Happy New Year !! :)

Hey there,   Here we are again and another week gone by. It’s hard to believe that it is the send half of the month already. So….what have I accomplished in the last week? To be honest not so much.   While many of you were probably celebrating Easter and running around in rabbit suits looking for chocolate eggs in the garden LOL, here in Thailand they were celebrating Thai New Year, known as Songkran. The Thais celebrate New Year by going to temples and paying respects to elderly relatives and friends……and also partaking in the biggest water fight in the world. Much alcohol also tends to be consumed :). If you have ever been in Thailand over Songkran you know not to expect to stay dry.    For, me after joining in the Songkran celebrations for my first few years here I generally choose to stay home and dry in recent times. I thought therefore that I would be able to progress well over the weekend with my various tasks. Not so it seems as friends called over and I still ended up celebrating the alcohol part of Songkran anyway. 🙂 So much for my wishful thinking eh!   Anyway, I did manage to get the first 9 days of my Autoresponder sequence finished together with the first 3 modules of the free course and also the associated Blog posts. I submitted them to Andy for review and he told me that they looked good and that I am on the right track. As I mentioned last week, having a coach makes such a difference. I don’t have to sit here wondering if I am doing things right …or if they look ok.   Richie also contacted me to give his total seal of approval on what I have produced already, so that also made me feel good and gave me more confidence in myself.   That’s where I would like to point something out. You see …trying to figure all of this stuff out on your own can be difficult enough as it is. But on top of that, if you are like me, then you are probably at home working on this alone too. That can get pretty lonely at times and can lead to self-doubt, lack of confidence and finally quitting.   As I mentioned last week, it is through the tougher times that it helps a lot if you are clear about your WHY.   However, there are also other things that you can do to help you and improve your chances of success…   One of those things is to get yourself a Coach or Mentor as I have. This helps to keep you on the right track and offer encouragement and reassurance with what you are doing. There is also the accountability aspect of having a Coach which has made a huge difference to me. The fact that I know that I have to get on a call each week and explain what I have done and if not, why not, is a major motivator. And I also know that if I don’t stay in contact, that Andy and Richie will come chasing me to see whats happening.   I do realize though that not everyone is in the position to take on a Mentor or Coach right now although I recommend you do get one as soon as you can. However, another thing you can do and has helped me a lot is joining some groups of like-minded people in places such as Facebook. There are many communities with both experienced people and also other people learning just like you.  They can offer help, advice and encouragement to you and give you the feeling of being part of a community so that you do not feel so lonely and isolated. As I said there are many such groups on Facebook, so I recommend looking around and finding a couple of active groups where everyone seems to be supportive and are helping each other and get involved yourself. It will make a huge difference. Just do not get so involved that it distracts you from what you are supposed to be doing 🙂   And don’t forget to check my Facebook group too at The Internet Marketing Den. I will be offering support there and encouraging interaction and accountability too.   On that note, I will sign-off for now and catch you again next week…   Peace, Love and Success,   Donal

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