This isn’t the usual blogging and marketing advice that you are familiar with on my blog. I did however, feel a need to get this message out because it has changed my life in a major way.
For years, I have been bombarded with messages of positive thought, but I totally ignored them. I believed in “the secret” of transforming positive energy into reality, but I simply didn’t have it in my soul to follow through with it. Every day, I got up with the intent to reach my ultimate goal, then kill myself. I had no passion to live, only to do what I felt was my purpose in this life.
Almost 2 weeks ago, I flew out to Atlanta for the second time. The first time was for depositions a month before, in a lawsuit I was hired as an expert witness in by the plaintiff. Instead of getting a hotel, I stayed with the owner of the company that hired me. This guys positive way had some sort of effect on me.
I can’t explain it. All I can say is that a week later when I was ready to fly back to Chicago, my core being was somehow changed. I no longer cared about these “little things” in life that seriously bothered me. I truly felt at this point that if something is going to happen in life, it will happen. I stopped trying to work against it, but still managed to make things work in a way I wanted without going against the grain. Does that make sense?
I think that going into a federal court every morning, and knowing that my testimony was what won the case told me that I was needed. I got on the stand and spoke to the jury with conviction, and showed that I really was an expert in my field. It was an amazing experience, and I want it to happen again!
Before the change
It is hard to make you visualize where I am now if you don’t know where I was at before I made that second trip. Firstly, let me tell you the state I was in before and after I made the first trip in February. I was suicidal. I felt like crap, and I knew the end was coming very soon.
My days were spent trying to find some happiness, and when I couldn’t, I wanted to be alone to listen to depressing music and try to cry the pain away so that I could feel good again.
What changes I made in business…
While I was in Atlanta, I somehow knew that anything I did from then on would be successful. No matter what project I took on, the outcome would be something to make note of for generations. I was in it to win it.
I have since made some decisions on where I want to go in the business world. One of my major goals is to get my message out, and turn others on to a positive way of life. While I have not yet started on making this goal a reality, it is something I am working on in the very near future.
One thing I did do, was realize the business that I truly loved. That business is internet marketing. I was already in the business, but my actions were only robotic. I did what I knew had to be done in order to get the client the traffic and sales they desire. I didn’t run the business in a passionate manner though. To get past this issue, I created a new company. The website launched yesterday, and can be found at http://leads2localsearch.com
A part of internet marketing that I love, is helping local based service companies reach customers that they never would have dreamt of reaching. Local search engine marketing is something I know how to do well, and something I am very passionate about. I am so serious about this business that I have not only spent the day pushing it hard on the net, but also spent a great deal of money on paid marketing to get it launched quickly.
How can you use this to make money?
Money is something that is very easy to make. I have been self-employed since 2002, and I know what the ups and downs of the industry are. I also know that the positive and outgoing experts are the ones in the top of their industry.
You need to realize that money is easy to make before you can really go after it. You know the saying… “when you don’t think about money, it comes to you”. In order to employ that saying in it’s full effect, you need to have a passion for what you are doing. If you have the passion, then you will have the drive and attitude to put yourself in a position to where money just chases you. This is a fact.
To transform what I said into a case study, I will tell you where I am at personally with this. My positive attitude and passion for my industry is what will determine how I spend my days going forward. Those days will be spent putting my knowledge on blogs and other sites where people are looking for my message. I will engage fully with them, and ensure that my positive thinking rubs off on them. I will promote a positive message, and even go out of my way to make sure they fully understand the paths to take to reach their goals.
Can you do the same?
Getting the change you need
I know you are thinking now, “how do I go about changing drastically the same way you did?”. I will tell you. What made it happen for me was that I previously felt like I wasn’t needed. I felt like a nobody who had no reason to live. I felt no purpose in life other than my daily obligations.
The first step you need to take is to figure out what makes you feel down. What is keeping you from thinking positively. Is it that you aren’t making enough to pay your bills? If so, then you need to change your way of thought. Know for a fact that you will pay your bills. Once you know it for a fact, your actions and attitude will make it happen somehow.
When you are depressed about something, that feeling totally clouds up your mind. You have no imagination at that point, other than imagining the bad things like an impending eviction. You wouldn’t think to call up your landlord with a positive outlook, and try to negotiate a deal with them that gives them what they need in the end, and gives you time to fix your financial situation.
Remember that life is not that bad. Your life may feel bad, but it’s important to realize that depression multiplies that feeling by 100. Remove the mental obstacle and transform the way you think. Trust me, if I was able to do that, then anyone can.
Keep your head up, and make a drastic change today.