Who am i ? here is a bit about me.

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Hello Fellow Warriors .


Here is a bit about me.
I am 34 yrs old. I am married with 2 kids. I have an interesting story and if you have a minute i would love to share it with you.

I was born in the 1970’s to poor parents. my parents divorced when i was about 3 -3 1/2 first mom kept me but because I was born with autism life was difficult for her .I constantly ran away tried to set the house on fire slept in the top of my closet and had very little desire for friends .
Finally my mom could not take me anymore and turned the care of my sister and I over to my father. Now dad tried very hard but one thing about me was my mind did not function properly and my father refused to admit that. I began to freak out all the time steal bikes run away .was on the news more times then I could count for running away .

I was put into foster care at the age of 11 and there remained until the age of seventeen bouncing from one home to the next . 53 to be exact.
I never did well in these homes nor did I in school. I had such a hard time that by the age of 17 I had already tried to kill myself twice.

Got in trouble with the law and even ended up in jail for 16 mos for robbery and extortion.robbery I did, Extortion was a guy put a 16 yr old kid in the hospital, so I went to his house and gave him a good head butt and told him he had 3 days to pay the kid's medical bills or I would kill him, that kid is on the street with nothing. He had given the boy a bunch of pills he claimed to have been speed and traded it to him for some pot. The kid ended up in the hospital because they were the fellow's mental medication kid almost died luckily he did not. I don't care about revealing things I was just turned 19 and have never had any trouble since then. I believe in being transparent .simple what people will think or not think is their own issue


Now I am going to skip ahead as I know your time is important.
I got married on my birthday sept of 2006 (so i would not forget our anniversary-ha ha) I by this time had grown up so to speak my mind straightened out a bit I still to this day have a hard time.

Many things bother me and I don’t for the life of me understand a lot, however I have a great wife and family and she supports and stands by me 100% I ran my own computer business for a while I loved working with computers from the ground up it made me feel important to be able to solve issues others had that they did not know how to solve.


I branched into web design and found I did ok but I just did not get enough money on a consistent basis. it is feast or famine in those jobs you either get lots of work or hardly any if any at all. I decided to switch to online business and began to sell old toys like Corgi Dinky Johnny lightning etc… I did very well with that made some cash but alas I got bored.(happens ya know) so I talked with my wife and we decided I should try something online as a businessman maybe create some products after all there is billions to be made if you can push through and never give up. So I began to absorb any piece of training material I could get my hands on and I would like to say that this alone provides success but that would be a lie.


business no matter what the type requires hard work dedication and perseverance I have been online for about 7 months now in this field and I have already launched 2 products and now a membership site due to open Dec 10 have been given opportunities to join in giveaways and am looking forward to much success . my philosophy is simple. my life has been extremely hard and I have learned how to push through. I take the same principles I had offline and apply them online and I am telling you for the next many years God willing you shall see WD Products all over the place from the ultimate business package to WD”S Secret Keys training videos .

That’s all for now I am already getting successful a little bit made some sales and it is only going to climb from here once people begin to know me and my brand the rest will be as they say history. if there is ever anything I can do to help you please contact me
have a fantastic day!!!!
To Our Continued Success
-Will (WD)

++++UPDATE++++
Jan 29th 2015
I have had a new diagnosis. I apparently have something called schizo affective disorder. Not Autism, or Aspergers.
The doctor said it "morphed" Whatever that means, but because it has changed I had to say.
best,
-WD
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    Wow, that is some story.

    Can I ask why you have not added your picture here on the WF that I see on your twitter page? I think it will help brand you.

    Now dad tried very hard but one thing about me was my mind did not function properly and my father refused to admit that.
    I disagree with that. Sounds like your mind is functioning quite properly for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
      Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

      Wow, that is some story.

      Can I ask why you have not added your picture here on the WF that I see on your twitter page? I think it will help brand you.



      I disagree with that. Sounds like your mind is functioning quite properly for you.
      My picture is in my profile not sure why it doesn't show on my posts.

      My mind does function just not normally i am extremely smart in some ways and very ......not smart in other ways.

      thanks for the comment.
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    i figured it out
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    • Profile picture of the author kookycat
      wow, Will, what a challenging journey you've had. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Very inspirational indeed. I have come from a very difficult background myself & am lucky to be alive. I think many people will agree that overcoming such challenges can make us much stronger & more determined than ever to succeed in life, whatever that means for us. I know I've always been determined to get real good out of awful experiences, & not to let anything beat me. You are proof that no matter what someone's background, what difficulties they've experienced, they can be successful. You are a true WARRIOR!
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      • Profile picture of the author personalised
        Wow really a very nice story...Thanks for sharing with us
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      Originally Posted by WD Mino View Post

      i figured it out
      No you didn't

      I remember you saying you had autism when you joined, as one of my nephew's has Aspergers.

      Coping with an autistic child is difficult and challenging, so don't hold against your parents the fact that they couldn't cope. It's no-one's fault, it just happens.

      You're an inspiration to anyone out there with autism and a comfort to parents of an autistic child - showing that you can (and do) lead a full life.

      Good on you.
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      • Profile picture of the author wanna-succeed
        Wow! This is a really interesting thread.
        WD, brave of you to share your story here, I admire the courage.
        As for the content itself, enjoyed reading it and i'm not really sure how to respond but repeat the first word in my post- WOW
        best of luck to you and your wife!
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    • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
      Hi Friends,

      I truly appreciate the comments.

      I look forward to providing updates on our journey(wendy and i )

      I really think things are going to be ok but you know the saying "hurry up and wait" LOL

      Thanks for the support I am so glad to be a part of the forum
      -WD
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackaroo
    Interesting story. Will, I'm 69 and still learning ... not very brave when it comes to things like web design. Have you or anyone else used the package known as, The Untimate Web Design Package for $79.99 ? website is boxed art. Don't know if I am allowed to sue links here. Jack
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    Congrats to you for overcoming some difficult challenges ... and here's to many more successes.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Will,

    Amazing story, and congrats on hanging in there and not giving. Having interacted with you through PMs, I would never had guessed you having autism. As far as I am concerned, you have got a very good handle on things, all the way across the board.

    Keep doing what you are doing, you are doing great.

    One thing I appreciate is the love and support you have from your wife and kids. To me, that can make all the difference in the world.

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    Will,
    What a story! From your past contributions to the WF I too would never have guessed that you have overcome such challenges and obstacles to get where you are right now. Best of luck in the future to you and your family.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    WD - normality is over-rated.

    Welcome to the OT, where normality is seen as a pretty alien condition.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Originally Posted by WD Mino View Post

    <snip>i did extortion was a guy put a 16 yr old kid in the hospital so i went to his house and gave him a good head but and told him he had 3 days to pay the kid's medical bills or i would kill him that kid is on the street with nothing.<snip>
    What do you mean by, "gave him a good head"?
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

      What do you mean by, "gave him a good head"?
      LMAO
      Um.......
      "a good head but"
      He misspelled "but" - was supposed to be "butt"

      Go get some sleep. It's late.
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      • Profile picture of the author KimW
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        LMAO
        Um.......
        "a good head but"
        He misspelled "but" - was supposed to be "butt"

        Go get some sleep. It's late.

        And that is why spelling IS important!
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    I have to revisit this thread. Sometimes, positivity and good intentions bother me. I think it is patronizing to praise someone who is obviously smart and has the wherewithal to tell a well-structured story, but renders it *barely coherent* with run-on sentences, sloppy grammar, and bad spelling. Is it really doing someone a favor to lead them on in the wrong direction? If you think he is incapable of doing better, praise him unconditionally. Otherwise, I think it is plain wrong to do so.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phoenyx
    Thank you for sharing your story. In a way you have helped me to take on my past and start putting it behind me. There were certain hang ups I had about why things happened to me like they did, why I couldn't have a normal life like all my friends had. Now I understand why people always told me that things happen for a reason, and that life tests us to make us stronger people. I used to hate my biological parents, but now I almost feel sorry for them, because I knew that even if I wouldn't have done the same things they did, I can at least understand why they did what they did.

    Good luck for 2011. I know you will make the most of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    WOW! I forgot I posted this thread.
    That'll teach me.

    I was born with a few disabilities they have been named as autism,anti social borderline personality disorder,obsessive compulsive disorder and add/adhd/
    I was on a ton of meds from the time I was 3 or so but I am 35 now and have overcome an awful lot I wouldn't say I am a typical person but online it is easy to put my thoughts down. I am not stupid just not normal it is evident of the autism in certain pics -I hate pics

    Anyhow I will need to edit this post I have some mistakes in it
    @tbird Headbutt

    Anyhow be well thanks for the comments I give credit to God for making me the way I am and helping me to overcome the things I have had to but I still have a hard time in life I explode sometimes in public hit myself etc so I am not normal but I can be online
    cheers
    -Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Lazy
    Great story. I love seeing people take lemons and make lemonade, and i'd gladly buy a glass of yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Hi Lazy,
    Thanks I started this over a year ago I forgot about it but I was doinjg a search and noticed it had some replies-OOps
    LOl
    Cheers
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    I wasn't here a year ago, so it was new to me! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    That's ok it was bumped it seems which is what I was implying. january 2nd:p

    Anyway thanks for the comment.
    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    You do have a story that you *want* to tell (or else you wouldn't be telling it here). The response here shows that people are benefiting from it. You might be able to harness that (a la Antwone Fisher) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antwone_Fisher_(film)
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Hi Tbird,

    I saw his movie I have had a few people offer to write a book about it never had a movie offer but hey I wouldn't be opposed to something happening good happening out of my misery:p

    Wanna write the script:p
    -Will
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by WD Mino View Post

      Hi Tbird,

      I saw his movie I have had a few people offer to write a book about it never had a movie offer but hey I wouldn't be opposed to something happening good happening out of my misery:p

      Wanna write the script:p
      -Will
      Write the book first. Far greater copyright advantage to it over a screenplay alone.
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      • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        Write the book first. Far greater copyright advantage to it over a screenplay alone.
        I was just kiddin Tbird man I had someone a few years ago named elaine ask me if she could write a book on me (I was preaching at the time)because a lot of people could get some sort of help out of it I declined the invitation

        I posted this thread last year because on a webinar someone I respected told me the best thing to do is to become known so I stupidly posted my life story rather than Hi I am will nice to be part of the forum etc. Thinking this is how I get known. LOL
        but apparently some folks have had some good reactions so I am glad I did now

        Cheers
        -Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I have never seen this thread before and from seeing your posts here I would never have guessed that you had any problems.

    It must have been incredibly difficult for your parents, but it's a shame they couldn't get support to help you at home and keep you at home!

    Thanks for telling us your story, it really is an inspiration.
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