OUCH… week 9 and my gums are EXPLODING!..
Hi, and welcome to week 9 of my journey around the UK, Europe and the World.
This week was a little bit different.
Instead of the happy array of pretty pictures and pleasant surroundings, I flew out to Budapest to get some treatment for my aching teeth. I was in search of a Toothful Nirvana, but got 5 days of pain. None the less, I have begun my journey to have my mouth transformed and hopefully my smile will return.
You might be thinking, why did I go all the way to Hungary for the treatment. Very simple, cost, PLUS, the standard of Dentistry in Hungary is second to none.
So, I’ve completed my first treatment, I had 5 implants, 3 root canals, one sinus lift and a tooth from the front row removed. The next stage is to come back in June of next year to have the teeth, crowns, and bridges fitted, hopefully returning my face back to a smiling one..
(Watch this space)..
BOOM!… here is a quick video I shot in Budapest from the top of the Budapest Eye. This is a fairly new landmark in Budapest and arrived only recently in March of 2017..
P.S Forgive the poor quality, my face was aching and my mind was elsewhere..
After a few days of treatment, I could see how this relates to people who struggle with things every day. Progress, or trying to progress does not come easy to most people as we are constantly programmed to stay the same and “fit in”. Each step toward a goal can be very painful (like the dentist), but as we take each painful step, the pain lessens as we progress..
Here’s my very philosophical video, taken from my hotel room at the Danubius Hotel Arena
So, what did I learn this week. Simple, progress is pain. Each painful step is another step nearer to your goal. This week represented anew beginning for my teeth, but each and every week, I will take a new and painful step toward another goal. This is the key to success in anything.
KEY: You can’t move forward in life, business or relationships if you just stay the same. It takes courage to branch out, get noticed and introduce change into your life. Be brave, don’t fear the pain, don’t fear failure.. it’s only temporary. Success is around the corner if you are brave enough to “go for it”.
Until next time…
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The Laptop Lifestyle.
Wow, last week (week 7) was pretty much a “write off” week. My car decided to give up the ghost and needed a new water pump. so I was pretty much grounded in my hotel in Skegness, Lincolnshire for three days while waiting for the car to get fixed..
The Journey so Far
Soooo, I headed down from Lincolnshire to Porlock in Somerset to begin Week 8.
Porlock is a beautiful village in the heart of Somerset, 5 miles west of Minehead. The area has links with several Romantic poets, R. D. Blackmore, the author of Lorna Doone, being one of them and it is very popular with visitors.
The Village of Porlock has has a feel of “stepping back in time” and some of the cottages are many hundreds of years old. The village itself has links to Saxon times and is now a part of the Exmoor national park.
I stayed at Glen Lodge in Porlock which I can thoroughly recommend. The views were amazing (see below)
I also visited Porlock Weir while I was here. (See Below)
You may think it is expensive to keep on travelling. This is true as you have accommodation , food and fuel costs (for the car), etc, etc, however it’s all relative. If you have a mortgage or you are renting, the costs can be quite high.
Currently my travel costs are twice as much as my mortgage and normal living costs. But when I was location dependent, I could only travel every now and again. The trick is to earn more than you spend (of course)..
Running an online business can be both fun and very profitable if you do it right. It can also give you a great chance to see more of your Country and the World.
Will I keep travelling forever?. Probably not. But while its doable and fun, I’m going to keep going.
Here are some more pictures from this weeks travels..
I also spent some time is Minehead. This is a seaside resort in Somerset, about 5 miles from Porlock.
Check out this video:
Well, that’s it for this week.
I am currently back in Chichester staying a few days at my cousin’s house before I’m off to Budapest on Sunday, November the 5th to get my teeth sorted.
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I think I am qualified to tell you why most people DON’T make money online. I struggled for years until I made money online, nearly lost my house doing it and generally got SO beat up online, I thought about QUITTING.
All those stories of “Easy” this and “Push Button This”.. it’s all marketing hype. This is designed to keep you buying products. Let me tell you this, although some products actually “help” you to make money online… it’s not a product that you really need to be a successful marketer, it is an “adjustment” to your current thinking…
The first thing to remember is, because something is NOT working for you, doesn’t make it a SCAM. If you go around thinking everything is a scam, you are clearly carrying the wrong mindset around with you. This is NOT the mindset of Successful Entrepreneurs..
Let me clarify this. Affiliate Marketing, Network Marketing are just different ways to sell products online. Neither are Scams, however, they do have people in them that scam people.
Scammers are there in all walks of life, not just the Internet. If you are living in fear of getting scammed, you will never branch out and do what it takes to be successful online.
Entrepreneurs are not people who constantly fear being ripped off. Entrepreneurs are people who are willing to risk time and money into an “unknown result” in order to prosper..
You have to believe in things before you see a result. Non Entrepreneurs want to see things before they will believe it.. that’s the difference.
OK, let’s look at actually fixing the problem, instead of talking about the problem.
Step 1. Check your mindset. Is it the mindset of a person who is about to become successful?.
A) Blaming others for your lack of success. We live in a “blame” society where people feel entitled. They blame leaders online, they blame the lack of information, they blame the quality of the training… everything but themselves.
The reality is, no one is going to make you successful, except YOU. There is a huge amount of great information online, and many great leaders who can help you. If you never approach anyone or seek out the right information, then take ACTION… of course nothing will happen.
B) You have to spend Money. Yes!.. in an Alice in Wonderland World, everything would be free and money would pour from the Rooftops, however.. we are living in the REAL World. You have to spend money on training & tools. You may also have to spend money monthly on products if you are in a Network Marketing program.
Get used to spending money. If you want people to give you money, you have to spend it.
C) For things to change, your current circumstances will have to change. I see so many people making this mistake. If you want to live like others only dream about, you are going to have to make sacrifices in the short term.
Some things will have to go. You may have to cut out some or all of your TV, Gaming, Clubbing, Vacations etc for a while. Business never stops. When you are asleep, you should be earning money. This is what a true residual business is, you learn to create income 24/7, 354 days a year.
OK, so clear the blockages you have about business and money. Believe that you can do it (if others can, why can’t you?).. and let’s get with the Good Mindset.
A) Learn to be unstoppable. Stop blaming others and “things” for your lack of Success. It’s YOU, only you. Man up – Grow some Ba**s and admit you are Wrong. You have been letting yourself off for too long for your lack of success .. It’s time to admit, you have not been doing what you are supposed to do.
You haven’t been putting in the hours. You haven’t been training your mind daily to be more positive, you’ve been HOPING for success but NEVER had the FAITH in yourself to pull it off.
This has got to STOP!..
B) Money is Energy – Let it go. You’ll never make room for more if you hang on to money with a stranglehold. You are just sending the wrong message out to the universe. You’re saying that you do not have enough faith in your ability to make more. The World is full of Abundance, there is more money in this world than anyone could possibly need.
Let it go. Invest in yourself. Pay for great training, pay for a mentor. Invest in a good company, good products.. Invest in your business and stop trying to do everything on the cheap. You are fooling No one..
C) Courage. If someone has done it, it makes sense that you can do it too. If you have spent a long time trying to make money online and you’re not there yet, have the courage to change your strategy until you find one that works. You don’t have to know everything nor try to learn everything to make money online.
You just need to be willing to learn, turn your knowledge into money by selling what you learn, or/and sell other peoples products by giving value (what you learnt) first before asking for the sale. If you only ever digest one paragraph, make sure you digest this one.. for within it lies the SECRET to Success over Failure..
And that’s me done.. Whew!!
I hope this has been useful..
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