Is the juice worth the squeeze?

by Randy McLean 8 replies
Most of you know that building an online business takes an intense amount of work and sacrifice.

For myself, I have "given up" a lot of television, binge drinking, and sleep. But when I see a sales notification in my email it is all worth it.

Not only that, this is something I thoroughly enjoy.

On the other hand, not everyone has it that way. I have heard of spouses leaving their partner over it and referring to it as a "scam and a waste of time".

Or people that are willing to spend money they don't have.

I have also heard someone say he would have paid 10 times the price he paid in order to achieve the success he had.

What about you? Are you sacrificing anything to make this work?

Thoughts?
#mind warriors #discipline #juice #sacrifice #squeeze #time #work ethic #worth
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    if you are already married with children.. it effects the choice you need to make

    it is better to get on the path of self employment or business development before you get into a long term relationship.. or you fill your spouses ear with the dream of success until she either leaves you ..or says **** it go ahead ..

    you know there is a learning curve.. and we have been condition to earn wages sence we started going to school .. and making a living from profits is looked at as shady by normal people ..

    many billionaires and people who write book..started on the path early in their teenage years .. or found they had no path in normal employment and had no choice but to build a business
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by Randy McLean View Post

    Most of you know that building an online business takes an intense amount of work and sacrifice.

    For myself, I have "given up" a lot of television, binge drinking, and sleep. But when I see a sales notification in my email it is all worth it.

    Not only that, this is something I thoroughly enjoy.

    On the other hand, not everyone has it that way. I have heard of spouses leaving their partner over it and referring to it as a "scam and a waste of time".

    Or people that are willing to spend money they don't have.

    I have also heard someone say he would have paid 10 times the price he paid in order to achieve the success he had.

    What about you? Are you sacrificing anything to make this work?

    Thoughts?
    When I started online marketing in 2008, I failed a lot of times. I remember working 12 hours a day in order to get this to work. Wasn't simple.

    So yes, I have to cut down on my social live and also on TV & movies.

    Now I have other people helping me out so I work only 2-3 hours a day

    Can't complain - I guess it has been worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    I would say you need to find a balance between working enough to be successful--and not so much that it affects you relationships.

    Now with that said, in my younger years--I would burn the midnight oil--but I guess I was lucky as at that point in my life I could do that.

    Would I do it now, no.

    As I value the people I have in my life now too much to risk losing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author drewgood
    Randy, my whole life is different, and there are many friendships, moments, and relationships that I've missed out on while pursuing my mission. And yet I'm compelled to continue. In the end, I won't regret any of the TV I missed, but I'm hoping to get the relationship end of things in better working order.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy McLean
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts so far. What I see coming up is the topic of family.

    Yes, for me too family is most important. I also think fulfilling your dream is important. That is why you need to find a balance you can live with.

    That is when it's vital to sit down and talk things out. In the beginning I explained to my wife what I wanted to do.

    So we agreed I could have X amount of time each day to work towards it. That really forces you to maximize your time.

    Too many people that succumb to shiny object syndrome would be better off spending time with their family instead. It is when you become serious and focused that this endeavor becomes justifiable.

    Let's face it. Many of us have full time jobs too.

    So like Odahh said it makes a big difference how you prioritize your time when you have family.

    As far as television, I watch most of my stuff on demand anyway, like Netflix. So it doesn't really get it in the way.

    And when you start to see your business growing, it makes entertainment pale in comparison.
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by Randy McLean View Post

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts so far. What I see coming up is the topic of family.

      Yes, for me too family is most important. I also think fulfilling your dream is important. That is why you need to find a balance you can live with.

      That is when it's vital to sit down and talk things out. In the beginning I explained to my wife what I wanted to do.

      So we agreed I could have X amount of time each day to work towards it. That really forces you to maximize your time.

      Too many people that succumb to shiny object syndrome would be better off spending time with their family instead. It is when you become serious and focused that this endeavor becomes justifiable.

      Let's face it. Many of us have full time jobs too.

      So like Odahh said it makes a big difference how you prioritize your time when you have family.

      As far as television, I watch most of my stuff on demand anyway, like Netflix. So it doesn't really get it in the way.

      And when you start to see your business growing, it makes entertainment pale in comparison.
      if you have a job that pays the bills and build your sills in your spare time and slowly build an income ..this allows someone to invest what they make from the business back into more skills and the business . it stunts the growth potential of the business if it has to pay the rent and put food on the table


      s far as family goes.. i don't have a wife and kids .. my parents passed on 2 years ago..and i am a thousand miles away from my closest sibling .. at this point doing what i do every one i talk to .. works on the strip is either another street performer or a promoter .. the its the people who take pictures with me .

      i work every day and i really do not see myself dating someone with a normal job or no business sense ..

      haha but my main dream revolve around the right kind of woman
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  • Profile picture of the author IMarketers2500
    There was a period of about 3 years where I was putting in all day type hours and going to school once a week at night (University of Phoenix).

    All I can say is that thank God I found Internet Marketing. But back then it was easier to rank sites on google, now its really hard.

    But those years I put in I can enjoy myself now, but I still have to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author AL Hummel
    I am sacrificing living a "normal" life like most of the rest of the world does. I'm sacrificing having a steady income too.
    To me, having a self created income that I am in control of online is the greatest intention of all. Nothing can stop me from finding and creating it. Giving up isn't an option.
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