From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: The ONLY Thing That Is Keeping You From Success
As a millionaire blog artist, on my way to the billions, many young and hungry blog artists ask me how to do it.
They always ask the wrong questions. I say it over and damn over again but no one wants to hear the truth…
All I do is write great articles. That's it! I did nothing else for years but write great articles. I had the patience of a zen master. I knew that if I did great work and just waited, success would come running to me.
Guess what happened? Success came running to me with open arms. She was skipping like a schoolgirl when she said “I'm here daddy!” My patience paid off by making me millions in revenue and untold thousands per month.
I wasn't always wealthy, or well-off, and I definitely was not always patient…
When I was a young man trying hard to become an entrepreneur I tried everything you could think of.
I tried to invent new exercise machines, I tried all kinds of grand, big schemes and they always ended the same way, with me getting easily discouraged and quickly quitting.
It was failure after failure after failure after failure.
I knew something had to change because what I was doing wasn't working. And if what I was doing was not working, it would be dumb to continue doing it.
So I made the choice to stop trying to chase all these lofty dreams and start focusing on ways I could actually make money. When I stopped thinking big, and making ZERO money, and started thinking small I started making a LOT of money.
It wasn't until I started doing business the easy way that I started to make money.
In fact, my first year of doing easy business I made over 100k (this was before blogging). The year before that I'd made about, oh, 12k. When I made 12k I was trying to do so many big things and I was overcomplicating what was extremely simple. When I started to make things simple I finally had money for the first time in my life.
I wasn't doing anything hard, I wasn't doing all these grand big extra things, all I was doing was thinking small and thinking small is what made me a millionaire.
Wouldn't you like to do less and make more money?
In a previous article I wrote to let you know that I will a) be taking questions and b) be publishing a blog article every day for 30 days.
You wrote in with a lot of great questions, many well thought out and very detailed questions and I can see that these questions are indeed giving you grief.
But it was while analyzing the questions you sent in that I had a realization about why you find it hard to succeed.
There actually is “one secret piece of information” that is standing in the way of you and your dreams.
The answer I give you will seem so simple that you will not even pay attention to it, and that is a mistake.
When I tell you the secret you need to read all of the words thoroughly and make sure that you understand them thoroughly.
Do not skim the words, do not gloss over the words, do not rush to judgement over the words…. review the words thoroughly and let them sink in to your brain.
When these words sink in you will be able to unlock the mental chains that have been keeping you prisoner. You will be free to see success for what it is and nothing will be holding you back anymore.
Are you ready to know what the simple secret to success is?
Here is the simple secret to success…
Success is easier than everybody thinks it is.
Everybody thinks too much, and nobody thinks about what is simple and obvious. Many people think the most simple and obvious thing to do is wrong, even though that is how everybody who is rich got rich.
So what is your problem? Why do you find it hard to succeed?
Well, you find it hard to succeed because you are exactly like most people…
You overcomplicate simple things.
When you overcomplicate simple things you make success impossible.
You must remember that less is more, more is not more. Doing more is keeping you from gaining material and personal success. You overlook what is right in front of your face (the obvious) and you make up problems.
Here are some of your questions and these are perfect examples of trying to do too much…
How do you move out of your parents’ house, if you’re a 23 year old college dropout and only lasted 2 weeks at the one and only job you’ve ever had? Also in this case, you don’t have your own room at your parents’ house, and your computer got moved to the living room where your family watches TV 24 hours a day.
I know the answer is just “Get a job, save money, move out”.
Still, is there more you can add to that answer? Or do you have a different answer entirely?
Since you’re completely against the 9-5, should a budding young man in my situation just build a business until it makes enough money for him to move out of his parents’ place and get his own apartment? Btw since I’m in the living room, I have one tiny spot there and I have to deal with nonstop noise and distractions (family watches TV 16+ hours a day, almost never turns the TV off), and focus is key to building a business, should I just bear with a job, save, move out, and build a business on the side once I have my own quiet apartment where I can really focus and get down to work?”
Everybody already knows the answer to every question they ask, but they overcomplicate things and pretend it is harder than it is. Buried in this long paragraph is the answer…
The answer is get a job, save money, move out.
But along with the actual answer are all of these seemingly impossible hurdles to jump through, but they aren't hurdles at all. They are over-complications of very simple things. These “complications” go away by getting a job, saving money, moving out.
Thanks to this blog, I decided to start a business. I don't trust anyone else to make my content, and I like to do things myself. How do I know if/when I need to hire help?”
Since you like to do everything yourself, wouldn't it be easier to do everything yourself and stop worrying about hiring somebody at some distant point in the future?
Since you like to do everything yourself why are you fretting about hiring somebody at a non-existent position? You are overcomplicating what is extremely simple.
You like to do everything yourself, so do everything yourself. Do not worry about future what-ifs. Keep it simple.
How do you promote your blog/business before you have a following without using social media?”
If you don't have great content you will never succeed as a blog artist. And if you do have great content people will find it on their own. Trying to do too much gets you nowhere.
Create great work and there is nothing extra for you to do.
This is very difficult for so many people to imagine and that is why so many people agonize about promoting their work and when they can't, they quit.
There are only two things needed to succeed as a billionaire blog artist: Great content and patience.
What does a professional blogger do? Write blog articles. Nothing else required. When I say nothing else required I mean exactly those words,, NOTHING ELSE REQUIRED!
Blog artistry is the most zen practice of all, it requires utmost patience and a clear mind. You must do the work and then move on. Nobody will read a new blog and make you a success right away.
Do the work, be patient, be zen about it, the audience will find you when the time is right and that is it.
This is the magic of thinking small.
When you re-wire your brain to focus on the smallest, most obvious path then success stops being hard-to-reach and becomes easy, it becomes super obvious.
Success is not a process of building things up and doing extra work, success is a result of tearing things down and doing less work. Instead of focusing on thinking big, think small, sit back and watch the magic of success happen.
If you are actually trying and you are failing, it isn't because you are doing too little… If you are failing, it is because you are trying to do too much, too quickly.
Here is what you can do…
Do nothing but the basics (and do them well) and wait until success comes to you. If you chase her too much she will run away from you. If you do your own thing, she will come skipping like a happy schoolgirl, saying to you: “I'm here daddy!”
Until next time.
PS – Don't forget to buy Bold and Determined Vol. 2 on paperback. Instead of thinking big and spending months writing a brand new book, I thought smaller and put together a book of old content that is already proven to kill.