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Blackhatworld is the holy grail of information, but only in moderation

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SeanAustin, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    The more time I spend on BHW, the less money I make. The less time I spend on BHW, the more money I seem to make. Seems obvious right?

    If you are starting out, or new to the forum, browse around BHW like it's your day job. There is no harm in that. Take away every single advice and method and lesson that you can find on here, and truly get familiar with IM, which truly is what BHW is best for.

    But once you hit a tipping point of knowledge, and have developed an actionable plan , get the hell off of this site. At that point, you are no longer going to be benefiting at all from browsing around. Your going to get so much more out of taking action. Yes it's cliche and been said before, but it's the one main thing that holds most IM back from becoming truly successful. Do you really think the big dogs out there spent a bunch of their time being a very active part of this forum? Absolutely not. These are the people that are hidden and that we never hear about, because they are off on their own TAKING ACTION. Sure, there are a few big dogs around here who simply enjoy being part of a community, and don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that.

    But for those of you who have a plan of action, yet seem to be just endlessly browsing around this forum, I highly advice that you cut out BHW from your life until you either have made it, or need very specific help clearing an obstacle in your way.

    The amount of money spend online in the next 4 years is said to close to double. This just means to me that I need to spend a hell of a lot more time trying to get my cut, rather then being a lazy zombie browser of BHW. Go earn your money, while the internet is still endlessly expanding.
     
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  2. hameem

    hameem Elite Member

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    I agree. What I would also like to highlight is that stick with one thing. Do not jump around. Pick one method and keep working with it with patience.
     
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  3. LakeForest

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    That's why in the outside world they kick you out of school when you graduate to go into the world to do things.

    It's no different here. It's safe here|at school because it's a womb and the real world is where failure might happen.

    Glad you've realized you have to take action. But, remember graduate school -- you're never finished learning and if you care to continue the community, give back
     
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  4. Guavamonkey

    Guavamonkey Newbie

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    I'd disagree IM changes far faster than most other business experiences. If you're a car salesman you only have to update your knowledge every 4-5 years when a new model comes out. If you wait 4-5 years in IM you may as well be selling a horse and cart / model T Ford.

    BHW is the fountain of knowledge. Just make sure you don't become a professor - go out and use that knowledge! Come back and refresh every day.
     
  5. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    Couldn't agree more. And I would like to add that sticking to one thing is also key for individual tasks. For me, if the task at hand doesn't get done, nothing does. Setting small goals in time blocks has done wonders for workflow.

    I love this because it's true.. most of the time. Whenever you start a new project, you are resetting your success curve on a time spent vs money received type graph. So the odd's are more in your favor if you stick to what you start. Unless, what you have started is potentially a turd that can't be polished.

    Wow. This is on a level of deep I havn't witnesses in a while. Making me think.

    Hence the word 'moderation' in the title! ;)