time is money, so make the most of your time


Everyone has heard the phrase “Time is Money”.
Wasting time is also 
wasting part of your precious life.
If you are young this means little to you, but 
if you are getting older,
then you are certainly aware of how quickly time passes.
Even if you are a younger person who is working hard to get ahead

Quick and easy goals and how to set them

Quick and easy goals – make them and reach them.

Are you setting goals for yourself or your organization?

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to set, and reach your goals, then
this may just be the ticket that you have been looking for, in fact, this method will
likely take you the rest of the way to your goal.

Way back in the 1960’s two psychologists studied the effect of goal setting.
Locke and Latham found that goal setting can increase performance
in 90% of those who set goals.

Focus Considerations

 

 

Focus considerations, and what is most important

What should your focus considerations include?

Let me get Focused by asking you just one question? Okay – a few questions.

>> How long have you been trying to get your share of the online “Pie” – like forever?

>>Or, how long have you been trying to reach a goal and you are still spinning your wheels?

>> Is effectively getting things done on time a problem for you?

>> Do you find you never have enough time to finish projects?

Yes? Well Hallelujah! You are now in the majority of those who say:

===>“WOW! Frustration never felt so good!”

===>“I just loooooove being unable to make things work!”

===>“Getting ahead – what the @$*# is that?”

 

A Dirty Little Secret

Hey, don’t sweat it. Let me tell you a little secret…

Generally, most people struggle for years before they figure out how to market online. Therefore, you are not alone.

It took me over 5 years of online struggle to succeed, but I did it.

What made the difference – a little thing called “Focus”.

 

focus

 

When you first started out learning something new, you
simply didn’t know what to focus on. You also didn’t know
what NOT to focus on.

What? Where? When? How much? AAAAAHHHHHH!

I got it. Confusion. Unhappy family, Unhappy you,
and to top things off, you’re bombarded By B.S. in emails and internet offers.

Are you ready to be done with all the crap?

There is always a better way – and I have it!

Take it from someone who lives with A.D.D. every day.

Focus is tough for everyone, but it is not tougher than you.

Try these tips about Focus Considerations?

Okay for starters,

#1. Set A Goal

Tell yourself EXACTLY what you need to do.
(Goal setting can be as easy as 1-2-3.

#2. Pay close attention to what you do as you work

By paying close attention to what you do while you work, you keep the “Distraction” thieves at bay.

#3. Be aware of what are you doing NOW

If what you are doing is not related to your goal, STOP!

And now that I have answered all of your questions…
Yeah, RIGHT!

Setting a goal is really not the hard part of getting to a goal. In fact, it is probably the easiest part.

In contrast, the real challenge is the motivation to keep working toward that goal.

Circular thinking may be costing you money

Is circular thinking keeping you working in circles?.

                         

The circular thinking process, also known as Circular Reasoning,
is basically just that.  You create a thought that does not go beyond
your original starting point.  

Let me take something that everyone is familiar with – making money.

Some of us have a grasp of how to create and have an income, but even
with that many people still feel the need to have more.  What do you do?

The starting point for your circular thought is that “I need more money”.

So you explore some ways to bring in extra cash. You rule out a second job,
you don’t want to ask friends and family for cash, so you think that
starting a business is a good idea.  Then you get to thinking, “Well, I can’t
start a business because “I will need more money“.


Check this out –
Can’t make money online? Here’s why!


Killing your productivity with Circular Thinking

Whether you are in business online, or just trying to get through life,
the way you deal with your own thoughts can make or break your success.

Everyone has a tendency to fall into the trap on occasion where they get
sidetracked by something.

The internet marketing, blogging, or doing anything online where you
are trying to make a few dollars, or even just get people to your site so
that you can provide them with information, can be a challenge for most of us.

 

There are really only a few things that you need to do to get a business
going online, but those few things can get really complicated very quickly.
Why? It is because of circular thinking.  This is a common problem, especially
if you are just starting out online.  It even affects those of us who have been
working online for a while (guilty as charged!).

The circular thinking that takes place is the idea that you have to do more,
spend more, and worry more, but you still seem to end up in the same place
that you started.  The worry comes from all the spending and doing that
doesn’t seem to work no matter how much you do.  Ever been there?


Check this out –
Can’t make money online? Here’s why!

Circles to Lines

Now it’s time to straighten out those thoughts. Bear in mind that you will no longer
be a “Big Wheel”:) No more circles!

Here are a few suggestions that may help keep you from running in circles.


1. Before you start any project, large or small, write down EXACTLY what you
are going to do, how much time you want to take, and how you are going to do it.
The less time that you waste going from thing to thing, and trying to figure out
everything as you go, the less time you will waste, and the more focused you will be.


2. Give yourself 30 minutes and check yourself to make
certain that you are still on task and not engaging in circular thinking again.
If at the end of the 30 minutes you are still on target, then run another 30 minutes.


3. Did you meet your 30 minute goal?
Maybe you you initially set out to write a blog post. After 30 minutes,
you are now trying to adjust the color of an image. Maybe that image
is part of the post, but you haven’t gotten the post written. You can
always add in the images later, or add the image, finish the post,
and go back and adjust the image.

When you get distracted by things that keep you from your original goal,
you will end up getting very little done in the end.

What is it that keeps you motivated?

Are You Still Motivated? HOW?

I was recently asked “How do you stay motivated?”. I do
speak about motivation, but usually not on a personal level.
So, forgive me, but I will be talking about me, myself, and I
for the next few moments.

The fact is, I am not always motivated. Motivation is not
something that just happens. If you are human at all, you
know that you do not always want to be productive.

The 3 “Selfs”

You like to sit and watch a movie, take a vacation,
take a nap – maybe take another nap. That’s okay.
I enjoy those things, but there is more. The “More” part
is self-responsibility, self-reliance, and self-respect.

I would feel worse taking that nap when I knew
that I had things to do that are going to
keep my family fed (self-reliance).

I know that there are a lot of people who rely on the information
that I give them to help keep THEM motivated,
and that I need to keep up with reliable content (self-reponsibility).

Self-respect is something that I would lose quickly
if I fell into the trap of allowing myself to get lazy.

Self-Responsibility

Let’s begin with Self-Responsibility. Being responsible for
the things that you do, and taking that responsibility
seriously, is a major milestone in becoming successful – at anything!

How do you know if you are a responsible person?
Do you always begin work on time? This means that
even if you are working at home, you begin your
day at approximately the same time each day.

Do you manage distraction effectively? If you can’t control
the things that take you away from your work, then
you are not managing your time very well. You may
mean well, but to others you may be tagged as irresponsible.

Self-Reliance

Self-reliance is important because it shows others that you
are confident in your abilities. If you have confidence in yourself,
then others will be drawn to you, and will be more willing to give
you their time, and their business.

Self-Respect

Self-respect keeps you in touch with yourself, and helps
tie together your other two “Selfs”.

When you have self-respect, you have personal guidelines that
help others like and respect you.

Self-respect holds things like honesty, integrity, and trust at the
forefront of personal and business dealings. Your self-respect keeps
you in touch with what is important to you.

As with anything else, some of these things are learned
through trial and error. Even though we are often taught
these things growing up, listening, understanding, and
believing is often a difficult concept for youthful desires.

I was a hard study. I often thought that I was working hard,
but would fall short of my goals. It wasn’t until I learned
to control myself (mind, body, and soul) that I finally
was able to overcome most (unfortunately not all) of the
obstacles that were standing in my way of success.

I did become successful by working harder, and becoming
stronger. I later realized that I had gained a close
relationship with my 3 “R’s” which made my successes possible.

By mind-body-soul, I do not mean that you must be able to
drop into some state of sub-conscious enlightenment at the
drop of a hat, but that you recognize what directions you
need to be taking – and when.

You need to be able to control your body so that you can
get up and get to work, instead of continually hitting
that “Snooze” button on your alarm. When I get tired, but
I still have work that must be finished, I finish it.

The soul part has nothing to do with being religious, not
that religion will not be helpful at times, but it is
keeping in touch with your “Self”. Something that I have
been talking about for a number of paragraphs!

What does it take to add value and market smarts?

So, just what DOES it take to add value and market smarts
in your business, or at least give the impression of having
that added value in your products or services?

Let me begin with a few questions.
– Does an auto have more value with, or without, wheels?
– Would you rather have a glass that is half-full, or half-empty?
– How much value do you see in “FREE”?

Let’s take these in order shall we. . .

1. That auto down the road that you have been looking at,
it has four wheels and runs – right? Would you buy it
at the same asking price if it had NO wheels?

Maybe. If it was a Classic that you were planning on
restoring anyway, and you knew you could make $10,000
when it is finished, then you might buy it anyway.

What if it was just a regular car that you wanted to
be able to drive to work, and use for a vacation or two?
You would likely want a discount on the car, because
it has no wheels.

Why is this? Perception!
2. Do you look at things as half-full, or half-empty?
We have probably heard this old saying thousands of times.

When you buy something, the advertiser (copywriter) will
attempt to always give you that “Half-Full” picture, and
paint the “Half-Full” scenario.

For example (and I will use the Internet Marketing niche),
you see an ad that tells you that you can generate traffic
on “Auto Pilot”. Glass half-empty.

What you are not told is that you have to
spend $1,000 for their software, spend days trying to figure
out how everything works, sign up to several websites that
work in conjunction with the software (if it is going to
run as they deomonstrated), and it will cost you another
$272 for these extras – the half-full side of it.


3. Everyone likes “Free” correct? But, just how much do you
expect to get for your free report, keychain, information,
ebook, or whatever? Do you think that you will learn more
than you already know? Hopefully, and occasionally, yes, you will

The real value (and information) usually comes from the
paid product that is promoted (half-full by the way) when
you download your free item.

Going back to the original question, “What does it take to add
value to something?” It is not a matter of adding value per-se,
but adding the perception of value. You also want to give value.

Many things are written, produced, and delivered that already
do have value. The problem is that people who see these items
are not seeing the “Half-Full” part, but instead they are seeing
the “Half-Empty” glass

It is not that the product or service does not already have value,
but the perception is that it is just not worth it, or it will
be there later (we all know that later never comes).

Make sure that you add value, and market smart every time you
write your advertising by keeping the perception of your target
audience in mind. Get to know your readers and find out what
they really want. Then give it to them. Just make
certain that what you give them really does have value.

Bob

Goal Setting And How To Follow Through

Goal setting and following through on a plan are usually not compatible.

 Goal setting, and actually achieving that goal, are not always compatible.
Just because someone attempts a goal, does not
guarantee a successful experience.
 
Once you have learned how to achieve your goals,
it is not uncommon to see you come back for more.
 
There have been numerous athletes and business people
who have supposedly retired, and have ended up coming
back to do more of what they like to do. They now have
new goals to achieve.
 
It is not uncommon for people to decide to drop the things that
they are doing for a number of reasons. Therefore, if you stop your quest
for something that you are trying to achieve, make sure that you are
doing it for the right reasons.

It is possible that your reasons involve your health, or a move, or
it could be that you are changing to something that is working
better for you, and offers more opportunity.

What you don’t want to do is to just give up on what you
are working on, because you don’t seem to be making the
kind of headway that you think you should have.

It is often the case, when working toward any goal, that you
must just put your head down and “Charge”! Go full out,
stay focused, and work hard. It is often that distractions
will keep us from reaching our goals.

Unless you have some major, personal reason for stopping your
quest, you really have no good reason to give up. RE-establish
your motivation, focus on what is important, and get mentoring
help if necessary.




Doing my best, so that you can do yours,

Bob