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This just put a nail on my forum-searching, lol. I don't think thinking about building a deck would work for me though, as I've never done that, but I get what you mean.

There's this church that I often go to. It's elevated, so to reach the top, you have to take more than a hundred steps. Whenever I look up and consider the steps that I'm going to take to get there, I become frustrated, thinking how challenging it would be that my body literally shirks at the effort: I would feel pain in my toes, ankles, wherever, and would suddenly feel exhausted.

One day I was too tired to even complain that I just looked down and focused on my steps. I dragged myself one step at a time, not caring how many steps I'd already taken. When I took that last step to the top, I was so surprised (almost effing trip) because it seemed less stressful and time-consuming than usual. From then on, whenever I want to visit that church, I stop focusing on getting on the top and instead just take one step at a time and everything seems effortless.

I also noticed the same thing in most areas of my life. English is not my first language, so writing in it is daunting (actually writing in general is daunting), especially with the excuses that my mind is throwing at me -- your grammar and style sucks, people would laugh at you, you're not making any sense. It becomes easier when I just do it. Focus on a word at a time, then on one sentence. And before I know it, I already wrote at least four paragraphs. Had I pondered and focused on writing something stellar, I would not have gotten here and have given up on my first sentence.

Thanks for this post. Again and again, I'm reminded of the power of focusing on the process instead on the event.
 
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This just put a nail on my forum-searching, lol. I don't think thinking about building a deck would work for me though, as I've never done that, but I get what you mean.

There's this church that I often go to. It's elevated, so to reach the top, you have to take more than a hundred steps. Whenever I look up and consider the steps that I'm going to take to get there, I become frustrated, thinking how challenging it would be that my body literally shirks at the effort: I would feel pain in my toes, ankles, wherever, and would suddenly feel exhausted.

One day I was too tired to even complain that I just looked down and focused on my steps. I dragged myself one step at a time, not caring how many steps I'd already taken. When I took that last step to the top, I was so surprised (almost effing trip) because it seemed less stressful and time-consuming than usual. From then on, whenever I want to visit that church, I stop focusing on getting on the top and instead just take one step at a time and everything seems effortless.

I also noticed the same thing in most areas of my life. English is not my first language, so writing in it is daunting (actually writing in general is daunting), especially with the excuses that my mind is throwing at me -- your grammar and style sucks, people would laugh at you, you're not making any sense. It becomes easier when I just do it. Focus on a word at a time, then on one sentence. And before I know it, I already wrote at least four paragraphs. Had I pondered and focused on writing something stellar, I would not have gotten here and have given up on my first sentence.

Thanks for this post. Again and again, I'm reminded of the power of focusing on the process instead on the event.
You're writing really good, so there's nothing to worry about ;)

I am also not a native English speaker, so I know what you feel, often having the same thougths. But the more we write, the better we get right? The process.
 

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You're writing really good, so there's nothing to worry about ;)

I am also not a native English speaker, so I know what you feel, often having the same thougths. But the more we write, the better we get right? The process.
Thanks for saying that. I still have a lot to improve, though. There are people here who write for a living, and they write so well that I'm often reluctant to leave a comment here and there. :) I have to remind myself of the Kaizen principle and the growth mindset from Unscripted all the time.

I must say that my attitude towards writing is a lot better than what the old me had. There was a time when the mere thought of it would send me to panic mode and would avoid the computer at all cost. :happy: It got easier after a few months of forcing myself to write a journal entry every night, and, surprisingly, by attempting to learn another language.

I'm glad to hear from someone who shares the same issue. I thought I was the only one. Your writing is also good. :smile2:
 

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Thanks for saying that. I still have a lot to improve, though. There are people here who write for a living, and they write so well that I'm often reluctant to leave a comment here and there. :) I have to remind myself of the Kaizen principle and the growth mindset from Unscripted all the time.

I must say that my attitude towards writing is a lot better than what the old me had. There was a time when the mere thought of it would send me to panic mode and would avoid the computer at all cost. :happy: It got easier after a few months of forcing myself to write a journal entry every night, and, surprisingly, by attempting to learn another language.

I'm glad to hear from someone who shares the same issue. I thought I was the only one. Your writing is also good. :smile2:
Thank you aswell!

Excactly what you said, it is continuous improvement. I also have avoided writing in English because of that, which really to think about is a bit of silly, and we shouldn't worry about that. Even if we write with a
little twist, we can only improve from it ;)

We have to throw that self-doubt away. :p

By the way that journal method sounds like a good way to improve our writing :clap::
 

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LOVE THIS!!

Sometimes we forget how simple it is...one step, one brick, one word etc. THE POWER OF DO ONE!
 

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To all those who are......

scared to start
stuck in analysis-paralysis
waiting for inspiration
over-whelmed
worried about the already lost time
searching for the 'one word'

LET'S DO ONE THING EVERY SINGLE DAY TO MOVE CLOSER TO OUR GOAL
 

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Hey guys

This is an article I sent out to my newsletter (in the affiliate marketing industry) a little while ago, which was quite well received.

It's a very simple, yet very effective strategy for overcoming the "mental blockage" that seems to sabotage projects before they even start.

Defeating the "enemy within", so to speak.

And though this was sent to affiliate marketers, it really applies to any field of entrepreneurship.

Hopefully you enjoy it...

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Hi {!name}

This is a long email.

And for anyone who struggles with the simple act of actually "getting stuff done" (like yours truly) - this is well, well worth the read.

Stay with me - and prepare for a shock to the system...


How to Actually Get Out of a Rut and See Results:
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I think it's safe to say that feeling "stuck" is a common symptom when you're trying to get things going online.

And I'd also bet that - 9 times out of 10 - the challenge really isn't about "the task".

Sure, lots of people struggle with things like getting traffic, etc. But that's really more of a side-effect than the actual root cause of WHY we get "stuck".

Unfortunately... it's a bit more complex.

I've received literally hundreds of emails from people over the years expressing that "if they could only get more traffic", or "if they could only find the right market" - or whatever - then everything would work out. The dream would become reality. If only.

"IF..."

That's one dangerous little word.

You see - and I'm saying this as somebody who still struggles DAILY to get stuff done, make progress, etc. - the REAL problem when we're "stuck" is NOT that we don't know what to do. Hell - most of the roughly 30,000 people reading this right now probably know enough to teach a college course on Internet Marketing.

(Not kidding - that's the truth).

Instead - and pay very close attention here - the REAL Problem is this:


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We Don't Believe In Ourselves...

So We Mask That Weakness With a Scapegoat ("IF Only _____")...

...Because Dreaming is SAFER than Trying

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I think that will resonate with a lot of people reading this.

Well, maybe I'm wrong - but I know it sure resonates with ME. Over the years, I've come to see that "inner struggle" as my TRUE challenge.

When a project goes stale, or runs out of steam... it's not because I "couldn't find the right keywords". Or "get enough traffic".

Those are things that are easily quantifiable (and in many cases "copy-able"), and it's just a matter of doing.

Instead - when something flops, stalls or gets "STUCK"... it's because I've internally CHOSEN things like escapism, distraction and "reactive action" (ie. checking emails all day, checking stats, etc.)...

...as opposed to actually doing very simple, fundamental things that drive results.

(And that's another "nugget" takeaway from this - the big results are from "boring" fundamentals. Content, links & list-building. Not "tricks", "hacks", "secrets", etc. That's basically just ebook fodder in this market.)

Okay, so...


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How Does Somebody Overcome the "Inner Roadblocks"

And Embrace REAL RESULTS Instead of SAFE DREAMS?

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That is - quite literally - the million dollar question.

It's very similar to dieting/exercise. It ain't no secret, folks. Eat less + exercise more = Guaranteed Results.

(And it's not really even that hard to do.) The tough part is summoning the inner resolve - the WILL - to act.

But why is the WILL TO ACT so freakin' hard!!??

I honestly don't know.

Maybe it's just one of those human-condition things.

But I DO know that over the years, I've only found ONE strategy that always seems to work when I encounter this sort of "mental rut"...

...and it's very, very simple.

Now, because of that, be careful not to understimate the power of what I'm about to share. Actually TRY doing this, and you'll be amazed at the mental clarity it produces...


Going Nowhere? Get Yourself a Hammer & Nails...
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If you know my "success story", you know that it was actually (initially) an accidental wave of results, which then basically ignited an intense wave of motivation and drive within myself to essentially repeat the same, mundane, "boring" process over and over again.

With the result being that I generated 6 figures in about 6 months time, and by the end of that year I was routinely seeing $1K/day in net affiliate commissions.

And what always went through my mind as I was eagerly pushing out sites, doing basic link-building, basic content creation, etc. was - really - just how straightforward it all is.

"IT'S JUST LIKE BUILDING A DECK"...

You get your supplies, your hammer, and some nails, and then you just nail it together piece by piece.

Until it's done.

And that's all there is to it.

Pure simplicity in action. There's no "secret searching". No "discovering the way".

Just build a damn deck, and when you run into obstacles, Google your way around them. Not hard.

WHAT'S HARD IS BRINGING YOURSELF TO DO IT.

And the only thing that has worked for me, over the years, to stay on task and maintain progress is to revert my thinking back to "Building a Deck". Forget about the inner doubts. The "fear" of too many options. The subtle negativity that says "don't try too hard in case it flops".

Forget "magic formulas". Forget "wishing really hard to be successful so that the universe will unlock the magical success vibrations in your direction", etc.

JUST BUILD A DAMN DECK.


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Building "Decks" has opened a lot of doors for me.

It's actually pretty mind-blowing.

But everything I've done that has produced real results - and I mean EVERYTHING - has been the result of what was initially just a few days of "production mode". Making a plan based on simple, common-sense observations. Getting domains, getting content, getting links, etc.

Building my proverbial decks.

Scouring forums hasn't made me a single dime. Neither has daydreaming. Nor has complaining, wishing, whining, etc.

But my little "decks" always work.

That's what works for me, anyway.

And this simple, single "adjustment" in mindset everytime I get myself stuck has worked wonders.


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Now - here's a question...

"Do you think this area of REAL challenges is covered enough for internet marketers?"

(My guess is you said "no").

If that's the case - be sure to check this out:


>> [Link Removed out of Respect for the Forum Rules]


This is sort of like the "Bible" of "Build a Deck" thinking. And it's produced by a marketer who I can truly call a good friend (we normally spend hours each month on the phone talking shop), and I'm continually inspired by him.

He's the online millionaire who is BLIND FROM BIRTH.

His name is Matt Wadsworth, and he is the definition of Unstoppable.

For those who would appreciate this kind of "real life" training from a REAL marketer (ie. doesn't make their living as a "Guru"), then this has my highest recommendation.

Matt is the real deal, folks.

And what he's developed here makes my "Build a Deck" principle look like a footnote.

Well worth your time to check out:


>> [Link Removed out of Respect for the Forum Rules]


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Okay... long email.

Wheww!

Well - hopefully that struck a chord with some folks.

And more importantly - maybe it will inspire even just one person to dump the "noise" and embrace the raw simplicity of doing things that get results.

Just like building a deck.

Plain, simple - and life changing.


All the best, {!name}


Cheers


Chris Rempel
Believing in process I guess?


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