Many Readers Know I earn a Non-Trivial Income From Various Online Entrepreneurial Efforts. So Do I Have a Gift?
- 1 Many Readers Know I earn a Non-Trivial Income From Various Online Entrepreneurial Efforts. So Do I Have a Gift?
- 2 Dude! You have it Backwards!
- 3 Actually, it goes the other way
- 4 You Can Develop Whatever “Savvy” You Will Ever Need
- 5 Go where you wish, become who you wish, live how you wish, earn as you wish.
A day or so ago I was reading entries on a popular forum about living in the Philippines. A member of the forum had mentioned he had been living in the Philippines now for some time, supporting himself … he was in his 40’s, and (in his own words), “too young for Retirement”.
Of course, as you might imagine, a second member jumped right in and said. “Oh wow, I’m in my forties too, and also way too young to retire. How can you possibly support yourself in the Philippines without a retirement check or a (excuse the nasty four-letter word coming next) a J*O*B?
More than one member, chimed in and mentioned different ways they had started businesses, in most case earning money “from” other countries, using the Internet as a tool and a facilitator fro their work.
(Note” “Not “Earning Money From the Internet” … I don’t know how to do that myself, and most people who talk about “Earning Money From the Internet” haven’t a clue.)
Anyway, the first young, eager, but clueless chap answered back … paraphrasing a little here ..
“Oh but poor me. I’m not computer savvy like you guys are. I mean, I know how to, for example, buy and sell things on Amazon and Craig’s List, but I don’t have the computer knowledge…”
Dude! You have it Backwards!
by Seth Godin
Wouldn’t it be great to be gifted? In fact…
It turns out that choices lead to habits.
Habits become talents.
Talents are labeled gifts.
You’re not born this way, you get this way. (my emphasis)
Aside from making me realize yet again how puny my writing skills are when stacked up against a real writer like Seth, what does this little article tell us?
You Can Develop Whatever “Savvy” You Will Ever Need
The only real change you have to make is to decide you do not want to be ‘stuck” where you are because you don’t have the “savvy” that someone you envy has.
Read carefully what Seth says:
Choices lead to habits.
Sitting in a job you hate, or in a country you don’t want to live in, or whatever it is that is bugging you in your life right now is a CHOICE, not your destiny.
Make a choice to change and work toward your goal and that will become a HABIT.
And working at your desirable habits (while forgoing your bad habits (like hanging out with “Road Blockers” as I wrote about recently), will convert your habits into TALENTS.
And once you have the talent needed to do what you want, what’s your problem?
Go where you wish, become who you wish, live how you wish, earn as you wish.
There is nothing nor no one who can stop you … except that guy who looks back at you from the mirror when you shave.
You literally make your OWN talents. Many of you reading this have only one real talent. Being skeptical ands negative about every opportunity.
But guess what? All bad habits … like smoking or eating too much or being negative about every opportunity can be changed. Just by little old you.
Will you decide to do so?