Article by Charlie Wright
I’ve always wanted to be a Disc Jockey.
Not one of these idiots you get on the radio nowadays. I mean the old Smashy ‘n’ Nicey types, like Simon Bates.
For instance, do you remember ‘Our Tune’ on Radio One?
In the show, listeners would write in with their sob story and Bates would read it out over mournful strings. Then they’d play an inspirational song at the end.
It was great. I’d always feel much better about myself after listening to Our Tune.
So you’ll be pleased – or horrified – to discover that I’m going to do a similar thing today.
I got an email from a Biz Opp Jungle reader the other day. The problem he explained to me is typical of many business opportunity seekers.
Rather than just reply to him personally, I thought I’d share my response, a-la Simon Bates.
Cue the music!
“I have to get out of the grind of the 9 – 5.
I hate it, but I am my own worse nightmare. I get involved in too many opportunities and never get them off the ground. I read the copy, get excited, buy the material. I read the material, get excited again and then the procrastinations set in.
Why oh Why? It does my head in, but I keep on doing it. I know it’s down to me, but it is a REAL BIG problem for me.
Do you know of a good book, manual, guide… that will help me to focus, plan and implement a business opportunity? I have the opportunities. What I don’t have is a teacher-like figure to watch over me and push me to get the job done.”
Does this ring any bells for you?
It did for me.
And here’s what I would say to anyone suffering a similar problem right now.
There ARE motivational books and courses to try, which I’ll come to in a moment.
But the real problem here is not that you lack the right books. It’s that you’re looking for another easy answer.
Ordering a biz opp is an easy way to make you feel like you’ve done something constructive and positive with your life. It gets you excited and fills you head with ideas and plans for the future.
The hard part is following it through. Putting in the time. Keeping up the enthusiasm. Taking the hard knocks.
In this case, rather than going down the necessary hard route, you’re seeking another easy fix. Namely, a biz opp that will help you to do your other biz opps.
This is how people get addicted to collecting business opportunities.
It’s as the act of buying the course or book is enough to satisfy them… for a while… then after it’s gathered dust, they crave another stimulating idea to get them going.
Or they simply decide that they need to buy another book to tell them how to get on with the first book.
And so it goes on.
This plays right into the hands of marketers. They love it when people prefer buying stuff to actually sitting down and DOING stuff.
This is why you get so much up-selling in the biz opp world. It’s nothing to do with publishers being sneaky or unscrupulous…
It’s because people out there DEMAND it! They crave it…
But the real answer lies in themselves
It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Nothing succeeds like success.
All biz opps take a while to get going. But when you start making a couple of hundred quid extra a week, your motivation will grow and grow. You’ll feel more confident and empowered.
Then you’ll see that couple of hundred quid now could mean a couple of thousand next year!
The excitement will now come from inside YOU – not some copywriter trying to sell you an idea.
So when you buy an opportunity and get hold of the materials, here’s what to do. Write some targets and a realistic plan based on the spare time you have.
Now follow the blueprint or course as described in the book or course. Follow everything to the letter. Don’t just pick out the bits you are most comfortable with.
And discipline yourself to do this!
If you still don’t follow through with your plans, and find your attention wandering… ask yourself if this is really what you want to do.
Okay. So that’s my harsh answer
Of course, it is important to have trusted guides and inspirational writers to help us through the first stages of any good business.
I have a couple of recommendations in this area.
For a great biz opp service that can help you with anything you are trying to do, with email support and interesting monthly articles, you should try Nick Laight’s What Really Makes Money.
Nick promises to help you set up and run your own home business that makes £15,000 at least in the next year. Or you get your money back.
It’s no-lose offer, so you should just try this anyway.
You should also download a free copy of an inspirational classic by signing up to the Insider’s edge free weekly email.
‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill is one of the best selling success books of all time. First published in 1937, it’s the result of interviews with over 500 successful people, including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, George Eastman, William Wrigley Jr. and Charles M. Schwab.
Hill studied the characteristics of these great achievers, and developed fifteen ‘laws’ that anybody can follow to achieve success.
If this book doesn’t give get you into the mindset of an achiever, then nothing will!
Now my repetitive strain injury is flaring up because of all my finger wagging, so I’d better leave you to it.