Momentum is a problem as is focus

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Hello warriors.
firstly may I say merry Christmas to you all and i hope that this new year will be a prosperous one for you all :-)
I wondered can anyone help me with my focus and my momentum, i have great ideas but am easily knocked, i have a real problem focusing on the task in hand and real issues regarding self worth as a webmaster / IM beginner. it would seem i know what my tasks are for the day and i know what i should be doing but i drown in those tasks and end up mucking about doing something else.
i also need to keep momentum as i start out flyingly well but the :confused:spark peters out fast
any ideas guys ??
#focus #momentum #problem
  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    How long does it take before you burn out about an idea? Hours, days, weeks?

    Are you looking at whatever idea happens to pop up next as the "Big Thing Now" that is going to save you?

    Sounds so far to me like you don't have a plan. If you had a written plan, you could assess whether these new things fit in or don't, and if so where they fit in. Then you could figure out how much time each task deserves.
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  • Profile picture of the author ian buckingham
    I burn out in weeks, i dont seem to be able to get from a to b to c without being distracted either .... it seems like overload and then i drown in the tasks that mount up
    for example
    i have some excellent software now that finds me high pr authority backlinks .gov .edu etc
    now there is a proven plan to rank with it and i don't seem to be able to stick with it because i don't understand it
    therefore my backlinking plan for one site is out the window i don't see an improvement and to be honest i don't know how to find where i rank or if the plan will work and i drown
    what i should be doing is sticking to the plan and emailing the software developer for a heads up ...instead i run away a bit i think that my self confidence too is at an all time low
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    So yes, you need to write down your plan. That way you can see it and stick with it.

    Everybody says "I know my plan" but the truth is almost nobody has more than just a few vague ideas.

    When I joined this forum, I wanted to help some people and develop some clients. I wrote down that I was going to start giving great Sales advice, generate credibility that way, and have incoming requests from people to do business with me; and that I was going to stick with it until it worked. My wife got mad at me because I was sitting here night after night giving away expertise that shouldn't be free for about a month. I could have listened to my wife and gave up. But no, I stuck with it because that was my goal; it was written down. I could see it and I couldn't get away from it. I couldn't ignore it. (And who gets to say "I told you so" now?)

    What a surprise: after about 4 weeks I started to get clients. People I'd never spoken with directly before started sending me messages to help them. Traction achieved! When I sold my first info product online it was awesome. Who cares about the $$, it was the psychological barrier having been broken that was the great achievement.

    What you need is a written plan; stick to it even if you want to give up or you start thinking that it's boring...and you need one success. Once you taste success you won't want to leave it alone. Get yourself a copy of Think And Grow Rich and read it through.
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  • Profile picture of the author ian buckingham
    Thank you very much, so many people knock the idea of a plan or a to do list but you're right :-)
    i will write down my plan and achieve my goals slowly and 1 by 1 i suppose i need to brainstorm on paper for a while first and get the most important ones out the way then stick to a strategy :-)
    I used to be in sales also , i was a consultative salesman selling new media products and online services since 1998 i used to find i ran out of steam there too even when the bucks could be high ....
    until the recession fully kicked in i was bringing in £58,000 a year in 16 hours work a week on sales (according to XE.com that's $90,685.77 USD per year) in wages. i know my kung fu when it comes to this stuff so i should be able to adapt ? you are absolutley right when you say psychological barrier its that i have to overcome :-) thank you man and good luck with your sales script and training stuff I KNOW THAT THAT STUFF WORKS i have seen it work in action :-) ..it was accepting that a system like that works that lead to my earning that cash in a part time job
    thanks again
    Ian
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    Every morning make a list of your goals and then write tasks you can do that could bring you closer to those goals. Choose at least 1 task for each goal and do them before anything else. Afterwards reward yourself with something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saito
    I agree with PerfectLoveHere. Every day there is about 2-3 hours of solid work that would make the most progress, yet lo and behold those tasks are the ones I tend to put off and procrastinate the most--telling myself I'll do it next, i'll do it this afternoon, maybe tomorrow, etc.

    My guess is it's psychological because the only thing these tasks have in common is that they are the most important to do right now. Maybe a hidden fear of success or something. But I lost a S%&Tload of money in the real estate crash so I know it's hard to get back up again after a hard fall.
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    • Profile picture of the author ian buckingham
      Originally Posted by Saito View Post

      I agree with PerfectLoveHere. Every day there is about 2-3 hours of solid work that would make the most progress, yet lo and behold those tasks are the ones I tend to put off and procrastinate the most]

      My guess is it's psychological because the only thing these tasks have in common is that they are the most important to do right now.
      yea that seems to ring some bells thank you man :-) i really appreciate your thoughts guys im getting back on the horse now :-)
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