About MatthewB2
Joined November 2016
My name is Matthew, but my friends and close family members call me Matt. I'm 22 years old, and I have cerebral palsy.

Growing up, I never thought much of my disability. I didn't even think about it that way honestly. It was just something that made me different, that's all.

That all changed around high school, and as you can imagine, it all came down to a girl. I've always been kind of a private person, but in my senior year of high school I saw this girl and she was the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen.

I'll spare you the nitty-gritty details of the story, and just tell you that having had no prior experience with women left me a little unsure of how things like this typically progressed. I got too attached too quickly and that was the end of that.

I only mention that because it was a defining moment for me.

Not too long after that, I heard a story about how some random guy at her work asked her out in some big flashy way and she loved it.

That sent me into a tailspin. I became angry, cynical, pessimistic, resentful, jealous, self-loathing, and a bunch of other things I'm not proud of. It was the worst time of my life.

I withdrew into myself. Put distance between me and everyone I cared about. It didn't help that shortly after that some family secrets were revealed that should've been revealed long ago. I didn't trust anyone.

Recently, that all changed. No, this time it wasn't because of a girl.

Over the last year, 2016, every time I've needed anything my brothers and sisters always came through for me. This might sound a little cliche, but it made me realize that despite all of the dreams that I had, that still had yet to come true, I at least had them.

They taught me that even in the worst of circumstances, there's always something to be thankful for.

I now view life as a series of challenges. I have no doubt that I will get everything I want out of life. I just have to accept that it might not be the way I originally envisioned it.

I never imagined four years ago that I would be writing content online for a living. In fact, if you had told me that, I would've called you nuts. I hate writing.

Anyway, the point is, life has a way of providing you with everything you want as long as you are willing to face the challenges it presents you with and rise above them.

The greater the challenge, the greater the reward.

Don't believe me? Check this out. For those of us who are trying to build a business online, which if you're here is probably you, look at everything you get if you succeed. You get to be your own boss, set your own hours, and work from anywhere.

Sounds like a dream, doesn't it?

That's why it takes time, hard work, and perseverance to build a business online.

Failure is only a state of mind. You only fail if you give up.

And what is failure anyway? Even if the business I built here never amounts to anything, I've learned a lot in my time here. That's a win in my book.

But I will succeed. And so will you.

I'd wish you luck, but you don't need it. Just faith and hard work.

Thanks for reading.

Have a great day everybody!
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Money I would be happy earning
$25,000+ a year
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
Anything above $25,999
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
40 hours a week
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$25,000+ a year

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
Anything above $25,999

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
40 hours a week
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IveTriedThat Premium
Your goals look good Matthew! The important part now is taking action. Only you can hit those goals. Wealthy Affiliate has all the training and tools you need to get started. Ask questions when you need help too. That's what we're here for! :)
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Thanks:)
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Thanks!
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welcome to Premium.
You have made a fab choice and I look forward to following your journey here at WA. You have all the tools and training here to build an awesome site and be successful, you just need to be prepared to put the work in to make it happen.
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Thanks! I have high expectations for WA:)
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good luck and I look forward to reading your blogs and watching your progress :-)
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Congratulations on going premium. :D
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Thank you very much!
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Hey Matthew and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Steve and I'm the owner of IveTriedThat. You signed up through me and I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in 2009, over 7 years ago. I was looking to learn how to supplement my income through Internet Marketing and what I've found was so much more.

By 2010, I was working full-time from home. These days, ALL of my income comes from my ventures online. In fact, my wife just recently quit her job to start her own business as well. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate have provided us with amazing opportunities (we've bought a house, get to travel the world, and best of all, no longer spend time "going to work") and I'm incredibly thankful to the training, tools, and support here that made it all possible. :)

I'd love for you to see the same level of success. So, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

To get started, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself. If there's anything I can do for you Matthew, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve

PS. Once you setup your profile, reply to this message and I'll send you my 10 Hottest Business Ideas for 2016. They'll really help you get moving quickly here!
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Thanks for the support Steve. I look forward to working with you!
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You're very welcome Matthew! You can find my 10 Business Ideas in this post here: Hopefully that will get some ideas moving for you and you can always ask me for any feedback or help along the way!
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MatthewB2 Premium
Those were some fantastic ideas! It gave me a great place to start. Thanks:)
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