First, let me make this point:
I will not post anything on this blog that is not going to be beneficial to members here at Wealthy Affiliate.
Whenever I post something, I try to put myself in your shoes.
"How will this benefit people who read this?"
Now that I've made that point,
You're probably wondering why this post is titled "Brian Jones"
For years I use to think Mick Jagger was the leader and the brains behind the Rolling Stones.
I reciently learned I was wrong.
It was Brian Jones.
Brian Jones was the one who formed the Rolling Stones.
Brian Jones was not like everybody else...
Mick Jagger was the one who gave the band it's name, which came from a Muddy Waters song titled "Rollin' Stone".
However, although Jones was an intelligent young man and an accomplished musician, his morals left much to be desired.
He fathered 6 children by 6 diffrent women, another fact I didn't know.
So I'm sayin' to myself "Man, guys really did get around back in the Sixties. I didn't know morals were so relaxed back then."
Unfortunantly, drug use and alcohol took their toll and Jones was found dead in a swimming pool at age 27 on July 2nd, 1969.
However, to this day there is controversy surrounding the circumstances of his death.
This post is not to focus on Brian Jones as a person. His personal life was a hot mess.
The point is about "not being like everybody else," either offline or online.
There are a thousand affiliate marketers who look and sound and read the same...
What are they doing to stand out?
What are you doing so you don't be "like everybody else"?
So, I'm looking at this video adout Brian Jones and in the background theres a song playing called "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" by the Kinks.
I never heard the song before until I watched this video on Brian Jones, but the words really got me thinking...
Man, I really like these lyrics!
The lyrics to this song got me thinking about what I'm trying to accomplish online with Wealthy Affiliate, and in Life in general.
I thought about why a lot of people are here at Wealthy Affiliate...
Check it out:
Think about these lyrics for a minute:
In order to distinguish yourself from your competetors, your online presence cannot be "like everybody else."
You MUST be diffrent! You have to find a way to stand out!
Do you inject personality into your posts?
Can people red your content without getting a headache?
Or is your website or blog "like everybody else"?
Here's another point:
The song talked about "living your life like everybody else."
One of the reasons I started an affiliate marketing business is because I did not want my life to be "like everybody else"!
Most people are broke, disgusted, miserable and scared.
Whats worse, they are either are too lazy to change their lives or have no idea how to do it.
It scared me to death that I was going to end up "like everybody else!"
I would get a lot of discouragement from family members and so-called friends from spending so much time working on my online business.
Now, I don't give a rats %$#&* what anybody thinks.
I don't want to be like everybody else.
"I don't want to take all that they hand me down, and make out a smile though I wear a frown..."
MAN, I love that line!
I cannot tell you how hard it's been banging out post after post after post...
Working on my business when I didn't feel like it...When everything WAS GOING WRONG...
So many times I've had to fake a smile around friends and family when I didn't feel like smiling.
Putting up with crap I didn't want to put up with...
My point is: NEVER compromise your goals and dreams!
Do not "take all that they hand you down" in the form of negativity, compromise and broken dreams.
Stay focused here at Wealthy Affiliate...Stay Focused!
If you have days you don't feel like smiling THEN DON'T SMILE!
DON'T SMILE...Just keep moving forward!
"I won't say I feel fine like everybody else."
Some days I FEEL LIKE CRAP! I don't want to say "I'm OK" like everybody else!
Because some days I'm NOT ok...I'm not fine!
But I keep banging away post after post after post...
'Cause I don't want to be like everybody else...
Don't ever allow people to make you do things you don't want to do.
If you REALLY want Time, Money and Freedom, do what you know you MUST do!
Just remember, the way to success is to accept the fact that "I'm not like everybody else."
If you can't handle that, then you're done.