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Our Format for the WebPro Times is:
--> Editors Article
--> Guest Article (as they are approved)
--> Janes Jingle
--> Contest of the Day (win prizes)
--> Smart Tip of the Day
--> Smart Resources of the Day
--> Smart Fre.ebie of the Day
--> Continuing Saga of J and P
Web Pro Times - Issue 5, August 24
WHY HIM AND NOT ME?
Not everything is about money. Don't groan. It's true.
Money is not that hard to make. Sometimes idiots make a lot of money and you find yourself
scratching your head and saying: "How did that nut make it? I know more than him. I
work harder than him. Why him and not me?"
Why him and not me? It's an interesting question...
(Editors note: We are using the rhetorical "he" if there is such a thing. We are
including women here so don't send me any hate mail ladies, I just don't want to keep
typing him/her all day.)
At any rate, back to why him and not me?....
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ENTREPRENEUR
Entrepreneurs are a weird lot but they do have certain characteristics in common.
Here's a quiz for you.
A) People who have blue eyes
b) People who wear rose colored glasses
c) People who always see the cup as half full
A) Learn to drive when they are sixteen
b) Drink wine instead of beer
c) Have children when they are nineteen
d) Never take no for an answer
A) Dress any way they like
b) Travel by car
c) Pay attention to detail
d) Speak softly
A) Spend a lot of money
b) Live by a budget
c) Buy anything they want
d) Disregard others
People Who make it are:
A) Inclined to do Wheelies on motorcycles
b) Try airplane Gliding
c) Cook Something gourmet
d) All of the above.
Those who have made it:
A) Are generally reclusive
b) Have a sense of humor
c) Read Proust
d) Wear plaid
A) Keep secrets
b) Help others
c) Eat only lean steak
d) Own cats
The correct answers to this
whiz quiz can be found below
under the Jane's jingle.
SO WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTREPRENEURS
Here are seven:-See if you agree:
- Have a sense of humor
- Take calculated risks
- Pay attention to details
- Help others
- Bend the rules
Persistence, in my book, is probably more important than brains. I know a lot of people
who have had great business success who wouldn't be able to tell James Joyce from a rolls
Royce, but that really doesn't make the difference. Sticking to your goal- focusing like a
laser on what you want to achieve and never giving up are essential to success.
I don't think I have ever met anybody in business whether on the net or in the bricks and
mortar world who isn't slightly bizarre or eccentric in some way. Those of us who have had
some success in business know how to, and do, often make complete fools of ourselves. We
know how to laugh at ourselves when we do and usually we can get others to laugh. Humor
and laughing are two very important elements in success. Without them, work is just
Next you need to throw in a little risk taking. If you always play it safe, you will
probably always be sorry and be forever regretting opportunities that you were just too
afraid to try. But risk taking doesn't mean flying by the seats of your pants. Before you
get into any business venture you need to thoroughly investigate it and make sure it is on
the up and up. No need to dive in head first, stick your toe in and try it out.
Entrepneurship is really risk taking tempered with wisdom and experience.
Paying attention to details is critical. If you don't have a good filing system and can't
put your hands on anything when you need it and are, in general, a mess-forget it. You
will not succeed. Any business takes planning and organizing. It's boring, drudge work and
if you want to make it, find a way to do it. If you think you can hire someone to do this
while you remain a mess, I think you will find you are wrong. Your employees will follow
your lead in this area. If you are a mess, they will be too and so will your business
ultimately. Every business has its routine, boring aspects. Someone needs to do them and
you need to stay on
top of the details as well as the big picture or your business will get away from you as
Helping others sounds more like a spiritual undertaking than a business tactic, but, in
fact, it is critical to the success of your own business. On the net especially,
networking with other people in your business area is critical. Often that means you lend
a hand, teach them what they need to know-no money involved. It will come back to you a
thousand times when you need someone to help you or beta test for you or advertise a
product or service that you want to get out quickly.
There are times, on the net, when we all want to tear our hair out. Nothing is going
right. No one is listening or responding. All of us get hit in the head once in a while.
The question is are you prepared to get hit in the head many times and still get up again
the next morning and get right back into the game. If you answered yes, you are optimistic
about your business and your ability to succeed. This is vital.
As most of you know, I am a New Yorker. We have lots of traffic lights in New York and you
know,when the traffic light says: "DON'T WALK", in theory you are not suppose to
walk. If you are like me, you look both ways and, if there are no cars coming, you
walk-even when it says DON'T WALK. I am in my Australia office right now. In Australia,
when the traffic light says don't walk, YOU DON"T WALK. Hoards of people stand ,at
attention ,on a street corner for two or three minutes with not a car in sight, and they
really DON'T WALK. This probably explains why technical advances in Australia are about 10
years behind the states. Bending the rules a bit when no one gets hurt is par for the
course for all business people.
Well I have gone on long enough.
Find out if you have the entrepreneurial spirit. Check your answers out to the quiz right
below the Jane's Jingle.
For our new readers: You should know: We always end our articles with a jingle to
emphasize the point. You can capture the essence of our articles in the Jane's Jingle
section every week.
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Jane's Jingle is the summary and conclusion of the editors article and
generally captures it's essence so if you need to cut to the chase, you can always skip
straight to the jingle :-)
Entrepreneurs are a special lot,
They usually know what they got.
They do what it takes to get things done,
While making sure to create some fun.
It doesn't take genius or worldly knowledge,
You may not have even gone to college.
It takes a certain je ne c'est quoi,
And knowing exactly who you are.
Answers to the quiz
C,D,C,B, D, B,B
How many did you get right???
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TELL ME YOUR WHAT AND WHY-- AND I'LL SHOW YOU HOW
By Charles Lalonde
In the Internet Marketing and Home-Based Business community, there is no shortage of
credible experts who will teach you HOW to build a financially successful business. Why
then is the percentage of people who take these courses and who actually go on to build a
financially successful business so low?
A clue for the answer to this disturbing fact can be found in a quote by Mark Twain:
"I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is I can't
find anybody who can tell me what they want."
My experience with thousands of entrepreneurial and sales individuals has verified the
truth of this statement. For example, while teaching a course (at a large College) for
people who had chosen to start their own business, there were very few who could tell you
specifically, and with passion, WHAT they wanted from their business and WHY they wanted
You might be saying at this point, I know exactly WHAT I want from my business-success and
lots of money. This sounds reasonable enough who doesn't want to be successful and make a
lot of money? The problem is these desires are too nebulous and they lack a meaningful
purpose to keep you motivated through challenging times.
If you doubt this statement, listen to what Albert E. N. Gray, author of "The Common
Denominator Of Success", says on this subject:
"Many men with whom I have discussed this common denominator of success have said at
this point, "But I have a family to support and I have to have a living for my family
and myself. Isn't that enough of purpose?"
No, it isn't. It isn't because its not a strong enough of a purpose to make you form the
habit of doing the things you don't like to do. For the very simple reason that it is
easier to adjust ourselves to the hardships of a poor living than it is to adjust
ourselves to the hardships of making a better one. If you doubt me, just think of all the
things you are willing to go without in order to avoid doing the things you don't like to
All of which seems to prove that the strength, which holds you to your purpose is not your
own strength but the strength of the purpose itself."
I find that most people have a difficult time defining their WHAT and WHY correctly. When
doing this, you need to be very specific and focused. For example, you may define your
WHAT and WHY this way:
"I want to be a millionaire (the WHAT) so that I can help disadvantaged children
reach their true potential (the WHY)."
This is good, but may I suggest something even more powerful:
"I want to have a million dollars in cash (the WHAT) so that I can open a
self-development center and help disadvantaged children reach their true potential (the
It's very important for the WHAT to be specific. In our first example, if you become a
millionaire in assets like land, you won't have the cash for your project to help
children. Furthermore, the WHY must also be specific because it's the WHY, not the WHAT,
that motivates you to succeed.
The following steps are recommended to establish your WHAT and WHY for success:
1. Make a list of everything you want, and then prioritize your list until you have
narrowed it down to the top five most important.
2. Now, write out in detail WHY you want these five things that you have identified as
3. Next, carefully analyze which one of these five things you want the most. Remember, you
must passionately want this one thing, or it will not have the power to motivate you.
4. Finally, determine HOW you will achieve it and what training you will need to succeed.
A quote by Albert E.N. Gray will provide you with a final thought on this subject:
"But as long as you live, don't ever forget that while you may succeed beyond your
fondest hopes and your greatest expectations, you will never succeed beyond the purpose to
which you are willing to surrender. Furthermore, your surrender will not be complete until
you have formed the habit of doing the things that failures don't like to do."
Charles Lalonde is a Certified trainer, writer and speaker who believes in always being a
student. He is the author of Revealing The Secret Formula In Think and Grow Rich. For a
FREE copy of the "Success and Wealth Secret Revealed Insider Report", click on http://www.thoughtstoriches.com/cgi-bin/aff/click.cgi?janes
and end your search for the key to outstanding success and prosperity.
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CONTEST OF THE DAY
Contest Winner 8.17.03 - issue 104
Congratulations to the Winner of last week's contest.
The question: How many furlongs in a mile?
The answer: There are 220 yards in a Furlong
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This weeks prize - Fr.ee ad submitter that will blast your ads out to 2.5 million
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SMART TIP OF THE DAY!
A good way to get traffic to your site is pay per click search engines. The way this works
is you bid on a word or phrase and when someone searches and uses that word or phrase,
sees your ad and goes to your site, it is recorded as a click and you get charged what you
bid for that click. In a sense you pay only for results. Make sure you choose words that
call up a limited number of results. Better to have highly targeted words than general
words that call up thousands of results. Do a search on your words or phrases first before
you submit them with a bid.
Here are some good pay per click search engines
Email Traffic tactics - Jimmy D Brown
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SMART FR.EEBIE OF THE DAY
Here's a neat little piece of fre.e software called Convert offered to our members by
Pamela Heywood: It converts English, American and Metric conversions of various weights
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THE CONTINUING SAGA OF J AND P
Did you notice last week, at the top, of the WebPro Times that you just included
our Australia Office and you failed to include our New York Office?
Why, J, would I do something like that?
Well, it was either you or some Gremlin came along and erased our New York Office.
J, if it's important to you, I will include our New York Office.
You bet it's important to me. I don't want people to think we come from some hick town in
Australia and speak crocodile tongue.
Oh now hold the phone, J. Just one minute. It's better that people feel we come from Black
Out City and that they might not be able to get in touch with us because
the lights go out every now and again.
P, I am going to put your lights out if you don't include the NY office.
Okay, J. I'll include the NY office, I certainly don't want to risk getting mugged by you.
Thanks, P. You're a gem.
Oh and by the way did you notice how many mistakes you made in last week's issue, P?
Phil Basten & Jane Mark
Publishers - WebPro Times
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