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Keeping Focused On Your Business Can Be A Challenge For The Internet Newbie

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Business - Entrepreneur, Business - Home-Based Business, goal setting, Mindset, Time Management

For someone new to marketing on the internet it can be like taking a four-year old into a huge specialty candy store.  There is so much to see and so many appealing and delicious type of  candies for that child to choose from that she becomes overwhelmed! Imagine that the parent said, “Remember, you are only allowed to choose one.” A typical reaction in a whiny voice could be, “I don’t know which one to choose!”

One of the things I struggled with and am still working on is to avoid clicking on emails with a really good subject line. Sometimes it’s nothing new, perhaps an e-book with a catchy title.  I know I’ve heard the topic before, probably have something similar in a binder on my shelf or on my hard-drive, or may even be in a class on the topic, but natural curiosity impels me to take a look to see someone else’s take on a topic.  I may open the document and just scan it.  Five or 10 minutes later I’ve learned nothing new, but that’s five or 10 minutes lost.  That’s time I could have spent doing something in and for my business.  One solution I’ve implemented is to unsubscribe from a number of lists.

The challenge – FOCUS.  A lack of focus is one of the things that can affect beginner internet marketers adversely.  It is a challenge, because many persons do not have a clear picture of where they want to go and how to get there, so in their research to do so they get caught up in all the various types of ‘candies’ and baubles that are on the internet.  In my next post we will delve a little further into how having a focus can propel you forward quickly.

Remember, “time spent on one thing is time away from another”.  Make sure that what you are spending your time on is going to move you forward in your online business.

2 Comments to “Keeping Focused On Your Business Can Be A Challenge For The Internet Newbie”


  1. Wow… can i relate to your post. I’ve been kind of posting about the same thing, today especially.. then i went to look at other blogs and ran across yours. You must be my sister! LOL Dr. Phil is one of my favorite people, and i’ve taken a couple of his questions as my own :o) 1) So how’s that workin’ for you? 2) You can’t change what you don’t admit. How do those relate to us? If we’re always ‘rabbit trailing’, we’re not going to be successful in our business, and if we don’t realize it, we can’t change it. Now.. i’m grounded from any more E-mail and Blog reading for the day :o) Thanks for your post and reinforcing that all the ‘noise’ out there IS a problem for us, and that we need to concentrate on our goals :o)
    Blessings,
    Terri
    Nubbin’s Avon Store

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  2. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Terri. It’s as if we’re all on an information overload highway and we just have to work at filtering out some of the noise from the traffic 🙂

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