OK. 2019 has come. What are your plans for this year? How great did your business do last year?

Statistics tell your that 96% of the businesses online didn’t make money last year. Actually, if your business made $1000 per month in 2018, your were at the high end of the 96% range.

Online businesses generate over 9 billion dollars per year. Here’s the sad part! Only 4% of the online marketers share in all those dollars generated online.

What Is Your Business

When your ask most people what their business is, they most often tell your what they do. For instance, ask a banker what his business is, and he will say, “I’m a banker.”

Fair enough! But is that really his business?

Actually, the banker’s business is making money so that he and his family can survive. Bills have to be paid, groceries have to be purchased and college tuition must be paid.

The banker, as is all of us, is in the business to support his family. We may do that by being a banker, a plumber, a teacher or a doctor. However, our business is making a living.

What it all comes down to is this: your business is YOU!

Doing an online business in affiliate marketing doesn’t make your an affiliate marketer. You should be an Entrepreneur.

However, neither is your business. You are your online business. The business is all about you.

That’s why we look at goals next and then at growing yourself. Your online business isn’t about products, traffic or funnels.

Your business is YOU! If your don’t grow and increase neither will your business.

Fix yourself, and you fix your business. Doesn’t that make a bit of sense?


Yes, your would expect this topic to be near or at the top. You cannot improve your business without definite, specific, written goals with dates for their completion.

You can never hold anything in your hand that doesn’t first appear in your mind.

If your have a desire or picture enter your mind, your can have it. The picture, dream, desire–whatever your prefer to call it–doesn’t come if your can’t achieve it!

Once your get a vision of where your company can go, set a goal and take it there. Remember, if your see it, your have the ability to make it happen.

I take my goals and put them on a card. I usually laminate the card and carry it in my day planner.

Take your goal card(s) with your everywhere. Put a copy on your refrigerator, the mirror in your bathroom.

Read your goal card often during each day. However, be sure to read the goal card prior to going to bed at night and when your wake up in the morning.

Your goal will drive you and your business. Most likely and especially if you are as I am, your business is online.

If that is the case, your business isn’t something tangible out there somewhere. Your business is you!

When you grow yourself, you build your business. Let’s look at some ways you grow yourself.

Your goal needs to be so big that you generate more money while your sleep then you can spend when you are awake.

Grow Yourself

You cannot grow your business without first growing yourself. If your don’t change, your business will never change.

There are some things you need to consider in order to have a successful, online business.

  • Positive attitude
  • Knowledge
  • Plans
  • Goals
  • Vision

These things lead to your personal growth and business growth. Your business cannot grow beyond these five things.

Someone said to me just recently, “You will become the books your read and the people with whom your hang out.”

If that is the case, look around and see the people with whom your associate. Excluding your wife, you need to surround yourself with positive people.

If not, change friends! Remember, 96% will never be where you really want to be.

May I suggest a few books for you to read. You can get them all on eBay. When you arrive on eBay, type the author’s name in the search box.

  1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  3. See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar
  4. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant By Robert T. Kiyosake with Sharon L. Lechter, C.P.A.

You can’t read too many books by Napoleon Hill or Zig Ziglar. I know both are older authors, but nearly every leading salesperson or Fortune 500 CEO has read these two authors.

Frank Llyod Wright, the great architecture and designer, has long been gone; however, his buildings still stand as great representatives of this man. 532 of the buildings he designed have been built.

So, work hard to grow yourself in 2019. Your business will grow as a result.


Another area of you to work on is your physical well-being. Consider your health. Are you in good shape physically.

If you are like me, there really is no excuse for us to be in poor shape.

Exercise causes you to think more clearly. It keeps your mind and brain young.

You burn excess calories that can reduce your weight considerably. Let me ask you a question? Do you want to build a huge online business and have someone else reap the benefits.

Consider this! For every one (1) pound of fat you have, your body has to build seven (7) miles of blood vessels. So if you are 10 pounds overweight, your heart has to pump blood over 70 more miles.

I know some of you are like me and are 10, 15, 20 or 30 pounds overweight. You do the math! No wonder heart disease is the leading killer in America.

Daily Plans

Plan Each Day

After you have made your goals, each night before you retire, take your day planner and write your plans to make your business run towards those set goals.

What will you do tomorrow to make your business line up with your goals. The tasks you plan for tomorrow should take your business one step closer to completion of your goals.

Share with Someone

Napoleon Hill calls this your mastermind team. Your wife could be the best person on this team.

Being married gives you a great advantage towards the development of your business. She loves you and wants nothing better than for you to succeed.

She recognizes the potential in you! Why else would she have married you?

Regardless, you need a person or persons in your life with whom you can spin ideas and talk about your business plans. This person must be positive and be on the same track to success that you follow.

He/she doesn’t have to be in the same business as you, but as you talk, you can gain ideas from the plans he/she has for his/her business.

Yes, someone to share your thoughts, actions and give positive feedback not only is super beneficial, but it nearly is a must for you.

Don’t Wait for the Right Opportunity

When the desire or vision comes, begin running with it. Write your goal, set a date and begin at once even though you don’t have any idea how you can accomplish it.

Action steps begin with the first step. Remember, you wouldn’t have the picture if you didn’t have the ability.

Here at ahowardcoffey.com, we want to help. We can offer a super way for you to connect your business to a successful enterprise that can show you how to increase your online business.

Simply leave questions or comments below.

You Are Who You Think You Are


  1. Good stuff I agree with everything you said. Glad I found your article!
    You are who you think you are is GREAT!
    My last wife was a hindrance to my online business lol but I do understand the theory. A good mate is the best.
    Humor is another one. You have to love it so much it makes you smile. Do you agree with that?

    1. I agree that a good mate can be a major advantage in your own business. I also know that one who expects all your time, attention and money can indeed ruin
      your business attempts.
      Yes, you have to love it so much it makes you smile.
      Keep smiling my friend, and keep pushing onward and upward.
      Contact me on WA in a PM. I would like to share something with you.



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