Checked my mailbox this afternoon. No popcorn tin from Paul Myers
There must be thousands of you perusing this forum looking for a way out.
Some of you may hate your job, hate your hobbies, or even hate yourself.
If you fall into one of those categories currently, I can relate to you very well.
6 Years ago, I hated my job. It was soul crushing and purposeless.
I was also beginning to hate my hobbies. I was losing interest in the only activities that brought me any joy - working out, athletics, reading, etc. Bored with all of it.
Losing interest in my hobbies stemmed from losing interest in myself. I hated myself at that point in my life.
I felt desperate and stuck.
And I am willing to bet that a lot of you feel that same way, right this second.
My story isn't unique per se, nor is it Earth shattering, but it is my story.
And I hope it helps someone out there who is going through hell right now.
2012 was my best year ever as a marketer.
I felt as though after 5 years of dabbling, but never giving up, I was really beginning to see the fruits of my labor.
I had since quit my horrible job to build not one, but two successful businesses in a very short amount of time. I'm not talking millions, but they were certainly successful.
Life was good.
I got to watch my beautiful baby daughter grow up right before my eyes.
There are very few fathers in this ill-prioritized country we call The United States of America that get to experience what I was able to see.
And then 2013 came.
Earth shattering revelations.
Household debt mounting.
No light at the end of the tunnel.
This all went down - and still is, as we speak.
I am not looking for sympathy. That isn't my style.
I don't need anyone feeling sorry for me.
The point I would like to make, if I may though, is this:
If you think you are going through absolute hell right now, and you are trying to change your way, any way you can, just KEEP GOING.
Time isn't on our side. It's a constant race against the clock.
I am willing to bet that you can do it.
And I still am.
In fact, I have produced more content, coached more students, and helped more people this year that in any other year of my life.
This is fact.
I will have launched almost 10 high quality products before this year is over.
I have revamped my coaching program and it is better than ever.
I have grown my influential business network by almost 1,000 people since the year started.
And I did all of this with a heart that was destroyed.
If you are wallowing in your sorrows right now about your disposition, you have no choice but to keep going.
On your way to the coffee shop tomorrow, you could get smashed by an 18 wheeler and be dead in an instant.
What if you knew that would be your reality tomorrow?
You'd hug your kids a little tighter tonight.
You'd tell your loved one's how you love them with every fiber of your being.
Your dinner would taste like no other.
Your laughs would be deeper.
Everything you do you would do with a purpose.
Just keep going.
From this moment on, no matter how dire your situation might seem, you have the strength to turn your life around. You have total control over how you react to what is presented to you.
If you want to make tons of money on the internet, then get the fxck up and go get it. Stop making this so difficult on yourself, and please stop making excuses for your lack of production.
Phil Knight wasn't kidding when he said "Just Do It". That slogan will never go away. It's too important, and ALWAYS relevant.
There is an incredible amount of wealth in this world. Incredible amount.
It's right there for the taking.
So go and get it for gxd's sake.
Stop with the excuses.
For those of you that have seen the movie Fight Club with Ed Norton and Brad Pitt, you'll remember a scene called the 'Human Sacrifice'.
For those of you who have not seen that movie - please go look up "Fight Club Human Sacrifice" or "Fight Club Raymond K Hessel".
Go look this up and watch the three minute scene between Pitt, Norton, and Hessel. I am speaking directly to those of you who can't get over the hump in your life, for whatever reason. There is an incredibly relevant lesson to be learned by watching that scene.
If someone wants to embed the actual clip in a response, go for it.
On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
And I sure as hell won't let the events that have transpired in my personal life in 2013 get in the way of the future I know I deserve.
And you shouldn't either.
You have no excuses.
If there was a WSO you had your eye on today, buy the damn thing. And then go and make it work. Don't stop until it does.
There was a mentor you were going to reach out to but didn't because of fear of something.
Would you rather be dead?
Make the connection.
Start making things happen.
No one else is going to do this for you.
They don't care.
They're too busy making things happen for themselves.
The bullshxt stops now.
I sincerely hope someone reads this and it changes their point of view.