First a small , un expected validation of the experience Im about to share...so you dont think its BS and can actually "get" something from this post.
I remember that. Especially when you made the $14k. I believe you did that a few times over the following months.....
Here's what I need to make six figures...
A: A Phone/Maybe
B: A Computer
C: Internet Access...
I could make six figures from an OUTHOUSE if it had internet access and "maybe" a phone, and an optional $40 bucks per week to eat on for the first couple of weeks.
I would go to a dollar store, get some coffee and pastas and canned goods to last me two weeks... and sit at my computer and not get up till I had my first $1,000. If not , I would fast or call it a diet.
I dont need a hosting account...I may not even need the phone... I dont need a merchant account... if I did I could use someone elses bank and pay them a processing fee till I got on my feet.
Im talking about real world kicking ass and pulling yourself up here. Not fluffy "I wanna dress up and play businessman" theory.
What could I sell with nothing but an outhouse , internet access and a phone , that wouldnt cost me anything...?
I could resell another warriors offline services, I could "broker" a deal on something, I could write a report ans sell it as a WSO... If I didnt have money for the WF ad, I could use next weeks grocery money and replace it within days...or I could tell someone I needed help with launching fees and promise them a return to help me...
There are a TON of ways to make money without money.
Im serious... Dead serious...If I was broke and in despair tomorrow, I could dust myself off and get up without 20 bucks in my pocket and within a couple of weeks be back in business.
5 years ago I went through my second Divorce...
And I went through another rough time...My friend asked me to come to Inidana and help him save his business...So I left my cushy management Job with a great salary, and went to Indiana...After six months of trying...the ebay store was looking good and it was starting to look up but according to the government it was already too late...
I had my own little business in his building (insurance appointment setting) and 4 employees...but I was using his merchant account and it was tied to everything else... and we lost that too. In fact I had my payroll frozen and had to let all my people go because I couldnt access their pay. I borrowed some money for their last check... and let them go.
Things were about to get really rough OVERNIGHT!
We had about 60 days to get out of there with no cash flow.... All the employees were gone, the heat was gone, we couldnt access our bank accounts...Just me and him in this big cold (middle of winter) building...
We couldnt even afford to rent a truck to move his inventory out, nor another place to store it.
We set up a little apartment in there, got out the pads of paper and pens and scratched out a plan to pull ourselves out from NOTHING... within 30-45 days, using all we had available... an internet connection...
We made food money in our plan, by putting merchandise and office equipment out in front of the building each day and selling it off for cash to passersby for practically nothing.
Sometimes we ate, sometimes we didnt.
I worked that plan everyday with no HEAT in the building, comforts, or even money to eat half the time... I was tired, weak, discouraged and cold. 20 days of this, i was beginning to wonder if I would get a sale in time...It was rough.
Sure, I could have left the situation (however broke), but I didnt want to leave my friend there to fight it alone, and he needed me.
I had given up a really nice salary in Nashville to come help him, and six months later I was down to eating spaghetti out of a can with cold fingers...lol
We could see our own breath and we trodded along like that for about 30 days... We had borrowed all the money we could borrow, so we were out of options.
My friend went from being a millionaire to losing everything and eating on 20 bucks day literally OVERNIGHT. EVERYTHING WAS LOCKED!
It was during this time that I dreamed up my current business.
Im not going to look it up, but to prove this, there are four and a half year old posts here on the WF where Im actually LIVE in that situation describing how I can see my own breath...and my hands were cold...
And through perseverance, I finally sold that damn load!!!! On the internet. Wearing a coat indoors in the middle of the day everyday with freezing hands. (Thats what I remember most about it, the cold hands... ).
Next thing you know I had 14k in my pocket, Im back in my own apartment, food, money, back on my way to success... in my own home office with heat and carpet...remembering that time and thinking, "God, we can really do anything cant we...". And I also wrote to the Warrior Forum on THAT day...
Yes, I was contributing here at the WF loooong before I ever had a sig or even WANTED one...throughout all of these experiences...wasnt selling reports. In fact, just started that in the last couple of years because people kept "asking" me to....
You can do anything from almost any state of being....I DID have internet access in this case...even though not heat... but you know what?
If I hadnt even had that I would have borrowed someone elses for an hour a day and spent the opther 23 hours per day planning for that one hour, and I would have done it anyway.
Why did we stay in the building?
Because we had 60 days to clear it out or he was going to lose the inventory too, so we did internet work and alot of manual labor with no employees through whole time... I was working , stacking, packing, moving pallets around, organizing the remaining inventory... and answering Alibaba emails in between.
Oh, and praying that a sale would break through.
If I hadnt had inventory to sell... I would have found SOMETHING to sell.
You can do it. You can pull out of almost anything, and come back more successful than ever!!
Hope this inspires someone.