Some People Just Don’t Get It

So…  This is a Sports Blog.  This is MY Sports Blog, and I am getting ramped up for the 2013 NFL Season.  I live, breathe and bleed football from August through February each year and I could care less about any other sport during that time frame.  However, as some of you may know I also dabble a bit in the “online Marketing” business, and have done several things over the last 10 years or so trying different things to try and earn a full time income from home.  Nothing I have tried has come close to what I discovered a little over a year ago due to my good friend Rhonda Pizor introducing me to the Traffic Exchange world. The one program that finally caused me to “See the light” in this online world is Click Track Profit.  This program is owned by the great people of Tim Tech and if you don’t know Tim Tech, then Google them and learn more about how solid and reputable of a company they are.

Up until the last year or so, Tim Tech has focused primarily on the Traffic Exchange industry, gearing their products and training solely on that industry.  in the last year that have moved over into List Builders/Mailers, Paid To Clicks, and soon, into the Auto responder industry to compete with Awebber and Traffic Wave.  As long as they remained in their world (TE’s) they were the best company going, but now, ever since they have crossed over to these other industries they have received a lot of grief, criticism, and “you don’t belong here” from those both in and out of the TE industry.  My response to these people is plain and simple.

GET OVER IT

The mantra of CTP is and always has been “plus one” do more today than you did yesterday.  They have decided to move forward as a company and as a brand.  They are becoming the one stop shop for all marketing and business owners to go to advertise their products and programs.  They have a complete solution to how to advertise and make money on line, they are the best I have ever seen and no one has come close to their training, their guidance and their AVAILABILITY to their customers/members.  Jon Olson, the CMO of Tim Tech hosts a LIVE spreecast seminar Monday through Friday at 4pm eastern, he encourages input from the viewers, wants you to ask questions and is always available by phone, Skype, or Email.  they have full time tech support and someone actually will answer the phone when you call them.  CTP is the model of how an online business should be run.  they refuse to become complacent and they refuse to settle for anything but 100% commitment to their members.  I cant say enough about how much I have learned from these guys, and I owe them a lot for what I have learned.

despite all of this, they still have their detractors and complainers that feel that they aren’t giving enough.  they want more, they need more and they feel they are ENTITLED to more.  they don’t want to put in the effort, they don’t want to spend a dime, and yet they expect to get rich overnight or in a few months.  People want the “easy” way to prosperity, they don’t want to work for it, and they want someone to hand them the “secret” to being successful.  I have to ask this of those that want something for nothing.  What if you were building a “brick and mortar” business, would you be able to start this business for nothing or would you need to lay out cash for a shop, electric, internet, water, oh,,,,  INVENTORY?…  the answer of course is yes.  the same is true in the TE industry, or the PTC industry, or whatever online business you are starting.  you have to spend money to make money and if you think that you are going to get rich without spending your own money out of pocket then you are dreaming. 

So here is my suggestion…  Quit whining, quit bitching, quit complaining that you aren’t making money when you in fact haven’t done or refuse to do what it takes to get what you want.  Tim Tech has done what it takes, they have expanded their brand, guaranteed their longevity and placed a sound foundation for their future by expanding their customer base, which is exactly what a business is supposed to do.  so I ask you this…  What have you done?…  what are you going to do?…Why haven’t you gone and “plus one” each and every day?  Is it laziness?  is it lack of motivation?  Is it complacency?  What is it?  Well I have a story to tell you that may in fact shock you. 

In the 18 months that I have been working on line I have made a total of maybe $300 in that time frame, give or take.  you know who I blame for that?..  ME…  I have been lazy, I have been Complacent, I have been unmotivated, and I have downright disappointed those that care about me in this industry because of my lack of production.  But…  despite all of that, despite all of my failures, I keep going, I keep surfing, I refuse to give up, because I know that I am into something that eventually the light bulb will go off, I will come out of my comfort zone and this whole thing will take off.  But the key to all of this is I haven’t whined or complained that I am not being given the “Secret” that I haven’t made a lot of money or that “this thing doesn’t work”.  I haven’t said any of that or pointed fingers at anyone other than myself.  I am responsible for my own actions and I am responsible, in this case, in my lack of action.  So as you see I know of what I speak, cause I have lived it.  I see what my approach has done for me, and only I can change that. I don’t expect handouts from anyone, I don’t expect to be given anything that I haven’t earned, and I certainly don’t blame TimTech for my failures in this business. 

So instead of complaining to a business owner that they aren’t giving you what you think you are entitled to…  Try going out and earning it.  Get in the game, or ride the bench…its up to you.  I plan on using that as my mantra going forward.

Thanks for reading,

Scott “The Sports Nerd” Wright

Where the hell have I been?

HI all,

Yes I have been MIA for about a month, and for those that have been wondering, I am still here, I am still alive and I have not died or fallen off the planet.  The last month has been an odd one for me.  I found myself in a funk, I didn’t want to do anything, see anyone, or be social.  I went into a shell, and for the most part was just going through the motions of my so-called boring, uneventful life.  As most of you know, I live alone, and for the most part I love that.  I do as I please, I don’t answer to anyone but myself and my cats, so as long as they have food & water, plus clean boxes, they are content and could care less if I am here or not, that’s just how cats are.    The problem with me over the last month is I allowed outside events I have little to no control over dictate what I did and how I acted.  I became lazy, I became lethargic, and I found myself in a fog that would rival the most dense fog ever seen in San Francisco Bay.

So finally I asked myself this hard question.  What is it you WANT to do, more than anything else in the world?  I found myself not knowing the answer, and to be fair, I have never known the answer to this question.  At one point in my life I thought it was the stereotypical “white picket fence” with a wife, kids, and live happily ever after.  Well I have tried to achieve that twice in my life, and I found out I was horrible at it so I found out the hard way that wasn’t what I wanted.  What I discovered was that I really want the freedom to be able to do what I want when I want it with no regard for how much time it will take or how much money it will take, so I guess if I want to be able to do that I have to remove myself from the ball and chain of a “job” and although I know I cant just go into my place of work and quit…I know that the only person that is in control of getting to that place and getting to that freedom is me. 

So now that I have a goal in mind, now that I have a focus, I am about to get out of my comfort zone, get out of the box and think….and do whatever I have to do to get to the point where I can walk away from my “job”.  no one can do it for me, there isn’t a magic formula, nor is there a magic money tree that is going to allow me to get there.  I have to do it, I have to earn it, and I have to be the one that goes out and takes it. 

I don’t expect it to happen overnight, nor do I expect it to happen in a year, but this is my goal, this is my motivation, and today re-boots the journey to what I want to achieve…

Masters Thoughts

I know there are a lot of people that are not fans of Professional Golf, citing the fact that it is a “rich man’s sport” or its boring to watch on TV and would rather play or go to an event live.  I give you “The Masters”, probably the most exciting tournament to watch on a yearly basis.  Each year there is drama, there is excitement and there is a special feeling to this “major” that most wont understand. 

There were three major stories coming out of Augusta, GA this week, the first was the 14-year old Chinese amateur, Tianlang Guan,  that made the cut in his first pro tournament in the US, winning low amateur, and showing not only great talent, but poise and maturity well beyond his years.  It was exciting to see this kid do so well, even though he finished 12 over par  he was the only amateur to make the cut, and he showed humility and genuine excitement at meeting some of his heroes.

The second is of course Tiger Woods, who was given a 2-shot penalty for an illegal drop on the 15th hole Friday.  there were a lot of commentators and celebrities, mostly former or current players, that thought that maybe he should have been disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard, but yet he was only penalized two strokes, resulting in a 1 over par 73 for his round on Friday.  While I agree that he should have been penalized, he should not have been disqualified because officials looked at the situation the same day and decided that it did not warrant a disqualification, and this was before Tiger signed his card.  It was only after this was looked at when the tournament officials received a text message from someone pointing out the violation thus causing them to look at it once again.   It was only after the second look a decision was made to hand down the penalty.  Since it was after Tiger had already signed his card and after they had already looked at it and said it was not a penalty, it was decided that disqualifying him was not necessary.  Personally I believe that the rules officials should have caught it the first time and then at that time if a disqualification was deemed necessary, then so be it. 

Finally and certainly not the least of all was the final three holes of the tournament.  The range of emotions that occurred between Angel Cabrera and Adam Scott was incredible, first when Scott sunk the birdie on the 72nd hole of the tournament to finish with a 1-shot lead, then when Cabrera followed that up with a shot for the ages, placing his approach to within 5 feet of a pin located in an almost impossible spot to get it that close.  Finally when Cabrera missed his birdie put on the second playoff hole by a mere 2 inches, circling around the cup as if it was the moon orbiting the moon, so close but not close enough as to cause damage.  Scott followed that up with a 15-footer to seal the win and the hopes and dreams of not only Adam Scott were realized, but the dreams of an entire country were realized as well.  Scott becomes the first Aussie to win The Masters, doing what Greg Norman could not do in the 80’s and 90’s and what the top talent in the game today have come close to doing, but not able to get it done. 

Congrats to Adam Scott, it was a fitting finish to yet another exciting week at Augusta.

Welcome to thesportsnerd.us

Welcome to my brand new blog.

I will be posting about a variety of different subjects.  My favorites are American Football, Baseball, Hockey, and NASCAR.  I try to leave the NASCAR talk to my good friend Robert Arnold and his site TERacing League, but reserve the right to input my two cents.  I would have posted an intro video for my first post, but my apartment complex is in the middle of updating the plumbing in my building and I have had workmen in my place all day, not conducive to creating and posting a video blog today.  However please bookmark my site, register or feel free to make comments.  Today is only the beginning and I hope to bring humor, intelligent conversation and good content that will be appreciated by all who visit.

Thanks,

Scott “The Sports Nerd” Wright