Affiliate Marketing and the workout Murph. What do they have in common?

The workout Murph is typically done on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. for our country.

For the last 11 years on Memorial Day I have completed the workout “Murph”. If you do not know about this workout it is in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy who bravely lost his life in Afghanistan 2005. Lt Michael Murphy would do this workout often and he named it “Body Armour” as he felt it prepared him for combat.

Michael Patrick Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was the first member of the United States Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War.[1] His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star Medal[2][3][n 1] and the Purple Heart. Credit to Wikipedia.


The Murph workout consists of:

1 mile run

100 pull-ups

200 push-ups

300 air-squats

1 mile run.

Lt. Murphy completed this workout with a weighted vest. Now I did not wear a weighted vest as this workout is hard enough without it.

I completed this workout in 52.05 minutes. The fastest I have ever completed it was 45.15 min.

As I was doing this tough workout I had a lot going through my mind.

Most importantly I was paying tribute to all our fallen heroes. I do this workout because they cannot.

It was not until after the workout that I thought… this workout is kind of like Affiliate Marketing.

The workout is definitely challenging – it’s not a walk in the park! It’s kind of like affiliate marketing in the fact that it takes effort and dedication. Don’t trust anyone who says it’s easy. You have to show up and put in the work every single day.

With the Murph workout, you keep going steadily until you finish. You tackle the repetitions bit by bit until you’ve completed them all. Just keep chipping away at it!

With affiliate marketing, you’ll put in the effort every day until you reach your idea of success, whatever that may be. Success means different things to different people. For some, it’s having a nice car; for others, it’s paying off bills or spending more quality time with family. Only you can define what success means for you.

Now with the Murph workout you are finished after you have completed all repetitions.

But when do you know it’s the end time for affiliate marketing? How do you decide you’ve reached your version of success? Is it when you hit 100 followers, 1,000, or even 100,000? Or is it when you’ve achieved your personal goals? Deciding when you’ve reached your end point is up to you and your definition of success.

Here’s an even better question: Will you ever be truly finished building your business? I think probably not.

One thing is for sure, whether you are working on your business or completing a workout like Murph, you are always moving forward, always looking to the future.

I am a big advocate for staying healthy.

You can keep your business healthy by working on it every day, just like you can keep your body healthy by exercising daily.

Whatever you do for your business or your health, keep at it. For your business, it might be as simple as posting on your primary and secondary platforms daily. For your health, it could be as easy as taking a 30-minute walk. Just make sure to do something every day.

Your business will stay healthy and thrive the more you put effort into it!

Your body will stay healthy if you keep moving every day. Remember, your body is your temple, and you only get one. Take care of it and make the most of it!

What are you doing every day to keep your business healthy? What are you doing every day to keep your body healthy? Please let me know in the comments as I would love to hear from you.

Till next time.


You can read my previous post here.

P.S. If you following my journey, as I hope you are, next weeks blog will be a challenge as I will be traveling in the NC Mountains on my motorcycle. Satellite and WiFi service can be spotty at best. Hmm, I may have now found the subject of my next post! Stay tuned to hear all about my travels in NC mountains.


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9 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing and the Workout Murph”
  1. Hi Sherri,

    What an inspiring post, linking the Murph workout with the journey of affiliate marketing. Your dedication to completing the Murph workout every Memorial Day to honor fallen heroes is truly commendable, and I appreciate the parallel you drew between the workout’s challenges and the persistence required in affiliate marketing.

    The comparison between tackling the Murph workout, one step at a time, and the consistent effort needed in affiliate marketing resonated deeply. Both endeavors demand dedication, perseverance, and a commitment to pushing through obstacles until you reach your goals. Your words serve as a powerful reminder that success in any endeavor comes from unwavering determination and daily progress.

    The notion of defining success in affiliate marketing, much like determining the finish line in the Murph workout, is a thought-provoking reflection. Each person’s journey holds unique milestones and personal definitions of success, making it a continuous process of growth and adaptation.

    Your emphasis on the importance of maintaining both business and personal health through daily practices is a valuable insight. Just as consistency is key in building a successful business, so too is the commitment to self-care and well-being for overall longevity and vitality.

    I am inspired by your dedication to both your business and your health, and I wholeheartedly agree that taking small steps each day contributes to long-term success and well-being. Thank you for sharing your insights and journey with such openness and positivity.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your travels in the NC mountains in your next post! Stay safe on your motorcycle adventure, and I can’t wait to read all about your experiences.

    Keep shining bright, Sherri!

    Warm regards,

  2. Hi, Sherri!
    I like the comparison between the workout and chipping away at the business one step at a time.
    For one year, I tried to get 10,000 steps a day (it doesn’t compare to your workout, I know!). I remember I had to tell myself one more step, and they would add up. Just take one more step…
    Perhaps I need to take that approach to the parts of my business I feel intimidated by.
    Have a wonderful trip in the mountains! I’m in Texas, and it is so hot! I bet it is beautiful there!

  3. Hi Sherri,

    What a fantastic post! The comparison between the Murph workout and affiliate marketing is so spot-on. Both require dedication, consistency, and a strong mindset to push through the challenges. Kudos to you for completing the Murph workout every year—that’s no small feat!

    I love how you’ve drawn parallels between the steady grind of affiliate marketing and tackling a tough workout. It really is about showing up every day and putting in the work, bit by bit. And you’re absolutely right, success is a personal definition and can mean something different for everyone.

    Your dedication to both your fitness and your business is truly inspiring. It’s a great reminder to keep moving forward and stay consistent, whether it’s a business goal or a health goal.

    Thanks for sharing this, and I’m looking forward to reading about your travels in the NC mountains. Safe travels and enjoy the ride!


  4. Hi Sherri,
    Great post and, to be honest, as a retired Army Reserve Officer and son of a Veteran, I salute you for having taken this task on!
    Like you said, it isn’t easy – but can be so rewarding! Great on you to have done it in a pretty darn great time!
    The Affiliate Marketers journey is never finished. If you keep a smile on your face and a skip in your step, there’s no way you can go wrong!
    Thanks again for remembering; small things like this make a big difference 🙂
    Wishing you all the best!

  5. Sherri, congrats on finishing the murph! Your Consistency and determination will bring you much success and it shows in the way you have approached the workout and your business. Have safe travels and I look forward to hearing about your mountainous ⛰️ adventures.

  6. Good on you for doing the Murph workout challenge. It’s good to see such respect for the fallen heroes. I love the analogy between the workout, keeping fit and affiliate marketing. I’m so envious; I used to love running but can’t do it any more thanks to the arthritis. Here’s to keeping fit in other ways.

  7. Hi Sherri,
    Great post and awesome comparison to running an affiliate marketing business!
    It’s amazing you can finish the Murph! I’d be lucky to get past a dozen pull-ups, and I’d have to do it 2 at a time with rest 🙂 100 pull-ups WOW! I was always better at push ups though. I haven’t exercised in a few years. It’s my next step. I’ve improved my eating and supplements but need to add some fitness. I used to workout 6 days a week but with 2 back injuries acting up over the last couple years it hasn’t happened.
    All the best with your business and health!

  8. Sherri, It’s impressive how you draw parallels between the Murph workout and affiliate marketing! Both require dedication and persistence to achieve success. Just like completing Murph involves steady effort until you finish, building a successful affiliate marketing business demands daily commitment towards your goals. Deciding when you’ve reached success in affiliate marketing is a personal journey, much like pushing yourself to complete Murph’s demanding regimen. Whether it’s nurturing your business or maintaining your health, consistency is key to growth and longevity. It’s inspiring to see how you apply these principles in both your fitness routines and entrepreneurial endeavours.

    1. Atif,
      Thank you for your comment. Murph is a tough workout and Affiliate Marketing can be challenging, but the end result is so rewarding. You are so right when you say that consistency is key.

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