How to Make Money Online

02/12/2016 03:43 pm ET Updated Feb 12, 2017
Surprised redhead girl with laptop computer in red dress on yellow background.
Surprised redhead girl with laptop computer in red dress on yellow background.

When you Google "how to make money online," no less than 576,000,000 hits pop up. There are 576 MILLION ideas out there to inspire you, overwhelm you, guide you, or stop you. But, I can tell you this with 100% certainty. YOU WILL NEVER BE SUCCESSFUL if you don't believe you will be. Every great success... every single one of them... started with an unwavering belief in something.

Zuckerberg had a belief in the power of community. Facebook

Jobs had a belief in the future of personal computers. Apple.

Musk had a belief in the limitless potential of technology. SpaceX.

Branson had a belief in the cutting edge and controversial. Virgin.

And, underneath their belief in something, was the belief in themselves to bring that something into the world.

Henry Ford once said "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right". Essentially, if you believe in what you're doing, if you believe that you will succeed, you will.

Our mindset dictates our potential. The way we think about ourselves determines the success of our businesses. And, when we believe in ourselves and our purpose on this planet, anything is possible.

But, you need to start with your mindset. Cultivate the belief in yourself first. It all starts within.

Many people look to outside factors to validate themselves -- email list subscribers, net income, number of clients, praise -- those are just external manifestations that result when we align our mindset with our potential, and then follow it with inspired action.

So, if our mindsets determine the course of our lives, why not choose the believe the very best? Choose to see possibility and potential. Choose to see magic and miracles. Choose to believe in you.

It starts within.