & counselling - Here is included in our subscription.
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Give It A Go Premium
Totally agree with the community concept. I wouldn't have moved past a couple of problems in my early understanding of anything here if it had not been for the support of the community here and their willingness to contribute on their own time and quickly. I try to pay it forward wherever I can, as long as it's not something over my head, then I leave it to the big guns here. LOL.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Ange - Yes another really important point we all need someone - sometime! cheers Tracey
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Martstervt Premium
It is truly a good thing to have the back and forth commentary.
Not only do you get response to questions and problems, you can learn writing skills.

I did very little writing since my school years. I'm still rough but have come a long way in 2 1/2 months.

Marty
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Marty - agreed, It is not how fast you walk or run - so long as it is forward cheers Tracey
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Serana Premium
Hi I agree with what you said in this post. While we are aspiring to build our dreams of financial freedom and being our own bosses, we should do in the human spirit of love, friendship, respect, patience and understanding. As the motto of my native Trinidad states: Together we aspire, together we achieve. Keep up the good work and all the best to you and everyone else.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Serena, exactly - all the very best to you as well. cheers Tracey
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kennick2015 Premium
We must always remember that WA is not just a training program, it's a platform for people to learn from other people too. And not just learning about internet marketing. There are many life skills individuals, business specialists, hey let's face it, authorities on a multitude of niches, here to help wherever possible.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thank you Ken - yes a timely reminder cheers Tracey
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KatieMac Premium
I feel it is health to share opinions or debate so long as it is peaceful, without offending anyone, this is a wonderful community with a unique blend of skills, resources and support, I have learned so much from the answers to questions here it would seem there is something to be learned with in all aspects of WA or as we say nooks and cranies
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Katie, totally - but in reality anyone can take offence over anything so that in itself can be limiting. We can all do with a little attitude adjustment at times - I know I sure can at times.
If we are afraid of offending we may never say or share anything.
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KatieMac Premium
It is not I am afraid of offending as you say there are people who could take things in the wrong way and yes we all probably can do with some adjustments after I know for me I am a work in progress
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Quincy17677 Premium
Great post expressing concepts and ideas which I agree with. It's especially nice to find all of these in one post rather than snippets across many. Congratulations!
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Quincy, so pleased you found it useful cheers Tracey
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