Those of us growing up in the 60's and 70's may remember a popular satirical magazine called, “Mad.”
The central character of the magazine, always sporting a devilish grin, was a fictitious person named Alfred E. Neuman. He was a happy-go-lucky type of person who never worried about anything.
One of Alfred's quote's was, (updated to today's standards -Ed.), “You know you're Really a Nobody when.....you don't get any spam.” :-)
However, his trademark and most famous line was, “What - Me Worry?”
People start home based businesses for many reasons. One of them involves making extra money or obtaining enough money to eventually be able to quit a job and work from home full time.
It's been proven over and over that our attitude or mental frame of mind has a direct bearing on the ability to make money with a home-based business.
Richard Carlson, PhD., writing in his book, “Don't Worry, Make Money,” says this:
“The implications of moods as they relate to money are significant. When we are low, we think of our dissatisfactions more than when we feel good. We worry!
What is worry? The dictionary defines worry as being anxious. Anxiety is defined as being a condition of mental uneasiness arising from fear or distress, especially concerning possible misfortune.
As many of you know, it's not always easy to shake these feelings. Many times the low mood just seems to hover over us like a dark cloud that refuses to go away.
Matters become even worse if we are not feeling well, have had a lot of problems, or have received or listened to bad news.
What begins to happen next is that your mind will start to come up with all these thoughts saying that you should be further along than you are, that you should be making more money than you are, that for all your efforts you should be a success by now, or it brings up past failures or tells you that you'll never make it anyway, and so on ad infinitum.
Paying attention to these thoughts, we begin to worry that maybe, somehow they are right. That in itself raises our anxiety levels, causing us to fret even more.
And doesn't it seem that the more we pay attention to these renegade thoughts, the further our external situations seem to spiral downward?
You see, by giving these worry thoughts our attention we have given them a life they wouldn't normally be allowed to have.
You've heard the phrase, “like attracts like”? Well, as we give these worry thoughts our attention they actually attract thoughts and external conditions of a similar nature.
The more we worry, the worse things just seem to get. This adversely affects our ability to make business decisions and ultimately our ability to make money and even live a happy existence.
Everyone has these low moods and disruptive thoughts at one time or another. What successful people have learned to do is: not consistently give in to them.
They understand that these low moods are only temporary conditions and therefore do not give the thoughts born out of them much priority.
Even though there may be dark clouds in the sky, that doesn't mean the sun isn't there. Sooner or later those clouds will pass and the sun will shine again.
Successful people simply refuse to give these dark thoughts new life by consciously focusing on them. They prefer to think about the sun behind the clouds instead of the clouds themselves.
Mr. Carlson goes on to say,
Simply relive the words of Alfred E. Neuman.
At age 56, George Frederic Handel was miserably discouraged, deeply in debt, and felt forced to retire from public activities. Then two unexpected events occurred. A wealthy friend gave Handel a libretto based on the life of Christ, and he received a composition commission for a benefit performance.
Handel locked himself in his house and for three weeks never left. When finally a friend came to visit, Handel groped for words to describe what he had experienced. He quoted St. Paul, “Whether I was in the body or out of my body when I wrote it I know not.”
George Handel was a devout Christian. Despite enduring circumstances in his life that would have beaten an ordinary man down, he preferred to not look at and worry about his ill fate.
Instead of looking at these conditions, he focused his attention on the sun behind his clouds, the One who was the source of his inspiration.
In 1742 “Messiah” premiered at the charitable benefit. As the first notes of the “Hallelujah Chorus” rang out, the King of England arose in tribute to what has become one of the greatest master pieces of musical composition in history.
Adapted from “Focus On The Family,” March 2001
“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
Seems like every time you pick up a newspaper or listen to the news these days there is another major corporation announcing cut backs or layoffs. The bust of the “dot.com bubble” has left a trail of Internet failures and jobless people a mile long.
According to Investor's Business Daily, online businesses have laid off more than 4,000 people this month alone with over 56,000 since the beginning of this year.
In the total US economy, the US Dept. of Labor states the number of new claims for unemployment benefits rose by over 4,000 last week.
All this put together tells us big business is attempting to pay off their loans and remain solvent. They will be unable to count on money from the sale of stock to pay these loans. Plus, as the economy weakens, there will be less money available for people to buy their inventory.
Big businesses are in the cost cutting mode. This will involve more rounds of layoffs and cutbacks in the work force.
But not everyone is looking at the gloom and doom picture.
Companies like Monster.com and HotJobs.com have seen a tremendous increase in revenues as job seekers are turning to these companies and the Internet looking for a source of income.
Let's consider a few more facts here.
Scott Lundstrom, chief technology officer of AMR Research, believes the Internet has had just 5% of the impact it's going to have.
Richard Sasman, chief economist at InterMarket Forecasting, believes that E-commerce is changing the way people and firms do business. He says,
According to the Internet Nielsen/Net Ratings, three out of five Americans have access to the Internet. That's roughly 168 million people.
So we have 3 events happening here:
We prefer to look at the sun behind the clouds!
There are and will be literally hundreds of thousands of people searching the Internet looking for a source of income over the course of the coming days and months.
Anyone who is in a position to be able to show these people how they can make a decent amount of money from their own home is going to be in the driver's seat and stands to make some serious money because of it.
You want to be the person who has the knowledge, experience, and the ability to show them a way to support their families.
To do this, you will need to have a business set up of your own and then have the knowledge of how to use it and reach these people.
This is incredibly easy, simple to do, and cheap to get started.
There are two business ventures online right now that stand head and shoulders above all the rest. Anybody with a desire can make a good income from these online businesses in the coming year.
These two are established businesses, are going places right now, and have proven themselves to be winners and to have the ability to make winners out of their members!
Both of them immediately set you up with an established business. Both offer you a tremendous potential to not only make money but also they put you in the position to help others make quality decisions about their future.
Remember: When the Gold Rush in California began, the ones who got in early made the most money.
Friends, I am excited about what the Internet has to offer us. If you are ever going to make that decision to join the coming E-commerce explosion....
Get in early and you stand to profit big time! You wait....you lose.
So go now and get your own success story started today!
As always, enjoy your life and your day, it's God's great gift to you.
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