When I set out to write this article I intended to write about the importance of never quitting, because the top 3 percent, the truly successful Online Marketers and Entrepreneurs NEVER QUIT. But as I thought about it I realized that never quitting is a side-effect of a mindset which is much more fundamental to success. To be successful you can never quit, but what can support you and empower you to continue in the face of severe distraction or even failure? That’s when I remembered Jean Schlipmann and I realized that I needed to write about passion.

You see, Jean is one of the most profoundly successful and committed persons I’ve ever met. Jean is an entrepreneur, but cut from a different cloth. She’s not an online marketer, rather she is the founder and executive director who drives the James A. Schlipmann Melanoma Cancer Foundation, named after her late husband Jim who lost his battle with melanoma. Jean is truly a leader who has drawn the entire melanoma community together and has brought national attention and focused research dollars to curing this devastating disease. I met Jean in Texas two years ago and could sense how committed and driven she was.  That commitment came from losing a young spouse to a horrible disease and vowing with all her life energy that she would stop this disease in her lifetime.   

I asked Jean what she thought it really takes to be successful. She said, “It takes passion. You’ve got to find your passion and let it drive everything you do. If you don’t have passion, you’ll never get through the tough times running an organization.”  And I could sense her passion pulsing through the conversation. It was energy, a dynamic and positive force I could literally feel. Do I even need to tell you how critical, how essential, and how absolutely necessary it is for you to find your passion and use it in your business? Can you imagine how powerful it will be in driving you and your business to success?   

Quite simply, passion and commitment are at the top of the list of what it takes to be a successful Online Marketer and Entrepreneur. It’s what truly separates the “wanna bees” from the top 3 percent of leaders in this industry! With this kind of passion, can you see why successful top 3 percent leaders never quit? It’s outside their realms of imagination! Only persistence, carry-through, and success are on their minds. What’s your mindset? Are you ready to be passionate about what you do?  Are you ready to join the top 3 percent of the Online Marketers and Entrepreneurs in this industry? Reach deep inside, what motivates you to work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day? What is it you can commit yourself to that is worth that much energy? What is it that you’ll do or bust a seam trying until it works? That’s where your passion lies my friend. I wish you the very best of success. Go find your passion!  

For more information about the James A. Schlipmann Melanoma Cancer Foundation, go to http://www.theschlip.com

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