I just activated my affiliate account few minutes ago and paused the video on Blogging (Core Commitment 2) when David Wood said, “Before you finish watching the video, I want you to write a post. Do it right now.” And here I am, cranking these words out at 3:04 A.M. while rest of the city slumbers. Go core!
You see, from the beginning of 2013, my brother Sidz and I joined forces. For years, we were busy with our own gigs in the internet marketing universe, and we always spoke about doing something together, someday…
Sidz is a musician. And his wife, Vanita, is one of the most talented singers I have ever met. Last August, they were blessed with a baby boy Rishabh, my dear nephew. He’s such a joy to be around! Sidz also co-founded a social media company, which is doing really well right now. I am so proud of him!
When we were in middle school, everyone used to be confused around Sidz and me. We’re just 2 years apart and we almost looked like twins. We always had to remind people our correct names and which grades we were in.
As we grew up, we sang in the school choir together, played in the cricket team – we both were wicket keepers, learned the keyboard, guitar and mridanga (an India drum instrument), performed in shows, joined different colleges but took similar subjects, spent a lot of time skipping classes and playing snooker, got into trouble together… and pretty much everything had a weird and awesome way of being similar between us. I guess our core values, likes and personality were the same. We are brothers and best friends.
In 2006, I attended the Global Internet Summit, and for the first time, my mind exploded! A group of successful internet marketers from around the world visited Bangalore and presented what they doing to earn a living and have a fantastic lifestyle. I can still remember driving back home that night being thrilled and excited and energized and completely insane. I had finally found a way to make money, have lots of time, give back to society and live an exciting life. And that’s where my affiliate marketing career began.
Few years later… as if by prophesy, Sidz joined the internet marketing world – but not through me… He found internet marketing through his own network marketing connections and learned how the game worked. And then, he spent his own time, money and efforts to hone his skills.
Things started getting exciting… Brothers playing the same game once again!
We’d sit up all night discussing various traffic strategies… and analyzing different tools… and comparing sales pitches from competing products… and sharing strategies from our own campaigns and circles of influence, etc… And we’d always say to ourselves, “You know what, someday we’re gotta do something together, and it’s going to be great!”
Few years later…
Sidz got married and has a handsome little baby boy and, runs a successful social media company.
I got engaged to the most beautiful, kind, loving and caring woman of my dreams. Her name is Nidhi. She’s an artist and ballerina. And I’m still in love with affiliate marketing and this internet lifestyle.
Deep down, Sidz and I were waiting for something…
Something BIG… Something so earth shattering and valuable that it’ll change the game and truly help people live with purpose and freedom and choose anything they’d like to do – and be who they want to be!
It’s only natural that you’d like to share what you have with others so that everyone lives in harmony. Right? Especially something as important as TIME.
Helping people free up time and make enough money to follow their true passions – is a worthy mission in life. And it’s a mission Sidz and I always believed in. We both chose the road less traveled, and there’s no turning back. It’s fun! And we’re grateful.
And then Empower Network came along…
Sidz got to EN first. We always enjoyed discussing marketing and stories with each other. One thing led to the next, and after further study and application, it was evident enough that the time had come… to join forces. We had finally found what we had been waiting for all these years!
P.S. We decided to have unique blogs for Sidz and me – so that we both have our own personal space to write and share, and at the same time, work together through Empower Network.
So, here we are today… This is the first post on my brand spanking new Empower Network blog (REPUBLISHED). Hurrah!
If you are reading this, I appreciate you for being here right now and personally welcome you to my blog. How are you doing? Drop a line into the comments section below. Let’s talk.