14562 days ago
FEAR is your enemy. I personally have had to mentally overcome this on many occasions, financial fear, the fear of being poor, getting sued, or some type of financial catastrophe destroying my assets or business. We all have fear, business owners and employees. Many people don’t take the steps to improve their life because they let the fear control them.
Believe me I know…For years fear took over my life and consumed me. I remember when I was young, I dove into new businesses and investments. I was all in, owning my first business at 16 and first rental property at 18, until one day I lost a fortune. This scared the shit out of me and for about 4 straight years I spent all my energy focusing on preserving and laying out a life of scarcity.
In all aspects of my financial life, I settled for less, not because I lost the skill of making money, but because I felt like it was all about to be swept away from me again. Eventually it got so bad that I threw in the towel of entrepreneurship and took what I perceived as a safe job in the grocery industry. Something that I knew was recession proof, at least that’s how I justified it.
Having a job was probably the worst 2 years of my life. Even though my personal life was thriving, I was forced to travel to a job that sucked 10 hours a day out of my precious life. A job that I grew to hate so much that the day I quit I didn’t say good bye to one person. Quitting wasn’t easy though. I remember signing my resignation papers, my stomach had butterflies and I was almost embarrassed that as I signed the papers, I noticed my arm shaking. At the time I had no fall back.
When I quit my job, Google had just banned me from my YouTube income, even though I did nothing wrong, but they didn’t care, some computer algorithm just flagged me and banned me. Shortly after losing Google I was forced to pick between a major sponsor of my YouTube videos and my new Newsletter Future Money Trends; without having one client (advertiser) for my new website, I told my only video sponsor good bye. By asking me to pick between them or my own new business, I knew that they could no longer be trusted. To shut down my own Newsletter so I could only advertise theirs would have given them complete control over my life.
It was at this point in my life, I could no longer allow the fear to control me. For 16 days I hit the phones everyday looking for a sponsor to my site and on the 17th, I closed my first client. FutureMoneyTrends.com started generating revenue and within a year it became a million dollar business.
The fear however persisted until I started pouring everything I had into my subscribers. I focused on teaching them to become wealthy, how to start a business, invest safely, and trade for profits. The more I helped them, the more I realized that there are just too many ways to make money and that this knowledge would help me overcome my fears of being poor.
We even started doing monthly extra income ideas, this forced me to sift through hundreds of income ideas, which only grew my confidence in having the ability to make money and never be poor.
Losing the 8 Hour Work Day, this is actually what I wanted to talk about today, but I got a little long in my intro…
The 8 hour work day, this one has been seared into your brain since before you were even born, with parents proclaiming the next President, fireman, doctor, or lawyer in the womb. As a toddler and young child you are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Then later in your young life, teachers, parents, and dreaded school counselors will attempt to shape you into a young college student in order to find a career.
All of this is crazy, think about your state as a human being living here on earth, is it in your DNA to work for 8-12 hours per day? And more importantly, is it in your DNA to work for someone else, do you actually desire a boss? Do you like being told what to do?
To add insult to injury, we have all been brainwashed into thinking that working for someone else is the “safe” thing to do. Think about that from a psychological stand point, embedded in your young brain is that you are safer being told what to do and working for someone else rather than taking control of your own life. I never understood that when growing up, how is it safer to work for someone else, don’t they assume the same risks in life that I would if I was running things?
You don’t need a job. You may need money, but you don’t need a job. The only way to true financial prosperity and freedom is through owning your own business, there is just no way around it. Sure there are lottery ticket winners, people who receive a large inheritance, or get lucky in a small investment; but what school counselors and stock brokers won’t ever tell you, is that if you want to be financially independent, you need to start your own business and work for yourself!