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    Just Sit Down and DO IT!
    Hi all,

    I just stumbled across one of Ed Dale's new blog posts. This one was great. It is about how to earn money as an affiliate.

    I really like his humour, it's similar to my own But even if you don't think he's funny, you just might get something out of reading this. Especially if you are not earning what you would like, or not earning anything at all.

    Enjoy!

    www.thirtydaychallenge.com/blog/772/on-being-so-broke-you-cant-come-to-that-seminar/

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    When I saw the thread title, I thought of all the people that have been talking about starting podcasts and those of us that do them have been saying over and over again "Just Do It" If you think it sucks, delete it and do it again!

    We all have projects we have put off for whatever reason, and "Just sit down and do it" is a great mantra.

    Going over to read that post now.... Thanks for sharing!
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    Read it. Brilliant

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    Just read it and must admit I'm a bit confused. The humor was OK - but tended to break up the text for me (too much white space).

    My initial thoughts were/are:
    "So, it sounds like you know what to do. No-brainer there. Why aren't you doing it - so you can afford that $397? 'Worse than broke' is how you describe yourself. It this one of those do as I say and not as I do posts?"

    I had actually typed that into the comments box - but figured I wouldn't be back there (because it might keep me from that 30-120 minutes of "productiveness" every day), didn't hit "Submit" but figured I would bring that thought here. Sorry if it offends anyone, but I've always tried to accomplish "something new" every day.
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    For me, the mantra is "its all about choices"

    I could watch the basketball game I barely care about or I could work on my sites.

    I could go out and spend money or I can stay home and make money.

    The choices we make really add up over time - in either direction.
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    Bill, what is obvious to you isn't obvious to others, that was the point.

    OICUAM2 - you hit it on the head. Most people don't think about the choices they make and the impact it has. The seemingly small everyday choices that actually end up eating up your time and energy.

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    So true. Just sit down and do it. You can't do it all today, and maybe not even this month or this year, but devote some time every do to doing SOMETHING and eventually you'll get there.
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    @Bill It wasn't a do as I say not as I do post. He just wrote that he didn't make the $397 that were important to him. It took him a long time to realize that just sitting on his backside and doing the work will slowly but surely get you where you want to be. There is no magic cure to make a million in a day. Hard work will get you where you want to be, and it is ALWAYS hard, even years later, to force yourself to focus and buckle down.

    What I got out of the blog post was, "thinking" about what you are going to do, "discussing" what you are going to do, "dreaming" about what you are going to do--NOTHING will help until you just DO what you are going to do. And do it AGAIN. And do it every day.

    And that THAT is the "magic bullet". Slight discipline in just DOING it (1-2 hours a day) will make you successful. Spending hours reading forums, discussing, thinking, commenting on blogs--you can do that 12 hours a day, but it won't make you successful. Spend 2 hours a day DOING your work will.

    I know that seems like common sense, and it is, but sometimes it takes someone to hit you over the head with common sense. I think especially Affs get caught up in more or less "unneccessary" things like logo design for a website (*like me*cough cough*), website outlay, trying to find out the secret ingredient for successful websites, reading just one more article to "figure it all out"...when all you have to do, is sit down and just do it. Just write that article. Write that email series. Whatever you are working on, just DO it.

    I know I am a head-person. I live in my own little world (it's nice, everyone knows me there...), am always thinking, thoughts racing, ideas popping out of everywhere, always distracted by this and that. So I need to remember to turn OFF the distractions, get rid of the side-tracks and just do my work. It doesn't have to be 8 hours a day. 30 minutes of concentrated, disciplined work is better than 12 hours of side-tracked, half-finished stuff.

    Whew, sorry for the long post, I have had these thoughts going around in my head since yesterday!

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