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Can anyone elaborate on this advice?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ovoxomo, May 9, 2016.

  1. ovoxomo

    ovoxomo Newbie

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    So recently a few successful online business owners (multi-millionaires) gave me some similar advice which I do not fully understand:

    "Never take the quest for wealth seriously, it's just a game. This is very key. If you take making money seriously you won't get any. It's just a fun hobby like a video game."

    "Taking money seriously means you are approaching the business as "cut-throat" a position of fear, which will blind you."


    If anyone who runs a successful online biz or has some solid experience and can further elaborate on this advice, I would greatly appreciate it!
     
  2. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    I like to call my life "biz lifestyle" cuz I'm always thinking about ways to earn money not in a greety way but challenging. Everyday I wake up trying to make money offline-online, that's my life right now and it's fun. I don't feel like working cuz all day I'm hustling the monkeys. If I get lazy I lose money, I don't like to lose. I don't like fancy cars, jewelry, hitches, all that media stuff, so when I get money I save it for maybe a nice trip or night, but heck If you work for money you won't make it. All those ceosam type guys are dreaming way too far, I have never show off in my life, even online I don't care, I simple live, I don't post my life in Instagram or feel like richkid, I just bought 3 brief boxers cuz I needed them, my previous one had holes lol. But anyways, be wise, that's the real value.
     
  3. ovoxomo

    ovoxomo Newbie

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    Say attaining wealth is your main goal (the main topic of conversation with the person in question), then this all seems counterintuitive to me. I get all this advice about how you hard you must work, how determined you have to be, self-belief, persistence, etc... which I FULLY understand and accept, however the "don't take it serious" advice seems to undermine all that. I am failing to see how you can not take it serious, yet pour every ounce of yourself in trying to make the business succeed? I am referring to building a business, whether online or off is irrelevant Thanks for the reply btw!
     
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    I don't take it seriously because it's what I do everyday. I stopped taking the IM serious when I started to earn a few bucks online. I'd rather be focus than serious, if you take it seriously you will be disappointed in some way. Just like life... I used to get mad at my friends because they won't behave as I would like, I stopped taking it seriously.
     
  5. ovoxomo

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    So...

    It's more like:

    Be obsessed with it (if it's what you really want, that is) and work hard at it, but be open to setbacks and what not?

    Am I understanding you correctly?
     
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    I'm not obsessed with money and I don't consider myself a successful person, I have my ups and downs as well. Tomorrow I gotta ship something from eBay and listing as well, optimize my PPC campaigns, try to sell stuff locally, think about new ideas, read... All this trough the day, that's my lifestyle, not a business I like everything I do and feel awesome when I achieve some sales. I make money to do more stuff, planning to join crossfit classes and currently doing a certificate at school. I get up at 4:50 A.M. And work until 8:00P.M., I'm trying to get more activities trough my day like crossfit. I would to have more local clients, I like to get advice from business owners, that's more than the rate per hour they pay me.
     
  7. srb888

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    Anything you want needs to be approached in a fluidly focused and easy manner, while attempts to get it should be in a wisely focused, and in a definite and easy manner.

    When you WANT something badly, you tend to become rigidly focused on achieving it, and your yearning for the thing becomes an obsession/obstacle.... it has been observed in most cases that while you hold rigidly onto any image, and not let it go out and come back materialized, your goal doesn't come into being (in reality). It stays held up in your mind, and that intense thought also hampers the functioning of your other activities. Mind's activities and normal performances do not go well with rigidity... For achieving very special goals,, it needs to be more agile and fluid, and then it can perform optimally to get things done, or try and get things done. Various factors are attributed for the materialization, but the perfectly working mind is one of the most required parameter, if not The Top parameter.

    Successful people always release their ideas/plans to go out in a proper, logical, and well-directed manner, and then they focus on the next important thing to do, and so on. That takes their mind away from the first desired action in a controlled manner and atmosphere...

    Of course they may appoint someone to keep tabs on how the action is performing in the outside world, or they may come back to that activity and take reviews to see whether it is going on in the right way or not, and then they fine tune that action further, if needed. That way, everything they do is in a relaxed way, ideal for the mind to perform its various jobs smoothly / "fluidly".

    In short: Be a person who controls his (inner and outer) surroundings in a relaxed manner. By rigidly holding onto the ball and not release it to another player or to get into a more favorable position), you will be overcome by the opponent defenders easily, or you might overwork yourself / your mind, and you or your mind will not be able to plan anything else other than the need to hold onto the ball forever.

    Try this experiment (but don't over do it for obvious reasons): Hold your breath (completely in an exhale state, or completely in an inhaled state for more moments than you can). You will soon feel the pain of over-holding it, and that pain will also obstruct all other activities that you needed to do otherwise. The state of breathlessness will not achieve anything (else) for you, unless you leave that activity of being rigid (being breathless), and let the air move freely in your body once again.... Same principle applies to the mind also. The mind needs to be free too (be fluid) to act in a perfect way. The thoughts/ideas/goals also need to be released with power/force to make them work for you. The ideas are like the air you breathe in and out.... Like you can't try to rigidly hold onto the air and expect that to be useful to you, the same is the case of your ideas, thoughts, goals...

    And there is power (a kind of intelligence) attached to the breaths you take in and out. Ideas too have associated power/s attached to it. How knowledgeably you use both (breath and ideas) will make a huge difference to the way you live your life imo. The more easily (not rigidly) this knowledge comes into play in your life, the more benefits you'll get out of the activity.
     
  8. Thrive420

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    A loooong time ago I was playing few games like Civilization .... I was analysing stat everytime in this kind of game. When I started to make IM I tought : Damn is like I play a video game... but this one is for real !