Finally Full Time and loving it!

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It is truly amazing finally reaching your goals. Finally seeing the fruits of your labor come to fruition. I remember coming to this forum with nothing in my bank account, no knowledge in my head, and absolutely no clue.

I did bring hope, I did bring goals, I did bring a work ethic. It is all I had besides my wife, which was my fiancee at the time. Now I sit hear all most in tears from how blessed I am.

I went from nothing to everything. I went from Losing a Father and helping my wife recover from brain surgery to a successful business owner.

There will come a time when you want to quit, there will come a time when you are so discouraged you are almost in tears.

It is fighting threw those times that makes "Making it" so much more special. It is fighting threw those times that got me were I am today.

When my wife went in for brain surgery I made a promise that I would do all I could to spend as much time with her and my son as I could. When my Father passed at the tender age of 49 I made a promise that I would live every day as if were my last.

I made a goal to quit my Job by Oct 19. my 29th birthday and missed that goal by 10 days. I finally said good bye to my job Oct 29th.

Here is my point.. No matter what happens do not let anything stand in your way. You CAN live your dreams. You CAN build a successful business.

All it takes is a commitment. So commit. I know you can do it. Do you?

Shannon
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    Congratulations Shannon, way to go.

    Btw, I'm not committed.......I'm addicted!


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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      Congratulations Shannon, way to go.

      Btw, I'm not committed.......I'm addicted!


      RoD "Give-Me-Coffee-Or-Give-Me-Death!" CorteZ

      Hey Rod,

      Thanks. I guess I could say I am an addict. expecially when it comes to this forum.

      Shannon "I cant believe it's true" Herod
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
    Congrats Shannon... I still work my old job for insurance reasons and I can't wait to give it the boot. I'm so jealous of you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Originally Posted by Jeffrey Louis View Post

      Congrats Shannon... I still work my old job for insurance reasons and I can't wait to give it the boot. I'm so jealous of you.

      that is actually one of the reasons why it was so hard to leave the job. My wife is on seizure medication and unfortunately that is not covered in a private policy because of pre-existing conditions.

      Shannon
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      • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
        Thank you to everyone that has replied. I'm glad my story has been of some inspiration. Although was a struggle it was worth every minute.

        It is actually pretty crazy to see the reaction of everybody in my life. I was expecting everyone to be negative and unsupported. But, it has been surprising to see everybody so supportive.

        I was speaking with my wife and wondering why that was. And she says it's because everyone has seen the hard work I've put in. The dedication and the long hours.

        It is actually very comforting and humbling knowing the people I'm close to have so much confidence in me.

        Well done and congratulations on getting rid of your job.

        Whats next?
        Well, as to what's next... I'm going to continue to build my business. I'm actually still putting the finishing touches on to my new business plan goals.

        It is amazing how things can change when you actually do not have a job holding you back. So, I have reevaluated what we are doing and am going to start moving at a faster pace.

        Anyway, thank you all for your kind words. I just hope this inspires somebody that was going to quit that will now continue on. I was in that position many times, but luckily this forum and many others helped me push through all of the tough times.


        Regards,

        Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author Sadat Ali
    Shannon

    Well done and congratulations on getting rid of your job.

    I can imagine the pain and turmoil you must have gone through. It must have been agonizing especially during the your wifes brain surgery. I hope she made a full and complete recovery.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sadat
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    • Profile picture of the author Dmunny718
      How can i do it???? i want to start an online business..a real one though im 18 years old but i have the smarts for it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Chirag
    Yes Inspirational story for the rest of us and Congrats!

    I'm jealous too but happy for you.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author crystalq
    That awesome Shannon!

    Congrats.
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    • Profile picture of the author bekkinz
      great stuff, its very rare to see someone making it full time in this business. great for newbies to see this
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  • Profile picture of the author jay7707
    You are truly an inspiration Shannon!
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Hi,

    Posts and threads like this are very encouraging and positive. Let's keep them coming.

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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Im sure you wont regret it ive been doing it full time for over 3yrs now and im now sunning myself in Portugal!
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  • Profile picture of the author howudoin
    Congratulations Shannon, Thats was truly an inspirational story.
    Hope you see better days ahead.

    Bhupinder
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Ambrose
    Thanks for sharing that Shannon. I love reading these stories.

    Everyone has it in them to succeed if they are willing to take disappointments and putting all their energy into working hard and committing to something.

    An online business is very up and down, but it has no limits.

    "My name is Daniel and I am Internet Marketing Addict."

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  • Profile picture of the author lazavas
    great story, well done my friend
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  • Profile picture of the author k0zm0zs0ul
    Congrats Shannon on all you have accomplished and all your family has made it through. Very inspirational, so I am not giving up either!
    Best regards,
    Cori
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
    One quote I really like to remember is:

    "Being an entrepreneur means living a few years like other won't, so that you can live the rest of your life like others can't."

    You've certainly been living the "like others won't", so here's to the living "like others can't". Congrats!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ewan Robb
      Absolutley love that quote mate, cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    Wow Shannon! You have certainly come a very long way, but you finally reached your goal. I am so happy for you and I send my love to your wife.
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  • Profile picture of the author trippmarxx
    Sounds like you've come a long way...

    Congratulations on fighting through your battles and coming out a winner. You're strength probably is what helped everyone else around you stay strong through the process.

    It's nice to finally give the job the boot isn't it? Keep working hard and keep that success rolling!
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    • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
      Congratulations, Shannon, on reaching this milestone.

      Folks, I've actually had the pleasure of meeting Shannon in real life. He is a decent, bright and engaging guy. A man totally and completely without pretense.

      Shannon, with your vision and work ethic you will go as far as you wish. You have no limits!

      Warm regards,

      Elmer
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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        Shannon Excellent Post! Congratulations to you! very Inspirational! You are correct people can do it! People just have to learn, grow, adapt and take consistent action. I can remember the positive emotions that I felt when I was building an offline business and I was able to quit my Financial Sales Representative for Metlife.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
        Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

        Congratulations, Shannon, on reaching this milestone.

        Folks, I've actually had the pleasure of meeting Shannon in real life. He is a decent, bright and engaging guy. A man totally and completely without pretense.

        Shannon, with your vision and work ethic you will go as far as you wish. You have no limits!

        Warm regards,

        Elmer
        hey Elmer, thank you so much for the kind words.

        I can easily say the same about you. But, I would also like to add that Elmer is amazingly intelligent.

        Every time I speak with him or read his posts I'm amazed at the wisdom and insight he provides.

        Shannon
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        • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
          Wow! Thank you to every single one of you that has replied. I wish I could reply to each of you individually without looking like a crazy spammer or something :-)

          You mean so much to hear all of your kind words, encouragement and well wishes. This is the reason why this forum truly is the #1 "guru" in the market.

          Thank you again to everyone that has replied.

          Shannon Herod
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    Congratulations, being your own boss is both rewarding and scary at the same time. I have to say the insurance situation we all face in this great nation is absolutely disgusting. I have the same problems with insurance you have, ie pre-existing conditions.

    TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Lowry
    G'day Shannon,

    Congratulations. It's an excellent feeling to be free.

    You've certainly had your hurdles and things to work through and it seems to have only made you stronger and more determined.

    Through IM I was able to spend all my time with my Daughter through her first year. There is nothing that can replace that.

    Keep going and I hope folks take away that determination and not giving up are two of the most important facets to being successful.

    Kind Regards,
    Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author TimRobinson
    Fantastic work man! I love inspirational posts like these!

    I Especially love how every single warrior here gives praise and thanks, you guys are all mature, caring and amazing individuals, there honestly isn't another place in the world I can talk about my dreams and have everyone so supportive and encouraging.

    How long was it from nothing to finally quitting your job?
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  • Profile picture of the author Be4Success
    Congratulations on hitting your goal. I plan to be in that position some day in the future.

    I would love to hear more on how you achieved your goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author wchua24
    congratulations. you inspire us. to give it our best. this is addicting to.lol
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  • Profile picture of the author John Piteo
    Hey congratulations Shannon. It starts out good and it only gets better. I bought your blogging product by the way. Good quality stuff. That's what success is made of.

    To your continued and growing success,

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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Originally Posted by John Piteo View Post

      Hey congratulations Shannon. It starts out good and it only gets better. I bought your blogging product by the way. Good quality stuff. That's what success is made of.

      To your continued and growing success,

      John

      Hey John,

      Thanks a ton. I put a lot of pride in my work and only release the best products available. (well, I guess I am a little biased)

      Thanks again,

      Shannon Herod
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      • Profile picture of the author lazavas
        Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

        Hey John,

        Thanks a ton. I put a lot of pride in my work and only release the best products available. (well, I guess I am a little biased)

        Thanks again,

        Shannon Herod
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenneth L
    Brilliant Post!

    Really inspiring and uplifting for everyone.

    Wishing you the best of success for the future.

    Also, I agree with the point you made about living every day like your last. When I watch Steve Jobs' Graduation Speech it changes my thinking so much towards this perspective.





    Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

    It is truly amazing finally reaching your goals. Finally seeing the fruits of your labor come to fruition. I remember coming to this forum with nothing in my bank account, no knowledge in my head, and absolutely no clue.

    I did bring hope, I did bring goals, I did bring a work ethic. It is all I had besides my wife, which was my fiancee at the time. Now I sit hear all most in tears from how blessed I am.

    I went from nothing to everything. I went from Losing a Father and helping my wife recover from brain surgery to a successful business owner.

    There will come a time when you want to quit, there will come a time when you are so discouraged you are almost in tears.

    It is fighting threw those times that makes "Making it" so much more special. It is fighting threw those times that got me were I am today.

    When my wife went in for brain surgery I made a promise that I would do all I could to spend as much time with her and my son as I could. When my Father passed at the tender age of 49 I made a promise that I would live every day as if were my last.

    I made a goal to quit my Job by Oct 19. my 29th birthday and missed that goal by 10 days. I finally said good bye to my job Oct 29th.

    Here is my point.. No matter what happens do not let anything stand in your way. You CAN live your dreams. You CAN build a successful business.

    All it takes is a commitment. So commit. I know you can do it. Do you?

    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    Also, I agree with the point you made about living every day like your last. When I watch Steve Jobs' Graduation Speech it changes my thinking so much towards this perspective.
    I totally agree, that was an amazing speech!

    Unfortunately, for me it was the realization that people do die. My father was the first person to pass that was not extremely old in my life. So, I quickly realized that not everyone lives to be an old-timer.

    So, I better take advantage of every single day I have been given. Because tomorrow is not promised.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zimmerman
      So, I better take advantage of every single day I have been given. Because tomorrow is not promised.

      Great words to take to truly live by and a lesson I have unfortunatly learned many times over. Congrats on your success!
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  • Hey way to go Shannon, that's a great story of hope, you and your wife have been through a lot. I have been through much of the same with a wife hurt in a head on car accident 5 years ago,that changed her life forever, many things she had to re-learn.
    All you can do at times is have hope, trust in the Lord, and one day the sun will shine again.....and look at you made it....now the sun is shining for you ... great write up !!...enjoy !!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ewan Robb
    Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

    It is truly amazing finally reaching your goals. Finally seeing the fruits of your labor come to fruition. I remember coming to this forum with nothing in my bank account, no knowledge in my head, and absolutely no clue.

    I did bring hope, I did bring goals, I did bring a work ethic. It is all I had besides my wife, which was my fiancee at the time. Now I sit hear all most in tears from how blessed I am.

    I went from nothing to everything. I went from Losing a Father and helping my wife recover from brain surgery to a successful business owner.

    There will come a time when you want to quit, there will come a time when you are so discouraged you are almost in tears.

    It is fighting threw those times that makes "Making it" so much more special. It is fighting threw those times that got me were I am today.

    When my wife went in for brain surgery I made a promise that I would do all I could to spend as much time with her and my son as I could. When my Father passed at the tender age of 49 I made a promise that I would live every day as if were my last.

    I made a goal to quit my Job by Oct 19. my 29th birthday and missed that goal by 10 days. I finally said good bye to my job Oct 29th.

    Here is my point.. No matter what happens do not let anything stand in your way. You CAN live your dreams. You CAN build a successful business.

    All it takes is a commitment. So commit. I know you can do it. Do you?

    Shannon
    well done lad, truly inspiring story. I wish you every success in you and your wifes future

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  • Profile picture of the author anonymous123567
    Shannon, your family must be so proud.

    Well done on achieving the goals set, you're an inspiration to us all.

    Cheers to you dude

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  • Profile picture of the author writergirlk
    It's nice to see people reach their goals, isn't it? It's a true blessing to be able to stay home and spend time with your family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    Thank you for sharing your tale of success with us. It's truly inspirational. Best of luck for your future endeavors, keep it up Shannon...
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Everyone, thank you so much for all of your replies. It is truly inspiring to read all of your kind words.

      Not only have I inspired you, but you have all inspired me.

      It is awesome logging into the forum and reading all of your kind words. It really puts a smile on my face.

      Regards,

      Shannon Herod
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  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    Congratulations Shannon,
    You are now living the dream many of us hope for.

    Life is short. I have written on my white board, THINK SUSAN

    It relates to a friend who suddenly died. THINK SUSAN means to remember that we never know when our time is and to put as much life into every day as we can. THINK SUSAN brings good times to mind also.

    So maybe you might say, "THINK DAD" and in addition to loving memories it could remind to to live every day to its fullest
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Originally Posted by bobsstuff View Post

      Congratulations Shannon,
      You are now living the dream many of us hope for.

      Life is short. I have written on my white board, THINK SUSAN

      It relates to a friend who suddenly died. THINK SUSAN means to remember that we never know when our time is and to put as much life into every day as we can. THINK SUSAN brings good times to mind also.

      So maybe you might say, "THINK DAD" and in addition to loving memories it could remind to to live every day to its fullest

      hey Bob,

      It is funny that you bring up the "Think Dad" I actually have a large picture frame with a picture of me and my father on one side and a poem on the other.

      My wife made it for me Christmas of last year.

      I think we can upload pictures so I will try to do that so you can see it...



      Kind of a crappy picture but you get the point.

      That hangs directly over my office desk and I look up at it multiple times a day. Whenever I want to quit I just take a look up at that picture. And it gives me hope. It gives me strength. It reminds me that you need to live today like it was your last.

      Regards,

      Shannon
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      • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
        Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

        hey Bob,

        It is funny that you bring up the "Think Dad" I actually have a large picture frame with a picture of me and my father on one side and a poem on the other.

        My wife made it for me Christmas of last year.

        I think we can upload pictures so I will try to do that so you can see it...



        Kind of a crappy picture but you get the point.

        That hangs directly over my office desk and I look up at it multiple times a day. Whenever I want to quit I just take a look up at that picture. And it gives me hope. It gives me strength. It reminds me that you need to live today like it was your last.

        Regards,

        Shannon
        My Inner Psychic sees a book in your near future.......

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  • Profile picture of the author cloudchaser22
    Hi Shannon Herod,

    Thanks for this, your thread was inspiring. Congratulations on your success and I hope everything works well for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Congratulations Shannon!!! That's awesome. You have achieved a dream so many IM'ers are still thriving to reach.

    Wishing you additional wealth and good fortune.
    Best!
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