Keeping the vision before you

 

image002If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, then you know that I am big on “writing the vision and making it plain”.

One thing that can really help you do this is a time-line of your business.
Your business should be growing everyday, and you should be able to see some growth in your business.

Some people spend years and years promoting something that isn’t working for them.

This may not mean that they are in the wrong business, but it does mean that they need to withdraw and analyze.

When you are in an online business, it is so important to keep the vision before you. Ask yourself, where did I hope to be at this point in my business when I first began?

Then, withdraw and analyze.

If you find that you are not where you should be by now, then ask yourself some questions:

“Was I unrealistic in the amount of time I thought it would take me to succeed?
And what is success”?

“What accomplishment at this point in the game would cause me to think I am successful”? Remember, goals must be actionable and measurable.

If you take inventory and are disappointed with where you are, then ask yourself… “What goal must I reach this year in order to be successful”?
Once you determine what that goal is, break it down into each season, and then each month.

Now, write the vision and make it plain. Determine exactly what your goal is for this month, and make sure it is a reasonable goal. If you can’t reach it by the end of this month, then you need to ask yourself…how long am I prepared to work on this goal?

It’s easy in internet marketing to lose sight of our goals, and to get on a treadmill. But if your internet marketing business isn’t getting you anywhere, then you need to find out why.

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How to Stop Procrastining

We all do it.

But why? Why do we put off doing what we know we need to do?

Let’s cover the “why” and then the “how”.

5 Reasons why you procrastinate

Reason number one for procrastinating:

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Let’s face it, sometimes a task is so gross, so gnarly, so time-consuming or complicated, that it cramps our brain even to think about it. This is one of the reasons why some people shove the task to the back side of their brain…it’s just too painful to think about.

You want to do it, but you are overwhelmed

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Yea, I think we’ve all been at this place. Overload is a key reason for putting things off, even when we know it’s important.

Procrastination reason number 3.

You don’t think it’s a big enough priority to do it now..

“Why do today what can be done tomorrow?”

Many procrastinators think this way. Unless their backside is in flames, they prefer to wait….and wait…and wait. The good news is, many of these midnight hour, crunch-time types actually work better under pressure (which is not very comforting to more rigid personality type planners, but it works for them).

…or ever

Some people who are accused of procrastinating are not actually procrastinators. It’s just that, they have no intention of ever doing the task. But somehow, they know that society expects them to

Go back to school

Lose 10-pounds or even

Clean that top shelf

So to make people empathize with them, they join the ranks of “someday I’m going to” stop smoking, get rid of this old piece of furniture, or…whatever it may be. Probably, they are not bothered all that much with their habit, weight, or less than perfect lifestyle. But it makes them fit in to complain with the others and set resolutions they have no intention of reaching…or even trying to.

Sometimes people procrastinate doing something, because they want attention…

We’ve all heard the story of the kid that misbehaves because they are being neglected by mom and dad. In relationships, some adults do this, because if their partner never had a complaint, they’d both never talk to one another.

…Or because, they resent having to do it.

This is not to say that the task is something that they dislike, or even that it is something that they wouldn’t cheerfully do, if weren’t for…the grudge. Yes that’s right, many heel-draggers consciously or subconsciously put off a task that they really don’t mind working on, just because they resent being told that they must do it. Sometimes the request is a reasonable one, but the person asked to do it, doesn’t think it’s fair. Or sometimes, the reason that the procrastinator won’t do the task, has nothing to do with resenting the task, but with driving the other person crazy….because of a long standing grudge that they have toward that person. That’s called Passive Aggression, and you can  learn more about that here

I talk all about these behaviors and how to get over them in my  eBook

“How to finally Stop Procrastinating”

The truth is, procastination costs all of us time, money, and emotional freedom.

In my ebook, I show you practical ways to get motivated and get ‘er done.

And here’s a good reason not to put this off…it’s 100% free; for right now, anyway.  So don’t wait–grab it while you still can– before it costs you.

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How to make every day count

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This video is so inspirational, I would call it almost as fundamental as having a daily schedule.

If you get this one thing right, you will always succeed.
Here’s to your success!
–Sue

P.S.>The Rock represents Jesus

All of us have things in our life that we would say take priority over other things, but we don’t always live like it. In the video (which I still strongly suggest you watch, you don’t need speakers to get the point), there is a man with some sand, some water, and one big rock. He wants to fit all of these things in the vessel, but there’s only one way to do it…and that’s by putting the main, or “meatiest”, pieces in first, in the proper order. I think the symbolism is obvious here. As internet marketers, we need to “seek first the kingdom” and keep the main thing the main thing. I’ll write more on this tomorrow. Please watch the video even if you have read about this concept before. It is powerful!

https://vimeo.com/50564751

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How to make every day count | Time Management Tuesday

 

Wake up in the right attituude

It just makes sense; if you want tocsm_istock_femme-repos_855cfdcb07 have a productive day, you need to start it with productive, positive thoughts. Start each morning with a well thought out plan and self-affirming thoughts on how you can and will achieve your goals.

Review your day

You should already have your day planned out the night before. Each morning, after devotions but before you begin your day, review what you have planned for that day. It will help solidify in your mind what needs to be done, and help you to organize in your mind the tasks for the day.

Do the best you can

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Once you know what needs to be done, give each ask the best possible apicc-2ttention that you can.

 

Don’t forget your family

No matter how productive your day goes, it won’t count for much if you don’t take the time you need for friends and family. Is there someone important in your life? If so, give them the quality attention they deserve; our relationships make life worth living.

 

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How to end your day right

It’s Time Management Tuesday and usually, I start the day by telling you how to get control over your time and life.

This Tuesday, I want to talk to you about how to end your day right

Tie up the loose ends

Spend some time going over your day and finishing up what is undone. If there is anything that you can get done, then do it now, not later.

Finish what you can

No matter how much you do, you are going to have to have an end point to your working hours. Be fair to yourself here: if you are working 12 hour days, are you really setting aside enough time to take care of yourself? Log your time spent and evaluate your hours. Which brings us to my next point:

Chronicle your day

At the end of the day, when you’ve done all you can reasonably do in a reasonable time frame, make a log of what you did today, and analyze it. How did you do? What needs improvement?

Remember the good things about your journey.

In addition to keeping an actual log of your day, keep a journal. It’s important that you emphasize the success and victories of your day so that you stay encouraged about your future. And when you do, don’t forget to mention the most important people in your life. Which brings us to our (almost) conclusion

Touch base with your family

Even if you are super busy and simply can’t spend the family time you need, always have dinner together, if you possibly can. Studies show that those who eat dinner together have the happiest families. It’s the common denominator that all well-performing school age students and healthy families have…they all eat together. Is it any wonder that the family who eats together stays together? What? Did I say that right? No. It actually goes like this: “The family that prays together stays together”  There it is again…that element of family time. The bottom line is, if you have a happy family life, you are keeping your priorities right. And you can’t have a happy family life if you don’t have a good devotional life. Evening is a perfect time to gather the family around for good devotions.

It’s also the perfect time for touching base with your Creator and making sure that your life aligns with His Handbook.

Have a great evening! (If you want, you can leave a comment here)