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I am the knower of the Logical Soul and master of my Destiny.  I also just wasted over two hours cruising through my e-mail messages.  In the past, this would normally take me 10-15 minutes, tops. 

Ever since I started focusing on Internet marketing, however, e-mail is now starting to look like a freaking black hole!  I feel like I’ve joined a cult – complete with Kool aid and comet prophecies.   Guys like Matt Bacak, Eban Pagan, Dave Guindon, Armand Moran, Keith Wellman, Russell Brunson, Rich Scheffren, Mike Filsame, Anik Sengal, Alex Mandosian and others are masters at seduction.  I will pretty much click on anything they send to me. 

I admit I like pretty things flashing before my eyes in organized, hypnotic fashion.  It’s only natural, especially for the male of the species, to get caught up in the thrill of the hunt.  We are fast to click on all the links to what I call “shiny objects”, i.e., online squeeze pages promising to a) change my life, b) make me boatloads of money, and c) have me sitting on the beach sipping margheritas and counting my millions with a beautiful blond . . . all within 30 days!

Most of the times I’ve been fortunate enough to resist their virtual strip tease and come-ons.  Sometimes not.  These promoters are relentless and subtle – shiny, colorful buttons, cool and engaging videos, facts and figures that make my mundane life seem more and more mundane by the minute.   And, don’t get me wrong, I really LIKE what they send!  Its just that, despite the fact that I’ve met many of them personally and respect them all, there is that seedy underside that they never told me about - me! 

That’s right, I can’t blame them.  Its ME!!  If I am not centered enough to know what I want, then EVERY shiny object that comes within my view hooks me.  I’m fair game for the marketing geniuses. 

So if you’re like me, how do you center yourself and know what you really want?  Try this:

Before logging in to your e-mail, sit quietly before the computer and know that there will be temptation coming at you from every corner and pixel of your screen.  Like Luke Skywalker, simply ignore this incoming blitz and feel “the Force” within you.  Then log on, scroll like crazy, and erase everything that even LOOKS like it might have a shiny object attached before it has a chance to sink its virtual tentacles into your brain.  And keep breathing. 

After you’ve erased everything, log off IMMEDIATELY and pour yourself a stiff drink to congratulate yourself (that is, unless you’re on the 12-step program and just created another problem!). Toast your success and repeat this same procedure the next day. Then the next. 

Before long, you will have your life back and Matt and the guys will pine away their lives wishing you were friends again.  

But there’s also another way.  Take out your credit card like I did, and just start buying until you become rich.  The catch is, you never become rich because you are TOO BUSY READING ABOUT AND BUYING GET RICH PROGRAMS!!! 

Most likely you’ll end up homeless because your partner kicked you out of the house . . . or dead from what the cops determined was “justifiable homocide.” 

So I’m quitting.  Right now.  Just as soon as I erase all this . . .  oh look Matt is retiring and giving away every secret he knows . . .

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