Monthly Archives: October 2014

How To Overcome Information Overload

Yesterday we talked about one of the biggest problems people face when trying to get started making money on the Internet: Information Overload.

There are so many ways to make money online that new, and even experienced marketers, don’t always know where to start or what to do next.

So how can we overcome this crippling phenomenon and finally start to enjoy the success that we so desperately desire?

Here are 3 things you can do to get on the road to success:

1) Set up a new email address.

Let’s face it, you’re inbox isn’t exactly your friend. If you’re like me and many others that I’ve talked to, you are bombarded with new offers from expert marketers on a daily basis.

The situation is so bad that when one company I like sends out an offers for health related products, and sends the same email twice in one day. I think they do this because it increases the chances of their message being seen. Given the number of marketing messages this company sends out, I’d have to say it is an effective technique. Great for them, but BAD for your inbox!

One of the most effective things you can do to reduce or even eliminate the temptation of new offers from experts is to set up a new email address and share this with your family and friends.

I realize that this isn’t an easy thing to do, especially if you’ve had your email address for a long time. It is however one of the most powerful things you can do to reduce being tempted by shiny new objects.

The benefit of setting up a new inbox for your most important emails is that after you’ve worked on your business for the day,  you can always go and check the email from your original inbox, even though this isn’t a good idea because you WILL be tempted by doing it.

2) Tem up with an accountability partner.

Another step you can take is to get yourself connected to someone who will help you stay focused. Your accountability partner could be a friend of business associate whom you trust enough to share what you’re working on.

The idea is simple: Tell them you’re working on a new business project, and you want them to hold you accountable for your activities with it. Having someone outside of yourself who can point out when you’re off track and keep track of your progress can have an amazing powerful impact on your progress and overall success.

3) Get a coach.

Coaches can see things that you can’t see, especially if they are in the industry you want to succeed in. Many people have the mistaken idea that a coach knows everything, but this isn’t true.

A coach’s job is simply to see things that you can’t see. We all have “blind spots” in our awareness, and this is where a coach is invaluable. They can see past your blind spots.

The only real questions regarding a coach are 1) where can you find a coach? and 2) how does the coach get paid?

Tomorrow we will talk about the easiest way to get a coach to help you succeed.

Is Information Overload Is Robbing You Of Success?

If you’re like most people I talk to on a regular basis about their lack of success in making
money on the Internet, then you’re most likely struggling with one huge problem – Information Overload.

It’s true. There are so many people trying to get your attention that very quickly you feel overwhelmed by all of it and don’t really know where to start or what to do next.

What seems to make the problem worse is that expert marketers are constantly coming up with new products, and these people are GREAT at making us WANT what it is that they are offering. I’ve met people who have tons of programs on their computer gathering “digital” dust.

The gurus often use the term “Shiny Object Syndrome” to describe this situation. They know that the majority of people who buy their products will never ask for a refund because they never get around to implementing the product they bought! The thing is, many of the products the gurus sell are really pretty good.

You start out with the best of intentions, buy a program or product, sit down and start working your way through it, and before you know it you’re off to doing something else. After a few days you forget all about your “new program” and are off doing something else.

The sad part is, this can go on literally for years without you even realizing it! Want to know how I know this? Two reasons: 1) I was a master of this, as guilty as the next person, and 2) I know expert marketers who talk about this all of the time.

In my next post, we’ll talk about some ways to overcome Information Overload or Shiny Object Syndrome as it’s often called.

Talk to you soon.