You Can Make Money Or Excuses, But You Can't Make Both!

in entrepreneurship •  6 months ago 

I recently finished reading Jeffrey Gitomer's Get Sh*t Done book! And if you have read any of Jeffrey's work you'll know how much he loves sticking quotes..Everywhere!

He mentioned a quote he read from an associate of his that went like this...

"You can make money, or you can make excuses...But you can't make both!"

How's that for a reality check? A slice of humble pie...

It's funny when we start writing blog posts that we hope helps for our readers...But in fact, in ends up being a post that helps us just as much...

You see, I make excuses a lot!

I point fingers, I blame 'PayPal', I say it's the industry I'm in....I am my own worst enemy!

We do it here on Steem as well.

The whales are at fault!

HF21 is to be blamed!

The crypto industry doesn't know how great it is here on Steem!

Funny thing about pointing a finger, there ends up being 3 more pointed right back at you....

So back to my excuses...I'm trying to introduce the blockchain and the power of content creation...To a big chunk of people that have never stepped out of their comfort zone!

Show up, create content, engage with this Steem community...And you might start making 25 cents a blog post!

That's a tough sell....

But excuses be damned, I'm seeing some amazing things come from this 'union' of ours...We see content creators from all walks of life, stepping out of their comfort zone and CREATING everyday! Their first taste of a blockchain is a picture they took and stuck it up on @Appics to get rewarded from it. Some have shared with us their journey in the new @ClickTrackProfit training platform and have been rewarded for doing so as well...

No excuses. No 'I will work on this tomorrow'...Just real people, deciding for themselves that they are willing to put in the work!

This is so powerful....

I know what I need to do...I need to keep promoting CTP Talk and Steem to my community because this is where the people are...Even with Steem being around 13 cents at the time of this writing, I believe the real wealth is in the journey. It's who we meet each and every day...

One look in our Telegram and Discord communities and you can see, first hand, how powerful we can be together. So for me, the mission is clear. No excuses! Keep promoting this tribe and all the amazing people within it. Because this is what matters...The people!

Like the quote stated...We can make excuses, if we choose to. Because only you know what's most important for those 1440 minutes a day you are gifted.


We push forward. What ends up mattering isn't the price of Steem (because we can't do anything about that...) What matters is the people we meet, the content we create and the value we deliver.

Every single day!


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I am enjoying the ride of all this new stuff and been part of the @ClickTrackProfit community.
Excuses Love it :) I blame myself first always and then move on and venture forward or as I say,
"There Is No Horizon Too Far Cruisin Along"
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Awesome to see you embrace it man, I knew you would get a kick out of it :)

A very true quote @jongolson, and thanks a lot for sharing this great advice, what does matter is what we can control and what we do about it, not the excuses we can come up with why it won't work, keep up your great work, it's awesome.

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The goal of this project is to "highlight Awesome Content, and growing the Steem ecosystem by rewarding it".

And once we find our reason why, excuses become a thing of the past

Thanks @jongolson, and that is exactly right, keep up your awesome work.

Really powerful messages out there... Pointing the finger and making excuses are always finish with pointing a bunch to yourself...

I was really tired for the last 2-3 days... Almost all day I was on the road, out of my home and far from my computer... Coming back late in the evening, tired... Yesterday, was the worst... lol I have looked on the clock and it was 23:00 and 2 blogposts pending to be WRITTEN...

Then, excuses came... "I deserve one daybreak"... "it's just one blog post"... "it's not that important"... etc...

And, then one click in my head... It always starts like that... always starts with that "one small break out of routine"...

Long story short, I have opened new tab in my browser and get sh-t done! and I have survived... so, it wasn't so hard at the end... :)

I hear you man....I felt like that last night after an entire day or moving furniture and cleaning...But something inside me always seems to kick me in the butt LOL

As always great post @jongolson - and has really engaged the community again in an exciting adventire, it is good to see so mnay embrace it

Appreciate that man, thanks for the kind words!

@jongolson, This post is filled with the Empowering words brother and if we are taking the help of excuses then in a way we are betraying ourselves. Stay blessed brother.

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Appreciate it man, thanks for stopping by!

Thank you so much and welcome brother.

awesome quote and so right

Thanks man, glad you enjoyed it

How true how true how true, Here I am on holiday with a bday party for the grandson. And I still get a post, a reply and some upvotes in!


ha ha ha ha ha I completely understand man. It's a good addiction!

Awesome motivating post, Jon! I have great news. I have leveled up to "minnow" status now. All within four months of hard work and consistency, plus a lot of luck!! 😁😁 thanks for the constant push! So happy I found Steem 'coz of CTP. 😉👍

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Bam!!!!!! So awesome to hear that, fantastic news!!!!

"What matters is the people we meet, the content we create and the value we deliver."
That is the real truth!

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