Thursday, December 10, 2009

Not very impressed and don't think it can be done

Went to a Christmas party last night and was chatting with one of the managers from work who is intrigued by my challenge.

Every time she sees me, she asks how much am I up to now, and whenever I say an amount she is always unimpressed. In her own words "I like results" and "getting from £1 to £18 isn't particularly impressive."

But basically last night was saying how she didn't think I would be able to go from 2k to 4k in the last month and would probably find the last few months difficult too. Although no wager was placed - we shook on a bet - that I wouldn't reach my 1 year target, I confidently took the bet - I will go to £4k...

I think the point is - doubling your money at any amount is not impressive... IT'S INCREDIBLE!

For anyone that normally has any form of job that isn't about growing something for themselves is but swapping a large majority of their time directly for a value of money placed upon either justly or unjustly (over or under valuing your time) - is a system of exchange - you help build a better company in exchange for your time and an amount of money. Doubling comes from a completely different mind set or paradigm.

The difficultly of an amount is purely within the realms of how hard do you think something is. Much like when Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, a great achievement in itself, the first man recorded to break through a perceived human limit, no one could quite achieve it before he did it - I wonder how many it can't be done conversations happened before that point in time, 10, 100, 1000, 1 million?? But shortly after a number of people did it. What happened? Why did people that couldn't do it previously start to think that they could just because someone else had.

It is the easiest thing in the world to nay say, it takes no energy from the speaker, when people around you make attempts to move out of where you currently are vacating together, what does that to the naysayer, that there is something wrong with where they are, that's obviously preposterous, and would required energy to consider let alone attempt something like that for yourself. It's far easier to say nay - It can't be done! Then if for any reason the person expending all the energy and learning all the lessons fails, again with no effort they can say those reassuring words "I told you so!" - It's beautiful!. Robert Kiyosaki in one of his Rich Dad Poor Dad books talks about the "Hawaiian Black Crabs" - described in more detail in the link.

I love naysayers, why? because it means you have got something right, you are not stagnant, you are challenging people around you by challenging yourself and taking some action.

Like the runners following Roger Bannister: Are there examples of people/companies that make £2000 in one month, examples of people/companies that make £500,000 in one month, 5 million per month - all a resounding - Yes - absolutely!

Yes it can and will be done by not just me but many others doublers also!

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