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Find the Solution to the Problem – Episode #21

Find the Solution to the Problem – Episode #21

Creating a product is really not as hard as most marketers make it out to be. It actually is quite simple, you just have

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Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories – Ramccracken’s Story

Wealthy Affiliate University has so many different success stories and I am extremely excited to share as many as I can.

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories – Ramccracken's Story

After reading up on Ramccracken (that is his user name:) it is amazing to me how not only did he take the chance and step out of the boat to start his own online business for budget kayak, but he stayed consistent with it!

Being a general Manager in the restaurant industry for 10 years, he decided to take the plunge and start his own online business. He is now not a statistic, he has stayed on course and is actually training people in the online world.

Here you can learn more about affiliate program, and here is his latest post…

I have experienced great success with WA by working a great program, WA, having support from my family, and staying determined to succeed. I wanted to share what I have achieved and some key points to my success to encourage others to make it happen. See where you want to be and make it happen.

When I started I had a lot of doubts and after month one, two, and three I had barely made a few cents and a lot of friends thought I was wasting my time and living in a dream world. Let me tell you that with WA and some great friends I've made along the way my dream world is becoming a reality.

My goals where to keep from my wife from going back to work after my son was born……. reality now. She gets to stay at home and raise our son which was a dream of ours so our kids would never be without one of us by their side.

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The Car of my Dreams. Just bought it yesterday…….. reality

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Quitting my job and doing IM full-time…. Still working on it. I'd rather pay my house and cars off before I quit, but it's a 3 year plan.

Main Points of my Success

1. Do all the training, I did it twice because I didn't want to miss anything. WA is by far the best place to learn and everything I've learned so far has been through here.

2. Always add content – when I didn't know where to go next I just wrote something new and that's still what I do. If I'm not sure where to go next it can't hurt by getting more visitors to your site.

3. Network with people – I have made so many good friends…

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So many times stories like these are overshadowed by stories of defeat. In anything you do, you must persevere and stay the course.

One of the worst thing you can do is stay in a situation just because it is comfortable.

He set up a goal along with a 3 year plan and is on his way to achieving that goal.

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Fighting Forward Through all the Noise, Ignite the Flame

How do you respond when you get kicked down, beat up and shut down mentally? Do you get up and keep fighting forward and forge ahead? Through the adversity and storms that surround you in the darkest of seasons. Think about  how you respond to those situations and handle them.

Fighting forward through all the noise

Life has no template nor does it have an instruction manual. There are no preset markers along your path in life.

There are points in life that define your true character and resilience. The beauty of life is we ultimately have the ability to blaze our own trail and seek out our true purpose. The sad thing is normally we decide to settle, and guess what else settles, dust.

There is a fire deep inside all of us. This fire can easily dwindle down into a small flame. It's up to you to search deep inside and reignite that flame into a raging inferno.

I have seen people walking around looking defeated, looking lost. I think to myself, “what  happened to them that has brought them down so low”?

We all start on the same path, some get lost, others get taken backwards due to circumstances out of their control. Some people choose to stay in those circumstances because they feel that is their identity.

Walking aimlessly through life when deep down inside they still have a flame.

The biggest question one must ask themselves is what they are doing at this point in time their purpose? If the answer is “no”, what's holding you back from greatness? Ignite that flame with everything you've got and believe in you, because you're worth it.

It is the strength that lies deep inside, you must reach down and grasp it. If you keep on fighting forward through all the adversity that life throws at you will ultimately become stronger and wiser.

Focus on you, fight for you, keep pressing forward and remember you are here for a purpose.

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My favorite quotes regarding fighting forward


Books by the authors of the above quotes:
Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1
Joseph F. Girzone, My Struggle with Faith


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Words that are The Biggest Roadblocks to Success

Our mind can be one of the biggest roadblocks to success. If you listen, speak, or hangout with negative people it can completely deflate you. Some words can have a tremendous impact on your business and overall well-being.

When I was younger, my father always corrected me when I said, “I can’t”. He would tell me, “Freddy, you can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

Words that turn into roadblocks

I can’t ________ today. The word “can’t” should be completely stripped from your vocabulary. You were put on this earth for amazing things. The sad thing is only a fraction of people actually realize that. You can accomplish anything that you put your mind to. Some things will take longer than others, of course, and if you keep a positive attitude you will get there. I am not giving an example of “I can’t” because I think you get the point.

I’ll try to _________ today. In the grand scheme of things we try something new every day, but what are we trying to accomplish? Fact is, you can learn how to do something and eventually be able to do it.

I should _________ today.  That one word should be eliminated because all you are doing is putting off something that you have wanted to accomplish until tomorrow.

Example: I should start blogging today. Well, if you have a blog, than you should blog today. Human tendency is to prioritize things that are not truly important to us at the top of our list. When you let someone else dictate your priorities it is a huge problem.

Nevertheless – this one has probably been the toughest for me. I feel like a “butt” when I say “but.” The word “but” nullifies the positive statement before it.

Example: I really want to start working out today, but I do not have the time to do so. I still find myself saying the nasty “B” word; fortunately, I am getting better at not using it.

Other words that can be considered roadblocks

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Little tweaks in your life can take you to higher peaks. To learn how to have an attitude of expectation will catapult you to new heights.  I guess it goes back to the old saying “you are what you eat”, In this case it means, “you are what you speak”.

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5 Things you need to know before starting an online business Ep#1

5 Things you need to know before starting an online business Episode #1

vision — what is your why?

preparation – financially prepared (I assume you should be aware of services like PaydayNow do not need credit checks, etc.)

mentally prepared – prepared to take the good and the bad.

Focus is everything, it is very easy to get overwhelmed because it is very hard to find out who to trust and who not to trust.

Listen to someone who has been there and listen good. take notes.


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The importance of self-awareness in your personal development

Self-awareness is one of the most neglected keys to personal development.  We often walk through life aimlessly, focusing on our amazing strengths but ignoring our internal weaknesses.

You can watch training video after training video and still end up falling on your face.  Example: Imagine a nice, shiny car with a spotless interior and dressed tires that has no oil in the engine – most likely it won’t run.  The same is true for you.  We may have an amazing outer appearance, but on the inside there is emptiness.

The importance of self-awareness in your personal development

Personal development has to be a part of your daily routine.  Write down your strengths and weaknesses.  Acknowledge and prioritize them.  You could be an amazing writer, but in front of a crowd you could freeze up and not even be able to speak.  With that said, do you focus on getting better as a writer or do you focus on your weakness, speaking?  You definitely should stay on top of your writing but work even harder on your confidence to speak.

We tend to constantly develop our strengths and ignore our weaknesses.  If you are out of shape physically (which affects a dynamic range of things) you can spend 15 minutes giving yourself reasons why you can’t do it or just do a workout for 15 minutes.

It’s the little things you can work on, from the inside out, that will change your thinking dramatically.

I have a great friend who I know has the best intentions but every week seems to have an excuse as to why he couldn’t do something.  The problem, I believe, was he was trying to accomplish so much that he lost interest too quickly.  If he were to focus on that one weakness – following through with things – imagine what he could do.  Perhaps he could finish those 30 unfinished projects?

We all deal with some type of weakness, but never want to face it because that’s where we are most vulnerable.

As of now I am working on one of my biggest struggles, time management.  It’s a day by day process for me, but I know that I have to do it, and in the long run it will pay off.

“Your inner strength is your outer foundation” Importance of self awareness in your personal growth

“Your persistence determines your distance”


“A great life starts within” 
― Malka Maxwell

“Good, capable individuals unconsciously and consciously guard and nurture themselves and their spirits every day in all sorts of choices, large and small. Just as their lives are never static, they are rarely if ever fractured. Their morals and ethics are never cut off from the whole of their evolving beings.” 
― Donald Van de Mark

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”

Jim Rohn

“Be consistently consistent on growing spiritually, mentally, and physically every single day.”

Bob Beckett


Self-Awareness – conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires.

“the process can be painful but it leads to greater self-awareness”