Remembering Why

Zig Ziglar, author of See You At The Top, teaches that you can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

When I first started providing free SEO Training, it was quite honestly, just my way of giving back to the community. I thought that maybe I could help a few small business owners avoid some of the Common Mistakes and marketing blunders that I had made along the way.

So many people truly believe that if they build it, they will come. They have heard so much of the hype of every possible get rich quick scheme, that they begin looking for short cuts to success, and then cannot understand why they are not making any money.

If you opened a small store in your local area today, would you consider placing an advertisement in the paper, and then just go home and wait for the phone to ring?

Would your store hours be set for an hour or two a day?

Of course not!

There is one true way to success, good old fashioned hard work.

I am constantly looking for ways to motivate people to believe in themselves. I want to help them understand that if I was able to learn to build a successful online business, that ANYONE can do it.

Over time, I have begun to realize that the more I teach, the more I learn.

The more I try to build self confidence in others, the more I build in myself. The more I try to motivate others, the more motivated I become. The more I try to help others build a successful online business, the more successful mine has become.

Admittedly there are days that I become frustrated. Occasional I run into a bad or apple or two. I begin to doubt myself and wonder why it is I do what I do. It is during these times that I learn the most from the members of my class.

Today was one of those days.

I decided that maybe I just needed to get away from it all for a while. I figured that maybe I would escape to the group emails from The Mom Pack, of which I am a very proud member of. These ladies have learned that TOGETHER there is nothing they cannot accomplish.

The first email I opened was a post from Julie Miller, of Little Girls’ Pearls.

Tears began rolling down my face as I read her email.

With every word she wrote, I remembered exactly why I do what it is I do.

Thank you, Julie for reminding me!

Following is a copy of her email, which I am posting with her full permission, to serve as a motivation to others, that they too can do it!



If you are unhappy with your current sales and search engine rankings.I am telling you.Cricket’s class is AWESOME!!! You can spend as much or as little time as you want on each class. You just take it at your own pace. It makes a TREMENDOUS difference!!!

When I started the classes, I was relatively happy with my search engine ranking, but didn’t think my sales were up to par. This class has literally taken my business to the next level. I have been online with my Jules site since September of 2001. I claimed a loss for 2001, 2002, and broke even in 2003. I started the class in 2004 and made a small profit. I have now been continually working on my site through the classes for months and months now. I have now surpassed my goal!!! I have now replaced my teaching income (used to be a 6th grade teacher before I was a mom) through my websites. It brings tears to my eyes. This is all because of Cricket’s class!!!!!

Cricket’s classes are awesome! They are simply in a phrase “life-changing”.

I would not be where I am at without Cricket and her classes. The classes are free. If you sign up and find that you can’t work on every lesson, it is not a problem. You take them one at a time in order. There is no rush, and there really is no finish line. This is a journey. Cricket is not only a fabulous teacher, but I also consider her a good friend. She helps to kick me in the butt when I need it and keeps me on the right track. She reminds me that even though this business journey is a good one, that my kids are why I am doing this. That I need to balance my life between work and business.

Don’t even begin to use the excuse that you don’t have time. You can read through one lesson a session. One silly lesson! It takes a matter of minutes to read an email. To implement it takes some time, but just focus on one page at a time. You don’t have to change your entire website at once! I’ve been doing this for almost a year. It’s a slow process for me, and has been life-changing!! This isn’t a free ride or a quick is one small step at a time and it is work, but oh I can’t begin to tell you how much it has changed our lives.

I am now on the first page of Google, MSN, and Yahoo.for a TON of my keywords. Keywords I didn’t even know I had until this class!!! You can do it. I have a one year old and a four year old (both boys) and we homeschool.

I am SO NOT supermom.if I can do this, anyone can!

I am always happy to share my experiences with this class and my business. I know many of you are just starting out and it looks like a long road is, but it can be so much easier if you just find the right resources. Cricket’s class is one of them.

I can’t tell you how much these classes have changed my views and our family’s life. Cricket is a Godsend, literally an answer to prayer. I highly recommend checking out her classes. If you don’t have time to do them, she does offer paid services as there went your last excuse. Go check it out!!!

Spring Blessings,