Personal mistakes in online business -1
I counted 7 my personal mistakes in starting online business from home (actually they are common). I’ll post about them in different posts (not to overwhelm you)
First mistake – Overwhelming.
(You can sort them out (mistakes) or classify in different ways – I think it first, when you start online business and look for make money opportunities)
tell me if this feels familiar… (Yaro Starak)
You are starting or growing a new online business.
You frequently have conversations with other people who also have a business, and walk away with lots of ideas. Every time you go online and watch your Facebook feed, or check your email inbox, you are presented with more ideas, opportunities, and things other people do that you could do too.
While you are excited about the potential in front of you, this feeling quickly turns to overwhelm and a sense of stress. You want to do it all, but for some reason you don’t seem to do any of it!
Progress is slow at best, and you’re so frustrated because it seems like everyone else is getting so much more done than you. How is it these people can be so productive?
You can even get lost by all the opportunities within one project. Do you create a short course or a flagship training program first? Or run a webinar, or focus on social media, or write a blog? What about looking for affiliates and doing a launch? Or maybe you should focus on private coaching now, or run some kind of lean test to make sure your idea works? Or first hire people to build a team around you?
So many options!!!
If you don’t have a concrete foundation holding you on a path towards a result, it’s easy to jump to another path.
Unfortunately this has the effect of destroying any momentum you have built up with whatever you had started to do.
The net impact of this is discord. You float around all the time and never feel anchored towards a goal.
You need the anchoring because it helps you with one very powerful technique…
It’s natural to compare your own results against the results of others. Unfortunately we tend to be our own harshest critics, so nothing is ever good enough.
It’s not realistic to do it all, so there is always going to be some feeling of untapped potential (which ideally should fuel your motivation).
How to solve the problem:
Commit To A Project (And Ignore The Rest)
I learned a long time ago that this feeling of wanting to do everything is a trap.
To make matters worse for new entrepreneurs, it’s much easier to fall into this trap when you don’t have a successful project yet.
When you’re not sure what your focus is, you easily jump from idea to idea. We all have plenty of ideas, but if you don’t have an active project that you build on every day, it’s too easy to change focus. There is no loss changing projects if you haven’t built something that has value.
Ignore and commit to one project.
This practice is helpful because it keeps me on track and it forces to me to focus on priority tasks.
However the reason this works at all is because I’ve become very good at ignoring.
The act of forcing myself to limit to just the three to five tasks I can work on in one week means I ignore everything else.
Since all or nearly all the tasks tie into the one short term goal, it forces me to decide what project is most important this week.
It’s not just a way to hold yourself accountable, it’s a technique for setting priorities, which gives you the mental freedom that comes from ignoring everything else.
In my experience mental freedom is vital. For you to focus and get projects up and running, you have to have tunnel vision, at least short term.
You need a big long term vision, which contains all the different things you want to do over a period of many years, but that many conflicting projects and goals will mess you up when it comes to short term execution.
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