Internet Marketing Newbie Finds Bruce Lee
|April 10, 2010||Posted by Louise under Do What You Love (motivation & inspiration)||
These past few days, I have been feeling overwhelmed. My husband and I are starting to market online and the steep learning curve, the excess of incoming information, and the drab weather, leave me longing for the couch and a warm blanket rather than sit here at my desk writing my ebook.
It was in this state that I stumbled on a link entitled, “Bruce Lee Secrets To Making Big Money” by Fabian Tan. Being a Bruce Lee fan (and still not wanting to write), I couldn’t resist and clicked my way to Tan’s site and to Bruce Lee’s advice on making it big.
Turns out, I made the right choice. Not only did Tan’s article deliver by using Bruce Lee’s personal principles to success, the piece connected with my desire for inspiration and focus, something that would not have happened had I given in and headed for the couch.
Tan quoted Bruce Lee’s top philosophies on which he based his life. And let’s not forget how focused and amazing this man was. He became an actor, martial artist, creator of a martial arts philosophy, film director, producer, screenwriter, and cultural icon all before he died at the age of 32. Did I mention he could do one-handed push-ups using only his index finger and thumb?
But back to Tan’s article, which I couldn’t stop reading. Tan listed eight of Bruce Lee’s philosophies and how they applied to Internet Marketing. That helped me get some work perspective, but most importantly the quotes themselves gave me some life perspective.
All of them were profound, but the one that spoke directly to me said, “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities”. As I read it, I remembered that my husband and I had started an online business for that exact reason. Affected by a challenged economy, we chose to take matters into our hands and channel our energies on the abundance of opportunities online. In fact, creating opportunities was why I was writing my ebook (that I wasn’t writing..)
Tan also included a mission statement Bruce Lee wrote at a low point in his life called,
“My Chief Personal Aim In Life”:
“I, Bruce Lee, will be the highest paid Oriental superstar in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting in 1970, I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession the sum of $10,000,000—then I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.”
Just reading it again, I feel the power in that statement. Both his audacity and his achievement of many of these goals energize me and reconnect me to the inspiration I felt when my husband and I first chose to create our own fortune.
I wish I could bottle that feeling. Then, the next time I feel like cocooning on the couch when I should be writing at my desk, I’ll just take a sip from my essence of inspiration and focus and get to work.
Ok. So I can’t physically bottle it, but I can write my very own personal mission statement. One that I can reread for a dose of inspiration whenever I feel the need. And I can write several. I’ll start with the kind of life I want to create and then move on to one for my ebook, then my blog, my parenting, and everything else I want to accomplish.
Plus, I will try to be as bold and aggressive as Lee, because I get the feeling that the key to his success had something to do with his degree of certainty. Put it this way, I can’t picture the same man who wrote that statement procrastinating on the couch watching some daytime tear-jerker on TV hugging a bog of Kleenex.
Quite the contrary. I see him forging full speed ahead. Fully focused. Fully committed. Fully believing. Fully passionate. No plan B. No prisoners. No excuses. Nothing but his mission. Pow!Pow!Pow! And double pow!!
Inspired and ready, it is now my turn to forge forward. First, I will tackle my mission statement and then my ebook Bruce Lee style. How about you? Do you have a life mission statement you need to work on? Then get on it!
But before you do…leave a comment. Let me know what you do to stay motivated.
You can also read Fabian Tan’s “Bruce Lee Secrets To Making Big Money” click http://fabiantan.com/2010/04/the-bruce-lee-secrets-to-making-big-money/ . It’s a good piece.