In this time management video I talk about how important it is to leverage your time. Setbacks are going to happen with your online business. You have to learn how to turn these setbacks into positive productive events.
You need to turn your downtime and “Waiting Around Time” into productive time. Watch the video below to learn how I made this video in my downtime. Learn the importance of having a flip video camera or a digital voice recorder with you at all times.
Your “Road Block Task” is the one action step that is holding up everything else. It is stopping your business from moving forward. This action step must be completed before anything else can be done. Remove the road block and everything falls into place. Then find the next most important road block and complete that task next.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say your passion in life is Poodle breeding and you want to start a blog about it and sell some dog breeding affiliate products. So what is your first road block task?
Some people would go out and buy a course on traffic generation, but that would be a huge distraction at this time because that is not your road block task. You can’t send traffic to a blog if you don’t have a blog on the internet to send traffic to. So your first action step would be to buy a domain name. Then get hosting. Then install wordpress on your blog. You get the picture. Learning about traffic generation is a good thing, but not until you are ready for it.
Don’t buy any internet marketing course until your business has progressed to the point where that information is vital to your success. This will help you to stay focused on your road block tasks and keep information overload to a minimum.
Welcome to my first episode of Motivation on the Move. Today’s lesson is about focus. As an internet entrepreneur it is very hard to stay focused on one thing at a time, but that is what you need to do to be successful online.
The internet itself is just a sea of information. And most of you are just floating around in this sea aimlessly with little or no focus at all.
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To be successful online you must stay focused on your most important action step, and stick with that action step until it is completed. Then find your next most important task and complete that action step.
Focus And Motivation Are Your Keys To Success Online
In the next lesson, I will tell you how to easily determine what your most important task is.
Here is the You Tube motivational video of the week. It will show you that failure is good because it often leads to success in the future. This short video is titled “Famous Failures”. It does an excellent job of pointing out famous people who failed at first, but eventually turned into huge success stories.
Learn how early failures in life did not stop Lucille Ball, The Beatles, Michael Jordan, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney or Abraham Lincoln from becoming successful. Failure and setbacks happen to everybody. Embrace them, learn from them and then move forward. Without failure, you could not appreciate success.
Negative people want to shut you down. Their life is miserable, they are unhappy and they want you to be unhappy with them. Remember the old saying misery loves company. The reason negative people are miserable and unhappy, is that they are not taking responsibility for their lives. They want to blame all of their problems on somebody else. It is somebody else’s fault, and they don’t have to take responsibility for what is going on in their life.
Avoid these negative people at all costs. They will sap you of your energy and really slow down your progress towards success. Remember the only way to be successful yourself is to take responsibility for your success. Blame and negativity will only hold you back.
You must eliminate the negative noise that is all around you. I have found that it is best to avoid the network news completely. It seems to me that these reporters actually enjoy talking about bad things. I want to puke when I hear them spouting off more gloom and doom about the economy. If you think that you won’t make any money in a recession, then you won’t make any money. Forget about the recession and just start taking some focused well planned action.
Bad times don’t last forever and good times don’t last forever. The only thing that you have control over is your thoughts and actions. Block out the negative, think positive and take action today. Now go make something happen!