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How to Believe You Can Win

How to Believe You Can Win

If you are like many newbie affiliate marketers, you might find it difficult to believe you can win.  Information overload, tough competition, and many other factors give new affiliate marketers a lot of trouble.  Many give up.  But the truth is that by learning to commit, to picture yourself making money, talking as if you will make money, and taking actions as if you will make money, you can start to believe you can win.

Commit to Making Money

I've made no secret that one of the things I like to do is participate in a writing event called NaNoWriMo.  One thing I have noticed is that some people fail to truly commit to doing the event.  Many sign up with the intention of participating, but fail to get started because they get distracted by other things.  Others get started, but quit soon after things get difficult.  

I see many in internet marketing make the same mistake.  They start out full of excitement, but as soon as things get difficult, they get distracted or just quit.  

I'll come back to this in a minute.

Picture Yourself Making Money

One thing that has helped me through every one of my NaNoWriMo wins is to picture myself crossing the 50,000 word threshold that is the goal of the event.  I try to picture where I'll be, what I'll do, and who will be celebrating with me.  Though the reality is often very different, these visions help me through the difficult times.

You can use this to help you believe you can win at affiliate marketing.  Picture yourself making money.  How will you feel when you get a paycheck?  How much is that paycheck?  What will you use it on?  The more details you can add to this vision, the more it will help you through the difficult times.

Talk About Making Money

When it comes to talking about making money, most of us start out telling ourselves that we can do it.  We hear so much that we need to tell ourselves positive things about making money.  The way you talk to yourself about making money can help you believe you can win.

But have you thought about the way you talk to others?  Oh, it's easy to tell ourselves that we will make money, but do you talk the same way to others about your efforts?  If not, your brain will pick up on what you say to others, which will create a conflict.  This leads to you taking the path of least resistance -- no action at all.

Do not let this happen to you.  When you talk to others, use the same talk that you will make money as you would with yourself.

Act As If You Will Make Money

The hardest thing to do when it comes to NaNoWriMo is to keep writing when you still have a long way to go (word count wise), regardless of the amount of time you have left.  Quite often, I have a point in the month where I don't know how I will make it to 50,000 words.  So I do what I can and reach for the next 1,000 words.

To believe you can win, act as if you will make money.  If you are doing the AffiloBlueprint or AffiloJetPack training, you most likely already know what you need to do for your next step.  You may need to write an article, spin it, or publish it.  Whatever that next step is for you, do it as if you will make the money.

Doing this will show you are committed.  After all, if you look up "commit" in the Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, the first entry is "to do, to effect, to perpetrate".  In other words, to be committed means to take the actions needed to reach your goal.

So if you want to make money with affiliate marketing, commit to reaching your goal, picture yourself making money, talk to yourself and others as if you will make that money, and take the next action to get you closer to making money.  Follow this formula, and you will believe you can win at affiliate marketing or anything else you set your mind to.

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