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It’s early in the morning after a big night last night – I won a silver medal for archery and was presented with it by a Paralympic gold and silver medallist which was a huge honour.

Of course, winning is only part of the game. Or sport. But, as any sportsperson will tell you, it’s a big part and mindset is fundamental to it. It’s the same with marketing and, if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to succeed, this will shed some light – the 10 Traits of Successful Online Marketers:

I also like these 5 Awesome Qualities of Unshakeable Digital Marketers:

There are plenty of resources out there on the ‘right’ marketing mindset but I think this is more instructive – it’s what the wrong one looks like:

But what if you have no idea whether or not your mindset is the right one? Or you are just plain stuck and need a motivational boost to get you going?

Try this…three excellent podcasts from the Starting From Scratch Show which will help you:

  • Uncover Your Psychological Roadblocks And Launch Your Ideas
  • Start A Business Without Ever Feeling Fear
  • Stop Wasting Your Time Coming Up With A Unique Idea And Strategy

All with industry experts and all available to download for nada here:

Entrepreneur on Fire is another podcast that is not only inspirational but full of practical advice – I especially recommend this episode on how to become an authority in 3 minutes a day from a man who was facing foreclosure and is now a mega successful bestselling author:

Mastering productivity is another cornerstone to success and, to my mind, goes hand in hand with mindset. After all, you can think positively forever but it’s action that will get you where you want to go.

Tim Ferris knows more about productivity than most…and so he should because he wrote a bestselling book on it. Here he is sharing his best productivity hacks and I love his raw honesty – not even Tim gets it right all the time:

More of a visual learner? Or simply want something to stick on the fridge to remind you how to be more productive?

I have just the thing for you – a superb infographic from Hubspot:

I’ll leave you with one of the most popular TED talks ever on motivation – it’s called Programming Your Mind For Success and the speaker is Carrie Green, who started her first online business at the tender age of twenty:

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