I Almost Cancelled My Premium Membership

Last Update: December 12, 2018

I joined WA a few years ago to change my life. I didn’t want to spend most of it on some lame rat race. Who said that was our only way of life?

I have plans to travel, spend more time with the people I care about, and work on careers I love (not for money’s sake).

Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad, made a transformative impact on my financial life. I did more saving and less excessive shopping. I didn’t worry about purchasing new clothes unless it was essential.

I reserved my money for assets, and one of those was Wealthy Affiliates. I knew this program was a solution to my current financial state.

I was hesitant at first. I kept worrying about what if I couldn’t create a good website, taxes, or catching up with the WA membership payments. I took the dive anyway.

What was better I could be doing? What was more important than this?

Entering WA

I love the WA community. I’m surrounded by like-minded people, and everybody’s incredibly helpful. If you had a question, someone close by had the answer.

I did the training (easy to follow) and opened my first site. Things were looking up until distractions pulled me aside.

Things outside of WA were piling up. I’m working a part-time job (feels more like full-time), building a freelance writing career, blogging in other sites, and more.

Plus, my mind was already fickle. If I don’t receive results immediately from a plan (like WA), I wander off in a new direction.

Uh Oh, Distractions!

I caught the “Shiny Toy” syndrome. Instead of focusing on one plan at a time, I ended up following other ways to create new wealth systems. One of them was the whole dropshipping/eCommerce deal, utterly different from the affiliate marketing route.

I was following different mentors left and right. It came to the point where I was spending more money learning than doing. If only I had focused strictly on WA…

Recently, this past November, I made a final decision to cut out certain expenses to get my finances straight. My premium WA membership was on the cut list.

I was spending $49 a month for barely using the site. I thought I could cancel the membership for now until life was more stable.

I couldn’t. I would be cutting off a significant wealth system.

Changing My Mind

Employees have “jobs” as their source of wealth, entrepreneurs have systems. Cutting off my system is like a farmer not producing their most profitable crop. They settle for the “okay” crops (jobs), instead of the awesome ones.

Instead of cancelling my premium membership, I’ve decided to sharpen my focus and cut off the distractions. This means fewer video games, non-paying gigs, and annihilate FOMO (fear of missing out). I already respectfully declined multiple holiday parties and going out to the movies. It won’t be long until I make some striking progress. After that, there’ll be a reason to celebrate.

I must concentrate on my assets and build my skills. I enjoy writing. It’s a definite skill I can use in the affiliate marketing world.

So far, I have a weekly goal of writing 3,000 words a week. It’s a good start. It’ll help me on a long journey of becoming a master blogger.

I freaking love blogging! Why would I cut off from doing something I love?

The Power Within

I have the power to manifest all my ideas and goals. People all over WA have accomplished their goals. I can do the same.

I must change my mind, go beyond my current beliefs.

“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale

I’m sticking with my premium membership no matter what. I’ll make sure to take care of my fees and tend to my website. Heck, I might as well pay for the yearly membership fee to save time. It’s a great deal!

Once again, I love WA! I am thankful I’ve made the decision to join. I have no regrets.

The money’s worth it.

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MThompson3 Premium
Robert K. is some good reading. I have his personal email and talk with him a couple of times a month. Very nice and helpful gentleman. Have you seen the new 6 months special? Glad you stuck around and get ready to rock 2019!

Mark
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
That's awesome. When was the first time you've met him? I looked at the 6-month special. It's something I should invest in too!
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MThompson3 Premium
Quite a few years ago. Just chance meeting and for some reason I got his email and when I did some of his training he answered me.
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
LOL wow, good connections right there!
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MThompson3 Premium
I have his email training fresh in my inbox if you would like I could email them to you. Just PM me your email address and will forward them. Email marketing is something I need to learn.

Have a great weekend!
Mark
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
That is so kind of you! I'll keep that in mind, thank you!
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joliesandi Premium
Great article AlexandiaD1... I agree that Wealthy Affiliate is a worth platform towards our goals.

I do have a question regarding the pictures you used in this article... Do you take them yourself or you get them off some photographers?
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Thank you, joliesandi! You can search through thousands of photos when you begin a WA blog post. They're all free!
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Israel17 Premium
I am happy that you didn't cancel your membership here, AlexandriaD1. Congratulations on changing your mind! Kudos for getting the right mindset this time around! I've noticed for days and weeks that you've been away from WA. Thanks for coming back! Congrats, friend!

Israel Olatunji
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Thank you, Israel! :D
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Motly20 Premium
Thank you for sharing. Best of luck to you.
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Thank you!
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newmarketpro Premium
Hi Alexandria,
I enjoyed reading your post and I can see that's your advantage being a freelance writer. You write well and I can feel if you can focus on this for 3 months, you should see positive results and no more 'unprofitable crop'.
You can do this.

Joe:)
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Thank you! I'm on it! >:-)
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GoldenVoyage Premium
Hello Alexandria, kudos to you for re-seeing your path clearly. Near as I can tell WA requires lots of writing. If writing is your passion, embracing the WA concept of well written content to a favorable income stream will fulfill at least one of your goals. More income, more flexibility, more choices, better living. See you outside the Rat Race. Doc
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Thank you!
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Nkaujzeb Premium
Baby steps and prioritize. I was like that as well. You are doing great!
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Thank you!
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Karin13 Premium
Glad you stuck with it! You never know when that great breakthrough will come for you!

Best wishes,
Karin :)
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Thank you!
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gh0stHTX Premium
Great tone, fantastic readability, clever transitions.

Well done. :)
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Thank you so much!
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gh0stHTX Premium
You got chops and know your stuff, therefore you and I MUST be friends.
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Hahaha! Thank you, good sir.
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