Keep Your Eye on the Ball
Are you always looking at the next money-making opportunity?
Do you have a hard time focusing on one thing at a time?
Why is focus such an important part of starting an online business?
This picture says 1,000 words about the importance of focus:
Now the explanation:
Let’s say the little girl (my neice), is your first online business. You’ve worked hard to get everything set up: finding the suppliers, keyword research, web design, etc.
Your new online business is now “on the dance floor” ready to make a move…
And you start looking around for a new partner. What are you thinking? You have to stay focused if you want anything to come from all your hard work up front.
Entrepreneurs have a tendency to always be thinking of new ideas and can be easily distracted. As it says in the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stehpen R. Covey,
Effective management is putting first things first. While leadership decides what “first things” are, it is management that puts them first, day-by-day, moment-by-moment. Management is discipline, carrying it out. (p.148)
You’ve started your first online business but don’t look beyond the mark! Continue to reassess what you’re doing everyday to make things happen and grow.
Yes, eventually you will be able to expand and grow in to new endeavors that hopefully tie in with your first success, but don’t start “looking for other dance partners” too soon or your initial find will be TICKED (as this little girl was).