Excerpted from the Books Business Abundance Podcast: From Losing $500,000 and Going Broke to making a Million And not Even 30! (Millionaire Mindset) with Bashar Katou www.booksbusinessabundance.com/podcast/broketomillionaire

Bashar: I never shopped at Amazon. I know that a lot of people had bought from Amazon. I was never into shopping and all that. And I was the kind of person that I liked going to a store, touching the product, thoroughly inspecting it, and then buying it.

So, I started seeing these people, saw the names. I’m like, “Wait, you can sell products, what?” I thought you had to be like a multimillion-dollar company. I didn’t know that. Right? So, I started researching the concept, and it just started becoming more and more interesting to me. 

And I think it was the kids with the Lambos that really lured me in. And then I finally said, “You know what? Screw it.” I just kept on watching, watching, watching. And literally, one day I called my girlfriend at the time, I’m like, “Babe, what is your credit card number?” (She replied)  “Like, what are you talking about?”  “I’m going to put $407 on your card.” She was like, “Excuse me?” I’m like, “I’m going to put $407 on your card. ” I’m going to buy this guy’s course. He’s eighteen and he drives a Lambo.”

She’s like, “He’s a scammer.” I’m like, “I don’t care. I want to do what he does, and if I have to go steal from my mom’s wallet, I will do it just to give you the $500 back.” And she did not say no. And I went for it. It was probably the shittiest course I have ever taken. But it got me started. And people say, “Oh, I’m afraid. What if I get scammed” What if you get scammed? So what? Do you know how many times I’ve been scammed? Like who gives a shit?  You just need to go for it. If you get scammed, go to the next dude. You don’t know how many consultants, how many courses, how many things I took about Facebook ads until I found the guy that really transformed my business.

I’ve probably spent over $50,000 between marketers to courses to testing until I found something that finally worked.

You just got to keep going for it. You know what I mean? [crosstalk]. You’ve got to keep trying. One thing, one day, will click. The whole thing that people… And even when I thought about it when I said, if it’s working for this guy, it’ll probably work for me. That’s a myth. Not everything works for everyone, but be willing to keep trying until you find the thing that will work for you, because one thing will work for you. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s FBA, maybe if it’s writing a book, I don’t know what it is, but something will work for you if you just keep trying. Right? If you just complain, settle, don’t try, be scared, always be skeptical.

Well no shit, nothing’s going to work for you, because you’re not even trying. You know what I mean? To listen to the podcast, go to www.booksbusinessabundance.com/podcast/broketomillionaire


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