Like I always come on here to see threads from people where it seems like their lives are about to end. They say stuff like "my wife left me, I'm $70,000 in debt and about to lose my home... I need to make $!" How are we suppose to react to stuff like this? Just ignore it?
Then people actually come into those threads, and make 1 post explaining how these people can make $$$.
But there is a SERIOUS problem with this. The problem being, I have never read one post or idea, then went and made money with that idea. I'm sure there are experts who can, but I'm not an expert, nor is this thread targeted at those types.
Here is a hypothetical situation to consider.
Someone comes on here and asks how they can make money on clickbank. Alexa comes into the thread and drops a bunch of useful links for them.
So and so person respects her, so they use the links, and try to make money with clickbank... right up untill they fail miserably.
There always seems to be 1 major element missing in these situations. In this case, its Alexas brain. Imagine her brain like a pizza (I apologize if this offends you Alexa ).
To make money with that brain-pizza, you need the WHOLE PIE. The information you get, isn't even = to 1 piece of pie. Its like 1 piece thats been thrown into a blender, then the sauce is squeezed out on top of a spoon, and thats what you get to work with.
You still need her writing abilities, her sales abilities, her experience in dealing with people, all the failures shes made and learned from... there are so many other pieces to the pie that you will never get.
Not unless you COMMIT YOURSELF like she has. Or like any successful person has.
The reason I'm making this thread is I'm begining to notice how DIFFICULT it is to teach a newbie how to do what I do. And when I first started teaching people, I thought "this is the easiest thing in the world, so ANYONE should be able to learn it".
Kinda like you see that 1 line thrown around here all the time. "If I can do it, you can do it". Its something I've stopped saying because I've realized its simply NOT TRUE. Just because you can do something, does NOT mean the next person can.
So before you take any advice on here, really consider that fact. Its basic human nature. When you become good at ANYTHING, you always take for granted how much you REALLY know.
I think that is super important for both gurus and newbies to keep in mind. I ignorantly began talking about the fact that what I was doing was "super simple" to do. Untill I realized after weeks of coaching people (for free)... that its really NOT easy. I possess a unique set of skills I never realized I had. I guess they are a natural part of my personality, and I just expected other people to be the same way... which was really stupid.
This was also the reason I didn't want to charge for coaching my first time. I could always hear this question in the back of my mind. "How sure can I really be, that other people can do what I do?"
How sure can you be, that other people know what you know?
How sure can you be, that other people see the world like you?
How sure can you be, that your unique life experiences aren't the reason why you're so successful?
How sure can you be that your methods will REALLY work for other people?
How much do you ignore your own talents and advantages because $$$ wants you to believe you are like everyone else?
Do people not give themselves enough credit? All the gurus? All the successful people? Do they really have NO IDEA how advantaged they are?
I'm really curious how many gurus on here ignore these questions.
All I'm suggesting is that people think about these ideas in a realistic way. Sometimes if you REALLY want to be successful, you need to commit yourself 250% to modeling another persons LIFE. What they read, what they eat, what they talk about, every single little thing they do.
Does it sound obsessive/creepy? Probably. But do I think its the best way to learn? Absolutely. I have 1 guru who I stalk the hell out of on here. I even take advice about things that have NOTHING to do with money.
Its more about the mindset, HOW they think, WHY they make the decisions they do. What would YOU rather know? The details of how they make money, or the motivating forces that caused them to discover all those details in the first place?
This probably sounds like new age psychobabble for all I know.
If you're focused on 10 seperate gurus, its going to be damn impossible to model all their unique talents and abilities. People say you should absorb all the things that mesh with your invididual personality.
But do you have ANY IDEA how long this takes? And couldn't it be possible that your personality, and your way of viewing life, is the exact reason why you're failing?
Thats why if you want my honest advice, pick **1 guru**. Make damn sure that your guru is successful and knows what the hell they are doing.
Then become a monkey on that gurus back. If you don't like the label "guru", then lets just use the label "friend". Make 1 good friend on WF, someone who is willing to help you, then model that person like a son models their father. Or like a daughter models their mother.
I honestly believe you need this type of foundation to make money. Don't be overly passionate about too many ideas or people. Find someone or something you can truely relate to. One thing that will drive you right past the finish line.
I have NO IDEA if this is good advice. I'll be honest about that. But these types of thoughts go through my head everyday. So its open to criticism. Clarity is one of the hardest things to obtain in a world full of distraction. So I can't think of a much better way to gain clairity. I'm sure there are other ways, I just haven't found them yet.