I have been full time with IM since day 1, and it didn't take me long to see success, I made almost $300 profit my very first week, and almost $3,000 profit my first 30 days.
From day 1 I understood that this was a business, and that all businesses take time, commitment, investment, and some temporary failures and even some tears.
I also understood that a business is like a garden, you have to work hard to get the soil ready, dig and, plant the seed, care for and nurture that seed, protect it, water it, and protect it from critters.
This takes some time, but if done properly you can harvest, and enjoy the crop. You can take a little time off and feast, but then it's not long before you have to do it again.
A buisness is the same, everyday you have to do something, and you may not see a result for the first few months.
To stop and chase something else is like not watering your seed, or trying to dig it up and see if it's growing. You decide to not water your seed for a few weeks but still expect it to grow.
Every time you do this you have to start from scratch.
You have to commit 100% and apply yourself, at first it may seem like nothing is happening and that your efforts aren't producing results. When in reality you just haven't given it enough time.
Just look at how many domains you have, in many different niches, and that you have nothing really built on any of them.
You planted the seed but then neglected it and gave it no water, no sunlight and then got mad at the seed for not growing.
I have also learned that truly wanting to help people has been a great advantage for me. Instead of focusing on "how can I make the most money the fastest?"
I focused on "how can I help these people solve their problems?" "How can I provide a real service and serve these people effectively?"
By actually wanting to provide a world service, it has forced me to take my time, do my research, figure out what problems people are having, and how I can truly help them solve them.
By actually helping people solve problems and fix things that are wrong with their lives, I truly feel I have made a positive change in the world, and that I have also been rewarded very handsomely for doing so.
I've also learned that hiding behind the computer, and avoiding people will do more harm than good.
It doesn't pay to be afraid of other human beings, we are all in this together, and when people reach out to you for you help, they want to get to know you. They want to see you and they want to hear you.
You are not some mysterious super hero hiding behind a mask, you are a real person, who is dedicated to helping other human beings, and when you commit to putting yourself out there and helping people you will be rewarded more handsomely than someone who just wants to hide and collect money form a bunch of random strangers.
I have built so many real relationships, met people for dinner, talked on the phone about our families, our hobbies and interests, and not just business stuff.
I have established relationships with people all over the world. People that if I ever seen in real life would be welcomed into my home, invited to meet my family and share a dinner with.
I have learned to not chase the next greatest loophole fad or gimmick, and have learned to build my business on core priciples that have been working for hundreds of years, and that will continue to work for thousands of years, even if the internet was to up and vanish.
I hope I have been able to help people see and realize some basic truths, and I hope that the lessons I have learned over the years will help many people fo years to come.