One of the most important questions you can ask yourself is this;
"What can *I* contribute to the world ?"
What gift can YOU give others ?
Is it your Talent ? Ability ? Insight ? Knowledge ? Your eye for beauty? - What ?
It is only when you find that and successfully GET IT OUT THERE (and that's where the *marketing* comes in), that you will start to see a reward for your efforts.
A great many people are dissatisfied with their lives. The two greatest lacks are LOVE and MONEY.
In all cases, the answer is to be found in LOVE - not MONEY!.
Think about it.
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen once thought "Gee, we'd LOVE to make a site where people could upload their videos and all of them could be accessed by anybody"
YouTube was born.
Pierre Omidyar once thought "I'd LOVE to make an online market where people could buy and sell anything"
Ebay was born
Patric Chan once thought "I'd LOVE to show people how they too can do what they want to do!"
"You Chan Do It" was born.
Oprah, Tony Robbins, Bill Gates and the host of other famous people who have been responsible for shaping our world have ONE thing in common - they LOVE what they do.
Then, they then shared that with the world.
This is why I keep reiterating that "Love IS the Answer".
If there is nothing in or about your life that you really love, then you will most likely never attain happiness or wealth or any of those other things you wish you had.
The force behind the Law of Attraction is LOVE.
Love anything enough and you will draw it to yourself.
But many people don't even KNOW what they really Love.
They haven't discovered it yet.
Or they only *think* they Love something.
They may think that they would 'love to have a house and a family'.
So they go out and grab a partner, get married, have children and work hard to buy a house, without any preparation whatsoever.
A few years down the track (or even less), they are tired, worn out, fighting about lack of money and have little love to spare for each other.
Their dream has failed them.
It did not bring them the happiness they expected.
Then comes the separation.
The custody battle.
The court cases for possession of assets.
The whole dream has turned into a nightmare. They blame "Love" for their problems because it seemed to fail them last time.
The lesson to be learned here is to find what you TRULY Love, not just some idea that you fall in love WITH.
To find it, you have to IMMERSE YOURSELF. You have to DO IT, BE IT.
Whatever you do, do it with ALL your heart, ALL your mind and ALL your soul.
Many notions of what might bring happiness are an illusion.
The biggest illusion is MONEY.
We have all seen the flashy websites, with pictures of bundles of money and tropical islands, the sports cars & beautiful mansions and the now successful internet marketeer selling his wares - which are, generally, self improvement/success/how to be wealthy courses, books, dvd's or some sort of magical pyramid scheme.
The motivation for great majority of these these sites is, quite obviously, money.
"Click here now to receive YOUR "How to be Wealthy" Ebook for only $29.95."
The truth is, sadly, that very, VERY few people become wealthy from just reading such a publication. True wealth takes a bit more than just thinking positive and applying the Law of Attraction.
Do you know WHY people go online ?
People go online because they want to ACCOMPLISH something.
They go in search of *something* that will make their lives better.
It might be a way to make, invest or save more money, lose weight, get healthy, enjoy life more, become more attractive, learn something new or a bunch of other things.
The most successful people have found a way to help others - a way to make this world a better place. This is the name of the game. Take GOOGLE for example, or EBay, YouTube or even just computers in general. These things have made it possible for people to do things they could not do before and so, the people behind them have become successful.
Ignorant people think more money will solve all their problems.
But only smart people know HOW to handle money and make the best from it.
Who do you think has more money problems - you or Bill Gates ?
Only a fool would think that a million dollars will help solve all his problems.
How many people could you help with a million dollars ?
If you are not doing what you love doing, then chances are that you not acting in accordance with your true purpose. The most successful people can always be seen to be doing what they LOVE to do.
When was the last time you saw someone excel at something they hated doing ?
Be kind to yourself. You are only as comfortable as you believe you deserve to be. Make time to LOVE yourself and nurture your dream - and when your dream comes true, the wealth will naturally follow.
When that happens, of course, you will have lost your interest in "getting rich" as there will be many more wonderful things in your life than just money!
Wealth is a STATE OF MIND, brought about by acting in accordance with your true purpose, not some sort of goal, objective or target to be reached.
Here's my personal advice to you, gained from 40 years of business:
If you find yourself in financial difficulties, resist the temptation to conjure up some get-rich-scheme (or join one!). THEY DON'T work! People are not stupid - they can *sense* when you are being insincere or trying to promote a scam or acting out of desperation. It just shows and you cannot cover it up.
Rather, turn your attention to what is missing in your life apart from money and focus your attention on that. If, for instance, you are a would-be/budding artist but are too busy working to make a living to do what you love - your art - THERE is your problem - you are neglecting the very thing that can extricate you from your unpleasant situation. There more time you spend avoiding doing what you really need to be doing to make a contribution to yourself and the world, the worse off you (and everyone else!) will be.
LOVE. This word is the key - because those who have found what they truly love have found the greatest treasure on Earth.
In the end, both Love AND Business boil down to simple SERVICE - service to oneself and to others
And THAT is what it's all about.
Would you LOVE to be successful, happy and contented ?
Then find what you LOVE!