We’ve closed on our new construction home a couple of weeks ago, but we’ve been forced to wait for the Internet service company to get a new line installed to the house.
This of course means we’ve spent the last couple of weeks sorting through shelves, closets, and a pretty scary mess in the garage.
I’m amazed at how much junk we’ve collected over the years.
There are boxes that we packed up over 7 years ago when we first moved to Florida.
And we haven’t pulled them out of the closet since.
Here’s the funny part.
We actually considered taking those boxes to the new home. They’re already packed and ready to go!
We told ourselves the lie, “Who knows when we might need this junk again?”
Logic prevailed. Those boxes aren’t moving with us (at least that’s the story I’m sticking to).
But this got me to thinking about all the baggage many of us carry with us in our online businesses.
They’re not physical boxes, but they’re weights you may be carrying.
They could be failures from your past that hold your future hostage.
This is one of the reasons I make such a big deal about where I come from. I am a college dropout who was in debt and failed at door-to-door selling and multiple business opportunities along with not being able to hold any decent job.
When I first came online, I tried a lot of things that didn’t work, but I refused to give up. I kept testing until I found what worked.
If you’re holding onto a ‘story’ of what you can’t do, it’s going to weigh you down and keep you from becoming who you can be.
Or maybe your baggage includes trying to get everything perfect before moving forward.
Implementation beats meditation.
That’s no excuse for doing a half-fast job, but I’ve talked to many clients who don’t want to start moving until they find the perfect niche. Or they don’t want to send the email until they have it just right. Or they take years to put together a product.
I’ve yet to see a ‘perfect’ email or product. Instead of trying to get it perfect before you start, make perfection your long-term goal. Maybe your 10,000th email will be the perfect one.
Or your baggage could simply be that you’re trying to do too much.
You can’t focus on the activities that grow your business, because you’re trying to do everything you’ve been told by the ‘experts’ you need to get done.
All of us could come up with a huge list of “Should-Do’s.”
The question is which activities will produce a maximum return-on-investment.
When helping clients write goals, especially their shorter term 90 day goals, they almost always try to write down too much.
There are only so many things you can focus on today.
Trying to pack up all that extra baggage will only slow you down.
My primary philosophy revolves around choosing the most important activities that you have the time and resources to focus on right now.
Throw yourself into them and experience the results.
If something is not working, cut it out. You only have so much mental energy you can invest at your peak performance.
What weight could you cut free from your life today…to help you move faster toward your future?
Dr. Glenn Livingston and I have a special project coming within the next few weeks to help you focus on specifically on implementation.
It’s not about adding a bunch of new activities to your plate.
Instead it’s about sorting through the most profitable opportunities already staring you in the face today (ones you might never have even realized)…and choosing the ones which will product the quickest wins in your business.
I’ll be sharing more about this coming soon…