In my last post in this short series we discussed, how the small business owner can fail due to being overwhelmed.
In this post we shall discuss a similar situation which is extremely common with small business owners
Trying To Do Many Things At The Same Time
In the first post of being overwhelmed, I was specifically discussing being overwhelmed with too much information and not knowing what to do next.
This trait is around…you know what you want to do but you try and do too much.
Trying to spread yourself too thin across too many tasks or too many projects normally means you don’t finish anything or no progress is made…and it causes more stress.
I went through a stage of running several blogs.
I got into this “pick a profitable niche” and “you’ll make money” syndrome.
At one time I was running about 9 different blogs…which included this one.
How can you successfully run and market that many blogs?
Perhaps many do and it works for them…great!
It didn’t for me. And I made hardly any income.
And I was trying to do this in 9 different niches.
Then I made a decision…just stick with 2 blogs. That was last year.
This year, I’m only sticking with one…this one!
I’ve decided this is my passion. This is what I want to blog about…now I work just as many hours but it is not like work.
When I had 9 blogs on the go…it was real hard work.
Now…this may sound odd…but what I do each day is not work…it’s like a hobby.
So…when you set your goals…don’t try to take on too much. Don’t try and create 50 different blogs by the end of the year or create 10 new products to sell this month.
Yes…set stretching BUT realistic goals.
You are better off tackling one major project at a time…not 5.
Create one product at a time…not 6.
Get one blog successfully running before you move onto the next (if that is what you want to do).
In the next post, we shall discuss, one of the easiest things you can do as a business owner to help you be successful but most are afraid to do it…don’t miss this one!
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