I don’t know if I’ve ever posted this on the blog (maybe I have or haven’t) but this is something you really need to listen to if you are stuck. I think countless times in life we are bombarded with so many different issues, so many different things going, we tend to lose our focus. When we lose our focus, we over complicate things. Really, the message is very simple; take a listen.
My original intention of this blog was to focus on something that I feel a lot of people now are just really starting to find out about “Monetizing your blog, Making Money 2 Blog”. While I haven’t had the most tremendous success with my first blog (It’s making more money now) I believed in this idea. I showed you what I have learned and what I continued to learn in the hopes that you get some value. The hope that you learn something you haven’t. I’ve always felt that sharing information not for the return but genuinely loving what you do will amount to something greater than materialistic value. The value of investing in an idea, investing in people that believe in this idea is something that has far deeper roots then simply getting a buck.
I realized early on that this get rich quick scheme crap just doesn’t work. Even then, you have to put in the time and effort to get someone to believe you. The worst thing is afterwards they feel like they wasted time and money; that comes back to you in full. I wrote a status on my Facebook the other day saying, “Hard work does not go unnoticed. What you put into the world also comes back. *synergy” Of all the stuff we go through, the tough times, pain, agony, and failure – you create the foundation and the character to get to where you need to arrive!
I bet you are wondering now how this relates to blogging. Well, look at what Google Panda and Penguin is doing. Lots of people are focusing more on the value of their own content and making sure that these outdated posts can actually be relative to stuff going on these days! That’s really valuable right there! My original intent when I started blogging was to build a way to build residual income to help myself out with school loans as well as create the income needed where I didn’t have to pursue a 9-5. Now, I realize it’s much deeper; it’s beyond just money. The hustle, the need for valuable information, and creating a medium that genuinely helps people out – that is something that holds more weight than anything. As a by-product, people will call onto you, take your advice, buy your products, advertise, and make you the money that you need. That my friend is truly a blessing!
The sweat, the tears, the imagination, the dream, and the work ethic you put behind your own beliefs…that is powerful. If you have a positive and strong outlook no matter what deters you from keeping to your goal, you will indeed be successful. I know I have a long way to go, but it’s there. I see it, I’m conceiving it, and I’m on my way to achieving it! Take a look at this 10 minute video from Rapper, Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur, and Activist – Will Smith. Enjoy! Oh yeah, also check out my other blog from Will’s start to success on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Even now, he does a live performance of his theme song!