Sometimes, big projects (including big goals) get stalled. When that happens, you need to figure out how to get your project started again. This is something that I know a lot about (unfortunately) and I share my thoughts about getting started with your project again in this video blog.
Here is the direct link on YouTube.
It’s raining in Texas, which is really great. We’re having a pretty severe drought. I don’t know if it’s officially a drought, but they definitely are worried about water throughout the summer and we’re not even in summer yet, so we’re definitely needing more and more rain, so I’m glad it’s drizzling a little bit this morning.
Thunderstorms are predicted and I’m hoping we don’t hail. Last time we had hail a couple months ago in early April the hail stones were bigger than golf balls and $5,000 worth of damage was done to my Tahoe, which was caught outside the garage during the hail storm. Not cool.
Anyway, I’m back on video and I’m going to be cranking this back up and bringing you internet marketing tips every week or so.
My tip for this week is sometimes life is just going to get in the way and interrupt the progress on your internet marketing activities. We all start the year, or we start off at some point, (typically for me it’s every January), with a bunch of goals that we want to accomplish during the year.
I usually do really well for awhile and then at some point during the year, whether it’s in the springtime when things get really busy or in the summer over vacation time, I have this time when things just get off the tracks. Sometimes it happens multiple times a year and sometimes I’m off the tracks for quite awhile – weeks, sometimes a month or more.
It’s not that I’m not making any progress at all, it’s just that the regular disciplined good progress isn’t there. Sometimes, quite frankly, it is that I’m not making any progress at all.
If this happens to you, I think there are lots of things you can do about trying to understand why that’s happening and using life hacks to try and prevent that from happening, there are lots of things and those are going to vary individually. But, the one thing that is true for everybody is when you recognize it you need to just get back to work.
A lot of times you can feel this overwhelming feeling that you’re so far behind you don’t even want to face it, you don’t know where to get started, and you don’t know what to do. The answer is very simple and clear; do something. Just do something.
If it’s a big video project, record a few minutes of video, or edit a little bit. If it’s a big writing project, write 500 words or try to write three days in a row. Just try to get started again with your project. That will allow you to build up some momentum and start moving forward again.
Remember, these internet marketing things, especially if you’re doing it on the side as a side business, it’s not sprint, it’s a marathon. You just have to keep up a pace as best you can and keep pushing through day after day. If you can do a little bit every day, after months and years go by, you’ll like the results.
My name is Mark Mason from LateNightInternetMarketing.com, in a car in Dallas. I hope it rains some more today. Have a great day.