Sometimes in life we thwart our efforts by comparing ourselves to the swimmer in the next lane. It seems we are conditioned to measure our success with others in our circle i.e. our family and peers.
Now that myself and Tom are swimming in a bigger pond with book arb and moving in circles with others who are ahead of us in the financial sense there are times when our conditioned minds can show up and balk at our efforts. This is a mind trap. Do not fall for it.
The reality is that we are creating more money online every day. Since we are surrounded by others who have expanded past the point where we now find ourselves then we are in the right pond as it were.
So we are in the right place at the right time doing the right things. Golden!
Anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you’re both engaged in the same business – you know they’re doing something that you aren’t. ~ Malcolm X ~
When we are the ones in the room with the most to learn and the most progress to be made still ahead of us then we have the most to gain by being there. The figures that our peers are creating are simply staggering to us at this point but since we are learning from the best we are in the process of becoming the best ourselves.
It is important to acknowledge our own progress along the way and to celebrate our wins. We often know more than we realise and I love when I find myself answering a question on our community Facebook group that will help somebody else just as we have been helped.
Consider how much progress could you make if you only compared yourself to where you were say this time last year.
The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself. ~ Washington Allston ~
For us, this time last year we did not have a successful online business. We did not know anything about the lucrative book buying and book trading business. We were not generating daily profits. We did not have a certain way for creating predictable sums of money. We did not have a community of cheerleaders and experts helping us to grow our business daily. We did not have money compounding at the extraordinary rate it is today.
Comparing ourselves to where we were and celebrating our wins gives us and our business powerful momentum. We are the only ones who are ultimately responsible for it so it is vital that we feel appreciation and passion for this entity that is changing our lives financially.
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth ~
Positively reinforcing our efforts and honoring our progress to date fuels the trajectory of this amazing business. Being on board a train that is picking up speed and creating more profits and momentum along the way is exhilarating.
Successful book arbitrage business is a train that is available to everyone who has an internet connection and basic IT skills which excites me.
Swimming in our own lane makes for delicious progress as this way we have no competition. We only have forward momentum and success pulling us along the way. We are supported on the sidelines by real experts so it’s all systems go.
Next, let me share with you the exhilarating nature of textbook season and the amazing bump in profits that brings.