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what's the one thing that you would tell yourself?

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by "Don Vito" Genovese, May 15, 2013.

  1. "Don Vito" Genovese

    "Don Vito" Genovese Junior Member

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    If you had the possibility to go back in time, to when you weren't yet successful in IM, when you started learning, or even before, when would you go, and what would you would tell your younger self? why? :)

    remember: you can only give yourself one advice!
     
  2. TheMoneyWizard

    TheMoneyWizard Elite Member

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    This is the Journey section not the time travel section!
     
  3. DemolitionX

    DemolitionX Registered Member

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    ^lmao, funny. His question is a good one though, I'm curious to the responses as well
     
  4. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Shouldn't stuff like this belong in the lounge???
     
  5. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just get out of school and start learning about IM. Really school and college was a waste of time for me.
     
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  6. "Don Vito" Genovese

    "Don Vito" Genovese Junior Member

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    thought about it, but I put it here 'cause I was thinking it would be more something about your journey as an IMer ... if mods feel like it, they can move it to the lounge :)
     
  7. mak3r

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    Cake is a lie.
     
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  8. lakim0

    lakim0 BANNED BANNED

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    I'd tell my younger me that he's gonna be a successful IMer in the future : ))
     
  9. Izzma

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    Travel back to 2001. Tell my younger self to start learning PHP, MySQL, web design, etc... Objective: Create a social network :)
     
  10. "Don Vito" Genovese

    "Don Vito" Genovese Junior Member

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    so no advice?

    ... in fact ...

    wouldn't that just
    make your younger
    self rest on his
    laurels and actually
    cause him to fail??
    :Thinkingo
     
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    qrazy Senior Member

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    I'd say "Go fuck yourself, you're unfit to be an IM'er"
     
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  12. cro-mag

    cro-mag Power Member

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    I`ll say the lottery numbers :D...

    no need for any other advice lol
     
  13. lakim0

    lakim0 BANNED BANNED

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    If you need advices, that's another deal :

    1. There will be no quick results.
    2. You can't start without knowledge
    3. Read a lot, implement even more
    4. Forget night clubs & free time
    5. Dedicate yourself to IM fully
    6. It's not a hobby, it's a business
    7. Stick to only ONE method at a time
    8. Avoid suffering and collect some money to start
    9. Don't start without a definite, detailed plan
    10. It's a tough road, be prepared to learn rising after the fall
    11. Believe in yourself, if you can't, just be persistent
    12. Fake success until it's real
    13. You are stronger than you think
    14. Be positive.
    15. Never give up!

    I want every newbie to read this, their lives will get much easier.

    Last 2 points are the most important, be positive and never give up.

    Good luck.
     
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  14. MatthewWoodward

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    Hi,

    I actually answered this in detail in an interview-

    4.) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you first started blogging?

    I wish I knew that you could make money.


    Although thinking about it perhaps itís good that I didn’t know you could make money on the internet when I first started out writing games reviews.


    I was never doing it for the money – it was a volunteer position.


    I was doing it because I loved writing, I loved the internet and I loved playing games. I was combining 3 passions into a fun filled super orgy.


    My father always said to me – find your passion in life & then find a way to make money with it.


    If you can do that, you will never ‘work’ another day in your life.
    [​IMG]

    Well I was certainly following my passion and I still am to this day although I haven’t played a game in a long time.


    I believe this is what separates me from a lot of people. A lot of the people I speak to are purely getting into blogging and SEO to make money.


    No other motivation other than to make cold hard cash.


    Quickly.


    The truth is people that just want to make money quickly will never make any real money or build a long term sustainable business online.


    They will buy the dream over and over though

    [​IMG]In a strange way I guess I sort of already knew what I needed to know when I first started.


    I just didn’t know it.


    Follow your passion, not the money.


    Read more at http://www.bloggingtips.com/2013/04...ward-matthewwoodwardcouk/#fSpoDRLa5ik6ocbk.99
     
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  15. Bruut

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    Stop gaming so much :p
     
  16. RushingWind

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    What would you do OP?
     
  17. clark123

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    Thanks! and I really needed those.

    And for me I would go back to 2004 and tell myself "Don't listen to people around you and find the truth by yourself!"
     
  18. "Don Vito" Genovese

    "Don Vito" Genovese Junior Member

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    I can't really answer this question, as I am just starting out, so I can't really go back to a time when I was... starting out, because that would be like ... yesterday :silly:
     
  19. Ibeefaaa

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    Probably the best set of advices for newbies ever posted on this forum.
     
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    Don't focus on the goal / end point. Focus on the actions required to achieve that goal.
     
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