Exceed Your Expectations! Let's Talk About Choices.
Now I do enjoy a nice glass of wine next to a crackling fire in my fireplace. Guess what I am doing tonight? Ummm, after a crazy week with the kids it especially feels oh so nice.
And you would get what I'm saying if you had teens. Love 'um but oh my ... well no more needs to be said, right? And then there is my precious and precocious almost 6 special needs daughter. WHEW! Man o' man, I made it one more week! Let's celebrate!
Reflections on Blessings
No, but tonight what I really want to share and reflect upon is something else. What you ask, is that? It is this amazing journey here in my Wealthy Affiliate courses and community. We all know that every journey has its highs and lows, twists and turns in the roadway.
My WA path in the 1st quarter of 2014 had hit what I call, a stall. Not because of anything that anyone had done. It was life. You see I had found Wealthy Affiliate in December 2013 and worked feverishly until March 2014. I was hardly looking at my site after April.
NOT A QUITTER
I have never been one that could be tagged a quitter. But...it seemed that I'd fallen off the Wealthy Affiliate platform, and that was for sure. AND I wasn't doing much with my creation. The short story is I had been drawn away in April 2014 following a family member's cancer diagnosis. And then my 13 year old teen returned with a host of mental and emotional problems following a brief hiatus outside of our home. It wasn't pretty, in fact some of it was scary. LIfe happens and we have so many choices and paths we can take. I chose to keep family bouyed up but to not let go of my membership in this community even though I was barely even here. Life stuff was consuming my time and my energy.
"Choices Will Make What Your Life Will Become. Choose Wisely"
One of my favorite sayings is: "Choices Will Make What Your Life Will Become. Choose Wisely". I try to live by this. I consciously chose to not let go of Wealthy Affiliate. I chose to be a Premium member. I recognized a community that was striving to live by an honorable philosophy, to "Pay It Forward". Also it was apparent that many in the WA community were living by a foundationally sound principle ... "All things that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them", words from the wisest man to live and one's that are reasonable, tried and true.
Family First and Then...
The family turmoil dust started to settle in August. I started writing in September. There was some website house cleaning necessary, updating plug-ins, and backing up to be done. Gradually I started to ramp things up in my dormant blog and in my WA network and community. I exchanged PMs with the young man, (I get to call him that, after all I'm 62 and he is near to my son's age) who I had found through his scam review site and who introduced me to Wealthy Affiliate. He was generous in suggesting what steps I needed to take to get the ball rolling again. I found his kindness remarkable as I could tell he'd looked at my site and was familiar with what I had done. He was more than words! I was so very encouraged!
So why in the world do I feel like writing, sharing all of this? After all, my blog business isn't making me any money...yet. Garnering affiliates has been slow going...for me. Nevertheless, I am confident that will change and I will get there, I just haven't finished my lessons. So then, what's up?
I do see light on the horizon and plenty of silver linings when there are grey clouds.
And now I have received the nicest pat on the back from our organization. I'm one of the Top 200! REALLY? I am so excited. I am so grateful!
I work hard and it really does matter to me, that the people I touch here know that something they have said or done has touched me too! Paying it forward, I want everyone to know that your journey is in so many ways my journey! And in some ways it has also been the journey of our founders, Kyle and Carson. We are in good company. Either by the efforts of individual people or by the company at large.
We will exceed our expectations.
Ah, but only if we do what is recommended. Exceed Your Expectations! Give because "there truly is more happiness in giving then there is in receiving." Seek balance and of course focus on your business, that is why we are here, right?
Success is measured differently by each of us but whatever your expectation it will be exceeded with Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you Wealthy Affiliate for all you do and all you are. I am so glad I found you!