I need to MTFU*. Any suggestion is welcome.

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(*: man the f-word up, as in stop whining and finding some willpower and courage).

Hello, warriors.
Do you have any truly inspirational tale to share that will be able to shatter the fortified wall of hopelessness and despair surrounding me? A particularly motivational (and real - no fairy tales, please.) success story, for example.

Yup, I'm a whiner. And I continue to repeat to myself:

"IM and related activities will only allow you to earn a few nickels";
"Even a tremendous amount of hard work won't allow you to earn an independent existence";
"Every market and niche is already saturated, so any struggle and battle will be fought in vain".

And so on. Pretty boring and shameful, I already know that. But - with a big, capital 'B' - I want to change those wrong and insane assumptions. I want to hear from someone who actually made it, that yes, it's possibile to achieve the goal of living off income from online activities, paying rent and bills without having to worry about putting food on the plate. A pretty ironic need of reassurance, as I've been a system/network administrator and general IT consultant for several years (long story extremely short, I had to take a few sabbatical years for personal reasons, but I haven't lost my technical knowledge).

Any suggestion for this aspiring warrior, tired of being a scared cat? I've already browsed thousands of posts here, but now my eyes are metaphorically bleeding and I didn't manage to find the "That's it!" post). Oh, I've already tried to just act without thinking about it countless times: I managed to launch Dreamweaver or writing a few lines of PHP code, but not much else.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I already have access to the War Room, but I'm too ashamed to post with my real account. Please, bear with me, or at least have a good laugh!
#mtfu #suggestion
  • Profile picture of the author Ben Armstrong
    So you've managed to read a few posts, write a few lines of code, and that was all you needed to convince yourself there's no money in IM.

    You may have read a lot, but you haven't LEARNED anything until you've tried it for yourself.

    The 'light bulb' and 'aha' moments will come when you start working, not when you're reading someone else's story.

    MNFU and get to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdrs
    "The 'light bulb' and 'aha' moments will come when you start working, not when you're reading someone else's story." - Exactly

    Sounds to me like your afraid of failure. Best things that I've done in my life have always involved a fair bit of failure along the way, it's nothing to worry about as long as you learn from it and keep going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lazy
    Step 1. Stop whining on the internet. The more you type out how hard IM is and how bad you are at it, the more true those words will become.

    Step 2. Patience.

    Step 3. Competition. Make sure there's not a lot of it in your niche. The biggest mistake new people make is trying to get their hands dirty in the most competitive niches. Start small. When you can dominate the little niche, then you can come out and play with the big kids.

    Now man the f*ck up and stop complaining.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Go to Blogger and make a website about a dog. It does not matter if you don't have a dog, just make a website about a dog. You can make a site about my dog, if you want, his name is Clancy, he is a collie.

      The only story that counts is your story.

      if you wnat to do this, make the website about a dog and post back here when you are done. You should be able to put a link in your sig file, if you can't then just put the website into a post.

      Then you will have something to work with and people will really be able to help you, if you want.
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    • Originally Posted by Lazy View Post


      Step 3. Competition. Make sure there's not a lot of it in your niche. The biggest mistake new people make is trying to get their hands dirty in the most competitive niches. Start small. When you can dominate the little niche, then you can come out and play with the big kids.

      Hahaha! This is great! I never thought of it this way. Thanks, Lazy. I just realized this a few days ago that I gotta start small. Previously, I was obsessed with going immediately for the big buck! I realized the importance of starting small and exercising patience for the small buck to accumulate into the big buck.

      Great post, man!
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