(Today is a guest post by Matthew Hooper. I’m still in Las Vegas, so thanks to Matthew for stepping in with a guest post.)
I really appreciate the opportunity to write a guest post here for Benny. The thing that I admire the most about Benny is his get busy living approach to life. There isn’t anyone out there that can argue that Benny doesn’t wait around asking for permission to get busy. He simply gets busy.
There’s an App for That
The most recent example of this is how Benny put his head down and came up with an app for the iTunes App Store. This isn’t an app that just got lost in the depths of the iTunes store, this is an app that quickly became a hit and earned $4,739 in a single weekend! His app later went on to get featured as App of the Week in the iTunes App Store, which turned the app into an even bigger success.
This may appear to have happened overnight but really it didn’t. Benny will be the first one to tell you that he spent seven months getting this app developed. Benny wasn’t an expert in app development when he started. He simply got busy with his idea and turned it into a success because of his willingness to get busy.
Backing Up a Bit
If we backup even further, Benny got to a point in his life where he wanted to set some goals and make a change. He also wanted to get to a point where he was able to earn a living online and live the way he wanted to live. One of the things that he did in the beginning was that he got busy building his internet presence and you can too.
You can start by getting your blog up and running. You don’t even need to be an expert at building websites. The whole process is very simple if you go out and find the right tools for the job. You might be thinking that you can’t build your own website and you might be right. However, let’s rephrase that statement a little. Maybe what you should have said is that you don’t know how to build your own website… right now. Things can change.
The internet is changing and advancing at a rapid pace. Things are always getting faster and things are always getting easier. By using a tool like WordPress you can get started building a website in a single weekend.
The first website that you build will probably frustrate you. It’ll probably challenge you. This is because the first time you do something, it’s hard. The faster you get busy building your website, the faster it will be finished. And trust me, it is possible to learn WordPress in a single weekend with the right WordPress course.
The single most important thing to do is to remember that you need to break your goals into next actions. Don’t think about it as building a website. Think of it as getting a domain name, action one. Then think of it as getting a web host, action two. Keep working through all of these actions until your goal is complete and your website is finished. Climb each mountain one step at a time and soon you’ll be on the summit.
Building Out The Hub
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we need to remember that building a solid internet presence doesn’t start (or end) with building a website. However, a website used as a central hub is a vital piece of the puzzle.
A website should be a place for you to draw people back to and a place for you to express yourself. This website provides you with a way to build your presence on the internet and a place for the people that you interact with to learn more about you and what you can do for them. You may reach out and build relationships on social networks but the only way for you to grow your internet presence is with a place of your own. A place for you to build and foster relationships.
To The Point
Regardless of whether or not you want to build an internet presence, create an iPhone app, write a musical masterpiece, grow a prize winning rose bush or learn to ride a bike, there is one thing that is important to remember. Take Benny’s lead and get busy doing it, don’t be scared of what might happen.
If you want to do something, anything, you need to take those first steps and get moving. You’re not going to get any of your goals accomplished if you spend all your time thinking about how you’re going to get from A to Z when you really just need to just learn how to get from A to B and then B to C. By the time you get to Y, getting to Z will be easy.
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