Walk The Walk! Don’t Talk The Talk!

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Hi there,

Today’s topic covers something I’m sure we have all encountered at one time or another. Someone, maybe ourselves, constantly talking about what they are going to do but never doing what it takes to get it done.  I will be honest and say I have done it too many times to count in my 40-something years.  How about you?

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not too late to get it done.  We just need to get off of our butts and stop using excuses as to why we didn’t.

If you know what you want to do like start your own online business, you need to ask yourself this question.

 

What's holding me back-

What’s holding me back?  Write down all the reasons why.

 

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Maybe you are afraid of failing.  If so, check out this post I wrote about this very subject called Kick Fear’s Ass and Take Control of Your Future.  Believe me, you are not alone. Every successful marketer has failed and learned from their mistakes. You don’t learn by succeeding. You learn by making mistakes.

   

no timeMaybe you feel like you don’t have the time to run an online business while working your regular job.  If so, download a FREE copy of The Mind Missile and learn some advanced time-management techniques.

 

I need helpMaybe you don’t have the knowledge needed to start an online business. Well, that’s what I’m here for.  Just send me a message through the support tab in the menu above and ask me anything.  I can usually respond withing 24 hours.

When I started online, I knew nothing about the internet.  I eventually learned how to make web pages, what domain names were, hosting.  Etc.  I’m still learning more as things change all the time.  It’s so much easier today than it was 20 years ago to get up and running.

  no excusesBottom line, all the reasons are excuses we like to tell ourselves to justify our inaction.

In Conclusion

Like the title says, “Walk the walk!  Don’t talk the talk.”  Only by taking action will things get done by all of us, myself included.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.  Feel free to share this if you think it will help others.

 

Until the next time. 

Have a good one….Chris

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  1. Hi Chris,

    What a powerful post mate. Many of us at times need to realy stop and take stock of our lives and be brutally honest with ourselves re what could be holding us back.

    I’m no medical practioner but its more than likely fear of some kind as you so rightly pointed out.

    Fear of failure is truly a very self-destructive mindset and something we have all probably faced at sometime in our lives. The key is to face those fears, overcome those fears, learn from the experience and moveon with our lives.

    What we must not do is start using those fears as excuses not to do the very things we need to do to achievethe goals we are seeking.

    For so many folks the reason they never experience success is because they are simply not prepared to face and overcome these challenges and take the massive action required to achieve their goals.

    SAdly way to many people are still seeking the easy short-cut way to success that sadly never has existed – except in the sales letters of those “market savy” entrepreneurs who prey on this very weakness.

    I’m with you mate – walk the walk! Delighted to have shared this post as well.

    Thanks for your great share Chris – always enjoy your distinctive down-to-earth approach to things mate.

    Best wishes from a remote Thai village entrepreneur

    Peter
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    1. Hi Peter.

      Thanks for visiting and the great comment.

      I try to keep it real in my posts. As you can see, I can
      get my point across in few words. Lol.

      I agree with you that fear is probably the biggest thing
      that holds people back. I could’ve gone with more
      reasons but I think those I covered are the major ones.

      One I didn’t mention was financial but with access to free services
      online, even the “I can’t afford to start an online business” line
      turns into just another excuse to get started.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the read and thanks for the share.

      Have a great week……………..Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…Kick Fear’s Ass and Take Control of Your FutureMy Profile

  2. Dear Chris,
    great post and the crux of whether one succeeds or not. Most people don’t realise that you have to actually do something for something to happen. I do believe there is a time for talking and a time for walking. Some of us do too much talking and not enough walking.
    I think your post will stop and make people realize, it is up to us to make it happen and enjoy making it happen!
    Jennifer Giacoppo

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for stopping by my little part of the web.

      I’m glad you liked the post. Whether we fail or not, as long as we take
      action, we are going in the right direction. If we fail, we can learn from
      it and turn it into a positive. If we don’t take action, we will always wonder,
      what if, and it can make us miserable.

      Have a great week……..Chris
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  3. Hi Cris,

    I love that title! So many talk the talk and seems like they just sit there and nothing will ever happen. We must walk that walk. No, it may not be easy, but what is? The only thing we can count on in live is change. We can go with it or resist it. Both carry energy.

    For me, I rather walk the walk. Sure I can “fail” but can always go back to the drawing board. Or maybe it is something that just didn’t work out. Chalk it up as a learning experience. In any case I just gotta keep wak’n.

    Talking the talk is like sitting around the table in one boring conversation.

    Well that’s my take on it.

    -Donna

    1. Hi Donna.

      Welcome back.

      Another problem with talking and not taking action is that one can develop jealousy towards those who do take action and succeed. Instead of looking at one’s self in the mirror and accepting that he/she could’ve done the same thing as those who worked hard to get where they are, he/she puts the blame on others to justify their own inactivity.

      They’ll start talking crap to try and bring others down to their level instead of raising themselves up by doing something. Talking the talk is laziness which can breed misery. And, we all know that misery loves company.

      I’m walking the walk because I don’t want to have a miserable existence going into the future.

      I agree, talking the talk is like sitting around the table in one boring conversation. Not to mention the fact that those who are listening to the same old talk are going to leave the conversation and then the talker is going to be all alone.

      I’m glad you liked the post and thanks for your input.

      Have a great week…..Chris
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  4. Hi Chris,

    So many reasons or excuses people don’t get things done. I’m one to ask myself “why?, what am I afraid of or what’s really holding me back?”

    The reality is that there really isn’t a good excuse if we’re honest with ourselves.

    I’ve never been much of a talk and not do kinda person. In fact, I don’t take partners on anymore because I get tired of waiting and I certainly get tired of reasons and excuses.

    Time is precious and the opportunities are too great!

    There is no success in excuses. I would prefer to make mistakes, learn from them, improve and build a great company than be held back.

    Here is to your success Chris!!!!!!

    Have a great week.

    ~ Don Purdum
    Don Purdum recently posted…How to Discover Passion, Influence People and Increase SalesMy Profile

    1. Hi Don.

      Thanks for visiting and the comment.

      I have to admit that I’ve been my worst enemy when it comes to getting things done.
      I make no excuses, I’ve been lazy. Those days are over, though.

      Like you said, time is precious. Yes, the opportunities are too great. We are at a time where anyone who takes action can make their dreams come true, thanks to the internet. It won’t happen over night, but each step brings us closer to where we want to be.

      Have a great week, yourself……….Chris
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  5. I agree. This also applies to bloggers. Sometimes bloggers write a lot of articles about topics that they don’t have much experience with as if they’re experts. I have to admit that I made that mistake in the past too. Nowadays I try to only write about topics that I fully understand. This was a pretty motivation article, thanks for the kick in the right direction!

  6. Hi Timothy.

    Thanks for visiting my cyber-home. I’m glad you liked my post.

    I haven’t run into too many bloggers, personally, who don’t know what they are talking about, but I’m sure they are out there. Every post I’ve written so far is about something I’ve experienced personally. I believe in telling people what I’ve been through, good or bad, as long as I can put an IM twist on it.

    If I write about something I’m not doing regularly, I will let my readers know what I know, and where they can get more information by including a link to someone else’s post in that area. It’s all part of the learning experience. No one knows it all, so we share others’ knowledge and learn it at the same time.

    I’m here to help others on their journeys. With that said, I’m in the process of changing my writing to provide more applicable lessons to help those who are struggling as internet marketers. I can still do the motivational posts here and there. We can all use some motivation, no matter what the niche.

    I’d rather see people taking action, not just talking about it. Whether the results are good or bad, it’s better to do, than not. If successful, great. If failure, learn from it. Either way, it’s better that the alternative.

    Thanks for commenting here.

    Have a great week ahead……….Chris
    Chris DeeWaard recently posted…Kick Fear’s Ass and Take Control of Your FutureMy Profile

  7. Hi Chris,

    What all are you said in your article , its a right one . I agree with your points. many people talk, but they won”t did anything in their life. Doing a action what we said is better to success point.. Just talking will never give anything and i can”t reach our goal . So take an action, no more excuses.

    Thank You,
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