Not Getting Results? Focus on the NEGATIVE!
Well, I would have been back with my scheduled Thursday blog post after my scheduling got a little wayward there for a moment. However, it was not to be, as my server decided that it was going to have issues and make all my sites either not work properly or slow down to a completely unusable speed.
Of course, my webhost is claiming that the fault lies at my end, as per usual, but considering that it wouldn’t be the first time (or even the second time) that they have messed up behind the scenes and broken my sites, I’m not placing too much trust in the accuracy of their assessment.
Well, enough’s enough and I’m done with them. All being well, I shall be migrating all my sites over to a more capable host, something I should have done a long time ago really.
Anyway, on with the show….
So, I’m back with another whacky headline that’s likely made many of you go, “Huh!?”
But, if you know me, then you’ll know that my headlines always have a point and relate to an important teaching point that you can take away with you.
This week’s is no exception.
Are You Getting the Desired Results?
I’m going to assume that, if you are reading this far, you fall into one or more of the following categories:
- You are making money online.
- You are yet to make any money online.
- You are a blogger.
- You are a product creator.
- You are trying to build your mailing list.
- You are trying to drive traffic.
Now, there could be many more points, but I reckon that it’s highly likely that one or more of those applies to you. Bearing those points in mind you may also have had one or more of the following questions:
- I’m not making enough money. How can I make more?
- Why have I not made any money?
- Why am I not getting visitors/commenters/shares?
- Why am I not making sales?
- Why am I not getting subscribers?
- Why am I not getting enough traffic?
It could be that you feel that you’re doing everything right. Yet, those results are just not coming.
Does that sound familiar?
You may not be doing anything blatantly wrong and you’ve probably worked really hard to get to the stage where you are right now.
So then, what should you do?
Well, I’ll tell you what you shouldn’t do – don’t focus on what it is that you’re doing or have done.
Erm… come again?
That’s right, don’t focus on what you are doing. It could be that most of what you’ve done, you have done correctly.
So why am I not getting results?
In each of the examples I listed above, there could be many, many reasons as to why a person doesn’t get the desired results and I couldn’t begin to cover them here.
But here’s the thing:
You might look at others who have done the same things that you have tried, yet they are getting the results.
So you might ask yourself: “What else can I do?”
We could be onto something here….
Here’s another question to ask yourself:
“What is it that I am NOT doing?”
That there can be the make or break element to your success.
Sure, everything that you have done, you may have done correctly. Within all that there may not be anything that, per se, you have actually done wrong.
But, there could be certain things that you are not doing.
So rather than think about ‘this and this and that’ that you’re doing and not getting results from, focus on what it is that you’re not doing that could be the missing piece(s).
But how can I do that if I don’t know what’s missing?
The answer could be simpler than you may think…
Look at others who have had success with what you want to achieve.
For example, if you’re not getting good open and click-through rates with your e-mails but you know of someone who is an expert in this, subscribe to their list and do a case study on their methods.
Examine their headlines, take note of how often they mail and when. Take note of how they structure their e-mails.
You feel compelled to open one of the e-mails based on the headline? Why?
You feel compelled to click on a link that they’ve included in an e-mail? Again, why?
Think about what it is that compels you to open their e-mails, click their links etc.
It doesn’t have to be only one person with whom you can do this. In fact, it’s better if you take notes from a few different people. Pretty soon you’ll begin to spot patterns.
Of course, e-mail marketing is only one example.
What about someone who has a successful blog. Perhaps they have plenty of commenters and social shares, for example. How do they get people to engage with them? What do you observe the successful blogger doing?
The same goes for a successful product launcher. Examine their sales pages. See how they structure them.
When you purchase something, take note of the sales funnel. Just doing this can teach you a lot about how (and how NOT!) to launch products and structure funnels.
Now, it has to be said that all this alone won’t guarantee success, nor will it make you an instant expert. There’s always going to be work involved in whatever we do.
But if you are not getting the results you desire, look to others who are having success and ask, “What is it they are doing that I am not?”. Remember, there is a reason that they are successful. You just need to take that and apply it to your own business.
Having said all of this, it’s important to not compare yourself with others. You have to focus on your own business and get into your own stride.
But by simply taking note of what ones are doing who are having success, you can make even the smallest of tweaks that can give you the greatest of results.
That’s one of the reasons why it’s good to get yourself a coach and mentor.
Someone who has been there and done it.
Someone to whom you can look for guidance.
Someone whose strategies work and you can copy for yourself.
Someone whom, not only you can copy, but who will give you a complete blueprint for success.
Well, that’s precisely what I did and, in my opinion, I got one of the best in the business.
And providing that much-needed blueprint is exactly what he does. Click on the banner below for a free video about this very blueprint.
Over to You
Have you had any experience of not getting results but then taking note of someone who has had success and then applying what you’ve observed?
Let me know in the comments below!