Remember GI Joe?
Sure you do.
You probably watched the cartoon and played with the action figures as a kid. Maybe you still play with the action figures. Hey, I’m not judging.
At the end of every show, GI Joe would say, “Knowing is half the battle.”
This came after a public service announcement like, “Don’t get into cars with strangers,” or, “Don’t do drugs,” or, “Don’t gamble with your own money, use your parents.” Okay maybe not the last one.
“Nothing is certain in life but death and taxes.”
I earned over 7-figures in profit during my first year of affiliate marketing.
Lets just say that 23-year-old me didn’t know too much about business. So imagine the look on my face when I realized I had a HUGE tax bill to pay.
I was in the 39% federal tax bracket, and I had to pay 6% on top of that for Georgia taxes. I had no idea taxes were that high in the US.
Seriously….I thought they took the taxes out of my paycheck and that was it!
Do you know what I check more than my social media, stats, and emails combined?
My calendar- it’s that important to me.
I remember hearing on a podcast from Ramit Sethi a few years ago. He said, “I can tell your priorities by looking at your calendar and your bank account.”
For many years I didn’t use a calendar. I felt a calendar kind of “trapped” me and I didn’t like having my day planned out that granular.
I have a confession to make:
The thought of selling has always terrified me.
I loved the idea “on paper,” but the thought of DOING it freaked me out. I thought I had to be like the guy from the Wolf of Wall Street.
It always seemed high pressure, and sleazy. Even if I was doing it online.
Can you relate to this?