Number 1 Thing That Helps Me Succeed On The Internet

Last Update: October 30, 2018

Since I have been back at work more or less full time here is what has kept me from overdoing things or getting overwhelmed trying to catch up.

There are only a certain number of hours I can work before I get tired. So I have to make sure I use that time wisely.

I am glad I learned this lesson a long time ago.

I learned that allotting time for specific task, keeping track of the time and focusing on the task helped me get much more done.




For instance, I give myself 30 minutes to work through my emails.

Wait I hear you now!

“How can I do that in 30 minutes it takes me an hour or so to go through my email and messages?”



My trick is to stick to one thing at a time. If I open an email that has a link I am interested in I click the link and open a new tab. I do not go to that tab yet.

I know that if I go to the tab many times it is 15 minutes or more before I get back to checking emails because of the things on the site that interest me. I even end up clicking links on the first tab I opened that takes me further off working on emails. Finally after looking at several pages or links I make it back.




I call it chasing rabbits.



If I just open the tab and then wait until I get through working all my emails before I go to that tab I get a lot more done.

It saves me from looking at good information or interesting information that does not help me get done what I need to. That way I do both get my work done but still look at information I need just both in their time and place.

By breaking my working time down in 30 minutes or 1-hour blocks and assigning a task to each block then I am able to stick to that task.




I don’t get lost chasing a rabbit across the internet by clicking on links when I am doing something else.

You would be surprised by how much more I can get done.

Try it!

See how it works!

Then come back and tell me how it went!

In my world it is the number 1 thing that helped me succeed here on the Internet. Without it I would not get near as much done.

Onward and Upward



P.S. The first blog post I ever wrote here on Wealthy Affiliate was about how to use time wisely.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/botipton/blog/you-better-get-control-of-it

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carolbinger Premium
Thanks for the reminder Bo. It's good to have you back.
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botipton Premium
Back on a roll again just a little slower
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Harizan Premium
Hi Bo, happy to hear from you! Thank you for your wisdom on how to manage our time in a better way!
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botipton Premium
You are welcome I glad you liked it
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heljam404A Premium
A lot of wisdom in what you posted Bo.
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botipton Premium
Thank you
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CheDau Premium
Great post.
Thank you for reminding us how valuable our time is.

More power to you.

Wishing you more success.

God bless,
Che
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botipton Premium
You are welcome
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JamesJB Premium
Chasing rabbits is something I need to stop doing. You are so right in your post, as I tend to click on a link while doing something, then wander off to the next link, and then the link shoots off to YouTube, and before I know it, I'm watching clips on YouTube which have nothing to do with marketing. Before I know it, two to three hours have gone by, and I still didn't get anything concrete done.

Thanks for the reminder, Bo... I'll try to stick to forgetting about the rabbits until the season is open...and take it from there.
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botipton Premium
LOL James, I have been there and done that and it did not work.
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