Glenn Deleted My Whole Site…On Accident
As you can tell my whole site was deleted. My brother Glenn was trying to do something in FTP and “accidentally” deleted my database and all that great stuff. Unfortunately I didn’t have a backup of anything. I’ll try to get some of my more popular articles and posts back up–the post on Jamba Juice, article about about Bob Parsons CEO and founder of GoDaddy, and an article Joe Kita wrote about starting your own business!
I find it kind of ironic that this occurred, though, because I was just about to write an entry about reaching an all time low and how it has motivated me to start fresh (in a sense to start and lead a new life). I didn’t mean for all of this to happen all at once, but everything happens for a reason…right?
Anyways, I wanted to talk about how I’ve reached an all time low–not mentally or physically, but with life in general. They say money doesn’t buy happiness. I disagree. I just don’t understand that logic. However, don’t get me wrong because I do believe that you can be happy without money and that money can sometimes complicate life even further. You just don’t see broke, homeless or underprivileged, people skipping down the street because they’re happy (I think this was in the movie “I Love You, Man”). That’d be a sight to see. I’m broke and I’m definitely not happy without money. Without money I’m, as I said, not happy and stressed out over little things that I shouldn’t be stressing and wasting my time over. I have over $600 I need to pay for various bills. One problem. I have $150 in my bank account. Shit. Plus another month’s rent is due on the 25th. Great add that one to the tab.
This all time low, financially, has lit a fire under my ass and has motivated me to succeed more than ever before. I’ve mentioned on my site before that my brother and I hope to start a business (within the next year). Plans have changed slightly. I have an idea that I hope will generate a steady cash flow once I get everything set up. Plus it will provide me with priceless business experience operating everything. I’ll write more on this in the future when I have enough money saved up and get things rolling a bit.
With a new found motivation and mentality for life I’ve also been messing with affiliate marketing again. I’m more patient this time around and will hopefully get a few successful landing pages up and running. I plan on making it goal to save money and make the next Meetup202 gathering in either San Francisco and/or Los Angeles. I also plan on setting a goal to save enough money to be able to attend Affiliate Summit West in January 2010. I want to meet the people I’ve talked to online who are industry leaders and successful affiliate marketers face to face to build a stronger relationship with them. I want to do this because I understand the power of networking and talking face to face with these people will benefit me towards gaining knowledge of the industry, insight of what I may be doing wrong, and how to properly grow and scale campaigns.
Since jumping back into the game I wanted to share with you that I did my first $100 day (net profit) on August 14, 2009 through MaxBounty. Although profits haven’t lasted above the $100’s it’s a milestone and a goal I’ve finally met. Next goal is $500 a day! Setting small goals (i.e. make $100 a day) gives me a a sense of accomplishment and self worth. They’re not unrealistic and definitely achievable. In my opinion, setting goals is a powerful tool towards being successful.
To wrap things up I’ve learned that you must compromise some things in life (usually the fun and social) to get something you truly desire. In my case it’s financial freedom and to an certain extent happiness. I want to have fun, live the life, and not worry about how I’m going to pay for this and/or that. I’m willing to give up everything now to be set for the rest of my life.