Breaking Through The "Terror Barrier"
I stumbled upon an old motivational piece I wrote several years ago. It was a reminder that motivational messages are both priceless
and timeless. My audience were people transitioning from a 9 to 5 job to entrepreneurship. However, the 'terror barrier' I refer to can
be experienced with almost anything that has a long or complex learning curve or that is simply new & unfamiliar to us.. I encourage
you to read this entire blog and use it as motivation (or inspiration) whenever you run into that inevitable 'terror barrier' (wall of fear).
It's that feeling that makes us start questioning our abilities, our patience and very quickly turns into an overwhelming feeling of
wanting to give up and return to familiar territory, our comfort zone!
Some of us are overly analytical and subsequently make things more complicated than they need be. I know because I used to be one of those people.
I am going to be doing some "straight talk" in this blog, I may even come across a little hard on the Network Marketing industry in some parts. It's just that we sometimes need a little "real talk" in order to start the process of reprogramming our subconscious mind so we can eventually get out of OUR OWN WAY!
Most of us start a new opportunity feeling inspired, motivated and full of hope but with each obstacle we encounter that inspiration, motivation and hope starts to dwindle.
When I decided to become a "Homepreneur" a few years ago, I was completely clueless as to what "opportunity" I should get involved in. I wanted to work from home but I didn't want to hang out on street corners and Shopping Malls trying to recruit prospects and new customers nor did I want to do home meetings/parties where in many cases only about 10% of the people you invite show up.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why people don't show up. Aside from those who are simply not interested, I believe much of the 'no shows' are because people know they are going to be asked to either buy something or join something and if they are already operating on a limited budget (like 80% of the working population) then it is far easier to simply not show up. This is just my opinion but I'm sure there are statistic to back me up.
In all honesty, I didn't want to be part of that type of business model. Nothing wrong with it, it just wasn't for me.
It became increasingly clear to me that my best option was the "world wide web."
My goal was to find something with high market demand where I could work smarter and more profitably by leveraging the Internet..
But then came that gigantic digital learning curve that I needed to go through (being of the Baby Boomer generation). Truth be told, it was all a little overwhelming at times.
Even learning how to effectively use an Auto-Responder was a challenge in the beginning. What do I say? What are they expecting me to say?
Like so many of you, I had a number of obstacles when I first started coupled with a lack of funds but I never gave up. In fact that was never an option. When things didn't work out the way I wanted them to or I didn't earn the money I had anticipated earning, I didn't turn around and blame the company, I didn't automatically call it a scam nor did I turn around and blame my the person who referred me.
Because at the end of the day, success is achieved by YOUR EFFORTS, no one else's - your willingness to be open-minded & teachable, your willingness to learn, your willingness to implement what your learn, your commitment, dedication and focus is all down to YOU!. We are the common denominator in everything we do in life.
Of course, the process can be sped up considerably with the support of the right company, a generous compensation plan, the right system and guidance from the right leader or leaders.
In most cases "failure" only occurs when we let those obstacles prevent us from moving forward. Rather than looking for ways to overcome them many will choose to throw in the towel and QUIT.
Bottom line, we often let obstacles, fear, skepticism, procrastination or other people's negativity keep us stuck in our own little financial, mental or spiritual turmoil.
Don't get in your own way and don't let others get in your way!
Realize that "change" or sometimes just adding something a little different to your routine can be very uncomfortable. Those are the times we really have to stay focused on our ultimate goal to keep us MOTIVATED & EXCITED.
In the words of an old school network marketer who ended up becoming a millionaire....when asked about his goals before becoming a millionaire, he said "I want to become a lazy millionaire."
The person who had asked the question said "isn't that a conflicting statement? Don't you have to work hard to acquire wealth?"
The old school marketer responded "No, it is not a conflicting statement because I intend to work unbelievably hard for a tiny part of my life so I can acquire the wealth needed to be lazy for the rest of my life."
Today the learning curve is considerably shorter; we have systems in place to put your business on autopilot and we provide all the support you could ever need to create wealth working from home.
The decision is yours!
Are you now ready to step out of your comfort zone and work extremely hard for a very small part of your life (months) so you can enjoy true freedom for the rest of your life?
This is what was in my heart today. I hope it hit home with you especially if you are embarking on a new journey and are feeling a little overwhelmed by the new learning curve or maybe you are simply dealing with one of the many curve balls life throws at us.
Regardless to your current situation, just remember "winners never quit and quitters never win!"
Wishing you much success in everything you do.