…ever do any weeding?
If you have, you’ll know that there’s always one weed that’s a lot more stubborn than the rest.
It’s got a longer root, it’s in an awkward place, and you find yourself cursing it for not breaking free. – And so you spend a lot more time working on that one.
But wouldn’t it be better, as Sean Mize recommends, leaving it till later, and coming back to it when you’ve the other
That’s a lot like online folk.
They spend too much time on something they’re stuck on, instead of doing the easy stuff that they’re good at.
They’ll spend weeks, or months trying to plot out a book, but never think of hiring someone to do that for them so they’re free to write.
Or they’ll get worked up about Facebook and it’s ads, and hold off on the easier option of just creating daily content
and trying to get it into as many places as they can.
Or they’ll spend hours trying to get the perfect keywords, than just putting up the content and seeing how their audience reacts to it.
I know I used to be like that.
The headline on the sales letter had to be perfect. The email subject line had to right. If I made a mistake on a training video, I’d throw that half hour of work away and start again.
Maybe you’re the same right now.
You’ve got your head stuck in something you could hire out to someone better, instead of working on the other things
you’re good at, or could get done.
And you’re losing days, weeks, or months, going down a path you don’t need to be on.
…if there’s a weed you’re spending too much time on today, move on, and get the others done.
You can always circle back later, or hire it out to an expert who knows what they’re doing.
And if you’re one of those fiction folk that can’t plot a book, or come up with story ideas, here’s two major weed killers.
You can use them yourself, or give them to a VA and get them to do the work for you.
It’s up to you.
But stop wasting time on that weed.
Barry J McDonald.
PS – And if it’s something else, let me know, maybe I might be able to point you in the right direction.