Cleaning House And Being Ruthless About It.

Last Update: February 04, 2021

I have found that It is far easier to hang on to things than it is to let them go, for most of us anyway. So I was surprised that I could be as ruthless as I was when it came to cleaning my own house.

Of course, we're not talking about the bricks and mortar one, I was being metaphorical and using the phrase to describe my current situation, although the parallels are not lost on me.

It would probably be more apt if I was to say 'moving house' I think. You know It's not until you come to pack that you realise how much 'stuff' you actually have.

This morning I went through my WA blog templates, all fifty-nine of them. Not all of them were fully-fledged posts, some were just titles with a couple of lines to remind me of what they were meant to be about. (which didn't always work)

Any of them that looked worthy of exploring further were copied and saved onto a Word document. This process resulted in a grand total of 9586 words being salvaged and who knows, they might see the light of day further down the line.

I will have to do the same with site content, though I fear the numbers will be greater with I think, twenty-eight unpublished articles, again there will be some that are just titles, with a few notes attached.

It was while I was doing this and tying up a few loose ends that I stumbled upon the following short piece of prose and thought it very fitting, all things considered.

"If you want to see the Law of Attraction working really fast, let go of the things that do not serve you. Make some space, create a void and the universe will deliver, based on the intentions you set, to fill that space.
But when we really delve into the reasons for why we can't let something go, there are only two, an attachment to the past or a fear for the future."

Not sure where I found that, I think it might have been someone talking on an Instagram video, either way, its meaning was poignant and well-timed.

As well as the written word needing to be attended to, there is also the small task of transferring domains, all eleven of them, not sure where they came from. The process is fairly straightforward thus far.

Three or four were due to expire so I have let them go (Sometimes you have to), the active ones or 'live' sites are being transferred to Namecheap temporarily before being shunted to a cloud-based hosting program I have set up.

For those wondering, the transferring out is a very simple procedure, all the heavy lifting should be done by the new host, all you have to do is unlock your domain and get the transfer code, simples.

Rather than me explain it in more detail, have a look at Marion's comment in answer to a question on the same subject.

Of late, I seem to have been working my way through umpteen courses, articles and videos, which is fine (when I have managed to stay awake that is) as it has given me pages of notes that will prove useful for future articles.

This in turn has led to me being introduced to some previously unknown personages. You might know of a couple of them, John C. Maxwell and Nick James, both coming from different points of the marketing compass.

Mr Maxwell would seem to be into 'leadership' whereas Nick James runs a successful info-product company. Both are happy to share, which is always nice.

I have only scratched the surface with them but so far they have provided me with some very worthwhile words of wisdom. I shall leave you with a couple of quotes.

"Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow is going to get better"-John C.Maxwell

"People do repeat business with those who look after them"- Nick James

Hope you're having a good one, it's very wet here and using one of the mother-in-law's favourite terms, it looks to be 'set in'.

Twack Romero

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
Linda103 Premium
Love the quote. That is why so many can't make the LOA work, they can't/won't let go. It can be hard to release stuff.
I am kind of ignoring the whole moving thing for now. I might be sulking at the reminder you are going. (I never said I was a grown up), lol.
Glad for your sake that it is going smoothly.
Reply
Twack Premium
Well, we can pretend it's not happening and that I am merely too busy to post here.
Ultimately, once I have everything 'buttoned up' (or is it 'down', hmm, I think it's 'buttoned up' and 'battened down')
If all goes to plan and I can get back into the flow of writing every day there, will be a continuous stream of content out there.
Reply
Linda103 Premium
Not the same but I will try it, lol.
I will keep a watch for your content.
Reply
Twack Premium
Thank you.
I think it might be a false start as I've written about five or six posts and published them but they don't feel right, I think it's because there's no feedback, it's very weird but probably no different than when I started writing here.
Reply
Linda103 Premium
send me the links in PM
Reply
Twack Premium
Will do.
Reply
richardgb Premium
Hi Twack ... I also find it difficult to be ruthless. I have a hard drive cluttered with 'shiny objects' going back a few years. I am working through them, clearing them out ... it's amazing how much of it seems to be useful ... when the chances are I'll never use it.
:-)
Richard
Reply
Twack Premium
You have put my thoughts into words so well Richard.
"it's amazing how much of it seems to be useful ... when the chances are I'll never use it."
I truly believe that some of them are useful but it's having the time to set them up that is an issue.
Reply
richardgb Premium
Yes ... I agree with that Twack.
:-)
Richard
Reply
EHR Premium
Sounds quite successful. I have taken video courses by Maxwell. They were helpful. Gene
Reply
Twack Premium
Thank you, Gene, I am not even sure how I came across him. I am currently working through 'The 15 Invaluable Laws of Leadership' which is quite fascinating.
Reply
LMH1968 Premium Plus
I hope everything goes smoothly for you my friend :-)
Reply
Twack Premium
Thank you, Lisa, the only part that concerns me is the hosting of the active sites, as I will have to set that up myself with virtual servers. Should be fun.
Reply
JeffreyBrown Premium
My business more resembles the James quote ! Well done on your downsizing in preparation for the move from WA!😎👍
Reply
Twack Premium
Absolutely it does, I am sure you have customers that have been with you for years.
Bizarrely, it's a common enough mistake in today's world, too many are looking for the quick sale with no thought to where the next one will come from.
Thank you, Jeff, I'm trying not to leave everything to the last minute.
Reply
JeffreyBrown Premium
I don't blame you, my friend! Take care, and remember, We will leave the light on for you!
Reply
Twack Premium
🙏As always, thank you Jeff.
Reply
JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome, Twack! You leaving will be a tough pill to swallow!😫😢
Reply
Twack Premium
For me as well 😥
Reply
JeffreyBrown Premium
At least you can always come back!😲
Reply
Twack Premium
That I can, which is good to know, there'll be no bridges burnt here.
Reply
Top