As Internet Marketers, we all have to deal with completely overloaded email inboxes as we get pretty much all our information through the internet. I guess at least 95% of us (Internet Marketers, that is!) suffer from that kind of information stress and overload.
There are just way too many emails coming in every day to even think about reading. So you end up scanning them, opening one here and there, getting caught up in clicking through the links that have been provided, not doing any productive work.
You are scared to delete any of these mails as you just might miss this oh so important piece of info that will get your internet marketing efforts to the next level….. Don’t we all know it?
I say that it is at least 95% of all of us that suffer from it because – that’s the amount of Internet Marketers that fail in their business! And you know why? Because we don’t know how to deal with this information stress, and as a result we completely lack focus. The number one cause of failure in Internet Marketing is lack of focus!
We get caught up jumping from idea to idea, wanting to find THE program that is going to earn us heaps of money in the shortest amount of time, terrified that we might miss the latest tips and tricks and programs! Everywhere you look on the Internet there are people wanting to know how to make money online, and realistically less than 1% of them actually focus on a project and create an income. That is pretty sad news!!!
To earn money through the Internet it is absolutely VITAL that you FORCE yourself (and I say force because yes, it is hard, but it is doable!) to FOCUS on what you are doing, and don’t let yourself get distracted.
Pick a goal, make a plan, break it down into baby steps, and FOCUS on it. If you can do this, you will at the same time realize that you have taken care of your information stress, too! Because you have made a conscious decision not to be distracted by this flood of unstructured information any more. Because you FOCUS on what needs doing, not on what might be around the corner.
Hey, I didn’t say it was going to be easy – it is probably the biggest challenge you will face in Internet Marketing (maybe a bit like giving up an addiction), but it is what will make or brake your success. Without focus there is no direction, and without direction there is no goal.
Let me know what you think. Do you agree?
Category: Info Overload and Productivity