Jun 28

A manifesto on turning pro

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This is a reprint of an e-mail written by Kavit Haria to his community of Daily Tip subscribers.
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Exactly 7 years ago, I was sitting on my chair,
working at my desk in my tiny bedroom.

I remember opening up my e-mail and seeing a
notification from my PayPal account to show
that I had made a sale for $19.95.

That was my very FIRST sale on the internet.

I remember the moment so vividly. I was
pumped. So difficult to describe the pure jubilation
I was experiencing.

Not because of a measly $19.95.

But because I had been at this game for nearly
14 months. Blood, sweat and tears, if you will,
were poured into this entire “make money using
the internet” belief that I had.

Trust me, I thought it was the hardest thing to do.

I made my first sale, but not because I did
anything different to what I had been doing for
all those months.

It’s not like a learned a new strategy, set up new
advertising, or bought a new shiny object. I did
everything exactly the same way I had been doing it.

Except for one very important fundamental.

4 days before, I made a conscious decision to
do something that has since transformed my life
completely.

If I hadn’t made this decision that momentous
day, I wouldn’t even know where I’d be right now.

I can’t bear to imagine having to get up and go
to work in a job that I didn’t enjoy every single day.

I can’t bear to imagine what it would be like living
with the time freedom I enjoy today.

Reading about the most successful few people
that have “made it” in all walks of life, I realised
something that was essential to their success.

Mindset.

What that really means is that before you start
acting like a super-successful business person,
or #1 tennis player, or whatever, you will have
to first think like that.

So — on that very fateful day, June 24th, 2006,
I decided to turn professional.

I decided to call myself an internet entrepreneur
and marketer. I put it everywhere and started to
tell people what I did.

My confidence grew.

And – most importantly – I began to take my
work more seriously.

Every great artist “turned professional” before
they really made it in the world. The same would
happen for me, I believed.

It doesn’t just mean ‘think it and you will believe it’.

We all know that there is no secret behind the
secret. In fact, if there were to be a real secret,
it would be a five letter word:

ACTION.

Turning pro, Steven Pressfield says, means you
start to take your work more seriously and in doing
so you will automatically get better at your craft.

The amateur tweets or posts without strategy.
The amateur starts to write e-mail and then
gives up. The amateur wants to make a quick buck.

The pro never gives up and is focused on getting
better and giving value. The pro is focused on
transformation.

Most amateurs don’t turn pro’s because
they are scared.

I see or speak to people every single week who
have been trying to build a business or passive
income online for months and years.

They believe they know all the technical stuff and
are doing everything correctly to build a business
online.

Yet each time I meet these people, sometimes
the same people, they’re in the same place.

Frivolously complaining about the state of their
world, about how they wish that if they could just
make one sale it would awaken their hearts and
release their joy.

But therein, dear friend, lies the failure.

Make the decision to turn pro. Decide that you will
dedicate yourself to your goal and your vision.

Don’t doubt the quest.

If you’re ready to do the work that matters for you
and your life, then there is no better time than now.

You’ll be surprised at how much a small shift can
affect everything.

Don’t believe me?

Ask around.

Or better still, try it yourself.

Kavit Haria
Humble professional

P.S. If you’re ready to “turn pro” and become a Kindle
publisher, make an investment in yourself and stick to it.

Take part in the “Kindle Empire Kickstart” process
that I’ve been telling you about all this week.

I’ll help you publish your first e-book and give you the
training so you can get serious and repeat the
process on your own schedule.

I will get you up to 100 sales/month as best I can.

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