There’s this thing that the universe does when it comes to answering your prayers.
Last week, around this time, I was complaining to one of my mentors.
It was a good release, especially after she sent me a TED Talk that spoke of the truth definition of mental health.
I was carrying with me this cloud of defeat due to the level of stress & anxiety I was perpetuating in my head.
But what I’ve realized about myself, is that I dont’ stay defeated.
I think that’s why I decided to eventually click on Tom Biyeul’s link.
A link, mind you, that I’ve been scrolling past to check out my new obsession: mixed martial arts videos on YouTube.
What he and Ed Mylett brought up in the interview spurred something in me that had me take action on an idea I had.
I just never took action on it.
So the next morning I went on to Olx.co.za, (a platform for buying and selling services and goods online) to sell my Playstation.
An idea I had for while just to boost us for the month.
I still can’t believe how fast that shandis sold.
7:00: I posted the ad. I took a number of pictures using my girlfriend’s iPad after watching the Tim & Ed video the day before. Ended up posting 1 of them though. My thinking was less perfection and more action.
7:08: Ad was verified & published.
7:11: 2 potential buyers were wondering if it was still available. 1 was willing to buy at the initial price of R1500. 2nd buyer wanted to close me on R1300, on the basis that I sell it to him that day. So I did.
9:01: I had R1300 in cash, in my hand.
And that is how I made R1300 in 2 hours.
It just reconfirmed how:
- Nothing changes if nothing changes.
- The universe rewards action. Any action is better than no action.
- The universe likes speed.
- Expect to succeed. Even if it’s the first time you are trying out something new. There is power in expectation.
- There is more ways money can be made apart from slaving away for it at your job.
It reminds me of how Vaynerchuk keeps inspiring about his #trashtalk.
I don’t believe all transactions go this fast.
That would be naive of me to believe that.
But R1300 a day, is a much higher rate than what I am getting a day at work.
Additional sources of incomes are available if only we act on them and not only pray about them.