Blogging changes your life in wonderful ways.
Pull up a chair, relax, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy me sharing how blogging changed my life.
How Blogging Changed My Life
Over 10 years ago I was gainfully employed as a security officer at Port Newark in New Jersey. I fulfilled a few roles but mainly kept an eye on trucks leaving the outbound section of the shipping terminal.
Life was easy but boring and unfulfilling.
I eventually got the pink slip.
A few months after being downsized, my wife told me you could make money online.
I received advice from a mentor basically saying: start a blog.
I bought my domain and hosting and never looked back.
This was from my 3 month trip to New Zealand.
As I got clearer, told my story, and focused on success, I steadily became more successful. Eventually, I landed features on Virgin, Forbes, Fox News and Entrepreneur. I retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. I spoke about blogging at prestigious NYC.
I wrote and self-published over 100 eBooks. After circling the globe for 8 years, I can say blogging changed my life dramatically.
Let me share how it went down so you can gain inspiration from this post.
I Traveled the World for 8 Years
Almost 8 years ago to the day, I flew for the first time. JFK to Bali.
Yep; I flew 23 hours for my first flight. Nobody ever accused me of easing into stuff.
Blogging morphed me from home body to world traveler. I generated passive income so figured circling the globe was a neat way to capitalize on my blogging passive income.
I have spent months in:
- Costa Rica
- Sri Lanka
- New Zealand
- New York City
through my blogging exploits.
Circling the globe became easier the moment I chose to be a full time, pro blogger. Allowing in passive income made turned traveling from dream to brilliant reality.
I Uncovered Long Hidden Talents
A few years ago I was approached by National Geographic for a new TV show. I would do a segment on one show detailing my death-defying giardia episode in India.
Network bigs squashed the show but no doubt my video presentation, charismatic nature and overall entertaining, fun vibe would have been a hit with a national audience. Of course, the same qualities resonate with a large, loyal audience online.
I was a ham as a kid. After leading in school plays and being a public speaker as a little kid, I became shy. Why? I went back into my comfort zone.
Pro blogging goaded me to leave my comfort zone. I broadcast live videos. My writing game expanded. I wrote and self-published over 100 eBooks. Plus I created a series of blogging courses.
Blogging unearthed long hidden talents for me and you to enjoy.
Blogging will do the same for you.
I Strengthened My Mental Muscle
Blogging inspired me to strengthen my mental muscle.
This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.
Formerly, I had been a bit weak minded. But choosing to blog influenced me to:
- practice focusing on success
- see blogging wins all day long
- visualize my dreams
- do deep yin yoga
My mindset moved from negative to positive. Life became cheery. Depression? I released that mental state.
I vibed so high that I landed a contributor gig on the 2.6 million member Positively Positive community blog.
Other contributors include Mark Cuban and Seth Godin.
Blogging influenced me to power up my mental muscle.
I Befriended Folks from All Over the Globe
Blogging helped me make friends from all over the globe.
Some friends blog. Other friends just enjoy following my travels.
Some of my dearest friends:
- Alonzo Pichardo
- Lyna Doll
- Saurabh Tiwari
- Vishwajeet Kumar
- Donna Merrill
- Lisa Sicard
- Monna Ellithorpe
- Zac Johnson
- Gaurav Kumar
- Jan Verhoeff
- Jane Dempster-Smith
- Mike Hinshaw
- Paula Martinelli
- Dik Soei
- Sue-Anne Bubacz
- David Boozer
- Cori Leigh
- Santosh Gairola
This list can go on forever guys.
If you see me engaging folks on Facebook and Twitter, know the folks are dear friends of mine.
This was from my 1 month trip to Myanmar.
I want to give a special shout out to Alonzo and David. Even with my worldly success prior to meeting both friends, both guys really, really, really believed in me and helped me in incredible ways. In rare moments when I doubted myself, the support Alonzo and David showed me inspired me to keep moving towards greater dreams. Both pros played a big role in my success.
You Are Succeeding Now
I could write 10,000 words about my movie life.
If you want my life to be made into a Netflix show, Tweet Netflix.
Tweet Netflix this blog post:
I made my life a movie.
You are making your life a movie, now, by listening to a guy who made his life a movie.
I know you are succeeding now. Count all of your blogging wins. Be positive. See your success.
Success will continue to flow your way in increasing amounts.
I believe in you.
Blogging will change your life.
Take a deep breath. Be in the moment. Leave the concept of time for just a bit, as in the moment, time does not exist.
Focus on your dream life. See the vision. Keep things positive. Learn blogging from top pros.
Create and connect.
Enjoy the ride.
Success is yours.
Blogging is changing your life now and will continue to do so as you move in the direction of your dreams.