Staying on track [How to do it amidst distractions]

Last Update: May 01, 2021

I don't know about you, but I find the railroad tracks beautiful things. I think the photos of them going off into some distant destination are intriguing and inspiring. Whether you agree with me or not, one thing is certain, staying on track is vital not only for trains but for us, as well.

Getting on Track

If you are just starting out with your business you may find it hard to know which track to take. I mean, if you do a search for online business opportunities you could find something like this: Over 2 billion results! That can be overwhelming for anyone—even a seasoned professional!

Of course, if you have done any of the training through Wealthy Affiliate, you know that if you are not on the first page (maybe page 2 for the super diligent searcher) you don't stand much chance to be found.

So what do those nearly 3 billion results tell us?

That there are a lot of people (websites) trying to get on the right track, but that very few are. I mean, let's face it if you are on page 10 million of the search results it is HIGHLY unlikely that you will be discovered!

Getting on track then must mean that we have to do something different from our competition does to stand out.

Step One

If you are here and reading this blog, then you are likely already in the right place to get yourself going on the right track!

But you can't do it "halfway" and expect to get results. You gotta be "all in!"

That means that whatever amount of time you have to invest in your business (your website/blog) should be spent either in the training or classes here at WA or researching your topics and writing your posts.

Now I am not going to lie to you. WA is not for everyone. You have to work. You have to be willing to learn and to follow certain paths which will eventually lead you to success. It won't always be easy. There will be sacrifice, there will be sweat and doubt and fear.

But once you have gotten your rails on the track, it will be a lot easier moving forward.

I am actually doing the OEC training again. Even though I have been at Wealthy Affiliate for going on my fourth year in June, I still like to refresh my memory on certain aspects of the business. Plus, since Kyle and Carson, and Crew has updated so much of the training, it is a pleasure to watch many of the videos again. Granted I watch them at 2x speed, but still! There are so many little things that I have forgotten about, so many nuances that can make my websites(and yours too) better, that it really is worth a rewatch at least once in a while!

So to recap, Step One is to get on the learning train here at WA and ride it all the way to the end!

Step Two

Staying on Track

Life is full of distractions. It has taken me three hours or longer to write this post simply because of the distractions of life!

Life has a way of taking us in different directions than we intend to go so we have to make sure that the distractions are of value.

A lot of my distractions today were due to my granddaughter needing my attention. My time with her is valuable and I give her as much as I can. Even so, sometimes she just craves more attention. So today, we played a card game (she beat me!), went on a bike ride, and had a rematch of the card game (she beat me AGAIN!)!

This evening, though, she did her thing and I did mine which included finishing this post.

We have to set times apart for doing our work which includes training, classes, and the actual time spent on our blogs/sites.

I doubt that we would ever in our lives be free of distractions. They come in all forms it doesn't matter if we are single or married; with or without children; living alone or in a house full of people—there will always be distractions.

Keeping our minds on the things we have to do to run our business is vital to our success.

What works for me may not work for you, but here are some of the things I do to keep my focus while I am working:

  • Make a list. I like lists because they remind me of everything I need to do. I can check things off the list as I get them completed which also gives me a sense of accomplishment.
  • I have recently begun using the free version of Trello. It is an app you can use on a smartphone or on a computer. I do use it on both and it syncs well so I can keep track of what I am doing. It is a nice way to "chunk" up your tasks. There are many apps out there that work similarly. Try them out and see what works for you if this is the
  • I put on my headphones if I need to focus more fully and block out external noises like the dogs barking.
  • I stay off of social media and off of my phone. I have to. Those things can distract me for hours if I let them. I go on social media mostly when I am ready to make a post.

I do other things, too, this is just a small sampling.

Don't get derailed

A derailment can be costly and potentially devastating for your business. Distractions can create these "derailments" so keep your eyes on the track and keep your train moving ever forward.

Slow down if you have to, but don't stop for too long if a stop is necessary.

We know that consistency is vital for our sites to gain readers, potential customers and conversions!

Take care my friends and keep yourself on track!

Until next time!

Karin 😎

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Jessiefido Premium
A great read my friend Karin!

Although not always possible due to outside distractions, always try ones best to stay on the track!

I totally agree that at times a break is needed, but as long as that break is not too long and forward motion is maintained, then we should reach our destinations eventually!

Have a super Sunday my friend! :-)
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Karin13 Premium
Thanks!
Sometimes those outside distractions can be overwhelming, but we still do our best! 😊

Hope you have a great week!!!

Karin
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Jessiefido Premium
Much appreciated my friend, you too!:-)
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Talk2Ray Premium
Awesome post Karin. And quite appropriate at least for me.
I always think - keep your eyes on the goal - but too often I am distracted by things that might seem important but are not.
I always appreciate the wisdom I find here and through others who are focused on keeping the main thing the main thing!
Have a blessed week.
Ray
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Karin13 Premium
Thanks, Ray. It can be so hard to keep on track when there are so many things that want or need our attention. I have made lists since I was in college just out of necessity. The same is true today.

There is so much wisdom and insight here at WA. I am truly inspired!

Best wishes,
Karin 😊
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I like this analogy to us going astray, Karin! That is how I roll though! I have so many tasks to accomplish each day, so I am always happy to get a little done in each sphere each day--sometimes having to buckle down on one specific task that rises to the forefront!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Jeff
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Karin13 Premium
LOL, Jeff. That's why I make lists, then I don't lose track of what I am needing to do. It doesn't mean I always get them done, though!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, too!

Best wishes,
Karin 😊
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Ha ha, Karin! I have lists of lists!

Jeff
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Karin13 Premium
We must be related somehow, Jeff! I too have lists of lists! LOL!!

Karini
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JeffreyBrown Premium
😂😂 Glad to hear that, Karin! 👍
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AlexEvans Premium
Sound advice, Karin, the only way we get there is to keep going.

If there is a need to stop, I agree with you make that stop as short as possible.
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Karin13 Premium
We may not be assured success, but at least forward movement. By the way, not sure if I ever told you, but I love your profile photo!

Have a refreshing Sunday!

Best wishes,
Karin 😊
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IamTracy Premium
Great advice, wise words and encouragement. Thanks Karin for sharing this here.
Wishing you continued success and happiness.
Blessings
Tracy
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Karin13 Premium
Thank you, Tracy.

Best wishes,
Karin 😊
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