Getting Your Head Screwed On Right

self-talk-motivationOr Rechecking Your Work Plan

In a previous post “Do You Know Why You Blog? I Mean Really Know…, I mentioned that I would be writing a series of posts about some blogging tips I had recently been reminded of. Well, I’ve sort of changed my mind on that – as they say, it’s a woman’s prerogative.

Instead I will be putting it together as a free, yes free e-book that you will be able to find here. In looking over the material and adding in a few of my own thoughts, I think it will be of more benefit to you as an e-book that you can refer back to.

If you recall, in that post I talked about needing to have a plan. A plan for creating your online presence, for building a following, and for bringing in the money – in other words, a plan for building a business. So I took my own advice and have been tweaking my plan. I have a new more focused mind map worked out and I’ve given myself a timeframe for remaining accountable.

Smack in the head image

This process also worked to smack me alongside the head, as it made me take a look at my timeframe and give appropriate priority to successful business making tasks. I realized that I was focusing too much on trying to make money now – today, instead of creating a method of long term income.

Maybe this sounds familiar to you as well, but you see since I was laid off we have been a one income family and that’s not working out so well. Our income was basically cut in half. Unintentionally, my thoughts have been on finding replacement revenue sources and not as clearly on building my business.

So I’m now getting my head screwed on right!

mindset questionI believe it’s important to have a little positive self-talk from time to time to answer a few questions –

  1. How much time do I have to spend on my business and is it reflected in my work plan?
  2. Have I mapped out an overall business plan with the big picture in mind and the steps needed to achieve them?
  3. Have I mapped out a plan of the steps?
  4. Is what I am doing right now, helping me achieve my goals?
  5. Have I thought about how I’m going to be different in my niche?
  6. Am I putting the products I purchase into practice or are they collecting virtual dust in my computer?
  7. Have I looked at who my audience is and what they’re looking for?
  8. Am I prepared for set-backs?
  9. Is my work area focused on my business?
  10. Am I done looking at bright shiny objects with promises too good to be true?

These are just for starters, but I think they are possibly the most important.

How about you? What questions would you include when have your little self-talk?

Comment Now –

Marilyn T


  1. During my self talks, especially when I’m in between shows, I ask myself HOW I can make money using all of my gifts. The answers are becoming clearer and clearer each day. I don’t know much about Internet Marketing BUT I just purchased a course so I will very soon. HA…. great for you for taking your own advice and tweaking your plan! Cheers to a successful fourth quarter.

  2. Yes a focus on bringing in revenue versus a focus on building a business are two very different things. Good on you for spotting that sooner rather than later.

  3. Excellent questions, Marilyn. It’s always good to take time out to review where we are at and if we’re still heading in the right direction!

  4. Perfect. I love the set of questions. They have prompted me as well. I understand the wanting to make money right away. I need to focus more on the building instead of the writing for the sheer creation of content. I think I have enough content to start marketing what I’ve done and creating a new program.

    Thank you for the thought provoking post.
    Missy Bell

    • Hi Missy,
      Glad the information was helpful! From what I’ve seen of your work, I’ll bet you have plenty of writing to get moving with.

      Great success to you!

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