Today we had a great chat in our Contentrix Hangout on Google+. If you want to receive an invite to next Tuesday’s, just leave a comment here. It’s pretty casual and it’s great to meet some of our long-time followers. Plus, I’m learning stuff too!
One of the common themes of our discussion today was getting started or staying motivated. Whenever it came up, the person seemed to have lots of ideas and even plenty of knowledge, but had trouble getting started or staying focused.
I think we can all relate to this. I sure as heck can and I mentioned that I was starting to feel that way again in the last few months, but am taking steps to correct it. Here are two helpful that might help you if you’re on the path of self-sabotage:
- Work on one idea at a time. Save your other ideas in a notebook and come to them later. This applies to starting a new project, working on different aspects of your marketing or just about anything. Doing one thing at a time well sure beats the pants of doing nothing at all…or worse yet, doing a bunch of things poorly.
- Embrace people. This was another theme of our discussion today and really reinforces something for me. Hire help or bring on partners on your projects. They provide you with accountability, push you to move forward and teach you things you never knew before. If you’re trying to work in isolation, it’s harder to stay the course.
So no more excuses okay? It’s okay to get started and make mistakes, but take the time to correct them and learn from them. Reading ebooks, blogs (like this one!) or buying software gets you nowhere if you don’t do anything with it.
Oh and if you’re a Beastie Boys fan, watch this and then go kick sabotage’s butt!
Hope to see you in the Hangout next Tuesday.