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Has anyone here burned their offline bridges before IM success?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sebastian Rooks, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Sebastian Rooks

    Sebastian Rooks Registered Member

    Nov 16, 2015
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    More importantly, has anyone here done so, and experienced success?

    It's unlikely. I think the reason that it's unlikely is that it's an irresponsible and irrational thing to do, and those are qualities that would put someone at a disadvantage to succeed in anything.

    Is it possible that a person who recognizes that could overcome it, or am I just deluding myself in hoping so? I'm sorry, if that doesn't make as much sense as I'd like it to.

    Hey, it's the lounge.

    I'm on the edge of a pivotal moment in life, and/or a nervous breakdown for reasons that are too personal and complicated to bring to a public forum. I'm not here trying to cough up my life story.

    I'm thinking about selling offline assets to sustain myself while I focus on this exclusively. I don't have a lot, and what I do have is the basis of my current life/path. My biggest asset took me years of hard work and brings me roughly 20 dollars a day.
    Another way of phrasing that is that I only need to make $20 dollars a day online to equal my biggest offline asset. It can't be that hard, right?

    I've been working for a couple of months now, reading things here, starting to build something myself, currently still at 0 dollars and with a bunch of loose end that need to be polished, scaled up, and tied together before I can expect to make a dime.

    I've got a vps, 40 proxies, twitter acounts, Follow Liker for twitter and instagram, a viral news site I'm working on, UBot Professional, and all I need is $20 a day to match my biggest income source.

    But the question remains. Has anyone quit offline things and then made it in IM because they had the time and more importantly, mental bandwidth to focus on their online pursuits? Or is that really the stupidest idea ever? Maybe it isn't, but it's certainly scary.

    I'm serious about IM. I can't really say why without it becoming the focus of conversation. But I feel like I've got no way to go but forward and I'm thinking about burning the bridges behind me.

    I would love to hear any and all non-generic ideas and actual stories surrounding the idea of storming the beach and burning the boats, and better yet, a little guidance about how to bring all my new online assets together to make a measly $20 a day.

    I'm here to stay for whatever reasons I may have, and I'm going to do whatever it takes to make it no matter what. I don't care how much I have to struggle. Struggling is all I know, I've been doing it my whole life. Only difference is that it's a sunny day and I'm doing it on a computer instead of with power tools.

    I'm looking forward to becoming a contributing member of this forum. VIP is in my future, even if it doesn't look like it now.

    I hope everyone is having a good and productive day.

    Your Friend,
    Sebastian Rooks
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  2. Dbeck19

    Dbeck19 Regular Member

    Oct 19, 2015
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    Interesting read, you also sound like you have the right intentions.

    If you mean burn bridges in terms of quit job/ career to pursue a business that has been done by many entrepreneurs.

    I would recommend starting a business if you believe you can execute your strategy and provide value, success just comes down to how bad you want it.

    This quote seems relevant:


    "You are your own worst enemy. You waste precious time dreaming of the future instead of engaging in the present. Cut your ties to the past; enter unknown territory. Place yourself on a 'death ground' where your back is against the wall and you have to fight like hell to get out alive."
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  3. giuliowebmaster

    giuliowebmaster Newbie

    Sep 9, 2015
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    Thank you for ispiration.
  4. opahopa

    opahopa Junior Member

    Sep 23, 2012
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    never had any offline "job", only kind of small businesses for a few years.
    Last 5 years living only from online incomes.
    for 20$/day there is a lot of opportunities. Just keep fighting, work hard and you'll get what you want for sure.
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  5. TodayNotTomorrow

    TodayNotTomorrow Newbie

    Jan 22, 2016
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    Man, I am 100% with you on this statement! I lost my job and rather than go back to that rat race yet again, I've decided to do it differently and win my time back so that I can focus on the pursuits that are important and meaningful to me. So, I guess I'm answering yes to the first part of your question. What I can't answer is whether it's the stupidest idea ever...I'm hoping it isn't for obvious reasons. I will say that this community wouldn't have sprung up around IM if there wasn't something to it, so I'm banking on my hard work + the resources and knowledge I can find here will = the success I'm looking for. I hope you find the same thing.

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