Productivity Tip: Focus On One Thing
Lots of people get overwhelmed when building an online business because there's just a lot to learn and do. Even today, as I try to grow my business, I find myself stressing about all the things I need to get done.
One little trick I use to make progress in my business is to focus on one thing for a period of time. Rather than try to 'do everything', I do ONE thing, then move on on the next.
Instead of carrying five bags one foot at a time, I take one bag five feet at a time.
This allows me to focus and improve one skill or make deep progress in one area, then move onto the next one.
So for 6 months I may do nothing but "write posts". Then for the next six months I may do nothing but "work on a new site" and after that I may reevaluate on what needs to be done next.
What I'm doing right now is working on revamping some high traffic, older posts to attempt to increase conversions. I started mid-August, and will finish next week. It took a full month of my focus, but it will be done soon, then I can focus something else.
At some point in the future I try to look for balance and reevaluate goals, but when I really want to push forward in some area, this is my technique for taking jumps instead of baby steps.
Also, doing one thing can reduce the stress you feel and maybe even help motivate you.
Is it easier to 'make money online' or to 'write two blog posts per week'. Of course the second option is easier. Since writing blog posts will lead to making money, doing option #2 will eventually lead to option #1, you are basically working towards the same goal but tricking your brain into thinking it's doing something different.
No matter whether you are building your first website or trying to increase your already amazing earnings, we call can feel stressed or overwhelmed. I just wanted to share this small tip today, to help you guys keep moving in the right direction.
Hope this helps! Catch you later.
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