Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The State of Your Life and the World Today

Sitting in Tampa and not really feeling like I live in Florida today. The weather is dreary with overcast skies and the rain falling in a steady drizzle. The best part of the whole day is that our good friend Charlotte is here for a few days from Atlanta and we are spending some quality time together.

I know there are a ton of people out there losing their jobs, savings, homes and a host of other things including their drive to make something happen in their lives. All you ever see on the stupid TV and newspapers are how bad the world is getting today and unemployment is reaching epidemic proportions.

I am almost to the point that I won't watch the news or read anything other than Parade magazine or the comics...yes, I still read them for the brief respite from everyday BS and all of the negativity around me. You really need to have a handle on your attitude or all the crap going on will drive you crazy.

I am a firm believer that for all of us to get through this time in the world, we are going to have to get out of our comfort zone and explore other options in our lives. I always keep telling myself, my wife and all of our friends that our days of the W-2 are over and it is a 1099 world now.

When you look at working for a big corporation please keep this one thing in mind. We had a good friend that was a year away from retiring, their company downsized and they were laid off from a job of over 28 years just before the golden retirement party. They still got something but not nearly what they deserved.

When you work for those corporations they they will control your life. People get laid off and the corporations look to the surviving people to do more but for the same (or less) pay. The have your back against the wall because people are terrified of losing their employment and will not say anything to "Rock The Boat".

I don't understand how people can let something have so much control over their lives. I fully understand that we all need some sort of income in order to pay our bills and lead a good life. I am just saying that you need to possibly look at being in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

There are so many good opportunities out there today but please beware...there are a ton of scams as well. When the economy gets this way then the freaking bottom feeders (I call them scumbags) come out to prey on the helpless and downtrodden.

These idiots are a pitiful excuse for people and in my opinion a waste of space and air so I put them in the same classification as palmetto bugs in Florida. I am a firm believer that those type of people will get theirs in the end...not sure what it will be but it is waiting on them. I take pride in what I do and sleep very well every night.

Look around and keep your eyes open because your life changing opportunity is just around the corner waiting on you. Maybe you aren't sure what it is, even if you are looking straight at it. It may be disguised as something you aren't even interested in, but please explore all your opportunities before making a decision about anything.

Get out of that comfort zone and open your eyes to all of the possibilities around you today. It is in times of economic hardship that millionaires are created because they can see the possibilities all around them. Don't be afraid to take a leap of faith and have the confidence in yourself to get it done because nothing in your life will change until you are willing to change it.

If you are afraid or unsure of things then just back up, regroup and look again. If you don't do it today the world is not going to stop turning, the sun will still shine and the moon will be just as pretty as ever. When you find the company that you like and they will give you what you need, then take that leap of faith and never look back.

Make sure you don't decide against anything because you don't totally understand it either. People should never turn their back on something they don't understand...that will be a HUGE mistake. If anything is that complicated then you should walk away from it very fast, because no one else will understand it either.

Another big thing you need to remember as well. Anything cheap will always give you cheap results as well. You have to spend money (not a lot) to make any money. NOTHING is free in this world so if you think it is, then get back on your spaceship and go back to your home planet to sell them on your FREE ideas because that stuff isn't happening here.

Success or failure starts in your head so control what the gray matter does and thinks of. If you think you can then you will...if you don't think you can then you won't. I am certain that has been said before sometime...as in countless times. So funny but it still holds true to this day.

So get off the couch, recliner, floor, bed or whatever and go out and make a difference in your life as well as others. It is ALL up to you and no one else is going to do it for you so just get going. Beware of all the scams that mention autopilot as well...no one earns money on autopilot. After you have been with a company for a few years it will get easier though because of leverage.

Always keep learning with your opportunity and never stop growing. Read and absorb everything you can to put the gray matter to work with something besides all of the negative BS in the world today. Here is another one...if you keep doing what you have always done then you will get what you have always gotten.

If you need some help or advice then get in touch with me, I am easy to find because I don't hide behind a PO box or a fake persona. My name is Don and my cell number is 813-842-6131 and you can actually pick up the phone and give me a call. I don't have all of the answers but I sure have more than a lot of the other so-called guru's.

So just get out there, do it and quit making excuses. Life goes by very fast so please make the most of it because someday it it will be out of your reach. Don't let life control you, you control your life because that is the only way to live life. Get in control, stay there and the rest of the world will be yours for the taking.