What happened?

Okay so the first step to succeeding online after failing multiple times, is to identify the problems of the past.  This step is really important if you are to have any hope of succeeding moving forward.

Oftentimes, whatever problems you faced before when you tried to achieve online success haven’t gone anywhere.  They are probably still out there waiting for your return, so that they can pounce on you again, like some bloodthirsty man-eating tiger!

What I find to be really helpful is to reflect on your last 3 online ventures.  If you haven’t tried at least 3 things, that’s okay, reflect on what you have tried.

Ask yourself these 3 questions, and be sure to answer them honestly:

One) Why did this online venture fail?

Two) What part did I have in the failure of that venture?

Three) What could I do to prevent that from happening again?

For example, let’s say the last thing you did online was buy a $10 online course that was supposed to show you how to make money online.  It was a late-night spontaneous purchase after receiving a promotional email.

The problem was you only made it through half a video and never came back to it.

You need to ask the question, why?

Perhaps, something in that video turned you off of the whole thing.  Maybe it seemed too technical of a strategy, or maybe it was going to cost more money to make it happen and that made you uncomfortable.


Maybe, the video training was just too boring to consume and you found yourself making excuses and procrastinating so that you didn’t have to finish it.

Or what if it was just good ol’fashioned lack of time?   What if you finished all the training but you just didn’t have time to really execute the strategies talked about?

All of these things could be possible, and in some cases, more than one thing could be the reason.  But I want you to think about your last 3 attempts at trying to get something started online…

…I want you to ask those 3 hard questions for each one of them.

One) Why did this online venture fail?

Two) What part did I have in the failure of that venture?

Three) What could I do to prevent that from happening again?

Remember, every obstacle in front of you has a way around it, over it, or through it.  It is an absolute truth.  Everything problem has a solution.

Doing this simple exercise is going to put you miles ahead of 90% of the people who just try and fail and try again.  Knowledge is power, and if you know why you failed in the past, you are less likely to fail in that same way going forward.

So this is about homework now.

Next time, I’ll be back with the next important thing I want to talk with you about on your road to success but for now, get this done!

Dominus Owen Markham


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