Staying Focused vs New Ideas

Staying Focused vs New Ideas

ShareIf you are like me at all, you constantly have a flow of ideas for new businesses, websites, and more. While a creative mind is a fantastic thing for anyone looking to be income independent, it can also be an Achilles heel. The prioritization of current projects with planning and starting up new ones can be daunting even for the most seasoned entrepreneur. So how do you go about juggling everything while maintaining productivity?  This could be a very complicated answer but fortunately for you, I’ve spent the time in your very shoes to provide some tips on how to manage it all. 1. Don’t Bury Yourself Let’s say you are currently running two different projects: a drop shipping business and a niche e-commerce store. The drop shipping game has been running smoothly now that you have the process down and you are starting to finally get some organic traffic to your niche c-commerce website. Now you’re itching to fire up something new and shiny. The allure of new is always going to be easy to fall for. First you need to step back and really give your current operations a good review. Can they operate well with you giving them significantly less face time? Remember when starting these off, how much work was involved in getting them set up and running correctly? You will need to be able to take time away from them to get the hot newness going. Can you afford to take the hit in income or will they continue to run smoothly? Only when your current lines of business are taken care of and can run for a...
Time to Start Doing and Stop Thinking

Time to Start Doing and Stop Thinking

ShareAt first, I decided to start Grind Not Mind as a way to remain accountable to myself and my goals of becoming an independent internet marketing kung fu master. As I began to brainstorm and build, I quickly realized that I wanted GNM to become more than that. Yes, it could serve me in my original intent, but my documenting process could serve as a guide for others interested in internet marketing. I found that I wanted to inspire others to stop thinking about improving themselves and their lives and actually do it! Not just in internet marketing, but in whatever area of life you want to improve, because tomorrow will never change unless you do something different today. To start, I have been reading about and dabbling in internet marketing since 2006. Along the way I have also met some incredibly inspiring people and a little later I plan on having them do some guest posts about what they do and their individual stories. For me, the big change came in 2012 when I experienced a huge career change and was given a great opportunity to finally turn my internet marketing hobby into a real paid position. In the two years that I have now been doing this professionally I have learned two things about myself: 1. I absolutely love what I do and 2. Working Monday through Friday, nine-to-five, and living the cubicle life everyday, is not the life I want live. So I decided it was time to get things rolling. I’ve started several businesses before, so I created an LLC or Limited Liability Corporation as it is one...
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