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Confessions Of A Drug Addicted Internet Marketer
After 13 years as an Internet marketer I believe the greatest value I have received, even more so than the money, is the eduction. Those who have gone before us have given us the formulas. It's whether or not we choose to follow that determines the outcome.
I spent my first years, as an Internet marketer spending 14 plus hours, everyday, working on the computer. While I worked, I smoked cigarettes, drank beer and even smoked a little (okay, a lot) of weed. Yes, closet confession... I used to be a raging pot head (gulp!)
By Gods' grace my experience as an Internet marketer was very fortunate, early on. I spent three years trying to figure things out at first, but it didn't take long before I figured out how to tap into a cash flow. The money was great, no doubt about that, but I still wasn't successful, by ANY standard.
If money becomes our measure of success then we are already losing the battle. The only thing having all of that money did, at that time, was fund my addictions. My actions were certainly not that of a successful human being. Even the Bible teaches that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. The Master Key System, teaches right along side the Bible, that you first must seek the Kingdoom before the things are added. I was always seeking the things, not the Kingdom and it nearly destroyed my life. It put me into massive debt and destroyed my credit.
What God gives, He will also take away. At the peak of my ridiculous behaviour I lost everything. My first business, the income, my home... everything. We ended up back tracking, instead of moving forward, to find ourself living in a damp, cold basement at a friends house. When self comes first things turn south quickly.
I was out of shape, my diet was horrible and I was doing just about everything I could do to end my life by my mid 40's... and I almost succeeded. My unhealthy lifestyle, combined with a defective aortic heart valve, found me staring face first into the realm of death just over 3 short years ago. I'll never forget that day... "Rex," my doctor told me with actual fear in his eyes, "either have the surgery now or you will be dead by spring." True story...
The day they put me on the table to replace my heart valve I weighed 329 lbs. I had been trying to make some changes but my heart would barely allow me to walk from the kitchen to the living room without needing to sit down.
Then came the wake up call...
Recovering from open heart surgery was the greatest challenge I've ever faced. The fear, the pain, the emotional overload... my heart stopping three times during the course of recovery... those events make a significant impact upon a person.
I'm speaking from experience when I tell you that you DO NOT want to be put into a position where you have to look death in the eye before you make a decision to change.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because I know that there are people who will read this article who are facing similar challenges, addictions and demons. My hope is that perhaps one person will read this and see that there is a way to get out of any pit you are in if you simply follow the formula.
So what turned it all around? Listening to those who have gone before me. I took the advice and teaching of Val Smyth (forever grateful!), Frank Kern (The Master), Mike Dillard, Charles Haanel and Napolean Hill and I began to APPLY what they taught. Guess what, all of it worked!
Simple.. right? No, not simple... hard, brutal, bloody, sweaty and teary. That's the hard truth. It's not an easy road, but it can be done when you SET your mind to it. That's the key. Make a decision and stick to it. When you fall down or fail, you get back up and start again. And you keep doing it and doing it and doing it until you have mastered it.
Today, I'm 241 pounds and on my way back to 200. Business is booming, life is good, I have a new grandson, and things are going in the direction they should be because that is what's being created by my method of thinking. Your method of thinking will absolutely determine the course and outcome of your life.
My forward mission, from here on out, is to help anyone who wants this achieve it. Please feel free to find me on Facebook, Skype (id rexharrislive), or here on IM Faceplate.
Have a blessed day!
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