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Possibilitarian, Prosperity Coach, Podcast Host & Founder of Profitable Businesses, Enriching Lives ™ at Maria Hinton
Possibilitarian, Prosperity Coach, Podcast Host & Founder of Profitable Businesses, Enriching Lives ™ at Maria Hinton

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Maria's Secret To Success: Cultivating The "Relentless Mindset"......




Last week I talked about how expectation is the biggest dream killer. This week I want to talk to you about being relentless in pursuing your goals and dreams. If you can adopt the relentless mindset, I can guarantee that you will reach your goal.

Let's think back to a time when you accomplished something big in your life.

→ Getting married and having a bunch of kids.
→ Becoming debt free.
→ Running in a 10k marathon.
→ Building a multi-six figure business from the ground up.
→Travelling the world for a year.

Now think about all the the steps that you had to take before you reached your goal.

Let me ask you, was it EASY to get where you wanted to go? I am going to take a wild guess and say, heck no!

You might have had to go on some really bizarre dates to find your partner.

You probably had to make many sacrifices when you were paying off your debt, like cutting out nonessentials.

You most likely had to train multiple times a week to condition your body and be really mindful of your diet before you ran your race

You must have had to invest financially and emotionally and put in significant amounts of time to build your business. Sometimes you will have had to say no to things you would normally would not.

You probably had to prepare financially to travel the world for a year - and let go of the judgements people cast upon you.


Often times I hear people compare their lives to others. They focus on what the other person has and what they do not. If you're in this spot, I want to remind you that you can have what they have.

Whether that is a family, wealth, physical fitness, it is all available to you if you want it. The real question is, how committed are you?

Us humans often only focus on what we see. We see the fancy houses and cars, the vacations, the fit bodies. What we do not see are the actions that person has had to take in order to get those things. We do not see all the challenges they have faced along the way.

I can assure you the journey those individuals embarked on was not all sunny and sweet. I can bet there were tons of bumps, bruises, tears and heartaches along the way. In the face of all of those challenges, those people kept on going.

They were relentless in their pursuit of achievement.

Does that mean they were never frustrated or wanted to give up? Hell no! They felt all of that, but they knew that they had to keep moving forward. They learned to be stubbornly relentless. Where most people give up is where they pushed even harder.

Relentlessness only has one direction and that is moving forward. When you move forward, you build momentum.


→Relentless is the entrepreneur who has continued to breathe life into their vision, even when others around them judge them.

→Relentless is the single mom going to school in the evening so she can improve the quality of life for her and her son.

→Relentless is the athlete who trains each and every day when their body is beaten and bruised.

→Relentless is the former addict who continues to make a daily choice to stay clean.

So let's look at where you are now.

What goal do you have that you have not accomplished? Have you being stubbornly relentless in pursuing it?

If not, why?

If I had to guess, I would say that it is because you feel uncomfortable. That could be mentally uncomfortable, emotionally uncomfortable, physically uncomfortable, or all of the above.

The single mother going to school at night, guess what kind of discomfort she feels? She feels physically exhausted because she has worked all day. After work she comes home to a son who needs her. She cooks, she cleans, she does homework. Then she leaves him to go to night school.

She is emotionally drained. She feels guilt for leaving her son in the evening to go to school. Her heart aches every night she leaves him. She is saddened by the idea that a babysitter is putting her son to bed.

Mentally she is drained. This never ending tape playing in her head trips her up all the time. She wonders if she can make it. She questions whether she should just quit and settle with the life she has.

Even though she feels like she is beaten down by life, she keeps pushing forward.

Even though she feels deeply uncomfortable she has an even deeper commitment to herself to be relentless in the pursuit of her goal.


Let me tell you a little secret. Feeling discomfort and still moving forward is where the magic happens. This is where the momentum builds and the results bud.


Now let's go back to that goal of yours that you so desperately want to accomplish. Are you willing to be uncomfortable? Are you willing to work towards it for as long as it takes?

If you are, stand tall and repeat " I AM RELENTLESS".

Affirm this to yourself every day for as long as it takes to sink in. You can have the life that you dream of. You just have to make settling for any less no longer be an option.

P.S - That single mom going to night school...that was me. I am so thankful everyday that I kept moving forward. If I hadn’t I would never have had the life I do today.

All that time I missed with my son, I have been able to make up for because I created the freedom lifestyle I desired so much.

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Maria Hinton Exposes 5 Solid Ways To Make Income Online.................

As a business mentor, I am constantly bombarded with the same question from my clients and from potential clients: “ What is the easiest way to earn money online?”

I always chuckle a little on the inside because, well, making money online the easy way is really not that simple. If it was, everyone would be doing it.
The online world is buzzing with get rich quick schemes from savvy internet marketers, and these claims are not just coming from internet marketers, they also coming from coaches, mentors, gurus etc.

“I make $1,000 per day off of my funnels, let me show you how!”
“I just made $80,000 off my most recent launch!”

Now I want to be VERY clear – not ALL of this is bullshit. I have accomplished both of the examples above, but let me tell you it was not all butterflies and rainbows. In fact, to reach that point I felt like I was jumping over hurdles multiple times a day.

You see in the beginning of starting a business you have to deal with a huge learning gap. You need to learn certain things in order to move forward. You also have to deal with the never-ending competition that surrounds you. Most importantly, you have to FIND the people who will pay to work with you. Traffic generation is where most people struggle. In order to make money you need to find the people who will pay you.

Is it possible to make $1,000 profit per day or more? Yes!
It is easy? Absolutely not. It requires work, patience and guts made of steel.

Like I said, if it was easy to make money online then everyone and their granny would be doing it. If you come across a mentor or coach that tells you otherwise, run in the other direction. They are not being transparent with you.

So… Just over two years ago, I had a business model that was thriving, but at the cost of my freedom. My business owned my ass. I was literally trading my time for money, which left very little time for me to do the things I wanted to do.
I was looking to change that and I wanted to know how. I asked my mentor the same question that my clients now ask me: “What is the easiest way to earn money online?”

Before I share with you five solid ways that you can – and I do – make money online, let’s talk about what it takes to start from ground zero and build an online cash machine.

Pain vs Pleasure

Humans are naturally pleasure seeking beings. What does that mean? It means that we base most of decisions and actions on what “feels good” and we do whatever we can to avoid feeling pain.

When most people start their businesses they feel on top of the world. They are excited by the idea that they can make money without ever having to leave their home. They get to bypass all the everyday hustle and bustle. What they do not anticipate is all the speed bumps they will encounter along the way.

For many, the moment they hit their first speed bump, they are brought down to their knees. They did not expect that there would be so much work to get their business running. They expected that if they just did the work it would all fall nicely into place. They expected it to be EASY.

Let me be very frank with you, expectation is the biggest dream killer. You have to learn to embrace uncertainty when starting a business. When you do, the process is so much smoother.

You need to be ready to do some manual labour.You need to be willing to try different approaches and strategies, to analyze your results, to adjust and change course if necessary. You need to keep your spirits up and keep going when the going gets tough.

Still with me? Then this blog is for you!I am going to walk you through five solid ways that you can make money online.

Do they require work? Yes! Is it worth it. Absolutely. I love making money online – and it is far more passive then selling my time for money, which is what any service based business is. I want to point out that I have done all of the strategies I am about to share with you for myself or with a client and have seen amazing results.

1. Write And Sell An Ebook

Writing an ebook is a great way to make some extra money online. You can make thousands of dollars per month by sharing all the knowledge you have. If you’re a service based business such as a coach, ebooks can be used to strengthen your brand. You can use them as sales funnels and as a way of promoting yourself as an expert in your niche.

There is often this perception that the market for ebooks is oversaturated. While there is some truth to this, if you have technical knowledge in an area people are seeking guidance the income potential is limitless.

Does this mean that you can just write about anything and it will sell? No. There are foundational steps that must be taken to determine what people are looking for. Once you have uncovered what these topics are then you can fill the gaps.

You might be cringing at the idea of writing. Perhaps writing does not come easily to you. Don’t worry. You can easily hire someone to do the writing for you at a minimal cost. Once your book is done, you can sell your ebook on Amazon Kindle or CreateSpace.

The best part about this approach to earning money online is that it is limitless when it comes to income and has a very low startup cost. Once all the hard work is done on the front end, you can literally sit back and allow the sales to come in each month – while you work on your next book.

2. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a very popular way to make money online. Affiliate marketing is promoting other people’s products and services and earning a commission. Affiliate marketing is a great way to generate income because you do not have to invest the time and money creating your own product.

For example, Marie Forleo floods the internet every year around February. She has a ton of affiliates that sell her signature program B-School. Let’s pretend you’re an affiliate and Marie pays her affiliates 50% of sales. If Marie’s program costs $2,000, that means you would earn $1,000 for each person who signs up to her program via your affiliate link. Your main focus would be to promote her program.

If you’re interested in selling other people’s digital products, Clickbank is a great place to start. Clickbank is one of the largest retailers for digital products with great commission structures.

Another way to make money through affiliate marketing is by selling other people’s physical products. Amazon Associates program allows you to sell other people’s products. All you have to do is simply sign-up and start promoting these products. Again, your job would be to drive traffic to the products that you’re selling. Most people use a variety of techniques to sell products. Some of the ways you can do this is by selling on a website, embedding links in blogs and through email marketing. Amazon Associates is perfect for people who are non-techy.

3. Dropshipping

Drop shipping is my personal favorite way to earn money online.
Drop shipping is a retail fulfillment method where an online store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when the store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. This means that when you own the store, you do not have to worry about carrying stock or shipping. Your main focus is driving traffic to your online store.

Let’s pretend for a moment that you want to earn money online this way. What would you need to do in order to make this work? You would need to create an online store to drive traffic to. I personally love using the Shopify platform to build my stores. It is perfect for creating beautiful online stores with ease. The majority of your stock will come from online wholesalers like Aliexpress or Alibaba.

Remember when I was saying that making online money is not very easy and that it requires work? Well dropshipping is a perfect example of that. There is a lot of foundational work that needs to be done before you can begin making sales – for example building your site is not hard but it does require time. You then have to learn how to drive traffic to your stores. Again, not hard but does require some effort.

The Dropshipping business model has no income ceiling at all. You can earn as little or as much as you want. For those who are wondering if you can earn seven figures this way.. You can! Absolutely.


4. Build An Amazon FBA Business

Have you ever wanted to sell your own product? Well you can with Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon). Essentially you would purchase a product in bulk and Amazon takes care of everything else. Amazon will pick, package and ship your products to consumers all over the globe.

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, with a buzzing marketplace, so it is no surprise that people choose to sell their products on Amazon.

Now does this mean you should rush out and go purchase a bunch of product? NO! You need to do sound market research to determine what product would have the best chance of selling on Amazon. If you ignore this foundational step, you will end up with a ton of product that doesn’t sell. I have heard countless stories from people who have product sitting in their basement that didn’t sell.

5. Create Education Courses

Last, but certainly not least, is content creation. If you have a kick ass program to sell, Udemy is a great place to showcase it and bring in sales passively.

Many of my clients who run service based businesses have so much content and have no clue what to do with it all. Why not package it up and sell it? Yes, Udemy is highly competitive but that does not mean you cannot make income with this platform.

The key to making this a success is creating quality programs that offer enormous value, in areas people are seeking guidance. It doesn’t matter if you’re a health coach, Spanish teacher or lawyer you can sell content on Udemy successfully.

So there you go! 5 ways to make money online.

Just remember that whatever route you decide to embark on, you must take your time with the process. Do not skip the foundational steps as this will have a huge impact on your results, or lack of results.

If you’re like me and want to cut your learning curve in half and set yourself up on the right path, I suggest you hire someone who can give you solid guidance. Investing in a mentor was the best thing that I did in my business. Not only did I see results in a short period of time, but I felt supported in each step I took.
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Maria Hinton Discusses How Expectation Is Holding You Back.........

Have you set a goal for yourself and that goal never came to fruition? If so, you’re completely normal.

I am going to be bold and say that EVERY SINGLE person on this planet will experience the disappointment of not achieving something they wanted. If they have not yet, it will happen.

When I ask friends or even clients why they believe they were unsuccessful in reaching their goal, I got all sorts of answers.

I stopped going to the gym because I didn’t see any results after two weeks.
I stopped making payments to debt because I was barely seeing my debt decrease each month.

I quit my business because after three years I am still not where I thought I would be.

You get the point.

These are all excuses. Completely concocted to soothe our ego. The troubling thing is that us humans do not like to dig deep (myself included) to find out the REAL reasons we were unable to achieve our goal. Why?

Because sometimes the truth really f*cking hurts. If forces us to face reality and to own up to the fact that WE solely are responsible for our actions and inactions.

Ouch!

Now I am going to take it a step further and talk about something else that I think is the ROOT cause of our failures.

Expectation.

Seemingly innocent word at first glance, but it is not. An expectation is the ultimate dream killer and master of mind f*ckery.
I know you probably wondering what the heck I am talking about…but stay with me.

Let’s pretend for a moment:

You’re not happy with your weight at all. You set a goal of losing twenty pounds and revealing your six pack that is sitting under a layer of ice cream fat.

So off you go and sign up to the gym. You have committed to accomplishing this goal in the next sixty days.

The first week you’re killing at the gym and eating really healthy.

The second week you feel a little shaky. You have worked your booty off for one week and yet you step on the scale, and you see zero improvements. You’re deflated but you still commit to eating healthy and working out.

The third week you hit the gym and the first thing you do is you weigh yourself. WTF? I only lost two pounds. You’re devasted. You still do your workout but you do not give it all you got. On your way home you stop and buy yourself a pint of double fudge ice cream.

The next day you feel horrible. You decide not to go to the gym. What’s the point?! One day off from the gym turns into never stepping foot in it again.

You get the picture!

So now I am wondering if you can see what the real issue is? It is not the fact that you ate ice cream that threw off your whole goal. It was the expectations that you conscious (and most often unconsciously) set for yourself.

You expected that you would see results fast then you did. When you did not see what you expected you lost steam. You lost confidence in yourself. You allowed doubt to cloud you. All because of your expectations.

Now if this example does not apply to you, insert your own. I can almost guarantee that there is an area that you have expectations in that are causing some hardship for you.

If something does not come to mind…here is a hint…. think of an area that you’re not particularly happy with.
It could be debt.
Being single.
A relationship that is struggling.
Perhaps your business is not where you want it to be.

Any area in your life that you’re not satisfied with is most likely because of the expectations you have.

I expected that I would be out of debt in two years and I am not.
I expect sparks to fly when I go out on dates.
I expect my spouse to know how I feel even if I am giving them the silent treatment.
I expected my business to make six figures in the first year.
I expect my friend to call when I was sick.

So how do we change this all around? Simple.

We need to let go of the expectations that we have of ourselves and others. Those expectations have a negative impact on our emotional well-being.
We spend far too much time, trying to force things to fit perfectly in a nice little box. Life does not work that way.

Rather than focusing on our expectations, we need to learn to embrace uncertainty and roll with the punches. Everything that happens to you, if for you. Stop trying to manipulate that. Learn from it. LIVE IN THE MOMENT!

The biggest lesson that I have learned in life is to allow things to unfold naturally. That doesn’t mean I don’t set goals or plan (I love planning), it just means that I am ready if things do not go according to my plan. I pivot and carry on. But, I never stop moving forward.

Now I want to hear from you. Where in your life do you feel you have expectations? How are those expectations impacting your life?

Once you identify it, work to remove the expectation and embrace what life put in your path. Trust me, my life is so much calmer and happier now that I removed expectations from myself and others.
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