What's your trick to stay focus on one method?

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With so much going out and so many good info around, getting info overload is inevitable.

What're the ways you have found effective to just stick to one method to show some results etc. before experimenting/buying into another? Any thoughts, ideas appreciated. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Webpromotion
    I normally have 3 methods running.
    sometimes I get stuck on one.... and use the other ones to clear my mind.

    I cannot do more than 3 methods at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author bushidosurfer
    Thanks! Webpromotion.

    But how do you "force" your self to just stick to these 3 and not look for more ?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Making a lot of money from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bushidosurfer
    Mike thanks!

    That's a good one! But before the money comes you were experimenting a few and the one or two that makes money you take it to another level?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
      Originally Posted by bushidosurfer View Post

      Mike thanks!

      That's a good one! But before the money comes you were experimenting a few and the one or two that makes money you take it to another level?

      Wish I could help you with that Buddy.

      I was already successful offline, and had money and a lot (slight understatement) of successful marketing experience--and money-- when I started. To me, the Internet is just a way to do the same things without having to drive in Houston traffic.

      So really I never struggled with anything except technical stuff, which I learned just to throw money at.



      But, this is probably what you should do:

      1. Back away from your computer
      2. Get a sheet of paper and write down, "Things people will give me money for" at the top
      3. Write down EVERYTHING that comes to your mind
      4. Narrow it down to what you think is best
      5. Find the best way to deliver it in exchange for that money

      6. Enjoy the money
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    You're right in the sense that there are a lot of contradictory methods that people are adopting, and succeeding with. At the end of the day, I think one should be aware of as many methods as possible and choose whichever ones make most sense to them.

    Once you have chosen a few strategies, do not look back until you have tried using them for a long period of time. Most people think a strategy fails if it does not show significant results in a few months... but often it takes longer.

    Happy choosing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonylee93
    I have about three projects as well, and I try to just keep with each one until I am earning from them well enough to somewhat "coast" through each month of income. It works for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Perhaps at the start it's ok to go shotgun, so to speak. After all, you don't know where your effort will be best placed. Try a few things, see what results you start getting and then - here's the key - stop doing what doesn't produce results and continue with what does. Once you KNOW that a certain amount of effort produces a specific result, then it is all a question of maths and your own dedication to the task.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    Choose one thing and commit to it for a specific
    period.

    If you get another idea, simply add it to your "Ideas
    List" and then get back to work.

    When you've completed your primary project, review
    your Ideas List and select the best idea to go forward
    with.

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    • Profile picture of the author bushidosurfer
      John, so foryou how do you choose the one thing and then convince your self to commit to this one method?
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Laughton
      Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

      Choose one thing and commit to it for a specific
      period.

      If you get another idea, simply add it to your "Ideas
      List" and then get back to work.

      When you've completed your primary project, review
      your Ideas List and select the best idea to go forward
      with.

      John
      This is exactly what I do. I also make sure that I don't get distracted with shinny new things. If there is something I do happen to spot that I think will help one of my projects, I'll bookmark it and add it to the list next to the idea it may work well with.
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  • Profile picture of the author bushidosurfer
    YasirYir thanks for sharing.

    What I am curious about is how does one find the discipline to just stick to one or two method, focus on it and give it a good go before deciding to move on - and at the same time not distracted by new methods the comes along... tough.

    I know I've tried some methods, hit road blocks, give up thinking it must be outdated or that it would not work for me while at the same time purchasing WSOs etc. and looking for new methods.
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    • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
      Originally Posted by bushidosurfer View Post

      YasirYir thanks for sharing.

      What I am curious about is how does one find the discipline to just stick to one or two method, focus on it and give it a good go before deciding to move on - and at the same time not distracted by new methods the comes along... tough.

      I know I've tried some methods, hit road blocks, give up thinking it must be outdated or that it would not work for me while at the same time purchasing WSOs etc. and looking for new methods.

      No problem I know it is much easier said than done. In practice, you just need to persevere somehow. Make a list of the strategies you are willing to adopt and make sure they are not contradictory to each other. Once you have a list, before doing anything, you should make it a habit to check your list to see if it will work against your strategy or for it.

      Just remember that results are not short term, and if you constantly use different strategies, any possible results will be negated. I hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author isimrikasharma
    Long term returns and achievement are what keep me focused and inspire me.
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    My first taste of success and some decent money got me hooked on the method. Now that I'm more experienced, I can handle merging methods and creating more intertwined funnels.
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  • Profile picture of the author treka
    WSOs are like shiny objects and I must admit I buy quite a few but for me finding something that you are passionate about helps me. For me its offline. I've picked a few WSOs in that area (for differing services etc) and I'm sticking with them. It can be hard though - especially when you are seeing no results.
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  • At start it is better to get them run concurrently and then set a certain period of time for testing all the three projects. At the end of that period you will at least have identified which project is much promising. Commit yourself wholly to it and let go the others.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    I'll read that ebook about that particular method again.. for instance: I've bought a "how to make money 101 with squidoo" in WSO, everytime i found myself not having enough motivation to move forward, I'll go back to that same ebook or video which i've bought and watch it again.

    Part of my trick to stay focus, instead of just jumping from WSO to WSO.

    Hope this will help a little,
    Jeremiah

    P.S. may God bless you
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  • Profile picture of the author MattSanti
    Remind yourself of your goals. And just ask will this take me away from it?
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  • Profile picture of the author mitchritz
    only concrete on the work you are doing don't think of other thing that way your will be done perfectly and without any distraction
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  • Profile picture of the author SamuelUherek
    Set up some goals and to-do lists. I always feel ineffective when see I have done many of the tasks I created. This helps me to try my best to keep on the track.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    I always see to it that I have set a specific time period where I will execute my pllans, continue working on it daily and wait for results. Whenever I think of new ideas I just check if I can add it to what I am currently doing, if not then I just jot down the idea on a notebook which I'm keeping right now.

    Ryuchi
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  • Profile picture of the author Awesomo
    If I find myself 'wandering' away, I will usually take 10min to reflect on my decision - why did i decide to use this method?

    Another way is to create milestones for the method. By X days I should be doing XYZ. And by Y days, I should be doing ABC...

    To prevent myself from being distracted, I will write down the "shiny' object in my notebook and I will only act on it when I have spare time left or when I'm done with my current method.
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  • Profile picture of the author mvirtual
    I always write down detailed plan on every method I have to work on. I am lazy person and if I don't write down, I easy get distracted with the newest wso's or new method on the market. So, I try to finish all the tasks on my list before I move to the next thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author bushidosurfer
    Just recently, interestingly what I've done like many mentioned on this thread is to have a list of goals/tasks and just focus on working on them. It has helped some what. But I am still fine-tuning.

    One thing I also do is write the tasks that were actually completed from the actual planned. And revise/improve from that. This helps to make the tasks "more achievable" and keep it real for me. This was a tip I got from watching a video by Michael Masterson.

    What I've also done is unsubscribe from many guru's list esp. those that I've not bought anything from or that do not add value to what I am doing/or my plans or those that just bombard me with things to buy. Lastly, it takes a lot to stay away from the WSO forum and one new thing (as suggested by a number of posts here) I will do is to create a list of things to look at "if" I happen to stumble upon any new shiny method/WSO.

    On a personal level, I am working on my reasons why that I am doing this IM. As many says, it's not the how, it's the why . If anyone has any enlightening thoughts to share on finding their whys, feel free to share (although I may start a new thread on that since it's different from this current topic).
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