As market competition increases and financial resources become diluted, many people are under increasing pressure to make money.
This can lead to the temptation to try and make money as quickly and easily as possible. And this type of desperate mentality that can leave you vulnerable to all kinds of schemes. The lure of quick money can be hard to resist, especially when bills are piling up and the pressure is on.
The latest, greatest, fastest…
To compound the problem there is a seemingly endless army of marketers ready to sell you their newest version of the latest and greatest make money fast program. They can be so convincing! You know the story: How I went from food stamps to a Ferrari in 90 days and here are my clickbank screenshots to prove it. Give me a break.
If buying these programs worked even one tenth of the time then everyone I know online would be an internet millionaire. Chances are pretty good that you are the proud owner of a few of these programs, right? Trust me, you are not alone!
Then there’s the social media detour
Don’t get me wrong, social media has a place in every business, but from what I’ve experienced the time invested rarely represents a high ROI (return on investment). How are you doing on your twitter or facebook based million dollar empire?
My point is not that you can’t gain client contacts from social media because you most certainly can. But let’s be honest, social media makes it far too easy to diddle away hours of your valuable time when you could be doing something productive that produces more sustainable results.
Chasing the gold ring leads to irrational behavior
If we allow ourselves to focus on chasing money by following the crowd, we become easy prey for every get rich quick idea that comes along. This kind of pursuit is often accompanied by the tendency to throw reason out the window.
Millions have experienced an unplanned loss of income in the last few years and are desperately seeking new ways to make money. The problem is, the more desperate we become, the more likely we are to make irrational choices that just compound the problem. When the fear takes over, rational thinking gives way to impulse.
What can we do if we find ourselves in this situation?
This is where a few well applied like skills can help you regain your balance. Try asking yourself the same kind of logical questions you would probably ask a friend if you were trying to help them to avoid making a foolish mistake. This will help reintroduce reason into the equation. Here are three examples:
1. Do I know anyone else who has succeeded using this approach?
2. Have I done any research to determine if this is a scam?
3. How much would I have to invest and can I really afford to do that?
I’m reminded of the question: How come we never see the headline, psychic wins lottery? Learning to ask the right questions is one of the most valuable life skills you can develop. The right questions have the ability to bring you back to reality while allowing you to use your resources in a more creative way.
Yes, these are uncertain times, and sadly there are unscrupulous people who will try to leverage the situation. If you don’t have the life skills to help you maintain your balance and clarity, they will see your fear as an opportunity to take advantage of you.
Strengthen yourself on the inside
You become most vulnerable to these kinds of situations when you are looking for a solution outside of yourself. True personal success and stability come from within. Having a success mindset is the best defense against increasing pressure to make money.
Granted, having a success mindset doesn’t change the fact that you still need an income, but it does change your approach to that challenge. If financial uncertainty and fear are starting to get the best of you, it’s time to turn things around right now. Once you get control of the fear, turn your attention away from the quick money fix. Instead, concentrate on sound business models that have stood the test of time and have the potential to become a sustainable source of income.
Look for real solutions and avoid the latest financial fad
I recently watched some free video training from a man who has created more millionaires and multimillionaires than anyone in the history of the world. These videos really helped me see why so many people go broke while working hard to create an online business. The man’s name is Dan Kennedy and this is the first time he has ever offered free training. His normal coaching fees start at $18,000 per day.
As you might have guessed, these videos are designed to convince you to buy his program called GameChanger, but these free videos have information that I have never seen anyone offer even in a paid product. I am NOT encouraging you to buy anything, just go watch the videos. I apologize for the opt-in (I opted-in and it was so worth it), but I promise you, they will change what you consider to be realistic with regard to the increasing pressure to make money.
Has the economy been putting pressure on you?
Have you invested in programs to make money that haven’t paid off?
What’s your take on the videos?
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