I’ve often been accused of being kind of an asshole. Frankly, sometimes it’s true. But usually I’m only being an asshole when someone is distracting me from doing something that’s important to me… Like studying something valuable or working on my business.
You should be too. You should fiercely protect your time, your focus. It’s so easy to be distracted in the time that we live in, there are so many distractions!
Well over 90% of everyone trying to make money online, make money from home, build a side business etc… will never make a penny, and I’m willing to speculate that most of that failure rate has to do with not being focused on getting things done.
Positive thinking is great, positive associations are even better, but at some point some things have to get done. Set up a landing page, link it to an auto responder, create a lead magnet, create a delivery page etc… simple stuff. Point and click simple really. But it takes time to do.
Most people can’t focus on one thing (except maybe television or internet porn) long enough to get it done. Much less a list of a dozen things. Which is about all it takes to build an internet business.
Here’s a simple trick: write down a short list of stuff that you need to get done and ignore everything else until it’s done. Even if it would be more convenient to handle the distractions first, even if handling the distractions later will cause some kind of problem for you.
Your loved ones can be the biggest distractions in your life, especially if you work from home like I do. My girlfriend is awesome, shes super clean, neat, organized, always making sure all the ‘stuff’ gets done. However, she has a way of bothering me with questions about all the ‘stuff’ while I’m working on my business or ‘playing on your computer’ as she jokingly calls it.
She tends to become frustrated with me because I usually ignore her or tell her to leave me alone until I’m done with my short list. Naturally she doesn’t like being told to leave me alone, and sometimes it even hurts her feelings.
I don’t care. I have my own ‘stuff’ to get done, and if I don’t get it done, my business will suffer. Or some other goal will.
Whatever I’m working on is more important than whatever ‘stuff’ she’s working on, and generally she’ll figure it out on her own if I ignore her long enough.
“Where do you want me to put the ___?”, “Should I throw this away?” I really genuinely don’t care. It doesn’t affect my health, business, or free time. Throw it all away if that means you will stop bothering me with it while I’m trying to get some work done. If I get this work done I can buy new ones and then some!
That might seem kind of harsh, but that’s how things get done. By doing them. Ignore the distractions in your life until you’ve taken care of what’s important to you, building your business.
Here’s another example. One the way to the gym ‘can we go to the grocery store real quick and grab ___?’ Sure we can babe, after we work out. ‘But it’s on the way bla bla bla’ That’s fine, we need to work out more than we need to pick up ___, we’ll do it after we’re done working out.
In all honestly, it only takes about 10 hours to get your business started, to build your very first Rich Marketers Sales Funnel. In this course, I share my #1 Most Profitable Secret For Making Money Online AND How To Use it.
Sidenote: if 10 hours of work seems like a long time to you you’re a loser and you need to start punching your inner hippie. I’m not trying to hurt your feelings, I’m trying to help you. Consider that you’ll probably work 2000+ hours over the next 12 months, and most likely none of it will help you get ahead financially. You won’t be working toward any time leverage where you income can grow without your time commitment growing.
If you can ignore the distractions long enough to follow along with my course you can build your internet business and finally start living the laptop lifestyle.
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