Suitcase Marketer on AffiliateFix Ask the Expert Week

Breaking news! I’m being featured on AffiliateFix.com – one of the largest affiliate marketing forums – all of next week. Only a handful of people in this industry have been asked to do this – You’ll have the opportunity to ask me any questions you want.

AffiliateFix Ask the Expert

 

I’ll be answering your questions on affiliate marketing from Monday – Friday on the forum only. If you have any burning questions about Facebook or mobile.

Questions are already flooding the forum so make sure you get yours in early.

I also just posted a $724,000 earnings screenshot of mine on AffiliateFix. Hoping it will inspire some of you to work hard and make it happen in this industry.

Thanks again AffiliateFix. Looking forward to helping some people break through their barriers.

Check out the thread by clicking here!

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Why You Should Never Settle

I see it time and time again. People settling.

Settling with their jobs because it’s cushy and comes with two weeks of vacation days plus benefits even though they’re miserable.

The cities that they live in because they’ve lived there their whole lives.

The current significant other they’re with even though they aren’t everything they want them to be.

People settle because of sunk cost fallacy – the idea that they’ve already invested so much time and energy into something that they feel like it would be a waste to break ties with something or someone even though that something or someone isn’t doing them any good.

The idea of being comfortable – with anything – a mediocre paycheck, an unreliable partner, living in a less-than ideal neighborhood irritates the shit out of me. Life is too short for being okay with mediocre.

Let’s say in a relationship – You treat someone well and they put up half the effort –  you make them a priority, while they play games and treat you as an option – why would you ever deal with that? Or you want to be with someone who can travel, but you end up with someone who’s say a doctor and can never travel but you decided because they met 2 out of 3 criteria that they’re good enough – no that’s settling.

The crazy thing is there is NO REASON to settle – especially in relationships especially as there are 7 BILLION people on the planet and one of them is bound to meet your utmost desires in a person. The same thing goes with a career or business – just think about how many opportunities exist on a global scale. Want to travel and teach English in China? You can do that. Want to work at a start up in Malaysia? You can do that. There are literally boundless opportunities.

Everyday I walk around and I see people who have settled with their lives in one way or another. And they know it too. So they walk around depressed, wishing they had not taken the job they’re stuck in now or not married the person they come home to now. It’s fucking tragic.

People have so much more power and ability in what they can do if they only CHOSE to. And the hardest thing to do sometimes is to say NO to opportunities that exist right in front of you and waiting it out for something better because you deserve better. There’s an inherent risk in that, but would you rather take that risk and be happy or settle for the rest of your life?

Right now millions of people are waking up to head to jobs that they hate, not realizing that this is just one more day of their short lives being taken away to make someone else rich. Or they’re waking up next to someone who they KNOW isn’t their soulmate, but continue to be there even though they’re miserable inside. Don’t be one of these people.

What’s one thing in your life that you’re settling on now? The thing where you know there’s that feeling in your stomach where “I could do better” or “This isn’t what I had dreamt of.”

Whether it’s your job, your salary, the physical shape you’re in, the people you surround yourself with, a religion or set of beliefs, the way people treat you, or the person you’re dating – pinpoint that one thing and make a decision to stop settling today because nobody should be settling – especially you if you are reading this.

Crush Your Comfort Zone

We hear it all of the time – “step out of your comfort zone.”

The sad truth is that a very small minority of us do. Our fear mechanisms take over and in the old days if you did something outside of your comfort zone, you would get killed.

Even though we’re living in the modern age, our mind is still circuited in that way. Nonetheless, it’s critical to do so because it’s the only way to test your limits and live to your full potential.

It’s also critical in the neurological sense. Every time you try something new and interesting, you trigger different parts of your brain, create new memories, and new connections within your neurons. You’re essentially exercising your brain and expanding it.

Here are just some of the things I’ve done recently that I never thought I would do:

  • Improv comedy class for 8 weeks – I have to say this was one of the most awesome things I’ve ever done. I consider myself an introvert and not really witty in person, but this class forced me to come outside of my shell and let go. It taught me that it’s not really about being witty or quick on your feet – it’s just about not caring what anyone thinks and expressing whatever is on your mind at any given moment. If you have a fear of public speaking, I would highly recommend taking an improv comedy class to loosen your nerves and gain some confidence.
  • Yoga – I never in my life thought I would try a yoga class nor even be able to do any of those crazy poses. However, just a couple of weeks ago, upon the recommendation of a friend as it’s supposed to really help with back pain which I’ve intermittently started experiencing (being an online marketer has it’s physical costs too). After forcing myself to go to the first class and riding up the elevator being the only dude in it (not that I was complaining about that), I came out of the class feeling pretty damn amazing. It was for sure harder than it looks and a total workout, but made me feel light, refreshed, and relaxed. It was like combining a workout with meditation at the same time – can’t beat that!
  • Boxing – Alright let me get some man points back after that last bullet point lol. I’ve been strength training for a while on and off, but it gets old. I wanted to mix in some high-intensity interval training and so I joined my local boxing club which does intense training (think Insanity + Boxing combined). I never felt so damn tired in my life after the workout, but I made it through. I learned a bunch of moves (straight jab, uppercut, right / left hook to name a few) and I experienced something totally new. It was also a great way to just get moving early in the morning and I could feel having more energy the rest of the day.
  • Meditation – Always being on the go and not really ever taking a breather, meditation is one of those things that I always knew I should be doing but never did. That’s until recently when I downloaded the Headspace app. I’m only on lesson 3 so far, but this app does a phenomenal job of training your mind to learn how to meditate. The benefits of meditation are now extremely well-documented and can make a huge difference in how you feel and perform on a daily basis. Some of the world’s most successful people including athletes and musicians do so, so why shouldn’t you? Give it a go today and try Headspace to start yourself off.

Those are four recent things I’ve done to step outside of my comfort zone (oh yeah I also gave a speech in London last month to over 700 people – that was definitely out of my comfort zone as well). Do a mental audit of your life right now and note when the last time was when you did something outside of your comfort zone. I’m only asking you to do so, because it can really help change the quality of your life by doing something absolutely different than your normal routine. You don’t have to fly to the other side of the world. Sometimes, all you have to do is pick up a new hobby or course and challenge yourself in a way that you haven’t before. So go ahead – make it happen.