It has been a great weekend for me. I took some time off from my office work, no speaking engagements, no time at networking events to promote. Instead, we spent some time riding, went to a friend’s wedding, and just hung out visiting old friends. We also attended the once-a-year biker church service that a riding group named Circuit Riders put together at Rick Fairless’ Stroker’s Ice House in Dallas. We made it back home just before we got hit with heavy rain.

So I was thinking of something great to put together for a weekly theme and I came up with a great one: what changes lives? So many people talk about what it will take to change their lives; some make a reference to money, some to an event. I want to use numbers this week to talk about the changes in our lives.

A few weeks ago, I heard James Malinchak talk about his experience on the show, Secret Millionaire. He spoke of planning to be on the show, planning his daily events while on the show and how we need to plan for things in our own lives – the investments of time, relationships, or money spent in our future.

So today I wanted to take the idea down one more level. If you received just $10,000 as a gift, how would it change your life? I know many of my readers are internet marketers. I know many who spend a lot of time looking for the big deal, the next pay off. When I hear anyone say, “If I could just have this one thing, this one amount, my life would change and I would not have any more problems.”

I have said it before and I will repeat it again: no matter what it is, there is not a magic pill to solve any problem. From money to physical, mental or emotional struggles, when this one goes away, more will come. You have to find ways to solve problems, not look for the magic pill to make them all go away. So our question today is: “What would change if I were to write you a check for $10,000 right now?” Once you have the money in your hand you must know how to spend it.

It was great to be at this boot camp a couple of weeks ago, where you learned how to market yourself and your business. One of the great things I heard many times over is if you want to change your life you must make the changes. If you are waiting for the money to arrive to make your life better remember, as the Beatles sang, “Money can’t buy you love.”

If you are waiting for the fears to stop before you make you next move, the only way to cure fear is to take action. If you are using your physical condition as an excuse for your struggle, it’s time to accept it’s an excuse and get rid of it.

No matter where I go, I meet so many who are looking for that quick solution.  If you are looking for the pay off, if you are looking for the solution, I want to tell you how to solve your problems this week with this theme about numbers that matter. Now, instead of counting on a $10,000 gift out of the blue, what changes are you going to make in your life to help you make the $10,000?

So we will continue this week talking about money or numbers and how they can be applied to our lives to make the changes we need to have a better life. We will use words like “investment,” “life,” “change” and “improvements.” I hope your mission in life becomes learning the true investment you must make into your life to bring about change. It’s all about you growing, about you making the changes that matter in your life.

Tim Gillette is the Creator of The Rock'N'Roll Keys to Business Success, using music, motorcycles and mentorship to create Entrepreneurs who lead. To find out more about upcoming webinars sign up here .  Free Online Training that Rocks


Tim Gillette
Tim Gillette

Tim Gillette is the creator of Simple Easy Marketing, a blog, video, and online content creation system designed to get results with your online marketing, even if you’re new to it. He is an award-winning blogger, best-selling author, and highly sought-after speaker who brings entertaining, educational, and empowering content to corporate and entrepreneur events. Every spring and fall, Tim hosts an event in Dallas called Blog and Video Con, which is focused on online marketing.

    2 replies to "Would $10,000 Change Your Life?"

    • Jessica Gillette

      I agree there is no magic pill or solution. But there is always a solution to our problems and many people spend too much time staring at the problem rather than looking for the solution. Great post Dad, Love it! 😀

      • Tim Gillette

        Thats Right Jess it takes work keep going on that blog of yours, we are all waiting for you to get your first book done. Rock On

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