Being Patient

When we think about being patient, right away its about those times we were waiting on someone.  Be it, for drinks after work or that 4th person for our 2 on 2 pick up game.   “Wow, remember that time we were waiting 45 minutes for Bob to meet us?, great times!” said no one ever…….haha  Regardless on what it was, there are no “happy memories” when we think about being patient, which is why it is so hard to actually BE patient!

It’s now about 4 months into this serious affiliate marketing thing and I can’t stop reminding myself to continue to learn, be patient and good things will come.  I’ve seen it with my own eyes.  Hundreds of case studies, courses, articles, YouTube videos and such I’ve been barraging myself with every spare moment.  This is what I believe separates the successful people with everyone else.  It’s easy to quit and  move on to the next “big thing”, but that’s not going to be me.  I may find my thoughts drifting to that “bad place”, but I will not have it.  I’ve come too far and have learned so much since those first days and weeks.

Many days I feel like the person in this  picture AND the recording on the other end trying to figure out the problem!  To me, patience comes down to figuring out the difference between determination and stupidity.  Now we both know the answer to that…..the determined  version of ourselves never gives up on our dream and the stupid version just dreams.

We live such short lives there’s no reason to be conservative when it comes to our dreams.  Reach for the stars, but don’t expect success to come overnight.  Learn how to harness that determination and master the art of being patient and you’ll undoubtedly be a massive success.

Take it from a guy on his 5th of his 9 lives.  If that’s not a success, I don’t know what is.  Patience?  No problem!

Happy and Healthy New Year!

First, let me wish everyone all my best for a Happy and Healthy New Year!   It’s crazy to think that 2019 is even a year, sounds more like those old science fiction novels (ok I’m 53, I know that’s old).

Many people ask me every year if I do anything exciting, and usually the answer is no.  There are a few reasons……a) It’s amateur night for drunks, so I don’t want to be caught on the road and b) I live in a rural area, so there’s no night life to speak of here.  I would have to drive at least 45 minutes to go somewhere sort of interesting.  There’s always the casino, but we know how that’ll turn out!

Instead, I was planning my “year”…..goals, ambitions, dreams, etc..  I want 2019 to be the “Year of Captain Sweatpants” meaning that I want this year to be the year I can give up my day job and do this full time.  I have been able to learn a ton in the past 3 months and I’m seeing results!

It can be done, but it won’t be easy.  It takes a lot of work, planning, prepping and learning from those more experienced, but I’m putting in the effort and it’s paying off.  I have to keep the momentum going and not get distracted by any negative forces out there.  I hope to help others as well as I learn, paying it forward per se, that’s the real payoff.

So when you ask, “Hey Dan did you do anything exciting last night?” I can respond with, “I sure did, I was creating my plan to take over the world!” which is a lot better than that guy just waking up at 1pm wondering what happened last night.