No really, I’m being serious, your friends suck!
Its something that I have found and thought time and time again since being in this industry. I have spoken to literally hundreds upon hundreds of people via email, over the phone & in person at seminars about internet marketing & making money online over the past 24months, & one of the biggest things that I have discovered is that for the majority of people.. when they got started online, they did it alone. Now when I say alone.. I don’t mean they’re working alone, I’d say pretty much everyone starts on their own online, I know I did… when I say alone I mean with zero support. No support from your partner, your friends or family. In fact its more than “no support” if it was just lack of support I think most would be able to deal with it, but it also comes with, negativity, scepticism, ridicule & the old faithfuls “it’ll never work”.. “it’s a scam”
Have you had to deal with this shi*t? I know I’ve had to.. for me it was a close friend, she was all “Internet marketing is a FAD, it won’t work yadda yadda,” Trust me, you wouldnt believe how much satisfaction that I had within after only 4 months in, I was making more in a day than she did in a month. But you know, I’m a pretty humble person and I wasn’t the kind of person to fire out the “I told you so’s” but it what as a definite learning point for me, because it was at that point that I realised just how different I was to many of my friends.
You know, not everyone has that entrepreneurial fire in their belly, not everyone is capable of thinking outside the box, so many people in this world are “happy” plodding along living their simple lives, trading their time for money with zero interest in growing as a person, or striving to be the best that they can be. You know the sort that I’m talking about don’t you! The glass half empty type, the type that doesn’t want you to succeed because secretly they want you to stay on their level, these are the type of people that you do spend time with.. but you never like to do it too often, because after leaving them you kinda feel like they’re trying to strip you of your mojo! So often when these types of people see people like you or I (I’m making the assumption that you too are a motivated person who wants amazing things from life!!) they try and bring you “back down to earth” you tell them your new ideas, whats happening in your life and although they appear to be “happy for you” theres no energy, no enthusiasm, no “Oh my God you ROCK!!”
Are you starting to see why I think your friends suck?
Come on.. are you with me on this one??! I reckon every single person reading this either has one person close to them who is like this.. or if you’re really unlucky many people close to you who are like this. So today I’m here to give you some advice.
Out with the old, in with the new!! Get yourself some new friends buddy!!
Ok that may sound harsh but I am so serious about this one, so I don’t care. You know after that first instance of my friend.. trying to put a downer on my “new project” when I first got started online, it made me pretty private about what I was doing online to everyone else in my world, purely for the reason that I didn’t want to put myself in a situation again where I could let someone voice their negative opinions about me and my new business venture. I get this all the time, specifically from men (sorry ladies this is all true) who call me looking to get started online who say “the mrs doesn’t like it,” or “i’ve tried so many things before that haven’t worked, & she says this is the last time” and I think to myself how hard it must be for these guys to maintain that PMA (positive mental attitude) when they constantly have someone sucking their energies away. And although I am for no reason suggesting that you leave your wife so that you can make your millions on the net “nag free” ( I really don’t need the divorce lawyers calling me!!) what I am suggesting is that if you feel you are in any of the scenarios above, you have to drastically do something to tip the scales!
Get a serious injection of positivity in your life with some new people, because I absolutely guarantee it could really turn your life and your business around! So how are you going to do this? How are you going to find some new friends, to inspire and motivate you, not judge you, and who are knowledgable and wise, and capable of helping you grow as a person…? Well let me let you into a secret….
Internet Marketers make the best friends!
Ha Ha! I know its sounds funny, but it is so damn true! And no I’m not trying to sell you anything here, you won’t find any affiliate link for me to sell you some clickbank ebook detailing all the Internet Marketing Guru’s local hangouts haha;) I’m serious, Internet marketing friends can really be better than the friends that you have in the real world right now, how can I be so sure?! because I am lucky enough to have some very cool ones in my life, who arent just “contacts” but actual friends!
You see the very cool thing about having internet marketing friends, is that they “get” so much of your life, especially your work life… that your regular friends wouldnt. They understand what you mean if youre talking about SEO and Squeeze pages and clickbank launches and optin rates, all this kind of stuff would go over the head of any regular friend, normally you’d just not talk about it, and if i’m honest we don’t sit around talking shop the whole time we’re together, but to be able to have that opportunity.. is very cool.
What else? Any marketer who is successful will have a real passion for personal development, being able to spend time with people who are also striving for greatness and who are also learning new things daily to build their character is infectious! It inspires you more, and opens your mind more and it gives you new ideas of what you can do to help yourself grow.
Mindset & attitude.. this ones the biggie.. have you ever noticed how those who are successful have the most incredible mindsets! Positive, spiritual, so connected with all those around them, and incredibly giving too? These are the kinds of characters that you need in your life, peopl,e that are content with life, scrap that people who LOVE life, and LOVE all aspects of it.. not the whingers & whiners of this world, but the ones who have a higher consciousness. Being around people like this will make you happier guaranteed!
Seriously, so freaking happy and connected that you have finally found some people “who get you” or who you can connect with on another level! If you are working online from home, it is so easy to think that you are in this “on your own” but you’re NOT. There are sooo many people out there online, people who you are going to have ALOT in common with, and who over time.. you never know, you could possibly build really fantastic friendships with!
Find yourself some Internet Marketing friends.
Make yourself open to the opportunity of meeting new people, don’t just keep your head down stuck in your laptop, let yourself come up for air, and start socialising. Are you on Facebook??
If so.. start paying attention to people on there, don’t just spam out content all day everyday without interaction, talk to other people and start building relationships. Do you go to seminars? This is a fantastic way to meet like minded people, OR to connect with people that you have already built up a virtual relationship with on the social networking sites.
And hey if you’re a nice person.. you never know, you could make some really great friends for life! and instead of thinking your friends suck, you’ll be thinking hey! My friends ROCK!
I would love to know your thoughts below.. Do your friends suck? Did you have friends who zapped the life out of you? Do you have some close internet marketing friends and agree with me on this one? Or would you rather have no friends and keep busy building your business? Either way get interactive & let me know below!!