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.

Unless…

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.

THE DEFINITION OF NORMAL


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.

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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.

The Reality of Successful Internet Marketing

A Little Fire Side Chat   

I wanted to take a few minutes to sit and talk about the realities of working on the internet. I also wanted to talk a little bit about working a normal job out there in the real world.

I do both so I regularly have epiphanies about what I am doing and why I do it. This is what I want to share with you today. I also do other stuff and will touch on that a little bit.

First thing I would like to do is clear up any misconceptions concerning the ‘dream aspect’ of working on line. For those people who do not know anything about working on line, it tends to have a dreamy persona.

Visions of sitting by the pool somewhere, soaking up the sun and sucking down a cold one is one of the more popular ones I hear about. Mine was sitting by a fire pit, enjoying some friends company in a woodsy setting while typing out a bit of info here and there on my computer.

Truth is, getting started is work. If you want to reach the goal of making enough money to actually relax a bit and enjoy life, take back some of that time, and be no ones employee ~ one must work diligently and be dedicated to the goal. Truth is, working on line like I am doing, is still working. The  benefit is that I get to choose my hours. I don’t have to answer to anyone. I get paid in direct correlation to my own work ethics.  I work hard, I get paid well.  I work leisurely, I get a leisurely pay check.

Truth is, if someone knocks on the door while you are working, You can answer the door, sit and have a cup of coffee and get back to it when the visit is done and not have to worry about a boss telling you to get back to work or worse, firing you because life took precedent over their bottom line.

Truth is, I can take a vacation, yes, I will bring my computer and probably do some work while vacationing. I won’t do that on all vacations. Bet you can’t do that with a regular job.

There are many benefits to working online. Don’t be fooled by the hype out there. Don’t buy into the whole ‘get rich’ jargon.  Some things remain true and will continue to remain true for a long time to come… if it sounds too good to be true ~ it probably is!

Truth is, if you are serious about taking back your time, you will probably have to transition from a regular job to working on line.  You probably have to create that second income that will eventually replace your 1st income and allow you to quit that regular job.  I tell you now, not everyone can do it. You have to be dedicated. You have to be willing to do the work.

Truth is, nothing is free! There are thousands of places you can go to learn about working on line. Thousands of places that will help you build a website. Thousands of places that will take your money and give you a few quick steps to copy and paste and post a website. There are thousands of places that leave you with a bad taste in your mouth for working on line. Those thousands of places will never get you to where you want to be.

My truth is, I have bought into several of those ‘thousands of places’ and found out the hard way that my hard earned money and valuable time was taken away from me because of those thousands of promises out there that were never able to come through and give me what I needed to be successful as an on line entrepreneur, those things that were promised to me if I signed up with them.

I am a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate. I will continue to be a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate. While I am learning EVERYTHING I need to know to grow a successful business on line, I am creating that success. The tools available to me, any time, day or night, week day or week end, are the best tools I have ever utilized on the web and I have been on the web for 22 years. I have been in marketing for as many. I have tried the pyramid schemes, network marketing from telephone companies to nutritional supplements programs.

What Wealthy Affiliate offers is beyond anything I could have even imagined. If you were to go it alone, you would have to pay for a place to ‘house’ your website, register a domain name, build the website, update the website, (what is involved in building a successful website is incredibly intensive ~ I had no idea of what was involved long term), and the cost.

Believe me when I say that the cost of being a premium member with Wealthy Affiliate is beyond worthwhile. For the cost of a monthly membership, it is truly insane what you get in return.  Then you have the opportunity to pay an annual membership fee which is even more incredible. If you were to calculate the cost of ANY other place on the internet, what you get for the return ~ Wealthy Affiliate is a complete no brainer.

If you have ever considered taking that step to being your own boss, the artist painting the picture that is your life, check out what you get with Wealthy Affiliate ~ for free ~ what you get as a premium member ~ (in fact, an annual payment to Wealthy Affiliate is more than likely less than you would pay ‘per month’ in any other program) after you have bought all their gadgets to be successful), and compare that to ANY place on the internet and you will know that the very best you can do is Wealthy Affiliate. Check this out. When you are ready to take the last step you will ever have to take to your success as an online entrepreneur (in any area of work YOU  decide), look no further.  Click the link below to take the next step to your complete success.

The key here… the three words in red.  ‘LEARN THE SKILLS’.  This is not just another web-based program offering you to get rich and the tools to get you there. I am in it and I am in it to win it. I am learning,  I am building, I become more successful every single day. I believe in me. I believe in this organization and the tens of thousands of people in the organization.

I hope to see you inside. I have a handle in Wealthy Affiliate.  It is DannyB1. Look for me. I am here for my success.  I am here for your success. Together,  me and all the folks in Wealthy Affiliate are realizing our dreams. It could be you and me and all the folks in Wealthy Affiliate. Click the link and I will see you on the other side!