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Re: Self-sabotage... and the SQ1
Thanks Dien, a couple of points. What we see in all too many success stories is, one thing, FIRST. Even when serial Entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Elon Musk or Mark Cuban types get started, they FOCUS on a foundation which allows them to "taste all the flavors" they desire, ONCE they have a base.
But the Serial Entrepreneurs is a mold that most of us are not cast from. Maybe on smaller scales, perhaps. I agree, the choices can be overwhelming, which I addressed in Before You Buy Anything, and stated the biggest opportunity was to waste a lot of time.
I may be wrong, but those who struggle with choosing their primary money making or income vehicle, have something to fall back on, anything from an advanced degree to a monthly trust fund, or even a disability check.
They may not need income from work, or they can easily get work.
For the majority of our visitors and those who visit other business and Internet Marketing forums and websites, are seeking their thing...which becomes their foundation.
So, let me be a bit more targeted, for those who have spent 2 years of floundering and haven't established a baseline income from something...maybe making a choice and staying with it, like many of our fathers did, chose to take a job and work and kept it something separate.
Which brings up the other point, doing what you like to do vs. the MONEY.
Dien is one of the few people who have gone completely through the SQ1 and probably has a good understanding of it.
I like to think of it as a five lane highway, or a five ring circus. Some of you have made it 7, 9 even 14 different parts of life...it doesn't matter, five is simple enough and covers it all.
Let me use circus. There are lots of things going on in a five ring circus, so we get sensory overwhelmed with people flying through the air, clowns juggling, elephants and monkeys and popcorn and peanuts to munch on.
All of us have busy lives. And certainly there are things other than money to concern ourselves with.
The SQ1 has the five rings, or lanes.
And we usually start with financial, and making money as the introduction to the SQ1 too, simply because it is the easiest to understand.
We begin with the financial pictogrigm, AND right away we see there are many choices and options, different ways to acquire money.
But it is only ONE of the five rings of life.
And I and the SQ1 have always advocated for balance, AND to live in awareness of all the paths.
Sure, there are a lot of choices and options, and that certainly is one of the debilitating factors when we see smart men in the poor house or struggling while having so much stored value potential.
The reason why I'm so UP on NO EINSTEIN is it serves as a wake up call, a kick in the butt, a slap upside the head... for those who may need it.
And they know who they are.
I get a lot of requests which I mostly turn down, when it comes to selling my time for money...honestly, they can't afford me. But I freely give away my time, when I WANT TO, WHEN IT IS MY CHOICE, to help someone out.
But even then, I'd say the majority of them get bogged down early on, and I never hear from them again, or down the road a year, two or three later...
and I ask what the PLAN IS.
And it is, often as not, over thought, long winded, and convoluted but everyone is free to pursue whatever they want.
Just as I am free to say NO to those who would waste my time.
If anyone wants to do something, DO IT.
The story hasn't changed in 20 years, and
this piece I wrote back in 1997 originally, still gives you PLAN you need: