Keith Everett

Teaching Online Marketers How To Create A Dream Lifestyle

Three Feet From Gold – Why You Should Never Quit

If you've ever read the book “Three Feet From Gold” you will know it is a book about turning obstacles into opportunities. It was written by Sharon L. Lechter and Greg S. Reid with added material from the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

The book itself is centred around a modern day Napoleon Hill type fictional character called Greg. Unlike Napoleon Hill, Greg has an attitude problem and ends up blaming everyone but himself for his lack of Success in life.

Just like many people do today!..

However after finding a coat belonging to the mysterious Mr Buckland and returning it to him, Greg is offered a chance to change his ways and is introduced to some very famous influencers (in Napoleon Hill's day, Napoleon hill was offered the chance to interview famous Industrialists) See “Think & Grow Rich”

As the story progresses and as Greg interviews more and more famous people, you can see Greg changing. He starts to understand other people better and most of all, he starts to understand himself better.

napoleon hillHere are some golden nuggets from the book.

Step 1. The first thing to do before you can succeed at anything is select your path. This means working out in advance where you are going to go and write down exactly how you are going to get there.

So for instance, you might choose an online business model, your goal is to make $10,000 a month and you will do that by creating videos and blog posts.  This is a path. It's not an exact plan, but it's the pathway.

Step 2. The second thing to know is that before great success comes, you will surely meet with temporary defeat. Don't be surprised when things go wrong, expect to encounter ups and downs in your business, this is how it works. Success is actually overcoming a series of short term failures.

Step 3. Learn from people who know more than you. Find someone who is successful at what you yourself want to be successful in and model that person. Learn what they do and how they do it. 

Step 4. Take action on what you learn. Some people just collect information. Information is useless without action. You wont drive a business forward with inaction.

Step 5. Don't quit. You could be quitting “three feet from gold”. Imagine that you've been in your business for 9 months and you haven't made a sale yet. You've spent out and bought all the products, you've done all the training and you've taken action.

THEN, because you've not made one sale, you QUIT. Two days before someone was going to join your business. Wouldn't you feel SICK?..

Of course you would. But people quit “three feet from gold” all the time.

Please remember this. MOST people don't see results in anything, not because the thing they joined didn't work, but because they put in less effort than they should. What happens in the majority of cases is, people quit to do something “easier” and they then downgrade their expectations of themselves.

As the late Jim Rohn said “don't wish it was easier, wish you were better”

Don't give up on yourself just because something got hard, with persistence on your side, most things are achievable and it gets easier after you've paid the price for staying in.

The ultimate price to pay is to be the BEST you can be. Not a substitute, that quits at the first opportunity. I've said it before and I'll say it again, “You can't quit your way to SUCCESS”.

It always amazes me that a person would spend 40/50hrs a week working for someone else, but very little on their own dream. If you have a full time job then it's not always easy finding time working on your business, but you need to find the time.

98% of people in the Internet Marketing space fail to make much money at all online. However 2% do. So what's the difference between the 2% and the 98%?

The 2% create opportunities, whilst the 98% chase opportunities

The 2% take action daily. The 98% think about it

The 2% Stick until they succeed. The 98% Quit when the going gets tough.

To be honest, it's the difference between “hoping it's going to happen and “making it happen”.

I hope you have found this useful. The next time you feel like quitting, remember why you started. It's bound to be hard at first, if it wasn't then everyone would be doing it.

As with anything in life, you are more likely to succeed if you are around positive people. Our online team consists of “Action Takers” who can help you take your online business to the next level. Click the link here to join us.

Peace and prosperity

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  1. Not a book I’ve read yet but just added it to my Christmas list thank you Keith great post, i didn’t want it to end.

  2. Everyday comes practice and one more step closer in the right direction!! I will get this book downloaded.. Thanks 😉

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