Here you are trying to earn more income. You are trying to do something that is not average. You are investing your time… energy… money and resources towards starting or running your own business. There are ups and there are downs… there are frustrations, obstacles, challenges, adversities, set-backs and anxiety along the journey. You sacrifice television watching… your favorite shows… sports games… and more! Here you are trying to do something special, something above average, something challenging… and then here comes all the minions!
What’s a minion?
Well, I call minions all those people we come across in our lives who are naysayers… who tell you, “you are wasting your time”. These are the folks who chastise you for chasing your dreams… who complain, moan and cut-you-down. These are the negative, toxic, complainers… who ‘long-ago’ gave up on their dreams and God forbid you continue chasing yours.
These minions are the dream killers, the buzz killers, the antagonists in our lives who knock us down, laugh at us and call us names. These are the people who are NOT ambitious at all. These minions will rub salt on your wounds… plant seeds of doubt in your brain… wreck havoc on your goals and severely weaken your confidence! Minions will destroy your “action-taking-abilities” and they will frustrate the daylights out of you.
Now, they may love you… might be friends or family… co-workers or associates… and they might think to themselves they are doing you some good, but they are usually causing more damage than good… and they are bringing their own shortcomings front-and-center into your world. It’s hard to battle these minions because they outpopulate the ambitious people on this planet. There’s like 1,271 minions to every 1 ambitious go-getter. (not a fact, I made that stat up).
Minions… love them or hate them, they are everywhere… in every nook and cranny… under every rock, around every corner and even on your cell phone contact list. They are abundant… an army… and they are here to squash your dreams and keep you down to Earth (average). They certainly do NOT want you to go-off getting all successful on them… because that will just make them feel even worse about themselves.
Minion speaking to another minion: “Hey, did you hear about Danny Boy? He went on and made a hundred thousand dollars on the Interwebs, can you believe that?”
Minion response: “Is that right? Well, Danny Boy is probably doing something illegal and will end up in jail by the end of the year. He aint’ to smart ya know and I’m sure he’ll blow all that money in a week.” [/minion]
So, here’s to all those snapper-heads who said we’d never get back up! To all those naysayers who said we better stop setting ourselves up for disappointment. To all the negative-spitting, pessimistic-vomiting, dream-stabbing, toxic-aura-wearing and stink-infested-goal-squashing-know-it-all’s… to all the countless people who have zero faith in YOU! I’d like to say here’s my goal for 2012:
By the end of 2012, I want to be earning ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER MONTH! I believe my partners and I can do it! We will do it!
How you like them apples minions?
Let that goal be an INSPIRATION for you ambitious folks. Let that resonate with you because I’m an average guy. Let that sink in because ANYONE with a dream and a goal and the courage to attack those goals can do it too. Let that stand as a measuring stick for “anything is possible for someone with a goal, a dream and an idea”.
Let that be a beacon for those who want more life… more freedom… abundance… wealth and more. Let that goal be an empowerment for those who strive for a unique lifestyle. Let it be encouragement for those who’ve seen me go from newbie to millions in a blink of an eye. Let it be positivity for you — in a world jam-loaded with negativity.
Because listen my friend, all millionaires have insecurities too. They have challenges, personal problems and adversities too. We all do! All millionaires have minions around them too. Millionaires are normal people too. Heck, I can’t even spell right or even design a website! I can barely put together the bench-furniture my wife bought today. Successful people have problems and challenges too… they have that little voice in the back of their head that says, “Hmm… maybe I am not good enough for that”… or “maybe that’s not going to work”. It’s no different.
Millionaires struggled to figure their businesses out… they bounced checks and had negative bank balances… they worry too. They get frustrated too. They are insecure about the same sorts of things as the rest are. Millionaires are human. Some cannot write… some cannot add… some cannot even talk. There are blind millionaires, death millionaires… millionaires who cannot speak English… millionaires who suffer from depression or panic attacks… millionaires who have ADD, bad addictions, bad health habits, inferiority complexes, diseases, handicaps and major-major problems. They are human too!!
There are teenagers who make six and seven figures now. There are folks who were homeless and now rich! There are senior citizens who have just now finally made it! There are people from all walks of life who have made it too. You can. Anyone can. The only difference between the millionaires and the rest of the ambitious people here is the millionaires kept getting back up! They kept taking action despite all those fears and challenges and insecurities. They kept faith even with personal problems. They kept on with their dreams and kept believing in themselves despite the minions, nor the problems in their lives. They just did it anyway!
That’s it my friend. That’s the difference. So, when minions or even your own personal challenges present themselves to you… keep faith. Hold strong. Be tough. Be bold. Get back up and try again, and again, and again. And when you have given it your everything, do it again. Then, when you have finally-finally reached a point of giving up, do it again. And even after all that time, energy and frustration, when enough is enough, do it again.
Never, ever, ever, ever quit. Do not let the minions win. Get back up. Keep trucking along with faith. Keep pushing yourself out of the comfort zones. Keep increasing your knowledge and skills. Keep gaining experience. Keep getting back up! Keep learning, learning and learning. Keep failing. Keep getting back up. Keep educating yourself, keep trying, keep learning, keep your faith. Your faith is everything and do not let anyone, especially minions kill your faith. Be strong, be honest, tell the truth, even to yourself, keep learning, keep getting back up! Keep freaking trying! Keep loving everyone, even minions. Keep getting back up! Keep believing in yourself. Grow!
And when the money comes… and I mean when it comes by the truckload… when you achieve those goals… celebrate! Then set new ones.
Happy New Year!