When things aren’t going the way you want in your online business or your life in general, you will find that one small step can change your life and your online business in a big way – in a positive way.
It happens in a cumulative fashion though.
One small step each day will add up to a lot of forward progress.
No matter how stressed out you are about how things are going, whether business or personal, it’s never a good idea to make sudden huge radical changes.
When life isn’t going well, some people will just up and sell their house or quit their job or move across the country in order to make a fresh start, etc.
They will make rash decisions sometimes too.
They may quit their online business altogether because things aren’t going well at the moment, but it really doesn’t have to be that dramatic in order to see improvements.
Sometimes just taking a step back and looking at things realistically and making small changes will help more in the long run.
It starts with that first one small step.
That’s what will get the ball rolling for you.
Yes, small steps seem…well small and therefore insignificant.
Small steps seem like they would only have a small impact, but if you repeat those small steps over and over again – they will add up to real change in your online business and in your life.
We already know that the key to implementing any kind of change, is to do it one step at a time and to have patience.
Patience really is the key because without it, you will easily want to just throw in the towel and end up not taking any steps at all.
I really think that procrastination and patience go hand in hand. At least for me they are related.
When I lose patience, I tend to go into a mode of non-action. me they are related.
All or nothing. If I cannot accomplish it all – right now – then I will accomplish nothing.
This is the wrong attitude to have and that attitude will make it hard for you to go beyond that first step.
The biggest benefit of making that one small step is that you’ll get a little bit of stress relief every time you take action.
Because doing nothing will actually cause more stress than making simple, small steps.
Taking huge, drastic steps can seem like the right thing at the time, but they can actually cause you more stress and make you overwhelmed, so there has to be a middle ground.
You will also feel a sense of accomplishment for every little small step you take and this in turn adds up to brand-new habits.
Each small step will put you in the right direction and then before you know it, you’ve made huge strides towards a more fulfilling life and a successful online business.
Unfortunately, there’s no easy button that you can press to make this all happen.
It will still take effort.
Yes, even small steps take effort, but in the end all that effort will be more valuable than a quick fix.
You’ll start to feel the stress alleviate in your life and more of your goals will be reached. It’s a snowball effect.
Make a list of things that stress you out or that you need to get done and just keep working through them little by little.
And as you get into the habit of making simple, small steps – you’ll start to see more opportunities for little tweaks here and there – which will further improve the quality of your life and your online business.
Goals are nothing without implementation, but it’s best to do the implementation in bite-size pieces.
The point of having your own online business is having the freedom to call the shots and be able to control the pressure you’re under.
Part of that freedom is controlling your habits and your environment.
You are the boss and ultimately the actions you take affect not just your online business, but the quality of life for both yourself and your family.
This is what the freedom of running an online business means – you are in control of all the details and you decide what steps to take and when you take them.
Just don’t try to do things all at once and in big chunks.
You know what they say about eating an elephant (not that I ever would)…but how do you eat that elephant? One bite at a time.
In the end, simple small steps will add up to huge changes and you’re going to be more satisfied with how things turn out.
Believe me, I’m one that likes to have everything accomplished all at once, but I’ve learned the hard way that it’s not realistic.
It’s a recipe for disappointment because when you don’t accomplish everything all at once, you end up feeling totally deflated and unmotivated.
We each only have 24 hours in a day.
There’s only so much you can accomplish anyway, so why make things harder by trying to eat the whole elephant?
So, don’t do that to yourself.
Take it from me, it doesn’t work and it’s better to pace yourself.
Do what needs to be done, but in bite-sized pieces and before you know it… you will have reached so many more goals than if you would’ve otherwise.
A better long-term plan is the slow and steady plan and the consistent plan.
It will ensure that the steps you do take will actually lead to positive results in your life and in your online business.
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My Online Journey
You don’t know me. I’m not some flashy internet marketer with my name and face all over the internet.
Nope. I’m actually way too introverted for that 🙂
I’m just an ordinary person that had to figure out a way to make money online when I lost my job in 2008, due to health issues.
In the offline world, I gained several years experience in Customer Service, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and various other clerical type positions.
Much of it was drudgery, especially working in call centers.
I was good at my various jobs, but I did not enjoy being hostage to a cubicle and headset..lol 🙂
But, you do what soul sucking jobs you have to do, in order to make money to pay the bills.
As a free spirit, I always had the deep desire to break free from the cubicle-zombie-robot rat race world and have full control over my time, income and life, without having to have permission from a boss.
I was tired of being just another “number” that was expendable, no matter how dependable I was or how hard I worked (just to help build someone else’s wealth and make their dreams come true).
I wanted to create MY freedom…not just build it for someone else.
Unexpectedly in 2008, severe neck issues forced me out of the 9 to 5 corporate world rat race (before I was actually ready financially, which really sucked a lot and was pretty scary).
My neck issues got worse after years of being trapped at a computer, with little to no permission to get up and move around and stretch.
This is not good when you are suffering from old car accident injuries.
This was especially the case in call center jobs with low cubicle walls. They didn’t want you standing up, due to the noise while on calls.
And although losing my job and the paycheck was a less than pleasant experience, my goal was to be an online entrepreneur anyway.
But, I was forced to make it happen at that point…which was not ideal.
Wasted Time Dabbling
It’s better to have a 2nd income already coming in regularly before losing your main source of income, but I had no control over what happened.
I had already been “dabbling” in internet marketing, on the side, since 2004…basically wasting time.
I treated it as a hobby, instead of an online business.
I actually made a little bit of money with affiliate commissions and some advertising revenue, but it was nothing to write home about because I did not build it up.
If I had realized that my health was going to go sideways so badly in 2008, then I would’ve taken my online business “side gig” much more seriously.
I would’ve hustled, even while still working a full-time job, because 4 years would’ve been more than enough time to have built that online business into a full-time income.
Just an extra 1 hour per day consistently over that 4 year period…would have made all the difference.
So, after I lost my job in 2008, I was in a real bind for more than one reason.
I needed to get serious and stop dabbling and start hustling to make money online, but it takes time to build an online business that brings in consistent income.
I was out of time. My household went from two incomes to one and I needed to get moving.
The problem was my severe neck issues and the accompanying dizziness from nerve damage in my C1 Vertebrae, the Atlas.
So, this meant that I couldn’t exactly hustle like I needed to because being on a computer for hours each day at home is no different than doing it at a job.
I was no longer able to do this, if I wanted to not end up completely disabled or bed-ridden.
The years 2008-2011 were extremely tough in trying to heal, but with proper therapy, the worst of it got better, but it’s not 100%.
Even now in 2022, I still can only be on a computer so much each day, without causing flare-ups.
So again, if I had taken it all more seriously, then I wouldn’t have ended up with so many financial worries, when I lost my job.
I would’ve had something more substantial to fall back on during times that were difficult money-wise and health-wise.
Then, add in beating my head against the wall, jumping from one “program” to another and basically flushing more time and money down the toilet.
Losing my job made me act in desperation because I wanted to make something happen right now.
So, I ended up doing what a lot of people do, which is looking for a shortcut and something “quick” or “push button”…which is not realistic because it doesn’t really exist.
Then in 2012, I joined Wealthy Affiliate because it had the tools and resources I needed all in one place, to help me build an online business.
Fast forward to 2020, I joined The Home Business Academy to add even more great tools and resources to my online business arsenal.
I now use both of these resources to increase my income.
I enjoy making money online because I can work from anywhere and on my own schedule, while still being able to take care of my health.
You Can Do It Too
So, why do I tell you all of this?
I share all of this with you, so you’ll know it’s possible to make money online and have total freedom from the 9-5 grind.
It takes time to build an online business, but it’s worth it to build either a side-income to supplement your full-time job or replace your job.
If you have found yourself in a similar situation to me or you simply want to get ahead of things and plan for the future, your goal going forward should be to not waste any more time.
Whether you love your job or hate your job, it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B to supplement your income or replace your income.
You never know what can happen with your job or even with your health.
Don’t waste time, like I did.
Just get started and keep going.
Do not dabble.
Take action now.
And most importantly, believe in yourself.
You can do it!
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