Get A Job & Stop I.M

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I was talking with a friend of mine about what I do online and they pretty much said that I should get a real job. I was telling them about all of the different ways that a person could generate income and they listened and agreed with what I said but then they said you should get a job.

In the meantime my internet connection was lost and then I got it back, but before I lost it I started a new advertising campaign that brought me in $118.00 in revenue while I lost my internet connection for a few days.

Do you get discouraged when people don't believe in you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    My mom told me... countless times this summer to go get a job...

    Eventually I just started showing her my 1k weeks, and that made everything better

    People don't believe in the world online, just remember... you'll have the nice car later, will they?

    Caleb
  • Profile picture of the author Ldimilo
    Originally Posted by socomplete View Post

    I was talking with a friend of mine about what I do online and they pretty much said that I should get a real job. I was telling them about all of the different ways that a person could generate income and they listened and agreed with what I said but then they said you should get a job.

    In the meantime my internet connection was lost and then I got it back, but before I lost it I started a new advertising campaign that brought me in $118.00 in revenue while I lost my internet connection for a few days.

    Do you get discouraged when people don't believe in you?
    I tell folks I am a gun runner.....it just sounds more interesting than the truth.
  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    I rob banks:rolleyes:
  • Profile picture of the author Juris
    They just try to force their belief system(how all is system, if you prefer ) on you
    "Greatest attractant of money is immunity to criticism" - Dan Kennedy

    I remember how once I was checking out some cars and found one I liked, it was a corvette and it cost something like 25,000$. I showed it to my friend and he said: "Stop dreaming about things like that, get down to earth..."

    I was shocked how his mindset was rooted in poverty. It was ~3 years ago and my mindset and beliefs have radically changed, but even back then nothing seemed impossible even if I was labeled a dreamer or just an idiot
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    If you believe in yourself, that's all that matters! In fact to succeed in IM, you're really going to have to be your own self-motivator....People will try to get you to buy into their scarcity mentality. Don't do it! It's one of the worst plagues of humanity today!
  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Maybe you should get a new set of friends to hang around. Either that or quit casting your pearls to swine. Not saying your friends are pigs but the biblical reference fits. When all your friends have jobs they'll attempt to pigeon hole you into doing the same. Instead hang out with entrepreneurs who value what you're attempting to do.
  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Originally Posted by socomplete View Post

    I was talking with a friend of mine about what I do online and they pretty much said that I should get a real job. I was telling them about all of the different ways that a person could generate income and they listened and agreed with what I said but then they said you should get a job.

    In the meantime my internet connection was lost and then I got it back, but before I lost it I started a new advertising campaign that brought me in $118.00 in revenue while I lost my internet connection for a few days.

    Do you get discouraged when people don't believe in you?
    Better advice is to : "Treat IM like a real job". The hourly pay is much better.
  • Profile picture of the author MilesT
    I've been called the "village idiot" more than once (which has nothing to do with your question) but for some reason I've been w/out a "real job" for a loooonnnnng time. Go figure. Do what makes you happy, sir.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    If you can't change your friends then change your friends!

    Have a Great Day!
    Michael
  • Profile picture of the author maclustig
    Don't be discouraged by those people who says that you can't do it. Let their discouragements serve as an inspiration for you to keep on moving and pursuing what you believe in.

    If you really want to get rich, don't get a job. Create your own business. You'll never get rich working for your boss, you'll only make him richer.
  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    I'm often asked by people if I've got a job yet. Yes I do, and I've had it for the past two years thanks...

    When they say it, I tend to just say I like what I'm doing now and it is a job. Actually, I often tell them it's my own business to keep them quiet which it is of course!

    I do get discouraged sometimes, I'm sure many of us have moments where we question things due to outside pressure. But at the end of the day, most of the people I know are into the mindset of going to school/ college/ university then climbing the 9-5 career ladder. I was in that mindset too until I realised my degree means nothing and here I am - in the end I know what I am doing is 100% right for me.
  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    Those are going to be the same friends that when you are very successful wanting you to teach them how its done.
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Get used to it...

    I have been working 100% online since March of 2005, and my mother-in-law continues to nag me about how I need to get a "real job" to support my family...

    Even members of my own family have suggested the same... Including my wife, who knows how much I really make and spends those profits regularly... LOL
  • Profile picture of the author TheMagicShow
    Originally Posted by socomplete View Post

    I was talking with a friend of mine about what I do online and they pretty much said that I should get a real job. I was telling them about all of the different ways that a person could generate income and they listened and agreed with what I said but then they said you should get a job.

    In the meantime my internet connection was lost and then I got it back, but before I lost it I started a new advertising campaign that brought me in $118.00 in revenue while I lost my internet connection for a few days.

    Do you get discouraged when people don't believe in you?
    only YOU need to believe in yourself, forget what others think. If you are driven and want to make it happen, then no one can stop you. Being realistic is also a good thing, if you are starving while doing IM, then get a part time job and keep doing IM.
  • Profile picture of the author The Dotcom Hippie
    If I really cared about what my home town friends thought of me, I guess I'd have as boring a life as they do.
  • Profile picture of the author jlucado
    It doesn't matter what other people think...it's what you think.

    If you think you will succeed or if you think you will fail, you would be correct on both counts. It is what you think.
  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    I think people are almost jealous that you decided to break from the norm (a 9 to 5 job) and do your own thing.

    Also, a few people have mentioned that it's almost like we're programmed to think small and stay poor, we're not programmed, we're told that every single day.

    The big guys want the small guys to stay small.
  • Profile picture of the author Darunner14
    I think it's quite funny! Because as soon as you start making money! They want to know how you did it? When they do this, tell them, they need to get a real job! Karma is a Bi*ch!
  • Profile picture of the author ShaneRQR
    It's been my experience that whenever anyone wants to achieve something above average, people don't believe in them.

    Whether it's getting in shape, making more money or whatever. If you want to go for something most people fail to achieve, people tend to want to pull you down.

    If you keep doing and "failing forward", any doubt you have yourself disappears and those "get a job" type voices become meaningless.

    I'm a slow learner, but it still works out.
    Most people I know have only failed a few times in their lives and they have a steady job.

    I've failed a billion times at a thousand things, but in the course of it all I've had more successes than most people experience in a lifetime.
  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    If I'd have gotten discouraged every time someone looked at me like I was nuts, I wouldn't be sitting in a hundred-year old farmhouse, looking out a window overlooking a gorgeous 280-acre pasture, and oak and pine forest for as far as my eyes can see.

    Don't get discouraged...just know that you'll come up against jealousy and you just need to let it roll off your back.

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