Just DECIDE to Do It


“There’s no middle-class in internet marketing.”

Why doesn’t everyone make a lot of money online?

I mean there really is a drastic difference between earning a “job replacement” online income, and making a few bucks.

There are people that occasionally earn a few bucks here and there, and then there are people that have completely replaced their regular “job income” (and sometimes a lot more) with what they earn online.

Why is that?

What is stopping EVERYBODY from making a lot money online, and not just a select few?

Well, here’s how I see it..

At one end of the spectrum you have the people that will never make any considerable amount of money, and at the other end are the people that will make as much as they want, whenever they want.

The difference is not how skilled they are at marketing, or even their amount of experience.

The difference (that I can tell) is that the big money earners have absolutely NO FEAR when it comes to building a business, making sales, getting new business, and making as much money as they want. They just go and do it, no questions asked.

.. while the rest are content to just talk about success, think about success, dream about success, but not REALLY want to have that success – or have to deal with that success.


“What if I actually make some sales?”

“What if I have to communicate with more people?”

“What do I do with the money I earn?”

.. and then if they do see some kind of success they shy away from it and lose that success to their own fear of owning it.


Which one are you?

Which one do you WANT to be?

.. really, think about it.

Which one do you think you CAN be?

What are you going to do about it?

Sometimes you have to leave your fears behind and jump in head first.

Set a goal, then go accomplish it.

Put your blinders on and don’t stop until you do.

Make some enemies along the way (it’s okay).

In fact it’s good to piss some people off while on the journey because it means you’re focused on what you want, and you’re willing to push the negativity out of the way and not dwell on it.

Just DECIDE to do it.

.. or stay where you are.

Up to you what you want.


— Geoff Stephen

The Fear of Success

An observation..

The longer I’m in this business, and the more people I deal with, the more I realize that most people are NOT afraid of failing, they’re afraid of succeeding.

That’s where the real “fear” is.

Failure? It’s easy, and it’s comfortable because nothing changes. You tried.. and now you’re back to where you’re comfortable. You can just say, “oh well..” and fall back to where you started. Nothing lost.

People are afraid of success because success is far more complex (and scary) than failure.

Success? There’s more responsibility, you’ll have more respect and notoriety in some way, your circle of friends may change, there is pressure to keep getting better, you have to re-invent yourself and re-explain yourself to people, you have more people to answer to (your customers).. etc..

Scary stuff, that success.

It appears that people like the “idea” of success far more than wanting to actually achieve (and deal with) that success.

I’ve seen more than a few people make pretty good money as affiliates until they get to a point… then they panic, then they quit.

It’s almost like they’re looking to fail because they expect themselves to fail.. but instead of failing – they just stop succeeding.

Unfortunately some don’t recognize that they have this “fear” and just assume they are destined to fail over and over again..

Do you fear success?

If you can relate to this list,  you may be one who fears succeeding:

  • You don’t complete your projects (this could be at work or at home).
  • You talk about what you are going to do more than what you actually do.
  • You work tirelessly on several projects at once, not really focusing deeply on any one of them.
  • You still have exactly the same goals on your list that were there five years ago.
  • You second-guess yourself often.
  • Distraction is your middle name.
  • You don’t think your work is ever quite good enough.
  • And the big giveaway.. you’re on the verge of “success” and things start going really wrong.

Is this you? Comment below..

— Geoff Stephen