A Kick In The Wallet and a Thornhill rant!


ship discount prom dresses 2016 at groupdress.comThe following is the guest blog post which I submitted to be published on John Thornhill`s blog. I talked about this in my previous post called “Overcoming Procrastination”


I have been meaning to write this blog post on procrastination to submit To John Thornhill`s blog ever since the end of March when I bought a product through his affiliate link and was given this opportunity as one of his bonuses. But guess what?…I`ve been putting it off all these months!

I regret to admit that I am one of those people that need a kick up the backside to get moving and will always find a thousand excuses to do something tomorrow (or never!) rather than today. In this particular case, the combination of a realization that my bonuses would soon expire and re-visting a video of one of John Thornhill`s epic rants were the spurs to jump start me into action!

I am actually improving… things were worse before because as I realise now, I was wallowing in complacency. You see, I had my own small business (a driving school) and also work in a hotel, here on the beautiful mediterranean island of Cyprus. Although not exactly rich, my combined incomes were enough for me and my wife to live on.

I had been dabbling in internet marketing for a few years but not really taking it very seriously. Like most newbies, I have purchased a lot of products, filling up several hard drives in the process, but have rarely completed or mastered any of the courses that seemed so promising at the time I was clicking the buy button!

In 2013, the bottom fell out of our world! Suddenly, to our horror, we discovered that the Cypriot economy was collapsing. My bank, after years of throwing credit at me, suddenly froze my credit card and told me I had to pay them back what I owed them! Yikes! Worse was to come. After 15 years of having two jobs, I was told by the authorities that I could not renew my driving instructors licence because I earned more from my hotel job than my driving school. They were suddenly implementing a law dating from 1968, which had previously been ignored!

To cut a long story short, I have now had to close my driving school and that was the kick in the wallet that has motivated me to take the internet stuff more seriously. I have started a blog, after buying the domain name 5 or 6 years ago but never using it (no surprises there!) and have decided to partner with a marketer whose progress I have been following for a number of years. Dean Holland is one of the most well respected internet marketers around and I am very pleased to now be involved in his iPro membership program. Dean has an excellent team around him and the support & encouragement provided by them and the other partners through weekly webinars and a lively Facebook group is outstanding. It`s early days yet, but I have already made some sales and there are many success stories amongst the more established partners.

If you are interested in learning more about Dean Holland & how you might benefit from his vast online experience, I suggest you watch this free video where he explains his flagship product, The Big Commission Blueprint. Hopefully, watching that video will be able to motivate you, even if you too are a chronic procrastinator!


Unfortunately, John Thornhill felt unable to publish my above post with the promotion of BCB, as he is promoting Dean`s product in other ways and felt it would be in conflict. So what I did is edit it slightly, removing all mention of BCB & Dean Holland and just leaving a link to this blog. I am happy with that, as any extra traffic to my blog is welcome and there are plenty of opportunities once here, for a reader to click through to BCB 🙂

John has just informed me that the post is live and can be found here.

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Overcoming Procrastination

U part wigsBack in March I purchased a product through the affiliate link of John Thornhill, as he was offering some great bonuses. These included a promotional tweet on his two twitter accounts, a banner ad on one of his sites for 6 months plus a guest post on his blog! It seemed too good an opportunity to miss. The product I purchased, Covert Commissions is good, but it was the traffic bonuses that swayed me.

Thing is, I`ve been putting things off, finding all kinds of excuses like “what could I possibly post about on John Thornhill`s blog?”

In the last week or so I have been feeling guilty because the 6 month deadline for claiming those bonuses is nearly up and I was annoyed with myself that I could be letting this chance of free targeted traffic slip by.

At this point I re-watched some video rants that John Thornhill has posted on his blog from time to time and this helped me to get motivated!

So, I sat down at my computer and forced myself to write a blog post about… wait for it……procrastination and motivation!

Once I got started, the damn thing more or less wrote itself! It took me less than 45 minutes to write the post and the tweet, prepare the banner and send them off for approval.

By the way, the blog post, tweet and banner are all promoting my link to Dean Holland`s Big Commission Blueprint.

I am hoping that finally conquering this self-imposed hurdle will reap rewards in the weeks and months to come in the form of extra traffic to my blog & BCB link. If nothing else, I feel better for having taken action! 🙂