In an effort to keep in balance we must sometimes remove our heads from the clouds and look down at our path. Bessie Mathis
“Wow, this is great, this will make me some money and I can fund some other opportunities with the income from this venture”. Who has not thought that?
We want to ‘imagine’ our dreams coming true. We want to always be positive and we want to be certain our plans to meet our goals will work out. And when we find that we have not kept our balance, we have not done our ‘due diligence’ and have believed a lie – what then?
Cleanup is a **. Admitting a colossal mistake is even more than embarrassing, it is sometimes debilitating. Making errors because we took a risk is human. When you stop and think about it we are engaged in a crap shoot. All we can do is take a calculated risk as much as we can. Through thought, investigation and logic we can gain a better place of reference to proceed in the direction of our goal. But, who can argue that something that we cannot measure, something that is invisible and almost inexplainable is what will assure our success. We must have ‘faith’, assurance, certainty. That is what keeps us moving toward our dreams. Our belief that we can get there keeps us on the course.
So we believe that ‘scams and ripoffs’ will not happen to us because we are somehow immune to it. We have our heads in the clouds. We don’t want any part of negativity. But, is exercising common sense, being negative?
We feel that we are going against the grain when warned and are more adventurous than the ‘rest’. We do not see that we are really part of a large group of people who are ‘happily’ being fleeced.
So, now naked of our wooly dollars, we must look down and see our feet on solid ground. We must not just stand and feel sorry for ourselves we must continue on our journey, having learned one of many lessons. We can go ahead and feel the anger and allow it to run its course. Then we must go on.
Because no matter what has happened, we have not lost ourselves. We have only lost some money. In my case, it was more ‘virtual money’ than cold hard cash. Nevertheless, finding that I could not make a withdrawal, and could not buy ‘premuim’ ads with interest made from ‘basic’ ads was a rude awakening.
You may contact me and I will be glad to share with you the name of the company who is making money offering interest which turns out to be only ‘virtual’.
I have a list of sites you may want to use to investigate companies you are thinking about joining. A very savvy woman, Terri Pattio advises “Always look for the policy and procedures for affiliates. Look for the company agreement.” When you find it she says “start reading from the last paragraph and up, because all their stumbling blocks will be towards the end”. You can find Terri at https://syndicationexpress.ning.com/
https://www.ripoffreport.com/ is one that Terri recommends.
A fellow marketer on EasyHits4U, the data king, recommended the ones below.
#1) Website Safety Check = http://websafetycheck.com
#2) Whois = http://whois.domaintools.com
#3) Webutation = http://www.webutation.net
#4) Nortonsafeweb = http://safeweb.norton.com
Hopefully these will help you too.
We want to protect ourselves while keeping balance. We never want to lose our wonder at the dreams we have. Don’t lose your dreams, don’t allow any setbacks to make you stop pursuing them. If you can stomp a ‘scammer’ do it, but don’t fall into despair over their mechanisms. Keep on toward your dreams and as much as it depends on you, be honest, be vigilant and be courageous.