I have always admired Bruce Lee.
Before I saw this rare interview I had been a fan of his super natural like speed, fighting ability and wisdom.
Bruce Lee wasn’t just an actor, martial arts wizard and wise dude; he teaches you 3 successful online business lessons too.
1: Do One Thing Persistently to Do it Well
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” ~ Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee teaches you that specializing is the secret to success.
Doing one thing again, and again, and again, makes you proficient at a task. So proficient that you become incredibly skilled and successful in that area.
Be a blogger. Or be an affiliate marketer. Don’t try to be 5 or 10 things. 1-2 roles is fine. Beyond that and you are trying to spread your attention and energy between multiple ventures.
Don’t program hop either, for the love of all that is holy! Stick to your program and build it into something meaningful and special over years.
2: Being Honest and Authentic Is the Only Way to Avoid the Shysters and Scammers
“Those who are unaware that they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.” ~ Bruce Lee
Unfortunately, I have seen certain marketers make the same silly mistakes for years. Even decades.
These lost souls are completely, absolutely and totally unaware that they are walking in darkness aka fear, being driven by desperation, greed and the lust of success. No way in hell they will seek the light because they have no idea the light exists; all they see is dollar signs and super cars and flashy homes.
The only way to completely avoid these lower energy online elements is to be honest in all that you do.
If you simply follow your passion in a truthful way you instantly remove most scam artists, get rich quick types and other lower energies from your experience.
You will find honest, heart-centered and generous online marketing mentors the moment you stop doing things predominantly from fear and you start doing things from a loving, honest and genuine space.
3: Be Flexible with Your Goals
“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often simply serves as something to aim at.” ~ Bruce Lee
10 years ago I recall driving around the wealthiest areas of New Jersey.
After I was fired as a security guard I wanted to become an entrepreneur.
I bought my domain and hosting for my blog. Then I decided to aim big, meaning I’d feast my eyes on those $30 million dollar estates owned by celebrities, sheiks and CEOs in some of the wealthiest areas of the United States, adding these castles to my vision board.
10 years later I own little, save my clothes, suitcase, Chromebook, smartphone, cash, savings and a retirement pension.
I aimed for a goal as a newbie blogger but I was never meant to acquire all that stuff at the beginning of my journey, or even 10 years later.
Not owning tons of things has helped me circle the globe as a digital nomad for the past 6 years. I built a blog, brand and business on retiring to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.
I have never been happier, nor have I felt as free.
All because I was flexible with my goals.
Be open. Your goals may and probably will change as you evolve. Growing as a person and listening to your intuition guides you in directions you hadn’t previously thought you’d head in.
Your happiness and greatest online success lies in being flexible.
The goal you have aimed for may change overnight.
Be less fixed with the fruits of your labor and focus instead of following your passion, learning your online business, practicing, creating helpful content and building connections. The process of building a thriving business is a constant but the end goals (aka outcomes aka stuff) are always subject to change.
What marketing lessons have you learned recently?
About the Author
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.
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