Posted by Scott Bywater in Psychology Aug 16th, 2011 | No Comments »

I love Richard Branson – and I’m reading his biography at the moment where he’s talking about his early life.

Within the book, Losing My Virginity, he tells a story about how he ended up in jail after exporting records illegally and getting caught early on in his career. (at which point he decided he would never do anything illegal again).

Anyway, he was put in a position where he had to pay back a heck of a lot of money in a very short period of time… or he would end up having to serve time.

And that gave him the motivation to really get his business moving in his early life.

I mean, wouldn’t it do the same to you?

Imagine someone said to you:

“Unless you  can double your income by this time in twelve months – you’re going to have to serve two years in gaol”

Would you take more risks?

Would you work harder?

Would you work smarter?

And would you do everything you could to learn more such as mastering these internet secrets and these strategies for getting more customers.

Thankfully, most of us are not in that position.

But it’s an interesting question isn’t it?

What if earning more went from a “would like to” to “a MUST”

You would probably earn more – that’s what would happen.

So use this lesson from Richard Branson’s early life to help yourself make that shift in your head today 😉

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