I personally feel like I say this way too often, but here it goes again – please excuse my lack of posts on the blog. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been giving my best attempt at prioritizing what needs to be done right now among work, the blog, the business side of it, and other ventures that I’m passionate about but have yet to find the time to explore. At the beginning of 2017, I was on fire. Up at 5:30 am, getting workouts in, eating better, traveling often, working nonstop at my job and my business. I put out the Brand Beginnings Werkbook that did exceptionally well, selling over 800 of them and also added some products and services to my site as additional forms of passive income. Even with all of that, there’s still a long list of things I plan to do and learn before the year is up.
Of my latest ventures, I’ve been obsessing over trading Foreign Exchange currencies (Forex). Admittedly, even I’ve been blown away with the financial gains available with trading Forex, which is why my attention has been so heavily pinned on it. Out of excitement, I posted two different screenshots of my daily earnings onto Facebook and Instagram, totaling about $2000. Not to mention, I made about $3500 yesterday from trading off of my iPhone. I offer a lot of things that will help people build their brands, improve their corporate and personal lives and hit any goal they set for themselves, but none of those things gained a fraction of the attention that posting a screenshot of me making $1000 in a single day did.
My direct messages and comments were in overdrive, with everyone asking me to please blog about how to trade Forex, how I got into it and how I learned to do it. The questions went on and on, from what app I use to how people can quickly get started. I responded to everyone with an adequate amount of information about what it is I do with Forex, and how they too can make money remotely on a daily basis. That quick lesson in screenshot history taught me quite a bit, but mainly that people show the most interest when they think there’s an opportunity for easy (and a large amount of) money to be made. Once I’d explained what it would take for them to get started, most went silent. They were uninterested in putting the initial investment up, because they were unaware that it takes money to make money or they were uninterested in taking the time to learn a skill they’re unfamiliar with.
I’ve had to put quite a bit on the back burner in order to find time to dedicate to learning a skill like trading foreign currencies. I Googled, YouTubed and Facebook grouped my way to find my first thousand without ever expecting anyone to tell me exactly how to do it. I even had a couple of people offer to pay me to trade for them. Why would you pay me to make you money when you could make your own money by making the time to learn a skill? Why do you think that I have time to trade for you when you don’t have the time to learn to trade?
The problem that I notice with most people is that they don’t have the discipline to go after things that will heavily reward them if they don’t see the reward immediately. That isn’t shade, that’s fact. Many of my brand audit clients invest $150 into getting me to map out exactly what they need to do to in order to see results, and because the results take too long to develop or seem like too much work, they waste $150 and their brand potential by doing nothing.
99% of the people that inquired about Forex won’t proceed with it simply because I didn’t tell them how to do it in under 140 characters. The additional information is too complex and lengthy that before they can finish watching an introductory video, they’ve already opted out. Why are we so quick to detour from things when we don’t find the answer we’re looking for on the first page of our Google search? I know you’ve heard it before, but if it were that easy, everyone would be doing it. College degrees take four years, but you do it because you feel like that’s what you’re supposed to do. Why not treat your own goals like a college course? Studying it, making the time to figure it out and seeking help if you feel like you need it.
Quit waiting for someone to tell you exactly how to do what you want to do because you don’t know where to start. If I waited for anyone to tell me how to start a blog, how to make a dollar from it or how to How likely is it that you haven’t continued doing something you were interested in because you couldn’t “find out how” quickly enough? Experts were once beginners and in 2017, most of us have all the same resources; 1) the internet 2) access to experts 3) the powerful force of instant communication through email or private messages. There are some things that some people are naturally skilled at doing, but everything else can be learned. You can find out how to be successful at anything for yourself. You don’t need to wait on anyone. If you’re really interested in learning what Forex is, you can learn more here. If you finish watching that are happen to still be interested, you can email me with questions.
For everyone else, teach yourself something new this week and make it a great one. xx