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Sustain a Prosperous Future

1 July 2009 4 Comments

Not too long ago I wrote a motivational post for Darren Rowse at Problogger.net and thought it would be a good idea to follow it up on my own blog. Recently I’ve been feeling somewhat down about a lot of things. Everything I’ve been doing that I hoped would make me a lot of money hasn’t been paying off as well as I’ve hoped. As mentioned in the guest post I wrote, I became a real estate agent, finishing up university for my political science degree, working on a variety of internet ventures, but nothing has seemed to bring in solid cash that I hoped would be enough to fully live on my own by now. Sure, I’m hoping university will pay off eventually, but right now it’s a detriment to my finances more than anything. My real estate career had to have been put on halt due to my foreign exchange trip I’m planning for next year to Amsterdam, so there hasn’t been any profit from that yet. And blogging and my other internet business ventures haven’t been in circulation long enough to reach the success I desire. But what now? What do I do when I feel like everything is a big waste of my time?

Stay Strong

It’s easy to say to myself that I should stay strong, but it’s another thing to wake up in the morning and jump to my feet wanting to start where I left off last night, knowing that I’m working for a salary that may or may not come sometime in the future. So does that mean I should go for a 9-5 job? Been there, done that, and there’s no future in that for me. Don’t get me wrong, if and when I really need those few extra bucks to survive I’ll be the first one in the office or behind the counter, and the last one out. But that lifestyle isn’t for everyone, and if you’re like me who has big plans but little finances to show for it, it may be time to push it to the limit.

Don’t Waste a Second

When you’re working for yourself, there’s no time restraint on how much you can accomplish in a 24 hour period. So don’t start making up excuses for yourself that you can’t accomplish this until you get back to the office the next day. You set the schedule for yourself, so instead of slacking off, get down and dirty and finish things ahead of schedule. Every second, minute, or hour you waste, you’ve become that second, minute, or hour further from hitting it big.

There’ll be Time to Party once we’re Rich

It’s Canada Day today, my internet is down, and my friends are calling me out to get trashed with them. So what? Get what you need accomplished first, without any excuses, then go out and enjoy your life. You never see older people who have money saying, “Oh I wished I partied more when I was a kid and worked less to achieve this empire I’ve built around me.” Instead you constantly hear adults in financial troubles complaining and saying things like, “I wish I went out less when I was a kid and got something accomplished so I could be enjoying life now.” If you’re not born or married into money then there’re two options: work hard when you still can and make something of yourself, or be a worry-free partier who’ll have nothing to show for yourself once the party years are well behind you.

It’s still important to keep a balance so you don’t tire yourself out, but make sure that the balance sways a little bit more to building a better future than that of your competitors. I hope this was a good follow up post to Perseverance Will Save Your Blog that you may access by clicking here. Feel free to add any comments below.


  • Shoaib Hashmi said:

    This article is put up very nicely and it will help out not only the new but the old bloggers as well. Well done.

  • Robby G (author) said:

    @Shoaib Hashmi: Thanks. I want this to motivate anyone, not only bloggers, but anyone who hasn’t seen the return they have hoped for. And so that they keep pushing at whatever they’re doing and to get through it in order to see success in the future. Glad you liked the post.

  • Karla said:

    I read your problogger post, it’s great and this is a fantastic follow up post. Party when we’re rich. I love that!

  • ephman said:

    you’re so lucky. you have over 100 people that has subscribed to your rss feed. i have like 4 (had 6, but lost 2). anyways, i blog for me, i guess it’s kind of like my digital scrapbook right? and to me i have the coolest unknown blog on the planet. your article is great! i love it. i so rarely respond in comments and stuff. i know what you’ve gone through. i’ve had 2 other blogs and both of them really sucked ass. but it was basically because i was stuck to a single topic i got bored with. so my new super wicked blog is about everything i love. from anime series, to broadway shows, to nyc concert reviews and crazy top 10’s i make. i’m never out of something write. your blog post should be like made to read by sick bloggers that want to quit. trying to make money off of bloggin’ is like trying to make it in a band. it can happen. but it really does take a full time of life to make it happen. and ya you’re right never waste time. and if you visit my blog you might be like visitor 9 for the day. that would be good.

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