How many opportunities are you missing out on because you’re letting fear hold you back? What kind of life would you be living if you lived intentionally, and didn’t let fear grab you and pin you down?
At a past Wellness seminar the instructor said something very telling… that the majority of our problems are not based within the realm of true reality, but within our own psyche and perception.
This is such a common phenomenon that there is a whole realm of psychology devoted to it: Cognitive Therapy tech web post, which addresses common patterns of distorted thinking — patterns that can sabotage careers, relationships, and yes — even Internet Marketing efforts!
Patterns such as “All or Nothing” thinking (if I don’t get this promotion, I’ll be stuck in this deadend job forever); Mental Filtering (singling out a bad experience at the exclusion of the neutral or positive ones that also happened, i.e., “How was your day at work?” is met with a tirade about the few negative things that happened during the day, with no mention of the good things that did); and Over generalization, where we draw conclusions from one lone incident and project that this will be the outcome on all future efforts.
Do some of these ring a bell with you? When trolling the Warrior Forum, you’ll see many posts from people who seemingly need to change their mindset as much or more than they need to learn marketing tactics and/or web and technical skills. Between Bright Shiny Object Syndrome and self-defeating negative self-talk, many folks set themselves up for failure before they’re even out the gate!
If you find yourself needing a confidence boost, there are many options out there for you. From joining a supportive membership site like Niche Affiliate Marketing System (NAMS), to developing your Mindset Mastery muscles, or learning the ropes of Affiliate Marketing Secrets and mindset with Connie Ragen Green, there are many resources that can help shore up your skills and boost your confidence without hype (or making you feel like you’re the only one on the plant who doesn’t get it!)
So don’t let fear — fear of failure, fear of looking look a doofus, fear of what other people think, fear of ANYTHING hold you back from your dreams. Much like Marley’s Ghost in a Christmas Carol, you’ll often find your ball and chain is of your own making — but just like Dorothy, you have the power of Mindset to click your heels and take you beyond chasing rainbows and let your Internet Marketing career soar!
When you first start out trying to get a site on the Internet everything seems so confusing. Obtuse acronyms flow freely through the ‘Beginner Friendly’ information sites and definitions can be hard to come across. The main reason for this is that the Internet and the process of getting a website online is really very simple, and once people get past the first stumbling steps they rarely remember the difficulty they once had, which leads to them being unable to understand the next wave of dot com newbies.
So let’s begin with defining some of the basic terms that are commonly thrown around when looking for a web host. You’ll quickly realize that computer geeks like using big words for simple concepts. What do you expect from a group of people that decided to call half a Byte a Nibble?
Web Host: These are the people that supply your website with somewhere to sit and be accessed from. They’re often a wealth of information, so when you’re trying to find your feet it will often be worthwhile to contact their tech support and get your questions answered. Because of this, it’s important to contact them BEFORE you sign up for any packages to ensure that you’ll receive a timely response. Just fire an email their way and see what happens.
Disk Space: This is the same as the space on your own PC’s hard drive. Web Hosts will allocate a certain amount of space to your website, usually in Megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB). This determines how much you can store on your site.
Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be retrieved from your site within the bandwidth period. The bandwidth period is the length of time before your bandwidth gets reset once again, usually about a month. Bandwidth is measured in MB and GB, like disk space. Always find out the consequences of exceeding your allocated bandwidth before you purchase a hosting package.
Domain Name: The domain name is your personal identifier on the Internet. This is what gets typed into a web browser’s address bar to reach your site. Some hosting companies will offer a domain for free, while others will have the facilities to provide one for a minimal cost.
SQL (MySQL, SQL Server etc.): Structured Query Language. This is the language used to interact with databases. Chances are that if you don’t know about it when you start looking for web hosting, you’re not going to need to know about it for at least a little while longer.