Take The Time It Takes

Last Update: April 21, 2019

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.

New Office

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!!

Happy Easter

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.

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FKelso Premium
Nice post, Heidi. I like your little corner...looks like you have what you need.
LLettau1 Premium
Heidi I have a comfortable office as well as I am an online professor for 4 universities and generally run from 4 to 9 classes at a time.
AlexEvans Premium
Classic Hedi, I have just been watching a young tricks rider performing, and what stuck out to me was the dedication and focus it takes to become proficient in something.

Riding bareback, no bridle, just using a neck strap was jumping over jumps set at 1.4 meters high, arms outstretched, amazing.

Something to behold horse and rider moving as one.

Much like what we want to achieve with our online goals and aspirations.

You will not know your self with that shift to that bright and sunny office, your productivity will go through the roof.

Best wishes for some productive weeks.

HeidiY Premium
That type of connection is what I strive for every time I am with my horses Alex. It is a truly amazing partnership and I am hopefully that I can finally get it with the new horse.

The new office is bringing new dedication and focus, I am so glad I did make the move.
BeccaPears Premium
Happy Easter! I love your picture and you had me going for a second!
Great advice! I struggle with not jumping ahead of the lessons and wandering off in a different direction. I also struggle with taking time away from it.
This weekend has been greatly needed! I finished up a lot of half done projects around the house and cleaned non-stop just so when the sun rises tomorrow, I have absolutely nothing to do but my lessons!
Cheers to a new week!
LindaW3 Premium
Thanks HeidiY 😊... makes sense to me!