Over Memorial Day weekend in 2005, I attended a seminar in Lake Tahoe focused on "Changing our Identifications." I returned with clarity and conviction, decision and direction.
Prior to leaving for the trip, I responded to a writing experiment announced in the Writer's Digest's newsletter. I'm not a writer, per se, but I'd been a publisher and editor, so I was intrigued when the sales letter offered a way to join the legions of entrepreneurs succeeding online. Here's the interesting part: I NEVER read those long sales pitches, yet I found myself scrolling, scrolling, scrolling down the page.
First I looked at the author's blog, WorldWantingPeace. His sincerity and integrity shone through. So far, so good. More scrolling and I'm expecting the standard "call to action" where you're asked to buy, subscribe, etc. at a "discounted" rate for a "limited" time. Right!
For someone who's neither a published author nor an Internet expert, to find a resource that would guide me through a step-by-step process of creating a vision, identifying a niche market, using Internet research tools to validate that market, building a blog, website and more was like a gift from the gods.
Then I realized that my intention started over Memorial Day weekend. During that seminar, my heart whispered, "How can I help men?" On June 1st, I opened my first lesson. I was off and running.
Man-o-pause — Providing Midlife Men a Place to Breathe — is the result. I did not know a thing about internet marketing, Web design or blogging, yet here I am.
I am now in the process of creating a website that meshes with my expertise in publishing and promotion. With the help of this Experiment, I'm convinced I can transfer my offline skills to a Web marketing and SEO copy writing business.
There Are No Accidents
One last thing: I thought the course advertised read 60Daysto10K, which seemed reasonable. The idea being that within 60 days a person, if he were diligent, could earn $10,000 a month from his online efforts.
After having jumped in with both feet and delirious with enthusiasm, I found out that the course advertised really said 60Daysto100K! Why is this significant? Because I would NEVER have gone past the first paragraph of the pitch. It would have looked like your typical Get Rich Quick scheme.
Why did my eyes read one thing, but my mind register another? Answer: There are no accidents. I made a decision; Universal Law provided the direction.