on Jul27 2009

Before you think I’ve finally flipped out and made the long last trip over the rainbow to munchkin land, let me explain what that headline is all about!

Read on and all will be revealed…

So I went surfing again tonight, I’m getting better but each time I still fall off more than I stay up!

There’s times when I think to myself – “I’m putting a lot of effort in here, and not getting much in the way of results, other than swallowing a lot of sea water and getting banged on the head by a surfboard”…

Now, I’d never give up because I love it too much, but this kind of thinking is the type that makes you consider throwing in the towel…

And its a DIRTY, STINKING TRAP! For real, let me explain…

Have you ever push-started a car? If so then you’ll know that those first few steps to actually get the car rolling are the hardest; once you take a few more paces and build up momentum, the car almost rolls itself..

Build up momentum. Those are the key words there. BURN THEM IN YOUR BRAIN!

Inertia. Its a basic law of physics, things that are stationary require lots more effort to get them moving than to keep them going once they’re moving.

It’s the same with learning a new skill (like surfing) or starting a new project (like building an online business).

The hard part is seeing the end result, and seeing how much easier it WILL get whilst you’re still taking those first few steps.

So I thought I’d write this post, as a little mini-inspirational “pick me up” to my fellow Dean Holland “Starting With Marketing” students/friends, so when the going gets tough, you can come here and feel all re-inspired (not quite “Instant-Inspairation-In-A-Can”, I’m still working on the recipe to that, but when I do, that product launch is gonna be HUGE!) :-)

Remember, Dean is teaching us how to push-start our “online business” cars. They’ll be heavy and tiring at first, and they’ll be times when we all feel like giving up, but together we can push harder, turn the ignition, and accelerate off into online success!

Peace , and as always, let me know what you think :-)


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8 excellent Responses

  1. 1 Dean Holland Says:


    on Jul28 09

    Hey Phil

    Excellent post man, real good content !

    Great to see you taking this and really taking action, helping others too just proves to me that you have a real understanding of this !!

    Well done man, fantastic !

    Keep it up ;)


  2. 2 Sean Beardmore Says:


    on Jul28 09

    Hi Phil,

    Love the post….so true!

    Hope the course is going well for you with Dean, yourin safe hands! I’m with Alex Jeffreys and having a ball!

    See you live in one of my fav places in the UK, need to visit there again soon.

    Keep up the great posts and writing style, love it!

    Catch up again soon!


  3. 3 Ed Rubi Says:


    on Jul28 09

    Hi Phil,
    Great job! I very much like your example of pushing the car. Makes sense.


  4. 4 Phil Ainsworth Says:


    on Jul28 09

    Cheers guys, this blogging malarkey is actually a bit of a chuckle to be honest

    Sean mate – you’re welcome to visit anytime you like, any friend of Alex and Dean’s is a friend of mine – Bournemouth ROCKS :-)

    Now lets get out there and PUSH THOSE FLAMING CARS!!!

    (one day they’ll be Ferraris :-) )


  5. 5 Huddson Lee Says:


    on Jul29 09

    Well said Phil,

    I used to have a similar saying called snowball effect and it works just the same like building momentum.

    Now it’s time to get our snowball going!!


  6. 6 Lisa Says:


    on Jul30 09

    Great Post! and so true, just get started and it will all come together! thanks for saying it!

    Looks good!


  7. 7 Phil Ainsworth Says:


    on Aug3 09

    Hudson, I like it mate, although it may well turn into a snowball fight – which is fine by me to be honest! Hang on a minute, you live on the Gold Coast mate, you shouldn’t even know what a snowball is ;-P

    Lisa – It bloomin well will come together, too right! Give me a “YEAH!”


  8. 8 Ronnie Slade Says:


    on Aug16 09

    Hi Phil,

    I am a student of Dean’s and decided to take a look around some other student blogs…glad i found yours. I like your “chipper” attitude, apart from the other tips and tricks that we are all learning, an upbeat attitude is crucial.

    Well done my man and i wish you all the success in the world!

    Kind regards,


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