I Had A Light Bulb Moment This Morning!
As mentioned before on my About Me page, I am still not doing this full time, but I would love to one day.
So what I would like to talk about today is passion. I woke up this morning and turned on my computer and thought to myself: “How I love to work on my computer! I wish I was doing this full time!” And then it hit me! I am not doing this only because I want to make money online but because it’s what I enjoy the most! I love being on the computer, I love writing blog posts, I love hanging out in forums and networking with people and I love helping whoever I can in whatever way that I can.
Do It With Love!
I pride myself for being a very good cook and my friends and family agree with this. When they ask me for recipes, I give them the ingredients, but I always say: “Don’t forget the most important ingredient of all: do it with love!” In my opinion, that’s what makes a dish taste delicious.
So just like a passionate cook in the kitchen, when I decide to do something, I have to enjoy it and I have to do it with passion. Otherwise it just won’t work. Being an online marketer who has had little success over the past 6 years and mostly failed, I often stopped to ask myself: “Why am I still doing this? I know I can make money online and I know I have made some but it’s never enough to make a living. Why am I still struggling to make it work and why haven’t I given up already?” Then I realized that this is what I love the most. I know that I had a lot of failures in my life; some of them related to my work, some of them in relationships, and others in many different areas of my life, but one thing I know for sure is that if you still find yourself struggling to make something work even if you see little to no results, there must be a reason.
A Love Hate Relationship
I love it! That’s the reason! I hate that it’s not working YET as much as I want it to, but I love it. This is the love hate relationship I have with online marketing. It’s like an addiction that I can’t get rid of and the everlasting hope that it will finally work one day. In fact, it’s not just a hope, but it’s an affirmation that I repeat to myself every single minute of every single hour of every single day of my life.
What Are We Doing Wrong?
It’s not always easy to admit to our mistakes or to accept constructive criticism from other people. This is in our nature; everyone would rather be complemented than criticized. But in my case for example, I know for a fact that if I want to move forward in any area of my life, I need to accept that I am doing some things wrong. And once you figure out your mistakes, you learn from them, and that’s when you start to go in the right direction and do the right thing.
When I first started online, I just wanted to make money; regardless of if what I was trying to sell was of value or not. In fact, often times, I didn’t even know what I was trying to sell to people; I just wanted to know how much I was making out of it. This is the biggest mistake in online marketing; or in any kind of service for that matter. I learned the hard way, but guess what! Now I feel that I am going in the right direction.
Never Ever Give Up On Your Passion
Our hopes, dreams and passions are all we have. It’s what makes us who we are and what differentiates us from people without ambitions. Do NOT let that go to waste. If you feel that you are passionate about something, keep at it and I assure you that one fine day it will work.
This is my bit of wisdom for this morning. In fact, I was planning to write a post on my favorite traffic strategies (that was my plan for the week), but then I decided to share my thoughts with you and hopefully some of you may be able to relate to my situation and we can help each other.
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