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Jonathan Jenkins

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The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect: the premise that if a butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazon, there is a hurricane in Canada. Every small change, changes the whole.

But in our own lives and businesses, are there things in the past that you would like to change? Or would you take the more metaphysical view that everything had to happen just that way to get you to this point where you can ask yourself that very question?

As internet marketers we are often bombarded with different products and campaign systems, and some we try, others we don’t. Some campaigns succeed, other campaigns bomb!

Sometimes we might try to break into completely new niches, and get cruelly pushed back. And left to wonder what on earth happened.

Like me, I’m sure when you’ve become a seasoned marketer, you may have a deal or campaign go bad and be left wondering why you even started with this business in the first place. Some of us have several false starts before we find the formula that works for us. We’ve all questioned ourselves at one time or another. We wondered if maybe we should go back to that regular job or that different plan.

You may be asking the question, "If I could, would I go back and change…?" And the simple answer is, if you did that you may never be here at this point asking that question. You would be living a different life, it might be better, it might be worse.

But the past doesn’t actually matter, it’s in the past after all. If you want a different present, a different future, then take your life in your hands and forge the future you want.

If your business isn’t working quite the way you want, then change it. One little change right now, may well lead to a huge change tomorrow, or no change at all, in which case make another change.

Flap your wings as many times as it takes to create your very own hurricane.



Press Release comments:

This article is too good Jonathon not to receive many more flaps in the light of today. I agree wholeheartedly with the view you express, you have encapsulated the philosophy beatifully.Tom Riach

Well stated Jonathan! One must realize there are success and failures in the business industry. Those who are willing to make those necessary changes will give themselves a better chance than those who refuse to change!! Thanks for sharing!!Spencer Taylor Jr

Indeed we should not let the past trap us into thinking we can't do something right now that need to be and ought to be done. This advice could be helpful to a lot of people.John Kespert

You articulate your message very nicely Jonathon, I like your butterfly effect analogy. The fact is that past flaps are our experience, in the now flaps are our actions and tomorrow's flaps are our dreams. So yes, all impact in however small or significant a way on our big flap - which is our life!Tom Riach

If we do look back and see that we've made a bad choice, then we ought to make use of that information and do something different now. We shouldn't waste a lot of time dreaming about what might have been, but do as you recommend and do something new right now. We are we are right and now and we can do something worthwhile today, this hour, this minute, so let's do it.John Kespert

The only way to lose at internet marketing is to quit. Something that can hold you back though is an unwillingness to change.Dennis Thorgesen

Good thoughts Jonathan! Onward and Upward-here we grow!Todd Treharne

Wonderful PR* ... Keep Flapping ... "The Attempt is Often Painful, But The ATTEMPT is ALL we have."- AnonymousPhil Schaefer

Enjoyed your depiction of 'the butterfly effect'. It's something that can have a profound effect from this point forward!Steve Fazia