When Willpower is Not Enough
Hey guys! It’s Marcus here with a special update!
As many people have been asking and emailing, I am still alive. The last video that you guys got from me was probably a little disturbing but kind of eye-opening to the problems that I deal with.
About a month ago, the video that I sent out that you can see on the blog was all about my current condition. We were about to move to Florida and change our life and things like that. A lot of you guys have known that for some time now I have been dealing with a drinking issue and that drinking issue is due to mental illness and all kinds of different things that have made me kind of not so good at times and have some bad thoughts.
In the last video, you guys saw was all about that being rushed to the hospital and going to rehab and things like that. That’s basically where I had been for the last 30 days. The last 30 days I was in rehab and going through and learning how to live life sober.
So if any of you guys out there struggling with alcohol and don’t know how to stop or can’t stop, definitely get yourself some help and ask for that help and get the help that you need.
When I went into rehab, I probably look like this guy here- just completely scared to death not knowing what to expect but I knew that I needed some kind of help. I knew I needed something that was outside of myself. That’s why this video is entitled what to do when willpower isn’t enough.
You see I was freaked out about the rehab and everything like that but I actually found out that in addition to being clean for 30 days and dealing with that stuff and learning how to be clean for the rest of my life and understanding the fact that I do have an issue here, I also learned a lot of things about life, about psychology and about people.
Naturally being the teacher that I am of internet marketing, I want to bring that stuff to you. I want to show you some of the things that I learned and help you get the results that you want online. Whether it’s making a bunch of money making enough to you know pay your mortgage or whatever it is that you want, whether you want to you know make a whole ton of money, whatever it is you want I want to help you get that result and I want to help you understand what to do when willpower isn’t enough.
Because a lot of people come to me and they said, “Marcus you know I’ve tried a lot of different things. I’ve tried tons of things but nothing seems to be working.”
Now a lot of people are very very very big on willpower as I was with my drinking.
I wanted to stop. I needed to stop. I knew that something had to give, something had to change but when it came to me I wasn’t able to do it. The willpower wasn’t enough to get me where I wanted to go. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you’ve been trying this internet business and you feel like nothing’s working the way that you want it to or it’s not working as fast as you want or as good as you want or you’re just not where you want to be. You’re not “getting it.”
Very very important.
Because over the last six weeks or so, I’ve learned a lot about human nature on top of what I already had thought. I’VE LEARNED THAT SOMETIMES IN LIFE, WILLPOWER JUST ISN’T ENOUGH.
Here’s what to do when willpower isn’t enough because obviously I wanted something very bad and I couldn’t do it. So one of the things that I learned when willpower isn’t enough:
Number one, I need to follow the path of those who have the result that I want.
Just like these little ducks here following the big duck, what you want to do is you want to find the person who has the result you want. So in my case let’s go find someone who hasn’t drank for a long time who struggled. Someone who is where I was and has where I want to be.
So you would want to find someone who has struggled and made their way in online marketing much like myself where in the beginning it wasn’t completely easy. It wasn’t handed to me. I didn’t start with a bunch of money. I started off just learning as I went and looking at what was out there.
But I realized another big thing about human nature. That is if you are unable to get the result you want just on willpower alone, like people who want to diet and people who want to do these things, the steps are there. Oftentimes it’s really easy and it’s within our grasp yet we just can’t do it.
Right now some people would say this is because you’re weak willed or you don’t have enough power or you don’t have enough information or whatever. And a lot of people come to me and they say, Marcus when it comes to this internet marketing stuff, when it comes to doing all these things, sometimes I feel like I’m just not getting it or I’m dull.
Now what’s going on is something a little bit more deep and that is that you just have a blind spot to the solution.
We’re going to cover this a little bit more but you have a blind spot to the solution. Just as I thought the only way to handle my problem was by sheer willpower. It’s because a lot of people who know me say you have a strong will.
You go after what you want you make it happen yet this one thing was something that I couldn’t do on my own. The reason is that I had a blind spot that I could not see.
So I want you to think for a minute and entertain the fact that perhaps in your internet marketing and in your life in general there are blind spots.
There’s simply something that you are not seeing that contains the solution that you’re looking for.
I don’t want you to think about this all at once because what I’m going to do is I’m going to help you to see these blind spots.
I’m going to work with you personally to go through these and say, okay what is it that you’re not seeing that if you saw you would be able to be successful? That’s why oftentimes we see people who seemingly have overnight success. It’s because something that they did was in the realm of the blind spot that a lot of other people have.
Very very very important because it only goes down to two different things.
Number one is either you really don’t know the answer.
Perhaps you don’t know the answer to the thing like what is the answer to making money online. Maybe you don’t know what it is but you know if you’ve been on my webinars in my videos for a while, I’m sure that you do know the answer but one of the other things is that you might be unable to recognize the solution.
Let me say that again. It’s either you really don’t know the answer or you’re unable to recognize the solution. Very very very very important.
It’s because the way that our minds work is we look for solutions and we look for things. We look for them in the realm of our experience. That means if I tell you something new, you go back through your experiences and try to fit it to something that already exists.
Very very very interesting to look at because this leaves blind spots to information that you do not currently have.
So you look at it and you say, the information that Marcus has obviously has made him successful and it’s made him able to make money and in many many many different markets and make a bunch of money seemingly pretty pretty simply. Right and we look at that. We say, okay well what’s the difference? Either there’s an answer that I have that you don’t know or there’s a solution that I have that you are not recognizing as the solution because it’s not being put into things that you already know.
We’re going to get into this a little bit later as well.
So what I want you to realize is that what you have done so far has not given you the results that you want.
All up until now, all the thinking and all the work that you’ve done up until now has not worked the way that you want it to. Is that fair to say I want you to answer that for yourself right now and say,
Has what I’ve done given me the result that I want?
Am I where I want to be am I making the money that I want to make?
Have the things that I’ve done worked the way that I want them to work?
If the answer is no, I want you to keep watching this video. Very important.
If it’s yes, watch it anyway because it’s a training and we’ll have some good stuff for you at the end as well.
So what we want to do is we want to look at that and say, okay well what have I done and why hasn’t it worked because up until now you have a lot of proof of what doesn’t work. You think about all the people who struggle with internet marketing and have all these things and don’t work and buy all these things and it just doesn’t work for them. You think about it and say, well that could be just a big waste of money or waste of time or whatever let’s all give up or you could say, hey look those people have figured out successfully how to not do internet marketing. So if I could follow what they’re doing and take that out of what I’m doing then I can be successful.
That comes to our next point which is the ability to turn our challenges into opportunities.
Very very very very overlooked.
It’s because we want to look at this and we want to be able to turn our challenges, turn the things that are struggling us right now so you might be saying, well my challenge is learning how to build a website or my challenge is learning how to find a niche market or my challenge is the technical stuff or you know buying ads or getting traffic.
Whatever your challenge is we want to look at it, not throw the 10,000-pound weight at our computer but we want to look at this and say, how can I turn this to something that I can use as an opportunity. Very very overlooked concept. I want you to really look at this because all the stuff in this video is going to be part of my training that’s coming up that I’m going to show you in detail how this works.
I want to show you that you can turn challenges into opportunities.
For example, one of the things with us is we’re not moving to Florida. That was kind of a big blow but you know I understand. It’s like yeah we shouldn’t move across the country if I have a drinking problem. I should probably get that solved first because a problem with moving to Florida is I’m still going to be there and I’m still going to be me. I’m still going to have this struggle but I can turn the challenge into opportunity.
For example, I went and had the challenge. It was very scary to go to the rehab and go through things but now I have tons of notes and tons of things I can help people with it. It was pretty much crazy selling our house but now I have something I can use as an opportunity to build a product. Now I have something I can use as an opportunity to help other people and it gains new insight and you can turn every single challenge that you have into an opportunity. Perhaps you don’t know how to build a website and that’s your big struggle. What if you were to go learn how to build a website and document it and show other people?
Just in the same way that we sold our house on our own without a realtor and we documented everything so that we can help other people do it and save a lot of money. Same thing when you do a repair to something.
Everything you do, whether it’s small little miniscule knowledge seemingly so simple to you that no one wants it, chances are people want it. That’s what the Google AdWords tool teaches us.
People want these results much in the same way that you come to me looking for a result or internet marketing and learning these things.
People are turning to the internet to find solutions for their problems. The good thing is, you can make money by turning your challenges into opportunities and helping other people get the results that you’ve gotten or the results that you can help them with.
Very very very key to making money!
We are here to help people and I know a lot of people struggle with this. They say, well Marcus I want to do something online that’s ethical and helps people. Guys you’ve known me for a long time and you know that I always try to be as ethical as possible while making money because we are in a business. We are here to profit and there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s nothing wrong with profiting while doing something and then while helping people. It’s definitely good. It’s definitely hand in hand.
Very important that’s why people get paid for things.
This is why we want to learn this and we want to be able to take things to these people in an ethical way.
I’ll show you how to do that.
I can show you how to go to bed at night completely happy about what you did for your work during that day. Turn your challenge into opportunities.
We’re going to go into this a little bit more as well.
Let’s take a look at this so we could turn our challenges into opportunities. One of your challenges is you’re not getting the results you want and you’ve probably spent a good amount of money trying to learn this stuff.
I want you to look at the stuff that you’ve learned so far and just kind of put it on the back burner.
I want you to turn this seeming challenge because right now you have a seeming challenge, and the challenge is that you’ve gotten these things and you spent money we tried to learn this business.
That is the big challenge and the big opportunity.
I want you to look at this quote and this quote is from my rehab counselor.
He said, “A smart man learns from his mistakes. A genius learns from the mistakes of others.” So what can you learn from the mistakes of you yourself and the mistakes of other people who have come before you and tried to do things? As Tony Robbins says, success leaves clues and nothing succeeds like success. That is the best thing out there!
We look at that and we say, what are the clues, what is it we can do to look at this stuff and reverse-engineer it?
Back to our topic of what to do when willpower is not enough. You might want this really really bad right.
I want you to take a minute and think about how badly you would like to have a site that makes money or be able to be successful internet marketing business.
I’m going to steal one of the lines from what I heard and it’s that,
“This is not for people who want it. Wanting it isn’t enough. It’s not even for people who need it.” There’s plenty of people out there who need extra money.
“It’s for people who do it!”
You quite simply have to do it. Notice it says to do it and not think about it, not speculate about it, not grind it till you understand every little thing but it’s for those who do it!
I want you to realize another thing that I see as a big flock. It’s over the last six weeks even though I haven’t been here teaching you, I have been thinking about you and I have been learning things and saying, hey I wonder if that can help my student actually learn more.
So one of the things was, don’t be too busy to get stuff done!
It’s because a lot of people are out there doing busy work and up until now the way that we get paid was by going to work and doing busy work and we get a check.
Now in entrepreneurship, it’s a little bit different because we have to make our own way. We have to do our own thing. We don’t get paid for busy work. We don’t get paid for setting up a website for ourselves. You might get paid for setting one up for another person but we got to sell it to them. You have to do the things that get you paid.
So don’t be too busy learning or doing things that are not profitable to actually get things done that are profitable.
I want you to learn to follow a few simple suggestions and steps even if you don’t know every exact detail at the moment you start. When I go and start like right now, I’m a little bit overweight and my wife’s cleaning out the garage. She’s gonna bring the weight thing in here. I don’t know exactly how a pull-up helps me get buff or whatever. I don’t know how it works chemically or muscley or whatever right. I don’t know how it works but I know that if I do it, it works! I might not know how to do the perfect pull-up like the guy on TV with the arms the size of my house but I can do them and get a result. So the idea is to learn to follow a few simple suggestions even if you don’t know every detail of how it works at the moment you start because you can learn as you go along.
If I get up there to do a pull-up and after a week I say this isn’t working maybe I put my arms farther apart or closer together or you know maybe I put weight on my feet or something, whatever it is that helps me get a different result. But the fact of the matter is that I started something in the right direction. I knew I would get some kind of result now all I have to do is improve it! Very very important.
Another thing that I learned that’s very big is sharing versus giving advice.
This was a very very very very interesting thing to me because I have always been the kind of person who was around people in my family that gave advice. They were all experts with my business. They were all experts with my life They were all experts with my kids and my dog.
As I learned, one of my rehab guys said everyone’s an expert with someone else’s dog. They’re all an expert. They’ll teach you exactly what to do with your dog. You know what you should do with that dog, here’s what you do. That is advice giving.
When you give someone advise, it leaves you open for criticism. Let’s say, oh hey this didn’t work but if you share your story it’s completely different and it’s easier to sell. It’s because all you’re doing is saying, hey guys I’m Marcus. I wanted to sell my house and get an extra X amount of money by not paying a realtor. Here’s what I did. You want to learn it? Cool! I got this product that’s going to show you how to do it and it’s a hundred and fifty bucks. I hope you get the same results I did. It’s really cool! There it is. That’s the end of it. That’s all we’re doing.
That is how we empower others. We empower others by giving them options.
That’s one of the things that I’m doing today. I’m giving you the option to learn how to change your life with an internet marketing business. I am showing you the options to not have a job. The options to be able to work from home, be able to set up your life the way that you want it where you could go to rehab for six weeks and not worry about anything.
We look at that and we say that’s how we help. We empower others by giving them options. I want you to think about how many options you can give to other people in different walks of life. Are there ways that you know how to save money on a car, or a house or ways that you can help people lose weight faster or a way that you’ve done something?
I want you to start to look through all of your life experience and say, hey has there been a time when I said hey you know what I had that similar issue and here’s what I did! If you can say yes to even the simplest thing, you can empower others, make a ton of money and live the life you dream of online with a profitable business.
What I’m doing is I’m putting together all the stuff that I learned in a step-by-step course based on the system that I learned at the rehab where you’re going to go through, you’re going to learn life stuff, you’re going to learn business stuff, you’re going to learn a ton of things and you’re going to walk out saying, that is the best course I’ve ever taken for my life, for my finances for everything because we are going to show you exactly what you need to do!
This isn’t about willpower. It’s not about willing yourself or doing more things or buying more stuff or getting more junk or more knowledge. This is about changing the way that you look at things. This is about seeing the blind spots in your mind, seeing the blind spots in your life to be able to make money online.
So if you want to start feeling better about your internet marketing business and feel good about what you’re doing and make money in the process, some of you make a bunch of money, some you know maybe just enough to pay the rent or whatever, I’m here to show you exactly how it works.
One last thing I’ll leave you with before we get to the next video, and that is to turn your challenges into opportunities!
You either turn your challenges into opportunities or you remain a victim the rest of your life. We could sit here and we could say well the reason.
I’m not making money is because of Google, the Google Panda that sells a lot of product by the way, or the reason I’m not making money is because the affiliate network won’t accept me, or I can’t get enough traffic, or I don’t have enough money or this or that or this or that.
You could be a victim the rest of your life. I have plenty of them in my family who it’s all the government’s fault and it’s all this guy’s fault and it’s all that guy’s fault and they have no responsibility at all, they’re just victims. What I want you to do is I want you to change that and take a stance for yourself and say, you know what I am deciding right now to turn my challenges into opportunities, make a bunch of money and live the life that I want and not be a victim. The downside is that you really have no one to blame if you take that stance. You have no one to blame but yourself but on the bright side, you get to live a life that you are happy about, you get to make the money that you want to make in the way that you want to make, when you want to make it in a really really cool type of business and feel good about what you do.
Again, I’m Marcus! You can get me on live chat or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in working with me on this project, I’m not exactly sure how everything’s going to go. I’m not sure how we’re going to set it up or the pricing or anything but if you start talking to me we’re going to get some stuff going.
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So really good stuff. If you guys are interested in working with me which I know you definitely want to because I got a lot of good stuff to share with you and I learned how to teach. One of the big things that I learned is that I don’t teach you anything. There is nothing that I teach you. You learn and learning is an active process. You are going to be active in your learning and you’re going to take steps to look at the things that will make you successful.
So again, I’m Marcus. I’m glad to be back with you. I’m excited to start talking to you and I’m excited about this new course that we’re going to go through. It’s going to be a very intensive course so for those that really want to make money online, you want to do this and we’ll make it to where you can get involved. Somehow, some way we’re going to make it for you because we want to get you involved and make it work for you! So let’s turn our challenges into opportunities and make money online.
Again, put your comments below, hit me up on live chat or via email at email@example.com and I will see you in the new course that is going to show you everything you need to know.
If you like this video, there’s a lot more where that came from. Thanks again for watching and I’m glad to be back with you in your internet marketing life.