My WA activities-- How I cope

Last Update: January 08, 2015

So I received a Private message that lead me to creating a new post (look at this thing, its too long for email- haha). She wanted to understand my daily challenges and how I manage to maintain my site.

1) I have a full time job, working in the corporate office of Avon Inc. I'm up from 6(ish) and get home at 7(ish). I am a Hyperion Administrator, so I have my head down in code every day and all I talk about is data and scripts.

2) I just completed my Masters of Science degree in Information Technology so the last thing I want to do is write. I did it accelerated and in one year I completed my degree so that means for one year, all i did was write essays.

I don't want to write or see the PC when I get home!!I want to watch tv (Thank god Scandal and Once Upon a Time is on break), and read a book! Yes, I’m one of those people who read for fun. Quite frankly I just want to bum out. I’m always rushing through things in life, I need a break.

If Only...

But I’m not built like that. I was approached by a friend about WA in the summer time and promised him and myself that I’d start it when I completed school in December. Why—because I was in a position where I'd have nothing to lose! I wasn't earning extra income and I wasn't in a position to incur a loss for trying out the program.

When I first started, if you read my first blog post, I simply could not figure out a domain name. Everything was already taken, or if not, someone had a facebook page or twitter handle with that name. I polled my friends and made my best friends have a drink at 3pm! It took me forever— but Sunday (I joined on a Friday) I figured it out and my site started taking shape. From that point on—I had everything to lose.

I didn't want my naming efforts to go to waste; not even my little $10 domain payment I wanted to lose. After five days, I upgraded to Premium. That only made me more determined to not fail or give up. I feel like I’m a natural procrastinator. That’s why I tend to blow through life events quickly, because I feel like if I take my time and not give it my all, I’ll forget about it. Believe it or not, I’m only 23! I’m also a tad bit of a shopaholic, and the fact that I used my money as an investment into my site instead of buying something from Sephora—you best believe that I’m going to work hard to breakeven and rip the rewardsof my investment!!!

It all comes down to...

We're all different- we all have different struggles on the road to success. But no one knows us like we know ourselves. I'm the biggest bum on the planet if you ask me. But I want what I want, and I want this to be successful so I'm going to do it as quick as I can, in the best way that I can, so I can bum out in the end. That-- that's how I cope.

-Rai

RewardingSkincare.com

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Larry_T Premium
You are super busy lady. Don't ever stop being productive is the way I live my life. One thing I do every day to keep from burning out is to take 20 minutes to meditate. It really does help the ole gray cells. Keep it up Rai
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rairaie Premium
Haha, I'll try that one. I don't really meditate but every weekday morning, while having my breakfast I have a calm moment. Just to sit by myself and catch up with stuff I've missed or to just sit and think.
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Larry_T Premium
That's great Rai, but you really need to make your brain take a rest by thinking about absolutely nothing. Close your eyes and visualize erasing a whiteboard. Imagine your mind is the whiteboard. Keep clearing your mind until it is blank. Just like a clean whiteboard. Start for 5 minutes and work up to say 20 minutes. It really does help. Good luck Rai
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Artiste Premium
You have managed to keep track of all the tasks at hand. Good job. Not all can do that... I'm kinda 1 of them... wish I can learn to complete tasks 1 at a time and do a good job with each one...

Always strive to succed and you'll find that you will...

-Best wishes.
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rairaie Premium
Thanks. I'm just waiting to see how my first month of statistics go. Hopefully I'll be on my way to earning my first sale soon.
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EddySalomon Premium
Raiesa,

I think your work ethic is clearly there given what you've accomplished. But it's your patience that will determine how successful you are. Nothing about this will be quick. It's a marathon as I'm always telling people. Too often I've seen people give up to quickly who were probably on the cusp of a breakthrough.

That said as long as you see through this until it does work for you, you'll get to the point where most of your business is an autopilot.

But initially it's going to take a lot of work and even more patience.
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rairaie Premium
I was about to say "Eddy-- Why are you commenting on this!" But i just noticed you used this as a forum to drill in your speech this morning about my social media ways. I'm being patient and i'm in for the long run. I have to keep telling myself that everyday.

You're a great friend to have. I think new people who are starting up here should find folks like you to motivate them.
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EddySalomon Premium
You know me, I'm a broken record. But it's only because I've been in all newbies shoes and I want you to avoid all the mistakes I've made.
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VickiB58 Premium
Wow, rairaie! You have accomplished a LOT - so it's hard to think of you as a 'bum'. I myself am usually dressed like a hobo and sitting in front of my computer.

I LOVE to write - so this thing is great for me. But I totally understand the 'I'm done for today' syndrome. And especially if it's your day-job that soaks up so much energy for creativity - my husband is an IT guy, too (Quality Assurance - Software Engineer) - and he won't even check to see why the speakers at home are unplugged when he's home and relaxing.

But like helya says - it's about momentum. And getting motivated. Funniest part of it is that when I'm done for the day, and relaxing, is when all the GREAT ideas come - so I write them down.

Then, the next morning I start again.
Hang in there, girl! You are amazing, and one of my mentors OFFICIALLY!
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rairaie Premium
Lol-- I'm a newbie... you're my mentor vick! You've helped me get accepted by so many companies in one month! But yep-- like your husband, I don't even want to connect to the printer.

Right now, all i'm doing is thinking of ideas to keep me going when I'm craving for downtime. I'm trying to be creative with it because when I crash... I crash!
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helyearelyea Premium
I am the same way. And for me a lot of it is about momentum. If I take a couple days off it would be hard to stop. Just make it something you have to do every single day even if it is just a little tiny bit and you will be ok.

I wish you the best. Make it happen!
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rairaie Premium
I do that too. But on the days when i feel to write, I write all I can. I've also started making voice recordings of my ideas instead of just scribbling down ideas.
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