Two Years Ago, I Was Not Loving Life…
Most people don't love what they do for a living. I know I didn't. Waking up to an alarm every day, to spend 8 – 12 hours of my day doing a job I no longer enjoyed, trading my time for money, wasn't exactly my idea of an awesome lifestyle. But I was stuck.
Why Was I stuck?
Well to begin with, I was conditioned my entire life to:
1. Get an education so that I could…
2. Get a job so I could…
3. Buy a house, buy a car, rack up debt, debt, debt, so that I could…
4. Continue working for the rest of my life to pay off the education, house, cars and debt, so I could…
5. Retire “comfortably” (just over broke) at age 65, and live out the rest of my days wondering where my life went.
At 25, the prospect of working every day for the next 30 to 40 years was daunting to say the least, depressing to be completely honest. But with two mortgages, a car payment and a maxed out line of credit, the only socially acceptable (not to mention responsible) thing to do was to keep on slaving away, living for the weekends and for my 15 days per year of vacation time. Maybe you can relate.
A New Way of Thinking…
When I was 27, I was introduced to the concept of Network Marketing. (Let me just tell you upfront that my About Me page is not to tell you about how awesome Network Marketing is – just how it opened my eyes to the light of hope; to the possibility that maybe there was another way to create the life I longed for). I threw myself into my new part-time “job,” as a Network Marketer… turns out that I was quite good at it, and had some success.
Fast-forward a year; my Network Marketing career was growing nicely and after a couple of incredible events I realized I no longer wanted or needed my government job. I asked for a leave of absence and when it wasn't granted I resigned. Freedom was ringing in my ears the last time I left that place – I couldn't wait to throw myself into Networking full-time – at this point I was truly passionate about my products and business – and was ready to create the life of my dreams.
And Then, The Cookie Crumbled…
But then something strange and unexpected happened. I had no one to talk to. All of the “leads” or contacts I had through work dried up. Now I was spending my days rearranging my home office, and reading about other people's success stories, wondering why my phone wasn't ringing off the hook. As my momentum slowed down, the small empire I had built for myself began to crumble. My paychecks plummeted and I was left feeling frustrated, plowing through what remained of my savings.
For all of my passion I was failing… the reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I had to breathe new life into my business, but how? If only I could find some people like myself, with similar vision and drive, and the courage to move forward in the face of adversity. I knew the Internet was full of success stories, and so without any direction I started blogging about network marketing online, because I was passionate about it…
I hated (and still hate) that people become slaves to a job, to a corporation or a boss – allowing the rich to stay rich and the worker bees (me) to stay just over broke (interesting acronym for J.O.B.) It drives me crazy that society is so conditioned to believe in the “American Dream,” that working harder is working smarter, and that by moving up the corporate ladder you will some how be better off than the average person.
It's all BS… climbing the ladder adds more time to your workday (less time doing what you want to do), and once you hit middle management, deprives you of overtime pay. What a dream that is. I get mad when I think of it even now, and I wanted to tell everyone that there was a better way – even if it wasn't exactly working for me.
“Build It and They Will Come…”
I wouldn't have believed what happened next if it had not happened to me… I got an email from a woman saying she loved my articles and wanted to join my team, and could I teach her how to build a business.
Then I got a phone call from a massage therapist who said he needed a “plan B” and wanted to join with someone passionate about what they were doing.
Next I started getting requests from people all over the continent asking how to market with a blog… “how do you get your blog onto the first page of Google like that?” they were asking.
And then I realized it – in all the time I had been pushing myself to learn the ins and outs of Network Marketing online, what I had really learned was marketing online. It didn't matter what the product or service was – I was able to get my content on the first page of Google. Kind of a cool skill-set to have.
So I decided to share my knowledge – I wrote a book on blogging for income and gave it away for free. In fact, you can download it for free at the bottom of this page…
All of a sudden people from all over the world were opting in to download the book, purchasing the tools I recommended, and started emailing me about great results they were getting. When they realized that I could help them and was offering value already for free, they wanted to join my team and learn what I knew.
And so here I am, by no means an extraordinary Network Marketer, or Internet Marketer for that matter. But what I am is a person with an interesting and useful skill-set, which happens to be one that many people want to learn. Through sharing that knowledge and helping others achieve their goals, I've been able to create an income that isn't dependant on set hours or someone else's schedule. I am free to live my life on my own terms…
And I have great news; you can too.
Please don't misinterpret; I work very hard. But I work very hard for myself, and I can work hard from wherever I choose to. Believe me, it's a beautiful thing.
If you are where I was, feeling frustrated, trapped on a 9 to 5 hamster wheel that you can't seem to stop, I'm here to offer you hope. Hang out here and I promise to share everything I know about creating an income online.
It's Your Time…
The time for waiting and hoping for something to change is over. If you want something to change, you have to take the first step to make it happen. Start today. Start now.
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