Shut Up!

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...

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I just noticed I got two invites overnight! That's real business! It works even when you don't. That's what I'm after. That's entrepreneurship.

Most people are living in a quiet desperation thats true, working for someone else and sometimes even if they do complain about their life they are not taking the amount of necessary action to change that ,
I have begun to pay a closer attention to the people i allow to let in my circles in the past few years , And its great to spend time with those individuals that have high energy levels and are doing work they love to do.

It helps me to maintain the focus on my own goals , it increases my own levels of energy and the best part is that you can talk about all your dreams with them and they never say you cant , the conversation would simply switch to how it can be accomplished.
Hang in there you can do it , the first step is to where you earn enough to be able to do this full time, once you will get there it will be like sliding downhill compared to now!

Most people complain about entitlements. It's things they have little control over.

I don't like that they booted me off the network without warning. I've had nothing to say about it to them. It's their network and they can do what they please with it. It's hurting my business now because these WiFi places are pretty far away. When the job I'm doing ends Tuesday, driving out here won't be an option anymore.

I found out from my landlord's son that his wife thought I was being arrogant about the Internet being down when it was struck, when I did was point it out.

I'm not allowed to have any cables run to my camper, or any other service to there, so I'm done with Internet access there. This wouldn't have occurred if my landlord didn't think I was misusing my time. That's the whole thing behind being taken off. His son said he would discuss this with my landlord.

This is what I love to do. It's too bad others have to come along and destroy that for people who want to do things differently than they. It is what it is.

I am so blessed to have a home with my own network. I really feel for you. I take my network with me on my phone. For $30 a month extra I can work anywhere, using my phone as a hot spot.

It may take some time but I will be where I can be independent in this regard.

Daniel -

I always find your posts interesting to read and your writing style has become very pleasant on the eyes.

I am confused with why the heck it would be any business of your landslord what you do in your spare time as long as you are paying the rent?

If i was on time paying my rent is would basically tell my landlord to mind his own damn business.

His landlord supplies the space for him to live. Not the internet. I don't see why Daniel doesn't offer to pay for some of the internet so that he can have access to it. Unless this is part of his rental agreement then the landlord is not the one to blame.

Last year at this very time, I was homeless because, I got behind on my rent. the following month, with rent in hand and paid up, I was not allowed to pay the following month because I was expected to have a full-time job. the day I was to vacate, my landlord went looking for me to not impose this on me, but he really got onto me about spending my time on WA and websites back then.

They turned off the modem during the day for about three days and then stopped doing that. It's all over not having a regular job. Since then, I've not missed a rent payment.


It is not an option. Even back when I first started living there I was told that would be provided for free and I would not have to worry about paying anything for it.

It's all about trying to build an online business, which my landlord sees as foolish.

The connection was horrible for two years and I would ask them to reset the modem. The got tired of me asking once or twice a month, thinking the thing doesn't degrade. Well, that's the way they are. All modems need to be reset once in a while.

When I found out how to reset it from my computer, I no longer had the need to have someone reset it. That was almost two years ago. So, if there were any times I was "pushy" it was in the first two years.

The network has gone down several times and me being on there more than anyone else besides my landlord, I was the first to discover it had been struck by lightning. This is when I was told not to bring it up again.

The Internet was a favour on their part and I've always recognized that. I do extra things around there in gratitude for that and other things. He knows it. It's HOW I use the Internet he has issues with. Now, I've been making some income consistently since April. He will not take that into account that this has been working for me, though minimally at this point.

So, I'm not blaming him since it is his network. It is what it is. I just don't think he handled it right to just cut it off without warning. Since this happened, I have not discussed anything about it to him. He's not going to care that this is messing with my business that I've worked so hard to make work finally.

It has come down to my having to find somewhere else to live if I'm going to have Internet access in my home. So, technically, you are right. I'm basically out of the game until I can do something to change it. It has left a big hole in my life though.

My persistence to keep at this daily after resolving to do so has cost me. If he was not aware of how I was using it, I'd probably still have it today.

Oh, Daniel, I'm seeing such wonderful growth in you. You are complaining, yet somehow avoiding the "woe is me." You are so right in your observations about people, and they, everyone of them, cannot see opportunity
through your filters. Your boss, if so identified, is "your boss." Are you sure you want to think of him in that way? You could refer to him as ..........first name. And he may be jealous that you are getting what he cannot even imagine. I suggest that you celebrate the fact that you know that his opinion does not create your reality, that your computer will be no longer be having spare parts available next year, and get as much done as possible. Your success is assured--as soon as you accept it!
You need to use the courses taught here as if they were personal coaching sessions
because you need to talk things out. When you get into a private place with your computer again, just talk aloud as you type, and the answers to your questions are always there--just for you. Have a happy day!

It's not my boss, it's my landlord that has issues with building an online business. The crux of my post above is that if you have a job, it's best to keep your personal things, in this case, building a business, from them because most of them do not understand and can get jealous and see it as a threat. I'm not quite sure how this happens but it does and people like Tracy will instruct this.

Workplaces are ripe with employee mentality. These are folks that don't really know much about taking initiative. They are used to taking orders and having their time on the job (and some of their personal time as well) controlled. They know little about managing money nor know there are other income sources (capital gain & cash flow) and to refer to that puts up walls when they think this stuff is for the wealthy.

It's another thing totally misunderstood by most employees. I say "most" because there are some that have become aware and are right here with us on WA. I also say "some" because they are in an extreme minority amongst the entire workforce.

I find myself very fortunate to have found WA (said again and again) because there are a LOT of people who are on the same road I'm on. I'm just in a situation that demands my attention in conventional ways else I face sanctions like has already occurred several times. My landlord is a great school teacher but he knows nothing about entrepreneurship. The surface isn't enough. It causes misconceptions. I'm not here to get rich. I'm here to put forth my message. There are other ways to derive an income and not have to live life in such a dreary way.

That's what Kyle & Carson did and it resulted in a great reward of satisfaction and financial freedom for them.

Why I kike the blog because I am stunned. Compiling all your blogs will make a book HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR HARDSHIPS. Before I wished you Good Luck now onwards I will pray.

The only thing that is missing is the happy ending. A result of all my efforts so far in my work has netted me a little income since April but it's nothing to write home about yet. It is, however, an accomplishment and some small victories.

A book so far, on this topic would just amount to little. I already have a book written about going beyond employment but I can't put that out until I can show for what I've striven for.

I understand what you are saying. My situation is not like yours as I am retired. However, there still is a need to earn extra funds. My family is kind as well but I have learned that the less said about internet marketing, the better. People outside of this business really don't understand it and think that it is either a pipe dream or at worst, a scam. When you are around other people it is best to find things to talk about that they do understand.

Hopefully, you will soon be earning enough from your internet earnings to upgrade to a slightly newer laptop and at some point your own internet service. I think that you have done well to accomplish what you have done with your limitations.

I'm going to have to move out of the situation I'm in now. It was tolerable as it was when they were letting me have Internet access, but now it has become counter productive for me.

In my situation, people don't understand what I'm doing. I've had a LOT of problems with this. I had another friend who is disabled let me go up to Toledo, Ohio to live there with him for awhile as long as I was able to provide my own resources, which I did. He let me live there rent-free, but his nosy neighbors took serious offense to it and would not mind their own business. I eventually got ran off from there.

Once again, I was "fooling around on the computer" sponging off my disabled friend. they drove wedges in so hard I had to leave in order to maintain friendship. They got his family involved and that made matters worse.

People think that, just because they believe paying it forward to society means working a full-time job and giving most of your time and energy to that. That's why I posted this.

You let too many people know what you are doing, they can turn on you and really make it hell for you. I don't blame them. It's their mentality. They were taught like this. Failure to comply with social convention of the masses gets worse when you find yourself, in some way, dependent on those who believe this.

Boy is it some up hill struggle for you! I admire you so much! I wish I could post an internet Connection to you. X

Some day, my book will have a happy ending and will be complete. This is just another wrench thrown into the works by ignorant people.

Your resolve, given what you have to work with, is incredible Dan. I hope you have at least figured out that you can do most of the work offline and upload it as and when you can.

I wish I had some more positive help to offer other than to wish you luck in your quest. By all means shout if there is anything I can do to help but for now I won't waste any more of your precious online time. You are at least going in the right direction.

I appreciate the kind reply. I have to move. There's no other way around it. Unless they restore my Internet access, this is going to seriously affect my business. There's nothing I can do at this point but do what you've suggested, but time and energy is much more limited.

The job I'm doing now will only last Monday and Tuesday. The house is almost completed. Just a few loose edges now.

My site's landing page has already dropped in rank since last week. My rank here has also dropped. Not much I can do about it but keep trying to maintain it the best I can. Just get going and someone has to come along and pull the rug out from under. It's been the story of my life. So I'm used to it.

Yes, moving, if you can, sounds like a good idea.

YEAP we are going against the flow, that is for sure. Keep up the great work.

Since I vvas very young, I have never been known to conform to the ordinary. I've always been out for the astounding, the different, the unorthodox, the strange, the bewildering, the zany, and most of all, the blazing of my own trails. I lived for 10 years in a shack in the woods in Central Maine because I could not cope with living a straight-laced life. I was strongly influenced as a young child by the hippie movement. It poisoned my mind way back then and that is one part about me that has not changed. It just went from the psychedelic lifestyle to entrepreneurship.

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