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ArtOfPersuasion's Journey to Financial Independence

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by ArtOfPersuasion, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. ArtOfPersuasion

    ArtOfPersuasion Newbie

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    Hi guys. A quick introduction.

    I'm a 24-year old guy, who just spent a year in China studying martial arts. Coming back, I feel kind of depressed. I want to go back, but don't have the money to do so. My friends are there and I have a girlfriend there that I can't be with because I lack the funds to stay there. Working is also not an option, since I'd have to come back to my country every time I run out of money.

    Throughout my life, I've always changed my mind on a nearly daily basis. As a result my life get's nowhere. I don't have a degree, any job experience or a place of my own. I need to do this now. I need to. My friends are getting jobs, getting married and getting their own places. My parents' patience with me is at an all-time low and everyone around me says I need to give up on this dream of financial independence. That I should just get a job here and forget about travel.

    F**k that.

    The plan: Get money. Go to China. Get my girlfriend. Travel. Happiness.


    As I said before, I change my mind on a daily basis. I really suck at focusing on one thing and sticking to it. That's why, as so many do, I made a journey thread. Now honestly, I don't really know what I'm doing. I haven't really had any experience with IM or so, except that I used to make websites when I was a teen and made some adsense money there.

    I'm going to start with some really small goals and scale it up from there! I read an interesting method by likam0 using facebook. Sounds good. And I have to start somewhere, right?

    Ok. Let's do this guys!

    Goal 1: Make 1 fake facebook account and get it to almost 5000 friends.
    Goal 2: Monetize and earn 1 euro a day.


    Don't mind my small goals, I give up too easily if they're too big.

    What I'll be doing today (it's evening here): Make that 1 account and get some friends.
     
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  2. ahead

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    I understand your situation. A lot of people go through the same and they give up too easily or their mind keeps on fluctuating and they get bored very easily. That's why most of the people are not successful in IM.

    The best part is that you don't need to change anything/anybody else to be successful. Unfortunately, that's also the worst part because to win over your bad habits is hard.

    But don't give up this time. Listen to motivational stuff everyday, do meditation, do whatever it takes to be successful and use the law of attraction to your advantage. Good luck! :)
     
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    ArtOfPersuasion Newbie

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    Thanks for the motivation, buddy!
     
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    ahead Registered Member

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    You are welcome. I would also suggest you to work on a method that can bring long-term income. However, just make sure that you don't lose focus on the current fb method.
     
  5. Vonais

    Vonais Power Member

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    Seems like you are using lakim0's method. Facebook has killed almost all the pieces of that method so I suggest you not use it unless you plan on using lots of time and work to cover your tracks for a low payout. Good luck.
     
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    ArtOfPersuasion Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, Vonais. I'll still give it a shot though. I just need to see some results to show myself that it's possible to earn money with IM :)
    After that, I'll find another method.
     
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    Nice detailed post! Wish you the best of luck on your journey :)

    It's a long road but persevere!
     
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    all the best OP ... if you find sticking to a project is hard then I recommend having a friend to keep you accountable preferably someone in IM.
     
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    This will really lead you no where if you don't abolish this habit fast.

    Reading this made me feel like you're already going to be doomed from the start...

    You should be setting a big goal for yourself (share it with us :D), then set small incremental goals in order to get there. It will help you stay focused.

    Good luck!

    PS: This is going to sound harsh but you should break up with your gf. You might find that the attachment will become a big distraction when trying to reach financial freedom.
     
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    Ouch. One of the reasons he is trying to make money is so he can see his gf.

    Op you're going to need big money if you're just going to live life traveling. I don't know what you're doing now, whether it's school or something else, but you're going to need time and effort to succeed. If you can't focus on one thing and not give up on it, then as kinlee said, ur kinda doomed from the beginning.
     
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  11. Lakitu

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    One of my biggest problems is staying focused on one thing too, so I know your pain. That's one of the reasons why I started a journey thread as well and why I've been posting on it daily, even if I only accomplished small things. Maybe you should try this too; it'll give you another reason to keep up with your journey. Make it your goal to post about your journey every single day. It doesn't even have to be about your journey; it can be about your day and how you feel. All of that goes into a journey, not just websites, backlinks, and revenue. Become passionate and make a promise to the community and don't break it. If you're having trouble, partner up with someone to keep you on track. If you fail to post progress every day, then you're going to fail in the long run. I see countless people post "Hey guys, here's my journey to $XXX in XX amount of time" and then they never update their threads. Post frequently, it'll keep you motivated. Don't quit before you even started. You were brave enough to start not be brave enough to follow through on it. Good luck and I hope you achieve your goals. :)
     
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    keep spirit buddy..
     
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    any updates on this ?
    or is this dead already
    how are you going to keep getting income if you are to go back to China as they blocked alot of sites that you can profit from.