The other day I got sucked in with a business opportunity online. There are countless opportunities to make money on the internet, unfortunately you can also become victim of what is called “Shiny Object Syndrome” within the murky waters online.
There might be many golden opportunities on the internet, but how many of them are legit, absolute rubbish, or complete down right scams?
Well I was about to find out…
I thought that this one looked different before I ignored the sales pitch and video, but I was amazed how I had been manipulated. Not least with wasting half of the day on this!
I got up in the morning and at the computer for 8:30am, all nice bright and early with the world as my oyster to take on. I had a number of tasks I wanted to complete today, one was writing up a review for my #1 Recommended Training.
Time Wasting Activity…
All morning I was watching promotional videos and recorded webinar on their ‘latest and greatest’ business opportunities in how to make money online. Enough to say after a few hours on the laptop being sabotaged with the shiny object syndrome, I eventually rejected it with my discernment deflectors going up.
Not least with how much it cost on a monthly basis. But they never did reveal what you ACTUALLY got for your money but hey these Gurus know it all right and we must repent for sinful rejection…
You must never ask questions prior to giving out your credit card. And there’s another thing, why do you have to give out your credit card so early on? Would it not be nice for you to try it out first?
Certainly it is no good for a beginner whom has very little investment to put down. You don’t need spend thousands to get going anyway. You can start for Free.
Its good to rebel against the scams and disinformation out there on how to be successful with making money on the internet.
This allowed me to get back on track with my current project using the Wealthy Affiliate Training and their Powerful Community some of whom are highly successful million dollar online business owners. I was in contact with one Business Woman who created two successful local businesses just by using the training.
That annoying opportunity above, was meaning I was not doing my own thing, planning my own online business ideas and thinking for myself.
It is good not to follow the herd, after all who wants to follow all the lemmings online with fake opportunities and looking lame! 🙂
In the end it was a healthy reminder to maintain self-discipline, keep focused with your dreams and goals. But it was a powerful experience and just gives me more insight that Wealthy Affiliate is the only Online Education that has taught me to generate a passive income that keeps growing exponentially on autopilot.
There is really nothing else that can compare and I full stand by that statement. Believe me I have been researching this for over 7 years now and very few if any training systems are any good.
How to keep Focused? Declare Social Media and Email Bankruptcy!
Likely everyday you are getting distracted from all kinds of opportunities from scammers and spammers in your email box that you have subscribe to. They will be promoting their junk to waste your time and money. This is more sabotage and wasting your valuable time.
Plus there is Facebook, Twitter and other social networks that can completely get you distracted and it certainly is not going to earn you money into your bank account.
This is when you need to make a discussion and get serious.
- Turn off the Internet.
- Turn off the Cell/Mobile phone.
- Turn off the facebook notifications.
You might need to “declare email bankruptcy” as I call it where you will close your email account and get a new one. Using it just for your business.
You can try and clean up your existing email account with unsubscribing to all the opportunities that you were looking at. Sometimes, however, this is impossible as many of these email lists have been sold on to other spammers. So they can keep promoting and spamming nonsense to your email box.
Your time is valuable and it should be treated with respect. So its important to take a more no nonsense attitude and if people abuse your time and energy, then they should lose your energy.
I made up the time wasted!
I worked longer hours into the evening to make up for what was lost. So I could still complete the tasks I wanted to fulfill. So all was not in vain and I learned some valuable lessons about myself.
We may think that we have made terrible mistakes in life and done things we rather have not done when looking back. But you know what…
There is no such thing as a mistake only learning from the experience.
Always remember that.
So never put yourself down too much and know that whatever you have experienced or gone through, you are a wonderful gift to others. Holding a library of knowledge and rich experience ready to share to the world.
I wanted to post this experience here to highlight that if you truly believe in your goals in life then you will do whatever it takes to manifest your dream.
How do you feel about what I have posted? Have you been scammed or busted in the past with shiny objects? Comment below on your thoughts. I will also be doing some reviews of systems that I have used and will give my unique take then them.
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