Winning the Gold – 2012 Olympics and in Business.

What’s Winning the Gold in the 2012 Olympics got to do with Your Business? A lot!

Have you been watching the Olympics and seeing those competitors give it their all in an effort to win a little gold medal? They have spent years of their lives preparing for the day that they would stand on the podium and have a gold medal put around their neck.

Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers Win Gold Medals

Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers Win Gold MedalsĀ  ( picture from

How does winning the Gold in the Olympics relate to you and your online business? It relates in many ways. Winning the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics takes years of hard work. Those who compete in the Olympics are the best of the best because they have put forth the effort to be the best.

They have spent hours during their days and weeks and months when they would have rather been taking it easy. When some of their friends were home watching TV or sitting around with other friends drinking beer, they were busy working out. They were out running for miles in the rain. They were swimming lap after lap in the pool.

You have to be willing to put in the time!

These Gold Medal Winners in the Olympics put in the time working out and practicing their sport when they didn’t feel like working out or practicing. They put in the time when they wanted to be doing something else more fun or more relaxing.

You have to be willing to put in the time as well on your business when your friends are wasting their time away watching TV or just goofing off. You have to put in the time writing blogs or working on what ever method of marketing you will use. You have to put in the time when you don’t feel like putting in the time. You have to do the work when you would rather relax!

Visualize Winning!

In order to Win, athletes must visualize themselves Winning! They must constantly keep that vision in their mind as they push themselves on to greater accomplishments. You must do the same.

See Yourself You Are a Winner.

In order to Win, that is Succeed, you must start with Visions of Winning. You must visualize yourself winning. In Business, you need to see yourself succeeding and achieving your dreams. See yourself being financially free and able to give to others from your abundance.

Dream Big and see yourself in possession of those dreams. Be fired up for the goals you’ve set for yourself and keep the vision of those dreams strong in your mind. Visualize yourself being the successful business person. Visualize yourself being the business leader you want to be.

Tell Yourself You Are a Winner.

Next you need to move on from just having winning thoughts and visions to telling yourself you are winning. You must put your winning visions into words to yourself. Tell yourself everyday that you can achieve your dreams. Tell yourself that all the efforts are worth it in the long run. Tell yourself that you efforts will make you a winner and each day will bring you one day closer to your business success.

Each time you tell yourself that you are making progress and that the effort is worth it, you build self confidence and strength to carry on and achieve the gold medal of business success that you are reaching for.

Take the Actions of a Winner!

The dreams of winning and the talking about winning are of little use if you don’t put it all into Actions. You must take action on what you have learned and put forth the effort every day to achieve your goals. Just setting your goals and then telling yourself that you are going to win a gold medal in the Olympics will not even get you to the Olympics, much less win you gold.

You must take action if you are to achieve success, whether its a gold Olympic medal, or financial freedom. You must take action every day to do the things that you know will bring you closer to success. You must put in the time doing the actions that draw traffic to your sites, or build your business reputation. It takes consistent action!

Again, knowing how to achieve success; thinking thoughts of success; speaking words of success; none of these will bring success without ACTION! You must have Consistent, Appropriate Action!

Those who are achieving Gold Medals in the 2012 Olympics have applied these simple strategies to achieve the success they are achieving. You can use these same simple strategies to achieve tremendous business success!

Here’s to your Business Success!

Jerry D Ross

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  1. Good points on success!

  2. Jerry,
    Good lessons on applying oneself to achieve your goal and not letting distractions get in the way.

  3. Sherry Fore says:

    Good points on how to focus on winning in business and putting into practice the methods needed for success. Looking forward to future posts.

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