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[MINDSET] How to Achieve Financial Success in Business & IM - For Real. Practical Guide.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by splishsplash, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. splishsplash

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    This is something I've never really seen talked about on blackhatworld..

    It's something you hear a lot in the wider motivational community, but it's done in a way that's too cheesy and not practical enough.



    It's doing what you love.

    The Theory & the Whys

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    I'm sure we've all heard that before and we just automatically disregard it as irrelevant to ourselves. "Oh. That would be nice, but I need to make money first and pay my bills, then I'll be happy and do what I love"

    Well, it doesn't work like that.


    You can't feel depression, unhappiness, lack, unfulfilled desires, and especially fear, and just magically expect some money making method + a little hard work to change all that.

    This thread included. This thread holds NO power and nothing that will change your life. All I can do with these words is awaken something within you that will spark your own fires again.

    Regardless of your beliefs, very few people will deny that "like attracts like". When do you ever see a fearful depressed person enjoy abundance, luck, good fortune and favorable circumstance?

    Moaners attract other moaners, and they revel in their complaint and disdain of life.

    The depressed attract isolation.

    Fearful people attract all sorts of crap.


    On the other end of the coin, happy people attract other happy people. Good things happen to them more often. People want to be around them. People want to do business with them. Successful and confident people inspire and motivate others around them and create a powerful "aura" around them where everything they come into contact with improves and "turns to gold".


    Patterns of Failure & Suffering

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    The root of all suffering comes from not living in the present moment. That means, we're constantly focused on the future or the past.

    For us, in business, that tends to be one of a few things.

    1) Focusing on past failures. Feeling depressed, self-pity about perceived lack of success.
    2) Focusing on the future and projecting happiness into the future. Telling yourself you'll be happy and be able to do everything you love when you make money.
    3) Focusing on the future and worrying about every little detail, what could go wrong, what you'll need to do if X, Y and Z happens.


    When you do this, you fill your mind with absolute GARBAGE that drains you of all your energy.

    Net result = you have nothing left for the present moment. The present moment is where it all happens. It's where you sit at your computer and build sites, write articles, do your SEO, make contacts, fix problems.

    You might be able to work up enough energy to have a half-hearted attempt at something, but you quickly run out of energy when realize that happy future you're dreaming of isn't close. You'll then feel drained and to distract your mind from the suffering you'll go and watch some tv, go out with friends etc. A few days later you'll be slightly energized from the relaxation and you'll want to try again. You'll come back on bhw, read a few motivational journeys and be ready to do it differently this time. This time it will be different. Fast forward 1 week and you're burnt out again.

    If this pattern reminds you of your life, then read on, because my article contains words to awaken your own inner drive.


    Becoming Happier, Stronger, Faster! :)

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    This is generally the hard bit, but it's not as hard as you think.

    Before you can first have all the things you want, you need to stop wanting them(At least stop wanting them SO BADLY, a little desire is fine.)

    Instead of WANTING everything. Learn to LIKE things.

    You can like a porsche without having a burning desire to own one. You can like money without NEEDING it right NOW.

    The Buddhists talk about letting go of desires. Most people misunderstand. Letting go of desires doesn't mean you are destined to meditate in a dark room forever. It means you stop projecting your energy and thoughts into something that's not real, doesn't exist now, so that you have your power and energy here, now, to take action in this very moment.

    So you need to do this :

    Decide right now to stop trying to get rich. Stop trying to change your life. Stop trying to fix everything.

    Don't be afraid of that. Don't think if you stop desiring to be rich, you will be poor. It's the OPPOSITE. Even the most money hungry billionaires do not DESIRE money. If they ever did desire it, it was only a very light desire. What they felt was more in line with passion in the moment to succeed and be the best. No one who has a strong desire for money and believes money will bring them happiness will ever get money until they change that.

    So..

    Look around at your current life.

    Realize that it's probably pretty damn OK. If you're online reading this, your life is definitely not as bad as you think.


    So ask yourself. COULD I be happy, right now? What's stopping me?

    What the fuck will be different when I have a million $? A porsche? A big house? What good does that do? So you go out in your porsche and you get some attention from people, then you come back to your house and you sit at your desk..

    Do you feel better after that?

    You're a millionaire, with a porsche, and people want to be you. But you're now just sitting at your desk. Like me, like everyone else here reading this article.

    Will the memory of driving that porsche make you feel happier when you are back at your desk?

    99% of your life is going to be spent just doing what you do. Sleeping, shitting, eating food, talking with friends, doing your work. So you have a big house. You can go for a drive in your porsche. Will these things REALLY change how you feel in the long term? You only feel depressed because you've convinced yourself you need these things to be happy.

    Now, if these things won't actually make you happy, and when you have them, you'll just be doing more of the same stuff you're doing now..

    Then why not just choose to be happy with what you have now. It's just a decision.

    Happiness is JUST a decision!

    Try it.


    Now that you've decided "Ok. I'm going to just be happy.", you'll feel a surge of energy. It may only be slight, but you'll feel lighter, more energized. You'll feel free.

    You are free. Remember, you don't need anything. You're only going to do things for FUN. I'm writing this article for FUN. I feel energized and I want to share, so I write. After this I'm going to write another chapter of my on-page guide, then I'm going to do the plans for a couple of new SEO experiments, then I'm going to build a few web 2's, 301's and do some GSA and rankerx blasts to those 301's to build up some web 2 properties for one of my amazon review sites.

    Why am I doing it? Because I enjoy it. If I was worth 10million I would be doing the same thing. Mark Zuckerberg is just doing what he was doing when he was building Facebook. He's just working away in his jeans and t-shirt because it's fun and how he wants to spend his day.


    So here's the most important thing and the JUICE of this article.

    Excuse me while I bring out the brash, intrusive red text.

    Stop doing things you don't enjoy so that in the future you can do things you do enjoy.

    It's MADNESS!!

    You don't have to find your absolute highest passion.

    On a scale of 1 to 10.
    10 is your highest passion.
    1 is your biggest hate. (Think listening to a 3 hour lecture by Matt Cutts on building good content)

    5 is neutral - I don't mind this, it's not fun, but it's not boring either.

    Find a 7 or an 8.

    Here's another big secret for you that the "follow your passion" woo-woo crowd don't know about.

    Following your absolute highest passion will always lead to amazing things, BUT, it won't always lead to financial success. I like money and business, as do all you guys, so we do want financial success, and not just success.

    Now after all that. I've yet to share the big secret to achieving financial success. If I left this bit out, the rest of the stuff wouldn't be so useful.

    Here it is visually.

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    All the chat was just to prepare you for that.

    That's all there is to it.

    Pick something you like, that makes money that you're good at. If there's nothing you're good at that makes money, then that's ok, just know it'll be a slow, but pleasurable journey.


    Many people either pick something that makes money, but they dislike, or a complete passion project with no financial potential.

    Find the sweet spot. It's where financial success is waiting..


    This is why I said the guide is practical. It's not just a bunch of cliches about finding your passion.

    Get analytical. Write out a whole list of things you're good at and a whole list of things you enjoy.

    Rate each out of 10 for enjoyment and skill.

    Next, use that shortlist to choose potential projects that have a chance of being a financial success.

    Maybe you can write and you enjoy fitness? Create an amazon review fitness authority site. There's so many fitness products you can target.

    Maybe you're a programmer. Pick projects where you get to write fun tools.(This is me)


    And if you only learn one thing from my article I'd like it to be this :

    Stop doing things you don't enjoy so that one day you can do things you do enjoy.


     
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  2. darthguybrush

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    reminds me of one of my favorite motivational videos

    [video]https://youtu.be/khOaAHK7efc[/video]
     
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  3. splishsplash

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    Thank-you :) If my article reminds you of Alan Watts that's quite a compliment!
     
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    Thanks for a great post! :)
     
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    Doing what you don't enjoy is like poison to your mind. I've had my share of bad jobs and getting mostly out of my last one was the best decision in a while. Now I write about stuff I like into a few blogs, not making making anything out of it yet, but I like to keep the attitude that I will. Eventually.

    I was once in a course about dialogue (with full pay from work, how cool is that) and most of it was about talking about stuff in present moment. What I think about things now and such for looking back at things in constructive way. Theory was we don't really remember/know how it was in the past or how it will be in the future so talking about things like we should know won't get us to our goal as fast as talking about things in present moment. Like taking shortcuts. I guess I like to live in this moment as well as worrying about future won't help me closer to my personal goals.

    Still, reading this was fun as for me it shows that other people are thinking about these things too. Nice share OP.
     
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    This was a really good read! Thanks for sharing.


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    Great post.
    You did this job perfectly and you made it more attractive by adding images in it.
    Nicely done this work.
     
  8. splishsplash

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    I found an amazing extension for chrome called "Momentum". Every time you open a new tab in chrome you get a stunning photo, an inspirational quote, the time, and you can set the focus of your day so when you're distracted and browsing, you're reminded constantly.

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    I love the quote today.

    "You can be happy or you can be unhappy. It's just according to the way you look at things."

    It's never the things or circumstances of life that make us unhappy. It's the particular lens we wear when we look at them.

    To one man, the rain is a reason to be depressed because he can't go out, to another it gives him warm feelings of happiness as he has a cup of hot chocolate by the fire.
     
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  9. TWdesigns69

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    We're of a similar mind. Thank you for sharing this.
     
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  10. FortuneZ

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    Great post, so true.

    Past year I have had 4 different jobs, trying to find the right one. I now am sitting at this job, and so much more happy with it. This happy morale has given me the motivation to start my own ventures in my free time. I set up an online business, in something I enjoy myself, and have a passion for. This is now on the way to earning over 1k profit per month. I was/am in couple thousand debt, but its starting to turn round now the past couple months. Life is becoming great again.

    All boils down to exactly what you was saying in your post. Take note folks.
     
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  11. splishsplash

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    Yep, the energy you get from doing something you enjoy multiplies its self 100 fold into other areas.
     
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    Definitely one of the best posts I've read on BHW. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the great article! I would like to share my experience and get your advice as I relate to what you to and what you mentioned in the article.
    I am a student at the beginning of my third year pursuing a degree in computer science. I studied mechatronic engineering for a year and half then switched to CS as I thought I would love working with robots and inventing new things and what not, but I was not qualified enough at the time to take on that challenge. I must admit you are very right when you said that we are depressed or unhappy because of thinking too much about the future. After I failed engineering, I got depressed put on a lot of weight (134 kg/ 300llbs) and even more depressed. I took some time off kept working out everyday and now I am at (100kg/ 200lbs). I am still not happy in my own skin as I havent reached my target weight that would make feel normal ( a 22 year old university student), but I am working on it so I am not too overwhelmed regarding my weight but sometimes I am unhappy about it.
    Lets put this point aside and talk career wise. I have struggled with learning coding at the beginning but I pushed myself to learn and became the slowest to get things done. No I dont enjoy it if you are wondering. So why am I majoring in CS? I have explored every single career, talked to a lot of people and to myself too. I cant figure out what passion is or what are my likes but I definitely know my dislikes. When said rate what you do from 0 to 10. I only wrote down few things ( writing 6, psychology 5, ideas brainstorming 8, communicating with people 9, coding 3, web dev 4, operating systems 5). Computer science requires a lot of self learning which I dont do/ dont like doing/ dont enjoy!
    Why CS? I believe in ideas. I want to (but I cant) implement my ideas. I come up with great ideas that could be the next uber and what not and after a year or two I see someone did it and it was of much success.

    Something I discovered about myself lately. There was a competition for banking technologies which had a very big grand prize for the winners. I had absolutely no idea about the topic; however, I got tempted to join. I found joy researching what are the existing technologies, connecting with people in my network to ask about advice, brainstorming with everyone I know about how we can develop such technology. I came up with an amazing idea which I realized later that it was implemented exactly 4 days ago; however, I did more research and found how to improve it. My professors were impressed with the idea. I am not sure WHY I enjoyed it. Maybe because it gave a purpose in life, a chance to succeed or money motivation ?? There waas something driving me.

    Lastly, I am DEPRESSED because I dont know what is my identity, what I like or what I want to be, who are the people I look up to or anything. I took a gap year before, consulted a lot of people and have been doing self discover but with no results.

    I apologise for the long reply and hope you would be the one who will help me out or at least spark something that I shall follow instead of feeling lost and down.
     
  14. iAtom

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    Well its nice but kind a making money side is about methods not mental status I guess,still great read :)
     
  15. AmberJones

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    LOL you sound like Mr. Brightside or Superman
     
  16. abraguda

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    Thanks, very relatable. Reminds me of myself 10 years ago :)

    Thanks! Installed it and already like it! Will try to find something similar on my phone.