This post is personal, and it’s deep (or long winded to some) so please prepare for a longer than usual read 😉
When I first started in this business I was a broken down mess. To put the debt I had in to perspective, it was over $80.000 in various credit card and overdraft debts and compounding fast too (thanks to all the interest and the banks being to stubborn to freeze it to help me).
I was actually debating suicide at one point. I had just lost a baby in a previous relationship, and the person I was with at the time went absolutely nuts and then decided to walk out on me when I was at my lowest. I had left all my friends and family for this girl, moved from my home town – and I had even stopped barely speaking to my own parents back then.
I started in business online because I really had no choice, or I was going to end my life. I couldn’t hold down a job. Every job I ever had I left or got sacked.
I remember several times looking at a huge samurai sword I used to have (no joke) seeing no happiness in life. I also seen no way out of the massive debt I was in. I didn’t have rich parents to bail me out. My parents tried to help as best as they could, but they didn’t have the type of money to even begin to pay off that type of debt. I felt like a complete loser, since I felt I had let my parents down, but MUCH more importantly – I had let MYSELF down.
I had a long battle with depression after this time, trying to learn how this business works, trying to understand niche marketing – trying to learn from the big names of the industry and so on… I was constantly stretching myself more and more financially and getting more and more frustrated.
I was never prepared for business when going in head first, but now I’m REALLY glad I went through the process. You see, the person I have become in the process is what I’m most proud of… People from all walks of life not only respect me, they look up to me. But it wasn’t always like this…
I went from being miserable and bitter at life to happy, internally blessed – and eternally thankful for the opportunities and the life that I now have.
All of the depression, heart aches – endless bills and struggling with suicide thoughts was for a reason, and it’s led me to my purpose. My mind is strong, my spirit is pure – I know who I am. And I love pretty much love everyone, with the odd exception 😉
I used to think life was bitterly unfair. I also used to ask myself why do I hate my life so much right now. I didn’t hate life before I met this girl. I was a happy lad but now I didn’t want to live… Can one person really make you feel this miserable? Little did I know at the time, but life was preparing me for something MUCH bigger.
After a while a new problem emerged… Once I started making a load of money from ranking niche sites, I completely lost motivation. I could make money when I wanted… Put up a new niche site, rank it – make some money. Sell the site, or put up another – rinse and repeat. I was getting out of debt, my old man was starting to become proud of me, but my motivation was at an all time low again. I knew I had to find motivation in helping others…
Once the money starts coming in online, you’ll likely need other reasons to keep you going – and to keep the passion inside of you fired up, so you’ll want to keep working hard.
However – and this is important… after a while of making consistent monthly commission checks, I started wondering if I was actually doing my part in my universal plan of contribution. Was I making other people’s lives better in any way? Was I sharing my new skills by openly teaching them? I’d learned new skills, I’d become pretty good too, really good at what I did in fact. I had learned how to make a full time income and I did it all online…
I remember asking myself at one time… am I simply wasting my time trying to help people build their niche related businesses. The fact is, only a handful of people ever succeed and only few will make a sizable monthly income…
Well just recently I had an AWESOME “ah ha” moment, it was a great feeling and I had tears in my eyes…
See, I asked for some testimonials about me, my services and NSF. I had over 50 emails come in with text testimonials, and over ten videos came in privately via the mastermind group over at NSF. When I read and saw that some of the people’s lives I’ve touched went out of their way to make testimonials for me, I realized I needed to ramp things up and never ever stop keeping on.
People need us warriors of life. So if you’re going through hell right now, know that you’re probably just one of life’s warriors, and it’s all going to be for a much bigger reason in the end.
This is the third year running I’ve received multiple testimonials…
I realized the other day as these were coming in to me that if you even impact just one person’s life on your journey of becoming the best you can be – it makes it all worth it…
I used to hate the thought of sharing my life story’s, telling everyone how much money I made, or how much I’ve lost. I used to hate the idea of being open about my life on facebook and the internet, too. One of my mentors pushed me to be transparent, so I did what they suggested as they had already archived admirable success…
I’m a very low key private type of guy. I’m the guy you’ll see thinking deeply while everyone else is talking at the table. I’m an introvert. I don’t like to be around people for too long, the noise gets to me. It’s only my own family that I can be around and really enjoy spending huge amounts of time with. It was a major challenge for me to get out of my shell and start doing videos recently.
However, since sharing my story via my free eBook (road to success – in the middle of a big update by the way), on my blog and working with people in this business, I’ve had tons of people write to me personally. Real people telling me that my story inspired them and gave them some hope back…
Then today after watching this video just below, I realized that you can’t possibly help everyone. You’re not going to make a ton of people filthy rich anytime soon. BUT… the people’s lives you do touch… Well, you can help them in a BIG way. More than you probably even think.
See video below:
No matter what you do in business online, please realize that you’re not just selling a business opportunity, your own product, other people’s products, or even teaching people how to make money online.
For some people, you’re truly helping them transform their lives for the better.
I guess I never really understood the fact that I’ve actually positively impacted as many people’s lives as I have. But now, as I continue to build my own brand and online business, all of this recent momentum gives what I do a whole new purpose.
Right now you personally may not be successful. In fact, you may even be struggling like I once was – and you may even be in a huge amount of debt, just like I once was… but I can tell you without question that what you’re going through is for a reason…
I used to be very angry at my life situation, but I see it clearly now that it was all a blessing. Your own life story and the struggles you’re going through now, will later become your biggest strength and I can assure you, will help someone else down the road. Everything you’re going through is building your character more and more.
I never could have imagined that by going through all the negative circumstances I’ve been through in this life so far, that I could draw strength from them – flipping them all around – and actually use those dark places to help motivate and help other people. I still think it’s crazy when I think about it now…
So if right now, you’re not where you want to be in life – you need to understand that you’re going through what you are now because it’s part of your own journey.
Everyone has different life experiences and almost everyone has a different life plan. So know this… you CAN change your life no matter how bad your situation is if you simply believe it without question.
You have to truly want change, so be prepared to do whatever it takes and get ready to step outside of your comfort zone.
No amount of money in the world could ever replace finding inner peace so I’m happy and grateful to be alive. By going through my own crap (many times over), it’s helped people to see how they can be going through hell, yet still make it through.
I’ve learned that most people just need someone else to believe in them because they have no one fighting in their corner. I like to be that person who believes in everyone.
So if you want to become successful in online business in particular, I can relate it to some key points…
Want to be successful – end of. Become obsessed with being better than you are now in some way.
Be the most stubborn person ever, so that quitting is never an option for you, regardless of what anyone says, or regardless of what happens.
Persist! Persist! Persist! Keep your focus on the end goals, and why you are even doing this in the first place.
Care about people! Find ways to help them, and they will help you in return. I have built up two communities in the last 3 years, and both communities are full of some of the most helpful, loyal and caring people that I’m honored to call friends.
Develop your biggest asset, your mind… Learn how to shut it off and keep what’s positive and useful only. This will make you a better and stronger human being.
Invest in yourself multiple times over. Your biggest asset is YOU! Don’t be afraid to invest in you.
Once you get some success, give back value and over deliver – and then it comes back to you multiple times over. You know that thing they call Karma? It’s real.
Remain humble and don’t become a cocky arrogant bastard.
Be a student, then a teacher. You can always learn, and you can always become a better person than you were the previous day.
Enjoy the journey and have some fun!
This business can completely change your life and it can be either fun, or it can be EXTREMELY stressful.
If I was to start all over again, I would STOP focusing on what if this, what if that. I would STOP making up bull shit excuses – and I would be thankful. That’s right. Thankful that I can learn and have a chance at creating a life that many others dream of. So the next time you think you can’t, you can. Stop wasting time and start doing.
If you make just a few years of your life for COMPLETE sacrifice and stop thinking about the money, just your injection – nothing but passion into your business, websites – newsletters – and everything you do, I promise the money will work itself out in the end. What you earn long term is almost always decided by the value you give out to others.
If an uneducated college dropout can make this work, than anyone can. Never give up on your dreams and vision because life is just too dam short to settle for anything but the best for you.
Knowing that you guys appreciate the hard work I put in for you makes me want to work harder to put up the best stuff I can.
I find my motivation in YOU – my loyal group of followers and friends online.
Below are some recent testimonials I revived that motivated me to write this post today…
Lang NGO… (my previous student and now my business partner!)
Luke Corden – (NSF student, up and coming marketer, good friend – and awesome human being). Great future ahead of him, awesome to see!
Jorge Lois -(Current NSf student, friend and lovely human being)
Steve Haase (New NSF student, old time marketer, a friend and potential future partner!)
Hooi Wai Kan – (New Happy NSF Student)
Jefferey – (New Student and a happy one at that!)
Mike – (NSF STUDENT)
Jeremy (NSF Student, loyal follower and good SEO future ahead of him!)
For everyone above that’s sent in a video so far… If I could see you right now, I would actually come over to you and give you a warm heart felt hug! And with that being said my friends – God bless you all…
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