Self Help and Motivation
My name is Marlene Challis. I'm a wife and mother and up until a
few years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about computers or
When we first got a computer, I was afraid to touch the keyboard
incase I pressed the wrong key and it blew up! With the guidance
of my husband teaching me the basics of getting it turned on and
playing some games, I finally found my way around.
Then we got connected to the internet. That was scary trying to
work out how the "net" worked. I learnt by pressing buttons and
figuring things out as I went along. My two daughters gave me
some pointers but apart from that, I taught myself everything I
know. I have a high school certificate but no college degree and
I have no formal computer or business training.
When I mastered getting around the "net", a whole new world
opened up. It was exciting being able to find out information
about anything you wanted. I started to use the "net" to search
for travel specials for our holidays and I booked them online.
In 2002, I wanted to do something to contribute to the household
income. I didn't know what but I loved the internet and knew
that had to be involved somehow. In November 2002 I registered
my first business and I was off and running.
Since then, with help from my husband investing some money to
get me started and my accountant, I have taught myself everything
I know. I have expanded and have one main business with several
branches underneath. I trade shares online and have several
websites with more to come.
It is very exciting sitting down at my lap top computer and
checking on my businesses. I love it. Did you notice I said
my lap top computer? Yes I have a lap top. A few years ago if
someone told me I would be doing this today, I would have
laughed and said they have rocks in their head but here I am.
Everyone can get motivated at some stage. It's when things get
tough that you need the desire and commitment to keep going.
The desire and commitment has to come from within you. Once you
have that, you have to have the knowledge. That's where self-help-motivation-source comes in.
I give you the knowledge to keep your desire and commitment
strong. Knowledge is only effective if you know how to use it.
I show you how to use that knowledge.
If I can do this, anyone can. I mean anyone! What are you
waiting for? Go out and conquer the world.
About the Author
Marlene Challis is founder and CEO of Mc Internet Marketing. She has several business branches and websites. The focus of this article is www.self-help-motivation-source.com. She can be contacted through the website. Feel free to republish this article provided you do not edit it in any way and include the author bio as well.