Today Tuesday 11th August 2015, I’ve been sitting at home working for 5 months and a week……
I’m fighting against the inner thoughts that this is not working and I should return to the Rat Race…..
The financial gain has not occurred yet…..
Daily I toil for hours… I do not commute anymore….. no more 100 miles round trips….. no more 5 a.m. starts to jump in the car to get to work before the traffic gets really heavy…..no more driving home tired, weary, just about able to keep my eyes open against the blinding on coming traffic, especially late January in the cold and wet… the worse time of the year to commute…..it’s all a distant nightmare….. I now commute down the stairs and sit ( as I do now) looking out the patio doors onto the garden…. no long do I wear ankle biting socks…. no longer sweat inducing shoes….I sit sockless….. unshaven ( great not to have to shave each day – so so so great – the small things 🙂 )… my crocs on, to give air to my feet….
I blog daily, I broadcast to followers…. 700+ signed up so far, a few hundred unsubscribed… that is painful at first..the rejection… but you soon see it’s the way it is…..a numbers game…… 100 leads…….3 sign ups……1 member…..70 stay listening to your daily news…… though only 10% if you lucky read the emails you send…. a numbers game….a numbers game….
So you motivate yourself to do each day, BE DO HAVE the mantra….. BE DO HAVE….
So I do that and battle the googles and facebooks of the world ( should I use capitals for their names ! ummm may be 🙂 )….
Trickle by trickle the leads come in, some days you think you might have the latest trend and your twitter following swells to 80,000 people, but it stops and you wonder what you said to gain the people only to lose them slowly over the coming weeks as they use tools to find the next best thing……
So I’m here today….. day #1 of my next challenge….. to keep motivated and keep going, I join challenges….the first a 90 day challenge to get business into the WORLD WIDE WEB, Next 90 days to learn video skills and marketing and create a daily video, next 90 days of Business, Health and Relationships challenges….. this one the most fruitful…. I set myself the task of finding 10 Applications to my business…..I did this with Youtube advertising….I gave up on Facebook ads….I spent nearly £4,000 with 300 or so leads but NO APPS! (paid applications to my business)…. Youtube at less than half that amount has given me 400 leads and 11 Apps :)…
But mid way through the last challenge google adwords shut me down…… 2 weeks….60 hours… back and forth, back and forth I went until I eventually had my youtube adwords advertising back….but it’s not the same….I had to close 60 pages of advertising down….my previous 25 leads a day has now just about crept up 8 to 10…..I need to get back to the glory of 25 leads a day and move into the arena of 10 Apps a month….where the money is… money is in the list….and of course the list grows and each day I get closer to breaking through….
So I’ve set myself another 90 day challenge, it started today, it’s the same as the last one but Mark II [ harder, better, more challenging, going to take me to the promised land…..]
90 days of Health / Business / Relationship challenges…… I’ve set the heady target of 30 applications and 25 members…. and on day 1 of the challenge I got my first Application :)…. long may that continue…… I visualise… think about it happening and really know it will happen and so far it has…… I visualised talking with my brother…..not talked to in 10 years….family feud….and we have and it’s great…..we are Bro’s again….I visualised 10 apps in previous challenge and 10 I get exactly….so I under sold myself….this time I’m pushing hard and after 30….greedy ? to low ? should I push harder ? do I need more budget for marketing? yes I do…..how do I get that ? ummmm Apps in to pay for Ads out…… what if Apps in does not come fast enough….so far it has not …… I’ve got 10 Apps in at BIG cost…… the pay back from Apps is 1/10th the cost …. I need it the other way around….. or at least 1 out, 2 in not 10 out 1 back….. but I keep the faith….. keep doing and trying…..
I’m attending the UK Momentum day and heading to Vegas for the Gold Event…..
I’m working on lead generation day in day out…. I don’t commute …. but I work all the hours I can…… I toil at the laptop and iphone and ipad and create my list each day of to do’s…..
Each day I think it might happen…it will happen….I know it will….and thoughts of am I wasting my time…. should I just get a job and put my head back below the eye line and trundle on ….. and each day I remember the dream of a life of time freedom…. financial freedom….I see the others who have trodden the same path ….ahead of me…. successful….bringing in $19K to $100K a month !!!! a month….$250,000 in six months…… I’m just after £5K ($7684.67 at present rates !) a month…. once there I’ll probably try for more… to use for the good of the Equestrian world….sponsor the riding for the disabled….. GOSH (Great Ormond St Children’s Hospital), The Brooke and others that take my fancy…..for now the goal is £5,000 a month income….. I’ve set the heady goal of doing that by the end of the next 90 days….. possible? – YES, and I’m going for it like a
charging Rhino after a poacher after my horn – As in the words of the great book “Rhinocerous Success” – C H A R G E…….
While reviewing motivational videos to up my charge power and as I saw it on twitter ( love it over facebook, like a cheap curry over a beautiful Sunday roast sort of like…. ! ) … I noted ……
Robins Williams left us a year ago and this video sums it all up……
“Please don’t worry so much
Because in the end none of us has very long on this Earth
Life is fleeting
And if you are ever distressed
Cast your eyes to the Summer sky
When the stars are strung across the velvety night
And when a streaking stars shots through the blackness turning night into day
MAKE A WISH
and Think of Me
Make Your Life Spectacular
I know I did!”
The life of a Digital Entrepreneur is like a roller coaster ride, imagine that feeling….
This essay below explains it well :
Want to join the roller coaster ride? do you have the guts, the determination, the zeal, the desire, the time, the energy and will to be an Entrepreneur, to success in life and live the ultimate life that you can lead???
YES – then sign up for the ride here
NO – ? Are you sure you want what you have now for the rest of your life?
AHHHHHHH!!!!! There’s people screaming everywhere. In front, in back and on both sides of me. Our ride just started and people are already screaming their lungs out. I tried to keep my mind calm as we began to slowly rise up. Higher and higher. From my point, I could see most of the park. People are as tiny as ants from here. As we reach the peak, I shut my eyes and refuse to look down. WHOOOOOOSHHH!!!!!
“Are you sure it isn’t scary?” I asked with a shaky voice. My heart is pounding rapidly and I start to feel uneasy. “Lisa, just trust me. Okay? It’s nothing. Go and sit down. I’ll sit right next to you. Do you remember what you said earlier,” said my cousin, David. I look over at my aunt, who was just getting off of the ride. I sigh. I recalled what I said earlier, “I’ll go on whatever your mom goes on!” Why did I have to act so confident? Well my aunt went on it so I have no choice.
I walked slowly over to a row of four seats and sat in one of the middle chairs. These chairs did not comfort me. They were black with yellow seatbelts that goes around our shoulders. David sits on the left side of me and my other cousin, Peng sits on my right side. As one of the workers fasten all of us into our seats, I know that it’s too late to change my mind. I looked over at David. He smiled widely and said, “I lied. This is the scariest roller coaster here.” My mouth dropped open as our ride began. I should have known better than to trust him especially when he says “trust me.” I always fall for this trick.
The strong wind pushed my small head against the rubber black seat. My head bangs into the back of my seat multiple times giving me a headache. I could feel every sharp turn and twist because with each turn my head would sway along also. I was scared but at the same time I loved the feeling. This isn’t so bad. Why was I even afraid in the beginning? I’m starting to like this. I opened my eyes slowly. We went up, down, left, right, upside down and all around. Roller coasters aren’t horrible, they just seem frightening from the outside. This was my first major roller coaster ride and now all I want to do is go on more amazing roller coasters.
After I got off of the roller coaster, I realized that this was one of the best days of my life. I had such an extraordinary time. Of course everyone has a great time at an amusement park but I have been to Dorney Park many times before. Every other time, I only went on what my family called the “baby rides”. There was a time about a couple years ago where I tried something totally crazy and at this time I loved all sorts of rides. This is how I remember it.
Oh no! We’re going to fast. We’re going to crash. Suddenly our ride came to quick stop. I wasn’t prepared for this. I shot right out of my seat and was falling….
“If you guys are bored, why don’t we try something fun,” said our baby sitter, Randall. At once, the word fun caught mine and my brothers’ attention. “Okay,” we all said with so much excitement. “We’ll make our very own ride right here,” said Randall’s twin brother, Ryan. My heart was beating faster. I loved rides and the thought of having our in right here in our house made me full of energy.
1….2….3…. Randall gives the carpet a little push and then we are sliding down the stairs. I didn’t want to admit it, I was scared. It was going too fast. My heart is beating so rapid that I think it would burst out. Kerry is screaming loudly behind me with his arms hugging me firmly. Next thing you know, we suddenly stopped halfway through. It was too sudden. I flew over Johnny’s head and was starting to drop. Bang. I hit my head on the television and landed on the hardwood floor beneath it. I look up and saw Kerry screaming and kicking. Uh oh. This couldn’t be good. His hands out in front of him and landed right on top of me, pushing against my stomach. Ouch. I should have felt hurt or sick but I didn’t because I had such a great time and it was the most funny thing ever.
Now that I have gone on another roller coaster and I have became more mature, I realized that all of the horrible things that happened to me when I was younger was because I was never informed on how I should sit or where I should put my arms. Since I was older and learned about what to do and what not to do, I had more fun and I actually enjoyed the experience. When I gave things a second chance, I overcame my fears and I’m more willing try something else.
Sometimes people are more scared to try new things or are too scared to learn from their mistakes that they will not be able to enjoy themselves as much as they could have. You can’t always let your nerves take over you just like I did. If you give things a second chance then maybe you will see things differently. I think that everyone should just enjoyed their life to the fullest without holding back.