Get your blog up, write new posts every week, make friends on Facebook, get a Facebook fan page, find Twitter followers, make sure you are creating videos for YouTube, create accounts on all the social networking sites!! AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! Sound familiar?
It is so easy to get caught up in doing all the necessary things to be successful with your online marketing, that you may soon find yourself a bit overwhelmed. Building meaningful relationships and helping people is reward enough most of the time, but at some point we should be asking ourselves – “What are we working towards and how will we know when we get there?” Are we starting to peel away the layers of success we are all looking for? Have we stopped along the way to acknowledge our accomplishments?
You may be thinking to yourself – What accomplishments? What success? I have only been doing this for a few months or weeks! You know what? – That is exactly the problem. You are NOT giving yourself enough credit! If you really stop for a minute and look at all the things you have done so far – you should be blown away! I mean getting a blog up is a huge deal in itself! Maybe you just found your 100th friend on Facebook or tweeted to your 1000th follower on Twitter. I know you may be thinking this is all “small stuff” and who cares. The truth is that you should care because all this “small stuff” will eventually lead you to reaching your big goals and dreams, no matter how insignificant you think they are at this moment.
Here’s something else to think about. Have you allowed yourself to really celebrate any of this small stuff along your journey? No? – Then please give yourself a break and take time to pat yourself on the back for what you have achieved so far. Don’t make the mistake and letting yourself get burned out by working like a crazy person and not taking the time to reflect on your accomplishments.
I am guilty of this more than anyone. I honestly work at this business more hours of the day than any other job I have ever had. Even though I do enjoy it immensely, it sometimes feels like I am running on a treadmill that is going nowhere. Well that stops now! This weekend I did take a look around and compared my recent results to the first day I was introduced to this wonderful online marketing world. I kind of surprised myself and I think you will find the same if you just a take a minute to soak it all in.
So now it is your turn! Give yourself some credit and realize you are already a success at some level! I can’t wait to see where we all are in a month, or a year. The important thing is to keep moving forward and celebrate the all “small stuff” along the way.
What success, no matter how small, have you found? Please feel free to share it with all of us below! I look forward to celebrating with you
Yours in Success,