Perseverance is Key When Going Through Changes

Time sure flies by… it has already been over a week since last posting on my blog! 

Have you noticed that documenting one’s journey can take on many forms? And there is no right or wrong way.  One must adapt to what is happening.  Similar to our life’s journey.  We change and adapt as we go.

What I have come to realize, is that for me, it may be easier to post as I go, shorter content form rather than posting once a week. So from now on, I will try this format! There are a lot of learnings that go on and once I sit down to write about it, something else is happening.

Here is an example of what happens… on Tuesday, if you had spoken to me.  Well I was ready to call it quits and move on with my life. Go back to what I know and feels safe. Why did that happened? Because nothing that I was trying to do was working. I felt discouraged by seeing others progress. However, there are a few reminders that came just from that day.

WHY? If you get to that point, you may need to go back and recall a few things. Why are you doing this? Why is it important for you to learn and persevere? Why did you start?  And are the reasons still accurate today?

Second lesson, COMPARISON is a killer in this industry.  Why? Because we are all different, we all have different skills and ways of learning. And yes some people may be more successful faster, yet that doesn’t mean that you won’t be successful. One can only compare onelself to the previous day/week/month/year.

To recap my journey. What was I doing that wasn’t working? Well, I was trying to write my blog and there were parts of what I wanted to sure that I didn’t fully understand.  So what’s the point of doing it, right?  Can you notice the OVERWHELM here? One must realize that it is part of the game. On that same day, my mentor DeanHolland, shared a graph of the journey of an affiliate marketer and what it really looks like.  It looked similar to the side graph. See the ups and downs? They are part of the path and we need to accept that it will happen.  Isn’t the same in every area of our lives?

What solution did I find on that particular day, I shifted my energy to do something that would be productive. With a better MINDSET, I stopped, paused and asked myself: what can I do right now that will help move my business forward?  The only thing I could think of was BLOG HOPPING.

What exactly is blog hopping? It is going on other people’s blogs of interest, reading them and leaving valuable comments when feeling call to do so.  Why do that? Keep on learning, get new ideas, get fresh perspectives, contribute ideas, share opinions and even ask questions.  It also allows one to start following blogs/people that you may find interesting, where the topic is compelling.  By doing so, you can get to know other bloggers and find new areas of interest and others get to know you.

So that is how the day ended. And the next day, I was able to start fresh.

Isn’t amazing when you change your mindset, you can pivot into doing something different that in the end will be beneficial and will keep you on track and moving forward with your business.  Have you ever had times when this was your reality?  What have you done to persevere and continue moving forward? 

12 thoughts on “Perseverance is Key When Going Through Changes”

  1. I can understand the feeling of wanting to quit. I have done that a lot of times in the past.

    Nowadays, when I feel like quitting, I will remind myself of what Tony Robbins said:

    “Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a year but underestimate what they can achieve in a decade”.

    Adapting it to affiliate marketing, it becomes:

    “Most affiliate marketers overestimate what they can achieve in a few weeks but underestimate what they can achieve in one year.”
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  2. That’s a great question. What do I do to persevere? What helps me most is to interact with people. If I laugh with a group interested in starting their online business, hear other people’s voices in a training session, or even read others’ blogs, it helps immensely. It gives me a broader perspective and helps me focus on others instead of just myself.

    Like you, I learn a lot by reading other people’s blogs. So many people address how challenging the online business world can be and how they progress. I get encouragement from them.

    It’s easy to get intimidated by those so far ahead of me, but we all start as beginners. And there’s a value that I can share as a beginner because I’m still at the beginning.

    Cheers to you, Brigette! Onward and upward!

    1. Thank you Nakina for these words of encouragement. Perseverance and self-judgment are certainly 2 topics that I tend to reflect on. It so easy to get side tracked and I think the most important thing is to get right back at it.
      We are often reminded that if we don’t quit, we will get to where we want to go eventually!

  3. In the game of life, we have always those episodes of introspection, where we put back in question what we did already. I think it’s a normal process that makes us learn and move forward. It is no different with affiliate marketing. One day my blog idea would be awesome and the next, I wonder if I should scrap everything to the garbage. Also, I have this tendency to focus too much on details that add nothing more than to make me lose time. So I like the way you describe your affiliate journey here as up and downs as we persevere and learn to do our tasks correctly. Blog hopping helps for traffic and ideas. It is easy to compare ourselves and put a judgement on our own progress. Like you said everyone walk at their own pace and we should look at the progress we have made with respect to where we were before. I learned that I can’t compare myself with people that have several steps ahead of me without being demotivated. It is clearly not the right mindset to have.
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    1. Introspection is great and does come with its challenges at time. However, that is how we grow and improve. I firmly believe it is part of the process. Being able to share this journey with others helps me in a way to see my growth and stay away from self-judgment.
      Thank you for sharing Martin.

  4. Hi Brigitte,
    There is so much truth to your thoughts. Comparision to others is a dangerous path in this business. So quickly we can fall down a rabbit hole of despair by comparing ourselves to others. Sometimes, the best action moving forward is to breathe and reflect. Blog hopping is a great way of continued action in our business as well as enjoying the creative ideas of others.
    All the best!
    Milissa Neirotti
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