I've been communicating a lot with my own subscribers and many Warriors about where people are at in their business, the kinds of results they are generating, and so on.
In doing so I have noticed a pattern. Not just a pattern but a critical ingredient I am finding in those people who are producing financial results even with the odds not in their favor.
And that ingredient is this:
An Immediate - Potentially Desperate - Financial Need
In my own case I can say honestly that this is exactly how I started in IM. It was early June of that year and I realized that money was dwindling and (due to various circumstances) I would not be able to pay my bills in August without making something serious happen.
I had a desperate need. And that need created focus and execution at a level I had not previously experienced before. The result? Five figures in 59 days.
Is this "normal"? Of course not. But neither were my needs. I'm not smarter than most people here, not by a long shot. In fact it had nothing to do with that.
The situation required that I step up and produce at a whole new level - or create a serious problem for my family. Which would you choose?
It's amazing who you can become in those situations....IF you are clear enough to abandon the victim mentality see that you actually have a choice.
How about another example....
Look what happened recently with Michael Tracey and his serious health issue. A desperate need existed and people produced results that were FAR beyond ordinary to meet that need. Thousands of dollars folks....not in weeks or months...in DAYS. It was unbelievable to watch who people became in the face of that desperate situation.
So here are the questions:
1) Is there something to be said for the fact that a lot of people are simply "too comfortable" with the way things are to take massive action?
2) Could a desperate need - combined with a clear mind - be among THE most powerful ingredients for serious financial results?
3) Perhaps most important, how could the same focus and intensity be duplicated when desperation does NOT exist? Think of how powerful that would be.
What do you think?