January 31, 2019

Opening up Upwork this morning felt like winning the lottery

You’ve got a decision to make.

What kind of person are you going to be? 

Person A:​​​​​​​

Terry on YouTube

Or person B:

Miro on Facebook

I can tell you who’s going to get further in life. Who’s going to have more success as a freelancer. Who’s going to actually create the life they imagine for themselves. The funny thing about this is if you look at Miro… 

He very easily could’ve devolved into the same piss-poor attitude as Terry. He tried Upwork. And, his first attempt didn’t work out. 

He could have very easily just given up and became a troll who hunted down every Upwork video he could find so he could leave a negative comment.

And, crack snarky jokes that make him feel better about himself… 

But, do nothing to help him actually get anywhere in life. 

Like Terry. 

But, instead, he chose to keep fighting. 


Be humble. 

And, it led to him to get his first break. From there, it’s about doing good work, being honest, reliable, etc. I don’t know what’ll happen… But, I have a hunch that Miro’s attitude will carry him through. 

Anyway, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…

I’m not bullsh!@#ing you.

I know this stuff works, because I was in exactly the same spot as Miro. And, exactly the same thing happened to me.  You make the changes I show you and things just start happening. 

I’ve seen it over and over and over gain with my students. 

Anyway, if you wanna learn what the trick is, I teach it to you in my Freelancing on Upwork course. You can start taking the course on my free tutorial site at:



2 Comments on “Opening up Upwork this morning felt like winning the lottery

February 2, 2019 at 8:54 am

LOL… Hi John,
I thought you were in the military at some point in your career….
The reason I bring it up is because the one thing I took away from serving with such a diverse group of people is that the old saying “You can’t fix stupid” is more often times true than not. Some people you just can’t help.. they are like a true drug addict, they will never really get a positive result or change until they realize they are the source of their problem and really want to change.

John Morris
February 2, 2019 at 9:01 am

11 years. And yeah, it’s weird sometimes. I had such a “can-do” mentality drummed into my head. It’s hard when I deal with people who “can’t” everything. Like oil and water.


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