I almost fell off my chair...

Last Update: March 24, 2014

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,...

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Shawn Martin Premium
I love watching the light bulbs go on... :)
egonsarv Premium
Nah... I am very sorry but probably because I am from different background I did not understand its meaning... Can you clarify please because:

1) I think there is some hidden meaning;
2) I learn a new term and maybe can use it sometimes later in my blog posts hahahaaa
Shawn Martin Premium
Sure! it means when a person gets something figured out, we say the light bulb lit up. :)
Melanie1508 Premium
Excellent post, Egon. Just keep moving forward and never give up!
egonsarv Premium
Thank you for encouraging words :)
Berny W Premium
P.S. Hi Egon - please check out Brok's blog on how to see where you are ranking on Google. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/incognito-window-see-your-real-rankings-on-google. Google can tend to show you that you are ranking no. one when it is because you are actually visiting your own site so many times! Hope this helps.
egonsarv Premium
Yes, Berny, you were right. I am not sitting at the first place of Google SERP with that keyword. But I don't really care right now. Yesterday I needed that motivation and it gave me. I am motivated again and if I don't sit there right now, it does not mean that I cannot sit there somewhere in the future :)

Thank you also for willing to help me with proofreading. I appreciate it much. :)
Berny W Premium
Hi Egon - great post here and so enlightening at the end that you are not giving up!

I know it probably takes you a long time to write your posts but your English is absolutely nothing short of fantastic - please believe that! As you know, I have always, and will always, be here to help you proof read your content for your sites as I have done so. One day you can pay me back by adjudicating my content if you don't mind. Like you I have been stuck on my niche since December and I have spent a lot of time procrastinating about going into the make money online business. But that is where my passion is - to help others, and I will continue to help you - please do not hesitate to send your posts through for proof-reading - seriously it doesn't take me long.

Please send them to both my email addresses so no matter where I am I can help you. You do so much for other people, let me continue to help YOU! Do not feel guilty Egon - you do so much for mankind, this is the least I can do for you! You bring a tear to my eyes, but it is happy tears! Cheers to you and your family - Berny.
coolcity Premium
It is not for me to judge but I think it is a very difficult choice for you to try to monetize non-profit, because it will seem to many as if you are doing it "just for the money".

But you are right, for some people it seems to be very easy and for others it seems to be very difficult. I have the same feelings sometimes. But you have made a big achievement to get to Page 1 in Google, so you are succeeding already.

Remember none of the people you mentioned were successful in the beginning, it took a long time. Keep learning, keep going, you are doing a brilliant job and your English is fantastic, honestly. I do not say that just to motivate you, I say it because it is the truth.

Always remember these 3 words to keep you going: Never Give Up.
egonsarv Premium
Thank you. I made that mistake in my early days here that I chose a non-profit. Now I focus on promoting WA through bootcamp. I just struggled to find my niche because it is encouraged us to pick the one that we are passionate about. And I could not find any except the non-profit.

Promoting WA and warning against scams is something that I am passionate about as it makes internet better place and helps people. This is what I like to do :)

But thank you very much for your encouragement. :)
coolcity Premium
Helping people to avoid scams is one of the best things we can do on the internet. People are happy to pay for something good like WA rather than lose money on scams. I wish you all the success in the world, you are doing the right thing and you are doing it very well. Just keep going.