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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams!

It was the week before Christmas and Bloggers Everywhere are preparing for the Holidays!


Hi Everyone


Today’s post is of the general round-up variety – not something I normally do at IncomeDiary.com, but there has been a number of happenings recently, so I thought I would bring all these things together in one post.


And of course it is also the Holidays! Not just Christmas, but Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year and I am sure, several others – So Happy Holidays Everyone!


Don’t worry – the Title of this Blog Post will become clearer as you read on.


1) My 21st Birthday


Firstly, for those of you who did not know, it was my Birthday yesterday – 20th December. Not any old birthday – but my 21st Birthday – see photo with my Hip Grandmother below.


Michael Dunlop - Young Entrepreneur

2) Be Careful With Weights


On Friday morning I was at the Gym with my good friend Ali – when I offered to help him as he positioned to lift some weights. I don’t know how I managed to do it – but somehow in those few moments I ‘creaked” my neck and I have been in quite a bit of discomfort all weekend. I have been to see a lovely lady called Carol (a Manipulative Therapist) who has twisted me and turned me always – she assures me it will be good for me in the end.


Needless to say my Birthday Celebrations had to be somewhat curtailed – originally I was going to spend Saturday Night at a nice London Hotel with some friends – and we had Indoor Paint-balling planned for Sunday. Alas those celebrations will have to wait until 2010 now. I have to say everyone has been amazingly kind to me this weekend – doing there best to make me feel comfortable and I have eaten very well and friends have been dropping in. As long as I don’t have any sudden Jolts I am fine ;-)


Of course it is horrid to have this happen – but it has happened, I can’t undo it now so I find it is best to get on with things as best as possible. Anyway – I have had an opportunity to catch up on lots of DVD’s that I have been meaning to watch for some time. Plus I have been making notes on a pad for future blog posts – so not all is lost.


Anyway, enough of feeling ‘sorry’ for me.


3) Moneylove Man Of The Year 2009


Normally my Modest Persona would not allow me to mention the next bit ;-) – but I am deeply touched that Jerry Gillies (whom some of you will remember from the Moneylove Manifesto Post a little while back) has awarded me his Moneylove Man Of The year 2009 award


2009 has been my best year ever in so many ways – and I consider it an honor when great prosperity thinkers like Jerry Gillies who frankly was a Star long before I was born acknowledge my impact on their online career. Thank you Jerry.


4) Yanik Silver’s Underground Online Seminar


Many of you will have heard me mention about the great impact that Yanik Silver’s Underground Online Seminar has had on my online career. Well in 2010 Yanik and I have teamed up to add a Young Moguls pre-day, just before the official seminar which will feature some of the most remarkable young entrepreneurs – under 25 and making a living online.


Right now I am looking for potential speakers. Amongst those already confirming are: Neil Patel of Crazy Egg, and KISSmetrics, Derek Johnson of tatango.com – ( See my interview with Derek Here ) and Kieran O’Neill – a 20 something serial internet entrepreneur with three huge successes online so far! Kieren sold his first website online for $1.25 Million at the age of 19 (See My Interview With Kieran Here)


Are you a Young Entrepreneur who would like to speak at this event? Or do you know someone who would make a good speaker? You can Contact Me Here to discuss.


If you have not already signed up for Yaniks Underground Online Seminar (affiliate link) BUT you are serious about your online career then now is the time to Book a trip to Washington DC next March. Yanik is offering the special rate of $1995 until 20th January 2010 which includes a whole raft of bonuses such as admission to a VIP Networking Dinner & Spy Mission for people who book now. I have to tell you, that Networking Dinner has to be experienced – to be believed. Yanik delivers and then delivers even more. I will of course be there. The people you meet, the insights you will get, the fun you will have is out of this world!


Yanik’s event attracts some of the brightest and best minds online – many of whom are generating significant incomes and building large businesses ‘underground’ – and are always a lot of fun as well as educating. Yanik also brings in some amazing Keynote Speakers. For example Bob Parsons of Godaddy and Tony Hsieh of Zappos both spoke at the event this year.


I really hope you can make it.


Give yourself the Ultimate Holiday Gift – a trip to DC and Yanik Silvers Underground Online Seminar next March


5) Some People Don’t Get It


Once in a while I get a really odd comment here on the blog – some that no matter how hard I try I really just don’t understand.


For example in last couple of days I have had an Anonymous comment …. from an individual who took issue with me promoting Hostgator.com and Woothemes.com


Apparently they took issue with me using affiliate links to promote products on my Make Money Online Blog? I mean, what planet are these people on? What – they expect me to run a Make Money Online Blog that doesn’t make money?


Just about every host offers an Affiliate Scheme – so clearly if you are going to recommend a Host after your research then you would use their affiliate scheme. I researched loads of hosts and have used a good number of them over the years and I chose Hostgator.com because for me the offered the simplest and easiest to understand support and CPanel with one click easy install for your blog.


Likewise with WordPress Themes – I had spent $1000′s on customising WordPress Themes prior to discovering the wonderful, beautiful range of inexpensive themes from Woothemes.com


The thing is this individual is clearly interested in making money online because they mentioned they had been looking at Make Money Online Blogs for a while – but we are all the same, using affiliate links to promote products! This is just my impression but I felt this individual hated the idea that anyone earned any money out of something they bought? I mean when they buy a cane of Coke at the Grocery Store they probably object to the retailer making a profit on the transaction.


The thing is their attitude here (objecting to someone else making money) is actually the attitude that is preventing them from making money. Personally I have always found it better to be inspired by what the other guys is making rather than jealous of their success. Or putting it another way – I really don’t care that much what someone else is making, as long as I am making money myself.


It is always my goal here to deliver awesome value and I have found that if you do that the money side of things really does tend to take care of itself.


Forgive my little rant – but I am also aware that it is individuals like this who steal other peoples dreams and make other people into sad cynical individuals just like they are. People who will tell you it is too late, you can’t make money in this business or that, or that other people can make money, but not you because you don’t have the right education, right background etc. Do not let these people steal your dream!



If a young college dropout and dyslexic can succeed online – why not you?



And for the record – I make no apology for repeating the affiliate links above – I mean if people really object to me earning from my recommendations – they can always strip out the affiliate link!


Finally


Thanks to the many of you who sent Birthday Wishes — I shall be returning to this ‘turning 21 thing’ again soon.


And watch out for at least a couple of interesting posts that I have planned for between now and the end of the year.


2009 has been such an amazing year and it is my sincere pleasure to count on so many of my readers as friends now – Thank you.


Enjoy the Holidays


best wishes


Michael

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