Last Update: Sep 14, 2013
...if you know what's good for your business!
Back at McDonald's, I only have a few minutes to do anything online.
It's just one more rant, but I hope many of you learn from this and the point I have about it. As a number of you know, I've been strugging to make it online for a long time. I'm now making money consistently every month and this is great! I know it will only get better, but not without having to work that much harder for it.
The network back home is now fixed and is showing in my list of available networks. The clincher...
Either my landlord or his daughter-in-law had the security code changed. I am not to mention anything more about Internet access. I will simply be ignored or asked to change the subject. If I get on there again, my landlord's son, who knows that I'm trying to maintain a business, will do the talking.
Why is it like this?
I opened my mouth about my agenda. Last evening I was listening to Brian Tracy in one of his renowned audio recordings.
One of the things covered in the lessons: Keep Your Mouth Shut! Sadly people are not going to take to anything you do that is outside of normalcy.
I know this is the same song, same dance, but different day. It's a Saturday and once again, I will be at work as we are trying to get a house finished. We are way behind and there are many loose edges that need to be resolved.
This has been taking the lion's share of my time and energy. I'm not a young pup anymore and the hard work takes it toll on me. Albeit, I've become somewhat acclimated to it and have had some reserves of energy at the end of the day to move forward with my business.
I resolved to do this. Then, BAM! Lightning struck the modem and since, I've had two days at home on the Internet. I came home two days after the network was restored and found it down.
Here it is four days later and though it's back up, I'm not on the network anymore.
My landlord apparently has decided (an enactment of his dialog with me) that I must do more productive things with my time. One of these things is to be out looking for a permanent job and not sitting at home trying to collect checks from online ventures.
How many of you have spouses that hound you because you are out of a job and have discovered the world of online business? To most people who still think the Internet is a cesspool of everything evil that can be found on this earth (a neighbor thinks I've given way to the Devil by being online trying to build a business.) sitting behind a computer writing articles and networking with folks of like mind is a shameful, low thing to do, when not employed.
Most people still think that the thing to do is go to school, get good grades and then land a job with good pay. Work hard and build up a nest egg pension and 401K. Live for your employer and be loyal to him.
Whilst this all sounds good, it has serious flaws as many of us on here know.
The bottom line...
You bring up your aspirations to the wrong people, you will get shot down. These people will do what they can to pull you down with them. Whether it be from jealousy or total ignorance, people don't like to see their peers rise above them. After all, most people are socialistic and on the same level. It's this way even here in the US. Most people think that we owe debt to society and we need to pay it forward by working hard in a job, after all, it's all part of supporting the antiquated system.
Unfortunate for me, the one who thinks the best thing I should do with all my free time is be out looking for jobs rather than build businesses, has the switch and has thrown it.
It's under the pretense that I've abused my privilege by complaining every time the network went down. The last time here, my landlord's son wouldn't have known the network was down if I didn't bring it up. For me, it's simply my efforts to keep the gateway to success open in a more convenient thing.
I'm sitting here now in the McDonald's. At the next table there are four people talking stupid stuff about work and other people. Such productive talk! That's the way it is in the employment world. It's not much to look forward to. These people have no idea. Last night I tried asking someone who had been fired from his job over a squabble about his boss throwing some of his equipment on the ground. I tried to rest my case with him, but the only thing I got back was, "I never read books. I work with my hands." He's taken. there's nothing I could say to get him to educate himself.
It's like trying to sing to pigs. I would be wasting my time and annoying the pigs.
These people on here are discussing how one of them told her mother that she was going to be working at 8:00. Another says that she has never been late...ever. Great work ethics but I consider myself very fortunate that I have the education that I have and that my very mind has been "poisoned" against the world of mediocracy.
These people are not living for themselves. They are living lives meted out to them. Sad! So utterly sad! And I'm to aspire being clothed in some stupid uniform and giving homage to the very place where I'm now writing.
Being vocal about my aspirations and business intentions has gotten me off the Internet at home. It's meant to deter me from not being out looking for that fabulous position of having to give most of my waking time to an employer. Whilst the consumer world goes on about me as I sit here, they sit there in front of me and continue to talk about other people and who's supposed to start at what time, and talking about some other person trying to go to school to become a lawyer. Such is the world of mediocracy. The television overhead is blaring the news and McDonald's commercials.
I'm here on this Saturday morning, my boss had just called and I have an extra half hour.
Do yourself a BIG favour.
The very best thing you can do for yourself and your business is to keep it to yourself. If you are working in a job, keep silent. If you have an alibi to whom you can talk to and is of like mind, then by all means, that's more support for you and that person. Go for it! But heralding your business ventures when you are just starting out and just beginning to make the grade spells disaster!
It's a bunch of BS, but that's life in the real world. The less others around you know about your business, the better off you are! Take this from experience from someone who's been on WA for four years. I know all of this depends on me, but much of the issues I'm having with regard to getting my business off the ground accounts to others I've talked to taking action to get my round form into the square hole they think I should be fitted to. Like that brick in the wall...
They've left the table. One of them said, "I'm clocking in!" She had been sitting there all the time I've written this. What dedication! Too bad they don't know what they are missing. Ignorance is bliss, so they say. They get up in the morning looking forward to the next time they can go to bed. They have no plans. They have no direction. They live their lives in quiet desperation trying to look pretty in front of their co-workers.
Well, that's it for now. I'm going to the Boot Camp and see what's next on there. Still working with the Jaaxy section.
With any luck, my landlord's son will plead my cases that the actions he has taken to get me to be out finding a job is really hurting my business. So far, all he can say is, "Too bad!" What he has in for Wealthy Affiliate is a mystery to me except that it's all about online business.
My online ventures are limited to the mall and places like McDonald's on a computer that won't boot up sometimes, keyboard issues at times, but does work. It's very limited being a Windows 95 machine with Windows XP having been put on it some time ago. I wrote this to encourage folks to not let life's dramas keep them away from what they love doing. Living life in pretense is one of the worst things you can do. Albeit that's the face all of these employees at McDonald's are wearing to work. There they go again, "That's ridiculous! Working only three days this week! That's pissing me off!" She is up now with her empty coffee cup in hand lounging over the gate to the back of the house.
She just went in...
As the World Turns ~
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