Take The Time It Takes
What Horses Have Taught Me
There is a saying in the horse world - Take the time it takes so it takes less time.
Basically it just means do it right the first time and take as long as you need to ensure you have set solid foundations for your horse. Take the time it takes to get it right and you won't have to go back and re-teach what you half-a$$ed the first time.
This works for horses, affiliate marketing and for life in general.
I know I have been guilty of it, in fact I am a serial offender in this regard.
When I start something new I jump in boots and all, I have a tendency to rush to get things completed and have been known to cut the odd corner to speed things up.
Often times it can be a fair way down the track before you realised that the foundations were not solid, and you now have a big problem and major gaping holes in your education. Stuff that is now going to take you twice as long to rectify than if you'd just taken your time the first go round.
Don't be like Heidi!
Believe me as I speak from experience, if you do this you are just extending the time it's going to take, when you have to go back and re-learn or undo the mistakes you made first time round.
Take the time it takes to:
- Set up your site navigation
- Read the terms & conditions for your affiliate partners
- Do the training etc...
You will gain nothing by skipping training videos or not doing the tasks allocated.
Work steadily through the training here at WA. Don't rush ahead. If you need to rewatch videos, stop and start them as you go, and ask questions to really get a handle on what is being taught .... then do that.
Take the time it takes so it takes less time.
Just as a little sideline how do you like my new office setup? That's it in the header image.
Finally, I have made the time to move out of the dark and dingy spare room, with my very unergonomic chair and table and into the lounge room.
We don't use our lounge room and for the past 6 months I have been eyeing off a spot in the corner, thinking that'd be perfect for a little office set-up. I just never made the time to actually move everything and get it set up. With 4 days off this seemed like the perfect time.
And I am loving it. Working in the new space is far more inviting and having the desk at the right height with a chair that doesn't have two cushions on it to raise me up is like heaven. A couple of windows that open to let in the breeze ... bliss!
It might not be working from a laptop on a secluded beach in the Maldives but heck who needs sand in their laptop anyway!
Should have taken the time it takes to move the office 6 months ago!!
Wishing my WA tribe a fantastic Easter. I hope you are all having a wonderful time with family and friends this Easter break and maybe some time for your websites as well.