Wow, this one might wake you up a bit. Let me tell you a bit about me. I have traveled Southeast Asia for the past 2 years. I lived in Bali, Phuket, Penang, and a host of other tropical paradises.
I love my life. I feel grateful to have prospered online. I live the internet lifestyle. But things were not always so rosy. Trying to make money online damaged my health at one time.
I had 4 cents in my pockets 3 years ago. I lost 35 pounds because I ate little bags of peanuts for food each day. I was sued by one creditor. I went bankrupt. I was depressed, sick and miserable.
Why? BECAUSE I TRIED TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE AT THE EXPENSE OF ALL ELSE!
It was a sickness. An illness. I worked 18 hour days. I refused to get a job to pay bills. I refused to do online stuff – that I hated doing – that would have helped me make money.
I wanted to make money online with cash gifting and my inspirational ebooks. Because I focused only on these channels I closed off all other monetary channels, and to make matters worse, I ignored my health.
I lost weight fast and did not eat right and did not take care of myself. I finally woke up a number of months down the road. I did the online gig I hated at the time and made money and helped myself tremendously. I was eating healthy, exercising regularly and prospering.
The Reason Why I Share this Post
I know many struggling bloggers who are suffering in the health department and financial department. This is not normal or natural. If you are trying to make money online you might get rich quickly but chances are it may take you months or even years to bring in steady cash flow.
Do not ignore your health. Do take care of yourself. Make money offline through a job to pay the bills and boost your savings, or maybe do something online which you might not be happy about but hey, at least you can put food on the table and pay your bills while building your online business.
The Real Issue
If you try to make money online while you have virtually no money you are in trouble. Why? You do desperate things like spamming, scamming which scare away money. Few people on earth can do what rich people do – like creating awesome content and making powerful connections with leaders – when they have 4 cents or 10 bucks to their name.
I know. I learned this lesson the hard way. You ignore all the wonderful practical tips you read on this blog, all the money making tips, because your mind is filled with terror, and anger, and fear, and anxiety, and depression, all due to your low finances.
If you struggle financially or your health is suffering because you are obsessed with making money online, take a break, Take a deep breath, Slow down, Calm down, Then figure out if you need to work an offline job to make some money, or maybe you can work some online job.
There are many ways to make money and if you are learning your craft swallow your pride, take a job, put food on the table and a roof over your head, and take care of your health.
Learn from a Guy Who Has Been There
I needed to write this post because yep, I can share 1001 practical tips with you that I learned over the 4 years I have been making money online, but this is perhaps my most valuable lesson. I also see many online entrepreneurs make the same terrible mistake, and want you to learn from my errors.
Did you ever become obsessed with making money online?
Did you ever ignore your health because you spent too much time on your computer?
What is your take on this issue?
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