Know when to hold em and know when to fold em!

Last Update: November 14, 2019

An old Kenny Rogers tune, “Know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘Em” in the 1970’s.

What does that have to do with WA? I can’t tell you how many blogs I have started here at WA and deleted them. Why, just didn’t feel right. I have deleted replies after I thought about them and didn’t feel it was appropriate.


I have deleted websites and gave up a domain that I thought would be a winner, only to find out that it didn’t fit what I wanted to do.

Okay, okay - I know - “Never quit”. I’m not talking about quitting...I’m talking about something not working and making a change. I wrote an article about making a bad choice about a niche.

Let me ask you this - does it make sense when something is not working to keep on doing the same thing, hoping it will begin to work?

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. Attributed to Albert Einstein, but he probably didn’t say it.

As a pilot, we called it “course correction”, when we realized we were off course. It required an adjustment in course...a slight turn to get back on course.

Maybe, just maybe, you should evaluate what you’re doing and if it isn’t working, make an adjustment.

Those of you who follow me know that I never, ever, advocate that you quit. I am saying that you need to see what is working and if it isn’t working, evaluate it and make any adjustments you need to make.

Bottom line...don’t dig the hole deeper!

Joe




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JohnFricker Premium
As usual, YOU are on course Joe - you're trained to correct and that's a huge mindset advantage to most people who are not trained to do that automatically.

Thanks for sharing and getting us thinking about how to correct without feeling like it's some sort of "failure" to do so....failure really IS doing the exact same dumb thing over and over hoping for better results.

Even though my first website post indexed, I wasn't getting traffic, but I hoped that it eventually would....didn't though. I finally started making changes just yesterday! I'm patient, but why did I wait so long! Bottomline....making changes isn't admitting failure, it's acknowledging opportunities to improve and then actually doing something about it!

Thanks and have a good one sir!
John
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Joes946 Premium
Thanks John
Joe
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EHR Premium
Is it ego, that makes us hold onto something that won't work? Or just lack of wisdom? Gene
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Joes946 Premium
Combination I think Gene.
Thanks
Joe
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BarbaraN Premium
Good post , Joe. Course correction is an everyday occurrence. How many times have we started out only to find that we turned left when we should have turned right?
Same thing in business.
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Joes946 Premium
Barbara, I’ve done it a lot!.
Joe
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TMalinga1 Premium
" course collection'
Never ever think to quit
Just evaluate what you did.
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Joes946 Premium
Winds aloft change...SEO changes... follow the changes.
Joe
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happygeri Premium
Wow! This must be a sign because I just received an email asking if I was planning to change my niche. Hmmmmmmm.....
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Joes946 Premium
Ya think? Check it out. Is it working? If not, needs to be fixed or abandoned.
Joe
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