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What Every Home-Based Business Owner Needs to Know About Shiny Object Syndrome

Sep 5th 2012 at 2:49 PM


One of the greatest enemies to business success is Shiny Object Syndrome. You as a business owner are most likely strongly creative, intuitive and optimistic by nature, while it’s most likely common for you to have a mind full of new ideas at any given time.

You see opportunity where many others don’t and the trouble emerges when you want to bring all of the concepts to life at the same time. It could even be challenging for you to say ‘no’ to pursuing a new idea or opportunity when it’s presented because you love “new” and “exciting”.
Some days you may feel you’re pursuing lots of ideas at the same time while making no actual progress on any of one of them.

In order to beat Shiny Object Syndrome it is necessary to select ONE strategy and also center your undivided attention on it. Of all the ideas you have in your head right now, which one has the possibility to make you the most money?

This is the idea you would like to focus your complete attention, energy as well as resources on.

Lots of other great ideas and opportunities will come your way as you manage to bring your best idea to life, however until that happens, keep a running “Great Idea/Opportunity” list where you can keep a record of these items for future attention.

All of those exceptional ideas are useless to you if you can not carry them to full completion within an effective time frame.

With your best idea at the forefront, pick ways to implement a structured plan. Map your plan into bite-size, manageable pieces and when done, focus your attention on completing the first step. Only once you have completed that step, move on to the next.

Keep in mind, throughout the process distractions will surround you. When presented with a opportunity, albeit a good one, learn to say ‘no’ if it takes you away from your major target.

It’s frequently hard for business owners to say ‘no’ but chasing numerous ideas at the same time may just put you farther while farther behind.

Therefore, where do you start today?

Right here’s a short suggestion to help you along:

1. Make a listing of all the ideas while opportunities on your ‘to do’ right list now.
2. Select the one that will make you the most money and also develop a workable plan to finish it.
3. When diversions occur, ask yourself, “Will this bring me closer to my goal or take me further away from it?”
4. If they take you away from your major goal, learn to say ‘no’.


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May 28th 2013 at 3:15 AM by netpreneur
Thanks Lyle for your article. The power of focus.

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