First and foremost I want to say Happy Early Mother's Day to all my wonderful moms. Without your love and nurturing many of us wouldn't be who we are today. That being said one day never seems enough time to celebrate what you all do 24/7. But it's a start. So enjoy your day!
Now onto the little business of my random thought of the day & the job leads recap. Hope you enjoy it!
Perception is Everything
Have you ever heard of that saying "Perception is everything"? You may have even expressed it to your kids in one way or another. I know growing up in a strict Caribbean household, perception was everything to my parents. I couldn't get certain hair cuts because my Dad felt people would perceive me in a negative light. Or as he would like to say: "What, you want to look like those bums on the streets that hang out on the corner?"
At the time I thought my mom and dad were being judgmental or up-tty.
Obviously we had different perceptions about things at the time. Later I started realizing that their perception of things was right. In my neighborhood everyone knew my sister and I because of my parents. They were liked as respectable hard working immigrants (like so many are) that were trying to give their kids a better life. So folks perceived us very differently than some of my counterparts.
So much so, that if one of the local store owners saw me hanging out on the corner with some of the "seedy" kids, they would be sure to mention it to my parents. Why? Well because there was already a perception that we were good kids and actually had parents that cared about us. They didn't want our reputation to be soiled because of our association with some of the so called shadier kids on our block. Sure enough my mom put a stop to that. I remember one time, she embarrassed the hell out of me by coming to the corner where we all hung out. She started yelling at me that I needed to go home. As a teenage boy this was devastating to my ego and what little rep I had. I was livid and the butt of jokes for a while.
However now that I'm older, I thank her for it. Because a lot of the kids that I thought were so freaking cool aren't doing as well as adults. At the time my perception of reality was very limited.
It doesn't make "cents"…
Sometimes I still see examples of limited perceptions of reality when it comes to making money at home. This past last week, I've received at least two comments from folks that appreciate the site. But had made it a point to take shots at some of the smaller money making opportunities that may pay a few cents. I always find this troubling for a number of reasons. It's clear that there is a perception that by taking action on some of these lower paying opportunities that they're some how degrading themselves or it's a waste of their precious time.
Now in one hand I understand where this is coming from. Working offline, many of us are making a certain amount of dollars per hour. You've learned to value your whole existence at those dollar amounts. Keep in mind that amount is defined by an employer and not by you which is another problem in itself. But I digress. So when you see something like Clixsense paying you a few cents for clicking on ads, you may gawk at that idea of being paid cents. So I sort of understand the mentality at that point. Although as one of my loyal subscribers pointed out, dollars can't be made without cents. So anyone getting paid any dollar amount per hour for a traditional job is also being paid cents if you want to get technical about it.
Nose in the air…
Here's the thing, a lot of times the same folks that are turning their noses up at opportunities such as reading emails, clicking ads, etc are already engaged in some of these activities unpaid. However if they changed their perception, they could actually get paid for something they're already doing anyway! What's funny is that they don't view the fact they're not getting paid for these activities as beneath them. To me it just doesn't make any logical sense. If I already read emails for free, why wouldn't I want to now get paid to read some emails? I mean after all I was earning nothing for it and I didn't think it was beneath me. But now that I'm getting paid a $.01 per email and it's a waste of my time? Wasn't it a big waste of your time when you earned nothing for it? Does that argument even make "cents" literally?
The other problem with this limited perception is that they're under the impression that these smaller opportunities are long term or final solutions. This really burns me because it goes to show you people don't read. I've clearly stated in many of my articles that these smaller opportunities are short term. They should be a starting point or coupled with other activities that earn you more money. There is absolutely no reason why you can't make money with some of these lower income opportunities while pursuing others that make you more such as a job or business. For instance, I make enough money online that I can support myself and my whole family. But I have some down time during the day. Do you know during my down time, I still do surveys, click on ads, get my swag on, etc? Why? Because why not? It's easy money and just adds to my bottom line. I'm always engaged in activities that build my wealth so that I can secure a nice comfortable future for my family and loved ones. I always stay hungry and try to leverage any easy ways of earning income. That's my perception of reality.
Shaking off bad habits…
Let's face it. Most people that have ventured into this work at home industry have failed to make money or have lost it (unless you were fortunate enough to find this site first. lol). So folks develop a very negative and jaded attitude towards making money online and its feasibility. My ultimate goal is to help you shake those feelings off by presenting you with a world of legitimate possibilities. In my years of experience, I have found that people are able to shake off their negative experiences with working at home when I can provide them two things. Proof that money can be made and instant delivery of opportunities that can be started right away. It just so happens that the opportunities that I have found that fill this need right away tend to pay very low. But they're never meant to be the end all. It's really just to prove to you that there are ways to make money at home. And now that you've earned a few bucks, you're more inclined to go out there and find additional ways that make you more money. It's really just an exercise to boost your confidence and knowledge of the possibilities while earning some money in the process.
The rise to success starts with a step…
Here's something else that some of you naysayers should keep in mind when dismissing these low paying opportunities. One of the first ways I made money online was reading emails that paid me a cent or two. All my friends and family members laughed at me. But of course like most entrepreneurs I have a different perception of reality. Where everyone else saw cents, I saw possibilities. My friends and family saw making a few cents as the end. I saw it as just a start. For me it was confirmation that money can be made online. Now it was just a matter of figuring out how to magnify the actions that earned me a few cents into a few dollars. (Right Big Phil?) Then all that was required was to wash, rinse and repeat until I'm making thousands then millions. I'm not at the millions yet but a brother does "aight" and will hit that mark soon enough. Now imagine if my perception was limited like the folks that turn their noses up at a few cents. I may still be slaving away for "THE MAN" who dictates what I'm worth an hour. But instead I'm sitting here in my boxers chatting with you and getting paid what I feel I'm worth per hour. See the difference? You can if your perception isn't limited.
So no I'm not saying that earning a few cents for stuff you're already doing for free is the way to financial freedom. It's not. It's just a starting point and you should leverage whatever you're making by re-investing in yourself via training, a home business opportunity, CDs, etc. Then from there you're that much closer to becoming financially secure. But it just doesn't make cents to be turning away easy money for things you already do.
Look, if you're at a place in your life where the lights are about to be shut off or you could lose your home, then you definitely need to focus your energy on a job or some type of assistance to get you out your situation. Earning a few cents or a couple of dollars may not really help you that much. But even in those situations I've heard from people that have said these little opportunities have been able to pay for food, the internet bill or gas money so they could find a job. These folks were able to see and use these opportunities as a means to an end. They did it in conjunction with some other activities which is the point of these opportunities. So again it boils down to perception.
At the end of the day, you have to do what's best for you. All I ask is that you keep in an open mind. Because for all you know a few cents can multiply into a full time income at home like yours truly. Or you can continue to perceive things the way you do and get more of whatever it is you have in your life. If that's what you want, then by all means carry on. However if you want something different, then try changing your outlook. You might be very surprised at what you find. Now let me go head to mylot.com and earn a few cents chatting with people instead of doing it for free on facebook. Let it marinate.
Enjoy the leads below. God willing, I'll chat with your folks next week! Hey let me know what your "perception" of this article was below or hit me up on my Facebook fan page.
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