On Just Getting Started

I'm sitting in the back of the room at Ken McArthur's JV Alert seminar in Denver.

People paid big bucks to be here, it's a small group…and you'd be surprised at how many “gurus” are in the room.

Joel Comm is here.

So is Rick Raddatz.

Rick Buttz. Frank Sousa.

Tip of the iceburg.

Why am I telling you this? Two reasons:

  1. If you want to be successful, you must never stop learning. No matter how successful you already are.
  2. Attending seminars and conferences “works”. You learn things that can help you make money. But it's up to you to do something with what you learn.

Information alone does not create profit – profit is only created when you take action.

A common theme that often gets discussed at these events is how all of us have tons of information and software — but we're not using it.

Yet when the “new thing” comes out, we all rush to buy it.

Problem is, we still haven't used the last “new thing” we bought! Think about it…

How many conferences have you attended in the last year? How many pages of notes did you take? How many information products did you buy? How's all that working out for you?

Did you take action on all the stuff you made notes about?

Did you implement the strategies and tactics you learned in the information products you bought?

Did you even open the information products you bought?

It's okay – we're all “guilty”, to some extent.

But here's my “bonus tip” and “mini-action plan” for the weekend:

Take stock of all your notes, information products, and memberships.

Set aside a small amount of time each day for the next couple of weeks.

Each day, pick one set of notes… one information product… or one membership site…

And go to work.

Implement just one step, strategy, or tactic.

Just one.

Just get started.

I predict that if you do this, you'll experience quick, profitable growth in your business.

I hope you'll share your results with me here on the blog (just comment below).

Have a great weekend!

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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  • KenMcArthur

    Great to have you at jvAlert Live Denver! It's an amazing group of people and a remarkable family of outstanding folks.

    • Thanks for inviting me to speak – and you're right, it is a remarkable family!

      Sent from my iPad

  • Lee Carlson



    I too am in the seminar. I agree that the key thing — the one and only next step, yet the step often difficult to take — is take action.

    Usually the ten most important words — each one is only two letters long — for me are “If it is to be it is up to me.”

    Lee Carlson

  • This is great advice Ray.

    What websites or forums would you suggest as being the most reliable to list upcoming events?

    I get emails from individuals that I follow, but I am not going to know of all the possible IM gurus out there.

    Thank you.

    Rick Carter


    P.S. I finally read “Atlas Shtrugged” and yeah – it has profoundly changed how I look at things.

  • Susanchartock

    Hello Ray,

    Love this post. It is “spot on” about making an internet business work. These posts always keep me focused on what's important about it all. Thank you.