Belated Thanksgiving Message & New Leads
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Yeah, about last week….My bad. As you may or may have not noticed, there weren't any posts last week. In the midst of Thanksgiving, spending time with family and celebrating my 2nd year of being jobless ( by choice ), I totally forgot my responsibilities here. So I want to express my deepest apologies and belated Happy Thanksgiving or any other holiday I missed. To be on the safe side let me wish you a "Happy Holidays" now just in case there is another relapse. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday.
This Thanksgiving was very special to me because on 11.22.09 it made two years since I told "The Man" they're fired and pursued this blogging / affiliate marketing thing full time. So aside for being thankful for the usual things in my life such as waking up in the morning, a roof over my head, my wonderful wife, my little princess, my family, friends and all of you good folks, I'm very thankful to God.
Please understand I'm not a super religious dude. I don't want to come off as some holy man because I'm so far from that. I cuss, drink and probably do a whole bunch of other things that "super religious" types would frown upon. But I do consider myself a spiritual person that believes that if you send out good energy, surround yourself with positive people and actually try to help people, you will be rewarded.
In fact, I want to share a little story with you. Hope you don't mind. Don't worry the leads will still be at the bottom of this story. lol
About 3 years ago, I ran into a little tax issue with Uncle Sam (about 30,000 of them to be exact). I failed to save properly to pay him back for the money I earned as an affiliate for that given year. Yeah it was a dumb mistake on my end. But in my defense I had a crappy CPA. But I digress. As a result of my stupidity, I was forced to take a home equity loan to pay this massive debt. It broke my spirit and I no longer wanted to pursue this business.
So like many of you suffering hardship, I went looking for a work at home job. Naturally this would be easy for me because of my experience running my sites. So I found a listing on craigslist for a html coder. This was perfect for me. The person was located in NYC. We exchanged emails and I headed to meet her after work. She was a nice young woman and we discussed the details of the job and how my experience was a perfect fit. I was confident I would get the job. I had all the skills she desired, I dressed the part and interviewed well. She said she would email me later in the week because she had to interview a few more people. I sent her a follow up email to thank her for meeting me. I waited and waited and never heard back from her. (Sounds familiar?) So I decided to follow up. To my dismay, she basically gave me a song and dance. I was crushed as emotional as that sounds. Why? I've never been turned down after an interview. I wasn't accustomed to that type of rejection.
I tried looking for other work at home jobs but nothing ever panned out. (I know I'm singing to the choir here.) For several months I was down and out. I even considered selling my sites. I moped around the house being very negative. My wife let it ride for a month or two. But then she had enough! She basically kicked me in my ass and told me to brush this nonsense off and get back to building our dreams. It didn't click in at first. But she's a persistent one and kept "dropping seeds" of encouragements as she likes to call them. Finally one day something deep inside of me started stirring. At first I thought it was gas but it turned out to be the other g, God.
I thought about that missed job opportunity and became so enraged that I was turned down by this employer. I basically said, oh hell nah! Why was I looking for a work at home job in the first place? My goal was always to work for myself. Why was I going to let a "little" trouble from Uncle Sam and some idiot employer bring me down?
So I dusted my shoulders off and went full force with my affiliate marketing / blogging career. I spent a whole year investing thousands of dollars in tons of courses, further mastering my craft. I immersed myself in information, books & videos (The Secret, Joel Osteen, etc.) that helped improve my mindset which was weak up to this point. But more importantly, I took action consistently! If something didn't work, I didn't moan and complain about it. I took it as a lesson learned and moved on. Sometimes it was an expensive lesson but nonetheless I always tried to walk away with some piece of knowledge from it. Prior to my mindset change I always harped on those negative experiences which would lead to further inaction. But that was the old me.
Next thing I know I'm introduced to a great CPA, My wife was pregnant, My site is climbing the search engines, I'm being featured in AOL, reporters are calling me and my income triples all within a matter of 2-3 years. But keep in mind that I've been doing this for over 10 years. However it was those last 2-3 years that were pivotal and catapulted me into another level.
So how did I get here? Part of it was a great support system, good training, a positive mindset and a lot of hard work. But I think a big part of it was that God put a seed in my heart and wouldn't allow me to kill it. He put me in situations that would make it flourish. At first these situations seemed like closed doors. But the reality was that certain doors were being closed in my face so I could kick open some other ones that were meant for me.
Some folks call it coincidence, I call it God's favor. The label is meaningless, but the results aren't. So that's what I'm thankful for this past Thanksgiving. Because of that little seed, not only have I changed the life of my own family and friends, I'm able to reach thousands of people and help them change their lives. And to me that's something I'll always be thankful for.
I hope you enjoyed this story. It's not one I share with people outside my immediate circle. But I've been feeling compelled to write about it since last week. But for some reason I was having a mental block. Maybe God thought that it might be more helpful today. Either way, I hope it's inspired you in whatever you want to do with life. I just ask that as you embark on your journey, be thankful along the way and try to help others. Okay now that's out of my system, let's get into what most of you are here for the money. lol
By the way, feel free to chime in and let me know what you think about my little story there.
In any event I've found some new work at home jobs. But before we get to them, let's get some housekeeping items out the way to prevent any confusion, hateful comments, threats, demands, etc… You know who you are.
– The leads have been screened to the best of my ability. But when in doubt, head over to our scam section by clicking here. Then proceed to follow the simple steps of our scam video & read some of the existing scams listed on that page. Within that vast information you should be able to easily determine if any company is scam. And remember scam artists don't always ask for fees. (See Package Forward, Check Cashing, & Cash4Gold Scams)
– Please keep in mind I CAN'T make jobs magically appear to fit your needs or locations. Although I wish I could. But what I find, is what I list! This will change from week to week. So as long as you're a loyal subscriber & stay faithful to me, you'll be the first to know. But if you decide to stray & leave me for a younger & hotter site, then you risk missing out on some good leads.
– It should be noted we're a U.S. based site, so most of our job leads will be in America. Look, It's nothing personal against you or your nation. I don't believe in drinking "hatorade". (Eddy loves all people.) So that's why I've created an international work at home job page for people that live outside the U.S. Click here to visit it now.
– I'm not personally affiliated with the employers or companies listed below unless otherwise noted. So any question or issues should be addressed with the companies directly.
– And finally, some of you may be visiting this page all after the fact. This may mean the jobs listed below are no longer available. Again, there isn't anything I can do about that. If you're subscriber, just patiently wait for my next job lead post. Or you can visit my other site www.WorkAtHomeCareers.com to see if we've posted similar jobs there or check out our work at home companies page.
Good luck either way! If you like what we're doing please show your love in the comment field below the jobs or share this page with others. By the way if you do land a job or start making money because of what you've learned on this site, then shout it out in the comment field so we know folks are succeeding. Hey, even I need a little encouragement sometimes too.
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