Inspiration from the little baby


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Inspiration from the little baby

  1. 1. Follow me: www.AffiliateMarketingBlogMalaysia.comInspiration From The Little BabyWhat I am going to share with you today has nothing to do with any affiliate marketing tip or onlinebusiness. I am writing this in conjunction to Father’s Day as how my little boy has inspired my day.Also because I read the post from Dave Kerpen. By the way, stay until the end for a story that Ipersonally think is inspirational and urge you to look at the way you make money in a differentway...GutsFor your information, my baby boy is 9 months old now. He is in the stage of learning to stand andgrabbing anything he can see. You can imagine the tough situation working with him around. As themoment I am writing this, he is having his hand on my screen and keyboard.What I admire him at this age is that despite the countless time I told to stay away and try to bestern with him, he still able to come and disturb me. He sure has some guts to disobey his old man.To be frank, I remember I too use to be fearless and went all out to do whatever I want.But as I grew into adult and gain more experience in the society, fear has engulfed the fearless. Ibecame a person who is concern about how others look at me.When I started my first affiliate marketing business, many told me to be real (especially my mother)and stay in the job that I don’t see a future with. I guess I have been carrying that disapproval withinme and somehow self-sabotaj my business which mean to say that my first encounter with affiliatemarketing was a failure and accumulated quite a hefty debt.This time around, I am in the business for second try because I know there is much money to bemake with affiliate marketing and with the baby around, I want to inspire him to go after his dreamwhen he grows up.I can only do that if I walk my talk...Oh yeah.Because the little boy is in his trying to stand age, he often let go and free fall to the back. When hedoes that, he often shuts his eyes tight as if getting ready for impact. Of course he cries after heknock the floor but after we pick him up and console him, he will go for another try.How gutsy of him.How I wish I saw this earlier in my life and probably I won’t self-sabotaj myself.ExplorationMy mother in law house has a utility room which she kept the light off most of the time. When weare there, the little boy always stands outside (in his walker) the dark room and gaze into it. As ifsomething is calling him in and he was thinking to go inside or not.
  2. 2. Follow me: www.AffiliateMarketingBlogMalaysia.comFor Asian, we will usually tell the little baby there are monsters inside and he should stay away. But Iam a little bit different. I always believe that babies should explore their world as long as the adultsare there to supervise and make sure there is no life threatening danger looming around.Afterall , you will stop exploring as you grow up while listening to too many adults.That’s why I always stand there and see how he responds to the dark room. Almost everytime I seehim inch into the room and then back out. Until one day he was laughing and charge into the roomwaving his hand wildly.That was the day he made a new life voyage.However, this exploration spirit in many of us deem into the dark room when we grow older.Because of some personal reasons and social pressure, we tend to be active around the area that weTHINK is safe.Exploration suddenly seems dangerous and risky.It seems to be a word that belongs to the big boys with deep wallet.But if you want be successful in life whether in your business or as a person, you got to keep theexploring spirit up. I know at time you will fail and get laugh at. But you don’t get you want to be ifyou don’t fail and learn something.There is no monster in the dark room. The only monster is projected by us. If you want a newexperience, you got to take action.That’s what the baby inspired me of.Being HappyAgain, this seems to be missing in many people life.I used to miss it when I was working for others. It is not that I don’t like working with others. It is thepain and anger to see that my dream is dying bit by bit everyday and I can’t do anything about it. Allbecause I was fearful to what is going to happen if I were to quit my job and have fail my business.Again, I was setting my first affiliate marketing business failure when I had that thought and beingdiscouraged by people I hold dear of.But that aside, it is important to be happy or optimistic in what you are doing.Just as I see in my baby boy, he is always happy, smiling and laughing. He can immediately smile back even he knock on the floor (after we console him), got scolded formisbehaving and when he is not feeling well.I can hear that some of you will argue that as a baby and still naive to the world “pollution”, ofcourse he is always happy and laughing. Wait until he grows up and go face the world. Let’s see howhappy he can still be.
  3. 3. Follow me: www.AffiliateMarketingBlogMalaysia.comI do have to agree to that.Then again, it is always up to you to how you perceive your current situation.And that’s what I am going to teach the boy when he grows up.“Never to lose faith and always be optimistic to what you are doing.”Just to share with you, John Paul Mitchell started his hair product empire with just USD700. He wasthe one who can’t afford color and instead print black on white bottle which has become the brand.Besides confident with his product, he has to be optimistic with his decision.By the way and as promised, I want to leave you with the following story I found online.A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him atthe door."Daddy, may I ask you a question?""Yeah sure, what is it?" replied the man."Daddy, how much do you make an hour?""Thats none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily."I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" pleaded the little boy."If you must know, I make $20 an hour."(I believe the father is working hard at his job. But with only $20 an hour? He should deserve betterwith the effort he puts in. Does that sound like you? You might want to make some positive changesin how you make your living.)"Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I please borrow$10?"The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy asilly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed.Think about why you are so selfish. I work long hard hours everyday and dont have time for suchthis childish behaviour."The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get evenangrier about the little boys questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think: He may have been a littlehard on his son. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10 and he reallydidnt ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boys room and opened thedoor."Are you asleep, son?" He asked.
  4. 4. Follow me:"No daddy, Im awake," replied the boy."Ive been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the man."Its been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Heres the $10 you asked for."The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you daddy!" He yelled.Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boyalready had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, thenlooked up at his father."Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father grumbled."Because I didnt have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied."Daddy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I wouldlike to have dinner with you."I am not sure about you but I used to work 45 hours a week. If you put in the time I need to travel toand back of work, I think I spent around 60 hours a week working for others. Just to bring home thedough.Now, with the technology of this era, stop saying that you have no choice.Get inspired and get moving.
  5. 5. Follow me: www.AffiliateMarketingBlogMalaysia.comIf you are looking for an alternative to make money for your family, you might want to sign in for myaffiliate marketing training.It is FREE. Just sign up belowTo your affiliate marketing success,Michael