The importance of a good support system

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If you surround yourself with people that don't believe in you, you're making your life way harder than it has to be. My ex used to talk smack about me trying to make money on the internet, and it wasn't until I stopped talking to him about my goals that I started making the right business moves.

Thats what I like about forums. It's an instant and huge support network, and it's there for you when you need it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestrategos
    I decided to hang out in here after I read 'change or die'

    One of the key points the author makes is having a 'reference group' meaning people who share your aspirations and beliefs; and usually when you want to achieve something new your old peers just have a subconscious investment in keeping things the way they are.

    So, it doesn't matter if 'we' are digital, if we share and connect and all bring value as a 'community' we can grow in the areas we are interested in, in this case Internet Marketing.

    Godspeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author ldfreeman
    Kudos to you! I'm hope you're seeing REAL results in your business.

    One of the motivators that helped me was to know that I have a message that can truly change people's lives. Yes we IMers enjoy the money, but it's really about the message and helping others transform their lives.

    So anyone that wants to doubt you, tell them to shut the f*-up and go back to watching tv. Because you have lives to change!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnneil
    thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author gorvene
    You did the right thing by not sharing your goals with people who don't believe in you. You want to be around people who are moving their lives in a successful direction and who can cheer you on.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjandroid1
    I would like to add..that the one who talks negative for you are the only one who makes you realize your mistakes as it is the fact that every succesful person had recieved too many scoldings from the many persons and atlast what happened was the victory of the one who never stopped..but i too agree from ur thought one ones who really supports you from there heart core..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
    I agree, that is what I love about forums too. Though I have never met any of you, I get a lot of support from you guys - at least for the short time I have been on here - and offer my support to EVERYONE out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author lyndal
    This forum is like one big mastermind group. I have read so much knowledge and support which is important especially for those who are struggling with IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author apolwar
    Originally Posted by Writing Warrior View Post

    If you surround yourself with people that don't believe in you, you're making your life way harder than it has to be. My ex used to talk smack about me trying to make money on the internet, and it wasn't until I stopped talking to him about my goals that I started making the right business moves.

    Thats what I like about forums. It's an instant and huge support network, and it's there for you when you need it.
    A support system can either help you up or drag you down. So be sure you have the good one.

    And Writing Warrior here, made a good decision of not letting the ex ruin his career. Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author richardbaily
    good share
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    • Profile picture of the author cliftoncarden
      I completely agree.

      I heard a saying years ago that
      "Association brings about Assimilation."

      Simply stated, we take on the values and traits of those we surround ourselves with most of the time.

      It is vital that if you want to accomplish anything, you surround yourself with people who have already done what you want to do.

      I LOVE the W.F. for that very reason.

      I can constantly surround myself with GREAT people who have traveled the path I'm trying to travel.

      Namaste!
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  • Profile picture of the author profitmaster7
    True, forums are great for sharing ideas, but I think the anonymity allows people the freedom to hurt others without feeling guilt, shame or fear of rejection. I've experienced lots of negative talk on forums, not necessarily here though. I've also found you can pick and choose what to believe. The forums are a good place to get encouragement since people are willing to offer it freely, but I'd rather a stinging rebuke from a friend than a sugar-coated compliment from a stranger. FWIW.
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  • Profile picture of the author TedPeterson
    Interesting topic. I think people benefit from Forums in lots of different ways.

    Jim Rohn says that you are the average of your 5 closest friends! I know that this has proven true in my own life and has caused me to seek better supporting friends and associates. Forums can be a great place to find that kind of support.

    I also go to a lot of live networking and business building events. Some of the people I have meet at these conventions and meetings are now some of my closest friends and supporters. We all support each other.
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