Business success on the internet requires proper planning followed up with proper execution of the plan. Sadly however many working online seem to fall short of taking action on their plans due to being constantly bombarded with new ideas. Although ‘content is king’ too much information can lead to analysis paralysis which of course results in no action being taken therefore nothing gets done. To be successful the ball must be ‘put into play’ for results to be had or lessons to be learned. Information overload however has many great ideas and plans gathering dust simply because they were never implemented. To overcome this dilemma you must first decide if you want to be successful or simply just a proficient planner. If succeeding is your goal when working online then it is very likely you already have the plan.
Moving forward here is where we take action and overcome the information overload that hinders your progress and blocks your success!
Quit Your Planning
Enough already! Put down your planning board and step slowly away from your desk with your hands up! Just kidding, you can put your hands down but seriously, no more new plans!
By now you’ve probably got countless plans on record and several in the works as well. Time to grab one and actually put it to work!
Choose One Plan
Sort through what you already have on file and choose the one most appealing to you and most importantly the most up to date. Likely most of your blueprints will still be very effective but it only makes sense to use one that utilizes the latest strategies. However never overlook the passion you feel for a particular project since this will go a long way towards the level of success you do achieve!
Put it into Action
Here is where some people will be stepping into unfamiliar territory by simply taking action, but relax, as you will soon find out it can be a very gratifying feeling. At best the blueprint you have selected will work like you planned and at worse you will learn something new. If your selected blueprint has too many bugs you can either take the time to tweak and test it, or simply move onto one of the many others you still have in storage. Remember a plan is merely a well thought out dream and remains as such until you take action!
Establish a Time Line
When working online your time is valuable and you do not want to waste too much of it therefore establish a reasonable timetable for results. A major benefit of setting time limits is that it will help you focus better since you know the clock is ticking and will as a result help you avoid any further information overload. Without this focus or a deadline it becomes too easy to waste time and effort, and as anybody working online will tell you, time is money!
Review Your Results
With the establishment of some type of deadline you will now be able to more realistically review whether your strategy needs to be tweaked or seriously overhauled. If an overhaul is required fear not since you are now gaining additional knowledge that will likely make your next move or effort all the more successful!
Business success online requires both planning and execution however many fall short of actually putting their plans to work. Often this is the result of people trying to process and use too much information and when working online this is a large problem since information is what the internet is comprised of. In order to actually be successful online a 5 step protocol was suggested above for people affected with information overload. These suggestions serve to merely make use of any ‘one’ plan or blueprint you’ve already put together and by following it closely, allow it to lead you closer to your goals. Remember the success you achieve is a credit to your plan but the push you got is a by-product of the experience of many before you.