Do You Celebrate Progress Or Are You Frustrated With Success Delays?

Emma Tiebens Mind Map after Traffic Geyser event March 23, 2010

Emma Tiebens Mind Map after Traffic Geyser event March 23, 2010

I awoke this morning at 1:45 am and I couldn’t go back to sleep.  It wasn’t Garrett “sleep-walking” to our bed that woke me up, it was an intense desire to get massive ideas out of my head onto paper!

I just got back from a 3-day intensive Traffic Geyser Firepower Summit Event – and at this event, I was reminded of so many things about the past 2 years of my quest for the “Holy Grail” of online/internet marketing.

I got reminded of the fact that it was at a Traffic Geyser LIVE event in January last year when this blog, The Relational Marketer was born.  It was around 4:30am when I woke up in my hotel room at the Westin San Diego when I thought to myself “I know what I absolutely would LOVE to share people – “relationship marketing”!  That domain was already taken so I went for “relational marketer”.

This weekend reminded me of the power all of us entrepreneurs – yes, even those who are just starting out – to change the course of the history of this great nation!  Yes, we definitely need workers and employees but we also need successful businesses to hire the employees…  What about those charitable causes… who are the biggest supporters? Entrepreneurs and businesses!  Not everyone is born an entrepreneur but for those who do have the passion to make “elegant choices” (as my Mentor Joel Bauer would say) and have the spirit and the tenacity to see the process through, there are rewards waiting.

I do realize that before we get to those entrepreneurial rewards, there is sacrifice of time, money and freedom to be made and long learning curves to go through.  What has worked for me in the past 2 years is to be mindful to celebrate my progress no matter how small and insignificant they are.  I made a commitment to continue moving forward… what are my options?  To get frustrated and get more of that everyday?

This morning at 3:00 am, I couldn’t resist it… I created a rough Mind Map and colored it with Crayola crayon… No it’s not flashy or perfect but it has allowed me to get this ideas that are fighting for space in my brain, onto paper.  Now I have so much more clarity and I can go to bed.

I guess the lesson for this blog post is 2 fold:

1) Pay attention to your progress – CELEBRATE your success no matter how trivial it may seem.

and

2)  Write or draw your ideas on paper – create your own Mind Map just to clarify your initial “blueprint”.  Don’t strive to perfect it… make it functional first.   For some of you, creating a Vision Board works.  I do have a Vision Board and it’s on a previous blogpost – I will put the link below.

I would love to hear if you were inspired to create your own Mind Map and would love to see it!  Leave your comment and where I can see your Mind Map posted…

To Your Massive Success!

Emma 😉

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