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Hitting the wall

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by on 03-19-2010 at 11:21 AM (1911 Views)
I'm wondering how many other affiliate go through this. 2010 which is great traffic and income wise, just seems to be a grind. I think maybe I've hit the wall or something. I don't even want to check stats or do much of anything. I just feel tired and I cannot seem to get motivated.

There is only so many poker sites you can work on before you just get sick of it I guess. I'm not sure if I honestly though I could keep up the manic pace I've set for myself, but after being sick twice this year with general cold/flu stuff I know I need to have a healthier routine.

I've started working out three times a week, we bought a new treadmill and some other excessive equipment, I think its way past time for me to start taking better care of myself.

I'm taking the family on a mini vacation this weekend, no work kinda thing. I'm hoping I'll come back motivated and ready to get back on track. I have several projects that I've been dragging my feet on, half finished reports, and even things I'm just too tired to email lol.

Anyway, hopefully after a few days of Margarita's and chillin' I'll get my spark back. Has anyone else hit the wall so to speak? Just lost motivation? My big fear is that; Right now everything is going way better than I could ever hope in regards to my online business. RakeUpdate business is growing by leaps and bounds, but I know when you get complacent bad things happen. This business doesn't take days off, so it can be dangerous..

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  1. CK's Avatar
    Dont put so many hours in. A bit cliche yes but honestly how many hours a day are you on the internet? and of out of those hours how many are spent actually doing work vs reading, or surfing?

    If your not working logg off - sleep or do something else or if you find your wasting time log off and sleep or do something else. It makes a world of difference
  2. MPC's Avatar
    "I'm not sure if I honestly though I could keep up the manic pace I've set for myself"

    You probably don't need to. There's nothing worse then streching yourself too thin because then you don't accomplish anything, and that's bad for motivation. You want to see results, so focus your time on priority projects. Go for the low hanging fruits if you want to be motivated by results.

    Remember WHY you're doing this. You have a large family. Family always comes first in my book. You're doing this for them. Of course, no matter what you do, you have to love doing it. It's not just about money and results, it's also about your personal satisfaction.
  3. Ridge's Avatar
    Yeah both great points guys. I took a lot of last week off and we went out of town this weekend for some family time. I am feeling much better and I'm just letting things "flow" now. I just cannot get everything done in a day I want too, but as you said MPC that's ok.

    For the past few years I've felt a sense of urgency. I felt like anytime I wasn't making progress I was getting behind. If I didn't have pages up then they would take that much longer to age and rank well. If I wasn't jumping on some hot keywords, then I was being lazy.

    I think I'm to a point now with steady income that I can be "steady" and get more done. SO that's my new goals.

    Its funny, I remember when I got married years ago and I had my first child, we were soooo poor we literally could not afford a 2 liter of coke and out future wasn't very bright. But back then when we did get a 2 liter of coke we appreciated the hell out of it. I've been missing that appreciation in my life to some degree, so now I'm getting back to those more positive aspects of our lives.

    Anyway, I'm rambling again
  4. CK's Avatar
    This might get a bit to personal but my dad was a workaholic - mind you he was a chef for a resort and put in a lot of hours but he always did it because he wanted better - a better house, better car, better whatever. He died at the age of 44 unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm. Through my late teens to the day he passed I spent quite a bit of time with him but I have very few memories from my childhood. Anyway reason I am posting this is you will always have something to do. - don't push yourself so hard that you give up other things just to try and finish a list that never ends.

    Hope that makes sense
  5. pokeraussie's Avatar
    I think this is a problem every internet marketer faces at one point or another. It's easy to find the motivation and work 16 hour days when you are just getting started... but after you create a few successful sites and the money starts coming in, its easy to get lazy because you are working from the comfort of your own home and there is not as much urgency to create a successful site.

    I think exercise definitely helps, even if its just taking the dog for a walk. It's good to get away from the computer, so you become more productive when you are online. It's good to hear about a success story... all the best for the rest of 2010.
  6. Ridge's Avatar
    Thank man, and I think you are right. When you know money is coming in things seems less important, so yeah spot on. I'm liking our new exercise routine and our new equipment a lot, and I've been feeling much better since we started.

    I'm also taking the wife for a fun filled weekend at Tunica this weekend, and I have a goal of limiting myself to no more than 2 hours of checking emails and dealing with any major issues this weekend. We are rolling out some new RU stuff over the next few weeks, so it will be a busy time form then on out.

    Also, as far as a success story, I think I have a long ways to go before I have a good story. I have a feeling it could come crashing down any day now hehe.
  7. MPC's Avatar
    Also, lay off the pr0n sites Randy.
  8. Ridge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MPC
    Also, lay off the pr0n sites Randy.
    Well now you are just talking crazy shit man!
  9. Hazo's Avatar
    My advice is to get a life - no I'm not being a jerk. If you get a life outside of work, something that gives you a reason to work for.

    Join an exclusive yacht club or something. A hobby or anyhting that will make you put the hard yards in. Go become a serial property investor.

    Invest so much money that you get your sense of urgency back.

    Work to have a better life, not to accumulate material things.

    I wonder if this made any sense whatsoever...ha

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