Do you know how much time you're wasting...?

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...browsing forums, websites and blogs every day?

We all know how it is - it's so much easier to click to your favourite site and have a browse for the latest posts than to get stuck into work. Then it's time for another coffee, then time to click back to our favourite site for another quick fix. Then it's lunch time...

What a waste of time - and it means you're getting less work done. A lot less.

Here's a tip.

For one day (with lunch and a couple of short beaks), just forget all the frivolity and do a solid day's work on the stuff you know you should be doing but haven't been doing.

You'll be amazed and delighted at how much you get through and it will give you incentive to continue with it.

Try it - it works!

Cheers,

Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author emeliesjodahl
    You're right, I spend much time at forums and other related websites. I think I learn a lot from it but of course you have to work as well. Just reading won't get you any money
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    • Profile picture of the author Chuckger7
      Great advice! I tend to wonder, especially on this forum! I sat down tonight to read one thread and I've been in my chair for 3 hours!

      Someone needs to invent the 40 hour day.. just not enough time for work (my day job) and internet marketing sites.

      Chuck
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  • Yea that's good advice! And it kinda applied to anything! Definitely works at work too and when the house needs a good old tidy hehe!
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  • Profile picture of the author danielgb123
    Very true, we spend a lot of time procrastinating; a lot of this is down to looking for something a little easier, or wanting something that will give results right away.

    The reality is ready gives you knowledge, implementing methods and strategy gives you experience and makes you money which is really your main goal IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlanGNW
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    2,044 posts - took you a bit of time to work it out then?

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  • Profile picture of the author frqhuss
    I don't find being on forum or on other site to learn is waste of time if you take action on by what you learn there...
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    • Originally Posted by frqhuss View Post

      I don't find being on forum or on other site to learn is waste of time if you take action on by what you learn there...
      It IS a waste of time. What you online business needs is action and planning, not random browsing/learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Actually I don't know! But I spend more time on forums. Then we can learn something and start a method to increase the profit. That's enough for me. Thanks for discussing these things. Then we will not waste time for useless things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
    ..and some of use work on the forum..

    But I must say, it's starting to do my head in. I can't help myself. I get PM's (work) all the time, so I visit the forum and before you know it the bright lights have distracted me.

    Good advice. I'm going to have to cut back on this addiction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    It's weird that you think we're all wasting so much time.

    I've been working my nuts off.

    Perhaps you were looking in the mirror?
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  • Profile picture of the author olapeju
    Thank you, this is awesome, i have not really done anything tangible for the past two months. have being visiting forums, studying this or that. this has really waken me up. one has to do list of what to do else, nothing tangible will be achieved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Lianelli
    Hey Neil,

    spot on! I've been losing a lot of time by reading forums and wondering off while 'doing research'. Though I have almost met my deadlines till now. So nothing to worry about.

    If you don't meet deadlines and/or not making a nice profit - then you should force yourself to work. My 'trick' is to go somewhere without a connection to the internet, to produce the content I have to. Then when I have access to the internet again, I quickly upload it. Then get back to producing content.

    -Dave
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    • Profile picture of the author Vogin
      Well, particularly this forum is very related to my work, so... but other websites aren't, so you have a point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Morgan
    Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

    ...browsing forums, websites and blogs every day?

    We all know how it is - it's so much easier to click to your favourite site and have a browse for the latest posts than to get stuck into work. Then it's time for another coffee, then time to click back to our favourite site for another quick fix. Then it's lunch time...

    What a waste of time - and it means you're getting less work done. A lot less.

    Here's a tip.

    For one day (with lunch and a couple of short beaks), just forget all the frivolity and do a solid day's work on the stuff you know you should be doing but haven't been doing.

    You'll be amazed and delighted at how much you get through and it will give you incentive to continue with it.

    Try it - it works!

    Cheers,

    Neil
    That is good simple basic advice, yet so many people don't do it, but infact they do the opposite, and get distracted.

    Good tip! and also you have a good surname too!
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    • Profile picture of the author yves
      Hi Neil,

      Spot on for me I'm afraid. I also waste more time counting up how much time I have wasted, then a little more dwelling on how much time I waste.

      Cheers,

      Yves
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    • Profile picture of the author entry
      Originally Posted by XPELWZNWTRPPSRQZ View Post

      Me too *unhappy*
      With a username like that I guess I would also be unhappy too,

      Joke :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    2,044 posts - took you a bit of time to work it out then?
    It ain't that new

    Perhaps you were looking in the mirror?
    Mirror, mirror on the wall...
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  • Profile picture of the author JayPeete
    The real reason that people waste time is that they don't perceive what they are doing as fun. If you can change your mindset about your daily tasks and make them fun in some way you will be eager to do them.

    Now you can't make them all fun but the more you can make enjoyable the more productive you will become. I know that it's easier said than done but if you work on it the benefits are tremendous.
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    • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
      That's very true, I find I spend a lot of time browsing forums and reading posts myself.

      What's even worse is that most of the time I am not even participating in the discussions making it even more waste of time.
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      • Profile picture of the author mlord10
        Originally Posted by yesacpow View Post

        That's very true, I find I spend a lot of time browsing forums and reading posts myself.

        What's even worse is that most of the time I am not even participating in the discussions making it even more waste of time.
        I think this hits the nail on the head so to speak, and I am guilty of it as well. Browsing the forums are not necessarily a waste of time, if you are participating in the discussions.

        You can build up your online brand and credibility by providing valuable insights to other members of the forum.

        I would not say that I am always "wasting" my time with forums, but I can surely see what the OP is talking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    I wasn't specifically refering to marketing forums. Of course there's something to be said for spending some time on learning.

    I was really meaning any activity that gets you up to lunch time without doing any productive work.

    You know who you are and you know what I mean
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