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What do you regret most in IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by starvinmarvin14, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. starvinmarvin14

    starvinmarvin14 Regular Member

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    We have all made mistakes, some of which can cost us a shit load of money.

    My biggest regrets are selling off websites years ago for cheap that would have been big today. Also, taking a method too far which I got caught for right before my payout. Lost about $5k.

    What are yours? ;)
     
  2. mickyfu

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  3. GreenGoblin

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    Nothing! you need to have mistakes to grow...if you don't go threw the trial and errors you will never grow and you will never be successful.
     
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  4. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    my biggest regret - is a hard one to swallow - because ill always wonder.
    its not IM but its a regret non the less.

    me and my wife looked after my mom 5 days a week for many yrs
    doing cooking/cleaning/shopping/gardening/ect
    i noticed over the summer she had lost a little weight nothing major
    i put it down to not eating enough so we made sure we made her more
    meals than just her evening meal.

    i had a doctor out to her in the summer to check her over but i was told
    nothing of the results due to patient/doctor thing and that was that.
    DEC 3rd i went round as i would to cook her meal and she couldn't get out
    of bed, i called my wife/sister/doctor and we had her admitted to hospital
    3 days later on my birthday DEC 6th she passed away in hospital, they said
    it was personal neglect that she just let go.

    havnt been to the grave since the funeral or shed a tear
    since the day she passed, i just buried myself in bhw and
    my proxies. i always wear my heart on my sleeve

    I will always wonder what more i could have done
     
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  5. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    If I was asked one year ago it would be the regret of leaving the industry in 2001

    If I was asked today it would be returning to the indusrty
     
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  6. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    losing 2 sites from #1 ranking for 110k search keyword(lost because of a f*king curiosity).
    selling my restaurant business
     
  7. Furious George

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    I regret seeing Stand up Guys. That movie SUCKS.
     
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  8. l0v3candy

    l0v3candy Junior Member

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    When I was at the top of my IM Career, I stopped working just because I was persuaded to join a Day Job.
     
  9. Qokaine

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    I regret reading this thread.
     
  10. BrianKade001

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    Hey Proxygo,

    That's truly a heart wrenching story. Going by your post it's evident that you had given all that you could, but as the doctors mentioned, "Ut was personal neglect that she just let go", means you're not to be blamed. I think you need to accept the reality, but I know that it takes time, as they say that time is the best healer.

    @OP: I believe that mistakes are integral part of humans. "To err is human". We can learn from our mistakes and move on, but regretting is not a good option.

     
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  11. hitman247

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    Not using the "search" feature on this forum more.
     
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  12. aka sam

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    My Biggest mistake was "Telling People that I make big mistakes" ...!
     
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  13. WhitePassion

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    Biggest mistake was not starting earlier..
     
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  14. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    The wealthiest internet marketers are the ones who have
    failed the most times and made the most mistakes.

    Don't worry about mistakes. If you aren't making any
    mistakes, then you are not hitting internet marketing
    hard enough. Fail fast, and fail forward. Learn from
    your mistakes and keep going. Eventually, you will
    get to where you want to be.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  15. Oukast

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    Pretty much this. Granted I did have my first steps with internet tad before 2000, so I was already quite late, but it took me about 7 years to get my first website up, so... Although, in my defense, I was just 12.
     
  16. Turbo10

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    Sticking with just one income stream for too long. OUCH! You've gotta diversify.
     
  17. HostStage

    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Tons of mistakes more than i can remember but no regrets.

    Regrets don't make you move forward.

    But to be compliant with the thread, i would say to not have set a Anti Fraud system earlier in our hosting business. It costs us more than $10k over the sole 2012 year.
     
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    Did not give the time needed by work i do.
     
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  19. Jeevs

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    I regret not finding BHW before....
     
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  20. synfig

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    Less social life. Sometimes less money (or even nothing). Hard to balance passive and active earning. People treat you like jobless trash unless you get to some position of earning which they feel like respecting. I don't think this is problem with IM but more of early struggling period, or even consistent struggling period for some for large period of time.