It’s difficult these days to know how to begin … I used to speak at a lot of 12 Step Meetings, The introduction then was simple, “My names Matt and Im an …”

It would then depend on which program I was attending as to what followed…

You see it could easily have been alcoholic, addict, gambler, shopper, compulsive debtor etc etc…
It really did not matter, and one thing I heard at a meeting applied very much to me… “If its got 12 steps on the wall, then I’m going to get in and I’m going do well!”

Pain is the driving factor that leads to the doors of a 12 step program, emotional & mental pain, fear, anxiety, lack of self-worth an inability to know how to deal with life on life’s terms. I could not handle what life threw at me and everyday for 16 years I sought an escape and distraction to this unbearable situation I found myself in.

That was back in the North East of England, where I had fallen out of the schooling system pre-university and swapped it for an education on the streets and the now clichéd school of hard knocks. The illusion of “go to school & get good grades” was smashed back then as clearly the education system was not for me.

It was December 2005 before I escaped the hell that my life had become. Having completely failed at life, I chose to follow my family to New Zealand who had been gradually immigrating over here over the previous 30 odd years…

I landed looking for opportunity to turn things around. I’d always been a dreamer, with visions of grandiose ideals and great wealth. This was my chance… I was horrified to discover that although I’d moved to the otherside of the world, I brought myself with me and before long I found myself at the top of a slippery slope I recognised, but did not want to revisit!

And there was the pain that got me to the doors of the 12 step program.

Over the next 5 years I worked the program hard, cleaned myself up , had a safe secure job, did service in the program, worked the steps and helped as many people as I could along the way. Life was good, my self worth and confidence improved and I started to feel like I was winning at life…

Something was missing though …

Since I was a kid, I’d always wanted my own business – there was something about the perceived stature of a businessman that appealed to me. I wanted a business that could make a difference in the world, that could provide jobs for the local community and create opportunity and abundance for me and my family…

It was around 2010 that I was first introduced to Internet marketing at a World Internet Summit in Auckland. This 4 day event was packed with speakers talking about how they were making money online. As well as this the organisers showed us how to set up a website and start selling information products online.

I was Instantly Hooked!

This was it, this was my opportunity, the dream of the great wealth and riches, this had to be the vehicle I had been searching for and dreaming of my whole life. The ability to work from anywhere in the world and make money by sharing information with simply a laptop and an internet connection.

And thats where my journey into the online world began. I consumed $$$$$ of information products, all promising me great riches, freedom, the magic bullet to thing I’ve been searching for…

It never happened for me though because I never stuck with anything for long enough for it to work!

And that’s where I write this blog post from. I’ve joined John Thornhills Partnership to Success program. I know so many of the bright shiny objects I purchased over the years were created in this Program. I’m following the 60 day plan to creating my own product and getting it ready for launch…

I’m writing this post because people do business with people… This is something I must remember.

There is such a fine line between SPAM and Sharing a product that is helping me to build my business. People who know me understand that, I do have a background of helping people, my greatest desire is to be able to make a positive difference in the world around me and help those who I care about achieve their dreams too. I would never send a spam message because I’m willing to back up every email I send with an offer to help implement the solution…

Therefore the goal is to let the world get to know me an this is the start of that process. My intention is to create a section on the Blog called getting to know me. And in that section I will not sell anything, I will share my experiences and hopefully get to know you as a result of me being vulnerable and putting myself out there in this manner.

I’d love to hear from you, I’d love to get to know you and even better help you in any way I can – I share this post as an invitation to my life… It’s nice to virtually meet you…

Please say Hi in the comments


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