When Belief is a Problem
Last Update: Jul 16, 2013
If you've been hanging around the Internet for more than a year, I'm willing to wager you are very skeptical. I'll wager you sleep with one eye open.
Maybe you've always been skeptical. Maybe you are the "prove it to me" type. I understand.
To that, I would say good for you. You will save yourself much grief in the end.
Be wary. Be shrewd. Don't be gullible. Watch your resources. Don't invest a lot of money in anything until you assess the return on your dollar, as well as the time it takes to get that return. And look before you reinvest.
Many people get so excited when they think about the earning potential of an online business, that they dump big sums of money, willy nilly into absolutely nothing, just wishes that are all predicated on some stranger's promise, which is nothing more than a good sales pitch.
Nice to have dreams and wishes, but smarter to have both feet on the ground while your head is drifting in the clouds.
Now that's the combination of qualities you need in order to succeed. You need to be a practical dreamer.
Until you know something, until you know anything at all, this money would be better spent taking the entire family, plus twenty of your favorite friends and your old college chums, the Chamber of Commerce, and the National Guard out to dinner at a posh restaurant. At least you'll have a "good time" to show for your efforts. And you'll make many people happy.
I'm kidding. Well, sort've.
Doesn't make any difference how smart you are. Everybody can be seduced by the promise of riches. Heck, it doesn't even have to be riches. Most people just want freedom from the doldrums of the nine to five.
It's fun to gamble, and life is a gamble. But in business, it's smarter to be calculating. Promise you, I LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY. This is not a lecture. It's a sharing.
Know what you are doing before you invest a lot of money. The good news is that online business is perfect for someone who doesn't have a lot of money to invest upfront. Your business can be built in steps and then scaled up.
Safe at last! Unless... It's a BIG unless, some weazel guru cleverly separates the new entrepreneur, you, me from our resources.
WA has made it possible to learn what you need to know in an affordably sustained membership. It's such a right idea!
On the other hand, there is danger in being too cautious. You don't want to cut yourself off from possibility and opportunity in order to protect your money and your psyche. There is a happy medium.
In order to reach the heights in any human endeavor, you have to get out of your comfort zone and risk failure. Failure is part of success. It's like a seesaw.
What should you trust? Trust yourself.
Believe in your ability to accomplish what you desire.
You've done it before, you'll do it again.
Have a great week my friends!