So, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

Who remembers what they wanted to be when they grew up?

When the teacher went around the class, asking what we all wanted to be when we grew up – my answer wasn’t, as some of you might expect ‘In Charge’ …  but what I actually wanted to be was an engineer and design motor car engines…

Instead of course I ended up doing many other things, which too be fair, has all turned out OK so far … but if you told me back then what I’d be doing now … well, I’m sure you can imagine what I have said…

The point is, half the jobs people do today, didn’t really exist 20 years ago (along with the internet itself) … and this industry that we are part of is less than one generation old … so very few people who use the internet today would have had much in the way of formal teaching, and just like me are pretty much self taught…

It is also worth mentioning that we have also ‘self taught’ ourselves despite the fact that, especially under the influence of Google and Facebook, the internet has evolved almost constantly over those years.

Thomas Edison famously said that ‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.’ and so many people see a new opportunity, and because there is ‘work’ involved in learning something new … decide they can’t do it without even trying, and so that opportunity passes them by … and when this happens I think we do ourselves a massive disservice…

Why? Because the fact of the matter is, if you think about the host of new things you must have learned just to be reading this email (even if it was typed using just two fingers) 😉 along with the fact that now most of us will quite happily take those ‘new’ skills for granted … then you should never be daunted by the prospect of learning a few more things … especially if those things could bring you in many thousands extra every month…

So, when it comes to trying new things or new techniques online – don’t sell yourself short – just because you haven’t done something before it doesn’t mean you can’t do it at all…

Even though it might look new and complicated, it doesn’t mean it’s any more difficult than all the other things you may have previously found daunting but have now learned, mastered, and take for granted … and remember with your online endeavours, they have the potential to be infinitely more profitable…

To Your Success,
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Tim Lowe
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Tim Lowe