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I am stuck, even after 10 months on this forum. TLDR: Do I revamp and fastlane my slow lane handmade widget business, or do I just do that for money while I execute some other fastlane ideas?

The problems I struggle with:

Problem #1: My handmade widget business is very slow right now. And even though everyone gives gifts and I make nice things, I’m one of those people who thinks there’s too much stuff everywhere and I am an introvert who’s never going to say “Hey y’all, buy my stuff!”. It’s possible to fastlane a large portion of my business and revamp it, but I am tired of failure and honestly, I’m SICK OF IT. Sick of the whole business. Even though, I really like the area of widget making I’m in, and I could make this stuff forever, I just hate everything involved in selling, hence the idea of fastlaning it by having products made elsewhere--this has possibilities but again, not sure the world needs more stuff, and I hate to put the time in only to fail. I had initially thought I could help others sell their widgets by selling useful guides for things like visual presentation, and discovered I don’t really give a schnitzel if other people sell their widgets.

Problem #2: My attention span moves faster than a flea on meth and with both the widget business and any fastlane ideas, I have about 100 ideas a day. I feel that my handmade widget business has failed due to my failure to concentrate on one area for very long (I am talented in a lot of areas and can make a lot of things). I need to concentrate on execution and carry things through.

Problem #3: My health is uncertain and my time is not always my own. I’m not likely to shuffle off this mortal coil any time soon, but it is somewhat limiting. Everything I have in mind to fastlane can be done within my limitations, though. But I wouldn’t be able to go, say, pick up a warehouse job to make ends meet while doing some fast lane ideas on the side. I also have commitments that require me to be flexible with my time.

My biggest advantages are probably that I am a good writer and good at just about every kind of craft (this has got to be an advantage but it feels like a millstone sometimes)

If I could write things that had value for people, I would do that. I thought about writing copy, but I’ve always wondered, how is that fastlane? (just an aside). I’ve thought about writing keyword lists for the handmade world (even though I don’t like writing how-to-sell guides, I really like writing lists (OCD!)). I could write tutorials for handmade widgets, but with so much content available for free these days, I am not sure there’s a market. One thing I’ve done well and done for free for people in the widget community is to write lists of potential products they could sell. Again with the lists--I really like lists.

I have several fastlane ideas, but I tend to lose interest fairly easily--flea on meth, that’s me.

If you got to the end here and are still reading, thank you. And most of all, thanks, MJ for creating this forum.

So, advice? Kick in the pants?
 

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come up with an idea, and stick with it.

set goals and deadlines, if it ''fails'' maybe you could move onto something else.

just pick one thing and execute. failure is a positive thing in entrepreneurship

what are issues in your life? is there a product or service that could help those issues?
 

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My attention span moves faster than a flea on meth
I tend to lose interest fairly easily--flea on meth, that’s me.

From my experience, if you don't shift the underlying character trait that has been your limitation in the past, regardless what idea you choose; you're going to continue to repeat the same cycle over and over again.

Behind every behavior (losing focus and going to the new idea) is a positive intent ( __________________ )

What is the positive intent behind the lack of focus? What is it that the flea wants, which hasn't been provided to him by sticking with one thing?

When you find the positive intent behind the behavior, you can now look at the solution (Focusing on one thing) and then notice how that new habit (focusing on one thing) will provide you with the same intent that feeds the flea to keep going.

What is the positive intent behind the limiting behavior?
 

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Sounds like you know what all the problems are...but you don't seem to have the motivation to attack them and fix them. We can't help with that.

Oh dear...do I seem unmotivated? :jawdrop:
 

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come up with an idea, and stick with it.

set goals and deadlines, if it ''fails'' maybe you could move onto something else.

just pick one thing and execute. failure is a positive thing in entrepreneurship

what are issues in your life? is there a product or service that could help those issues?

Schedule my way to failure... :smile2: Products and services for my issues, hmmm...I've actually never thought about that. I mean literally, it never occurred to me, I guess I figured my problems were hopeless... LOL Honestly, I generally think about things that would benefit large numbers of people and rarely myself. Not that I am any Mother Teresa (NOT AT ALL!!!!!!), but I just realized I probably spend more time on other people's stuff than my own. Oh hey, avoidance! And that also just helped my think about what Andrew said (I was trying to think about an answer to his post because it was kind of deep).
 

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From my experience, if you don't shift the underlying character trait that has been your limitation in the past, regardless what idea you choose; you're going to continue to repeat the same cycle over and over again.

Behind every behavior (losing focus and going to the new idea) is a positive intent ( __________________ )

What is the positive intent behind the lack of focus? What is it that the flea wants, which hasn't been provided to him by sticking with one thing?

When you find the positive intent behind the behavior, you can now look at the solution (Focusing on one thing) and then notice how that new habit (focusing on one thing) will provide you with the same intent that feeds the flea to keep going.

What is the positive intent behind the limiting behavior?

I had to think about this a lot and I think I've figured it out, but the truth is a mixture of sad/ugly. Have to analyze the past a little bit to move forward.
 

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I had to think about this a lot and I think I've figured it out, but the truth is a mixture of sad/ugly. Have to analyze the past a little bit to move forward.
Virtually all the times we hold onto limiting behaviors, it's because they once served us positively in the past.

To release the limiting behavior - you have to adjust that deeper connection - showing how that past behavior once served a positive intent. And how that positive intent no longer serves you, and only holds you back.

Once you learn this, things finally click into place and just the fact that you've already made this connection allows you to realize that this behavior is no longer a problem.

Where specifically do you choose to focus your energy now?
 

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Partner with someone that can sell.
Or hire someone who can sell.
Or sell.

I'm no expert and am pretty new to this all myself, but I think this is the correct approach. Like MJ said in Unscripted, he is the type of person who has to have control over every aspect, so he taught himself coding for limos.com so that he wouldn't have to rely on someone else. He recognized his personality trait and adjusted so that he could proceed forward in a way that he knew would be effective for him.

If you hate the sales aspect but are passionate about the product you're creating then you have two choices:
1. Outsource your area of weakness so that you can spend more time on your area of strength.
2. Outsource the widget making so that you can focus 100% on the sales and gain that skill. Nobody will care as much about your widgets as you do.

Also, is it possible that this is a feedback loop issue? Have you not had any success selling your product to give you the feedback loop affirmation needed to want to continue to sell? If so, is that because the market is telling you your product isn't what you think it is? Or is it because you haven't dedicated the time to sell to receive the feedback?

Is this a product that you have to cold call or face to face sell? Are you not able to run ads? You say you're a good writer and could write copy for a living. Why aren't you writing copy to sell this product?

Lots of things to answer here.
 

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From reading your post, I am sensing a number of underlying issues, and to be honest, I can relate as this was me.

Given that life does not go the way we 'over'picture in our heads, a lot of times we set out to do things and the contingencies of life can easily throw us off.

You've raised the issue with:

a. Your business being slow - Why is it slow? Is it because people simply aren't buying, or is it because production is taking too long on your end? Is it because you are creating something that doesn't fulfil a need? Have you created a product that you like, but isn't sure that it's something others need? Is it because it is something that everyone else has created and you're creating it too? What needs will it fulfil? How does it help others? How is your widget different - as like - what factor have you taken into consideration that others haven't that can help place your widget ahead of the game?

b. You are introverted - So is MJ DeMarco, no doubt, MJ admits he is an introvert, BUT, that haven't stopped him from pursuing, creating and educating; therefore it leaves a lot of hope for all of us introverts in the world. There are many different ways to sell and promote our items whether it's both online or offline. Andy Black has an excellent AdWords Course currently being offered - of which I am looking into myself. SinisterLex also offers a lot of Courses and guidance that help in getting ahead too, Walter Hay shares great nuggets about sourcing reliable products, import/export, and having your product professionally manufactured for your business amidst other nuggets. These are just three of SO MANY Fastlaners who have been contributing their wealth of knowledge and experience in helping us each get ahead together. Don't allow introversion to scare you into not being able to sell. There are a lot of exceptional businesses globally that were initiated by introverts. To be quite frank, while introversion and extroversion may have specific qualities that can help us get ahead or not, our success doesn't just boil down to such, it's the ability to push beyond the labels society classify us that will help us get ahead and the empowerment to carry out the necessary actions to take us to our success, so do not be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone. :)

c. Your attention span isn't limited to one thing, and to be quite honest, this happens to a lot of people, if not everyone, there's a part of Unscripted which admits that when we find the one thing that is working really well in business, we become focused and passionate about pushing it and succeeding continuously at it. I think the reason why you are finding it hard to focus on that one thing is because you haven't allowed yourself the opportunity to carry out something fully and see it through to it's success so you can be re-motivated to stick at it. I speak this from my own personal experience and the constant changing is because we keep looking for that 'next-best-thing' that we believe will make it happen. In this case, to overcome such, we have to select one thing that fulfils the CENTS Commandments that is worthy of making others' lives better and push it through to the finish line as we continue to win. Maybe you can look at re-reading TMF and/or Unscripted? Ever so often, I go through my highlighted notes to keep that footing necessary to take me ahead.

d. You are beating yourself up because you believe that after 10 months you should have already been seeing some type of insight to your Fastlane Success. The timeframe for Fastlaning differs for EVERYONE. Some of the most seasoned fastlaners will definitely tell you about the struggles and victories they have faced, as a matter of fact, a lot of them have it documented right here on the forum, those gold and notable threads are proof of it, some will tell you about their fastlane journeys being buffered in between with slowlane ventures that were necessary to keep the day-to-day maintenance of bills, production of their fastlane products/services going etc. A timeframe for Fastlane Status isn't something cast in stone, if that was the case, it would have been a definite chapter in either of the books; MJ DID mention that Process is important, he mentioned we will fail often, he mentioned there will be VERY UN-motivating days and things we have to do to secure the journey, he mentioned that it's NOT meant for everyone and he pretty much mentioned all the things that the business gurus don't mention in their get-rich-happy-go-lucky books, so, I think you are being unfair to yourself a bit, it seems you just need to get your purpose in focus, just so you can gain insight as to what foundation is necessary for you to build this Fastlane journey on.
 

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Nobody will care as much about your widgets as you do.

That's been my major mistake in life in general, assuming that people would care as much about and dedicate as much time to my stuff/things/life as I have for theirs.

Also, is it possible that this is a feedback loop issue? Have you not had any success selling your product to give you the feedback loop affirmation needed to want to continue to sell? If so, is that because the market is telling you your product isn't what you think it is? Or is it because you haven't dedicated the time to sell to receive the feedback?

Eh, that one is iffy. There is a market, definitely, but my traffic is low (I am currently working on my SEO).

Is this a product that you have to cold call or face to face sell? Are you not able to run ads? You say you're a good writer and could write copy for a living. Why aren't you writing copy to sell this product?

No cold calling and no face to face, oh heck no! I'd rather clean sewers than do that. It's all online. I said I thought about writing copy for others, which I do far better than most people. If I did, I would only be like every copywriter, coach, and guru out there, who sells their services, and not stuff. One thing I can't get past in the whole services-for-others community is like you said, if someone is good at it, why are they not using their own prowess to sell things for themselves and not just sell services to others? I have no doubt I could write compelling enough copy to sell other people's things, I'm just not sure it's fast lane.
 

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I said I thought about writing copy for others, which I do far better than most people. If I did, I would only be like every copywriter, coach, and guru out there, who sells their services, and not stuff. One thing I can't get past in the whole services-for-others community is like you said, if someone is good at it, why are they not using their own prowess to sell things for themselves and not just sell services to others? I have no doubt I could write compelling enough copy to sell other people's things, I'm just not sure it's fast lane.

I think you are confusing guru's (who don't practice what they preach) and copy writers that provide an extremely valuable service, or teach others how to write copy which is ALSO an extremely valuable service.

Writing copy is a product.

Teaching others to write copy is a product.

Therefore, they are using their skills to sell their own product. (in this case their product is a service)

Services can be fastlane. There are plenty of examples of that here. (to be fair I think divorcing your time from your income is harder with services)

But who says people aren't fastlane unless they sell "stuff"??
 

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Thank you Melissa, for your very thorough answer.

Given that life does not go the way we 'over'picture in our heads, a lot of times we set out to do things and the contingencies of life can easily throw us off.

Yes, story of my life. I am really easily thrown off by things that don't happen according to my "script" (see what I did there). I am anything but conventional, but I did have many things that never came to fruition, and I have been drifting for years, helping other people's lives along, because what else would I do with mine --and this isn't a woe is me, I have had people more or less say this to me. I have spent a lot of time volunteering, but working for others for free cannot possibly be my life purpose because I am an introvert and I need to make a living.

a. Your business being slow - Why is it slow? Is it because people simply aren't buying, or is it because production is taking too long on your end? Is it because you are creating something that doesn't fulfil a need? Have you created a product that you like, but isn't sure that it's something others need? Is it because it is something that everyone else has created and you're creating it too? What needs will it fulfil? How does it help others? How is your widget different - as like - what factor have you taken into consideration that others haven't that can help place your widget ahead of the game?

No, production is quick for the basic widget, but slower for the more deluxe widget. As far as I know, I was one of the first to make one of my particular widgets (and I should have gotten at least a design patent at the time but I didn't) and now the market is oversaturated and the price has taken a dive. There's a big market for it, but my particular method for the deluxe widget is manual for something that I know people are using machinery for. Business is slow for me, but not for everyone, I am not sure what the difference is in mine and others, other than other people can produce faster when they get orders. But I'm not even getting enough orders to be slow. Honestly, I wouldn't mind ditching the whole thing except that I meant to use this as my slow lane "job" while I did fast lane things on the side. I can't fast lane because I can't slow lane!

b. You are introverted - So is MJ DeMarco, no doubt, MJ admits he is an introvert, BUT, that haven't stopped him from pursuing, creating and educating; therefore it leaves a lot of hope for all of us introverts in the world. There are many different ways to sell and promote our items whether it's both online or offline. Andy Black has an excellent AdWords Course currently being offered - of which I am looking into myself. SinisterLex also offers a lot of Courses and guidance that help in getting ahead too, Walter Hay shares great nuggets about sourcing reliable products, import/export, and having your product professionally manufactured for your business amidst other nuggets. These are just three of SO MANY Fastlaners who have been contributing their wealth of knowledge and experience in helping us each get ahead together. Don't allow introversion to scare you into not being able to sell. There are a lot of exceptional businesses globally that were initiated by introverts. To be quite frank, while introversion and extroversion may have specific qualities that can help us get ahead or not, our success doesn't just boil down to such, it's the ability to push beyond the labels society classify us that will help us get ahead and the empowerment to carry out the necessary actions to take us to our success, so do not be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone

Introversion has been a problem with social media, for sure. I have a really good following on Twitter (major magazines, national journalists, and some big fashion industry gurus), but I'm still not comfortable saying look at me. As for manufacturing--I have found fulfillment houses for the part of my business that I want to fast lane. But, I hate to commit to it only to fail again. Then again, for one place, there is no financial risk, as they are made to order. The financing part is not quite clear for another fulfillment house, so I am trying to figure that out before I commit.

c. Your attention span isn't limited to one thing, and to be quite honest, this happens to a lot of people, if not everyone, there's a part of Unscripted which admits that when we find the one thing that is working really well in business, we become focused and passionate about pushing it and succeeding continuously at it. I think the reason why you are finding it hard to focus on that one thing is because you haven't allowed yourself the opportunity to carry out something fully and see it through to it's success so you can be re-motivated to stick at it. I speak this from my own personal experience and the constant changing is because we keep looking for that 'next-best-thing' that we believe will make it happen. In this case, to overcome such, we have to select one thing that fulfils the CENTS Commandments that is worthy of making others' lives better and push it through to the finish line as we continue to win. Maybe you can look at re-reading TMF and/or Unscripted? Ever so often, I go through my highlighted notes to keep that footing necessary to take me ahead.

I have a wide range of interests, and you're right about not seeing something through. I move too fast for success, but also too slow, I switch ideas too often, but the one idea I haven't changed (the widget business) has stagnated for a few years now, and I have been too slow to give it up. Honestly, because production is easy, and I am loathe to change that, because everything else is too slow to do.

d. You are beating yourself up because you believe that after 10 months you should have already been seeing some type of insight to your Fastlane Success. The timeframe for Fastlaning differs for EVERYONE. Some of the most seasoned fastlaners will definitely tell you about the struggles and victories they have faced, as a matter of fact, a lot of them have it documented right here on the forum, those gold and notable threads are proof of it, some will tell you about their fastlane journeys being buffered in between with slowlane ventures that were necessary to keep the day-to-day maintenance of bills, production of their fastlane products/services going etc. A timeframe for Fastlane Status isn't something cast in stone, if that was the case, it would have been a definite chapter in either of the books; MJ DID mention that Process is important, he mentioned we will fail often, he mentioned there will be VERY UN-motivating days and things we have to do to secure the journey, he mentioned that it's NOT meant for everyone and he pretty much mentioned all the things that the business gurus don't mention in their get-rich-happy-go-lucky books, so, I think you are being unfair to yourself a bit, it seems you just need to get your purpose in focus, just so you can gain insight as to what foundation is necessary for you to build this Fastlane journey on.

I would be happy with my widget business being my slow lane venture until I could develop something else. but that's part of my problem, I like a lot of aspects of it, and would be happy fastlaning it, but like I said, I can't even slow lane it.

Thanks again, Melissa, for your thoughtful reply!
 

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I think you are confusing guru's (who don't practice what they preach) and copy writers that provide an extremely valuable service, or teach others how to write copy which is ALSO an extremely valuable service.

Writing copy is a product.

Teaching others to write copy is a product.

Therefore, they are using their skills to sell their own product. (in this case their product is a service)

Services can be fastlane. There are plenty of examples of that here. (to be fair I think divorcing your time from your income is harder with services)

But who says people aren't fastlane unless they sell "stuff"??

I said I don't see how writing copy for others is fast lane (I still don't). Selling stuff isn't always fast lane. I was just curious if writing copy for others is a possibility if copy I've written for my own stuff does not sell it. What I'm asking is how can copywriting services be considered a legitimate business if the only thing the copywriter has sold is copywriting? I'm asking for myself. I know way too many people who sell services and not stuff, and I would be interested in doing it, but I would feel like a fake as my widget business has only been moderately successful.

I didn't mean to insult anybody, I just want to know if I can do it without having had an extremely successful business.
 

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I know where you are coming from because I did the exact same thing as you. Simon Sinek talks a lot about finding your Why and I believe this is very important.

It's not the same as the passion stuff that everyone tries to push onto you. That is very intangible advice for someone in your position (I know from experience). Your why is an underlying drive - the master of your behavior.

You can check out the book "Find Your Why" by Simon Sinek and also take Jordan Peterson's future authoring program. The future authoring program will help you create a clear vision of what you want in the future and you can begin to see some underlying patterns.

You must know yourself. The more you know yourself and what you are about the more I believe you will be successful in business. Especially when it comes to consistency.
 

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Thank you Melissa, for your very thorough answer.

Introversion has been a problem with social media, for sure. I have a really good following on Twitter (major magazines, national journalists, and some big fashion industry gurus), but I'm still not comfortable saying look at me. As for manufacturing--I have found fulfillment houses for the part of my business that I want to fast lane. But, I hate to commit to it only to fail again. Then again, for one place, there is no financial risk, as they are made to order. The financing part is not quite clear for another fulfillment house, so I am trying to figure that out before I commit.

I have a wide range of interests, and you're right about not seeing something through. I move too fast for success, but also too slow, I switch ideas too often, but the one idea I haven't changed (the widget business) has stagnated for a few years now, and I have been too slow to give it up. Honestly, because production is easy, and I am loathe to change that, because everything else is too slow to do.

Thanks again, Melissa, for your thoughtful reply!
You're welcome.

Introversion becomes a problem when we allow it to be. I'm not too sure of what type of widget you create; however, if it's something that requires 'modeling' isn't it possible to get someone else to model it? Then you won't have to worry about all eyes on you. Also, you can look into working with a Social Media Marketer to help you with the time for posting to social media and they can also help you employ effective methods to get your product out to the masses while you continue to build your clientele and act, assess, adjust which is GOLDEN in the life of business.

You've mentioned that the widget business is your slowlane business while you are still working on your fastlane venture. When will you get the time for your fastlane venture if you have to focus on a slowlane venture to provide your basic necessities? The time you are placing into your slowlane venture should be the foundation you are using to build your fastlane venture especially if, as you have stated, it is stagnated. With regards to your slowlane aspect to help with your fastlane aspect, can't you do something that is a lot less demanding? I ask this because whether doing a slowlane or fastlane business, it requires a lot of dedication either way.

Sounds to me, and you can correct me if I'm wrong, as if you are creating something YOU love and are going about building the business based on what YOU want and not based on what the requirements of your audience is, if that is the case, you are setting yourself up for trouble and you'd have to at least adjust entirely if you wish to see profitable gain in the long run.

If you are carrying out the philosophies highlighted in both TMF and Unscripted, as well as following valuable advice from this forum, there is no way you can fail - NOTE - I'll say again, there is no way you can fail; HOWEVER, it doesn't mean it will happen overnight.

You need to get to the bottom of your purpose for doing this business.
 

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I know where you are coming from because I did the exact same thing as you. Simon Sinek talks a lot about finding your Why and I believe this is very important.

It's not the same as the passion stuff that everyone tries to push onto you. That is very intangible advice for someone in your position (I know from experience). Your why is an underlying drive - the master of your behavior.

You can check out the book "Find Your Why" by Simon Sinek and also take Jordan Peterson's future authoring program. The future authoring program will help you create a clear vision of what you want in the future and you can begin to see some underlying patterns.

You must know yourself. The more you know yourself and what you are about the more I believe you will be successful in business. Especially when it comes to consistency.

I think I know myself but not my why. I've always been about other people's whys and I'm not quite sure why.

Got the Sinek book and will look into the other program. Thanks!
 

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Introversion becomes a problem when we allow it to be. I'm not too sure of what type of widget you create; however, if it's something that requires 'modeling' isn't it possible to get someone else to model it?

No model required for most of my widgets, but I do have a model I can use if needed.

You've mentioned that the widget business is your slowlane business while you are still working on your fastlane venture. When will you get the time for your fastlane venture if you have to focus on a slowlane venture to provide your basic necessities? The time you are placing into your slowlane venture should be the foundation you are using to build your fastlane venture especially if, as you have stated, it is stagnated. With regards to your slowlane aspect to help with your fastlane aspect, can't you do something that is a lot less demanding? I ask this because whether doing a slowlane or fastlane business, it requires a lot of dedication either way.

This is it in a nutshell, I can't fast lane because I can't slow lane. I have been looking for things that are less demanding (and that sounds lazy!) to do to cover bills, and I really think I do need to get out of the widget business in it's present form but I have to do something else. More on widget business below.

Sounds to me, and you can correct me if I'm wrong, as if you are creating something YOU love and are going about building the business based on what YOU want and not based on what the requirements of your audience is, if that is the case, you are setting yourself up for trouble and you'd have to at least adjust entirely if you wish to see profitable gain in the long run.

Yes and no. I have dabbled (ok, yes, dabbled, the downsides of the business kept me moving on to something new) in many widgets over the years, of the 3 types that have sold the best: One was in the bridal industry, and I would rather not go back working with brides, no matter how lucrative. <--this particular thing I could write a tutorial to make as there isn't really one on the market, but I'm not sure if that's because of no demand or because it's a pretty specialized craft. The other two, the market has been saturated by lower priced versions. There is a huge and ongoing demand in a particular industry (not really a "need" but a popular thing where new ones come out all the time) for one of the *types* of widgets I currently sell, just not mine. I probably carry too few products but can't expand because I'm not selling enough, and thus goes the vicious circle. Truthfully I am currently making what is easy, not what I love. I'm not even sure what I love anymore, because I've tried to do all the things I love for money and I don't love them so much anymore. I don't really want to do what I love for money because I know that is the worst kind of BS advice. But I want to feel useful, like what I do matters, I have a feeling that if what I did mattered, I would love doing it.

And thanks again, Melissa for your time!
 

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When you say you can't slowlane, what do you mean? Is it difficult for you to get a job? Difficult for you to hold a job? Or is it that you just prefer not to work for someone else? If it is the latter, then that's the purpose of building your fastlane business, even in the case of doing a job you hate in the meantime that you are preppin' your foundation for your fastlane, at least you'd be creating financial capital in the long run that would fund your fastlane venture while assisting with bills and other daily necessities.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours, you are clearly aware of where all your issues lie, as you have highlighted it throughout the posts, it seems that the only person holding you back now is you.
 

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When you say you can't slowlane, what do you mean? Is it difficult for you to get a job?

Yes, due to a couple different things It's not difficult to hold a job, but it has been difficult to find one that works around the one time commitment I have. And I really don't want to work for anyone else. I haven't in years. I do, however, have a few leads now on things to get by that will allow me to work on some fast lane stuff.
 

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I think I know myself but not my why. I've always been about other people's whys and I'm not quite sure why.

Got the Sinek book and will look into the other program. Thanks!
Awesome man, please let me know if it helps. Love hearing that kind of thing.
 

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I said I thought about writing copy for others, which I do far better than most people. If I did, I would only be like every copywriter, coach, and guru out there, who sells their services, and not stuff. One thing I can't get past in the whole services-for-others community is like you said, if someone is good at it, why are they not using their own prowess to sell things for themselves and not just sell services to others? I have no doubt I could write compelling enough copy to sell other people's things, I'm just not sure it's fast lane.

I think you missed my point. What I was saying was if you're a great copywriter then you should do well with PPC strategy creating your own ads. This eliminates the selling aspect, or at least the part that introverts have a hard time with, doesn't it?
 

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