Putting yourself out there - would you?

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Hi,

I'm interested in how many of you would be honest about what you earn, how well you're doing, and your results so far. Would you expose yourself so much, or do you think that can't can cause bad things to happen?

Cheers,

Martin.
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  • Profile picture of the author MagneticKopy
    I don't put myself out there financially. I won't brag about what I make. I grew up in a VERY ruff neighborhood and if you went around talking about how much money you have, then bad things and bad people come your way.

    On the other hand, I do like to talk about how much I've made my clients, though.
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    • Profile picture of the author the brewer
      In the right instance I would be happy to tell people how much I earn. Sometimes though it can cause resentment.

      Especially with people who work offline who don't know how much hard work the IM biz can be. They think that you just sit in front of a computer and watch money come in.

      ....I wish that was true.
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    • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
      Originally Posted by MagneticKopy View Post

      I don't put myself out there financially. I won't brag about what I make. I grew up in a VERY ruff neighborhood and if you went around talking about how much money you have, then bad things and bad people come your way.

      On the other hand, I do like to talk about how much I've made my clients, though.
      Okay - I was meaning more results than how much you earn. That could be part of results, but how you earned it would be of greater interest don't you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author wayneh
    I don't think I'd be comfortable letting others know what I earn. I don't discuss my day job earnings except maybe with some close friends. I'd take the same approach with IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    right now ..zero .

    basically..there where many things i was putting off until i had money..or and amount of money i thought i needed to make to get respect ..women ..what have you that universe is odd though .. so it made me learn how to get control of my bi polar disorder and the list o other issues without much money ..

    so now i have restored my health my muscle are turning into living stone ..and i have gone from thinking i was a little unattractive ugly troll .. to thinking another few months or more ok maybe a year ..where i evision myself walking up to a woman ..pretty woman.. and saying ..yes you are just pretty enough to touch my muscles ..

    so as i complete this transformation i have gone through ..the lack of money served me by no allowing me to do a bunch of stuff with possibly long term negative fallout ..to compensate for the perceived area of personal lack .

    this time next year i will be in a home on the beach in a tropical country ..in a long term relationship with an absolutely sexy women ..eating the best food one can possibly eat ..with plenty of money flowing in from many different streams of income.

    but right now i am trying to help that women from the other side of the planet with what little money i can..while i take care of my 80 year old father ..and bring him to see my mother in the hospital every night as she fights her organs shutting down ..that nothing can stop right now ..

    id love to have gotten on to a plane to that beach 5 days ago.. but yesterday it got hit with a super hurricane with savage winds ..

    we must make our progress in our live where we can make our progress ..

    we can only ever mesure ourselves against who we thought we once where and move in the direction of who we want to be .

    and ask our selves every day ..what we have done to get us closer who we can be
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    • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      right now ..zero .

      basically..there where many things i was putting off until i had money..or and amount of money i thought i needed to make to get respect ..women ..what have you that universe is odd though .. so it made me learn how to get control of my bi polar disorder and the list o other issues without much money ..

      so now i have restored my health my muscle are turning into living stone ..and i have gone from thinking i was a little unattractive ugly troll .. to thinking another few months or more ok maybe a year ..where i evision myself walking up to a woman ..pretty woman.. and saying ..yes you are just pretty enough to touch my muscles ..

      so as i complete this transformation i have gone through ..the lack of money served me by no allowing me to do a bunch of stuff with possibly long term negative fallout ..to compensate for the perceived area of personal lack .

      this time next year i will be in a home on the beach in a tropical country ..in a long term relationship with an absolutely sexy women ..eating the best food one can possibly eat ..with plenty of money flowing in from many different streams of income.

      but right now i am trying to help that women from the other side of the planet with what little money i can..while i take care of my 80 year old father ..and bring him to see my mother in the hospital every night as she fights her organs shutting down ..that nothing can stop right now ..

      id love to have gotten on to a plane to that beach 5 days ago.. but yesterday it got hit with a super hurricane with savage winds ..

      we must make our progress in our live where we can make our progress ..

      we can only ever mesure ourselves against who we thought we once where and move in the direction of who we want to be .

      and ask our selves every day ..what we have done to get us closer who we can be
      It's a point well made - but what and more importantly who inspired you to think and say those things, and how did they give you that push? What was it that they said or did? Did they put themselves out there to get you to do the same?
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    when i look at myself now..compared to where i was 3 years ago..and 6 months ago..and then i imagine what is possible for me how i am now ..it is inspiring me .


    there was a point last year about this time ..that the universe spoke to me and told me i should stop trying to save other..and waiting for someone to save me ..and there was a lot i was waiting for others to to..that i had the ability to learn to do myself..

    it actually wasn't that gentle .

    getting through the suck and suc and suck of life ..and fixing many of my health problems ..and settling down my chaotic destructive mental state ..and forging a highly positive momentum seeking mindset ..have opened up many areas for me to derive some wealth ..when a few more things settle out .

    people do not like to talk about they are around people who have money or it is someone currently without much money but with the mindset and work ethic to do what it takes to get money ..

    the 99..get highly offended when people have more money than them..and kick scream and riot when you tell them how much or little money they have is up to what the do ..

    there are now two classes in this world.. those who live off wages and those who live off profits ..wages are going down ..but the number of ways to make a profit are going up like never before .

    I have had to do much of my self work alone ..butting heads against my family ..and even regularly fighting again the fear based mindset in the spiritual seeker community.

    generally it is up to me to find ways to inspire or motivate myself ..and i am getting more in the mode to make myself an example ..

    you think taking about money is hard for people ..try talking about yourself publicly in a positive way ..that is something we get beaten by parent for as kids
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  • Profile picture of the author rango1
    Hey Martin...I would be fully honest in every aspect and totally transparent simply because you want people to like, know and trust you and it would be totally unethical to say something misleading. And I certainly don't think anything bad would come of it if you told the truth and was honest.
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  • Profile picture of the author joesfortune
    My principle is to be honest with myself. How I project it to the outside is a work of art. You must learn that. The first step in being great is to project an image of greatness. The problem with this is that it often demands that we lie a little bit.
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