Your online success is a result of traffic generation, content creation, continuous market and promotion methods, and networking, all of which take hours of work and to work effectively you have to be focused. However, the wandering mind, lack of ambition, and constant opportunity seeking makes it difficult to keep ones focus on their working online business.
Because a lack of focus is the number one way to sabotage your success, and because many people suffer from it, its no wonder countless people struggle to make a go of their working online ventures.
Lets face it, running a business is a lot of work and most prefer to daydream about what it might be like to own a successful online business then actually apply their knowledge to actually creating it. Who really wants to work?
When you think of all the things you have to do in a day, writing and updating content, creating ads, posting in forums, setting up joint ventures and doing admin work on your website (just to name a few), it makes your head spin causing you to look elsewhere for an easier method. And you need not look far, just open your inbox.
As you read this theres a new opportunity making its way to you. Its not difficult to become sidetracked and become a chronic opportunity seeker. But you can regain control and focus so you dont sabotage your success; here are few things to try.
1. Figure out your likes and dislikes before you sign up. Since opportunity seeking and lack of focus comes from our dissatisfaction with our current working online business, its important to learn who you are and what you may be good at before you sign up.
The same thing that is sabotaging your business will actually work in your favor..multiple choices. You may not be someone who will succeed in an MLM business; perhaps you need a different direction. Ask yourself if the business you have chosen suits your personality.
2. Reread the sales page. 8 out of 10 people like the first stages of business, when everything is fresh and new and exciting. As they enter the working online phase they seep into boredom causing them to look elsewhere for that excited feeling.
You can retrain your brain to get happy again and regain focus by rereading the sales page that made you sign up in the first place. Suddenly youre relooking at all the things the business can offer you and youre recharged. You should also look at your business plan at least once a week. This also helps to remind you of whats important and why youre doing this.
3. Open your email after you have done the first major task of the day. By doing this you not only give attention to your business you reinforce the importance of it before any other opportunities get your attention.
4. Make a list at of all the things you did for your business at the end of the day. Many people dont realize all the effort they put into their online business success. They dont acknowledge their own accomplishments and thus it becomes easy to forget how much work you are actually doing.
When you write it down and actually look at it, you boost your confidence in yourself and your business. The more confident you feel about what you are doing now the more you want to do later. This helps you to stay focused on your working online business plan and can help prevent you from seeking other opportunities before yours is a success.
Its not difficult to be a sign up junkie who is always falling for the next big thing, but its not hard to stick with your original plan either. By reminding yourself of how important it is to you, and realizing a dream without work will never be realized, you keep focused and avoid sabotaging your working online business.
Jeff Casmer is a leading legitimate work at home expert and is a work from home business owner. His "Top Ranked" Working Online Directory gives you all the information you need to Earning Online in the 21st century.