Not quitting - just a change of direction

Last Update: July 05, 2017

WHEN PASSION ISN'T ENOUGH

There is a saying "Follow Your Passion and the Money Will Follow".............

Hmmmmm - well, I was feeling passionate alright, but I just wasn't getting anywhere..............at all................fast or even slow.......................

Once I became a Premium Member, I just wanted to shout about WA from every roof top, I knew I had found THE PLACE to learn everything I needed to start an online business. As I was getting into the Certification Course (barely) I realised I didn't actually have any blazing passion about any niche, but I sure as heck was on fire about WA, so why not promote WA? So I switched over to the Bootcamp course and whipped up my website which, I think, does reflect my passionate feelings about WA. Passion, but no knowledge, no stats, no experience, and without any experience in affiliate marketing, very quickly ended up feeling LIKE A FRAUD, trying to promote something I had not yet had success in and basically, zero knowledge. This did bother me from time to time, but I thought I could point to other people's successes and everything that is available here. That kept me going, but without forward momentum and all along, there was this nagging feeling that I just could not ring true (yet). I blamed my lack of progress on one (personal) stumbling block after another - no time, job demands, family demands etc etc, but when I was being completely honest with myself, I had to admit that I could have still made time if the motivation had been there, and the motivation was missing because the conviction wasn't there, that this is what I should be doing at this point in time. Lacking a niche, I was in a hurry to get going and thought I could promote WA instead. But, disappointingly, it just isn't working for me this way .. .....

It was time to take stock ... resulting in my going back to the Certification Course. So now I am drilling down into my love of gardening to come up with a specific niche - the training will help me clarify it. Eventually I will get back to Bootcamp, but only once I am happy with my own success within a niche of my choosing.

The great thing is - I am excited again and can see the way forward. Another thing I know - I am not quitting!

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OldMCSEGuy Premium
It just takes ONE BREAK to change your perspective. Best of luck in all you do.
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katzee Premium
Thanks for the encouragement and good wishes - it was a reality check that had to happen ....
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markr0675 Premium
Awesome resolve. Best wishes for success here at WA
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katzee Premium
I really appreciate your comment and good wishes Mark - all the best to you too
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Mike-Writes Premium
You have an awesome attitude, Katharina. You're not giving up just changing directions in order to find the success you are seeking. With your determination, I feel sure you will reach your goals. Wish you all the best!

Mike
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katzee Premium
Thank you Mike - you have always been there like a guiding light and I'm sure it helped me eventually see the light - much appreciated
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Mike-Writes Premium
You're welcome, Katharina. Your kind words are much appreciated.
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Rod3 Premium
I am glad to see you are not quitting. Learning new things can be very humbling at times. I wish you all the success.
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katzee Premium
Hi Rod
Really had to swallow that "humble pie" but the last bite tasted much better than the first one, and now with all the supportive comments I am even enjoying some cream with it :) Thanks for your kind comments too. All the best
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pablocortina Premium
Thank you for this moving post. Wishing you tremendous success
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katzee Premium
The support here is what keeps you going at times like these - it is heartfelt and real- thank you for your kind comment too.
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