More on Income Shots

I woke up this morning still reflecting on yesterday’s post.

A few more thoughts…

A while back I met a ‘leader’ in a Facebook chat.

We had never spoken or connected personally before.

Here’s what my brain remembers a bout the conversation.

Me: “Hey _____, so nice to meet you.  I’m looking forward to getting to know you better. ”

The Leader:  Ya, nice to meet you too.  We just crushed it and made $50,000 in a an affiliate launch last week.

Silently in my mind... “hmmm.. we just meet and that’s what you have to share with me to start the relationship off?

No time to tell me about your family, where your from, what you believe in or care about, or even the time to ask any sincere questions about me?

You crushed out $50K in an affiliate contest last week?

Awesome.  I’m happy for you, but sad for how are new relationship has just started out…

(or shall we say, not started).

There’s a line from a song I’ve been digging on lately that stands out…

People walk around pushing back their debts,
Wearing paychecks like necklaces and bracelets,
Talking about nothing, not thinking about death,
Every little heartbeat, every little breath.

It’s like when you meet someone for the first time in a social situation and the most important question they’ve got for you is…

“What do you do for a living?”

And unfortunately, for many, their estimation of you will rise or fall depending on your answer to that question.

Tell people you drive a garbage truck and, well you know what some people will think.

Tell them you’re a doctor, an engineer, or attorney and well, you know the rest of the story of how they will just be so thrilled to have made your acquaintance.

And while there’s nothing wrong with asking someone what they do for a living, maybe there’s everything wrong with some of the intentions and judgements that come loaded into questions like that, for example…

  • How much money do you make?
  • What kind of house do you live in or car do you drive?
  • How important or popular are you?
  • How rich and influential are you?
  • What do all the Joneses in our city think about you?

What would it be like if we lived in a world where the more important question and intention shifted to…

“Who are you as a person, on the inside?” 

To me, that sounds more like the kind a world I want to live in.

And I don’t think I’m alone.

Check out what valued subscriber LT sent me after reading yesterday’s post.

“I have firmly believed this ever since I’ve been online which is why I have and would never flash income screenshots.

I know there could be some merit in doing this especially to establish credibility, but there are certainly other and better ways of doing this.

If I ever joined any opportunity with someone, it would be because of who they are and not the income they flash on their screen.

This is one reason why I have followed you.

You have a pure spirit and I believe that outshines any income screenshots a zillion times more.

Beautiful LT, just beautiful.  (and thank you sincerely for the kind words)

Maybe Jack Johnson said it best.

Look at all those fancy clothes,
But these could keep us warm just like those.
And what about your soul? Is it cold?
Is it straight from the mold, and ready to be sold?

And cars and phones and diamond rings,
Bling, bling, because those are only removable things.
And what about your mind? Does it shine?
Are there things that concern you, more than your time?