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Gonna work for myself or die trying

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by goblinsystems, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. goblinsystems

    goblinsystems Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey BHW, I've been lurking around here for a little over a month, have learned a lot from all the old threads I have gone through, and have already had some excellent experiences buying a few services from the marketplace.

    I walked out of my well paying corporate job at the beginning of this year, despite not yet having a proven full-time income to fall back on. I simply could not take one more day of that extremely toxic environment, that was completely run on an energy of anxiety and a cult of overwork. Every single day that I was there, I had to lie to myself and everyone around me about who I really was, what my thoughts, feelings and opinions were. I made a decision that I was going to do whatever it took to find something else to do where I could be fully authentic and be myself and speak my mind. Inevitably that decision lead me the path of entrepeneurship.

    For the past several months I have been pursuing a couple different business models, including private-labeling Amazon FBA and ranking several local lead-gen sites and selling leads to local businesses. I haven't hit gold yet, but I hope and feel that I am knocking on the door and something has got to give any day now. I've put a lot of time and money, and more importantly mental energy into solving the problem of how to make money online. I'm really betting 100% on my self here to get something going, as I have no other source of income at the moment. I am very fortunate in that I have a savings buffer which will carry me through the next few months, I have a very healthy line of credit to draw upon, and if worst comes to worst I have a very supportive family network that is fully behind me and my aspirations.

    Again, I am at a very positive place overall (for the first time of my life), as I just know something has to work eventually, especially since my 'why' motivation is strong enough and I have no choice but to succeed. I intuitively understand the need to diversify the projects that I am working on, so that all of my eggs are not in one basket, and that planting more seeds will maximize my chances of success. That's why I'm happy to be a part of this BHW forum, there is so much immense value here, as people are literally just spoon feeding great strategies and business models for others to go out and implement. My intention here is to be one of the 'doers' who doesn't just read and consume information, but actually goes out and takes the action.

    Glad to be here, thanks to everyone who has contributed to this forum over the past several years. I am very grateful for this virtual treasure-trove of information.
     
  2. Adrian79

    Adrian79 Junior Member

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    Good luck. I can relate to your situation somewhat.

    My recommendation would be to focus on one thing and keep working on that until you get it to work.

    To often people start working on something (example - Amazon) and then it gets tough or they hit a 'road-block' and rather than work hard and find a solution they jump to something else believing that will be their key to riches.
     
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  3. goblinsystems

    goblinsystems Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for your reply!

    I will definately keep this in mind and try to avoid the trap of always 'chasing the next shiny object'. My logic in diversity is that some projects take a few months to mature, so I don't want to have all my hopes in one thing starting to make a significant return three months from now... I'd rather spread that risk in case there are a few 'duds'.
     
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    Good for you to stepping up! I wish you only the best!
     
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  5. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Welcome aboard, you have what it takes to win. All you have to do is keep walking down the hard path.
     
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  6. allphase

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    You had me at "die trying" be careful what you wish for... lol If that's the case, I've been dying for the last eight plus years! But I f'ing love it!
    Staying positive is key, and a shit-load of focus helps too.
     
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