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I just don't feel the desire to make a lot of money anymore

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pewep, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. pewep

    pewep Power Member

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    I'm the type of person that would rather recognize and deal with a problem right now than pretend it doesn't exist. So gents, I have a problem. I dunno what it is guys, I just ain't feeling it anymore. The insane drive I used to have - a burning desire to get rich that fueled my early online businesses and made me relatively successful just isn't there anymore. After shit happened and I was broke for so long, I just really do.not. feel the desire to be wealthy or even make much money anymore. As long as I can make rent and have a bit of food, I am more or less content. I couldn't imagine being happier if I was richer. I'm not going to pretend that I'm doing it because I am such a spiritually enlightened human being lol - I just do NOT feel the hunger for more money anymore. I just want to be comfortable and have a pretty easy life and just do stuff I'm interested in.

    Anyone else out there ever felt like this? I know it's bad because having money + freedom is great and to be honest, I'm having problems finding the motivation to do anything I really don't have to. Am I depressed or is it something else?
     
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    It's cool just send me your money. :D

    No, this is normal. We all feel unmotivated sometimes. Money doesn't = happiness. Now I know that some smartasses are gonna say "Money doesn't equal happiness but I'd rather cry in a Ferrari" or some shit and think they're being witty. I know rich people who are depressed, I know poor people who are depressed. Money does play a role in this but it's not often the main issue. There are always underlying issues. We can't tell you if you're depressed because we aren't you and don't know how you're feeling.

    I always watch this when I need inspiration or I take a look at my bucket list.



    Good luck
     
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    Contentment isn't necessarily an indication of depression. You might just be happy.
     
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    I say we all get there from time to time, I had ok success for a about 9 months, Im not talking a lot of money but seeing that I do ok where I work a 9 to 5, having an extra $900 to $1000 come in from my online stuff and then working a few clients a month building custom sites I was happy. . . I was so happy I even thought about just doing online stuff.

    Then I just kind of fell off the map, with problems in life, google being an ass and just all around not wanting to deal with clients I went down to not making much and being happy with it.

    So I took time off, and after 4 months or so I came up with an idea that truly makes me want to work my ass off!

    The old stuff is still bring in some money, but after seeing the idea I now have I know I will be doing great in a year. But the point is, take some time and relax, find something you WANT to do and the rest will follow!

    Best of luck
     
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    this is pretty much what rich people do, no? :)
     
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    Go have wife and kids and see that motivation return sharply.
     
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    Make a big trip and meet new people to recharge your batteries.
     
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    Most money for least effort to me is maximum win. I never saw the point of a grind 24/7 mentality.
     
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    I found when I was younger and living on savings I was super hungry to work 14 hours a day 7 days a week. Now that I'm comfortable I totally slack off. I hear ya, dude.
     
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    I hear you. It is good to be content with rent and a bit of food, however, if you ever plan on having kids, or to have safety if you get sick, then it is good to actually make more than the bare minimum. Especially since you are in the US. Most Eurotrash with families still get top healthcare and childcare and schooling for free. You are not so lucky.

    Also, with the possibility of the econocalypse around the corner, it is good to gather some resources. When our currencies start tanking and the unemployment ratios go up, us IM'ers will be among the first to feel the pinch. It is not like we provide any essential services :)
     
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    I am not rich at all but when I was TOTALLY broke I worked so terrible hard that even 2 times I felt on sleep behind my laptop which is not normal at all :) Now when I am not broke I find hard to work like I used to be.
     
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    Maybe you are looking at making money the wrong way. If all you do is think of making money online, you will obviously struggle. You will go about trying to cheat or force visitors into buying something that won't help them. (contextuals, banners, email lists, affiliate marketing, etc.) Remember, if you help your visitors, then you will make money. If you have an answer that will fix their problems, you will be successful.

    When I first started all I was thinking about was to make a few bucks. And then try and multiply that amount each month. I wasn't looking at my audience, nor helping them in any way. I was being selfish, and that is a wrong attitude to do business. I wanted to make money fast. That is not the way you should be thinking. Take your time, study your competition, and utilize what they are missing.

    If you help others, the money they give you will feel earned, respected, clean; as if you have accomplished a great deed and helped someone in any way possible.

    It is getting hard, since all us marketers try to do is rank for our websites and make money. The thing is, we need to build our content like no one else in our niche, and make visitors get us that extra traffic. If the visitors are happy with your site(s) then they will surely share in any way possible. Ex: BHW: We chill here because it has AMAZING content.

    This can be applied in numerous ways of making money online. All you have to do is look at your business as a great journey to helping people FIRST, and then monetize your service (or offer some kind of premium service). I can honestly bet anything that if you have recurring traffic, where people keep visiting because they cannot stay away from your website, then they will gladly pay.

    So, build up a reputation, study different ways to be creative and unique in whichever way possible. Your awareness of wanting to become rich should soon start to fuel up again. Remember that nothing is easy, and everyone that succeeds has to struggle. I hope this is just a bump on your path to making it big. Have faith and keep grinding.

    - MW
     
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    i think when you do something for so long its not fun anymore
    the once excitement you first felt when the money came in wears
    of and the realization that its not a hobby anymore its work
    grinding does that to some1 , the guys are right, take time off
    go shoot something get laid or go on vacation and find a new
    perspective - maybe re-discover yourself
     
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    I hear you. It's understandable. Nothing will ever feel as good as when you made your first bit of money that was substantial (enough to pay the rent & food) in my opinion.

    Travel, take a holiday. Don't bring your laptop. It'll give you some time to reflect.
     
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    I just wanted to say thank you for the feedback in the thread. I really, really appreciate it and will think about it for some time.
     
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    This is it in a nutshell and everyone once and a blue moon something you're interested in will require lots of money you know and how to get it. You're so rich you don't have to follow your boss' ideal of a certain amount of income or activity. You've arrived and it's weirding you out a little but its all good.
     
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    I don't see this as a problem. You should probably think about your history in the event you start to NOT have the revenue to pay rent and eat, but I wouldn't say this is terrible.

    Focus on happiness if that is what you want to do. Take a pragmatic approach, though.
     
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    Maaan, help me make money, maybe you'll feel better. Lol

    I hope you're at least in good health dude.
     
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    You know, I've seen a ton of these motivational type videos, and they're always pretty good, but this one was fantastic.

    It's actually pretty relevant to something that happened to me a few days ago too. My biggest passion is body building and weight lifting and someone I know asked me why I bother doing it when I have to sacrifice so much (Which to them was just not being able to drink sodas or eat McDonalds and that it takes A LOT of hard work and time) I told them because it was my passion and that there's no real way to describe it other than that. I can't put the love I have for when I'm in the gym or when I'm lifting heavier than I've ever lifted before into words.

    He asked then "Even if it is your passion, most body builders never even get to compete or get a sponsor or get to a point where they can make a living off of it" and again I tried to explain that I do it because it's a passion of mine and not for a possible end goal. If the stage comes where I am able to compete then so be it, but for now, I love doing what I do so I'm going to keep doing it regardless of what anyone says.

    Needless to say, I've severely cut ties with this guy.
     
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    I started feeling the same my friend.

    Until 2 years ago - I wanted to make a billion $$ by 35 and then retire - i lost the zeal some months ago. Made a good fortune in last 1 year but now I've lost the zeal primarily because of the burnout. I also started realizing working like crazy and not enjoying life is not worth it. Some questions like "What is the purpose of my life" have started to occur and I've now I've made a decision

    I've decided I'm gonna slog till the end of next year- make enough money to sustain myself for next 5 years. work towards building assets that get me passive income and I spend most of my time vacationing and doing charity. If you've lost the zeal to make money for yourself, do it for ur loved ones and poor people across the world.

    Cheers
     
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