Oi, where is my pot of gold?

Interesting response I recieved regarding last ranty post, nevertheless it did get me thinking…positively too which is just as well.

The gist of the email was basically…

I agree with that, over the last few weeks I have got myself off lots of email list (ezines) and stopped reading certain forums, blogs and stopped listening to the crap which in some instances were so bad I can’t believe they didn’t themselves think it was crap!

I am down right fed up of it, it’s daily!

I have been trying so hard to get somewhere for a while and it’s endless pitching and freebies if I get on this list or that list and it led me nowhere, just adds to the crap I already have so where is this damn pot of gold at the end of the rainbow they so effortlessly promise?

Well… that sounds familiar to anyone who has been thorough any stages of Internet marketing, blogging, whatever, but that last line got me thinking.


Where is the pot of gold?

What exactly are you expecting it to be?

Let me ask this, what would YOUR pot of gold be? Look like?

For each of us, it will be a different picture, depending on what you want and it takes unique action to get there.

I remember mum saying to me as a kid “go take a walk next time you see a rainbow and see if you can get to the end of it.”

We know why now, but it serves a good point here too, even IF there was a pot of gold as you expected, getting to it is your problem!

I mean this in no offence to the person who sent the email, but kind of ironic they missed the very reason we say there is a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow…we say it to kids knowing the reality, you know… the fact you CAN’T get to it.

Thought it was an odd analogy in that sense, I mean you don’t want to think you can’t get to where you want to because you can, I was thinking, could’ve used a better one really.

These people who you have gotten ebooks from and such don’t care if people don’t take action as long as you get their knowledge.

Funnily enough, it makes another good point, you certainly won’t get there by simply reading ebooks and ezines, blogs, forums etc…without actually acting on anything, taking steps!

So getting off them list was a good move as long as you act on what you have already learnt, if anything. (depending on the ezines!)

We have all done it, you won’t be the last.

Knowledge is good but it’s just fuel, action from that fuel is what counts, don’t waste it!

Stop looking for a pot of gold that doesn’t exist… you gotta create it!

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2 Responses to Oi, where is my pot of gold?

  1. Marti_L says:

    Rob, I get your blog in e-mail, and I don't usually comment because I don't have time. I understand how important it is to get feedback from readers, and I wanted to let you know I do still read all of your posts.

    I understand your frustration. I chased that rainbow for years and never found the pot of gold. It seemed to me like the only ones that "got rich" were the few in the old boys network who were connected to one another and pumped each other up. They sold their e-books and get-rich schemes to thousands of dupes who never made any money for themselves. Only those lucky few who managed to sell a ton of get-rich stuff made any money.

    I wish I could tell you that the little guy who isn't connected, but has heart and a good idea can get ahead, but I rarely saw it, and finally gave up.

    I don't mean to discourage you, as I enjoy reading your blog. And I wish you all the best. I hope that you can find a way to break through and make lots of money!

    All the best to you, dear.

  2. Rob says:

    Hiya Marti,

    Sorry about the delay in replying… been a busy weekend.

    Long time no see, glad to hear you are still a reader :o)

    I know what you mean and agree there, I said as much to the guy who emailed me.

    Comes a time when you gotta take action, even if it doesn't work out, you won't ever know until you do take the action.

    Doing something is always going to be better than nothing. :o)

    Thanks for that comment.
    Glad to hear from you again too,
    Take care…

    Rob

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