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Discussion in 'Forum Introductions (Who are you!?)' started by JeffC, Mar 21, 2008.

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    Hey everyone!
    I see some familiar screen names here!

    Well, I'm going to try something new here in my intro thread... be honest. So I will start there.
    Usually if I sign up on a forum, I avoid the introduction threads. Lurking and the occasional post has been my way for quite some time. That way people get less insight as to who I am, or in my way of thinking, what I'm not.

    But thanks to reading MJ's post on his story I figured I would try it a bit differently here.
    Reading your post MJ, you hit home on a number of issues. The feelings of being stuck and unmotivated are all to familiar. I am 22 years old, not currently in college because I can't afford tuition, though I did attend for two and half years. I have serious issue with working for other people and having them determine when I can use the restroom. Which has been made quite apparent to me since I have been fired from the last 3 jobs I've had. Working for Wells Fargo as a teller, as a content developer for a travel website and doing NBD for an office furniture company. I am currently a substitute teacher for a local school district and attempting to grab a 2nd part time job in the evenings to help pay the debts I have.

    Ever since I can remember I have been attempting to do business my way. If it was selling vegetables from my garden, door to door when I was 6. Cleaning out neighbors garbage cans when I was 10, to chasing my tail in web business currently. I have dumped pretty much all the money I currently have into a website that is currently being developed. My motivation to succeed on my own is great, but my motivation to do the things I probably should be to 'get by' is slim.
    I can relate to you MJ when you said that a 40 hour week was a vacation, and also that it doesn't feel like work. I truly enjoy every hour I spend hammering something out. Unfortunately I have a lot of people who don't understand what I'm doing, as well as don't see the internet as a viable source of income. I saw living at home as safety net, but more so as a safety blanket. My living arrangements could very well be changing here shortly.

    I am not sure the fear behind telling my current 'story' if it is my fear of people not taking me seriously, or just simply that I myself am ashamed of where I'm at. Never the less I still browse tons of car forums to try and keep my motivation up.

    Oh, my name is Jeff :smx7:
     
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    Welcome Jeff from a fellow gearhead. If you are concerned, you have nothing to fear about sharing here. We all have had our ups and downs and still do. One thing I've learned from others is life still happens no matter how successful you are. You sound like you have a focus or direction in life, that's good. There are a lot of internet guys doing quite well here on this forum. I'm into RE, so I can't help you there.

    If you want motivation to keep you going keep reading the success stories that have been posted. They will put gas in your tank. Good luck on your journey.:fastlane:
     
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    The success stories definitely give you that charge to get stuff done!
     
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    :Welcome:Jeff,
    Nothing to fear here. Keep reading.

    Today is just the first day of the rest of your life. You make the choices. AND you don't HAVE to stay where you are. :icon_super:Only YOU can change YOU!
     
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    Everyone here will take you seriously, as I think most of us can relate to where you're coming from. ...As far as feeling ashamed, sometimes feeling that way (or being angry at your present situation) is really good. Use those feelings to push yourself. Change generally happens when there is enough time and pressure. It's true for a diamond, and it's true for people too. You are where you are; we don't hold it against you- welcome to the forum!
     
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    Welcome! Thanks for the intro! Look forward to helping you out on your journey.
     
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    Thanks everyone, all the words are very appreciated!
     
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    :Welcome: Hi Jeff
     
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    Welcome Jeff and thanx for telling us your current situation. Hope the forum can help you achieve your "Break-Out"!!
     

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