Yeah look, this subject annoys me quite a bit, as I’m sure you can tell by the headline I’ve used.
And it’s because I know that what you focus on most in life will dictate how you feel (and I’ll explain what I mean by this in just a moment).
So I want to help you do something about it so that you can get back to making a masterpiece of your life, instead of worrying about oil prices.
And right now at least, the media can hardly do a news bulletin without reminding you that oil and petrol prices (or “gas prices” if you’re from the U.S.) are “skyrocketing” and reinforcing how “bad” things are.
But you know what? They’re only telling you one side of the story. In case you haven’t realised, bad news sells. Switch on the TV any night and watch the news, and you’ll be guaranteed that 80% of the program will be dedicated to negative things.
Bad news keeps people watching. When more people watch, the TV stations can charge higher prices for the advertising spots. The stations make more money. Quite simple really.
So right now, they’re having a field day with oil prices that are increasing. But what I want to tell you is to forget about the prices. Yes, totally and completely forget about them.
Because you can’t do anything about them Einstein.
Let the governments worry about cranking up the oil factories or creating hybrid cars, that’s what you’re paying them to do. Don’t let the higher prices at the pump affect your weekend … your conversation … or any spare mental time you have.
Look, if you have a car, chances are you need to use it. So unless you’re going to sell it and get yourself a bicycle, then your car’s going to continue as your method of transport. True?
So sure you can try and save petrol, go for it. But what I want to talk to you about is not getting sucked into the B.S. of worrying about it.
About now you might be starting to think, “Well that’s okay for you Brett, what about the fact that now I have less money in my wallet because I’m paying more at the pump?”
And that’s exactly what I want to talk to you about.
See, the more you focus on what you DON’T have in your wallet, the harder it is to do anything about it.
In case you haven’t read anything of mine for a while, in short, I show people how to MAKE MONEY. I’m fortunate to be someone who can spot opportunities and then make it simple for others to take advantage of them. So if you haven’t yet used my advice to do anything about improving your income, then maybe now’s the time, huh?
Let’s talk about petrol prices. In my country, the price per litre used to be around $1.20. Today, it’s hitting $1.70, with an expected peak by Christmas of $2 per litre.
So under the old price, to fill the average 55 litre car, it used to cost $66.
To fill that same car today, costs $93.50.
Quite an increase true? And that’s why the media’s jumping all over it. Because they know that this extra $27.50 per tank could be hurting the average person and making it harder to pay off mortgages etc.
So that’s just basic math. If you’re spending more, you’ve got less to spend. Whatever.
But what I want you to think about is what you could do to make an extra $27.50 a week. Or let’s just round that up to $30, okay?
If you can’t control the petrol prices, the only thing you can control is how you deal with the increase, right?
So you can whinge all you want about it and put yourself in a crappy mood. But that isn’t going to solve the problem. Instead why not use it as inspiration to make an extra $30 off your own bat, and quite possibly a lot more.
Just consider this if you already have a business:
If you don’t sell face to face, then maybe you use email to communicate with your customers. I have a 10 day email sequence that gets me a whopping 42% conversion rate on one of my software products. Do you have a proven 10 day sequence? If not, you should come and see me LIVE at my 2 day seminar where I show you exactly what and how I do it. But the point is, just adding another email to your autoresponder, or changing a few word within the emails going out, and you could easily make an extra $30 a day.
Now with those simple ideas alone, couldn’t their results make the price of petrol a total non-concern? People who know how to market, know how to beat any price rises.
And if you don’t yet have a business then consider this:
Look, I could go on and on, but do you get my point? FORGET about the petrol, focus on the solution.
Any of the ideas above could not only make any petrol price increases now or in the future, completely obsolete, but actually make you serious extra income.
Yet you’ll never hear about this in the media, okay? You know why? Because it totally neutralizes their petrol price stories, and those little stories are making them good money.
Well now it’s time for you to be making the money. Start a business. Launch an idea. Just try one of the things I’ve mentioned above. Get in the game!
High petrol prices are here to stay. But they don’t have to affect your life or your attitude, no matter how much they affect other people. You CAN do something about it, because armed with marketing strategies you will always be able to produce an income.
Hope that helps.
P.S. Still want more help? Then block out 2 days and come and see me LIVE here. I’ll show you some stuff that will literally change your life forever if you let it.
And if you’re in New Zealand, I’ve got you covered too. A brand new event is now available there too CLICK HERE
To your bright future!