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Stop fucking around.
This is probably the best advice you will ever get in life.

There is one simple formula that will lead to wealth and success: cut out all the bullshit and grind, hustle, work, whatever you wanna call it. You'll notice the formula is working for every successful guy / gal out there.

Look at localcasestudies case study. He was not dicking around when he started his project and he will not spend his time with irrelevant stuff or bullshit excuses when setting up his next successful project. What did he do? If you had to sum up his thread in two words it'd be take action. Overcome your analysis paralysis, stop fucking around and get the fucking job done.

Most people will read this and think 'Oh wow, Captain Obvious strikes again! I didn't know that I had to put in work to make it big.' but there is more to it. There is a fine line of wanting it and WANTING IT.
The first one is like some random neckbeard jerking off to porn thinking 'fuck I want to have a dick like Ron Jeremy', the second one is your heroin addict in downtown Detroit that WANTS his first shot since two days.

At the end of the day the neckbeard is okay with not fucking hot chicks but the drug addict is not okay with not getting his trip.

Stop acting like the neckbeard, become the addict (don't move to Detroit tho).​

You need to become addicted to the process, and the process for us as entrepreneurs is work. Now that I think about it, I don't like to call it work because work is something you do at your shitty 9 to 5 cubicle job where you trade time for money and go home at 5pm.

We don't work, we grind, we bang out stuff, we get shit done. If you are addicted you don't stop taking your drugs on the weekend, you don't take days off, you don't have 'working hours'. You don't care what the guy next to you is thinking about you and you don't go online and check if there are better injection methods for your next needle. Haven't you noticed that successful people have more in common with addicts than with anything else you would ever imagine?

How did I become successful? I still don't consider myself successful because I'm not done yet, I just haven't reached the pinnacles I want to reach. But I could probably stop working tomorrow and live a great, luxurious live for the next 50 years without having to worry too much about money or freedom. That might sound like a bloated statement, but it is what it is. I know that most people would love to trade places with me, but they'd never want to go through the same process I went through.

Why not? Because it's a long, dark road and you are on your own.

The story of noob Satvrn

I started with my IM career many, many moons ago in 2010 with 200 USD in my pocket. I didn't know anything about advertising or coding. I setup my first PPV campaign and burned 150 bucks. The second campaign was a winner and I reinvested my small profits. Most of the things I've tried failed, few worked. Those that did work were scaled. I found an co-reg angle that worked with downloadable software, so I created landing pages and campaigns for almost every single software out there.

For weeks I was busy creating new campaigns and the work sucked. Designing, slicing the LPs with Photoshop (because I couldn't code), setting up the whole flow, uploading it to the FTP, setting everything up with Prosper202 (tracking), scraping keywords, setting up new campaigns on traffic sources. Shit tons of work. Horrible, mundane work. I did this for probably 10 to 11 hours every day. For weeks. I think I've ended up with 200 different campaigns and only 15 or 20 made any money. The rest were burning money or were just too unstable to continue running. Eventually, all the work resulted in me hitting the 500 USD a day profit goal. The first PPV campaign was in April 2010, the 500 USD a day campaigns were created in August 2011 (I just looked at the sources files, I still got all of my old campaigns on my HDD). For one year and four months I did nothing but to bang out campaigns that made little or no money (I think the best month was 2k USD in profit). I didn't like the work, but I did not care. I wanted to make money and I knew that if I kept digging that I'd eventually struck gold.

Back in 2010, 200 USD was a lot for me as I just finished school and made about 600 bucks a month in my training. I was the guy with a flip phone when everybody had an iPhone, everybody was leasing new cars and I had an old car I bought for 500 bucks from my brother-in-law. I couldn't afford anything because I spent my cash on domains, webspace, a forum subscription and ads. My goal was not to buy a fancy car, phone or clothes, my goal was to have more money coming in every month than anybody else I knew. And I made a sacrifice to cut out all the bullshit that did not help me reach the goal. The goal was not a kind-of-goal, the goal was (and still is) 'the goal'.

Behind every success story there's a huge sacrifice. Whether it's free time, social connections (aka getting drunk at parties or spending time at boring family meetups), money, luxury, playing video games, missing out on the newest trends... usually a combination of it all, because none of that is relevant to your goals. It will only distract you from the process.

A lot of people ask me how I went to 100k a month, but no one asks the right question: what did I sacrifice for it. You don't get to 100k a month in profits by reading the latest method or black hat technique on some forum or blog. You can't just rip a great campaign with your spy tool. It all comes down to what you are willing to give up. You don't become successful copying other shit, the process makes you successful.


Being a part of CC9

I'm pretty busy with managing my campaigns and my joint ventures. It's a tough job without any breaks or off-days, yet I applied to take part in the experiment and to dedicate 2 hours a day to the project. The main goal for me was not about making money. I wanted to expand my horizon and get back to the grind. I needed to find back to the path that led me to success because I thought I had lost it back then. Now I know that all I needed was a bit of input and some people tickling my brain. I'm back on track now and the project looks great. Money is great too (I just hit 1.2k net profit yesterday). We're not done with the CC9 yet, hell we didn't even really start, yet I can say that it is a real success for me. I find it funny that some people that were given a great chance with this still can find excuses for not getting their shit together.


Time is not your friend: it is killing you.

Every day you go to bed with things that are not crossed out on your to do list means your ship is sailing in the wrong direction. You did not cut out the bullshit, you got distracted. You did not focus on the things that bring you further towards your goal. It's very depressing to acknowledge that time is killing you, your dreams and your opportunities. If you dream now without taking action, the chances of you never fulfilling that dream will grow day by day. Keep that in mind.

What I see a lot now that I grow older and gain more experience in the business world is that most guys just kinda want it. Okay, BuSo is some kind of special place that attracts great people, but just take a look at the follow alongs, case studies and CC9 threads that are abandoned. The failure rate of people is absurdly high and the solution is simple: stop fucking around. There is no excuse for it.

What is the reason for people failing?
  • Not reading enough blogs and forums?
  • Not having any design, coding or (insert any skill here) skills?
  • Not having the right equipment to get the job done?
  • Not having enough time?
That's all BS.

There are two main reasons why people fail.
a) they fail to cut out the bullshit. That means they're not hustling, they're just fucking around, getting distracted by stuff that does not matter.
b) they give up too soon because the instant gratification is missing. Instant results usually don't last long, so train your brain to stop getting high on instant satisfaction.

So here's the true formula to success that nobody teaches in school or in university:

Getting shit done - disregarding bullshit = success

If you can't master both things you should probably go back to your old job and old life.
 

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I hope at least a productive one.
It made me all jelly because you're making more money than me with your site.

But yeah. I think some people need to hear that. I'm not on your level. But I clawed my way here too. Wherever "here" is.
 

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We're all just sitting at keyboards, the playing field has never been more level. Most of the secrets have already been outed, it comes down to who wants it?

Some people make a few grand and all of a sudden they're some guru walking into a client's office cock-first like Alec Baldwin in Glengarry. I'm a big believer in keeping your head down and grinding, even when you've hit some success because it doesn't take much to get slapped right back to zero.

People need to recognize that despite already killing it at IM, @Satvrn still had the humility to apply to be in the CC9 and despite having the most on his plate (I'm assuming, he's right up there either way. I don't know what everyone's schedule looks like...), he has still consistently had all of his assignments completed before a lot of people were even getting started. I really don't think that's a coincidence...

Stay humble, stay hungry. Great thread.
 

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One of the most inspirational posts I've read in over 2 years. Thank you.

I've been reading "The Obstacle is the Way" by Ryan Holiday.

Between this post and the book, I should have enough internal momentum to grind nonstop way into Q4 2017.
 

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Perfect, brought a tear to my eyes. I notice a lot of people waste time reading books and other nonsense to procrastinate AKA kick the can down the road, they just need to get to work - 90% of success is just showing up.

Couldn't have said it better myself...
 
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Perfect, brought a tear to my eyes. I notice a lot of people waste time reading books and other nonsense to procrastinate AKA kick the can down the road, they just need to get to work - 90% of success is just showing up.

Couldn't have said it better myself...
Ruh Roh.

Tell that to your beloved Elon Musk. A vivacious reader of books who happens to fancy fiction/fantasy.
 

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Ruh Roh.

Tell that to your beloved Elon Musk. A vivacious reader of books who happens to fancy fiction/fantasy.
Apparently everyone takes my statements to heart. Why in the world would I give 2 shits what Elon Musk reads? What does his reading have to do with anything? This isn't a book club.

I also never said reading wasn't good. Just don't wasting your time reading all day looking for motivation within a book to get things done. Seems like people talk more about the books they've read rather then the work they've put in, but again, like the OP stated - cut out the bs and get to work. I've seen people read all sorts of books and take zero action. I've seen people, completely numbskulls, take action and get farther then bookworms. Apparently my blunt statement hit a nerve... If you felt something jabbing YOU, maybe that's a wake up call from your inner self, if not, lets not get off topic.
 

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The thing that most people tend to forget is that those book lists were written in retrospective.
Do you really think that when it's fucking 'go time' for Elon Musk or any other successful entrepreneur that they'll spend a part of their time reading Lord of the Rings?

I love reading and I try to read at least 30 minutes every day. You often get a new perspective and a new way to start questioning things which is great but not the key. Reading won't help you most of the time. It will not lead to a successful PPC campaign and it won't get you more customers. It helps you to expand your horizon, that's it.

How did Ccarter and Eliquid create Serpwoo? I bet the truth is very unspectacular. I imagine they spent weeks grinding out code and preparing the launch. Pretty sure they were not reading The Hobbit or trolling Wickedfire at that time. Another good example is MJ Demarco. Hate him or love him, the guy sold his lead gen site for a few million bucks. He moved from Chicago to Phoenix into a shitty apartment without a bed, without a TV. He cut out all the bullshit (TV, shit that distracts you) and made his sacrifices (family, social connections, luxury, a stable income). There are thousands of other examples out there and this is the greatest pattern you can spot.

The most productive times are the times where you get shit done, where you grind. The amount of time you spend getting shit done will be the greatest denominator of your success, not the stuff you read.
 

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The thing that most people tend to forget is that those book lists were written in retrospective.
Do you really think that when it's fucking 'go time' for Elon Musk or any other successful entrepreneur that they'll spend a part of their time reading Lord of the Rings?

I love reading and I try to read at least 30 minutes every day. You often get a new perspective and a new way to start questioning things which is great but not the key. Reading won't help you most of the time. It will not lead to a successful PPC campaign and it won't get you more customers. It helps you to expand your horizon, that's it.

How did Ccarter and Eliquid create Serpwoo? I bet the truth is very unspectacular. I imagine they spent weeks grinding out code and preparing the launch. Pretty sure they were not reading The Hobbit or trolling Wickedfire at that time. Another good example is MJ Demarco. Hate him or love him, the guy sold his lead gen site for a few million bucks. He moved from Chicago to Phoenix into a shitty apartment without a bed, without a TV. He cut out all the bullshit (TV, shit that distracts you) and made his sacrifices (family, social connections, luxury, a stable income). There are thousands of other examples out there and this is the greatest pattern you can spot.

The most productive times are the times where you get shit done, where you grind. The amount of time you spend getting shit done will be the greatest denominator of your success, not the stuff you read.
Right, totally get what you and CC are talking about now. Carter just made a very (what seemed to me) blanket statement, but I get where he's coming from.

If your reading contributes to analysis paralysis, then you should probably put the books down and start executing something.

Personally, I don't read for fun. I read things that help equip my mind for the long road ahead (and only in my spare time - like you, I read 20-30 minutes/day during breaks).
 

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Note I said "equip my mind" because mindset seems to be the greatest asset in wealth accumulation. Material wealth is a manifestation of some finely-tuned internal processes. You can't grind for years on end without knowing how to deal with stress, boredom, friction, failure, sacrifice etc like a boss. Some people are naturally born with these tendencies, and many others had the luxury of being forced to adopt this mindset due to early childhood experiences/hardships. For the rest of us, we need a little extra help mitigating mental friction when grinding away for hours.
 
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That's me after reading the thread :smile:

Time is not your friend: it is killing you.
It's truly not.I don't know if you guys have the same feeling but seems like time is speeding up :smile: So this goes well with one of my favorite quotes :

" Run your day or it will run you " - wake up early and plan your whole schedule for the day,put deadlines,do the ugly work first,prize yourself at the end of the day for getting the shit done.

I like to say there are 2 simple basics you need to succeed.Each of these 2 things has many branches of course, but these are the basics:

Imagine you are in point A and you want to get to point B. What do you need?
First of all to KNOW where point B is, then to MOVE to it. It’s the same with your goals, to transfer from your current situation to your goal or dream; you need to pay attention to 2 things:

1.Know what your goal is - keep in mind what your big goal is, and what is the thing that you are working on at the moment.

2.Move towards it - This one is about self-discipline, motivation and productivity. You need to work on these points to get things done, to actually start moving from point A to B

It’s as simple as that. So go ahead, focus on your target, and MOVE FORWARD.

And now i would like to end this with another quote i heard a few days back :

Pete Zamperini: “You keep going the way you’re going, you’ll end up as a bum on the street. You train. You fight harder than those other guys and you win. If you can take it, you can make it. You can do this, Lou, you just gotta believe you can. Pop does. Ma does. I do. Louie, a moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.”

AWESOME thread guys.
 
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+1 good stuff. I can't believe that January is almost over, I needed a good kick in the face. Thanks.
 
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damn.....
fuck man....

you made me think like 30 minutes.. and my answer is yes, I've been playing clash of clans and have invested huge chunks of time in it.. in fact years....


Ive deleted it on my phone and PC and changed password that i won't be able to remember and will start grinding... NOW!

thank you for the post
 

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Probably one of the first threads I read when I joined BuSo and honestly, it's only clicked with me now.

Getting shit done - disregarding bullshit = success

^^ my 2017 goal that starts right now
 

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How did Ccarter and Eliquid create Serpwoo? I bet the truth is very unspectacular. I imagine they spent weeks grinding out code and preparing the launch. Pretty sure they were not reading The Hobbit or trolling Wickedfire at that time.
I must admit, I did carve out time to troll people in the old days of SERPWoo, but it wasnt a lot of time.
 
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