Can you believe it’s almost the end of January already?
In an attempt to help members stay on track with their new 2013 goals, the other day we asked members to share what they were doing to improve their business…
A variety of answers came in such as attending mastermind meetings and conferences, studying courses like Magnetic Marketing, finishing a website, working on blog posts, articles and newsletters, writing a book and more.
Another question we asked, “If you could only share one thing, what is the one piece of business advice you would give?”
Again a variety of answers flooded in…
“Create your own product or service and promote it like crazy.”
“Don’t compete on price.”
“Test and tweak, and test and tweak, then test and tweak again.”
Lots of great answers to consider.
Some look at the most successful business models for inspiration. It’s not uncommon to see successful entrepreneurs doing 20 different things all at once—from lead funnels to newsletters to events to releasing books to coaching programs.
Seeing and hearing all these ideas, it’s easy to come up with ideas and be inspired to do some of them in your own business.
But sometimes instead of ending up with “a success story” you end up with a big “to do” list and a case of overwhelm.
After all, with so many great pieces of advice and so many different ideas to choose from, how do you pick what to do first?
I mean, even just seeing 18 different ideas that are shared as the one “best piece of advice”, makes it hard to pick. Am I right?
If you’ve ever felt that way, I’m here to help with a few suggestions to eliminate overwhelm and get your business moving so you can make things happen in 2013.
Clear out the clutter. Sometimes our lists simply have too many things on them and they need to be simplified. At the end of the year, the GKIC marketing team sat down to evaluate where we were, where we were going and what we wanted to achieve. We realized we were trying to execute too many ideas. We needed to focus more on automating and on making core initiatives run well. So we removed a few items from our list…for now anyway.
Another place that clutter can get in the way is in your head. Instead of lying awake at night with mental clutter, write down all the ideas you like or think of. Then put them aside for when you have time and are ready to implement something new.
Realize there is really only ONE thing you need to do. There is an old proverb that says, “Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened.”
Of the three, you definitely want to be in the category of the people that “make things happen.” To do this you have to take action immediately.
Disney ran out of money before they finished Disneyland and couldn’t finish some landscaping. So he had his people make up some signs with phony Latin names on them and stick them in the ground next to the weeds.
There are a lot of people with good ideas out there. But very few who take immediate action. They wait to gather all the information, or have enough money, or for the “perfect timing.” Don’t worry about having all the details figured out, just get moving. Because as Dan Kennedy says, “Just by getting into action you’ll leapfrog ahead of 95% of the people around you.”
It’s a million little things. Not one. Often we hear of the “overnight success” story. People want to know, how someone arrived at success so quickly? The thing is, there is no such thing as overnight success. It’s doing a lot of different things that all add up.
So just pick one or two things and focus on getting those done. When you’ve finished with those, pick two more from your list and focus on those. Give yourself a deadline to shoot for so you keep moving forward. Before you know it, you’ll have done a million different things and you’ll have leapfrogged ahead.
It’s great hearing from members that they are already making things happen in 2013…
Keith Madison writes,
“Though it’s only 14 days into the new year, GKIC has helped me discover some damn stellar breakthroughs for my clients…No B.S. has me generating B.S. (big sums.)”
I hope I’ll be hearing from you soon about the “Big Sums” you are making as a result of clearing the clutter and taking action immediately.
Share your tips in the comments below for clearing out the clutter and making things happen in your business.
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