I'm surrounded by negativity!! Please help!!

Last Update: December 23, 2014

I love Christmas!! and I love my family... but honestly - I feel as though they come home and try to give me their own "advice" - which is fine, it's how they've done things and how theyve found happiness - but it tells me that my vision is unrealistic and starts to make me doubt my abilities!! They tell me to steer clear of all this stuff... that it doesn't work and I'll never make money from it!!

My family are exactly the kind of people I'm aiming to stop other people being influenced by in my own website!! My domain is named "conformance fugitive" - I want to show people that they CAN run away from the usual conformance to society!!! But even my own family is trying to influence me by telling me this is impossible!!!!!

Im feeling kinda deflated right now!!! =( words of inspiration and motivation needed??

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gadifi Premium
Listen I have the same but you have to keep your chin up high and not listen to the negative thoughts I know you can make big money if you hit the right program. Anytime you want a person to message to PM me and we will speak I know what your going through, it doesn't matter what time it is or what day. your doing good and when the money will start coming in the spring time. That would be the biggest motivation you can get .Follow your dreams girl.
keep up the chin
Willie
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ZoeM Premium
Thank you Willie!! Fingers crossed for all the prosperity us wealthy affiliates dream of in the new year!! =)
Its great to have this community of encouragement behind me when family somewhat lacks!! =)
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gadifi Premium
I know what you are speaking about.
have a happy new
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kbyer Premium
Follow your heart, your dreams,and what is best for you and your family.
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ZoeM Premium
Thank you!! =) much appreciated encouragement!!
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AngelaHall Premium
I was a single mom for 18 years and I made a point to always live AWAY from family! lol They are the same way, everyone always has an opinion.
Here's what I end up telling people - but let me give you warning, it is a bit crude. Sometimes you get to a point though where you just tell people how you really feel.

1. If you're not feeding, financing, or f*ing me - then I don't give a damn what you think.
2. This is my life to eff up as I see fit! I am the one who has to live with the consequences of my action/decisions whether they are good or bad.
3. Let me go see if I can pay my bills with your opinion...nope - it's useless to me.

Hope it helps! and please forgive the bluntness. ( and , yes, I really do tell people all 3 of these lol)
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steveo5770 Premium
I so wanted to say something similar to what you just said! :)
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AngelaHall Premium
lol, great minds and all ;)
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ZoeM Premium
haha - problem is, I live with my parents still... after returning from travelling in debt!!
Thank you for your advice though... I know Iv'e made the decision already in my own mind, and I guess that's all that mtters in the long run... just would be nice to have some encouragement from them I think, or help with all my ideas!!
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AngelaHall Premium
I have had to tell my parents to mind their own business and keep their comments to themselves as well. Always respectfully of course.
Even when I lived with them!
But I understand. It's hard to draw that line sometimes. You can always come here for encouragement though!
Sometimes it also helps to practice tuning people out. I'm staying with my sister temporarily and she one of the most negative people I know and depressing. It can be hard to stay positive.
Good luck! :)
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ZoeM Premium
Thank you Angela!! =) This place has an abundance of encouragement which I'll be sure to turn to in the future!! =)
Ahh, sorry to hear about your sister!! I hope the situation improves soon!! Good luck to yourself too!! =)
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GrahamS Premium
Hey Zoe...we are your family here at Wealthy Affiliate...So Merry Christmas...So are all those family members who are giving you advice, experts at working online? I highly doubt it or they would be encouraging you not trying to destroy your dream.
We have learned that it is better to keep our online journey to ourselves when it comes to those who aren't trying to build an online business. Most times they just don't get what you are trying to share with them and they just blurt out hearsay or their experience of failure.
All successful entrepreneurs keep positive and like minded company, you will find that here my friend. Keep going and your family will sit up and take notice when you are successful and living your dream.
All the best now and in the New Year. We are here :)
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ZoeM Premium
Thank you Graham!! Merry Christmas and a very happy and wealthy new year - fingers crossed!! =)
My brother is actually much more of an expert at working online than I am... he's worked in web development for about 6years, so that's why I do respect his opinion. =/
I agree though, it's best to keep it to myself for the time being - it would just be nice to have some encouragement from them/help with my ideas etc!!
I know I've already made the decision to go through with this style of business, so it's going to happen, I think I just hope for a little more support!! That's what's great about this community though I guess!! =D Exactly what I needed I think!! =)
Thank you for your support and good luck in the New year too!! =)
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steveo5770 Premium
Just print a photo of Mark Zuckerberg and show it when people say it doesn't work.....lol
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ZoeM Premium
haha, maybe I should.... =P
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