… And if you don’t have it, you can better stop working and take a day off!
Now, why do I want to talk about that today? Not because I don’t have any focus right now, it’s completely the opposite, I have much more focus this week then I had last month. Last month I couldn’t get myself to focus even 5 minutes to work, and I noticed it in my income. Let’s say that in this first week of January I made half of what I made in the whole month of December. Now, why did that happen? Well, if you can’t get focused enough to work on your site to promote it, add more products to your store or even outsource tasks so you don’t have to do them yourself, you will not make as much money as you would want. You will still make money from things you did before and while I do like that minimum income I have each month without having to do any work, I rather make more then that (and grow that minimum income with increasing the number of products I have).
So, what was my biggest mistake last month while I wasn’t able to focus on working? I kept trying. And because I kept trying and didn’t succeed to get any decent work done, I started to feel like a failure. And let me tell you, that feeling doesn’t help getting your focus back so that means it became worse and worse. I should have taken a day off, or a few days off. It might have helped to clear my mind and get back to work feeling refreshed. I didn’t do it however, even though I knew better. Between Christmas and the New Year, however, I took a few days off. Besides that, I came up with a plan to focus on the three main aspects of my business (the 3 parts I enjoy most) and doing so with only one task a day. I’ve been doing that for the first few days of this year and I’ve already felt a big change in myself. I finish my jobs first thing in the morning and after that I feel so good about myself that I have enough energy to focus on other parts of my business or to do more tasks for one of the three main jobs. Focus is again a big part of my business.
Talking about my 365 Day Challenge, this is what I did yesterday and today:
Y: finish salescopy for PLR blog
T: send out mail to affiliates and subscribers for PLR blog + transfer 2 unique sites I sold earlier this week
Y: Discussed new features for Content Wizard with my coder
T: Worked on helpdesk site for my plugins
Y: Ordered new articles for tropical fish and domain registration site
T: Scheduled articles from yesterday on the sites