Slaying The Dragon

Sometimes the hardest thing to do in life is to fight through adversity in the face of all sorts of mounting other problems. In fact, it can feel like you’re trying to slay the mightiest dragon. Of course, you know on the other side; just beyond where that dragon stands there is a field of flowers and a giant rainbow awaiting you.

Great vision, huh? I’ll pull out of fairy tale land for the rest of this. (Maybe).

One of the hardest things for anyone to do (hey – even I still struggle with this) is to take care of all the regular ordinary everyday problems while you’re trying to learn how to make money on the Internet. It’s those ordinary everyday problems that can sap the life right from our bones, making it nearly impossible to achieve our goals and make money.

Back when I worked as a drugstore manager I remember many sleepless nights trying to learn this stuff. I worked as many as 80 hours per week counting the 10 hours I spent on the road each week. Needless to say I was pretty tired; forget the fact I barely saw my family. On top of that I was getting involved with this Internet Marketing stuff and that took time as well. This whole time it felt like a giant evil dragon was standing in my way, ready to burn my face off at anytime.

But, this is where I overcame everything. I knew in order to achieve success in making money online I had to do a few things. Over a small amount of time these are the things I learned that MUST happen in order to make money online:

#1. Learn. Without learning you can’t make money. It’s a simple fact but it’s also the simple truth. So many people want to come online and make money but many of those people don’t want to learn to get to a point where they are making money. You MUST learn in order to make money. This is one of the first things I realized. Yes it takes time, just like learning anything else in life. But, if you learn that knowledge will stay with you forever.

#2. You MUST work at it. You’re not going to be amazing overnight. You’re also not going to make a fortune in your first month. Think of the first time or even the second time you’ve tried something. How long did it take you to get good? Even with perfect instructions it takes practice to do anything. But, if you learn how to make money online and you then work at getting better at it; it will pay off in the end.

#3. Stay at it and stay positive. Ever try to do something and swear you’re going to fail at it? How’d that turn out? Probably not very well if you’re like most people (myself included). One of the biggest things I’ve found in finding success and making money online is that you must have a positive mindset. It’s easier to say something won’t work, rather than to make it work. Why? Because it takes work to make something happen and it takes some work to make money. But, once you make money it gets easier and easier. To get to the point where you’re making money you’ll need to have a positive attitude.

#4. Take Action. Repeat this line with me right now…. “No one else is going to make money for me – I must take action and achieve it. If I take action I will make money.” I can’t stress this enough, if you donot take action you will not make money. Imagine if you went to your current job (if you’re currently working) and asked the boss to do the work for you? I don’t think you’d last more than a day there. The same thing applies to making money online. Apply yourself and do the things you need to do (don’t worry I’ll teach you this) and you can make money online and work at home.
If you learn, work at it and grow, stay positive and take action, money is just around the corner. If you fail to do these things you will not make a dime. That’s the difference between those who are making money online and those who are not. Anyone can make money online by following those steps and I am proof of that.

Why swing the sword and actually fight with the dragon? Make him tremble in fear and leap off the cliff. Never give up and work through day to day life and grow at the same time and the dragon won’t be in your way for very long. Dedicate yourself a little bit each day to learning, practicing, doing and staying positive at the same time and you will grow over a small period of time into a money making machine.

Go slay your dragon.

-Michael Brown