Momentum: The Secret to Achieving Your Goals and Growing Your Business

All around the world, in the early phase of the New Year, people are fond of making To-Do lists; habits to drop, businesses to begin, places to go etc. It’s a nice thing to make such bold proclamations, but how many people often follow through and stick to these goals? Upon close examination, one would find out that these people often carry over these goals to the following year, having accomplished little in regards to their new year resolutions.

The will to adhere to a specific idea and see it to completion is not  common thing. Although hitting your target may sound cheap on paper, following through is hard work! In the journey of fulfillment, a lot of deterrents often appear, obstacles pop up here and there may cause us to become weak and give up before arriving our intended destination.

We must start to recognize the inevitability of problems in life and in virtually any endeavor. When we examine the life of successful people, we will find out that they have tried and failed several times over, but their tenacity and steadfastness pushed them through to the end.

In getting to fulfill your dreams, momentum is the key; it doesn’t matter how slow you go, what matters is that you’re making progress. Ever heard of phrase “tiny drops of water make a might ocean”? This aptly applies when it comes to pursing your goals whether it is in business or any other endeavor.

So how does one build momentum?

First off, momentum has to do with continuous forward progress. Starting is usually the hardest part, once you can begin; you have already set into motion the forces of momentum. So, the first step in creating momentum is to start something, whether it is research regarding the business you want to venture into or building capital or talking to factories to get a good deal, what matters most is start you begin something in direction of your goals.

The next step involves taking massive amount of action! You need to leave the starting point very fast, so you don’t get stuck in the beginning phase. Taking massive amount of action in the direction of your business would propel you to even more success. So, find out whatever steps you need to take to grow your business and take massive action. If you need to promote your website, do it massively, if you need to market your products, do it BIG.

Finally, to keep momentum going, you must capitalize on your successes. People are fond of taking a break, chilling out or resting after accomplishing a goal, this is a fatal mistake! When you achieve a goal that you have set for yourself, there is a strange confidence that comes with that, this confidence is key to setting you up for future accomplishments, but if you relax and rest, you wouldn’t find that drive again when you are faced with new challenges. Nobody is saying that rewarding yourself for success is bad, but in the act of celebrating yourself, do not become complacent. It is important to capitalize on your current success to build a road on which future successes would travel.

That’s the gist guys. Creating momentum is not easy, maintaining it may even be harder, but if you know how to manage and discipline yourself properly, your business would be on a path of continuous growth; experiencing success after success. For more in-depth information on how to succeed in the world of e-commerce, you can check out our video courses here.

Have a profitable week ahead!

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 Mike says at 23:12 et
Nice one Pat! Let me know when you reach 2k per day :)
 
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 sultan says at 21:16 et
I'm new here.. Quick one.. What's FOB ??
 
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Claudia says at 21:16 et
"Free On Board" is a term in international commercial law specifying at what point respective obligations, costs, and risk involved in the delivery of goods shift from the seller to the buyer. Indicating "FOB port" means that the seller pays for transportation of the goods to the port of shipment, plus loading costs. The buyer pays cost of marine freight transport, insurance, unloading, and transportation from the arrival port to the final destination. The passing of risks occurs when the goods are loaded on board at the port of shipment.
 
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 diego says at 21:43 et
Where to get turnkey solutions for amazon coupon squeeze page?
 
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 David says at 21:43 et
Check Amzpromoter, pretty easy to set up and build a list!
 
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 Good Vic says at 21:44 et
I made a shopify store about FURNITURE and people want to mix or match so I had to create a collection for each piece. the big furniture stores have it where you can choose different piece all from that same page. how to do it?
 
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 Kylie says at 21:44 et
Try Option Apps will do this..
 
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 freedom says at 21:50 et
Does dropshipping work? i worry about slow delivery times? who will wait 2-4weeks??
 
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 Gab says at 21:50 et
Dont be discarded about drop shipping there are lots of people have succeeded in drop shipping, my advice drop ship is good when you do it internationally. I have no problems with international customers.
 
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 Victor says at 21:50 et
You can reduce the delivery time.. Try DHL, i pass the cost to the consumer, i find consumer will pay the xtra amount to get the instant gratification they seek in online shopping.. Or find domestic suppliers..
It is Ok to use AlieExpress - just make sure that your customers know about the delivery times and the reason is because all products are made to order and direct from the factory.
Then scale up and move slowly to FBA once you know what sells best for your store and fullfill via amazon prime!
 
Claudia says at 13:49 et
The hashtag for the day is "GET STARTED". Don't just sit on the information. Take action, and we are here to guide you and help you along the way!
 
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Leslie says at 13:30 et
I had over eight merchant providers turn me down. For example, when you think hemp--you think...marijuana. Providers said no,no,no....Hemp is illegal, which it is not! And search Aliexpress for hemp clothing and what do you get, marijuana paraphernalia--not 100% hemp products! Hemp is just another tag for broadcloth. What I do not get is I have seen things like marijuana seed sites with a shopify or Paypal logo on their site? But.. I was denied by both of them for trying to sell anything that could be misconstrued as for marijuana..like vaporizers listed under Aromatherapy. Are not marijuana seeds sold for the purpose of growing an illegal plant in most states/provinces? Why the hypocrisy with merchant providers?
 
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 Diego says at 13:31 et
You see, every provider wants to stay safe. If you are new and coming with a first product and start with something on the "edge" like marijuana-related stuff you might have trouble for sure. Start with safer products, get approved easily, then get some volume going and only when you are a trusted seller add more edgy products. Hope this helps
 
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Claudia says at 17:16 et
Will it work for me? What if I have no coding skills? Check out Libni's store and case study here: http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/03/29/sells-like-hot-cakes-program-wonders-heres-libnis-story/
 
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Ricardo says at 02:00 et
Hi, I have one question, maybe someone could help me: What if I work with 3 providers from Aliexpress, and I make an upsell on my store, but each product is is from a different provider. So, my customer will have this separately, will I have to tell him/her that would come in different time? (something rare that figure I think (?))

This providers offer different things for the same niche, so their product are great for an upsell for the other provider.*
 
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Claudia says at 02:05 et
I think it does not matter if all comes same or not. People are not expecting all products to be in same pack these days, you know even with amazon many times the products are shipped separately even if you order same day.
 
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Ricardo says at 12:15 et
great!!
thanks Claudia
 
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 Emma says at 02:06 et
I agree it's not a problem. If customer asks you reply that you ship from different warehouses.
 
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Juan says at 03:38 et
Hi, I've been working on setting up my shopify store, I was just wondering how many items should i have to sell before i go live.
 
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 Mike says at 03:40 et
hi Juan. It depends a lot on your niche. There are stores with just 1 or 3 products. There are stores with thousands of products. If you sell a pill or something really unique then the less products the better. IF you sell more like everything store then the more the better.
 
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Juan says at 15:36 et
thanks for the feedback Mike, I will be posting the site for critique soon
 
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 Mike says at 15:38 et
yes please do so we can give more specific feedback!
 
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James says at 16:18 et
How do you know if the Traffic is Warm hot or cold? I want to launch an AD right away can i just start targeting my niche with different variations of ads right away as i am not looking for comments etc just sales. The FB ADS training is a little unclear.
 
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 Mike says at 16:20 et
hi James. The traffic that never saw your brand is a cold one. Imagine you have a spokeperson that is doing all the selling in the video. So to warm up the traffic, people need to know more about him and get used to see him as a head of community, as expert in your niche, so they start to buy from him.

If you do "everything store" without a leading actor or a good story, then another approach can be used, for example contest giveaway, or buy 1 get 1 free, or flash sale or "free just pay for shipping gift" etc.
 
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 Aria says at 13:54 et
Cold = never heard of your brand or product
Warm = already saw you and needs further pushing to sale with retargeting!
 
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Dimitrios says at 16:12 et
Hello,
I just started in this member's area. I am using AsinInspector for researching Amazon products and I compared its results with Best Seller Finder. I have noticed a huge difference in Estimated Monthly Sales. Best seller finder shows almost three or four times more sales. Can you explain why this is happening?
 
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 Mike says at 16:14 et
We'll check! probably different update time, as asin inspector is usually updating more often!
 
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George says at 08:51 et
What is the best thing to do if you are out of stock, close the listing or let it run? how about the metrics are they going to drop?
 
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 Ted says at 08:52 et
Are you talking about amazon or shopify? On shopify it will say "Sold out" which is pretty cool for building urgency for other items.
On Amazon if you have no stock your listing is not displayed. You dont need to "close" it. Some people like to rise the prices before you run out of stock. The metrics will go down unfortunately. You need to plan your inventory better.