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Defining Your One Thing for Your Greatest Breakthrough

Hey, bootstrappers!

Are you struggling to get your part-time business or hobby off the ground?

Is it tough to even manage your time and get anywhere with your business pursuits?

Well, it’s a simple fix!

Whenever I’m lacking results in my business (aka cash flow), I have to analyze a few key factors to my success:

  1. How am I spending my 24 hours in a day?
  2. What actions actually produce income?
  3. What actions might produce income?
  4. What actions produce nothing?

Here’s the thing, outside of your income, what is the difference between the wealthy and you?

Give up?

They focused on one thing at a time, mastered it, and then scaled their efforts.

Once you can answer the four questions above, you’ll have a better understanding of what you need to do.

Because the items that produce results are the things you should focus on.

My suggestion is to focus on your one best action, something within your strength zone, and create massive fucking action from it.

This means do it better than anyone else.

Study how you can become better at that one action.

Apply what you learn and adjust your course according to your results.

This simple formula for success has helped me grow an amazing brand around fitness.

So, I have a little homework for you.

  1. Get a pen and paper out
  2. And, honestly answer the questions above
  3. Then, remove the actions that serve you no good

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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Can You Believe the Nerve of Some People?!

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Recently, as I edited Kevin’s recent release 10 Guiding Principles of the Ethical Entrepreneur, I recalled a personal experience in my business.

Find out more in this video:

What are your thoughts about getting negative feedback?

How do you react when you receive less than satisfactory remarks?

Are you able to recover or do you simply tuck tail and run?

We would love to hear from you, so please leave your thoughts in the comments of this blog.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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You Eat Sh*t for Breakfast?!

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Oh, my gosh! This is a classic line from the Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore.

But, there is a reason I share a post like this one.

And, it’s not merely to drive clicks to our site or pique your curiosity.

It’s true, though.

Garbage in, garbage out.

What you put into your body and mind, you will reap.

So, if you eat crappy food and consume mindless bullshit, then you will get a crappy body and dumbed down thinking.

In this video, I talk more about pouring quality knowledge into your mind (I’ll save the nutritional stuff for my other blog on fitness at DaleLRoberts.com).

So, what do you think?

If you continue to pump your brain full of worthless content, do you believe it’ll rot your brain?

What are your thoughts on the place of social media and online content?

We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please post them in the comments.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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The Power of Priorities & a Daily Task List

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Hey, I thought I’d pop on here real quick and talk about one of my most important business and personal practices:

  1. Identifying the hierarchy of my priorities in business and personal life
  2. Itemizing them into a daily task list (aka to-do list)

Watch more in this video:

What are your thoughts?

How successful are you right now and what practices make it so?

What do you think of daily task lists? Is it too regimented for you? Do you think they get great results?

Leave your thoughts in the comments; we’d love to hear from you.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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Underground Tactics to Growing Your Business Online…

Holy crap, I don’t know if you are ready for this post.

Earlier this year, I made a good friend in self-published author and online entrepreneur Guy Arad.

He is an incredibly intelligent and articulate man from Israel (living in Vancouver, BC).

We exchanged notes on what made our businesses successful and he brought up a name I’d never heard before.

In business and in life, you should always try to find a mentor and Guy did just that with Russell Brunson.

Hear more about Russell in this video:

What’d you think?

Have you heard of Russell Brunson or Dotcomsecrets before today?

How about email marketing or Click Funnels?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments and if you have questions, fire away.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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How I Made $5 in Under 5 Minutes…

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Hey, and you can too!

This isn’t some get-rich-quick scheme nor am I implying you’ll become wealthy from my methodology.

BUT, you can, with the right skillset and a little imagination, generate a little extra scratch without having to panhandle on the corner.

Watch the video below for more info!

And, this is an interactive experience, so let me know your thoughts in the comments.

What has been your experience in freelance work?

Have you used Fiverr before?

If so, were you hiring someone? Or, were you hired for work on Fiverr?

Hit us back!

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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77 Weeks I’ll Never Get Back…

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Hey, I’ll be the first to pop up my two cents on the Bootstrap Businessmen blog. Why not?! After all, I’m the damn writer of the two of us. In fact, my partner-in-crime, Kevin, just finished writing an incredible book, yet he REFUSES to take the title of “author.” What gives?! Haha

Seriously, though, it’s nearly 2:00 a.m. and I’m wrapping up my work. I couldn’t help but reflect on the past 77 weeks. My last day of employment was August 29th, 2014. I left an amazing job that provided me over a decade of wealth, great memories and wonderful friends.

So, why did I leave my awesome career as an activities director? Quite simply, I wasn’t fulfilled anymore. Every day I kept going in with less and less enthusiasm. Sure, I could put on a front for everyone, but ultimately, at the end of the day, I had to go home and be real. My body and mind were exhausted, and my wife seemed like an afterthought.

That is BAD!

I would’ve never considered marriage if my job was more important than my love, Kelli.

So, it was when she struck out on her own as an online entrepreneur that life took a turn for the best. She gradually built a business in Amazon FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon) essentially reselling items online. It was crazy what she was doing, and I found a reason to go out with her til all hours to realize her online success. Every store we’d enter, I’d scan a barcode of an item. We’d figure out if the thing were good or not. Working in Amazon FBA was like a treasure hunt for me.

Well, a lightbulb went off over my head. I figured if she made this much money with a little help from me, so why not get all the help from me. And, in the background, I had already fired off my first publication, The 3 Keys to Greater Health & Happiness (cheap plug!).

My thought was if I left my job to focus full-time on helping my wife and part-time on writing, then we’d be made. This decision didn’t come without some reservation. It wasn’t until Kelli and I talked it all out 1,000 times that I finally decided this idea was going to be a reality.

Fast forward 77 weeks later, and here I am. What I’ve accomplished:

  1. Ran a successful Amazon FBA
  2. Closed the Amazon FBA business to focus on publishing
  3. Formed and ran One Jacked Monkey, LLC
  4. Published over 60 books – lost count quite frankly!
  5. Helped my wife publish scores of books
    1. She published far more than me
    2. She formed 3 LLCs – 2 publishing, 1 online reseller
  6. Established 2 partnerships this month
  7. Developed Bootcamp for Writers  – a coaching business to help aspiring authors
  8. Became #1 best-selling author…twice!
  9. Released a few best sellers – some in fiction under a pen name
  10. Managed 2 freelance authors and 1 editor

I’m sure there is so much more, but my eyes are getting heavy, and my body is ready to call it a night. Though it seems impossible, I’ll get up at 6:30 a.m. to attack my day with a killer leg workout. Then, right after, I’m going to record videos for two new projects. All the while, I’ll have fun doing it.

That’s the thing – 77 weeks have passed, and I had hundreds of opportunities in between. You best believe I took full advantage of every one of them I could. I’m thankful for every chance I had at living life on my terms. Now, I cannot wait to see what’s in store in the coming days!

Thanks for the support and please, share this post with everyone you know.

Till later,

 -Dale L. Roberts

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