But I Don't Have Time for IM!

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I don't have time for IM
<as I sit at the Warrior Forum for hours and hours>

I don't have time for IM
<as I sit and read through those crazy email forwards from Uncle Harry>

I don't have time for IM
<as I sit and read yet another ebook, special report, instructions for the latest and greatest software, that will be promptly left to collect digital dust on the hard drive>

I don't have time for IM
<I just finished with yet another ebook, special report, instructions for the latest and greatest software, but I just bought another one so I have to read that now>

I don't have time for IM
<As I sit and watch the mentos and Diet Coke Video for the 1,000th time on YouTube>

I don't have time for IM
<As I follow the email sent from guru Joe and look at the next greatest product launch, and read all the "I have to have that when it comes out" blog comments left by other people like me who don't have time for IM>

I don't have time for IM
<As I sit and chat on MySpace, Yahoo Chat, MSN Chat, Skype, or tweet the fact that my dog just farted and it stinks really bad>

I don't have time for IM
<My favorite sitcrap lineup is on tonight, I just can't miss them!>

I don't have time for IM
<I have an hour lunch break at work, where we're allowed to use the computers for personal stuff, so long as we're on lunch, but I have to spend the full hour gossiping in the break room>

I don't have time for IM
<I have to keep checking my Clickbank, CPA, affiliate account every 5 minutes, just to be sure that I didn't make a sale>

I don't have time for IM
<I HAVE to get 10 hours of sleep a night!>

I don't have time for IM
<insert your excuse here>

#time
  • Profile picture of the author ShayB
    ROTFL

    This is an awesome post.

    Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Great post.

    I bet most people on here can relate to every one one of those!

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      Great post.

      I bet most people on here can relate to every one one of those!

      Cheers,

      Neil
      I know I can! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author esr
    Originally Posted by Jason_V View Post

    I don't have time for IM
    <As I sit and chat on MySpace, Yahoo Chat, MSN Chat, Skype, or tweet the fact that my dog just farted and it stinks really bad>


    ROTFL LMAO

    The second post in a row that made me laugh out loud! I love it! The quoted excuse above is my favorite. Thanks for the laugh.
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    • Profile picture of the author macki
      Yippee! I'm not alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      (Gotta go- the dog need toweling off!)
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      • Profile picture of the author ripsnorta2
        You forgot World of Warcraft!
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        • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
          Epic thread status in 3...2...1....

          nice work, hear this kinda stuff way too often
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        • Originally Posted by ripsnorta2 View Post

          You forgot World of Warcraft!
          I love MMO's, all the big economic fears and blizzards still sittin back cashing a big fat check for 11 million subscribers.

          Anyways, less forum reading and more making money right?
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        • Profile picture of the author Eric Boo
          Originally Posted by ripsnorta2 View Post

          You forgot World of Warcraft!
          I can relate to this one
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          • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
            Maybe we should apply this to our list of excuses...

            The new engineer at the office was escorted to his new cubicle by the engineering manager. He was given an assignment to work on, admonished to be as efficient as possible and left to get to it. After a few minutes of quiet work someone in one of the other cubicles hollered a number: "Two-seventy-three." Everyone in the office full of cubicles started laughing for a few moments and then all was quiet again, except for the sound of computer keyboards clicking away. A few minutes later someone else hollered another number and the office responded in the same way. The "new guy" stepped over to the next cubicle and asked what all of this was about. "Well," said the veteran engineer, "in order to be more efficient we have numbered all of the good jokes we know and whenever we want to tell one, we just call out the number. Since your new, you'll want to download the list from the server and get acquainted with our humor data base."

            A couple of days later, the new engineer decided it was time to try his hand at this form of humor. He checked the database, assured himself that joke number 39 was very funny and then called out "thirty nine."

            The office was silent. This didn't seem to work at all, so he asked the veteran engineer, "Why didn't the office respond with laughter at joke 39, isn't it very funny?" "Oh yes," said the veteran, "joke 39 is hilarious. But you know how it is: Some engineers just can't tell a joke."
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Smith
    Hahaha, great post. Everyone has their excuses!
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    • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
      Exactly...too many people look at this as a part-time hobby instead of a full-time business that you WILL make work.

      I've fallen into the trap at times where I find myself in front of CNN for a couple of hours and then ask myself "what did I accomplish tonight?"

      I have these two words beside my computer and can't help but look at them over and over again during the day...

      CONSISTENCY

      and

      URGENCY

      Consistency depends on you having a plan, once you have the plan, then consistently executing is the best thing you can do to improve results.

      Urgency is a state of mind that results in...
      1. Laster Focus
      2. High productivity
      3. Getting results

      What really helps is to 1) Have a plan and 2) Create the environment under which you will act with urgency. That involves both increasing the pain of NOT acting and increasing the pleasure of accomplishing your end goals.

      Jeff
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  • It's not that I don't have time, it's that the time that I'm devoting slips away so quickly. The same two hours that drag on foreeeeeeeever while I'm at my day job are gone in a blink of an eye when I get home and try to get as much done as I can before it's time to cook dinner. I suppose I need to structure myself with a "to do" list until I've gotten into the swing of things and know which activities are the most profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian Seth
    Great post.you made me laugh!
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  • Profile picture of the author GoGetta
    Great post Jason, You just reminded me, GET BACK TO WORK!

    GoGetta
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  • Profile picture of the author SolomonHuey
    I knew I wasn't the only one without any time!

    Solomon Huey
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    haha ! that's a interesting way of bring converting what you want to tell us
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    I LOL'd at this.
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  • Lol! It's amazing how much time you can find when you're at work! One of the reasons I quit my job is because I felt so guilty about spending so much time doing IM when I was supposed to be working

    Caroline
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    Nicely said. It's so true what we can spare the time to devote to and it's amazing the clutter and time wasters we can cut out of our lives to replace with something worthwhile like, I dunno, IM?
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Jason... have you been following me?
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  • Profile picture of the author Fabian Tan
    1. No time
    2. No money

    Two of the biggest excuses in IM and life in general.

    Well, find time. Find money. Prove to yourself how badly or how much you don't really want Internet success.

    Fabian
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    • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
      Originally Posted by Fabian Tan View Post

      1. No time
      2. No money

      Two of the biggest excuses in IM and life in general.

      Well, find time. Find money. Prove to yourself how badly or how much you don't really want Internet success.

      Fabian

      Well-put.

      Most people would rather watch than do.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopRank Online
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    • Profile picture of the author avandrunen
      I don't have time for IM as I am to busy reading posts about being to busy for IM...


      HAHAHAHAHA..this was great...to close to home but great none the less.

      Thanks for the laugh it was needed.

      Adrian
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    I made it halfway through the first post when I realized there was a Jean Claude Van Damme movie on cable...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    I was digging through some of my old posts. When I came across this one. As you can see, I wrote this a little over a year ago. As it's almost the new year, I figured it would be a good time to bump this thread.

    Even though it's been a year since I originally wrote this, I hate to say some of the things on here still apply to me. In fact, now more than ever, after reading this and realizing it's been a year since I wrote it, is even more inspiration to actually take more focused action.

    I hope that if one of your resolutions is to take more focused action with IM and to stop "diddling" this post inspires you.
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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    Thanks Jason! Nice post, you know a lot about me then :-)

    Buying a dishwasher and taking a job closer to home can add 5-10 hours a week to your IM time :-) but still, alas, I do find it hard to work and then come home and work, but I know a load of people do it for a lot less (e.g. 2 crap jobs to make ends meet) so not sure what my problem is sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author peter_jones
    Awesome post to read after putting a 36 hour straight stint to get my new site completed and start the promotion. You wonder why? I found a niche that was wide open!
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  • Profile picture of the author kcom
    I don't have time for IM, I have to wash my hair (said the practically bald man).
    Hey the bottle did say Lather Rinse Repeat. I keep getting caught in that vicious repeat cycle.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    Great post Jason.

    It always amazed me how we find all sorts of 'things' to do and then when it comes to doing the most important staff, we always find the lamest of excuses.

    Kevin
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
      I Don't Have Time for IM, because I'm watching a television show completely in Tagalog (Filipino Language) that I don't understand a word of.

      Oh wait, there's a new post in the War Room, BRB
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    lol classic post
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  • Profile picture of the author raj5
    great post

    "because the gurus promise so much and then just let u down"
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    • Profile picture of the author businessmatt
      Thanks, great post! You don't know how many times I've rolled my eyes at almost all of those excuses.

      Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I don't have time for IM
    Because I am on Facebook playing Farmville....
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Moore
    You got a great point Jason. Little do we realize that none of us have time... ...until we start to make it a priority in our life. There are always distractions, but such is life. I even find myself distracted by my distractions. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Don't have time to read this post because...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick O
    The real problem with excuses is that sometimes they can seem as real actual coherent thoughts. The truly wise man/woman is able to distinguish seamlessly between excuses and reality. Truly, laziness is the greatest evil of all.
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  • Profile picture of the author 2d0k
    You're right on the spot man! I should be done with the chatting and surfing and get on with IM.. Internet Marketing is the future.
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