Me and Michael Jordan...

Last Update: July 21, 2014

Let's begin!

Jordan's move

Now, just backtrack with me for about 2 seconds! Do you remember that signature move Jordan always does when he is about to take it to the rim (one where he always sticks out his tongue)? If so, then awesome...

Just to be clear, I am not bashing Jordan's signature move. It is a great one? Of course! Can it be done by anyone? Maybe not! See Jordan's move might have a few criteria that you have to get sorted out first, before you attempt it.

These may include:

==> Growing a couple more inches...:)

==> Possessing or having access to a hoop and a basketball...:)

==> Being able to stick out your tongue to a certain length...:)

My move

Now, to be clear, my move doesn't involve me sticking out my tongue (so sorry for any disappointments, lol). Actually, my move is very simple really. And yes, it can be performed by anyone, anywhere.

Signature Move: Pssst, hey! Don't tell anyone this but what I do is, whenever I see someone (anyone) in need of help (that man down type of situation), I simply out stretch my hand to them in hope that they would take it, thus allowing me to help them up.

Remember this saying?: "Everybody needs somebody"

Well that's my code or signature move, helping others. And I know you might be thinking, "like seriously Keane, that's your signature move". Well yes, that's it! Might not be fancy but that's my "Keane Way".

Paying it Forward

Listen, if I have to stress this point a million times then that's how far I'm prepared to go. Paying it Forward. Is it necessary to do so? In my opinion, Yes! And yes and yes and yes! Here's why:

Please note...My definition of this phrase "paying it forward" in this article is subjected to my experiences within the Wealthy Affiliate community. Therefore, its interpretation can take different forms.

Keane's definition:

"Paying it forward is when one person does something with or without the conscious awareness that his/her actions will benefit or help someone else, whether "directly or indirectly". In short, an act of consistent altruism if you will."

Your Reason for Paying it Forward

This where everything gets interesting:). You see altruism in its purest form is a b-e-a-u-tiful thing. I will therefore use the "writing of a blog" as my example here to further solidify my point.

"Regardless of writing something (an article etc.) for personal usage or to someone directly, a blog posted will still perform its duty of impacting on, i.e. benefiting, a multiplicity of individuals both directly and indirectly." Read again... s l o w l y!

Finish? Great!

Sure, messaging someone to check on their progress level is a way of paying it forward. Same too can be said about effectively solving a problem they may have and answering questions they might have about specific subject matters.

But, if this act is providing support and assistance to someone in need is on the basis of personal gain. Then where has the true altruistic approach gone?

Being a Neighbour

So I was writing some content for a blog one afternoon, when I decided to pause for a bit to check on a fellow WA member, to say hello firstly and then perhaps offer any assistance or aid in her progress level, depending on her situation.

She was feeling a bit down after running into a few roadblocks along her journey to business ownership.

Know that type of feeling similar to that of writer's block you get, when you feel stuck but can't move forward to get to where you want to be, even if it's to the last page of your article?

Well if so, same too can be said here about this situation. Luckily however, I was in time to offer the necessary help required and I was able to assist her in resolving her situations, while simultaneously building an air of a little self confidence, thus giving life to a smile that somehow got faded.

Being all relieved now and energized, willing yet ready, she took on the world and before my virtual eyes she conquer all...

"Do what you love, and you will never work another day in your life." Powerful quote but true. True, because that is what I strive to do, which is, "What I Love!"

I am therefore proud to add her story to my collection list for "Future Success Stories".

Key: Paying it forward is essential, especially when it comes to networking and building prospective friendship and by extension business related ones well. Whether your blog landed in the "most popular blogs" section or not. Ensure that its contents therein will benefit or help someone else. Be genuine and be true!

Lesson: You might never know who your information is benefiting or whose face it is putting a smile on or who is in that similar situation you might have mentioned in your article. Fact is, your information is changing lives...

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I'm happy to pay it forward. Question is: Are you?

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P.S. This article was inspired by someone special to me, that I'll refer to as Lady M.

Also, if you have not read my blog about "My girls, Persistence and Consistency", you can read it here, as it speaks more on topic of consistency. Please like, Share & Comment...

Thanks for reading guys!

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Katriann Premium
I really like your attitude. I think more people should choose a signature move like yours. :)
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Keane Premium
Wow! Thank you Katri. I'm truly grateful for you stopping by and for that comment. Really hope that this article was able to shed some light for you...

Have any questions at all or need help or a little guidance. I'd be happy to assistant...

Many thanks,
Keane:)
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Thanks a lot Michael for the warm welcome. Looking forward to the hard work of the family.
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Keane Premium
Hey Taimi. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it...
Keane:)
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SCW13 Premium
Love it! What a great way to live!
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Keane Premium
Thanks, thanks...oh and did I say thanks, lol. All the best...
Keane:)
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Wow pretty impressive & I Love It - I want to do the same! You're an inspiration Keane :) Check out Bruce Springsteen's "Pay It Forward" song, one of my favorites.
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Keane Premium
Why thank you Mary:). Love your attitude and energy:). Thanks for gracing by page with your presence. I really appreciate it! Looking forward to reading yours as well...

To making friends while building new bridges,
Keane:)
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Keane Premium
Just listened to it on YouTube...5:51 mins of goodness. Not bad Mary, not bad. See why you like it sooo much, :)
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cubandane Premium
Keane, (by name and by nature) all that you say is so true. Paying it forward is such a good habit to get into and there is one phrase or word that stays in my mind around this and that is "unconditionally". As you can gather it means doing things for other people without ANY expectation that you could, or should, receive anything back. It takes real integrity and honesty within your self to say that you did something for someone, unconditionally. I see this in you. And so I am following you. Bests, Simon
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Keane Premium
Wow! Simon take it easy on the compliments there...a young guy can only take so much...lol. But, I must agree with you though...paying it forward is definitely the way to go (the right approach).

And yes, an unconditional approach to doing things does display true altruism, especially in its purest form.

This is my most beloved article and you definitely blessed it by stopping by (you're my best visitor yet, but don't tell anyone, ok).

Thanks again Simon and looking forward to talking to you more,
Keane:)
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Keane this really helped me, I have the same mindset I strongly believe if someone wants to be successful they must help someone else to reach different heights!
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Keane Premium
You are definitely right Matt. Well, Zig Ziglar said it best, "...If you help enough people get what they want, you'll get what you want..."

Here's how I climb my success ladder, each and every single day, since I first started: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/keane/blog/how-i-climb-my-success-ladder-insider-secrets

===> That's the best way to climb any success ladder, in my opinion!

Thanks for stopping by,
Keane:)
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Keane Premium
You're most welcome Ehernandez. And thank you for liking it, and taking the time out to read it. I really appreciate it!
Keane:)
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Thank you, Keane for this inspirational post. I really enjoyed it. :) It feels good to have people inspire to keep persisting on any obstacles and achieve any goals.
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ElizBradshaw Premium
Wonderful and inspirational post. Thanks for sharing!
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Keane Premium
Thanks for taking the time to read Eliz! I really appreciate you stopping by. All the best.
Keane:)
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Crystal1pctR Premium
Thank you! I will refer back to this when i am feeling the weight of the world closing in. Refocus on other always helps reset priorities.
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Keane Premium
That's a lovely way to put it Crystal. And great strategy...because taking the necessary time to plan ahead is always important and will benefit you whenever you do...

==> Here to help...

Thanks for taking the time to read,
Keane:)
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bloom3000 Premium
Thanks for posting! I will take this as a reminder.
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Keane Premium
Thanks Bloom. I really appreciate it!
Keane:)
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Keane Premium
Thanks for reading Adulis, I really appreciate it! Wishing you the best both inside and outside of WA...

Keane:)
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fiyameta Premium
Very great Keane!
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Very inspiring article. Thank you very much. Such articles are the fuel for going on!!!
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Keane Premium
Thanks for reading Pampos. I really appreciate it... Wishing you the best of success...

Kean:)
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I'm all about paying it forward. Great read!
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Keane Premium
That's good Lauren happy to hear it...Wishing you the best of success and looking forward to those great convo...

Keane:)
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GayFloyd Premium
Once again, Keane, "thank you". You really have a way with words of inspiration.
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Casho86 Premium
That was great Keane!
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Keane Premium
Thanks Dean. I really appreciate you reading!

Remember: "...Your desire for success should be greater than your desire for failure; in order for you to fully succeed (especially the way that you want to)..."

WA is a wonderful community. Many people however, haven't received the privilege of joining us as yet. You have! My advice >>>Count yourself among the stars, and make the best of journey here.

Each one, teaches one,
Keane
P.S.: "...If you do not first believe in self, you are then twice defeated in the race of life..." - Marcus Mosiah Marvey
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pahr53 Premium
Thank you so much for the invitation to read your uplifting message. Paying it forward is also one of my favorite things to do! Looking forward to reading more from you. Paula
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Keane Premium
Thank you so very much for reading Paula. And it was my pleasure to. Wishing you all the best both inside and outside of WA...

Here's to making friends while building bridges,
Keane
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Keane Premium
Thanks Crystal. I really appreciate it. All the best...
Keane
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DubbedWrite Premium
Awesome thoughts, thank you!
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Keane Premium
Thanks Bek...really appreciate it. Wishing you the best as always...
Keane
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whitakercrew Premium
Love!
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Anewcreature Premium
Keane, you could say that pay it forward as you put it is a deep passion of mines based your definition. I enjoyed your blog and wish you the best of everything here at WA!!
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Keane Premium
Hello Anew. Thank you so very much for that comment. I really appreciate it!

Wishing you the world of success inside and outside of WA... I truly mean that!

To your future success stories,
Keane
P.S.: I'll be listening!
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