Lisa Washington | lwash524
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Staying Motivated During Slow Periods

Aug 3rd 2010 at 2:01 PM

I’ve had a really slow couple of weeks. I went from getting referrals and signups almost daily to going days with one here and there. Many factors contributed to this “slump” as I like to call it. We had a storm on a Monday that knocked out the cable and internet. It took 3 days for a technician to come out and restore service. I don’t have any other way to conduct my business except for my PC. Therefore, that was literally 3 days that I was unable to do any marketing online. And we all know or should know how important that is.
By the time he made it out on Thursday and got everything working properly, the work week was basically over.
    In my experience Thursday through Sunday are the worst days for internet marketing. Especially in the summer time. The kids are out of school, the weather is nice, people are doing things with their families and definitely not working in front of a computer somewhere. So finally getting things back up and running on a Thursday evening certainly didn’t help my plight  to bounce back from a frustrating week. But here’s where the scales tipped in my favor.
    One thing I have come to realize is that Life Happens. Sometimes things occur that we simply have no control over. But how you choose to handle those things makes all the difference in the world. Sure, I could have chosen to wallow in the fact that I was not able to get online to post my ads, blogs, articles, etc. But instead, I chose to make the best of my downtime by doing things that I sometimes lack the time to do when I am up and running. Things like creating new blogs and articles. Fresh content is so important when using blogs and articles to brand yourself. Yet, with so many other things going on in my life and in my business, I don’t create fresh content as often as I should. And when I do write, because of my passion for it, my motivation level stays up because I love and believe so much in what I am doing.
    Everyone should find out what motivates them, I mean REALLY motivates them in this business. Then they should hone in on that to keep them going when times get rough or when things seem to slow down. The ability to keep one’s own self motivated is a strength that is very much a part of one’s success online.

Copyright 2010 by Lisa Washington

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Nov 17th 2011 at 1:22 AM by abis
Very good article. Thank you Lisa.
May 23rd 2011 at 4:06 PM by TimRR
very well done
Mar 15th 2011 at 9:22 AM by LonnieG
Enjoy creating balance where ever and when ever you can! ~LonnieG
Oct 24th 2010 at 4:22 AM by coolindiansurfer
Must to read content here folks
Oct 16th 2010 at 9:20 PM by drkelp
Hi Lisa, thanks for an insightful article. I have the same experience but I work through the dry times trusting from my stats that referrals and payments WILL come in. Patience is a top virtue for an Internet Marketer. Peace Grant
Oct 11th 2010 at 10:48 PM by FDKINT
Very good article and so true.Thanks for the heads up.
Oct 6th 2010 at 2:24 PM by entrepromama
Wow. Great article. I believe that is true that when there is downtime, you need to find things to do that even though you are not online, it will still make a positive impact on your online business. Always again, thanks for your helpful hints.
Sep 22nd 2010 at 11:13 PM by schmity58
" Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sep 17th 2010 at 4:37 PM by deewest
Great Article Looking forward to reading more Thanks for following me Best Wishes Dee
Aug 21st 2010 at 8:13 AM by visionary
I have found myself in the very same position as you have, in fact it happened this past week for me. I went to go online and do what I normally do,turned on the computer...turned on the DSL box signal. Ok...take a deep breath...get up and go and check the lines...ok done. Now go back and power everything down and start all over. Fine...I'm powered wait a bit and power it all back up...ok, let's see if I'm in luck....still no signal(by now I am ready to just pick everything up and throw it out the window! I had to call Verizon to get some help(which they couldn't come out until the next day, so you spend all day waiting for them because they won't give you an exact time when they will be coming), and now all is ok. But as you know, it can be very frustrating if you have online businesses and you can't get to them. So your article really stood out for me personally. Stella
Aug 21st 2010 at 7:49 AM by nextstep2000
Hi Lisa, I like your article, what you stated, is truly the mind set you need to have when things go wrong.I didn't really think about Thursday through Sundays being slow during the Summer. Nice...looking forward to reading more of your articles. Ron

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