Exposing the Big Lie: Making Money Online is Hard

I can’t decide who I’m more fed up with, those who sell products about making money online, or those who buy products about making money online. I’m tired of hearing how every new product is THE ONE that finally makes it easy for even a newbie to make a living online. There is no product that makes it “easy.” I’m tired of reading product testimonials that say, “by just implementing one technique in this product I increased my sales by $10,000 a month.” These testimonials always come from some guru who was already making $100,000 or more a month. Hardly relevant to the masses who are scraping pennies together to try to learn how to make a living online. I’m tired of hearing Bob’s testimonial that he made $20,000 in a month using this revolutionary new system. When you learn the real story, Bob was either the best friend of the product creator, or he made $20,000 in a month after working the system for a year. Don’t get me wrong, I’d put in a year’s worth of work to reach $20,000 a month. My complaint is that this in not what’s being sold. Copywriters are responding beautifully to the hoards of instant gratification seekers that swarm the internet daily in search of financial freedom. Their sales letters are telling people that they can make 5 figures in thirty days. That they can quit their day jobs in 90 days and bask eternally in financial freedom. The truth is, 99.9% of us, at least, can’t do this. And it’s a lie to represent that there’s any system, course, or Ebook that...

Is Your Positive Mental Attitude Causing Your Online Business to Fail?

Last week I neglected to do something I should have done. It would have benefited me and my online business.  I was trying not to be too hard on myself.  Trying to maintain my normal positive mental attitude.  I struggled to forgive myself.  But it was hard to put it out of my mind. Finally it occurred to me that I should be hard on myself.  My positive mental attitude was interfering with my progress.  I had failed to meet a goal that was completely within my control.  Deluding myself into thinking that it was okay to remain positive was a disservice to myself. I realized I needed to take some time and be negative.  I let myself be depressed, angry, and defeated.  My inaction was wrong.  There was nothing to feel or be positive about. Don’t ignore your mistakes in an effort to maintain a positive mental attitude.  If you have an online business you’ve certainly heard that you have to get into the right mindset to succeed.  You have to be positive.  You have to “know” that you will succeed, and you will. I completely embrace this philosophy.  It doesn’t matter how many times you fail, press on.  Those who press on will succeed. But, you must recognize the limitation on the value of a positive mental attitude.  If you don’t, you’ll be happy all day, yet you’ll make no progress towards your online business success. You can’t spend your days failing to take action, failing to meet your goals, failing to make changes; and yet telling yourself, “I can do it,” “I’m going to succeed,” “I’ll never give up.”  Where...