During the first month of this year, I have already read three books and two of them have completed changed the way I work. Those two books I really recommend are The Power of Less written by Leo Babauta and Essentialism written by Greg McKeown. Their main idea is about changing how we work to get better results.
Most of us are concerned with productivity and how to boost our amount of work each day. We believe that hard work always gives a better result and say YES to every opportunity that comes into our life.
I was one of those hard workers too. Going back many years ago, when I saw people could handle many things at the same time, I felt very impressed and wanted to be like them. They were all superman in my eyes. So, I worked very hard to become one of the great multitasking people.
If you see what I have done in the previous year, you can see that there were many different things: PPV, TeeSpring, StockPhoto, Mobile App Business, and much more. I built teams to handle many projects but the problem is that I was a leader in every team I formed. Even though my teams were doing many things for me, I was still the man who had to give orders and evaluate their work. As a result, I couldn’t concentrate 100% on any project. Yes, many of them gave me good bucks and covered the hiring costs, but none of them gave me an extremely good outcome.
Recently I met two guys making $1,000 profit a day from their expertise niche. Surprisingly, they work on only one thing at a time, and only that thing can give them all that profit per day constantly. I wondered why I couldn’t do that even though I thought I did MORE things than these two guys.
Luckily, I found these two books at the beginning of the year. The day before I read these two books, my new year’s resolutions contained many awesome things. After I read parts of these books, they were removed and I ended up with just three important things that could give me much better results.
What I learned is that it’s not necessary to be a multitasking guy because you will feel overwhelmed with your massive to-do list. Many successful people don’t do lots of different things. Most of them use The Power of Less to achieve more results.
When Steve Jobs was in his business meetings, his employees came up with many subjects to discuss in the meeting but he let his workers select only three important points to talk about. Warren Buffett is also another awesome essentialist too. His stock portfolio contains just 8-10 companies. He has concentrated on only the things he knows and gets a massive return on investment from them.
Definitely, to get the power of less, we have to say NO to many good opportunities. Even if they are really good chances that might not come again, we are not able to handle all of them at the same time. That’s why I decided to stick with just three goals this year.
During this month, I just hit a new earning record from PPV. It’s taken only two weeks to achieve this result. All I did was just weed out nonessential things from my to-do list and focus on just doing PPV. Although the earnings are not yet stable, the overall outcome looks really good compared to many months ago.
Every night before I go to bed, I think about three important things I’m going to do tomorrow. I list just the things that could give me high impact. This trick helps me a lot when I work in the morning. When I wake up, I don’t need to think what I’m going to do, but just follow what I wrote last night and try to get them done before lunch.
Another trick I get from the books is that I discern the vital few from the trivial many. The more things we do mean the more things we have to learn, right? For example, when I did TeeSpring last year, I had to learn how they worked and how I could make money from them. It took me a while to understand the market and I had to go through lots of trial and error to make money. If we do many things, we have to take much time to learn them and get little results. Alternatively, if we focus on just a few things and work on them intensively, we could get massive outcomes.
So I’ll concentrate on just the important things I’m familiar with.
If you’re going to get solid results this year, I suggest that you try just one or two things at a time. Almost every method in Internet Marketing can help you reach $1,000 a day profit. I won’t say it’s easy, but it’s possible if you put enough effort it. I have done many things in this industry before and I can confirm to you that only one method is enough to make this happen.
Don’t do too many things at the same time.
Well, that’s about all for this post. I hope you enjoy reading what I share. Remember, stick to just the most important things and get a considerable impact from them. See you in the next post!
Bank has been working in the affiliate marketing industry since he was an undergrad in 2008. His favorite traffic source is PPV (Pay-Per-View). In 2013, he started sharing his journey on this blog AlcheBank.com and developed AffLanders.com to help people create PPV landing pages.