Yeah…does the cartoon above look like you?
Perhaps it’s a little exaggerated, but you get the point!
If you feel like you have so much to do but can’t seem to do it all because of time and perhaps money, then you’re suffering from overwhelm and information overload.
It’s not your fault. We all go through it.
Each day you’re probably getting bombarded with new offers, the latest tools and software and what not.
I completely understand how you’re feeling, I get emails from subscribers with this same problem very frequently.
FORGET about all the hype and bells and whistles for now. Really.
That’s probably what’s stopping you from moving your business forward.
Forget about the latest pop-up opt-in software.
Stop fussing over which theme to use for your blog.
Forget about implementing the latest Internet marketing trick or loophole.
When I started out, I felt like I had to implement everything. You name it – pay-per-click, forum marketing, blogging, email marketing, social media, SEO, product launches, joint ventures, affiliate marketing, and the list goes on and on.
Don’t get me wrong, they all work and should be implemented down the track but for now it’s probably doing you more harm than good because you’re doing too many things at once.
I found myself procrastinating instead, and didn’t end up doing anything at all.
“Aurelius, if you’re telling me not to implement any of the latest techniques, what do I need to do then?”
Find and choose a proven system.
Want to blog? Start one and keep doing it.
Want to coach people? Start coaching.
Want to do eBay and dropshipping?
Whatever it may be, work and focus on just that ’till you see results.
A mentor of mine back in the day was Ewen Chia, a well-known super affiliate. I was at an Internet marketing seminar here in Australia and didn’t waste a minute to approach Ewen.
I asked him one question: “What is the biggest tip you can give to people starting out in online marketing?”.
His answer: “Use the power of one“. The power of one means to focus on one thing at a time. Ever since he shared that tip with me, I’ve stuck to that belief.
Don’t jump from one offer to another. I know it’s tempting because you don’t want to miss out on a great tool or secret, but resist the temptation and just say “No, I’m going to focus on this first”.
Sidenote: A book I would highly recommend you read is called The One Thing by Gary Keller. It teaches you the power of focusing on one thing at a time.
Only get/buy what you really need. For now, you probably have everything you need to get started. As they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
Yes, I teach a variety of things on my blog from Facebook Ads marketing to membership sites. They are all there and available for you when you are in a position to take those steps, but for now it’s not mandatory in order for you to succeed online.
This whole post goes back to my number one mantra: “You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going“.
The way I see it is – your success is my success. If I know that I’ve impacted your life in some positive way, then I know I’m on the right path.
Over To You…
Are you suffering from information overload?
What things have you done to cut distractions?
Share your thoughts below…