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To Succeed – you must have the Will to Succeed

To Succeed, one must have the Will to Succeed!

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” ~ Vince Lombardi

o Succeed, one must have the Will to Succeed

Vince Lombardi is considered by many to be among the best and most successful football coaches in NFL history. He was well known as a coach who could lead his team to success.

Chances are you found this site because you are looking for ways to achieve success in online business or in life. You have shown the initiative and the will to find help to achieve that success. Having the will to succeed is what Vince Lombardi considered the missing ingredient which many lack. That missing ingredient that’s needed for true success.


Success…. Not because of Strength.

Success is not achieved because of greater strength, as Vinci Lombardi implies. Strength can be measured in physical abilities and skill. Or it can be measured in financial strength.

A successful person should be working to increase their physical abilities and skills. They should be taking care of their bodies and increasing in health. They should be growing their skills and abilities so they can achieve more. A successful person should also be working to grow in their financial strength. They should be working to increase financial wealth.

But to become a successful person, one does not have to start out with great strength, whether in physical abilities, skills, or finances. It doesn’t take starting out with great strength to become greatly successful.

Success… Not because of Knowledge.

Success is not achieved because of great knowledge either. For example, to achieve success in online marketing, one doesn’t have to know a lot about online marketing to get started towards success. To start building a blog, one doesn’t have to have a lot of knowledge about building a blog. The key is to be willing to grow in the knowledge needed as you progress.

A successful person should be growing in knowledge continually. A successful person should be reading books and articles. They should be listening to trainings, attending seminars, and seeking understanding from those who know more than they do.

A successful person doesn’t have to start out with great knowledge; but they need to be willing to seek out the knowledge to be successful in whatever area they are working in to achieve success.

Success… Because of WILL!

Success is achieved, largely because of the Will to achieve that success. As Vince Lombardi implied, the reason some people don’t achieve the success they seek, is often because of the Lack of Will.

Will is the desire to achieve. It is the determination to do what it takes to achieve your dreams and goals. To be successful one must have the will to succeed; the determination and dedication to never give up no matter what the obstacles they face.

To succeed, one needs to have the vision to see their success and then have the determination to take whatever steps to get to that destination.

Success is largely determined by the amount of will, or determination a person has to succeed. It’s determined by the will to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to achieve success.

As Vince Lombardi put it,

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” ~ Vince Lombardi


Here’s to your Success!

Jerry D. Ross


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10 Critical Traits of a Social Media Marketer

10 Critical Traits of a Social Media Marketer


It seems that everyone is online these days. Many people keep in touch online on their smartphones throughout the day and night. Social media marketing has become an important part of todays marketing whether working with an MLM or selling your own products or services. To succeed in social media marketing it’s important to have some particular traits.

Below are 10 Critical Traits of a Social Media Marketer which I believe every social media marketer should have. At first glance some might find these points overwhelming, but don’t let them scare you. Like other aspects of online marketing, these can be learned and improved upon.


1. Writer

To succeed as a Social Media Marketer, one must be a writer. That doesn’t mean that you have to be an expert writer or have special training in writing. You do need to be willing to write and learn to improve you writing skills as you go along. Social media is about communicating with others in an online environment; to do that one needs to be able to do some writing along the way.

Don’t worry if you think you are not a good writer. Don’t let writing scare you. Like anything else it can be learned and if it’s not perfect at first, that’s fine. Just be willing to start and learn as you go.


2. Listener

As already mentioned, Social Media is about communicating with others. You need to be able to “listen” to others and communicate back with them and build a relationship. You need to be able to hear their needs and work to provide a solution with the things you offer. Listening is a critical trait of a Social Media Marketer.


3. Leadership

As a Social Media Online Marketer, you need to be providing solutions to other peoples problems. You need to be sharing you knowledge and helping others succeed. Leadership is about being one that others look to for solutions and help. Be that person; be a leader in social media marketing.


4. Humility

Though you need to be a leader and share you knowledge with others; a critical trait of a social media marketer is humility. You should never become vain about what you know or what you are able to do. People look to leaders to follow, but people are repelled by someone who is big on themselves. Humility is a critical aspect of success as a social media marketer.


5. Patience

We all want to reach success immediately… like yesterday! But in reality nothing happens as fast as you might want it to. To succeed as an online marketer, you need patience, lots of it. You need patience as you wait for success. You also need patience with others you meet along the way in you business. We all are disappointed by other people at times and the more you are out there in front of others, the more chance for disappointment. Patience is a critical trait for a social media marketer.


6. Responsiveness

Social Media is about relating with others. You need to be responsive to others to succeed in social media marketing. When others reach out to you online, you need to be there and provide answers. Responsiveness is another critical trait of social media marketing.


7. Engaging

Being engaging is another critical trait of a social media marketer which ties in with responsiveness. Social media is about engagement; it’s about a two way communication online. One needs to engage with those that they “meet” in the social media platforms; build a relationship and build trust.

Also another aspect of engaging is how you present your information online. When you write a blog or post a tweet, it needs to be interesting and engaging with the audience. It needs to draw your readers, viewer, listeners, etc to want to participate; want to respond, retweet, share, etc. Being engaging is a critical trait of a successful social media marketer.


8. Caring

Caring is a trait that is wrapped up in several of the others and is critical to success. Social Media Marketing is so much about helping others; seeing their needs and providing solutions. Caring is critical to the success of a social media marketer.


9. Learner

No matter how much you think you know about your product or marketing, there is always more to learn. Trends, Tools, techniques, etc. are constantly changing. To succeed as a social media marketer you must keep up on what’s working now. You must be constantly learning to succeed in online marketing.


10. Perseverance

Social Media Marketing success, like any other form of business or marketing doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. You’ll fail in some of your plans. You’ll have to re-assess your strategies and modify your processes. But success is possible if you know this going in and just keep moving forward towards your goals. It takes perseverance.

As Winston Churchill put it – “Never give up!”

Success as a Social Media Marketer is achievable! YOU can do it! You may not feel you possess some of the traits above or other traits you think you need, but you can grow in any area that’s lacking. The key is to keep trying; keep moving forward.


Here’s to your success!

Jerry D Ross