Why is it that people don't see the bigger picture?

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So with each passing day I get messages asking what the secret to my success and could I help them. My usual response is to tell the, that my success didn't happen overnight and that I got here by hard work and sheer focus on mastering a method that provides results.

Now it's got to the point where I just wonder to myself why people are shortsighted or blind to see that building a reputable brand takes time. Is it just me or don't people see the bigger picture? Having longevity is better than having a 6 month boom.

Rant over

What's your thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    I think this is just newbie behaviour and will always happen to be honest with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author nooman ahmed
    your absolutely right there. I think its because people get scared that there not having success with the few things they have done right. They don't see that if they did those things consistently day in day out they would actually see results in the long term. Sometimes results can come even after just 3 months, but even that is scary when your starting out. I cant remember who said this on the warrior forum but they basically said that building a business (specifically online) is like planting a tiny seed and expecting to see a massive tree the next day. Or they water it and treat it good for a few days and then they dig it out after a few days to see if anything is happening. Never looking at the bigger picture!

    So ultimately I think its patience (lack of patience) and fear combined that causes this.
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  • Profile picture of the author flesterking
    It doesnt means the bigger picture, newbies always look for the shortcut. But the sheer works is what makes us to earn. Atleast for me. I did 8 months of research on ranking sites earning a very little working hard every day and night.

    That does mean i learnt a lot of 100 variations on ranking. I would not have learnt that much if i got a shortcut tutorial on how to rank easily. So my best advice is "there is no short cut to success" - but you can work smart, but that too you can get only by experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author hamigua
      Originally Posted by flesterking View Post

      It doesnt means the bigger picture, newbies always look for the shortcut. But the sheer works is what makes us to earn. Atleast for me. I did 8 months of research on ranking sites earning a very little working hard every day and night.

      That does mean i learnt a lot of 100 variations on ranking. I would not have learnt that much if i got a shortcut tutorial on how to rank easily. So my best advice is "there is no short cut to success" - but you can work smart, but that too you can get only by experience.
      Great post and yes there is no short cut
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    The problem arises due to all of the moronic marketers pushing Simple Push-Button ATM Systems! and the like, which leads to a general theory among many new industry entrants that making money is easy. There are, indeed, easy ways to make money; the majority, though, especially the long-term methods, do require time, focus, energy, and more than a few late nights and early mornings.

    The secret to making easy money? Working hard, then outsourcing.

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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    That's how average people think, they focus too much on results in the beginning and eventually give up. Sure some newbies are doing this and they have probably seen those fake IMers guaranteeing that they will make $10,000 in their first month and stuff like that. What I'm trying to say is that most people don't realize success takes time.
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  • Profile picture of the author ViceHood
    Good post, my forum is on a ten year plan. Partly because I'm learning as I go, but I also understand longevity is much more important than being a flash in the pan.
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleG1461
    Because frankly, internet marketing is built around get rich quick schemes. Compare how often you see "I did this one weird trick and made $1,000,000 in a hour!" compared to "I built up a good, solid and trusted brand with loyal customers over a number of years and now make $5,000 a month".

    As soon as people learn it isnt going to be as quick and easy as throwing up a Wordpress site, plastering a few advertisements all over it and then kicking back whilst the cash rolls in, they lose interest and move on to the next shiny thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
      Originally Posted by KyleG1461 View Post

      Because frankly, internet marketing is built around get rich quick schemes. Compare how often you see "I did this one weird trick and made $1,000,000 in a hour!" compared to "I built up a good, solid and trusted brand with loyal customers over a number of years and now make $5,000 a month".

      As soon as people learn it isnt going to be as quick and easy as throwing up a Wordpress site, plastering a few advertisements all over it and then kicking back whilst the cash rolls in, they lose interest and move on to the next shiny thing.
      But that's simply becasue marketers by definition do one thing. Actually 2.

      1) Find a hungry market
      2) sell to it

      so all those get rich quick schemes are targetted to the masses who buy it. Same with the wso's. It's the market
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  • Profile picture of the author br06269
    as a newbie I have to agree that it's kinda scary and intimidating when you first come into the market. How do I start? how long will it take? When can i QUIT my job?

    it's the people that don't like the true answers to those questions that will end up not going very far. Hopefully I stay out of that mind set
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      The problem arises due to all of the moronic marketers pushing Simple Push-Button ATM Systems! and the like, which leads to a general theory among many new industry entrants that making money is easy. There are, indeed, easy ways to make money; the majority, though, especially the long-term methods, do require time, focus, energy, and more than a few late nights and early mornings.

      The secret to making easy money? Working hard, then outsourcing.

      GRM
      Add in the paranoia generated by the "what the gooroos don't want you to know" crowd, and you have a very viable recipe for creating the belief that there's some kind of magical secret if they only knew the secret handshake...
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Add in the paranoia generated by the "what the gooroos don't want you to know" crowd, and you have a very viable recipe for creating the belief that there's some kind of magical secret if they only knew the secret handshake...
        Exactly. I cringe whenever I see a squeeze page that makes people believe in a magical formula. Yes, indeed, there are secrets. Most of us are wary of revealing our moneymaking systems in a public setting, but no easy formula exists for the majority of methods. Most involve good old-fashioned hard work.
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        • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
          Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

          Exactly. I cringe whenever I see a squeeze page that makes people believe in a magical formula. Yes, indeed, there are secrets. Most of us are wary of revealing our moneymaking systems in a public setting, but no easy formula exists for the majority of methods. Most involve good old-fashioned hard work.
          I'd add discipline and the guts to take big risks at the right time to that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Today's generation is so used to instant gratification. Technology gives them instant access to whatever they want.

      Buy whatever you want on your laptop, device or smart phone with the click of a button. It shows up at your door in very short order.

      Pick any movie, or TV show, magazine, or book and with the click of a button you can have it right now to enjoy.

      Pay your bills, order your dinner, reserve a seat at the concert with the click of a button. Find out anything about anybody, navigate to an unknown destination, or check the current weather anywhere in the world with the click of a button.

      So far at least, making money online doesn't fit that same expectation. It takes work, time, know how, and usually persistence to build a profitable online business. Some people just can't accept that fact.

      Money making can be simple . . . but in my experience, it isn't easy for most people coming into this market.

      The best to all of you,

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author HostZealot
        There are some pure gold posts above and I don't want to repeat them. They just rock.

        To add my 2 cents, most people outside the IT industry think that owning a domain is all what it takes to become a millionaire. When they come into this - already overcrowded - market with this idea, they rarely even understand where they are and what they are doing. No matter they usually fail and instead of learning they begin complaining everywhere and blaming their successful competitors.

        This actually applies to all spheres of business, Internet only made it possible worldwide.

        We did a pretty harsh work ourselves for the last 5 years and now we stand on solid ground. But it took a ton of effort and nerves, really, and most newbies are afraid when they hear the phrase "it will take several years of hard work". You can't do anything with it, just keep doing what you are good at, because nobody can do beginners' work for them.
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  • Why is it that people don't see the bigger picture?
    Because the sad truth is that most people don't want to build, sustain and grow a BUSINESS (nor they have the smarts to do it) and everything is means: hard work, risks, uncertainty, etc. They're simply after a mindless quick buck.
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  • Profile picture of the author oWEN tEBB
    Thank you all for your response. Its nice to see others understand where im comong from. As I look back to when I started out I was skeptical about making online but thought I would like to try. So I set myself a year to make enough dollers to put a deposit down on 3 week stay visiting the USA.

    As Steve said we live in the world where we can have most things or most things on demand but making money isnt one of them. To any newbie who reading this... when you see these flashy videos of people claiming to make you rich by this top secret method that they apparently stumbled on..... Run away, tell them no thanks, stay strong and resist the temptation. You will be wasting tour money.

    Anyway six months into my 1 year plan I have paid for the holiday in full.... This was achieved by having clariry, working hard and understanding that all my hard work would pays off eventually. I look forward to the nrxt 6 months.

    so newbies.... just to clarify there is NO GET RICH QUICK METHOD. Have an idea, asks some questions, pperfect the method, accept that you will make some mistakes, keep being consistent and finally accept that this is not a sprint but a marathon. Thats the key to success. Building a brand and business takes time.

    Thanks once again
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    People don't see the bigger picture because they are stuck on GET RICH QUICK mode.

    They try something for a few days, possibly a few months, and they don't see results so they quit.

    The true key to success is to never quit, and to keep going and to keep your eyes on the prize!
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    • Profile picture of the author oWEN tEBB
      Your right Matthew but that because they come across these gurus videos. Now I'm not doubting these people are well off because they are but they well off because they prey on the naivety of people. People who are so desperate to change their lives are completely taken advantage of and there nothing we can do to completely stop them other than trying to educate newbies, and make them aware that there no such thing as a get rich fast method. What looks good at first will potentially ruin you before you even get started with the many up sells, hence costing you more than you think.

      Think about it if there was such a method don't you think everyone would doing it? No to be rich (whatever that might look to you) takes some serious hard work and dedication to mastering one method at the time. I said it many times, you will never have a successful business without the right mindset. Learning the basics is without doubt the first thing any newbie should do and once you have the strong foundation, then you can just build upon that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Gunn
    People in general are impatient. We have been told over and over that we can have results NOW, and when it doesn't come NOW, we get distracted, then discouraged, then skeptical and begin to doubt whether it will ever happen. It's already been said that building a business takes time and during that time period we have to find motivation from within. We have to know where we are and where we are headed with our businesses. All of that together will allow an individual to see the big picture. But if any one of those pieces is missing, then we tend to lose sight of it!
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  • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
    Human nature. Programmed for the instant quick reward rather than going for the bigger reward but will take more time/effort etc. You can't change human nature.

    People are happy to be comfortable. Pay the bills, enough money to go out drinking,eating, etc and that's about them done. Most....
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  • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
    Think about it if there was such a method don't you think everyone would doing it? No to
    be rich (whatever that might look to you) takes some serious hard work and dedication to mastering one method at the time. I said it many times, you will never have a successful business without the right mindset. Learning the basics is without doubt the first thing any newbie should do and once you have the strong foundation, then you can just build upon that.
    Surprisingly not. Most successful businesses require learning, wisdom, constant effort to grow, conviction, relationship growing and nuturing, guts to stick with it during the lean times, a vision etc. How many people in civy street do you know that have these traits? Very few. They might dabble here and there in some get rich quick scheme, make a few $$'s, drop it. Buy another etc. But that's hardly running a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogozRazvan
    Originally Posted by oWEN tEBB View Post

    So with each passing day I get messages asking what the secret to my success and could I help them. My usual response is to tell the, that my success didn't happen overnight and that I got here by hard work and sheer focus on mastering a method that provides results.

    Now it's got to the point where I just wonder to myself why people are shortsighted or blind to see that building a reputable brand takes time. Is it just me or don't people see the bigger picture? Having longevity is better than having a 6 month boom.

    Rant over

    What's your thoughts?
    Just create a WSO and get over it.

    And if you want a more specific answer - it is a normal mental bias not to see the actual process behind an outcome and only the outcome.

    People don't see the 8 hours a day training / 350 days a year of the basketball player. The only see the $5.000.000 bonus and the "talent".
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  • Profile picture of the author bluebrain
    I guess people don't like to work hard to build a brand because the brand ITSELF doesn't bring in any cash, and that's what people really want, as fast as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malteaser
    You are absolutely right!!!

    I think there are 2 people you can serve in our industry... the ones that want to see fast results with spending little money or no money at all and the serious people who are willing to bruise their ass to build a brand and become successful.

    I have now set up my sales funnel and position myself in a way that attracts people that understand they need to put in the hard work to get results. At the end of the day I am in network marketing which means I depend on residual income to increase my monthly income - I therefore only want to work with serious people who want to see results.

    The people who want to see success overnight are people I would definitely not want to work with in my business -
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    One of the reasons why people can't see the bigger picture is because of all the hyped-up sales letters and ads that are placed all over the internet. "Grandma makes $10,000 in 5 days", " 12 year old makes $25,0000 in 7 days".

    So, when you see claims like those, you begin to wonder if there is some secret that the gurus are hiding. After you spend a couple months or years online and you meet genuine people who tell you about all the hard work, and obstacles they had to overcome to get to where they're financially, you realize that those hypey sales letters, are only used to grab the attention of people who don't see the big picture.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperKC
    The sad part is that I could show someone how to make $10k in their first month and they still don't have the fortitude to do it.. much less do the 2 years of leg work to build something up to the point to even accommodate giving someone an opportunity to achieve that kind of feat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebastian Gomez
    The problem is that people have this "get rich quick" mentality. Earning money with the Internet is VERY possible and in my opinion is much more rewarding than a 9-5 job.

    But...

    It's not easy! You actually need to work hard and spend time and effort. The more you treat online business as a REAL business the more results you will see!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    People have been bombarded with so much marketing about instant results with zero effort and no understanding of anything. People assume that this is the way things really should be, if only they can find the "right magic formula".

    Hard work is not trendy these days for most areas of society. Also, the attitude of "entitlement" (other people should give me whatever I want, without me having to work for it or be responsible for it) fits with this, in that people feel that success is a "right" rather than requiring specific actions.

    Chris
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