Every time that you turn on the TV, you are confronted by reports about the economic crisis. The reporters and economic specialists say that we are in a downward spiral. They are telling the world that they sky is falling and it is time to take cover. (That’s why I do not watch the news often as it just influences your thinking with media brainwashing – I can think for myself thank you.)
The people that we turn to for advice on money and wealth have become scared by the trends that they have been seeing, they are advising us to be afraid of what we are seeing as well. You are told to save your money and to cut back on your spending.
People are talking about this economic crisis as the next depression. For many people, the only thought that they can think about is that hopefully they will keep their job through tomorrow. This is the time when people decide to be happy with where they are at financially and just hope to stay there.
This is not where you want to be in this time of economic turmoil. You can not just sit and hope that you can hold on to what you already have. This is a time when you can make your dreams of becoming wealthy a reality.
Millionaires are made in times of economic turmoil and now is no exception. Many of today’s wealthy know that now is the time to take the steps to expand their wealth. They do not listen to the tails of doomsday that are broadcast on the TV. They know that there is always a way to make money and that they only have to find it and follow it.
You can be one of these people that can turn the dark skies into a brighter day tomorrow. All it takes is a belief that you can do it. This belief that there is wealth to be had in this time of economic crisis will make you succeed where others fail. It will help you to stand tall against the naysayers.
The use of visualization will be key in achieving your wealth. With your beliefs in place about your money, you will be able to clearly visualize your goals. A clear visualization of your goals will make them become more real to you. This will help you to succeed in your goals.
The first step that you will need to take on your journey is to decide how much money that you want to make in a month. This is often a humbling task for most people. Most people will look at how much money they need to pay bills and living comfortably. This is not all that you need to take into account when you are setting your goal. This is the goal that is set when you are happy just to get by in this time of economic crisis.
The best way to do this type of goal setting is to sit in a quiet room with a pad and pen. Sit and just think about how much money that you would like to make a month. Do not limit the amount of money that you would like. Personally I wrote myself a check from the universe for $1 billion (I don’t like to think small).
Ever heard that story how the actor Jim Carrey when he was broke and before he was famous wrote himself a check for $10 million for acting services and put it in his wallet. He looked at it everyday and visualized he would be getting that check by Thanksgiving. Well, on Thanksgiving exactly 1 year later he landed a role for the movie “Dumb and Dumber” and the rest is history. Anyways, I thought that was a really cool story and a great example of how visualization can help you out.
The limitations of the fact that the job you are at only pays this much will only set you up to stay where you are. This is what I need to live, is a limitation that will make that you only make enough money to live. You want to earn enough money to be wealthy and to also help give back to society eventually.
The next step is to decide what you will put back in the community to get the wealth that you desire. This is based on the fact that giving back when you receive will help you to build upon what you have. This can also mean what kind of service or product you will provide to help people out and in return earn a profit from on your way to wealth.
Many people choose to donate money to a charity that they have always wanted to help. This is a noble cause and one we do a lot of ourselves, but not the only thing that you can give back.
One thing I thought was cool was when Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin empire, said to just focus on being an entrepreneur first and to build your business. Once your business is doing well then start focusing more time and money into charities. Makes sense if you think about it.
Side Note about the …”kind of service or product you will provide to help people out and in return earn a profit from on your way to wealth”…
Too many just think of how to make money for themselves but you need to go in the reverse order.
Start with how or what can you do to help out someone in (your target niche area) = your customer. Then solve that problem with your new service or product. As long as it does what it says it does, you market it well and people like it you will do well and the money will roll in.
This is how I started SureFireWealth.com – back before 2005 the resell rights business was a mess flooded with poor quality products and even poorer distribution channels. We set about to change the industry by adding reviews, descriptions and fully showcasing everything out in the open, adding searches and requirements to meet higher standards to even be added to the site with SFW. We think we have done a good job so far but we have much more to do. We have some cool things at SureFireWealth.com in store for 2009.
We started LearningToEarnOnline.com with the goal to provide great ecourses & learning videos to people just starting out or wanting to learn how to make more money online. We also put in a cool reseller program where we let our resellers keep 100% of the front end sales – something that was really unheard of at the time back in 2006. As a result we’ve helped our resellers to make thousands of dollars by providing a great service to their customers in the form of solid unique content. We’ve also got a whole new line of courses for 2009 to be released soon.
We started SavingYourTime.com to help save people time by just watching videos to learn new things to help them make more money quicker. At the time back in 2005 online videos were just starting to get more mainstream as more and more of the world got on highspeed internet service and pcs evolved with faster processors and higher storage.
ElistSecrets.com was formed to help show people how to build their own mailing lists, something that is very important in any online business. We’ve got some new things in store for that site this year also to help people out.
This is also how my partner & good friend Simon Hodgkinson and I did our MarketingMainEvent.com series. We started backwards with the customer in mind first, then our partners, then us last. The concept became reality and helped us to do a few million in sales and to even start an entire new company and product line under it such as MembershipMillionaire.com & MemberSpeed.com. We have some amazing things in store for 2009 coming under MemberSpeed Inc to watch out for. We plan on giving away more free content to help you make more money faster, smarter and better than you will see in most of the product launches of 2009.
So my point is – think how you can provide a REAL service to people this year then get off your butt and get to work getting it out there. Just get it out the door this year.
The third step is to set a time frame for achieving your monthly income goal. You need to be realistic when you set this time frame. Don’t say I want to make $10,000 by January 15th if today is January 1st and you have never made more than $1 online before. But maybe $10,000 in exactly 3 months from now could work for you. The time frame should not be too far in the future that it does not seem real to you. Remember visualization of your goals and the time frame that you are going to achieve them in are an important part of becoming wealthy despite economic crisis.
Put your time frame in writing. By seeing it in writing, the time frame will become real to you. This will help you to focus on achieving your goal by then.
The fourth step is probably the most important. You need to take action. Many times a great idea and goal go cold when the person spends all their time planning to take action. Even if you do not know the exact route that you will take to make your goal of a certain income a month reality, you need to take the first step today towards it.
From there you will continue to take steps everyday on your road to achieving your wealth in the time frame that you set. You do not want your drive and attitude about your goals to become stagnant.
As you journey by taking these steps, it is good to have a reminder of your goal and time frame. Write down a statement about what you plan to do. An example of this would be, I plan to make $10,000 a month by the end of 6 months. Your statement can be that simple.
Say this statement out loud 2 to 4 times a day. This reinforces your plans and goals. You will stay on track with this reminder of what you are trying to achieve.
This simple plan for achieving wealth was created over a span of 20 years of research almost 100 years ago by the wealthiest people in America at that time – Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John D Rockefeller, King Gillette and others, then set onto paper by Napoleon Hill in 1937. The simplicity and the truthfulness of these steps will become apparent to you as you take them.
This is why I like to take advice from people who have done it (See above) rather than people who just want to make a quick buck selling their latest ebook, semiar or course. Don’t get me wrong, if the person has done it first then wants to teach you how in their seminar or course – that is the real deal and you should go and learn from them. The problem I have is with the person who writes one book, it makes a bunch of sales, then they are suddenly doing seminars and courses how to become a millionaire.
Have they actually built a business = a real company with real services that has real customers that continues to grow? Do they actually have many years of experience in the niche they are teaching you about? You wouldn’t want to learn how to build a house from someone who has only read about how to build a house correct? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself the next time you are thinking about buying that new course or seminar ticket to learn how to do something.
Stay true to yourself, follow your higher self & spiritual guides, listen to your gut instincts and keep it positive.
The steps are set to help you to take formulated risks that are needed to make the money that you dream of, despite the doomsday advice about the economic crisis.
These are the steps the wealthy have taken and found the opportunity that exists even in the most difficult of times. You can find the window that has open now that the door has been shut on the ideas of wealth of the general public.
To Your Success!
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