Not a good way to end the year … but I just lost $50k in a blink of an eye!;-(
… read on to find out why I’m not really bothered by it because I can make that back in a heart beat and can show you how you can make way more than that too!;-) …
The New Year is almost here and this is an excellent time to sit back and reflect on the past and plan for the future.
Are you living the life you truly want?
Actually, a better question is … Do you even KNOW what you want?
Once you answer that question then it’s easy to start planning for the future because you must have a destination before you can even make a plan to move forward.
You don’t have to wait until you have a certain amount of money or that new home to start living “the good life”.
You're entire life should be fulfilling your dreams, not waiting until retirement or when the time seems right to start living.
I know… I know. Having enough money seems to be the biggest obstacle keeping you from living your ideal life.
But having enough money shouldn't stop you. It should be the fuel that propels you forward.
In today’s economy it just makes sense to have an extra stream of income … money that comes in constantly from your own efforts… your own home business.
Money you can depend on!
I’ve learned from the school of hard knocks not to depend on anyone else for my financial security.
Here’s a great example of what just happened to me…
At about 9:00 pm on Christmas Eve I received a really a strange voicemail. It said something about holding a special meeting in Utah for members of a real estate investment where I had invested about $50k a few years ago.
I had been receiving really nice interest checks from this investment every month for the past 4 years. They always came right on time – like clockwork.
I remember thinking it was so strange to get this voicemail because it was late on Christmas Eve… but then quickly forgot about it as time with family and friends filled the next few days.
Then a few days after Christmas I received a notice from my bank … the last interest check I deposited from the investment company had bounced. Ugh!;-(
So I called their office to see what was going on … only to find out that the business was now in Receivership!
Meaning of course they had either filed bankruptcy or had been taken over by some government agency. I’m still waiting to get the details but I’m sure my investment is gone.
Yes… losing $50K overnight along with a monthly residual check was a hard pill to swallow.
Yet my mind immediately thought of how grateful I am to have a home business that could make that amount of money back in no time!
My heart goes out to those who have lost their savings, investments, and even their main source of income without having anything else in place to back up or add to their source of income.
One day you are living life and usual, then in the blink of an eye you get a phone call or a “pink slip” or some big catastrophe happens and your money dries up ….
Worry and stress now become your constant companions.
More than anything I wish I could just hand people the keys to success on the internet that would allow them to make a substantial living right away.
Sadly, it doesn't work like that. It takes work, skill and determination.
Most marketers would never say this because it doesn't sell that well, but in my opinion the way to online success almost always boils down to…
Making a decision to learn new skills and becoming a BETTER YOU!
That's it. But not many people want to admit that, and hardly anyone wants to try and sell that to you because it's usually business suicide.
They'd rather sell you a push button biz in a box system that guarantees overnight riches while you live carefree on the beach drinking mojitos.
Good luck with that one!
This stuff takes real work, practice and experience. You learn by “doing it”.
It’s actually pretty simple once you understand how all the pieces fit together, but there is a learning curve and work involved.
You'll notice most successful people online have put in their time and paid their dues whether they openly talk about it or not.
I’m putting together a new training program that steps you through all the phases of how to run a successful online business and how to put all the pieces together…
But that's not really the purpose of this article right now.
The purpose is to encourage you to know what your dreams really are, and then to encourage you to do whatever it takes to go after them.
Do you even know what your dreams are?
Have you written them down?
I guarantee you'll have a way better shot at achieving them if you write them down, display pictures in your office or home, and constantly project what it is you want into your daily life.
I’m writing this from my home where I woke up this morning without an alarm clock and walked about 10 steps down the hall to my warm toasty office.
It’s cold and snowing outside, but as I check my online account this morning I discover that I just made another $1,149.73… and never had to leave my home.
(Oh by the way… that’s way more than I was getting from the interest every month from my $50k investment that just dried up!;-)
So Please Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams!
Your Dreams Are Your Fuel.
Your Dreams Are Real.
If you can dream it… you CAN Achieve It!
Whether you're spinning your wheels, barely scraping by or already making six-figures and searching for a way to add an extra zero to your income…
Once you make a decision and commit to achieving your dreams… the world moves with you.
It all starts with a decision.
It doesn't matter where you are with this online journey; I want you to know I am thankful that you are my subscriber and/or client.
I am privileged to be working with people who are constantly pushing themselves to make their lives better. You should feel very proud of your accomplishments, no matter how little or grand they are.
I was once where you are now. To me, there is no better thrill than helping business owners like yourself… because for the most part, we understand each other.
So, thank you for being a part of this with me.
I have some big plans for helping you in 2012.
Here's To Fulfilling Your Dreams!;-)