The 5 Principles Of How to Win Friends and Poison People
The art of getting started when you have next to nothing.
I have just made chocolate cupcakes, but…
I have also just started renting a small cottage in Rural Portugal. None of our boxes have arrived from the UK yet, and so I have limited resource.
I had a recipe, (even if I did not quite understand it all as it was in Portuguese), but no measuring tools, no cake tin and an oven I have not used before. But I decided I was going to do this thing.
I bought ingredients for the cake, paper cups, and some cooking chocolate.
I guesstimated the amount of water, simply adding a bit at a
time till it looked right.
Here they are just before popping into the oven.
The end result was just about OK…. The topping became more fudge like that I was hopping for, but passable.
So, even though I had little to start with other than my determination to make some cakes, and although this first attempt is not perfect, I am happy with the results.
The idea of this cake baking was to say thank you to our new
neighbours in the small village we have moved to for the eggs from their
chickens that they gave us.
I only hope the cakes don’t poison them.
BUT….. you just can’t win in the ‘being nice’ game if you are up against the rural Portuguese….. The plastic cake container was returned minutes later filled with their own olives in a beautiful garlic mix.
So what has all this to do with Online Marketing?
Well, the same principles apply.
1: Decide you are going to do this thing.
2: Start, even if you don’t have everything just right
3: Doing something is better than doing nothing, so don’t wait for perfection.
4: Don’t worry if it’s a disaster, just try again
5: You may well be surprised at the results it generates.
If you have been thinking about starting an online business, but not sure what to do first, or you don’t think you have the right tools in place to get started, and you would like some help, drop me a line and we can chat. [email protected]
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