Procrastination And Time Management

    Looks A lot Like Chaos

    What really drives me crazy is at the end of the day, after I have had such good intentions – I have accomplished absolutely nothing! I started to do ‘stuff’, but then there was the phone call. And then there was that show I have been waiting to see for months. And then I had to stop to eat lunch. Then there was… and there was… and then the day was done. Procrastination and time management is a huge impedance to achieving success at anything.

    Now this is me! I am upset with myself. I had good intentions but was not able to stay focused. I am pounding myself and feeling very unworthy of anything. I feel like I am incapable of succeeding. I can’t focus. I can’t seem to get motivated to do the things I need to do.

    This feeling of under achieving now bleeds off into my daily life. Now I am angry with the people around me.  I might even be a bit jealous of others accomplishments. This is a pattern that never leads to anything positive. It is a vicious circle that we get trapped in BUT it is NOT very difficult to end the cycle.


    We can make a conscious decision to take action and win this on-going struggle with PROCRASTINATION. Yes, I said it. The dirty word! It is possible to change your actions to be more beneficial to the end goal.

    Here Is A List Of Things To Do

    • Make a list
    • Organize the list
    • Check it off as it gets done
    • Praise yourself
    • Relax at the end of the day!
    • Smile because you know you did well

    Is it Really That Easy?

    Well, if you can convince yourself that you need to follow the list – Yes. If you truly have no ability to get off your butt and do something, maybe it is not simply procrastination. Maybe it is depression or anxiety or something medical that needs to be accessed by proper medical authorities. That is a possibility. But… Don’t use that as an excuse.

    A Little Bit Of Hard Truth

    Procrastination is a habit. A habit of putting of until tomorrow what you can get done today. It is also a part of that instant gratification problem. I do the hard work tomorrow so I can have fun today.

    Then there is the other one. Simply being lazy. Now, there is another habit. If I do that tomorrow, I can play my video games today.

    All this is a cycle that is created by actions or I should say Lack of Actions. I know these are not words you like to read. They are truths one must look at and decide if we fit into these categories.

    The simple truth is there is a reason we procrastinate. As soon as we figure it out, we will be able to move forward in ways we only dream of.

    Being someone that gets things done leaves us with an incredible sense of accomplishment. The ability to create whatever we want in life is an ability we nurture within ourselves.

    Take pride in yourself. Be a doer. When you look at that list of things to do, follow it. Number one then number two and so on. Organize the list in such a way where one leads to the next.

    If you need to pick up bread, make the next thing on the list something you have to do while in town.  You know the old saying ‘kill two birds with one stone’. I am pretty sure everyone already knows all this stuff. Sometimes we simply need a boot to get our feet in motion.

    If you need to change the oil on your car, let the next step be something that can get done while you wait such as pay bills on line from the app on your phone. Maybe you need to send notices to someone, do it while you wait. You could simply work on your list for tomorrow. No, I don’t mean copy the list of today for tomorrow.  Remember, we are accomplishing our goals.

    Be a Doer. Start your day with something that is going to motivate you to move. A shower, a cup of coffee, breakfast, and a brisk walk.

    Take a minute to gift yourself with something that pleases you. A reward for getting out of the house or wherever you have to go or do.

    Life Is A Series Of Habits

    Like the rock thrown in the pond that creates a ripple, our habits are that ripple.

    The big kicker is this is true. Everything we do, we do out of habit. Think about it. Look at the activities you do during the course of your day. How many things do you do that you have done thousands of times before. How many of those things do you do almost without thinking.

    I has a ripple effect. Our habits have consequences – good or bad. They all lead to an end game.

    If life is a series of habits, then they can be altered to benefit us in some way. A habit can be created by doing something several times until it becomes second nature. So, a bad habit can be recreated by doing the good habit until it is second nature. Like quitting smoking. Going for a walk. Eating healthier food. Cutting down on sugar. Reinventing Yourself!

    From Comfort To More

    I can step out on the deep end here say that chances are you are living a life you did not choose – for the most part. Let me explain…

    • You are working in a job because of the pay – not because it is what you want to do.
    • You feel kind of stuck where you are because the bank account is not big enough to allow you the time to change your plan.
    • You wish you had more time to do the things you love to do.
    • You wish you had more time to spend with your family/friends/partner.
    • You do not believe in yourself enough to take the needed steps to change your situation.
    • You do not believe in yourself enough to know you would be at success at something different.

    Sound about right? I could go on but I think you get the point. Well, this website is filled with information that can help you look at life from a different perspective. I work diligently to get people to look ‘outside’ the box or to see the cup as half full instead of half empty.

    I would like you to take a look around and consider life according to a new set of rules – YOUR RULES. Maybe reading this will help you see things from a different perspective.

    Just a Candid Discussion

    Is this just a candid discussion? No, it is not. I have a reason for talking to you about this stuff.  I would like to help you change your position in life. I want to share this website with you in hopes that you will decide to join me in that journey to recreating your life.

    I am asking you to look around the website here. Read the posts with an open mind and consider your place in the world. When you are done, I am hoping you will see the benefit in joining me to create your Prosperity. Please, leave a few words if you feel inspired, or not. I would love to hear from you and share with you how you can change your situation from where it is now, wherever that is – to something more.

    I will see you on the other side.





      It Isn’t Easy To Not Be Sleazy!


        It Really Is Easy To Not Be Sleazy!

        Want to make money? Want to make money really quick? LOL! SELL DRUGS. You can make quick money, lots of quick money, always be looking over your shoulder until that day comes when the red and blue lights are flashing as they have surrounded you and now you get it.

        Going to jail.

        Going to pay a huge fine, lose the respect of those who love you, lose your real job – if you had one, acquire a police record, be deemed as the dregg of society.

        Extreme right!? Well, believe it or not, many go this route and end up exactly as depicted.

        Not Going Down This Road

        I know – never you – and never me! That’s why you are here reading this post. We know this road of drug dealing or doing anything illegal is simply not an option. For whatever reason we choose to go the straight and narrow, we also realize we are not going to get rich quick because simply, making money takes work – hard work.

        Although sometimes hard work is simply thinking smarter and working smarter. Many high ranking business folks have stated that if they had to do it all again, they would go with a network marketing business model.

        Yup, folks like Donald Trump and Bill Gates. Love them or hate them – they are loaded!

        Well, it makes sense. All things considered, it is way less overhead. It is also where EVERYTHING is headed. Why not be on the winning end of it before it becomes so saturated you need to be an affiliate to 100’s of programs in order to make  decent money.

        So far, you really have no idea what the heck I am even talking about. Honestly, sometimes I wonder myself if I do. Then I wake up.  I realize I am living the things I am writing about. I am online doing it everyday.  Well, almost everyday.

        I am doing it while on vacation. I am doing it in the living room and the back porch, sitting by the pool at my neices house in another state, while looking out the window at my brothers house watching the snow fall.

        I am doing it anywhere I want to where I have a signal for my phone or an internet connection. Yup. That is pretty much every place you go now-a-days.

        I work on the world wide web. I build websites. I build websites that rank in google and other search engines across the web. My webpages are viewed from all over the world. I am connected to people all over the globe.

        I utilize so many tools, I don’t know how many I have! I have access to many top ranked marketers from all across the planet, from Australia to America and every place (pretty much) in between.

        I can talk to them at 1am or at 10pm, at 5am or 5pm. My tools and people are available 24/7/365.

        I can build 50 websites. All the tools for the first one are there for the 50th one. So are the people.

        Nothing has to change in your life except your prosperity which will change for the better if you dedicate yourself to the process and stick with it. You can do it any time so you don’t have to starve while building your place. When the money matches your income from your JOB, you quit and take back your time. Put a little of that time from the JOB into your online presence and your income will grow – and grow – and grow – doing something you love to do!

        I Forgot To Mention

        I love what I do because I am doing what I love. I am promoting my own visions, my own aspirations, building MY dreams.  I am not beholden to anyone as my pursuit of success in my life – for me – is doing what I love.

        I am an artist. I create things with my hands. It is joy in my life. Doing what I do here, online, in this company I work within, for myself – gives me the 2 things I need to do my art;  Time and Money.

        So, in doing what I do on the internet, I get more time to do other things I love to do that I would not be able to do with the dedication I am able to give unless I had more time – and yes – more money.

        Success as defined by me!

        I am doing in a couple of years what most people struggle to do in a lifetime and never achieve – success!

        Not just success though. Success as defined by me!

        What is to love about this kind of success? Okay, lets just access the benefits;

        1) You choose your time to work.

        2) You choose where you will work.

        3) You choose how much money you make.

        4) You choose what you will do as your job.

        What do you Get? Okay, lets just take a look at that;

        1) You get control of your time.

        2) You get control of your life.

        3) You get control of your destiny.

        4) You get the ability to alter for the better all those you effect.

        Could there be other benefits I am not mentioning?

        Okay, lets look at other benefits

        1) You live happier.

        2) You live healthier.

        I am pretty sure I don’t have to explain the benefits of living a happier and healthier lifestyle.

        What Are You Waiting For?

        Common sense question… What are you waiting for? Live better, laugh more, tell jokes, go camping, take a vacation, make some memories and then make some more.

        If you have ever thought about changing life to be more appealing, more beneficial, more with YOUR dreams and goals at the end of that tunnel – Come and work with me and 1000’s upon 1000’s of others that have taken back our lives without selling our souls to management.

        Check out the future right here. Click the banner and take the first step to the reclamation. This is you re-claiming your life!

        See you on the better side.

        Please, share your thoughts. Leave a message, ask a question, say hi. Please share this information with those who might like this opportunity. The internet is changing people’s lives – some for the better and some not. Be on the winning side of the world-wide-web!






          A Review Of “Earn Easy Commissions” – An Online Referral Marketing Program

            Before We Begin

            One of the ways we communicate the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate is to show you what a great program it is. That’s not always an easy task. Short of showing our bank accounts and all the money we are making, it is nearly impossible to show how successful it can be – for anyone with a little drive and determination.

            There’s a reason it’s so difficult to show. I could tell you that you might make a million dollars which would be the truth. It could be a lie also. The problem with ANY program is the results are different for every single person who participates.

            If you get hired for a job, any job, I can not assure you that you will not ever get fired – no one can! You might call in sick a few times a month or just not show up one day, or just complain about having to be at work or you may not perform to their expectations. Maybe they downsize and you end up on the chopping block. I have no control over those factors or of your work ethic or dedication to the success in your life. Therefore, I can not begin to predict how much money any person will make. The potential to make money is here, massive amounts of money – yes, I said massive amounts of money. The key to how much is YOU! It ALL depends on you.

            So, to say you will make a fortune, a small fortune, or no money at all could be accurate on all three accounts.

            Make Sure You Have All The Right Tools

            I have written a review on Wealthy Affiliate. You can view it here.  And as I have said in other posts here, I believe all programs start with good intentions and could work for many people. Simply, it depends on how much money you want to invest and if you want to waste money or not.

            So, Let’s Talk About Why I Am Here

            Today, I want to talk about a program called “Earn Easy Commissions”. Usually I have a ‘review format’ for a post such as this. But today, I just want to write about them and give some information and talk about needs.

            So, let me fill in some needed information.

            The owner: Chuck Nguyen

            Age: Unknown but not old.

            Group website: Closed Facebook Page open only to members. “Chucks Private Mastermind”

            Business type: Referral marketing (best I can do to explain what it is).

            This is where it gets a bit sticky. I am going to see this through as I am determined to explain this as best I can.

            How “Earn Easy Commissions” Works

            Because I have searched for so long to find the best program to be a part of, researching is second nature for me.  I had to do an incredible amount of research for my Masters Degree and through that I have become quite good at it.

            Like the roving reporter who sneaks in to get the interview, I have joined many programs to get the scoop and continually prove (to myself), that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place for me (and for you) to be.

            After joining Earn Easy Commissions, I had more questions than answers. My first Question was; What am I selling?

            The best I can answer is that the whole program is based on a referral link you are given at the onset of your membership. Of course, I will go with the free membership at first. Got to see what I am getting.

            Okay, free gives you $1 for every referral you make to the program. A referral is someone who has a legit email, verifies their email, watches the first video, has a valid email address, and connects their Paypal account (for payment of commissions – of course).

            Now, there are other levels – paying levels.

            Pro, VIP, and Elite. Along with these levels, commissions get bigger.  At the highest level, the commission is 50%. The cost to be at that level will be $2000. Yes that is right. It is a one time fee.  Thank the heavens for small favors.

            The payout is … free members get $1 per qualified referral. That is it. No matter where the referral goes in the program, the free member will always only get $1.

            Pro gets higher commissions and commissions for referrals going ‘Pro’ Yes, you got it right. There is a fee for going Pro. But you get more money.  For $150, a one time fee, you will get $100 commission for those who go Pro. You will also gain access to more marketing tools and training. These marketing tools need to be purchased on a monthly installment (which means paying to be in the program every month). The amount you will pay depends on what level tools you ‘rent’ and how many tools you employ.

            You can upgrade to VIP and get more access to training and higher commissions and it is $500 to join at this level. This is a one time fee. However, there are more ‘tools to rent’.

            As a free member, I do not have access to this information until I go to the PRO level. After doing some research on the internet, I was able to find another source of information on this program that gave me more conflicting information on the pay out and levels.

            The highest level is $2000 to join and gives you more training tools, marketing tools and higher commissions.

            It looks like people are simply making the owner rich… really rich. All you ever have to do is promote your referral link and when people come in, you get a commission based on how much you have paid to the program. Meaning if you are free, you get $1. If you have paid the $2000 to be at the highest level, you get $1000 for everyone that has joined at the highest level, and a commission for the levels below that according to the cost of membership at that level. For the pro, it is $100 commission. So, you would get $1 + $100 + $250 + $1000.

            Now the kicker. There are conflicting pieces of information out there on this program.  There is a video Here to watch that talks about the program but the information is not the same as the program website.  The levels are all different and the pay structure is different. This video talks about free, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond levels.  At the source of the program where you sign up, it has free, pro, vip, and elite. The cost to join each level are also different than the cost stated in the video and the video is made from a member of Earn Easy Commissions.

            The video talks about a payout schedule according to the video is – free earns 5%, bronze, $100 to join and earns 10%, silver, $200 to join and earns 20%, Gold, $300 to join and earns 30% commission, Platinum is $400 to join and earns 40%, Diamond is $500 to join and earns 80% commission.

            But this is not the actual pay scale according to the sign up page. There is conflicting informatin out there on this program.

            What Does “Earn Easy Commissions” Sell

            Nothing! There is no product.  You are selling a membership to a program where you will be purchasing programs such as autoresponders  and tracking tools to promote your affiliate link.

            When doing more research on this program, I came across more information on the owner of the company, Chuck seems to have had another program on the internet and has incorporated it into the Earn Easy Commission program. I actually found a video of the elite program and Chuck talks to the folks who have paid for the elite status and tells them to post every sale they make to facebook (Earn Easy Commissions private facebook page), in an attempt to get those who have not yet joined a higher tier to join and that they could get the commission from the member joining the higher tier. This conflicks with most programs out there.

            If someone brings a person into a program, they are usually attached to the sponsoring party. Apparently every pay out is a one time deal.  There is no residual income. This means when you bring someone in, you will get a paycheck for bringing them in – the amount of that paycheck is dependent on your level. Once you have received your commission for that person, you must bring in a new person to get any more money. Not a good plan.

            So, all in all, as this is not really an extremely clear review of the sight Earn Easy commissions, it is an example of how confusing the program is.

            In A Nut Shell

            The program does not sell anything. It gets people to promote a link to the program. Depending on the level you are at will depend on the commission you make. Free makes $1 on referrals and no more on anything. Strong incentive to upgrade to the highest level where you make the most commission and on more than one tier – 4 tiers.

            The first level is free. The second level is Pro at $150 one time. The third level is Vip at $500 one time. The  fourth level is Elite at $2000 one time. The elite gives you the most perks. You must join several pay-per-month programs such as Clickmagic and a few other marketing tools for a per-month payment. So, it will cost you upwards of $2650.00 to get to the highest level of commission as you have to purchase each level to the top, ie first Pro then Vip and finally Elite.  Then there is the monthly fee’s from the autoresponders and marketing tools required to run your ‘referral promoting’ business.

            How Did You Say You Make Money?

            So, you buy the programs within the progam to promote your non-product program. You make at the free level $1 on all referrals, Pro you make $50 per referral, VIP you make $250  and Elite you make $1000.

            There is the potential to make a bit more as you reach the higher levels as you can now get paid from the affiliate programs you had to join to stay with ‘Earn Easy Commissions’.

            So, I am going to make a judgement call here.  I have been on the web for a very long time.  I have been in marketing for longer. I have done MLM (multilevel marketing). Network Marketing for companies such as ‘Excel’ telecommunications where I was a Regional Director, Life Force International, Legacy for Life, Youngevity and others too numerous to mention. I have a clear understanding of how this works.

            My call here is that this guy has figured out a way to leverage his own affiliate memberships into a program that he can sell to those who want to make money online.

            In other words…

            I believe he is an affiliate marketer and an affiliate of ALL the programs you must purchase/rent monthly and when you sign up for them, you become a part of his downline and he makes money monthly off all the programs you are required to sign up for through EEC (Earn Easy Commissions).

            So, when you sign up for the levels, for example, the Elite at a one time cost to you of $2000, he makes $1000. You make $1000 also – when someone you refer joins the Elite level.

            It is not a bad deal if you have all the time in the world to dedicate to this program because you are going to be doing some serious work here. Building email lists, keeping the lists clean (which means taking all the precautions to not spam, and keeping your autoresponder up-to-date with ‘unsubscribes’). I assure you, this is quite time consuming, especially when you are getting 1000’s of email to tend with. This is a job in itself. Keeping all your info up-to-date.

            Oh yea, I forgot that you get to do some ad copy also. The program will give you a small commission on writing your own emails – adcopy, which makes less work for – guess who – yup – Chuck who now has less to do because he has convinced you that doing this is a good thing. I’ll give it to him – he is slick!

            Working Smarter – Not Harder

            So, here is my question to you.  How do you want this to play out in the long run? I personally, do not see this program withstanding the test of time (he has already changed the program once that I am aware of) . If and when the program fails, where are you left? Everything will simply cease to exist. You will have nothing but monthly rentals and a referral link to a blank page.

            Will you have learned how to run a business? NO, because most things are automated.  Chuck keeps saying as you advance up the levels – ‘what changes? Nothing! All you do is keep referring folks to the progam for your one-time payment. If you are playing on the ‘free’ membership, it could take a while to save enough to upgrade. It takes a long time to collect 500 One dollar bills or 2000 one dollar bills.

            Do you know any more about internet marketing? Not much. You do know how to work an autoresponder and how to clean up email lists. You know how to post to Facebook, join groups to promote your business, facebook groups, (which most times you must be in line with the group to even be considered to be a member of the group). (Just as an ‘fyi’ sidenote, I tried to post my ‘referral link’ from Earn Easy Commission and Facebook said it was not allowed on Facebook as it violates Facebooks rules).

            He uses statements like “Go out there and Hussle and basically just Crush it! But as long as you are a free member, you will get zero from anyone who joins that is not from the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Not sure why this is that way. Once you get to pro though, it no longer matters where they are from. So, this seems like another incentive to get you to upgrade through the ranks.

            This is almost a reverse multi-level marketing format. Usually, you would get paid a higher percentage at the lower levels and it would decrease as you went through your downline. But it makes sense for Chuck to pay at the top because if he can get $1000 for everyone who goes Elite, well, thats a ton of money. He is the one sitting at the top of the mountain rolling in dough. He is getting residual income for everyone who signs up for those ‘tools’ he offers because he is more than likely, an affiliate with each one and paying the highest rental for the tools you are getting because the highest level allows him to have unlimited everything, domain names, email lists, and whatever else they offer. So he can simply add you to his tools and his part is automated. In my research, I found he had approximately 10,000 members. Which means, if statistics ring true, about 75% of the people have upgraded to Elite. There is really no other way to make money with this program… He has already made Millions! You make the money on your referral. He makes the money on ALL referrals.

            The Top Always Makes The Money

            There is no way around this truth. If you join a program, the program designers will make a ton of money. For me, it makes sense to join a program that is affordable and designed to give you what you need to be successful.

            Programs such as this one are designed to make the top rich. Hey, business is business. We don’t create a business with the intention of becoming poor – right.

            The question to be answered is does this program work for me? By that I mean;

            1. Is it affordable?
            2. Am I learning anything?
            3. Will it stand the test of time?
            4. Does it have the potential to make me a decent living?
            5. Does it have a good support system?

            I can answer those questions with a resounding NO!

            Earn Easy Commission uses an upsell technique that will mostly tick you off from the start. The one thing I truly can not tolerate is when I buy something and the next page where you expect to get the receipt, you end up getting another sell before you complete your purchase… that is the ‘upsell’.  Sometime there are several upsells.

            This turns me off so fast that I am almost every time going to click to cancel because I immediately realize that I am being played by a selling strategy and honesty is absolutely not a part of the program I am looking at.

            So Here Is MY Sell

            Yes, here it is. I am building my business. I am not in a ‘get rich quick’ program because unless you have a million to create a succesful business out the door, you actually have to work.

            I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for a year now and I am still here! I learn so much! I have a deep understanding of how the internet works. I have access to so many trainings it is almost scary (it was actually scary when I first started). I have access to some of the top internet marketers on the web – 24/7/365! The annual cost of this program is less than one dinner out at a five star restuarant and a movie for a family of 4.  I know this because my son and his wife and myself and my spouse just went to a five star restaurant and a movie and it was less than the annual fee to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate. Aside from the membership, I have purchased a domain name for $16 anually. I did not have to do that. There are free domains within the membership.

            If you are looking at becoming an internet marketer – for anything – any kind of business – any niche, look at Wealthy Affiliate.  The possibilities are truly endless. You are only limited by your imagination and dedication to your success.

            It just makes sense. Wealthy Affiliate is by far a program designed to put YOU in the driver seat of your future. Check it out. I am certain you will see how amazing it is and what wonderful things it can do for your life!  You can take it for a free ride and see for yourself the incredible opportunity that lies within. Click the banner below to get started today.

            If you join Wealthy Affiliate as a Premium member within your first seven days, there will be an incredible discount for your first month!

            Please, leave me a note. Let me know what you think. I will see you on the other side. Do look me up when you are ready to create your bright future with Wealthy Affiliate. I am looking forward to working with you and helping in any way I can!








              “What Is “NORMAL”

                The Awakening

                As I sit here going through the blog posts I have written, I had an epiphany I would like to share with you. I believe this could be the most important blog I will write.  So if you are truly interested in creating your future as you feel it should be…

                Grab a latte or an ice tea or whatever your favorite (non-alcoholic) drink is, have a seat in your most comfy chair, settle in for a serious preponderance of an extremely thought-provoking and potentially life-changing conversation.

                The Way Things Are Done “Normally

                Honestly, I believe it’s not our fault we turn out the way we do. With a skill set designed to create a mundane and complicated life, filled with strife and struggle – who can blame the student. We are a result of the life lessons we are taught before we have a choice.

                Our thought processes are formed based on what information we are given or shown from our caretakers. They do it this way because it is how they were taught.

                We are introduced to the styles of clothing we wear, what colors we wear, what we eat and what we believe about life.   – We are given our food – our clothes – our toys. Even our friends as we grow are dictated by where we live, who our parents know and hang out with, fellow employees/acquaintances, relatives, and neighbors. The children of our parents’ friends become our friends because they are who we are exposed to.

                As humans, we need this initial exposure and teaching.  We are not like animals who are born and instinctively know how to hunt for food.

                There does come a point when we have free will and the right to make choices for our own lives. That day is today. Today we move away from normal. Today we begin to build OUR dreams. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives! Today is a day of discovery when we realize that we are infinite, a child of the universe, capable of anything we apply our selves to with diligence and dedication.

                I digress.


                In search of all things normal, I came up with some interesting phrases.  What I found was an unfortunate description of how people all over the world are molded from birth.

                I am not going to post a bunch of links to support my findings. You can do the research yourself, which I highly recommend anyway. We tend to believe lots of information posted throughout the World Wide Web without doing any research which is a bad habit as it is simply taking information for granted without any verification. So, please – verify.

                I researched three dictionaries from online sources. They were Wiki/Wiki thesaurus/ and a British dictionary.

                Following are a list of words used to describe ‘normal’:

                Noun: conforming to the standard or common type, usual, the average or mean, the standard or type.

                Thesaurus: natural, orderly, ordinary, traditional, typical, average, commonplace, general, run-of-the-mill, unexceptional.

                Psychological definition: free from mental disorder

                Is This Where You Want To Be?

                I did that research a long time ago and searched it again for the sake of this post. Definitions change every day it seems.

                For the longest time, I believed that being considered ‘normal’ was a good thing. It was then, over twenty years ago, I decided that being ‘normal’ was not a category I wanted to belong in.  In fact, I decided that if I am going to belong in any category,  I wanted it to be the ‘me’ category, my determination, my success, my joy, my creation, my life.

                I think the part of ‘normal’ that bothered me the most was conforming to the standard or common type‘. Thinking about what that meant and how that affected my life, I woke up.

                Not only did I not want to be ‘normal’, I did not want to be any of the other things ‘normal’ represented such as ‘average, commonplace, regular, and ordinary’.

                If I have been told by 10 people consistently for years that I am normal, I will believe it. Everyone will believe it. First is the process of desensitization where we become familiar with whatever information is being presented to us. Secondly, is the process of acceptance where we believe what we are being told simply because we are hearing it everywhere.  Thirdly, is acceptance.  This is also the process of propoganda which we are constanly being barraged with from the media and political sources to keep us in the dark or sway us in a particular direction. Along with acceptance comes conformity. This is where we believe what we are told and we live our lives accordingly. We live our lives being or working toward being ‘normal’.

                Too Many People Alone In A Crowd

                After considering the level of happiness being achieved by many folks in the struggle to live a normal life, myself included – it seemed to me that it is a way of holding people back. Consider this; if we are raised to believe that being normal is a rightous and good way to be, when we can look at our lives and confirm that we are in fact normal, we can relaxe and simply continue doing what we are doing because we have arrived, we have succeeded, we are right where we are suppose to be – ‘Normal’.

                Consider this. If there is a population of 325 million people in the United States and of those people 25 million are rich, either through inheritance or hard work, that means that the other 300 million must be normal. Normal described as ‘typical’ could represent 300 million Americans as overworked and underpaid.

                These two groups of people – 25 Milllion People and 300 million people are filled with normal people. However, what is normal for one group of people may not be normal for another group of people. For instance, a wealthy family may get up in the morning and sit at a breakfast table and have a chef or other servants prepare and serve their meal.  For some wealthy folk – that is normal.

                A poverty stricken group of people may wake up in the morning, brush the snow off their cardboard cave on some back street, pull themselves out into the cold and wander down the street to the soup kitchen where they might be able to grab a hot cup of coffee and maybe something to eat. Within a homeless group, this is normal/typical.

                So, honestly and I mean lets be real here. Is there such a thing as normal? Do we live our lives with blinders on to the truth about life?

                I do not believe there is such a thing as ‘normal’. How can one word be used to describe such an diversely unrelated group of people and/or circumstances?

                But I digress.

                I decided that I would decide who and what I am for myself.  This is an important step for anyone to succeed in any area of life. No one can move forward beyond the norm unless you are willing to recreate yourself. Become greater than the ‘norm’. Become greater than ‘average’. Become more than ‘common’.

                It is simple! We all have been told to comply, maintain, be productive, go with the flo, don’t make waves, don’t stand out, don’t draw attention. I do not see any success in this process. Bill Gates is certainly not normal‘. He was once just a child who’s parents jumped for joy when he went pee-pee in the toilet.

                He went against the ‘normal’ rules and stood out. When he was hanging out in garages, building his first computer, do you think folks looked at him and said

                “That is just great! Billy is going to  create one of the worlds categorically first and most profound pieces of technology that will be in nearly every persons home in the civilized world AND become the worlds most wealthy man!

                Or do you think they said “That kid hangs out in the garage all the time talking about some cockamamie story about cyberspace. He is a bit off his rocker!” I choose the latter of the two.

                “Well, Look at him now.  He is worth more money than God – figuratively speaking. Look at anyone who is extremely successful – aside from those born with a silver spoon in their mouth as they don’t count, they are groomed to be successful on levels most people work their butts off to obtain and most times never get there. Not to mention they have the financial resources to pay others to make them successful and it is mostly what they do. Those that are very successful have walked a different path, thought outside the box and mostly work for themselves – not other people.

                My point is in order for us to not be ‘normal’, we must believe in ourselves, believe that we are not like everyone else – not like ANYONE ELSE.  We must see ourselves as an individual capable of thinking for ourselves and making decisions based on what we want for our lives, not what someone else wants for us or from us.

                What ‘Normal’ Has Done To My Attitude

                I realize this blog must sound like a big sell. And that is partially correct. There is a reason for this explanation of normal. I am an online marketer. With the internet being such a prominent part of everyone’s life – and it is only becoming more entwined in our lives daily – it only makes sense to be a part of it.

                When I think of who I want to read this article, a normal person does not come to mind. This is not for normal people. It is for people who know they can achieve whatever they set their mind to. For those who would not allow outside influences to determine their level of success. I want someone to read this, sign up for Wealthy Affiliate and work it so one day, not so long down the road, I will get an email or a message or a comment on a post I write saying that making the choice to join WA has changed their life for the better in ways they couldn’t have imagined upon initially joining. That is absolutely the probablity for those who make a committment to succeed in Wealthy Affiliate. NO LIE! NO BS! Bottom line is that level of success is completely possible for anyone. Period!

                Eventually, if you are not tightly entwined with the internet, you will be left behind as the internet is not going to disappear one day. It is here to stay and everything is moving to the internet.

                Now you can be on the internet on your cell phone. Cell phone – now there is a whole other story! The internet is everywhere. It is accessible from just about anywhere. Today, there are people doing business with someone in China while sipping coffee with friends at Starbucks. There are people gaming with people across the world in games like World of Warcraft and Gears of War, The Sims and Fallout Las Vegas. It truly is the internet of all things.

                I can order pizza for delivery on the internet – and do. I can do pretty much anything on the internet. We can get information on any subject we can think of. We work on the web, buy on the web, sell on the web, keep in touch, blog, learn, game and so much more. It is the internet of all things.

                What Being Normal Doesn’t Look Like

                I am an Affiliate for a training program called ‘Wealthy Affiliate’. When I began with WA, it was to create my own prosperity, to determine my own hours and increase my overall worth so I could be in control of all aspects of my life.

                However, I must admit that my presence here on the internet and my experience with Wealthy Affiliate, my reasons for doing this have become so much more. My business in WA IS to continue to create my own personal wealth and prosperity and live the life I want to live. Since joining Wealthy Affiliate, I have learned that there are so many people out there searching for something better.

                I am not saying that this is right for everyone. Nothing is right for everyone. What I am saying is if there is a void, something missing, if you feel you are living your life to make a paycheck and at the end of the day, missing out on living because you are working so long and hard to just pay the bills, this is an option.

                This is a way for you to change your stars.

                Anyone can do it. And, honestly – I would absolutely love to see everyone live the life they want and achieve their dreams. Afterall, isnt’t that the whole purpose for life?

                I am going to share some VERY personal stuff here. You see, I come from a very dysfunctional family background as I am sure so many of us do. Both Parents were alcoholics and abusive. I am also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse which can seriously alter negatively one’s self-image.  So, learning to grow away from the negativity and self-image I grew up with was a battle.

                Not only did I consider myself all those terms used to describe ‘normal’, I considered myself much less than that. Unlovable and unworthy are two places I battled to rise from.

                Today, I have completed my Bachelors Degree as well as my Master’s Degree. Something twenty years ago I could not have seen as even a consideration, let alone an achievement. I have come a long way, baby!

                That is what discovering the definition of normal did for me. It was as simple as making the decision to follow MY dream, MY choices. I decided that as long as I had breath and a brain, I could work diligently to ‘change my stars’ (from ‘A Knights Tale’ starring Keith Ledger).

                I tell you now, it was no easy task to complete my education.  I dropped out of school while in the 7th grade. Without any more education, I received my GED without any formal classes and went straight to college. I had no math beyond fractions or any of the S.T.E.M. courses beyond that level.  I assure you, the GED did not come close to prepare me for college some 25 years later.

                I tell you this as an example of the proof that anyone can change their stars. All you have to do is decide to do it and follow through. I am not saying it is easy. All success is earned through hard work. This kind of work is working smarter – not harder!

                Normal has changed my attitude towards most things in my life. I would rather reap the fruits of my hard work then to have some company reap the fruits of my hard work while I struggle from paycheck to paycheck. Just makes sense to me.

                One Step at a Time

                Don’t Except NORMAL

                Baby steps. One foot in front of the other. One step at a time. That is how it gets done.

                This is the part where I tell you to join Wealthy Affiliate. So consider yourself told.

                I am however, going to take this one step further. Yes, I want you to join Wealthy Affiliate. If you are here, reading this blog, you are interested in becoming an online marketer on some level. So with that, I can say that Wealthy Affiliate IS the best deal on the internet to get you where you want to be – hands down!

                I would like you to read the review of Wealthy Affiliate first though. After you see what it is and what it has to offer, you will no doubt see the beauty in this program. And you can always leave me a message and I will be glad to respond to your comments. I am going to take this one step further though. Yes, I would like you to join me.

                I would like for you to think about all the things I have said here more.

                Ponder this discussion. Look at your life. Figure out if there is anything you could do to make your life better, your outlook better, your situation better through thinking outside the box and moving away from normal.

                Regardless of whether you join Wealthy Affiliate or not, I hope the information on this website gives you much to think about, information you can apply to your life.  Mostly, I hope you find what you are looking for and that it brings joy, good health, and prosperity for you and those you love and care for.

                Coming from the place in life I came from, and knowing that the world has a way of keeping us ‘little folk’ down, I want this site to inspire everyone that comes here. I want it to be a moving forward point for growth, for happiness and for success.

                So, on that note, I will bid you well.  Please, have a look around. I hope you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate if you are looking to become a success on the internet. It is certainly all the right tools to get you there. If you choose to not join, I hope you become a success at whatever you decide to do.

                Check it out here and please, leave me a note about your visit, suggestions, inspirations or just to say hi.






                  THE WALK THROUGH

                    An Example of How It Is Done

                    I have talked a ton about Wealthy Affiliate and how wonderful it is.  I have explained the cost effectiveness of the program and how you simply can not beat it any where on the internet. I have talked about all the wonderful tools you have access to to as a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate.

                    What I have not talked about specifically is the set of tools and how it might look while working towards your goal. So, in this blog, I am going to do just that.  The following is an actual description of how it would look on your first day in Wealthy Affiliate. Here goes!

                    I am logged in and arrive at my home page. There is a dashboard that has a list of places I can go to.  There is training for creating a Wealthy Affiliate site and Training for creating a site in a niche I choose. So, for the sake of this blog, I click on the Affiliate Bootcamp link which is for the Wealthy Affiliate training and my first page of training opens up and I begin reading.

                    The first page is an quick explanation of what it is with a simple breakdown of the lessons in this first section. There are 10 lessons, each with a set of lessons inside.

                    The first thing I notices was the comment field. There are over 9,000 comments right now on this page. I quickly realize I am not alone in this.

                    Lesson 1 is broken down into 10 lessons and I quickly notice that lesson 3 is building the website. Wow! This is going to move quickly. I begin to get excited at the prospect of being in business for myself and it is the first time it feels real. I even get a little nervous.

                    A Quick description of benefits and course outcome is presented:

                    1. Understand the WA Affiliate Program Opportunity
                    2. How to Set and Reach Extraordinary Affiliate Goals
                    3. Learn How You Can Meet Us in Vegas next year!
                    4. How to Share Content Within Wealthy Affiliate and Earn
                    5. Finding and Creating a Successful “Authority” Style Domain
                    6. Creating a Massively Successful WA Affiliate Campaign

                    I Have My Coffee And My Computer

                    I am ready to begin the journey. I dig right in. I begin reading and as I read and do the lesson, I realize there is a ton of information here to be absorbed and this is serious stuff. Not sure I understand all of what is being explained. One thing I can tell you now is to follow the lessons. Even if you do not understand completely what is being explained, you will. You will be repeating things and going over stuff and doing things in different ways and believe me the lessons are set up so you pick up the information in the way it needs to be applied and as you continue through all the lessons, you WILL  pick up the information and it WILL become a part of your knowledge base. 
                    You work your way through and you are at the lesson you probably have been waiting for… building the website. You get to that page where you have to choose your theme for your site and your head explodes. The choices.  How do I choose what to do? This is where I started asking the most questions. What do I need to know about the themes to build a successful website.
                    I have changed my theme three times. So don’t worry about it too much. Remember you have a lot to learn and you WILL get there.
                    As you continue on, you will learn about the security of your website. How to make a post and a page and what the difference is.  You will create a privacy policy page. You will learn how to put images on your site, create menu’s, what to put in those menu’s, how to organize the menu’s and where you put the menu’s on your website.
                    Lessons progress and you have a website on line… you are Published to the internet of all things. Now you learn about search engines and how important they are to the success of your business.  You also will learn how to use the search engines to benefit your site.  You will learn how to get your site and posts ranked with search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing among others. You will learn how important getting ranked is to the success of your business and how to create posts that will get you ranked well.
                    I know all this stuff I have talked about so far is really foreign to you. Trust me, it will become second nature and in just a few short weeks, you will begin to understand this clearly and you will look back at the first time you signed into Wealthy Affiliate and realize how far you have come in such a short period of time. You really should pat yourself on the back because if you have stuck with it, committed to building this business for yourself and your loved ones, you are now in an a position for success to be the only option. The only thing that will stop you from succeeding now is you!
                    Remember, success does not happen over night. If you have checked into Wealthy Affiliate, you have learned that if you sign up for this, on an annual basis, (first, you will have saved yourself a TON of money), you can not build a successful business for 350ish dollars a year anywhere except right here in Wealthy Affiliate. Some people catch on really quick and are off and running in a few months, some take a little longer, some a year and some take two maybe more…. But where can you create a successful business for 350ish dollars a YEAR? All the tools will continue to be there for you every day, every night, every week, all the time.  There will always be someone to ask your question who will respond and/or direct you to the appropriate place to resolve your problem, whatever it is. You will never be alone.
                    How awesome is that?!
                    I will be here for you! My handle in Wealthy Affiliate is Dannyb1 and you can find me here.

                    Every lesson you complete will advance your knowledge and your skills. I often look back at the beginning and am amazed at what I have achieved, how much I have learned, how much I have created and how it is changing my life.
                    I am grateful for many things. I am grateful that I was willing to step outside my comfort zone and take a chance on me. Every successful person has one thing in common… more I am sure, but this one thing… They believe in themselves. Maybe not completely even. Enough to take that initial step and start moving in that direction. As you move forward, your successes will show you that you CAN learn to be successful… that you are capable of creating something wonderful for your life, that you CAN take back your life… that you CAN gain control over your time and your destiny.
                    I know it all sounds so hyped up. I thought it was not within reach for me. I grabbed this like holding on to a rope for dear life.  I tied a knot in the end and gave it my best shot.  I am still here. I am not rich on this day. I do have more control over my life.  I can take time if I need it. I don’t have to worry about someone else controlling my life and my dreams. Do I work? Yes, I do. I work for me.  I work for my dreams ~ not someone else’s. The money I make is mine. I am enjoying the journey again.
                    I realize this is not an explicit explanation of Wealthy Affiliate, but it is a real one. Am I trying to bring you into this training program? Yes, I am. Do I believe it can change your life? Yes, I do. Why? Because it has changed mine and if it can change mine, it can certainly change yours.
                    It is not going to happen over night. You still have to work. You might even have to work harder for a while. I know you can’t just quit your job and expect this to give you that paycheck that will pay all the bills without any down time. It won’t. However, if you stick with it, and follow the lessons, it will more than replace that paycheck. It will allow you the freedom to take control of your life, your time, spend more time doing what you love, time with your family, traveling, the things that make you happy and make your life one you can live with and be happy.  That is worth the work to get there.
                    Check out the review of Wealthy Affiliate and see for yourself what the training and community have to offer, then sign up for free and look around, go through the first lesson, make your own choice.  I am sure you will see how amazing this truly is. Then get serious, commit to the training and to your future.  I will be here along with thousands of others creating our dreams/ living our dreams/ and ready to help you every step of the way!!!

                      What Holds YOU Back?

                        IS THERE A FIRE BURNING INSIDE YOU?

                        No sell here.  Just a conversation about you and me.

                        I know in my travels throughout the internet, it seems like every single thing is a sale, or a promotion.  Buy this. Buy that. Sales. Opportunities to get rich or meditate yourself to complete incredible health.

                        This is probably no different for you. So, I want to take a minute to explain a few things to you about the Wealthy Affiliate program and why I think it works so well. Also, why I believe there is no other program that offers what Wealthy Affiliate offers.  What makes it worth while and why it is where ~ I feel ~ anyone marketing on the internet, that wants to be in control of how that happens and be successful ought to be.

                        You see, I don’t believe there is anyone out there that doesn’t want to be in control of their lives.  People have family, friends, companions, and places they want to be able to spend time with and see.

                        In all my years in this world, the one thing I have learned is that we are all disposable. There is always someone in the background ready to pick up where we leave off. Nobody’s job is completely secure. You hear all the time about so-and-so who worked for this company for 30 or so years and went in to work one day and were let go for whatever reason.  Maybe the company was down sizing or losing money, or simply were replacing folks with young blood. 

                        I have even heard of companies that are having their long time employees training their replacements.

                        This is not made up stuff.  It is real and happening everywhere.  We are an ID number and we produce and make companies successful.  Without us, they fold. Even with that, we are just a number and as easily replaceable as a pair of old socks. Sad ~ but true.

                        These white-water rafters look like they are having fun.  I agree. I am in upstate NY visiting family and friends. Today, I am writing this blog. It is raining out and a stay in kind of day. So, I have chosen to work some. Tomorrow is Wednesday. Most of my friends and family will be at their regular jobs. The sun will be out and myself and a friend are going kayaking here in the Adirondacks.  I will probably take some pictures and use them on my website later.  Even playing, I can work or work while I play and the work IS play.

                        Right now, I am downloading a game onto my PC to play later when it rains again and I don’t want to work. I choose my work hours. I choose how long I will work. I like that freedom. Don’t get me wrong… I work!

                        I have learned and am learning so much about marketing on the internet, I have two businesses on line that I’ve created through Wealthy Affiliate and there will be more.  I’m putting together a blueprint for an actual storefront and am excited about that!

                        Every tool I could possible need is available to me here in Wealthy Affiliate. I pay one fee, once a year and it is minimal. Can you maintain a business for $350.00 a year. I can and I am doing exactly that. Right now I have three domains. All of them are a work in progress as I work on them a little four or five times a week.

                        I never need to wash my hands after working. I do not have to drive to work or from work.  I can work in my living room or in another state in someone else’s living room.  I can work at Starbucks. I can work anywhere off line and then go on line later and apply what I have created.

                        I know this is long winded. I wanted to show you that I am a real person here behind this keyboard. You can be that person behind a keyboard too. For the cost of dinner out once a month, you can have access to every tool you could possibly need to become successful doing any kind of business on the internet.

                        I guess I would like it if every one took back their time and their power and became successful in their own right. There is always going to to be those that never quite believe in their true potential and discard this sort of thing right away. There is a road less traveled out there and it is an amazing road if you dare to achieve your dreams and aspire for something more than a 40 – 60 hour work week for someone who will discard you in a minute if it will increase their bottom line.

                        Check it out.  You can do it for free. In fact, you could do it and never have to pay for it. For your success and your ability to create your own freedoms, check us out.  You won’t be sorry you did.  Here is to your future. Here is to the adventure of a life time on the road less traveled!

                        One last thing, feel free to leave a comment, ask a question or check out some of the other posts on this sight.  There is a wealth of information available for you to make a sound decision to come on board with us. You won’t be sorry you did.  To your success!


                          You Want to Work Online


                            Looking for the opportunity you hope will change your life?

                            I have often tried to figure out how that scenario would play it. I have created dream lists and painted pictures of what my home would look like once my dream was achieved.  I have imagined what kind of little red sport car I would be driving. Maybe I would be riding in the back seat and having someone drive for me.  Big Dreams!!! Big imagination. Big failure. It took me some time to realize one very important truth – Dreams don’t come true unless you create them and that means hard work.

                            The First Mistake

                            I believe there is a child in each of us who continues to challenge our reality. It pops its head up every now and again. It is that part of us that loves DC Comic movies. Every Halloween it comes out to play – in the costume we choose to give out candy in or the way we feel when we see others having fun while we work hard to pay bills and put food on the table. I call this inner child ‘HIN’.  Sounds Asian, huh. It’s not. It’s an acronym for ‘have it now’. We all have one whether we choose to acknowledge it or not.

                            Our first mistake in that search to find the path to our eventual success is letting that inner child guide us. We want to be able to go to work in our pj’s or while sitting by the pool.  We want to take that vacation and know we are making a ton of money while walking through the surf on some lavish resort beach.  We want to be where ever we want to be when ever we want to be there. 

                            The internet has created the false dream. It has created the persona of instant gratification. I want it now! And in some instances, you CAN get it NOW. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to work for us in the area of creating our personal wealth.

                            It’s Time For A Birthday

                            The only way we are going to succeed is to have a few birthdays.  So, celebrate and blow out the candles. It’s time to start thinking as the grown ups think. There is no easy way to the end goal. No matter what our goal is, we are going to have to learn, practice, and apply those lessons over and over again.  Each time we take a step, it will be better than the last step. Every time we complete a task, it will be with a bit more skill than the last task. Each step we take will be one step closer to our goals.

                            As with any growth, there are growing pains. We will stumble and sometimes we will fall. This will give us the opportunity to evaluate our steps and correct them.

                            So, if you are serious about working on line, there is a whole bunch of useful information on this site. Check out the list of articles written with YOU in mind.  With the information and tools available through this website, Just as I am doing, YOU can also achieve your highest aspirations.

                            To take the next step, I could try to sell you something. But I won’t. Because I want you to make a truly honest decision based on what YOU want for your life. Read this article, if you are still here and thinking you want to walk that ‘road less traveled’ and reach for your dreams, there will be a link to take you to the next step.  What ever road you choose – May it be filled with health and prosperity!

                              Earn Money Working Online

                                Working Online Can Be A Very Lucrative Venture –

                                If You Choose The Correct Platform.


                                A Personal Promotion of Wealthy Affiliate

                                It’s kind of like standing out there in the vastness of space when you are looking for the right platform. So, I am here to help you answer some of those questions that need to be answered before you jump off the deep end.

                                You have decided you want to work on line. Of course, it is to make money.  Why would anyone want to work and not make money.  So, a few things we need to decide right off the bat…

                                • What do I want to do?
                                • How much time do I have to dedicate to this venture?
                                • Do I have money to invest or am I looking for something free?
                                • Do I know what I am doing?
                                • Do I need to learn how to be successful on the internet?
                                • How am I going to learn to be a success?
                                • Can I learn while creating my internet presence?

                                Lets Get Those Questions Out Of The Way

                                What Do I Want To Do?

                                Maybe you are a crafter or an artist and make beautiful jewelry and have an inventory building up.  Maybe you are a carpenter who loves to build cabinets.  Maybe you are very social and love talking to people about things that are important to you.  Maybe you want to share what you know with the world.

                                Media has the biggest reach of everything everywhere. Think about it.  People want to see what their friends and family are doing, they go to Facebook to see the latest posts.  People give a shout out to twitter and share their thoughts with the rest of the world.  When someone needs a birthday present, directions, or want to learn about something new, they go to the internet. Pretty much everyone goes to the internet.

                                It makes perfect sense to create a space on the internet.  But what do you want to do?


                                How Much Time Do I Have To Dedicate To This Venture?

                                While there are many site out there that will tell you how easy it is to create a presence on line, become successful and give up your day job, it is simply not the truth. Okay, granted, if you have thousands of dollars to invest and pay some guru to create that success for you, it could happen that way. But the truth is it is simply not an easy task.

                                Think about it for a moment. And no, I am not trying to scare you or create anxiety. The truth is that sometimes the fruit is awesome and sometimes the fruit is only awesome to look at.

                                There are Billions of people out there surfing the internet. Of those billions, Millions are doing business on line. Of those Millions doing business on line, millions are successful.  You hear about them all the time.  Sites like Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo, Google, YouTube and many more are making a fortune.  I remember back in 1996, I got my first personal computer and signed up with Yahoo for an email address.  Yahoo was quite small at the time.  Certainly not the giant they are today. They were pretty much an email site.  Twenty years later, they are a common household word so much that anyone who has access to the internet knows who Yahoo is.

                                That didn’t happen over night. It did happen relatively fast though. So, within the concept of time, it can happen quickly.  That all depends on YOU!

                                Just as you get up in the morning to go to your job, you will sit in front of the computer and start your work here. In the same way you learned to perform your job, you will learn to create your internet presence.  Life is all about learning. How well you learn, depends on how good the instructor is and how dedicated you are to understanding the lessons and incorporating the information.

                                Learning takes time. And when you are dealing with creating a presence on the internet, we are talking about a whole new platform.  A whole new language to learn.  Sounds daunting – right? It is only what you make it. 

                                So, how much time do you have to invest in this new venture? Better to dedicate time now and reap the rewards of learning now.  If you can dedicate a few hours a day to this, utilize the support you will have (if you choose to go with an awesome training program), you will surely leverage your time to succeed in a much shorter period of time than you will going to that job everyday and working from paycheck to paycheck.

                                Consider this…Would you rather work hard for a year or two to gain complete success and be able to enjoy the life you imagine  – or – Continue to work paycheck to paycheck simply because you do not have enough faith in yourself to take the leap to prosperity?

                                In fact, you could dedicate yourself to this and create a whole new work environment. How much time do you have to dedicate to your future? To your happiness? To your prosperity?


                                Do I have money to invest or am I looking for something free?

                                 Any one that knows me can say I am not someone who minces words. A little truth here… it is well known that you get what you pay for.  So, if you want to do things for free, you will get a little help. There are so many ways to go in the free department.  You can spend hours, days, months and maybe years trying to figure out what optimizing your website with highly ranked keywords does for your site.  And that is the absolute truth. You may never figure it out. 

                                I could go into detail here and try to explain how to get your website ranked with search engines such as google. And then there is always that unfortunate thing about change.  People change what they want, how they look at things, how much money they spend and when they spend that money. So many variables to consider daily. Just when you think you have figured something out, something changes. You have to start all over again. But I digress.

                                Believe me when I say you would be up to your nose in several excel spread sheets and probably be seriously considering antidepressants. We don’t want that.

                                Aside from free for all pages, there are a few more things you would have to know such as meta tags, autoresponders, search engines, links, short links, HTML, drag and drop, and so many more terms.  It would take books to put a list of all the things you would need to know to achieve success without a significant amount of help. I am not saying this to scare you away or make you think that you are not capable of creating success on the web. I am simply showing you how difficult a task it would be to undertake on your own – unless you are an internet guru of course.

                                Without some kind of mentor program and unless you were a computer programmer, you would literally have to stumble across information to even become aware that it is something you need to know. How crazy is that? Of the Billions of bits of information out there, the task of deciding who’s information is the right information would be daunting. The research alone would command most of your time.

                                You will be buying books on everything from marketing, marketing psychology on the internet, to every bit of information on building websites and promoting them.  Your library would certainly need revamping because it is going to get large. And you are going to do a ton of reading.  But the problem is that you are still doing it alone.  What if you do not understand something?  Here comes the research again.  There are going to be a pile of those ‘research’ moments.

                                That is a fairly clear depiction of what going at it for free will look like.  As I said, I have been there and can attest to the fact that before you know it, you have spent money on plugins and autoresponders and signed up for many tools that charge you a monthly fee. You will be in over your head and your time will be spent just trying to track all the programs you have downloaded and what you pay for them.  You will not be working on your original task… becoming successful on the internet.

                                That is how you get sucked into those ‘Build a website for Free”offers.  And there are thousands and thousands of them.


                                 Do I Know What I Am Doing?

                                This is a most important question. You could begin by searching the internet and reading about all the tools you will need and where to get them.  After you have done that, and purchased a domain name to use, you find a web hosting site where you can create your website, for a monthly fee of course,  and little direction as to how to build a website.  Sure, they offer drag and drop and that is pretty easy. But is it what you should be doing. 

                                Many website builders give you tools to make a website but do not give the tools to make that a popular website or one that will even show up on a search page like Google, Bing, or Yahoo.

                                So, you have figured out that you need to get your page out there. You remember you came across some sights that offer free posting to their search sites.  You think “Wow! I can use the FFA pages to get noticed.  These are called “Free For All” sites because you can post your link to your web page on them for free.  Cool!!! But then if you want to rank, (be placed high on the page so people actually see the link and can click on it), you have to post it every day – every day – everyday – or pay for the positions. 

                                Then, after a couple of weeks you figure out that you have gotten no traffic to your sight but your in box is filled with tons of junk mail because you had to give your email address in order to post your link. So, That was a huge waste of time. (not to mention the time it takes to unsubscribe from all those emails). Back to the drawing board.  I know this because it is exactly how I started out. This is one example of many examples I can show you of things you will need to know and there are two ways you can go about this.

                                1.  You can pay for every little thing you need and end up paying $1000’s of dollars to get it started and keep it going. I mean per month.
                                2.  You can pay a monthly fee that is 1000’s of times cheaper and have access to all the tools AND training you will need to become successful. I mean you are not going to pay even  $1000 dollar in a year.

                                Do I need to learn how to be successful on the internet?

                                Stumbling around and trying to figure it all out on the internet was done a few decades ago.  We just have to collect and utilize the information. Isn’t that what learning is? Just like we learned to drive or cook, we can learn to be successful.  There was no course in high school that taught us how to become a millionaire, the CEO of a corporation, or so many other things. So, everything we do has a learning period.

                                To reinforce what it is that you might need to learn, here are a few things

                                1. Create a website
                                2. design it
                                3. add images
                                4. write content
                                5. utilize meta tags
                                6. optimize it for search engines
                                7. design the business niche
                                8. get it ranked
                                9. update it often
                                10. add links that move you through the website
                                11. add links that move you into the internet
                                12. design links for your sight that track  movement on the sight
                                13. design a way to get visitor emails
                                14. design an email contact program
                                15. keep up on removing folks that request removal from your email list.

                                This list does not even begin to get into what you will need to know, how to do it, and why it has to be done. 


                                How am I going to learn to be a success?

                                Imagine if you will, getting up in the morning and sitting in the sun room with a hot cup of coffee and the paper. Okay, the news on line. You do not have to worry about getting dressed right away because you are already at the office.  Sitting there in your PJ’s and you are already ready for work.  You don’t have to beat the traffic. You don’t have to worry about that pesky time clock.  You have a lunch date – no problem because you don’t have to worry about the boss  – YOU ARE THE BOSS!!!

                                I assure you, I am in my pajamas when I am working on my business.  A hot cup of coffee and it could be 10am or 6pm or midnight.  I work when I want to.  I go on vacation when I want to.  Sometime I bring my Computer and work a bit while on vacation.  For me, I visit family often.  While everyone is at work, I can put in a few hours and respond to comments on my site, answer questions, give support to those that are working hard to create their success because I want everyone to succeed.  I don’t mean to create the same income they had before they started here either. I mean an income that allows them to have freedom in life.

                                I want everyone that joins Wealthy Affiliate to be as successful as possible.  I hope to create a movement of people that have taken back their lives and are happy and healthy and prosperous!!!

                                Life is too short!  Stop worrying about how much time to invest in creating your own life. Take back your time. Take back your life. Do you have a few hours a day to invest in the brightest future. How bright?  As bright as you can imagine. How much time do you have to invest in breaking the chains that bind you?


                                Can I learn while creating my internet presence?

                                The whole concept behind the Wealthy Affiliate program is to build as you learn.  It is a very ‘hands on’ experience.  I actually thought it was a little weird to have access to so much information and so many people in a community of people working towards the same goals as me.  I found myself a bit overwhelmed in the first few days.  When I got a look at all the information, training, people and tools available to me, I was awe struck.  No kidding!!! 

                                I spent the first few days digging in like never before. I had to learn to pace myself. I wanted so badly to be able to give up that job and the living paycheck to paycheck thing. I had my website up and so many ideas.  It was difficult for me to slow down.  You know that feeling of ‘I want it yesterday!” My pace said I wanted it last week. 

                                I took a full day off and unplugged. Spent the day with my family outside. Laughed and played with nieces and nephews and realized that doing what I was doing right there – at that moment – was what life is about.

                                At this point, I was utilizing the ‘free’ program within Wealthy Affiliate.  While this is an amazing program and offers so many tools, training and support from the free platform, I decided to fully commit to creating  that future. The one where I was laughing and creating memories during the time when I would normally be working for someone else.  I wanted that freedom.

                                I upgraded my status with Wealthy Affiliate to a yearly membership. No more payments for a whole year.  It was such a stress reliever.  Before I became a premium member, paying annually, I was so worried about every minute I was not on the computer learning to do something, that I was not going to succeed as I was so worried about what I would achieve from one month to the next or from one payment to the next.

                                I don’t care where you came from.  I don’t care how far you went in school.  I truly believe anyone can do this. There is so much support, no one will let you fail.  You can not ask too many questions.  It doesn’t matter if you have no idea what you are doing.  I only care about changing the way you see yourself.  I only care about showing you how capable you truly are. It is time to take back your life. You are an amazing creature.  Every minute of every day is spent learning something.  Why not spend some time learning how to be more successful than most people even think is possible.  Believe in yourself and your ability. 

                                To answer the question of whether you can learn while creating your success…   We would not have it any other way at Wealthy Affiliate! 

                                So, back to the first question…


                                What do I want to do?

                                One of my personal goals is to publish a book. So, I write a lot about my journey here.  I have the first line of the book already written and here it is…

                                “After the immediate anxiety that washed over me as I became aware of all the information available to me, all the tools I have access to, I realized – I would BE one of those success stories, I got to the task of learning and creating. My first web page was up and on line within the first few hours of joining Wealthy Affiliate.”

                                What do you WANT  to do? When you think about it, you realize how difficult it could be to make this decision.  There are so many options – unlimited actually. When dealing with the internet, there isn’t really anything that you can not find on line. There is a group of people out there looking for just about anything. So, it really doesn’t matter what you want to do. Beginning the Wealthy Affiliate course will walk you through making that decision while giving you options until you choose.

                                You could build a store that sells whatever you want to sell,  You could create a blog and be a portal of information on a certain subject. Be your motive political, personal, or business – or for fun, creating a niche’ is what you will be doing.  Niche’ – a group of people looking for something.  Everything is a niche’. Camping, hunting, hiking, driving, crafting, welding, woodworking, walking, eating healthy, singing, karaoke,  working, reading, exercising, running, drinking, writing, digging, researching, painting, sculpting, cleaning, and the list is endless. 

                                Then there is the niche’ inside the niche’. Take crafting for example. Within crafting, you have the different kinds of crafting, needle point, sewing, knitting, quilting, and so on. And the niche’ inside that niche’. For example we use sewing. There are sewing machines, sewing machine parts, sewing machine repair, sewing machine brands, sewing machine abilities, sewing machine stores, sewing machine repair shops, and more.

                                This is almost an overload of information. The point is that you can do whatever you choose to do.  Out there – in cyberspace – someone is looking for what you offer. Billions of people are connected to the internet.  They surf. They shop. They read and research. They meet up with family and friends. They keep in touch through email and social media sights. The internet is an integral part of most people’s lives. If you live in a civilized world, one way or the other, you are connected.

                                I just makes sense to move forward in our personal lives and take advantage of the enormous advantage the internet offers.  There has been no better time to take the first step to create joy in your life. No better time to live the life you had hoped you could create when you were younger. Or create the life you desire while you are still young. 

                                The old adage ‘The Sky Is The Limit’ really is the truth. Millions of people can’t all be wrong.

                                • What do You want to do?


                                • How much time do I have to dedicate to this venture?

                                2-3 hours a day

                                • Do I have money to invest or am I looking for something free?

                                Either will work – Paid is better

                                • Do I know what I am doing?

                                You will shortly

                                • Do I need to learn how to be successful on the internet?

                                Initially, everything has to be learned

                                • How am I going to learn to be a success?

                                By having the best of the best teach you

                                • Can I learn while creating my internet presence?

                                We wouldn’t have it any other way


                                  SEO and Keywords

                                    How To Use Keywords for Search Engine Optimization

                                    I know, it is confusing. So many words and phrases that are easily confusing for the first time marketer. This is not so tough though. We are amazing creatures with the most powerful tool on the planet at our disposal… Our brain. We have the ability to learn and we manage to do this every day with relative ease. Some things are tougher to understand than others but if we apply ourselves, we can accomplish anything.

                                    What the ble*ep is Search Engine Optimization?

                                    man questioning confused

                                     In a nutshell… Search Engine Optimization is what makes your website work – out there on the worldwide web!

                                    Have you ever gone online to look for something, needed an idea for a birthday or wanted to start a new project but didn’t know all of what was entailed? Words are what the internet utilizes to produce web pages for your viewing. Search Engines are running constantly behind the scenes to make your internet journey pleasant and successful. The internet scores words based on the millions of searches people use every day. It really is an amazing process when you learn about what happens and how it happens. Let’s take a closer look at that.

                                    Imagine A Million Tiny Little Mice Running On the Wheel of the World Wide Web



                                    And just when you think it will get tired and take a break, a million more people punch some words in the search field and the mouse goes crazy again. No one ever sees the gears grinding. A million calculations a second and in an instant, there are the boots you are looking for or that sale you heard was going on. Pretty impressive.

                                    Let’s Take A Look At Those Gears



                                    From the other side of the internet, looking at search engines is a different story. Using the correct words to describe your website can make or break it. Since traffic is what you need to create, and the right words are what creates that traffic, I would say learning as much as possible about how to leverage words is key to your success as an internet marketer or blogger (or whatever your niche is).

                                    Wealthy Affiliate is a training program online. It offers a profound set of tools and lessons, videos, and support that gives extremely detailed lessons on what a search engine does for the internet, the web surfer, as well as the person creating the content we surf on the web.


                                    I Type It In The Search Field And It Brings Me There

                                    Almost like magic! Well, just like this page you are reading now, someone created it and put thought into it about what it would say, the theme of the page so-to-speak. The words used in a website obviously talk about the subject of the page or pages. So, when you type in a word, for example, beaches – you will get a list of links to anything and everything related to beaches. You are likely to come up with 1000s of pages full of links on everything from where they are to the temperature of the water and everything in between. The idea of this search, for the person behind the business is to get his or her business/blog/video on the first page. Not many people will go through several pages looking for what they want. The easiest way is to click the link at the top of the page that has (hopefully) what they are looking for.

                                    Google is pretty much the top search engine on the internet today. Which means that Google is going through every search (or close to it), and figuring out which is the best pages to fulfill your search needs. So, Google ‘ranks’ websites (as do all search engines) based on the content of the pages, the links within those pages and the relevance of the words written within the site.

                                    Sounds like a ton of work! It is. Thank the universe a computer is doing it for us, otherwise, it would take a lifetime to calculate all the information a search engine such as Google processes in seconds and less.

                                    Wealthy Affiliate and the Search Engine

                                    As an Internet Marketer, learning about search engine optimization was key for me to leverage success on the web. Learning about search engines and how they work truly opens our eyes to how the internet works. It takes us out of the dark and into the light. When it is not so misunderstood, it is actually much easier to understand. I am thankful I understand it and can utilize it by using a simple plug in.

                                    Wealthy Affiliate uses a plug in called JAAXY. JAAXY does pretty much what Google does. You type in a word or series of words and JAAXY gives you the statistics on what that word or group of words is doing on the internet. This plugin breaks down the information into categories such as how much competition there is between websites using the words you are searching. It tells you if  those words you are using will be successful at drawing traffic through a search or not. It even tells you if there are domains you can purchase with those words. There is much more to JAAXY then just searching keywords. This is a door opener to success. A tool within Wealthy Affiliate (free to premium members), among many other tools designed to teach a person how to be a success at whatever your niche is on the Web.

                                    As an internet marketer, JAAXY has shown me how important this tool truly is and how easy it is to learn how to use properly. There is not one single idea, or way to become successful on the internet. But in all my 30+ years of being online, I choose the Wealthy Affiliate training program and web host to continue creating my success because of tools such as JAAXY.

                                    Here is a breakdown of the Wealthy Affiliate Training and tools. Check it out. I know you will be as impressed as I am still and will see how becoming trained, learning from experts, from successful internet marketers and bloggers can set you on the path to create a better life for you and those around you.
                                    If you are looking for a dynamic grouping of tools to catapult your internet business to stardom and finally show you how to achieve the success every one hopes for, Check out Wealthy Affiliate, take the 30 seconds to sign up for free, go through a bit of the training, create your website. Take a good look around and decide for yourself. Join Millions of internet entrepreneurs utilizing all of the amazing tools available to you through Wealthy Affiliate and don’t just dream –  Create the dreamLive the dream!

                                    Please, feel free to leave a comment. I would love to know what you think!

                                      Entrepreneur Marketers

                                        Do we fit into a category?

                                        To Be All You Can Be…..  or Not

                                        I think we get hung up on titles. I am not a fan of putting people into categories. People are amazing.  Everyone is an entrepreneur. If you have ever sold anything, talked a friend into doing something they did not want to do, or simply changed someone’s mind you are an entrepreneur.

                                        Titles and categories are so limiting.  We put ourselves into a category and before you know it, we have limited our abilities somehow. Now we are experts within our ‘category’. But that is not all we are.

                                        An Entrepreneur Marketer, an entrepreneur, a marketer, and there is always the Internet Marketer and on-line Entrepreneur. These are all boundaries designed to limit our abilities into a box.  A box I like to think of as the one I think outside of.

                                        I am a Jennifer. That is my category.  A Jennifer of all trades – master of none.  I will gladly take that title as I believe perfection can never be reached because there is always an upgrade around the corner. The best we can be is ever learning and improving our position on this planet – you know – and staying ahead of the rat race.

                                        I know, sounds a little like rambling.  I guess I am a bit. I want to make a few points that back up what I have said in past posts.  We limit ourselves. Without thinking- because it was instilled in us a long time ago to be a certain way… to think a certain way.

                                        Breaking those boundaries we have created for ourselves takes dedicated attention to our habits.  There I go again, talking about our habits. Categories, habits, training, brainwashing, teachings, lessons, and so many other terms for a simple focus on maintaining the status quo.

                                        For me, the hardest habit for me to break was the way I thought about me. How I considered me to be just like everyone else. Normal, average, and not all-that-impressive. As I searched my life and tried to figure out how I came to look at myself this way, I figured out that we are trained from a baby to be just another person in the crowd.  That makes us manageable and controllable.

                                        All of a sudden I felt quite defiant. I am not just anyone. I can do whatever I put my mind to. I can be great. I am capable of learning. Honestly, with YouTube, there really isn’t much you can’t learn now. YouTube is my go to for pretty much anything I am trying to learn.  There are some things that are better learned from the experts though.

                                        So, I decided that I am going to be great! Want to be great with me?  Lets shoot for the stars together in Wealthy Affiliate.  The best place on the internet to become ALL you can be.

                                        Leave a comment and lets talk about the future and how you can benefit from signing up and creating a life that gives you back your time and allows you to create your dreams. There is no better time than right now.