WA Lied! You're A Farmer Not A Business Blogger!
I know what you're thinking; What the hell is "Eddy with a y" babbling about now?
Well let me break it down. We have a lot more in common with a farmer than you think. Now keep in mind I'm a city boy raised in The Bronx, New York. So with that said my analogy below may not be perfect. So my country folks, feel free to chime in. lol But I think everyone can understand the general message. So let's get into it.
Old McDonald Had A Farm...
A farmer has to invest a lot of upfront time, money and hard work to plant and maintain their farm. They plant seeds and initially you're not seeing a lot of return for your work. But they still have to water the seeds, fertilize the ground, keep weeds and pests away, etc. So with that said a lot of time and money is being spent upfront without seeing anything in return.
Depending on the type of crop it can take weeks or months before the seeds grow into plants and then even longer before they produce the fruits or vegetables. Once the crops are actually ready, then goes the work of actually harvesting it, etc. So this whole process can take weeks or months.
But the farmer is patient and understands that this is a long term effort that will pay off. They don't decide that they're going to give up because some weeds or insects popped up. They don't call it quits because there was some stormy weather. No, the farmer just continues to work on their crop and patiently waits for it to be ready. Because in the end they know that the farm will eventually produce if they continue to tend it.
They don't doubt the process because they've seen it work before via their own experience or other farmers.
Be The Farmer...
Your business is just like a farm and you need to be a farmer. You need to have the patience and work ethic of the farmer. For a farmer it may mean weeks or months. For you it could mean months or even a full year before you see any results. And then it may require even more months and years to see life changing results where you can harvest the fruit of your labor.
But until then you have to keep planting seeds (writing optimized articles), working through any weeds and rough weather that may come along (fear of writing, technical issues, doubts, laziness, insecurities, etc).
The worst thing you can do is just give up because all you're focused on is the dirt in front of you and not the harvest that is down the line. If farmers thought like that and gave up, we'd all starve. Fortunately they don't and we can all eat well because of their patience and hard work.
So why don't you stop staring at the dirt and starving your own dreams because you're being impatient and treating this like a job instead of a business. Be a farmer, remind yourself that you're planting seeds that will blossom later if you continue to work and not wait until you see results to do more.
Are You Built For This?
That said not all of us are built to be farmers. Some of us need to be 9-5er's where you work certain hours and get a pay check soon after. Some of us have immediate bills and don't have the luxury to be patient. Well my friends then this isn't for you and that's fine. You have to take your talents to places that meet these needs. But I suspect for many others it's because we're just impatient and have self doubts. This article is for you folks.
Hopefully this article gives you a better perspective. If it doesn't, then maybe this article will. But if it does, feel free to chime in below and more importantly share it with others. I know you run into fellow members that have a self-defeating mentality or doubts. Maybe this article will help encourage them. So spread the love if it helped you change your mentality. Someone right now needed to read this. Hopefully it's a turning point for you.
Take care ya'll
"Eddy with a y" is out of here.
"Mic drop here..." lol