I’ve come across the idea that our thoughts and actions are shaped by the information we absorb from our surroundings—what we hear, see, and read.

I understand that it is important to maintain one’s focus, and I would like to stress the significance of doing so..

I decided to embark on an Internet business venture. I’ve taken steps to ensure its success by hiring a mentor and acquiring the necessary tools. Now, the challenge is to bring the business to life.

My mentor advised me to meticulously document my learning journey, both successes and failures. Furthermore, they encouraged me to share the ups and downs on my blog regularly.

Although I’ve been consistent in posting intriguing content related to my business on the internet each week, I haven’t followed my mentor’s advice to document my experiences. Recognizing the value of this guidance, I am determined to align my efforts with my mentor’s suggestions moving forward.

I’ve come to realize that this phase of the business isn’t solely about showcasing my knowledge in affiliate marketing, but rather, it’s about meticulously documenting and sharing my entrepreneurial journey.

At times, we inadvertently allow external influences to lead us astray, fostering a sense of competition to produce compelling content for our blogs—content that may not necessarily align with what our readers truly need during this crucial stage of our business.

In my earlier posts, I touched upon.

  1. Embarking on a Journey of Growth and Achievement.
  2. Updates on my Journey, talking about what I am planning to share.
  3. Navigating Decades from Multilevel to Affiliate Marketing.
  4. Overcoming barriers to Online Business.

I’ve come to realize that my recent posts have primarily delved into the reasons behind my venture into affiliate marketing, with the intention of resonating with those who share similar aspects of my journey. However, this deviates from the guidance provided by my mentor.

Recognizing my novice status and the uncertainty in expressing myself, I’ve acknowledged that external influences have veered me away from the fundamental principles. Henceforth, I’m committed to adhering to my mentor’s advice, focusing solely on documenting my progress, lessons learned, triumphs, and failures throughout the business-building process.

While I find myself overwhelmed by the wealth of knowledge accumulated in the past three months, I’m fortunate that the mentoring program includes access to instructional videos covering every aspect of our learning journey.

I’ve decided to leverage these videos to recapitulate my journey, highlighting what I’ve implemented, what has proven successful, and the challenges encountered – including moments like this, where following my mentor’s guidance seems amusingly challenging (do what your mentor says to do, LOL).

Embracing the wisdom shared by my mentor, Dean Holland, that I’m merely one step ahead of those yet to embark on this journey, I’ve distilled my focus on what truly matters. This is the essence of what I’ve learned.

Introduction to the Affiliate System:

Embarking on a transformative 12-month, 3-Phase Plan, my mentoring journey unfolds through engaging class sessions every Friday from 10 to 11:30. Participants have the flexibility to attend live or access the recording, promptly published on the platform the following day. These sessions delve into the ‘what,’ ‘why,’ and ‘how,’ culminating in hands-on tutorials that guide us through the practical implementation of newfound knowledge in constructing our business structures.

These tutorials not only elucidate the functionality of our actions but also empower us to revisit and reinforce our learning at our own pace. An essential aspect to note is that the System’s efficacy hinges on unwavering commitment. Weekly tasks form a crucial part of this commitment, with each task building sequentially on the previous, collectively laying the foundation of our business.

Lesson Learned:

Building Unbreakable Confidence: In business, confidence is a prerequisite for positive results. However, achieving confidence can be challenging without tangible results. The key lies in consistent follow-through on our commitments. By doing what we say we will do over an extended period, we create a profound sense of confidence within ourselves.

Discipline: Commencing with small tasks is pivotal, as the accumulation of little victories builds momentum towards larger goals. It is a deliberate, systematic process – a journey that unfolds through our determined actions over time.

The Turning Point: Success in business is not a wishful outcome; it is a deliberate creation. Mastery in business is achieved through learning, practicing, and honing the art of success over the long term. The focus should be on the process, as my mentor rightly advises, “focus on the process, and the money will follow.”

The mistake to avoid: Comparing ourselves to others is counterproductive. By looking at those ahead of us, we may feel inferior, failing to recognize the countless individuals behind us. Instead, we should consider those who lack what we possess and find fulfillment in helping others progress. We are all beginners to some and experts to many.

Obsessing on what we don’t yet know: Dwelling on gaps in our knowledge impedes progress. Instead, we should embrace the journey of continuous learning, acknowledging that mastery takes time. Concentrating on a well-defined plan and becoming the best version of ourselves will attract success organically.

Instead of focusing on what we don’t know yet we better focused on:

The new concepts that we have learned: Such as affiliate marketing, affiliate links, commission structures, digital products, email lists, opt-in pages, upsells, recurring income, high-ticket items, and various aspects of traffic generation, including free and paid strategies.

Experiences (Good and Bad): Experiences that we have had (good and bad), what we have learned from those experiences, the mistakes that we have made, and the results that we have gotten, not only money but people who have visited our site or blog, the new leads, etc.

Value for Others: Experience whether positive or challenging, holds value for those who have yet to tread a similar path. Our collective wisdom, regardless of outcomes, serves as a resource for individuals unfamiliar with the nuances of our journey.

Acknowledging Progress: Taking a moment to appreciate the distance covered so far is crucial. This involves recognizing how our knowledge has expanded, the skills acquired, and the growth achieved in our online presence.

 Reluctant Reporter and Unknown Advocate:

  • The Reluctant Reporter: Often, we see ourselves as mere conveyors of experiences, reluctant to seek attention or accolades. Our focus is on authenticity and honesty, rather than pursuing glory.
  • The Unknown Advocate: For those compelled to maintain anonymity while seeking online success, the Unknown Advocate approach may be employed. This should be a last resort, accompanied by an honest statement explaining the necessity for using an alternate identity.

Steps to build my Oun Asset:

  • I have purchased my new domain name https://ewellsmarketing.com
  • I have set up my domain name on Cloudflare.
  • I have deployed my Owned Asset.
  • I have connected my domain name to my Owned Asset.
  • I have Sep up my WordPress Site (AKA Owned Asset).
  • I have Customized my Owned Asset.

I believe I’ve comprehensively addressed the most crucial aspects of the first week of training in the Affiliate System in this post. While the setup of my Own Asset involves a more intricate and time-consuming process that demands technical skills, the Affiliate System, coupled with video training, remarkably streamlined the experience. Sincerely, it took me no more than three hours to build and connect all the technical aspects of the steps I’ve outlined.

As I conclude for now, I extend my best wishes to you. Until we meet again, take care and all the best!

Ezequiel Wells

16 thoughts on “Charting the Course: The Dynamics Between Mentoring and the Influence of Our Surroundings”
  1. Thank you for the detailed sharing on what you’ve learned so far.

    I especially like the part on building unbreakable confidence as this what I often struggle with.

    It makes sense that when you don’t have any results yet, the best way to build confidence is to do what you say you will do.

    1. Hi Alan,
      Thank you for your words and for appreciating the shared information! Building strong confidence can indeed be a challenge, but I am committed to putting into practice what I have learned.
      I wish you all the best.


  2. Ezequiel, really good summary of what you’ve been doing and what you’ve learnt. Very well laid out providing immense value for your readers. Onwards and upwards. I look forward to your next blog. Atif

    1. Thank you very much, Atif! I’m glad to know you found the summary useful. I’m excited to share more valuable content in the next blog. I hope you continue to enjoy it! Regards!


  3. Hi Ezequiel,
    Great blog! Easy read with smooth flow of content delivered with clear honest intent. Nice summary of the process of setting up your owned asset. I look forward to following your journey!

  4. Fantastic Blog!
    Being able to realize your misgivings and the changes you need to make to get to that success is one big leap forward!
    Knowing where you want to get needs to be 1st on your to-do list. Looking forward to reading your continued work and successes!

    1. Hi Marc,
      Thank you so much for your uplifting words! It brings me great joy to hear that you not only found the blog fantastic but also recognized the emphasis on addressing my doubts and making the essential changes for success. Clearly defining my goals and aspirations is a top priority for me. Your support means a lot, and I look forward to sharing more of my writing and achievements with you in the future!
      All the best to you

  5. I appreciate how you have detailed the steps you have taken so far on your journey to success in affiliate marketing. I like the layout you’ve used, clearly laid out and easy to follow. My favorite is the ‘Lesson Learned’ which I think is very useful for someone starting out, as it’s been said that often we do not know what we don’t know. Thank you.

    1. Hi Eleonor,
      I appreciate your kind words very much! It’s truly motivating to know that you value the detailed information and content design. I’m here to share knowledge and collaborate in any way I can. Thanks again, and best of luck on your own journey in affiliate marketing!

  6. Great Ezequiel.
    I realised I did the same. I was focusing on a mindset and entrepreneurship side of things, leaving the core of the business outside of it. Thank you for pointing that out.
    When I signed up for the affiliate system I didn’t know how much work I needed to put into it, but most of it is a foundation setup, so I won’t need to go back to it again.
    Thank you for sharing your experiences, it is encouraging to see your blog grow.

    1. HiTom,
      Thank you for your kind words! I’m pleased to hear that my experience was helpful for you. Indeed, focusing on the core aspects of the business is crucial. Wishing you the best on your journey and growth in the affiliate world!

  7. Hi Ezequiel,
    Great post and excellent how you laid out the details accomplished and of importance. I am a big advocate of the understanding that what we hear, see, and read will influence us and shape our lives. We are gate keepers, required to guard the gates (eyes and ears) from wrong influence getting in to our minds 🙂 Look forward to your next posts.


    1. Hi Denny,

      Thank you for your kind comment! I’m glad to hear that you found the post interesting and that you share the perspective on the influence of what we hear, see, and read in our lives. Being aware of being guardians of our minds is indeed crucial. I look forward to continuing to provide content that interests you in future posts. All the best to you.

      Best regards,

  8. Ezequiel,

    First, Thanks for your uncensored advice on blog posts. Currently, I’m struggling a little with mine. I am caught between providing value while at the same time documenting my journey.
    However, I have leaned when in doubt seek out help and constructive criticism from a qualified Mentor.
    I am committing for a goal next week to have my blog review.
    Do you have any other advice on this?

    1. Hi CJ,

      Thank you for your message and for trusting me enough to seek my opinion. I appreciate it. I’d like to be honest with you about what I think.

      Sometimes, we try to pretend we know more than we actually do. While this might give us some useful information to share with our readers, we might forget that the real purpose of our writing is to build trust with them. By presenting our proposal and showing them the path we are taking to achieve it, we can capture their attention and make them curious about our progress.

      It’s also important to define what we are pursuing and specify the group of people we are trying to reach, in other words, the niche. With this in mind, we can approach blogging in a more focused and effective way. This is what I am trying to do.

      I hope this explanation helps you. All the best in your journey.


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