This idea that clicked in my head is "What if I
worked on, to completion, each sheet of paper in
this pile. If I don't want to do what's on the
sheet of paper it goes to the bottom of the pile
and it stays there – I can't touch it again until
everything before it is done."
Turns out that isn't quite the ultimate answer,
The ultimate answer is that I create a project
sheet for each project I'm working on. I needed
something with a more complete description of
what needs to be done – not only ideas, but
Overwhelm Results in Shutdown
I stopped creating these sheets when I filled
in 15 of them.
That's right – I have *at least* 15 projects that
I've started, completed to some point, and then
abandoned for something else.
Abandonment is only a part of the problem – the
real problem are the emotional attachments and
These 15 projects don't include the regular training, tools,
PLR, books, etc, that I purchase. It's out of
What I need – and I suspect you do too – is one
and only one project in front of me at a time.
By creating a project sheet I am able to:
- Get it out of my head
- Give it a form and substance
- See how various ideas fit together
- Give the idea a place in time
- Relieve myself of that thought until I'm ready
to take action on it.
The slate needs to start clean because a cluttered
slate is a cluttered state of mind.
If I have an idea, a desire to purchase, etc, it
has to go on a project sheet – it has to have a
place in time even if that time isn't on a
RULE: If It Isn't Written, It Isn't Done
When I come to a project sheet I don't do anything
that isn't written on that sheet. This keeps me
out of wild online goose chasing time wasters.
I can add to the sheet – but I cannot do things
that are not written down.
And, as I continue filling in these details the
documented systems I struggled to create, using
another half-dozen software systems, is right
there on paper.
Like I said this is pretty simple, even archaic, but
simple is EXACTLY what's needed when complexity
grinds progress to a halt.
Here's my project sheet – free to download.
Give it a try and tell me how it goes for you.
All the best to you – X
PS – A few details about the Affiliate Black Book
Development Group opportunity you'll hear about
in the coming days.
This is a big project and involving a group can
help me get fully immersed in this task.
With the changes to Google Adwords many powerful
opportunities have emerged. While "The World"
sees affiliates as the target of these changes
it has affected many, many merchants too.
NOTE: Since merchants deal with only one or a few
sites they don't build up enough negative charge
with Google to lose their accounts but they do get
slapped often meaning they can't buy traffic to
their own site, even when their site is the most
relevant location for the product. This is a massive
opportunity for the affiliate that knows how to give
Google what they want to see.
Most people are not aware of this opportunity
that exists – the opportunity to promote a huge
array of products, with almost NO competition,
if only you know how to create the kinds of sites
Google wants advertisers to use.
Trust me – although work is involved this isn't
difficult *IF* you can move outside the paradigm
of years and years of standard, and poor, IM practices.
Don't take my word for it –
Go to Google, right now, and type in a number of
product names. Try 5-10 products by name and see
how many advertisers have placements.
In most cases you'll see 1-3. In many places
you'll see NONE. And often, when you see more
than one they aren't relevant to THAT product.
Now, you will not get away with writing a crap
product review. This is a problem if you're lazy
and you don't feel like working for the rewards
that are right before us.
But if you are willing to do some work – some
work that will pay you month after month for years
into the future, then your ears should be fully
tweaked for this.
Again, stay tuned –