This is kind of a follow up to Android's thread. I would like to contribute the mindset and skillset that it takes to be successful in IM. I am 26 and was working in the mortgage industry until it collapsed a few months ago. Within a few mths of working my arse off I am making $200 a day and I WILL double this soon. Since I have a background in sales and a strong mindset/entrepreneurial spirit this has made the transition easier IMO. First, this is what I have done: I own an adult image hosting site, I own a few TV show sites, I own a bunch of domains that I park and market through youtube and adult tube sites, I own zango driven sites. I made a post earlier on the parked adult but at this point I am not going to give up any info about how I exploit my niches, in the future maybe. What they don't teach you in school. Ever read the books: Think and Grow Rich, Power of the Subconscious Mind, The Power of Focus, or any Napoleon Hill? These books are only the most important resources for being successful. As Android mentioned, becoming successful with Anything that is "for the taking" is more about believing "as if" you are already there. I am a millionaire, women love me, I have and deserve the best that life has to offer. Negativity and Limiting Beliefs Kill you progress as an evolving human being. The world is how you perceive it, You Are how You Perceive Others. PASSION comes from motivation which comes from self/desires. One theme that re-occurs when reading about successful people is most of them have an epiphany of some kind that occurs from having hit rock bottom or results form a very strong emotional reaction. You have to find what it is your most passionate about that will drive you to put in the work and focus that it takes to make it. It could be family, women, status, freedom, this does not matter so long as it evokes an INTENSE emotional desire. If this desire is half-assed, then your work/results will be half/assed. You must learn to stay focused on a given task for hours on end, this alone will seperate you from most people. Positivity, Love, Gratefulness, and Appreciation are unconscious activators that lead us to our desires. Bad stuff happens, and it easy to use negative thoughts as a crutch to make it easy to cope; to "play the victim". Whenever we have Negative thoughts/actions we are only hurting ourself, infecting our sub-conscious with beliefs that will lead to bad decisions and a life of misery. So make the DECISION to perceive self and others in a positive light, there is beauty in everyone, beauty in life, so search and find it; be a passionate, loving human being and you will find success. Don't be fooled into thinking that thoughts are not real. They are as real as the chair your sitting in. Peace.