Today was our first official day in Shanghai, and I decided to take Sally over to the Pudong financial district to check out the Oriental Pearl Radio Tower. This is the tallest tower in Asia, and offers an amazing view of Shanghai. The tower holds a special place in my heart because it was at the top of this tower where I asked Sarah to marry me.
I am often asked what is the number one reason for my success, and my answer has been the same every time. The number one reason for my Internet success is…
Wasn’t the answer you were expecting, was it? Well it’s true, and let me tell you why. You can be the most knowledgeable person in the world about blogging and Internet marketing but if you don’t have the support of your wife or significant other, it’s really really hard to be a success at anything.
Behind Every Successful Man is a Woman
I was doing OK before I met Sarah. However, I didn’t hit big time until she came into my life. No, she wasn’t some Internet guru or superstar blogger. She knew nothing about that stuff. What she did offer was a positive family environment and unwaivering support for whatever it was that I wanted to do. She was my number one cheerleader and inspired me to levels I never dreamed possible. You will be amazed at the things you can do when you have a truly supportive wife or girlfriend backing you.
Get Your Relationships In Order
Blogging is about relationships. If you have a negative relationship with your readers, the blog is not going to succeed. However, if you have a negative relationship with your wife, your blog’s success is the least of your worries. If you truly want to be successful, have a successful relationship with your wife/girlfriend first. The rest will fall into place.
For those who are single, and there are a lot of you, take heart. You have a better chance at building a successful Internet business than most couples because you don’t have to deal with any of the negative crap that seems to fall onto many relationships. However, the chance of you beating a couple who are in sync with each other is very slim. But don’t worry. Successful people don’t remain single for long.
The Pearl Tower has changed quite a bit since I last visited it. The outside looks the same, but quite a number of new features were added to the inside. The two main additions are a roller coaster at the 90 meter pearl, and a glass walkway at the 259 meter level. It’s a good thing Sally and I are not scare of heights!
I made a video of our trip up the Pearl Tower, but since both YouTube and Vimeo are blocked in China, you’ll have to wait while I figure out another way to get the video uploaded.
*Update – Video has been uploaded to YouTube. No great firewall is going to stop me!