About Damien Lane
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I'm a male and female clothing designer, Follow me on instagram @Cynosureapparel
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cookma54 Premium
Where's your profile? Would like to get to know some long time members.
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi cookma54, I'm only really a newbie here & I will not be re-subscribing once my present sub runs out. There are many, many, much better members to get to know at WAU. I rarely log in here any more, though I appreciate you asking. Best with all you wish to accomplish at WAU. Regards, damien.
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AphroditeB Premium
Hey Damien! How are you?

I have a question. I could also ask this question in the main discussion/question area, but then I would feel required to make sense....As a dreamer I have a habit of wanting things I've never seen or heard of before and fully expect them to exist... Keep your ears on.

I have a website and domain with Wordpress and I don't like it at all. I am looking for two things in my canvas (website). I want it to be easy to construct like PageLines (with drag and drop design management systems, which looks easy.....), and I want it to be very visual, where videos are primary, and photos secondary. There will be written content, but it is not a priority. I was looking at Squarespace...I am confused about the similarities and difference of all the companies. Can you suggest something please? Thanks in advance Damien.

Najla
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey Najla,

I love your second sentence here :).
I'm just about to crash for this round it's 9:40 am, so ~12 hrs past the normal bedtime. If you give me permission to PM you, we can take up the convo there (in ~ 12 hrs). I feel I have a reasonable grasp of your issue & have an idea that may give you something to ponder on.

d
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AphroditeB Premium
love it. Sleep well.
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Bunn Premium
Glad you are back with us, Damien. An artist with quite the sense of humor.....love it! And your profile. I'm looking forward to your input and our connections.
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Damien Lane Premium
What a warm message SheilaKay, I'll make an effort to keep the sense of humour then, and forget about how many times I have to replace one foot in my mouth with the other.
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Bunn Premium
Oh well, Big D, replacing feet gets easier the more you do it. <-----telling you from experience.....hehehe
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TigerLeo Premium
Hi Damien. You were a graphic artist too? Enjoyed reading your colourful profile. Looking forward to reading more. And thnks for taking the time to read my blog.
Best wishes
Mel
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Damien Lane Premium
When an artist uses the word colourful, the best I can say is thank you & you're welcome.
d
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AphroditeB Premium
Hi Damien, I enjoyed reading your profile so much, "You get to the point you'd cut off your own ear or something through sheer frustration"! I so look forward to reading the rest of your work....soon....take care and have a wonderful day.
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Damien Lane Premium
Phew,

Glad you got my sense of humor Hana...
You must have a strange sense of humor indeed :)
Thank you for the kind words. Will see you around WAU I'm quite sure.

damien

(Don't be too concerned, the addiction here becomes manageble with time & some psychoanalysis sessions. You'll be fine in a few months).
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merryman88 Premium
Hi Damian Just watched your email for beginners, I have had multiple email accounts for years last week i visited one that I had not used for nearly 5 months and I had 2879 unanswered emails , I panicked but when I took a look it was 99.9999% crap spam and phishing but my god why don't they have a delete all command on these email accounts or am I missing something, it took me ages to delete them by the usual method initially I started 25 at a time then increased it to 50 I thought that old messages were Automatically deleted it took me nearly half a day + some of the evening before I'd finished. Do you know if there is a multi delete command on Gmail.

Ray Bowley ( Merryman88)

P.S sorry about the 666 in my last message , I was thinking about Rodney in " only fools and horses" a UK sitcom if you haven't ever watched it , watch it on You tube and you'll understand the 666 bit
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Damien Lane Premium
Ha-ha, no offense taken in the slightest Ray.

Re Gmail, I know how limited it can be with bulk amounts of mail. I was offline for nearly two months earlier this year & had 1000's of mail to get through. It is a tragedy that you are unable to sort by subject & just delete a whole bunch from the same spammy senders.

The best I could do was a search & then bulk delete that way - Though, you can only list 100 at a time.

If you go to Settings > General > Maximum page size
You can select '100' conversations per page from there.

P.s. I use to love 'only fools & horses'
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JAY-B Premium
Hello Damien,

A great profile! You seem to have had all, and still going strong! It is so refreshing for a newcomer to WA to be surrounded by such success stories.

I enjoyed reading about you and thanks for being an inspiration to all of us.

Wishing you all the best and continued success...

Jay
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Damien Lane Premium
Thanks for the kind words Jay.

I am very fortunate to have had the little pieces of what 'appear' to be tragedies in my time. It is because of those moments that I have learned a few things about life - So much yet to learn...
d
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AlbertinaC Premium
Great picture and you look pretty comfortable with your hat. :-)
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DNTL Premium
New look! Like it, but I'd lose the hat. ;)
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nomda ploom Premium
can't believe that I have not left a comment on your profile, but at least I am back to find that shiny new piccie mate!
Thanks for all your wise words and stuff Damien, it is a pleasure to follow you..Andy
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Damien Lane Premium
You've left your mark here previously Andy - I'm almost positive without scrolling... I have a strict one msg only policy on my profile pg. Though for you mate, I'm more than happy to make an exception...
The pleasure seems mutual then my friend - Nice to occasionally have a win~win...d
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BuckTaylor Premium
Hello, thanks for adding me to your network...

You now have a Professional Website Developer at your side. If you ever need any help with your website I'm here to assist you if I can.

I also started a Classroom Discussion called "WordPress Problems Solved" where you can leave a comment about any problems you encounter with WordPress and I'll help you solve them.

Thanks again
- Buck
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Buck.... I can't be positive, though, I think I've seen this data left here in the same configuration of zeros and ones somewhere else ~ is that not a sign of a glitch in the matrix?
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BuckTaylor Premium
Nope, just a sign of productivity.
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Damien Lane Premium
Ok, productivity is good ~ nice one...
Glad you took the time out to respond,
cheers
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BuckTaylor Premium
I always try to, so are you at least leaning toward positive now?
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Damien Lane Premium
I attempt to my friend, though like the term 'success', unless I understand the meaning & motivation creating your understanding of the concept of 'productivity', it can lead to semantic misunderstandings. These areas often have counter intuitive solutions ~ hence why people flap about so hard trying to be successful & never get to the point they wish to. Which should tell them something, I mean, truth be told, making boatloads of $ is not as tricky as most I encounter make it out to be.

For example, I work in excess of a hundred hours / week, though to my definition, I would be more productive (both in work & many other areas) if I spent much less time working. Interestingly enough the current research level being reached in neuroscience re creative productivity is very clear that your most productive creativity happens at rest - ie not working.

So with this in mind, I guess once I stop work so god damn much, my productivity will increase. More important to me though is motivation (why do what you do) & engagement (do we reeeeaaaly need to be sociable... unfortunately it is advantages to general health the stats say)...

I definitely didn't clear anything up here I'm sure, though it was nice to have a micro work brake Buck ~ thank you

(ps forgot to mention - you had a great comment here somewhere (?) re users lack of basic theoretical design knowledge. Seriously Buck, this is a pain point bigger than China... What a lucrative niche indeed, shhhhh ;) ).
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Affiliateer Premium
Your art and IT skills are a potent mix for internet marketing. Good luck! Wishing you prosperity and all good things.
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you kindly Mary, there are so many different skills needed in this game, it is handy to have somewhat of a grasp on a few of them ~ damien
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keepitreal Premium
Hi Damien, I am an artist too and I fully understand when you speak about your creative self claiming you. It's like a compelling force telling you that you must share with the world your inner gift. Right now I'm trying to build an art website about art and inspiration and I'm struggling with Categories. I know what I want the end product to be, but getting it set up is a bit of a challenge. Am I thinking too much into this? Please give me your opinion. Thanks! You can view my work at www.joyballack.artistwebsites.com
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Damien Lane Premium
Check this out !!!

3 artists in a row !!!

Gotta be able to make a joke about that ;)

Thanks for leaving such a beautiful message on this page Joy ~ Respect!
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layrstrini Premium
Pleased to meet you Damien, are you out to reclaim your creative self as well? I've been waiting for the artists on WA to finally show up!
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Damien Lane Premium
My creative self has claimed me Lorenzo, for no matter how many times in my past I tried to run from the artist within, it stuck to me closer than my shadow. I gave up running quite some time ago my friend.
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layrstrini Premium
That's a good thing Damien, because we're not meant to run from it. It's like a child—we can tell it to sit still while go about our business or take it wherever we go, but it'll get restless and it will let you know when it can't be ignored anymore.
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Damien Lane Premium
Nice analogy, Lorenzo.
Funny, today I left a very similar comment here except just upside down to your analogy....
" the creative process generally leaves me totally out of the picture. It is often only in hindsight that I can revisit & say, yeah, that does make some sense. "....
Ask it to sit still? ~ sounds like I've spoilt mine a little too much. I may need some discipline instruction ~ Got a ebook on this / or maybe in comic form?
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layrstrini Premium
Not yet—but I can certainly arrange that to happen!
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mrsljc0909 Premium
Hello Damien, welcome to back WA! I appreciate the follow and wish you great luck.
Lindsey
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you Lindsey, the amount you fit into a day is quite inspiring. I'm glad you popped in to say hi ~ Respect - damien.
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lauracb Premium
Hello Damien,

Thanks for the follow back. And the comments. Still, I have a question: why did you put a Google translation in my language there? Is my English that bad that you feared I wouldn't understand you?
And another question now, :), why didn't you add your website here? Just curious.

laura
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Damien Lane Premium
haha, Laura, firstly your English is great.

Because at other sites I go to, there are many non-english speakers, so, I have got into the habit of messaging in the language of the person I am speaking with. I must stop doing it here at WA though, because it has confused more people than it has make them feel welcome :| ;\ :)...

On the website front Laura, I have started building several sites only to change the direction of the sites. So, I decided the next site I build I will be building from the foundations up, I do not want it to be perfect, though I do want to make my mistakes on paper before making them on WordPress.

I expect to do a lot more training, both here & elsewhere before I commit to a plan. This is not the best way to go about building sites, as many smarter & more experienced people will tell you. Though after due consideration, and for my own piece of mind, this is my choice. I hope to be able to show a framework of my site in ~ 6 months if my plans remain on schedule (which they seldom do).

Regards,
damien
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lauracb Premium
OK, I get it now. I look forward to see your site. I know it takes a loooot of work. I sometimes have the feeling it will take me at least 2 years. :(
laura
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Damien Lane Premium
I think your site is great Laura, I passed your link onto a honey lover I know! Also, in two years if you did not work on your site you will still have gotten to the same point in time ~ just without a site.

I would not put pressure on myself about how long it takes. If you are honestly working hard toward a goal, that is the best you can do. Do not let yourself be stressed because you wish things would happen faster, this will only slow your progress...

Be kind to yourself in this regard Laura, only you know if you are working at your goals to the best of your ability.
damien
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lauracb Premium
Thanks Damien, I needed a good word.
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Damien Lane Premium
You are welcome Laura, I did not sense that, though I know what you mean. We all have our battles, & it is sometimes hard to see this online.

I hope you have faith in yourself Laura? You seem to me not proud enough of the progress you have made. You have to realise that you are heading in the right direction ~ at least from what I can tell.

I am convinced that you will be able to succeed.

I think I saw you mention in a comment recently that there are very few people who know about website building in your area. This will be hard, for most people will not have a clue what you are doing. Though you are an entrepreneur, & so you should be happy, for you will be one of the skilled people in this area.

In the future, when people wish for help, you will be able to offer it.
damien
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wootten Premium
Hello my fellow artist.....thanks for the follow....great to meet you. I am so happy to be here....an outlet for all this creative overload! Let spring energize you and I hope you create some beautiful pieces of art. Sunshiny smiles from Amanda
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you heartily!
I'm on the other side of the globe, Amanda (for it is not spring for another 5 months), though your sentiment is certainly not lost. I get so excited meeting artists here, let's contribute to a beautiful online experience!
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3SEASONGIFT Premium
damien according to the lesson he teach, we can take he video to put in our website for pomo WA.
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Damien Lane Premium
Pm'd you Happy...
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3SEASONGIFT Premium
Damien, would you show me, how to upload one of the video Kyle teaching, I want to put on my website ช่วยด้วยนะ ขอบใจ
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Damien Lane Premium
Happy, I'm not exactly sure.

I will find out for you no problem.
Though 1stly, Please ask Kyle if it is ok.
He may have a preferred way. I mean that, he may prefer you to link to the video here or maybe he is ok with you placing the video on your site.

I just don't know, I am very careful about advertising anybody's products Happy, so I don't know much about affiliate issues.

Please get back to me when you know what is the 'best practice', & I will help with the 'technical' part.
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Yoshi1107 Premium
Hi, Damien, I just left the security of a job behind also to pursue freedom. Man, I really don´t want to go bust and have to come back again! Gotta work extra hard now. See ya round.
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Damien Lane Premium
That's the go my friend... Respect
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OldMule Premium
To theme or not to theme, ..... that is a question!
Can not help. What got you on to it then?
Hope you had a great day my friend!
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers, mate. I've been hunting for a while, I'm no code cutter, & even struggle with html5 & css3, though need a lot of scope with functionality.

I think now, though, I may have a solution (?). This one is aimed at web designers who don't like to mark up ~ Didn't expect too many nibbles here, though worth a shot.

It's a big job to set up, but after that it's click & drag for the most part, & if you want to go down a level to markup, You can.

I just read your last post mate, though, just had a chuckle & back to work. Take 5 my friend - sand between the toes & all that. We can't have you working yourself thin, trying to post every day & god knows how many other things all day/night long. Rest easy -
Mr OOOOOOmmmmm
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OldMule Premium
Cheers dude - not far from sleep time as 01.20 so soooooon gone. Laterz !
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TLoveLife Premium
Hi Damien, nice to meet you, glad to be apart of your network. Thanks for following!
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Damien Lane Premium
I Always respect a person willing to go the extra fight to keep their dreams in view my friend ~ so I'm glad to have stumbled across you Tiffany. Best.
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janicebowles Premium
Hi Damien, I think I can partly understand the challenges you face and I hope that you can get the ball rolling soon. Success is very much a mental state of mind, as much (if not more so) than effort! The action flows when you are in the right Mindset. It's keeping your focus upon what you want rather than what you don't want! All the best and thanks for the follow.
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Damien Lane Premium
Ah yes Janice, I do have an ongoing 'fun' time with the challenges of what you mention... This positive mental state that success needs to thrive has been tricky for me at times (having bi-polar type 2 ~ keeps this topic at the center of my thoughts... Ok - I've said it now, & don't need to beat around the bush from here on out..). Thank you so much for dropping by Janice, & leaving your thoughts. I look forward to future connects!
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janicebowles Premium
I understand it can make concentration etc tricky... and why not be open about who you are? Wishing you well and yes, look forward to future connects!
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CraigsList Premium
Hey Damien very interesting profile, hope you do well here at WA. You seem to have the passion so I think you'll do just fine. After all we are working to one common goal success..here's to your success.
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Damien Lane Premium
So true Craig, we are individuals here, though WA is an individual entity in its own right, & we the members will do well to keep this in mind as we individually & as a community learn, develop & face the new challenges of the online space together. To your success as well my friend!
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Expression01 Premium
Hello Damien! thanks for the follow
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Damien Lane Premium
Yw, Tanya.
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masirois Premium
Hi Damien, you recently commented on my "intriguing" profile page - if that's true, you certainly matched me! Great story and I'm looking forward to hearing more. See you around WAU!
Your friend, Marcel
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Damien Lane Premium
Intrigue is certainly hard to avoid if you are alive, I guess my friend. Will be looking for you Marcel here at WAU (I like how you keep the U in the acronym. Actually, dropping the first 2 would not be of much concern to me. Slight branding issue, though I'm sure)
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hwdirect Premium
Hi Damien,
Thanks for following me. You've had quite a ride to get here. If I can help you regain your financially secure lifestyle I'd be very happy to do so.
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Damien Lane Premium
Pm on the way ;)... Seriously friend, I will appreciate advice when I have a query for you (or several). No doubt, you have the knowledge to pass on.
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Funandeasy Premium
Wow it seams you are quite brave and know what you want in life.
Best of luck!
Milena
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Damien Lane Premium
Hrabri ili lud - Nisam siguran moj prijatelj, ali hvala ti.
Regards - damien
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michaal Premium
Wow, I have a genius following me. :)
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi Michaal, hahaha - Your very funny ;)
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michaal Premium
Thanks, I guess I have my days. :)
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Tanti1969 Premium
Thanks Damien, nice to be in your network.
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Damien Lane Premium
Meu prazer Tanti, eu gosto da sua atitude ~ Saudações e melhor saúde
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darrylwilson Premium
that's a beautiful story Damien. I regret the fact that I'm just now seeing this. So you have IT and Graphic design skills?? Let's figure out a way to quadruple that fancy IT salary this year. It's possible!
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers DW, ha ha, yes, the money will probably come...
Though, I can not let its focus be a distraction this year my brother (no matter how much I could do with some coin/food/rent etc). For, you see, it's learn & create time - not great payers, though fantastic investments -> Harvest is inevitable...
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bluewell Premium
dear lane:
tks for following, u mentioned ur loss in investment,
at least show u r brave and a actioner
wish u very successful in ur online biz adventure.
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Damien Lane Premium
謝謝你的鼓勵的話薛。
我慢慢變回我的腳。
我是一個不同的,更好的人對我的損失。
我更成熟有關我如何看待金錢。
有以下的不用我成為富人用錢再次,
最重要的是做什麼現在我喜歡做的事。錢是錯誤的焦點。達米安
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bluewell Premium
hi Damien:
thanks for you write me the "google chinese" ,lol
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Damien Lane Premium
它已成為一種習慣雪。因為我到世界各地的與更多的人講,我已經習慣了跟他們說話他們國家的民族語言。有些人喜歡,有些喜歡保持它的英文。你喜歡雪做?
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gregarious1 Premium
Hi Damien,thanks for the follow. Love your profile post and delighted that you are in my network.
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Damien Lane Premium
Mighty kind of you mate - Cheers!
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mdvs42 Premium
Thank you Damien,
I feel like i have to make this comment, since ive been at WA Ive met nothing but sincere, caring people here, im sure these are relationships that will last long into the future (present company included) people here are really like none Ive ever met in my long journey on the net, its just rockin place with people from different backgrounds,experiences, cultures and everything in between, it just makes me realize we are all not that different, people are people.Thanks and hope to see and hear from you.
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Damien Lane Premium
Well said MT - people are people... It's funny, we do spend much energy trying to find differences, though I always remember this biological fact -

If you found the two most genetically different people on the planet out of the ~ 7 billion of us). Those two people would be more similar genetically than two chimpanzees (not directly related) in the same patch of forest. We are that similar to each other as a species. We should celebrate our similarities that make what you speak of work so well in communities like WA! Speak soon MT ~ cheers mate.
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3SEASONGIFT Premium
Damien add me to your G+ Thank you
https://plus.google.com/u/0/116058629991593306194
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Damien Lane Premium
My pleasure Happy!!! Done.
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mdvs42 Premium
Hi Damien
Thank you for the follow, and wow what a story. You appear as a very positive person, its life and how we react to it i guess. I wish you the best and know you will find what your looking for at WA. Best to you and your family.
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi MT, funny you say 'what a story', seeing as I just came from your profile & read this phrase here & I was still thinking the same thing about your story. Thanks for the message mate & all the best building up to your next big commitment.
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ReveBoraBora Premium
It's a pleasure Damien! Thank you too!
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ReveBoraBora Premium
That was a journey!!! You know what Damien, it is not important how many time you fall, what is the most important is how many times you get back on your feet and move on!!! Wish you the greatest success!!!
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi Martine, true words.... Perception of your situation & reaction to that perception contribute very much to your 'being well'. Thank you for the kind & supportive words.
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow Damien.
Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.
I still highly recommend this site too!
Please also read and "like" my blogs, (also top of each post Facebook), for my insights, tips and tricks!
Go for gold!
My blog for today is: Why - Blogs and Banners
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers OldMule, with your kind of experience & expertise I'm going to be pestering you a bit. Will check out your content for sure!
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OldMule Premium
Anytime my friend!
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Profmiss Premium
Hello Davien & thanks for following & sharing. Build! Build! Build! Great success to you friend!
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Damien Lane Premium
Thanks for a kind & encouraging message... Yes, it is time for me to roll up the sleeves & get some work done. Hope to see you around (between training sessions here), & the best of moving toward success to you too Dorothy!
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IamCurtis Premium
Hi Damien. Thanks for following. Let me know how I can help here @ WA. :-)
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Curtis, Thanks, I will. All the best mate.
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lindasea Premium
Hey there Damien. Just dropped by to see how you are and to see what you may have been working on. We got the yucky upper respiratory thing in our house had us down for 3 weeks. Everything doing well in your world I hope.

Like others here, we have noticed your absence. Do let us know when you pick back up again.

Linda
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Linda,

Nasty sounding bug you all picked up.

I'm back up again (or to put it another way, back down & grounded ;) ). Thanks for your kind words & after catching up on the several thousand unread mail accumulated while I've been on hiatus, I will be logging in to WA again.

Regards & hope you are well,
Damien.
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Damien. Just so you know - you are missed here. Hope all is well and you are making progress on some fronts. Greetings from a very very wet and windy UK.
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey there friend, it's nice to be back & meet such a warm message (except for your weather update). Will be nice to resume communications with a less hectic schedule.
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letsanimate Premium
Mr Dame!!! What's poppin!!!
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Damien Lane Premium
Quite well after some downtime, Cheers mate.
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alexander11 Premium
Hi Damien - Thank you for the follow and I wish you all the success here at Wealthy Affiliate.
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Damien Lane Premium
Same to you Alexander. Cheers
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bothewebguy Premium
How are things Going?
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi Bo, all is much better after a little hiatus - Cheers mate!
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T-Jay Premium
Thanks for the follow working smart is the way to go, all the best
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers mate!
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Koa Premium
Hey Damien, thanks for the follow. It's interesting to talk to a natural-born entrepreneur like yourself. Much success to you!
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Damien Lane Premium
Now I'm back online, I look forward to catching up Christina!
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silverwing Premium
Hello Damien and thanks for the follow. Thank God for sunshine after the storm. Wishing much success and blessings on your road ahead!
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Damien Lane Premium
Thanks for the kind words. All the best to you Tamira!
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jespinola Premium
I didn't know you speak Spanish. :P
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Damien Lane Premium
Hola Jorge,

Gracias a las aplicaciones que puedo hablar casi cualquier cosa ... En realidad, aquí en Australia, no muchos de nosotros nacidos aquí son bilingües. Supongo que geográficamente estamos tan lejos del resto del mundo. Niños de la escuela aquí en estos días tienen más opciones de idioma, a pesar de que se promueve como una oportunidad de negocio más que otra cosa.

Ha sido un tiempo Jorge, contento de ponerse al día otra vez! Espero que estés manteniendo todos los sistemas de datos funcionando sin problemas y los clientes felices ;)
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jespinola Premium
Hey Damien,

Me imagine que en Australia la mayoría son bilingües. Tu sabes muy bien el Español y eso es bueno.

Ya te extrañábamos, mucho trabajo,huh?!

Si aun mantengo a todos los clientes felices! :D
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Damien Lane Premium
Hola Gorge, Sólo para aclarar las cosas un poco - porque hablo en línea con la gente de muchos países diferentes se ha convertido en un hábito de usar el software de traducción para cambiar mis palabras en su idioma natal. Yo no soy bilingüe en absoluto, pero gracias a un software que puedo hablar con alguien en su propio idioma :)
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jespinola Premium
Dime que software utilizas por que es muy bueno. lol

Que bien ese software. :D
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Damien Lane Premium
Sólo tiene que utilizar las herramientas gratuitas de Google George. A veces, la traducción puede ser un poco extraño o no del todo bien, aunque me parece que vale la pena hacerlo. Las personas son a menudo muy feliz de ver el texto en su lengua materna, por lo que me parece que vale la pena hacer:-D

Google Translate (para toda la página);

http://goo.gl/MGPBw

ImTranslator (para el texto seleccionado);

http://goo.gl/lle3tj
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jespinola Premium
Si, pero la traduccion es muy buena!

Gracias por compartir. :)
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T-Jay Premium
Hello Damien thanks for the follow, here is one back at you.
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers mate!
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kytely Premium
Thanks for the follow and good luck Sounds like you've been on quite a ride.
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Damien Lane Premium
Hope to have a smoother one from here on out Darrin (or more importantly, react better when the potholes appear), though we only control a very small portion of the outcome (I read recently, yes, someone actually put a ratio to it - 90% of life happens to us, only 10% can be planned / we have some sort of control over). All the best
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Roimen Premium
Damien, Thanks for the follow! From here you can only succeed..Go, Damien... GO!
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Damien Lane Premium
Right back at ya Roimen...Thank you!
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mraz24 Premium
Hey Damien, thanks for the follow! Following you back! I've just recently made the decision NO MORE too. The 9-5 sucks big time! But it's helped me get to here. I have that dreading work system to thank for that! All the best to you!
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Damien Lane Premium
Great news Marie, after ~ 3 years I'm starting to see working the 'traditional' way as far behind me (I still have a ways to go before being financially sound again - though would not take a high paying job back ever again). Cheers
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Tei10 Premium
Thanks for the follow Damien, it seems like you have hit your lowest point. There only one way to go from there and that's up. All the best my friend.
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Damien Lane Premium
Onwards & upwards Matei, cheers mate!
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Lemark Premium
Hello Damien and thank you for the follow. Your life story is so familiar. Except the pottery part and last years on your own :) I have the same feeling that I don't want to wait for the retirement and that there is something more I have to offer to the people besides 9-5 IT grunt. We'll do it, man!
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Damien Lane Premium
I can appreciate the strength in these words Lemark - Thank you!
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Sui_generis Premium
Your prior experience should be an asset to you in this business venture and you'll do well. Remember, everything happens for a reason. Best wishes for your success.
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Debbie, wise words indeed!
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JonnyGRP Premium
Damien, you seem like a very talented guy, I look forward to seeing what you create on the Internet.
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Damien Lane Premium
thank you sir - & I U...
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Lamburg Premium
Hi Damien thanks for the follow
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Damien Lane Premium
np, mp
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nomda ploom Premium
really well written profile Damien, inspiring and you have all of the skills. Tools, processes and techniques are all here from what I can see. Looking forward to seeing how you get on, thanks for the follow and back at you! Andy
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Damien Lane Premium
sir, if you think i have all of the skills, then you are certainly over qualified...I do believe this - what you say...many here feel they need to write their own code, do their own graphics & do all of their copy as well...Most miss the whole idea of the WA community altogether - we share these talents with our tribe & all is a fluid forward flow.

am honored that you dropped in my friend
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malric Premium
Thank for being interested.I,d say you are on the up and up. Almost gone bankrupt myself and are now clawing my way up. This is a wonderful opportunity to pull oneself up by writing. as Jim Morrison so aptly put it "been down do god damn long,looks like up to me" and WA to get us there. There are no free lunches i,ve found. all the best Rick re mal-ric
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Damien Lane Premium
a great msg (for me) in these words...i am in your debt sir
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senglow Premium
Hi Damien, thanks fore the follow
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Damien Lane Premium
my pleasure
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JamelM Premium
Hey Damien hows your business coming along so far?
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Damien Lane Premium
v slowly in many ways....mind ~> paper stages...cheers j, will be looking for help v soon. respect & regards...(b/re - main in touch)
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necopam Premium
Thanks for contact Damien more than you realise I know how you feel stay positive there is no other choice
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Damien Lane Premium
thank you sir for your kindnesses. gratitude & respect
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bloveds Premium
Thanks for following. Glad to have you here.
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Damien Lane Premium
pleasure is mine - certainly
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Travellers Premium
Hi Damien thanks for the follow - amazing story - good luck with everything
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Damien Lane Premium
gratitude traveller (s)
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Isimaus Premium
Hi, Damien, thanks for following...:-)...happy to learn from you too !
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Damien Lane Premium
thank you !
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ar20746 Premium
Hi Damien. Thanks for follow. Wish you all the best
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Damien Lane Premium
Best
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phawat1711 Premium
thank you very much for follow up
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Damien Lane Premium
respect sir!
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bkcook Premium
Welcome. Thanks for the follow.
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Damien Lane Premium
np - yw
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Colm Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. If I can help in anyway, let me know. Good luck.
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Damien Lane Premium
I will Colm, I will - cheers
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Jazzie Mom Premium
I know more than anyone how hard it can be to take a leap of faith and follow your dreams. I am a big believer in the higher power working things out just the way they should be. I like to think that all of the rough things that we go through just makes for a better success story later.. welcome to WA.. best wishes to you.
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Damien Lane Premium
valuable, kind in put Jazzie - thank you
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amberbro Premium
There are seasons to success just as in life. When it's harvest time, you'd better find yourself out standing in your field. - Chris Brady
Thanks for the follow Damien!
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Damien Lane Premium
thank you Amber - v nice & wise words...
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gtrtchr43 Premium
Hi Damien. Nice to meet you. Welcome to WA. Nice to see that your in a better place now. Thanks for the follow and hope you find what your looking for here. Good days are ahead because if you need help people(including myself) are happy to lend a hand. So go for your goals, and good luck reaching them.
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Damien Lane Premium
Great welcome thank you Dwayne
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kuuipo Premium
Thank you for the follow, Damien. Good luck and your children look wonderful.
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Damien Lane Premium
that's a special reply Jessica - thank you
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Jtazz Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey Jim, np mate
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stargaze1 Premium
Hey Damien-
Here's to your success in 2014!!
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Damien Lane Premium
As well to you Kathy
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Thank you for the fallow bro
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Damien Lane Premium
np my friend
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Keith2sell Premium
Thanks for the welcome Damien. Looking forward to exciting times.
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Damien Lane Premium
14's the big one brother
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lambrinaable Premium
Hello Damien. Thanks for adding to your network. Now I will follow you. Your bitter experience gained over the years is well known friend of mine in life. Now we will throw out all the negatives with you and move forward. I love fine art. This is mine hobby to paint, I have talent, but not further developed, accounting and trade the chief priests prevailed. I paint for my two beautiful granddaughters. I think we're in the right place. Welcome to WA. Success good luck and all the best for you.
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Damien Lane Premium
touched....grace & gratitude
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hmasters Premium
Damien, I couldn't agree with you more. This "2nd childhood" that we older folks experience isn't bad at all either! One of the few things that are really great about aging is that it takes so much less to make you happy! Good luck to you..
Harold
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Damien Lane Premium
Wonderful comment friend...Damien
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isaac51 Premium
Hi Damien, Thanks for the follow! I too had the pleasure of losing most everything, but like you chose to shrug it of! I always like to connect with like minded people! Are you on Facebook? If so, send me a friend request. www.facebook.com/jisaaclawson
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Damien Lane Premium
Prefer google plus actually Issac..Same name there my friend. Respect
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VitaFitness Premium
Thanks for the follow Damien! Best of luck on your future successes
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers!
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Hypno Girl Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for the follow. You have the heart of an entrepreneur and the gumption to keep going forward. Never let anything stand in the way of your goal to success. I wish you the very best during your stay here in WA. :)
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Damien Lane Premium
Kind words, thanks Patricia...Gratitude!
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martin57 Premium
Hi Damien best of luck in WA l am sure you will do good thanks for following me
Regars Martin
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Martin...Best
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cherylyn Premium
hi Damien thanks for the follow, I wish you all the best ...
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Damien Lane Premium
Keep cool cherylyn ;)
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hmasters Premium
Hello Damien. Sorry about some of the financial reversals but I see that you still have the valuable assets of your intelligence, your evaluation of reality, a great personality, sense of humor and with along with a really valuable background in IT. It is my belief that we get a lot more of value from our reversals than from out successes. My guess is that you have landed in the right place at the right time in your life. Good luck to you.
Harold
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Damien Lane Premium
Such wisdom Harold...

Yes, the seeming looses are really gains....

I have mentioned this analogy previously here at WA ->

There is a game my children played called opposite day, where whatever their response would usually be they mirror it...We could grow much more quickly i think if we could only remember childishness...

Thank you Harold for your generous words & time. Respectfully, Damien.
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Hello Damien! Great bio yourself!
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Damien Lane Premium
less poetic/pure honest than u Shakina - though that is how I have written here ~> Gratitude & love
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giludi Premium
Hi Damien,
Thanks for the follow. I think you're on the right place at WA. If you have any question don't hesitate and contact me
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Damien Lane Premium
Guy, with your history, have you got yourself seated with your favorite beverage? Q's will follow my friend. Respect & gratitude.
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Hey damien,
Nice to meet you. I too consider myself a entrepreneur, there's just something about waking up at 6:00 am and going to work and coming home at 6:00 pm. that doesnt quite make sense some times. You leave when its dark and get home when its dark.
But as they say "all successful people take a chance", thats what sets us apart from those that want and those that do!!!
So I wish you the best in your new online business.
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Damien Lane Premium
True true, new rich ;)
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jyoder101 Premium
Thanks for the follow. You are in the right place, WA is amazing!
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Damien Lane Premium
Yes it is ;)
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Liberty20 Premium
Hi.. Thanks for follow. Wish you all the best :)
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers friend!
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kcs9191 Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for the following. Much success to you here at WA!
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Kenosha, respect
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Hi and thanks for the follow, best of luck this year.
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Damien Lane Premium
You too friend.
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Anele Premium
Hi Damien thank you for following I wish u a great year of success
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Anele...Sharp sharp ;)
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AntoniOom Premium
Hi Damien. Want to wish you lots of success in this new year ahead and hope you'll be able to achieve your goals. as well in your personal-family-life as well as your (renewed)
I.M.-life. Reading your profile i can't but expect you will succeed. Thanks for following me. Regards Antonius.
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you very much for such a supportive & considered reply Antonius...Great to meet a man with your great qualities. I trust 14 will bring you all you need & more friend. Respect & gratitude - Damien.
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Brightgirl Premium
Thank you for the follow! I wish you all the best!
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Damien Lane Premium
Nice one Brightgirl.
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Mason-W Premium
Thanks for the follow and I wish you the best in everything you do! I look forward to connecting with you in the future! Take care!
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers mate...till next time yeah.
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shirleen2 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Welcome to WA, don't lose site of what you want and you will get there.
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Damien Lane Premium
Thanks Shirley, advice taken seriously & with a smile.
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debkay1 Premium
Hi and welcome to the team. Just keep your vision in mind and it will happen for you. You will really have something to gift your children with!
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Damien Lane Premium
Ta Deb, yes, head down for a while & blinkers on...Cheers
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Stonefox Premium
Thanks for the follow. May you have a very prosperous 2014. Best regards.
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you, you too...Go 14...
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SharonE Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for the follow, wishing you the best of luck in 2014 :)
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Sharon, should be a blast, especially for all us WA'ers ;)
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veejay23 Premium
Hi Damien, Thanks for the follow
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Damien Lane Premium
Too easy John..You will enjoy it here I recon.
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lindasea Premium
Good Morning, Damien! How thoughtful your response back to me ... I hope you will find a little each day that keeps you engaged, learning, maybe even leaning now and again. I have SOOOO much to learn here that I at times feel almost lost. It is the time factor for me...so much to do around my special needs granddaughter AND her brother and ...well I'm sure you know. I figure it this way, even if I only connect with a comment and get one lesson done per day...I'm progressing. Would love to see your progress too...so as many have said here in the WA community, just keep at it.

Hoping your day is a VERY GOOD one!

Linda
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Damien Lane Premium
Very true Linda...

You have very real and needful commitments in your home. What time you can get for your growth here will of course be less of a priority for much of your day - Though there will be time, as you hint - just use the space you get well...

Wonderful to connect Linda, and many good peeps here to lend a hand, I am not going to get upset either if you have any q's for me...Not even the best do it all on their own - that is what your community here is for...
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pedro Premium
Hi Damien. Thank You for the follow, following you back :) All the Best of Luck to You and Yours.
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alanwelch Premium
Hello Damien, I enjoyed reading your profile and it seems that you have experienced your fair share of lows and highs. All the best for the future, Alan
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Alan, same for your future, yes...
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FutureLynx Premium
Hi Damien Thanks for the follow. Happy new year I know you will feel right at home here and get all the support you will need to become successful.It's not how far you may fall down but your ability to get up again and you have done that my friend keep looking forward .Just reach your hand out and helping hands will always be there for you.With all your experience with IT you will be just fine. Pace yourself and have FUN!!
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Damien Lane Premium
This is such a wonderful connect - I feel the intent very much here...Much gratitude is needed to accept such kindness...thank you
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tabitha86 Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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Damien Lane Premium
My pleasure & honor tabitha.
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Prolife Premium
Thank you for your follow, Damien. I'm sorry that you've had such a hard time. I hope that WA gives you the income you need for your family. God bless you as you continue.
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you for this blessing...Such kindness does make it much easier to continue.
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lindasea Premium
Hello Damien! Thanks for the follow. I really enjoyed your bio and appreciate your open dialogue. I hope you will find this path one that supports the love you obviously have for your girls. Most precious!
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you Linda for these lovely words & intent...Intent such as this has turned what I thought may be my last day into one that already has signs of redemption...

Bless you for this comment.
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HelenSarah Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for following me, I wish you lots of luck and success with WA, I hope you feel that you are on the right road now. Best Wishes Helen
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Damien Lane Premium
Your concern means more than you may know on this particular day for me Helen. My path, although not so clear is there... & it seems I am finding it easier to see the signposts.

Thank you
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joshor Premium
Hello Damien, thanks for the follow. Nice to meet a "never give up guy"!
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Damien Lane Premium
I've tried to give up Josh...though there really is no such state to be found - as far as i can tell...you just get more & more black & blue (nothing against either tone or color), i'm sure you will understand what I mean.

Thank you for the compliment.
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Visions Premium
Hi Damien. I admire your strength. Great to connect with you!
~ Diane
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Damien Lane Premium
Wonderful Diane...It is nice to connect, yes...we will be cathcing up again...Best visions ; )
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BasseBlues Premium
Thanks for the follow and good luck to your $ucsess.
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Anders, i wish success to follow you as well...
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Jokelly Premium
Intresting profile Damien thanks for the follow wish u loads of success
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey Jo, thank you for the wish & right back at ya...best for '14' biiiiig yr ~>
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Thorhallur Premium
Hello Damien and thank you for the follow. I wish you all the best.
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you Thorhallur, have a bit of fun here yes...It is such an easy place for a person with your skills to not have to work too hard 'all' the time. Thank you ///
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Door lady Premium
Damien lane:
I admire your passion! Opportunity is always a beautiful shell to! Focus on your target! You are bound to succeed!
yeling
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Damien Lane Premium
非常感谢您谒陵...

我永远的朋友
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Jan Bolhuis Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for the follow and nice to meet you. Reading your story I'm only thinking of a strong entrepeneur. Wish you a lot of success.
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Jan...I am enjoying being able to spend more time on the entrepreneurial side of me...Of course, the internet makes it ridiculously easy compared to B&M work.

Cheers friend & all the best...
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SouthernStar Premium
Thanks for the follow Damien, sounds like what ever you have gone through will only make you stronger and wiser, and even more successful going forward.
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Damien Lane Premium
Seems to be how it works Dee...a 1/2 dozen boom & busts can be way better than one/two sometimes..I hope I learn what is necessary before that many though ;)
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RodneyW Premium
Hi Damien, thank's for the follow, I wish you the best of luck here at WA!
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you Rodney
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Arnovski Premium
Hi Damian. Thanks for the follow. I agree that bringing up your children is a wonderful experience although during the teenage years working out your priorities can be confusing. To help you focus and develop a success mindset which also rubs off on those nearest to you I recommend this book. You can read the first 5 chapters free : http://tinyurl.com/174o9yz
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Damien Lane Premium
So kind Arnovski, this is right in the groove for me at the mo (though u knew that ;) )...cheers friend...
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MmmmBalf Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for the follow. Great to see you're back on the track to success. ;)
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you Michael :)
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Shaquinho Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for the follow!
I wish you all the best in life and that WA will enable you to climb up the stairway to success and financial freedom again!

Marc:-)
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Marc...Yes this is a prority, though must say it keeps getting bumped down the list ;)
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Shaquinho Premium
Why does it get bumped down the list?
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Damien Lane Premium
Well, as an example Marc, the mother of my children announced to me that she was taking the kids & going 600km away & not to contact...this makes it hard for me to think of WA as a top priority...Of course I was unaware of this when I made the previous comment...though it is today's example...I'm sure there will be another tomorrow, though would be extremely surprised if it can be more painful than today...
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Shaquinho Premium
Hi Damien, sorry for coming back that late. Somehow your comment slipped through:-(
Huuuu....this is heavy, heavy news. I totally understand that in such a situation business building is not a top priority. All things concerning family are always more important than anything else in the world.
I hope strongly that you're getting that "fixed" somehow (Sorry, I don't know any better words.)
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franjgomes Premium
Hi Damien, thank's for the follow, I wish you the best of luck.
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Damien Lane Premium
Thank you kindly - & you!
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Angelica2 Premium
Thanks for the following Damien wishing you continued success here a WA follow your dreams one day they will become your reality
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Damien Lane Premium
Love the ring to that Angelica (truthful rings always sound nice dontcha recon)
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jaker Premium
Thanks for the follow Damien, I will do the same. I wish you the best of luck with your new venture and if I can be of help let me know!
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Damien Lane Premium
Nice one...I will take you up on that i imagine jaker - Cheers
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TanyaCHA Premium
Hello Damien and thank you for the follow. I follow you back. When you have your website done, please let me know. I am sure you will create something interesting. All the best for you here. Tanya
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Damien Lane Premium
haha, very slow work in progress this website of mine...It is what i came here for & end up doing other things (have several other member sites needing attention too)...I did post my first piece yesterday Tanya, i can send u a link if you pm (i think that's allowed ? might re-read the rules again).
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Leyejos Premium
Hello Damien, thank you for the follow! Good luck on this years success, enjoyed reading your profile.
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Damien Lane Premium
Coolio Joshua, c ya 'round the traps fur sure....
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leonmc Premium
Hey Damien ,thanks for the follow...... good luck to you here on WA ....sounds like you have had your fair share of life's experience ......go for it and make this year count...very best....
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Leon - much appreciated...

Best to you as well - Go 14 i say....go ~>
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Berny W Premium
Hi Damien - may I ask - have you set your goals and settled on your niche? I have always done my goals in my head in the past, but for the first time i am going to put them onto paper. I think it will help as I can cross them off when I have done them and see progress. This may help in not getting side-tracked too. I have a niche in mind but first I am doing the bootcamp because I plan to promote WA as well. I'm not sure if it matters that you do 12 hours once day and miss a day, etc. I know they say to be consistent but sometimes your other commitments don't allow that. Sometimes my son's sports take us away for two entire days at a time with no internet access. Just the way it goes.
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Emontanez Premium
Hello Damien, I really like the come back part. So you've been there and back now your gong to get there again. Good luck Damien. Thanks for the follow
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Damien Lane Premium
You know man, the first time you arrive at zero, you think you're in hell...the next, not so much better...It's when you have got to the point that zero is heaven - then you can start to learn some new, exciting bits...took me a while to 'get it', though I think i'm begging to...

Thanks for the thoughtful comment brother...
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LizzieBrew Premium
Hi Damien. Thank you for following me . Good luck to you.
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Lizzie...
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TshidiBee Premium
Hi Damien, Touching story, Hope you find yourself and your niche here at WA, We warmly welcome you here at WA.We are a very caring and supportive bunch,am sure you have discovered that already. and we are here to support you the best way we can. WA is authentic. It should work out for you.All the best.
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Damien Lane Premium
What a lovely support Tshibi...yes, I am a convert to the WA church ;)...I had to sit out a few times because my ummm lets just say 'artistic' side was a little ahhh,..... lets say 'fresh/rich', not really sure...One thing i am sure about is I trust ppl here more than anywhere else I can think of (for an introvert who's been here less than 3 mths - that's a minor miracle - the major ones start after 3 mths ;)....Wonderful to hear from you Tshibi...hope to speak again soon!
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tntgoodrich Premium
And a wonderful year it WILL be for everyone here at WA. The teenage years are challenging but rewarding. I have two girls in their twenties. I have a teenage son too. I hope you have sons. lol. Thank you for the follow. Peace
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Damien Lane Premium
one of each tnt...& that's where I draw the line :) ... looking after myself is a stetch...Add 2 kids, and now it's serious...So ~> knew that would be plenty -> enough... Cheers x
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RadiantHealt Premium
Hey Damien, thanks for the follow... hope things going well for you in 2014 so far and wishing you an awesome year ahead! :-) Juliet
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi Juliet, how lovely of you - thank you...14 rocks so far, & it's only going to vibrate higher I'm sure...Best to you as well !!!
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6packJim Premium
Hello Damien and thanks for the follow. Looks like you got started about a month earlier than I did at WA. Even though we both have a background in IT, this is a whole new ballgame.
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Damien Lane Premium
Sure is Jim...I didn't like IT too much, though am glad for it gave me a language that can help for a place like WA....Lovin' this place - you?
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6packJim Premium
I'm starting to get into it, learning new things every time I log in.
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posinfo Premium
Hi Damien thanks for following me. Congratulations on reaching rank 71 in only a few months. Wishing you every success in 2014 and beyond.
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Damien Lane Premium
Thanks heaps Mark, don't mean to sound silly, though I really was not aware of my rank, it is such a distraction & takes me away from my goals here - though totally appreciate your warm support - thank you friend.

14 is going to be groundbreaking for all who participate...onward & upward Mark...
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Berny W Premium
Hi Damien - just read your profile story. I have only just joined WA and see incredible learnings in here, it is going to take a while but good things take time. Happy to hear you are caring for your teenage children - WA may be easier than that, although my son is almost 15 and quite a great young man, like you he has shown entrepreneurial skills since the age you did - breeding tadpoles into frogs, jewellery making business after travelling through Coober Pedy, etc. etc.. my goodness, I could tell you some stories, for now he's into motor cross and bull-riding, karate and CFS cadets, and of course the 14 year old love of his life. He is skiing up the river with her at present, while I am working at my job during the day and online at night. Some are lucky!. How long have you been with WA?
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey Berny, I've been here since mid Oct...Come and go....12 hrs one day..10 mins the next...dissapear for a week. Am going to try to commit daily for Jan, see how I go.

Gotta say, you are an amazing mum. I co-parent (divorced), and have a very hard time explaining to my sons mum what a boy needs to develop...Basically, get out of his way (& earn his respect through hard fought little battles) ;)... You sound like you are doing a first class job there - kudos...
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fireyphnx Premium
Damien.... thanks for your follow..... you've been through some deep stuff from what you've typed about yourself..... have experienced some myself..... glad that you got up and decided to give another stab at it.... just take it slow..... don't worry ..... we are all learners here : ) ......oh ya..... enjoy here at WA! : )
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Damien Lane Premium
Ashton, cheers brother, It's all fun and games this life hey...As Bukowski once said 'some people never go crazy...What truly miserable lives they must lead' (or something like that)...It's def not something to aim for, though there is wisdom in that comment...Lovin WA brother! Hope the same with you...
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skyhigh4 Premium
Hey Damian. You have been through a lot. I hope WA is working for you. Thanks for the follow and will follow you back :) Patti
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Damien Lane Premium
Workin' up a treat cheers Patti!
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mamazepp Premium
Thanks for the follow Damien.... You can do this!!
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Damien Lane Premium
I Am - I think ;).....Cheers heaps Terri - You are a great find for WA (or the other way arro......u know what i mean!!!)
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JohnWT Premium
Thanks for the follow, Damien!!!!!!!!
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Damien Lane Premium
My pleasure John...Love your bio man - tears to my eyes...though no sympathy ;)
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mikejennings Premium
good luck at WA....... thanks for the follow
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Mike. Right back at ya...
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3SEASONGIFT Premium
Hello Damien, I am glad you join WA, you not only do things yourself, but you also have the community to help and find thing out for you, you are going to enjoy it.
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Damien Lane Premium
Am having a ball - Cheers!!!
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HarJac Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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TrueAmigo Premium
Hi Damien, A goober like me probably can still make it in the yooze'all category. If I do, it's an honor that a man of your caliber is following me. The fire purifies the steel. Hang in there and take care of them kids! It's o-k to be knock down as long as you keep getting up. I'm going to be praying for you.
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Damien Lane Premium
Honored brother!!!
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Oriol Premium
Thank you for following me back! Good luck in 2014 with WA!
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Damien Lane Premium
It's going to be a great year Oriol!
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garthjen Premium
Thanks for the follow Damien. Just when you think no one else has battled as hard, you find that person. I have struggled online since 2005 without luck. The only difference between you and I, is that I never gave up on my JOB ( Just Over Broke )

Sometimes I wish that I had that courage to just walk away and start afresh.
The main thing is that we are both here at WA and life can only get better. Garth
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi Garth, great comment - am honored you dropped by...

Re walking away - It really didn't seem a choice. I was dying in so many ways. Now I'm starting to live again. Replacing an income seems a nothing thing for me to have been so desperate about now... WA's community has played a large role in helping me want to wake up in the morning again....Priceless...
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theholygrail Premium
Hi Damien, Thanks for the follow. I love your story as it is somewhat similar to mine. I have been searching for five years and at wits end till I found WA. I wish you well in all your endeavors and a Happy New Year.
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Damien Lane Premium
Kick back I guess man, the search is not necessarily over, though when you know there is a stream ahead you can always rest under a tree a while...Such a relief to know the stream exists...
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theholygrail Premium
Well said, i was beginning to wonder myself.
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egonsarv Premium
Hi Damien. Thank you for the follow :) You have interesting profile and I found few things common - I too was a graphic designer for few years but I felt that it would kill my eyes so I had to leave. And I too have found that raising children is one of the most precious experiences. Time runs fast and you won't notice when they are grown up so I take time to be with them :)
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Damien Lane Premium
Yes, Egon, we seem to be walking parallel a little... Less uncommon as the truth is easier and easier to unfold... Lovely family shot in your profile brother...
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serendipity2 Premium
Hello Damien! Your story is truly inspiring. Thanks for the follow! I'm following you back. May 2014 be the beginning of a wonderful journey for you. Lizzie
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey Lizzie, took me a while...Had a lot of catch up to do...Just came from your place / profile...Too cool...Nice to drop back here to find such a lovely comment...'14's going to be huge ;)
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movinon Premium
Thanks for the follow and good luck here at WA and 2014.
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers movin on...hey...whereyagoin'...hardly even got a hi in and zoooom...gonesky.... ;)
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Nane Premium
thank you for the follow...
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Damien Lane Premium
NP...... -> + <-
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lauradews Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for the follow, wishing you all the best.
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Damien Lane Premium
Cheers Laura, just left a few words on your pg, hope all's kicking along nicely...
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kasparov Premium
Amazing story Damien...and very well created websites...!

Maybe you can teach me how you do such a nice job with the presentation!:)

Best of luck!
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi Max, If you're referring to the 'about' page on a site I recently showed here momentarily....well, it was a very unpopular page...So, v glad you saw something in it (u must b 1 in 10,000 at least.....)

Though, (if we are talking about the same site)...sorry, am unable to teach you how to do it - that's all channelled stuff - v hard to teach...

Though, any time (seriously), I can deconstruct a site of your's (from a design/usability perspective).

Certainly not for the faint hearted, I've had grown men & grandma's weep after one of my reviews...
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buppa Premium
Thanks for the follow and I am sure this is the place that things will get better for all of us
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Damien Lane Premium
Very nice sentiment buppa, and that's as straight as the truth gets...
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Moon Leong Premium
Hello Damien, Happy New Year! Thank you for adding me to your network. Wishing you all the best and success!
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SAMAMERCED Premium
Thanks for the follow! Happy New year!!
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Damien Lane Premium
Huge 14 Samamerced - YEAH!!!
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DEGoodOne Premium
Hello Damien, i have just pressed that green button up there that said follow me and now after pressing it shows unfollow. I guess that means I am doing what I came to see thank you for the follow. As well being the season a great blessing upon you and yours for 2014
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Pio Premium
I like your story, Damien! I wish you all the success for the new year and beyond!
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acoolmil Premium
Thanks for the follow Damien, you are on the way back.
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donhood Premium
Hi, Damien! Sorry to read of your losses but it looks like you are rising like a Phoenix! Good lick in 2014!
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superkik Premium
Thanks for the follow and good luck. You need it as much as I do.
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skiergal Premium
Damien thank you for the follow. Much success to you.
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affiliatesun Premium
Hello Damien, and is great to meet you. Thank you for the follow. I share with you selling at a very young age, for me it was selling yogurt drink, as well as I share with you, when I finally decided to say NO MORE to 9-5 job and having a boss !
I wish you Happy Holidays and the best of success in 2014 and beyond.
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Sunshine2009 Premium
Hi Damien! Thanks for the follow!
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Crystal2010 Premium
Thanks for the follow
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simonloi Premium
Thanks Damien for the follow.
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Salem Premium
Sometimes it takes courage to find the right path, Damien so I congratulate you on that. I think you have done well choosing WA and I hope it does well for you. All the best in 2014.
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JJCarter1 Premium
Hi Damien, my name is Jeff. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I wish you much success and learning here. It's a great community so just reach out if you ever need anything.
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ginovlntn Premium
Thanks for the follow Damien you are so right the community at WA is so good just keep going forward
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okydoky Premium
Hello Damien. Thanks for the follow. Losing everything is a major catastrophe but, as Michelle12 pointed out, many people have lost all their assets before becoming successful. Hopefully, you will become more successful than you were in the past. All the best.

Cheers, Ian
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nosafk Premium
hi damian, thx for the follow
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hi thanks for the follow and stay I touch
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Rick H Premium
Hi Damien, We have a lot in common with Graphic Design, selling plants door to door, and probably more bad choices than you care to admit to, I know I have. Even a large repertoire of assorted skill sets will benefit you here, so good luck, and stay in touch!
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Garrett3 Premium
Hi Damien. I like your profile haha you have a good attitude and your a good writer man, best of luck to you in the future.
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psmtk Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for the follow I wish you every success here at WA.
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Michelle12 Premium
Hi Damien, thanks for following me :) How fortunate for you to lose it all. Sounds crazy I know, but just look at the number of people who lost it all before they made their huge successes! I'm a huge believer in getting the foundation right, and I believe the foundation is us, our own self and our own life. Congrats on joining WA. Looking forward to seeing you soar.
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mabry101 Premium
Thanks for the follow! Here's to future Success 2014!
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