I received an e-mail from someone this week, and it became apparent to me that he simply didn't believe that he could make anything work... He didn't believe that he could start making the money that he told me he wanted to make...
He WANTED to make it, but he didn't BELIEVE he could!
I'm a strong believer in the saying that you are where you want to be... For example, you live where you do because you choose to, and you earn as much as you do because that’s what you’ve chosen to earn...
'Hold on! I want to earn more than I do at the moment...' I hear you cry!!
Well, I’ve been there too and unless I changed my belief and my habits (good or bad)... nothing was ever going to change.
Indeed, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results...
So, how did I, and how do you, make changes to what we believe... and, in turn, what we achieve?
Well, for me, I didn’t believe that I should live in a large house, drive a sports car, or even work for myself. So, if I believed that... I certainly wasn't going to 'realise' that lifestyle.
Does that make sense?
However, once I’d had enough of what I was doing...
(and for me this was commuting each and every day, having to answer to a boss, working long hours and not earning enough money for all my hard work...)
I needed to change my belief... My belief of where I saw myself and what I saw myself doing.
I hope you’re still with me, as this is crucial to where you are and what you’re doing in 12 months time, 2 years time and even 10 years time.
So what do you need to do?
Well, you really do need a goal, a visual representation of where you see yourself in 2 months time, 4 months time, and 6 months time...
Close your eyes and picture yourself in front of your new house, or sitting in your office at home – working for yourself... Driving your new car, or planning that luxury holiday you’ve always wanted... and enjoying your financial freedom that your new home-based online business has given you.
Now, what do you need to change... in order to make this happen? For me, I was wasting a few hours here and there watching television, or just trying to switch off (after a long day working for someone else). Well, these hours add up, so if you use these hours just to start thinking... then you’ve changed perhaps one of the worst habits out there.
I know, I used to do it myself!
If it's not TV, then look at how you spend each and every hour of your day... Can you allocate an hour or so for your future?
I suggest that during this time... you start thinking about where you want to be... I used to have a Picture of a Porsche on the desktop of my computer, and a simple cut out from the newspaper of a beautiful detached house that both my girlfriend and I really liked.
Now this is simple to do, but is very important. It reminds you of why you’re doing what you’re doing and precisely what your end result will be... financial freedom.
Plus, it makes your dreams real – something that you can indeed touch and feel.
Dreams are good – dreams are what keep us going, but dreams are nothing without action!
Action can and should be very small changes in your belief, and to your habits - each and every week... and before you know it, you’ll be dreaming bigger and bigger dreams...