Overcoming the Freebie Seeker Type Mentality

Overcoming the Freebie Seeker Type Mentality

Elon Musk Quote


I recently had an exchange with a freebie-seeker, who didn’t know he was one… Its one thing to be careful with your money. But its quite another to want everything for nothing!  Let me ask a couple of questions…

Starbucks coffee is the best on Earth, fact or opinion? That is an OPINION, not a fact!

Apple is the worst company on Earth, fact or opinion? That is another OPINION, not a fact, yet many people believe both of these things.

Being an entrepreneur is not easy but the freebie seeker seems to want to think it is, and then they actually get mad at YOU for offering them something that could possibly change their life and that it costs some money. To them, that’s all well and good as long as its free, I guess!

Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s, says:

“You’re not going to get it free, and you have to take risks. I don’t mean to be a daredevil, that’s crazy. But you have to take risks, and in some cases, you must go for broke. If you believe in something, you’ve got to be in it to the ends of your toes. Taking reasonable risks is part of the challenge. Its the fun.” ~Ray Kroc, Grinding It Out, 1977

The average freebie-seeker wants everything very low cost or free and then they get mad if they don’t make any money. What they have are MINDSET issues. They then want to blame everybody else, for their mindset issues rather than themselves, which is where the real problem lies.

The average freebie seeker will not spend any money on ads.  Yet this is probably where most of any revenue will be generated from.

A true entrepreneur understands that they are going to need money to get their business started. They have the right MINDSET going in.

The right MINDSET is what most people need first and foremost BEFORE they try making any money, but most don’t believe they need this.

They say, “Whooaa, that program costs (fill in the blank), and I’m not going to spend that! This is a SCAM”. We all run into outright scams and that subject is outside the scope of this article.

This article is about the freebie-seeking mindset. The wanting of better things but always wanting them for free…

The US Small Business Administration will tell you that:

“Most micro-businesses cost around $3,000, while most home-based franchises cost $2,000 to $5,000 to start.” ~ U.S. Small Business Administration

If you do not have $2k-5k to start your business, you will not have a business. You are just freebie-seeking. That is the hard truth of the matter!

Most business-minded people expect to spend thousands on their business, just to start! Many people save all their working lives for the money to start a business someday.

When I was looking for a real business to get started online, I fully expected to have to spend at least $5,000 at a minimum.

Ray Kroc also told us the same back in 1977 (See quote above). But let me repeat the very first part again, “You’re not going to get it free“…..

Try opening a McDonald’s franchise like that and they will laugh you right out of the building. Actually, they wont even talk to you about a franchise unless you have $500K free and clear in the bank already! Call it a scam all you want but they regularly get 7-figures for their franchises and its a perfectly legal and proven, successful business model!

“If you believe you can or believe you can’t, YOU ARE RIGHT!” ~ Henry Ford

Getting out of the corporate grind is important to me, so I will damn well spend that money and 10 times that if I have to!

What’s important to you and HOW important is it actually? That’s the question you need to be asking yourself!

As Elon Musk says (in the pic above),

“When something is important enough, you do it even when the odds are not in your favor.” ~Elon Musk

The odds are not in an entrepreneur’s favor, that’s a fact. But that’s why they get paid enough to take care of themselves and their families for life when they do succeed. Because they weren’t too afraid to take risks, like Ray Kroc mentioned, and weren’t too cheap to try like the average freebie-seeker.

I want you to think about what YOU really want and how far you will go to get it as you go through the ups and downs of life…

My highest recommendation: Stay away from the freebie-seeker mentality. It will kill your business before you even start!

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Mike J Anthony

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” ~ Jim Rohn


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