I was in a discussion forum yesterday for advanced marketers when something strange happened.
A lady from Thailand popped in, blasted a quick spam, and then vanished.
Forum spam? How 1998.
A couple of the lads got furious. A few of us <ahem> more mature marketers chuckled.
It’s tempting to fall into the trap of believing that “this time it’s different”. Now that I have actual hair growing in tufts inside my ears, I’ve gained enough personal mileage to know that most things don’t change. It just seems like it changes.
Want some instant wisdom? Read a self-help book from at least a century ago. It’s astonishing to read The Science of Getting Rich and not marvel at how fast life was getting in 1904. Lightposts on street corners. Horseless carriages. Women allowed to leave the house without an escort. It was a golden age, was it not?
I recently found an iPhone app called “Self Help Classics”. You get 31 books for the price of a can of aeresol Cheez Whiz and package of beef jerkey. It’s in the app store. I use it as part of my morning success routine. I invest 15 minutes each morning reading a classic and making notes in my journal. Today was chapter 17 of The Master Key System. Powerful way to start the day.
Note To Internet Marketers: if you’re feeling “stuck” in your online business, let me know. Sometimes a slap upside the head is all you need. You can find me on Skype at “teamdragonslayer”.