I'm limping around my house. Yeah, I'm getting older, and I haven't taken the best care of my body over these years. I was super hard on it through athletics and such. At 29, I tore my knee up. I had a total reconstruction after a torn ACL, MCL, LCL, and damage to the meniscus. I'm a beast, though. And, I'm a man. And men, well, we always know better, don't we? Part of my knowing better was forced becasue I didn't have insurance, so I didn't go get it fixed at the doctor. In fact, when the swelling went down from the initial injury, I went back out on the basketball court. Six months after the first injury, I twisted it up again, and was in some serious pain. Still no insurance, still no fix. A couple years go by and still no fix. And, yes, I still played on it. My basketball game adjusted to compensate. Unlike Jordan, my compensated, smarter game did not necessarily make me a better player.
Finally, I got some insurance, and fisrt on my list of ailing body parts was this knee. So, under the knife I went. Luckily, my muscle mass had been holding me together. For nearly 5 years, I just handled my broken knee. I was excited to have a new one, if you will. So excited, that I didn't rehab properly. Therefore, I never really trusted my rebuilt knee. It never got strong, and my other leg always compensated for the hurt one. The trained eye of an athletic trainer could see the difference when I came in to see him after Memorial Day. Why did I see him? I hurt my knee again. I wasn't doing anything terribly strenuous, but my knee thought so. Now, I've been doing my rehab more routinely. It's been 9+ years since the original injury. It's about time I do it a little better, you think?
How does this all relate to what we do here on IBO on the internet? It starts here: do you think you're good? You think you're an awesome IBOer? I thought I was good, really good, then I got knocked down with my original injury.
So you've been knocked down. Tried one, two, three different busniess ventures? They haven't panned out like you thought? That's me going on despite my injury. Despite the lack of success, you know it's not you. Besides that, you got in with people you know and respect, who have had success themselves--you had the muscle around you. Maybe it wasn't as strong as you thought? Even though my athletic legs were strong, and it still is, it's considerably weaker than the other. I didn't notice it so much from my perspective. What's your perspective?
Eventually, you're going to have to find that one opportunity that makes you as an IBO. You'll have to decide to do things right. There are no shortcuts to success. I've got to rehab correctly. I've got to increase the muscle around me. RIght now, I'm involved in AutoXTen. How about 30,000 strong in muscle in a week's time? Doesn't it seem like half the folks on here are pitching AutoXTen? The ads are everywhere, all over the net. That's some serious muscle. But, you've still got to do it right. Rehab! You've got to do your part. Go find four people who are good enough to go find four people. It's not too hard, but you have to be dedicated to your rehab, to your IBO. Do it right, and you'll find your success. I am...now.