So… the past few months have been a bit of a break, and now it’s time to get back to writing and podcasting. Do you know the one thing that was noticeable while I was taking a break from working on the business?
Nothing was improving!
That’s right, nothing was being produced. That meant that everything started to plateau and sometimes to falter. This included not only revenue, but also motivation, the quality of relationships that have been built, and creativity.
The problem that I have (and I suspect I am not the only one) is that I always get to a point where I become overwhelmed with nearly everything. All of that pressure and frustration usually results in throwing up my hands and running away for a while.
Not sure why that is, but it is what it is.
The challenge is to keep producing and to keep adding value. Anything worth doing is going to be difficult and will take a lot off emotional and physical investment.
Don’t get stuck in the trap of consuming information all of the time or looking at stats. Your goal (and mine) should be to produce at least one valuable thing a week. That may be something for a client, a blog post or a video tutorial. Seems tough, but it's doable!
The more that you make the more opportunities you have to get a return on your investment. For example, over the past few months I’ve stopped my web development business in order to focus on product creation. I now have several information products, WordPress tutorials, WordPress plugins, and so on that make just as much revenue as my web development business did on average.
Keep producing, stay motivated! I’ll be producing more podcasts, blog posts, and products, and I want to see you make things happen too!
What are you going to produce this week?