Think back to when you were a child - most kids played with wooden puzzles. (Maybe not elephants ones - but I did!!!)
Think about how easy it was to put them together - a few big pieces - you usually even had the end result in front of you as a picture on the box.
Not only did you know exactly what your end result was - there was only ONE very obvious way your pieces could fit together to complete the picture.
As you grew up - you might have gotten a more difficult puzzle - this time there might have been more pieces.
And while this puzzle might have taken a little longer and more complex - you usually knew exactly what you were building before you started.
When it got boring you just walked away for a while - but as long as you kept coming back and putting just a few more pieces in - eventually you had the final picture!
If you ever built puzzles with others - you might remember how working with others - got the puzzle built faster - it even became more fun and exciting to see the end result in sight!
So what does all this have to do with online businesses?
People in online marketing generally fall into one of two categories:
1. They have so many 'pieces' they just don't know where to start!
2. They have most of the 'pieces' but are missing the critical few to actually make it!
Don't be one of these people!
4 Lessons to take away from this story:
1.Make sure you have a plan - it's easier to put a puzzle together when you have at least a rough idea of the end result!!!
2.Stick with one 'puzzle' until you have an end result! If you do get sick of it - make sure yo eventually come back to it!!! In IM success comes from the accumulation of finished projects!
3. Get others to help you 'put the pieces together' it'll save you frustration and you'll be less likely to give up!
4. Get private coaching - it doesn't have to be expensive! Find someone locally who has done what you want to achieve or find someone on the forums who will give you perspective - sometimes your so 'close to the puzzle' your missing the pieces you sitting on!!!!