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?
#internet marketing #job #stop
  • 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 Steven Miranda
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      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
      Very true Caleb. Most family members I talk to don't believe in making money online yet alone understand it. "Money talks" though
  • 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 ejb2059
      Originally Posted by Ldimilo View Post

      I tell folks I am a gun runner.....it just sounds more interesting than the truth.
      I'll take a case of AK's an M60, 5 HK's and an MP5

      Are you still offering the free RPG with an order over $10k? LOL

      Just kidding ..

      Rev
    • Profile picture of the author dpilgrim
      Dude...I like your style. You're fun to read!!! LOL
    • Profile picture of the author Neromancer
      Originally Posted by Ldimilo View Post

      I tell folks I am a gun runner.....it just sounds more interesting than the truth.
      OMG this is awesome . . . can we add a cool new name too???
  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    I rob banks:rolleyes:
    • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
      Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

      I rob banks:rolleyes:
      I knew it!....

      Today I thought I would confuse a teacher... So under what is your part-time job... I put "Internet Marketer & Online Businessman + Product Creator and Marketer"... I can't wait till she asks me what the heck I am on about

      Caleb..
  • 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 socomplete
      Originally Posted by Juris View Post

      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

      That is so true! I told my other friend that I don't want to be held down by a job that tells me when I can eat, when to be at work, when I can go on vacation, when I can talk, and what to do.

      I want to see my friends and family flying on private jets, going to the tropics. And she said " Yeah right like that will ever happen" Its almost like we are being programmed to think poor and accept a normal life.
    • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
      People who have a limited view of the possibilites for
      their own life will try to project those limitations onto
      you.

      In other words, people who can't see something as
      possible for themselves, tend to think it's not possible
      for you either.

      "Someone's opinion of you does not have to become
      your reality."
      Les Brown's Schoolteacher, Mr Washington

      Learn to listen to your own heart and pursue the
      vision you can see - regardless of what others say
      or think.

      Dedicated to your success,

      Shaun
    • Profile picture of the author jeskola
      Originally Posted by Juris View Post

      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
      Ha. Very similar here - i have the leaflet / spec thing of a Lamborghini on my desk next to my computer , so whenever i do IM stuff i can see it and visualize it. I went into the showroom to get the leaflet. I am 100% convinced i will get one sooner rather than later.

      Anyways people always ask why i have that brochure on my desk - as if it's not in my reach. I tell people i will get one soon and they all think i am nuts.
  • 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 patadeperro
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      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.
      I think this is one of the best advices you can follow, there is and old Spanish saying that goes "Those who walk with wolves learn to howl" meaning that part of your reality is the type of people you hang around with, if you just hang around with employees, they will never understand anything about the things you are talking about, if you start talking to entrepreneurs, they wont be just listening to you, but sharing their experiences in how they create more wealth and freedom, and they will explain you better ways to do things, I am part of a mastermind with a lot of very successful entrepreneurs and I can tell you that has changed my life forever, do the same please.

      Hope it helps
    • Profile picture of the author J Bold
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      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.
      I'm sorry I disagree with this kind of mindset.

      Yes, everyone always tells me to get a job because they just don't get it.

      However, true friends will let you be who you are, without meddling. My true friends are like that. I'm not going to stop hanging out with my lifelong friends just because they aren't internet entrepreneurs.

      Business is business. Friends are friends.
    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Duggan
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      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.
      This may well be some of the best advice on this thread (although it's all pretty good).

      Who you associate with is crucial. If you have to hang out with people like the ones you mentioned, then try and 'turn down the volume' on them a little. By that, I mean either ignore their whining, or call them out on it. Most people moan for the sake of it because they're too scared to nail their colours to the mast and declare what they want.

      Ideally, you'll just stop hanging out with them as much. Those people are what a friend of mine calls 'Psychic Vampires'. They're too much effort and they'll cost you your success.
  • 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 Qamar
      Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

      If you can't change your friends then change your friends!

      Have a Great Day!
      Michael
      hmmmm.....nice quotes!
  • 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 JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Juris View Post

      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..."
      That reminds me of a friend of mine from college. After he graduated, he took a job as a waiter at an upscale country club "while he looked for a real job"...

      At one point, he wanted a new car and picked out one that was fairly high priced. As they were starting the paperwork, the salesman asked my friend what he did. My friend answered, honestly, that he was a waiter.

      The salesman tore up the paperwork, got a disgusted look on his face, and growled at my friend for wasting his time, as no mere waiter was going to qualify for financing. We left...

      My buddy went back a couple of hours later and asked to see the owner or GM. He talked to the owner. Told him he'd been in earlier and tried to buy a car. The owner asked what happened. G. explained the scenario from earlier, and added, "would one of the other salespeople help him with the paperwork for buying the car? If I can't finance it, can I pay in cash?"

      The owner did the paperwork himself, and G. drove the car home.

      What the salesman didn't bother to find out was that G. worked in one of the most exclusive fine-dining joints in town, and that it wasn't all that uncommon to make four figures in tips during a shift - and this was back in the late 1970's.

      To the OP - don't worry about the critics. Just smile and say that maybe they are right, then go buy yourself something nice...

      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      I knew it!....

      Today I thought I would confuse a teacher... So under what is your part-time job... I put "Internet Marketer & Online Businessman + Product Creator and Marketer"... I can't wait till she asks me what the heck I am on about

      Caleb..
      Caleb, be careful who you poke with that stick. We don't want you ending up in a Ritalin daze or something...

      Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

      Those are going to be the same friends that when you are very successful wanting you to teach them how its done.
      More likely, a bunch will just want to join the entourage...
  • 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 theory expert
      Originally Posted by Darunner14 View Post

      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!
      I must say I have little patience and respect for most people. They will watch you die. What I need cancer for you to help me?
      They don't think you know what your talking about until they see materials things, then I think to myself, "what I need you for"? [insert explicits]

      oops on a tangent...
  • 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.
    • Profile picture of the author imon32red
      Originally Posted by Lisa Gergets View Post

      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.

      Sounds amazing. What part of the country are you located in?
    • Profile picture of the author USHwy129
      Originally Posted by Lisa Gergets View Post

      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.
      Absolutely. And if I listened to those people, I wouldn't be sitting in my place looking through the palm trees and out across the Gulf of Mexico while half the country is freezing their *(^#!s off :rolleyes: <epicfail>smallminded people</epicfail>

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