9 Reasons Why I Won’t Allow You to Give Up

Hi everyone! Is there a small chance that today something made you question what you’re doing – to the point that a small voice inside your head was trying to talk you into quitting?

Here are 9 reasons why you should stick to your guns.

1. The money’s not a myth.

Internet marketing works. It’s not a smoke and mirrors game. You don’t have to scam people to make a profit. You just have to learn the right way to do things and then act on it. I’m living proof.

Sure, you may have been suckered before. Welcome to the real world – we all have been. Doesn’t mean you have to stay a victim forever. If you’re starting to be one of those people who emails me saying “everyone lies” and “nothing works,” then take your tinfoil hat off and toss out the conspiracy theories, please.

2. Everyone struggled.

You’re not special (well not in that way). Every expert, every six or seven figure marketer – we’ve all had setbacks, suffered doubt, and questioned what we were doing. Tough it out.


Going through the bad times really does help you get better at what you do and become a bigger success story. I love looking back at the struggles I went through to get to where I am now. Do I wish I could have avoided them? Sure, I’m not stupid – but it’s not realistic.

3. You’ll feel bad about yourself if you quit.

You know that the day you make the permanent decision to quit, you’re going to wonder “what if?” You’re going to regret quitting because you never truly gave it your all and saw what you were capable of.

If at any time you sincerely truly feel like you have gone balls to the walls 110% all out, then email me and tell me every single thing you’ve ever done – complete with links and proof – and I guarantee I’ll find cracks in your claims that you’ve given it your all.

Maybe you’ve tried 15 business models. Well guess what? The 16th one might be where you succeed.

4. You’ll ruin your credibility.

You are supposed to be branding your name and business on the ‘net for whatever niche you’re in. Quitting sure doesn’t look for you.

Is that what you want to be known for? I’m sure not. Want your friends and family to hear you say you quit? Even if they scoffed at the idea of making money online, don’t reaffirm their doubts by caving in before the fat lady has sung. (I’m not even warming up yet, so get back to work!)

5. It emphasizes your quitter mindset in other areas of your life.

A quitter doesn’t just quit on their business. They quit because it’s the easy way out. And they quit on relationships, on health challenges – on everything.

Don’t be that kind of person. I change course all the time – like going to the gym – wasn’t a good fit for me – but I didn’t quit. I went back to my Kinect, which I enjoy. My relationship? I don’t quit. Not in the darkest of hours. My health? I tackle it head on if there’s ever a problem.

6. You won’t get good at taking chances.

Look at this image below:


The other day I talked about how having an exit strategy means you’ll never give it your all. You’re making a choice to succeed or not.

If you are willing to believe in yourself and take a chance, wholeheartedly, then I know great things will happen for you.

The change that you want will come to fruition. But teetering on the brink of being a quitter is like running a race while dragging your leg behind you with a ball and chain attached to it. You’re not going to cross the finish line that way.

7. Any day could be the breakthrough for you.

I can’t tell you how many people (you might be one of them reading this) have come to me saying they’ve been struggling for years and suddenly something one day clicks for them.

Just like that. Tomorrow could be your click day. Might be right this second. Could be 6 months from now. But there will be a day when it all comes together.

8. You know you’ll come back and then have to start over.

So many people email me saying, “I tried Internet Marketing back in 2009 but I quit when I got frustrated about 9 months later. But now I wanted to try it again.”

WHY do that to yourself? You don’t want to have to go back to the starting line. Just follow through on this now. Finish what you started.

You already know enough that it whet your appetite for it. You know if you quit and go get a regular job, you’re going to be seeing niches everywhere you look. Your co-worker will complain of back pain and you’ll instantly be thinking, “Hmm – the back pain niche.”

It’s already infected you. Just let it take over and consume you and learn how wield that mindset for success.

9. I believe in you.

I don’t lie to you. You know this if you’ve been with me any length of time. I’m telling you that every single one of you CAN do this. You just have to do it right – and by right, I don’t mean perfect.

Right means implementing products start to finish. It means digging for answers like you’re a bona fide gopher. It means switching gears if something’s not right for you – without a big pity party, just as a plain business decision. It means not being afraid to brand yourself, toot your own horn, and reach out for help when you get stuck.

I. Believe. In you…

Tiff 🙂

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75 Responses to “9 Reasons Why I Won’t Allow You to Give Up”

  • Julie says:

    Really needed to read this tonight. Thanks. Sometimes I do want to give up but I remind myself it is all worth it.

  • Lisa Oliver says:

    Oh Tiffany, I was having such a blue day, thank you for the words I needed to hear right now.

    Huge hugs

  • Tamsin says:

    Love it! Thanks Tiff 🙂

    I’ll email you a picture that I saw yesterday that sums this up!

  • Bonnie Gean says:

    Very nice message, Tiffany!

    What separates winners from losers?

    I guess we all know it’s the quitters!

    Rock on with your bad self!

  • Brought tears to my eyes as I was updating my resume to get back on the job market. What I needed to hear to face the fear I feel. Thanks Tiffany!

  • Edie says:

    Good reminder. I’ve struggled this month, but the last day or two I seemed to get back on track. Figured it was just the cold and wet winter weather in MI. Your points are all well taken and should be required reading everytime someone feels like quiting.

  • Debora Humphries says:

    Great Post! I felt like quitting about a year and a half ago, but I had watched your YouTube videos when you still had your account and you needed a few days break from IM to regroup and I decided that was excellent advice.

    It worked too! 🙂

    That is why I always try to read everything you post on your blog. There is always a solid Gold Nugget that has helped me along my journey. Thanks so much.

  • I’m going to come back and read this again. And again.

    However, I’m proud to say there’s one area in my life where I am a quitter … six years ago yesterday I quit a 38 year 40/day smoking habit. Yay me!

    Now I’m off to learn something new and implement it.

  • All good points, Tiff!

    I feel like I’m just getting started. I’ve tried this. I’ve tried that. I’ve tried this other thing and none of it has fit me, but I think I’ve finally found what does fit me—the one thing (niche) I’ve ignored for years. Silly me. lol

    I kept plugging along at things I didn’t like or weren’t a good fit for me, because I didn’t want to quit, but sometimes you have to stop what isn’t right so you can do what is right. That doesn’t mean to quit–that means to find what IS a good fit for you and do that. Like you said, the 16th business model may be the ONE. You won’t know until you keep going through them. 😉

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Tiffany says:

      That’s great Patti! Sometimes we have to try on a bunch of fits before we find the right one 🙂

      • Cat says:

        So true. I switched business models last year & started over again. This was after spending years trying to force myself into a model that made me some money, but was a bad fit for my personality & interests.

        So my advice to anyone seriously thinking about quitting would be to ask yourself if you like the work itself? If not, of course you’ll want to stop doing it. I still feel discouraged sometimes, but it’s much easier to get through the self-doubt and bad days when you enjoy what you do.

        • Cat says:

          btw, I meant to ask – do you have a comments feed? It would be handy to be able to read new comments without having to keep returning to the post. 🙂

        • Tiffany says:

          Great point Cat. That’s why everyone all tosses the word “passion” around. Doesn’t even mean you have to be rabid, just enjoy it!

  • Kerry says:

    Hi Tiffany, brilliant post, good common sense from you as usual. A timely reminder that I am not a quitter!
    Cheers mate,

  • Becky says:

    Tiffany, great post! I am one of those people who gets easily sidetracked by the next bright shiny object. So, what did I do but buy your program on Shiny New Object Syndrome yesterday! LOL

    I just finished reading it… excellent! I am inspired to go through my current programs and actually WORK them now, in order to give reviews! Then I can look at my hard drive for all those other ones…. scary thought!

    Maybe this was just what I needed to turn my thinking around.

    Thanks so much! :o)

  • Mary Kathan says:

    I keep trying and adjusting….and believing I will have a breakthrough too!

  • Robert Mitchell says:

    Thanks. I needed that.

  • Bev says:

    Yes Tiff, I wholly agree. And when you keep on keeping on you often find yourself learning to do something you really enjoy even more, like me with making the ecovers for my Amazon ebooks. Wow! I loved doing that even though it was done very simply. Then I realised that I could share what I learned by writing a guide about it. More fun! Its all much more fun than sitting on the veranda in a rocking chair knitting lol. Go everyone!!

    • Tiffany says:

      That’s fantastic Bev, There have been many things I evolved into – like video. Who’d a thunk I’d be creating a vlogging course when a few years ago it petrified me?

  • Ruth P says:

    This is such a great post Tiff, worth sharing with anyone. And it’s not just newbies either – I have been working full time online for years now and I still have days I feel like giving up, for one reason or another. The fact that the online world changes so much sometimes makes me feel like I don’t want to keep up. Luckily I now know that those feelings pass and I definitely don’t want to give up!

  • Hildonne says:

    Thanks Tiff for the post that was encouraging. Sometimes you want to quit Internet marketing and go with the status quo. But Its weird I try to look into other things that maybe seem less challeging than Internet Marketing but I alway come back to it. I wish you continued success.

  • Tony B says:

    Awesome post and well worth a share … Would you believe that I had MY breakthrough moment last night … I can’t believe that I’m creating my first ever product .. just taking a break to read your email ( I know naughty)

    BIG hugs to you and Craig Tiff as without you I’d still be the old me 😉

  • Your sister says:

    Great post, Sister. Reminds me of a little song:
    Just what makes that little old ant
    Think hell move that rubber tree plant
    Anyone knows an ant, cant
    Move a rubber tree plant

    But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
    He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes


  • Ruth Stewart says:

    I am glad you put this up. I am busy fighting with the technical side of my website, and sometimes I feel like throwing my pc out of the nearest window.

    I have Sam onside though. DLguard Sam, he is helping me, so I will be ok, I will soon have a working website. I won’t give up. :o)

    Thanks again Tiffany!

    Best wishes,

    Ruth Stewart

  • Minna Bryant says:

    Oh yes, there are absolutely moments I want to quit, then I remember the last 2 months on my very last full-time job and think, wait, I want to quit so I can go back to being that miserable hide it behind food, cigarettes, funnies and anything else legal I can find person? No way. Nuh huh.

    Then I pet my dogs and get back to work.

  • Ruth C says:

    Thanks for the encouragement, Tiff. I’ve thought so many times of sending you an email and just dumping, but that isn’t why you and I are here.

    All I have to do is go to the blog (yours) and get out of the doldrums. My health issues are piling up, more tests coming, and blog is suffering, just when I thought I was making progress.

    That’s ok. I’ll do what I can when I can. One more thing. I don’t have the time of energy right now to visit the blogs I like (all of them) so I come here first and go through the comment section…all your list encourage me and I’d like to take your space, here, to thank all of them.

    • Tiffany says:

      Sure it is! I can handle it. It’s just a temporary setback Ruth. Kind of like a tide. Let is pull you back and roll with it because you have things that need to be taken care of right now w/your health. Just know that the tide always comes back in.

  • I just saved this to my bookmarks bar. Seriously, I need to read this everytime I get frustrated. Today’s been a good day, I’ve just got to keep powering on. I used to say chugging on, but dang it that’s just not good enough.

    Thanks Tiff!

  • Sandor says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    Rational arguments. Agree with all.

    And how many times I went through this.;) Let me to throw in my 0.02.

    Don’t quit! This sentence can increase someone’s morality. However, there are aspirants who turn a deaf ear to that.

    I’m approaching the things the way thinking about what would I lose with the quit.

    What does ‘giving up’ expression means?

    – you don’t see the completion at the finish,
    – you don’t know the way processes going around you when you pursue.

    What does ‘giving up’ means in reality?

    – Once you quit, your goal has lost its significance, your hope is gone.

    – Once you quit, then you definitely turn out to suffer mental or physical injury. You discover the reasons for quitting in the entire live through; begin to accuse the business, the rivals and possibly the authorities.

    – It means that you have difficulties for the pressure management.

    – It means you have difficulties accepting the necessity of courage to being successful in business.

    I’m fortunate enough to have an odd entrepreneurship. After starting in 1990, my financial account turned positive only in the third year.

    I don’t deny that I wondered whether I’ll stop sometimes. However, I always remembered what I want to achieve, what I have achieved so far, what would be lost if I stop.

    This mentality led me to keep that business until 2006, when I handled it to someone against some sum.

    And you know what?

    If someone is shy to get out of their comfort zone, or just helplessly observe as their entrepreneurship is dying, then business is not their cup of tea.

    There is no shame to work in other areas, anyway!

    Life is a constant change, as well as the business. Strategies also may change. Just the basic business principles are constant.

    Sorry for the novel.

    Have a nice day,


    PS: How things are going to with you? Health? Dad? Mom?

    • Tiffany says:

      LOVE the novel! Very wise words Sandor. Thank you for sharing that!

      As for me – health is good. Dad is doing great (they have him riding a stationary bike for 20 mins a day!) and Mom’s doing great too 🙂

  • Buddy says:

    There is one blog I read every day and this is it. And this post is one of the reasons why, Tiffany. Thanks.

  • Jaimi Sorrell says:

    Thank you for this post. It saved a friend’s business.

    He’s been struggling recently, the way you do when your initial enthusiasm starts to wane and the grit has to take over. He’s been dealing with all kinds of stuff including family opposition, a language barrier (it sucks to be great in your native language but not so much in English, which is of course the lingo you have to use on the international stage!)and sluggish book sales. Lately he’s been talking about giving up.

    Last night I sent him your post. And I am thrilled to say that it did the trick when my encouragement alone couldn’t — because he and I are in the same place but he needed the words of someone further ahead on the path. He’s back on the upswing again now, and I know he’ll make it.

    Thank you, Miz Tiffany!

    🙂 Jaimi

    • Tiffany says:

      Wonderful Jaimi! So glad I could help in some way. Family support is so important. But if we don’t have it, we have to just go it alone. And the language barrier – I’m always in AWE of how others learn English as much as they do. I took Spanish for 7 years and French for 3 and I can’t speak more than like 1-2 phrases.

  • Fran T says:

    Something you said has already clicked for me. It was something along the lines of all the products I have bought will make money IF I complete them.
    guess what? I am working on finishing what I have started. LOL I can see improvements. I have also found out I have adhd DUH that explains a LOT! Nothing like 1/4 cup of coffee with cream to help me focus. If I drink more than that at a time I’m ready for bed. lol I can do this and do it well 🙂 As always, thanks for the encouragement

  • Karen says:

    Thanks for this Tiff – I really needed to hear it today. Onwards and upwards!

  • Sydney says:

    Great post Tiff. I want to quit because of some fear I have of putting myself out there. It’s tough to stand out when there are millions of “gurus” so to speak in the niche you want to do. And I just can’t think of a spin to add a different slant or value…uuugh.

    Regardless, I am NOT quitting and I have a folder on my desktop that houses all of these mind-blowing encouraging posts. I have a day job but I will continue working this online business until it clicks.

    Thanks as always for your encouraging words.

    • Tiffany says:

      Doesn’t have to be different slant Sydney! Just be YOU — not one other person can do that. There are other ethical gurus out there, but I’m ME. Plus, you’ll find your best way to project your message the more you DO put yourself out there.

  • Linda says:

    Practical advice. It would be good to print out the images you included and post them on the wall of your office for a daily reminder. Quitting is too easy, powering through takes time and effort. Thanks!

  • Nellie Evans says:

    This post was great, it put my head in the right place to get started.
    Thanks, Nellie

  • I didn’t post at the time this blog was put up, I wasn’t even up to doing that at the time – lol!

    But it is a powerful post, and I know it will help many people who are at the end of their rope, wondering if there will ever be a decent return on all their IM / AM work.

    The scene has changed so much over the years, the goalposts keep moving, rules are often less and less fair for IM’ers, so many good platforms are ruined by black hat operators, it can be truly heartbreaking sometimes, not to mention the sheer frustration.

    Learning when to cut and run is also important. Sometimes you are just flogging a dead horse and you need to move on.

    But this post is a valuable and motivating force to keep us plugging away when we lose heart sometimes.


  • Andrew says:

    My first time actually posting on someone else’s blog but I do feel like it now since I have lots of experiences. I don’t like saying things publicly when I don’t know anything about it.

    Ill say a few things though when I started out my parents wanted me to get a job I refused and just looked for ways to make money online than I got introduced to internet marketing I was only attracted to it because it included real life people. Anyways I joined a group which offered bonus training and a community. I learned everything I needed to and thought to myself “is this really what I want to do with my life?”. It ended up costing more money than what they said it was and there was a subscription fee for it, I managed to cancel it though after giving them a hard time. I couldn’t afford the whole program at the time.

    The leader of the network I was in kept complaining about programming I got annoyed of him and just went and learned coding. I started making a website for my friends which felt better and used a .info domain rather than a .com domain. There was issues in the coding language I knew it was going to be exhausting doing it that way in the future so I looked for a solution and found it. Now I use a different language rather than the old one.

    I eventually looked for other affiliate programs. Most of the marketers I found out about offered knowledge and told me how to do things. I really liked reading the ebooks to learn what I needed to do. I would always listen to music while reading them. I avoided the ones that were to long though. I started out watching 1-2 hour videos filled with real people and made me believe that internet marketing was real. I would do other things also since the information was overwhelming such as playing games, or watching shows, was less overwhelming this way. It didn’t cost me a lot of money for this either just took a lot of time and searching.

    Also I ended up learning coding through other websites I visited. I read the tutorials at first and though to myself how do I use this? I struggled than one day I decided to do something with the knowledge that I got. I used it. I remember clicking on file manager than inputting code into a file that’s when I started to be interested in coding when I knew how I could use it for myself. I still didn’t know what to do but I knew this was what I liked doing. Overall I liked learning through websites also, it was a fun experience.

    I have made a few websites and really enjoyed doing it when I thought I was worth it I switched to a .com website to create my websites. I did start with a business which sounded cool when I decided to make it but realized I don’t really like doing it (this was done on a .info website so it put less pressure on me). The business was designing covers for ebooks. I just don’t like defining other people’s identity for them at least that’s how it felt for me. And Ill probably spend 2 hours on it because I don’t think I’m providing a good service. I realized this wasn’t a fit for me. Maybe it was a business that I wanted to make for myself at the time.

    For now I’m coding I already learned one language effectively. I had to do more research to find better sites to learn coding on, hopefully it turns out well. I’m just going to work on my business for now, I may join a marketing community. Its just I don’t have people to connect with and that’s why I want to join the community at least I’ll have some people that can understand. I’ll admit there are flaws to my business but don’t plan on charging them to much and they can cancel the subscription if they want to. I still have to figure out how the payment processor works more but sure I can figure it out, if I’m stuck I’ll contact my company for help.

  • Iris says:

    POWERFUL reasons to keep going!

    Thanks, Tiff!

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