How to take action...

by Joshua Rigley Banned
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Stick to one method and focus on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Originally Posted by Joshua Rigley View Post

    Stick to one method and focus on it.
    Enough said.

    Don't over-complicate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mildred Williams
    I agree with you. The only way to succeed is to focus on one thing at the time and never give up!
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Somehow that concept just seems to hard when you see so many new things popping up everyday. I always just remember, it isn't about me having fun with some new software or program. Business is business and that's all about making money - if you have to stay focused to make it then that's what you have to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author dadamson
      Originally Posted by Chase Watts View Post

      Somehow that concept just seems to hard when you see so many new things popping up everyday. I always just remember, it isn't about me having fun with some new software or program. Business is business and that's all about making money - if you have to stay focused to make it then that's what you have to do.
      That's exactly right and sometimes you will get sick to death with the choice you make, but you need to stick it out and make it fruitful.

      Nothing is worse than failing at something and then starting something new from scratch...
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    Originally Posted by Joshua Rigley View Post

    Stick to one method and focus on it.
    Ok, but what if you are focusing on the wrong method?

    If only it was that simple.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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      Originally Posted by sal64 View Post

      Ok, but what if you are focusing on the wrong method?

      If only it was that simple.
      You won't know that until you try it. That's the point.

      And yes, it really is that simple. It only becomes complicated when you think about it too much. And when you think about it too much, you don't take action.

      So don't make it complicated. Accept the fact that what you are about to try has a good chance of failing, and be prepared to move on to something else if it does.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Boduch
      Originally Posted by sal64 View Post

      Ok, but what if you are focusing on the wrong method?

      If only it was that simple.
      I understand what you're saying sal64, sometimes things don't quite work out as you anticipate. But I think what Joshua is getting at is that it's so easy to get distracted these days that one needs to stay the course in order to take EFFECTIVE action and see RESULTS.

      We all know how easy it is to spin our wheels and get nowhere.

      Brian Tracy suggests that we should make decisions boldly and promptly and then make those decisions right. When we jump in with both feet and really focus in a single direction, that consistent action makes a difference. It may not always pan out as planned. But we gain ground, learn lessons, and fail faster than we do by dabbling in multiple areas and ultimately, this leads to greater success.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tommy Smith
      Originally Posted by sal64 View Post

      Ok, but what if you are focusing on the wrong method?

      If only it was that simple.
      This is the terrifying fact. How will you know that you are on the right track? what if you feel you did all the things you ought to do and still not showing positive results? Do we need to have time frame for every method?
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      • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
        Originally Posted by Tommy Smith View Post

        This is the terrifying fact. How will you know that you are on the right track? what if you feel you did all the things you ought to do and still not showing positive results? Do we need to have time frame for every method?

        You will never know until you try.......then the method probably was garbage to begin with.......yes always a timeframe. Like I mention in my method in my signature I put up 50 posts per blog and if I don't make what I believe is a good amount from them I move onto the next.

        Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    You can adjust methods and techniques of reaching goals if you realize you made a mistake. But you have to understand one thing: when you change the goal itself, you aren't just changing it, you are giving up on the goal and moving on to a different one.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    In the book 'Little Bets', Peter Sims makes the point that any decision involves risk. The trick is to take 'little' risks and see what happens, then adjust accordingly. He says it can be more rational to act first and think later. Because by taking action, you then know instantly what concrete result it produced and can react to it, rather than over-thinking something in the abstract. In many ways, true learning only comes by doing!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
      Gather all you research, etc you need from the internet....Then,

      Disconnect from the world...Turn phones off... Lock yourself in a quiet
      room with no internet connection....

      Set a timer for 45 min intervals and get cracking...

      Once the 45 mins is up go get a 15 min break then return..

      Rinse and repeat

      You'll get more done in a day then you normally do following this method¬!!
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      • Profile picture of the author bazscourfield
        Originally Posted by Ross Kenny View Post

        Gather all you research, etc you need from the internet....Then,

        Disconnect from the world...Turn phones off... Lock yourself in a quiet
        room with no internet connection....

        Set a timer for 45 min intervals and get cracking...

        Once the 45 mins is up go get a 15 min break then return..

        Rinse and repeat

        You'll get more done in a day then you normally do following this method¬!!

        I start off by having an end goal. At least I know where I'm heading.

        I then break that goal down into a set of specific tasks that need to be done, with whatever methods suit the task.

        I then focus on that one specific "next task" until it's done. Then I move on to my next task.

        For every new Project I start, I make my first task super simple and really easy which will only take me maybe 5 min to complete.

        This has the effect of getting me over the initial inertia in any project and gets me into a productive mindset.

        Then I break it into my 45 min or so chunks of time, see above. Cheers Ross
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Romanov
    Il be the first one to say this: what a pointless thread...

    Seriously, people can post a thread with less than ten words and all the replies are: "I agree" "you are right"

    Stop bumping these threads already...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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      Originally Posted by Vlad Romanov View Post

      Il be the first one to say this: what a pointless thread...

      Seriously, people can post a thread with less than ten words and all the replies are: "I agree" "you are right"

      Stop bumping these threads already...
      So let me get this straight. You're opposed to people bumping my pointless thread, and now you're bumping it with a pointless reply.

      How pointless.

      Oh, and in case you didn't notice, most of the replies are well thought out, not "I agree".
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  • Profile picture of the author Jun Balona
    It's not a pointless thread.

    I don't know but this is the perfect analogy of every WSO out there.

    We see the headline, we become excited to see what it is.

    After we saw that it's so darn simple to do, we react: "Is that it? I already know that! What a piece of crap!"

    We feel so disappointed to what we saw, so what do we do? We search again for another product telling us the exact same thing on how to make money.

    I'm talking out of my experience here in IM. It took me hundreds of dollars spent on products before I actually took action.

    Well at least I learned my lesson, and I'm still learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    Only reason I agree with this being a pointless thread, is because the OP posted a 1 liner that is common knowledge. Or it should be.

    READING about success isn't going to make you successful. You have to take action on something, ANYTHING.

    But don't dismiss it after 3 damn days and call it a failure. It's time people stop blaming the "gurus" and "crappy products" and start taking responsibility for their own actions (or in-actions in this case.)

    People are quick to claim credit for their successes, but when they fail, its always someone elses fault.. I mean seriously..? L O L

    There are going to be times when you are working for free, just because what you are doing isn't working. As you already know.

    But it's what you learn from those failures, what you can take away from them... Don't just buy all these "ebooks" or whatever you bought and follow them to the exact "T"

    Implement what you learn into your OWN techniques and just experiment. What works for 1 person isn't guaranteed to work for another. So you have to be creative.

    And dont let the name fool you, I am by no means a "guru"

    I just thought of the username and loved it. Fits me perfectly. I'm always trying to inspire people, or thats what friends say. haha, so mixed with the anonymity of the internet, i figured this was a perfect match.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kom
    Yeah... that is power of words

    "Simple Words are Powerful" Than "Actions Speak Louder Than Words"

    Good>>Good>>Weldone
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheila Dunfrey
    Focus on it and learn more the methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    The best advice you could ever give a newbie!

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    The original topic may not have contained a ton of information, but you have to admit it is definitely something that every newbie should remember and served its purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
      Well said. Many times, we go around looking for new shiny objects because we want to earn big bucks fast. Just focus on the method that works, rinse & repeat. It doesn't get any easier than this.
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  • Profile picture of the author wildjohnny
    That's right.

    You can be successful by jumping from one method to another. Everything is in the focus and taking action.
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  • Profile picture of the author shnmarketing
    How to take action is very simple: just take action!

    Many jump in head first, some plan their route and others go with their gut instinct.

    Everyone has a different way of taking action and there is no define way other than to simply TAKE ACTION. No matter how you do it, just take action.

    Only then will you find out if you are making headway or making a mistake but at least you will know. You will never know if you don't take action.

    The only person that can make a change is yourself. Granted, you can be infuenced or inspired by others but in the end it will only be you who can do it for you. There is no magic dust that is going to puff up in your face and make things work for you. You and only you can make that change by taking action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zaheera
    Hi,
    Please clear your question .... Is it just your Test thread with no point?
    where you want to take auction and which method you are looking for.... ?

    auction has no method, its just your mind game.
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  • Profile picture of the author paigelee
    great tip. simple short and straightforward...
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  • Profile picture of the author linkmetro
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    spend less time on WF.

    Joe
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      In it he mentions several times that he fails at 9 out of 10 things he tries, but he's never let that stop him from trying. When he does succeed, it's usually at things he has no experience with. He'd never drawn cartoons before Dilbert. Never owned a restaurant but has two successful ones in the Bay Area. Etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneA
    You "Just Do it."
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    The problem I see with a lot of im'ers who never make it is they focus, but not for long enough. Why? Two reasons as best I can tell. 1) They don't really believe they can succeed, and 2) they don't believe their method is working. Because of that they get easily distracted, start something else, and end up not doing anything except spending time.
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    • Profile picture of the author angela99
      Originally Posted by absolutelee View Post

      The problem I see with a lot of im'ers who never make it is they focus, but not for long enough. Why? Two reasons as best I can tell. 1) They don't really believe they can succeed, and 2) they don't believe their method is working. Because of that they get easily distracted, start something else, and end up not doing anything except spending time.
      Sad but true.

      Success takes massive action, over time.

      (And lots of failures, too.)

      A blog created last month with 30 pages and AdSense ads isn't going to make much money; considering that blogs that make great money are five years old and have 5000 posts...

      And yet, that 30-page blogger wonders why what he's doing "doesn't work."

      It works, but that blogger hasn't been taking action -- OVER TIME.

      As the OP said: "Stick to one method and focus on it."

      I'd add: focus on it for a year or five. :-)
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