Don't Give Up I know YOU can make it

Last Update: May 01, 2019

Hi Everyone

I hope you've had an incredible April and are looking forward to the month of May, whether it's Autumn or Spring on your side of the globe.

I had my BEST month to-date in my online business and you would think I would have been ecstatic yesterday but instead, I was feeling disappointed.

The sting of disappointment

I felt disappointed in myself because, I had not made the income target I set for myself of $1000... yet again.

Sure, I got closer than I have ever been.

I earned $884, with 4 payments outstanding from clients which would have brought the total to $955. (My highest month before this was $724).

But you know what they say... a miss is as good as a mile.

I can't claim to have had my first $1000 month because I haven't cracked that target yet. It eludes me yet again.

A shift of mindset

Then while I was wallowing in my disappointment this happened...

I discovered an email from a High Authority site asking if they could mention one of my posts in (with attribution) in a piece they're working on.

I thought WOW. Would I ever? What a pleasure.

I brightened up instantly.


And, of course, replied with a YES, please go ahead!

After all, that kind of thing doesn't happen every day. At least not to me. It's the first time anyone's ever asked me that.

Niiice.

And that's not all.

The Turn Around

Today something happened that blew all thoughts of my income target away.

And it happened on LinkedIn.

Remember that little experiment I've been doing on LinkedIn for a while? Building super-niche connections of power women, digital entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, bestselling authors et al.

Well, LinkedIn is working for me. Big Time.

This morning I received a message from a company to invite me to be a Speaker at the Entrepreneurs Indaba, an Event in Cape Town on 25th May.

I was blown away!

The income target is just by the by. My real target is building Authority as a Speaker and Author. That's where I see myself. That's what I envisage as my future.

I have a message and I want to share it with the world.

A message of hope for those who feel they want to let go of the daily grind, the rush-hour traffic, the lost time with their spouse, parents and children, the pressure, the negativity in the workplace, the glass ceiling, the fears of being made redundant, the mounting bills etc etc

I want to teach people the wonders of Digital Entrepreneurship and how it can SET. YOU. FREE. In time. If you're willing to give it your all and keep on keeping on.

Please Don't Give Up

You may be at the stage of your online business development where you're feeling despondent. Disappointed. Frustrated. Overwhelmed. Your path may not be clear yet.

But if your vision is clear. And you have passion. If you know who you want to serve and you're out there doing it.

Please know that your work is not going unnoticed. People are picking up what you're putting down (to quote Mailchimp). People and companies out there are noticing your influence.

And opportunities are on their way to you.

My message for today is this:

Please don't give up. I know YOU Can Make it.

The only way to fail in this game is to stop.

Please stay the course. Don't give up just before the crest of the hill.

Tomorrow something magical may happen for you, something that makes you realise you're on the right track.

Look for the signs. Notice when they appear.

I believe in YOU.

To Your Success

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ColleenLVSJC Premium
So exciting to hear how your work is paying off, Lauren! Yes, we have to keep moving forward no matter what. That's the only way to success. It sounds like things are taking off for you, but you've been diligently working at it. Yay! Thanks for the great post!

Much success to you! :)
Colleen
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for sharing in my excitement, Colleen!
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Debs66 Premium
Lauren that is amazing. I can almost see you up on a stage as an authority speaker. It so suits you and your vibrancy. :)

(I love that song from Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. It is one of my favourites.)

I can almost feel the energy coming of your post with that feel good factor.

This is one post I needed to read today. Thank you Lauren. Keep us in the loop on how you go. Thank you so much for a wonderful post.


Debs :)
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laurenjean Premium
Heya Debs, you're the first one to comment on the Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush song. Its also one of my favourites, would have been lovely to add the music into the post but I guess we can all sing along in our heads. It's certainly been on my mind all week.

Thanks for your lovely comment. So happy you "felt" my post. Yes, I luuuurve speaking, especially motivational speaking, its one of my favourite things to do.
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AlexEvans Premium
Awesomeness is coming to find you, Lauren, you better put a crash helmet on because I think that your glass ceiling has some serious cracks in it.

The amazing thing about this industry is that one-day things can be going south at the rate of knots and day the next day things are rebounding.

Finding that space where we belong can be that start of the good stuff, we are no longer caught in the middle.

I would be tempted to add another zero to the end of your goals.

Best wishes for a productive May, looking forward to your next installment already.
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laurenjean Premium
What a wonderful comment, Thanks Alex. Haha to the crash helmet and ooh, YES please to the extra zero!

You're spot on, it's taken me a while to find the space where I belong and this does feel like the start of all the good stuff. There's a lot going on behind the scenes too. Happy to see it all coming together.
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tambrack Premium
Congratulations! That is great news! I hope you enjoy your speaking engagement.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Tammy! Great to meet you. Oh, yes, I will! I'm so excited. Public speaking is one of my highs.
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sdawson Premium
congratulations, keep it up.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Shirley. How's everything your side?
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
Congratulations, Lauren, on all you have achieved so far. You obviously have a talent for this and I am sure your $1,000 month will come soon, perhaps even this month.
Myself, I will be happy when $1 comes in. I will be taking your advice and will not give up.
Thank you for sharing this motivational post.
Steve.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for your encouragement, Steve. Yes, the excitement levels over your first dollar in the business know no bounds. Go for it! I am sure you'll be earning before you know it.
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Twack Premium
You are making some phenomenal leaps forward, Very inspiring.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for the compliment Twack.
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Stella2 Premium
Congrats on all you're achieving, Lauren!

I bet you're a wonderfully motivational speaker, too.
Best to you,
Stella :-)
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laurenjean Premium
Aw... Thanks so much Stella! You're sweet.
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Thx:)
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laurenjean Premium
You're welcome..
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mechidor Premium
Love your post, it so inspiring! Congratulation, that's wonderful! I am so happy for you and wish you a big success!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks a mill, Daniella. Appreciate your support and encouragement.
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heljam404A Premium
Congratulation Lauren on your success, thanks for sharing the good news with us.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Robert. My pleasure. Thanks for always stopping by.
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Robwarneck Premium
What a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I feel the same as you, I want to reach out to the public and tell them there is something better around the corner, life IS worth living and together we can all create the freedom that’s our God given right. Thank you again!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for your awesome message, Robert! Appreciate. Great to meet you. Brilliant that we share the same vision.
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jlclayton1 Premium
Congratulations! What a wonderful inspiration for anybody who's treading water out there--stick with it and success will happen!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Janelle! Appreciate your positivity and enthusiasm.
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