I’ve been a bit silent lately mostly due to a swarm of work including a film festival and a book launch. It’s exciting to see the projects that others are working on as they come to fruition. I would say the vast majority of my work has come from either referrals or from my website. This leads me to believe that it pays to create your own special space online.
The problem; is that some people create their little space and then get distracted and forget all about it. I have several sites that I’ve set up for clients who have paid for the service, and then either abandoned the site or never added anything at all to it in the form of content.
There’s nothing I can do about that. I figure when and if they’re ready, they’ll either contact me for more help or their domain and/or hosting will expire. They’ll then probably wonder why they ever spent the money in the first place.
That’s human nature!
20% of people are doers. 80% are not. It’s Called the 20-80 Percent Rule
Are you a 20 percenter or an 80 percenter? I don’t think it matters what type of business you’re in whether it’s blogging, network marketing, or freelancing. When you are consistent and stick to your plan, you will eventually get results. If you are haphazard and unfocused you won’t. 80 percenters are mostly better off with a JOB. The same goes for complainers, victims, and definitely drunks.
I suppose the other side of the coin is someone who has a plethora of ideas and is trying to balance everything at once rather than focus on one or two paths. I tend to have this problem. I’ll get an idea and set up a website. Then I’ll get another idea and set up another website. I’ll axe a website and start a new one in its place. And don’t talk to me about the 3-4 businesses I’ve let myself get talked into by some slick tongued rascal. I’m the queen of re-invention. Oh well, it makes life fun . . . right?
Keeping things simple and aligning your work with how you want your Ultimate Lifestyle to be is a better way to focus as an entrepreneur. However there is always going to be a learning curve. I’ve surprised myself on what I’ve managed to learn by myself as far as figuring out how to do technical stuff. Who would have thought a “xx” something aged cartoon actor, ex makeup consultant, and seminar hawker, would have even thought to go in this direction?
However, when I see the results (such as someone’s book going #1 on Amazon) partly because of my efforts or a successful event coming off, it makes me feel like I’m moving in the right direction.
This is not to say I don’t sometimes feel like pulling my hair out. I can assure you I would much rather be on a river boat floating down the Seine. And, believe me I will be someday. I’ve found that if I make the conscious decision I want to do something, I will find a way to make it happen.
Many of us have heard the phrase, “What you think about, you bring about.” The deal is, you can’t just think about it. You have to take action and actually make it happen. Set your intention and then figure it out. Don’t be afraid to fall on your butt and fail every once in a while. Think about the 20-80 Percent Rule.