Sunday, May 04, 2008

Your mind determines the scope of opportunities

What you consider to be impossible for you, basically sets the boundaries of your mind.

In other words, if you consider something to be impossible for you to achieve, then your mind will NOT consider opportunities for you to test (and possibly disprove) your assumption.

For instance, if you think it's impossible for you to make $10,000 in 5 hours, then you will naturally avoid or even ignore such opportunities.

In my case, I was able to make $10,000 in 5 hours a few years ago, so that experience has expanded my mind as to what I could achieve.

It's the same principle at work when you use Linkedin.

If you believe it's possible for you to find a five-figure client through Linkedin, then your mind will consciously and subconsciously search for such opportunities until you find it.

In other words, our minds are like "flashlights": opportunities will emerge, from the darkness of the timespacemind abyss, only if we project the light of our mind on them.

I know, this sounds like weird esoteric stuff, but trust me, without this deeper understanding of how reality unfolds and, in particular, how a person's life is totally determined by himself/herself, Linkedin will only remain a sophisticated Rolodex or contact management system.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with Linkedin being used as a virtual Rolodex or a powerful contact management system.

But to create wealth for oneself by using Linkedin will require a more subtle understanding of how we can use our minds to shape certain life experiences that occur within our waking consciousness.

For example, when we sleep, we are absolutely unaware of what is going around us, whether in our bedroom or in any room of the house -- or anywhere in the city, for that matter.

Only by waking up can we begin to see the objects and events happening around us, and to take action based on what we perceive.

Similarly, most users on Linkedin are still asleep and do not yet "see" the real opportunities being offered by Linkedin.

I will write more on how a person can "awaken" and learn to use Linkedin as a vast and expanding pool of economic agents who can work for her, and for whom she can work -- in win-win partnerships.