I spent hours today reading the Warrior Forum and responding to questions.
One common goal that tends to morph into disaster popped up regularly.
Bloggers and internet marketers led off posts with clear, defined, tangible income goals. Usually goals with monthly time frames.
This usually leads to struggle, failure and outright quitting.
Here’s why: if your prime driver is money, and the money doesn’t arrive quickly, you lose your driver. Once you lose your driver, you do silly, fear-based stuff and struggle horribly. Or in most cases, you do silly, fear-based stuff even if you feel a little energized because the basis of your blogging campaign becomes manipulating people to get numbers on a screen.
Why Bloggers Set Money Goals
Bloggers set income goals believing numbers on a screen gives them security, confidence, fun, and freedom.
This is not true.
Money is just money. You add meaning. Or lack of meaning.
At the moment, right now, you can change your perspective to feel secure, confident, fun and free, despite circumstances. Generating these feelings now is the way to manifest money through blogging because feeling love and fun now aligns you with prospering ideas, people, and circumstances which allow for money when you persistently maintain that vibe.
The Disaster Part
Being online for 10 years and seeing this error thousands of times, 100% of money goal setters choose monthly or yearly income goals from a dominant energy of lack. They feel less than, fear loss and believe manifesting certain dollar amounts in a set time frame is the key to happiness, fun and freedom.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Chasing money goals binds you to conditional blogging; looking outside of yourself at traffic or income stats and choosing how to feel based on outcomes. Try taking this rollercoaster ride for a few months – I did in the past – and see how your wild emotional swings totally destroy your blogging campaign.
One day, you do smart, effective stuff with a loving energy. Great.
But the following 2 days you note zero opt-ins, 10 visitors and zero blogging income. Observing these outcomes makes you feel bad and if you feel bad you do unintelligent, hurried stuff, leading to failure.
This is a common blogging journey; pick a money goal, lose patience, do dumb stuff, quit.
What if You Reach Your Money Goal?
The only people you impress in an epic way by making big bucks are the desperate, the greedy and the delusional bloggers who believe making some dollar amount makes them a special human being or brings them happiness.
Money simply amplifies who you are now.
You fear to lose the money, anyway, not being able to enjoy it, if you reach blogging income goals. Your greed for more creates a bottomless pit within you, always reaching for the bigger dollar amounts, never feeling like you have enough, losing appreciation and replacing it with the demon of expectation.
Meanwhile, folks who follow their passion and blog mainly for fun, with love, uncover the secret to successful blogging.
Blog your fun.
Cover a topic you feel passionate about.
Blog with love.
See traffic and profits as a bonus, or an extra.
Maintaining this energy for years makes you patient, persistent and open to learning and practicing blogging, all fundamentals for building a thriving blogging business.
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