“You wanna be afraid, really afraid, take a look at what your life’ll look like not if you try and fail… but if you keep on keeping on for decades. That’s the real nightmare scenario for most people.” – Jonathan Fields

Are you ready for a change? Do you want to have an extra $5k in your bank account next year this time? Do you want to be financially free by 30?

Or do you want to continue being broke and pissed off at the world? I doubt it.

I wasn’t ready to make changes a few years ago. I was making excuses and blaming the world for my problems. It wasn’t until I found someone to hold me accountable for my BS that I started to see real progress. It wasn’t until I finally invested in myself and began working on improving certain aspects of my life that it all started to make sense.

I want you to finally master your finances in your 20s all while tossing every excuse out the window because I’m going to be by your side.

Here’s what’s happening if you’re still reading:

  • You keep on reading personal finance/marketing blogs waiting and hoping for something to happen. You already have consumed every little piece of information and yet you’re still stuck in the same crappy position because you don’t even know where to start.
  • Your finances suck because you’re looking for some “magic bullet.” There are no secret solutions. You already know what you need to know. You just need to implement it. You need to take steps in the right direction

I never took accountability. I was looking for someone to blame. I did the same crap over and over again.

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” — Albert Einsten

A quick story…

I got to the gym ready to train. I turned the car off. Then I turned the car back on and drove off.

What happened? I researched every single exercise program in the world, I looked into workout gear, bought new shoes, paid for the gym membership, and brought a training log.

I did everything — except for actually work out!

I was stuck in the research mindset. I wanted to research every angle when I already knew what needed to be done. I had all of the answers. I just didn’t act on them. I was loitering.

You go through tons of trial-and-error. You have eventually figure out what works and what doesn’t. I went through all of the research, pain, and failure, so that you don’t have to. You never have to make the same pathetic mistakes that I made.

Where am I going with this?

I’m offering you access to my exclusive course, The Studenomics Academy for the lowest price EVER just to see you finally take action on your ideas instead of wasting precious time. I promise you that you will add $5k to your net worth while figuring out your finances.

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We take you through the whole process. From A-Z. From zero to hero. From coward to conqueror. You’ll work with me one-on-one.

This isn’t some college course where you pay your money and never actually see any real results.

If you think about it, one college course costs easily over $1,000 and guess what happens? You cram last minute before the exam, don’t remember anything, and just blow your money carelessly. I hate that system. That is why I’ve created the most interactive course and it’s all results-based!

“The answers don’t matter. At all. The choice of tools doesn’t matter ; the method doesn’t matter. You don’t need a guru ; you need experience, the best kind of experience, the experience of repeated failure.” – Seth Godin

Why should you even listen to me? Who am I to give you advice? Let’s see what your peers had to say.

What are readers just like YOU saying about Studenomics?

I saved two testimonials just for this page because I love to hear how I’ve helped my students out!

“I believe I stumbled upon Martin’s blog somewhere along the lines of my research for financial help. So beyond glad I found it! His no BS actions and words are unique from anything I had encountered yet. He believes anyone is capable of having success but won’t hesitate to be completely honest about the journey and the difficult aspects of it.

His straight forward approach helped me to quit thinking and start acting on the ideas I had. The array of information he provides and his accessibility were a large part of it all. Now, I am on my way, with his help, to achieving the successes I only spent time dreaming about.” — Jacquelyn Delcamp

Yes, I’m completely honest. I’ve had a great time interacting with this young lady and I expect to see big things from her in the coming year.

Jolie gets it. She has been around for a while and was kind enough to send along the following message the other day:

“Studenomics is a fresh, insightful delivery on the complex world of modern youth and finances. It highlights and targets the current pandemic of financial ignorance people in their 20′s and 30′s have indulged in and shows you ways to intertwine financial responsibility and freedom in a cordial and enjoyable manner.

The blog has really aided my visibility and honesty about the things I can and cannot afford in order to do the things I truly want and enjoy the life experiences that actually matter.” — Jolie

What’s your testimonial going to look like?

Why else should you listen to me?

Why me? I’m living proof of what I preach. I’m all about financial freedom and using money as a tool to create the best life possible.

I don’t like to brag (okay I do), but some of my financial accomplishments include:

  • Helping readers like you start a business.
  • Helping readers get control of their finances so that they’re no living paycheck to paycheck.
  • Appearing at a Federal Reserve Bank earlier this year to speak on financial issues. I also appeared on the news later that same day.
  • I’ve made excellent money from real estate investing.
  • I have sold websites for thousands of dollars.
  • I have a degree in business (if that matters to you).
  • Purchases first rental property at 19. Sold it by 25 for a nice profit.
  • Graduated college debt-free.

Are these results that you would love to claim?

I’m telling you all of this because there are too many charlatans around. I’m not one of them. I’m not dying for your money. I only want to work with a few folks that are certain and ready to take the next step. I have no issues with anyone unwilling to try this course out. That’s your call and I’m happy for you.

What options are available if you’re ready to take the next step and see yourself with more money one month from now?

#1: Kickstarter session: Studenomics for all.

You’re on a budget and want to get started. That’s cool. We will get on the phone and get you started. This is dirt cheap for a reason. I want you to see immediate results. I don’t work in the middle. I either want you to take a chance with me for a few bucks or to go all in. This is $17 and is the lowest offer we will ever have. I will work with you for 30 days.

I’m only offering 10 of these because it’s a steal. I will work with you via email for one month on getting your finances organized.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” — Benjamin Franklin

This is an excellent primer to see what happens when we work together. If you want access to my premium course, then you strongly want to consider option #2.

#2: The full package. You get access to the Studenomics Academy course and a full year of support.

For a limited time only, I’ll give you access to my Launch NOW! program. I’ll be releasing this separately next month, but I want to give you access for showing your support.

The main benefit is that I will work with you for a year plus you get access to the our course (details below). This is for anyone in the following situation:

  • Making money but not sure of the next step.
  • Pissed off with the crazy amount of financial information out there.
  • Someone that needs someone just to kick them in the butt.
  • An ambitious person looking to add $5k to their net worth.

Please don’t even think about joining if you’re not ready to take the next step or are in credit card debt.

Are you finally going to do something to get ahead? Or will you keep on keeping on?

#3: Studenomics Academy Platinum Elite: Nothing is going to stop me from my goals.

This package is extreme. It’s for those that are ready to invest in themselves and not let anything stop them from their goals.

This is the most comprehensive package that we will ever offer. You get access to me, weekly emails, my premium course, and one year of support for only $197. I’m going to email you every single week It also comes with a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied within 30 days. In other words, I want you to see rapid results. We’re not here to loiter.

What do you get here?

  • Access to every single premium guide I’ve written.
  • Access to the Studenomics Academy.
  • One year access to me.
  • ONE YEAR OF WEEKLY FINANCIAL TIPS!
  • Unlimited support.

This is for the elite few that are ready for the next step. Please do NOT even think about this unless you want to see serious results. If you’re ready, I welcome you!

So what’s in the Studenomics Academy Program? What’s in this program that’s going to help you add $5k to your net worth? How will you finally be able to dominate your finances?

Here’s an overview of what you will learn:

Module 1: Set Clear Financial Goals

  • How to find inspiration for your goals and the important of goals.
  • How to identify what motivates you and how you can make things happen with your money.
  • How to set goals that you actually want to accomplish with specific details and timeframes (no time to waste!).

Module 2: Make Extra Money on the Side

  • How you can start making money on the side right NOW and proven strategies that have worked for me.
  • Learn about three solid ways I like to generate side income and how to get started with them: freelancing, starting an online side business, and even getting a plain ol’ part-time job (yes, even that!)
  • How to decide which strategy YOU should pursue so that you don’t waste time.

 Module 3: Plan to Crush Your Debt

  • How to analyze your student and/or credit card debt and decide what to do about it.
  • Learn about options available to make paying off your debt easier.
  • How to create a plan to pay off your debt that works for you.
  • Learn different practices and techniques to eliminate debt ASAP!

Module 4: Stay On Track and Achieve Your Goals

  • Learn simple budgeting and spending techniques to manage your money better and are EASY.
  • Learn tried-and-true techniques to save more money effectively and consistently.
  • How to stay on track and achieve your financial goals.

Extra bonuses!

  • Free access to premium guides: You’ll get access to course-complimentary ebooks I’ve written including “Start Freelancing Now” and “Completely Conquer Credit”.
  • Lifetime updates: As I update and expand this course, you will get lifetime free access to the new resources added to the course.
  • Bonus Lesson: How to Reward Yourself and Have Some Fun: Learn about my favorite ways to have fun, travel, and live it up – and how you can plan a travel adventure and make it happen!

A quick warning…

This isn’t for everyone. You must understand that I don’t want your money if you’re not serious about change. I want you to be ready to work so that I can be proud of your journey.

I also don’t accept anyone that’s in huge credit card debt. Apply the principles from here first and then invest in yourself. Save your money until you’re comfortable with purchasing exclusive products.

Okay, I want in Martin, please.

You rock!

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Create your own unique membership account and get started right now with the Studenomics Academy course.

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Andre Gide

What if I don’t like the course?

You get your money back. You have 30 days to check out the course, download the INSANELY HELPFUL stuff, and see if it’s right for you.

If it’s not the right fit, no hard feelings. I will gladly refund you your money.

It’s too much money!

I get it, I hate spending money too. There’s two things here:

  1. The price will go up. This is a temporary price. Act now. We are only allowing entry to 20-30 (based on results) readers into either academy program. That’s all.
  2. You can break the cost down. $97 for the course is $1.61 over the summer months. This is likely more than you spend on those stupid sugar-filled drinks at Starbucks.

FAQ — I’m still not convinced!

Alright, I’m with you here. I told my friends about the course and got together the top questions.

Why should I pay for this?

Because you’re not going to do anything. I’m going to kick your ass and make sure you stay on top of everything. Excuses will not be tolerated.

What if I don’t like it?

You get your money back. ZERO RISK (unlike that date with your new Facebook “friend”).

Can I find this info for free?

Yes, you can. But I have organized everything, cut out the BS, and made it easy-to-digest.

You owe it to yourself. There’s literally no risk involved here.

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…Or you can keep on waiting and doing nothing.

I make the connection between action and inspiration.

Have you see this super inspirational video from Jim Carrey yet? You can check it out below:

I’m sure that videos like this one have inspired you in the past, right?

And what happens? Nothing. You get inspired and do nothing.

Lame.

Inspiration is great. It’s fun to watch videos like this. You could spend all day watching motivational clips. You have to act on it though instead of just closing browser and looking for the next inspirational video. This is your chance to take action.

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I want to be your trusted friend for life. I’m not here to make a quick buck. I want to advise you for many years to come. This is just the beginning. We have so much more left to figure out.

[If you want to take something away from this, download my quick guide on how to destroy self-doubt. This is a free gift just for getting this far.]

This free download is more than enough for you to get started.

Imagine what access to the courses (Studenomics Academy and Launch NOW! program) could do for you?

If you’re not 100% satisfied, you’ll have your money refunded. You have 30 days. Hell, you could technically complete the whole course (print everything out and download the files) and ask for a refund.

“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.” — Frank Zappa

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When you start trying to wrap your mind around your finances, you might start by trying to focus on the “shoulds” of money management. For example, you might worry first about how much you should spend, how much you should earn, how much you should invest and how much you should save.

These “shoulds” matter a lot, but you need to go further back and analyze your relationship with money. Until you define your personal money mentality, you’ll always struggle to change your behaviors. This means understanding why you view money the way that you do, and overcoming negative mentalities that could be holding you back.

The Ties That Bind

Most likely, your personal money mentality, or the way you approach money, was shaped by how your family viewed money when you were growing up. Scan through these scenarios and see whether any of them sound like your family:

  • The Spenders. Spenders value appearances, and they want to look like they have a lot of things. They spend money on things like decked-out houses, flashy cars, designer clothes and high-end furniture, and they keep spending whether or not they have enough to cover their wants.
  • The Scrimpers. Scrimpers value frugality, and they hoard their cash the way that squirrels hoard acorns in winter. You might have been ridiculed for wanting a high-ticket item, or you may have felt ashamed of your family’s thrifty ways.
  • The Strugglers. Strugglers have a “never enough” mentality no matter what their income levels. Some face genuine, defining struggles, like job loss or divorce, but others consider themselves poor even though they live comfortable, middle-class lifestyles.
  • The Strategists. The Strategists are always looking for new business opportunities or new ways to make more money. Sometimes, Strategists are savvy entrepreneurs and job creators. At other times, they move from one business idea to the next without anything to show for their efforts.
  • The Steadies. If you’re lucky, you came from a family of Steadies that made good income, chose smart investments and used their resources in a balanced way. You learned to be wise with your money, but you’re also not afraid to enjoy it.

Couch Time!

These family types are just some possible scenarios. To truly understand yourself, personal finance guru Suze Orman recommends recalling specific childhood money-related incidents and examining how they influenced you. For example, if kids at your school mocked you for wearing secondhand clothes or your parents shamed you for a purchase that you made, these events could have shaped the way you view money as an adult.

A deep analysis of your family of origin is a job for a mental health counselor. The effect of money management ideas you’ve inherited could potentially follow you the rest of your life, so it’s worth getting a professional’s help. Students who study to become a mental health counselor learn how to gauge your early financial experiences and help you move in a more positive direction. Those pivotal childhood money moments can become the lens through which your adult self views money. Consider some of these examples:

  • “Debt is just a part of life.” If your family thought nothing of carrying auto loans and credit card debt so that they could have the latest and greatest things, then you may dismiss those monthly payments as just an unchangeable part of everyone’s lives. As a result, you might not empower yourself to pay off debt and to seriously improve your wealth.
  • “I just need a better job.” Maybe your parents worked humble jobs, and you felt ashamed that they didn’t do more prestigious work. However, spending your whole life working harder for your money is often an inefficient way to accumulate wealth. Wealth isn’t just about cash; it’s about cultivating health, happiness and love in your life.
  • “My kids should have opportunities that I didn’t have.” When you settle down and have kids, you might feel tempted to buy things for them because you felt deprived as a kid. You might sacrifice your retirement savings to send them to an expensive, elite college when an affordable university would do.

Not Your Mother’s Money Mentality

Before you develop a detailed financial plan, spend some time analyzing how your family dealt with money. Determine how those experiences shaped your personal money mentality and whether that approach has worked for you so far. If it hasn’t, spend some time reconfiguring your relationship with money.

It’s an investment in your future that’s just as valuable as anything you’d add to your stock portfolio.

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You know what I hate? People trying to sell me crap that I don’t need, will never need, and don’t care for.

You know what’s even worse? When these people refuse to give up and they keep on hassling me.

What makes all of this even worse? When this person is someone I have to see in my regular life!

You charlatans can all kiss my ass. You give legit freelancers a bad name. Go attend a positivity seminar or something.

Are you looking to finally make money on your own? Are you excited about being self-employed? Are you sick of your current job?

Yes, yes, and yes. Obviously!

You’re not here to find out about my week or to waste time. You’re here because you want to learn from my successes and my failures.

You want to get into freelancing. You want to make money. You want to use your skills to make extra cash.

I get it. I was in this boat a few years ago. I wanted to make more money. I didn’t need another motivational quote. I needed a ruthless plan to make a damn dollar.

What’s my secret for getting started as a freelancer?

I guess it won’t be a secret after you read this. Here’s the formula.

Think of a service that you can offer. Make it very specific. Think of someone that would be interested in buying this. Find one paying client and charge a random price. Collect the payment, over-deliver on the service. Get the job done exceptionally well. Ask for a referral. You officially have a business my friend!

Why do I call this The American Pie Strategy? Well, as you may recall, in the first American Pie, the goal for everyone was to lose their virginities at prom night. They just wanted to get it in quick. They wanted to get it over with. They wanted to lose their labels.

This is what I want you to do. I want you to become a real freelancer and not someone that fantasizes about it. You can apply The American Pie Strategy right now or you can keep on making excuses.

[Don't forget our post on how-to go from dreamer to doer!]

Some key 411 that nobody else will drop on you about getting paid $$$…

I have a few final points that I need to share if you’re looking to get paid without becoming a charlatan.

Qualify your leads.

Please qualify your leads before pitching.

It also helps to ensure that the person your pitching has the ability to pay you.

Please don’t pitch to broke people.

Don’t waste your time bothering people or dealing with folks that will never have the ability to pay you.

Quality your leads.

Do NOT sell to friends.

I had to throw this in here. Please don’t make things awkward with your friends. Don’t spam them. Don’t try to sell to them.

I actually get offended when my friends buy my products to “support” me. I don’t need support. I need more readers. I need readers that will apply my material. Not friends to buy products they don’t plan on using.

Stop trying to sell to your friends. Leave them alone.

Stop blaming your finances on everything!

I conducted an exclusive interview for you guys on how you can start a business for $100. Some of you took this advice to hear and applied it. Others, read it and moved on. Which camp are you in?

You don’t need more money. $100 is enough. It’s cool if you have less than that.

What’s next?

You need to get your hands on my book from Amazon! If you don’t think it’s for you, then just check out the reviews. This is the best investment that you could make today (unless you marry that girl you buy a drink for).

The ball is your court, my friend. Are you going to finally get paid or will you keep on loitering? You can modify everything as you go through it. Life is all on-the-job-training.

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The millennial generation’s youngest members have officially entered adulthood, and they’re forging a unique path for themselves. Half of them consider themselves politically independent, and 29 percent say they have no religious affiliation. Only 26 percent of millennials are married compared to 65 percent of the generation that lived through World War II. Additionally, 43 percent of millennials are non-white, making them the most diverse generation in U.S. history.

Millennials are also digital natives, and their digital connectedness is shaping the future of banking. Thanks to millennials, banks are being forced to improve their mobile offerings and their online banking security measures.

Demand for Mobile Banking

By 2017, millennials will make up 50 percent of the nation’s workforce. Their entry into the workforce makes them banking’s most important customers. To cater to millennials, banks are working overtime to enhance their mobile offerings. Some initiatives that they’re taking include:

  • More mobile banking options. Many banks are working to create tools that take advantage of mobile technology, including mobile cameras, geo-location capabilities and social network connectivity. Many have adopted mobile check deposit. Bob Graham, senior VP of banking and financial services for Virtusa Corp., predicts that 2014 will be the year of mobile bill pay.
  • More mobile wallet offerings. Mobile wallets are apps that store non-money items, like loyalty cards, and credit cards on mobile phones. By 2017, Parks Associates expects mobile wallet use to have grown 183 percent, meaning that 43 percent of mobile users will utilize mobile wallets. Some banks are presenting their customers with exclusive offers from retailers, which provide incentives to use mobile wallets.
  • More opportunities for mobile payments. Although Americans have been slower to adopt mobile payments than residents of other countries, particularly Japan and Canada, Forrester Research predicts that by 2017, the mobile payment market will grow to $90 billion per year, up from 2012 levels of just $12.8 billion per year. Although fewer than 10 percent of mobile banking customers in the U.S. pay with their phones, millennials will lead the charge in paying from an app rather than paying with a check or debit card.

Demands for Better Security

Along with increased usage of online banking come increased security concerns. Financial crimes investigators, or FCIs (visit this page) to learn more about protecting your identity from a university that offers an FCI certificate program), have noted a substantial increase in stolen financial identities. There are about 18 global victims of financial cybercrimes every second, and 556 million victims of financial cybercrimes every year.

As millennials take advantage of digital banking, banks will have to address these security concerns. Some innovations on the horizon include:

Chip and PIN cards. Before mobile banking becomes widespread, U.S. banks will ditch magnetic stripe cards and convert to chip and PIN cards. Mag strips store personal information about cardholders, and that information gets stored on retailer payment systems.

Debit or credit chip and PIN cards are inserted into a card reader; the reader scans the chip, and the user types in a PIN. This type of card eliminates signature-based purchases and keeps attackers from stealing mag strip information and using it to clone new debit and credit cards. Users can change their PINs anytime to keep attackers on their toes.

Alternatives to passwords. Passwords, because they rely on humans for creation and maintenance, are a fatally flawed authentication solution. One lost online banking password can allow an attacker to empty someone’s bank account. Multiple initiatives are underway to eliminate passwords entirely, including authentication technology upgrades from the FIDO Alliance.

Secure mobile payment infrastructure. Mobile payments are more than just a cool banking offering; they’re a vital security initiative. The Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches that exposed tens of millions people to potential identity theft have created new demand for secure ways to make payments both in-store and online.

Big payment processors like Visa, MasterCard and American Express are offering incentives for retailers to improve their mobile payments infrastructure. Already, more and more retailers are equipped with scanners that can read mobile barcodes.

Better Technology for All

Millennials are pushing the envelope and ensuring better banking technology for everyone. Their demand for digital will shape the future of banking for years to come.

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You know what the world needs less of? Delusional dreamers that are never going to do anything.

You know what else the world needs less of? Supposed “experts” giving generic advice about following your passions and being passionate about passion. Shut up!

Stop dreaming!

I’m going to piss some people off today. I’m also going to change a few lives forever. Please don’t read on if you’re not ready to take action. If you want to keep on dreaming, then go read another blog.

“I just don’t know what to do.”

I heard this over and over this past weekend at the World Domination Summit in Portland. I was pretty surprised to be honest. I expected more folks to be in the process of doing something.

Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast reconnecting with old friends and meeting all sorts of new characters. I was just confused about the lack of action from some. The good news is that there’s nothing wrong with being lost. I’m here to help you.

The goal of Studenomics is pretty bold — financial freedom by 30 without missing out on life in your 20s. This means that we’re going to pay off our debt, save up some money, go on a few trips, drink vodka, and make some wise investments.

That statement can come off as a scam. I totally get that and it’s cool if you don’t agree with this goal.

Here’s the thing though…

I’m not going to let you become an information junkie.

After reading this article, you’re going to go from dreamer to doer with whatever goal you’re serious about. You obviously can’t accomplish 20 things at once. You can however stop dreaming and start doing in at least one area of your life.

I wrapped up the Dream Catchers Series a few weeks ago. I recommend you check those articles out if you’re a dreamer.

How do you go from dreamer to doer?

This is the exact process.

Figure out the goal that you want to pursue. Cut out every single excuse to pursue it and go at it relentlessly. Find someone that has accomplished something similar. Ask them for help. Do whatever they tell you to do. Don’t give up until you accomplish this goal. Enjoy the results.

That’s how you go from dreaming to doing. I’m going to break the steps down so that you can start taking action right now.

[Take a moment to read the cure for boredom if you happen to be feeling lazy at the moment.]

How do you prepare to conquer your goal?

This is the toughest part because you have to actually put some work in. The fun dreaming ends and the work kicks in. This is where you might be up late at night, stressing about what to do next.

Step #1: You have to absolutely figure out what you want to tackle.

What goal do you want to conquer? What do you want to do?

Some common examples are:

  • Learn a new language.
  • Get in shape.
  • Start a business.
  • Quit your job.
  • Get better at meeting girls.
  • Become a better pro wrestler (maybe that’s just me).

What’s your goal? Write it down! Only one goal. Don’t make a useless list with 8 things that you’re never ever going to even try.

Also, please don’t make general goals like, “save the world,” or “become a better person.” It has to be specific.

Step #2: Figure out who can help you.

Who do you know that can help you? Think of your friends or those in your social circle.

Don’t know anyone? No problem. Do whatever it takes to meet the right person. You can attend a conference, shoot out an email, ask for a friend for an introduction, or just cold approach.

Can’t find anyone at all? Worst case scenario is you study someone from afar. Read their blog, check out their Twitter, and read their biography if they have one. Then mimic the steps they outline.

Who do you know that has done what you want to do?

Don’t even try to waste my time by telling me that you can’t think of anyone. That’s not true at all.

Step #3: Ask/beg/please for help.

Throw your pride out the window and ask for some damn help.

I’ve asked for help in the following areas in the last year:

  • Real estate. My buddy helped me with renovations on my rental property. I bribed him with vodka and good stories.
  • Pro wrestling. I asked a friend for help and extra training. We get in the ring sometimes and train together.
  • BJJ. When I attend BJJ class, I train with the best because I want to get to their level. Everyone was a beginner at some point, so most training partners are more than willing to help out and beat me up.
  • Weight training. I’ve reached out to friends to critique my eating/training. They helped out because they want to see me get in shape so that they can use me as a case study.
  • Business. This I do every single day. I ask my peers for feedback and direction. I’m in a mastermind group where we meet up to bounce ideas off each other.
  • Life. Here I have many older friends that I turn to when I’m stuck on something. Sadly, this happens a bit too often.

Stop wasting time and ask for help! If you’re a bit intimidated, don’t be. Most successful people are pretty excited about selectively helping others. They might be too busy to give you their full attention or they might just not have time at the moment. That’s okay. There has to be someone out there that can help you.

Step #4: Accept the help and start doing!

What advice did you get? What did they tell you to do? What did you learn from studying them?

Write it all down. Jot everything down. Make sure that you have a clear path. Ensure that you’re actually going to see this goal through. Don’t just carelessly move on to the next task, until you complete the project at hand.

Now you’re ready to get going. That wasn’t so bad, right?

Wait a minute Martin — why would anyone want to help me for FREE?

Again, that’s just how successful people roll. They may not be able to help everyone, but they can definitely help someone out. You might be that someone. You might not be. Ask around until you find help. Ask lots of questions. Be relentless. Be annoying.

How do you get started with the doing?

You just have to move forward. Seriously. Any small step in the right direction beats reading another damn blog post.

At this point you should probably make a public announcement. You need to do something to ensure that you’re held accountable to actually seeing this goal through. You don’t want to end up just reading more blogs.

When I started pro wrestling class, I shared it on my Facebook. All of my friends saw this on my wall. I had no choice but to continue, unless I wanted to publicly look like a failure or a quitter.

Follow up or die.

You have to follow up. You can’t keep on letting those plans disappear while you create new excuses for yourself. You have to put the work in on a daily basis.

For example, if you want to start a blog, you have to at least be willing to write a little bit every single day. If you want to get in shape, you have to do something each day (cut out crappy food, do a few extra pushups, or cook a meal).

I’ve helped many readers out. I love hearing from them. I love to help them destroy their self-doubt. I love seeing results. It makes me feel good.

On the flip side, it absolutely pisses me off when someone asks for help and then does nothing. You can kiss my ass for wasting my time. So please don’t ask for help if you’re not ready to do something.

If you want to keep on reading blogs, attending conferences, and listening to podcasts, while you do nothing, then enjoy.

What’s next?

Start taking small steps in the right direction. I’ve outlined the whole process for you. I had to figure this stuff out the hard way. I’ve made a fool out of myself and I’m sharing the steps with you for FREE.

Wait up — there’s a small catch…

You MUST be ready to teach and become a mentor after mastering your goal. This is the only way that the cycle will continue.

You also can’t be afraid of investing in yourself. You might have to spend some money on coffee meetings, vodka shots, conferences, courses, or even coaching. If you’re serious about your goal, you’ll find a way to make it happen.

Your mission is simple if you choose to accept it.

The world needs you to stop dreaming and start doing. Take 15 minutes today to start the process. I won’t finish off with a motivational quote because I’m sure you’ve read enough of those.

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