First of all, why did I use the word vanquish in the title of this article about making money using Trust Based Marketing? Well, let’s start by a paraphrased definition from Dictionary.com:
- to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle
- to defeat in any contest or conflict; be victorious over
- to overcome or overpower: He vanquished all his fears
As you can see from the above definition, vanquish means essentially to conquer, overcome, or overpower. But think about the image that vanquish puts in your mind that the other words do not. It is a much more powerful, intense, and commanding word, is it not?
If you are ever stuck in trying to make money online, it doesn’t matter whether you are creating a product, writing a blog post or article, or just trying to find a new idea, try using the following technique to get yourself “unstuck”.
Instead of simply thinking about what you are trying to do and continuing to struggle, try using visualization to break through your barrier. In the example above, I hope you can see that by using the word vanquish instead of overcome or overpower, you get different images in your head. If you have not noticed yet, give it a try.
Close your eyes and think about overcoming something, a fear, a tiger, whatever comes to mind. Next, take that same fear or idea and think about vanquishing it. I’ll bet you feel a whole set of different feelings between the two, right? I will guess that when you see yourself vanquishing that fear, you feel more powerful, stronger.
Now, I know that vanquish and overcome are both very powerful words to use. But the point I want to make to you is that many times the difference between being stuck and getting unstuck is a matter of the words you choose to use while considering your situation. This is especially helpful when you are just starting to try to make money online or simply trying a new idea.
When you consciously think about the way you talk to yourself about your ideas, thoughts, or situations, you can make choices about the words you use to describe them. You can make daunting tasks less overwhelming by tweaking the words you use inside your mind to describe them. You can change the way you feel about yourself simply by changing the words you use to talk to yourself. This “self talk” is extremely powerful and done correctly and consistently, can change your life.
Being honest with yourself is part of the process to becoming a trusted mentor or marketer. Really it is the first step you must master before you can share your talents with others in a constructive, productive way.