What I Would Tell My 20 Year Old Self

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Imagine yourself 5 or 10 years ago.

What did you enjoy, what did you like to do? What decisions did you make and what lessons did you learn?

If you had something to tell your younger self, what would it be?

 

My Younger Self

I recently found a picture of myself when I was 20 years old, that was 17 years ago as of this writing.

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What’s amazing is, I didn’t even recognize myself when I found the picture. I thought it was a picture of one of my brothers.

While thinking about my life back then, I got to wondering about all the experiences and lessons I have learned since that time. Mistakes I wished I could do over or experiences I could relive.

I got to thinking that if I could sit down with my 20 year old self today, what could I teach him? More importantly, what can I share with younger people to pass on some wisdom?

 

Mistakes To Avoid

I’m not saying I would change what has happened in my life, but some mistakes are more costly than others. These lessons have shaped me into what I am today.

However, if I would have listened to others I could have avoided a lot of problems. Here are a few below:
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How To Accomplish Your Dream Life, Wrap Up

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It’s mid-April as I write this and I am thinking over what I have done this year, where I am with my life, and how much further I need to go this year.

Have you done the same yet?

The Dream Life series was meant to be a framework for getting things done in your life, as it is only through action that we get what we desire.

I took the best lessons from:
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Uncommon Financial Advice For The Digital Marketer

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A topic not covered much in digital marketing for freelancers, affiliates, consultants, contractors and first time business owners is money.

This post is mainly for digital marketers that are making the leap into their own business for the first time, or those that are beginning affiliates.

I know many will read this and disagree with my advice, but I feel that the lessons I learned from running my own business has taught me some very valuable financial advice that only comes from first-hand experience.
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How To Get More Followers On Twitter In 6 Hands-Off Ways ( Most Are Free Too )

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When researching how to get more Twitter followers, how many times have you read the same old “create better content”, “be entertaining”, and “follow celebrities” tricks?

When I first launched Leanvertising.com, I created a Twitter account at @Leanvertising and tried a lot of different methods that I found online from so called “social media gurus” that either:

  • Took way too much work
  • Didn’t work at all
  • Produced irrelevant followers

After months of testing, I discovered some simple methods to help you gain not only followers for your Twitter account, but targeted followers via methods not talked about anywhere on the front page of Google.

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How To Accomplish Your Dream Life, Part 5

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For our last chapter, its time we look at what we have accomplished and what we have failed at.

In order to stay on top of your goals and all the steps involved, you need to setup a system of evaluating what you have done and if you are still heading in the right direction.

Where Can You Improve?

During the week, you need to take a hard look at what you have done and ask yourself, “Where do I need improvement? What could I have done better?”.
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How To Accomplish Your Dream Life, Part 3

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In part 1 of this series, we learned how to map out our Dream Life with lists and how to develop habits.

In part 2 of this series, we learned how to create a “Do Not Do List” and also how to focus our day on 3 actionable goals per day, week, month, and year.

You should have a good road map of what it takes to Accomplish Your Dream Life. However, many of you might be confused with how to actually accomplish the tasks on your road map.

Many things during your day and life will make it hard to stick to your goals.

Ask anyone who has ever been on a diet or tried to stick to a budget how hard the 2nd or 3rd month is while trying to accomplish their goal.

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8 Reasons Why You Need A Revenue Stream Today

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In the past 60 days, I have been out of almost $10,000 of income. As someone that is self employed, that amount of money can sting a little.

Knowing that 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, would you be willing to lose $10k and survive until next payday?

Guess what, it could happen to you tomorrow.

I will show you why having paid employment, or being a contractor, as your only revenue source could be hurting you. Below is what happened to me in the last 10 years.

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How To Accomplish Your Dream Life, Part 2

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In my last post, you learned that it took planning and focus as the first step in How To Accomplishing Your Dream Life.

It’s great to now know what your next steps are and what you should be doing every day, but what about prioritization? What tasks are more important than others? Should I multi-task?

I have too much to do today!

First, Create Another List

Sound familiar?

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How To Accomplish Your Dream Life, Part 1

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I’m positive I know the 2 things that are preventing you from living the life of your dreams…

But First, A Little Background

For most of 2007 I was living 1 paycheck away from losing everything.

In less than 10 years:

  • I had over 6 different jobs
  • Was laid off 4 times and fired once
  • Had 102 ideas and projects I was starting on but never finishing
  • Almost got divorced over money issues
  • Suffered countless health issues over work related stress

Things had gotten so bad that I had a car repossessed and had to file for bankruptcy.

I had already spent 11 years of my life becoming an expert in digital marketing and I was successfully building online campaigns for other companies and making them millions online. However, I couldn’t get my own life and finances in order.

I knew I could sell and had skills that many others in my profession didn’t have, but I was watching other people around me enjoy the life I thought I deserved.

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