WARNING: This is a contreversial post, if you are easily offended, brace yourself, and keep reading, because you out of all people especially need to read this.
If you think this post is an advertisement to join a particular political party, it’s not, I promise. I really don’t care what anyone’s political persuasion is and neither does the market. What I really do care about is making sure that you are successful in your entrepreneurial endeavors, and I do this by posting thought-provoking, high quality content with hopes that you can take something from it and apply it to your business.
Now, why am I writing about politics? I am doing so because politics is becoming too big a part of people’s daily lives to the point where it is detrimental to their success. Have you checked your Facebook newsfeed recently? Every other post is a political post. It seems that’s all people think about and talk about these days, and some people make multiple political posts per day.
This is mostly a problem within the USA, maybe not so much outside the USA, I don’t know, but either way:
If you spend all, or even half of your free time “studying” politics, you are keeping yourself poor. You can achieve financial freedom, or you can be a knowledgeable political buff who can win all political arguments, but you can’t do both.
Devoting your time to politics is detrimental to your entrepreneurial success for at least 4 reasons:
1. It’s a waste of time
I know people who literally devote their lives to politics in their free time. When they’re in the car, they are listening to Sean Hannity or Rachel Maddow, when the’re home, they keep the TV on Fox News or CNN and some even go as far as recording their political shows and watching them. Then they get fed these ideas and they think they know everything and they blabber all over Facebook, and they lose time, they lose friends, and eventually they lose themselves.
2. It makes you a negative person
Show me an absolutely miserable person, and I will show you a junkie who is off their crack high, or I will show you a political junkie. These political shows, whether they be on the radio or on TV are hate-mongering shows. They teach you to hate those who don’t think like you do, even if they are not doing so directly, they sure are doing it indirectly.
There’s a saying that goes “nobody wants to do business with a jackass” and if you get over involved in politics, you turn into a jackass that nobody want to associate with. When you’re a negative person, nobody wants to associate with you except negative people, which leads me into my 3rd reason:
3. It makes you lose friends
Okay, be honest with me. How many of you have ever made a political post on Facebook and then noticed that your friend count dropped shortly thereafter? Do you think you can possibly run an online business and have people upset at you? Face it, people treat politics the same way they treat religion, I’m not quite sure why.
Just remember, if you spout off your political views everywhere you go and with everyone you talk to, people are going to get angry with you. They may not even realize it, they may pretend to agree with you only to talk about you later with their love one.
4. It makes you lose the ability to think for yourself
Political shows are a minor form of thought-control. Yes, they basically teach you how and what to think. Do you think this sounds crazy? Go up to a political junkie and try to challenge their political belief and listen to their response. Go up to another political junkie in the same political party and challenge their political belief. You will likely get the same scripted and rehearsed answer. Why is that? Because they watch the same programs on TV and they automatically believe everything they hear, because their party never lies, only the other party lies.
How can anybody have the discipline to run their own business if they allow their mind to be controlled by others?
What you should do instead
The first thing you should do is come face to face with yourself and determine your political beliefs. Determine why you feel the way you do, and don’t give it another thought. You’re political beliefs are not a pet, they don’t need to be fed.
If you are in the habit of listening to political shows in your car during your commute, replace those political shows with self development or business training audio books. You know, listen to something that will actually help you improve. Listening to self development books or courses will make you start to think positively you will become a positive person. People like doing business with positive people.
When you’re at home, turn the TV off, or at least change the channel away from the political trash. Read self development books, learn new skills in your spare time, and if you’re feeling motivated, start a home-based business that you can work in your spare time.
If you were to replace all the wasted time spent on politics with self development, you would undoubtably see a nice increase in your income.
The bottom line is that you are responsible for your own success. It doesn’t matter who the President is or who your state governer is. Success comes from within. Far too many people look outside of themselves for success and they make excuses such as “well, I’m not successful because Obama is the President”, or I’m poor because Donald Trump hates poor people, ” or “Bush ruined the economy.” They are excuses. Leave such excuses for the poor political junkies who see their President as a Diety, and take control of your own life.
This will be the only political blog post I will make, because as your know; Politics and Business don’t mix. What are your thoughts? Do you agree? Do you disagree? Please comment below: