Online Marketing Tips From My Dr.’s Visits

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Hi there and thanks for visiting.


strange trip


It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve had some personal things going on which took priority over my online marketing business. You see, I hadn’t been to a doctor in over 20 years, no health insurance since 1999. As far as I knew, I was in good health, except for being overweight and my bad hips. Well, I finally got health insurance due to bogus Massachusetts State Law and Obamacare. I didn’t want to get fined, again, by the feds for not having said insurance. I finally went to see a doctor back at the end of March. Here’s what happened.


broken heart


I found out that I have atrial fibrillation. It’s a weak heart muscle which prevents my heart pumping the blood out of my upper left chamber completely. So, my doctor put me on aspirin and referred me to a cardiologist. She put me on blood thinners to keep a blood clot from potentially forming in my heart. A blood clot could be pumped to my brain causing a stroke down the road without the thinners.

I was also put on medication to slow my heart rate down to help the muscle to try and heal. I have been zapped three times to try to get my heart back into rhythm. End result, when it did take, I went back into atrial fibrillation within minutes. For the first time as an adult, I spent two days in the hospital to get used to a new medication before the third zap. It didn’t work, so she stopped that med and put me on another med. Now I take a combined 4 pills twice daily. She also had me do a stress test to check for possible blockages which could be a potential cause of the a fib on Wednesday. Found out yesterday that the stress test results looked okay. Whew!!

This was just for the heart problem. Now let me tell you about the hip problem.


bad hips


My primary doctor took x-rays of my hips and I told me that I have arthritis, severe wear and tear in my right hip and congenital defects in both hips, according to him anyway. So, he referred me to an orthopedic specialist.

I met with her just this past Monday. She examined my legs, twisting and turning them, the right one with limited mobility and a lot of pain. She told me I needed to get a cortisone shot first, since I had done nothing to take care of the problems I’ve been dealing with since I was 17 years old, now 49, in my right hip. Got that done yesterday. Feeling the pain now that the sedative has worn off. I won’t feel the relief of the cortisone shot for about another week, when it sets in completely.

Then, I need to start getting physical therapy 1 to 2 times weekly for 8 weeks to get more mobility in my right hip. I had been thinking about a hip replacement and asked if it was an option down the road. She said yes but she usually doesn’t recommend it until the person is 55, unless it’s really needed before then. Dodged surgery, for now anyway. Whew!!


what about this


If I had taken action 20 years ago, regularly visited a doctor, I could’ve been in a better situation physically. Possibly no a fib and not as much pain in the hips, than I am right now. It’s the same with online marketing. If you know what you need to do or are willing to learn, take the action needed to do it. Use the knowledge you have, or gain the knowledge and use it. There are many successful people online. I guarantee you, they not only learned what to do. They put what they learned into action to get where they are today.

Luckily, we are at a time in history where we can learn plenty about online marketing. Whether it’s from watching videos on YouTube, purchasing a course, or through some mentoring program, we can learn. There’s no excuse anymore as to why we all can’t be living the lives of our dreams. Now, I know there are certain basic things you need to know that you may not even know about. Hell, I never knew about traffic generation or blogging until a couple of years ago, after years of making nothing. That’s where a training or coaching program can teach the basics of starting and running an online business.




I know that not everyone can afford the 4-figure mentoring programs that are out there. There is one that is much cheaper. You can still learn what you need to do to get to that dream life you want.

It’s called The Affiliate Club and was created by my friend and partner Dean Holland. It’s a monthly membership program, created for those who need online marketing coaching but can’t afford to spend thousands. I created a video explaining everything that is included and even give you a sneak peak inside this program. For more information, click here and check it out for yourself. What’s special about this program is if you join, you get all the tools you need. You also get the opportunity to earn while you learn. How’s that sound? Again just click here and check it out for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by. If you liked my story, leave me a comment below this post. Feel free to share this with those who are also interested in online marketing.

Have a good one….Chris 



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  1. Hi Chris,

    I can truly emphaize with you mate. Just over a year ago I thought I’d pulled muscles in my right leg as all of a sudden I could only walk for about 50 meters before having to stop because of the pain.

    Long story short – I was diagnosed with severe heart disease that was so widespread it was a waste of time trying to do any bypass surgery.

    However, with treatment, daily medications and more exercise than I’d done for years, I now can walk for miles and enjoy a much improved (yet cautious) lifestyle.

    Great into to the Affiliate Club by the way. This must be one of the best value for money membership programs online.

    Its great to see you back in action Chris. I was wondering what had happened to you.
    Hope the hip issue improves for you mate.

    Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer


    1. Hi Peter,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      It’s not fun when you hear bad news, especially when it comes to the heart. The only good thing to come out of this is the fact that one can live a long life with atrial fibrillation, using pills of course for the rest of that life.

      I figured this was a good story to help people understand that taking no action can be very bad, whether it’s in regards to our bodies or our businesses. I hope people get that point out of it.

      I’ve been at a crossroads lately about blogging. Having these things happen haven’t helped me, so I decided to just put it out there and hope it motivates others to do what they need to or should be doing to be successful, that is to take action.

      Good to hear you have recovered to the point where you can still enjoy your lifestyle.

      Have a great week……Chris
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  2. Hi Chris,

    Wow…Thank goodness you found out what is wrong, especially with your heart. Now you can take the necessary action to prevent a heart attack. It is no joke. My son-in-law just found out he has the same issue just a few weeks ago. He is only 40 but he has insurance! He is going for surgery in August.

    I had no insurance for the longest time myself. This year I too was forced to get it. I was on the fence, but I’m glad I did because they found a few minor things wrong. Now I have to take action and deal with it myself.

    It is not easy when we have pain and illnesses we have to attend to. All of a sudden our lives change. We have to focus on that first. Then business or whatever.

    This illustrates that we all have to take responsibility for ourselves, and our business because it is up to us to take the action we need to.

    Hope you are feeling better.

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    1. Hi Donna,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      It was definitely an eye opener, but it’s something that I can live with for a long time, with proper treatment. No surgery needed, as far as I know. My cardiologist put me on blood thinners to prevent a stroke, which is the biggest danger with atrial fibrillation. The other pills I’m on are to treat it by keeping my blood pressure lower, to help to possibly get back into normal rhythm by strengthening the affected heart muscle. Only time will tell. Either way, I’m probably going to be on meds for the rest of my life, which I hate.

      Now that I have some control over the situation, I can put more focus back into business.

      Funny thing is, I feel the same as I did before I knew what was going on inside my body. Mentally, it’s been a downer, as can be expected.

      Again, thanks for the comments.

      Have a great week…….Chris
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  3. That is such a great analogy Chris!

    I really like the way you fused the two subjects together so masterfully!

    And I also love the point you made about, starting right now and gaining the necessary
    skills to be successful. But above all else, using them!

    Steady and consistent implementation, does seem to be “Mission Impossible” for far
    too many of us, does it not?

    And I definitely sorry to hear about your ongoing health challenges!But thank
    goodness, you’re now proactively taking the actions you need,in order to lead to a positive outcome.

    BTW,I saw your excellent headline while commenting, on my Coach Donna Merrill’s
    excellent blog!Great job and all the best with your eventual Rebranding!
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    1. Hi Mark,

      Welcome to my little cyber spot and thanks for visiting.

      I’m glad you liked the post. I was told to just tell my story and put the old internet marketing spin on it, so I did. Lol.

      It’s true that we need to use the knowledge in order for things to happen. Action will produce results, inaction produces nothing but heartache, pardon the pun. Lol.

      Too many people put too much focus on learning and never implement what they learn and then they wonder why they haven’t gotten to where they want to be. Then there are those who don’t want to put the time and effort in to learn and use the tools and techniques available all over the web.

      I know I’m not where I want to be, but I will get there with smart work, not necessarily hard work. Now that I have some of my personal stuff under control, for the most part, I can focus more on business again.

      Thanks for the nice comments. I’m glad you liked the headline. I had to work at it but ultimately I decided that this one was good enough.

      I agree, Donna Merrill’s blog is one of the best. You made a good choice having her as a coach.

      Have a great week…..Chris
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  4. HI Chris,

    Good article which narrates the improvement of traffic by relating the two aspects together.

    You have just explained the very clearly by comparing the real life scenario with marketing strategies.

    Thank you.
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    1. Hi.

      Welcome and thanks for stopping by my little cyber spot.

      I’m glad you liked the post. I was told early on to tell a story as long as I can tie it into internet marketing.

      Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

      As long as I can help to motivate people using my stories, I’m doing it right.

      Thanks for commenting and have a great week….Chris
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      1. Hi Chris,

        Thanks for the Reply.

        And Thanks for the information provided by you. Its really valuable.

        Have a great day.
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  5. Hey buddy,
    Nice piece of content ! That post was really helpful it made my day thanks a lot keep sharing much more cool stuff 🙂 such a well crafted & useful post it is 🙂 I will be glad to check them out 🙂

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Welcome and thanks for visiting my little spot on the web.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I was told to use me personal experiences to tell my story and if I can relate them to internet marketing, all the better.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a great week……….Chris
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  6. Well glad that you found out the fact regarding your situation. It is not too serious, isn’t it?
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    1. Hi Michael.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting.

      It’s controllable with medication, for the rest of my life. It’s just like anything else we do in life, be it personal, professional or both. We do what we need to do to make it work. I know I need to start doing the right exercises to help to strengthen my heart, just like what’s needed for every other muscle in the human body, and to help me lose all this excess weight I carry around every day. I’m still young enough that I may be able to get this fixed down the road. Only time will tell.

      Thanks for asking.

      Have a great week……….Chris
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  7. Wow!

    This is mind-blowing. So one can live with sickness and won’t even know it? I have not been to the hospital for a very long even though I know I needed to but the fear of all prescriptions scares me. Honestly, there’s no how you will visit them and they won’t find something wrong with you. Never.

    Thank God you are back and healthy now.

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    1. Hi Emenike,

      Yes, it was an eye-opener to find out I had some problems inside my body. I would have never known if I didn’t see the doctor. Luckily, most of my health issues are not life-threatening. I’m on medications to help to strengthen my heart, keep my blood from clotting (potential stroke risk due to the atrial fibrillation) keep my blood pressure lower to also help with the healing of the heart. I hate the idea of taking pills but I had to do what I had to do, at the time. Just as in blogging, we need to do what we need to do, even if it takes out of our comfort zones. That’s the only way we will survive and get ahead.

      I’m back, but I’ll most likely have to deal with the A Fib for the rest of my life.

      Thanks for commenting and the nice thoughts.

      Have a good one……Chris
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  8. Hi Chris,

    Just dropped here searching for online marketing tips and yes I landed on this great post. I must say that you’ve had a difficult time with the problem in your heart, but look at us humans, we learn from every situation we are in.

    I agree, taking the right decision at the right time is so damn important. We all hesitate taking the first step but you’ll agree it’s often the step in business that should be taken early to get the maximum advantage.

    The course you mentioned sounds interesting, and I am definitely going to check it out. 🙂

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