Planting Seeds Each and Every Day is How to be Successful Each and Every Day!

Morning Folks!!

I determine my success by how many seeds I plant each and every day. I don't look much at what I harvest. If I plant right, the harvest will come. The harvest will take care of itself. I can plant seeds for myself and I plant seeds for others as well. I just never tell them.

Some seeds are small and some seeds are gonna hopefully be giants. And just because I plant seeds does not guarantee they will germinate. In fact, most won't. That's why planting seeds every day is so important. You may plant for weeks or months or years waiting for even one to germinate.  It's a numbers game. Keep on keeping on. Just do it each and every day like a religion.

In time planting seeds becomes a natural part of life. Like drinking water. It's almost a passive act.

But unfortunately we have an industry made up of folks that think they can plant a seed and germinate in one day. They are right!! They can buy an $8 domain, sell it for $10 and pat themselves on the back!

I live by one saying: "An overnight success takes 20 years." 20 years of work and sometimes sweat and worry. But if you plant good seeds every day you will worry less. You know you have a plantation full of seedlings. They will germinate when they are ready or not at all. It's a numbers game.

In 2012 I wrote this about this very blog and planting seeds:

"When you sit and plant seeds every day, some germinate. You don't even have to be Johnny Appleseed, but I like his measure. So since 1996 I have written with clarity and certainty driven by belief and passion. It's an 'All in' type of game for me.

I have always believed these words would pay dividends. Not even sure which way or form those dividends would come or shape they would be, but dividends none the less."

So writing about business, life, domains and all the rest is just one way I plant seeds for others. I never know what word, sentence or thought could be life changing for somebody I have never even met and probably never will. That's one very visible way I give back. That's the way I give.

Rick Schwartz

29 thoughts on “Planting Seeds Each and Every Day is How to be Successful Each and Every Day!

  1. Wolfgang Möcklin

    Dear Rick,
    actually I have mentioned one of your posts in a big ticket negotiation yesterday. You are doing a lot of good work for us and representing us well. I like to say thank you!
    It was the one about the cost to build a failing Sears store…

  2. Nobody

    Rick. Thanks for all your effort. I first read your eRealestate website and “got it”
    And that helped jumpstart my domain investing passion. Thanks for continuously showing us the way.

  3. DVentures

    “An overnight success takes 20 years.” Amazing Clarity! Even if you had failed as a domain investor, You would have still succeeded as a Motivational Speaker/Life Coach. Keep it coming!

  4. Jay

    Thank You for all that you have done. I wouldn’t have gone into this business had I not found you on YouTube in 2012, you are the domain industry, I have followed the Rick Schwartz system and it has changed my life. Thanks Rick.

  5. Rod

    Despite the all the butthurt and negativity, your words are appreciated.

    We may not agree with everything you say, but no smart domain investor should ignore or dismiss it. It’s filled with information and mindset coaching that can make us all more money.

  6. Mark Thorpe

    Been planting seeds my whole life.
    Some seeds that you think will grow, won’t.
    Then there are seeds that do grow, that you thought wouldn’t.

    So many variables and so little time.
    It is a numbers game.

  7. steve

    The domain industry definitely is in a downturn, despite the occasional big ticket sales.

    I had 3 offers yesterday for 3 different domains. Two from brokers. And one via Sedo.
    After I countered, no sales. The Sedo offer is still on the table, so that one is still in the works.
    One of the parties wanted to buy my domain for about 1/10 of its value (1/4 of what I paid for it in 2008): a telecom company with over 20,000 employees and revenues of billions each year. My last response from this party: “we have lots of domains and don’t need yours.” Ok, so why offer?
    Let’s hope the Industry recovers soon.

    1. Snoopy

      What stats actually show this though? Many categories have done badly, especially popular keyword .com’s, Chinese names, plural names, new tlds etc, but overall the stats for the resale market seem fairly healthy with “brandy” type .com’s picking up the slack.

      People seem to be complaining more that the can’t compete on the drops because prices have gone so high. The growth rates seems to be getting flatter but where is the evidence of an overall downturn?

  8. Jose

    The least inspired keyword is a box of surprises.

    Years ago I was 9 years old and got ready to go see my newborn brother and our mother and our father’s wife.

    My father was a hairdresser of men and to cut the hair I remember it was Sunday and he told me, Jose the children did not come from Paris (Before our grandparents and parents could not say how to make parents to their children was forbidden by the Catholic religion in the Spain with the Military Dictatorship, for this to be invested that the storks bring from Paris)

    As long as your keywords come out of your mouth, I’ll be orsay or out of the game when thinking if you do not come from Paris, where do they come from?

    Those keywords were transformed into a land like the vineyard that my grandparents had in where to live now and this vineyard before growing up, my father told me that it had to be sown and that the man put the seeds in order to grow the vineyard and take care of it. that in a time of 9 months pick up the grapes and make wine.

    This was the most emblematic interpretation to be able to make his older son understand how to become children.

    Without the seeds nothing grows in life.

    Happy Day

  9. John

    I have greatly appreciated, enjoyed, and definitely benefited from a lot of your writings over the years, including very recently. Numerous of your individual blog posts alone should get special industry “Oscars” as far as I’m concerned, if there was such a thing. No question about it and I’m very glad you have been blogging again. Even though most of my commenting has usually been elsewhere, when I start my daily circuit of looking at my regular four and now five domain industry blogs, I always save yours for last. :)

  10. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,
    We can feel and appreciate your passion for teaching. It all comes down to (Giving is receiving and receiving is giving) This is a Universal Law which you have most definitely mastered. We are glad to see you back from your well deserved Sabbatical , just in time for what We perceive as the golden age of Digital Online Business Expansion. Nameste, JAS

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) (Former Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Intelligence, Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist) (Domain Master )

  11. Cha

    Hi Richard,

    Good day!

    I sent you an email however I did not get any reply from you. I am also selling premium domain names which are .com. I am interested to talk to you regarding this matter.

    i would really appreciate if you will email me

    Thank you

  12. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,
    TRAFFIC 2.0 (The Seed)
    Here is our vision of what We would love to see Manifest.
    Suppose someone grabbed the Baton of opportunity and had a conference designed for Institutional Investors, who are salivating at the thought of finding THE HOLY GRAIL of (.COM Equimoditty Platform Asset TAX SHELTERS).

    We from day one saw the universal economic dynamics of (.COM Equimoditty Platform Assets)and their superior Economic Benefits. Many prime .COM Platforms are perfect Tax Shelters that are or have the potential to be the Next Multi-Billion $ Internet Powerhouses. The upper crust properties are more than worthy of Equity Ownership% and Stock Options to boot! for the real Potential Powerhouse Platforms.
    They are the most valuable Economic Cash Cows ever Created. Just ask Google who built their whole Business Supremacy off the backs of these amazing Financial Instruments. JAS

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) Former ( Rockefeller I.B.E.C. Marketing Intelligence Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed C.B.O.E. Commodity Hedge Strategist) (DomainMaster)

    1. Jeff Schneider

      Hello Rick,
      ” Business Investments in Intellectual Properties is rising at the fastest pace in 12 years ”

      Institutional Investors and corporations are investing Heavily in tomorrows Big Ideas. These Market Dynamics are EXTREMELY BULLISH for (.COM Equimoditty Platform Intellectual Properties. JAS

      Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) Former ( Rockefeller I.B.E.C. Marketing Intelligence Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed C.B.O.E. Commodity Hedge Strategist) (DomainMaster)

  13. ED

    Hi Rick

    Thanks so much as always for your kind enlightening articles! Hope to hear from you soon.

    Enlighten domainer

  14. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,
    Market tampering has propped up this highly fraudulent Equity Market. BEWARE of this unprecedented fraudulent Market atmosphere.

    Even so, Remain Resolute with our initial recommendation of Dollar Cost Averaging BABA. The long term ROIs will be staggering. JAS

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) Former ( Rockefeller I.B.E.C. Marketing Intelligence Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed C.B.O.E. Commodity Hedge Strategist) (DomainMaster)

  15. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick, Next week,3-11 through 3-15 Sell ALL remaining BABA dollar cost averaging positions JAS 3-9-19

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) (Former Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Intelligence, Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist) (Domain Master )


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