do you need a "gun-to-the-head" moment to get going?

7 replies
hey there,

I've noticed over and over again that most people only beat old habits when they have a "gun-to-the-head" moment

ever heard Frank Kern's story, the whole living in a trailer story, getting sued, "having to do something"...

similarly John Carlton, out on the street, "has to do something..."

I made my own "gun2head" moment by quitting my corporate job and suddenly "having to make money" to feed my family.

Keith Wellman has a similar story, living in his car in winter ...

the list goes on...

so, 2 things:

a) if you're now successful in IM, what's your story -- did you have such a moment in life, how did you "get it" and started making money in the IM niche?

b) for those who are still waiting for that magical moment, here's a little video that may just help you ... get your "gun2head" moment without having to use firearms:

#guntothehead #moment
  • Profile picture of the author Hasan Barbary
    Very insightful video... thanks for sharing!

    I wish I could answer your questions more thoroughly; right now I feel semi-stuck in a fractal universe, somewhere between a) and b).

    My success in IM is still intermittent ~ good months and crappy months.

    Unfortunately, at present my clients' deadlines are creating a "gun to my head" moment, so I gotta run! :p
    Signature
    {***sig break***}
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1824387].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Raygun
    His stuff is very good. I think for me, like you say, it is all about knowing what you need to do next after you finish something. I think that many of us are guilty of not knowing what the next step is.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1825930].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DrGUID
    I have my best ideas when I am under pressure. I was out of work for most of 2002 due to the dot com crash. During that time I set up my software business, and it's still selling stuff today.
    Signature

    Love passive income? Make money on hubpages. Make money from ClickBank. Preserve your new wealth by investing in gold.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1827297].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author VeitSchenk
    after taking into account all the live seminars (fast track to success ...., yeah right) I stopped counting at around $30-40k.... (not including travel, accommodation, and time spent NOT building my own business)

    Cheers

    Veit

    Originally Posted by honestbizpro View Post

    For me it was after I calculated the money I lost on all the bullcrap that used to be floating around that I bought into.

    .
    Signature

    Connect with me on FB: https://www.facebook.com/veitschenk

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1828481].message }}

Trending Topics