Last year, Roger Hamilton introduced me to a concept he calls ILR or the ‘Illusion of Limited Resource’.
We have all faced ILR from time to time, for example:
- When we don’t have enough money to do what we want to do.
- When we don’t have the know how to make something happen.
- When we don’t have the time to do something.
What most people do when faced with ILR is give up on their goal and return to their daily lives, citing their limitation as the reason they cannot live the kind of life they want to live.
All of your so called ‘limitations’ are actually ILLUSIONS.
– “I’ve got kids to think of!” = Illusion of Limited Time or Mobility.
– “I can’t afford it!” = Illusion of Limited Money.
– “I don’t know how!” = Illusion of Limited Knowledge or Skill.
People who use this kind of language don’t accomplish much. They don’t get to experience the excitement, adventure and joy of living a Designer Life because they don’t allow themselves to overcome their Illusion Of Limited Resource.
If you don’t have the money, someone else does.
If you don’t have the time, someone else does.
If you don’t have the knowledge, someone else does.
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET CREATIVE
CROWDFUNDING BEFORE CROWDFUNDING WAS A WORD
Visit VERITY and become a part of making music history at
One of my best friends, a singer, recently bumped into ILR when she discovered that it was going to cost her R300,000 ($40,000) to record her debut album.Instead of giving up, she decided to do something CREATIVE. She decided to sell her album before it had been recorded. She called the album “Yet To Be” and when you buy one, you receive a demo CD and become a FUTURE OWNER of “Yet To Be”.
As a ‘Future Owner’, you get to actually help create the album by choosing which songs go on the album, by having your name listed in the artwork as a contributor and by helping choose the final album title. Pretty creative, don’t you think?
This amazing woman has now sold 1800 copies of an album that does not exist to people in 25 countries around the world. She needs to sell only 200 more before she reaches her financial target and the album will be shipped to the 2000 future owners in the next few months.
So, who is this resourceful woman? Her name is VERITY, and I just interviewed her (see video to the right).
You too can be a part of music history by becoming a ‘Future Owner’ at www.IAmVerity.com.
So, next time you find yourself facing some kind of limitation, just know that it is an illusion and ask yourself, “Who does have the resource I need and how can I access that resource from them?”
Just asking yourself this question will force your mind to think in a totally new way and come up with a creative solution.
So, till next week, get CREATIVE.