At Least You’re Not Eating Dog Food

…put yourself in this man’s shoes for a moment…

– You’re 24.
– You’re a high school dropout.
– You’ve been turned down by the army.
– You’ve failed to get your work in any newspapers.
– Your favorite character was stolen by a movie studio.
– You’re so hungry you’ve resorted to eating dog food.
– Oh, and it that isn’t bad enough, you’ve been told
that nobody is going to like your next creation.

Tough start, right?

Did he ever make something of himself?

Well, when he ditched the idea of making money from Oswaldo the Rabbit, I think his next creation, Mickey Mouse, more than made up for all that heartache.

Yep, that was Walt Disney’s life back then.

Looking at the Disney empire now, it’s hard to believe it all could have been lost at any moment.

Any of those turning points up there could have been the one where he threw in the towel.

And who’d have blamed him.

I’m sure there was plenty of..

‘Why me?’
‘Is this ever going to turn around?’
‘I just need a break!’

Just like we all do, from time to time.

But keep going…you don’t know what’s ahead of you.

You might have it tough right now, but at least you haven’t had to resort to eating dog food…..not just yet. 🙂

Now, while you mightn’t have the chops to create a character like Mickey Mouse, you could entertain the kids with these confusing little characters. 

PS – You could even put them on t-shirts, coffee cups, and more…..just like….well, just like Disney does.  🙂

The ‘What If’ Principal

“What if it all went right?” – Joe Vitale

When it comes to ‘What If?’ the majority of us go to the default negative setting.

What if this is a waste of money?
What if I make a mistake?
What if it all goes wrong?
What if I’m too old?
What if I’m not qualified enough?

What if……..

When you do, that wonderful noggin of yours goes out of it’s way to find evidence to back that ‘What If?’ up.

It’s like looking around the room for something green. A minute ago, you never paid that green coffee cup any notice, but now you can see it and the other three things that have suddenly popped up on your radar.

Had I said blue though, you’d be paying attention to whole load of different appliance and objects.

Same goes with ‘What If.’

“What if this book is the one that’s going to turn my business around?” – Think maybe you’d look for evidence for that on it’s pages?

“What if I’m not too old for this?” – Think maybe you’d put some effort in to prove that?

“What if it all goes right?” – Think maybe you’d be more positive in your actions?

What if…..it’s how you use it.

You can either build yourself up, or tear yourself down before you start.

Why not use it the right way?

Now…..

….what if you didn’t need to buy image packs for your coloring books and workbooks?

What if you could make them all yourself?

What if….you went here for the answer?

PS – And what if no one told you that this product existed because they were afraid of losing money because of it………..oh wait, that’s right, they haven’t.

I wonder why?

It’s Ideas That Make The Big Bucks Nowadays

…when it comes to making money, most folks look at what the rich are doing and try to copy them. They need to be a lawyer, they need to be a doctor, they need to be…..(fill in the blank). Once they are, they’ll have a better income.

However, ideas are the currency nowadays. He or she that can come up with the most ideas, are guaranteed a home run every now and then.

Those jobs up there, are slowly going to be lost to automation and software, without ever needing to see a professional.

Ideas are where the money is.

Earl Nightingale once said that if you spend time every day coming up with ideas on how you could help your customer, you’d be light years ahead of your competition.

How profitable can an idea be?

Here’s a few examples…

Take the guys over at Pixar that created plots and characters for A Bug’s Life, WALL-E, Monsters Inc, and…..Finding Nemo…in a single lunch meeting.

Joe Vitale, who came up with the idea for a low calorie Margarita formula – because he was dieting and hated the fact that he couldn’t drink them anymore – and went on to make a small fortune from it.

Or even your’s truly. I mightn’t have made as much as the folks above, but almost two years ago I came up with the idea for WriteCome. A place where I could sell all my self-publishing products, and repost my daily emails.

Almost on its second anniversary, 23rd August, we’re coming up on almost 900 pieces of content. And that’s not including the ideas that went into the courses you enjoy.

If you want to make money, ideas are where it’s at…oh, and taking action on those ideas. Those 900 pieces didn’t create themselves….and these products
didn’t magically appear on their own. 

PS – Looking for an idea? Listen to what either you, or other people are complaining about, and come up with a solution.

The bigger the problem, the more there is to be made. Now off you pop, and go get that pen and paper.