Learning From Our Mistakes
Hello WA Friends!
Today I wanted to take a minute to write about failure and success. Everybody experiences both and some use their failures as a tool to turn them into successes.
Having this WA platform to learn from certainly brings about many failures along the way. However, the failures along the way are part of this overall process of learning this business.
When I started with WA I didn't take things seriously and floundered about for quite some time. One day I started the free lessons and by the end of lesson two, I was drawn in wanting more.
After joining premium I set out to complete the OEC training which I did while building a site. Thinking back I made a ton of mistakes and I will make plenty more along this journey.
Once I had completed the training I was somewhat at a standstill with my online business. Immediately I was overwhelmed, I had no idea what to write about or what I should do next.
So, I just started writing, and then I wrote some more, and I continued to write. It was a weird feeling of being in a zone and not wanting to lose that creativity.
It was always hard to get back to that place of content creation again. This caused problems for my daily activities as I was stuck in a mental block of time and space.
While I was presently there it was no different than a kid in school who didn't pay attention. Later he fails the test, gets a zero for not doing homework, and ultimately gets left behind.
I since abandoned my first site but I walked away with a ton of value from my experience.
Having the right mindset has been my biggest problem in WA. It's not just taking things seriously but staying within the parameters of a daily routine that brings my own success.
You can be very knowledgeable having completed all of the OEC training and still be met with failure. Having the knowledge and applying that knowledge is two completely different things.
Having the opportunity to hear the failures of very successful members of WA is priceless. Without a doubt, it helps to know they too failed before their success hit for them.
When people quit they really never grow from that type of failure. Since they choose not to deal with it they ultimately surrender to their own failure. That's Game Over!
They allow themselves an inch and take a mile, this happens to people often when trying to build an online business. Once you cave on your own rules it becomes easy to fail thereafter.
This was a problem I had for some time, I'd make excuses and convince myself it was okay. Technically it was okay because no one will fire me, I just won't do well and procrastinate more.
That's when I really began focusing on my biggest failures and doing something about them. Getting my head around working on here every day and being productive took the front seat.
Today I am doing much better and I no longer get mad, frustrated, or upset with my failures. They are now another lesson to me, I still get value out of the failure and I make them right.
Learn from your mistakes and keep going, success will happen because of your failures. Content is what's most important, without it you have nothing, keep on creating content.
I stopped focusing on analytics, I now focus on content, period. I see so many including myself that get stuck wanting to see traffic, even if it is little to none. It's a big waste of time!
If I had a massive amount of traffic visiting my site I'd look at the metrics. Until that happens, I'll worry about my next post and the next few coming after that one.
Have a great weekend everyone!