There is so much information on the internet right now that it is very hard to keep it all straight and decide what to do. Here is a little advice to all of you who are browsing the Internet looking for something, anything, to get you ahead and help you reach your goals.
Get Good Info and Take Action
Every guru and expert on the internet has free information to download just for signing up for their email list. I know I do the same thing, it is a great way to build your list and to win over people and become the expert. We have to go through several downloads before we can find good information that we can use.
What happens to me is that I find something that is relevant to me and instead of dropping everything for a day or two and taking action I find more stuff. Then more stuff leads to more stuff. Next thing I know my bookshelf is overflowing and I have more ebooks on my computer than I know what to do with.
The Solution is find good information and take action. Drop everything else and do whatever it is that you know you have to do. There will always be good advice somewhere. There will always be another guru to tell you some other tidbit that will help you out. But without action you will never get out of the data collecting phase.
Do 1 Thing Until It is Done
Gary Keller of Keller Williams Real Estate published a book entitled The One Thing. Guess what it is about? Doing the One Thing that will get you closer to your goals that day. Pretty simple right? How many of us actually do that? Not many I would guess.
Do One Thing until it is done, then start on something else. You will be much more efficient in getting things done and you will find more success quicker. Guaranteed. Other opportunities that come up while you are working on your One thing will still be there when you are done. If they are not, then they were not worth pursuing.
There is a link at the end of the article to The One Thing. I would recommend reading it, but not until you get some other actionable things done first.
Be Patient and Give It Time
Once you have implemented something – a new strategy, a new marketing technique, a new design – give it time to work. To many times we actually follow through and implement something only to jump too quickly into the next “new hottest trend” in ______________(fill in the blank). We don’t give it enough time to work.
If you do not test it, give it time to work, and track the progress you will never know what is working and what is not. John Asaraf likes to use the analogy of a tree. Too many times we give up too quickly. Just like a tree that is sprouting just below the surface of the ground. Instead of sticking with it and giving it just a little bit more time we give up. That sprout many times gets trampled, dug up, or even eaten, but the few that make it grow up to be a big strong tree. After just a little time there is not much that will stop it.
So keep reading, keep searching, keep consuming information it won’t hurt you. But if you have a goal to accomplish find what you need then take action until you reach your goal. Without action nothing is possible. With Action Everything is Possible.