By Deron Desautels
In our last Member Update, I discussed the “why’s” of taking action and little bit of perspective on the general disregard for its importance by many people worldwide.
I wanted to continue that thought process with more practical applications and ‘things you can take action on’ – of course, assuming that any of the conditions I’m describing reflect aspects of your life.
But, before I proceed with this thought, I wanted to start out by briefly touching upon what it is we do here (this is especially important for newer members)…
As financial investigators, we’re here to guide you – in a general sense – away from the shark infested waters and common pitfalls (scammers, faulty IVs, bad judgment regarding money, etc.), and into the good graces of financial freedom and a healthy and rich lifestyle. Of course, by ‘rich’, I’m referring to ‘spiritually and mentally’ rich as much ‘financially rich’.
To quote Brad from a 2011 Member Update:
“And, while we want to make you aware of certain trends we see happening in the online investment world, also remember that we’re here to act as your FILTER and help weed OUT the garbage on your behalf.“
NOTE: you can read more about this in Barry’s article,
So, when we receive emails from members asking us if we’ve heard of ‘X’, ‘Y, or ‘Z’ vendor, we sometimes cringe.
Unfortunately, the garbage far outweighs the gems of the money world – both in prominence and popularity.
And, we’ve done our best to create a compendium – a Vault, if you will – of the best active and passive money-growing and money-saving ideas we’ve come across over the last 5 years (and, more if you include our combined time before The Wealth Vault was founded).
We’ve done most of the dirty work for you… ‘most‘ being the operative word.
And, that leads to the fact that nearly all of our content requires you to take action of some form beyond just reading what we’ve written.
We’re here to point you in the right direction; but, it’s your responsibility to take the next steps – additional due diligence and research, consulting with a licensed financial advisor, thinking about and / or creating your own personal money management principles, contacting vendors directly, or other form of related action.
Some of our members really get that. Others are still in a ‘work-in-progress’ mode 😉
I wanted to share with you a response we received regarding my ‘Action’ commentary:
“Excellent article, Deron, and it really is all about one’s mind set and the biggest factor of all -TAKING ACTION!
I am involved with the Copy, Paste, Profit program you mentioned and have made over 180 sales so far; I’ve been working it since March, 2014.
Total sales are about $10K to $15K, profits being about 10-20% of that total.
I work full-time, have family duties and a life, but still manage to put in 5-15 hrs a week in this venture. I have been cautious and tentative with my expansion plans, but this business can reach whatever level you want it to, as you showed with your testimonials.
If I graduate to the next level, utilizing one of the biggest online retailers on the planet, I should boost my income considerably.”
– Joe M.
You see, Joe ‘gets’ it. He understands the importance of taking action and how one can literally change one’s own life by thinking outside the normal patterns of modern society (i.e. go to college, work a 9 to 5, save and never spend money frivolously, get only 2 – 4 weeks vacation, watch TV in the evening, go to bed, do it all over again).
We’re ALL busy. We all have some or all of the following:
Family, job(s), hobbies, community duties, chores and home maintenance, goals, projects, and more.
Yet, those who MAKE the time find that things do start to come together and that time is available for that which matters most.
But, to get to that point – the wisdom to make time for yourself – you must first understand the purpose for why you’re doing what you are, the reason for doing it, and the results you’re looking to achieve.
I’d like to take a moment and watch one of my favorite scenes from the very popular early 21st century series, The Matrix Trilogy.
When you watch this, I’d like you to substitute ‘M4 Research’ for the Merovingian (the guy with the French accent) and ‘Financial Freedom / Wealth’ for the KeyMaker.
If you find yourself relating to the same comments, questions, and perspective as Morpheus and Neo (the two dressed as if they’re getting ready for a swinger party), then there’s a very good chance that you don’t yet know the answers when it comes to your own purpose, reason, or desired results.
Causality is actually a form of Newton’s Third Law: Everything That Has an Action Must Have A Reaction.
To say it a different way, if you want to achieve results (reaction), you have to do something (action).
Which brings me to another aspect of taking action… ensuring that you’re both physically (e.g. money management) and mentally (e.g. educated and with the proper mindset) prepared.
We regularly discuss money and risk management (and, you can go over more of it in our Sane Investing report, for instance). But, we don’t always cover the mindset side of things.
One essential key to the developing your mindset for success and happiness (in any form, not just absolute wealth), is to know when there’s something that’s obstructing you from moving forward with constructive and positive value-based results.
I was (stunningly) reminded of this fact and how it relates to my own life just last night – and, it actually kept me up a few hours later than normal thinking about the ramifications…
When watching the new movie…
NOTE: The above is a preface of one of several key resources, vendors, or programs revealed to our paid-up members on Monday, November 10, 2014. To get the full review of this particular resource, either login, or become a member.