The truths about life is that some people are born and die and in between they do absolutely nothing with their lives. If you were to put this fact to one of these people, say a mature man standing in his favorite pub pursuing his favorite pastime he would say … “So what!”
My father was like that, and his three brothers. They were all grafters and seldom had a day’s sickness yet all they wanted to do was to work … collect their pay and have a BIG drink at the weekend and back to the grind stone on Monday. If you asked any of them “What’s your ambition?” They’d say something like “To win the lottery.” I mean what a pity for a person to live and die and try to achieve … NOTHING … moreover not even to have the vision to see that there is anything worth achieving. My father didn’t even go out and try to achieve a driving license and so never drove a car and only flew in a airplane once and never boarded a cruise liner.
But then I suppose it can be argued that he was a happier person than one who slaves all his life to achieve an ambition and dies failing to achieve it. I mean he, my father, just strolled through every day wanting nothing more than his pay on Friday and his beer at the weekend.
I personally think that life is too precious to live like without ambition and something to strive to achieve. I am the type of person who is forever striving and forever hoping that one of the schemes I get up to will work and will see me on my way to achieving my ambitions and my dreams will become a reality.
So how do you become a successful person in your lifetime? To become mega successful I suppose, will take up a large part of your life and I have to write that in my opinion you need a good bit of luck along the way. There’s many a mega-millionaire out there who would be scrubbing toilets now but for the intervention of Lady Luck when they most needed her.
One of the richest men in Hong Kong who came out of China, could not even write his name when he arrived, and the famous Greek shipping billionaire, Aristotle Onassis left his native Greece whilst still in his teens, with no great education and with nothing more that $250 in his pocket and a third class ticket to Argentina, squashed on the ship amongst thousands of other hopeful immigrants and entirely alone. You might also know that after President Kennedy died he married his widow.
Many people will argue that if you are just starting out in life then you need a good education and so you should go to university. I would argue that is a load of codswallop, unless you want to become a doctor or something alike. I know a few well educated people that can barely cross a busy road on their own, or put a knot in their tie. I firmly believe that if you have what I call “animal cunning” then you have everything going for you — you can't get that at university!
We didn’t have computers in the days of Aristotle Onassis, but I would bet that if we had he would have gotten himself involved … somewhere. Look at the millionaires created because of the Internet … they achieved that mega status in such a short space of time. Look at the educational qualifications you must have to become a millionaire therein … NONE! ZILCH! ZERO!
So what educational qualifications do you need to become successful within the Internet? In my opinion all you need is the will and the determination to succeed. Every self made millionaire had to start somewhere and I believe that there is no better place to start this journey that with The Wealthy Affiliate.
Don’t take my word for it, go and have a look and decide for yourself. The hardest thing to do towards becoming a successful self employed human always seems to me to appear to be the easiest … just take the first step. Sounds daft … doesn’t it. But it’s true — if you don't buy a lottery ticket – you can't win it. The number of people I know who were going to do this … and were going to do that … and did nothing … and never will — and just died in ignorance.
We all make wrong moves in our lives, the secret is still to make the moves and learn from them. Even to learn from your mistakes — you have to try. The Internet is today’s way to go and achieve greatness. All you need is a decent brain, you don't need to know what Pythagoras' theorem is, or what “m” squared equals … I repeat, no academic qualifications are necessary.
This is an internet success story from a guy who joined The Wealthy Affiliate University, an organization that teaches from Canada via the internet. They are so good … and so confident that they will allow to begin with free trial lessons to give you an insight as to what it's all about.
I would like to share my one-year Wealthy Affiliate story and some of my recent success with those new and old to Wealthy Affiliate. I actually debated for a long time whether or not I would, or should, write this post. In the end, I decided that it would be beneficial for those thinking about joining Wealthy Affiliate, those just joining Wealthy Affiliate, or those who have been with Wealthy Affiliate for a while now and who may be struggling or getting frustrated. My hesitancy in writing this post was that I do not want to come across as bragging or that I know more than the next person, because I honestly don't, and still consider myself a very, very beginner, amateur internet marketer. In no particular order, I believe my success has been a combination of luck, hard-work, patience, and research, though I'm leaning toward luck. Without a doubt, though, any success that I've had to date is directly related and should be credited to Wealthy Affiliate and the guys behind it, Kyle and Carson.
For those that don't know me (which is everyone), here is a little bit about myself. I'm a 31-year-old attorney living in Florida, recently married, and even more recently with a little girl on the way. I love to play golf, drink beer, gamble, play poker, watch college football and basketball, and follow the Florida Gators. I'm obsessed with fantasy football, and I'd say overall, I have an obsessive-compulsive personality when it comes to most things I put my mind to.
In any event, I joined Wealthy Affiliate almost 1 year ago. As I write this, I can't even remember how I came to find Wealthy Affiliate, but I'm pretty sure it had something to do with sitting in my office researching something
about some law that I didn't care about. What I can tell you is that prior to joining, I had absolutely no experience with internet/affiliate marketing – didn't even know what it was. I guess you could say I was an internet marketing virgin.
Without writing pages and pages, what I hope this post accomplishes is that it shows everyone here what is possible if you not only trust what is offered to you here by Wealthy Affiliate and Kyle and Carson, but that you actually put into motion the skills you learn. By no means is it easy. Like a lot of us here, I was grabbing ankles after the last main Google slap, and I got very frustrated. I even wrote it off for a couple of weeks. One day, though, I sat down in front of my computer and told myself that failure is not an option and that success is inevitable. I scrapped everything I had done to date and started over – new campaigns, new account, new website, new everything. I think I may have even started using a new computer b/c I thought my old one was bad luck. I don't recommend this.Bottom line – for a beginner (I still consider myself a beginner), and those more experienced, it is my opinion that you do not need anything else but this website. Internet marketing is ever-changing, something you must keep at daily. I learn something everyday here. I also screw up something everyday. But, you learn, correct your mistakes, and move on. Anyone can do this – but you actually have to do it.
Well, that really is all I wanted to say. Just don't half-ass your approach to this, and expect anything more than half-ass results.
Just so everyone doesn't think I'm full of s&$t, I have posted some of my sales from the last week or so. Again, please, I really do not want everyone to think badly of my posting this, but please use it as inspiration, motivation, etc…
Thanks! I'm glad to be here!
PAY PERIOD SALES SUBTOTALS:
Period ending 2006-12-01: $32,888.01
Period ending 2006-11-16: $26,778.18
DAILY SALES SUBTOTALS:
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