What It Really Takes To Make Money… What It Really Takes To Make Money… | Justin Goff

What It Really Takes To Make Money…

by Justin Goff on December 7, 2010

In the past 3 years, I’ve come to learn a lot about the “mindset” it takes to become successful…

I’ve written numerous times about this, but I really feel that I’ve gotten rid of a lot of my bad “mental blocks” about money in the past 3-6 months.  Here’s a few of them I want to share that really helped me.

1.  Selling something is not a zero-sum game (one person doesn’t win while the other person loses)

This is something I struggled mightily with when I got into affiliate marketing, especially when it came to promoting our fat loss product…

We have a great product and truly help a lot of people to get in shape, yet for some reason the thought of taking people’s money just felt a little wrong to me.

This thinking is RAMPANT in the blogosphere.  Everyone who blogs, seems to think that everything on the internet should be free.  And that if someone is charging for information, they’re ripping people off.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

When you sell something to someone you are enriching their life.  You’re making their life so much better by selling them your product.  And on top of that, if they pay a decent price for it, they’ll actually get better results than if you gave it to them for free (this is scientifically proven BTW)

You have to get out of your head that this is a zero-sum game and that one person is winning and one person is losing when a sale is made.

2.  If you think rich people are assholes… you’ll never be one

I had a very bad thought process about people who had money growing up.  Most of this is usually programmed into your subconscious by your parents, relatives and whoever you generally look up to when you’re young.

The truth is most of the rich people I know now are some of the kindest, most giving and interesting people I know.

All of them love helping people.  All of them live fun, interesting lives.  And all of them use their wealth to give back and help out other people and groups.

If someone’s an asshole, it probably has nothing to do with how much money they have.  They might have been a major asshole when they were broke, and not they’re rich.  The money didn’t change them – they were always just an asshole.

If you want to make a lot of money, you need to get this out of your head.

3.  Working “harder” and being more “deserving” will not make you rich…

This is one of the big keys I learned from Dan Kennedy.  I had a bit of this mindset for a while, but quickly got rid of it when I read his book.

Here’s the thing…

Money doesn’t have a conscious.  It doesn’t care if you’re a priest or a pornographer.  It’s just paper, that’s all it is.

If you think that you’ll make money by being a better person – or by “scrubbing harder” then you’re wrong.  Now is being a better person a bad thing?  Of course not.

But you can’t think that just because you’re a more deserving person that you’re going to make more money.  Money doesn’t work like that.

Hopefully these help you to break a mental block you have and a nice flood of money comes your way 😉

– Justin

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Dan December 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm

“And on top of that, if they pay a decent price for it, they’ll actually get better results than if you gave it to them for free (this is scientifically proven BTW)”

Any scientific references for that one?

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