Be truthful. How often do you sabotage your own efforts?
On any given day, you have tasks that you want to complete because you know they will benefit your business and tasks that you actually complete.
You delude yourself into believing that staying up to date on industry news and reading the latest “10 tips to ______” post is “productive.”
You should know better, but a part of you thinks that simply reading the article will help you move forward.
That having a thorough understanding of all aspects of online marketing will place you in a better position when the time comes. Because you've studied so thoroughly, you'll be the supreme ruler of the internet when that time comes.
But that time never comes.
Something is preventing you from moving forward, and you're not sure what it is. So, instead of getting over it and acting, you make an excuse. You explain why you're staying put.
You could have one excuse or several.
Here are five of the most common excuses you might make for yourself.
1.You lack the necessary knowledge.
There is one word that smacks this excuse in the teeth.
If you can't find a lot of free information on Google, try Amazon.
If Amazon does not work, consider hiring a coach.
Information is more readily available now than at any other time in history, and the majority of it is free.
Take the time to look for it.
Make a commitment to learning it. Prepare to face your challenge.
2.You are unable to obtain the necessary education.
Perhaps you do not have internet access; not everyone does (how are you reading this?).
In any case, libraries are structures that house a large number of books on a variety of subjects.
They'll be overjoyed to see you and eager to assist.
If you put in the effort, you will be rewarded with a nearly college-level education.
No, it isn't as convenient as the internet, but learning anything worthwhile is rarely simple.
Reading books will also help to strengthen your attention span, which is critical to your success.
3.You don't know who to talk to.
People, like education, are more accessible than ever before.
Almost everyone you need to know is on Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin.
You're halfway there if you're on a mission they can't help but want to be a part of.
You can connect with the right people with a little patience and an awesome personality.
It won't happen overnight, but it will happen if you really want it bad enough.
4.You don't have the funds.
Finances are a touchy subject.
You may not have the funds right now, but there are numerous ways to supplement your income.
If you need to scour freelancer sites for a few hundred dollars here and there, go ahead and do it.
Save any money you make from freelancing to put towards your dream project.
Can't afford to do so?
Establish a strict budget and set aside a portion of your earnings.
Don't believe what the media tells you; money is everywhere, and people spend it on a daily basis.
Someone is looking for someone just like you right now.
5.You simply cannot afford to take a risk at this time.
When, if not now, will it be?
This is an excuse based on apprehension about the unknown.
The truth is that you can't afford not to take a risk right now.
Pulling on the reins of an idea that truly benefits people not only stifles progress, but also prevents people from improving their lives.
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