You know what I'm talking about, all of those "make $_______ in _____ weeks" and so on.
From big social media influencers like Tai Lopez promoting their programs as well, there are so many things out there that sound like scams from the outside. But are they really?
Short answer to that question is NO.
While they might not work in the short period of time that they advertise but it is possible to make the programs work if YOU put in the work and make them work!
It comes down to YOU, that is the factor for everything you do.
You can learn everything you need but if YOU don't actually take action on what you learn you will never get anywhere.
Many people get stuck in this trap of learning and learning and learning, looking for that "secret thing" that they need before they can get started.
Well that "secret to success" is action and you are never going to take action if you just learn and don't do anything with that information.
This is the biggest thing that I see with new "entrepreneurs" with them learning and thinking that that is what "taking action" is.
That is NOT TRUE. Taking action is doing things that actually move you down the path to success and while learning is important, it doesn't actually MOVE you down that path!
The Thinking Around Paying For Education
It is screwed up how people are thinking these days.
They will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a degree that doesn't teach them much and they probably don't really need to get the job they want (except for doctors and lawyers).
But the minute they have to pay for an online course from someone who has ACTUALLY found success in the industry you are curious in, they call it a scam and won't pay $200 to learn more then they could by spending $2,000 in college!
Why? Im actually curious.
The professors at college, especially for entrepreneurs and business majors, unless you are at a prestigious school, have NOT gotten as much experience in the industry as some people have.
You can learn and then actually start taking action on courses from people like Tai Lopez for a couple hundred dollars, that give you the information you need to make hundreds of thousands or even millions.
But college just gives you the information to learn what will make you $50,000-$100,000 a year, for 10x the cost.
And the online one is the scam? I think NOT.
These courses have information and strategies that you can actually put to use ASAP to start making money while we just sit in class paying thousands to read out of a book what we could learn on Google.
It is messed up, I'm in college and I would know.
I can find everything I am paying thousands of dollars for online for FREE or for half or less of the cost!
The Thing That Holds People Back In These Programs
The thing that holds everyone back when they buy these programs is not the program but THEM.
Yes, that is right... they just assume that they are just going to get the secret strategy that will make them money without havig to work.
Think about it, if you go to college and get a degree but don't do anything with it, or if you get a gym membership and don't go and don't lose weights, is it the college or gyms fault?
It is your fault.
But if people buy an online program and don't put in the work, then they complain that it was a scam when in reality they were just lazy as hell.
Think of these programs the same way you would with a degree, you have to put in the work to get results. These are not programs to help you not have to work at all.
The reality of entrepreneurship or doing something on your own is that you are actually going to have to work MORE than you would with an average job.
Yes, that is right, it is not the easy way out... it is actually HARDER than getting a normal job.
Because with a normal job you get paid no matter what. Entrepreneurship is not that way.
That is the problem with these programs. People buy them wanting to make quick cash or something when that's not what they are meant for.
They are meant for the people that want to put in the work becasue they are going to play the long term game.
When people take the information and put in the work these programs actually work!
It is up to YOU to get those results though.
How To Make These Online Programs Work
PUT IN THE WORK.
As simple as that.
Don't fall for the trap of thinking you are going to get results just by buying the program or guide.
Get in the mindset that you won't get the results it shows if you aren't willing to work. YOU have to make it work. Nobody can do that for you.
They are giving you everything you need in these courses to actually make money but it is up to YOU to decide if you really want it and are willing to put in the work or if that path just is't for you ad you like the structure or an average job.
These are essentially "shortcuts," but not shortcuts in the way you are thinking they are.
They give you information and teach you lessons that would have taken you years to learn on your own but it doesn't mean they are going to be less work than an average job.
They are two different things and they shouldn't be confused.
These programs actually work really well if YOU make them work. Get in that mindset and you will win.
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