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    I learned an important lesson!
    I would think this was mentioned on here somewhere.. but I missed it.

    For about 2 weeks, I kept my focus on trying to read here, ask questions, learn about affiliated marketing. Also trying to make some sales, failed there so far. But the point is, while it is something you do from home, it is still a job! And in a sense I was "working" 7 days a week!

    Dawned on me, days off are a good thing! I was starting to go a tad crazy, LOL.

    So, that's the important lesson, even working at home, you should take a day off from time to time!

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    Absolutely! Days off are a very good thing!
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    Yup Yup I agree. I am in a 9-5 and trying to get aff marketing going at night. Days off are a good thing!

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    Days off are a must. Otherwise you burn out...

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    Yeah, I was definitely starting to reach burn out. So took the weekend off. Helped, LOL.

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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    I have at least one full day off every weekend. ...to spend time with my wife and daughter, to grill something up, to enjoy walks in the woods and/or fishing... It is important.

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    Good acknowledgment Hardaka.

    I force myself to walk away when I feel like it's getting too intense. We're all only human after all

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    Days off are what keeping me going on those days when nothing else falls into place.
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    Gee ... days OFF? What a concept! Thanks for reminding me I can do that!
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    I force myself to walk away when I feel like it's getting too intense. We're all only human after all
    Yeah, pushing to try and get that first sale.. was keeping me here. After time away, I'm not as obsessed with trying to get the first sale. I know it'll come, just need to relax and keep at it (with days off).

    LOL, you're welcome Rexanne.

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    Speaking of days off - I'm heading to Sunriver with the family tomorrow for a 4-day vacation weekend. Badly needed time off

    (paid for by affiliate commissions too - sweet!)
    Last edited by RickPlmr; July 18th, 2007 at 07:05 PM.

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    That is sweet!

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    Day off? You mean there is such a thing in AM?

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    And the real beauty of it is that once you get things clicking and humming along, you can take a week or two off and the money keeps coming in
    I go in spurts. I will work like a fool for a few weeks, then I might work half days for a few weeks, but I make myself take at least one day a week completely off work. Usually I take two.


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    And the real beauty of it is that once you get things clicking and humming along, you can take a week or two off and the money keeps coming in
    That would be a real nice benefit I hope to enjoy someday Scooter!

    I will definitely be taking this weekend off and read the Harry Potter book. Need to get through that quick, because I've already had some close calls with spoilers! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    And the real beauty of it...off and the money keeps coming in....
    Exactly.

    Case in point. Last evening we went out for dinner and drinks with some close friends. While we were having fun I had three sales that paid for the evening and had a bit of $$ left over to put in the bank. Another member of our group had two sales that more than paid for his eveing. (oops...Guess we did "wo*k" a bit when we got back to their place - checked email and saw he had two sale confirmations.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardaka
    I would think this was mentioned on here somewhere.. but I missed it.

    For about 2 weeks, I kept my focus on trying to read here, ask questions, learn about affiliated marketing. Also trying to make some sales, failed there so far. But the point is, while it is something you do from home, it is still a job! And in a sense I was "working" 7 days a week!

    Dawned on me, days off are a good thing! I was starting to go a tad crazy, LOL.

    So, that's the important lesson, even working at home, you should take a day off from time to time!
    Do you think you can tell my boss that, shes a little mean at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshiner
    Do you think you can tell my boss that, shes a little mean at times.
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    I, too, struggle with the problem of not taking time off because I work from home. I worked from home for a big corporation for 7 years before I started in the affiliate industry and I worked constantly every day of the week then, too. I've found that I have to find something else that I really enjoy doing or must get done. I can't just say "Today is a day that I don't log in." It has to be leaving the house or something else that distracts me entirely for the desire to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    Gee ... days OFF? What a concept! Thanks for reminding me I can do that!
    I agree, what is a day off? lol!

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