Partnership to Success – A Time to Choose

A lot of people say that your blog posts should not be about the person writing the blog, they should be about  the reader. Well, while I agree with that, this is not one of those posts. This is a post about me, Fred, and the struggle I am having.

Sometimes you can have too many choices, and the very fact you have those choices will cause you to do nothing. I have come to the second crossroads concerning Partnership to Success. The first was the major crossroads; do I sign up and spend a not inconsiderable chunk of cash or continue as I was, heading more and more into debt? It took about six months and some fairly extensive research to choose John Thornhill as my mentor.

The second, minor, crossroads has now come. I have seen the next phase of training – niche selection and product creation. And I’m not ashamed to admit this scares me. Give me the technical. Give me the task of creating a website. That holds no fears for me. In fact, I enjoy the challenge. It has almost become boring it is so easy to do.

Now the training has moved out of my comfort zone I am not so sure of myself. I can hear the little voice in the back of my head getting louder. You know that little voice. It’s the one that says you are not good enough. The little voice that, if you let it, will make you fail like a self-fulfilling prophesy. Well, I am here now to say to that little voice “Screw you. I am on this course and I am going to stay on this course until I have completed it.

What does this have to do with a choice and the course? As you probably know, John Thornhill has recently closed the doors on the updated Partnership to Success training program and we are now on week two. Meanwhile on the previous version, I am up to week 9. For those of you who have gone through the course know this is the niche selection phase. Because I started at an odd time, 20th December 2013 to be exact, there is no one else at exactly the same point as myself.

By switching to the new 2014 course, I get to learn along with a lot of other people who are at the same stage. I believe this makes the whole learning process much easier as we can help each other out where needed. This does, however, mean conceding a little to that damned little inner voice. I get to put off the hard decision of niche selection and product creation for another couple of months. So this is the crossroads ahead of me. Do I stick with the 2013 version, or switch to the 2014 version instead?

I’m sure that some of you have already guessed the answer; the new look of this website is a big give-away! I have decided, rightly or wrongly, to switch to the new course. While I may have had a glimpse at what is coming, what I have seen is not going to be exactly the same in the new course. We have already deviated slightly from the 2013 course in substance, but the point of the lessons are still the same.

I’m not trying not to sound like an Apple fanboi, but I honestly believe that signing up for this course is the best thing I have done for a very long time. John Thornhill has proven himself to abide by his own tagline – Simple, Honest, Ethical.

To my fellow students I bid you greetings, to those who missed out on joining, I say watch out for the doors to re-open. If you are looking at “making it” in Internet Marketing and it’s associated disciplines, you cannot go wrong with John Thornhill and his Partnership to Success training. Providing you are able to do as you are told!

That’s it for now. Normal posting will continue shortly!


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  1. Hi Steven

    I did a similar thing adn am now on week 2 with you. Its good as it gives me a little time to catch up. Reboot is OK and the 2014 is pretty slick.

    See you round.

    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for visiting. It is a lot easier to learn and progress when you are surrounded by people at the same level as yourself. It can feel a little lonely starting so late in the year and not sure of what you are doing. Easier to reach out to people going through the same thing at the same level.

      Take care and have fun

  2. Hi Steven,

    It’s great to hear your experience about switching between the 2013 and 2014 Partnership to Success Course, and by having foresight like you did by getting up to week 9 of the 2013 program, it means you’ll probably able to spend more time on deciding a killer niche to create an awesome product. I also agree with you that surrounded yourself with people at the same level in the course and with a common focus i.e. to complete the course, means there is a lot more support available and a sense of camaraderie as well.

    Anyway, keep up the great work and looking forward to seeing your new blog post as well as on the Facebook group.

    Kind regards

    1. Hi Sky,

      Thanks for visitng.

      It does give an edge, I have to admit. No idea as to what I’m going to do yet seeing most of my areas of interest involves cats, tech and websites. Having zero skills in list generation, product creation or social media doesn’t help!

      But that’s why I signed up for this course.

      Catch up with you later

  3. Great post mate. I know all about that ‘voice of doubt’ but I tell you what its great fun telling it where to go!

    I really feel that I’ve accomplished more in the past 2 weeks than the previous 2 years following John Thorhnills P2S program and that is down not just to JT but to everyone in the P2S Facebook Group.

    It’s fantastic to have the support and friendship of like-minded people, so much better than working alone.

    Here’s to all our success.


    Jon Crimes

    1. Hi Jon,

      Good to see you and thanks! I think that 2014 is going to be “The Year It All Changed” for a lot of people. I am really excited about the course and seeing what people will be producing using the training.

      Your site is coming along too. Your Gravatar post was just after I managed to figure WTF was going on with them on mine but is useful for the future and has been bookmarked!

      Take care and have fun

  4. Hi Steven

    I thought this was a great post. I don’t see any problem in writing about yourself every now and again because I feel it helps your readers to relate to you. I know I can relate to some of the things you’ve told us about, especially about your decision making challenge. In fact I’ve just written a post with a similar subject matter.

    Anyway, I think you’ve made the right decision to go back to week 1 of the new year, it gives you the best of both worlds, any updates from 2013 but you’ve also got some insight of what’s to come. Great work so far.


    1. Hi Gill,

      Thanks for visiting. I’m sure almost everyone has the little voice; for some it’s louder than others. I’m going to go read your post as well.

      The hardest part of the decision was less about “Do I start again” and more about “Should I back out and re-cover the same ground”. I believe I made the correct decision.

      See you around the FB group!

    • Gordon Smith on 16th March, 2014 at 18:20
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    Hi Steven,

    “A hefty chunk of cash” certainly does make you focus on taking the steps in the course that you have paid for. So in that regard in a strange way it could be a good thing.

    I know that you already know that John Thornhill is a great mentor so I believe that both you and I have done the wise thing.

    Onward and upward.

    Gordon Smtih

    1. Hi Gordon,

      Welcome to my little area of the interwebs! It took a lot of research before I chose my mentor. There are plenty of others out there offering a full on training course. While some of the courses may be as good as P2S, I found the OTT personalities of the mentors grating and not to my liking.

      The easy, friendly style of John suits me better. Having had a glimpse of what may be coming, I am happy to say that we have made the best decision.

      Take care and have fun!

  5. Hi Steven,

    The first decision of choosing John Thornhill for your mentor was right so you can’t fail about choosing the version of Partnership To Success program.

    Best wishes,

    1. Hi Roman,

      The who to choose as a mentor decision was not something taken lightly – researching who to invest in took about 6 months. A quick chat with Randy by Skype sealed the deal for me.

      Take care and have fun

  6. Awesome. I’d love to join the training.

    1. Hi David,

      Simply click on one of the Partnership to Success links above and that will take you through to the order page.

      Take care,

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