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People that are struggling with IM

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by OdieZ, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. OdieZ

    OdieZ Newbie

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    Shut off your computer and just give up. You fucking suck, nobody likes you. You?re a loser. Stop acting like a rockstar, you ain?t shit. You ain?t ever gonna be shit.....Still wanna do IM for a living? Then you got it, make it happen.




    I always felt that discouragement worked better for me than when somebody is encouraging me to do something. In June of 2010, I was laid off from my IT support job. I started to hang out with the wrong people; got hooked on drugs. To make this part of the story short; my "friends" stole my car and totaled it. October comes around and I HAD to get out of the state, my grandparents opened their arms to me, and I stayed there for a few months.


    I was 19, loafing around not really doing much of anything (I was lazy and not looking for work). Grandparents were telling me that I should get out of the house and either go to school, or get a job. About a week later my uncle, who lives with his parents (my grandparents L), he starts yelling and screaming at me to go get a job. My uncle had recently quit his job as a "mac tech" (He can't even program).



    His exact words were "You fucking suck, nobody likes you. You?re a loser. Stop acting like a rockstar, you ain?t shit. You ain?t ever gonna be shit"


    I got on the next airplane with all my shit packed the very next day, flew back to my parents house. I was a high school dropout who had IT experience in office call centers since I was 16. It took me TWO MONTHS to find a job sending out resumes almost every day. I had many interviews, but nobody wanted to really hire me because I was young, and had no certifications, no diploma, and only a computer tech job that lasted 2 and a half years.


    I was hired in April as an SEO engineer, and IT support onsite. I stumbled across BHW and I started to see success very quickly after reading guides and numerous tuts from all around. I was able to buy myself a car, and I'm planning on moving out from my parents house in a few months or so.


    Life is... good now. I feel like I've accomplished so much for living in the highest unemployment state in the US (13.4%). I'm only 20 years old and have NOT graduated highschool, or went to college. I no longer use drugs, going to college next year and life is no longer a downward spiral.



    So many people tried to tell me "oh you should just put the pipe down and look for a job". That didn't happen, but when my uncle told me that I couldn't do something, I did it. I recently talked to him, and he's still jobless 40+ something and living with his parents. I guess that college degree didn't do much for him eh?


    This isn't really a IM success story, but the negativeness that my uncle had for me, was the fire to my fuel; and I thought it would be a different way to get people more motivated.


    Thanks for reading-
     
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  2. gsy159

    gsy159 Power Member

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    regard my friend it made me happy to see that youre happy now=)
     
  3. charlot

    charlot Registered Member

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    Your uncle saw himself and his own failure when he looked at you. And he hated you for it. That's what helped you. YOu should try and pay him back by helping him somehow.
    Grats on the success
     
  4. OdieZ

    OdieZ Newbie

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    Yeah but if I thanked him it would probably all go downhill from there haha. To this very day I keep a picture of him at my desk, and it feeds me the anger I need to continue onward.
     
  5. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well done mate, very inspiring. I agree though you should help your uncle out in return - if you really believe in the philosophy, go tell him he's a useless fuck;)