Important Life Lessons For Internet Marketers

January 20, 2010 | By | 40 Replies More

The other day I was browsing through my ever overflowing email inbox, and I came across one of good ‘ol Travis from the Bum Marketing Method (remember, he is one of the one’s who’s list I kept subscribed to – thanks, Travis!! πŸ˜‰ ) which compelled me to have a quick look (his subject line read just “AWESOME”).

Here is what he passed on to his loyal subscribers, and I enjoyed watching this so much that I had to pass it on to you, too. It is a short 9 minute video, but it is so jam packed with great life lessons that it leaves you feeling like everything is possible.

We, as Internet Marketers especially, get often so much negative feedback from our loved ones around us (especially when we haven’t quite gotten to earning a real living online yet), and we often suffer so many set backs and hurdles along the way that we all need strong stamina and tenacity, and belief in our ultimate goal. It is so easy to lose focus and be discouraged, and at times it takes a lot of strength to keep going and keep faithful of the outcome.

This video will pick you up, and give you that special “shiver” down the spine that will make you keep going and keep at it. Because that’s one of the most important things in Internet Marketing – to keep going, and never give up. Believe and you WILL get there.

And there is so much more in that video, it’s just brilliant.

Enough said, here it is!!! Enjoy! – P.S. Please re-tweet freely, many people would probably love to listen to it…

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  1. Roy says:

    There have been a few bloggers recently talking about Will Smith and how his philosophies relate to our niche.

    Awesome video – really inspiring!

    Thanks, Petra πŸ™‚
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  2. Vance says:

    Hi Petra,

    The lessons are good for internet marketers as well as for everybody else.

    The way we think and what we believe to be capable of achieving is the determining factor of our success.

    I know it to be true because the few times when I applied it it worked every time.

    The people that laughed at my dreams became suddenly very quiet when they came true.

    I wish I would have applied the principles consistently to everything.

    But there’s never too late and now I’m determined to apply this to my internet marketing efforts and earn money blogging.

    I mean good money.

    What anybody else says, especially if it’s negative is completely irrelevant as long as the determination we have is great.

    Now I’ll tweet the post when my comment appears – is approved, I promise and I hope that it works.

    I’ll make sure that I’m following you and if I don’t see the tweet I’ll let you know.

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    • Petra Weiss says:

      Thanks so much, Vance. I always value your input. Looks like you are doing good with your endeavours, good on you! Keep stopping by….

  3. Loved your post and an aawesome video. It is very easy when you keep hearing negative comments about your endeavours to get established in Internet Marketing to start doubting yourself. But I firmly believe that you have to believe in yourself, if you don’t believe in yourself how is anyone else going to believe in you.

    Take Care

    • Petra Weiss says:

      That is so true, Barbara. And I think no matter how long it will take to become successful, the one thing you must do is keep going, and not lose faith in yourself.

  4. Maya says:

    So neat you posted this. Had no idea that Will was so wise. Love the beginning…, I believe it is that simple too, only I can’t say that I have left the fear behind. I really liked that movie too!
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      Hi Maya, thanks for stopping by! Yes, Will is a great guy and has made some very meaningful movies. Just last night I watched “Seven Pounds” and cried my heart out after! A must-watch movie, too.
      BTW, I posted about putting a button on your site, and for some reason half my sidebars disappeared after doing so. I had to re-build the site from before the post and then post again. Hopefully this time everything works ok!

  5. fslshzd says:

    The content of the video is no doubt helpful for web marketers in that they can take really a good lesson from it and save what they can only dream for.
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  6. John Paul says:

    Awesome movie.

    Once your mind trully believes you can achieve it, and your heart also believes it, then you can achieve anything you want.

    Some times we are our own worse enemies.

    We need to get out of our own way and get to work.
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  7. Jacinta Dean says:

    Hi Petra,

    This video brought tears to my eyes!

    I know one day my dreams will be real………….

    Thank You

    Jacinta πŸ˜€
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      Jacinta, sometimes we need a boost like that to find the strength to keep going. Keep believing in your dreams, and they will come true!

  8. Eugene says:

    very true to the point I was almost desperate thank god I finally succeeded in IM world
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  9. Ruben says:

    Will Smith is the man , Excellent Video , I cant believe how young he is in this video.

  10. jenn says:

    Powerful stuff…have such a respect for Will Smith…great actor, amazing attitude, and well spoken individual!

  11. Darren says:

    This is one thing that many people don’t do. Believing. Then they start whining about how things don’t work etc…

  12. Sujan says:

    Awesome!Really inspiring.I do believe,there is not short cut at all.Only hard work is the solution.Really heartening to listen to those wards.
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  13. Nathan says:

    From the article: “We, as Internet Marketers especially, get often so much negative feedback from our loved ones around us”

    I find the opposite to be true for me. A lot of people are envious of the internet marketing lifestyle and how it frees you to travel and do what you love. There are no 9-5 obligations and you can earn an incredible income if you work hard at it.

    I think this quote pretty much sums it up. “Entrepreneurs live for a few years the way most people won’t so they can live the rest of their lives like most people can’t.”
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      Nathan, I was talking about the negative feedback you get when you haven’t made it yet. It looks like you have cracked the code, so good on you! Yes, once you have reached some success, it’s more likely that people will start to envy you, and you will also have more credibility.

  14. I love Will Smith, such an inspiring guy, great vid

  15. John says:

    Great video and such inspiring words from young Will Smith.
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  16. Daniel says:

    That’s really an important article and lesson for any businessman, let alone internet marketers.

    We really need strong stamina and belief. Keeping ourselves full of energy is very important. Without energy, everything will seem to be so discouraging at the slightest hint of failure.

    I agree that we need to focus, believe and trust in how God leads us in every little thing we do. Failure is a must for you to unleash your potential. That’s how I always keep up with my energy level πŸ™‚

  17. jared says:

    WOW!!!!!! I’m at a loss for words for what I just saw. Truly inspiring

  18. used tires says:

    When Will first came onto the scene, I’d never have thought he was such a deep person. Great video. πŸ™‚

    Till then,


  19. Rick says:

    Hi Petra,

    Just have to give you props. For the last couple weeks I had no initiative or drive. Taking 10 minutes out of my life and watching this video I am glad to say I am motivated and back on track.

    Once again thanks for posting !!!

  20. I really love the video with Will Smith. He gave many words of encouragement and wisdom which everyone will ponder on.:)
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  21. Will Smith definitely knows how to live life to the fullest and is full of belief that we can do whatever we want and be successful at it.

    Inspiring story! Thanks for posting…
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  22. Molly Moore says:

    I also maintain several blogs to earn money online. sometimes it is hard to keep your daily earnings to stable levels..;:,

  23. Nice post Petra. There are many ways to use the Internet as a new medium for Advertising.
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  24. zac says:

    Nice tips, I found the YouTube video to be especially relevant. As an Internet marketer myself, I know how hard it can be to learn these life lessons the hard way.

  25. Angelo says:

    Will Smith is really known for his wisdom, knowing that all of his sharing is very inspiring. In our life we must learn to discipline ourselves if we really want to be successful, our success is on our hands and yet we must grab opportunities besides it may come only once on a blue moon.

  26. Jason says:

    Didn’t know that there was such a video. You don’t normally get things like this in your email. Most of the time it’s just commercial emails that people send to your email.
    I have a great respect for Will Smith. IN his life he really portrays and speaks like a role model. Unlike the many other celebrities these days like David Beckam and Brad Pitt with not so great influences on the younger generations.

    Thanks for posting.

  27. Rose Kline says:

    hi Petra,

    I am new to internet marketing. The first thing I learned was don’t but everything out there. I was luck to find the Gentle Mentor. That took me to a great skype group.Loved the video! I also learned not to try and figure it out on my own.

    I now am being coached by Mark Terrell. He keeps you moving to get the work finished. But I know it will all be worth it. Mark pushes so hard cause he wants us to succeed! As long as we do as he tells us,, We will make it to the top. I would love if you would visit my blog. Any helpful hints are greatly appreciated.Please let a comment.

    Best of Luck


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  28. Chris says:

    I really really like that video. Will smith has an awesome personality. He is always so upbeat and postitive. Not to mention he is very influential
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  29. jhon says:

    The great learning point for me in this video is ” There is no short cut to success”. Patience plays a vital role in success and haste make waste. This is also rule of internet marketing.
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  30. Property says:

    I am sure that many of us didn’t knew about some things that you have told to us and it seems that we should avoid any thing that led us to negative marketing. Thanks for the great post…

  31. Great video! I love internet marketing but It’s tough to keep up and stay up to date with all new things that are coming out. twitter when it first came out for example, you have to immerse yourself in it.

  32. Mathew says:

    Video has been removed but found it on you tube anyway. great stuff indeed. I like tracking all the new stuff that comes around, like to stay in touch with the latest thing on the market. Thanks for the link!


  33. Bob says:

    That was great!! Thanks for sharing…i love inspirational stuff!!

  34. We really need strong stamina and belief. Keeping ourselves full of energy is very important. Without energy, everything will seem to be so discouraging at the slightest hint of failure. Thanks for the post.
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