I wanted money, big homes, fast cars, and all the trappings.
Wanting these things, I was tempted to follow advice from internet marketers who made a ton of dough (not bakers), had big homes, fast cars, and all the trappings.
The core of their IM campaign was showing off this stuff. Red flag to me. Even as a newbie.
I learned over the years that I wanted freedom, not worldly success, as my prime intent.
PLUS....I learned that becoming free has a neat benefit; you make more and more money without worrying about it or focusing on it, because following your passion, solving problems, developing skills and serving people is the basis of all fortunes. If you seek freedom over stuff, you enjoy the ride, have fun and the worldly stuff flows in with greater and greater ease.
I have retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. I am pretty free. Freedom has been my focus.
I could move down a different road but that'd move me toward bondage, because then, I would not feel free or happy until I had some *thing*. *Things* like money, fame, big homes, and big cars. Plus I'd have to base my internet campaign mainly on having things, and how having things makes you happy, which is not only untrue, but is a root cause of unhappiness.
Why do most folks seem genuinely unhappy? In IM? In life? They are in bondage because they seek stuff - paychecks, etc - to be the cause of their comfort, and fall disappointed after the momentary high of receiving money fades. Because they are bound. Energetically handcuffed.
Guys; you see WSO's based on money and outcomes and freedom, and many well known IMers nod in agreement that "it works" but "it works" means the strategy parts fear-based folks (greedy, desperate, hungry for a solution) from money, You are not freeing anybody with a sole outcomes based approach. You bind them. Is that REALLY what you want to do with your life, and what you want to teach human beings to do to other human beings?
Sure you can sell a dream but consider focusing on a freeing experience. Like when folks see my eBook cover, learn the backstory (I snapped it in Savusavu, Fiji, where I lived for 4 months a few years ago, and people get all excited to have a similar freeing experience), and they dig the change up, plus it moves them out of a craving vibe towards an experience vibe.
Then get so busy showing people how to live the freeing experience for free (content) and for pay (premium products and services) that you lose the fear of being generous, the fear of competition, the fear of wasting your time, and all the stuff that goads most IMers to seek worldly success over freedom.
This is how to be free. As you free yourself and free people, the money and fame and whatever you want, that flows in, if you are clear on allowing it in. All that stuff feels like extra, or a bonus, or icing on the cake, if you do things from a place of love and freedom, not bondage.
You want freedom guys. First. The worldly success flows in much more easily long term, and you won't make a big deal about it anyway.