Three Barriers to Your Online Retirement Success — Part 1

OK it’s about time I got more articles attuned to seniors and retirees earning money online, isn’t it?  It’s no secret that I believe in a “doing something” retirement, not sitting on my butt in front of the TV … or worse yet, playing golf.  A loathsome blight imposed on man kind by Satanic forces, in my view ;-)

In today’s current world, a lot of you who may have been looking forward to one of those sedentary retirements also my not be able to … checked that 401K lately?  (what a crock, isn’t it, government supported mechanisms for corporations to avoid their pension obligations, enrich their incompetent managers and then tax us, our children and the next 40 years of decedents to pay the bills … sad commentary on what our great country has become).

Stick with me and I’ll show you how to have an empowered retirement, where you can learn some new skills (learning is good for your brain you know), make a few mouse clicks and never have to be beholding to a government handout, no matter which party is currently mortgaging our future.

To do this you will have to overcome some barriers.  There are at least three large ones staring you in the face right now.  Knowledge is power.  Let’s learn and overcome, together.

Barrier One: Your education. Yep, you read that right.  Most of what you learned in school about business and especially retirement income, most especially online retirement income is wrong, dead wrong.  If you are one of my younger readers you might want to follow along too, because if you are currently supporting the fat cats of higher education, building up as huge debt in student loans and wasting 4, 6, 8 years of your life with so-called “higher education”, my view is you are doing the wrong thing.

Barrier 1: Formal Education

In an earlier post, I talked about how a formal university education is a terrible investment if you look at how little you earn right out of school. Is There Actually Any Money Online? But what about those readers who have already completed their formal education.  Surely a college degree, especially an advanced degree will be a big plus for them in their quest to make money on line and empower their retirement, won’t it?

I still think not.  To empower your retirement and become a senior or retiree who is actually earning, formal education is a huge barrier to today’s world of on line success for one simple reason: it gives you the wrong mindset.

In school, you get assignments from professors and get quick feedback on whether you succeeded or failed. The scope of each assignment is clear, and someone tells you exactly what to do.  And if you forgot what the professor told you, there’s a text book for each course, written from the perspective of how things were 5, 10 or 20 years ago.

But this is exactly the wrong kind of experience if you want to be successful on line rather than an employee.  Why?

  • There is no such thing as “quick feedback” in the online world. You need to test things for weeks, months, or years before you know whether they worked, or especially if something is working, how to extract the last drop of goodness.
  • No one can tell you exactly what to do or what not to do. You need to test a lot of different ideas and see what sticks.  So many people never make a dime because they spend weeks, month and years trying to “plan” down to the gnat’s eyelash.  On line business to empower your retirement does not work that way.  You have to be the antithesis of every college professor.  You have to be more of a George Patton: Want To Join The Online Profit Parade But You Need Business Ideas? Part 1
  • There’s no one judge to tell you whether you succeeded. The only way to determine your success is whether or not your customers are satisfied.  This drives many people crazy.  Spending every waking hour of your day worrying about the approval of someone else is a recipe for disaster, not a recipe for success in your own empowered retirement on line money making venture.

Start overcoming this barrier by surrounding yourself with people who had succeeded in business or are looking to succeed online, rather than by the naysayers who liked to complain rather than take action.  Seniors and retirees can make money online, but you have to decide right now to take matters into your own hands and not wait for someone to tell you it is ok.

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