Who is Anik Singal?
My name is Anik, 24 years old as I write this (about to turn 25) and I’m starting this site for a very specific reason. Some of you may be familiar with me from my work with Affiliate Classroom.
In the last few years I started a business while in college and have since grown it into a multi-million dollar web based business.
But THIS site (IwillFight.com) is not about building a business or making money, sure that’s a part of “improving your life,” but this site is about fighting for a better life and it includes anything from quitting soda (one of my goals) to getting promotions at your job to even things bigger!
What I’ve learned in the last few years having a chance to meet THOUSANDS of people, many of whom have been incredibly successful is that there truly is a big difference between the successful and the “not so successfulls.” The difference always seems to come back to the “fight” word. The successful in this world are true fighters…
> They’re persistent
> Refuse to give up
> Fail many times and get right back up
> Have a positive attitude
> Never quit, etc…
These are the qualities I hope to continue building in myself and I thought “why not bring you for the ride too.”
If you want to get a hold of me, you can do so at leadfighter AT gmail.com. Please bare with me if I don’t respond in time, I get over 300 e-mails a day and just get overwhelmed!
Why I Started This Site:
About 6 years ago I was sitting in a friend’s dorm room in college (still a freshman in college) and I was in quite a bit of pain (I have Crohn’s Disease), well I was still laughing, smiling and making jokes – all this while we were studying for a mid-term the next morning.
Seeing me in pain, my friends kept insisting that I go to bed or at least get some rest and meds. They were saying to skip the exam and get an extension, go home and see the doctor. But, for me, this was “every day life” and nothing new so I was used to it – I wasn’t going to start changing plans because of it.
I kept telling them that I was fine (I really was, I would always know if anything got serious), kept making jokes and kept studying.
One of my friends asked me a question – that one question led to the conception of this site a few months later. The question was…
“How do you do this? How do you go through everything you’re going through and still keep a smile on your face and keep moving forward?”
(( By the way, I forgot to mention that I had already missed a semester of college and had been through a series of surgeries, so all my friends knew that I was not in the best of conditions. ))
That question really got me thinking and I really had no response! I remember thinking to myself, “You know what? My life DOES suck, why the heck does this not bother me more?” After thinking about it some, the only answer I had for him was…
“I guess I’m just a fighter…”
Well it was THAT answer that led me to learning a lot about myself. I learned that what I had initially thought of as “stubborn” and “arrogant” was actually not that at all! It was the “fighter” in me who refused to give up.
It was a few months later that I learned what internet marketing was and while thinking about what site to launch, I decided I wanted to do something where I brought together people who are having hardships so that they can come together and help each other FIGHT through them.
I thought of the domain, www.IwillFIGHT.com and it made me laugh, I thought it was catchy, memorable and I LOVED saying it over and over.
This was the SECOND domain name I ever bought in my life (I now own well over 600), I am very proud that I have finally been able to launch this site.
What Do I Want From This Site?
I’m not 100% sure yet to be honest, the only thing I can say is “let’s build this site together” and YOU tell me how I can help you. For now, I want to share my experiences with you and I also want to launch a social community that will allow us to help each other.
I plan on running small *fun* competitions to help us all grow together faster.
My main goal is that everyone here should start to think like a fighter, make a goal and then go at it like a crazy person! Quitting or giving up should become a thought of the past!
My History – What Are Some of The Battles I’ve Fought…
I’ve fought a range of battles, to some they may be impressive, but to others it may be nothing compared to their own. I really want to hear about your own personal battles, please e-mail them to me! firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first time in my life that I was really forced to start fighting was when I was 12 years old and began getting very ill. I was having extreme stomach pains, could not eat and it got so bad that I had to be pulled from school and go into home schooling.
I was getting picked and probed at every single day with all sorts of new tests and exams, including nuclear medicine and everything else under the sun. However, I kept getting worse and worse to a point of being of serious concern to everyone. I went through this for over 2 months where I was spending every day at some new medical facility getting tested.
Finally after a series of grueling tests I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I had thought that “that” was a hard fight itself, that was until a few years later!
Since then Crohn’s has had years where it’s been dormant and left me alone, but far many more years where it has completely ravaged and almost killed me. To date I’ve had 9 surgeries in the last 7 years, one of which was a life-saving surgery that took over 7 hours.
Just 2 years ago, my Crohn’s got out of hand and I ended up losing so much blood that I passed out right into a wall, that event led to me being hospitalized for 6 weeks, 3 of which I spent in the ICU after almost going into shock from blood loss.
I had gotten to the point where I had to almost learn to walk again, just getting up from the bed would spike my heart rate to dangerous levels.
Anyways, long story short on the health side, I’ve had major problems, spent weeks in the ICU, had many surgeries – but through this entire time, I FOUGHT. I refused to give up. I specifically remember one day about 2 years ago when I was bleeding profusely and in tons of pain in the ICU and when my nurse came rushing in to help me, I was making jokes and passing lines at her I remember her saying “In the last 5 years I’ve been doing this, I’ve never seen anyone with your attitude…”
I’m 100% convinced that if it was not for my fighting mentality, I would NOT be alive today. I would have never made it. It’s my attitude, hope and positive thoughts combined with my fighter mentality that not only kept me alive but let me recover so quickly back to living my normal life.
Is Health The Only Battle I’ve Fought?
I like to think not. I think “once a fighter, always a fighter” – I look at every situation through the eyes of a fighter. My on-going joke with my family is that to get me to do anything, all they have to tell me is that I “can’t” do it or don’t know how to do it. Just that statement is typically taken as a challenge by my brain and off I go!
Some of other battles include:
–> My sophomore year in high school I tried out for the high school tennis team and was laughed at. I was on the FIRST list of players to get cut. I didn’t even make it in the top 30. Needless to say I was very distraught. Many would quit, but I refused to. I started taking lessons and playing up to 4 hours a day.
Exactly one year later (my junior year) I returned to try out again and was ranked #4 on the team and was awarded the Most Improved Player that year.
–> Started a business in my dorm room that is a multi-million dollar, international business today – I was told over and over that I couldn’t do this. I have no businessmen in my family so had to do it on my own. However, fast forward 3 years after starting my business and I’ve achieved 100% growth every year, have people on my team from across the world and thousands of customers.
I’m not saying any of the above to brag or boast – but I want to give you an idea of the types of battles I’ve fought so you better understand where I’m coming from.
What Do I Want You To Do?
I want you to participate in our 30 day challenges and awaken the fighter within you. I want you to change your life 30 days at a time and use this community here to support you through it. Remember, only you can control your life and if you’re sitting around moping or depressed, well need I say more? Your life reflects that attitude.
Get up, stand straight, smile and push back…
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