A Probable Change In Plans

Last Update: Jan 23, 2015

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Hello there, everybody! I just wanted to let you know that I will probably be switching niches from "Christians and mixed martial arts" to some sort of philosophical niche that I haven't quite got a name for (it's going to be focused on "the ultimate human", which is something that will take me a lifetime to fully explain, as well as understand myself)... and I won't be promoting my niche through a website; I'll be having a daily podcast published on Soundcloud, and I'll be very active on Twitter (which is where I'll be making my money.)

My reasons for making this decision:
1: I don't think I'll be able to write about mma for my entire life (especially because I'm not pursuing a career in it)
2: Focusing on Soundcloud and Twitter would allow me to spend more time creating quality content and less time managing a website
3: "The ultimate human" (which is essentially going to be a very, very long series of podcasts with the ultimate goal of bringing glory to God) is two things: #1, a way for me to curb my obsession (not really) with superheroes, and #2, a way for me to do a lot of philosophical thinking, which is something I love to do
4: I'd be able to manage almost all of my business from my phone, which would be incredibly useful for me (I'm on the go quite often)
5: "The ultimate human" would last me my entire life, and based off of the plans I have laid out for it, the content would line up almost perfectly with my general needs/desires at every point in life

So... what do you guys think? Should I make this decision?
P.S. I probably won't be calling my podcast series "The ultimate human", and this is in no way some sort of Nazi-perfection-perspective; I'm not going to be encouraging anyone to radically change who they are. I'm mostly going to be talking about my opinions on, well, mankind and his relation to life, and I hope to spark a lot of interesting discussions when I do.

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Hi Alvin

A bit late to the discussion. I notice that you are very clear that you have prayed on this, and that you have sought guidance.

I also notice that you still see yourself as part of the WA family - so this is not goodbye, but you continuing to grow.

Once you are sure that this is what it is - all the best to you. Go for it.

Paul

It may be a bit late, but it's still appreciated. It is most certainly not goodbye, and I truly believe this is the right decision for me. Thank you so much for the encouragement, my friend!

It 23.16 my time. I have service in the morning and 52 WA email;s to go through. Glad to know you are still awake.

It's only 10:21 PM where I am, so I'll be awake for another hour or so. And I'm glad I'm still awake too; your comment was very encouraging to me. I hope your service goes well, and I understand the pain of having to check a lot of WA emails (I had to do that this morning.)

You are one time zone behind me somewhere in norte america. Service will always be good - you will do well.

It's all about your relationship with Him - spend time and develop that relationship and you will be astonished as to what He would do for you. He is the way

Number just went to 59 and yours is not yet one of them

You would be correct, Paul; I do indeed live in North America! So yes, my service will always be good. Well, not always. but it will be most of the time. I agree, it is indeed all about my relationship with Him. Thank you again for the encouragement!

Let me tell you something that may surprise you. HE loves you with a passion - your problem is that your still not quite sure. He wants you to step off the deep end (Lose yourself in him).

He is just waiting for you to take the risk.

I appreciate you trying to encourage me, I really do, but that does not come as a surprise to me; I know how much He loves me. And I know because God has been doing A LOT of amazing things in my life. For example, He brought me to Wealthy Affiliate, and He brought me an amazing woman whom I'm thankful for every day (and there is Jesus... I can't forget Him.) God is good, and I know this. If I've been sounding like I don't know this, I apologize, because I don't want to be misleading anybody. Thank you, though, for saying what you said; it's something I'll need to remember as I continue on with my life.

P.S. I'm not married yet; I'm in a Christ-centered relationship/courtship/whatever... I forgot to point that out lol.

I believe you are in for a very pleasant surprise - the best is yet to come.

Oh, yes, and I can't even begin to fathom how incredible the future will be. God truly is good (after all, if it weren't for Him, I wouldn't know people like you.) Thank you again for the encouragement, my friend.

I just left a comment on your website. It's a big decision like ttho said, pray about it, serious. You're young yet, is this podcast something you can try for a while, and if you feel you are being called back to the MMA, you can still do that? When I was in my 20s, I had to make a decision of either taking a government job that had great benefits, but I knew 9 people in that position, they hated it, only 1 ended up staying. I ended up having my own business. I didn't make as much as I would have with the govt, but I sure enjoyed my work. I felt good about what I did. Life is full of tough decisions. Ask God where He wants you, where He will be glorified the most. His will be done.
Jim

Thank you for the comment! I'll respond to it tomorrow. Thank you so much for the encouragement, advice, sharing of life experiences, and so forth, it really means a lot to me. And after a lot of thinking/praying (I think I was going back and forth between prayer and deep meditation/thinking), I have decided to move forward with my plans; I'm going to start up the daily podcast and Twitter endeavors. I will be keeping my site on hand, though, just in case (and I did buy the domain, so it would be kinda silly to get rid of it so quickly.)

Pray about it, wait for an answer and the Lord will confirm the best path for you!

I have prayed about it, and I believe I know what I'm going to do: I'm going to do the podcast/Twitter thing. However, this does not mean that I'm going to be deleting my site; I'm going to keep it just in case, and I did pay for a year of it "existing".
Oh and thank you so much for the encouragement!

Sounds like you are going in the right direction!

I agree! Thank you again for the encouragement (I really don't know where I would be without Wealthy Affiliate and its community.)

Different website marketing suits different people. For me, I am more into article marketing and backlinking. :)
Do what fits yr personalities and time schedules.:)
Podcast marketing is another great way too. :)

Thank you for the advice, nicebiz!

Greetings ChristianKid... Only my thought... I believe you should follow your heart and intuition. You have the best answer within. Wishing you the best!

Thank you for your advice and encouragement! And I wish you the best as well.

Very interesting. WA is a place for website building and affiliate connections. Do you see yourself staying here?

Well, considering that I'll technically still be an affiliate marketer through Twitter (they do have affiliate programs for Twitter), I probably will. And there's also the fact that WA has a TON of information which will be useful regardless of whether or not I decide to make this decision.

great.....good to keep you here

Thanks, it's good to know I'm appreciated. And it's also a reminder as to how many people I've helped here on Wealthy Affiliate, which is something I love doing... so I don't know if I'll ever leave.

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