Internet Marketing Hypochondriac...The Cause and the Cure
My 21 year old daughter is a hypochondriac . . . she is always worried about physical symptoms becoming a serious diagnosis. Hardly a week goes by that she doesn’t call me to tell me about some pain or discomfort she is feeling. I do what I can to alleviate her fears and reassure her that it’s nothing, usually telling her to just watch it and see if it gets worse. Funny thing is, I’ve come to realize the parallels of being a hypochondriac about health and being an internet marketing hypochondriac. Mention internet marketing to someone and you’ll see the similarities between the two. Healthy hypochondriacs have an inaccurate perception of their body’s condition. Despite the absence of an actual medical condition, no matter what reassurances they hear that it’s really nothing to worry about . . . they continue to be obsessed with the diagnosis. http://NakedHippiesRoadTrip.com
The internet marketing hypochondriac is no different. Their perception of the industry is that it is all a scam . . . you’ll be swindled, manipulated and left for broke. No amount of reassurance can change their mind. Your brain is so powerful it can convince itself of anything. You believe what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking is what you perceive to be reality. The health hypochondriac can have doctors examine them and give a clean bill of health. Doesn’t matter what the professionals say . . . they just know they are developing a serious disease. In the same way, the internet marketing hypochondriac can have dozens of people share their testimonies and show their results from internet marketing, but it doesn’t matter . . . they just know it will end in disaster for them. A simple sore throat brings an onslaught of fear in the hypochondriac. “What if this is cancer . . . what if I lose my voice . . . what if I can’t work . . . what if I am contagious and infect others . . . what if the test is wrong” . . . on and on and on. Fear is the driving emotion for the internet marketing hypochondriac . . . “what if I don’t know everything . . . what if my family and friends think I’m crazy for doing this . . . what if I fail” . . . on and on and on. A health hypochondriac is obsessed with worry . . . they go to the doctor over and over again, repeatedly ask for assurance, and convince themselves that something serious may have been missed by the doctor. The internet marketing hypochondriac is also obsessed with worry and doubt . . . the idea of failure permeates everything they attempt . . . they look for the “easy” button . . . they view the successful leaders as swindlers . . . they complain about every symptom (setback) they experience . . . convinced that someone isn’t telling them the truth about the internet marketing system they have joined.
Over time, as the hypochondriac obsesses with their fears about their health, anxiety levels increase and can result in debilitating depression . . . unable to live a normal, fulfilling and vibrant life. It’s no different for the internet marketing hypochondriac whose obsession with fear results in a debilitating end . . . he gives up on his dream of freedom, his dream of living life on his own terms, his dream of creating financial abundance for his family. He returns to the cubicle he hates . . . the boss he detests . . . believing he was right all along – internet marketing is a scam. The health hypochondriac is sometimes treated with a cognitive technique called exposure with response prevention . . . which takes an obsession and confronts it directly. It requires a person to move toward the fear, spend time immersed in it until . . . ultimately the realization is that it is just a fear, not reality. The obsession the internet marketing hypochondriac has with believing it is all a scam can be also be treated in the same way . . . by confronting it directly, spending time immersed in training and masterminding with leaders, doing what needs to be done no matter what . . . until, in time the fear is vanquished and the hypochondriac realizes that their fear was not reality . . . it was an emotional belief that held them back from success. This is not to say there won’t be setbacks and failures in internet marketing . . . it’s part of the journey to success and it happens to everyone. Listen to the leaders and they will tell of the countless “failures” they experienced on their way to financial freedom. When the health hypochondriac thinks their physical symptom will lead to a diagnosis of a serious illness, their continued obsessive thoughts can make them quite ill. When the internet marketing hypochondriac thinks he can’t achieve any success, that everyone is out to “get him,” their continued obsessive thoughts will make them fail. http://NakedHippiesRoadTrip.com
It all comes down to one basic element . . . your thoughts. Thoughts turn into beliefs which turn into actions. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford
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