Okay, I’m going to state the obvious here, there is a ridiculous, mind-boggling, seizure-inducing amount of information on the internet. But you knew that. And I think that most of us would agree that a large percentage of that information is garbage.
Hopefully, if you are looking to start an online business you have been around the internet block a time or two and you can discern the good from the bad. Or, if you are lucky like me you are already involved or are about to be involved in a business that is legitimate and established and they are pointing you in the right direction for your information and training. Even then, when you can pick out the good guys and you have great recommendations to the top names for training and development, there is STILL a ridiculous, mind-boggling, seizure-inducing amount of information on the internet.
That means as you are trying to learn your business or advance your skills you stand a very good chance of becoming….scatterbrained! Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. I’m fighting it right now. One of the biggest hurdles that we all face, especially when you are starting out, is becoming paralyzed by all of the information. You may even use it as an excuse to not do any of the actual work that needs to be done because you spent all day gathering and sorting information. Don’t do it! Don’t let the information superhighway send you on a detour!
There are a few very good pieces of advice I’d like to pass on to you to help you stay the course.
First, at the end of the day you are going to ask yourself “Did I accomplish something today that will make a direct impact on advancing my business?” Be accountable to yourself. When you see yourself starting to get overwhelmed with information sorting know that you are going to have to answer that question at the end of the day and what is the answer going to be?
The second, and my favorite, before you close down shop for the night make a list of 5 things that need to be done when you sit down to work tomorrow. Five productive things. Not spending hours reading emails and twitters. That’s not productive, that’s housecleaning. Seeing that list already organized and ready to go on your desk in the morning puts you immediately into an organized and professional mindset. Do these 5 things first! Then you can houseclean.
If you follow those two simple steps it will help keep your mind and browsing tabs in check. Learning and personal development are extremely important to anyone that wants to succeed at anything. Even more important is balance. You can “learn” until you are blue in the face and your laptop explodes but you must balance the knowledge with action and then watch your business take flight.
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