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How can I quit my addiction to video games?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Quattroporte, May 26, 2013.

  1. Quattroporte

    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone else is struggling to make money not because they're trying to and things aren't working out (yet), but rather they're too busy goofing off and procrastinating from working. My Achilles Heel is definitely games, and I guess the problem lies with the fact that I feel like IM is, for the most part, saturated as far as long term business models go. I feel as though those who achieved their riches through the "magic" of the interwebs are the ones who will stay that way, and the rest of us will have to stick to these short term, blackhat methods that work for a couple months until you're forced to move onto the next thing.

    I see myself as a long term business type of guy, but whenever I even think about maybe getting into e-mail marketing (my most sought-after form of IM), a rush of "how can I afford traffic? I'm not interested in any niches besides video games, and you can't make money from a list in that niche. PPC looks heavily saturated by big businesses, a little guy like me could never afford to compete with them. Guess I give up, back to games." This is the general thought process almost every day for me, and it's driving me insane.

    So...are any of you struggling with this? Maybe I've made the mistake of thinking IM can really be my ticket out of being a slave for someone else after I finish college for the rest of my life. Those of you struggling with procrastination, what did you do to kick yourself and start working?

    Thanks for reading, love you guys. :)
     
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  2. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Pick up a new addiction like making money online or fappin!

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    Edit: I did have this problem a few years ago, I went cold turkey... I got a laptop, and got rid of my mouse... without mouse you can't play first person shooter and I deleted all the games from my HD.

    Also, why not look at life as a game, and play it like a game, i.e you need to collect coins to get new skills and tools, then you have to play some levels 100 times before you finally understand how to move on to the next level.... and you can always go do other things for while, then come back and play when you have had some rest.
     
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  3. zenlagor

    zenlagor Regular Member

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    High Warlord here. I quit my 9-5 and _HAVE_ to make money. I don't have any financial support from parents. I'm also in South America right now, so probably have every set of odds stacked against me. My main money comes from adult and IT consultancy, and I'm getting better at IM everyday. You need to put yourself into a position where it is impossible to play games, trust me your survival instincts will kick in and you'll pull your finger out and start working. If you can spend XX hours a day on a game, you just need to make IM your game.
     
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  4. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Just focus on money making and do it to make you love it *lolz* but video gaming sometimes is cool way to relax and watch how money is rolling in ;D
     
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    Uninstall !
     
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  6. Quattroporte

    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    I agree, it's always good to have some form of relaxation, otherwise you'll burn yourself out!
     
  7. MadMaddy

    MadMaddy Junior Member

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    "You are already in pain, get a reward from it"

    you are addicted to video games, create a blog about video games and make profit out of it
     
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  8. zeetee

    zeetee Regular Member

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    @OP... reminds my old days... take a deep breath... look inside your self... follow your passion. be focused on it. and you will win at the end.... this is you who has to decide how long it will take to reach at end.
     
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  9. Ste Fishkin

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    Just stop playing them bro
     
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    Rotem Guez Power Member

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    I started my IM career after i was addicted to Travian. I found it the same, and the money is for real
     
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  11. DarkPixel

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    Delete your saves. Simple as that. It'll be hard, and you may cry, but it'll be worth it. :D
     
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  12. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    All i can say is grow up.

    Don't mistake me, am 30yrs and deadly crazy for video games and still play them
    but i don't let them control me like every other habits.

    What am trying to say is, don't let forces in the world control you rather
    control the forces in the world. Only maturity of the mind can do this.

    I see a lot of smokers claiming they can't quit smoking no matter how hard they tried.
    I look at such people as not been serious, seriously..

    Until you truly say NO to smoking you can never stop and there is no solution
    other than yourself.

    The ball is in your court...
     
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    Finish all the job first before u start playing the game.

    True story bro. And it work.
     
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  14. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    have proper time management
     
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    Dont. set a new goal:

    to make money ONLINE to get more games. if you use this as your incentive then you will make money online. thats what you want after all right?

    need a bonus? buy a domain and write game reviews, combine money with passion.

    profit :D
     
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    Always been my mind set, and it has always been a game I'm now addicted to :D.
     
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  17. rans333

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    Easily, start drinking or better yet, smoking :)
     
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  18. TheMoneyWizard

    TheMoneyWizard Elite Member

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    Or even better yet MDMA!
     
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  19. technics_1200

    technics_1200 Newbie

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    Not sure how old you are OP but I just kind of grew out of playing video games going into my 20s. I'm 22 now and I'll still play a video game once in a while but it's just not as fun as it used to be.
     
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  20. rasmusk

    rasmusk Senior Member

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    YEA MAN DO LIKE THEMONEYWIZARD AND RANS333 START SMOKING, TAKE MDMA AND DRINK ALOT CAUSE THATS WHAT THE COOL GUYS DO.

    btw IM do not stop you from playing computer games. I have 2 hobbies: Making money with IM & playing computer games.
     
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