Are You A Member Yet?

by Julie Barnes

As entrepreneurs, we are constantly wondering if we are taking the right steps to take the business to the next level. It can be hard not to compare our business with the other thousands out there leaving us to wonder, if we buy into the latest program will this boost business?

Beware of all of the “gurus” out there when surfing the web. You know the ones. They have the sensational “squeeze” pages. Before you know it, you’re off running to get your credit card, knowing that if you buy this one program, you will be at six-figures by the end of the year.

Tip: There are rarely “overnight” successes. While it may seem that the “guru” hit the mother lode in less than year, most entrepreneurs achieve the success of their dreams by staying focused, working hard, and not letting outside influences sidetrack them. Also, remember that your idea of success may different than the next entrepreneur.

Then there are the membership programs. It seems like everyone has some variety of membership program and your email box is full of reasons why you should join.

Tip: Some of the greatest entrepreneurs attribute much of their success to working with mentors and coaches. While some groups and programs may be worth the money spent, it is always beneficial to follow the rule of “buyers beware”. Google the program. Research the instructor. Ask your circle of peers. You’ll soon find out that the Cyber World is smaller than you think.

Copyright © 2010 Julie Barnes and One Who Writes

Julie Barnes is a Freelance Writer focusing on her passion of entrepreneurship. Julie published “So You Want to Start a Business…Now What?” in December 2009. Julie lives and works in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, KS with her husband Ron and lovable dog Hank. You can visit her site at

Julie Barnes is a regular contributor to the Secrets of Success blog.

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