What We’re Trying to Do Here
I want this blog to be MORE than a “how to make money online”, “how to do SEO”, “how to do PPC”, “how to do eCommerce” etc. Those things are, obviously, quite important. However, the longer I work with people (and it’s been almost a decade now), the more I understand that these are not the areas where people fall down.
I believe that the secret to success lies in the more intangible things. Those things that are less “tactical”. Those things that are, frankly, a whole lot harder to explain and teach. It’s an attitude, a way of thinking, a belief system, a process, a mindset…heck, it’s so many things. At the end of the day, it’s a belief that all things are possible. That you can do most reasonable things you set your mind to, if you’d only decide on it and then take action on it every single day until you reach your goals. This is OH so much harder than it seems at first. WAY too many of us are simply on autopilot. We don’t bother even trying to understand what’s meaningful and important to us…what can truly make us happy…never mind trying to make it happen! We, often, don’t even know what the heck it even is.
So, this blog will most certainly be about tactics. There’s always something new and exciting to discuss…it’s part of what makes Internet marketing so exciting. BUT, this blog will ALSO be about these other things. Things that have long interested me, but I’ve been too busy to really write about them. I’ve come to realize that, if I truly want to help people, I need to change and expand my focus. It’s tactics, but it’s also life and the pursuit of happiness I promise I will do everything I can to help you attain true happiness (lofty goals!!) and financial independence (they often go hand in hand…not rich or collecting money for the sake of collecting it, but freedom and independence to focus on what MATTERS!). It starts today.
Let me begin with an article that I have saved for a long time…almost a year now. I don’t agree with all of it, but many of its points are a great place for us to start, let me discuss a few from this link:
“Average people have a lottery mentality. Rich people have an action mentality.” Wow…that one hits home! People often sit back and wait for things to come to them. If you do that, you’ve already lost. You need to be an active participant in your own rescue. What are YOU doing everyday to make things happen???
“Average people think the road to riches is paved with formal education. Rich people believe in acquiring specific knowledge.” I’m not trying to disparage higher education. I do believe that all knowledge is good. However, We’re trying to be focused on the things that are going to get us where we will can live our lives free and happy every single day. Knowledge in and of itself will not do this, but learning specialized skills will help us meet our goals.
“Average people see money through the eyes of emotion. Rich people think about money logically.” This I’ve learned a lot more about over the last 10 years or so. Money is a tool…that’s it. It doesn’t do anything for me by itself. It ENABLES things.
“Average people earn money doing things they don’t love. Rich people follow their passion.” Not always the case, but I think it’s a chicken and egg thing. I don’t have much passion for waste management, however, if I were to build a 100 million dollar a year business around it, I think I’d get passionate!
“Average people believe you have to DO something to get rich. Rich people believe you have to BE something to get rich.” Successful people always land on their feet. It may not be perfect and wonderful all the time, but success begets success and money begets money…start the pattern now.
“Average people love to be comfortable. Rich people find comfort in uncertainty.” I certainly struggled with this after leaving a very cushy job with corporate. I have grown to love it though…because I’ve built the confidence to say…no matter how it works out, I know I will make something of it.
“Average people believe they must choose between a great family and being rich. Rich people know you can have it all.” You really can…I’ve done, I’ve seen it, and we can help you get there too.
See the article for the rest of their points. It’s an interesting read.
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