What is The Matrix? The Thing That Is Keeping You From Financial Freedom

“The answer is out there, it’s looking for you and it will find you if you want it to” – Trinity

It’s Sunday night and, if your household is like mine, someone is watching a game on TV, someone is checking to make sure the kids have done their homework, there are baths to be taken, laundry to fold or iron, and everyone is worn out from the weekend. And someone somewhere in your house (maybe it’s you) is dreading Monday morning.

This is where my household differs from yours – no one in my home dreads Monday morning: getting up early, the long or short commute to work in the cold or the heat (our commute is from the bedroom on the second floor to the office on the first floor or maybe the studio on the terrace level), making sure there is enough money in your wallet or purse for gas and lunch, facing the continuation of that project you sort of started last week and that your boss wants on his desk this afternoon….facing your boss. We don’t do that around here.

That is your Matrix, the thing that has you. The thing that keeps a roof over your head, clothes on your back, and food in your bellies. It is a trap that is as soft and warm as velvet, it will use you like currency and release you once you are spent. If you are lucky you will get a nice severance package or a retirement check, along with a pat on the head and a “you’ll do great out there”.

Sadly, chances are that you do not know that you are trapped. Sure, sometimes you dream about a life where you work when you want to, answer to no one, take vacations to exotic places and don’t even think about what it costs. But then you wake up, because you know that this lifestyle does not exist for normal people. You know that any claims to the contrary are, more than likely, some sort of scam to get at your hard earned dollars. You know that there is no way in the world that you can work hard for 4+ years and live easy for the rest of your life. You know for a fact that you can’t pay the mortgage and spend more time with your kids. It just can’t be done!

You are one of “millions of people living out their lives-oblivious”, thinking that the trinity of pain, pleasure, and misery are all that define life itself; but the fact that you are reading this (still) tells me that you are ready; it tells me that something is tugging at your soul – screaming to be free. I know that you know that you are caught in the “Matrix”. And I know that you want to be freed.

Denise Porter is a former Marine with an MBA who worked in corporate America for almost 30 years. She is a huge fan of the Matrix movies and believes that they have a lot of lessons for Network Marketers. She is passionate about helping others to make a positive change in their lives.

How Badly Do You Really Want It?!

A wise man once said, “To get what you’ve never had, you’ve got to do what you’ve never done,” which is true to this day. Many of us, hell, all of us, want financial freedom, but we’re afraid to do something different from what we’ve always done. We all know the definition of insanity, so I won’t rehash that old saying, even though it is true.

Everyone is working longer hours for less pay, fewer benefits, and getting far less satisfaction. Now companies are telling their employees, “Screw your happiness, you should be happy just to have a job!” Is this really what you signed up for? Really?! Right now, the only ones who are finding financial freedom and satisfaction through your hard work are your bosses, and when they figure out how to get your job done cheaper, guess who’s going to be shown the door?

Think about it: after numerous years of service and dedication, you’ve been reduced to carrying your personal property out in a box, while wondering what you’re going to do for an income now. I’ve had people say that they prefer the safety of a job. Does that sound “safe” to you?

If you’re happy with getting paid weakly, instead of weekly, then by all means, keep doing what you’re doing! If not, how about doing something different to get different results? How about doing something you’ve never done to get what you’ve never had? Better yet, how about doing what you want to get what you want?

First ask yourself, “What do I want?”, and then ask yourself, “Will I get it by doing the same thing that I am doing now?” After you come up with the answer, then ask yourself, “How bad do I want that?” If you know you’re not going to live your dreams by doing what you’re doing, allow me to introduce you to the “Something Different”: