Leap of faith...

Last Update: August 26, 2014

So here is a bit of my story. I hope that you can find some common ground in my motivation and desire for personal success.

For the last several years I have been working in the bill collection field. I fell into it because I'm good with people and I have a natural ability to "close the deal" with debtors. Now, that being said, just because you have a talent for something, that doesn't mean that you're necessarily happy doing it. The collection field - whether its credit card, medical, or student loan debt, collection work can be pretty miserable.

My family has had a string of bad luck in the last year, topping off with my wife being laid-off of a position she held for nearly 20 years due to the company 'downsizing'. We have been living off of my income for over 9 months. All of our financial reserves have been spent and we have been living from paycheck to paycheck...barely able to even buy food let alone any other luxuries.

For a long time I began to think that I failed my family, that I was't able to provide for my family the way a man should. The day-to-day stress has been ripping my family apart.

So I made the decision to take my financial future into my own hands and began researching online income opportunities. I found many scams promising results too good to be true. Then I found the Wealthy Affiliate program. I looked online for the pros and cons. The reviews and ratings for WA showed many more pros than the other programs out there. But I have to be honest, the $47.00 recurring monthly fee scares me a bit. I know it may not seem like a lot of money to most people, but when you're down to your last $32.00 in your bank account it can be very difficult to spend that money on something that may or may not pay out in the end. I was fortunate enough to see that there was a "Special Offer" for $19.00 for the first month. But when you only have $32.00 to your name and you're weighing out the choices of putting a little fuel in the car to get to work, or buy a meager meal for the family, or spending money towards an online opportunity...the decision really is a difficult one.

In the end, I rationalized that if I'm to make it out of the financial grave I'm in then I'm going to need to make an investment in myself and my future. I took what I refer to as "a leap of faith", I purchased the first month and decided to see if this program generates results in conjunction with the work I do on my part. I don't know where this is going to lead yet, but I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful and keep my faith intact.

I'll let you know how this journey goes.


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ReneeBecket Premium
Hey Chris!
Let "failure" be the spring to your success ;)
Best :)
ChristopherG Premium
It's not easy, but I'm doing my best. I'm trying to get through the training and find my niche
mariamcm Premium
BTW, I really admire your honesty about your situation on your profile... that takes GUTS!
mariamcm Premium
Christopher, you have a good heart and a good soul, I can feel that from you... and I praise you for taking the leap of faith amid such fear and anxiety, but you've already started on a journey that I believe is going to take you and your family to wonderful places... and hats off to WA for helping people like you, me and all those other lovely WAs out there! I am now absolutely certain that you are going to succeed!
soulful Premium
Sometimes it's good to take a step in faith. Fred
selene12171 Premium
Hi Christopher,

Thank you for sharing this and my heart goes out to you and your family at such a difficult financial time. I think your leap of faith will pay off in the long run, if you are dedicated in building yourself here in WA and in your online business, I am sure that you will see the fruits of it much sooner than you expect. I can't wait to see how successful you become and always stay optimistic, success is not built in a day :) Good luck and let me know if you need anything, I am fairly new at WA but we all learn together and that is how we grow together :)
ChristopherG Premium
Thank you so very much!