“You cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” ~ Steve Jobs
When your mind has already been where you’d like to go it is much easier for you to get there in real life. The potency of knowing where you’re going i.e. a POWERFUL VISION is the most important aspect of creating anything including your book arbitrage business.
Your vision has to feel like a memory like say a trip you took last year. You don’t try to create that, you effortlessly remember it. When it feels that easy and familiar then your success, once followed through on with action, feels inevitable.
Think of it this way. Let’s say you say you’d like to be successful with book arbitrage and that’s all the information you give your mind. It may have trouble bringing that into your life because what does success look like?
It’s a bit like going to the airport and saying I would like to go somewhere sunny. There is no location in the world on the flight path that says sunny. You must say I’d like to go to California or Florida and more specifically I’d like to go to LA or Orlando.
Your mind is a creation machine. When it knows what you desire it creates that. Being clear in your instructions is paramount to its success and having already experienced it in your mind will bring the experience to real life in an easier and faster way.
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
How do you create a certain destination when you haven’t been there before? There are 4 easy steps. This could take you less than an hour to do and propel you forward like a rocket or cost you time and money in the case of your business if you don’t take the time to do it. It’s your choice. Those steps are, to know your
~ What ~ ~ Why ~
~ Vision ~ ~ How ~
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
~ What ~
The WHAT involves what you wish to create. For instance for the purposes of this blog you might say, my goal is to create $100,000 in sales in one year or less through book arbitrage. By the end of year 2 my goal is to have created $1,000,000.00 in sales using this system.
With that clear goal on paper next add the kinds of thoughts i.e. premises that supports that goal. These premises must be written in the present tense, personal, positive and resonate with you. What is your dream or goal for book arbitrage? Examples of these thoughts could be
- I have a very successful online book business.
- I am passionate about learning everything I can about book arbitrage and book trading as I love creating financial freedom for myself and my family.
- It is easy for me to create $100,000 in one year or less through book arbitrage.
- It is inevitable that I create over $1,000,000.00 through my book arbitrage business in 2 years or less.
- I have world class support in creating the business of my dreams.
- Money and prosperity make my life better.
- Money & wealth make the world a better place.
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” ~ J.F. Kennedy
~ Why ~
Next, write down WHY (you Purpose) you desire to create success this way.
For example. The reason I am so committed to creating $100,000.00 this year through my book arbitrage business is because I love being in charge of my financial destiny. I love working for myself and showing my children what is possible in an easy and systematic way. I love the idea of creating a financial legacy whereby my children take charge of their financial destinies automatically too etc.
The more you write about the purpose of creating money in your life with passion the more power you add to it’s certainty. The more emotional you become whilst writing this the more your mind can accept it as real and the easier it becomes to achieve. You do not want to write this from your head as an intellectual exercise. This is a powerful exercise based in imagination, inspiration and emotion.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~ Jonathon Swift
~ Vision ~
The vision is the scene you create in your mind where you know you’ve done it. Again, once your mind understands how important this is to you, the vision will pull you forward from your end goal rather than push you uncomfortably towards your goal.
Think how relaxed you would feel if you were describing to someone how to drive a car or how to switch on a computer. Now think about how you achieved an important goal in your life already. You would just know how to describe it because it’s familiar.
Starting at the end and using the above example see the $100,000.00 (put in an amount that resonates with you) in your Amazon Seller account. Describe the scene and pay particular attention to the way you feel.
For example, I remember waking up early on that Monday morning in December. It was still dark outside but I was buzzing. Our book arb business had really been thriving so I had been expecting to hit my milestone of $100,000 in the next month but there it was blinking on my screen. I was so happy. I had tears in my eyes. I woke my husband/wife up with a cup of coffee and a huge smile. I couldn’t wait to tell them etc.
“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” ~ Henry Ford
~ How ~
These are the action steps (Strategies) you take to realise your vision. Because you’ve already created an emotional connection to your vision these will be easy to see in your mind and easy to do because in book arbitrage the steps are all laid out already.
- Do all the training that comes with the book arbitrage package.
- Schedule time daily & weekly to devote to this.
- Show up for the live webinars weekly.
- Buy books and sell books.
- Work out a plan for how many books I need to sell and for how much to realise my target of $100,000 in 12 months
- Go on the Facebook Book Arb community page and learn tips & tricks from other successful members at least twice a week.
- Get a mentor in month 3 to accelerate my results.
You get the idea. Once this has all been worked out in your mind first, the destination is simply a matter of going through the motions as there is no struggle. You know how to do it.
You have now experienced what it is like to have this success, not as a concept but as an experience. Your only job now is to enjoy the journey.
The momentum this kind of planning gives when you have a system that is so easy to follow, and has so much support built in, is powerful indeed as we have found with this book arbitrage system. It makes for a journey of joy and ease rather than struggle and confusion.
This is how epic success is built. You make a plan for success that is so clear and emotional that it is beyond any doubt. Your mind has to accept it. Once your mind accepts it, it is a done deal.
Is it still possible to create financial freedom through book arbitrage without making this plan? Yes. Is it as much fun or as easy? Probably not.
Being able to take steps with such certainty is what is making our journey to financial freedom so much fun. We do not have any stress around it or wonder if this works. We know it does because we have been there in our minds already and because the system is so straight forward.
The system Jon Shugart and Luke Sample created with book arbitrage is the most safe and effective way we’ve ever encountered to create financial freedom with speed.
However, no matter how brilliant a system is, if a monkey mind i.e. a mind that is all over the place and believes in success one minute and doubts the next, is at the keyboard then decisions are harder to make and correct decisions are delayed at best and held off indefinitely at worst.
Repetition is a master skill and it’s why I repeat the mindset aspect of this so much. Your mind and heart must be on your side as you create any success in life. The above strategy will help immeasurably and make it fun and feel certain.
Next I will share with you how to work smarter not harder and explore the powerful momentum that comes with that.