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What Is Standing In The Way of Your Dreams?

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Could it be you?

Could more money help you realize your dreams? Your dreams matter, they really do. How many times have you wished that your life was different? Most people seem to feel that just enough is not cutting it anymore. Imagine waking every morning and not having to worry about bills or loans, nor thoughts of how much money you still need for rent this month. Changing your life can be as simple as taking a chance and making that extra effort. If I ask friends and family to give selling on Amazon a try, I get excuses such as these:image of porsche with a tag that says dream

  • I’m too tired.
  • I will suck at selling.
  • It will be too much work.
  • Everyone else will think it is a stupid idea.
  • There isn’t enough time.
  • None of my friends are worried about making extra money 
  • I’ve failed at other things I’ve tried.
  • No one believes in me.

But what if someone offered you a million dollars to try selling on Amazon? That would change everything, right? Hold that thought.

Let's Give It Some Perspective

Imagine that you are in your twenties, or maybe you don’t have to imagine (lucky you!). Also, imagine you are in a loving relationship, and your life is a dream come true. Then without warning, the other person breaks up with you, and it devastates you; you are heartbroken, and life sucks. You live in squalor with pizza boxes here and there. Taking a shower seems pointless; calling in sick is your new norm. You stop going out with your friends, and social media makes you sick. You are in a downward spiral as if you are living on life support. You have no energy, and life seems empty.

Then, out of the blue, your ex texts you. They are so sorry and realize they made a big mistake. Can you ever forgive them? They want to see you. You jump in the shower, belting out your favorite tune and looking forward to seeing this person again. 

So what changed? One minute you had no energy, and the next minute, your heart is racing. When you were heartbroken, you put up a “Closed” sign to your heart and turned off your life energy. Then your ex came back, and you turned it back on. Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, you had the power all along, and you never realize it.

So what about the million dollars? You control the energy switch, like when your ex came back, and you were suddenly alive again. It doesn’t just apply to relationships; it applies to getting things done in your life.

You can do it without the million-dollar incentive. It is all about mindset. If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, it’s just an excuse.

It is easier to chill and veg than to start that side hustle, so you make an excuse and switch your energy off.

If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not it’s an excuse.

We all make excuses every day. We eat things we shouldn’t, skip exercise, and procrastinate on lots of stuff. And behind every poor decision we make, there’s an excuse. When we take action, we focus on the things we can control.

There are just too many examples of other people who have quit making excuses, gotten up off the couch, and gotten their side hustles going. They are now in control of their time and money. You owe it to your future self to at least try.

Sure, you might have to give up the games, partying, and TV to do something that will change your future reality. Cranking up a side hustle isn’t easy. But neither is working in a cubicle or restaurant forever for not enough money. It is soul-sucking, and there is a price you pay for that.

Just start trying, even if you don’t have it all figured out yet. Take the first step. And then take the next step.

There is a lot of help out there. That is what this website is all about. If you want to try selling on Amazon, there is an excellent course that sells for $1 per month from Brock Johnson.

Check out his course and others here: https://a2zsellercentral.com/courses/

flowerfields photo with quote about dreams

Set goals and milestones for yourself.

It gives you a road map of how far you have come and where you are going. I keep a journal on my computer.  When I am really discouraged, I jump ahead a year and write to myself about where my life is at that point.  It might seem silly, but it really helps.  And when I come upon a journal entry that was written in the past, I am always amazed at how far I have come.

I know you’re thinking there will be times when you just want to quit. When that happens, think about the people who you will help when you make success your reality. Simply make the decision to believe in yourself and make succeeding your priority.

Your circumstances don’t define you, nor do the people around you. You are not the story others tell about you. You write your own story. Believe in yourself. Your opinion of yourself is the only one that matters.

It's so important to keep looking forward and seeing the future you want to create. If you can see it, you’ll keep moving towards it. The story you tell yourself is the story you live. Your entire life is based on the thoughts you choose.

If you believe it you are more likely to take the actions necessary to achieve it.

There might be times when you want to give up, but don’t lose sight of your purpose. Sometimes we get burned out because we forget why we do what we are doing. You are not hopeless until you give up hope.

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.”  Hal Lindsey

Hopeful is thinking that the future will be better and that you have a role in making it so.

Lastly, just remember that in a year from now, you’ll wish you started today. Would you rather be surfing Facebook or watching Netflix after a hard day of work at a job you hate? Or would you rather be bringing in a new income stream so you can work from home and have more freedom in your life?

I love the smell of possibility in the morning, don't you?


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