I knew that my title would get you. I told you not to click, but you had to do it, didn't you? Ok, keep reading . . .
Many people come to the freebie industry to make an extra few dollars a month. A lot of people think to themselves “If I can only make $1,000 a month, that would be GREAT!” They are trying to meet their basic needs and maybe provide for their family. Now, don't get me wrong. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with that mentality. However, it doesn't work for me!
You see, I have this issue of not being able to settle for what is average. As you might already know, when I put my mind to something, I have a tendency to go overboard. The reason for this is that I believe that the mind is a powerful thing and we can't even begin to understand it's potential.
Leslie, the Scientist
Let me put it this way (and please forgive me for getting a little too scientific). What you might not know about me is that I did my Masters of Science degree in Neurobiology. My research for my Masters was studying a neuron in a cricket. A neuron (just in case you don't know) is a nerve cell – the main type of cell that makes up the brain. My research was so complex that it took me all the way to Germany for 2 summers to study a species over there.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, why in the world was I studying a cricket and what in the world does that have to do with freebies. To answer your first question – the reason I was studying a cricket is because I wanted to look at how individual neurons process information and how that processing can lead to a specific behavior. It is estimated that the human brain has over 100 Billion neurons. It's close to impossible to study 1 of those individual neurons in as much detail.
One of the things I learned from studying that ONE neuron in a CRICKET is that neurons are super complex. It has taken labs in different parts of the world MANY years to study that one neuron and we still don't fully understand what's going on with it.
Ok, enough about crickets. Wait, maybe one more thing. If a neuron in a cricket can be so complex, can you imagine what kind of processing happens in the over 100 billion neurons in the human brain? That thing is so complex and intricate that it's impossible for us to fully grasp what all it can do.
The Unfortunate Fact
Yes, it is very unfortunate, but do you know that we are conditioned to be underachievers? Come on, lets be real . . . bad things happen around us, we complain, and then decide that certain things aren't worth working hard for.
As a child, we might study for a test and still do poorly on it and decide that studying just isn't worth it.
As a grown-up, we might work hard at our job and get laid off and decide that we aren't good enough to make a decent income.
TV is full of examples of people just giving up on life, to the extent that people think it's cool to be lazy and do nothing.
So what does it take to get rich?
That's the famous question. If you are reading this blog, it's probably because you want to make money online. Unfortunately, the Freebie Industry is NOT the best place to start. The best place to start is with those 100 billion neurons that are right there in your brain. Start by working on you. Stop being lazy and start being an overachiever. Set goals and surpass them.
Like Henry Ford said – “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you can't. Either way, you're right”
Where do I start?
I'm glad you asked that question and that is the reason I wrote this post. One of my fellow Blog Mastermind students started a blog that answers those exact questions. His name is Steve Martile and his blog is called Freedom Education. I want you to go and check it out at www.freedomeducation.ca. Steve is a personal development coach and his articles are top notch. He even has a free ebook called The Genius Within YOU – How to unlock your inner genius, natural ability and life purpose.
So head on over and check it out.
Do you identify with anything I said here? If so, let me know about it!