I disappear in my motorhome for a few days.
To reflect on the world and my place within it, to enjoy the scenery and just maybe to meet up with a few other characters looking for some peace and quiet after a busy week at work.
As the evening draws in and the light fades, I gaze out over the ocean and sit beside my woodburning stove for warmth and light. A few candles lit and incense just chilling listening to some music whilst sipping on a glass or two of wine.
In such moments, I perceive a new perspective on life and the world and my relationship within it. And just every now and again the Warrior Forum creeps into my meandering thoughts.
Whilst some people will always knock this forum when you really think about it, it's really not a bad place to be at all.
What other community online can offer as much hope and inspiration as this place?
What other community either on or offline can provide hope for a better future for so many hundreds of thousands of people?
Here we have individuals from every corner of the globe, from every background imaginable, rich, poor, every describable color, nationality and race and everyone egging one another on with words of encouragement and more free advice than you can shake a stick at.
Isn't it just wonderful? I mean really, when you really think about it - what an incredible community this is.
From America to Russia, Argentina to Iceland, New Zealand to Senegal and every point on the compass inbetween. Husbands, housewives, professionals, young people, the elderly, those with a huge amount of marketing experience and those with little or none at all, all striving to make their personal lives better for themselves, their families, loved ones and friends.
No matter how 'silly' or 'dumb' the question, everyone here by and large willing to help one another out and to help you make more money. Sure there are negatives but given the size of this place do not the positives far outweigh the negatives?
I tell you... this is a beautiful thing we've all got going here.
And perhaps the greatest thanks should go to AllenSays for starting this forum off in the first place. What started out as a small idea in his mind, a seed sown has today grown into one of the most successful and positive marketing forums online.
And if he hadn't taken this initiative to act on his initial idea with a follow through action plan, can we honestly say that there would be somewhere similar online where we can all interact with one another like this?
Perhaps so, perhaps not.
Thousands nay millions of people are struggling right now to make ends meet.
They're worried to the eyeballs how to make good on their latest mortgage payment, how they're going to put food on the table yet they can come in here and directly implement just one small idea and just perhaps turn their fortunes around for the better.
What before was off limits to them, what before their kids couldn't enjoy for a lack of money, now thanks to their participation here they can look forward to a brighter and better future together.
It's very easy to moan or to bitch at one another at times, to vent, rant or feel that we're getting nowhere very fast. Times are difficult, there's no doubting this fact, yet still there is so much opportunity here, a veritable goldmine of ideas, tactics and strategies to move anyone with the desire to become something greater than all their individual parts that it quite honestly sometimes staggers the imagination. And really makes you appreciate life and the very fact that we are alive and can depend on one another for encouragement, advice or tips.
Appreciate life. Appreciate more the efforts people go to to help one another out. Appreciate the fact that you (as far as we know) only live once and never take life, opportunity, love, support and encouragement or one another for granted.
Thinking like this sometimes in my motorhome watching the sun dip over the ocean, the woodburner crackling happily besides me, good music playing, sipping on a glass of wine it's got me into tears of appreciation.
Life is wonderful.
And the lesson here if there is one?...
Life is what you make of it. Everyone has problems but we're all in this together. And the universe? It's a very lonely place out there. Here we are hurtling through space and time at a very rapid pace of knots, to our knowledge not another living thing for billions of miles in every direction as far as we know - life is just mind bogglingly incredible.
If you see a good idea here, go for it.
If you see something here which for your circumstances you think will be a good fit for you or your family... Go for it.
Everything starts with ideas...
Take just one idea from this forum, run with it, adapt if necessary to your own circumstances and implement it into a plan of action.
Create the vision in your mind.
Think greater than the sum of all your parts. Visualize where under ideal circumstances you want to be in 12 months time, 5 years time, 10 years time and make your dreams come true.
It's hard work being without money. It's a struggle. Unpleasant even. And it costs your emotions dearly. So...
Why not expend the same amount of energy to make your life one hec of a lot better? Yes it'll be hard work. Yes you'll run into problems but if you remember there are no problems only solutions eventually you will get to wherever it is you want to be.
Hardwork is hardwork, poor, rich or somewhere in between it's all the same. You'll always have a few problems to solve. But if you tap truly into the encouragement of this forum and what's on offer here by the community members, they'll be no stopping you from achieving whatever you want to achieve in life.
One and all my friends, journey well...
And commit random acts of kindness.