I’m sure you know quite a few people who’ve been unemployed for quite some time. Perhaps two or three years.
And you probably know even more people who go to bed each night “hoping” they don’t lose their job.
It’s an unfortunate state of being: To wake up worried and go to bed hoping.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are so many ways a person can prosper in this day and age it’s not even funny. In fact, during tough times, opportunities abound.
Not opportunities wherein you’re looking for someone else to hire you or “give” you a job. I’m talking about opportunities for YOU to employ yourself and give yourself the job you’ve always wanted, doing the things you love to do.
Last week I wrote an email entitled, “Straight A’s and College Degrees Not Required.”
And they’re not.
I was not a straight A student. Neither were most of the prosperous people I know. Yet, many people believe me to be a genius.
Now, how can that be? I thought “geniuses” were those who got straight A’s and advanced degrees. I thought geniuses were people who got the highest marks on their SAT’s.
Truth be told, almost everyone is a genius until he goes to school. In school you’re taught to study what other people decide you should study. And all the joy of learning is sucked right out of you.
Some time ago I had an important conversation with my son. When he was four years old, he loved to write and draw – and did both of them at home, all the time, with no prompting from me.
By age six he no longer enjoyed these activities.
When I asked him what happened, it was an eye-opener, and I took it upon myself to reactivate his natural creativity in these areas.
How do you kill a child’s love for writing?
Make him write about things he has no interest in.
How do you destroy a child’s love for drawing?
Give him things to draw that he doesn’t care about.
Why not begin with where the child is and grow from there.
One of my secrets for public speaking is very simple: I never give a talk on anything other than what I’m interested in.
The same goes for writing. I never write about subjects I’m not interested in.
Believe me, it’s easy to be a genius if you only speak and write about your own interests.
A couple years ago, after nearly 40 years of believing I could not draw, I got some lessons.
Guess how the teacher began our lesson?
By asking me what I wanted to draw.
The way I see it, virtually anyone can learn to work the internet to prosper – if you begin with what you’re interested in and grow from there.
That’s all I’ve ever done. I don’t create products about things that don’t interest me – nor do I recommend doing so.
Truth is I have over 100 super-smart recommendations I’m willing to give you at my seminar, 101 Ways to Prosper and Grow Rich on the Internet – being held this February 3-4, in sunny Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Make sure you’re there, as I’m going to help you rekindle your natural genius for creating things – especially those things that put “bank” in your wallet.