If you want to bounce back from bad stuff, read this…
This is what I hear all the time as a counselor and coach…
“I’ve really let myself go. I don’t think I can ever come back.”
“My finances were really good. Now they suck.”
“My husband/wife/partner/parents/kids really screwed me over.”
“I hate my life.”
And lots of similar kinds of things.
I get it.
People did stuff that made you life harder.
They took from you.
They treated you with less respect than you deserve.
They robbed you of your confidence.
You want to crawl into a hole and stay there.
Or you want to get revenge on the miserable S.O.B.’s that hosed you.
You’re allowed to feel that way.
For five minutes.
Then it’s your time to get off the mat.
Because you are living the one life you get.
No second chances.
So I want you to bounce back from whatever bad stuff happened.
It’s a pretty simple formula.
1. Realize you are totally worth living an abundant, prosperous, happy life…no matter what anyone else thinks or how many mistakes you made.
2. Take control of the parts of your life that you have control over. Start with one or two simple things until you get your confidence back. Pretty soon, you’ll want more.
3. Start hanging with a crowd that thinks and feels the same way you do…or the way you want to. That’s gonna mean letting go of people and circumstances that don’t work for you. You’re allowed to let go.
4. Find a method or program to get what you want. If it’s more financial security, upgrade your skills and
hit the marketplace.
That could mean a better job, or a second job, or a home business program that you feel good about…and is profitable.
And no, I’m not gonna automatically assume you are right for a network marketing or affiliate marketing program. Many people aren’t ready.
But the ones who are, and know how to settle down, take direction and work…
Those are the ones who score.
I like it a great deal because it involves education.
Skills you can use wherever you go, whether it’s the home business world or some other form of career.
But I’ve been around the home business world and have had enough success to know….
You start with the right people.
And let it branch out from there.
One of the best home business tips I ever got was to get out of the system’s way and let it duplicate success.
I’m totally on board with using something that anyone can take advantage of.
People who know more than I do have designed, tested and used these systems to create, leads, sign ups, customers, and of course…money.
But a lot of other people who have used them have crashed and burned.
Most of them haven’t used them the right way.
But sometimes it’s because people want to pull back the curtain and see who is behind the system.
I had that happen to me today. One of many, many times.
And I like when that happens.
Because I like people. I really liked this particular one. She was warm and energetic, and seemed to have a lot of desire for success.
She responded to one of my notes with a personal email. I answered her back, and answered her question honestly. Watch the video above if you want to know what we talked about.
So yes, it’s important to duplicate the important parts of whatever system you’re following.
But one of the other most important home business tips I got is this…
Make sure you’re always growing personally and professionally.
I got that message…loud and clear. I studied the greats: Jim Rohn, Wayne Dyer, T. Harv Eker. I learned prosperity from Randy Gage. I learned abundance thinking from Anthony Robbins.
I even dove back into my professional training as a counselor and sharpened that up. I used it in both my counseling practice and as a home business professional…not to mention as an entertainer and seminar leader.
In other words, I made a choice to stand out. To become the best, strongest version of myself that I could.
And in doing that, I wasn’t easy to duplicate.
But that’s OK. I was me. And I was more attractive.
And I helped people step into the best version of themselves.
Think you can do the same?
Then you’ll be able to duplicate, and stand out as well!
Please…let go of your pain, and make room for the best parts of your life.
Wanna read an amazing quote?
“Hold on to pain too long, and it may become hard to remember who you are without it. Letting it go can feel like losing a piece of yourself…but that was never you to begin with.”
That was said by one of my former high school students, Amanda. She spoke those words online back in 2014, and I repackaged them in one of the Truth Bomb blog posts I was doing back then.
If you’re like most people, you’re holding onto pain you no longer have any real use for. Let it go.
And I’m not just talking about the emotional stuff.
I’m talking about bad habits that cause health problems. And financial distress.
I’m talking about beliefs you have about yourself, your skills, your worthiness to be abundant and wealthy.
I’m talking about what you think about people who make a lot of money.
Side note: I watched one of those Hallmark Channel type Christmas movies a few nights ago. One of the main messages was that being rich meant you were greedy.
Being rich means you figured out how to leverage your talent, and put yourself between something of value and what someone is willing to pay for it.
That’s a good thing.
Because if you don’t introduce people to a good product or service – yours or someone else’s – another person will.
And they might not be nearly as cool and awesome as you are!
Let go of your pain.
Let go of your embarrassment.
Let go of your doubt and fear.
You are bigger and better than you give yourself credit for.
How will your life be better when you’ve let go of whatever pain you’re in?
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You don’t need to leave your old career to start your new career.
I used to think there was no way you could be someone who worked as a counselor and be an entrepreneur at the same time.
I used to think it was a conflict of interest to try and help people, and also try and sell them something.
Of course that’s silly on many different levels.
Every counselor, social worker, psychologist who works in private practice has to let people know they’re in business. They have to sell their ability to help others.
And even the ones who work for an agency, or a hospital or a school…they sometimes have to go out and represent who they work for. Otherwise they lose out on clients, and they place their job in danger.
But more important than that, is this…
Anyone who markets something and can still look at themselves in the mirror has to believe in what they’re marketing.
You have to believe what you’re selling is good for the people you’re selling it to.
Otherwise, whatever money you make might pay your bills, and it might get you cool toys and vacations.
But it won’t give you any peace or satisfaction.
And if you have something that’s good for people, why wouldn’t you want to offer it to them?
And why wouldn’t you want to be the one making the money, instead of someone else?
Once I figured that out, marketing became a lot easier…and more fun.
I kept my counseling career, but began another career at the same time.
And in some ways it turned out my marketing career helped people more than my counseling career.
Whatever you’re doing: teaching, manufacturing, truck driving, military, health care, anything…
You can always add on another career.
You can go slow, with a plan to build it out over time.
You can make a drastic change in your life, if that’s where you are.
And of course you can go somewhere in between.
But you don’t have to be embarrassed about being a marketer.
Just be a good one.
Learn the skills.
Get the right mindset.
Be OK with making mistakes.
Stop worrying about what other people think.
Have fun with it.
And use your new career to help people with your product or service. And be OK with making money at the same time.
What’s your current career?
What would like to see happen in your next career? Do you have a plan to get there?
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