Don’t Envy Me…Join Me

By: Dan Kennedy on: December 17th, 2010 1 Comment

Yesterday, I discussed the key ingredient that all successful entrepreneurs have in common. Now let ‘s talk about jealousy and envy and how you can instantly beat it instead of being beaten by it.

I’ve actually lost track of the number of people I’ve led into information marketing. Over half of all the Gold/VIP Members are involved, many as second businesses in addition to their core businesses, others full-time.

The info-business is a wonderful way to make a living, and often I find myself in conversations with people green with envy over how much money we info-marketers make, with few, even zero employees, complete mobility, totally flexible hours, and so on.

Sometimes this happens at seminars; somebody sees $500,000.00, even $1,000,000.00 in registrations and product sales and says “You know, I have to work like a damned dog for 3 years to make what you guys just took in here, in 2 days.”

In my ‘Farting Cat’ book, I talk about the years I lived in Phoenix, flying in or out of the city, and having the person sitting next with me green with envy about me living there, while they lived somewhere they described sourly, as having bad weather, bad economy.

A lot of my peers, in speaking and consulting, are befuddled at my ability to get coaching groups and clients to come to me, conducting all my workshops in my home cities, even getting clients to put their events in my home cities so I’ll speak at them.

Most people are green with envy over my control of my time, access to me, the way I work.

To me, it’s funny how people look at somebody this way, with envy.

If you see somebody living as you’d like to live or operating a business you’d love to be in or with the financial success you’d like to have, you first have to exercise a little bit of caution about ‘greener pastures foolishness’ – but then, you should be focused on identifying how they do what they do, so you can do it too.

I’ve rarely seen anybody doing anything I’d like to do and judged it impossible for me to do.

I don’t fully understand why people disqualify themselves.

If you want to join me in this world, this is a perfect place to start.


Dan Kennedy is internationally recognized as the 'Millionaire Maker,' helping people in just about every category of business turn their ideas into fortunes. Dan's "No B.S." approach is refreshing amidst a world of small business marketing hype and enriches those who act on his advice. For more money-making marketing tips, tactics and strategies, go to

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