Four years ago I was fired from the last “real job” I’ve ever had as an inside sales rep for a technology company. At the time I was earning more than the average household at $60,000 per year (after salary and commissions) so I had little to complain about other than that I really wanted to be building my own business instead of working for someone else.
In any case, although not officially recognized as a word – yet 😀 – today is an occasion I’ve marked each year on my blog (fireversary year 1, 2, and 3 here) as the best thing that ever happened to my career life.
Bottom Line: The more I focus in on one thing the more financial success I tend to have.
This rule applies to whether I’m working on a specific website, an individual product or anything else for that matter. This sounds like obvious advice and maybe it is, but it’s a constant battle to avoid getting distracted by the shiny objects.
If you’re quickly skimming over this article without letting it sink in you may miss the point so I just want to reiterate that if you’re trying to make some extra money online or want to build your hobby into a full time business it’s worth focusing in one thing.
That one thing could be different for you than it is for me – that’s fine – but just be sure you pick that one thing and really go after it.
Every one of my online friends earning higher range six figure ($250k+) and seven figure incomes got there by focusing on one thing.
When you determine your primary focus it’s much easier to analyze “how does this [insert new thing] help me?” if the answer doesn’t fit your primary focus, set it aside.
Have you picked one thing to focus on?
I would love to hear what you think in the comments below. I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned on this blog as a way to help others avoid mistakes that I’ve made. Learning this lesson of focusing in on one thing is precisely why I’ve been selling off projects so that I can focus in on my primary business with as few distractions as possible.