When I started I ran into ALL of these road blocks and more. I admit I gave up more than once, threw in the towel and decided that the online world was just too dam complicated, too littered with bad information that made finding that diamond in the rough as easy as finding a needle in a haystack.
What brought me back again and again however, was seeing people make it. I’d be watching the biography channel and there would be a guy or a woman who made multiple millions of dollars ONLINE. I thought at first, yea, lucky you… I'm not talking about an infomercial but back stories of successful entrepreneurs, often on Biography.
They had been in the exact same position I was in and many of you are in, but they made it. These stories inspired in me great hope, hope that would recharge my batteries and had me psyching my self up once again…. I’d tell myself “this time I’ll do it, this time that diamond is going to present itself”. I’d say a little prayer to the internet gods to lead me in the right direction.
I realized that finding the course or product, or even career online that would make me rich would not come in a get rich quick concept, nor would it come in a pretty package with a red bow around it.
The fact is, you have to re-frame what "rich" really is, relatively speaking. Wealth is actually not millions or even tens of thousands of dollars- unless your making half that already. If your making 2k a month at your job (take home of about 1.5k) then $4,000 IS WEALTH to you. This is a realistic goal to reach for and much easier than millions don't you think? If you strive for 4k you will actually feel wealthy even if you only make 2k!
If you shoot for a million dollars and make 2k you will feel like you failed- but you didn't- not at all! Maintaining motivation requires realistic thinking and attainable goals. You start (in the above example) with trying to make 4k and settle for 2k, then when you reach that you double that and strive for 8k and settle at 4k.
Even if you just maintain 2k consistently and that's all you ever make, you've created wealth because you've effectively doubled your income... when you can double that to 4k you can quit your day job and really feel good.
The get rich mentality robs you of your ambition because it never works long term and often not even short term. It lacks experience that allows you to fortify the last step so you can hop up higher to the next step. If your last step isn't fortified and you jump you may break the last step and fall through to the previous step- experience is like the concrete below the step (stair case metaphor).
I started to realize that it would come in an ordinary package and I would need to do something everyone else out there starting out WASN’T doing. What was it? Was it hard work? Was it working for someone who DID make it? Aha!