It’s been soooo hard for me to keep a blog post schedule. I am really struggling to write a blog post every week. That’s only 1 a week! And I can’t keep up! I finally took time to just sit and review what I’ve done, trying to work out where I’ve gone wrong.
I’m trying to make money online because I thought I would still be able to do it while taking care of the kids…. and everything else. But it’s just so hard to focus and do anything when you hear your kids calling you every 2 minutes. It seems like everyone needs something from me every second of every hour of every day.
It is very and truly exhausting. Add hyperthyroidism and I have the perfect storm. Please bear with me, I’m NOT giving up! It just means things have to go on a much slower pace than I like….
Anyways, these are my findings… I am so guilty of these deadly mistakes that I have been just wasting my precious time online instead of being productive.
My 7 Deadly Newbies Mistakes:
I know people just keep on saying goal setting is very important. Because really if you don’t know where you are going…. well, you’re not really going anywhere.That’s what I’ve been doing so far. Without a goal in mind, I really don’t have a clear objective as to what I need to do, or if I’ve achieved anything.
I thought once I’ve got my mindset and I’ve got my why then I can start. Turns out it’s not as simple. Goal setting should be the next thing you do.
Have a goal, make a blueprint, set milestones. Then it will be easier to take a step by step approach towards your goal. It is much more likely that you will reach your goal too.
“Shiny Object Syndrome” rings a bell anyone?
In my defence, it’s really hard to focus with two little kids running around, breaking and messing everything, and yelling all the time.I don’t have much time in the day to do what I want to do. When I do, it is hard for me to focus on the task and just get it done. Excuses, excuses. Well, I’m trying my best to keep up with everything, stay afloat….keep learning…. start earning… (and if I can do it, I’m sure you can do it better!)
I am not an organised person (and my husband, on the other hand, is a ‘clean n tidy’ freak. I suppose that’s why he’s my better half. Opposites do attract – Just a side note). So, it gets even harder for me to focus and finish the task at hand because everything’s everywhere. Where did I save that image? Now where’s that video… or the instructions on how to do what…?
I should really start to get organised. Keep everything in one place, with clear tabs! (note to self).
Need I say more? I am supposed to be writing a year’s worth of email sequences for my dear subscribers. But I still haven’t got around to do it. I get scared, don’t know what to write…I get distracted…everything seems more important…then I just never do it. Same thing with blog posts…. and a lot of other things.Just do it! There’s never a better time, and nothing else is more important.
Always Looking For Shortcuts
Trying to avoid the learning curve. If there’s a shortcut, why take the normal long winding road? But sometimes, once you’ve learned how to do things properly, then you know how to do it, and you can do it faster and faster…over and over.Sometimes it is worth the time and the learning curve.
Wanting Too Much Too Soon
Why am I still not getting the results that I want? I thought I’m taking shortcuts and all, I should be at the top already! I don’t have the patience and I get stressed out. I want the shortcuts to save me time… but instead, I’m going nowhere. Sometimes it’s true what they say… good things come to those who wait (don’t just wait around though… keep learning and taking massive actions!)
Another one of my weakness. Has always been. I should have a plan. Write 10 posts in a sitting, then just publish one every week. Ha! I’ll be free to do other things for 9 weeks. I’m trying guys…. please bear with me….
Are you guilty of any of those? I know I am. All of them. If I don’t do anything I’ll never get anywhere now. I suppose these are all necessary learning curves for me.
This blog post is more like a note to myself, but we can all learn from each other, and that’s why I decided to write this as a blog post. Plus I don’t know what else to write and a blog post is overdue
I hope you enjoy reading this post and get something out of it.