Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? It’s mainly a male sport.
But, I’ve been riding since February 1997 … daily riding for most of those years.
Until my last 3 years kept me so busy at work that I had no time to ride.
Well, you get to do a lot of thinking while riding.
I’d forgotten about that part of riding … your mind just goes!
You get to reflect about life.
So, we were riding to Tombstone, Arizona on Thursday.
Because it was a week day, the traffic was thin and there was lots of highway to cover.
We left Los Angeles about 8:30 in the morning heading south instead of east.
Because of high winds in Indio, CA where the winds blow about this time of year so viciously that, even the police don’t want to go out on the highway.
Big rigs get blown over! So we went around-about via San Diego.
The winds kick up the worst when the Coachella weekend festival happens.
In 2013, I had to have my motorcycle towed 20 miles from Palm Springs to
Beaumont … coming home from AZ Bikeweek that year.
It was that bad. The wind swirls 60-75 mph and no bikes that I could see were rolling.
Our plan on Thursday was to head toward San Diego and take the I-5 south to the 805south.
And, then the Interstate 8 to Yuma and then on to Tucson, AZ and landing in Tombstone, AZ.
We expected to arrive about 5:30 pm because there was no hurry.
Well, all hell broke loose. It sprinkled a bit but it wasn’t cold.
We entered a cloud as we climbed a mountain in the San Diego outskirts of town heading east.
It wasn’t cold, so I wasn’t worried. Pretty soon, the cloud I saw disappeared …
It disappeared because we were riding in it!
After about 3-4 miles it began to get wet … water ran into my boots. This was not in the weather forecast!
Then it became cold. Then colder. Pretty soon, I was riding blind.
I couldn’t see 50 feet ahead of me. I pulled over and switched my shaded goggles for clear goggles.
A few more miles down the road, I pulled over again to pull on some heavy gloves because
My hands were hurting so bad I couldn’t hold onto the handlebars well. My husband was just as bad off as I, but uncomplaining … what a sport he is!
Both times, risking death on the side of the highway, inside a cloud with almost zero visibility was not part of the plan!
About 20 miles or so of almost clearing up and then coming back, the weather was fickle.
I had time to wonder – why I am putting myself through this?
I love motorcycle riding. Occasionally a bad ride happens. My last was in 2013.
Like I said before, this time gave me time to think.
My line of work online as an affiliate marketer is comparable to riding a motorcycle.
Let me tell you why.
Few women rode when I got my scooter and license.
Few women did online marketing when I first discovered it in 2004.
Harleys cost a lot of money and always have when they are brand new.
Starting an online business can be expensive too.
Struggling and freezing my butt off during this ride reminded me of my business.
It was a struggle learning how to do it.
There are things to learn that you only get by experience.
Hundreds of folks buy a Harley and then let it sit in the garage until they either sell it or ride it.
Years go by before they do either.
Then, there are the ones who get on it every day, good, bad or ok weather – they ride.
In our business, some invest very little, but they work it every single day until little by little …
They begin to get results.
Some invest hundreds of dollars and get even better results.
The money earned balances the time and learning they invested in their business.
They become the experts only because they didn’t let it sit in a closed file on their computer.
Like learning to ride a motorcycle in any weather and under any circumstances … they get it done.
It’s not overnight success. It took me years to become a badass motorcycle rider.
The good news is that it doesn’t take years to learn online marketing when you have it all laid out for you.
I spent years of trial and error searching for a business that would lay it out, so I could follow and … understand and … would tell me the steps to take from there.
Yeah, I had to do some work.
I had to work on it all the time in the beginning but not because it was hard but because it was exciting to finally be DOING IT!
This is not a get rich quick scheme.
No one can ride a motorcycle for you and this is like that.
You gotta DO IT YOURSELF.
There is no other way until later in your business and then you can outsource it to others.
You can’t outsource motorcycle riding but- why would you want to?
In the end, both the motorcycle and starting an online business suffer from the same types of
… Neglect and Attention.
Some do it and then quit the business because they can get a job locally for cash rather than wait.
Some sell their motorcycles rather than practice because there is always a buyer for a used bike.
Which one will you be?
Only you know, and I will be here for you when you take action.
So, instead of arriving in Tombstone about 5:30 pm, we got into our room about 9 pm.
We rode in the dark for the last 75 miles.
You do not have to ride in the dark to make it as an online marketing entrepreneur.
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