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What Do You Really Want?

It’s very common to think you know what you want, but not really have a clue.

You probably think you want lots of money. But what you really want is what that money will help bring you. Things like…

  • Fancy new car
  • Extravagant house in a nice neighborhood
  • The ability to vacation frequently
  • The latest media center with the biggest TV, best stereo and the latest computer connections
  • A computer that would impress even the biggest computer nerd

Seems pretty clear cut, huh? But, there’s a big problem with this list. It’s not the real list! These aren’t really your desires. They are steps that may help you realize your desires, but they aren’t the actual desires.

What you really want is what these things personally bring you. So, you need to ask a question like: What will this bring me? You need to ask this for each and every thing you have on your list. You can even ask this again and again until you’ve really hit the core of what you want.

After repeating this process it’s common to find that you actually have a good portion of what you really want already, and the other things could be had by doing something you hadn’t originally thought of. You might also find a common theme that can be taken care of by focusing on one direction, instead of scattering yourself all over the place.

You might find that downsizing is a much better choice than that new house. The house, car and other possessions might stand in the way of relatively easy travel and exploration (that fulfill a much larger part of your dreams). Whatever the question above leads to for you, it’s almost certain that you will learn something useful and new.

You might even find that money is not the real problem. It could simply be a problem of asset allocation, or put simply: where you put the money you already have!

Often a new way of looking at things, or thinking about things can have benefits that you would never have expected if you hadn’t gone through the process. Don’t just read and intellectualize this simple exercise, actually DO IT! Pretend you haven’t heard it before, and just follow through!

Lack of action is the greatest hindrance of success there is. Even a poor action can lead to the right action over time, but no action will just lead to nothing, period.
So, take action and do this exercise. Write your desires down. Then go through them one by one and write down what they will bring you. Keep doing this until you really know what you want, then look for ways to get to these real core desires.

You have nothing to loose by doing this. I’m certain you will learn something even if you have already done something like this before. We all change our minds, and even a month or two may bring new elements into your results. Besides, it can be fun and liberating!

You Can “chunk” Both Directions – Big to Small AND Small to BIG

One thing I find useful is to try and see things in as many ways as possible. Lot’s of gray. Sometimes this is problematic, as it is when all the choices block or distract action. Other times it can lead to new ways of seeing things which can help motivate and encourage action.

Here’s what I mean…

Let’s say you have a large task. It is so massive and huge that you just don’t know how you’ll get it done. Month after month, it just sits there stressing you out, and you don’t take action because it’s too huge a project. The most common, and useful way to get yourself into gear and take action is to “chunk” things down into bite sized pieces. Small steps that add up to massive results.

There are countless analogies for this process… From eating elephants to building houses. All require a step-by-step small bit-at-a-time process. Easy to do, easy to manage “chunks”.

Here’s where it gets interesting to me…

When viewed at a distance over time, you will accomplish great things if you keep the bit-by-bit process up. Each small step is a necessary step towards the larger result. You’ll eventually build all the great things you have in mind.

The same thing can be done in reverse. For example, profits.

That $5 a day, or even $1 a day, add up to huge results when you chuck them up to larger time periods. $1 a day is $365 per year.

What could you do with that much extra income every year? What if it was a little more: $5 a day is over $150 per month, and $1825 per year.

If you still think it sounds too small, chuck it up again. 3 years, 5 years, 10…

Or consider the fact that you may be able to work just once for the ongoing residual income described above. If you put in 15 hours of research, site-building, content generation, and marketing, and then were able to sit back year after year reaping the income for that one time labor, do you think it could begin to change your life?

Do this over and over, building multiple streams of income, and you will find yourself live the lifestyle you desire.

By far the best practical steps to starting and fulfilling this process can be found in a report called 5 Bucks a Day, it’s not free, but it’s a very worthwhile read. The Earn 1k a Day membership site is run by the author, and is another great resource. In fact, I’d skip ahead to the Earn1k a Day site and sign-up there, since the report is included with membership–and membership for one month is less than the cost of the report itself!

You really can’t go wrong. There’s a 8 week money back guarantee, and in that time you will find all the resources you need to begin making a living online.

Just do it. Take an action towards success. Either join the Earn 1k a Day membership site, or invest in the 1 Bucks a Day book. If you join the membership site, and send me a private message from within the forum telling me you joined through the link above, I’ll hook you up with David Vallieres’ Unstuck Seminar for free.

I’ll see you there soon!