If it no longer serves you.
Get rid of it!
It sounds a bit harsh, but trust me, it is the way forward!
In my day to day life I am pretty minimalistic. I don't have a lot of things, most of my things have been digitised and even my digital world is constantly being cleaned up.
Honestly, I could put all my little things in a carry-on suitcase and a moving box that's me done. And that's how I like it. A couple of years ago I had a house full of stuff but I wasn't happy.
I wanted to travel more, I wanted to live in the Caribbean! So I sold my house and my stuff and moved back in with my parents until I packed up to live on Curacao.
Even though I had gotten rid of most of my stuff the move back home was a nightmare and I made a concious decision to move to Curacao with one suitcase only. I have lived in fully furnished rented homes since then and have been flexible enough to pick up at a moments notice.
That notice came almost 3 years after I moved to the Caribbean when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I packed my carry-on (all I had left by then) and came back home.
Luckily all is fine now, but I am very thankful for being a digital nomad at the time and a minimalist, so I could pick up and go home, when I was needed.
Now I am flexible enough to travel the world. As I started doing in January of last year when I traveled the US for 3 months.
Over the last 5 years I have been very unlucky with jobs. Whole departments get fired (including me), owners don't have enough time (and money) for their projects that I am trying to run for them and decide to stop everything, including paying me. And my last job was at a company that is now facing bankrupcy.
I see these thing happening a mile away, but the owners don't seem to. This only strengthened my resolve to build my own business.
But while I am trying to build something I am constantly faced with distractions.
1. I have to work a day job, so I can still afford to go to Japan this year for the rugby world cup.
2. When I am between jobs I have to spend a lot of time finding a job.
So basically at least 40 hours a week are already lost.
Then all of my project ideas eat up the remaining hours. I just couldn't seem to pick the project I wanted to start. When I did finally decided, all ideas for posts or products and promotion would be for one of the other projects.
I knew that in order to focus I had to get rid of everything that is no longer serving me and distracting me from what I really want to do.
Some were simple domain names which I gave away in some facebook groups that I belonged to and here on WA.
But I had more serious projects too. Files upon files with accompanying domains. Projects that I had already invested time and money in, but would never get off the ground.
Select, all + delete would have been an ideal way of getting rid of those distractions. But that would have been such a waste.
As it's not enough to sell (I have tried to sell one site that is much more developed than any of these packs to no avail) so I figured I would give it away.
I had no takers on my email list and was about to start making my peace with just trashing it all.
But then I had an epiphany! How could I have been so stupid! I had the perfect audience for these packs.
The users of WA.
You may have seen (or not) that I have been giving away the niche packs. And I am happy to say that 3 of them have already found a new home with action takers. Who hopefully will be able to bring my ideas to life and turn them into their own money making machines.
That would really make me happy! There is only one left to be claimed, but it might still go unclaimed. [UPDATE: all have been given away and tranferred to their new owners now]
What do I get out of it
I get peace of mind.
I get focus.
And I get happy, because I feel that I might have been able to help someone else on their way to an online income.
Am I left with nothing but one site?
God no. I still have multiple projects that I am going to be working on over the next few months. But I have planned things a little differently this time. They won't all be updated daily, weekly or even monthly, so that definitely takes a load of.
So, yeah. Focus.
And hopefully I have given you the courage to let go of projects or things that aren't serving you.