Have you ever had the feeling that you are NOT in control of what happens to you and your family?
That all it takes is for someone to snap their fingers and all your perceived security and stability are gone with the wind?
Two weeks ago, I didn’t care how much money I made with Traffic Generation Cafe.
Two weeks ago, we had a stable income from a 9 to 5 job that allowed me to work on my business as much or as little as I wanted to.
Two weeks ago, our lives were entirely different.
But then someone decided to take it all away from us.
And it hit me…
Allowing someone else to control our lives is the most insecure feeling there is.
Why is it that we allow some stranger or an entity like a corporation to have a say in whether my family eats boxed mac-n-cheese or steak for dinner?
YOU Choose Your Life
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and came to the very obvious in many ways conclusion that most people don’t live the way they’d like to because they CHOOSE NOT TO.
How is it that we know what we’d like for our lives to be like, yet choose to do something else?
I am convinced that it’s because very few are born to be the “black sheep”.
We all have our perceptions of what “normal” is and for most of us, it’s wake up at the crack of dawn, scramble to put together breakfast, drop the kids off at school, fight with traffic to get to your 9 to 5, barely make it through the day, sit in traffic again, shop for groceries, cook, clean, send the kids off to bed, then sit down exhausted and feeling helpless to turn any of this around…
We make choices in our lives because we are conditioned to see certain paths as “normal”, mainstream, comfortable, and acceptable.
Yet those happened to be the very choices that make us feel like a hamster in a spinning wheel – always running and getting nowhere.
Being Black Sheep is a Choice
Being a black sheep is a bit scary, I must admit.
It certainly has a negative connotation, if you think about it.
“He is the black sheep in the family”. “She is the black sheep in the office”. Others don’t approve of the black sheep and that’s why we don’t want to be labeled as one.
However, black sheep just means different and different might be a good thing.
Many times being a black sheep takes courage, tenacity, determination, willpower, and thick skin.
You might be ridiculed by those closest to you.
You might hear them say “Why don’t you just go and get a real job?”
“You don’t have what it takes to succeed on your own!”
And here’s my personal favorite that I heard last week “There are plenty of jobs in retail.”
Yes, it hurts to hear that.
Yes, it’s scary to take responsibility for your outcomes in a way that most people will never have the courage to do.
But you and I already chose to be the black sheep.
We already dared to dream.
We want to become the decision-makers of our lives.
We’ll turn the deaf ear to the naysayers.
We won’t argue with them. We’ll simply prove them wrong.
Traffic Generation Cafe is Here to Stay
…And grow …and defy every “norm” …and give me the kind of freedom and control that no one can take away from me and my family.
I hope you feel the same about your business.
There’s a reason you are still reading this post. You want more. You dream bigger. You want to make it work.
And you are not alone.
I am right there with you.
And to all the naysayers, we say:
I think retail industry will have to learn to do without me. LOL
And now that I shook off all the “you are not good enough” whispers (or screams) in my ear, here’s my first order of business…
I Need YOUR Help
I entered a blogging contest at FamousBloggers.net and I can’t win it without you.
Here’s the link to my entry:
Besides helping me to win this contest, you will learn that you don’t really have to have many resources to do well with affiliate marketing – you can compete with super affiliates and still do very well, just like this:
After you read the post, I’d love for you to let me know your thoughts in comments.
It would be even better if you don’t JUST leave a comment, but start a discussion, respond to other commentators’ comments if you find what they said interesting or have a different opinion, etc.
You’ll be doing me a favor, get some exposure for yourself, as well as build some quality links back to your blog.
Also, please remember to share the post with your social media networks. The more, the better.
For every share/comment you give me, I get:
- Google+: 3 points,
- Twitter: 1 point,
- Facebook: 3 points,
- LinkedIn: 3 points,
- Comment or Reply: 5 points.
It adds up quickly!
Well, this was not your typical Traffic Generation Cafe post, to say the least…
I truly hope though that you leave my blog today with these thoughts:
- You are the only one who can say YES or NO to your dreams;
- Don’t argue with naysayers; show them what you are made of;
- Black is a beautiful color – color of change;
- You have to help Ana to win Hesham’s contest.