Confessions Of An Online Marketer

November 1, 2010 by  
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What do you do when life throws you a curve ball?  Do you give up and get down on yourself or do you find a way to bounce back?    If you are an online marketer, you realize the effort it takes to keep up with all of the things you have to get done in order to be successful.  You have blog posts, social networking and syndication, among other things, that need to be accomplished each week.  If you are not careful, it is easy to get off track and neglect some of those things.  You have to make sure you don’t allow yourself to get to “the point of no return”.  This is a lesson I learned the last few weeks and I wanted to share it with you in this video.

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I hope this video motivated you to realize that even though you may have setbacks, you can always get back on track.  If you liked this post, please feel free to share it with all of your social networking friends.  Please leave a comment and any tips you would like to share on this subject.

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52 Responses to “Confessions Of An Online Marketer”
  1. Bob White says:

    Glyna – Your blog really hit home 🙁 – I have switched from major projects to daily tasks without a plan – end result – nothing gets completed.

    In addition, sleep issues arose – crashing early, waking up in the middle of the night -or- staying up late, sleeping in –

    The main tip I’ll share is – go to bed the same time every evening early enough to get a good night’s sleep – within days you will be waking up at the same time every morning without an alarm clock – when I’m in my pattern 10 pm is lights out and wake up time is 5:27 (alarm is set for 5:45 just in case) early enough to have a relaxed morning routine.

    I wish you a productive day Glyna

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Great tip Bob! I always appreciate you sharing your advice:) Thanks

  2. Tricia Karp says:

    Glyna,

    Love your new look here. And I want you to know that you are forgiven! We all sin from time to time. Life happens, and takes over, and all that.

    Time management is a big thing for me too. I love a list. It always works, and helps me see that I have achieved at least a few things I wanted to.

    I try not to be too hard on myself. I can’t control everything (wish I could!). It’s all about getting back on the bike, isn’t it.

    Thanks,
    Tricia.
    Tricia Karp´s last blog post ..True Purpose- Not what it is- but how to make peace with yourself

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Tricia – I think that is what bothers me so much is that I want to have control over everything and meet all of my goals. The truth is we can’t control everything and I have to learn to roll with the punches:) Thank you!

  3. Val Wilcox says:

    Glyna,
    Perfect! I love it! There’s nothing to forgive, life happens and I’m just glad to see you back kn the saddle again. LOL

    You’ve shared a great lesson with us about sticking to your plan and getting back to it when you get side-tracked. I know it’s all for the good, no matter what. Now, look ahead and move forward, that’s the ticket!

    Here’s to be being persistant,
    Val 🙂
    Val Wilcox´s last blog post ..A Reason- Season- or a Lifetime…

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – persistence is the key even if we get side tracked! Thanks Val!

  4. Nelson says:

    I looked around for a stone to cast but my guilt got in the way. Welcome back my Lady.
    Nelson´s last blog post ..“The Preface”

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Haha – thanks Nelson! I hope you are doing well and getting that book started!

  5. Hello Glyna,

    I can so relate. My posts are down to once a week. I was doing 5 times a week. However though I hate not being consistent in my blogging and syndication but the good news is I have been building my business.

    If I have a choice I have to choose being in front of decision making people and working with my team. However, I honor all the relationships I have created online and all the amazing bloggers like yourself.

    I am so grateful for your video. You are not alone and I can feel myself feeling better already.

    Faith

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Faith – You “hit the nail on the head”. That is exactly what I was doing too. When it comes down to it – we have to prioritize and I had to be in front of people and working with my team in order to keep moving forward with my business. I hate being away from all of my online friends for very long but you can’t do everything all of the time:) Thanks

  6. Denise says:

    Hi Glyna,

    I can relate to this. Over the last couple of weeks or so everything else seemed to take over and I didn’t get nowhere near as much done as I had hoped.

    All we can do is recognise what’s happened, forgive ouselves and get back on track asap!

    Denise
    Denise´s last blog post ..How To Sell Your Network Marketing Company’s Products Online

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are right Denise! This time of year is very challenging and it is going to get worse with the holidays coming up. On the broad scheme of things – we need to enjoy life and fit our online stuff in as much as possible and not let it take over our lives. I realized that getting off track for a couple of weeks wasn’t the end of the world:)

  7. So cute! I have missed you. I appreciate your honesty.We do need to stay focused.I have been very side tracked since we sold our home Sept.10th and still are homeless.Thank goodness for grown children. I have not been good lately but I am getting back in the saddle and plugging on.Thanks for the reminder here.
    Beverly Monical´s last blog post ..Are You In A MasterMind Group

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Beverly – You have had such a long road to follow during this move but I know it will be well worth the wait! Great to hear from you and I miss you too. Let’s connect on Skype once you get settled:)

  8. Glyna,
    What an adorable, confession video. There is really nothing to feel guilty about, really. We are all just working hard at building our online presence and businesses while so many other people are not doing all this work. They are out partying, home watching TV, spending time with friends, hanging out, etc. Building an online presence, blogging, syndicating and providing your services and creating products – is a huge undertaking. Better to view it as a long term project and not be so hard on ourselves when we can’t do as much in any given time period.

    Erica
    Dr. Erica Goodstone´s last blog post ..The centenarian’s secret

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Dr. Erica – You are so right! THis is a long term project that can’t be measured by getting off track for just a couple of weeks. That makes me feel a lot better! Thanks

  9. Roland Bonay says:

    Great topic Glyna!

    I agree perseverance is key to moving forward. Years ago I was taking part in the 12 week Body for Life challenge. I was working out in the office weight room. Eight weeks into the challenge our office was moved to another location. The weight room equipment was left behind. I tried to go to a local gym but I found it difficult to fit that into my routine. I stopped working out. My wife Margee, who was proud of the changes she’d seen in me since I started the challenge, bought a home gym and I started working out again after what had turned into a 2 week layoff. I learned that I can be lazy so I have to make it as easy as possible for me to accomplish significant tasks.

    I love your blog…I plan to visit often.
    Roland Bonay´s last blog post ..What Do You Think About Gratitude

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Wow – you really persevered Roland and congrats on finding success even though there were obstacles that were thrown your way! Working out is something I need to get on board with too but – WOW – I don’t look forward to it:) I admire anyone who has done what you have! Keep up the good work!

  10. Emma says:

    Hi Glyna!

    Oh my can I relate!

    It’s the smallest things that cause hiccups too, like just over a week a go we got a big 6 month old puppy from the local donkey/dog shelter – it was unplanned, the woman that set up the charity called and said please and of course I said yes… little tyke has me up at 05:00 every morning! He demands a lot of attention and has totally thrown off my schedule (not to mention my budgeting!! – He was thrown from a car so Mr Vet has to visit quite a lot!)

    I know that I could have found a way to stay on track but oh my I sinned!

    I agree with Erica, big picture – long term project and there’s bound to be times we can’t do as much (with much better excuses than mine!) 😛

    Loved that dramatic start to the video!

    All the best,

    Emma 🙂
    Emma´s last blog post ..Mike Klingler vs Jonathan Budd

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Haha – thank you for the kind words of support Emma! A new puppy, especially one with special needs, is a big project to take on but I know the love he gives back to you will be all worth it:) We all get side tracked for all kinds of reasons!

  11. Hy Glyna,
    Heavens, you’re human! LOL! I can’t tell you how many times I have side tracked myself!! And, it’s easy too, right? I have lists and mental deadlines, but now I am embarking on writing them down…. I enjoyed your post.. 🙂
    Lesly Federici´s last blog post ..What’s in a Leader

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Lesly – You are so sweet! Distractions and “just plain life” can side track all of us. Writing everything down and prioritizing is a great idea. Thanks

  12. Glyna, I loved your expressions at the beginning of the video! You do amazing videos, you look so relaxed, it’s just like sitting face to face with you, love them..

    Yes, I get sidetracked a lot. Mostly when I try to multi-task, then I forget what I was doing originally.

    And, sometimes we need to take a break from certain tasks like you did, and as long as you get back within a reasonable time, everything’s okay, like you said! Great to see you back though Glyna!
    Julieanne van Zyl´s last blog post ..Why use Social Bookmarking in your Network Marketing Business

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Juileanne!

  13. Hey Glyna,

    I totally know how you feel. I have been so busy with other opportunities, I have somewhat neglected my social media stuff. But you know what, when I’m doing things that are in alignment with my passions, I just let it “not” get to me since I’m choosing to take actions in alignment with my passion.

    I do feel like I miss somethings with the tribe though. But I’m happy to have you all as my friends:)
    Eldridge DuFauchard´s last blog post ..Your World Opens When You Begin To Live A Purpose Driven Life

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    That is such a great point Eldridge! AS long as we are taking action to move forward that should be our main goal:) Thanks

  14. Monick Halm says:

    Hey Glyna,

    I’m glad you’re back on track. We all fall off the horse from time to time. Don’t beat yourself up too much (you haven’t “sinned,” just learned a really great lesson).

    The ways I overcome being sidetracked is just to be really gentle with myself. Beating ourselves up can make it so much harder to get back on track. Wasting time worrying about what you’re not doing takes a lot of energy! So I just know that my timing is perfect and elegant, treat myself very gently, and just get back on track.

    Thanks so much for your video and allowing yourself to be open and vulnerable. I really appreciate it!

    Best,
    Monick
    Monick Halm´s last blog post ..Power of Your Non-Dominant Hand

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are right Monick – It does take a lot of energy to worry about silly things when we just need to move on. I like that you are gentle with yourself and find a way to get back on track. Thanks

  15. Great video. I agree with you. I have gone through that myself. I will find my self getting so busy I forget to blog and take the time to really work on them filling myself with things really I do not need to be doing. Funny how life can take over sometimes and we do not even notice. I am thankful for having a husband who keeps me on my toes and reminds me time to time about my direction and where I am going. Love ya.
    Julie Elliott´s last blog post ..Fallen only to rise again

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I know – life does get in the way doesn’t it Julie? Oh well – sometimes there are things more important that need to get done. AS long as we find our way back eventually:) Thanks

  16. Robin says:

    Glyna,
    There’s not a thing wrong with getting sidetracked for a time! That being said, I’m a person who has to have a daily to-do list plan. I love getting my “work” done as early in the day as possible so I can spend the rest of the day doing whatever I like. Without the written plan, however, I can get as sidetracked as 3 year old…. LOL

    Wishing you continued success,
    Robin
    Robin´s last blog post ..How “Related Posts” Plug-ins Can Help Your Blog

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    That is such a great idea Robin! I love the fact of getting it done early so you have time to do what you want. I will have to try it:) Thanks!

  17. Hi Glyna,
    What have you been up too? Thought I would stop by and say hello! Hope you had a great Thanks Giving!
    Lesly Federici´s last blog post ..We All Have It – Let’s Use It

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Lesly – I have been doing well – how about you? Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Aloha Glyna,

    I love your honesty and transparency in your video. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Everyone gets sidetracked, overwhelmed and distracted during the journey. Sounds like you found the solution… perseverance. Yes, consistency and being persistent is the key.

    After a while, the things which seems difficult before becomes pretty easy, and then more difficult tasks will come again if you want to continue to grow. As Jim Rohn says “Don’t ask that it get easier, ask that you get better”. I do my best to remember Jim’s philosophy.

    Much aloha,
    Kellie 🙂
    Kellie Hosaka´s last blog post ..Does Your Work or Your Business Make Your Heart Sing

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Kellie – I love that comment – and it is so true! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Bill Hartman says:

    Glyna,

    I feel that one real hard, it has been a LONG time since I have been able to get online. My Insurance Business has kept me side tracked for to long. I PROMISE I will get back in the loop.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Bill – We all get side tracked from time to time. It is just important to get back on track as soon as you can:) Thank you for your comment and I look forward to see you coming back online!

  20. Hi Glyna,

    Yup. I’ve had times where I had setbacks. Since we have 4 computers in the house it’s usually not a matter of not being able to get online. Mine usually have more to do with my emotional state of mind. Actually going through a bit of that lately. I have not been functioning up to my usual capacity.

    When I have times like this, I just make sure I do the basics: check email, daily TSA activity and check in on my company back office.

    One thing I do to help me get back on track is some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) on whatever is causing the emotional issue. With EFT you can clear blocks and fears around your business. Then, I find listening to audios is really helpful to get my mind on a more productive mode.

    I think we all go through these times. Persistence is very important.
    Melodie Kantner´s last blog post ..How to Set Up Friends List on Facebook

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I have heard of EFT but not had the chance to investigate it yet. It sounds like that is a great strategy and I will have to check it out. Thanks Melodie!

  21. Lori Mooney says:

    Glyna,

    Thanks for the great video! It is so easy to get off track when “life happens”. If it weren’t for that we’d always get what we wanted done every day and then life would get pretty boring – hahaha.

    Yes, perseverence is key – even if I cannot spell it! That has always kept me going through the rough and tumble times we all go through some times.

    Thanks for the “pep talk” – I can always use a little boost 🙂

    Lori
    Lori Mooney´s last blog post ..SEO Basics- Your Page Description

  22. Mandy Swift says:

    Hi Glyna, if only could all move from A-B in a nice straight line. All planned out, no deviating from the plan, no getting side-tracked, no stopping to say ‘hi’ to old friends (definitely no stopping to pick up stray puppies Emma!) …. How BORING would that be?! … they call it ‘Life’s Rich Tapestry’ for a reason … guess most of us are still learning how best to stitch it all together ….Damn, another thing to add to my ‘To-Do’ List. Any advice on how to best manage that one ?…

  23. Kevin DeRoo says:

    Hey Glyna,

    I loved your video, you add your own unique sense of humor with a very important lesson for business and in fact for life.

    This has been an off week for myself with my wife being in the hospital and my kids needing my full attention I have gotten off track by not following my daily routine.

    Organization and having a daily routine is so important in this business and even if you do get off track for a few days or even a few weeks having a daily routine that you can and Must go back to makes it so much easier to get “back on the horse.”

    Thanks for Sharing this Glyna,

    Kevin
    Kevin DeRoo´s last blog post ..Almost Spring – Lets get Social

  24. Jans Mendoza says:

    Thanks for sharing with us your thoughts, Glyna! It’s certainly PERSEVERANCE that keeps us move forward and this really allows us get back on track. I also make it a point to have a right and positive mindset at all times.

    Have a great day ahead,

    Jans 🙂
    Jans Mendoza´s last blog post ..Are you struggling to find topics to blog about

  25. Bill Cowan says:

    planning has always been a strong suit of mine, but finishing has not …. hmmmm gotta make more effort there

  26. Hi Glyna,
    It is easy sometimes to get off track and then feel down about what you have not gotten done each week. I found this post very motivating! It’s not what you have done, its where you are going.
    Thanks for being a positive force in the world.
    Cheers,
    Shanae

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I appreciate your positive comment Shanae! Thanks

  27. Stevie Smith says:

    Hello Glyna,

    I really loved your video. And you are so very right. How many times do we all feel like you have, having fallen off tracks and as a result most of us have devised “techniques” to get back on asap.

    Like Kevin Deroo says, I have an excel sheet with macros that translate tasks in red, blue or green according to whether a daily task was accomplished, is in the process of being accomplished or has been fulfilled. If I don’t enter any value into a cell, then after a day it becomes blue, and a day later red. Seeing too many red cells is usually the kick in the butt I need to get back on track!

    Keep the Smiles,

    Stevie
    Stevie Smith´s last blog post ..Attracting Women | What You Need To Do To Attract Women

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Steve – thank you for pointing out this great resource! I will have to take a look at Kevin’s blog – that sounds like something I could definitely use!

  28. Hi Glyna,

    I know exactly how you feel, the guilt, the bad feelings that creep into you when you don’t do what you need to in your business.

    In my case, I felt out of integrity with myself for allowing time to slip by with no action taken.

    Sometimes we all get in a funk, and feel less motivated. The money isn’t flowing in like we thought, that blog post that you were sure would go viral never got out of the gate, whatever it is, it happens to all of us.

    The key is — what do you do about it? Do you crawl in a hole and cover your head? Do you blame everyone and everything but yourself?

    Do you persevere, as you said and move forward?

    If you are going to succeed in online business, or anything else for that matter, the last one is your only option.

    Thanks for pointing this out, Glynna. Glad to see you’re back on the saddle again!

    Bob
    Dr. Bob Clarke´s last blog post ..It Can Wait Until Tomorrow, Right?

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    We are all guilty of this from time to time – and like you said the point is – What do you do about it? Thanks for your awesome comment Dr. Bob!

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