Have you ever struggled with your business?
Well, I thought so. Pretty much everyone has been struggling with their business in one way or another at some point in time. If you say you haven’t, you’re probably not a business owner or you don’t care about your business.
I can summarize it in one word – Overwhelmed!
I believe that is the number one reason that people fail or struggle in business. No matter if it is online or offline. They become overwhelmed.
I guess we have all been there. Thinking that IF I only could get this [fill in the task] done! Then things would be easier and take care of themselves. Then I would get more time for my family and friends. Then I could give more attention to [fill in the task]….
It is basically the same story no matter who you ask.
If they are in an online business, chances are that they are doing all their work by themselves.
- Building websites
- Driving traffic
- Calling prospects
- Creating ad campaigns
- Building an email list
- Creating content
- Writing articles
- Social Networking
- Customer Service
- [fill in the blank]
You name it, and they are probably doing it.
Could it even be so that this person is YOU?
I must admit that I have been this type of person, and although I’ve been changing my mindset a lot the past year or so, I still have some way to go.
The past months have been really overwhelming in my life. Not because there are too many new things I need to learn (well there are, but that’s not the reason). No, the major reason that I have been everwhelmed is because I have started seeing more success.
Yes, you read right. I have seen more success in the past 6 months than I’ve ever seen online before and that has caused me to take on too many new tasks, starting too many new projects and acually loosing quite a bit of focus and discipline.
Yes, success requires focus and when you get success, you can easily become overwhelmed, which leads to less focus and less success…well, you get it. It can start a negative spiral.
Anyway, I’ll get to my point with this blog post.
I have been quite overwhelmed as I said and today I draw down a mind map on my drawing board which made me reflect on all those ideas I have in my mind that I want to implement.
This is how it looked when I was finished:
As you can see, it is A LOT of tasks on that board! No wonder I was overwhelmed.
This mind map also reminded me of a report written by Rich Schefren a few years ago that my mentor Jonathan Budd had recommended me to read.
It’s one of the most downloaded business manifestos to this date and it made Rich famous and know as the Gurus’ guru. Some of his clients are well known marketers like Mike Filsaime, Tellman Knudson, Jeff Walker, Alex Mandosian, Yanik Silver, John Carlton and many many more…
Well, I will tell the rest of the story in the video below.
So, here is the link to Rich’s Internet Business Manifesto.
Download. Read. Implement.
It’s well worth to get rid of that overwhelming feeling and reading the manifesto is a Great start.
To your successful future,
PS. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this post and Rich’s manifesto. Also, I would love to hear about your greatest struggle in business and how you have overcome it? (if you have)