Saturday, [10:14] AM
I’ve caught a few of the world cup soccer games in South Africa.
It’s kinda hard NOT to. The Colombiana has the TV and/or Internet going almost non-stop throughout the day to catch the games.
You see, Colombians are REALLY serious about soccer.
Well, a few years back the Colombian team got to the finals in the world cup. The entire COUNTRY was watching that game, expecting their team to win.
Then the unthinkable happened…
The goalie for the Colombian team did what they call in Spanish an “auto gol”… he accidentally knocked the ball into his own goal.
And because of that, Colombia lost the world cup.
Guess what the Colombians did when the team came home…
They KILLED The Goalie!
I’m dead serious! (Pun intended.)
And if that doesn’t demonstrate my point about Colombians and their soccer, here’s another…
I noticed on TV there’s a whole herd of Colombians there watching the games in South Africa.
I found that a little unusual considering the average Colombian only makes about $250 a month.
And unlike here in the former most powerful nation in the world… where anybody can improve their lot in life regardless of what social and economic status they were born into… it is NOT that way in Colombia.
Down there, you’re pretty much stuck for life in the socio-economic conditions you were born into.
Of course, there are exceptions (can anyone say “Pablo Escobar”?)… but it is about 1,000 times more difficult to improve your lot in life down there than it is here.
NOBODY here has any excuses. Down there… different story altogether.
So anyhoo… I see all these Colombians on TV down in South Africa partying and supporting their beloved team… and something just doesn’t compute.
So I asked the Colombiana, “How do all these people afford to travel there and stay for weeks at a time.”
And she reveals the secret…
They Start Preparing For It
Four Years In Advance!
She said people start putting away a portion of their meager earnings week after week, month after month for four long YEARS in preparation for their trip to the World Cup.
I guess the travel agencies down there offer payment plans for this kind of thing.
And forgive me if this sounds like stereotyping… but Colombians are really good about paying their debts. They’ll even go without food for a while if that’s what they have to do to make good on a debt.
Again, it’s different down there. There are consequences to not paying your debts.
And I’m not talking about getting sued or some kind of legal action.
Oh, no. The consequences are MUCH more serious.
Like the friend of a friend who was found dead in a river with both her arms cut off.
Yeah… THAT serious.
So Colombians pay their bills.
I think I’d like to switch gears for a minute and talk about something that’s on everybody’s mind…
Yes, it kinda sucks right now. Especially when compared to the boom we enjoyed over the past few years.
But money is still being spent.
A LOT of money, in fact.
You just have to be a little smarter and work a little harder to get in its path.
And like old Napoleon Hill said, “Every adversity carries within it the seed of equal or greater benefit.”
Hell, there were people who got rich during the Great Depression.
So I’m here to tell you that things are a little tougher right now… but that still doesn’t give you an excuse for not prospering.
Opportunity is still all around us. Lots of money is still flowing. You just need to figure out how to get it to flow to YOU.
Cowering in fear is a surefire way to REPEL money from you. And unfortunately, a lot of people are in fear right now.
See, the problem is, most Americans get their information and world view from the major media outlets… especially TV.
Here’s why that’s NOT a good idea…
TV, newspapers, radio and certain websites make their money by getting more eyeballs to look at their crap.
The more eyeballs looking at their crap, the more ads and sponsorships they can sell… for more money.
Prosperity and good news doesn’t sell that well.
But BAD news, fear and doom & gloom draw a LOT of eyeballs.
Back in my civil servant wage slave days I got to know a lot of reporters from the local media. They had a cute little saying…
“If It Bleeds, It Leads!”
Bad news draws a lot more eyeballs than good news. Hence, more sponsorship and advertising revenue.
So, if you’re like most sheeple, sleep walking through life, and you get your information from these media outlets… you have a very unbalanced view of what’s REALLY happening in the world.
It would be like seeing what happens every day in the worst part of Compton… shootings, gang executions, drug dealing, robberies, etc…. and thinking the entire U.S. is like that.
You’re not getting the whole picture.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m no Pollyanna.
I’ve seen some stuff that would curl your toenails… so I still have a healthy amount of paranoia… but things aren’t as bad as they’ve been made out to be.
Take the story I told you earlier about the Colombians saving for 4 years to travel to South Africa for the World Cup.
Now here are people who make about 95% less money than the deadbeat Americans sucking at the public teat (that’s “welfare” for you city slickers)… in a country a LOT poorer than ours… who have almost ZERO disposable income… making sacrifices and saving money for four YEARS to travel to another continent just to watch a stupid soccer game. (“Futbol” for most of the rest of the world.)
And you tell me people aren’t spending money!
People ARE spending money. You just have to be a lot smarter marketer than in year’s past if you want to get some of it.
So the GOOD news is… there are a lot of people still buying all kinds of things… including whatever it is YOU sell.
The BAD news is… you’re going to have to work smarter, think harder, invest in things to make you a better marketer and study harder… if you want to prosper in this economy.
But that’s really not bad news at all, is it?
It’s just investing in yourself… and that kind of investment ALWAYS pays off… BIG time.
If you buckle down and become a better marketer NOW while things are a little slower than year’s past… when the economy DOES rebound…
You Can Get Flat Out
“Swimming In Fungolas” RICH!
So put in the investment and work you need now.
You’ll survive and prosper when others are falling by the wayside.
But hold onto your hat… the prosperity wave’s a’ comin’.
And when things DO bounce back… it’s gonna pay off for you in ways you never could have imagined.
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