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Lesson learned!

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by on 11-17-2010 at 02:26 PM (1402 Views)
I've been getting a lot of PM's and IM's asking me if I'm still alive lol - So I thought a quick post here would be good and give me a chance to vent a bit

I've learned some great lessons over the past few months, the most important one (Thank you Kaus and MJ) is that my health needs to be priority over everything else! See, I have a tiny bit of OCD, so when I enjoy something (Like Marketing, building sites, making money) I get a little OCD about it. So ever since I realized I could make money being an affiliate, the challenge of it got me hooked!

The down side of this is that over the last few years the 15-18 hour days, 7 days a week, and living on 4-5 hours sleep finally caught up with me. I started getting sick and eventually ended up in the hospital. The initial diagnosis was "Congestive Heart Failure" <------ WTF? I'm only 32 I was thinking -

Long story short, I got out of the hospital and saw my family doc, he ran dozens of tests and let me know I didn't have CHF, but a serious infection and a blood sugar issues. All which can be treated. He did lecture me on fatigue and of course eating right as well. Unfortunately, my illness didn't end there, and overall I spent close to 2 months recovering and getting my strength back. It was a Big wakeup call anyway. I have 6 kids and an awesome wife, and I want to grow old and live long enough to be a burden on them all

So, if you are anything like me and tend to get too wrapped up in things, remember to take a step back, smell the roses, and most of all take care of yourself. Not just for you, but for those who would miss you if you were gone.

The last couple weeks have been great though, finally putting a dent in PM's I never responded to, IM's I wasn't able to return, etc. Knocking out stuff that has been on my whiteboard for months now. Thankfully I have a great team of people I work with who gladly took up some of the slack for me.

Side Note: Tommy (PAL coder) has been a big help and learns quickly so we have been throwing some work his way, I recommend him if you have some extra work

Best of all we are near completing a 11 month project which Eric and I have poured our heart and soul into. We are actually in "live beta" now on a few and since I've never really been a part of such a major project, I had no idea how truly satisfying it would be to complete it.

Anyway, it was great to know some people actually noticed when I wasn't around, and thanks again to everyone who messaged me or my wife asking about me. It really meant a lot!

Beta Testers Needed
Ok, yeah as usual I'm long winded and this post is getting long - Thanks again everyone, and if anyone wants to help beta test or just check out Eric's latest awesome creation, hit me up.

Thanks,

Randy

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  1. MJ's Avatar
    I'm going to make getting healthy a part of my marketing ocd, so I can do both things at once haha!

    For me it starts next week, I'm documenting it as well. Good luck to you too!
  2. Matt Geer's Avatar
    Good to see you're getting better. Take care and good luck with the launch.
  3. Ridge's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I guess I'm old now so I'm taking a one a day vitamin and I've been doing a short workout in the morning and a short one at night. The big thing for me is going to bed when I know I have to get up early lol
  4. MPC's Avatar
    Ah Randy... You had to learn the hard way didn't you? Haha!

    Always put family first before work. And yes, you are part of the family

    Also, we're all getting older, not younger. It's just a matter of time before you balls dangle down to your knees and you experience the joys of colonoscopy buddy! It would be a shame that you miss out on it if you work yourslef to death.

    Yes, I have a strange sense of humor as you know.
  5. Ridge's Avatar
    Yeah I expect nothing less from you my man lol - Thankfully my wife keeps me in check in regards to making sure we spend good time with our kids and of course with her. But past that I sorta had tunnel vision.

    I've been able to set myself a better schedule and so far stick to it, the most part.

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