Don't Have Enough Time For Your Business?

Last Update: March 03, 2014

Lately, I've been hearing from a lot of members that they don't have enough time for Wealthy Affiliate or their new business. I'm not surprised. We all have a lot of things going on in our lives and unfortunately there are only 24 hours in a day and we don't have clones yet. LOL So I hear you.


Pop Quiz

I hated pop quizzes growing up. But I promise you that this one is easy and there isn't any right or wrong answers. Okay? So let me ask you a few questions.

  • Do you have time to watch TV?
  • Do you have time to listen to the radio?
  • Do you have time to surf the internet?
  • Do you have time to watch online videos?
  • Do you have time to be on social networks?


Your Grade:

Okay so if you have time for any of these activities then you've passed my quiz! Give yourself a pat on the back. Here's all you need to do to magically free up more hours for your business. Just spend half of the time on any of these previous activities & all of sudden you'll have a couple hours more per day to work on your business. The great thing is that you don't even have to give up all these other "extremely important" activities. All you're doing is adjusting the time you spend on them. I know this is some mind blowing stuff. LOL But seriously sometimes simplicity can yield some impressive results.


But I have a Job!

Yes I have to admit juggling a job and everything else can be very hard. We all struggle with it already. But then you add a new business into the mix, and it seems damn near impossible to squeeze in anything else. I feel your pain. Here's a couple solutions to this situation.

  • If you commute to work by public transportation, I'm assuming you're not the one that is driving the train or bus. Cool, if that's the case it's a perfect opportunity to write down notes or even a couple of articles for your website. You can publish them later or if you have wifi or a personal hotspot available, then save them as a draft on your blog. Or maybe you can spend the time reading through wealthy affiliate training or watching the instructional videos. Either way if you're spending 30 minutes or more commuting on public transportation, it is a perfect time to work on your business!
  • If you aren't taking public transpiration then see the previous paragraph about cutting your time in some of those other activities you do when you're not at work. Because I'm assuming you don't have a job that is 24 hours per day. With that said, you should be able to squeeze a couple of hours from cutting down on other activities.
  • If cutting the other activities isn't a viable option, let's discuss your sleeping habits. Are you an early bird or a night owl? It really doesn't matter because either one will work. I happen to be an early bird. So what I tend to do is stop watching my Nextflix by 9 or 10:30pm at the latest. Then I wake up at 5am while everyone else is asleep and I work on my business for a couple of hours until everyone wakes up. Or sometimes I'll skip a night or two of TV and just spend those hours working on my business. It all depends on my energy level for the day. Ultimately you know when you're more productive than I do. So it's up to you to decide which is a better option. The point is, it should be an option for you and your business if you're actually serious about this!


But I have Family.

Yeah about them. So for those of you that do have families you support, wasn't one of the main reasons you joined Wealthy Affiliate as followed:

  • I want to spend more time with my family.
  • I want to give my family a better life.
  • I don't want my family to struggle.
  • I want to take my family on vacation.
  • I want to pay off my family's debts.
  • etc. etc.

Does any of this sounds familiar? If so, how would you respond to your family if they asked you why weren't you trying to make these things happen for them anymore? Would you be comfortable saying it's because you "don't have enough time" for them? Or would a better response be that they are just not a priority for you right now?


Look At The Man In The Mirror

Sorry if this is coming off as an attack, that's not really the intention. What I'm trying to do is force you to look at yourself in the mirror and be honest. Yes we all have a lot of things going on and it never seems like enough time to do it all. Some of us have it worse than others. I'm not taking away anything from that. But in general when people claim they don't have time for something it's usually just an excuse. What folks really mean is that this particular activity isn't a priority for them right now. Unfortunately we're just too chicken to fess up and admit it.

Well I'm here to force you to do it. It's painful but it needs to be done. It frustrates the crap out of me that people will make time for activities that won't add any real value in their lives years to come. But they are quick to give up on the one thing that can actually have life changing ramifications for themselves if they have patience and are willing to work for it. It just seems ass backwards to me.


Reality Check

Here's the real reason I think many of you don't have the time (and I don't mean ALL of you) for this business.

  1. You have self doubts.
  2. You ran into some obstacles or failures.
  3. You're not seeing results as fast as you like.
  4. You're overwhelmed.
  5. You're confused.
  6. You're scared of failure.
  7. You think the grass is greener on the other side.
  8. You have shiny new object syndrome.
Look, all these feelings are justified. Guess what? Most of us here have gone through them and might still be going through them. Well this is exactly why Wealthy Affiliate was designed to be a community. You're not on an island by yourself. Before I was a member of WA I had to deal with all these issues on my own. Unfortunately I didn't have access to thousands of members that you all do now. My "support" system or lack thereof were people that didn't believe this business could happen. How could they? They all had employee mentalities and were limited by their own experiences. They never met people that had succeeded at this.


We Are Family!

But that's not the case with you. You're literally surrounded by members that are doing it and have had success in this business. I think the real problem is you're not fully tapping all the resources available to you. For instance:

  • Are you using live chat to talk to other members?
  • Have you blogged your fears or SPECIFIC questions?
  • Have you tried private messaging successful members?
  • Have you upgraded to premium so you can have the full support and training you need?

If you haven't done all of these activities then you haven't given yourself or your business a real fighting chance. So with that said, be real with yourself. Stop the BS excuses of not having enough time, and just admit that you have given up.

There is no shame in that. Some people just aren't built for this. Some people just don't feel that their dreams are worth sucking up the pain and pushing forward. That's all good. I wish those folks the best. They make up a lot of the work force and our society couldn't function without them. So I tip my hat off to you folks.


Make A Choice!

But the rest of you aren't keeping it real and this article is for you. I feel your pain but you're not alone. We're all here for you and now that I'm calling you out, what are you going to do? Will you continue to lie to yourself about not having enough time? Or will you keep it real and admit that you had a moment of weakness and you're not going to let it rule your life.

The choice is yours. Either way you have to be able to live with yourself. Sorry if this article has come off a bit strong. I'm not here to judge anyone or make assumptions about their situations. Some of you are really going through some real stuff that can really impact your time. But I also know there is a larger portion of folks that are just "faking the funk", so my duty is to help them see it for what it is. Obviously my intention is to jar these folks back into a path that will give them what they really want rather then settling for what they don't.

Hopefully all of you can appreciate this. But if I've rubbed you the wrong way, then I'm sorry your feelings are hurt. But it's all love. That said, feel free to chime in below. I'd love to hear from all of you and your perspective.

If you find this article useful, then don't hesitate to save it and share it with another member that you suspect needs a gentle push. Thanks for reading.

Your tough love friend,

Eddy with a Y!

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LCEndahl Premium
WOW, I REALLY needed to read this. My problem is I HAVE the time. And when I first started out I was going 12-16 hours a day, 7 days a week. I started in July of '18. By the middle of November, I started getting burned out. By December, I was pretty much a zombie and wasn't getting anything done.

In January I started back to training. I seem to do way better when I'm following it and given those 'tasks' to do--it gives me direction. BUT then I came to the end of Phase 3 of Bootcamp training. Where Kyle suggests taking a break for 20 days, but still continue to build out your site. I wasn't going to take the break but figured why not, I could finish a lot of articles I started but never completed.

Oh, I had it all lined up and started off ok, then my dad needed me to come to Florida.....so far twice this year (2019). That just threw a wrench in my plan all to hell. I lost my ambition a lot, cause I'm focusing on dad and his health issues.

So I added an extra week to that 20 days because I really wasn't doing much content building. I found it hard to focus, let alone think of anything to write.

I'm back home, for now, I leave for Florida again in 5 days. I finally finished a 3 part series of articles, just this evening. I'll pick up training this Monday, Phase 4, and hopefully, I'll get an article written and posted before leaving for Florida, on Wednesday. I guess you can say I'm just rolling along with it right now.

I'm not allowing myself to beat myself up, cause life happens. But I'm also not going to let life stop me from obtaining my goals/dreams. I have bookmarked your post for whenever I start making excuses and not doing what I know needs to be done.

Thanks again for your words of encouragement...I needed that kick in my pants!
=) Laura
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Laura. Life happens and we all need a break sometimes. As long as you keep your eyes on the prize and don't give up you're in the race. Just move at sustainable pace.
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Debbiejaege1 Premium
Thanks Eddie,
I am following a lot of your suggestions and slowly making progress. If you work at it and follow the lessons and watch Jay you can make progress. My only failing is getting distracted and not putting in the time. I am working on being more determined to make the time.
Your article was encouraging and an incentive to keep working.

Thanks for your post
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Debbie

Eddy with a y
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Kewl Web Premium
Thanks, Eddie. I 've been falling behind with the super affiliate program & getting a bit down.

This is a very timely reminder to keep moving forward and use whatever time I can make to build the business.

Eventually, this phase will pass and I will be back to my regular schedule of working on the biz.

Cheers for a great post.

Devan
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Devan.

Eddy with a y
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Kerjackie Premium
After reading your post, I feel I have to do something to move forward and do something about how to organize my time.
You are right and tough.
Jacqueline.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad it puts things in perspective for you.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Eddy!
Definitely agreed with you! Time management and dedication are very important in online business.

Regards!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Igor
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DocDoug Premium
Thanks Eddy with a Y. Im going to add one more reason people get stuck and cant move forward with their biz and its counter-intuitive, but real. Thats fear of success. We know that success will change our lives and most people are uncomfortable with change. Its easier to tread water in the known lake of failure than jump headlong off the diving board of success. Success can change our relationships, how we live, what we value. It has its own "cost" which is the cost of giving up life as you know it including comfortable habits. In comparison, success can feel uncomfortable. Are you ready to give up the known comforts of inertia for the turbulent and unknown discomfort of success? I think its an important personal question.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome. Thats an interesting perspective. I've never experienced this or knew anyone who has. Most of the people I've met and known long for success. But I'm sure there is a portion of the population that may feel what you laid out. Thanks for the perspective.
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ndouglas9486 Premium
Thanks for the tips. I usually multi task when it comes to work and school. I will play music or even put on a movie that I have seen a million times in the background. While I am at work I listen to audio books. So today on my breaks I broke out the lessons and started to read and watch the videos. On the shuttle from work to my car I read some more. It takes dedication and perseverance to obtain anything worth while. So I will be putting in the work to create a successful business.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Nichole.
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JonP9RU Premium
Thanks Eddy, that hits the nail on the head!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Jon
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JonP9RU Premium
Btw, I love your 'Eddy with a Y' as I always have to say 'Jon without an H'
Lol
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Eriden8 Premium
#timemanagement202
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EddySalomon Premium
LMAO.
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MarinaSP Premium
Eddy,

such an awesome read and all the points hit!
Loving it!
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad to hear that.
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seconds2work Premium
Thank you, Eddy, this post is powerful for cutting through excuses and help folks see they do have the time to do what they want. Thank for sending it to me, I started using it right away.

God bless
LeNard
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Lenard
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azander Premium
Eddy

This was much needed; I am really going to apply the time management exercises.I really want to spend more time with the family; but I must invest the time into my business to make this happen. I have worked so hard in my current profession to become a success ; that I must do the same for me. I will most definitely continue to reach out to you sir. I really appreciate the email.
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EddySalomon Premium
I am glad it helped.
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preciousns Premium
Wow, this is awesome stuff! This has kicked a whole new level of motivation in me lol.
In the early days it took me a while to really evaluate how important it was for me to work on my business. Then when it hit me I was finally able to find the time. I usually spent either my daily commute or my lunch break drafting ideas for new blog posts, or catching up with the WA training, or watching the live webinars. I admit, there are times where life just takes over, but for the most part, there's definitely time in the day for me to work hard on my business.
I think I may be referring to this post every now and again when I need a little extra boost.
Thanks!
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad it helped Stephanie!
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CherylK Premium
This is the best thing I've read all week and believe me, I needed it. I'm all for tough love. I used it many times raising four kids who turned out to be amazing adults so I know it works! Thanks for snapping me back to reality! You rock!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Cheryl. I'm a product of tough love so I know it works well. It's nice to see others that appreciate it.
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SilverSue15 Premium
Loved the article ..... and totally agree! I did take the break I needed, got some new ideas (and hopefully solutions) ..... and am ready to continue my journey of learning and building my website.

Thanks for providing us with motivation, Eddy!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome.
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nickcunn Premium
well said my friend, well said.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks again Nick.
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Alisa1 Premium
Ooooh I totally got the 'shiny new object syndrome'. Plus I'm a lil bit overwhelmed but this really helped. More tough love!
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EddySalomon Premium
Well I'm happy this helped you recognize that. If you're feeling overwhelmed try my tips here:
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dvbrh Premium
Your words are real, and the truth has been spoken.. vibe:)!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks. That's all I know how to do is keep it real. lol
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dvbrh Premium
lol. I get it ;)!
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BlessedB Premium
Certainly hit the spot here Eddy.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad it did Bernadine
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hostelgirl Premium
Eddy, you are so motivating. I.love your writing and.know i will come back to you time again. You hit the nail on the head every time..
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Julie. That means a lot. You may like my blog too. ;)
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mlight56 Premium
Thank you once again for your wise words .... I agree that time has to be met to get things done .... for the small amount of time that is allotted to me I sit in front of the screen and jot stuff down ... working on websites of other people and stuff like that ... working from home 40 hrs doing online tech support and doing Saturdays and Sundays away from the house ... as I am not one to let go I know that some day things will brake in the right direction ... thank you ... Michel ... :0)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Michel! Glad it helped.
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AffFranE82 Premium
Hello Eddy! I think it comes down to this "time is created." In a sense it is elastic and can be moved as needed. So If you want it bad enough then create the time!
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EddySalomon Premium
Agreed Francesca! Some people claim they want it but aren't making the adjustments. So this article is pretty much helping people realize that or calling folks out to be honest with themselves.
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AffFranE82 Premium
Yes Eddy we all been down that road. I certainly have. Thank you for this article. It's good that you care!
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dickw Premium
Hi Eddy with a y,
What a terrific blog. It seems as if I am sitting with an analyst who really understands human nature. You have nailed me and given me some great ideas to make this work. I have been seriously underutilizing all the tools--particularily the community. You have waked me up. Many thanks and continued success.....Dick
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EddySalomon Premium
I wouldn't call myself an analyst but I have experienced this myself so it's easy for me to identify. Either way I'm happy it resonated with you!
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lozza1234 Premium
Hi eddy
just read your blog and everything you said is true people don't want to give up on some things and are always complaining they don't have enough time. Well if they travel by train or bus instead off reading the paper they should be learning about there WA site. i always find time to work on mine in between work, leisure time, i even take breaks to go for a walk to clear my head from sitting and reading, learning new things that will help my site. Again great work on that blog.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Lorraine. Obviously I agree with you.
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DLansing Premium
You've push my button, ARRRHHG! LOL!
I have more of the (3.You're not seeing results as fast as you like.) syndrome.
I know I have to keep on pushing. People been saying why I have been staring the laptop for too long and worst still, what are those crap you've been sharing at FB, freaking MLM?! Sigh...
Barely over 2 months, and all sort of negative things come to my way.
I hope it's all worth it, in my quest to escape the corporate rat race that I am in. Thanks again Eddy with a Y!
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad I did Dominic.
Sometimes we all need to take a look in the mirror and be honest. I know I have to do it with myself so I try to help folks do the same in my articles. That's how we grow.

I'm not sure what MLM you're promoting but that's always going to open yourself to criticism from everyone. Unfortunately MLMs tend to be negative in that they focus on recruiting other people rather than promoting products. So that's always going to be viewed as a pyramid scheme.

That said hopefully you've found one of the few good ones that don't do that. I wouldn't push MLMs via social media. No body wants to read that stuff when you're socializing. You're on social media to interact with your friends, family and others. Promoting an MLM or any opportunity on there is going to be viewed as an interruption unless you have a business page dedicated to this and followers that have signed up to hear about your MLM.

Otherwise your main source of promotion should be your blog and applying what WA teaches so people come to you and it's not you chasing them down on social media. Either way as you try to grow you're always going to have naysayers and that's fine. It comes with the territory. But you just want to make sure the negative comments are actually of substance.

I hope this helps.

Eddy with a y
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DLansing Premium
Thanks Eddy for taking time to reply my post. Your post helps me a lot :-)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Dominic!
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jas19 Premium
I have read only a portion of this article. I know that it was all positive because have read a few article of yours today. I know sometimes I get overwhelmed but I stll have to have time for WA.
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EddySalomon Premium
It's good that you always make time for your business Joyce! Too many people make excuses instead.
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jas19 Premium
Can you help me out, with WA comparison table, how to calculate and what to put in the button text. working on Lesson 7, adding additional products to my review.
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EddySalomon Premium
Joyce, feel free to private message me with a specific question.
Keep in mind my tips here though so I can better help you:
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valere Premium
nice blog Eddy. I am glad to be in this community and learn how to be successful at online business.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Valerie
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valere Premium
:) ur welcome
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Beckron Premium
Truly Awesome Eddy. I come and read your blog very often and every time I get something useful. Thanks ever so much Buddy. Cheers !!!

With Many Respects
Thiha Min
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you found it useful Thiha
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ONWARDBOUND Premium
Wow, this is great Eddy. I am going to stop with the excuses!
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad to hear it because excuses won't help you make money. So I'm glad this gave you a push.
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branchb Premium
I love this article! It's in your face truth! We are all given the same amount of time every day. Our success is completely dependent on how we use that time. The best way to find time leeches is to track how much time you spend on each task all day long. Once you do this for a week (or less) you can see the time slots that can be used in a more productive manner. Great article!
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EddySalomon Premium
You've hit it on the head Bonnie. Great comment.
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StubearBlack Premium
you're the man EDDY! you got my adrenaline going lol
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EddySalomon Premium
Lol. Stuart
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ltbill3516 Premium
Thanks Eddy this helped me more than you can know. I was on the fence with WA and the whole thing, but your article set a fire under my butt. I'm back on track again. "Thanks Eddy"
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Bill. I'm glad I could give you a new perspective.
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jfrenaud Premium
Great article Eddy. I'm 100% with you ideas. If we spend 40 hours per week of our time to build the dreams of others, it is a matter of common sense to take few unproductive hours to build our own dreams.
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EddySalomon Premium
Exactly Jean-francois! I'm glad you can see my point.
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DebinOH Premium
Thank you Eddy for this heart felt article. It really hits home for me. When I first started WA I concentrated on it so much. I was mesmerized by it. And YOU were the one that sent me to the WA site. I greatly thank you for that. After about a week, I kind of took a break from this because yeah, I couldn't think I could pull this off or that I don't have the time, yadda, yadda, yadda. Well your article has opened my eyes and has given me the motivation to start up again and never stop. I am so excited to be on this journey. Thank you so much for all of your help.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're so welcome Deborah,

I ran into a lot of people that were going through the same thing. So it's exactly why I created this article and I'm happy it helped you. Read it as often as you need to. We all need a nudge back in the right direction.
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Deeb Premium
I'm guilty, I'm moving a little to fast, it's so much stuff I don't understand. I should have read this first
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EddySalomon Premium
Darlene,

All that means is you just need to go back and start again and do it right. Take your time going through the training. Usually when people don't understand something, it's because they missed it in the training because they rushed through it or skipped things. So my advice is to start again and take your time.
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rshareef Premium
This is a great article Eddy! Thank you very much for sharing it. I look forward to putting your advice to practice and I'm sure that I will be able to find more time to put toward my success.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you like it Rahman. I'm sure you'll be able to find more time. You have a proven history of juggling things already.
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ljshaw135 Premium
Eddy with a Y....I have followed you. You are a true inspiration. I am having trouble finding time, but I AM finding it. I just have to realign this life of mine that keeps getting in the way!!!! Thank you
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Linda! I'm glad that this article spoke to you. I think we all struggle with time but if we want something bad enough we can find ways to maximize time or make more of it. So I'm happy you're already doing it!
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TammiR Premium
Wonderful bog! I've read all your blogs and thoroughly went through your website...you're my inspiration and I hope to come near your success.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thank you Tammi! I really appreciate the kind words.
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baietti Premium
I signed up for WA because of your website so whenever I feel down or I am not cut out for WA I come to your profile and read; I really appreciate your effort to help others out, please keep posting!
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EddySalomon Premium
We've all been there Monica and I'm happy I can act as your inspiration to push forward. That's the great thing about being a member of WA we have each other to lean on.
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womanlu Premium
howdy eddy, with a y. love that. anyway, so nice of you to check in. i was going to write a one month blog, but your email reminded me to do it. it was probably less energetic then i would have liked, but my mind was tired. love the blog, i took some notes and you are so right about this being a family. honestly, i think it would be hard to keep on keepin on if it wasn't for the community. some of the blogs i used to think were crazy, what the heck are they writing about, things like falling in love and going camping, but then i realized that too was so important. this place can't just be about the lessons and about creating websites to earn money. it's about people and everything that comes with em. that is the beauty, we need to read silly stuff too, it helps our humanity. again, thanx my tough love friend for checking in and caring about how i'm doing. if it isn't too much trouble, could you check out my site and give me some pointers. the nice stuff people say is nice of course, but i need some other points of view because i am really winging this thing and trying to learn to be good at it. thanx a million, cyndi lu
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Cyndi,

I'm glad this blog resonated with you. Do me a favor, just private message me your blog and I'll be reminded to take a look and can share my feedback privately with you.
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necopam Premium
What a fabulous writing and so much sense. thank you
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Neil!
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DubbedWrite Premium
Wow! Just what I needed, thank you! I'm going over to "Do you have style?" hoping it's some writing help, I need a checklist or something..
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Crystal, I'm glad it helped.
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Kewl Web Premium
This is a great article Eddy. You write very well. I am going to share this on my social networks. Thanks. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Devan
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wildcatblue2 Premium
Great post Eddy, thanks for calling me out, I needed that. I'm filing this post in my motivational favorites file!

Jack :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Jack! We all need posts like this from time to time. Too often we're making excuses instead of making more of an effort. ;)
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scotfree Premium
Another well written and profound article Eddy ! If anyone has some or all of the excuses running around in their head ? Then you,ve given them the reasons to look in the mirror , search their soul , and motivate them to greater possibilities , or be honest with themselves about what direction their taking ?... very thought provoking for all " would be " business builders.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Richard!

That was the goal and I think it has achieved that on a number of occasions after people have read this article. Hopefully it will continue to help many more people that find excuses as to why they can't focus on their business.
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shorty49 Premium
Hi EddySalomon, love it! Your direct and to the point
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Penny!

It's the only way I know how to be. Glad you like it!
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Joelp Premium
Eddy, I have every intention of getting started. I tried twice previously and gave up. No, I believe in the numbers, I believe in everything, I just became confused. I am trying to do it slowly and carefully. I honestly belive it will work, it has to work! Keep hammering away!
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EddySalomon Premium
You got that right Joel!

Just take your time and take it step by step. Don't be afraid to take a break and walk away sometimes. That's actually a good thing to do. But never give up!
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rwhitson12 Premium
WOW I WAS REALLY DOUBTING MYSELF UNTIL I SEEN THIS THANKS FOR KICKING MY BUTT BACK IN THE GAME SOMETHING I REALLY NEEDED TO HEAR AWESOME EDDY THANKS AGAIN........
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Ronda! We all have doubts sometimes and we all struggle with time. But as you can see there is a way to handle all of this and it's usually having some real talk with yourself. lol
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ddjones Premium
Ha Ha ok Eddy, will do lol =)
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ddjones Premium
I can relate I wake up a hour before everyone, so I can work out, now that I have a new business, I guess im going to get fat lol because that's my WA time now =)
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EddySalomon Premium
LOL,

No Dawnn. Wake up 2 hours early to work out and do your business. Or just go to sleep a little earlier. There is always ways to squeeze this in.
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joyparker Premium
This is a great point of reference for me:) I'm sure I'll re-visit this article from time, better yet, I may need the opportunity to share it in the future if that would be okay. Eddy, you're a very good writer, Thank you!
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Marla,

That's exactly why I wrote this. So feel free to revisit and share it as you see fit!

Thanks for the kind words!
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Rdy2Rise Premium
Just LOVE it! I Really Feel like timing & God/higher power (for those who choose internet friendly/non religious references) got together to make sure we were introduced, I know I said it already but I just really appreciate the way you think!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Rachelle
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Mytoptech Premium
Hi Eddy, I appreciate this article. It is very honest and thank you for that.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Linda!

Glad you found the information useful.
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ColetteH Premium
Dear Eddy with a Y, most of us need tough love, some more than others. Good on you for stepping up and taking on the responsibility of distributing same.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks again Colette!

I totally agree with you and I'm happy everyone has been so receptive to this article. It just goes to show that tough love is still useful and appreciated.
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annikaerbe Premium
Love it. Of course - since I love all your blogs! I definitely will never blame Wealthy Affiliate if I don't succeed. All the resources are available. If I just had the time.. ha ha. But seriously. There are so many resources that it's hard to keep up. But that's a good thing. It's here.

Not IF, but WHEN, I'm successful I will most definitely credit Kyle, Carson and all the wonderful members of this community!

Thanks EddY
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Annika!

I agree we have so much here that you can get overwhelmed if you don't step back or just ask for the help of other members. But we're never alone here. We've all been through similar situations so we just need to tap into each other instead of making excuses that prevent us from what we really want.

So I'm happy this article is resonating with folks. Thanks for chiming in!
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fastedie147 Premium
Eddy Nice Blog!
Like the man said "whether you think you can or cant you are right" Its just a state of mind. or lets put in another way "shut up and make time!" well thats if you want to succeed and be financially free. But you wouldnt want that now would you?
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EddySalomon Premium
Amen Anthony!

You summed it up!
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annikaerbe Premium
ha ha - absolutely not.
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KellisAngel Premium
Thanks Eddy, reading your post has giving me that little boost I've been needing to get re-focused again :-) I'll be saving this one to share with anyone who has been feeling in a slump lately, it's truthful & straight to the point... A bit of tough love helps much more people than it hurts! Thanks again for motivating me and many others :-)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Kelli!

I'm so happy to see how everyone has been very receptive to this tough love. I'm sure we'll all need to read this over and over again during our journey.

Thanks for chiming in and your plans to share this. I appreciate it!
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Elson Premium
I am motivated by your post! Thank you!
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EddySalomon Premium
That's great Hao Sheng

I'm happy it helped.
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portee23 Premium
Very informative post! I love the insight and the different angles/ the way you see things. I also like the "We are Family part"! Great work and thanks for your post. I feel it was much needed!
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you liked it Adrian!

I'm happy this article is reaching everyone in the way it was intended!
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portee23 Premium
Oh believe me, It was so powerful to me that I shared it on some of my social media outlets. Thanks again!
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EddySalomon Premium
Well damn! Thanks Adrian! I appreciate it!
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rebeccas Premium
Great post, Eddy (with a Y). I loved the way you worked a plug for your work at home website into your post.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Rebecca!

I've been using that type of image to share useful quotes. Provides value and helps promote my brand subtly. =)
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FoxTrail Premium
Awesome post!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Matthew
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martin57 Premium
Thanks Eddy i am also a slow starter in this business but i agree that i have to make more time available even after a long day at work thanks for your info will go for it now
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Martin

You're welcome.
It's okay to be a slow starter. This isn't a race, it's a marathon as I described here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/eddysalomon/blog/how-long-will-it-take-me-to-be-successful So you're moving at the right pace.
But if you know you can carve out more time for your business because of what you read above, then you should definitely do it.

Thanks for chiming in.
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tlwalters Premium
My grandmother used to say if you want to eat you will cook. Your article fits hand in hand with her sayings.
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Tracy

Your grandmother was a wise woman! That's a perfect analogy that I will remember!
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JohnnyMark1 Premium
Excellent Post Eddy!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks John!
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DIGGER12 Premium
One word: AWESOME.

Hey who doesn't need a little tough love , kick in the pants now and then ?
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Kerri!

I totally agree! I know I need it once and while.
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ar20746 Premium
I know where I can steal some time.
In addition to the job I also have a hobbies. My vineyard etc... ourvineyardcottage.com
Maybe I have to stop with tasting the results of my hobby. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Joze

Sounds like a plan!
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Lesmyb Premium
"Where there's a will, there's a way!" We all have unique circumstances, but at the end of it all we can make it happen. For those of us that really have a problem with time (and no internet at home...) there are still ways to get it done, but it just takes longer. Even if we can only squeeze in 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week, by the end of the year that will be 156 spent building your future. The year is going to pass anyway and I will be a lot further along this road by then, even if I only spend 30 minutes a day.
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EddySalomon Premium
You've hit on the head Lesley!

Every little bit counts and has compound effect!
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Scorpio15 Premium
Hey don't be sorry it is constructive criticism and it motivates me!
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad to hear it Anthony!

Thanks.
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Renewal Premium
We all need a kick up the bum sometimes. Your "reality check" did it for me..very insightful. Thanks Eddy
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EddySalomon Premium
Agreed John!

I'm happy you appreciated the nudge. We all need it from time to time as you suggested. Thanks for chiming in.
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BeckieG Premium
Eddy, you're a gem!! I have a difficult time working on my business when my family is at home. I have a few days off work in the middle of the week and I usually work on my business during the time my kids are at school and my husband's at work. But ideas have a way of coming to me at the most "inconvenient" times. And since my PC is in the living room...well, you get the picture! LOL I just bought myself a headset so I can shut out the family noise and listen to training videos while my family watches TV. I won't allow myself any excuses anymore: too much is riding on this horse! Thank you for the wonderful article!!
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Beckie

I can totally relate. I have a laptop and office. But I still need to put on noise cancelling headphones because my little rug rats are so loud. LOL
So choosing hours when they're asleep works better for me. I have the same issue about when I get my inspiration. So I just whip out my smartphone and I write my idea down or an outline so it will trigger my memory later when everyone isn't around. So you might want to try that.

Either way, I applaud your determination! Thanks for chiming in.

Eddy with a Y.
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Trialynn Premium
A real life exam! Great for using as a guide instead of a complaint!
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Terea

Glad you liked it.
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phylevelyn Premium
Dunton Abby on PBS stays on 1/wkyes, Eddy..it is useful to step back n find the holes in the dike of time and then plug them. thanks for waking me up, but Dunton Abby stays on in my office. a choice. take care, i too wake at 5 but end at midnight.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Phyllis!
Great analogy about time!
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Very well said. I hear this a lot too and I never understand it. Back when I had found out that you could make money on the internet, nothing stopped me from putting in one or two hours a day to make it work.

And I only had one or two hours because I didn't have internet or a computer at home like everyone does nowadays. I had a job and I would go to the internet cafe every day after work just to catch up on things.

My first sale? That came using the same one or two hours a day after work at an internet cafe.

Nobody can truly say that they don't have time for something they need to work for them.

As you've said Eddy (and when I hear the excuse I look for these), it's usually one of the other reasons you mentioned. They're confused, or overwhelmed, or having self doubts etc.
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EddySalomon Premium
Exactly Jahnyiah!

I was always trying to squeeze in time on the internet once I learned you can actually make money with it. It was to the point where my friends were like we never see you anymore, you're always on that computer.

But years later when they saw my success they all said, we should spent more time on the computer like you did. LOL.

Thanks for chiming in!
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Kav Premium
I would need to visit this once a month. Thanks for the straight talk.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Kavinah!

I think we all need to visit this from time to time!
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RafiShachar Premium
Said straight and to the point. Great article, Eddy (with a y). Great reality check. Amazing how much time we waste throughout the day that we could be putting to good use. Thanks for the reminder.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Rafi!

I agree. If people actually took an inventory of their time, they would be amazed on how much of it is wasted on nonsense. It's sad especially when it could be used to build one's dreams.
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Scorpio15 Premium
Ouch these words are very true because there are things in this article that apply directly to me so I will have to face up to them.Great article!
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EddySalomon Premium
Sorry Anthony,

But you know the sentiment behind this article is to help us all get back on track when we make excuses. So I'm happy it resonated with you because that was the goal.

Thanks for chiming in!
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ARBM Premium
Thanks for pulling punches Eddy ... LOL
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EddySalomon Premium
LMAO. I can't help it.
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TUSA7U54 Premium
Thanks Eddy for putting things in perspective. I am determined to succeed. I pray that everyone who can't find time reads and understands your discussion points. Well explained and thankyou for sharing and caring. All the blessings to us WA community. Have a grand day good people. Thanks again Eddy
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome John!

Glad you found the information useful.
Thanks for chiming in. I really appreciate it!
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success2010 Premium
Hello Eddy, Awesome! It may be hard for some to swallow. For the truth does not lie. It is a matter of doing what you must to get to the goal you so desire. I really like your approach and how you laid it out there. Great job! Ok I got to go can't talk with you all day I got work to do. Have a great day!
Danny
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Danny!
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CASSTREEJOHN Premium
EDDY!!!!! Every I get a hold of something you have wrote,I UPGRADE MY APPRAISAL OF YOU!!! Wow!! Youre good. an excellent blog . I couldn't agree more with your message. Amen. Your friend,Jaime.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Jaime

That means a lot!
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garthjen Premium
Eddy how do you do it? I'm again at a low point and you send through an article like this one. It is almost as if you are writing this for me.

I have been making excuses for not getting enough done, like my job is taking up too much of my time, i'm tired when I get home from work.

The truth is I have writers block. I have read many articles about how to overcome this but to no avail.

My niche is helping retired people make some extra money and I just can't come up with more content. I have tried the alphabet soup technique and put promising keyword phrases through Jaaxy and I still can't come up with new content.

What am I doing wrong?
Garth
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Garth,

I knew this would speak to someone. So I'm glad you chimed in.
I can totally relate to your writer's block issue. Here's two ways to approach this.

1. Reconsider your niche, if you're having problems coming up with new content then it may just mean that you're not passionate enough about this or there isn't a lot in the way of new content.

2. So if option 1 isn't the issue. Then I would say go and hang out where retirees do online and see what people are talking or complaining about when it comes to finances, lifestyle, etc. Then write articles based on that. Some of my best articles here on WA is because of my interactions with people here. Something happens and I'm like oh I have to write about this!
Ever since doing this, my articles seem to do very well here.

3. Limit the number of articles you write per week. I know I'm good for one article per week for my blog workathomenoscams.com and for here on WA. Anymore than that and I'll probably struggle to come up with anything of value. I'm about value and not quantity. If I don't feel like I'll be adding value, I just don't write. I did that last week here on WA. It was hard but I knew I just didn't have it.

4. Take a break. You might be looking at this too long. Walk away for a week or so and then come back. By then you should have a fresh perspective. If not, revisit the first point I made above.

I hope this helps Garth! This response might as well have been my article for next week. It may be. LOL
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garthjen Premium
Thanks for this advice Eddy. I think you have hit the nail on the head. You are right about taking a break, which is what I am doing right now.
Thanks again, Garth
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EddySalomon Premium
Sounds good Garth. We all need to do that sometimes.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Sure, go ahead and ruin all of my perfectly good excuses for not getting any work done.......... :P
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EddySalomon Premium
LMAO. It's what I do. LOL
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Shawn Martin Premium
You do it well.... :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Shawn!
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Eddy, I use to take Bart to work in my long ago days when the internet just started. I use to read books just on my Bart rides. When I looked back on all the books I read I was surprised. You are so right about time. Sometimes you have to be creative and find the time. Little steps can make a big difference. Thanks Eddy for all your help you're a true mentor and Friend. Your title is so funny, I couldn't stop laughing. Evelyn
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Evelyn

Thanks for chiming in and sharing your own experience.
I totally agree with you! Glad I could make you laugh and bring my point across. lol
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Thorhallur Premium
Good reading. I like this. Thanks
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Thorhallur!

Glad you found the information useful.
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vberton Premium
This was not harsh, just to the point.
I use a to do list daily and now that I have WA I have added time line to each item on the list. I still found that some items where not getting done. The reasion lost in thought, spending to much time on one task. I resolved it with something we all have our cell phones. There is a timer on the phone use it. If you want to spend 30 min with your kids set it for 30 min. Spend 2 hours on your web site set the timer. It has worked for me.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Veronica!

Glad you liked it. I really like your idea of setting time for activities and using a timer to ensure you stick by it! That's great advice! Thanks for sharing!
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Melanie1508 Premium
Hello Eddy....I don't feel that this post is harsh at all, but I also try to keep myself as disciplined as possible. I usually know what needs to be done and I do it. As say...sometimes...some tough love is in order and it may be just what someone needed today to get back on track. Excellent post. *Melanie*
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Melanie!

I've actually tried to write this post a number of times and meant to have it launched last week. But I just felt it was coming off wrong. Then I said screw it. Folks need to hear this because I keep reading about excuses and it's annoying me. Furthermore I need something to refer people to when I do smell BS. LOL

I appreciate the feedback and I'm happy to hear you are disciplined and focused!
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jc5499 Premium
Hi Eddy. Great blog. I too have fallen victim of my own doubt and discouragement in "getting stuck". I need to keep the faith and move forward with chats, blogging fears, private messaging, etc...just to keep motivating myself and make it happen. Thanks!
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey John,

That's totally normal my friend. I've been doing this for years and have made ridiculous amounts of money and I still have these same fears and run into the same road blocks. But we're not alone here. We have each other and have to tap into that when we feel this way.

Acknowledging those feelings is the first step. So I applaud you!
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Starrlett Premium
Thanks for the tips Eddy, I'm actually sending this response from my phone whilst I'm still at work. Since joining WA I've definitely learnt how important is it to balance work, your potential online business and other commitments it is doable though.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Charla!

That's exactly what I'm talking about in terms of leveraging time when you have it. Great job! It's all a balancing act but it's worth it in the long run.
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softwind Premium
Hi Eddy! The reason why I joined WA is because of YOU! :-) Now a lot of people can see why your blogs and website were so powerful for even the biggest doubters like myself! Your integrity and love for the human race comes out in your words. You truly want to help people! Your blog should be required reading for everyone here at WA.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you deeply care.
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EddySalomon Premium
Damn it Sharon,

You're getting me all choked up over here. LOL
But seriously, thank you for those kind words. As you know first hand I'm about trying to help people better themselves and sometimes I may come off hard or blunt. But it's because I really want people to strive for what they deserve and not to settle.

So thank you for seeing this and acknowledging it. It means a lot.
I doubt I'll ever be required reading here on WA but if fellow members share my blog posts with others, that's good enough!

Thanks again! You made this grumpy old man's day. lol
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softwind Premium
Didn't mean to get you choked up! Just telling you the truth my friend! You are the best and because of you, my life is on a different path and a path that is bringing me joy and contentment. How do I thank you for that??
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Karyskis Premium
Great encouragement to help us evaluate where out time is spent. Thank you.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you liked it Kary!

Hopefully it helps people re-evaluate their time and priorities.
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KamilD Premium
Great Blog Eddy! You definitely kept it real. It is a known fact that wealthy people do not watch a lot of television. I took this advice back in January and it has proven to be effective. Instead of watching tv, I work on my business and I have been able to find a lot of time. Thanks again for the great blog!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Kamil!

I don't know how to keep it any other way man. But I totally agree with you about the habit of wealthy people. They're about their paper and figuring out ways of keeping it and having it make more of it for them.

I applaud you for taking similar actions because it will pay off in the future if you continue it!

Great job!
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Crystal2010 Premium
So true thanks
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Laura!
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nomda ploom Premium
Wow--- that was L O N G....but crammed full and great- thanks Eddy, let's just say that dependent on where I am in the motivation and optimism cycle all or some have, or will apply...At least you have made it harder for me to BS myself. Darn.

Andy
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Andy,

Yes it was. I wanted to cut it down. But anyone that has read my blogs know, I tend to babble a bit. However it's usually with good intention and entertains you a long the way. LOL

Either way, I'm happy you found value in that long ass article. Hopefully you'll refer to it when find that you are making up BS about why you can't do this business.

That was definitely the intention and seems like the mission was accomplished. LOL

Thanks for chiming in.
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Mrrandom Premium
These are the questions I asked myself before starting WA. It helped me free up a lot of time.
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EddySalomon Premium
Great Job Adrian!

Clearly you had your priorities straight and was proactive before you even started!
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DNTL Premium
Great blog! You have to shake people out of their own head or excuses and that's ok + you did it well.
My mother never let me get away with these excuses, I quickly learned how to manage my time and make it happen instead of coming up with a 100 reasons why I don't have time.
It's easy to see, just look around your circle, there is for sure someone doing it all: working, taking care of the kids, going to the gym, taking classes, etc...They are no different than us and they have the same 24hrs. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Amen Genevieve!

When people really want to do something, they make it priority and find the time! And you're right I'm amazed how some people are juggling 100 things at once. But it's because they are disciplined. And sometimes we lose that discipline especially when it comes to our own dreams which is very sad.

Thanks for chiming in!
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Jackiex4 Premium
Hi Eddy, Sometimes I think we use the 'time' excuse because it is easier than facing up to the real issues. I enjoyed your post. Thank you.
Jackie
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Jackie

I agree. I think that's exactly the case for SOME people. And this is why we need to make folks look at themselves and be honest.

Thanks for chiming in.
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