I almost fell off my chair...
In fact, I was in quite depressive mode today. Sometimes things go well and then you are happy and dancing. But then there are other times where things don't go as you would like them to go.
I still struggle with my campaign. Sometimes I read that here in WA other people are succeeding and I feel like... hahhh... Why it is so easy for them and so hard for me? (Of course I don't know if it is easy for them but at least I feel that way because of their fast success).
Sometimes I feel - maybe it is not for me. Maybe I should quit. Others can do it but not me. I have so many disadvantages - I am not native English speaker. It takes for ages to write what others write in 1-2 hours. I don't have any particular passion except non-profit and helping poor - and everybody is telling me that I should not try to monetize non-profit.
But then, what should I do? Give up?
I like true stories and true story motivational movies. And I thought this morning: There is a movie "Men of Honor" about a Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, the first black-American master diver in the US.
There is Booker Washington - a former black slave boy who later became aneducator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the US.
There is a movie "Soul Surfer" about Bethany Hamilton who survived a shark attack and even though she lost her hand she still managed to become a top surfer again.
There is a movie "Chok Dee", about a french criminal Dida who later became a thai boxing world champion.
There is a movie "Legent No 17" about legendary Soviet hockey player Valeri Harlamov.
And I thought - what all these people have in common?
Always struggling uphill, against all possible and impossible obstacles they never gave up and... Against all odds... the won.
Encouraging, isn't it? Yes.
I have not been in such a difficult place before but it is still discouraging if you don't see the results
And then I thought:
It's about patience. How can I learn about patience. If I have fast success in everything then I don't learn it.
It's also about learning from failures. It's about not giving up.
Winston Churchill has said: "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm" Now if I want to learn about success, I have to go also from failure to failure. It is highly uncomfortable but it gives me very valuable lessons.
And if I never approach failures how can I learn how to handle failures? So welcome failures, learn from them and you only become stronger.
Motivational quotes help me so I read them often.
A comfort that I needed
And today when searching in Google, I almost fell from my chair. I could not believe my eyes. My blog post was sitting on the first page of Google SERP when you search "Empower Network" (at least with Google Chrome. When I use Firefox or Internet Explorer, it's not there and I don't no why).
Anyway, it was good to see it there and maybe I needed this encouragement to move on hahahaaa
I don't really understand about SEO yet but seems that it slowly starts to build.
So what are the most important lessons I learn these days besides SEO, etc?
I learn about patience, self discipline, hard work, dedication, teamwork, pressing on, learning from mistakes, learning to handle failures, how not to give up,...