When faced with an obstacle………

Flag of Pretoria
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You need to persevere and either go over it, under it, around it, or through it!  If you don’t, you won’t get to where you want to go because it was just too much of a challenge.

Case in point.  Earlier today, I spent a good portion of the morning on a Skype call with an online acquaintance in South Africa who was in the process of getting a website set up so that she could sell some language products.  She was using a hosting service that up until this point I had never heard of before called PitchMagic.  I found out later that it is tailored for those who want to sell their digital products on Clickbank and from what I see it looks like a great way to go.  It even has a feature that will control how many times a person can download the product from the link.  If anyone knows how to do that with PayPal, let me know!  The main hurdle at the time was figuring out how to get her products uploaded to her “pitch page”.  Well here I was in Sacramento, California and she is in Pretoria, South Africa and I was having to view her desktop screen via Skype.  Now don’t get me wrong, having Skype available made this all so much easier!

We tried one approach after another and finally we got it figured out!  Afterwards I thought that it probably would have helped if I looked at the directions first!  Granted, it did take awhile but the main thing is that we got the job done even though we are probably 10,000 miles away and 9 hours apart from one another.

Another task I was faced with this evening that I chose wholeheartedly to pursue was trying to find access to some online training materials that I had purchased a few months back.  This time I was pretty certain that I was following the directions.  I even sent an email to the company asking for help even though I knew I would not get a response until tomorrow at least.  To make matters worse, I could not find a record in my email files or on my online credit card history that confirmed I had made the purchases in question.  Luckily, my most awesome wife was able to dig up the paper copies of the credit statements and I felt oh so better in knowing that I was not losing my mental faculties.   Shortly thereafter, I came across an email that was sent from an address I was not expecting and Voilá, it had the link I needed!

Now I could have just thrown in the towel and waited until tomorrow (most rational people would have), but something inside just drove me to keep on searching and I am pleased that my efforts paid off.

So in closing, while you are pursuing your journey to entrepeneurial success, don’t be daunted by the obstacles that show up in your path.  Think of them as speed bumps that you may have to slow down for but that you will pass over.  Best wishes in your path to success!

p.s.  In case you are wondering, the picture above is that of the flag of Pretoria, South Africa.  See how we went around that?  Also, if you have been overcome with the desire to learn Afrikaans, take a look at www.afrikaans4all.com

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