Where do I start when building my business?
I don't know about you, but when I first started in online business, I had absolutely no clue. I was just a girl with a few ideas that I thought were brilliant, and a little bit of "book learnin'" from my business classes in college.
So I did what any reasonable person would do. I tried to learn everything. All at once.
And I did a decent job, really. I learned all about starting a blog, building a website, email lists, Facebook for business, funnels, list bait, link bait, Adwords, Adsense, and so many more things that it is making my head spin to think of them all.
But that's about all I did. I studied, learned a technique, then started to implement it. But before I could finish (and usually during the tedious, repetitive, or hard part of the project), I would get distracted by the next Shiny Object.
"Wow! The technique I was going to use would have been OK, but this new thing is So. Much. Better!!!"
And so, there I was. I was basically the girl who knew everything yet did nothing.
None of my hard work paid off at all, because all of my work was only in my head and never out in the real world.
It was only once I started seeing my projects through and taking a one foot in front of the other approach that my business began to change.
I really struggled once I started down this path to figure out which of the hundreds of little "knowledge nuggets" I was going to start implementing first. And, while there are a few rules of logic that apply here (like, you can't really start building an email list unless you have a domain and at least a tiny bit of a website first), the biggest lesson to take away is that it doesn't really matter where you start, so much as you actually just starting.
So, think about it for a few minutes. Heck, take an hour or a day if you need to. If you are super organized, you can develop a 30 day plan or something (I wouldn't go much further than that, because you will want to evaluate what you are doing along the way to see if it is helping or hurting your business).
But then, stop thinking and start doing. Take a few moments every morning (or every evening if you are like me and are completely dysfunctional before around 10AM!) and plan out the next step down your path.
And then take that step.