I will like to share this thought-provoking letter with you… happy reading…
STUDY REVEALS HOW 85% OF PEOPLE WHO WORK A TRADITIONAL 9-T0-5 JOB ACTUALLY HATE IT & THE EFFECTS ARE LITERALLY KILLING THEM, ULTIMATELY LEAVING MOST OF THEM WITH REGRET FOR NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. NOW, MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER ARE LIVING HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER, WITH MORE SELF WORTH & CONFIDENCE BECAUSE THEY CHANGED THEIR CAREERS To SUPPORT THEIR DEEPEST DESIRES. COULD BUILDING AN ONLINE BUSINESS FROM HOME BE THE ANSWER?
l have one simple question to ask you, would you be honest enough with yourself to answer it truthfully?
When you wake up in the morning are you truly happy with your career? If you answered NO, this may be the most important letter you will ever read as it can potentially change the trajectory of your life… for the better.
|’m looking outside my family living room window right as the leaves are falling from the trees. Autumn is here, the season that gives each of us an opportunity to let go of what doesn’t serve us so we can make room for our deepest desires to come into our life. The truth is, change is scary, but after reading this letter maybe not as scary as holding onto a career that causes more damage than good.
Most of us keep going on the same merry go round, ignoring what is really important to us and hoping that something just changes on its own, anything, so we can truly be happy, especially with our careers. But it never really does, does it?
SLOW DOWN IN THIS MOMENT SO THAT YOU CAN SPEED UP!!!
If you are given the majority of your time to a career path that seems like work, that you don’t actually enjoy and feel alive doing, there is a good chance that you may be living a life you will come to regret one day.
This is not my opinion; rather, the opinion of millions of people who have lived the way which I will share with you more on in just a moment.
I want to encourage you to read this letter intentionally because the direction and quality of your life deserves your undivided attention. We think that if we keep moving forward, nose to the grindstone, do more of what we don’t like, and do things faster, that we are getting ahead, In reality, nothing can be further from the truth.
If you are reading this, I am going to assume that you are either looking for a better way to earn a living because maybe you realized building your boss’s dreams instead of your own is taking a toll on you. Maybe you are feeling or have felt like there has to be more to existence than spending most of your time with unfulfilling work, just to pay the bills, while spending less and less time doing the things you love with the people you love the most.
Have you ever told yourself you can’t go on vacation because of work?
Did you really really want to be there for someone you love, but couldn’t because you had to show up at the office?
This is not an easy way to live.
Now, if you are an entrepreneur or a career path that fulfills you to your core, that provides a good income and translates into you having the ability to design your life exactly the way you want it, you can consider yourself in the top 1% of the people in this world and stop reading this now. You have saved yourself years of pain, blood, sweat, and tears. Most of all you have saved yourself from looking back on your life with regret, and I am confident you have deeply considered what I’m about to share and act upon it.
EYES WIDE SHUT
Most of us haven’t been told there is another way to earn a living that truly fulfills us daily or add genuine meaning to our lives. We constantly lie to ourselves saying, ”It’s okay, this is just the way it is.” or ”It will get better soon.” Here’s why… we have been misled from the start. We have been influenced by the old school mentality or the traditional way of living on how we ‘should’ earn an income in regards to our careers.
We have been told that we need a high-grade point average so we can get into a respectable college while taking on massive debt, get a job like a doctor or some corporate executive, and make six figures because that indicates that we have succeeded in life… right?
How many times have you heard this?
Before you knew who you really are and before you knew what you really wanted to do in your life we are trapped in the pursuit of this life that society designed for us. The life your parents wanted for you because earlier generations knew what a struggle was, living through wars and economic depressions created this idea that just having work, any work was ”good” enough.
We were taught to live in fear so we didn’t struggle on the outside (i.e. acceptance, stability, security). But what good is paying the bills if they are dying on the inside?
l was on a webinar yesterday speaking about this topic and I asked the attendees, “Why are you seeking this change? “This answer brought tears to my eyes:
“Timothy here from West Virginia in the United States. I am here to Change My life, not only for myself but for my son and other members of my family, As of right now I am a foreman in the underground coal mines and I work very long hours as well as many days in a row. I have been in this career for almost 10 years and it has done more harm than good, as in I have made great money and live an okay lifestyle but it is still not the lifestyle l am seeking. I have no free time. It has also cost me a marriage and, due to that, I only see my little boy one to two days a week. It is forcing‘ me to be the type of dad I don’t want to be, a type of dad that only provides income and not memories. I’m 31 years old now and I ask myself: When I am old do I want to look back and see that the only thing I did was work for someone else to make them rich and miss out on the important things in my life? Or do I want to find something that will give me financial freedom and time to enjoy every moment I can in life? So that’s why.”
This was a wake-up call for me, which is why I am sharing. People deserve to know that there is a better way to earn a living.
The good news is that things have changed. The old way of being lucky enough to have a job, just to pay the bills while sacrificing what is most important to you, simply isn’t working for most people nowadays.
The results are staggering. A company called Gallup polled millions of people in over 200 countries about their job satisfaction level and 85% – that’s right, 85% – of people hate or feel unfulfilled in their current jobs.
This is what we spend most of our time doing and most of us don’t like it. The numbers don’t lie and you may be experiencing this feeling at a much deeper level.
Do you ever get caught up convincing yourself that this is just the way that life is? Timothy did until his life taught him differently.
THE TRADITIONAL WAYS OF BUSINESS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
The good news is that things have changed, which will push the people who are self-aware ahead and leave the many who choose to keep the blinders on behind.
The traditional way of doing business will never be the same, which means that those who truly want to live differently and take advantage of the digital economy will have an opportunity to do so in the quickly expanding and evolving world of eCommerce and online business.
This is a unique time for all of us, no matter what your background, age, or previous profession has been. The online business and eCommerce industry is growing at an average rate of 20-25% per year. I am sure your own experiences have shown you this. Statistically, if you are reading this letter, there’s a strong chance you have purchased items online and probably regularly. More people than ever are using the internet as a means of conducting business in response more consumers solving their daily problems with the click of a button.
What most people don’t realize is… how do you actually go about taking advantage of this change in a world Where YOU can build a business from home and leverage technology to live a better life?
By the time you finish reading this, you will understand how anyone can do it if they genuinely want the lifestyle, fulfillment, and personal choice that this professional path has to offer. This is not a sales pitch, or a ”follow these 10 steps to get rich quick online” scheme.
This letter is a wakeup call. It was created to make people aware of what they can do to live a better quality of life. A portion of you reading this will be ready to take back control of your life, and that is okay too.
Consider this is an introduction to a new way of thinking and doing that doesn’t require a 4-year college degree or going hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt by building a traditional business for yourself. Just like anything you have succeeded with, whether a previous job or hobby, you will need to start by learning the fundamentals of building an online business and take consistent action to make it work.
Most of us don’t even know how to begin understanding this concept or what our options are. This will NOT be for everyone. This is for the people who, in their heart of hearts, believe that the traditional way is failing them in their everyday life.
If you’re unsure of how you feel, don’t just take my word for it. Let’s take a moment to find out if you have the symptoms of going down a path that isn’t your truth or giving you the life you want.
MY QUESTIONS TO YOU ARE THESE:
Are you waking up convincing yourself to go to work every day When deep down you know you don’t want to?
Are you at your place of work counting the moments until lunch, your next break, or the end of the day when you get to leave?
Do you feel like you can’t wait for the weekends to come so you get a break, but then go by way too fast?
Do have a family that you don’t see as often as you like, or are you missing some important moments in your son’s or daughter’s life?
Deep down, do you feel that you can have better relationships, spend more quality time with your loved ones, or do more of what you love?
Even worse… Are you finding yourself mildly escaping your reality from stress your work is causing by eating poorly, having a drink more often than not, losing sleep, and at some level neglecting the version of YOU that you want to become?
My last question is, are you happy in the present moment?
If you answered YES to more than one of these questions & your answer to the last one is NO, I am afraid to tell you that you are heading down a path that will lead to major regret in your life. These may already be part of you deep down that already knows this.
Studies have shown that these are the symptoms of having a job or career path that you don’t like, which spills over into every facet of your well being over time. I believe this happens to all of us at one point or another, more than we want to admit it. Sometimes we know what we want by knowing what we don’t want.
WHAT IS THIS REALLY COSTING YOU?
It’s costing you big time!!!
How much exactly? That is up to you. How much of this weight do you tee! physically, financially, emotionally, spiritually, or even psychologically?
What’s the cost if we aren’t truly happy?
How valuable is our health and peace of mind? Can we even put a price tag on it?
Forbes published a recent study stating…
“NO amount of pay or inconvenience is worth staying at a lob you hate, because the effect of going to that dreadful job is killing you. Literally.
Here are the top five reasons you need to jump ship, and soon.”
FORBES TOP FIVE REASONS
Health consequences from weight gain or illness due to a compromised immune system, including heart disease. Mental health was the biggest shocker. We aren’t talking about being bi-polar or multiple personality disorder, we are talking about what most people suffer from: mild depression, stress, and anxiety. Studies from Health Affairs linked workplace woes to a shorter lifespan. A shorter freaking lifespan? I couldn’t believe it. Do what we dislike and have a shorter life because of it – why would anyone sign up for that?
2. Personal Life
We scratched the surface on this already, but if you are unhappy at work it leads to unhappiness at home. Negativity spreads. it affects your loved ones, and can even cause your sex life to suffer.
3. Low Motivation & Passion
If you are unfulfilled at work you are doing less, period. This makes feeling accomplished and getting promoted harder. Studies show if you love what you do, you will work harder because it doesn’t feel like work.
4. Low Confidence & Self Worth
Think about spending most of your time doing something that doesn’t make you feel alive. When you are not performing at your full potential, that will slowly become the norm and you’ll begin to feel unworthy overall because you don’t value what you do. This will eat at your confidence and self-worth. Ouch…
5. Dream Killer
Dreams are what life is about. Doing what you love and truly being happy. Here is a Guarantee: nothing changes until something changes. Pursue your dreams because tomorrow is never guaranteed.
Forbes sums it up perfectly…
“If you’re unhappy at your job, you’ve probably experienced many–or even all–of the woes listed above. Take a step back to truly appreciate how much these things affect your entire life. Does it seem worth it to stay? You’re worth so much more than that— you know it, and I know it.”
THE TRADITIONAL WAY IS CLEARLY FAILING US
The painful truth is that people sign up for this life unknowingly because we don’t have enough context when we make these decisions at a younger age. We realize When We are bogged down with bills and obligations that we are unhappy, and ultimately this makes us feel like we are trapped.
We realize when the effects are felt inside of our being and when those feelings show up in our personal lives and relationships. We want things to be different than they are but they aren’t.
Do you feel or have felt this way recently?
Those who ignore this feeling and don’t make the change become part of a statistic of people living their one shot on this planet with major regret.
ARE YOU WILLING TO ACCEPT A LIFE OF REGRET?
Before we discuss this, it is important to understand that no matter where you are, there is no need for regret. Regret is nothing more than our own self-imposed suffering. It allows the past or limiting beliefs to dictate how we feel in the present moment because we feel like we could have done something different.
However, if you are unaware of the implications of what I am about to discuss, the road will not be a pretty one. And there is no going back once you start to lose the things you love or the time you had to experience the life you really wanted…
Instead, we can use our past experiences to develop an understanding of what we want our future to be. We can make a choice to do things differently. It is never too late to live the way you want. Maybe a better question to ask is, ”Do you deserve to live the way you want?”
Bonnie Ware, author of ”The Top Five Regrets of the Dying”, was a caretaker for people who were on their way to parting this earthly plane. Here is what she consistently learned from those who wanted to do things differently in life – something we should all learn from.
THE TOP FIVE REGRETS OF LIFE
1. I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life that others expected of me.
To me, this was the most common and gut-wrenching of all because the people who love us the most a ways want us to be safe and hopefully, they want what’s best for us. What we don’t understand until later on is that they protect themselves with their own Fear, and it’s the same fear they project on their loves to keep them safe. This is what creates limiting beliefs and emotions of doubt which stops us dead in our tracks from pursuing what’s in our hearts because it typically comes from the people we had to trust the most at one point, our parents.
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
She states ”This came from every male patient l nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke at this regret, but from an older generation, where many of the female patients were not breadwinners.”
3. I wish I had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. They settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were capable of becoming, and many developed an illness relating to bitterness and resentment as a result.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
My takeaway from this is to enjoy your life and make time for the people you love. Most are too busy under the illusion of trying to get ahead but are actually falling behind on what really matters. Harvard did a 75-year study following hundreds of families and concluded the people who lived the longest and happiest lives were based on the quality of relationships with their friends and family.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Bonnie says, “This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to themselves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”
l am going, to be honest with you… If you are feeling that some of this relate to you, I want to remind you that it isn’t your fault that things are this way. We aren’t born with his knowledge, but once we are aware we get to choose.
I also want to share with you that it doesn’t have to be this way. Countless people are making a shift in their careers so their lives become better and happier, and they are using the internet to create the leverage they need to live life on their own terms.
What I’ve already shared with you will be rejected by some of you because it will require you to be honest with yourself, a level of honesty that cuts to the bone and may not feel good. You may even think to yourself, ”this isn’t me.”
On the other hand, some of you will use your honest feelings as a catalyst to live the life you want and be ready to make a change for the better. What l am going to share with you, in my experience, has helped many people reclaim what is most important to them… their family, the fulfillment of their life’s work, their happiness, their potential, and their ability to choose what they want to do in their life freely.
SO NOW WHAT?
There are only a few ways to really solve the problem, and you have to decide what’s best for you.
Make no mistake about it, this comes down to what you are personally looking for. There is no right or wrong way to live or to earn a living. If you are okay with working in the ‘rat race’ or climbing the corporate ladder while potentially compromising the quality of your life, nobody can tell you you’re wrong for it. If you know that isn’t for you, I can only tell you trust what you feel and act on it.
What are the options that we have?
One of your options is that you can go back to the university for 4 years and get another job that you are hopefully content with, Maybe one that is more fulfilling, no matter how much time or debt you take on.
You could also build your own traditional business, but let’s face it if you do that the traditional way it will cost a small fortune to get started. Additionally, will this really give you more time in due time? Tying ourselves to a physical location requires the business owner’s presence, especially in the start-up years.
THE INTERNET HAS CREATED A NEW WAY OF BEING!
Business is done on this planet for one reason and one reason alone… to solve someone else’s problem. People go to the internet today to search for solutions to their problem, they are specifically looking tor information on products or services, PERIOD!!!
The internet is changing the way business and commerce will be done… FOREVER!!!
In April 2019, CNBC a major U.S. the news channel reported from the Commerce Department that the total market share of ”nonstore” or the online U.S. retail sales was higher than general merchandise sales for the first time in history. This is a historical pivoting point in the landscape of business.
When someone asks a search engine a question they are revealing what is on their mind. They are telling you the problem that they are looking to solve, which is gold if you are selling a product online.
Think about it. You can target your exact audience with a tailored offer and solution. In addition, you can potentially serve a global audience with your product or service, making your reach effectively limitless.
This isn’t new news. People have been leveraging the internet to sell products and services for over a decade. The problem people have before making the transition to learn this skill are two fold.
Let’s look at the first perceived problem. You may have been evening thinking this exact thing…
”WHAT DO I EVEN SELL? I DON’T HAVE A BUSINESS.”
Most of us don’t know what the options are or know how to go about starting an online business. We feel that because we don’t have our own products to sell or understand all the components that we can’t do it.
This isn’t really a problem, just an area that needs to be understood more.
So let’s take a quick dive in…
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT YOU DON’T NEED A PRODUCT TO START!!!
Here’s the difference-maker: you don’t need your own product to start an online business. This is actually what makes it possible tor people who want to make the transition but don’t have a complete business model or actual business to begin. You don’t carry the same burden that you do with a traditional business.
There are two types of business paths that anyone who wants to use and leverage the power of the internet can choose from.
WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING?
The first path is affiliate marketing. The concept is simple – you market another business’s products. All you have to do is learn how to market online and present whatever product you are selling to the potential customer. The fact is, there are a lot at businesses in the world that offer an affiliate program where they will pay a commission to the affiliate (the person who originates the customer for their company). Many big businesses offer affiliate programs, such as Microsoft, Amazon, Walmart, and Shopify.
There are also many companies that offer very attractive commission plans and an entire suite of products to solve consumer needs in which you can earn multiple commissions on.
It simply comes down to learning the skill of online marketing. This can be done by anyone who has the motivation to learn it.
The most important factor in learning any new skill is the environment in which you learn it in. If you can surround yourself with the right training, coaching, mentoring, live events & workshops, do so and you won’t regret how it shapes you as a person.
Every successful person that l have encountered or read about understands that the best investment you can make is in yourself. Investing in your personal and business growth multiplies in every vertical of life, from work, family, and health to how you feel about yourself, and so on.
Ideally, you would want to learn from people who are already successful affiliate marketers. Tony Robbins refers to this as modeling someone’s success.
”INTERNET MARKETING IS THE MOST VALUABLE SKILL IN TODAY’S BUSINESS WORLD”
The last thing I’ll say about affiliate marketing is that it allows you to focus on the most important skill that any business owner could, marketing. That is the skill of consistently getting customers to buy what you are offering. It is the most important skill in business.. hands down… bar none.
If there is one thing to know in business – and don’t ever forget – it’s that if you don’t. have customers, you don’t have a business.
Michael Masterson wrote a book called ”Ready, Fire, Aim – Zero to $100 Million No Time Flat”. He has built numerous multi-million dollar businesses and states that
understanding how to get customers is the constant component that led him to each one of his business successes.
It’s a game-changer, and affiliate marketing puts you in a position to learn and leverage this fundamental skill in today’s competitive landscape.
It will increase the value of who you are in business without a doubt! Once you understand the principle of marketing online, you can take that knowledge anywhere you decide and attract customers to any business using the most powerful marketing medium in human existence.
“THE E-COMMERCE MADE IT EASIER FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON WITH NO BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR”
The second path where you don’t need all the components of traditional business is eCommerce. The concept is just as easy to understand as affiliate marketing. Let’s look at Amazon for example. Amazon is nothing more than an online marketplace where ordinary people like you and me, along with other businesses, sell products online.
The eCommerce model requires the entrepreneur to buy a batch of products domestically or internationally, however many units you want to start to sell, and ship them to Amazon’s robotic fulfillment warehouse. When a consumer purchases your product, it gets sent out by Amazon and then you get paid – simple.
Think about this compared to going into business the traditional way, where you would have massive start-up costs from rent, inventory, employees, equipment, web development, etc. In addition, if you open a traditional brick-and-mortar store you are tied to the location and restricted to the number of people you can serve.
Why would anyone ever take the traditional route it they didn’t have to based on these business models?
Clearly there is more of an upside to servicing a global audience with the leverage that this model brings. Not to mention, you can operate these businesses from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.
CAN SOMEONE WITH NO EXPERIENCE DO THIS?
Let’s look at the second perceived problem: Can you really do this?
Here is the truth about this notion: Why can’t you succeed?
Learning how to market and sell products online is no different than anything you have learned and implemented in your life. You have to learn the basics, apply what you have learned, then rinse and repeat. I believe that deep down people know they can do anything if they want it bad enough.
The question the most successful people ask about the path they choose is, “ls it worth it?” From my experience and by knowing that thousands of people who have created a new way to live using the internet, it is more than worth it.
What we are looking for is something to leverage that allows us to stop trading our time for money. The only way we do this in business is by using systems, technology, and other people. The internet gives you the ability to do just that like no other platform ever has. When you place ads online, they do the “selling and telling” for you and can be shown to your target audience 24/7 it that’s what you choose.
You can get your message to the market with minimal restrictions by leveraging the full power of technology, operating your marketing campaigns under a new degree of freedom and flexibility. Your website never sleeps, and people continually have the opportunity to buy without you having to be there to execute the transaction.
If you feel this will give you the flexibility that you are looking for and you want to learn how to do this, my advice is to put yourself in the best position to do just that. Create an environment that cultivates your education and knowledge in this industry.
Some of you may be reading this and will think to yourself, ”I don’t think I can do it.” If you choose that way of thinking“, it will always be your reality.
On the other hand, some of you will be reading this and thinking, ”I am ready to create the life I want because my reasons are too important to ignore.” Those who resonate with this will then go down the path of their choice to do just that.
”WHY SHOULD YOU WAIT ANOTHER MOMENT TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE”
If you are ready to start putting you, your family, your health, and your potential first, I want to give you the same key resources that have enabled so many people to make the transition from their unfulfilling careers to a new way of living.
I am going to email you podcasts, books, and videos that have given so many people insight on how to build successful online businesses from scratch. Get the perspective and understanding you deserve to move forward with confidence and clarity. l am not asking for anything.
ln fact, if you don’t want to hear from me or have no interest in pursuing your dreams with an online business, you can unsubscribe at any time. There’s no right or wrong. I am committed to progressing, impacting, and inspiring those who are ready to live their best life.
The first set of videos I am going to send are from an education company and community that teaches people with no experience where and how to begin. You will hear from industry experts who will dive deeper into understanding exactly how these online business paths work.
You will hear from people who, Just like you, were looking for a way out and how they transitioned from their 9-to-5 jobs that were literally killing them slowly.
One of my mentors asked me this… ”Are you ready to build your dream?”
Of course, I said ”Yes”… and his very next question was… “Are you ready to have your dream build you?”
You deserve to become the person you have been asking yourself to become. It starts with and will always come down to just taking the next step. No matter how far you are in your journey, don’t ever forget the power in just taking the next step… that’s all you can ever do.
The first email is in your inbox…
Oh, and if you made it this far, you are truly different from the rest. I’ll see you on the other side.