To Those Who Are Still Struggling - There Is Hope :-)

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When I was struggling to make it online, things were tough for us financially.

The one story I most clearly remember is wanting to give $5 to charity and not being able to get it together.

Every day I would look out my window and see this view:



Then I would say to myself:

Wow!

Imagine how many trees are out there.

Imagine how many leaves are out there.

There is so much plenty in the world.

So much money to go around.

So much prosperity to be had.

I would tell myself that I too can have a share of that.

Then I would resolve to do the one thing that was most likely to make me succeed.

The fastest path to cash.

Even if it was hard.

And that's what helped me get there.

Today I am so thankful that my financial struggles are a thing of the past.

I see others still struggling and I'm hoping this post will inspire someone to go ahead and do the same.

Every day pick the one thing that will bring you closer to success.

These days will add up. And you will get there.

Good luck!

#hope #motivation #struggling #success
  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Definitely have to agree there. It's all about finding out what works for *you* and blazing the path that fits your character best.

    Takes a huge amount of time to fine-tune it but yep.

    You will get there. Come September it will be 3 years since I returned myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
      Originally Posted by barbling View Post

      Definitely have to agree there. It's all about finding out what works for *you* and blazing the path that fits your character best.

      Takes a huge amount of time to fine-tune it but yep.

      You will get there. Come September it will be 3 years since I returned myself.
      Awesome! There are a few lessons here:

      Don't give up. Believe in yourself.

      Understand there is enough money in the world for you.

      Make Goals.

      Focus on one thing at a a time.

      See any other ones?
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  • Profile picture of the author daweller
    Writing down goals seems to help for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dee Syed
    Totally agree! I remember doing $10 gigs on UserTesting.com just to scrape together some food money and then I had a £50 gig come up which felt like manna from heaven... Looking back, it's taught me a lot about spending money wisely - both in life and in business, setting realistic goals and above all, celebrating even the little successes. Each step forward is a step in the right direction
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    That picture reminds me of when I was doing research in Switzerland. The lab I worked in looked out over La Saleve - a mountain. Wonderful. How can you not be joyful and thank God for that!
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Zemdegs
      For anyone struggling with clarity on what their "thing" is I highly recommend working through Roger Hamilton's Wealth Dynamics profile test. It's not cheap but may help open your eyes to understanding why you've been feeling so close but so far to finding your "thing" and help clarify your vision on the right path for you. I personally think it's some of the best money I ever spent.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
        Originally Posted by Dunkingbird View Post

        For anyone struggling with clarity on what their "thing" is I highly recommend working through Roger Hamilton's Wealth Dynamics profile test. It's not cheap but may help open your eyes to understanding why you've been feeling so close but so far to finding your "thing" and help clarify your vision on the right path for you. I personally think it's some of the best money I ever spent.
        Looks cool. I'm pretty sure I'm a mechanic just by reading the descriptions.

        But here's another lesson - know yourself - strengths and weaknesses - and structure your business around your strengths :-)
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by Sara Young View Post

          Looks cool. I'm pretty sure I'm a mechanic just by reading the descriptions.

          But here's another lesson - know yourself - strengths and weaknesses - and structure your business around your strengths :-)
          Exactly. It always makes me do the RCA dog head crank to see people trying to work in ways that are going to drive them into a corner drooling if they keep it up too long. Why on earth bother with "not having a boss" if you are going to be just as damned miserable on your own? Success is making money being YOU. I could learn coding, and I could do coding and I could make awesome money doing coding..........until my brain fried and all my money went to rent for the rubber room they'd be locking me up in.

          Who are you? I'm a rockhound - I could not look at that view and stay on the computer. I'd be out roaming around those hills looking for the local mineral specimens. Serious. Of course - that's my way to money, too, outside of writing. Everything you do will have a few things to it you really don't like - but if there's more of that than what really keeps you burning, you're in the wrong field.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Logan
    I like what you wrote! 'Every day pick the one thing that will bring you closer to success.' - and one should define exactly what success means to him/her.
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  • Profile picture of the author laxhopkins14
    Great mindset to have. This has got me starting my day on a positive note. Thanks for the post!
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  • Profile picture of the author mubashar542
    I waited so long when I started my online career but patience made me strong and I survived. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author gknugurlu
    Awesome example. There are main mistakes that most make and this is the reason why few people succeed. If they are able to find their mistakes and encourage themselves and be patient and never give up, they will see that when they find the right path with the right movements will lead them to success.

    There is so much money that can be more than enough to everyone. Just focus on the right thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dani78
      Great advice! I totally agree.

      Every day keep moving forward on your goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kasparas
    Isn't this one of the beautiful things about IM, there's a chance for everyone, no matter what their background is. So long as someone actually does something, and does it with consistency and doesn't give up, they will be rewarded eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Sara i believe your story. I dont need help online, but a post like this would have helped me out alot when i first got started.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    That is the exact point I tell people.
    Don't look at competitions, don't look at saturation. Our goal shouldn't be to compete with others but to make our own share of money out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Black 68
    Hi Sara

    Sometimes when I'm driving round a big city I count all the houses as I go by -
    there are thousands, and I think about how many people there are just in one city -
    I only need a tiny amount from a tiny percentage to become financially free...

    Won't be long now... (With your help!!)
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  • Profile picture of the author zenxseo
    Ups and Down part of life .
    Only people Wins , Who Want to Win
    Never Quit how hard the situation is, Any one can get money/happiness/success if he is focused.
    If we can Think and Take Proper Action We can.

    writing down goals ,
    It's better if you add some picture of your goals.
    Make Day to day plan to achieve your goals ( and TAKE ACTION on it Every day till you get Success)
    Learn new tips and Tricks
    when ever in life feeling low read some good words like Sara Young Post ,
    be motivated .

    and yes Meditation helps a lot to be Focused

    Wishing All my Warrior friend Success in life .
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon King
    Sara's got some good things to say.

    I've been on a couple of her webinars and they were well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author trustedmarketer
    Great stuff Sara. Thanks for giving motivation to warriors who are still struggling to make it out there.

    I'm constantly looking out for any new products from you as I hear you deliver workable blueprints. Any chance of you letting your loyal fans know about any killer blueprints and when we can expect the masterpiece. You would be changing more lives.

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
      Originally Posted by trustedmarketer View Post

      Great stuff Sara. Thanks for giving motivation to warriors who are still struggling to make it out there.

      I'm constantly looking out for any new products from you as I hear you deliver workable blueprints. Any chance of you letting your loyal fans know about any killer blueprints and when we can expect the masterpiece. You would be changing more lives.

      Cheers
      Thanks!

      If you're on my list, you will know :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    Wow,
    That was really good way to say there is always room for everyone to make money.
    Some people don't believe it but the way OP has explained there is no doubt everyone can make money from internet if they take actions.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    The one thing I learned is that you have to stay persistent and never give up.

    Also, what works very well for one person, may not work for the other. You just have to find out and see what works best for you.

    Look, if others are doing really well with their business, so CAN YOU. They are not better then you. They just failed and failed and failed until they found what works for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      The one thing I learned is that you have to stay persistent and never give up.

      Also, what works very well for one person, may not work for the other. You just have to find out and see what works best for you.

      Look, if others are doing really well with their business, so CAN YOU. They are not better then you. They just failed and failed and failed until they found what works for them.
      Yes, that is a very good point.

      I used to look at successful people and say: if they can do it - so can I
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Your post is excellent motivation!
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  • Profile picture of the author Syed Raza
    Really Great And Passionating Piece Of Advice
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Darch
    Imagine how many trees are out there.
    Imagine how many leaves are out there.
    There is so much plenty in the world.
    So much money to go around.
    So much prosperity to be had.
    I would tell myself that I too can have a share of that.
    Nothing can describe it better than you have described.
    There is lots of money online for everyone.
    We need to find to get a share of that money.

    Thanks Sara. Great Post You Have Shared.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan H
    Very wise words here....And something that I could have used when first starting out for some motivation!
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    love your post.
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    Abundance! Think abundance, feel abundant, be grateful to be blessed. A quick, easy and foolproof way to prosper online. I dig your strategy!
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  • Profile picture of the author lukeblower
    Thanks for this Sara, always nice to hear some positivity. It's all too easy to start feeling theirs just not enough to go round when your are struggling.
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  • Profile picture of the author badonkadonkdonk
    What you said is not only beautiful but I am now convinced that you are beautiful.
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  • Profile picture of the author phaymes
    Thank you for this. I'm just getting started and I needed it tonight.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    Thanks Sara, great story! I like the view too.
    May your prosperity and life happiness continue to flourish ... like the leaves on the trees that you mention!
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    • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
      Originally Posted by bgr View Post

      I have learned that the hardest money you ever make in a business is the first $500. That is very true for online business.This though can be said about all businesses. Once you reach $500 a year you actually start to have a business. After that is just do what works but more of it.

      Once you do that the next problem is when you run out of time. Recognize these problems and you business will grow and grow.
      Truth.

      Originally Posted by lukeblower View Post

      Thanks for this Sara, always nice to hear some positivity. It's all too easy to start feeling theirs just not enough to go round when your are struggling.
      Yes, I used to feel that way also. Trust me - it is not true at all, and can only hurt your business.

      Originally Posted by badonkadonkdonk View Post

      What you said is not only beautiful but I am now convinced that you are beautiful.
      {blush}

      Originally Posted by phaymes View Post

      Thank you for this. I'm just getting started and I needed it tonight.
      Glad I could help :-)

      Originally Posted by David Braybrooke View Post

      Thanks Sara, great story! I like the view too.
      May your prosperity and life happiness continue to flourish ... like the leaves on the trees that you mention!
      Thank you. Same to you and everyone who is reading this thread.

      I'm so glad this many people found it helpful!
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexRent
    Nice advice.

    to you all success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketeranas
    Awsum ! very nice words !

    May you achieve all the success in your coming future
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  • Profile picture of the author dancoc
    Thanks for the encouragment and advice. Very good to remember it in the morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author littledan
    Success in anything, not just making money online is usually much, much tougher than the success stories portray. Often the people who get success easily don't realise that it was mainly out of luck and randomness, rather than skill and knowledge that made them successful. This is why you get these expensive courses from so called internet gurus that have genuinely made millions, who say that anyone can achieve the same if you copy them, which of course you can't. If someone won the lottery and said, "here these are the numbers I used, now you can win too", you would think they were crazy. Yet, this logic goes out the window in making money online.

    That said, I still look what has worked for others and try to take something from it, as I would with my own successes and failures too. And try and stick with one idea (which can include multiple strategies with in it), rather than jumping from one idea to the next. Remember, if you hit the jackpot early on, it's more likely luck than anything else.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
      Originally Posted by littledan View Post

      Success in anything, not just making money online is usually much, much tougher than the success stories portray.
      Yes. People often ask me:

      "Can I make $2,000/month with your system starting next month?"

      I am always careful to tell the truth: it takes time to build up success. And it's a shame that people have been conditioned to think that it will be instantaneous. Far too many people give up because of that.

      Originally Posted by littledan View Post

      Often the people who get success easily don't realise that it was mainly out of luck and randomness, rather than skill and knowledge that made them successful.
      Ok, here I disagree with you.

      You can get lucky and make a few dollars.

      But you don't get lucky and make a regular income. That just doesn't happen. It's not the result of luck but rather a solid plan and good execution.

      It's important to me to point this out because I really don't want people to think that success is due to an elusive "luck". Better to stick to a tested and proven plan and reply on that.

      Originally Posted by littledan View Post

      This is why you get these expensive courses from so called internet gurus that have genuinely made millions, who say that anyone can achieve the same if you copy them, which of course you can't. If someone won the lottery and said, "here these are the numbers I used, now you can win too", you would think they were crazy. Yet, this logic goes out the window in making money online.
      IMO this happens because these "gurus" know how to make money online but they have no idea how to teach it to others.

      Originally Posted by littledan View Post

      That said, I still look what has worked for others and try to take something from it, as I would with my own successes and failures too. And try and stick with one idea (which can include multiple strategies with in it), rather than jumping from one idea to the next. Remember, if you hit the jackpot early on, it's more likely luck than anything else.
      I'm glad you are sticking to one plan. I truly hope you make it big :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author MoRaitman
    Sara, what a breath of fresh air. So pragmatic and well grounded. People view other's results and don't realize their success came through hard perseverance and trial 'n' error.
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    Nope, I've read the post a few times and still don't get it?
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