If you have not heard, which I don’t know how you couldn’t, Tiger has finally won on the PGA Tour again. This is really big if you’re a fan of golf. Not only does it make the Masters a lot more interesting but it means Tiger is closer to possibly putting a streak together and winning majors again.
I for one would love to see him beat Jack’s records. That would be really fun and a cool thing to tell stories about one day.
When you think of Tiger, you probably don’t think he can teach that many worthy lessons. He is a great example of what not to do when you are the best athlete of your time… ie… sleeping with a bunch of women.
Tiger Has Taught Any Online Business Owner A Valuable Lesson
In one word… Persistence.
There are few things more important that persisting when everything else around you isn’t really working. Here is what I think Tiger had going for him that you can take as motivation for your growing Internet business.
1. A Coach He Believed In
Tiger had Sean Foley and he believed in what they were working on. When all the golf announcers were trashing Tiger for changing his swing again and even tearing down Foley for being a bad influence on Tiger…
Tiger and Sean stayed the course and followed their plan.
You don’t need to join some program to succeed, but it really does help to have a coach that you can model after. For me, it was Steve Clayton of the Commission Blueprint fame on Clickbank.
I liked the way he built his business and what he did made sense to me. So I followed a similar course until I succeed. When all the gurus were sending out emails about how SEO is dead, I kept going and I eventually succeed. You can too!
2. When Things Weren’t Happening Tiger Didn’t Quit
There were so many tournaments that Tiger played in that he played terrible. Think back to Firestone last year I think… he played so horrible it was embarrassing to watch.
Tiger also had more recent tournaments where he played great for three days, but crashed hard on the fourth day. No matter what, he kept telling the media that he was close.
When you are building an online business and trying to make money online, you will find great days and bad days. You will work so hard to get ranked number one for a big keyword only to get knocked down a week later.
Sh_t happens and you can either grow and learn or quit. When you grow and learn, you get better and eventually, you will break through in a major way. In business, you can actually break through many times for success.
3. One Win Is Only The Start
If I had to bet, I don’t think Tiger is sitting by a pool relaxing right now. While I don’t know for sure, I think he is probably practicing and getting ready for the Masters and a good year on tour.
One win and a great moment does not mean you’re done. (But you still need to celebrate which I’ll briefly mention soon.)
When you finally build a website that gets consistent profits, it’s one of the most amazing feelings ever. You have truly built something from nothing that is worth quite a bit.
But that is not the time to sit back and bank everything on that sit or to stop growing it. You have to keep pushing and building more. These days, if you’re not growing, you’re getting passed. The business world is brutal and the most competitive arena around.
Make Sure You Celebrate Though
This deserves it’s own blog post, but make sure you celebrate when you have even small victories. It’s so important that you get your mind in the habit of success. And you don’t truly know success until you celebrate it.
So if you get ranked in the top five of Google or if you finally make your first sale, get out and celebrate. Take your wife or husband to dinner, go play golf, buy a new shirt or something fun.
Make sure you let your brain know that you succeeded. Soon enough you’ll really go after these moments and make success a habit.
It’s going to be fun to see what Tiger can do from this point. I know I’ll be glued to my TV for the Masters. It will be one heck of a show!