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Confessions of a Stat Watcher

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by customerblast, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. customerblast

    customerblast BANNED BANNED

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    Hey peeps, wanted to share something with you guys perhaps some can relate :)

    if you are anything like me, at the beginning of your IM journey you are very motivated, and for months on end without any reward you grind away and work REALLY hard early in the game. You are hungry. I know most people on this forum are hungry and in that state of trying to find anything that works. Making your first $1 online is exciting as it shows you that it's possible and you get a taste for it. I'll never forget the first dollar I made it was one hell of a rush.

    As the years go by all the hard work pays off, and you get something going really well in your IM journey. You find that thing which works for you, and you start making what you consider good money on a daily basis. Enough money to pay all the bills and then some.

    Now here is where I made a mistake that you don't have to repeat if you aren't there yet:

    I became a professional stat watcher. I would carefully watch how much money I was making, if something went a little wrong I was on it..... but 95% of the time I was just watching money. I think I became addicted to just checking stats... if you've made good money and when you login to your networks throughout the day you are watching the numbers rise every hour of the day you know what I'm talking about. Id check how much money I made on my phone while out and about. Your business runs itself and you are the boss, refreshing those stats and celebrating your victory.

    The only problem is.... things change. What once worked becomes saturated. Quite suddenly methods that were banking me great money fell apart, and I was left with increasingly bad stats to watch and a lot of stress..... my mistake was I didn't spend my time building a business and constantly creating new streams, constantly diversifying and growing, pushing forward and creating.

    Being a "professional stat watcher" for many years as I would call it now, I lost a lot of my early motivation and felt entitled that money should just come in. I had to break out of the mindset and realize that it's the difference between being reactive and creative. It was painful to realize how many years I had waisted by just watching instead of doing more. But hey we all make mistakes right? :)

    So my friends sometimes you really gotta ask yourself...am I building and creating new streams of income and a stronger business, or am I just sitting here reactively watching my stats all day?

    There's nothing wrong with checking stats, just make sure that passive income doesn't make you a passive person!! Stay humble even if you are making money like a boss.... because success can be a trap in many ways unless you keep your senses. I learned my lesson the hard way but it's all good cause I got my grind back and it feels good to be moving again!

    Can anyone relate to watching stats a little too much? Or do you manage to always keep pushing forward no matter how much dough you make?
     
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  2. Killanos

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    I remember back in the day before I got banned by Google, I would watch stats regularly. But you are right. Good to know info, because I might have stuck to the mindset. Thank you for your advice.
     
  3. customerblast

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    Anytime :)