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#1    pisceanheart

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:49 AM

Am I cursed?  It seems like every venture I try to get off the ground never goes anywhere.  Just wondering.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:39 AM

Yes, you're cursed. Go into a dimly lit room, surround yourself with incense, and listen to some Barbra Streissand. It works for me every time; or perhaps I am just ****ed up.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:54 AM

I don't think that's enough evidence to call curse.

Who knows when that one venture might become successful that could be the big one. You'll look back and say "aha, so that's what I was waiting for through all of that unsuccessful crap".

"I think there may be "ghost phenomenon" that may be still not fully understood or dismissed, but that doesn't make it spirits of the dead, anymore than "UFO" means "spaceship" or even "UFO" or "spaceship" is directly related to aliens, or anything else. There is way too much assumption and a baseless reliance on anecdotal lore, like when people assert this or that about the spirit world or the astral plane or Ouija board demons, or religion. I say 'says WHO?'" - Paranormalcy

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:24 AM

I don't think you are cursed.  Starting something new can be a curse of its own.  Most new ventures in capitalism fail.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:05 AM

Don't most ventures fail for people? Why jump straight to being cursed instead of a it just being a poorly planned venture?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:54 AM

I think you're experience being human, life isn't meant to work and it's not meant to be easy.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:53 AM

No, you are not cursed at all, Pisceanheart.  But you might want to try a different approach to finding fulfillment.  You can do it. :-)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:29 AM

You're no more or less cursed than any of the rest of us. It's called life and it can be a bear to deal with at times and it will often seem as though you're cursed, but it just life.

Trust me, if we all wrote our issues down on a piece of paper, mixed then all up and you could look over everyone else's issues, you chose to have the ones you have.

The good news is a run of bad luck will play out at some point. Hang in there Sunshine, your day is coming.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:55 AM

I think in life people sometimes have a tendency to be slightly pecimistic about things. Things like 'why me' or 'why now' are often said. When bad things happen we always seem to think ourselves unlucky, but the reverse isn't really the same. If you drive down the road and hit five red lights in a row you would probably shake your fist and shout what is it with these ******* lights today?! but then on another day, when they're all green, you won't even notice it.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

Aww, thanks everybody.

It just seems like whenever I start something that needs support in order to reach it's fullest potential, I always get people who wonder why it didn't take off as much as it should have and then I wonder the same thing. No matter what I tried, failure always seemed like a never ending result for me, even after the fact that I worked on it for hours, days and weeks.  Then I would see someone else do something similar and success would just come to them effortlessly.  So it made me wonder if I had been cursed.

Here is one random example. I had a project that received over 400 likes from people on Facebook, but still did not reach my pledge goal amount of $5,000 to get it off the ground in 40 days. Despite many seeing it, only a little under $800 was pledged. (It was even listed as a popular start-up to where they showed it to more people, yet hardly anyone cared.) Meanwhile, I've seen many projects that received less than 50 likes, that requested much higher amounts like $20,000+ raise that and more within 20 days.

The only time I get attention is when I give my talents away for free, which seems to hurt my dreams of ever being able to create a business where people buy my pre-made goods.

I think I just need to keep staying positive and stop letting the negative bring me down. I always pick back up where I left off anyway, since I'm driven more by passion.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:02 AM

Positivity goes a long way. And $800 in 40 days from random people sounds successful to me.

"I think there may be "ghost phenomenon" that may be still not fully understood or dismissed, but that doesn't make it spirits of the dead, anymore than "UFO" means "spaceship" or even "UFO" or "spaceship" is directly related to aliens, or anything else. There is way too much assumption and a baseless reliance on anecdotal lore, like when people assert this or that about the spirit world or the astral plane or Ouija board demons, or religion. I say 'says WHO?'" - Paranormalcy

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:26 AM

I don't know what your projects are but you are obviously expecting people to give you financial backing to take them to fruition. Please don't be offended by this but I don't think you can really expect people, especially in the current worldwide economic climate, to be willing to give you money to help you with your projects. Why don't you go to a bank or financial institution for backing? If you have a business idea which is feasible then they should hopefully be able to assist you. Maybe you should take a more businesslike approach to your goals, as opposed to hoping that people on a social networking site will back you. You are not cursed, you just need to take a different, and more professional approach, to achieving your goals, good luck! :yes:


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:22 PM

@Fran- I get what you mean, but it was a Kick Starter on www.kickstarter.com. That's what the website was created for. It helps/has helped start up many successful businesses.  

At first, I gave samples of my product away my for free, but then received many requests to make it available for print.  Being that I can't do that with my own funds, I'm almost out of debt since I only have one loan to pay off, and the last thing I need is to borrow and possibly get into more debt, I felt it made sense.  If over $100,000 can be raised for people to fund their comic books on the regular, it only made sense that way less than that could be raised for a project that is put in place to raise the self-esteem of young girls.  So I looked into this website.

However, I did not use that website for 98% of all my other projects that fell through.

I'd say the smart approach financially would be to at least try and get a business grant before a getting a business loan.  Borrowing money hurts the economy more than it does simply volunteering to give it.

Edited by pisceanheart, 19 June 2012 - 12:25 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

pisceanheart: I sincerely hope it all goes well for you and forget about the curse, there isn't one!!!!! Good luck. :yes:


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:43 AM

Thank you.





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