Who am I? I’ve often thought of this question and the answer to it. It’s not an easy one to answer if one is to look deeply within. While there are certain absolutes which remain constant, there are also ever-changing variables.
On a personal level, I’ve been happily married for a little over 20 years. Where does the time go? My wife is an elementary school teacher, providing instruction, guidance, and direction to young, impressionable children. This is not just a job for her but her passion. She continues to make a positive difference in the world – the same type of influence I can only hope to exert.
I’m also the proud father of two of the greatest kids on earth. My oldest one is finishing his last year in high school and is now trying to make all these important decisions that can impact the rest of his life: where he goes to school, what he plans to study, and what vocation he wants to pursue. Regardless of which direction he chooses, it’s a relief to know that he possesses the introspection necessary to blaze a path that is right for him.
My youngest child is on the autism spectrum. He is another hero in my life, exemplifying the will and incessant desire to overcome obstacles. My wife and I were once told that he would never learn to speak. In fact, one neurodevelopmental specialist told us, “You better get him ready for an institution because that’s where he’s going.” Every day, my verbal son is proving that doctor wrong. He has come such a long way since his autism diagnosis although I realize there is much more work to be done to get over that steep developmental mountain. He continues to do his best, despite shortcomings, and is a constant example and reminder to me never to give up. Miracles can happen if we’re open to them.
I’m now open to the limitless possibilities afforded to me by the affiliate marketing field. I’ve studied affiliate marketing since 2007 but it’s only in the last year or two that I’ve taken meaningful action. I’m not sure if all those years of inaction was a reflection of fear of failure or success, or a combination of both. It may have been related to a negative mindset, stuck in the belief that I was not worthy enough to achieve success or that other people deserved it more than I did. Perhaps my perfectionism also got in the way. I was never convinced that I knew enough, even after years of study, to launch any affiliate marketing campaign.
Well, those days are over! I’m now embracing the “Learn by doing” mantra, and small successes continue to propel me forward. Mishaps and failures along the way are instructive, too. I realize that mistakes are enlightening, frustrating … but eye-opening, nonetheless. I’m not going to let fear, apprehension, doubt, negativity, and perfectionism stop me from achieving my goals. Yes, there are days of regression where I feel like waving the white flag of surrender. But with a small measure of positive affirmation, a dash of visualization, and an endless supply of inspiration (desperate to fully succeed to help my family), I refuse to leave this field.
I’m not here to establish myself as a guru or know-it-all. I’m here as an honest, hard-working individual that continues to look for win-win solutions. For example, I’m truly hoping that you will find my affiliate reviews informative, thought-provoking, and helpful. In turn, I hope to be rewarded with your praise and your purchase.
I’ve already met so many wonderful people in the affiliate marketing field. It’s amazing to get to know people from all corners of the world just by connecting through cyberspace. I’m truly grateful for their friendship, encouragement, and support. I, too, hope to contribute in some way to this global affiliate marketing community and network.
So, in essence, who am I? I’ve been described as sincere, caring, compassionate, determined, persistent, and diligent. I’ve also been characterized as too sensitive, emotional, worried, and future-oriented (not enjoying the present enough). I suppose the goal is to continue to strengthen my positive attribute and mitigate the negative ones.
I hope to get to know more about you as well. We each are weaving our own life story, and hopefully, we’ll be able to connect, even in some small way, via the world wide web.