Yes!…I have finally had it!
All these years of trying to make money on the internet and what do I have to show for it? Not much.
Hi and welcome to my blog. My name is Brian Burkard. I am 46 years old (47 in June) and I have always dreamed of creating my own business for as long as I can remember. I have worked many different jobs in many different fields over my adult working life, always though, having that burning desire to have my own business and be SUCCESSFUL!
This is my first blog post and the reason why I titled it “That’s It Enough Is Enough” is that I am tired of saying every January 1st of each new year that “This Is Going To Be The Year”. I have said that for too long with never creating that dream life I have imagined for so long. Many of you may have the same feeling?
This blog is meant to share my story. Me stepping off the sidelines of life and onto the playing field. Finally taking action to build a successful internet business and creating the lifestyle I want and hopefully inspiring others to do the same. I have always loved helping people and I get great joy being able to touch anothers’ life, whether it is a simple smile or a life changing moment from something I said or did.
Well I am committing to making a difference in my life by taking Massive Imperfect Action! One of the mottoes I am adopting for my life is from entrepreneur Mike Litman who says “You Don’t Have To Get It Right Just Get It Going”.
You see I have been a “Perfectionist” all my life.
I always want to make sure what I do is done really well. What I have found out is what I call Perfectionism is more likely FEAR. Of course i want to do well…don’t we all? But I think I have been afraid to fail. Afraid of the unknown. What if this dream life I want never happens?
Well looking back over the years I am tougher than I give myself credit for. I have survived a divorce, two bankruptcies, being a single dad to three fantastic boys, layoffs at work and you know what?….I am still standing!
There is a great line in the last Rocky movie titled ROCKY and if you haven’t seen it I would rank it up there with the first Rocky movie…anyways Rocky is out in the street talking to his son who has just told his dad about how his life is a mess and how hard it is being his son and that he is embarrassed about his dad doing this up coming fight at his age. Rocky makes a great speech to his son and in one of the lines of the speech Rocky say to his son…
“You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life…but it ain’t about how hard your hit…it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward and how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you are worth then go out and get what your worth, but you got to be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers, saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and THAT AIN’T YOU! YOU’RE BETTER THAN THAT!”
(Here’s the link I suggest you check it out, but only after you finish reading my blog post first….LOL : – ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5OookwOoY
I am not really a newbie, but I kind of am…..let me explain. I Really got excited about creating an internet business back in 2009. I had studied direct response marketing for a few years prior and loved learning about it.
On October 15, 2009 I went to my first Internet Marketing meeting put on by a local marketer who had built websites selling radar detectors. He learned SEO and was able to outrank some of the bigger players on the internet and ended up selling his business to these big players for millions. At this meeting I ran into a long lost buddy who was also there and was interested in internet marketing.
We began to talk about all the information we had learned and talked about helping local business get ranked on the internet. I have been able to rank a few sites on page one of Google and some even in position one from all the SEO information I have learned; however, still no success.
I bought my first WSO (Warrior Forum Special Offer on September 27, 2010 and as of April 4, 2013…just a few days ago I have purchased over 230 products. That’s just on the Warrior forum, not including other products from other sites. Yes some of them were WordPress themes and tools and software, but most of them were about making money on the internet. I have bought products on SEO, PPC, product creation, affiliate programs, make money on eBay, make money on Amazon, creating ads, writing sales letters, make money with LinkedIn, with Facebook, and on and on. After all these programs I managed to make $27.00 from a PLR product I marketed. about $100.00 from Adsense sites I created and $98.50 from an affiliate product I promoted using a review website….all this for a whopping total of $225.50 in the past 3 + years….NOT the success I was hoping for.
Maybe you have experienced this pain as well?
Well I am glad to say that my last WSO that I purchased on April 4, 2013 was Alex Jeffreys’ The Money Trigger. I had first experienced Alex when I bought his Million Dollar Blueprint program. But the one that inspired me to create this blog, which I had purchased BrianBurkard.com on January 19, 2010 (can you believe over 3 years ago and this is my first blog post!!!), was when I purchased Alex Jeffreys’ coaching program “Marketing With Alex Elite”. That coaching program gave me a clear plan to creating a business online that works! It also got me to stop talking about success and start taking action! Thank you Alex for a great program and for encouraging me to make this internet thing a reality.
So I have decided to take what I have learned over the years and the new information I have learned from Alex and built a true sustainable business that will allow me to work my internet business full-time and help as many people as I can.
I will be sharing what I learn on this blog as I go. Both the good, the bad, the failures and success and if you liked this post and maybe it inspired you to take massive action and to purse you dream of making money on the internet, then this blog is worth it. I hope you will follow me on this journey and share your story with me as well. If you have your own blog leave me the website address so I can visit yours as well.
If you are still reading this, then a sincere thank you for reading this long post. I don’t always plan to write this much but I wanted to share so much with you and hopefully you would see that I am like you. A person who wants to achieve success. Who has had setbacks but is still pursuing his dreams! I want you to do the same. Building an internet business can be lonely. Working on you PC or laptop in your bedroom or kitchen table feeling like everyone else is making money on the internet…why not me? Well I am telling you right now that it can be you! Just find something that resonates with you, create a plan and take Massive Imperfect Action!
So, if this is something that excites you I would love to hear from you. Just leave your comments below and tell me what you think. If I can help you in anyway let me know.
I wish you a brilliant life!