W.A. - Silencing The Critical Voice

Last Update: May 31, 2013
Let's face it, we are all in this WA community for a reason. Perhaps many different personal reasons but reasons nonetheless.

Yet as a newbie, I have experienced another benefit I hadn't expected. A benefit which serves us all I am sure. A silencing of that critical voice inside me which always yells and screams when I want to experiment, or try something different, or something riskier or just something that can make a positive difference. It gets loud enough that my logical thinking brain gives in by agreeing to the idea that giving up is safer and far more comfortable than pushing on.

You know that voice, those negative and debilitating beliefs that actually talk to us - the ones that creates a nervousness in the belly, starting softly at first and for some of us, often ending with loud screaming to your conscious mind thoughts like, "I don't have the skills to make money on the web!" Or, I don't have the time!" Or, "I am not that lucky, never have been and those are the only people who make money online - the lucky ones!"

It keeps happening to me but the WA community muffles those voices and that was something I wasn't expecting. Participating in the training, the chats, and all of the other features this community offers really has dampened the fears that often arise in me which keep me from pushing forward. Those voices that create procrastination due to doubt which is really how this emotional roller coaster works for me somehow feel softer, smoother and interfere with my dreams much less.

I found this place by doing some research on what turns out to be some evil, greedy, self proclaimed - "fast money makers and gurus who can have your new web site making millions in no time at all!" Glad Kyle/Carson were smart enough to tag these guys and provide links to WA in among all of the complaints these guys had floating around about them in web space. Good strategy.

Good thinking Kyle and Carson. When you guys created this service, I'll bet these voices inside you both were some of the reasons this affiliate community was created in the first place. Things are easier without all those negative voices convincing me to run and hide.

Well done indeed to all the thinkers behind the creation of this fabulous place.

The McKenzie





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Richi Premium
"Don't wait for somebody to do things for you, but you have to take a move yourself and take a step forward" that's what my Dad told me last time when I give up to learn English. So what I do is, I take the 411 pages dictionary and memorize every word in that book, 4th months later when 2001 came, I can understand English and even talk the language. My classmates who knows well how dumb I was in English are totally shocked and ask "How did you do that?", so I say " All this while I'm waiting for 'magic pills' to understand this foreign language while actually, the magic is within myself, nobody can walk the walk for me rather than me myself" Teachers will teach you what to do, but you have to do what you need to do, WA taught us every step on how to conquer affiliate marketing , it is us who will make a move...So let's challenge our self, If Kyle and Carson can do it, so do we....
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The McKenzie Premium
Thanks for the inspiration eagle....
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tropiclife58 Premium
Don't you just hate those voices? I'm still having some battles but they are not winning as much. I am very happy we both found WA. Good luck in this new adventure.
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The McKenzie Premium
Thanks for your kind words and also best successes to you.
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Richi Premium
"Birds of a feather flock together." = The power of gather
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The McKenzie Premium
agreed
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Richi Premium
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”― J.M. Barrie
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The McKenzie Premium
Love it
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ledgend180 Premium
that is so very, very true. Inspiration at it's finest.
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Aviator Mike Premium
I didn't doubt that I could fly, so I actually do! :)
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ledgend180 Premium
Hey, I have those voices to. yes it's great to have people to encourage you to keep on going and you can fulfill your desires for a better life ahead. It's been very hard work but each day I gather up my determination to succeed and am very happy with myself (most of the time) by the end of the day. I am a very impatient person and when I don't see results right away I get discouraged, but my new motto is, It will sort itself out and all will be well and it works every time. Life is an adventure.
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The McKenzie Premium
You and I should compare notes. I am impatient myself and if I don't see results right out of the gates, I also have often just given up. Very badchabit I created, but like you that is changing. Thanks for reply ledgend 180
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The McKenzie Premium
Thanks for the inspiration
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Willow Tech Premium
There is always good and evil.

Every where. Every time. As long as the world exists.

As this community is growing, I will request the founders to accommodate good and helpful persons those are coming. That will enrich the WA and WA will sustain forever.

There might be a few people who have been associated with WA for years. They have become very close to WA but it does not give them any right to humiliate newbies. Every person has his won choice and philosophy about life and people. They can live with it outside WA community. Just living out side North America and Europe does not mean that talented people do not exist in other parts of the world.

We want WA to be a truly global community where members from each country will take part.

Through out my life I honored my freedom of speech. I want WA to preserve it too.
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kaylab123 Premium
This is beautiful, Willow Tech. Thank you for putting out this perspective!
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The McKenzie Premium
Well spoken
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rebeccas Premium
Stick to your guns, Willow Tech. Freedom is your right. The great thing about a supportive community is the diversity of perspectives, skills and ideas that come from everyone.

I am new here at WA and I have benefited by listening to new and seasoned members alike. Your gifts will make room for you...keep doing what you do best.
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kaylab123 Premium
Such great thoughts! I know for myself that I have definitely had the thoughts that you mentioned, but I have been so blessed with a great amount of support not only on WA, but also from friends and family. Support can really make all the difference!
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zbeccah Premium
WOW - This post laid bare that dark and dank spot that harbors all my fears and feelings of inadequacy that prevent me from moving forward! I am not alone! Could it be that exposing our fears in such an honest approach just might help dry up those negative thoughts in not just ourselves, but others?
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The McKenzie Premium
I know exactly how you feel and very glad to know you. I love your comments. Thanks
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Travlr413 Premium
Love this post. I found this site while looking into internet marketing. Each day I am bombarded by the get rich guys ever since I brought a service through an affiliate program a few years ago. K&C are keeping it real. Thanks for the post.
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The McKenzie Premium
Hi Travlr413. You and me both regarding your comments on my poste. You are most welcome and I am now following you.
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JNeo77 Premium
Awesome post. This is just what I needed! And here, I thought I was the only one!
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The McKenzie Premium
JNeo77 - I also thought I was the only one. Lets get this financial fullfillment stuff sorted out together. Thanks for comments and I am following you now!
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Shields Premium
Terrific! You make it sound even better than I thought WA was.It really helps that you are willing to express those doubts and fears most of us had begun with!
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The McKenzie Premium
Thanks Shields. Hope I have helped even one person. That's what my website will be focused on.
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wendyk Premium
I agree 100%. WA is awesome and if you do the work the money will follow.
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The McKenzie Premium
Hi wendyk - I completely agree with you.
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caylynn Premium
McKenzie, an excellent, well written blog. Your special, personalized reasons for moving forward, taking care of what would keep you from attaining your goals was a very good strategy to keep us reading. A grateful surprise. Thank you. ^_~0220/6/1
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The McKenzie Premium
Most welcome and thank you.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Great post! I agree 100%! Wealthy Affiliate has helped me to overcome a lot of fears when it came to internet marketing. I was so discouraged trying to find any honest answers on the internet to my questions such as how to work online or how to build a website that I was very close to just giving up on the idea when I came across a link to WA.

It was finally the place I had been searching so long for which not only answered the questions I had, but also how to do things such as setting up a website, keywords, and SEO which I had no clue about before joining this awesome community. At first, I couldn't believe how encouraging and helpful everyone here is...it was so unlike any other site I had come across in my searching that I knew I had to join!

Just knowing that there are people here willing to help out when I get stuck has helped me to get over the fears of trying something new. I know that if I am not sure about something or have questions, there is always someone here with answers which keeps me going onward instead of being stuck thinking I can't do it.

Thank you Kyle and Carson and all the members here for making WA such a great place!
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kiwinana Premium
WA is a great place to be, learning and helping each other.

Thanks Kyle and Carson and all the willing helpers that make this place a great community.
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yes
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Aviator Mike Premium
Ditto!....I can't imagine anywhere else I'd rather be now than right here. I was lost in the jungle of internet marketing scams and shiny objects myself. Lost and discouraged. Then I found WA. Wealthy Affiliate has given me a compass to help me navigate. I now feel great comfort in knowing that I'm finally on course to achieving great things.
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wtbee2013 Premium
I would not be as far as I am now if it wasn't for this program. and my friends here.
I would have thrown in the towel because the voices here as you said: so perfect are encouragement
We all will push forward together, it makes more sense, It would be like pushing an real object the more the better and easier...
Thank you
Kymee ;O)
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The McKenzie Premium
Thank you and I agree with you 1000%
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Carson Premium
What a great post and before I respond I'd like to say that you have a wonderful online business career ahead of you if you continue to write like this! Engaging, interesting to read, great grammar... the list goes on.

In response to what you've written, I'm glad that you are really putting your membership to use and learning the intricacies that exist. First and foremost Kyle and I have been on a mission since 2005 to create a safe, friendly, and effective training platform where anyone can learn to build an online business. We focus on quality, acknowledge feedback from members, and do not stop evolving. This is how we have survived the test of time, and flourished when so many have fallen off the map. There is no secret, it's all about focusing on quality and building something that helps everyone who comes to our unique and powerful community :)

We've always battled the industry... with so many scams and rip offs and folks that truly do not have any experience with building real businesses... flogging their next SHINY OBJECT within the JV circle that so many people get caught up in. Or there are the MLM Pyramid scams out there that have zero product, zero credibility, and absolutely no idea how to help people. "Empowering" people to scam others...nowhere near a sound business model.

We're glad you found Wealthy Affiliate because no other program or service out there have a grasp of what you need to build a business online. Whether you are a local marketer, someone who wants to build an online income stream, or someone who wants help with their website, Wealthy Affiliate is for you! We know what you need, and we have spent the past 8 years developing the platform to deliver it.

We will always challenge and push you to see the potential that you have to be great in this business. There will always be help just around the corner where people are genuinely interested in lending a hand and helping out. Getting started and learning something new can be a scary thing, and we know this! It's our goal to put those fears aside and help you to conquer any road bump that pops up, and I'm glad that you feel the support of the community behind you to help with this.

Great post, and thanks for sharing!

Carson
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The McKenzie Premium
Thanks kindly. Well done!
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uakoko Premium
YOURS is a great post, too, Carson! And that is just why we have all found a happy home here. We all have come through the mud and now we are on a shining clean hilltop in the sunshine. We all are incredibly grateful to you and to Kyle for going forward to keep this site evolving. I think you are both EXCEEDINGLY special people. Because, let's face it, you both could have taken your money and gone off to live a magnificent Life Style. But you didn't! you hung in there, making life easier for the newbies coming behind you. Without you two, most of us would be back where we came from...in the mud, with no hope, chasing useless shining objects. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Carson Premium
You are more than welcome! Kyle and I do live magnificent life styles and a big part of our lives is Wealthy Affiliate and our mission to help people. We get a lot of enjoyment and fulfilment being able to teach people how to build businesses, and in-turn achieve their goals. There are a million Shiny Objects out there and they are honestly all a big waste of time. We're interested in working with folks like yourself, who are dedicated to building real businesses.

Thanks for the support, it means a lot :)
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kaliinozarks Premium
Preaching to the choir. I love this place and feel safe trying something I don't really understand because I trust the information I'm given here.

It is good.

Kali
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The McKenzie Premium
Agreed. Cheers and thanks for responding
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