Have you seen the movie, “The Secret?”
I saw it. I loved it. I think I watched it three times. It made me feel really good about my life and my dreams and my aspirations…
… but you know what? It doesn’t work!
The ideas in the movie are amazing – positive thinking, setting your intention, creative visualization, abundance mindset – but that’s not enough.
Never has been. Never will be.
Everyday, I meet bright-eyed positive thinkers who never get anything done. I mean nothing. They can’t pay their rent, they stay in crapy jobs they hate, they don’t go to the dentist… I could go on and on, but I’ll stop!
What the world needs is NOT more dreams. We need more action takers. More people who wake up in the morning when their alarm clock goes off (instead of hitting the snooze button 4 times).
We need people who eat more Steak and less broccoli. People who are serious about creating wealth, happiness and abundance in their lives…
… people who are NOT AFRAID to actually get off the couch and do something!
You can make “dream boards” or sit around “imagining” how you’d love your body and life to be all day long. It’s fun and uplifting, but ultimately pointless until you do something.
Let me tell you a story so you get this deep down under your skin.
My first bicycle was a hard rubber-tired Schwinn red & white tank that my dad fixed up for me.
It was a collector’s item to be sure, but it was not a bike that any kid in 1984 wanted to be seen riding around on.
The one I wanted was a Mongoose BMX with black mag wheels and a blue steel frame. My family didn’t have much back then, but instead of sitting around staring at the picture of the bike in a magazine hoping some positive thinking fairies were going to take pity on me and give me the bike of my dreams, I forced the issue.
I mowed lawns. I did chores. I cleaned cars.
It took me 9 months, but I saved up £268 pounds and I bought the damn thing myself. For cash.
That, my friend, is the real “Secret.”
Suck up your pride, strap on your boots, and get to work. You want something? Great, now take some massive action and get it.
Here’s why I’m telling you all this:
I’m a wealthy guy, but it’s not magic. I found a system that worked – list building, PPC, copywriting – and I followed that system until I got the results I wanted.
My old bank balance was like that hard rubber-tired Schwinn. It was OK to look at, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to ride that thing around for the rest of my life.
Now, I got my BMX…
Want yours? Let me offer some encouraging words for you… Get To Work! Turn off the TV, get up an hour earlier, go to bed an hour later and get started!
Expect to make mistakes… it’s called LEARNING, expect to look foolish sometimes…. it’s called experience
If you’re happy with your crappy old Schwinn… do what you’ve always done 😉