What I Do To Make $369.86 A Day

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I've been asked what my day is like and what I do to have the success that
I have. Well, what follows is a breakdown of my day, more or less. The
reason I say more or less is because my day isn't written in total stone.
Stuff happens and sometimes I have to improvise. But for the most part,
this is what my day is like. Hope it helps.

To start with, I am disciplined to a fault. I almost have tunnel vision when it
comes to my day. I have to get my work done. Sometimes to the exclusion
of other things. One could say I'm obsessed...which may not be a good thing.
So before you attempt this...check with your psychiatrist.

6:30 AM - I wake up, wash up, and turn on the PC by 7 AM.

7 AM - 8 AM - This is where I do my promotion for the day. I have several
lead generation sites that I use to generate IM leads. I email these leads
during this time. It's all I do. It takes me about an hour. These leads
account for about $3,000 of my monthly income, so it is more than worth
my while to do this.

8 AM - 8:30 AM - I work on one of my membership sites making sure I
get the info to my members that they need to get on a daily basis. This
site earns me about $1,500 monthly. It's kind of like a side income for me.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - I do all my writing for Ezine Articles. I don't worry
about getting the articles submitted a certain time. With all the articles
that I have out there, I don't have to write as much as I used to for one
thing and I don't need to worry about placement time. My articles get
enough views.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM - I do my writing for my own blog and for all the guest
blogs that I author at. I rotate these as I have so many I can't possibly
do them everyday. One member here I only get to about once a week,
sometimes not even that often.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - I have an early lunch. I also eat my breakfast
during the 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM time period. During lunch, I will answer
emails and relax, kind of.

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM - This is when I work on my product creation. Each
product has a schedule as far as what I work on. I'll get to when I make
that schedule soon. This way I know exactly what I have to work on for
each project, such as sales page, squeeze page, content, or whatever.
It's all written out so I don't have to think about it.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - I eat dinner, answer more emails, etc.

5:30 PM - 10:30 PM - This is my "me" time. What I mean by me time is
that I spend this time thinking of new ideas. Maybe something comes up
that I want to work on. This is the time I usually spend for doing niche
research. Lately I've been doing a lot of it. My frustration is that I come
up with so many ideas that I don't have the time to do them.

10:30 PM - ? - I work on my to-do list for the next day. Sometimes I can
finish this in 10 minutes and sometimes it takes an hour or more.

Now, while all this is going on, I am also multitasking the following things.

1. Moderating 3 forums.
2. Sending personal thank you emails for purchases.
3. Answering PMs.
4. Posting here. (it's about the only forum I really post regularly to)
5. Sending broadcasts (occasionally) to my lists.

And with all of that, I would say I only get about 20% done of what I'd
like to get done each day. There are not enough hours in the day for me.

Not even close.

Anyway, all of the above, this year, comes out to about $369.86 a day
in income.

Right now, I am working on two products. One is a short one and the
other is a major release (probably will be a physical product) for next
year. It's going to cover the whole 9 yards...manual, videos, DVDs, etc.
It's probably going to be my last IM product. I don't know yet. I have to
see how the launch goes, but that's a good 6 months away.

Well, that's my day. It's not for everybody. Honestly, I think it would burn
out most people on a month, but I'm a workaholic and enjoy what I do.

Next year though, I will be making MANY changes. I will probably outsource
everything but my writing, so I'll have more time to do more things.

Anyway, hope this has helped somebody.

** EDIT **

To stop others from asking me if I'm miserable and if my life is worth
living, I enjoy what I do and wouldn't do it if I didn't want to. I was
asked what my day was life and I have answered. If you don't like
my business model, fine. But don't try to tell me that I have no
life and that I'm miserable because you know nothing about my life
and what I enjoy.
#day #make
  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    printing the post

    BTW now that you are thinking of changing the way that you do things and outsourcing more stuff how do you envisage your daily plan will change?

    Thanks for writing this down it will help a lot of people I'm sure.

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Sweet Jane View Post

      printing the post

      BTW now that you are thinking of changing the way that you do things and outsourcing more stuff how do you envisage your daily plan will change?

      Thanks for writing this down it will help a lot of people I'm sure.

      Leanne
      Honestly, there is no way to know what my day will be like until I do it, but
      I expect to basically take all the external stuff (sales pages, squeeze pages
      etc.) done by other people instead of by myself.

      Why?

      Well, while I write great content, I'm not the best copywriter in the
      world. I'm okay, and do a good enough job to make sales, but I think I
      could make more if I had a real pro do it. So that will be my main change.

      The rest? No way to tell now.
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    • Profile picture of the author spressnell
      Wow, you really are disciplined. I need much more of that. Thanks for the tips.

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  • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
    Wow Steve,

    Awesome share. I really appreciate you pulling back the curtain on your work schedule so specifically like that. You are quite the workhorse, lol.

    It's interesting to see where you spend your time. Out of curiosity, do you take off for the weekends?

    I wish I had more of a disciplined schedule (I've come a long way these past two years), and this will help me with my motivation.

    Thanks!

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by freudianslip27 View Post

      Wow Steve,

      Awesome share. I really appreciate you pulling back the curtain on your work schedule so specifically like that. You are quite the workhorse, lol.

      It's interesting to see where you spend your time. Out of curiosity, do you take off for the weekends?

      I wish I had more of a disciplined schedule (I've come a long way these past two years), and this will help me with my motivation.

      Thanks!

      Matt
      To answer your question, I work weekends too. I do go to church Sunday
      morning, but when I get home around noon, I get to to work. So Sunday
      is a slightly altered schedule.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by Steve Porcaro View Post

        I can definitely identify with the way Steven works and what makes him happy. If you enjoy what you are doing the time or detail of the schedule does not matter.

        I know that when I am creating videos and writing I am totally engrossed and enjoy it also. My wife will sometimes comment on how long I am on the computer, but she know that I enjoy it and I am home when she needs me, same with my kids.

        I make myself available, and I also initiate...that is the beauty of this business though it can be a long day you control it and decide when to do what when you want to within your goals and schedule.

        Great post and article
        Exactly. For example, this Tuesday night I have to pick up my daughter
        from college as she is coming home for the Thanksgiving holiday and
        Thursday we're going to my inlaws for dinner. No way I'm working that day.

        So I do take off when I feel like it.

        It's just not very often.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          Exactly. For example, this Tuesday night I have to pick up my daughter
          from college as she is coming home for the Thanksgiving holiday and
          Thursday we're going to my inlaws for dinner. No way I'm working that day.

          So I do take off when I feel like it.

          It's just not very often.

          You can get Jerry to finish up more articles while you are away.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Thank you for your honesty and openness, Steven. You've given an indication to complete newbies like me of the kind of rewards can be earned, but also what it takes to earn them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCWHong
    Thanks, Steve, for your post!

    How long has your schedule been set like this? What was your schedule (if you had one) when you first started out?

    I have been struggling to set a schedule for myself since I'm still in school right now. I'm also interested in way too many products and haven't been able to focus on just one... so seeing what your schedule was like when you first started may help me figure one out for myself. Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by JCWHong View Post

      Thanks, Steve, for your post!

      How long has your schedule been set like this? What was your schedule (if you had one) when you first started out?

      I have been struggling to set a schedule for myself since I'm still in school right now. I'm also interested in way too many products and haven't been able to focus on just one... so seeing what your schedule was like when you first started may help me figure one out for myself. Thanks!

      Justin, this schedule has been like this, more or less, for a couple of years
      now. My schedule when I first started, almost 6 years ago, was much
      different. I spent most of my time learning. I only marketed about an hour
      a day and didn't even write articles yet. My life was totally different.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevin campbelle
      I'm guessing family time falls into the 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm slot.

      Kevin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    Thanks for the great share and insight into your daily business plan & execution.

    Put me on your list to be first to promote your new major product! It sounds like it's going to be a gem.

    Keep up the great work, just by doing what you do, and by posting this info you truly inspire quite a lot of people.

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  • Profile picture of the author anonymous123567
    Thanks Steve,

    I was actually thinking to myself the other day, if I worked on this full time, what would I do all day to keep organized?

    This has helped answer that, cheers mate

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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus Paul
    Not to get too personal, but how do you squeeze in family time?

    My wife accuses me of having an affair with my girlfriend, Dell. Sometimes she catches me sleeping with her, even, so I've had to learn to spend several hours a day with her and the kids, which takes a great deal of discipline when my mind is racing with ideas...
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by youTribunedotcom View Post

      Not to get too personal, but how do you squeeze in family time?

      My wife accuses me of having an affair with my girlfriend, Dell. Sometimes she catches me sleeping with her, even, so I've had to learn to spend several hours a day with her and the kids, which takes a great deal of discipline when my mind is racing with ideas...
      My wife understands that I'm working towards us having an incredible
      retirement. She makes a decent living as a school teacher (27 years on
      the job) so between her and myself, we should be more than okay.

      Besides, she's out a lot too because she belongs to organizations and does
      a lot of charity work and my daughter lives at college. So I'm home alone
      all day anyway. So this "work" keeps me from going crazy.
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    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      Originally Posted by youTribunedotcom View Post

      Not to get too personal, but how do you squeeze in family time?

      My wife accuses me of having an affair with my girlfriend, Dell. Sometimes she catches me sleeping with her, even, so I've had to learn to spend several hours a day with her and the kids, which takes a great deal of discipline when my mind is racing with ideas...
      I have exactly the same problem... lol
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  • Profile picture of the author lakerk
    Steven, all your posts are incredible, and this one is no exception.

    However, I have to ask. Are you happy?

    I could not keep to that schedule and be happy. Perhaps its my youth and lack of discipline.

    But the dream of internet marketing is that you can have more free time. It seems to me that you don't have that.

    Are you planning on scaling back ever? or are you just loving every second of it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by lakerk View Post

      Steven, all your posts are incredible, and this one is no exception.

      However, I have to ask. Are you happy?

      I could not keep to that schedule and be happy. Perhaps its my youth and lack of discipline.

      But the dream of internet marketing is that you can have more free time. It seems to me that you don't have that.

      Are you planning on scaling back ever? or are you just loving every second of it?
      Whatever unhappiness I have, has nothing to do with my IM business.
      I have some personal stuff that I'd rather not get into here that at times
      does get to me. It's my business that actually keeps me from wallowing
      in whatever misery I might be having elsewhere, so I thank God everyday
      for this business and the ability to put so much time into it. Truth is, when
      I do start to outsource more stuff, it just means that I'm going to spend
      more time coming up with ideas. I won't stop working.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      Originally Posted by lakerk View Post


      However, I have to ask. Are you happy?

      I could not keep to that schedule and be happy. Perhaps its my youth and lack of discipline.

      But the dream of internet marketing is that you can have more free time. It seems to me that you don't have that.

      Are you planning on scaling back ever? or are you just loving every second of it?
      Haha. Kid! Steven is obviously happy with what he is doing, as I am too with just as long a schedule - but the secret is - it doesn't seem long!

      Most of us older, boring folks have lived through the need to party, drink and just hang out, Dude. I think the thing is here with Steven and myself, and possibly many more on this forum - nothing beats the mental stimulation of being challenged, while making and creating little parts of the internet!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt D
    Thanks, Steven!

    Question -- do you drop everything when your timeframes are up and move on to the next block of time or finish your task? For example, at the end of your hour if you are right in the middle of writing an article do you carry that momentum and finish it or stick to your schedule and stop?

    Reason I ask is that I always have tasks bleeding over and I just finish them out and it blows up my day. I've heard other philosophies that you stick with one thing until finished. What's your take?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Matt D View Post

      Thanks, Steven!

      Question -- do you drop everything when your timeframes are up and move on to the next block of time or finish your task? For example, at the end of your hour if you are right in the middle of writing an article do you carry that momentum and finish it or stick to your schedule and stop?

      Reason I ask is that I always have tasks bleeding over and I just finish them out and it blows up my day. I've heard other philosophies that you stick with one thing until finished. What's your take?
      Matt
      Matt, as I said, this isn't written in stone. Sometimes stuff happens and I
      either have to run over or I get something done quicker because something
      isn't available for that day, like maybe 2 of the lead sites will be down.
      That gives me time to start something else earlier. But for the most part,
      the above is my day.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chirag
        Hi Steve that's really very impressive.

        Not easy being disciplined. I'm kind of disciplined myself but tend to get a little distracted at times.

        Great post.


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  • Profile picture of the author JKinakin
    That's great Steven

    I really appreciate your honesty and candor.
    If you, as knowledgeable and disciplined as you are, has an income
    of "only" $11,000 per month, then it makes me laugh at these wanna
    be guru's trying to sell their system promising $5K - $10K per week.

    When you wrote of how you make $370 per day, I honestly thought
    that was only a portion of your total income for the day. That's
    why I appreciate your honesty in letting us know what your
    real income bracket is.

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by JKinakin View Post

      That's great Steven

      I really appreciate your honesty and candor.
      If you, as knowledgeable and disciplined as you are, has an income
      of "only" $11,000 per month, then it makes me laugh at these wanna
      be guru's trying to sell their system promising $5K - $10K per week.

      When you wrote of how you make $370 per day, I honestly thought
      that was only a portion of your total income for the day. That's
      why I appreciate your honesty in letting us know what your
      real income bracket is.

      Jack
      Jack, I'm very happy with what I make. I don't care that I'm not making
      the big bucks that some of the big names are making. If I can pay the
      mortgage (last payment is this December) and send my daughter to
      college (in her 3rd year) and put food on the table for us all and maybe
      be able to have a few "luxuries" then I am happy.

      I'm not your typical person who has to have tons of money to be happy.
      My hobbies cost me very little. Oh, that's something I will do during my
      me time if I run out of ideas. I'll go into my recording studio and work on
      a new song. I have one CD done already this year and I'm half way done
      with a second CD.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      Wow. I was never that big of a workaholic.

      Steve: Have you ever asked yourself why? Is it the pretended promise of some future day when you can relax?

      Because as you know, workaholics never come to that day. They only come to the day when they realize that they wasted their entire life working and never did get to living.

      Isn't anything else important in your life? What about a spouse? Children? Hobbies? Friends? Creating something real instead of IM gibberish? Art? Travel? Watching a sunset at the beach (what I just returned from with my family)?

      Is there anything in your life worth living?

      I resent your tone. I resent your whole post. My life is CERTAINLY
      worth living. I enjoy my life. I do make time for my wife and daughter
      when they're around, which is not often because of THEIR schedules.

      This routine may not be for you, and that's fine. But don't try to make
      me feel like I am wasting my life.

      I don't appreciate is, especially your last question.
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      • Profile picture of the author Carl Pruitt
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        I resent your tone. I resent your whole post. My life is CERTAINLY
        worth living. I enjoy my life. I do make time for my wife and daughter
        when they're around, which is not often because of THEIR schedules.

        This routine may not be for you, and that's fine. But don't try to make
        me feel like I am wasting my life.

        I don't appreciate is, especially your last question.
        Steven,

        Many people tend to suffer from a compulsion to impose their own values on other people. The rancor surrounding politics is evidence enough of this.

        My father passed away a few months ago. Just one month shy of his 80th birthday. Even though he most definitely could have very comfortably retired from his law practice decades earlier, he worked more hours every day than most up and coming apprentice lawyers until his last hospital stay. Because he loved his work, it was more relaxing to him than idly sitting on any beach.

        Those were his values and I truly believe he wouldn't have made it as long as he did without his work. I have nothing but pure admiration for his work ethic. .

        I'm a Tim Ferris fan myself when it comes to work scheduling in my own life although I haven't perfected it and frequently end up working more hours than he recommends, But since you are happy with your work schedule I wouldn't presume to force my values onto your life.

        I can only congratulate you on your success and your own enjoyment of your own life. I can't wait to see your new product.
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        • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
          Steven,

          The answer to our friend from Seattle's barb was actually already there in your posts.

          You are investing your time in your family's future.

          Because you have an highly developed sense of responsibility you won't be one of those people who reach 65 and think "How will I look after my family now?"

          Life is full of trade-offs. I would love to spend hours a day playing with my son, but I have to exchange some of my time with him now to guarantee his future.

          As you said, there is a tipping point to look forward to where you will have more time and money. That's what we should all be aiming for - to become Andy Henry .

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    Steven, just curious, do you do this everyday? It seems there is no time left to be with the family. I'm an engineer, and I believe the best way to be rich is work harder and smarter. But if I have to give up time for my family to be rich, I would rather not be rich. just my 2 cents.



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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by AverageGuy View Post

      Steven, just curious, do you do this everyday? It seems there is no time left to be with the family. I'm an engineer, and I believe the best way to be rich is work harder and smarter. But if I have to give up time for my family to be rich, I would rather not be rich. just my 2 cents.



      david
      David, people asked me what my day was like and so I answered them.

      If I didn't want to do this and didn't enjoy it, I wouldn't do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
        ok. I believe life/rich/happiness have different meanings to different people. as long as you enjoy it, good for you.

        good job.


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        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        David, people asked me what my day was like and so I answered them.

        If I didn't want to do this and didn't enjoy it, I wouldn't do it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
          Steven,

          Wow, dude. You really love what you do and that is somewhat lost in today's society. Making the "quick buck" and completely unreasonable work ethics of most people today shadow the true workers that get a sense of accomplishment, and even a good feeling deep down inside, from putting in an honest day's work.

          Be proud and know that you deserve it! (I think you know already)

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      Touched a nerve did it? Good.

      You should ask yourself why you resented it. All I did was ask questions.

      If you resented it, then you are lying to yourself. To be offended by something, you have to accept it as true AND not like that about yourself. If you don't accept it as true, you can't be offended. If someone called me fat, I would just laugh (I've always been underweight). If someone called me skinny, I could possibly be offended. I don't really like that about myself.

      If someone called me a gook though, I wouldn't be offended. It is technically true (I'm Asian), but I'm proud of being Asian, so the racial slur doesn't offend me.

      You'll find that is always true when you are offended. It means you believe what they said was true AND you don't like that about yourself.

      So I'll add a question. Why do you choose a lifestyle that you resent?

      Why you sanctimonious know it all. You don't know a frickin thing about
      me. You are the kind of person who I used to hate in high school.

      My friend, think whatever the hell you want. I love my life.

      You, on the other hand, will NEVER be on my Christmas list.

      How DARE YOU tell me what I like and don't like.

      How DARE YOU. If you were standing in my home right now I'd slap you
      right across the face.

      I don't know what your culture is like where you come from, but in my
      country people who presume to tell us how we feel about our own lives
      get slugged. We just don't do that in this country. At least not where I
      come from.

      Again, HOW DARE YOU.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      Touched a nerve did it? Good.

      You should ask yourself why you resented it. All I did was ask questions.

      If you resented it, then you are lying to yourself. To be offended by something, you have to accept it as true AND not like that about yourself. If you don't accept it as true, you can't be offended. If someone called me fat, I would just laugh (I've always been underweight). If someone called me skinny, I could possibly be offended. I don't really like that about myself.

      If someone called me a gook though, I wouldn't be offended. It is technically true (I'm Asian), but I'm proud of being Asian, so the racial slur doesn't offend me.

      You'll find that is always true when you are offended. It means you believe what they said was true AND you don't like that about yourself.

      So I'll add a question. Why do you choose a lifestyle that you resent?

      Why do you ask idiotic questions?

      Have you ever thought that someone doesn't want the same lifestyle as you?


      I think Steven loves what he does and enjoys his life. Who are you to say he is not enjoying his life?


      Donald Trump works most of the time. Would you say he doesn't enjoy his life. I think you need to get off your high horse and think about how to better talk to people. Maybe your leisure lifstyle has destroyed your ability to communicate with others. I would also like to state just because you say you are living the 2 hour work week doesn't make it true. All we know you can be full of bs trying to set yourself up for a new offer.


      I do find your tone to Steven very rude.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

        Why do you ask idiotic questions?

        Have you ever thought that someone doesn't want the same lifestyle as you?


        I think Steven loves what he does and enjoys his life. Who are you to say he is not enjoying his life?


        Donald Trump works most of the time. Would you say he doesn't enjoy his life. I think you need to get off your high horse and think about how to better talk to people. Maybe your leisure lifstyle has destroyed your ability to communicate with others. I would also like to state just because you say you are living the 2 hour work week doesn't make it true. All we know you can be full of bs trying to set yourself up for a new offer.


        I do find your tone to Steven very rude.

        Thomas, you should have seen the steam coming out of my ears.

        You know, if somebody replies that they'd never work these hours and
        that my life is not for them, I'd say, fine. It isn't for everybody and I'd
        be cool with that. But to tell me that I'm miserable? How DARE he!

        I haven't been this angry since high school when I had to deal with
        this crap all the time.
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          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          It isn't for everybody and I'd
          be cool with that. But to tell me that I'm miserable? How DARE he!

          Steven, he is probably some guy who works 60 hours a week at McDonalds and wants to pretend he is something else.


          I also wanted to add. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy creating products and dealing with most people. I don't like to watch much television and like to learn. If I am sitting at home than why not work compared to sitting in front of the brain drain they call tv.
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    ...and this promised to be such a nice thread.... :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

      ...and this promised to be such a nice thread.... :rolleyes:
      John, some people are just jerks. That's the only way to put it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

      ...and this promised to be such a nice thread.... :rolleyes:
      No doubt...how frickin' rude.
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        Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

        No doubt...how frickin' rude.
        I totally agree. Rude.

        Steven, thank you for sharing about how you spend your day.

        I am sorry to see that some people have to try to ruin a perfectly good thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author CarolStep
    Congratulations for being true to yourself. I was offended at some of the remarks and it wasn't even towards me.

    I guess there always people who need to learn to respect the differences in people.

    Carol
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      I only know what you claimed. I only know how you emotionally responded to what you claimed.

      If you made it all up and you aren't really a workaholic, that's fine. It's your fantasy.

      If that's really your life and you're proud of being a workaholic, that's fine too.

      Why the emotional outburst then? It sure sounds like you hate it and are very offended that someone even asked about the things most of us find important in life.

      I'm OK with not being on your Christmas list.

      Have a great life whether you love being a workaholic, hate it, really aren't one at all and just made it up or whatever. It's your life.

      Can anyone believe the audacity of this person?

      You sign up with this forum a few days ago and this is how you come
      at people?

      My friend, you have a lot to learn about how to make friends in this
      business.

      I personally don't give a frick WHAT you believe. You are about as
      significant to me as the fly that just landed on my rice chex.

      I'm curious to see how many people here who have read your posts and
      seen what kind of an ass you are will EVER do business with you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      In your country? Did you really resort to racism after I used that as an example?

      I'm proud to be an Asian American. If you want to offend me, go the skinny route. I always told you that.
      My friend, you're not worth offending because you're nothing but a pompous
      ass know it all. Yes, that's EXACTLY what you are and the closest
      description that is ever going to fit you.
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      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      In your country? Did you really resort to racism after I used that as an example?

      I'm proud to be an Asian American. If you want to offend me, go the skinny route. I always told you that.
      dear me.............dude seriously get the hell out of here
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewd
    It's good that you have a bit of a schedule. I have a problem of not setting a schedule, so I end up jumping around a lot and not being as productive as I should be.

    Glad it's paid off for you man.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Steven allowed us to peek into his lifestyle to give guidance and inspiration. Not as an opportunity for amateur psychologists to talk crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Diego -

    Why do you even care? Why step into a totally killer thread and make it all about you? Seems to me that YOU are the one with a life so pitiful that you have to go around offending people on an internet forum. You're pathetic.

    Go away. People like you are not wanted here.
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    Whoa, we don't need another one of these... let's all relax and get back to helping people and building businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      We have the power, lets nuke his posts in this thread and continue with what started off as a nice thread.


      I started nuking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
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    P.S. Steven, don't waste any more of your precious time getting upset or responding to negative comments, we all appreciate you as a decent human being and your contributions/work ethics/inspiration that you share with the entire community.

    You don't deserve to have to defend yourself personally... we will do it for you
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      He just sent me an infraction for "name calling". LOL

      Name Calling?????

      Sounds more like a kindergarten teacher to me.
      Yeah, I just got one of them... :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

        Yeah, I just got one of them... :rolleyes:
        He's handing them out like dime bags at the senior prom.

        Maybe he'll send one to the whole forum.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          He's handing them out like dime bags at the senior prom.

          Maybe he'll send one to the whole forum.

          How do I get one. hehe
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            Ignore him, Steven - he's been here a week, knows everything and doesn't hesitate to say so.

            Maybe he'll send one to the whole forum.
            Or maybe the whole forum will send him ONE.

            Your schedule sounds rigorous but if it suits you and your life, you've found your own personal niche. I do hope you take a bit of time for some type of exercise or for walking a few times a week - just for your health.

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          • Profile picture of the author naruq
            Steven Thank you for sharing with us how you structure your day to build your Internet Marketing Business!
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          • Profile picture of the author stacyfox
            Great post! I think this is the answer to anyone who says they can make money with no work on the internet. It IS work! But it's also a lot of fun for anyone who really enjoys the work. IM can give one a quality of life, but it's not *easy* or *quick*.

            I'd like to see other successful marketers describe their days. It would give us all a point of reference that would be very useful.

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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
              Originally Posted by stacyfox View Post

              Great post! I think this is the answer to anyone who says they can make money with no work on the internet. It IS work! But it's also a lot of fun for anyone who really enjoys the work. IM can give one a quality of life, but it's not *easy* or *quick*.

              I'd like to see other successful marketers describe their days. It would give us all a point of reference that would be very useful.

              Stacy
              Stacy, I've tried to get other marketers to share their days with me, really
              I have. But most are very closed mouthed about. I'm not knocking anybody
              for being that way. I'm just stating a fact. I could make guesses as to why,
              but that's all they would be...guesses, and because of that, I won't.

              I really am very curious as to what somebody's day is like who only works
              2 hours a day and makes 6 or even 7 figures a year. I am sure they have
              to do either a lot of outsourcing or have VAs helping out. Or maybe they
              put in the hard work years ago and now all their sites are so high up the
              search engines that all they have to do is sit back and watch the sales
              come in.

              I don't know, and there I go doing what I said I wouldn't...guessing.

              Anyway, I'm all for others sharing their days with the members.

              I think we can ALL learn something from them.
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          • Profile picture of the author tiger325
            Steven isnt it nice to reach a point when you dont have to work as hard as you once did and that you can focus on helping others
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          • Profile picture of the author goindeep
            Wow! You work a lot!

            Why dont you outsource some of your work?
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        • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          He's handing them out like dime bags at the senior prom.
          What a Senior Prom that must have been.

          I wish I could hold the schedule you do, and congrats to you for doing so...no doubt about it.

          Hey, I heard they once tried to make a Steven Wagenheim brand toilet paper, the only problem was...It wouldn't take crap from anyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    Thanks Steve for sharing this. I for one truly appreciate it and have been inspired by it. I can't wait to see what happens in 2009 for you when your new business structure rolls out. I'm sure like always you will keep us up to date with the changes it brings about.

    Thank you again for posting this and the great value that you have freely given. I hope that this thread returns to the status it was intended to be.

    Leanne
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Where's Leslie or Patrick when you need then?!

    Better yet - let's let Bev get ahold of him.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      See, that is what happens when you don't have enough work to do. You then go to forums and hand out infractions.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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        Thanks for sharing Steven. I know it is difficult to share sometimes with people making jabs at you.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
          I'm sorry this thread has turned into this. I shouldn't let people like him get
          to me, but when I was in high school, I didn't date. I didn't go out. I
          studied almost all the time. I wanted to make something of myself and yes,
          I did love school. But everybody was telling me how I was wasting my life
          not having any fun going out with girls and playing basketball or whatever.

          Well, it bugged me then and it bugs me now.

          Nobody tells me what I like or don't like. Want to tell me they'd never live
          my life? Fine, but it's MY life and I'll live it as I want.
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          • Profile picture of the author Talltom1
            Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

            Nobody tells me what I like or don't like. Want to tell me they'd never live
            my life? Fine, but it's MY life and I'll live it as I want.

            Easy big fella, easy, no sudden moves...exhale
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          • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
            Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

            I'm sorry this thread has turned into this. I shouldn't let people like him get
            to me, but when I was in high school, I didn't date. I didn't go out. I
            studied almost all the time. I wanted to make something of myself and yes,
            I did love school. But everybody was telling me how I was wasting my life
            not having any fun going out with girls and playing basketball or whatever.

            Well, it bugged me then and it bugs me now.

            Nobody tells me what I like or don't like. Want to tell me they'd never live
            my life? Fine, but it's MY life and I'll live it as I want.
            Don't apologize for someone else's actions... I understand and relate to you, and I know it get's under your skin, but don't let it get to you!

            Everyone knows the initial direction of your post and we all appreciate you sharing your knowledge/information.

            - Jared
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        • Profile picture of the author tanya7zhou
          Goodluck with everything Steven. One good thing people can learn from you is discipline, committment and persistence.
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          • Profile picture of the author Seattle Mike
            Thanks for sharing your daily schedule. It helpful to a lot of us to see a great way to plan our day and get work accomplished. To see exactly why you are so successful at this. Gives us ideas.

            You make a good full time income doing this. You are your own boss. You don't need a day job or awful supervisor. No commute. You are in control of your own life. You work when you want to.

            I think that is the essence of what most of us are looking for with any home business?

            Do you have to work hard to have any successful business? I think so at least until you outsource work.

            If you worked that many hours a week at a job... I would call you a workaholic.
            Working that many hours for yourself is totally different. A lot of the time it doesn't even feel like work. Especially when you see those incoming sales. It keeps me going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Talltom1
    Hey Steve,

    I sent you a PM a few days ago telling you how much I appreciate your candid posts about what you do, and how you do it. This is valuable information; it is the reader's choice to accept or reject any or all of it. It is also an unfortunate choice to be judgemental about your lifestyle too.

    I also work very hard for many hours out of the day. I personally find, however, that if I do not keep my life in balance with other activities, exercise, hobbies, football games, etc., that my brain simply goes into hyperdrive and my productivity drops way off. I get my best 'stuff' during my downtime. Then I drop what I'm doing, run for my laptop, and resume working.

    Whether any of us chooses to work 26 hours a day or not, the lesson I personally learned from your OP was to organize and structure your day doing the specific tasks each day, every day, that pay the bills. I'm going to do the same organizational analysis of my work day, starting....well, sometime soon. :-))

    Steve, thank you very much for sharing this type of information with us as a group, and I apologize for the behavior of a few who lurk here.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Bogowski
    Whoa and it all started out so sweet and innocent!

    My father always says:

    "Never argue with an idiot, they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

    Seems like a lot of work SW and as stated if you enjoy it more power to you mate. Thats what its all about and youve made a success out of yourself with that exact schedule.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Mike Benkovich View Post

      Whoa and it all started out so sweet and innocent!

      My father always says:

      "Never argue with an idiot, they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"
      Mike, your father is a very wise man. That is a killer quote. I have to
      remember it for the future or when my daughter runs into the same
      idiots.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Ahh Steve,

    Let it go. You made a great post and I thank you for it.

    I appreciate the fact that you love what you do and are happy doing it. Since you sound like your are a bit older, I can relate to what you are saying about the balance in your life with work an family.

    The important thing is it's your life and you live it as you choose. Happiness becomes relative in comparison to fulfillment. If your life is full and complete, then you are happy.

    Once again, thanks for the inspirational post.

    Thanks,

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  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    Thank you Steven,
    Your posts are an inspiration to a lot of people.
    I spend a lot of hours every day eaking (sp?) out my meager living.
    I look forward to the day I can make $369.86 a day, even if I have to work 7 days a week to do it.

    HOWEVER, after I get there, I think I'll try to slow down a little. I'm getting older and could use some slack time LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Merlinthecat
      As I have previously said, Steven is one of the posters on here whose messages are to be absorbed without a sense of hesitation. As a relative newcomer to the world of IM, it is easy, as many of you well know, to become overwhelmed with the complexities (perceived or real) and to suffer from information overload. This situation then leads to a sense of frustration and, following the odd false start or two, to a feeling of doubt.

      At this point this forum can either be a shining light or a source of further frustration. However, as you go forward you learn to separate the wheat from the chaff and a significant part of this learning curve involves the ability to read "between the posts", to view the interactions between senior warriors and to make the correct assumptions.

      Which is a long winded way to say thank you for posting - as a lot of newcomers here will be indeed heartened to see that "it" can indeed be done!

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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by Merlinthecat View Post

        As I have previously said, Steven is one of the posters on here whose messages are to be absorbed without a sense of hesitation. As a relative newcomer to the world of IM, it is easy, as many of you well know, to become overwhelmed with the complexities (perceived or real) and to suffer from information overload. This situation then leads to a sense of frustration and, following the odd false start or two, to a feeling of doubt.

        At this point this forum can either be a shining light or a source of further frustration. However, as you go forward you learn to separate the wheat from the chaff and a significant part of this learning curve involves the ability to read "between the posts", to view the interactions between senior warriors and to make the correct assumptions.

        Which is a long winded way to say thank you for posting - as a lot of newcomers here will be indeed heartened to see that "it" can indeed be done!

        Nigel

        Nigel, sure it can be done, and a lot easier than the way I am currently
        doing it now. Like I said, my life isn't for everybody, but I enjoy it. Work
        keeps me sane. I can't just sit around and watch TV or go out shopping.
        I do this because I enjoy it. But by all means, if people can find a better
        way, do it. If you don't want to work and have the money to outsource
        everything, all you really need to do is the niche research. Find out what
        people want, identify the problem, come up with a solution and then go
        hire a bunch of people to create it for you. It's really that simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author stanwyck
    Not sure if this is a good time to post this or not, but I just wanted to say that I read
    5:30 PM - 10:30 PM - This is my "me" time. What I mean by me time is
    that I spend this time thinking of new ideas. Maybe something comes up
    that I want to work on. This is the time I usually spend for doing niche
    research. Lately I've been doing a lot of it. My frustration is that I come
    up with so many ideas that I don't have the time to do them.
    and I feel your frustration. But more importantly, I'm here for you. Whenever you have any extra ideas that just have to be acted upon, I want you to think of stanwyck. Just send me a pm and I'll take care of 'em.

    By the by, thank you for writing this. It was very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    Steven,
    I admire your ability to hold steadfast to your schedule. And I completely agree with others that the other guy was unjust. Afterall it is your life. And you are thinking of your family. Your hard work pays off when you stop paying the mortgage, it pays off when you see yoru daughter graduate college with the money you earn and it pays off when you and your wife have the retirement others will only ever dream of. Kudos to you for all you do and I look forward to reading more of your posts, you have taught me more than you can imagine on more levels than just internet marketing and article marketing. Here's hoping your success just continues skywards.

    Sylvia
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Sylvia Rolfe View Post

      Steven,
      I admire your ability to hold steadfast to your schedule. And I completely agree with others that the other guy was unjust. Afterall it is your life. And you are thinking of your family. Your hard work pays off when you stop paying the mortgage, it pays off when you see yoru daughter graduate college with the money you earn and it pays off when you and your wife have the retirement others will only ever dream of. Kudos to you for all you do and I look forward to reading more of your posts, you have taught me more than you can imagine on more levels than just internet marketing and article marketing. Here's hoping your success just continues skywards.

      Sylvia
      Sylvia, thank you so much for these kind words. They mean more to me
      than you can imagine.
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  • Profile picture of the author trippmarxx
    I just had to step in to say that I agree with many of you out there...

    Earning a living online is something I enjoy. Since I am a young guy at 23, I do have a wife and a 1 year old daughter that I dedicate a lot of my time to. I work on my business late at night, because that is when my ideas are red hot and ready to be put to work.

    Obviously, everyone has different priorities. If I was nearing retirement and my daughter was fully grown and moved out of the house, I would probably have my priorities shifted from what they are now. As life goes on, you make adjustments to fit the priorities your life requires.

    For now, my focus is to grow my online business so I can become more flexible and spend more time with my family.

    Think about corporate big wigs. Those people are never home, and work like crazy. When you have to run your own ship, it comes with more responsibilities. It requires people who have an incredible amount of determination and patience, as well as a fair amount of strength.

    The internet business world is no different than physical businesses that are out there today.

    As for the people who cannot handle running their own ship, they should go work for someone else, where they can have a set schedule, but sacrifice their freedom, as well as knowing that they are working hard to make someone else rich.

    And I know that not everyone can afford to quit their day jobs. I'm not saying those people are incapable of running a business at all, but what I am saying is that there is some element of sacrifice needed in order to run a successful business online (or any business at that). If you can't make those sacrifices, then you will always remain at the same level.

    Just my 2 cents...
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  • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
    I have a lot of respect for you. Your work ethic is out of this world. I always find it really interesting to hear how peoples days go but yours is fascinating.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Michael Ashbourne View Post

      I have a lot of respect for you. Your work ethic is out of this world. I always find it really interesting to hear how peoples days go but yours is fascinating.
      Michael, let me tell you something I rarely get...bored.

      If I don't have something to do (rare) I find something to do. That's how I
      keep uncovering all these non IM niches that I've been getting into this
      past year. My ultimate goal is to earn so much from them alone, that I can
      "retire" from the MMO niche, not that I don't enjoy it. It's just that I am
      honestly running out of ideas in this niche, which is why my major release
      in 2009 will probably be my last.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    Hey Steven,
    Another top quality post.... thanks! I love your straight to the point posts.
    Please don't let the odd idiot put you off posting. Jealously is a bad thing sometimes!!

    Rich
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  • That was probably the most eye-opening, inspiring post that I have ever read (sorry for the brown-nosing Steve,but you are a legend you know). If I only had the discipline of that level, I would be making a whole lot more than the $10-20 a day that I'm making now. This is and should be an inspiration to all online marketers especially newbies (like myself). Oh by the way Steve, I just opted-in at your site. Damn I love coming to this forum I learn something new and worthwhile everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author lazavas
    i just got an infraction as well, saying that i was being racist

    let me just tell everyone in here my comment of "dude get the hell out of here" was in support of steve and nothing else, there is no way in the world that i am a racist and i want people to know that

    i have actually experienced racism in my life and it is not a pleasant thing

    i just want to make that clear to everybody

    i felt kind of upset when i saw that, it really shook me up for a few minutes

    thank u guys
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  • Profile picture of the author terryd
    The dudes an idiot....just leave it at that.

    Steven, your a class act and a massive benefit to this forum or any forum for that matter.

    If I had HALF the work ethic that you do then I'd be rolling in it!!
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    Is there anybody that did not see where this thread was going?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Originally Posted by DonDavis View Post

      Is there anybody that did not see where this thread was going?
      Not as nasty and insulting as that one guy took it. Way too personal and judgmental. What does he care if Steve works 24 hours a day? Someone asked for Steve's schedule he was kind enough to offer it. People freaked out when they see how much work it can take--that you can't really make millions working an hour week online.

      I put more hours now than I did in my corporate America job but the main difference is that I enjoy what I do now. Although I don't come to close to the hours Steve puts in.

      Steve got to where he his now through hard work not through JV's or piggy-backing on a guru so kudos to him. It works for him and his family and that is all that matters. Even with his schedule he's been kind enough to review a couple of my ebooks which I've always appreciated. Most folks at his level wouldn't even responded to the email.

      Thanks for sharing Steve!
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil S
    Steven,

    Thanks so much for sharing this. It gives us all an idea of how hard one has to work to really be successful in this business. I have admiration for your focus. Can I ask a couple questions?

    Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

    7 AM - 8 AM - This is where I do my promotion for the day. I have several
    lead generation sites that I use to generate IM leads. I email these leads
    during this time. It's all I do. It takes me about an hour. These leads
    account for about $3,000 of my monthly income, so it is more than worth
    my while to do this.
    Can you elaborate a little about this? What kind of lead generation sites? You certainly don't have to give away any specifics if there is sensitive information. I am just curious what you mean by this.

    Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - I do all my writing for Ezine Articles. I don't worry
    about getting the articles submitted a certain time. With all the articles
    that I have out there, I don't have to write as much as I used to for one
    thing and I don't need to worry about placement time. My articles get
    enough views.
    How many articles are you able to write in this span of time? I can usually turn out two at the absolute most. This includes the keywords, resource box, summary, ect. How many articles do you write a day?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Neil, sorry it took so long to get back to you on this. I've been pretty
      busy today.


      Can you elaborate a little about this? What kind of lead generation sites? You certainly don't have to give away any specifics if there is sensitive information. I am just curious what you mean by this.
      This has actually been discussed here before but for some reason, the
      threads keep getting deleted, so I'd rather not get into it in public. There
      is nothing illegal or even unethical in what I use. It's just a lot of
      marketers look down on them because they don't understand them. I'm
      talking about things like Traffic Exchanges, Safelists and stuff like that.
      I learned how to make efficient use of them so to me, they're not
      worthless. But most marketers don't know how because they take a
      different kind of mindset. It's all about understanding your target market
      and how they work within the system. I'd love to sit down and have a
      2 hour conversation about what I mean, but sadly, I don't have that kind
      of time. Trust me though, if you take the time to understand the mindset
      of marketers who use free advertising methods that you and I wouldn't
      be caught dead using because they don't work, you'd understand how to
      reach these people. Ask Jon Olson, a member here. Or ask Brian Rooney,
      another member here. They'll tell you the same thing. Jon makes his
      living off of TEs. He's a master at them.


      How many articles are you able to write in this span of time? I can usually turn out two at the absolute most. This includes the keywords, resource box, summary, ect. How many articles do you write a day?
      It depends. If I get off my lazy arse and crank out my DNS9, I can
      write an article in about 7 minutes. Even typing it out I can crank one
      out in 10 minutes. I've been writing for over 30 years so that's why it's so
      easy for me. Words just pour out of my head.

      Hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author Neil S
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Neil, sorry it took so long to get back to you on this. I've been pretty
        busy today.


        This has actually been discussed here before but for some reason, the
        threads keep getting deleted, so I'd rather not get into it in public. There
        is nothing illegal or even unethical in what I use. It's just a lot of
        marketers look down on them because they don't understand them. I'm
        talking about things like Traffic Exchanges, Safelists and stuff like that.
        I learned how to make efficient use of them so to me, they're not
        worthless. But most marketers don't know how because they take a
        different kind of mindset. It's all about understanding your target market
        and how they work within the system. I'd love to sit down and have a
        2 hour conversation about what I mean, but sadly, I don't have that kind
        of time. Trust me though, if you take the time to understand the mindset
        of marketers who use free advertising methods that you and I wouldn't
        be caught dead using because they don't work, you'd understand how to
        reach these people. Ask Jon Olson, a member here. Or ask Brian Rooney,
        another member here. They'll tell you the same thing. Jon makes his
        living off of TEs. He's a master at them.
        Thanks for sharing Steven, very interesting stuff. Do you sell any products or know of any specifically to learn more about this?
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
          Originally Posted by Neil S View Post

          Thanks for sharing Steven, very interesting stuff. Do you sell any products or know of any specifically to learn more about this?
          Yes, I do, but I don't want to discuss them here because that wouldn't
          be appropriate.
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          • Profile picture of the author Neil S
            Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

            Yes, I do, but I don't want to discuss them here because that wouldn't
            be appropriate.
            If you like, you can PM me a link and I will be happy to check them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author terryd
    Yay.....I can join the club too......got my first infraction from the village idiot!!
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  • Profile picture of the author nathanj
    One word that describes this
    post (and Steve's work ethic)

    DEDICATION

    A great post for those needing
    to remember that success does
    take hard work and determination.

    Here's hoping that outsourcing
    for 09 gets those ideas online
    and hitting the $500+ a day mark.
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  • Profile picture of the author rafnie
    Steve,

    Sounds like your hands are full and like having a full-time job, except your few steps away from your office. It's nice to have your daily things to do and organize your goals for the next day. I admire your daily discipline and focus. Keep up the good work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
      The few people who have spent years bleating on about the so-called 'Internet lifestyle', where you can 'work' for five minutes a day and spend the rest of your time on the beach, have done all of us a major disservice.

      They have made the concept of a work ethic anathema to many people.

      There is a groundswell of opinion that if it takes work, it must be either a scam, a lie, or just a pointless replacement for a job.

      The thing is that there are a lot of folks out there (and in here) who live lifestyles very much like Steven's. People who work all hours on building their business.

      The thing that the critics of this supposedly workaholic state fail to understand - because they have been hynotized by the 'it won't take any work' brigade - is that those of us who do get up at 6 and 'work' through to midnight do so because to us, it isn't work at all.

      I've been living a lifestyle not unlike Steven's since 2002, but I don't consider that I've done a single day's work in all that time. I spend my days doing what I love to do - and thankfully manage to make a good income as a result.

      Would I change a thing? Of course not! The Internet lifestyle is not about working less, it is about loving what you do (and as a by-product, loving yourself) more.

      Sounds to me as if Steven's life is just right.

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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
        I was going to write a lengthy post in support of Stephens lifestyle and suggest its not to far from my own, but Martin summs it up admirably.

        I too spend a great deal of my day at the computer, Do I have to do it? Nope, but I do because I enjoy it so much.

        I've just spent 2 weeks in Cape Verde (got home yesterday). Fab hotel, beach and company plus the weather was heavenly.

        My fave bit was when I could get online for the hour a day I allowed myself on the eyewateringly expensive internet connection at the hotel to check how my business was doing.

        Sad but true lol, there are a lot of us workaholics out there

        Kim

        Originally Posted by Martin.Avis View Post

        The few people who have spent years bleating on about the so-called 'Internet lifestyle', where you can 'work' for five minutes a day and spend the rest of your time on the beach, have done all of us a major disservice.

        They have made the concept of a work ethic anathema to many people.

        There is a groundswell of opinion that if it takes work, it must be either a scam, a lie, or just a pointless replacement for a job.

        The thing is that there are a lot of folks out there (and in here) who live lifestyles very much like Steven's. People who work all hours on building their business.

        The thing that the critics of this supposedly workaholic state fail to understand - because they have been hynotized by the 'it won't take any work' brigade - is that those of us who do get up at 6 and 'work' through to midnight do so because to us, it isn't work at all.

        I've been living a lifestyle not unlike Steven's since 2002, but I don't consider that I've done a single day's work in all that time. I spend my days doing what I love to do - and thankfully manage to make a good income as a result.

        Would I change a thing? Of course not! The Internet lifestyle is not about working less, it is about loving what you do (and as a by-product, loving yourself) more.

        Sounds to me as if Steven's life is just right.

        Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
    This is great stuff Steve, thanks for sharing.. I don't see why anyone can't not only learn from this but also apply a lot of these tips, sure, you work like 10 men, but since you can do it, then it's possible and I encourage others to take more than a leaf from your book, I know I'll do so.. this is genuine killer advice and content beautifully explained too... no hog wash. Loving it...

    Cheers!

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  • Profile picture of the author SpotOn
    Great info Steven, I'll thank you for this thread!
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  • Profile picture of the author BJ Min
    Steven,

    Thanks for this wonderful post.

    Inspired by your post, I also made a daily schedule for my daily work online.

    Don't let negative comments like that bother you. I shouldn't be talking because I work in a retail store too (part time) and I can lose it at times...but ALWAYS later on, I look back and regret that i lost my cool...

    anyways, i enjoy your thorough posts and this was great...because i'm sure lots of IMers including myself have had some challenges trying to find a way to organize & structure our daily work...

    Thanks again!

    BJ
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Doyle
    Very inspirational post. I have a similar routine for the day but my discipline isnt as SOLID as yours. I still get distracted a bit too much but I'll get ther eeventually. Once you work out a solid schedule for yourself, all you gotta do is stick to it. Guess thats the hard part
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  • Profile picture of the author mudmat
    Hi Steven,

    That is a lot of work to do. But you are very systematic and organised with the schedule.

    Why don't you outsourse some of the stuff?
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Looks like Mr. Infraction either removed his rude comments or someone else did!

    Next step - n/a!

    AL

    p.s. Sorry, he just really got under my skin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Thompson
    Steven - I've become a huge fan of yours since I joined this forum. I love your style dude. Very up front and no BS.

    I read how you spend your day. I had two main thoughts. First I am happy for you because you clearly enjoy what you do and are your own boss. That is awesome and it is the goal of many on this forum. You are a model to us. My second thought was "I wonder if he would like to spend less time working". It was not a judgement, but something I wondered. Then I thought about what other people wrote including our rude friend.

    Nobody has the right to judge. I think it's pretty obvious you love what you do. I love hanging out here and reading. It makes us all feel connected and a part of something important to us.

    Here is the real test that I ask myself (and it is the same for everyone, I think). If you woke up tomorrow with $10 million in your bank account what would you do differently, i.e., how would you change the way you spend your day.

    For me I think I would still run a business because I like to help people and I love to teach/learn. But I would outsource a lot of it and teach my outsource partners how to make more money themselves. That would give me enjoyment. Then I would spend more free time with my kids, wife, and learning new things that I want to learn. But for many others, they would not change a single thing. That would be their evidence that they are already living their dream!

    But for anyone to assume that you are not happy with what you do is insane. I can see why you love it. Just look at how many people here would like to call you a friend.

    Maybe that guy read "4 hour work week" and simply assumes that everyone's dreamline is to get away from their computer permanently.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Chris Thompson View Post

      Steven - I've become a huge fan of yours since I joined this forum. I love your style dude. Very up front and no BS.

      I read how you spend your day. I had two main thoughts. First I am happy for you because you clearly enjoy what you do and are your own boss. That is awesome and it is the goal of many on this forum. You are a model to us. My second thought was "I wonder if he would like to spend less time working". It was not a judgement, but something I wondered. Then I thought about what other people wrote including our rude friend.

      Nobody has the right to judge. I think it's pretty obvious you love what you do. I love hanging out here and reading. It makes us all feel connected and a part of something important to us.

      Here is the real test that I ask myself (and it is the same for everyone, I think). If you woke up tomorrow with $10 million in your bank account what would you do differently, i.e., how would you change the way you spend your day.

      For me I think I would still run a business because I like to help people and I love to teach/learn. But I would outsource a lot of it and teach my outsource partners how to make more money themselves. That would give me enjoyment. Then I would spend more free time with my kids, wife, and learning new things that I want to learn. But for many others, they would not change a single thing. That would be their evidence that they are already living their dream!

      But for anyone to assume that you are not happy with what you do is insane. I can see why you love it. Just look at how many people here would like to call you a friend.

      Maybe that guy read "4 hour work week" and simply assumes that everyone's dreamline is to get away from their computer permanently.

      I'm going to answer your question. If I woke up tomorrow with 10 mil, I'd
      spend most of my time on my business hands on helping people because
      I'd have the money to outsource all the mechanical stuff. This way I could
      open up a forum, and answer all the posts myself in regard to how to do
      this or that or whatever. It would be a free forum much like this one. I'd
      probably also offer the opportunity to post special offers but I would do it
      for free. The catch? I have to approve the offers and I'm very picky. In
      a sense, I'd be endorsing the product. I would do all this for no profit.

      Unfortunately, I am not yet at that place where I can basically do charity
      work for IMers. That is what I am working towards because I believe that
      everybody should have a fair chance at being successful with their
      business and to that end, I would do whatever I could to help them.

      That is my ultimate goal and I hope someday to get there.

      Point is, as you can see, I'd still be working just as hard if not harder, only
      at different things because they would make more of a difference in
      people's lives. For now, I still have to pay bills, so I can't be so altruistic.

      That day will come.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hartunian
    Hi Steven,

    Do you have a product that goes into depth about your business operation? Such as where you distribute your articles, whether you distribute them manually or by using a distribution service, some of the tools you use, how you generate leads, etc.

    If so, give me the link. If not, put me first in line for it when you develop it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Paul Hartunian View Post

      Hi Steven,

      Do you have a product that goes into depth about your business operation? Such as where you distribute your articles, whether you distribute them manually or by using a distribution service, some of the tools you use, how you generate leads, etc.

      If so, give me the link. If not, put me first in line for it when you develop it.
      Paul, in March of 2009, I'm going to be releasing the product I've always
      wanted to make. It is going to leave no stone unturned. It will contain
      a workbook, videos, DVDs, the whole 9 yards covering just about everything
      you could possibly want to know. I figure it's going to take me about 5 to 6
      months to develop it.

      It's going to be a limited release though. Since it will be a physical product,
      there are only so many I'm going to make. And no, it won't be cheap. It's
      going to be ONLY for very serious people and I do mean ONLY.

      I get too many folks right now who buy my products and quite honestly,
      do nothing with them, which is why the PM I got earlier from somebody
      here was so refreshing. I don't know what product it was (he hasn't gotten
      back to me yet) but he said he made over $1,000 already because of it.

      It's stuff like that, that makes me realize that I'm not wasting my time
      trying to help others because sometimes I feel like I am, especially when I
      get emails like "I've been doing this for 3 days and haven't made any money yet.
      Can I have a refund." Makes me wonder if I'm just beating my head against
      a stone wall.

      But then folks here tell me I've helped and it gives me the strength to keep
      going. Yes, believe it or not, if I knew for a fact that none of my products
      were really helping anyone, I'd get out of the business TODAY. I can't
      sell stuff just for the sake of selling it. I can make just as nice a living
      outside of the MMO niche (which I've already started) and don't need to
      be frustrated because I'm not helping anyone earn an income online, if
      indeed that is the case. So far, at least from a few folks, it appears that
      I am doing some good. So I'll keep at.

      But the day is coming when the MMO niche is going to be history for me.

      There are many reasons I feel that way, but I won't get into them here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melody
    Steven,

    The funny thing is that if you were 'retired' and spent the same amount of time at your 'hobby' - whether it was painting or flyfishing or whatever - everyone would envy you - and I am sure Diego would think you a happy man with a fulfilling life.

    What difference does it make how you spend your time? It's YOUR time, and honestly, the only difference between 'work' and 'hobby' or 'vacation' is how you PERSONALLY define them in your own life.

    I work the same kind of hours, and love my life! Most people take vacations to get away from their work - I never feel that need! I take vacations to see new things, and have new experiences with my loved ones - but never because I "NEED" to get away from work.

    And boredom? Never happens - and never will - too many great things to do every day!

    You are doing what you want, and with a goal in mind that makes every moment of today worthwhile.

    Kudos to you and if Diego is still watching - raspberries to you! You sound like someone very miserable in their own life!
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      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      Today I slept in until 9am or so. I got up and played with my daughter while eating fruit for breakfast.

      My wife got up at about 9:30 and took over daughter stuff so I went running for 45 minutes. Then I showered and read for about an hour.

      We all went down to the peer for clams for lunch and then went sailing in the rain. I just got back.

      I have no daily schedule. It depends on the day. I make well over 7 figures (almost eight) and I never was a workaholic although I do remember putting in 2 or 3 hours per day on a business after consulting for 6 hours the same day. I never did that two days in a row though.

      And I never put work ahead of family, friends or even sports. A balanced lifestyle has always been important to me although not every day. Most days are imbalanced in some way, but if you average it out over a month or so, the time I spend with family, work, charity, recreation, spiritual things, self improvement, learning, etc roughly reflects my personal values in a balanced way.

      When I'm actively building a business, I spend about 2 hours per week on it. The activities in those two hours depend on the phase of the business. Obviously the first step is to hire. The 2nd step is to communicate the vision to those you hire and to get them working on the systems to make it happen. Once the systems are in place, more hiring takes place, but they are generally the ones doing that hiring.

      I did recently do something different and purchased an existing business. That was only a little different. It had systems in place, but my vision was a little different. The same steps applied except that the team I hired was tasked with making changes to an existing system and changes to personnel instead of hiring brand new personnel and creating a brand new system.

      If you rule out all trading hours for money tasks, those are really the only tasks left. You come up with the vision. You hire others who can fulfill that vision. You communicate that vision to them. Then you have them create the systems and hire others.

      That's how every successful business owner I know does it. I know a few workaholics who are millionaires. Although they are generally proud of being workaholics and would never be upset if I pointed out that their lifestyle reflected that their values were work over everything else. They know that and they thrive on that.

      Even they don't perform day-to-day procedures though unless it is one time to troubleshoot why something isn't working or something like that. I didn't understand why someone would do that.

      Sorry I assumed that you were proud of what you did and asked some offensive questions about how it reflected your life values. You were so boisterous, I thought for sure that you would have some good answers for why your life is all work. Every other workaholic I know does. Even the ones who jumped in here to defend you had their justifications.

      I had no idea it would offend you. Once it did offend you and I pointed out that your offence showed that you hated what you do, I thought you would do what others in that situation in my life have always done... said "oh crap... what have I done?" and thought about why they are doing what they are doing.

      That's what all successful people I deal with do. I'm sorry if I upset you though. You have every right to do whatever you want with your life for whatever reasons and also have every right to withhold the reasons you do what you do.

      I thought you were inviting questions about your motivations when you shared. My bad.

      Yawn, maybe you should start your own thread instead of trying to make this thread about you.
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    • Profile picture of the author terryd
      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      Today I slept in until 9am or so. I got up and played with my daughter while eating fruit for breakfast.

      My wife got up at about 9:30 and took over daughter stuff so I went running for 45 minutes. Then I showered and read for about an hour.

      We all went down to the peer for clams for lunch and then went sailing in the rain. I just got back.

      I have no daily schedule. It depends on the day. I make well over 7 figures (almost eight) and I never was a workaholic although I do remember putting in 2 or 3 hours per day on a business after consulting for 6 hours the same day. I never did that two days in a row though.

      And I never put work ahead of family, friends or even sports. A balanced lifestyle has always been important to me although not every day. Most days are imbalanced in some way, but if you average it out over a month or so, the time I spend with family, work, charity, recreation, spiritual things, self improvement, learning, etc roughly reflects my personal values in a balanced way.

      When I'm actively building a business, I spend about 2 hours per week on it. The activities in those two hours depend on the phase of the business. Obviously the first step is to hire. The 2nd step is to communicate the vision to those you hire and to get them working on the systems to make it happen. Once the systems are in place, more hiring takes place, but they are generally the ones doing that hiring.

      I did recently do something different and purchased an existing business. That was only a little different. It had systems in place, but my vision was a little different. The same steps applied except that the team I hired was tasked with making changes to an existing system and changes to personnel instead of hiring brand new personnel and creating a brand new system.

      If you rule out all trading hours for money tasks, those are really the only tasks left. You come up with the vision. You hire others who can fulfill that vision. You communicate that vision to them. Then you have them create the systems and hire others.

      That's how every successful business owner I know does it. I know a few workaholics who are millionaires. Although they are generally proud of being workaholics and would never be upset if I pointed out that their lifestyle reflected that their values were work over everything else. They know that and they thrive on that.

      Even they don't perform day-to-day procedures though unless it is one time to troubleshoot why something isn't working or something like that. I didn't understand why someone would do that.

      Sorry I assumed that you were proud of what you did and asked some offensive questions about how it reflected your life values. You were so boisterous, I thought for sure that you would have some good answers for why your life is all work. Every other workaholic I know does. Even the ones who jumped in here to defend you had their justifications.

      I had no idea it would offend you. Once it did offend you and I pointed out that your offence showed that you hated what you do, I thought you would do what others in that situation in my life have always done... said "oh crap... what have I done?" and thought about why they are doing what they are doing.

      That's what all successful people I deal with do. I'm sorry if I upset you though. You have every right to do whatever you want with your life for whatever reasons and also have every right to withhold the reasons you do what you do.

      I thought you were inviting questions about your motivations when you shared. My bad.
      No one cares about you or what you do.....you have proven what type of person you are.

      Get your own thread if you want your own ego stroked......

      And it wouldn't surprise me at all if it is Braush........didn't he get his butt kicked from here also?
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      Today I slept in until 9am or so. I got up and played with my daughter while eating fruit for breakfast.

      My wife got up at about 9:30 and took over daughter stuff so I went running for 45 minutes. Then I showered and read for about an hour.

      We all went down to the peer for clams for lunch and then went sailing in the rain. I just got back.

      I have no daily schedule. It depends on the day. I make well over 7 figures (almost eight) and I never was a workaholic although I do remember putting in 2 or 3 hours per day on a business after consulting for 6 hours the same day. I never did that two days in a row though.

      And I never put work ahead of family, friends or even sports. A balanced lifestyle has always been important to me although not every day. Most days are imbalanced in some way, but if you average it out over a month or so, the time I spend with family, work, charity, recreation, spiritual things, self improvement, learning, etc roughly reflects my personal values in a balanced way.

      When I'm actively building a business, I spend about 2 hours per week on it. The activities in those two hours depend on the phase of the business. Obviously the first step is to hire. The 2nd step is to communicate the vision to those you hire and to get them working on the systems to make it happen. Once the systems are in place, more hiring takes place, but they are generally the ones doing that hiring.

      I did recently do something different and purchased an existing business. That was only a little different. It had systems in place, but my vision was a little different. The same steps applied except that the team I hired was tasked with making changes to an existing system and changes to personnel instead of hiring brand new personnel and creating a brand new system.

      If you rule out all trading hours for money tasks, those are really the only tasks left. You come up with the vision. You hire others who can fulfill that vision. You communicate that vision to them. Then you have them create the systems and hire others.

      That's how every successful business owner I know does it. I know a few workaholics who are millionaires. Although they are generally proud of being workaholics and would never be upset if I pointed out that their lifestyle reflected that their values were work over everything else. They know that and they thrive on that.

      Even they don't perform day-to-day procedures though unless it is one time to troubleshoot why something isn't working or something like that. I didn't understand why someone would do that.

      Sorry I assumed that you were proud of what you did and asked some offensive questions about how it reflected your life values. You were so boisterous, I thought for sure that you would have some good answers for why your life is all work. Every other workaholic I know does. Even the ones who jumped in here to defend you had their justifications.

      I had no idea it would offend you. Once it did offend you and I pointed out that your offence showed that you hated what you do, I thought you would do what others in that situation in my life have always done... said "oh crap... what have I done?" and thought about why they are doing what they are doing.

      That's what all successful people I deal with do. I'm sorry if I upset you though. You have every right to do whatever you want with your life for whatever reasons and also have every right to withhold the reasons you do what you do.

      I thought you were inviting questions about your motivations when you shared. My bad.
      I think when someone says my bad then they are trying to show their sorrow. To me I thought his original Posts were a little bit on the offensive and arrogant side. I think if he would have worded his Posts with a little more tact I think me as well as many others would probably agree. Nothing against the original Poster for he has provided incredible insights into IM. But personally, I just know there are others who I would rather strive to emulate. Those who learn to work effectively and efficiently and learn to work in a way where quality outdoes quantity. Making Money is great and it is a necessity evil in the World we live in. But I come from the philosophy that you make your money and "get the hell out of dodge" . Get your money and go on to the more important things at the end of the day like God,Family, and friends etc...
      That being said I won't sit here and say just because someone works 18 hrs or so a day he is a miserable , sad person. Its ALL relative. And its a matter of how much enrichment the OP gets from this. And obviously he does gets lots of fullfillment And in the end thats all that matters ! No one can argue against that ! It would be like me saying someone who spends weekend after weekend hunting in the woods trying to kill Bambi is the biggest waste of time and energy. And those same people might think my Frisbee Golf playing every the weekend is the dumbest , silliest little game. Its what ever floats your Boat !!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by Diego Norte View Post

      Steve just said he's been trying to get others to post about their day. It's his thread.
      Diego, you hurt my e-feelings with the infraction you sent me. hehe


      You don't seem to play well with others.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      @Diego Norte - Did you just give Thomas an infraction???
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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        Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

        @Diego Norte - Did you just give Thomas an infraction???
        HEHE, I just sent one back to him.

        He loves those things. I am starting to as well.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
          Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

          HEHE, I just sent one back to him.

          He loves those things. I am starting to as well.
          Thomas, I couldn't believe it when I saw the little red rectangle at the bottom of your post.

          Is it me, or is this getting silly? :rolleyes:
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          • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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            Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

            Thomas, I couldn't believe it when I saw the little red rectangle at the bottom of your post.

            Is it me, or is this getting silly? :rolleyes:
            Yeah, a little silly John. He gave Steven and Allen one yesterday. Talk about an infraction machine. :rolleyes:
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            • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
              Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

              Yeah, a little silly John. He gave Steven and Allen one yesterday. Talk about an infraction machine. :rolleyes:
              I got one yesterday for calling Diego an "amateur psychologist". So that's my lesson learned! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Diego - here is the deal.

    1. You came in with a great deal of arrogance and making assumptions and value judgements.

    2. You got off on the wrong foot with everyone (duh)

    3. If you haven't noticed all of your posts in this thread have been deleted.

    4. Now you are back and although you may be talking about your 'day', you make several more offensive, arrogant comments.

    5. Now you are whining in a report that Tom is 'picking a fight'.

    6. GET A MAJOR CLUE: You are off on the wrong foot again.

    7. Now I will arrogantly advise you and make assumptions that you will listen to my advice.

    Use some of your big bucks for some sort of counseling? For instance inter-personal communications? maybe conflict resolution?

    8. You are exhibiting severe troll syndrome here. I would think that would be beneath someone as all-knowing and wise as you think you are.

    See if they have counseling for that - it may be called obsessive need to disrupt?

    9. YOU need to stop what YOU have started here. I suggest you just let it lie. (go away)

    10. Next time think before you speak - you know the one about 'it is not what you say but how you say it'? I hope you will condescend to consider what I am saying to you and not ASSUME people can't see through you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sean Bissell
      Very interesting.

      I have no idea if this is the same guy.

      But... Thought you may want to know:

      Diego Norte Complaints - Lack of Payment

      Is he really who he even says he is? (Scroll down on the page below the complaint)

      I apologize if this is not the same person. But I thought it was important to at least post here.

      -Sean
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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        Originally Posted by Sean Bissell View Post

        Very interesting.

        I have no idea if this is the same guy.

        But... Thought you may want to know:

        Diego Norte Complaints - Lack of Payment

        Is he really who he even says he is? (Scroll down on the page below the complaint)

        I apologize if this is not the same person. But I thought it was important to at least post here.

        -Sean
        It would be great to see if his IP matches the area he claims or is from Utah.
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        • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
          Sean: this is an amazing information: Diego Norte Complaints - Lack of Payment

          Thomas: Is the IP from Utah?

          wow, it makes me think of one guy. I won't say his name, but I believe old warriors may know who I'm referring to.



          david


          Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

          It would be great to see if his IP matches the area he claims or is from Utah.
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      • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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        Originally Posted by Sean Bissell View Post

        Very interesting.

        I have no idea if this is the same guy.

        But... Thought you may want to know:

        Diego Norte Complaints - Lack of Payment

        Is he really who he even says he is? (Scroll down on the page below the complaint)

        I apologize if this is not the same person. But I thought it was important to at least post here.

        -Sean
        JB goes by Diego these days, at least that's what the emails I used to get from him say. Supposedly he is living in Costa Rica, which explains the Diego part. That was probably the name of a taxi driver he used once, lol.

        If you, as knowledgeable and disciplined as you are, has an income
        of "only" $11,000 per month, then it makes me laugh at these wanna
        be guru's trying to sell their system promising $5K - $10K per week.
        Why does it make you laugh? It doesn't matter how "knowledgeable and disciplined" you are if you insist on wasting time engaging in activities that produce little return for the time invested. Stephen makes "only $11,000 per month" because he spends so much time on methods that only produce $11,000 a month. Bill Gates is brilliant, but he wouldn't be a billionaire if he spent his time digging ditches. It's no different in this business.

        Want to make $5K-$10K a week? Stop doing the things that limit you to $2k-$3k a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author birdfood
    Hi Steve. Thanks for the insight to what the days work schedule for a successful and much respected IM expert.

    It is not the kind of schedule I'd like to have for myself but there this much in what you do and the way you work that I can learn from to improve.

    No matter which way you want to work, there is always plenty of good changes that can be made and room to improve. You are a good example and source of inspiration.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben_Curtis
    Steven,
    I think we need more posts like yours so newbies would get the stars out of their eyes and understand that to be successful means work!
    Who wouldn't enjoy your income? If the work you do is required for the income you make, then kudos to you for being so disciplined.
    Too bad you can't sincerely post without somebody criticizing or psychoanalyzing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Marseille
    Thanks for the breakdown of what it takes to succeed on the internet. I was starting to think that I was doing something wrong. I spend about 8 hours a day marketing....
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  • Profile picture of the author ryandales2000
    Steven,

    Thank you for your usual honesty and candor. Truth be told, you are one of the few persons in the Internet Marketing arena whose statements I take at face value. This is why your posts are so valuable to me because I know that they are the truth unlike others out there who claim to work only 1 hour per day and make $50,000 monthly income. As a newbie I find it difficult to sort out the hype from the truth.

    I do not usually answer at forums but I imagine what a great loss for me and to the Warrior Forum in general if you stopped posting just because of these discouraging remarks. If this person feels happy spending his time watching the sunset then good for him because we do not have a right to impose our values on him. Conversely, this person has also no right to impose his values or his definition of happiness on others.

    I do not know about the opinions of other Warriors, but for me, Steven, by his sacrifice on his time, has made an incomparably better impact on my life here in Philippines than this other person watching the sunset in his backyard. Steven did great service to other people like me, he gave part of himself to others while this person is living only for himself. Now tell me whose life is more worthwhile...
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy
    Hi Steven,

    Thanks for posting this. I've always taken you for a hard worker - your work ethic blows me away - not to mention your focus.

    I haven't read any of the replies, nor do I intend to. It doesn't matter to me if others approve or not of your life or work style, as long as you enjoy what you're doing.

    You're an inspiration. Thanks.

    God bless,

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Warren Tattersall
    Congratulatins on getting control of you own life. You are way ahead of most people.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by Danc1122 View Post

        I NEVER like to judge people so if working all day makes you happy..then I'll take your word for it.

        However...for ME...I would be absolutely miserable and a very unhappy person with a schedule like that, no matter how much money I was making.

        There seems to be very little family time...NO time with friends...and NO time for hobbies, activities, and other fun things.

        But like I said...if a schedule like that TRULY makes you happy...then that's awesome man...but it just seems like your missing out on some of the best things in life.

        If you think deep down...real hard...and ask yourself what a perfect day in your life would look like... Is it REALLY working 15 hours a day? If so, that's great, but man it seems like your missing out.

        For somebody who doesn't want to judge, you're sure making it sound like
        I must be miserable as hell.

        It's okay. You know, Diego was right about one thing. Why should I give
        a frick what anybody thinks of my life? I love it and that's all that matters.

        I could try to explain why, but it's not worth me taking the time. Let me
        just say if I didn't do what I'm doing now, I'd probably go crazy.

        In other words, I thank God every single day for the life I have.

        Believe it or not.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
          Guys like Diego Norte always seem to assume that what makes THEM happy makes everyone happy; and if they aren't having a "balanced life" as defined by THEM then they can't understand how someone could be happy. That's faulty logic anyway you slice it.

          Look, I've met happy workaholics, I've met miserable ones. I've met happy, fulfilled millionaires and have met unhappy ones. What makes a person happy and fulfilled is different for everyone. Let's take someone like Warren Buffet who doesn't haven't to work if he doesn't want to (it's been true for DECADES), but WHY does he work?

          Because he LOVES it. I think that simple thought escapes some people.

          I think Diego has a chip on his shoulder.

          Steve, ROCK on man.

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  • Profile picture of the author Fittestguy
    Really nice article.

    It is nice to see the step by step that you are using everyday. I will follow this for a while at least and see what happen.

    Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Trader54
    From what I understand Steve loves writing, its a passion for him. I would rather do what I'm passionate about for 15 hours a day then do something that is considered work for 2 hours. Doing what your passionate about gives you a sense of accomplishment.

    Maybe the ones that only want to do what they do for a couple hours a week should find something they enjoy doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    Steven, that's a grueling schedule. It does make the time pass more quickly, though, as the day probably passes by in a blur. To me, sitting at the beach for an hour is pure torture because I get bored out of my mind after about 10 minutes (except for that time when the girl's college volleyball came to practice), but that's me.

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  • Profile picture of the author strategic
    For the sake of all those people that insist on believing anyone who is truly and consistently successful in their careers and life goals is just Lucky ....

    I guess its the old story...

    The harder you work, the Luckier you get!

    As a fellow work-a-holic, I also believe I am only truly happy when I am creating, achieving, sharing etc. as it gives my life more of a sense of purpose...

    I cant even begin to comprehend the life of people who sit in front of a television for 4-8 hours a day and just veg out....

    Even when I used to be working in full-time jobs, even when I ran my own business site offices and staff, I would never come home and just watch TV all night ...

    and anyone who does, how can they complain that life isnt as good to them as the other 'lucky' people...?

    P.S. I think the key is to find what you love to do, then you never have to 'work' another day in your life.. and building websites, squidoos, knols, and helping other people start their websites, has become a true passion for me - so working 24/7 is a pleasure for me - as I suspect it is for you.

    And YES - YES - YES - outsource the stuff you dont enjoy as much, I dont know why IM are so shy about doing this... you dont mow your own lawns, or service your own cars, so let go and give someone else a job, so that you can spend your creative energy on what you are passionate about.

    And as for "a clean house is a sign of a broken computer" - in my house its a sign of a good housekeeper!
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  • Profile picture of the author TomLeDree
    Steve,

    Thanks for sharing your schedule with us.

    It's funny because just a week ago I was searching the forum and Google trying to find a post with your daily schedule. (I had read a previous thread to this one from a while back) I never did find it.

    I'm trying to learn to increase my self-discpline and know that you are a pro at getting things done.

    So thanks for posting a more recent version of what you do.

    You are a true inspiration!
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesburke
    Steve,

    Just want to thank you for all the sharing you do. It's impressive to see the enormous amount of respect and warmth expressed in this forum.

    I just returned to the Warriors Forum after a few years of not participating, only to discover that my original membership had been deleted, so I'm sort of a retread newbie. And already I appreciate your posts - and also your willingness to defend yourself from cheap inuendo.

    Some people will read your work schedule and it'll make them feel threatened. That's just the way it is. You're not the target. The other person's sense of inadequacy is probably what's really going on. Just let it slide man. It's clear that the people who actually count all admire you.

    Cheers from warm and smiling Thailand,
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    on average, how many leads do you generate a day, and do they all come from article marketing?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Teo View Post

      on average, how many leads do you generate a day, and do they all come from article marketing?
      I have a confession to make. I've stopped checking my opt ins per day
      because at this point in time, it's almost a moot point. They regularly come
      in now from all the content I have all over the Internet, so I focus less on
      stat checking and more on working.

      Once a month, I'll head over to Aweber and see what I did for the month.
      Off the top of my head, I honestly don't know what the stats are right now.
      I'll check on Dec 1 and if this thread is still here, I'll give you a ballpark
      figure then. I have a number of lists too so the number per may not be so
      large, but the overall number adds up quickly.
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      • Profile picture of the author mfurlong
        Steve

        Thanks for the detailed "diary" of your activities. Your daily rate is one I aspire to. But trying to develop an internet income outside a regular full-time J.O.B. and looking at your schedule makes me wonder where I'm going to find the hours.

        >>> Mike
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    Hi,

    Wow, that's awesome!

    Commitment and work discipline can really lead you to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author WasabiHound
    Steve, thanks for your honest post. It's a bit daunting. I'm just stepping into internet marketing but I felt drawn to it after I went to an introductory seminar. Clearly I need to work on focus and discipline - not sure I could emulate you though Hope you can enjoy your retirement soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author maverick8
    hey steven,
    your work ethic is a real motivation, i can't explain it but since reading this post i have found an extra gear. I have more traffic, more sales and of course more money. All because i am doing more.
    i have 1 question how much traffic does your article marketing efforts get you from ezinearticles per day? on average.
    thanks for this thread and i wish all the best, and i hope your success continues to grow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Long
    I'm sorry that this thread went in a direction that was ultimately offensive to Steven, but on the other hand, I'm kind of glad that it did for selfish reasons, because it allowed me to make an unusual discovery about myself.

    Steven does what he does because he loves it. Most of you guys obviously love this business also.

    But I don't.

    And that's the problem.

    I've always been vaguely aware of that fact, but this thread really crystallized it for me. I've always wondered why I can never get myself to put in the number of hours per day that are required to make "big money" in this industry.

    I just don't enjoy doing IM all that much. I do it because I still make more money doing this then all the other jobs I've had in my life that I also didn't enjoy, and I'm not trained to do anything else that will pay the bills.

    So no happy ending for me, but at least I now fully understand why I struggle in this business even though I know enough to do very well. For that new knowledge, I am grateful and thank Steven for his post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Scott
    Mike,

    A few people seem to be feeling like you lately. Maybe it's the time of year?

    Perhaps you just need to re-focus and try and create something that you're genuinely passionate about. Use IM as a vehicle, not a destination.

    I don't really know you or your business, but just food for thought.

    =======

    On another note, I don't really understand why everyone got so upset at the guy who said Steven was a workaholic.

    Well, I kind of can. He was a bit arrogant when he said it. But this is the 'net. Things can easily get misunderstood.

    I guess we're not seeing the full picture of Steve's life. He said things come up. I assume that if and when his daughter comes home from College he hangs out with her a fair bit, etc.

    But what I am getting at is that I think his core argument was valid - that we should make sure we don't lose sight of the whole reason we get into this game in the first place.

    I'm not presuming to know anything about Steven's life, by the way, or directing these statements at him. They were just general musings.

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  • Profile picture of the author TLCarroll
    Thank you for this thread, Steven.

    I've always been a workaholic and work full time as a nurse (nearly 30 years). I don't see it as a negative at all. I'm often the only one with my head above water when things get rough financially.

    My kids are all nearly grown and are either working and/or going to school full time or out with thier friends. I often come home to an empty house and can work as long as I want (it's never long enough LOL). My family and friends all work and have lives, too. We get together and have fun when we can, but it's rarely MY schedule that prevents us from spending time together even though I work more than many of them.

    I love working. It's fun. I also love having money to spend on my family and friends. That hasn't changed since I was a teenager.

    Working online just means I can retire from nursing soon and travel more, but I doubt my working will ever end.

    People used to try to make me feel guilty for working so much, but after being home alone and bored while my kids were at school/work/with friends, I decided to ignore other people's opinions.

    I have hobbies, friends, "me" time, and other things in my life besides work. Work keeps me sane, though. Trust me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lexiranae
    Steven, Thanks for the input, its given me a boost to keep at what I'm doing. Really, I kind of agree about checking constantly on stats and things. It takes up to much time that I could be spending putting out more leads and threads and such. Again, Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrsteady
    Hey Steve great post. I have to say I am absolutely in awe of the phenomenal effort you put into your business.

    Me on the other hand I am a lazy SOB but I always have great intentions. If I work 5 hours a day I am more than happy with myself.

    You have really given me something to aspire to here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Earl Smith
    You have a lot of drive Steve, the economy needs more leaders like this to take action into their own hands instead of depending on a pay check. Thats not how this country was built but that's how many will fall is by depending on others to deliver a income.

    To all of those people out there judging Steve's workaholic lifestyle, did you not hear those figures he projected? He just told us how his work schedule goes with the income he generates off his success, so if he wanted too anytime of the day he could up and leave his job and go out to anything he feels like doing. When he comes back he's still employed and more than likely made a nice chunk of change as well.

    Keep it up Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author TimRobinson
    haha Steve I think you must be the hardest working, most dedicated person here :p

    I mean, my friends that sit around watching TV all day think I'm dedicated, but compared to you I feel like I'm a total slacker :p

    My schedual is pretty different from yours. I generally go from about 10 in the morning till 9 at night in a pattern of 90 minutes on, 30 minutes off, 90 minutes on, 30 minutes off.

    So go for a longer period of time but get 3 hours or so of breaks.
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