Ever since I won $5,000 I have had people telling me they don’t win and they don’t understand why. They want to know what they are doing wrong, if anything, and how they too can be a winner. I guess everyone also read that I win lots of other prizes too. When you read about someone doing super well at anything you only hear that one thing they do but you really don’t see the whole picture.
With any hobby there are ups and downs and it is very true of this hobby. Sweeping has always had what we call dry spells when you aren’t winning any prizes. Then you have the rush and all at once you win 1, 2, or 3 prizes. The old saying is that wins come in threes.
You have only heard about the wonderful things I won but you have not heard about the thousands of times that I didn’t win. Would you even read an article if I wrote about how I lost a 1,000 times last month. I don’t think so. Everyone wants to read those articles that are uplifting and give you hope that people actually DO win.
How many times have you gone to a casino or Bingo hall and sat near the person who was the winner. How many other people were in the room that didn’t win? Lots I’m sure.
Can you honestly say that you have never won anything playing an instant win game, sweepstakes, blog giveaways, at Bingo or at the casino? Can you say you have NEVER won from buying a raffle or lottery ticket – not even a dollar? If you think about it you probably can remember times you were a winner. NO ONE can lose all of the time. There just isn’t any way – that is, unless you NEVER play.
Don’t be a whiner – be a winner!
But, right now you think Wendy is the only winner in the world and why aren’t you winning. You need the money or prize just as much as she does so where is YOUR prize!
I have done the same thing. I see people winning lots more than me all of the time and the tendency when that happens is for me to be a WHINER and say, “why me” or why not me”. I’ve done that lots of times. It’s just human nature I guess. When we do that we stop doing what we need to do to be a WINNER because we let those thoughts tell us we will never win.
I don’t believe in luck. I believe in hard work!
The other morning when I won the $5,000 I just happen to hit the time that was programmed into the sponsor’s computer just right. It had nothing to do with luck or anything special that I did. I do not have any magical powers and am not lucky.
I win because I enter and I enter A LOT! I don’t just enter once a day. I might enter 20 times a day. I might take days off but overall I enter every single day of the year. I enter at least 1 or 2 sweepstakes or instant win games each day. There might be 5 or 10 days that go by that I don’t win but eventually I win something.
I really don’t spend more than an hour a day entering but I am organized so that helps. Being organized is just in my nature and that makes me more efficient at it.
I might not win from an instant win game for a month but I don’t just play instant win games. I enter sweepstakes everyday where the prizes that are given out are based on a random drawing so I have a lot of entries into a lot of drawings all of the time. I enter some mail-ins but not much. I enter military only sweeps which are more restricted and I also enter local giveaways. Local giveaways have better odds for you to win a prize too because you are playing against a lot less people. I will be teaching you soon how to find local giveaways.
I would say that out of every 100 times I lose I might win 1 prize. And, I don’t win all big prizes either. I might win 3 big prizes in 1 year. The rest range in price from $20 to $500 each.
How much work are you willing to do to save money?
How many coupons do you clip and organize? How many deals are you involved in with CVS, Walgreens or Riteaid stores? How many times have you gotten up early to take advantage of a great sale at Kohl’s or Macy’s or sat in front of your computer at a certain time because you knew a certain online store was going to have a special coupon or sale and you needed to be “first in line” to take advantage of it? It’s the same thing. Anything you do to save money or get something free isn’t really free at all because you are giving up your free time to do it. But, it is well worth in the end. I guess you have to decide if entering sweepstakes is “your thing” and if it is not, then that is fine. There are lots of other ways of saving money and getting free stuff. The more work you do the more free stuff you get whether through coupons, deals, or sweepstakes.
So my question to you is how dedicated are you to winning?
Do you enter once, 10 times, 50 times and give up? I NEVER GIVE UP! I am dedicated and in it for the long haul. The reason I am dedicated is because I KNOW I will win. I have proven it over and over. It has NOTHING to do with luck. It has ALL to do with how much work you are willing to put into it. At least, that is my opinion and that’s really all I have to give you isn’t it.
Do you believe?If you think you will lose then you probably will. You MUST believe that you will win and keep believing it even when you aren’t winning. If you believe you will lose then you will give up. Believing you will win is what will keep you going through those dry spells no matter how long they last.
I am here to encourage and teach you what I know but I can’t enter for you. All I can say is believe in yourself and keep doing it even when you’re not winning.
Remember, you can win if you don’t play! (CT Lottery)