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  1. Bharat sharma
    February 15, 2016 @ 11:49 am

    Sometimes, it’s easier said than done. I mean no matter how hard to you try to dance like no one is watching but you can never forget the fact that someone is watching you, is dependent on your success and failure. Your family, your dependents that depends on you. Now, this can lead to mental pressure which can either make us or break us depending on how good or bad we are able to handle it. But,as far as others are concerned we should never worry about their judgement and do our best to achieve our goals in our life, no matter whatever it takes.

    Regards,
    Bharat

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    • Barrie Evans
      February 16, 2016 @ 3:32 pm

      It is certainly easier to say than do sometimes Bharat. The point is you must be prepared to do things that move you towards success and what you do when nobody is looking and you’re on your own is so important.

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  2. Sue Bride
    February 16, 2016 @ 4:23 pm

    If you try and fail you need to put it down to experience and use it as another form of learning. All the theory in the world can’t make up for practice when it comes to online businesses. There’s so much trial and error. Even top earners use A/b testing to find out what works best in their promotions.

    I’ve tried one types of marketing model twice. The first time I gave up too soon. I tried again thinking that I had more knowledge and experience. The second time I realized that it just didn’t suit me. (I didn’t like that particular form of music) I didn’t have the passion or motivation for it. I nursed a bruised ego for a few days then started dancing to a different tune 🙂 There’s too much I enjoy about being my own boss and working online for me to give up.

    Bharat, It must be hard when you have people depending on the income you’re producing. When I first started I enthusiastically told my family all I was doing. They were sceptical and some critical. These days I just tell them it’s going OK. I only give details if asked.

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    • Barrie Evans
      February 19, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

      Thanks Sue. You are right about online business and practice. The main thing here is that you found out what worked for you and you stuck to it, whether someone was actually watching you or not. Thanks for your input.

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  3. Leslie Denning
    February 16, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

    Great post, Barrie. You are exactly right when you say that it is easy to learn something and then immediately forget to actually implement it. we’re all guilty of that from time to time. thanks for the reminder!

    All the best,
    Leslie Denning

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  4. Edward Thorpe
    February 20, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    Interesting connection between being self ACCOUNTABLE and living your dreams. You’ve also pointed out why it’s difficult for someone who’s worked most their lives as an employee to start over as a self directed owner. Good post.
    Edward

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  5. Chery Schmidt
    February 20, 2016 @ 5:23 pm

    Hello Barrie! love your title my friend! i tell people this all the time “nobody but you can make it happen”
    so Yes yes yes you must dance like nobody is watching.

    it is so easy to get overwhelmed HUH? but the important thing is to just keep pushing on, and never give up on your dreams.

    great share
    Thanks chery :))

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    • Barrie Evans
      February 20, 2016 @ 6:18 pm

      Too easy to get overwhelmed for sure Chery 😀

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  6. Sonal Talwar
    February 21, 2016 @ 9:02 am

    Hi Barrie

    A great post! You are absolutely right. We all learn but we fail to implement that.
    Nobody but only we can make it happen!
    So true…we must dance like nobody is watching and never give up on our dreams.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. sazia kazia
    February 21, 2016 @ 3:37 pm

    Hi Barrie Evans Sir, Great Knowledge shared about how to get success in business. You are right sir Implementation is necessary after learning and if one is not getting success need to keep on trying and one day it will definitely work for them. I have seen so many people who tried again and again at the end they got success. Thanks for sharing this knowledge with us.

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  8. Kathryn Maclean
    February 21, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

    Hi Barrie

    I like being the boss. Comes likely from being the first born I suspect I never appreciated working for someone else. I liked your “I got distracted from the task by something that was not as important and yet went off to do that FIRST! What then happened? The task didn’t get done ” I have learned to write it down! I have 4 books on my desk for various things and I keep track, that way I dont have to remember I just look it up . really helps, so does a timer for doing and focusing on tasks. Waiting to hear you play that piano (in keeping with the dance theme of your article.)

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    • Barrie Evans
      February 21, 2016 @ 9:59 pm

      Working on getting the piano recorded Kathryn 😀

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  9. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    February 22, 2016 @ 12:12 am

    Barrie,

    Sometimes, even after “doing the work” it doesn’t work the way I expected. But it was still worth doing it because I have learned something, I have alerted others that I am here and doing this thing. Maybe they are not ready to listen or to sign up at the moment, but they may have heard part of my message and later may listen more fully. repetition is as important as just doing it the first time.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica

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    • Barrie Evans
      February 22, 2016 @ 1:07 pm

      The main thing is you got the job done Erica. After that it’s down to testing and then tweaking to get the best from what you do. Thanks for your input.

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  10. indianshelf
    February 26, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

    Hii…your article is awesome and creates interest in mind bout reading and give insiration about danceing but sometimes it is not the easy for some people anyways nice content…

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  11. Joan M Harrington
    March 5, 2016 @ 8:03 pm

    Hi Barrie 🙂

    Awesome post! Absolutely, you need to “DANCE” like nobody is watching if you want to succeed. Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Barrie Evans
      March 7, 2016 @ 3:20 pm

      It’s what you do when noone is looking that counts most Joan. Thank you

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  12. Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
    March 19, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

    I find your post interesting. It makes me think of working outside of your comfort zone.

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    • Barrie Evans
      March 20, 2016 @ 9:29 pm

      Thanks. I didn’t really think of it as working outside the comfort zone, but there could be a portion of that in this.

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  13. ikechi
    April 26, 2016 @ 3:46 pm

    Hi Barrie

    I don’t like to make assumptions. In the time past, assumptions have put me in more trouble. I believe that when someone gives you an idea that feels would work, it should be tested first before making an objection.

    I agree that we can sometimes learn a thing and be distracted to the point of FORGETTING what we have learnt. So it is indeed NECESSARY to start off with the task given to you and switch when you are done.

    thanks for sharing. take care

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  14. Nazmul Hasan
    November 16, 2016 @ 1:07 pm

    You are so great writter. I enjoyed your post. Yes, I prepared to “dance like nobody is watching” when success 😛 . Any way thanks for nice content

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