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My Journey to $X,XXX/Day. From Rags to Riches - Here's Why I Will NEVER EVER GIVE UP...

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by NowYouCan, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. NowYouCan

    NowYouCan Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I just wanted to create this thread to mark the beginning of my journey to making 4 figures per day and help motivate those of you here who aren't making any money or haven't reached your monetary goals. I'll start off by telling a few things about myself.

    I started internet marketing about two and a half years ago as a clueless noob who didn't know anything about this industry. I wasn't web savvy and I had never created a website before. I had zero knowledge and didn't know where to start. My first few months were spent reading blogs and learning how to create my first website before joining this forum in January 2009. I remember reading thread after thread and didn't know what people were talking about. I was thinking to myself, "what in the world is (insert IM term)? and how the hell can you make money with (insert IM term)?" I'm sure most people new to this must feel the same way.

    Anyway, I got started and soon got caught in information overload because there were too many things that were new to me. I was overwhelmed by the amount of information here so I went through analysis paralysis. This was my first big mistake, just reading and reading and not taking action. My second big mistake came after I had learned a lot from this forum, which was trying to do many things at once instead of one at a time. And so I wasn't able to get anything to work because I didn't spend enough time on them, such as spending one hour on something when it should have taken ten hours. I'm sure a lot of newbies make these two common mistakes.

    Fast forward to today, I'm finally going to start making money after doing internet marketing on and off for the last two years (about one year reading and doing, the other year got distracted by other stuff). I was originally going to start about six months ago but things got in the way so I'm going to start now. I've only been doing it like part-time but getting ready to do it full-time soon. I've learned a lot and am ready to put my knowledge into action. I'm familiar with most of the stuff so all I need to do is take action and start making money. They say around 95% of people who try internet marketing fail. I could have been one of those people who fail but because I didn't give up I'm actually going to be one of those people who succeed. And that brings up my next point.

    You don't have to be very smart or educated to be successful. You just need to find your passion, work hard and never give up. Take me for example (I don't want to share everything so I'll make a long story short). My parents were born poor and had little education. English isn't my first language and to make it worse I stutter. You must be wondering...given my background, why do I believe I can reach my big goals? The reason is because I'm someone who doesn't take no for an answer. I dream big, I have big goals, I want to go to the top. I don't like my current life so I'm going to do something to change it. There are certain things in life that we can't really control, such as if we were going to be born into a rich or poor family, are very smart or just average, etc. Some people just have it easier than other people. But being less fortunate doesn't give you an excuse to give up. It just means that you have to work harder than other people to get there. And I believe hard work and persistence are two things that everyone can have, it is up to YOU to decide if you want to or not so the choice is yours.

    I believe the biggest obstacle to success is yourself. Once you overcome self-doubt, self-limiting beliefs, laziness, lack of motivation, etc., everything else becomes so much easier. If you want to be good at this, you need to treat it like a business instead of a hobby. Someone who treats this seriously will do better than someone who is just doing it for fun. Some of you must be thinking, there is no way I'm going to make 4 figures per day. But as I've learned, that is a self-limiting belief. So what if I have uneducated parents or I stutter, I believe in myself and what I can do. Life makes it hard for me but I will find a way around the roadblock. I'm not good at speaking (stuttering problem) so I will write. I can't find my dream job so I will create my dream job (my own business). See? If something doesn't work, find another way. That is persistence, never give up in the face of obstacles. There are people here who make 4 figures per day, some even 5 figures per day. They started just like I did, as a noob who didn't know anything about internet marketing. If they can do it, so can I. Like they say...if you believe you can or can't, you are right.

    (Note: If you want to hear someone say something similiar to "They started just like I did, as a noob who didn't know anything about internet marketing. If they can do it, so can I", watch the video below - from 0:56 to 1:09. The way he says it can fire you up.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwG81Tnmjes

    (Note: Stuttering didn't stop a king so it shouldn't stop me either. Watch the video below, my favorite part from 1:10 to 1:49)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzI4D6dyp_o

    What I believe is that everyone is good at something. After looking through all my choices, I've decided I'm going to do marketing because I find it fun and exciting. I'm not a very smart person, just average to above average. I'm not good at math and science. I'm not smart enough to go to Ivy League schools. I don't know everything, there is a lot of stuff I don't know (but I'm willing to learn). But it doesn't really matter because I believe I've found what I'm good at, which is marketing. Just like those sports players who are good at sports, singers good at music, actors good at acting, you should focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses because that's how you become successful in life. Look at those sports players and celebrities making millions while the rest of us can only dream how much money that is. In today's world, it is about turning yourself into an asset...in other words, what do you have that is desired?

    You don't have to follow the traditional route of going to school and getting a job working for a boss. You can become an entrepreneur and start your own business working for yourself. Of course it's harder but the rewards are worth it. As someone once quoted Robert Frost's quote to me a few years ago, "I took the road less traveled by and that has made all the difference". I didn't understand how the quote could apply to me back then because I was just a naive high school graduate with no real life experience. In internet marketing, the quote is like thinking outside the box. In real life, it is like starting your own business instead of working a job for the rest of your life.

    I'm very determined to start my own successful marketing business and completely change my life. I've waited for this moment for a very long time and the time has finally come. I'll start with internet marketing then move on to bigger things. Thanks to this forum and all you wonderful people here, I have everything I need here to make my dreams come true. I have a lot of things to do, such as getting my first car and fixing my health problems. In the future, I want to go to places like the Big Apple, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. I'll figure out a way to get there, one way or the other.

    Before I end this post, I want to say again that you should never give up. Do you want to know why they always say "never give up"? Because you will succeed if you keep going and never quit, as shown by those successful people who went from the bottom to the top. You are not alone when you have to face any obstacles that stand in your way on the road to success. Persistence is your friend and together you two are stronger than anything that stands in the way. I wouldn't be here today writing this post if it wasn't for persistence. If it inspires you at all...if someone like me can have big dreams and is willing to do whatever it takes to make my dreams come true, then you should have no reason at all to quit and stop pursuing your dreams. You only live life once so stop wasting time and go do what you want to do. Because at the end of your life, more often than not you will regret what you didn't do instead of what you did do.

    I'll post updates every once in a while (maybe every week) because I'll be very busy reading/studying/working/fixing my problems. Don't worry, this won't turn into one of those threads where the thread starter disappears and never updates anymore (unless I leave this place when it's time to move on to bigger things, of which I will do a final update).

    Thank you for reading. Have a nice day and go make some money! :)


    P.S. My name has two meanings (you should know the first meaning after reading this post). And if you abbreviate it, you should know the name of my favorite city and also my "home".
     
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  2. Riseing

    Riseing Regular Member

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    Thanks, that is just what I needed to hear.
     
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  3. loveiswar12

    loveiswar12 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the motivation. Awesome post.

    I've subscribed and I'll be checking in every so often.
     
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  4. m0nster

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    ran right into that wall o text. OW!

    ;]

    goodluck OP
     
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    Duckyshucky Junior Member

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    Wall... seriously. I though I was done reading once I got to the video ><. It was a very solid read. Thanks for the share. :D
     
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  6. talkmeow

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    tl;dr

    but good luck with your journey
     
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  7. IamNRE

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    You can do it bro! Aim for the stars!... worst case scenario you land on the moon!

    I am in quite a similar situation bro!

    We WILL do it! :D

    I don't care what others think is possible and not possible.

    In this life we have the power to create our own wildest dreams and our worst nightmares!

    And I would say your smarter than 90% of the general public if you know and believe in that little fact. You are an inspiration, and I believe you will reach your goal if you stick to the plan and keep on keeping on.

    Send me a PM if you want to exchange skype/msn.
     
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  8. confined

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    tl but did read.

    anyways, what're you selling? sounds like rehashed motivational stuff leading up to a pre sell and then coaching. just saying that it sounds like all the other crap on here about "You can do it, follow me. oh by the way I offer coaching for $5k limited people get in fast!" etc.

    these posts are all the same.
     
  9. matmcg

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    What is the method you are going to use?
     
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    It's definitely possible man, keep at it!

    I started off like you when I was 14, absolutely no idea that money could be made online, but you learn.

    Never be afraid to read ANOTHER eBook or watch ANOTHER video demo that might look like something you already know. Eventually, all this knowledge links up and you really start putting the pieces together of a successful business venture.
     
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    OMG....Bet some of you believe your own landers.
     
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    this needs to be the official creed of bhw and a required read before joining as a member.
     
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    They're all the same because it's true and what most people probably don't realize. It's like a cliche saying like "follow your dreams", everyone has heard that but how many people actually do it? I think this kind of repititon is good because it needs to be set into peoples head and one of the most important values, imo, in life.
     
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    lol... it seems pretty genuine to me. That is a pretty good idea though :D
     
  15. NowYouCan

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    Ok, lets get this started :). I've made a list of all the things that I would like to improve:

    1)Motivation: how to always have a positive mindset no matter what happens.
    2)Productivity: how to manage my time and get stuff done.
    3)Health: how to eat healthy and get in shape.
    4)Communication: how to fix my speech problem and better interact with other people.
    5)Dating: how to get women.
    6)Personal Finance: how to take care of myself.

    This journal won't be just about making money. If I can improve all the things listed above, my life will be so much better and I will be able to make a lot more money. It isn't going to be easy but I believe I can do it.

    I've a list of business and marketing books that I will be reading. Someone recommended using an ebook reader so I'll look into it and see how good it is.

    Do any of you know any good books that have greatly helped you (changed your way of thinking) or deal with any of the 6 things listed above? I've a pretty big list of good books but I just want to make sure I don't miss a book that could change my life.

    Just to list a few:
    Think and Grow Rich
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    The Richest Man in Babylon
    The 4 Hour Workweek
    How to Win Friends and Influence People
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    I also read magazines such as Inc, Forbes and BusinessWeek to get ideas. I told you guys...I wasn't kidding in my post, I'm very very serious (this isn't going to be like other journal threads so you better watch out :)).

    For those of you wondering what I mean by "bigger things" here
    I want to think outside the box and take my marketing to a whole new level. I like internet marketing but I don't love it. I like to go to places and talk to people instead of being on the computer too much. Maybe the idea will come to me when the time is right.

    I want to thank all of you guys here for making this forum what it is today. I've come across a lot of great posts written by very smart people. This is better than any college education.

    I'm going to make a promise to everyone that I will hold myself accountable. This is it, I've tried many times before to change my life but was never able to do it because I quit when I had to step out of my comfort zone. But things are a lot different now, I'm older and know a lot more than before. Internet marketing has given me the first step on the road to success. Lets do it! :cool:

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    Thank you for the encouragement. I wish you the best too. We can do it if we believe in ourselves and be willing to work hard and never give up. One thing is true: if you believe you can or can't, you are right.

    Sell the idea that the biggest obstacle to your success is yourself :). Don't worry, I didn't create this thread to sell coaching or anything like that. I understand where you are coming from so I encourage you to follow this thread and be the first person to call me out when I try to sell coaching...or better yet, get amazed when you see my progress and that I'm real, not fake.

    I've a list of good methods so I'm going to decide which one I'm going to do first. The main thing is to focus, one thing at a time and give each one 110%.

    Thank you for the encouragement. I wish I had started that early but I'm still young and have a lot of things waiting for me in life.

    You are right, a successful business is like a puzzle. You have to put all the pieces together before you end up with a successful business. But too bad most people quit before they can complete the puzzle.
     
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    The rich dad, poor dad are proven scam.
     
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    Sweet post dude !
     
  18. IamNRE

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    I have read all those books, plus many others of that nature :D

    I highly recommend them all :D

    One audio book you might consider getting is "the power of now" by Eckhart Tolle, its a book about being comfortable with yourself in any given situation and being happy and living in the now, coz at the end of the day that is all we have! NOW!

    Yesterday is an I.O.U, you can not bank on tomorrow, so cash on today!
     
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  19. Riseing

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    Rich Dad, Poor Dad


    Really guys.....you read that crap? That book is full of lies. The writer even admitted it.
     
  20. loveiswar12

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    How's it going OP?