Adapt and Survive.
Yesterday I performed my first ‘fist bump’! May be this is old hat to you, but for me it was a first. I am looking to buy a car here in Portugal, and so I met up with a seller in a carpark, and the first thing we did was fist bump!
Of course, this is as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have had to change the way we behave in order to survive.
Likewise, as a result of moving from the UK to Portugal a few days ago, I now drive on the right-hand side of the road, and measure my speed in Kilometres per hour, not miles.
Imagine how long I would survive if I refused to adapt my driving to meet the new conditions I find myself in!
You Life Depends On It
Clearly in the case of my driving in Portugal, my life depends on being on the right side of the road. But I have also had to adapt on my business life as well. And to be honest, my life in Portugal depends on my being able to adapt.
I have left my 9 to 5, well paid, regular employment, and am now working full time to create an income online.
If I want to live the retirement I dream of, in my dream home, with plenty of visits from friends and family, then that depends on my Online Business generating an income that will support it.
I have been ticking along with Affiliate Marketing, and that’s OK, but I have recently changed focus.
Be Aware Of The Danger Of Stagnation
I am sure you would have heard the Albert Einstein quote,
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
Well that is where I got too, I had stuff ticking over, but I wanted to break out of the level I was stuck at, and see my income grow. So I have had to stop doing what I was doing, and start doing things differently.
So now, alongside promoting other people's products as an affiliate, I am also building my own products.
So stick with me as I take develop along this new route, and I will keep you up to date with my progress.
A Book That Can Help Stimulate The Change You Need
By the way, if you are looking for a good book to read that illustrates the need to change, then I can highly recommend Dean Holland’s book, ‘The Iceberg Effect’. You can get a copy for less than $10.
Along with setting out the story of Dean’s rise to success, then crash, then rising again, there are links to some very useful training sessions Dean gives. This book is perfect for anyone not yet making a full time living out of Affiliate Marketing.
Do let me know about the challenges you have faced and the changes you have made in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading, and as always
Onwards and Upwards