Thank you Warrior Forum and goodbye

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There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of the things you love. For the past 5 years I have worked at making money online as a sideline business to offset the income my wife made in her full time job. I did it because I was doing something I love doing and it was something I could do and still stay home and take care of my kids at the same time. Those days seem to be over for me now though.

Four months ago my wife had a very bad auto accident. She fractured her front and back left pelvic bone and completely crushed her right ankle bone. The pelvic bone was fixed and has already healed however the surgery there has left her with partial numbness in her left leg and her foot is limp. This means she has no movement of her left foot but can stand on it. Her right ankle is still being worked on. The first surgery put in about 5 screws to hold together her ankle bone since it had fractured into 5 pieces. She also had a bar placed on her lower left leg bone to fix a fracture there. The leg bone has healed but the ankle bone died out and will have to be taken out. However, last week we had to come in for emergency surgery because her ankle had gotten infected and they had to remove the hardware. Now we will have to do 6 weeks of antibiotics before they can do a fusion to fuse her ankle to her leg bones.

Because of all of this I am taking care of my wife 24/7 and have had to pretty much give up any chance of getting online. Because of the complications it is now looking like it will be at least 6 more months before I can even think about getting back online for more than a few seconds a day. I have had to make the decision to let my IM stuff go and concentrate on my family.
I am saying goodbye to one part of my life to put everything I have into another part but before I go let me share with you some of the things I have learned from my time here.

1) Everyone knows something someone else is willing to pay money to learn.

2) Make friends whenever you can. Just talking to someone on the forum or in chats doesn't really count. Become real friends with people. Become involved in their life and let them become involved in yours. Become real friends with people. This one thing can make a world of difference in every aspect of your life, not just the business aspects.

3) All the knowledge in the world does you no good if you don't use it. Stop reading and start doing. It doesn't matter that you don't know everything because no one else does either. Start now and do something. The keep doing things and learning as you go. You can't make money just by reading an ebook or forum post, that requires action on your part.

4) Automation is your friend. I see posts day after day by people asking questions about things that they are doing manually that should be fully automated. Payment processing, product delivery, list management, etc. can all be automated to the point that you can have a money making and list building site that requires virtually no work from you once it is set up.

5) Take the time to learn how to use the tools you buy. A lot of people will buy an automation tool but never learn how to use it. At the very least you can learn how to save time using these tools, but you could potentially turn those tools into money making services that you can do for others who don't have access to the tools you use.

These are just a few of the many things I have learned in my time here. I want to thank everyone I have met over the years. Many of you have touched not just my life but the lives of every member of my family and I will forever be grateful for having been a part of the Warrior family.

Thank you and goodbye.
#forum #goodbye #warrior
  • Profile picture of the author MagicWhisper
    Wow, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. I both her and you the best of luck! I hope that she will heal successfully.
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    • Profile picture of the author jenifer smith
      that is really touching, i wish your wife quick recovery. i guess i have to say this,take care of her, she is all that matters now. hope when she is better you will face your life again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jaymark
      So sorry to hear about your wife. I hope she recovers quickly. My prayers are with you. In the mean time thanks so much for sharing your experiences, perspective and opinions. I totally agree with you on many points, especially about adding value, making friends, etc. I've found there are many people on this forum who are happy to share of themselves and provide wonderful information and support without expectation of anything other than appreciation.

      So I hope things go well for you and can return to share in some of the discussions and community here soon.
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    I wish you and your wife peace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aubaine
    So sorry to hear about your unfortunate circumstance. I wish you and your family the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author ikme
    Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

    3) All the knowledge in the world does you no good if you don't use it. Stop reading and start doing. It doesn't matter that you don't know everything because no one else does either. Start now and do something. The keep doing things and learning as you go. You can't make money just by reading an ebook or forum post, that requires action on your part.
    You really got me at 3rd point. I've been reading on IM everyday this year and even got Google Adword certification but I didn't put my knowledge into action.
    My heart goes out to your family and I hope your wife can recover ASAP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darrell Hagan
    Prayers sent for you and family and I hope that your wife makes a good and speedy recovery. Take note people - this can happen to any of us so please drive extra carefully and defensively.

    Johnny, thank you very much for your past contributions to the world of IM and please do visit when you can. God bless.
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    Best of Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Good luck to you and your family. I hope your wife has a speedy recovery.
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      • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
        Sorry to hear about your wife. Thoughts, prayers and positive vibes going out to your family. I hope your wife has a full and speedy recovery.
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    I hope everything works out for you and your wife, best of luck fellow Warrior!
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  • Family comes first. My prayers are with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author UNOIT
    I like to think that everything happens for a reason. In this way I force myself to try to learn and take something of value from each situation I find myself in (good or bad). Therefore, I hope that as this door closes you are watching for the next one that opens.

    I wish a speedy recovery to your wife and the best to both of you.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Content King
      Originally Posted by UNOIT View Post

      I like to think that everything happens for a reason. In this way I force myself to try to learn and take something of value from each situation I find myself in (good or bad). Therefore, I hope that as this door closes you are watching for the next one that opens.

      I wish a speedy recovery to your wife and the best to both of you.
      Exactly. Well said!
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    • Profile picture of the author srik12
      Originally Posted by UNOIT View Post

      I like to think that everything happens for a reason. In this way I force myself to try to learn and take something of value from each situation I find myself in (good or bad). Therefore, I hope that as this door closes you are watching for the next one that opens.

      I wish a speedy recovery to your wife and the best to both of you.
      Well Said. I wish your Wife a speedy recovery. Our prayers are always with you.
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    Hope your wife has a quick recovery!
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    I couldn't agree more with your 3rd statement - taking action is the only way to find success. No matter how many times you might fail, by moving forward and learning from your mistakes, success is just a step away.

    I wish you and your wife the best of luck. Take care of yourself and your family. IM will always be here, ready for you to pick back up when the time is right.
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    • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
      Originally Posted by bhuff85 View Post

      I couldn't agree more with your 3rd statement - taking action is the only way to find success. No matter how many times you might fail, by moving forward and learning from your mistakes, success is just a step away.
      Well put man, success isn't something you learn..it's something you do
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    A similar accident happened to my best friends wife.

    Sorry to hear this :-( Good luck and god bless buddy! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian John
    great post, thnx. all the best to you and your wife.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    Johnny,

    I wish your wife and your family a very positive outcome. You clearly are a very caring and giving person which will help both your wife's healing and your family cope with this process.

    Debbie
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Jee
    Sorry to hear that bro, deeply wish that your wife will recover soon..
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    wishing youe wife a quick recovery. I like you kind of man.
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  • Profile picture of the author rschuchy
    Sending good thoughts to your wife and family. Thanks for the lessons particularly the point about using your knowledge. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author BenoitT
    Something about 6 years ago, I was at school and teacher gathered all students and I learned something terrible: my best friend got a cancer. Luckily, he was the most positive person I knew and the happier in life and he healed.

    All our problems semm clueless after that. I wish you the best sir
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  • Profile picture of the author MrJupiter
    My thoughts go with you and your loved ones brother! Take care, thank you for the wise words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Johnny - thanks for coming in and giving such a great post to say good-bye. I too love your point 3 - great advice and probably the best advice you could give anyone.

    I'm sorry your wife has gone through so much with this accident and so many complications. I hope things pick up and she gets over this hurdle and heals well.

    Family comes first - you're wife is lucky to have such a devoted husband. I hope to see you back here when life settles back down for you.

    Take care
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Johnny,

    I know exactly how such an event like an accident where your wife is involved or a cancer case can affect our life - offline and online.

    You are in my prayers and I wish you both all the best and speedy recovery!

    We have never connected directly but I noticed your name reading your thoughtful and helpful posts in this forum. You were and are one of those that I always click to see what he has to say... Hope to have you back soon.

    And if there is anything that I can help with - I am just one click away.

    Thanks for having the strength to teach us something even in such a difficult moment!
    Best wishes to your wife.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Johnny, Wow!

    All I can say is "Keep your chin up and take care of your wife and family".
    Everything happens for a reason even if we can't figure out what that reason is.

    It doesn't always seem fare or right but the reason is the reason and good things
    can/will come from it if you allow it too. Stay optimistic and keep the faith.

    No mater how bad a situation gets never allow it to take you down. You're leaving
    to Help the wife is a part of life and remember that it is what you make it, Not only for
    you but rather for her and any other family members. You must be strong
    Hold the faith and lead her to recovery. That my friend is your mission.

    I'm really sorry that your wife, you and your family are going through this ordeal.

    My family will place you and your family in our daily prayers.
    I wish and pray for God's Speed in helping your family to recover.

    Thank you for the time we've had together here on the WF.
    May your wifes recovery time be short and effective that she regains
    all that is.

    Michael and Family
    PS, I'll see you when your return My Friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oranges
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I hope your wife has a speedy recovery.
    Good luck, and god bless.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
      Johnny, so sorry to hear about your wife. Healing that kind of injury takes time. My mom was hit in a crosswalk, fractured her pelvis, broke her ankle and had to have quite a bit done with an ankle. She was in bed for about a month.

      When times get tough, the tough pick up and keep going.

      I did want to mention that although I did not read the full thread, I recall one lady that had a big family problem and gave up her business. Only later did she realize she could have outsoucrced and still kept some income going, rather than let it die off.

      Hope you can think about that and see if it fits. Visit WF once in a while, she will have some downtimes and hopefully you can drop by.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Johnny,

    All the best in your continued journey. All will work out in the end.

    If you ever need anything, you know how to reach me. Always there for you my friend.

    Thanks,

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
      I don't know you, but you have obviously been very active in the Forum, and made a lot of caring friends and contacts along the way.

      You have a hard task ahead of you, and I'm sure you will make your family's future as comfortable as possible. You obviously have a great deal of love for your wife, who needs your strength to get through this difficult and painful time.

      However, don't forget the one person you must take care of most - yourself.

      In stressful times, be kind to yourself, and make sure you don't forget how important your health, both physical and mental, are to your loved ones.

      I know it's difficult, but perhaps staying involved in your online work, even at a reduced level, will be a positive influence for you. If it's something you enjoy, it can give you the positive strokes to keep going, one day at a time.

      I sincerely wish you, your wife, and your family my best wishes, and hope that all the dark days are now behind you.

      If you have no objection, I would like to post your five points on my blog, as I think it succinctly summarises a lot of wisdom.

      Good luck for the future.

      Alan

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    There will always be a seat next to me when you come back. Family is so important,as is your health.Take care, you will be in our thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Sorry to hear about your wife and the ongoing difficulties.

    I wish you and your wife all the best. You have your priorities in the right order; good for you. The internet isn't going anywhere so who knows, you may jump in again.

    Take care and thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author tycoonist
    Greatness is not by the money you have, but by how you care for others. Indeed you are a great man.
    I pray that the grace of God in your life will increase to carry you and to strengthen you in all this you do.
    Love you.
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    Best wishes for your wife and family during this difficult time.
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  • Profile picture of the author msmir75
    I am so very sorry to hear this. Sending love and light to you and your wife.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon Taylor
    I don't know you Johnny, but I feel your pain, I can see it in your writing. God and Family are first...

    You'll be OK...God Bless...
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  • Profile picture of the author jcruz
    I wish you the best brother, and family always come first. Just take care of what you have to care of and things will get better, i promise.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben Armstrong
      Family always comes first and IM will be waiting when you're ready to return.

      Best of luck to you and your family.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Take care Johnny! Hope the family is all healed in a hurry so you can post an "I'm back" thread for us!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    Your wife is truly blessed to have you by her side. Find some moments to laugh together during the more challenging times......it'll help the healing process!

    Hopefully we'll see you back when you are able to resume this chapter of your life.
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    • Profile picture of the author ezybux4u
      Originally Posted by Jacqueline Smith View Post

      Your wife is truly blessed to have you by her side. Find some moments to laugh together during the more challenging times......it'll help the healing process!

      Hopefully we'll see you back when you are able to resume this chapter of your life.
      Well put Jacqueline.

      I wish you and your wife well mate, and I can appreciate you wanting to do what is right.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Hi Johnny:

    I am sorry to hear about the accident your wife had and wish her a quick recovery. Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done and God bless you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Hey Johnny,

    Take care my friend... hope you can come back sometime in the future. Take care of your wife and hope everything works out okay for you and your family.

    Mike Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSorcerer
    Sorry to hear about your wife but it is true things happen for a reason. And bad things that happen to us are the true things that go onto define who we are, how resilient we become, how determine we are when faced with adverse situations, and our overall character.

    It's the bad things, failures, etc that shape and mold us and make us who we are deep down. And from the sounds of everything, it's looks like you and your wife will come out with a deeper feeling for one another.

    We do hope to see you back when everything gets better.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tanae Jay
      You and your family are in my prayers! May God keep you strong through out this journey. I count my blessing tonight me and my children where in a car accident and we all made it out fine, a reminder of what could have happen. Remain positive mind and spirit.
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  • Profile picture of the author NoBSGuy
    Very bad news indeed. Sorry to hear that a valued member has to leave. I hope things will get better soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author chubbsky
    Johnny, that's so sad. I am so sorry to hear about your wife. I pray for her full recovery and may you always have strength and an unending supply of hope and patience during this difficult time.

    And thank you also for sharing those valuable lessons to the rest of us here. That's very selfless of you.
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    • Profile picture of the author aizaku
      I dont know you but through your words and the way you share yourself you seem like a solid guy.

      Your wife and your family are lucky to have you and depend on you.

      My heart goes out to your wife and your situation.

      May happiness and health return to your family soon, be well
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    • Profile picture of the author 7dollargiveaway
      The Lord is your strength and He will see your family through
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    • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Johnny. Once things settle down be sure to come back, OK???
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    • Profile picture of the author DeniseHageman
      Thanks for the post. If you haven't already, check into disability for your wife; long term/short term to get some income. If you don't like the health care professionals helping you, remember you have a choice. And care for your wife, but allow her to be as independent as possible. She will get through this and find normal again. It may be a new normal however. Take care. Best of luck.

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Johnny, you've always been one of the good guys around here. Sad to see you
      go. My best to you and your wife and always know that you've got someplace
      to go to if you ever need anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author grisbyenterprise
      I have never ran across any of your posts here on the forum, but for all the ones that you have written I am so grateful and blessed to have come across this one. Myself and others on here can take so much advice from this post. I wish you and your family the best. I'm not sure if you believe in a higher power, but always remember that everything happens for a reason. We may not know today, tomorrow, or even next year, but in time you will know why. I pray that you remain strong and understanding of this whole incident.

      I read your post and you can teach others how family is so important. How to take a negative situation and still think positive. The positive advice you have given to the warrior forum. In fact after reading your post, I copied and pasted it into a word file. Knowing that when I begin to stray away from what im doing, I can look back and see the pep talk that you have given us all and the much needed inspiration that we need from time to time. If you ever come back to the forum, please do look me up.

      Positive people attract positive people. Birds of the same feather fly together. If you want to know where your life is headed, look at your five closest friends. Their are a reflection of you. I can tell by your willing to give others and not expect anything in return, the passion you have for your family, and the love you have for IM, I know if I was to see you, I would see a reflection of myself.

      Take care my friend. Always know that you have a ton of Warriors here that are hoping for the best. Please come back occasionally to keep us posted.
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    • Profile picture of the author robsm69
      You sound like a great guy and thanks for the fantastic observations you made in your post. I really hope things work out and you can get back the forum one day.
      Best wishes

      Regards,
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    • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
      How about "see ya later" instead of "goodbye"?

      Just said a prayer for you, your wife, and your family. Best wishes to you all!
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  • Profile picture of the author AngelaLuo
    Best wishes to you and your wife
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    May god bless you and you family. Hope to see you back in here soon!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Hi Johnny

    You are doing the right thing.

    It sounds like you have some passive income setup, so hopefully you can maintain that with little effort and you can always pick your IM business up again at some later stage.

    Good luck my friend.

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      Hope all willl be fine..Life is a mixture of happiness and sadness.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Smith
    Sorry to hear that brother. Wish you the best of luck with your future. I hope to see you back here soon. It is unfortunate that this has happened but we live life every day not knowing the future (TO A CERTAIN EXTENT).

    May God be with you!
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  • Profile picture of the author gorufus
    Good luck to you and your family. I wish you well. Enjoy the journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanhal
    So sorry to hear about your wife Jonny. We just never know what life has in store for us.

    Maybe you will never read this but if your wife is taking antibiotics for 6 weeks it will give her immune system a knock. The antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in the bowel that stimulate the immune system. She should take a high potency probiotic taken away from the antibiotics.

    With my nutritionist's hat on I urge you to see a nutritionist or other health practitioner who can recommend the best diet and nutritional supplements for your wife to heal.

    My very best wishes for her speedy recovery.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Ah, Johnny. Life takes us on a rough ride sometimes. Your wisdom and humor will be missed. Drop by once in awhile when you have the spare time. I'm sure your wife is in great hands and will heal before long. TLC always helps.

    Rather than goodbye - I'd prefer to say "see ya later".
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary J Martin
    Take care, my friend.

    Best wishes to you and your wife and good luck with the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    You are a great honorable warrior....a true warrior...I will pray for you, your wife and your family...GOD Bless You...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Shoot Johnny, I was wondering why you haven't been around much lately. Sorry to learn it wasn't because you and the family weren't on a beach somewhere living it up.

    I wish you only the best and your wife a speedy and full recovery. Come back when you get a chance, and like Sal said, we'll see ya later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manoj V
    Wish your wife a speedy recovery!

    "....it is now looking like it will be at least 6 more months before I can even think about getting back online for more than a few seconds a day." Hope you'll be back much sooner - wish you all the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    All the best to you and your family Johnny. i'm sorry to hear about your wife. My prayers go out to you and your wife. May all the good things in life come to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author alphadesign
    I'm really sorry to hear about your wife. Hopefully things get better! Anyway I wish you and your family great luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    So sorry to hear about your wife. My prayer is with your wife and your family too. Life is really complicated that sometimes you have to choose what is right and best for you. But God is good, no matter how hard life is... there is always a bright side on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JToneyUK
    I wish you and your wife all the very best for the future. It was great of you to offer such valuable words to all IMers at this difficult time!
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    Hey, sorry to hear about your situation, may god bless you and your family.

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  • Profile picture of the author SteveFinch
    You and your family must have been through hell. I can't imagine how I'd feel or cope in your situation.
    I truly hope that your wife makes the best recovery she possibly can.

    A heartfelt all the best to you and yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertAxelsen
    Wow, Johnny!

    I am so sorry to hear about your story and your wife's situation

    With the way you seem to focus on your business and life, I am sure you will see brighter times ahead, and I wish you all the best of futures!!!

    The points of knowledge you shared are pure gold! You sum up a lot of valuable information/tips in a few paragraphs there. Thank you

    Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

    1) Everyone knows something someone else is willing to pay money to learn.
    Yes! Don't be afraid to step up as an expert / resource, and build a business around it.

    Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

    2) Make friends whenever you can. Just talking to someone on the forum or in chats doesn't really count. Become real friends with people. Become involved in their life and let them become involved in yours. Become real friends with people. This one thing can make a world of difference in every aspect of your life, not just the business aspects.
    So true! I've only recently started to focus more on this, and it pays back plentyfold.

    Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

    3) All the knowledge in the world does you no good if you don't use it. Stop reading and start doing. It doesn't matter that you don't know everything because no one else does either. Start now and do something. The keep doing things and learning as you go. You can't make money just by reading an ebook or forum post, that requires action on your part.
    So so so so important! I see to many people just buying and buying, looking for the holy grail of "automated business in a box" never to find it (myself included).

    Most of us warriors already know more than enough to build a profitable business from. Action is essential!

    This post could be helpful for people who need a "kick" to keep putting in the necessary action:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...ake-today.html

    Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

    4) Automation is your friend. I see posts day after day by people asking questions about things that they are doing manually that should be fully automated. Payment processing, product delivery, list management, etc. can all be automated to the point that you can have a money making and list building site that requires virtually no work from you once it is set up.
    Absolutely! Tools like autoresponders, a good payment processor, proper workflow etc are key to more time-freedom.

    Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

    5) Take the time to learn how to use the tools you buy. A lot of people will buy an automation tool but never learn how to use it. At the very least you can learn how to save time using these tools, but you could potentially turn those tools into money making services that you can do for others who don't have access to the tools you use.
    In the same way that people tend to purchase-purchase, and read-read, it is also easy to neglect all the tools and products that we have purchased along the way.

    Take yourself on a deep dive into the hidden treasures of your harddrive or email archives. A lot of us probably have all we need already there.

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    These are just a few of the many things I have learned in my time here. I want to thank everyone I have met over the years. Many of you have touched not just my life but the lives of every member of my family and I will forever be grateful for having been a part of the Warrior family.

    Thank you and goodbye.
    Goodbye Johnny, and all the very best of luck and strength to you and your loved ones
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    I am so sorry to here that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    Thank you VERY much for some priceless lessons that you just
    shared. I've been on this forum for almost a decade... long before
    we migrated to the current platform, and I after all that I've
    learned, I don't think that I disagreed with a single one of
    your points.

    Family MUST come first and I do hope that your wife recovers
    soon.

    I also think that, knowing how long and hard you've worked at
    building an online business, you family would probably encourage
    you to care out 30 minutes to an hour a day, and not completely
    let go of your dreams.

    They do want you happy too, and those 30 minutes can be time
    that you spend sitting in waiting rooms, etc.

    If you'd like, I can point out ONE thing that you can focus on for
    just 30 minutes a day,that, based upon your experience level,
    will still allow you to be there 100% for your family, but still have
    money coming in online.

    What you have already learned and validated does have tremendous
    worth!

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    • Profile picture of the author azmanar
      John,

      I'm terribly sorry to hear the unfortunate incident.

      Really hate to see you go. Still got a lot to learn from you.

      Family comes first always.

      At the same time, please take a look at these possible remedies that may alleviate the complications, help recuperate from the operations faster, enhance the immune system as well as revitalize the nerves in the legs:

      1. Pine Bark Extract - from Masquillier
      2. Grape Seed Extact
      3. Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum
      4. L-Arginine
      5. Wild Salmon Fish Oil
      6. All the good berry juices

      Probably all the above will cost you about $200 or so at your nearest pharmacy for a months supply. GNC would be best - based on FDA top 3.

      But do a research first, before you proceed.

      Hope this will help. And I wish your wife become healthy again as soon as possible.

      Be back to WF in the future and keep in touch in the mean time.
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    This is a really sad sorry, however I want to believe that the Lord will be by your side, will comfort you and your family. All the best and a quick recovery to your wife. Keep the faith and trust and God will definitely amaze you, fellow Warrior.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda Craven
    Johnny,

    My love and warmest wishes to you all and I hope your wife gets well again very soon. It must have hurt to type what you did but, like many people here, I hope this is more au revoir than goodbye. Remember, you are not alone even when it feels like you are carrying everything on your shoulders...

    I am sure many here would agree that they are always here for you should you ever wish or need to pop back.

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    • Profile picture of the author homejobcreator
      Thank you for sharing your valuable insights, but so sorry to hear about your wife's ordeal. Along with everyone here, I wish you well and her a quick and complete recovery.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Johnny -

        I wish your wife the best - and I think you are right to put your focus where it needs to be right now. Family comes first and it's a wise person who can keep their priorities straight.

        Good luck - hope to see you again later.

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    I hope you be back soon. I don't know you but I remember your name. So thanks for all the knowledge and insight you've shared here. My prayer is with you and your wife.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Hi Johnny,

      I really enjoyed your frequent posts when I joined and I've noticed you've not been here much lately.

      Thanks ever so much for a wonderfully educational final (just for now I sincerely hope) post. You've been a real source of inspiration for people while you've been here and by taking the decision you're taking now I believe you're very much continuing to do so.

      I really do wish your good lady all the very best in her recovery and wish you all the best in aiding her with it.

      You're a gentleman Johnny and you will be sorely missed in your absence and this forum has lost a great part of it too. I hope this goes very well for you and I would very much like to think we will all have the pleasure of seeing you here again very soon.

      Warmest regards and all the very best of luck good sir.
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    My prayer for your wife and family. Hope this pass really soon an everything get back to normal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Wakefield
    Your words really moved me. Close to tears man. I am fairly newto this site so our paths never crossed. But I wish you all the luck in the world and sometimes its good to just read something that makes you realise what's truly important in life.

    Hopefully your wife will recover and you will be able to retake your position on the Forum.

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    Good luck with everything sir
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    Wow, Johnny. For just a moment I thought this was one of those dramatic "I'm leaving because you all suck" posts -- until I saw the name, and I figured you wouldn't do that. So I opened up your thread and... wow. Your family has been through a lot these past few months.

    My best wishes to you and your wife. Take care -- and hope to see you again soon!

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    God bless you. I hope things do improve someday soon.
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    All The Best to You and Your Family!
    Hope Your Wife Gets Well Soon........!
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    Johnny all the best to your wife and you. Prayers are with you
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    Good luck to you and your wife! You are both in my thoughts and prayers. And thank you for the great farewell message.
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    May the force be with you. Good luck buddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrbawb
    Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

    I have had to make the decision to let my IM stuff go and concentrate on my family.
    Um, I'm most likely gonna get beat up over this.

    I am truly surprised there aren't more voices like mine in this thread.

    But...

    ...I don't get it.

    Online marketing is supposed to be THE way to earn money on YOUR terms.

    "No matter what you can still succeed online."

    You work out of your home, on your own time, and if you can't get it done you can farm it out.

    I really don't want to seem insensitive to your plight.

    I really don't.

    But...

    ...the situation you find yourself in is what this forum and internet marketing is all about.

    Can you BEGIN to understand the positive publicity that could be derived from this situation?

    And by that I DO NOT mean exploitation. Your success during this time would be an example that validates what is extolled to the world here in this venue.

    (I know, I can almost hear the collective gasp).

    "While Taking Care Of His Critically Injured Wife Full Time Online Entrepreneur Still Makes $XX,XXX"

    The internet is littered with stories of people who faced hardship and succeeded online.

    (No, can't name anything specific. But, I'm sure someone here can.)

    You have had a monumental task laid out before you. I know that.

    I ask you to reconsider abandoning IM.

    Many of the replies here say, "Family comes first". I'm not saying your wife shouldn't come first.

    IM doesn't mean you gotta abandon family. It is supposed to provide a way to support it through the worst times.

    Okay, I'm gonna stop now and brace myself for what may fly in my direction.

    I'm truly sorry you find yourselves in this situation. Can't even imagine how I would do.

    ...
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    Best of luck Johnny. I hope things work out for you.
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    Wishing you and your wife the best. My prayers go out to the two of you and your extended family.
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    Sorry to hear about your situation. Life sometimes hands us lemons, keep a positive outlook and try to figure a way to make lemonade out of it. You can return from this situation and recover.

    Good luck and all the best.
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    Truly, very touching story! Good luck to you and your family! I hope you're doing well!
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    You are a real man Johnny.
    I wish you and yours all the best mate.

    I know it is goodbye but not farewell
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  • Profile picture of the author PauloF
    Hello Johnny.

    Stay strong, for your family and for you.
    All the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rabindra
    Hi Johnny,

    The news you shared here with us definitely saddened me and my family. Although we didn't know each other, I couldn't turn my head away without wishing you a good luck.

    I really like this quote that hangs on my wall all times, "No matter how big, No matter how small...., A Family together is the Best home of all."

    Take a good care of your Wife. My family joins with me to wish your wife a very speedy recovery and we would like to see you back in the Warrior forum with another thread with good news and only good news.

    All the Best,

    Rabindra
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    G'bye, even I know nothing about you but you're my warrior forum mate here. Wish you all the best . =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny Slater
    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has responded. This community never fails to amaze me.

    To answer a question that was broached here and has been asked in emails as well, we do have some income coming in. My wife has long term disability payments that started this month and will continue throughout her recovery.

    Our only issue with money is that the day after we got the first payment this month was when she found out she would be having to deal with the hospital stay we are currently going through.

    Because of this hospital stay we haven't paid our rent/utilities for the month so we may have to deal with getting our lights and water turned back on once we go home. I have had to let my Aweber account and a few of my domains go this month because I didn't have the money to pay for them.

    However, after we get over this initial hurdle we have right now we should be ok. My parents just yesterday drove from Mississippi to pick up our girls so they could take them to say until we get home from the hospital so we have everything covered other than figuring out how to pay the monthly bills for this month.

    I will drop in every once in a while and make a post or two, but for now my efforts of trying to make money online will be on hold.

    Again, a huge thank you to everyone.
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      Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

      I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has responded. This community never fails to amaze me.

      To answer a question that was broached here and has been asked in emails as well, we do have some income coming in. My wife has long term disability payments that started this month and will continue throughout her recovery.

      Our only issue with money is that the day after we got the first payment this month was when she found out she would be having to deal with the hospital stay we are currently going through.

      Because of this hospital stay we haven't paid our rent/utilities for the month so we may have to deal with getting our lights and water turned back on once we go home. I have had to let my Aweber account and a few of my domains go this month because I didn't have the money to pay for them.

      However, after we get over this initial hurdle we have right now we should be ok. My parents just yesterday drove from Mississippi to pick up our girls so they could take them to say until we get home from the hospital so we have everything covered other than figuring out how to pay the monthly bills for this month.

      I will drop in every once in a while and make a post or two, but for now my efforts of trying to make money online will be on hold.

      Again, a huge thank you to everyone.

      Hey Johnny, you might want to try Aflac. They pay for your living expenses if you or a member of your family is going through a personal illness or injury.
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        Best of luck and wish your wife quick recovery.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
    Hi Johnny:

    My hopes and positive thoughts that your wife recovers and things get better as we approach 2012.

    Even if you say goodbye to internet marketing please post updates on how your wife is feeling.

    There is nothing above family. Health for them, yourself, and a few dollars in the pocket make for utopia.

    Always my best,
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    That is horrible news, our thoughts are with your wife and family, and hope she makes a full recovery
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    Good luck my friend- Best wishes to you and your family
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    I don't know you but I wish you and your family only the very best. My hope is for your wife to be fully recovered and I pray that she will be.

    Thank you for your advice, it's a condensed ebook/report - "Do this and you will be successful".

    Wishing you only the very best.

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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    OOOo Johnny, you poor wife. That has to be painful. Sorry to see you go, but you'll be back once you and your family get past this bump in your life.

    Meanwhile my thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family.

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    I'm so sorry about your situation Johnny Best wishes for you, your wife and all of your family members. I know she will recover soon!

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    M sorry about ur feelings... wish u and ur family a happy life here after
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    This is really pathetic, but there is a reason for the season. I want to volunteer to play a significant minor role in sustaining your business while you are away.

    I will write articles for you free. 10 articles every two months or something else that i can do.
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    ohh...it is so sad to hear some of our friends leave, but we understand your situation we just hope and pray that everything will be alright quickly.Thank you also mate for being with us in my side i am not old enough here in WF but i already threat all of here as my family and real friends.Thank you mate and Goodluck.
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    i wish all the best for you and your family. I hope your wife recovers 100%, good luck to you. Sending prayers to you and family
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    Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery for your wife,

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  • I am so very sorry to hear about your wife! I do hope and pray that she heals quickly!! I will put you and your whole family on my prayer list. Thanks for sharing your insight on IM. You are so very right that in everything you said. Take care and God bless you and your family!
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    Good luck, I wish you and your family the best, and I wish your wife a speedy recovery
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    i'm sure you will be back with new forces.
    all the best
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    I wish you and your wife the best of luck in life. I hope things stay at peace for you guys.
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    A friend of mine's wife had the same type of injury -- run over by a bus while cycling-- and it was very hard, but she fought back with the love and support of her husband and has returned to work when all thought she would die. I wish you the strength and support for both of you to fight back to a good life.

    God bless you in this tough time.
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    So sorry to hear about your wife's accident. The best to you and your family.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hey Johnny,

      Every knockback is the springboard to your next comeback.

      Be sure to engineer the situation into one that makes you stronger.

      I reckon that once 'life' realises that you've done enough training and have become pretty tough, it slows down the flow of new challenges. I've been wrong before though.

      Best wishes to you and yours.
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      Johnny,

      Sorry to see you go. I wish your wife a speedy recovery and I send you positive thoughts.

      take care and come back soon.
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    Dear Johnny,

    It's really sad to see you go but one day you'll be back, take care of your family now, all the best wishes from me to your family and speedy recovery, God bless you all and good luck with everything, wishing you all the gratitude the world can give.

    - Take care.
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    All of the best to you and your wife Johnny. So sorry to hear of your current situation and hope you find a way forward soon.
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    Wow Good luck and hopefully in the future we will see you back
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    Hey Johnny,

    Not even sure you will read this but here goes:
    You have been a great help to many on this forum and off.
    You have the heart of a warrior and this is what Warriors do we take care of our families ourselves and our friends.

    I am fortunate enough to have had conversations with you I respect you and I think you are doing a great thing. I speak life and healing to you and your wife in Jesus name
    Be well and see ya soon
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    My sympathy as well, wishing you all the best,

    Good Luck,

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    You know buddy? I read your piece I was swimming in tears. My wife was surprised seeing me cried in front of my computer yet again. She actually thought it was those good old days when I had to cry because I couldn't get things done. Then, some of my worst nightmare were many of those IM hard to crack nuts, stuff like opening files , Uploading to my host, Html, Editing and other techie stuffs in IM.

    I literally shared your story with my wife and she felt really sorry for your wife too. My entire household sympathize with you.

    You actually spot on with your advise toward encouraging warriors to learn how to do things themselves. You know what guys? IM is becoming a survival series where only those who survive are those who have equipped themselves with the necessary technical skills. Simple reason being that the outsourcing staff are increasingly becoming darer due to popular demand.

    Dear Chubbsky, we will miss you dearly and I wish you well in life. Don't forget, those stuff you already had in your arsenal cannot be taken away from you. Those authority sites, blogs etc would still bring in cash many years to come, no doubt.

    All the best.
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    OK John...so why haven't you done this with your biz? LOL Good luck.

    4) Automation is your friend. I see posts day after day by people asking questions about things that they are doing manually that should be fully automated. Payment processing, product delivery, list management, etc. can all be automated to the point that you can have a money making and list building site that requires virtually no work from you once it is set up.
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    My thoughts and prayers are with her. I hope and pray for her fast recovery. Thank you for all of your help. You have made a real contribution to WF!

    God bless you and your family.
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    Johnny,

    Sending positive vibes and prayers to you and your wife. I am so sorry to her about your situation and wish you all the best.

    Thank you for your advice, it is truly appreciated.

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    All the best Johnny and I wish your wife a full recovery.

    Hope to see you back in here in the future when everything settles.

    Take care.
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    I know i just joined the site and wish that I was able to get to know you better. Your family is in my prayers.
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    I am sorry to hear of the ill health that has affected your family. Wishing you all the best and good health vibes to your wife.
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      I wish you and your wife nothing but good luck and good health.

      Don't say goodbye...say au revoir xxx

      Best wishes
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    sorry to hear that, hope your wife gets well soon.

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    Hey Johnny.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife and I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

    Thanks for your honesty and openness and she's lucky to have someone like you to help take care of her during these times.

    I also appreciate you taking your time to jot down the things you've observed and learned in your IM.

    Most of all, I think I appreciate your candid honesty, and human touch that's vital. Business should include a personality and contact with people, as you point out, and a good reminder for us all.

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

    There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of the things you love. For the past 5 years I have worked at making money online as a sideline business to offset the income my wife made in her full time job. I did it because I was doing something I love doing and it was something I could do and still stay home and take care of my kids at the same time. Those days seem to be over for me now though.

    Four months ago my wife had a very bad auto accident. She fractured her front and back left pelvic bone and completely crushed her right ankle bone. The pelvic bone was fixed and has already healed however the surgery there has left her with partial numbness in her left leg and her foot is limp. This means she has no movement of her left foot but can stand on it. Her right ankle is still being worked on. The first surgery put in about 5 screws to hold together her ankle bone since it had fractured into 5 pieces. She also had a bar placed on her lower left leg bone to fix a fracture there. The leg bone has healed but the ankle bone died out and will have to be taken out. However, last week we had to come in for emergency surgery because her ankle had gotten infected and they had to remove the hardware. Now we will have to do 6 weeks of antibiotics before they can do a fusion to fuse her ankle to her leg bones.

    Because of all of this I am taking care of my wife 24/7 and have had to pretty much give up any chance of getting online. Because of the complications it is now looking like it will be at least 6 more months before I can even think about getting back online for more than a few seconds a day. I have had to make the decision to let my IM stuff go and concentrate on my family.
    I am saying goodbye to one part of my life to put everything I have into another part but before I go let me share with you some of the things I have learned from my time here.

    1) Everyone knows something someone else is willing to pay money to learn.

    2) Make friends whenever you can. Just talking to someone on the forum or in chats doesn't really count. Become real friends with people. Become involved in their life and let them become involved in yours. Become real friends with people. This one thing can make a world of difference in every aspect of your life, not just the business aspects.

    3) All the knowledge in the world does you no good if you don't use it. Stop reading and start doing. It doesn't matter that you don't know everything because no one else does either. Start now and do something. The keep doing things and learning as you go. You can't make money just by reading an ebook or forum post, that requires action on your part.

    4) Automation is your friend. I see posts day after day by people asking questions about things that they are doing manually that should be fully automated. Payment processing, product delivery, list management, etc. can all be automated to the point that you can have a money making and list building site that requires virtually no work from you once it is set up.

    5) Take the time to learn how to use the tools you buy. A lot of people will buy an automation tool but never learn how to use it. At the very least you can learn how to save time using these tools, but you could potentially turn those tools into money making services that you can do for others who don't have access to the tools you use.

    These are just a few of the many things I have learned in my time here. I want to thank everyone I have met over the years. Many of you have touched not just my life but the lives of every member of my family and I will forever be grateful for having been a part of the Warrior family.

    Thank you and goodbye.
    I am sorry to hear that. I hope your wife recovers soon and then you might be able to make it back to this forum

    I just checked that you have over 2000 posts. We would definitely like to see you back soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author HigherPrThanGod
    This is an excellent post. I especially liked #2 and it's something I'm working on. I have an "introvert" personality by default but I am trying to GET OUT THERE MORE. It's so true though - success often depends on who you know. In particular, your level of success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kwonyoo
    Sorry to hear. I hope she recovers fast. I will pray for both of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife and your family. I have been caring for my elderly mother for the past year and a half after a head injury and I have never regretted it for a second. If you are religious, GOD first then family then money. I hope all goes well.
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  • Profile picture of the author grandstar
    Time and unforeseen occurence befalls us all (Eccl 9:11)

    So sorry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Crystal84
    I am really sorry to hear that and best wishes! Thank you for your sincerely suggestions which surly will help me a lot. You know, I am a new comer and I should take actions to make friends with others. And I believe, if i try to help people, people will help me then. I believe you and your family will get trough this difficult time.
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  • Profile picture of the author juninhop
    So sorry to hear about your situation. I know it may seem like things aren't going your way at times, but from what life has taught me I would suggest that you always try to stay positive and ALWAYS be thankful for what you have.

    If you do both for long enough, I promise you that your life will turn for the better.

    All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author deehibbs
    oh Johhny thanks you for your wonderful words of wisdom.I am so sorry to hear about your wife.We all have challenges in life that we have overcome and its how we deal with the challenges that shapes us into the people we become.From your post you sound like the kind of person who will rise above and make good of what ever life has to throw at you. I wish you all the very best for you and your family's future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
    I'm sorry to hear about what happen to your wife, I will pray for her speedy recovery and for the good health of you both. Your words of wisdom really motivate and inspires me to work even more and at the same time, value the people who care so much about us. You sacrificed one part of your life to spend more time with your other part, and with that, Hats off to you and I felt the happiness and inspiration in me that I will have to take good care of the people around me.
    Your number 3 words of wisdom really struck me, and I will have to agree on you with that stop that reading and start doing. Reading those helpful books and articles will really contribute a lot to your learning and understanding to the IM world but with that learning and information, you must put it in action and start applying what you have learned from books and from other people.
    We should start putting what we have learn into action since without applying what we have learn, it is useless to store all those knowledge into your brain and remain in there.
    Thanks for sharing your time and friendship with us and you take good care always.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
    Prayers for healing there and help! Take care and stop back whenever you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serendipitous
    My girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer last year. 2 major surgeries and radiation treatment followed. 8 months out of our lives. I know exactly what you're going through. Best of luck with everything and I wish your wife the speediest recovery.

    See you when you get back,

    ~S
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