At first, I decided to start Grind Not Mind as a way to remain accountable to myself and my goals of becoming an independent internet marketing kung fu master. As I began to brainstorm and build, I quickly realized that I wanted GNM to become more than that. Yes, it could serve me in my original intent, but my documenting process could serve as a guide for others interested in internet marketing. I found that I wanted to inspire others to stop thinking about improving themselves and their lives and actually do it! Not just in internet marketing, but in whatever area of life you want to improve, because tomorrow will never change unless you do something different today.
To start, I have been reading about and dabbling in internet marketing since 2006. Along the way I have also met some incredibly inspiring people and a little later I plan on having them do some guest posts about what they do and their individual stories. For me, the big change came in 2012 when I experienced a huge career change and was given a great opportunity to finally turn my internet marketing hobby into a real paid position. In the two years that I have now been doing this professionally I have learned two things about myself: 1. I absolutely love what I do and 2. Working Monday through Friday, nine-to-five, and living the cubicle life everyday, is not the life I want live.
So I decided it was time to get things rolling. I’ve started several businesses before, so I created an LLC or Limited Liability Corporation as it is one of the easiest business types to create, run, and manage down the road. I’ll do a write up on that later for you guys. I’ve gotten all of basics finished to create a solid foundation for my business moving forward, which I highly recommend doing. Jumping in the deep end is great, and sometimes it works for some aspects of this endeavor, but at this point in the party you need to learn to swim first.
So that’s it for post number one. The mood has been set, myself and the GNM team (yes, there is a group of people behind this project) are ready to go. I hope that if this is your first visit to GNM and your very first read, that you are excited and ready to go, because we certainly are.