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Six Month Jump

Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. 

We all have areas in our life we wish were better. We all have dreams we want to see come true. But how? Whether you want help getting started, or pushing to new heights, Six Month Jump will help. 

Join us as we explore what it takes to infuse our lives with action.

Twitter: @SixMonthJump

Website: http://sixmonthjump.com
Members: 436
Latest Activity: 3 minutes ago

Alan Jackson

Host: Six Month Jump

WELCOME TO SIX MONTH JUMP

You've thought about it. Prayed about it. Maybe even agonized over it. But if you don't take action, it will never happen.

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."   ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Imagine having years of roadblocks eliminated from your path. Imagine the success you can create when excuses no longer define you actions. Imagine having answers that make living each day joyful. 

Members of Six Month Jump have one big thing in common. We're not sitting around hoping our lives will be better in the months and years ahead. We're here, working as a group, because we want better results than we're getting by ourselves.

Together we'll explore ideas and tactics for making faster progress towards our goals. We'll also have fun debunking myths and worn-out methods that hold us back. Ask yourself, "Do you have what it takes to be a JUMPER?"

Olympic athletes often win gold medals by only one hundredths of a second. That fraction of an instant is imperceptible to the human eye. But it's the difference between: "greatest guy in the world and, never heard of him."

You, are one of a kind. Live like it. Live with intention!

 

Bonus Audio Sessions

The Lingo of Success  - 10 minutes

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Audio Session #1 Study Guide - printable pdf document
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12 Month Review Worksheet - printable pdf document
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Discussion Forum

EXPERIMENT #1: Tell Me Something

Started by Alan Jackson. Last reply by Camden Ross 3 minutes ago. 114 Replies

Having personally declared this month as "Action August" you'll likely see a few stranger than normal posts and discussions in the JUMP Group.  …Continue

Mac Users Recommendations for new mac

Started by Celeste & Phil Davis. Last reply by Camden Ross 4 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Hey Mac users...I'm looking to get a new mac this fall.I currently have a mac book from 2009 (the white ones).  It still works, however, it's stuck at 10.8.6 and I can't upgrade my browsers, etc.I could if I increased the memory which would cost a…Continue

Labor Day book sale for Leave Nothing Undone

Started by Joshua Rivers. Last reply by Jevonnah Ellison yesterday. 1 Reply

This weekend, my book, Leave Nothing Undone: 13 Key Lessons from the Life of Joshua, will be available for just 99 cents. I also have an audio version that I'm making available for free to anyone that send their receipt of the Kindle version by…Continue

I'm off on my running start!

Started by Dominique Saldana on Friday. 0 Replies

   Hey Jumpers!I put up a new discussion on the main page sharing a great interview I recently heard on Entrepreneur On Fire with a couple…Continue

Need help dialing back my "consulting"

Started by nathan miller. Last reply by John Chang on Friday. 8 Replies

I'm between a rock and a hard place, and I'm hoping you can give me some suggestions...I read Book Yourself Solid (a couple times) last year and am building a business plan around being a marketing consultant. The problem is, anytime I test the…Continue

Need some business expertise

Started by Glen Meiring. Last reply by Jevonnah Ellison Aug 25. 14 Replies

Hi all, I need some help developing the BUSINESS side of my business.  I've developed a product for breaking down, searching and watching high school football video.  Teams can use the software to catalog video, then the team and fans watch video by…Continue

Tags: video, consulting, business

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Comment by John Satterfield yesterday

Hey all,

I did not see this posted here so I thought I would post it.  It is Dan Miller interview with Alan Jackson which was broadcasted on Aug 19.  Very good topics here discussed.  Very encouraging and informative.  One thing it encouraged me to do is be more active here on 48 hours.  Thanks to Dan and Alan for a great discussion.

Comment by Alan West on Thursday

Adding to what Alan just said, Staples has a $50 iTunes card for $42.50.  Unlike the Groupon you can purchase up to 3 per customer and the deal expires on 09/01/14.


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Comment by Alan Jackson on Thursday

Hey JUMPers...

If you ever buy anything from iTunes (apps, music, movies, books, and so on) or know someone who does, don't pass this up: while "supplies" last, Groupon has a $15 iTunes gift card for $10. It comes in the form of a code you redeem (i.e. there's no physical card). Alas, the deal is limited to one per customer (rats!), and that includes the gift option: if you buy one for yourself, you can't then buy a second one for someone else.


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Comment by Alan Jackson on Wednesday

It was just brought to my attention I've been too quiet here the past few days. That's about to be corrected. But until then, know I appreciate you guys.  
  -Alan

Comment by Jerry Stumpf on Tuesday

Rebecca,

It is great that you can pick from those who have done well and gain insights from the leaders who have had great success.

The way you are going about this is great.  You will be a success because you are seeking advice and will persevere to get your products out to your targeted audience.

Your family here is enjoying your journey!

Comment by Rebecca Morgan on Tuesday

I am so appreciative for all the insights, suggestions, ideas, and differences of opinions. I love it! Everyone has experience and insight to share and it is all valuable. If we all did things the same way, what fun would be in that? Again really appreciate it! I will keep you posted on what I am up to. Next time I will start a discussion forum to keep it all nicely together for others future use. Great resources and ideas shared and I see value in keeping it all together. Thanks Jumpers!


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Comment by nathan miller on Tuesday
He Rebecca,

It looks like you have started quite a conversation here. If it weren't on 48Days.net I think you would have an all out fight - fortunately people on this site tend to be more polite than the average.

I don't want to prolong the circle of dizzying options, so I will try to add a different perspective...

As you can see from all of the carrying opinions and ideas there is a near infinite set of options and possibilities for you to pursue online. In fact, that's the beauty and curse of internet marketing.
When you mix all of the opinions together, then boil them down to their basic elements I think you will find they all have the same basic argue meant - get noticed! If you can get in front of people who are interested in your product you stand a better chance of selling your jewlery. The problem with all the opinions is no one knows exactly where your best potential clients are, they are speaking only in general terms. Only you know where your clients are. Beyond that, they don't know you very well. A lot of marketing is based on the person who's doing the marketing (that is, market where you are comfortable and are good with).

I used to own a web design/development company which worked exclusively on Squarespace sites so you know I love your choice of a squarespace site! They will do anything you ask them to without the headache of many other platforms. I agree with other commenters who say the website is your foundation. It's the stake in the ground that says you own a business and are ready to sell! But it cannot be mistaken for marketing. Marketing is the system or process you use to build relationships with soon to be customers.

If I were you I would step back and identify a few things:
First, "know thy self". Figure out what you enjoy and are good at when it comes to building relationships online. Figure out what marketing techniques work for you.
Second, identify who your customer, where they are and what they want. After all, they are the ones buying your product so you'd better make the process about the,.
Third, create your story. People buy what you sell because of the relationship they have with you. It's not about the pretty metal you put together, it's about relationship. Figure out your story and start telling it. Build relationships with your ideal customers.
Finally, outline how you will talk to and build relationships with your ideal customers. This may include your website, or social media, or podcasting, or videos or.... Well, the options are endless..

Hope this he's cast a different light on the issue! Good luck in your venture.

Nate
Comment by Catalyst John on August 25, 2014 at 10:30pm

Some awesome advice, but I want to add...

Start building your email list if you haven't. I missed the memo on that and I don't want you to do the same. A web site, FB page, Twitter account, etc are are good, but an email list is normally pure gold!

Comment by John Chang on August 25, 2014 at 9:02pm

Thanks, Kathy - that's exactly the main point I've been trying to make.

A lot of folks let themselves get talked into investing a lot of time & money in websites, etc. before they even make their 1st sale.

SquareSpace and similar sites are ways to get up & running as quickly as possible.

As you said, getting yourself out there as soon as you can, so your audience can find you is the most important goal.

It's like people who ask about LLC and complicated corporate structures - there's nothing to protect, so it can't even count as overhead until you make money.

Again, I understand and agree with the well-meaning concerns of Cam & Rob. They are right for their needs. But there's a huge divide for folks who simply want to sell stuff on Etsy or Square Space.

Strapping on a jet engine to a scooter is overkill in my book.

Comment by Kathy on August 25, 2014 at 8:54pm

I look at it this way, Rebecca. Different people are comfortable with different media forms. In all honesty, it took me awhile to be comfortable on different venues, but to eventually reach a larger group of people, you have to branch out to several. I do agree with Rob, that building a presence where you are comfortable first makes sense. I honestly don't promote my business facebook page as much as I should but I do find some followers there who would rather hear from me via that venue than others. Some will follow a different path such as being your blog follower (or what way you have on your site to develop your list). 

Whenever I work with people ready to start setting up their own business, one of the biggest anxieties is how to master all the technology. I usually tell them to look at what seems to be the most logical venue for their product first ( as you have identified in Square Space) and then we move on to growing a platform and gradually looking into other venues.

Your first order of business is to get yourself out there so people can find you and your products and then you can gradually develop a presence in other circles. Don't let the technology be your barriers. 

 
 
 

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