I hope all is well with you.
I must admit I can be terrible for putting things off – in fact I meant to write a newsletter about it ages ago, but never got round to it. With one business, and one personal example, I have taken action…
I ran the London Marathon in 2008. I meant to keep up the running afterwards, because I knew that it had been good for me and that it was a habit thing – break the habit and it fades away.
What broke the habit for me was needing new running shoes. When I was training I had researched training plans and equipment, and knew that after the race I should be getting a new pair of shoes.
I went online to buy them from the same site I had used before, only to find they didn’t have my size. That didn’t concern me, I’d just wait until they were back in stock.
They never did come back in stock, and despite searching all over the internet it seemed that brand and make no longer went up to my size! That meant having to find a new shoe that worked for me – it can be quite a trawl to do that, so it became something I would get round to.
Then after the summer of Olympics and Paralympics (4 years later!) I felt inspired to get out there again, and even then it took me several weeks to find a new shoe that seemed to do the job.
Out came the credit card, the shoes arrived, and yesterday I went out for my first run.
I was impressed with myself. Unimpressed that it had taken so long, but impressed that I had done it eventually – better late than never at all, eh?
On the business side of things, my example is all about PLR – private label rights. A successful online business model is to sell PLR to your articles. You write the content, others buy the licence and then use that content with their name attached.
It’s a great way to monetise a writing skill, and the work written once can sell many times over.
I had bought some guides from other PLR sellers, but something was nagging at me, and it was this…
How would I differentiate myself?
My answer was to come up with a restriction on the number of licenses and other tweaks to the established model. I got advice from various people that I should stick to the established route to see if that worked first, and then maybe try something different if I felt I needed to.
That quandary put me into a limbo where I wasn’t taking action, I was stuck because I was unsure of the model I was using.
So now, and this is something regular readers will know I write about all the time, I have pulled myself together and made a decision. I’m going to go with the established model, give that a shot and see what happens.
I have set the site up, and aim to start with articles in the fields of goal achievement and online business. I’ve also set up a mailing list, which allows free subscribers the chance to take advantage of subscriber only deals, like buying individual articles, or rights to articles of mine not even on the PLR site.
I’m after feedback, so I’d love it if you went and took a peek and let me have your thoughts:
Ok, that’s it for now. I’m off to massage my aching legs after yesterday’s run, and if you are angry at yourself for putting something off, set that anger aside and do whatever it is you had put off – you’ll feel great!
‘Til Next Time,
Health & Happiness,
P.S. Don’t forget to grab my motivational book at the cheap kindle price! ‘Transform Your Life in 21 Days!’