Today’s Lesson… A Little Thing Called “FOCUS”

BEFORE you ignore today’s “advice” by thinking it’s cliche B.S. – you NEED to watch this video below. This one word “Focus” changed my life. 

This was the ONLY advice that Billionaire, Mark Cuban gave me years back:

My First 18 Months in Business - I FAILED!! 

I didn’t make even a single penny. I was trying 4, 5, 6 different things. Whatever I could get my hands on. I started asking every person I knew for advice and I kept hearing the same advice back…

“Anik you need to focus.”

I used to HATE hearing that because I thought that was BOGUS advice. I felt that all the top billionaires in the world have so many companies, why not me.

The difference I didn’t realize was that THEY do it – ONE AT A TIME.

The Power of FOCUSSo, I decided to finally put FOCUS into my life…and WA LA – my life changed. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE and who knows, maybe today is the day YOUR life changes too!

Leave a comment below and let me know! Don’t forget to hit LIKE too and share this video!

My Letter To You: Why You’re Failing (Yes, I get a bit harsh)…

This letter is VERY serious and if you’re serious about changing your life, you need take 2 minutes to read it. Period.

So, it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post like this, but that’s because I’m working HARD in both business and my personal life.

With that being said, I do apologize for the lack of blog posts and communication.

I plan on writing more posts, sending you more inspiring and profitable information and general “feel good” messages for FREE.

So to kick off my blog starting to get more active. I had an idea.

Every day, in both my personal and support inbox, we get HUNDREDS of emails from students. These emails go from big THANK YOU’s to ones that are almost “begging” for my help (and some very elaborate and creative ones too)!

So recently, I started to respond to a few, as I do feel your pain, but decided that it may better if I just wrote an “open letter.”

This letter applies to EVERYONE. Regardless of if you’re happy in life, a giant success or constantly failing..

My Open Letter to You – Change How You Think

Dear student,

I REALLY appreciate all the emails you’ve sent me. Even though many times, the emails are not sent with the appropriate “attitude” – I still appreciate reading them and I definitely sympathize (but there’s always a but)…

Yes, when you email me about your life, your situations and your pain, I DO read them.

Trust me, you’re not the first to send them and of course you’ll never be the last, I understand that. Don’t forget, there was a day in my life that I sat in your shoes as well.

You see, in the past, I’ve reached out to HELP YOU. I’ve sent you courses, personal advice and even gotten on phone calls with some.

But purely honestly, the sad thing is that everyone is always FIRST to complain, cry, moan and groan – however when you’re having good days, rarely do people write to say “Thank you” or share the good news.

You can imagine how troubling and trying it becomes to just read one negative letter after another!

With my recent offer, Marketing With Anik, I did something CRAZY. That offer was with YOU in mind. For an absolutely CRAZY price, I offered you 15 weeks of hand held coaching with me!

Why did I do it? Because I wanted to HELP. I wanted to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. How much money do you REALLY think I could have made doing that?

Honestly, I could have charged $2,000 or MORE and would have been able to make a lot more money for my time…

BUT…I kept it affordable because I wanted to help. It was the best way for me to reach out to the masses and help address the problems many of you are facing.

Now.. I’m a person who speaks there mind and so I will do that here again. What I’m about to say may sound hurtful, it’s not. I’m only saying it with YOU in mind and for your own good. Hey, sometimes a teacher, an advisor has to be HARSH. Sometimes we all need that kick in the butt to put our course right.

We’re all adults so we don’t need to be cradled…and I don’t plan on doing that.

So here’s the point of this message…(here comes the harshness)

Instead of wasting your time and energy in emailing me about WHY or WHAT happened in your life. Instead of giving me a big list of reasons as to why you canNOT succeed, I need to see a change there.  Trust me, without this change, you’re NOT going to see your life turn-around. No matter how many courses I give you or even if I come live with you in your own house, nothing will change.

So, here’s what you need to do:

You need to STOP thinking about all the reasons why you cannot do something. You need to STOP listing out all the misfortunes in your life. Basically, you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself and having a pity party.

I know…I know, that’s harsh, but sorry – it’s the truth.

See, so many of you think that my life is “perfect?”  If (even today) I began to list out all the obstacles, problems and stresses in my life, I could make most heads spin – I mean I’m on my death bed almost every 8 months bleeding half to death (yes, true story). But guess what, I never do that.

Why?

Because I don’t want to waste my own time dwelling on negative energy. Her’s why…

EVERYTHING you do in your life is based around your MIND. The human mind is a powerful thing.

NO ONE is too “dumb” or “stupid” to do what I do online. The difference between YOU and ME is I pour my heart and soul into my work to make sure I succeed. I focus all my energies only on the things that HELP me, not hurt me. I never, ever, even when I’m lying on the hospital bed bleeding, let my mind accept failure.

Failure is never even an OPTION for me – I actually don’t know what it is – that’s how adamantly against it I am…

So, over the next coming days, I’m going to POUR out my MIND secrets on how to succeed. Why? Because no matter HOW many courses I give you, videos I give you or advice I give you – it’s all a waste. It’s all a waste unless your mind is right.

Today, I want you to take a moment and read up on a concept I’m a FIRM believer of:  It’s called “Law of Attraction.” 

Here’s the direct Wikipedia link:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_attraction

Simply put in simple terms – Your mind drives your success or your failures. If you believe in positive thoughts and your results WILL be positive. You need to focus on the GOAL instead of the problem and THAT is the main issue I notice in my students these days.

It’s powerful – take a few mins to head over to wikipedia and read about it.

I hope you can make the changes in your mind to accommodate this new found knowledge.

Your Coach & Friend,

Anik Singal

 

**SIDE NOTE: Those asking about support/product access issues etc: Our support email has been the same forever: support@affiliateclassroom.com . We have 24 hours in a day in which SOMEONE is sitting there waiting for your requests. Thanks. 

Weekend Rant: 5 Tips for YOUR success…

As we roll into this weekend ,I wanted to share with you a quick 5 tips that can help you get started online or help BUILD your online business.

You know the HARDEST part of getting started online or continuing your success online starts with TAKING ACTION.

We find that our daily lives can EASILY interfere with our progress along with the distractions.

So I’ve created a list of things you should do that really can help you avoid distractions.
This list is NOT in any order, just a quick list to help you take action.

1. Try to check emails at 2 or 3 EXACT times a day and no other time. (This includes smartphones)

2. FOCUS on just ONE item at a time. It’s very common to get sidetracked because we spread ourselves thin.

3. SET TIME for your projects. Put yourself on a schedule in which you dedicate that EXACT time for whatever project you’re working on.

4. TAKE ACTION. You’ll NEVER get anywhere if all you do is buy products or continue reading and learning. What you need to do sometimes is just DIVE right in. That means you may make mistakes, but that’s the BEST way to learn.

5. GET RID OF NEGATIVITY. Sometimes the reason for our failure revolves around the energy or people around us. If you find someone/something is slowing you down, then get away from it.

Have a FANTASTIC weekend!

How To Bring Change – Biggest Mistake People Make

How To Bring Change To Your Life – In this video I discuss the #1 mistake people make when trying to improve their life. Don’t be one of them!

It’s a simple concept and EASY to start implementing. So…what are you waiting for?

Leave a comment below and tell me exactly what change you’re going to make TODAY?

What Is Financial Freedom To You?

You hear the term a LOT – Financial Freedom…now according to Wikipedia, here’s the definition:

Financial independence is a term generally used to describe the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live indefinitely without having to work actively for basic necessities [1]. In the case of many individuals whose financial circumstances fit this description, their assets generate income that is greater than their expenses.

But this is all so “money based” it’s all about “financial wealth…”

I couldn’t help ask myself what financial freedom meant specifically to ME. The more I thought about it, I was surprised to see that it really had very little to do with money for me.

Don’t get me wrong, money IS essential, but the first thought that came to mind when I heard “financial freedom” was: “Doing whatever I want, whereever I want, whenever I want without worrying about paying my bills…”

Yes, some will argue that that’s the same thing as above. But, notice mine has nothing to do with “not working” – I LOVE WORKING. I love what I do and would shrivel into dust if I had to sit around all day…

So, what is FINANCIAL FREEDOM to ME?

There, that picture…that’s what it is. Right now, I’m typing this blog post sitting backwards on my bed in a hotel room in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Why am I here?

I don’t know…why not?

Was on my way to New York for a conference and a friend and I decided to stay here for 2 nights on the way and just have some fun!  It’s 2:39 PM as I write this, I was too tired to go gambling or walking around for now, so I’m just doing some work…

That’s it…that’s financial freedom to me.

What is it to you? It deserves some thought!

Everything Happens For a Reason – Look For The LESSON In It!

My mom always used to say this to me when I was young and for a while I grew to HATE this (what seemed so cliche) of a statement.

But, in recent years, this little line of “everything happens for a reason” has really started to make sense to me. Heck, I’m the one running around preaching it now!

Something to think about…

Think back to ANYTHING positive that’s happened in your life – Maybe someone you met, a “lucky” breakthrough, a major success (personal or professional)…

I’m willing to bet the FARM that if you do enough LINKING, you’ll trace it back to a day that wasn’t so good. Let’s say you just got a promotion – well think back to all the days you left work angry and cursing your boss?

Think about all the times you felt “I’m not getting anywhere at this job.” But, maybe out of force or fear, you stuck it out and continue to work hard…and with every failure, you got better, improved and one day (when it was right) – PROMOTION!

I challenge you right now – try it… there is always something that led to it – your “success” is purely a silver lining of something bad.

Because of this, I catch myself saying “THIS” a lot now…

“Look for the silver lining…”

No matter WHAT happens, no matter HOW bad it is, you’ll rarely see me down or upset anymore… why?  Because I know there is a big lesson hidden in there somewhere.  I look for the “silver lining” – the positive and what I can take away!

The more and more you believe in this and accept it, the easier it becomes to actually never get down during the rough times…

Basically…

The next time something “bad” happens to you. Do things immediately…

1. Frequently remind yourself that “everything happens for a reason…” – A greater reason…For the greater good – something yet to come…

2. What can you LEARN? – Immediately look for the lesson on how to improve yourself…This almost guarantees you continued growth!

Turn the negative into a positive…you’ll see a huge difference in how you handle and fix “bad times.”

With Every Failure, You’re Closer To a Success!

I have no idea where I heard this saying, but it’s stuck with me for years. It’s one of the greatest truths I’ve ever heard!

It follow along with the line of “with every no, you’re closer to a yes” – you hear that line a LOT if you work in the sales business.

But, think about how sad it is… MOST people who try REALLY REALLY hard and push and fight eventually give up (if they don’t see fast success). The saddest part of that is to think HOW many of them gave up RIGHT before they hit success!

Most were probably another few tries (max) away before hitting a success.

I remember my personal story. I started my online business “venture” about 8 years ago and my first 3 projects were a miserable failure. I WAS very discouraged but I refused to give up (I think I have too big an ego for that). Well, guess what, a MONTH after I had really considered quitting – I had a HUGE success.

Since that day, I never looked back.

This has also happened with me over and over since then.

I Almost Made The Mistake Yesterday…

As a matter of fact, I ALMOST just gave up on something yesterday and woke up today and said “no way” – I re-started and already made a HUGE leap towards success today!

So, lesson for the day: SMILE when you fail, it’s awesome – be happy and keep pushing. Never stop fighting!  Success only comes after lots of failures!